Monday, October 12, 2009

Think Happy Thoughts, Good Things Are Going to Happen Giveaway

Everyone has their days - you wake up after a less than perfect night's sleep and the cat has deposited a still somewhat live token of affection in your slipper, or your dog has decided that your husband's brand new leather shoes (which he of course left out in the open) are far superior to that chew toy that you invested $15 in. You trudge to the kitchen, tripping over the cat, to get a much needed cup of coffee, and as you open the cabinet door - there it is - the coffee mug that turns your worst day around... Think happy thoughts... the words seem to glow with a magical energy. You smile as you reach up to cradle it in your hands, almost having a spiritual experience as you turn it around. Even though you already know what it says there, the remaining words are a re-affirmation of what you know is true. And all of a sudden, the sun streams in thru the window, you hear birds singing outside and there's almost a skip in your step as you walk over and sit down at your computer to check your Etsy mail. OMG! You've sold 5 items overnight, you're featured in 3 treasuries (one of which is currently on the front page) and on two blogs. Of course the mug was right all along - Good things are going to happen!

You could have mornings like this too - IF you're the winner of this fun and inspirational coffee mug from LennyMud on Etsy. And the only way to win it is, of course, to enter this great giveaway. Lorrie, the oh-so-sweet and funny clay artisan behind LennyMud, describes her earthenware mug this way: Created with all non toxic, lead free glazes; made to be used and enjoyed on a daily basis. Handpainted in vibrant blues and greens. What a happy way to enjoy your morning coffee or tea! This mug retails for $12.

Before I tell you how to win, I'd love to share Lorrie's thoughts on the questions I sent her for her "interview" - so grab that old coffee mug that you'll be able to toss once you win this great new inspirational mug, and read on!

According to your shop profile, you've been creating pottery since you were age 3, having taken a break until Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, and Unchained Melody got you started again. So... what was it about that famous scene in Ghost that really inspired you to get behind the potter's wheel again? I grew up the daughter of a potter who always had a basement studio (the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts were ALWAYS at our house getting their craft badges.) I made my first pot on the knees of my mother at age 3, but when I left for college really abandoned the craft in order to fully devote myself to the studies of alcohol and frat parties. When I saw the movie ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, I was inspired to return to pottery. It may have been the six pack Patrick Swayze had in the scene with Unchained Melody, or it could have been the six pack I consumed: I do know that I was also tragically inspired to cut my hair like Demi Moore's. Unfortunately I do not have the face or body of Demi Moore. The return to pottery thing worked out, the haircut not so much.

Hmmm... you've got some pretty strict pricing policies in your shop - no cows or chickens accepted as payment? Seriously, you seem to have a great sense of humor that shows through - both in your writing and your work... what's your view on humor and life? My philosophy is that at least once a year you should laugh so hard that what ever liquid you are drinking comes out your nose.

Tell us a little bit about Lenny. Lenny is my studio cat. He was rescued as a kitten from 112th street in Manhattan. He is mentally challenged, or "special" as we like to call him because when he was 2 months old, he jumped into a 5 gallon bucket of glaze and almost drowned. He was rescued, but he tends to make bad decisions and lacks motor coordination. In addition to breaking many pots, Lenny's favorite thing to do is sprawl on my desk and delete whole sections of my email. Just this week he managed to push just the perfect combinations of keys to delete my entire address book of emails I had collected for 9 years. He is lucky he is cute and soft.

Name one thing that not many people know about you. Most people think that I am Lenny, and not my cat. I am a married mommy of two who is often called Lenny for this reason. I try to take it as a compliment--but I would prefer to be more Lacey and less Cagney.

What one word would your closest friends use to describe you? Is it an accurate description? My closest friends describe me as pleasingly plump, my wonderful husband calls me voluptuous, and the majority of Women's magazines would call me chunky. I prefer FAT & HAPPY.

You're stranded on a desert island and you've been praying that you had one item to make life bearable. All of a sudden a crate washes up on shore. What's in it? In the crate: A computer so I can put my shop on vacation, and tikki bar with umbrella drinks, my family & a boat so we can return to civilization after two weeks so I can get back to crafting!!!!

Lorrie has decided to keep the entries for this giveaway simple, so in order to receive your entry, simply head on over to LennyMud, pick out your favorite item, and come back here and comment on it! Couldn't be simpler, could it? And then of course, think happy thoughts, because good things are going to happen!

The winner for this giveaway will be chosen promptly at noon on Monday, October 19, 2009, so be sure to enter before then! One more note - PLEASE leave contact information on your comment so it's easy for me to find you!!

Thanks for entering and good luck, everyone!

(Oh, and btw, there really isn't a guarantee that this mug will really get you 5 sales, or 3 treasury spots, or 2 blog features, but then again, you never know!)

66 comments:

Egater said...

I also like
Good Things Happy Thoughts Mug
egateris at gmil dot com

PS -lovely interview

laughingfridge said...

I love the frog pencil holder AND the pig crock! Couldn't pick just one! Your blog post is great, made me smile!

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DZFANTASY said...

The little "green frog" definitely! Makes me smile, as did your post.

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VenetiaJewelry said...

very cute mugs we could all do with a reminder to think happy thoughts!

Altered Beauty said...

I am in love with these!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32203671
So adorable!
I could use a daily reminder to think happy thoughts :-D
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Kate & Oli said...

The Bee Happy pitcher is SOOO cute :)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27806379

Crystal Carrington said...

I love the be happy pitcher its adoreable

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velvetwoods said...

Awesome mugs !

va said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30826705

i like the i love u - i love me cups

They are all very cute and it's difficult to pick a favorite . Thanks for having this giveaway . It's very fun to be able to participate .

tumblemumbo@gmail.com

Amethyst said...

Frog Vase/pencil holder and the ghosta are so adorable! To tell the truth I love all your work.
celibataire35 [@] gmail [dot] com

~ Cee ~ said...

I like the blue plate special plate. We're fans of diner food, and it very much sums up our cooking styles ;) Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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Maria said...

i love the "think happy thoughts" mug! too cute!
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laia said...

I love
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27804847

Regards from Barcelona

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f.sarah said...

i love the black and white floral jewelry box and the i heart u and u heart me mug set so cute!

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Shore Debris said...

I love the Happy Thoughts mug - And know the exact person I could give it to as a present!

My second favorite would have to be the Frog vase/pencil holder - I just love his cute face - so adorable!

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TopHat said...

I love the turquoise swirl bowl! How pretty!

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Lily said...

I really like the Spot o Tea Teapot!
Lmhoot@flash.net

Qxela said...

i really love the Drink Me Yellow Striped Mug!!it's so nice that it's alice in wonderland inspired!hahaha

the interview was so fun to read btw.:D

alexandra
kazeqor@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

the ,I heart u, u heart me mug set for lovers are really pretty and cute :)

Esther
lexescobal@yahoo.com

Chelsea P said...

I like the Rainbow Flower Funky Happy Bowl alot! I also really like the u heart me, i heart u mugs. Cute stuff!

Audrey said...

What a great shop!! You can never have to many mugs LOL
I love this pig!
Pink Pig Pencil Holder, Planter or Cup

audreyscountrycraft at gmail.com

Aleda said...

The Feed Me monster bowls are delightful!

roro said...

This mug is my fav!:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32414178

Thanks so much for doing this:)!

xx
Rossi
youmey0u@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

My fave is the I heart u, u heart me mug set for lovers
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Lauren said...

My favorites are the monster hungry bowls.

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ArtisticEdition said...

My favorite is the Think Happy Thoughts mug, but I also really like the I Brake For Imaginary Creature Like Unicorns Travel Mug (sold) and the Cats Wooden Plaque (sold). :)

--

Jenna H.

http://ArtisticEdition.etsy.com
ArtisticEdition {at} yahoo.com

Taylor B. said...

Oh! My husband loves pigs so my fave. has to be the piggy vase! So adorable.

Vanessa said...

Besides the mug, I also love the Turquoise Spiral Bowl...beautiful!

Crystal said...

I love the Dog Park mug!
Crystal
http://crunchyfamilyrising.etsy.com
loacrystalwins (at) gmail (dot) com

Jingle said...

I really like the ghosts! They are so cute!

elaine said...

Your pottery designs are so fun! I love the Rainbow Flower Funky Happy Bowl.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Mytutorlist.com said...

My favourites are the drink me mug and the ghosties!

Shannon said...

I like the Blue Plate Special!

Danielle said...

I love the Bee Happy Bowl.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
The Happy Wife
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Kim said...

I love the Rainbow Flower Funky Happy Bowl :)

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Caroline said...

My favorite piece is the Dog Lover Oversized Dog Park Mug. Thanks

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Ave said...

I love I heart u, u heart me mug set for lovers.

avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

i love the mod urban teapot!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30827343

bmolavi said...

The Good Things Happy Thoughts Mug is super awesome!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I LOVE the "Drink Me" mug. We love Alice in Wonderland!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Linda K said...

I like the good things, happy thoughts mug best

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Saving in Style said...

I love EVERYTHING - especially the ghosts and the blue plate special plate...too cute!! And this mug...right up my alley - I am SUCH a coffee addict! Thanks for introducing me to the great shop!! Love it! :)

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Nelsby said...

It's SO tough to pick a favorite...this beautiful work is just so unique! I just love the Rainbow Flower Funky Happy Bowl.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Bee Happy Yellow Bowl because I collect honey bees in my kitchen
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K a R e Nina said...

myfavorite:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30829112

because I am always so so hungry!! lol.
kuziaa_91@yahoo.com

Nina said...

The Drink Me Yellow Striped Mug is simply adorable!

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Anitra Cameron said...

Those swirly cereal bowls are wonderful and bright, and I love them, but I've got to be honest: the Think Good Thoughts mug is my favorite! Or maybe, 'What happens in the dog park, stays..."

Choosing is HARD!

bison61 said...

I like the Bee Happy Pitcher it would be so cute on the table

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Sidi said...

Lovely post, just what I needed! Thanks!

Wolfgang Cat said...

I couldn't pick just one so here are my three favorites:

the Winter Blues Hot Chocolate Mug - gorgeous color and I love the trees. Since we get about 6-8 months of winter hot chocolate is a "must" and this mug would be well-used!

Set of 3 Ghosts - just so cute! I would keep them out all year round, not just Halloween.

Dog Lover Oversize Dog Park Mug - I love over-sized mugs and with 2 dogs it's just perfect - makes me laugh!

rqe3bc(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Rianne said...

I really like The Winter Blues Hot Chocolate Mug. I can picture myself on the couch in a warm blanket holding this mug with hot chocolate!
Thanks,
rianne85ATgmailDOTcom

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Turquoise Spiral Bowl.


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Aestraea said...

My favourite's the 'Monster Hungry Bowls', the little monsters are so cute (and echo my sentiment when I get to the bottom of the ice cream bowl!)

malibu.bunny.xo said...

I love the black and white floral jewelry box! So pretty!
malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

Lee P said...

Oh, I absolutely adore the Pink Pig Pencil Holder! My friend actually has a pig as her pet. This is awesome. I love the giveaway mug and I have happy thoughts about this giveaway. Thank you.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What cute pottery! Thanks for the chance to win. My fave item is the mug that says, "Drink Me". It's simple and to the point.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Hypnotransformations said...

I love the "Good Things Happy Thoughts Mug"

I've been working on incorporating more positive affirmations in my life and this will help!

You can contact me at
hypnotransformations.etsy.com

Erin said...

Great shop! I knew what my favorite was right away! The Spot o Tea Teapot! I love it!

Thank you for the lovely giveaway and sharing this shop with us!

--
Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

janil said...

I love Seafoam Shell Bowl!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Aik said...

I love the Good Things Happy Thoughts Mug. Positive thinking. =)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

goalmom said...

My favorite is the Good Things Happy Thoughts Mug. Such a positive message!

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dctm said...

Rainbow Flower Funky Happy Bowl is my favorite item

Christie
dctm at bellsouth dot net

Ľubaša said...

I like Seafoam Shell Bowl. Lovely piece. Thanks.
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Joanne J said...

I like Funky Hip Mod Urban Teapot
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Cindy said...

Bee Happy Pitcher is my favorite!

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Peace Sweet Peas said...

so many things made me smile but my fav is the spot o tea pot

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