Saturday, October 2, 2010

Giveaway time! From a kick ass etsy store

This awesome giveaway comes to you thanks to a very lovely lady on Etsy over at Bunco Betty's  and my very own dash 1.  And just because I can't stand the excitement I'll tell you how great this giveaway is!  

Someone is getting a $25 spending spree!

And here's how it came to be.....
dash 1- "Mom I found my note today."

me. "Oh did you like it?"

dash 1- "Mom you wrote it on my paper towel."  

He let the word paper towel just linger.  And then I got the look.  The look that said, really mom? REALLY?

Yes son, really.  Come on! I pack you a lovely lunch.  I pick you up at school, I make sure you have everything you need, smock on art day, library book on library day {ok so I messed up on that one one week}, I make sure your wearing comfy clothes on pe days. COME ON!

I simply can't make you a cute little note everyday. I thought I could but I'm no super mom.  And yes right now that falls into super mom category.

So I goggled lunch notes and found nothing.  Well I did find templates to make my own but come on people, I wanted more than a cheat sheet, I wanted someone to take the test for me!

And then I found Bunco Betty's on Etsy.  {cue angels singing}


Her stuff is AH-MAZ-ING! I don't even know where to start.  She makes the most adorable paper crafts.  Quite frankly paper crafts doesn't do it justice, hop over and look for yourselves please.  

Gift tags, note cards, mini notes, party packages, everything is simply amazing. 

I ordered three packs of "gift tags" that I've been using as lunch box notes, the mummy, bats, and spider tags show here.

But there are so many to choose from it's tough! Christmas and Valentine's Day tags {and I'm hoping some St. Patricks Day ones will pop up} will be ordered to use in his lunchbox once Halloween is over.

Photos courtesy of Bunco Betty's
Here's a few things I want you guys to know. Price and quality.  For what you are paying, $3.50 for 6 tags it is a bargain to end all bargain.  I'm a bit of a paper snob, and these make me happy.  Nice, thick card stock with every detail accounted for.  

18 tags and not one oops on them.

Which is good because apparently they are the hit of the lunchroom and the kids are quite jealous according to dash-1.

The ribbons have proven to be quite useful too. I use it to tie his note to different things in his lunch, mainly I tie it around his banana or his bag o apples and hint that should they not get eaten the notes might take a hiatus.  Fruit eaten.

I loved these so much I emailed her the next day to see if she would be willing to do a giveaway. And if you can't tell I'm excited that she said yes!

Head over to her store and check her out please, and if you have a little one in school think about the gift tag idea.  They will love it! You might even get an extra hug or two.

If you don't have any kids or your kids are at the "too cool" stage, Christmas is slowly gaining steam on us and her Christmas selection is enough to make you wistle a yule tide tune.
So the giveaway.

You wanna win 25 dollars to BUY ANYTHING IN THE STORE?  Of course you do.

Here's what you need to do: 
first, leave a separate comment for EACH entry!
-for 1 entry leave a comment
additional entries
-for {1} entry visit the store and tell me what's something you'd like to get with your money
-for {1} entries  tweet about this giveaway { @mrs_flyboy} YOU CAN TWEET DAILY FOR MORE CHANCES! Remember to leave a comment everytime!
-for {2} entries put something up on your facebook page about the giveaway, with links to the giveaway and Bunco Betty's
-for {3} entries blog about this giveaway with a link to Bunco Betty's and back here to the actual giveaway

And that's that.  The giveaway is open until Sunday October 10! Good luck!

Many thanks to Bunco Betty's for kindly and graciously sponsoring this giveaway, all opinions here are mine and mine alone and I wasn't compensated in any way for this review, go suck on that Federal Trade Commission.


  1. What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

  2. I am sure with notecards like these Dash1 has all the kids at school wishing they had a Mom like you!!

  3. There are so many cute things in that shop! I love the Be Merry Christmas tags. They would be prefect to dress up a Christmas gift!

  4. And I THINK I retweeted. Now you may want to double check because I am not good with twitter AT ALL. And I don't know how to add links to a tweet which is the reason I just hit retweet :-)

  5. Her stuff is so awesome! Thanks for introducing me to her site. I love the "You know it's a good day if you didn't hit or bite anyone" so funny.

  6. My daughter would love to have a note on something other than her napkin!

  7. And totally loving the ladybug gift tags!!

  8. I loved the bat tag that I got! It's so cute. count me in, maybe then I can do better than napkins too. :)

  9. I used to leave my kids notes in their lunches. I would do it on a plain ol' piece of paper or, alot of times, on their paper napkins. They thought I rocked!
    Years later, at a high school church retreat, my oldest daughter was to give us a special memory about a parent. She said "My mom used to write notes and put in my school lunch" I had forgotten! She remembered and loved it.
    You're making memories, no matter what you write them on.
    I do LOVE the tags!!

  10. So cute! What a great giveaway.

  11. super cute Madeline would love those

  12. Love the choices! Thanks for the chance!

  13. I have to say, I think I would definitely have to get the Classic Pooh love letters. I love a lot of her Christmas tags as well.

  14. Oh my god, I'm in love. How I would love to win anything by Bunco Betty!
    One of my favorites has to be her Wise Words by Winnie.
    And being the Irish girl that I am, the Claddagh gift tags are wonderful.
    I could go on and on! (but clearly you already know how wonderful Bunco Betty is ;)

  15. Those bats are adorable! Lovin it!

  16. Oh I love these! I love to leave little notes in unexpected places. :-)

    Entry #1 sign me up purty please.

  17. And here we go for entry #2

    I can't believe the great price on the tags.

    I know you only asked for one but I found three I would buy:

    "Thank you from the bottom of my stripes"
    "Sealed with a kiss"
    "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

  18. Would LOVE to win!! There is no end to the things that I could use these sweet tags for :)

  19. I would love to take part in this giveaway. I have countless ideas swirling around my head of how I can use them in care packages to Scott

  20. I love the "Do not open until Christmas" tags. I'm thinking I will get those and attach them to Scott's Christmas presents. I also love the Pooh tags... and just about every other tag in there!

  21. Wait I didn't know Dash1 could read! Does that make me a bad future aunt?

    Also, what will you do with Dash2 until he can read? Or can he read too!?!??! (Even worse aunt.)

  22. I love all the tags! But especially the Pooh ones... Love it! :)

  23. Awesome giveaway! I'd love a chance to win!

  24. I would definitely use something in the Christmas section the most- I ADORE wrapping and the gift tags are darling.


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