Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Facebook Giveaway!!!

Alright folks. It's been a while since I posted, and even longer since I posted anything shop related. But today, I was inspired. With only 6 listings in my shop, I have 145 views for the day, and 27 favorites (as of 9:24pm). That's TWENTY-SEVEN. From 6 items. What I have concluded is that people like my work, they just don't have enough to choose from.

I need these kind folks to see what great new items I have in store. And do you know what you need? Free stuff!!! That means it's... *drumroll*.....

Giveaway Time!!!

I will share the details shortly. For now, let me update you on the goings on of Huggie's Hodgepodge. Firstly, I'd like to thank you all for your patience during my extended hiatus as I was focusing on finals last semester. The shop was on vacation mode much longer than I'd anticipated. It was overwhelmingly hard to keep up with school, 3 kids, work, and Huggie's Hodgepodge. 

But now I'm back. And I'm excited. 6/29-7/1, Huggie's Hodgepodge and Buttons and Yarn Oh My! will be partnering for the 41st Annual Jonesborough Days and Nights Festival! 

Please come see us and all of our wonderful goodies in beautiful Historic Downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee! I'll be selling my hand-rolled book page roses, picture hangers, jewelry, and more. Michaela from BaYOM will be selling her beautiful knitted accessories. In the meantime, as I gear up for the festival, I will also be stocking my shop with a variety of handmade wearable art, as well as home decor. If you haven't already, "like" my Facebook page to view store updates and to see new items as they're rolled out.

Okay, now to the giveaway...

If I receive 56 new fans (a total of 150), I will give away winner's choice of either a book page rose or a sheet music rose, as either a hair clip, brooch, or magnet. If I receive 106 new likes (a total of 200), I will give away 2 prizes: a decorative clothespin picture hanging set and a paper rose accessory. I must reach the fan goal by 12:00am EST Sunday, June 10. That gives you two weeks to share the Hodgepodge love! Here are the rules:

1.) "Like" Huggie's Hodgepodge on Facebook.
2.) I will be posting about this giveaway on FB (which is probably why you're reading this, now). "Like" it, "Share" it, and let me know in the comments below. If you haven't seen the post, simply post a link to this blog and shoot me a message to let me know.
3.) The drawing will be made by 12:00am EST Thursday, June 14.

Well, friends, I think that about covers everything. If you have any questions, there are a gazillion ways to reach me. Convo me on Etsy, message me on Facebook, Email me, or comment here.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you in Jonesborough!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Not a Regular Post...

Today, I was outside working. I heard screaming up the road, and saw the neighbor girl laying in the road with her bike, crying and screaming. Another girl she was with was trying to help her up, but every time she went to move the bike, the injured girl started screaming and begging the other girl to get help. 

Of course, I went up to see what was going on, and the girl was sobbing, and told me that she thought her leg was broken. She kept saying "Look, I'm trying to move it, but it won't move! I can't move my leg!" The other girl went to get a neighbor (family friend), but she and I just kind of stared at the girl, not knowing what to do. She said she'd go get her dad (a bit further down the road), but I told her just to use my phone to call him because it would be quicker.

When he came up, I felt relieved, thinking "ok, this is dad, he'll know what to do for his daughter. He'll be better able to assess the severity of things since he knows her better than I do."

No. He yells, "Get the hell out of the road." She's still bawling, and explains that she can't. She can't move her leg. She's in a lot of pain. She can't get up. I've already tried moving the bike away from her, but the tiniest budge made her scream. No difference to him, though. He comes up and just shoves the bike out of the way, jarring he leg pretty hard. "You can't damn well lay in the road all night, now get the hell up." 

This isn't a little kid. She's probably about 12 or 13, only a few inches shorter than me, but she is clearly scared. I told him to stop, and that I would help him lift her up so she wouldn't have to stand on her bad leg. Ok, so essentially I lifted her up while he coached her, but we got her up. (p.s., she's a really BIG girl. I should send him my chiropractor bill.) Anyway, once she was up, it was clear that her leg was screwed up pretty badly. Looks like her knee cap was on the side of her knee instead of her front (she said when she wrecked, the peg went straight into her knee). As far as I can tell, he hasn't taken her to the doctor. Their car hasn't left. 

I feel terrible for the girl. I feel like there's something more I should do to ensure her health, but I don't want to go too far. Maybe she has a habit of over exaggerating things, and perhaps that's why he reacted so coldly. Maybe her leg is really ok. Whatever the situation really is, I hope that there is no permanent damage.

Tomorrow, I will investigate further and offer any assistance that I can. I guess all that I can ask is that my readers keep this girl, Nova, in their thoughts.