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Etsy-versary giveaway!

September 10th, 2009

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered — I really enjoyed reading all your random facts! Congratulations to John Derek Racine for winning the $50 spree!

On Friday, my etsy shop will be one year old. The m-porium is chugging along, slowly & steadily — just last week, I sold my first two tees to Europe!

To celebrate my first 365 days of online-shoppification, I’d like to invite you to enter my etsy-versary giveaway — the winner will win a $50 credit in my shop, and I’ll cover the shipping to wherever they are in the world.


Leave a comment here telling me one random fact about yourself (may as well make this entertaining, right?).

How to get additional entries:

  1. join my facebook group and let me know you’ve done so; if you’re already a member, let me know.
  2. follow me on twitter and let me know you’ve done so; if you already do, just let me know. Either way, include your @name.
  3. tweet about this giveaway — make sure to include @mchenwears and the link “…”, and leave a link to the tweet.


Make sure you let me know how many entries you qualify for so that I can credit you with the correct number of ballots; feel free to put it all in one consolidated comment or in separate shots.

Nitty gritty:

  • I will collect all the entries in an Excel spreadsheet, then use an online random number generator to pick a winner
  • Entries accepted until Thursday, Sept. 17th, 11:59 p.m. EST, at which point I’ll draw a winner
  • ***Don’t forget to leave me an email address in your entry/entries so I can reach you if you win***
  • Anyone can participate!

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  1. September 13th, 2009 at 08:05 | #1

    Random fact: I’m lefthanded but I still write like a typewriter. (Normally left-handers are messy writers.)

  2. September 13th, 2009 at 08:06 | #2

    Following on twitter – @ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

  3. September 13th, 2009 at 08:07 | #3
  4. September 13th, 2009 at 08:15 | #4

    Random fact: My son suffers from School Anxiety – it stinks!

    I joined your facebook group

    I am following you on Twitter.

  5. Lily Greig
    September 13th, 2009 at 08:59 | #5

    Happy anniversary!
    A random fact- I collect teeth. Lots and lots of teeth. I think I have around a 100 from this summer alone.
    I also joined your facebook group.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  6. amanda
    September 13th, 2009 at 12:42 | #6

    random fact: i love working out, but hate PREPARING to work out. so i usually don’t…


  7. September 13th, 2009 at 20:08 | #7

    Happy Etsy-versary!

    one random fact – my face is the colour of a tomato … except where my sunglasses were. :P

  8. September 13th, 2009 at 20:09 | #8

    i’m a facebook group member!

  9. September 13th, 2009 at 20:09 | #9

    i follow you on twitter!

  10. September 13th, 2009 at 21:02 | #10

    happy first etsy bd!
    random fact ~ i don’t like perfume.
    great idea for a giveaway entry thingy btw :)
    @gretchenmist {will tweet it too!}

  11. September 13th, 2009 at 22:44 | #11

    My middle name is Rashida.

    I follow you x2! @andrea_chiu and @TOfoodie!

    Happy anniversary!

  12. Dino
    September 13th, 2009 at 22:51 | #12

    Happy etsyday, and thanks for the creatively inspiring work.

    Random Fact: I once danced in front of 30,000 people while dressed in a llama costume.

  13. Maria
    September 14th, 2009 at 01:36 | #13

    happy anniversary:)
    one fact: I love soap operas!!

  14. September 14th, 2009 at 04:14 | #14

    Happy etsy versary!!!

    Well, a random fact about me is that I hate my 9 to 5 job.

  15. sarah
    September 14th, 2009 at 06:49 | #15

    hmm…ok, here goes. i like to eat dessert BEFORE the actual meal. it tastes better to me that way!

  16. biz+
    September 14th, 2009 at 11:06 | #16

    I love the prints!

    Fact about myself: I like reading other people’s facts! : )
    And I didn’t know avocado was a Fruit.

    Happy etsy!

  17. September 14th, 2009 at 13:11 | #17

    random fact: I was switched at birth, and was switched back luckily. :)

    I also follow u on twitter. yay! :) and i’ll facebook u after commenting.

    ps. Congrats on a fabulous year!!! and thanks for checking in on me, em! you’ll find out about my secret project soon.. when we’re no longer living out of our suitcases. *hugs*

  18. September 14th, 2009 at 15:47 | #18

    So many random facts, which one to pick….I like to take a bite of my meal before I bring it to the table.

    Let me know how it goes at the Clothing Show next weekend. :)

  19. September 14th, 2009 at 22:56 | #19

    congrats on being on Etsy for a year! yay!

    hmm, random fact…i read magazines from back to front. :)

  20. September 14th, 2009 at 23:48 | #20

    yay! happy 1 year etsy-versary!!
    we’re twitter friends [@smidgeboxdesign] and i’m part of your facebook group [just joined, hadn't seen it before!]…
    i’m going to tweet about this now ;)

    Random fact – my first concert was A-ha, back in ‘86 at expo here in vancouver. i was 8 years old and had the time of my life. :)

  21. Lili
    September 14th, 2009 at 23:53 | #21

    Happy 1 year birthday!

    One random fact about me? I made 20 pints of peach jam tonight and I could eat it like candy.

  22. MC
    September 15th, 2009 at 06:15 | #22

    How do you come up with this stuff?
    Random stuff: I cry every time I watch the Little House on the Prairie
    Congrats!! Yr 1… only the beginning! Wishing you great success!

  23. Jen
    September 15th, 2009 at 06:43 | #23

    two random facts… I have an Uncle named Richard Simmons (a taxi driver in T-dot) and another in Arkansas who was a Colonel Sanders (a true military man, not THE chicken master)

    A big facebook fan of yours! Not a Twitter-er… yet ;)

    Happy 1st Birthday!

  24. LTP
    September 15th, 2009 at 09:24 | #24

    I’m a closet car racing fan. Every time I go into a place with TVs on with car racing, I try and strategically seat myself to be able to watch and hope I don’t get caught ignoring the people I’m dining with. I can easily waste an entire afternoon watching them go ’round and ’round and ’round.

  25. September 15th, 2009 at 13:57 | #25

    Happy Etsy-Versary!

    A random fact about me: I have a freckle on the palm side of my right ring finger that I used to try and scrape off, and bleach off with lemon juice.

    I already follow you on twitter.

    I’m a proud of member of your FB group (but I should get Jason to be one too!).

    I am tweeting right now about this giveaway.

  26. Ginyak
    September 16th, 2009 at 06:02 | #26

    Random fact – Once when I was on vacation in a far away place I threw up in my suitcase.

  27. cam.gig
    September 16th, 2009 at 08:48 | #27

    Happy 1st!!!
    random fact: after living 15 years without cable or even a tv, yesterday I bought a 42″ lcd flat screen, I’m scaring myself but the kids are thrilled

  28. MC
    September 16th, 2009 at 11:50 | #28

    I once met the queen of Jordan.
    congrats on the anniversary Em!

  29. Michelle
    September 16th, 2009 at 18:09 | #29

    Happy first anniversary!

    Random fact: I’ve ridden a surfboard while being pulled by a catamaran at Rocky Point, PEI.

  30. Richard Cantin
    September 16th, 2009 at 20:17 | #30

    Happy anniversary

  31. Melissa
    September 16th, 2009 at 21:00 | #31

    My first car was a 4-way split on a $700 Ford Escort….drove that sucka the equivalent of 2X across Canada.

  32. LTP
    September 16th, 2009 at 23:09 | #32

    Thank god someone else feels the same. Zoolander scared the crap outta me. If I had my way, I’d never even go into a gas station… *le sigh*

  33. Sarah
    September 17th, 2009 at 08:52 | #33

    Happy anniversary.

    Random fact.

    I’m going on holiday after today and typing on here when I should be rushing to finish my work!

  34. Andrew Batchelor
    September 17th, 2009 at 08:52 | #34

    I want to win!
    Random fact: I’ve played/coached comp frisbee every summer since 2002 and every summer has been with a different team. 8 different teams in 8 summers. I’m also on your facebook group.

  35. September 17th, 2009 at 09:25 | #35

    Random fact: I’m one of 4 Malletts involved in local theatre in London, ON. All the others are related to me. Yes they call me Mom!

  36. September 17th, 2009 at 09:28 | #36

    I already belong to your facebook group, it brought me here & I’m now following you on twitter.

  37. SamP
    September 17th, 2009 at 09:30 | #37

    Happy etsy-versary!

    Random fact about me: my nose regularly gets cold. I guess that means I’m a healthy puppy?

    I’m in the FB group and a follower! On Twitter that is… @bpmgirl


  38. Holly W
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:01 | #38

    Happy anniversary.

    Random fact #1: Today is my 4 year wedding anniversary. Only, I didn’t remember that until my mother send me an e-card wishing me happy anniversary. I read this on my laptop in bed at 6:30 am, so I was able to roll over and wish Jules a happy anniversary as she work up. I was a good partner for ‘remembering’ this date. Jules, on the other hand, did not. The whole point of this fact is that today is not what we really consider to be our anniversary. We celebrate that over two days in March.

    I’m part of your facebook group and a fellow twitter!!!

  39. Leanne Morrison
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:06 | #39

    Happy 1 year MEE!

    Random Fact: I have recieved a Volunteer position for the Vancouver 2010 winter games as Photo Assistant in Whistler. I’ll get to see all the Apline racing! (oh and my husband is a rockstar as he will have to be Super mom to are 2 boys while managing his full time business in my absence)
    I could ROCK your T shirt wear on the Mountain! A walking advertisment! ;) You style is sweet.


  40. Holly W
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:06 | #40

    Oh, here’s my tweet -

    Enter @mchenwears etsy-versary giveaway for $50 in delightfully designed tshirts http://bit.ly/19LAFD (She’s also a gifted graphic designer)

  41. L Jensen
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:13 | #41

    random fact: twitter scares me! :)

    RT @sunnee63

    Happy Anniversary!

  42. Leanne Morrison
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:18 | #42

    I am part of your facebook group! Love your baby wear …


  43. Leanne Morrison
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:25 | #43

    I am now following you on Twitter as @activehippy …I posted your contest on my last tweet! I’m still a NEWBIE on the whole Twitter scene ;)
    but the guy – shitmydadsays really makes me laugh out loud.

    Have a great Anniversary!

  44. September 17th, 2009 at 10:48 | #44

    I sang in the opera Tosca when I was 11.
    Lindsay and Gabe say ‘Hello!’

  45. James Tung
    September 17th, 2009 at 10:51 | #45

    Hi Emily –

    I follow on facebook too, but here’s a random fact for you:

    My left patellar tendon (piece attached to the bottom of the kneecap) is half the length of my right one.


  46. Meredith
    September 17th, 2009 at 11:17 | #46

    Hey M,

    When I was a kid, I had a pet hermit crab!

    Happy Etsy-versary!!

    (I’m following on FB too.)

    — Mer

  47. Sandra
    September 17th, 2009 at 11:32 | #47

    Hi! I now live in O’town finally and will get some of ur goodies very soon. I’m already a facebook fan.

    Random fact: I found out a couple years ago that I was allergic to pineapples while predrinking to go out. I was drinking mango flavored rum shots and byting into pineapple slices (to copy the tequila shot method)…next thing i knew after a couple of shots, my chin, lips and nose were covered in bright red patches. Let’s just say I didn’t get hit on that night at the bar! Happy Anniversary!

  48. megan t.c.
    September 17th, 2009 at 11:42 | #48

    Happy Etsy-versary! It’s the same as Mia’s first birthday :o) Yay!
    My random fact:
    I’ve known Em since kindergarten and we were BFFs in the same class from K-gr.4 when I left for Vancouver. We wrote letters consistently from gr.4 all the way thru undergrad until I moved to Japan. Holy penpals batman!! :o)
    I’m a facebook fan already and a twitter fan and shameless promoter on the west coast. :o) Yippee!

  49. September 17th, 2009 at 12:25 | #49

    this fall I got rid of 1/2 of the clothes in my closet! now there’s room for new additions :-)

  50. September 17th, 2009 at 12:27 | #50

    Happy number 1!

    Random fact: I call myself a foodie but I am a shameless lover of tapioca pudding. Sad, but true.

    I WILL become a facebook fan, now that I know.

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