Small Business Saturday 2012

Hello, lovely friends! It’s that time of year again — SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. That day in which you can put your money where your mouth is and support those small, local folks who are busting their rump to make a living against the Giant Chain Stores that sponsor Black Friday. I started my Saturday early yesterday, and shopped at…

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Mission: Accomplished (for now)

If you patronize a small business, know someone who owns one, or own one yourself, you were also in a tizzy a few days ago scrambling for votes on the missionsmallbusiness.com website. in a nutshell, Chase and Living Social are giving away $3 million in the form of 12 $250,000 grants for small businesses. I found the link through…

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The “Sunday” Necklace

Launching the Dixie Dunbar Studio Fairy Tale line of jewelry is the “Sunday” necklace, inspired by the novel Enchanted. The necklace is made of simple chain, as befits a Woodcutter’s daughter, but the asymmetrical design is pure elegance. Like Sunday Woodcutter’s magical dress of silver and gold the third night of the prince’s ball, the Sunday necklace is comprised…

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May ENCHANTED Goodreads Giveaway!

It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for the May ENCHANTED Giveaway is here! Alethea gave away one signed ARC of her YA debut fairy tale novel ENCHANTED in January, February, March, and April. Now it’s May–official book release time! Alethea and Soteria (Sister power!) will be giving away a signed finished copy of the lovely ENCHANTED, along with…

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April ENCHANTED Goodreads Giveaway!

Don’t forget, it’s time for for Round Four! The April ENCHANTED ARC Giveaway is here! Alethea will be giving away one signed ARC of her YA debut fairy tale novel ENCHANTED a month, until the May 26th launch of the book. That’s one for January, February, March, and April–a total of four ARCs. In May, Alethea will be giving…

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Raffle Necklace Stats

This gorgeous necklace Soteria and I are raffling off contains faceted chunks of light and dark Amethyst with sterling baby chains, complete with sterling clasp and extendable chain. Measures from 16 1/2-19 inches on your neck (more chain can be added if necessary). Want to win it? Click here and Chip In a couple of bucks!

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Win This Necklace!

[Edited again to add: Now that Paypal is fixed, Chip In seems to be broken, and the widget with the button for donating money has vanished. You can always contribute to the fund straight to me through PayPal. My address is my email: akontis at gmail dot com. You may also try the alternate Chip In page I have…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope all of my sweetheart friends are having a lovely day today! Did you receive a treat from someone you loved today? Have you treated yourself? Well…for goodness sakes, why not? Stop over at Dixie Dunbar Studio right now and get yourself something special. For one week only the rest of the month (thank you, Soteria!), use coupon…

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She’s a Winner!

Congrats to my lovely friend Susan Scofield, who won the Dixie Dunbar Studio drawing on Small Business Saturday. She now is the proud owner of a fabulous pair of earrings AND her very own advance reading copy of ENCHANTED! Want a pair of Dixie Dunbar original earrings for yourself? Click over to the online store, or give Soteria a…

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