I like to think I’m not numbers driven. I blog for me. It’s my way to keep up with recipes, books, our TTC & other treats. That said; I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me smile to know people like reading my blog.

To me, 75 followers seemed like a lot. As of Wednesday night, I reached it! So to celebrate y’all, I contacted Marian, after I’d fallen in love with the snowman pillow I purchased from her in January, to see if she’d want to share the love with y’all, my friends & followers.

Meet Marian. She’s a fellow Chi O from college & she’s super creative & crafty to boot. I asked her to give us a little information about herself, her etsy shop, handmade by marian & her blog, Perfect Chance Memories.

About me and handmade by marian: I love exploring different projects and to create new and different things that are pretty and unique. I learned to sew at a very early age from my mother and both my grandmothers. I spent a lot of time with both my grandmothers and they always had a new art project for me to tackle during our time together – from doll clothes to stuffed animals (think build-a-bear style at home) to pillows and blankets.   My mom’s mom had a foot powered sewing machine – now that will really teach you how to sew!  My cousin still uses that same exact machine!  My love for crafting continues to this day.

I decided to open my store after receiving lots of encouragement from friends and family and having success selling locally be people who see my stuff on a regular basis.  I started with lots of custom orders {name signs for children and other baby decorations!}.  I continue to make quite of bit of custom orders, and have added collections of pillows, handbags, and clutches that change with the seasons.  I take the time to make sure my fabrics are quality {I love Premier Prints!}, yet still have a touch of whimsy.  I’m sure by my shop, y’all can tell I love color!  I have to reign my self back in everyday and keep in mind that not everyone’s house looks like a rainbow!

I wanna call dibs on the owl!

At Perfect Chance Memories, we believe in following your dreams, whatever they might be. Mine is simply to live a life I love, doing what I love everyday. Keep a happy heart, support others endeavors in living their dreams, and crafting whenever I get a chance.  My blog explores my creations, my love for cooking (healthy, most of the time!), my love of clothes &shoes, my life on the crystal coast, the continuous decorating of my new house, and most importantly, the creativity of other crafty lovelies around the globe. I hope y’all like what you see and good luck!

Y’all love her yet? What’s even more awesome is that she’s going to send one of y’all (US only please) this precious whale pillow! It has a navy floral background & pink & white stripe whale. I love the eye detail too. How cute would it be in a little girls room, a guest bedroom, on your bed or even your couch?! All her pillows are covers with envelope backing so you can easily change them out for the season.

Since she’s so sweet, Marian offered to give everyone 15% off your next handmade by marian order with the code: SUZSTREATS {it’ll be refunded in paypal immediately after payment}.

To enter, tell me that you already follow or click to become my newest GFC follower.

Extra entries for those as excited as me:
1~Follow @suzstreats on twitter & tweet “I entered to win a handmade by marian pillow #giveaway with @suzstreats & you should too http://tinyurl.com/suzstreats“.
2~ Like Suz’s Treats on facebook.
3~Go check out Perfect Chance Memories & become a GFC follower.
4~Visit handmade by marian & add it to your etsy favorites.
5~ Like Perfect Chance Memories on facebook.

Please do a separate comment for each entry. I’ll close this giveaway next Friday April 8 at 11:59pm. I will choose a winner using random.org & reach them by email the following day. Fingers crossed it’s you!

Disclosure: Marian at Perfect Chance Memories provided the pillow for this giveaway. I did not receive anything but the excitement & joy of giving you something!