Friday, April 29, 2011

A Giveaway!

A while back a friend of mine pointed me towards an online store that she thought I'd like, and she was spot on.  Check out my new shirt:

Seriously, how long will it take me to remember that mirrors make words go backwards? 

There you go.

Look at me!  I'm a Super Advocate!  Considering that I came across this shirt when I was neck deep in insurance battling, it seemed all too perfect for me.  Then I thought about IEP stuff, research projects, scheduling battles, rude receptionists, etc etc.  I am a super advocate . . .  and I bet that a lot of you readers are, too :) 

So I ordered myself that shirt, thought about you guys, and decided to get in touch with the shop owner, Colleen Tomko.  I told her that I knew a group of people (that's you guys) who I thought would love her designs, and asked whether she would be interested in doing a giveaway, and then she jumped on board.  Little did I know that she would send me not 1, but 2 great prizes! 

First things first, just so you know: I'm not getting anything out of this.  I paid full price for my shirt, I didn't get any kickbacks, and I don't know Colleen.  I just thought that a lot of you would dig her designs, and also, giveaways are really fun. 

Now that that's clear, check out the store:  Her store, The Parent Side, is pretty darn cool.  The designs are clever, humorous, colorful, and catchy.  I bet you'll see something that makes you smile.

Here are the giveaways!:


A mug featuring the A Super Advocate design. First off, who doesn't need a mug?  Second, while you drink your coffee/tea/water/whatever, you will recognize your awesome advocating self and smile. 



A beautiful large framed print of her "Celebrate Diversity" design.  (Specs here).  I asked for a mug, Colleen sent this too---how generous is that :)  Let me say, this is really nice---it's a great design, vibrant and colorful, and beautifully framed.  You could hang it at home, or in your office, or it would make an amazing gift to a school or therapy center (and you would be their new favorite client, I think.)

Here they both are together:


So now that you totally want this awesome stuff . . .    here's how to enter the giveaway.  Pay attention, because you can enter up to 4 times! 

1.  Leave a comment on this post.  Any comment will do  . . "Hey, I want to win!"  "Giveaways rule" "Maya is awesome", etc :)

2.  Go to The Parent Side and check out Colleen's different designs (there's a list on the left titled "Browse Designs").  Then, leave a comment here telling me which design is your favorite.

3.  Like our page on Facebook ("Uncommon Sense Blog") if you don't already.  Then, leave a comment here that says "I'm a Facebook follower!"  (If you're already a Facebook follower, you can leave this comment too, of course.)

4.  Like The Parent Side on Facebook ("The Parent Side").  Then, leave a comment here that says "I'm following The Parent Side on Facebook!"

*Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!  

Giveaway winners will be announced next Friday, May 6th, after 5pm EST.  First number pulled will get to choose their prize, and the second winner will get the remaining prize.  If the second winner declines the remaining prize, I will pull a third number, etc.

And whether you win or lose, do check out the store.  She has a lot of fun stuff :)

47 comments:

The Wagner Three said...

1. I love the shirt! Totally checking out her site.

The Wagner Three said...

2. I like "Ignorance" best!

The Wagner Three said...

3. I already liked you on FB.

The Wagner Three said...

4. I liked The Parent Side on FB too! (I'm excited about this, can you tell?)

Ash said...

Love the shirt and the idea as a whole! So cool! And I must say...you are rockin' the title of Super advocate. Going to check out the store, ASAP.

Ash said...

I am a "liker" on Facebook already. :-)

Ash said...

I'm now a "liker" of of The parent side on FB too.

Ash said...

I LOVE the "ignorance" saying.

Having recently experienced exclusion as a result of ignorance at it's finest recently, the saying "Ignorance is the greatest disability" speaks to me.

(The "Heartbroken" and "teaching a lesson" posts on my blog touch on what happened.)

Nichelle/SKL said...

I must find this lady's website!!! I'm a social worker and loooove advocacy!

rocketmommy said...

Hooray for Super Advocates! I looove your new shirt =)

rocketmommy said...

I think it's a toss up, I like the 'ignorance' on as well as 'celebrate diversity'.

I don't have facebook, so only 2 for me =(
-Jo-Anne

Cynda said...

Love the giveaway idea!

Cynda said...

I'm already a fan of both Maya, you, and your FB page!

Cynda said...

My favorite design on her sight is the super advocate tee with the tall pile of books and the belt full of all the things we know we carry in our purses and backpacks for our special little people!

Cynda said...

I like the Parent Side on FB. I think I'll share the link too. It is too good to pass up. What great stuff!

tanya said...

I'm sorry I have to add that my challenge word today is "jocknoch." This confirms it. A human is creating the challenge words. A robot could not have thought that up. lloloolollolol.

Maggie said...

This is awesome!!!! I'm liking on Facebook too Thanks :)

Serena said...

I like the Celebrate Diversity and Diversity! tote bags, mouse pads, and mugs.

Serena said...

I love getting instant updates on Maya on FB!

Serena said...

I'm following The Parent Side on Facebook!

Serena said...

I already like you on FB!

teamaidan said...

Who doesn't like free fabulous stuff and your blog is wonderful!

teamaidan said...

I like you on FB and I love you on your blog!

teamaidan said...

So many of her items were fabulous but did you catch the Super Advocate thong?! LOVE that sassy thing!

Heather

Sarah S. said...

Hey, I want to win. Giveaways rule! And, of course, Maya is awesome! =)

Sarah S. said...

I'm already a FB fan.

Sarah S. said...

They are all pretty awesome, but I think I like the Super Advocate design the best.

Sarah S. said...

I "liked" The Parent Side.

Candice said...

Would love to win this.I have been following your blog and as a special needs mom a lot of post hit home.

Candice said...

I already liked you on FB.

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

I'm a 2nd grade teacher. I advocate all the time!

Katherine said...

Happiness is... is my favorite design!

Katherine said...

I'm a facebook follower!

The Wagner Three said...

5. I shared the link on FB! Even though I don't want the competition of other people entering, thereby lessening my chances of winning, it's worth it to share The Parent Side with friends.

Katie Cogswell said...

I need me one of those shirts... :)

Katie Cogswell said...

The Super Advocate shirts are my favorite!!!

Katie Cogswell said...

I'm a Facebook follower/liker!

Katie Cogswell said...

I also liked the Parent side on facebook!

Katie Cogswell said...

I shared the post on facebook!

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

I would love to win. I have a friend the "Diversity" print would be perfect for!

Lady Esther said...

I wanna win...something. I am a contest junkie. Always entering never winning.

Mommy98n09 said...

I wanna win!

Mommy98n09 said...

Love Believe and Include

Mommy98n09 said...

I'm a facebook follower!

Mommy98n09 said...

I'm following the parent side on facebook

mamacarlson09 said...

Haha, I've done the exact same thing with taking a picture of a shirt in the mirror. Doesn't quite work out!