Yay Yay Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!
Acute Designs is hanging on the blog with a little interview
AND GIVEAWAY! <-- you know you love that!



Regina Morrison is the owner of a small handmade accessories business,
Acute Designs, and a freelance writer.
She recently escaped her 9-5 job and is actively pursuing a life as a handmade business owner.
Read about her journey and business on her blog, where she posts daily.
She currently lives in San Diego with her husband and two crazy dogs.

She recently answered a few questions,
so we can get to know her business a bit better!
- How do you find inspiration or what keeps you inspired?...
I am inspired by all things vintage and antique.
So, I spend a lot of time browsing antique and vintage stores.
  If I am in the need of a kick of inspiration, I will check out an old book about fashion
 from the library. The library is an amazing and free resource for design and fashion books!
If your library isn't up to par, try browsing for fashion and design books at thrift stores -
you can often find inexpensive and unique books.
- With your life, how do you find time to create & do you make a schedule?..
Acute Designs is my full-time job.
  I quit my "day job" {which I hated} in November to focus solely on Acute Designs.
We are a little poor these days, but I have never been happier...so it is worth it!
I find that it is easy to get sucked into the amazing world of blogs, social media, and emails.
   So I spend my mornings on the computer and afternoons creating and filling orders.
If I have a lot that I have to get done, I make an hour by hour schedule.
  I am big on lists and schedules, they put me at ease and help me to stay focused.
- Without divulging too many details, do you have any big plans for your shop this summer?
 (new items or a new direction)
I am going to expand my Acute Pet line.
  I used to sell eco-friendly dog beds, but the profit versus cost + production wasn't worth it for me.
  I have a few ideas of how to stream line this process, so look for that later this summer.
  I am also working on a few accessories for the home in order to create an Acute Home line.
Pets and homes need accessories too :).
- Do you have any advice for someone that is just starting out with a shop,
especially someone who makes unique items like yours?
Don't obsess about what others are doing - just do it your way.
Be honest, humble, and gracious.
Give every single customer a superior amount of service
and don't whine if things aren't going your way!
It will happen eventually, but it usually doesn't happen for people who spend their time
 complaining about "it" not happening.


Today Regina is offering up one of you a $20 shop credit!
And all of you can take advantage of her discount code too.


I'm giving you 5 chances to enter this giveaway!
(its mandatory that you are a follower of my blog, but it doesn't count as an entry)

Here are your ways to win:
-Follow Acute Designs Blog-
-Fan on Facebook-
-Follow on Twitter-
& for 2 extra entries.. tweet or facebook this!

::giveaway ends friday july 1st 8pm, winner announced this weekend::
GOOD LUCK!

82 comments:

  1. I follow her blog through GFC!
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  2. I also liked on FB!
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  3. I follow via twitter @tigg1990
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  4. I follow Acute Designs blog!
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  5. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    I follow her adorable blog!

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  6. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    following her great blog!

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  7. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    following on twitter...

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  8. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    tweeted this giveaway @blueeyedowl

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  9. I follow her blog!
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  10. I follow her blog via blog lovin!

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  11. I'm a follower of Acute Designs!

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  12. I'm a follower on Twitter too, now! (above was for blogger).

    -Carly
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  13. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    I am following her blog!
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  14. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    I am a fan of her FB.
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  15. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    I follow her blog!!
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  16. Liked 'em on facebook! what a fun stinkin giveaway! HOLLA

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  17. following their tweets! <3

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  18. aaaan facebooked it under my yellow heart account! whew ok done.

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  19. love Regina! She is such an inspiration! I already follow her blog and follow her on twitter. I'm a fan ;)

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  20. this is all so cute! you were right...it would be hard to pick!

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  21. I follow Acute Designs's blog.

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  22. I follow Regina on Twitter.

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  23. I tweeted about the giveaway (from @Jaclyn1423). 1 of 2.

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  24. I tweeted about the giveaway (from @Jaclyn1423). 2 of 2.

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  25. I follow Acute Designs blog.

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  26. I liked Acute Designs on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman).

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  27. I Facebooked the giveaway (Andi Bauer Trautman)

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  28. I follow acute designs on twitter!
    So excited for this giveaway!!!

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  29. Follow acute designs on fb

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  30. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  31. I fb'd this giveaway!
    (hope I win!!!)

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  32. Like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001444401394

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  33. Follow on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

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  34. 1) Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/86124556569419776

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  35. 2) Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/86124556569419776

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  36. I now follow her on Twitter!

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  37. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    i am a new follower of her blog using gfc!!
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  38. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    i am now a facebook fan :)

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  39. Following (and already commented on) the Acute Designs blog! :D

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  40. Liked her on FB!

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  41. I followed her blog!
    SUPER CUTE!

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  42. I also "liked" on FB :)

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  43. Following on Twitter annnd I tweeted about it!
    WooHoo!

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  44. Happily following her blog

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  45. Now following acute designs! I loove all her stuff it's adorable! :)
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  46. Following her blog and liked her on FB I don't do twitter :( her stuff is so cute! Thanks for the opportunity! XOXO

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  47. I am now following her blog and I did so before I even saw the giveaway because she is living my dream and I find her SOO inspiring!

    Thank you for sharing Heather!

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  48. I am also now following her FB.

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  49. Also am now stalking on twitter!

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  50. I also sent a tweet and @'ed you both in it!

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  51. And I'm SOOO sharing on FB right now!

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  52. I am an Acute Designs Facebook fan :)

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  53. I follow her blog through GFC (and I follow yours too!) :)

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  54. I like her on FB (Sarah Bee)

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  55. I follow her on twitter (@yes_teacher)

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  56. Tweeted:
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  57. I'm following her on Twitter!

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  58. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  59. I follow the Acute Designs blog - ktkatherine
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  60. I'm a fan of Acute Designs on fb - ktkatherine
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  61. I follow Acute Designs on twitter - @fashfrugality
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  62. I shared this on my blog's facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=163771107023541&id=143057252402543
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  63. I shared this on my blog's facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=163771107023541&id=143057252402543
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  64. Anonymous29 June, 2011

    I'm following Acute Designs blog!

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  65. Very cute shop! Follow your blog and her blog now :)

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  66. "Liked" the facebook page: Amber Lane

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  67. Follow up on Twitter! @JYTBB

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  68. following Acute Designs Blog :]]

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  69. I am a fan of Acute Designs on FB :]]

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  70. Following Acute Designs on Twitter :]]

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  71. tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/Kellymegs929

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  72. Yay. Getting my entried right in the nick of time. I follow Acute Designs blog now. She makes lovely things!

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  73. I follow Acute through FB!!! :) love your stuff

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