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I am sure you are all already followers of the fabulous In Honor Of Design blog (I mean, if you aren’t you really are missing out)…  but did you know IHOD has a few shops too?  There’s an accessory shop, a wedding shop, and a Little Miss/Ladies hair/accessory shop too!  Anna’s talent seriously expands sooo far!  I ordered one of the knit hats she sells in her shop for a baby shower present and the mama-to-be was so happy to receive it!  And I can attest that the quality of her products and packaging were impeccable!  She’s great with design, makes the prettiest things, and to top it all off, she is a mama of one (soon to be two) and an ABSOLUTE SWEETHEART!  I am so honored to have her as a sponsor and couldn’t wait to share her beauty with you all, not to mention, there’s a giveaway to honor of her shop being open for ONE YEAR! 🙂 But first, let’s get to know her a little bit better…


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a mother of an adorable little boy with one on the way! When I have time (usually during nap time:D), I work as a graphic designer and accessory designer. I feel so blessed to be able to do something I really love, and have the opportunity to work from home at the same time.

2) How did you get into making accessories?
I had a whim one weekend to sign up for a craft fair and see if I could swing it. It was a successful and such a fun experience. One week later, I started my etsy shop, and have been running ever since. I have loved being able to design and create accessories for Little Misses and Ladies:)

3) What is your favorite thing about blogging?
It has been such a great creative outlet for me. My blog is my space to share all those inspirational and creative finds I come across as a designer. What I didn’t expect is the community of people I would meet! I have loved getting to know fellow bloggers!

4) Have any advice for new shop owners?
Polish your brand! Make sure everything that comes from your business has a consistent look and feel. It really helps as a consumer to get a professional and attractive experience of your shop. You only have a few moments to catch someone’s attention. I probably re-designed my brand three times in one year until I finally achieved a look that reflected my business.
Good photography is probably the most important aspect of selling a product. There are so many cool resources (etsy being one of them) out there for achieving great photos using a simple digital!

5) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Well considering ice cream is my favorite dessert, it is hard to pick a favorite! Nutella, Pomegranate, and Frozen Custard Vanilla:)


Anna is sooo sweet!  She is offering ONE OF YOU READERS any item of your choice from her shop!  How cool is that?

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment with your favorite item from her shop!

2. Spread the word via blog, facebook, twitter (make sure to include @inhonorofdesign and @sandyalamode in your tweet) and leave a comment with the link!

Feel free to use this tweet:

I just entered a GIVEAWAY to win the @inhonorofdesign accessory of my choice on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/c54Nnr

This giveaway is open internationally and will end on Tuesday, November 9 at 5PM CST.  Good luck!!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed!  Thanks all!