Sponsor Love + Giveaway – Cotton Lane

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{MEET SWEET CAROLINE}

David and Caroline (a newly engaged couple)!

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello, friends! My name is Caroline and I am the face behind the blog Good Times Never Seem Sew Good and the little Etsy shop, Cotton Lane. I am a recent graduate of Texas A&M University (whoop!) and am working on getting my teacher’s certification in my home town. Right now I’m student teaching and I am LOVING IT! I love all kinds of crafting…but especially sewing. I taught myself via books and YouTube about three years ago and love to learn new things everyday! I am recently engaged and love spending as much time as possible with my David!

2) How did you come up with the name for your shop?
My mom and I actually sat and brain-stormed a while trying to come up with a creative name for my shop. I don’t really know how we ended up where we did, but I love it and think its perfect for my products.

3) Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from just about everywhere. I love looking at magazines (especially wedding ones ;)) and flipping through craft books. When I begin designing things I usually start with color and go from there… Its all kind of random, and I usually have some sort of “Ah-Ha” moment, am inspired, and can’t stop creating!

4) Congrats on your engagement! What’s the best part about being engaged so far?
Ahhh THANK YOU! I LOVE being engaged!! Its weird, after dating David and talking about getting married for a while, I really didn’t think being engaged would be much different. But it totally is. I can now say with confidence that he is the man I will be spending the rest of my life with and I can’t get over how exciting and real it is! I love spending time with David and of course wedding planning! Oh, and registering for gifts is a LOT of fun!

5) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ice cream is the key to my heart… and that key is mint-chocolate chip flavored!!!!

{GIVEAWAY}

Caroline is giving away her Be Mine set that consists of a simple ballerina headband paired with a beautiful fresh bloom necklace in ruby red, a perfect Valentine’s Day combo! πŸ™‚

How to enter:

You must be Google Friend Connect follower of Sandy a la Mode
1. Visit Cotton Lane and leave a comment with your favorite item!

For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each action.

2. Be a Google Friend Connect follower of Caroline’s blog
3. Follow @sandyalamode and @cotton_lane on twitter
4. Blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @sandyalamode and @cotton_lane in your tweet) and let me know about it

Feel free to use this tweet:
Still need Valentine’s Day accessories? Enter to win a @cotton_lane headband and necklace @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/fhFYZQ

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and closes on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 12PM CST.  Good luck!

Want to get something in time for Valentine’s Day?  Take 15% off your Cotton Lane order with code SALM15 (Valid through Wednesday, February 9 11:59 CST)!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed, thanks!


204 Comments

  1. Renee
    February 2, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    the ballerina headband is my favorite

  2. February 2, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Caroline is so cute – and I love her shop! Right now, my favorites are her colorful bunting flag pillow covers – I think I like the one in reds the best.

  3. February 2, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    I love the Fresh Bloom Necklace in Ivory

  4. February 2, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    I follow you both on twitter πŸ™‚

  5. catherine
    February 2, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    i actually really like the ballerina headband!!

  6. February 2, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    tweeted! πŸ™‚

  7. Mandy S
    February 2, 2011 / 2:15 pm

    I love the Fresh Bloom Necklace in Robins Egg Blue. πŸ™‚

  8. Mandy S
    February 2, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I follow Caroline’s blog. πŸ™‚

  9. Mandy S
    February 2, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I follow you both on twitter. πŸ™‚

  10. Mandy S
    February 2, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    Tweeted! πŸ™‚

  11. February 2, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    I adore that bunting pillow. I actually just made one, but it didn’t turn out as cute as hers!

  12. February 2, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    LOVE Fresh Bloom Necklace & Sunshine headband♥

    xo

  13. February 2, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    I love the blue bird bow headband!

  14. February 2, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    I absolutely adore the You Are My Sunshine- Bow Headband!

  15. February 2, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    I’m a new follower of Caroline’s blog!

  16. February 2, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I’m following you both on twitter @missnmiller!

  17. February 2, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I shared about this giveaway on twitter @ missnmiller!

  18. February 2, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    i follow Caroline now on GFC πŸ™‚

  19. February 2, 2011 / 2:37 pm

    Following Caroline’s blog too!

  20. February 2, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    I love the Fresh Bloom Necklace in Ruby Red!

  21. February 2, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter!

  22. February 2, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    Tweeted!

  23. February 2, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    The pretty in plaid headband is adorable! πŸ™‚

  24. February 2, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    I follow both of you guys on Twitter πŸ™‚

  25. February 2, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    I follow Caroline’s blog! πŸ™‚

  26. February 2, 2011 / 2:51 pm

    I LOVE everything in her shoppe, right now that headband/necklace combo has me swooning!!
    xo

  27. February 2, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    I follow you both on twitter !

    xo

  28. February 2, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    I follow Caroline’s blog via GFC
    xoxo

  29. February 2, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    I follow you both on twitter
    xo

  30. February 2, 2011 / 3:12 pm

    I like the Button in Bloom in Red.

  31. EliseKayEm
    February 2, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    I love ALL the fresh bloom necklaces but I think my fave is the mustard!

  32. EliseKayEm
    February 2, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    I’m now following cotton lane via GFC!

  33. EliseKayEm
    February 2, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    I follow you both on twitter!

  34. February 2, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Honestly my favorite IS the ballerina headband!!

  35. February 2, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    I am now following Caroline’s cute blog!

  36. February 2, 2011 / 3:58 pm

    Oh I love the bunting pillow! Its so adorable! I also love the checkbook/receipt pouch. A little dorky, but I am always needing a place for receipts! Such a good idea!

    *kate

    (I follow on GFC!)

  37. February 2, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    I follow Caroline on GFC too!

    *kate

  38. February 2, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    And I follow you both on twitter!

    *kate

  39. February 2, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    I am a Google Friend Connect Follower of your blog and I visited Caroline’s shop. My favorite item is the Fresh Bloom Necklace in Robins Egg Blue.

  40. February 2, 2011 / 4:13 pm

    LOVE the ballerina headband!

  41. February 2, 2011 / 4:13 pm

    I sent the following tweet about this: Still need Valentine’s Day accessories? Enter to win a @cotton_lane headband and necklace @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/fhFYZQ

    (@ChicnPink)

  42. February 2, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    The fresh bloom necklace in mustard colour is so adorable:) Sweetie, count me in, please. What a beautiful giveaway
    Hugs and kisses

  43. doroffee
    February 2, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    I love the pillow covers with the flags (I couldn’t even chose between the green and the red one) :).

  44. doroffee
    February 2, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    I also follow Caroline’s blog. πŸ™‚

  45. February 2, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    My favorite is that ballerina headband–I need something to spruce up my short hair!

  46. February 2, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I don’t think it gets much sweeter than the ballerina headband, I love it!

  47. liz
    February 2, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    I follow you both on twitter bird name doki doki co πŸ™‚

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone πŸ™‚

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. February 2, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    I Love the You Are My Sunshine- Bow Headband πŸ˜€

    And of course I follow you on GFC

  49. February 2, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway πŸ˜€

  50. February 2, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Love the fresh flower in camel!

  51. February 2, 2011 / 5:51 pm

    Following Caroline’s blog!

  52. Kayla Harvey
    February 2, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    Loving the blue bird bow headband!

  53. Kayla Harvey
    February 2, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    Following Caroline via GFC!

  54. Kayla Harvey
    February 2, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Following both of you on twitter (@Kayla_Harvey)

  55. Kayla Harvey
    February 2, 2011 / 6:59 pm

    Tweeted! (@Kayla_Harvey)

  56. February 2, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    i love the Fresh Bloom Necklace in Robins Egg Blue. thanks!

  57. February 2, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    i follow on twitter (@kileencheng)

  58. February 2, 2011 / 7:19 pm

    Follow and adore the You Are My Sunshine- Bow Headband.

    omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  59. February 2, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    Follow you both on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

  60. February 2, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    i love the innocent crush picture frame

  61. February 2, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    following both of you on twiter
    @azhezha

  62. February 2, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    I think the fresh bloom necklace in Robins egg blue is just gorgeous. Love the colour!

  63. February 2, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    And tweeted!! πŸ™‚

  64. Jen
    February 2, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    digging the blue bird headband!

  65. Jen
    February 2, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    follow you both on twitter!

  66. Jen
    February 2, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    tweeted!

  67. Amber W.
    February 2, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    The ballerina headband is by far my favorite item. I’m lucky that it is a part of the giveaway!

  68. Amber W.
    February 2, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    I retweeted the contest on twitter. (Whimsical3)

  69. Amber W.
    February 2, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    I also follow you on twitter. (Whimsical3)

  70. February 2, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    Awwwwww! Congratulations to Caroline and David on their engagement! Felicidades!

    I went to her shop and really tried to choose one item but I am totally in love with the Ballerina headband and the very beautiful fresh bloom necklace in ruby red! I want these items badly πŸ˜‰

  71. February 2, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    I am a follower of Caroline’s blog through Google Friend Connect

  72. February 2, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    I am a Follower of @sandyalamode and @cotton_lane via twitter

  73. February 2, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    She is adorable. He is adorable. And her stuff is fannntabulous!

  74. February 3, 2011 / 7:50 am

    The bunting flag pillow is my favorite!!

  75. February 3, 2011 / 7:53 am

    I follow Caroline’s sweet blog!

  76. February 3, 2011 / 7:53 am

    I follow both of you on twitter πŸ™‚ (@yes_teacher)

  77. February 3, 2011 / 8:30 am

    my favorite item is the ballerina headband. LOVE!

  78. February 3, 2011 / 8:30 am

    and i follow you both on twitter!

  79. February 3, 2011 / 8:39 am

    The flag pillow is my favorite!

  80. February 3, 2011 / 8:41 am

    I follow Caroline’s Blog!

  81. February 3, 2011 / 8:42 am

    I follow you both on twitter!

  82. February 3, 2011 / 11:05 am

    Seriously, pick just one thing? I am so in love with the ballerina headband and that adorable bunting pillow!

  83. February 3, 2011 / 11:06 am

    I follow sandyalmode on twitter!

  84. February 3, 2011 / 11:07 am

    I follow cotton_lane on twitter!

  85. February 3, 2011 / 11:08 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway @weepereas !

  86. Erin
    February 3, 2011 / 11:22 am

    Love the checkbook holders!

  87. Kristine
    February 3, 2011 / 2:18 pm

    love that pretty in plaid headband!

  88. Kristine
    February 3, 2011 / 2:18 pm

    and i followed caroline’sblog as well.

  89. FoxyMomma
    February 3, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    i love the colorful bunting flag pillow cover in greens! so cute!

  90. Rozen
    February 3, 2011 / 2:22 pm

    I absolutely love the bunting pillow case cover! It is just so adorable….and of course I follow your blog!

  91. February 3, 2011 / 5:06 pm

    I follow your blog (obviously) and LOVE Caroline’s bunting flag pillow cover!!! I really want to use that in my bedroom!

  92. February 3, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    I also follow Caroline’s blog!

  93. February 3, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    I follow both of you on Twitter too!

  94. February 3, 2011 / 5:08 pm

    I tweeted!

  95. February 3, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    I LOVELOVELOVE the bunting pillows!

  96. February 3, 2011 / 6:44 pm

    I love the bunting pillow covers! They are so adorable!

  97. February 3, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I follow Caroline’s blog! πŸ™‚

  98. February 3, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I follow both of you on twitter! @emergingem

  99. February 4, 2011 / 8:03 am

    love the fresh bloom necklace in mustard yellow!
    such a fun giveaway from Caroline’s shop πŸ™‚

  100. February 4, 2011 / 8:04 am

    I’m following Caroline’s sweet blog!

  101. February 4, 2011 / 8:04 am

    I’m following you both on Twitter (@bbgoad)

  102. February 4, 2011 / 8:48 am

    I’m following you both on Twitter!

  103. February 4, 2011 / 8:48 am

    I tweeted! (And apparently posting comments too quickly – WordPress just told me to slow down. Lol!)

  104. February 4, 2011 / 8:48 am

    I love the turquoise hairbow that she has!

  105. February 4, 2011 / 8:49 am

    And I’m already a follower of her blog!

  106. February 4, 2011 / 8:54 am

    Be MIne ballerina headband is my fave.

  107. February 4, 2011 / 8:54 am

    I follow Sandy on Twitter.

  108. February 4, 2011 / 8:55 am

    I tweeted this giveaway.

  109. February 4, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I love the bunting flag pillow. What a great thing for a summer house…

  110. February 4, 2011 / 11:12 am

    Love the pillow covers!! The colorful bunting flag pillow cover in reds are my favourite!!

  111. February 4, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Loving the Fresh Blooms necklaces {in every color!} and the bunting pillows. So pretty!

  112. Nancy
    February 4, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    I love the colorful bunting flag pillow cover in greens! Gorgeous πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!
    Nancy
    nafairbank (at) gmail (dot) com

  113. va
    February 4, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    gfc follower of caroline’s blog

    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

  114. Andrea S
    February 4, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    My favorite item is the colorful bunting flag pillow cover in reds! =)

  115. February 5, 2011 / 2:23 am

    the fresh bloom necklace in mustard is to die for!

  116. Krysti Sumpter
    February 5, 2011 / 3:16 am

    loveee the ballerina headband

  117. Krysti Sumpter
    February 5, 2011 / 3:16 am

    google fried connected

  118. JenniferB
    February 5, 2011 / 6:18 am

    I really like the fresh bloom necklaces- mustard yellow and robin egg blue

    ejxd95@gmail.com

  119. JenniferB
    February 5, 2011 / 6:19 am

    GFC follower of both yours and caroline’s blogs
    jenniferb

    ejxd95@gmail.com

  120. JenniferB
    February 5, 2011 / 6:20 am

    twitter follower of yours and caroline’s- jblanton41

    ejxd95@gmail.com

  121. Kristine Andres
    February 5, 2011 / 9:45 am

    i followed both of you guys on twitter as well!

    keandres@gmail.com

  122. Kristine Andres
    February 5, 2011 / 9:46 am

    and i tweeted! @keandres13

    keandres@gmail.com

  123. violet
    February 5, 2011 / 10:00 am

    i follow your blog as viorela and my favorite item isYou Are My Sunshine- Bow Headband.

  124. violet
    February 5, 2011 / 10:01 am

    following caroline’s blog as viorela.

  125. violet
    February 5, 2011 / 10:02 am

    i follow @sandyalamode and @cotton_lane on twitter as violet_porto.

  126. angie
    February 5, 2011 / 11:45 am

    I love the plaid headband….it would look adorable on my daughter!

  127. February 5, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    following both on twitter

    @malloryrobinson
    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

  128. February 5, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    Ohhh my goodness, the bunting flag pillows are so so so cute!!!!

  129. February 5, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter (@SheLikesRuffles)

  130. brittany
    February 5, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    i follow sandyalamode on gfc as bdoerfler2 and my fave item from cotton lane is the pretty in plaid bow headband.

    bdoerfler2@gmail.com

  131. brittany
    February 5, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    i follow caroline’s blog on gfc as bdoerfler2

    bdoerfler2@gmail.com

  132. brittany
    February 5, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    I follow @sandyalamode and @cotton_lane on twitter as @texsmommy89

    bdoerfler2@gmail.com

  133. Jwamed
    February 5, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Follower via GFC as Alexandra C
    jwamed(at)gmail(dot)com

  134. Jwamed
    February 5, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    My favourite item is for sure the ballerina headband and fresh bloom necklace in ruby red:)

  135. Jwamed
    February 5, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Caroline Follower via GFC as Alexandra C

  136. Jwamed
    February 5, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Follow both on twitter as @cantlovefashion

  137. malkatz
    February 5, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I love the Button in Bloom in Red and Pretty In Plaid- Bow Headband.

  138. malkatz
    February 5, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter!

  139. malkatz
    February 5, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    I follow Caroline’s blog via GFC.

  140. Kelly
    February 6, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    I love Caroline’s Pretty In Plaid- Bow Headband! So cute!

  141. Kelly
    February 6, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    I follow Caroline’s blog

  142. Kasia
    February 6, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I’m GFC follower of Sandy a la Mode (Goga)

    My favourite item from Cotton Lane is innocent crush picture frame

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

  143. Kasia
    February 6, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I’m a GFC follower of Caroline’s blog (Goga)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

  144. Kasia
    February 6, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    I followed @sandyalamode on twitter (@Kaziutka)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

  145. Kasia
    February 6, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    I followed @cotton_lane on twitter (@Kaziutka)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

  146. Ingrid
    February 6, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    I’m a follower as Asuka!
    Here’s my favorite item: “Fresh Bloom Necklace in Ruby Red “.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

  147. Ingrid
    February 6, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    Following Caroline’s blog as Asuka.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

  148. Ingrid
    February 6, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    Following both twitter accounts as my_wunderkammer.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

  149. Wendy
    February 7, 2011 / 12:59 am

    My fave would have to be the blue bird bow headband form her shop! πŸ˜€

  150. joann, sidewalk chic
    February 7, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    I love, love the ballerina headband!

  151. February 8, 2011 / 12:02 am

    My fav item is definitely the ballerina headband. Super cute.

  152. susanmeep
    February 8, 2011 / 8:58 am

    I love the ballerina headband suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  153. February 8, 2011 / 9:13 am

    Love the colorful bunting flag pillow! And I’m a follower, of course.

  154. February 8, 2011 / 9:13 am

    I follow Good Times Never Seem Sew Good.

  155. February 8, 2011 / 9:14 am

    I follow you both on Twitter πŸ™‚

  156. Melody Kay Carolino
    February 8, 2011 / 9:49 am

    I love the Fresh Flower in Mustard Yellow! πŸ™‚