2.4.11

taking care of business giveaway


A little surprise for you all today: a Sadie giveaway! Up for grabs is any item of your choice from the Sadie shop up to a value of $30. (Incidentally, I'm going to do my best to keep the Sadie shop open for at least the first two weeks in April as I've been able to enlist Jeff as my assistant these days.) Here's the deal, you have until April 14 to enter this giveaway in up to three ways (one entry for each thing on the list):

1. Leave me the title and artist and a link to at least one song that inspires you to get work done. 

2. Follow the Sadie Designs blog.

3. Tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave me a link.

Leave a separate comment for each of your entries to be sure they're counted.

I'll choose the winner at random on April 14th and announce it here on the blog. Be sure to leave me your e-mail address or have it visible in your profile so I can contact you easily.

I have to admit, I have selfish motivations for this particular giveaway. My studio soundtrack is getting a little tired and I could use some new inspirational tunes to help me power through this project. What do you listen to when you need to get something done? Because, friends, I have a lot of somethings that I need to get done right about now!

P.S. Above: smoky quartz picture by me. Below: the ultimate not-allowed BTO song and one of my inspiration songs.



44 comments:

  1. ohh your work is lovely! i'd love to win a piece.
    if i won, id choose either the Gold DIpped Quartz Crystal or the Pyrite and Black Gunmetal necklace!

    good luck with the last few weeks of school! i'm in the same boat, graduating in just 3 weeks! :)

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  2. woo! Thanks for the direction! Hope you enjoy the song! I love the emotions in it...and personally want to walk down the isle to it!

    I would love one of your Amethyst pieces! They are SO yummy!

    p.s. my bestie LOVED her necklace!
    xo

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  3. A song that inspires me to work would be Muse - Time Is Running Out. I think its because it gets me under pressure or something along those lines.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhAmug6Ts6o

    I'm following via google connect :)
    jessycalouise@gmail.com

    x

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  4. your pictures are always so pretty, and to prove how much i love them, i was just telling my dad about your pictures today!

    hmmmm, a song that i always, always listen to when i'm working is feather by little dragon.
    http://goldenbloggen.com/04%20Feather.mp3

    and at the river by groove armada
    http://indigo.vlasov.co.uk/at_the_river.mp3

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  5. Hmmm... for me, probably Postcard to Nina by Jens Lekman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmq3GXsMcHM I can listed to his stuff for ages :)

    Btw I love your shop - I saw your post on the Etsy Blog team and I'm so glad I stopped by!

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  6. The song that inspires me to get work done is Requiem for a tower - escala

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRsycxGgyuI

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your idea of having people leave song names! I hope I win :) I love the song "15 Step" by Radiohead. I also like their song "Jigsaw Falling Into Place". SO GOOD!

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  8. I like the song "Ain't Nothin Wrong With That" by Robert Randolph and the family band. great song!

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  9. i just followed your blog :)

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  10. and tweeted about the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/BirdInHandArt/status/54429005859930112

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  11. AH! OMG! haha. You know how much I love your store ;) Great giveaway! So excited!

    One song that inspires me to get stuff done....

    Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On

    It's totally inspiring and uplifting! You should check out all of Lupe's music if you haven't ;) I LOVE him!!

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  12. OF COURSE I follow your blog ;)

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  13. I'm also trying to keep my shop open as long as I can- I do plan on closing soon though, until we move. It's awesome you can recruit Jeff to help you out! I've been thinking since last night about songs. I love listening to Blossom Dearie while I work, she just always puts me in a good mood.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xyd1_blossom-dearie_music

    I also like catching up on a bunch of This American Life podcasts- I probably listen to Ira the most while I'm working, truth be told :)

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  14. I follow you! I love your shop. :) You're just all around adorable.

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  15. ready to start by arcade fire

    mylittleartichoke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. ready to start by arcade fire:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oI27uSzxNQ

    mylittleartichoke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Ok, trying this post again ... officially a follower now!

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  18. ...and some energizing music from my "go go go!" playlist:

    Empire of the Sun's "We are the People" and "Walking on a Dream" (both simultaneously in my head right now)

    Miami Horror's "Illumination"

    Chilly Gonzales' "Never Stop" (feels appropriate these days)

    Yay for giveaways!

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  19. caitlin here!

    'Foals' by Olympic Airways:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK9iyQJuFGg

    love love love all of your beautiful work but especially love the dipped quartz point crystal and silver necklace...

    caitlin_harrigan@yahoo.ca

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  20. my favorite song that helps me get work done has to be anything by the local natives...but my fav pick would be world news-local natives!

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  21. amazing giveaway sarah!!!

    count me in lovely-- my song that has been motivating me to keep going on the treadmill is "no line on the horizon" by u2... i'll replay it again if i feel like giving up. i love it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKwnkYFsiE&playnext=1&list=PL396DB790E74BA757 but they always make me smile :)

    muse "time is running out" was a good pick up there!

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  22. and OF COURSE i'm a forever friend/follower/blog crusher (sounds better than stalker)/HUGE fan of yours!

    x

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  23. Loretta Lynn's High on the Mountaintop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgnfg_NejQE
    and
    Sarah Vauaghan's One Mint Julip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLz_cxsMLuQ
    xo
    Beca

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  24. annnd, already a follower! ;)

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  25. I love rocks, so your shop is super.
    One of the songs I love to work by is Nest TO Me by Sleeping at Last.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=564xDWyxmD8

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  26. Super sweet!
    When I need energy to get going/get things done I listen to things like
    "Hey Ya!" by Andre 3000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgvGjAhvIw
    "Sunday Morning" by k-os http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=602F1Db-uLY
    "Let's Make Love & Listen to Death From Above" by CSS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7agPOt1XZz8
    or anything by Death From Above, or maybe the Yeah Yeah Yeah's...
    But these are energy songs & I'm not sure if that's what you're going for... But if you need something to get you back to work or for a pick-me-up one of these might do it :)

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  27. Also, tweeted the giveaway
    @_honeywild_

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  28. Awesome giveaway!

    How about the car wash song?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v8I5egzoMo

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  29. A song to get work done... hmmm. This week I have been listening to a mix of She & Him and Robyn Del'Unto (shes amazing!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi1M8E01518

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TBcBPCkEes

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  30. I am also following your blog :)

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  31. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/LDCdesigns/statuses/56353131566608384

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  32. i've been stalking your blog forever! of course i'm a follower!

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  33. I LOVE this song by Deer Tick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDWH_ENmEUY

    Hope you like it :)

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  34. Sarah, I love your jewelry!

    I'll be holding out for some tourmaline or rose quartz pieces.

    <3

    http://twitter.com/#!/alesxilva

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  35. Hi there! Congrats on your win at my blog: http://goat-notes.blogspot.com/ and I am a follower of yours. Truly love what you create!

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  36. I follow you!

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  37. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/my_wunderkammer/status/58240743336198144

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  38. I know it's going to sound odd, but this song does the trick for me, I don't know why. I'm usually up for much different kind of tunes...

    Stromae - Alors on danse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pKrVB5f2W0

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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