Thursday, February 3, 2011

Our winner is....Ligata

Congratulations to Ligata, entry #39!!!! Thank you to everyone who entered this contest and checked out Absurious' shop. I hope everyone will continue to stop by Absurdious and see all of Merrijo's works.

I also want to thank Merrijo and George for their kindness and sponsoring a giveaway here at Ozark Scents blog. I appreciate it so very much!!

Thank you again everyone...hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! :)

♥ Amy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Contest closed----Winner to be announced---Absurdious--Etsy Shop Feature and Giveaway!

A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful etsian and talented artist become a dear customer of my shop Ozark Scents. Her name is Merrijo and along with her husband George they have created Absurdious. Absurdious is an etsy shop where Merrijo creates and shares with others her imaginative, fabulous art pieces. Whether you are looking for Stickers, Collages, Giclee Prints, Note Cards or a custom hand made frame for your prints, you can find cute, funny One of a Kind creations at Absurdious. I have used their Gummed-Ups (stickers) and I can tell you they are of outstanding quality and super cute!!

Merrijo and George talked with me a little about their Etsy shop and shared a few things with me about themselves and their creations:

Merrijo is a former first grade teacher with a crazy sense of humor. Her imagination works, she says, “In the zip code of way too much.” She has worked in a lot of different artistic mediums, and is still not sure, on any given day, which medium is her favorite. “What I do know for sure,” says Merrijo, “is that the creative process is a journey that continues to astound me.”

Absurdious was born when Merrijo and her husband, George, first encountered Etsy in 2008. Merrijo stated that this would be a good place to market her absurd artwork, and hence the name Absurdious was born. Because they were in the process of selling their house and moving from Arizona to Ohio, they didn't begin selling products on Etsy until July, 2010. Merrijo does all the artwork, and states “George does all the other icky stuff that makes me look really cool.” George builds the custom frames along with handling all the computer aspects of Absurdious.

“Each day is packed with the unexpected, and we love that the concept of 'fun' is always in our lives as we stretch to improve what we do,” Merrijo stated. George supported her statement that “We both work very hard to make all our art something we enjoy, and we know, therefore, that others will also enjoy it.

“We are open to discussing any special requests you might have,” Merrijo added. “We will do all we can to meet your request, if it is within our abilities.” They can be contacted through their shop at

In addition to giving us some insight into their shop, Merrijo and George have decided to graciously give away, to one lucky reader, One piece of art from their shop!! Our winner will receive one item under $20.00, whether a print of a collage, giclee print, or note cards. They must, of course, specify what they desire. Perfect for Upcoming Birthdays or Valentines day!!

Also, if our winner chooses a print, Absurdious will give them a discount on the purchase of a custom made frame with glass and mat, (a 20% discount), or $28.00.

To enter this Giveaway, go to Absurdious and let us know which One of a Kind piece of Artwork you LOVE from Absurdious. Come back here to Ozark Scents Blog and leave a comment about your choice. This is good for one entry to win any item under $20.00 that you choose.

For extra entries into the contest do any of the following (each good for 1 entry). Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Make Absurdious one of your favorites on Etsy. ("Heart" their shop)

2. Follow Ozark Scents blog or become a follower.

3. Tweet, blog, or facebook about this contest. Make sure to let us know where to find it. (link please)

Please make sure that we have a way to contact you if you are the winner. This contest is open to everyone. (US and International)

On Thursday February 3, 2011 at 7:00pm CST, we will randomly choose a winner.

Thank you so very much Merrijo and George for sharing Absurdious and your creations with us!!

Good Luck Everyone!
♥ Amy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Good Evening! Hope everyone everywhere is keeping warm and enjoying the Holiday season so far. I had hoped on posting weekly up until Christmas about great deals or fun recipes, but so far, no such luck! I guess between Craft Shows, candle orders, 4 little girls and trying to paint and redecorate, I kinda keep busy! :)

So from now until Christmas, if you visit Ozark Scents and make a purchase, you can take 15% off your entire order, every time you order until Christmas. Please place your order and at checkout when it asks for a coupon code enter... HOLIDAY15 to automatically get 15% off your order.

Happy Holidays!
♥ Amy
Ozark Scents

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thankful For...

I finally after being on Etsy for 2 yrs created a treasury (Thanks Laura)!! It is called Thankful for... All of the selections are from members of Busy Moms Team from etsy. Please Check it out if you have a moment.

♥ Amy


Hello Friends,

Just wanted to let you all know that Wyjajewels is giving away a pair of Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree Earrings on her blog!! Great way to get a head start on your Holiday gift giving or get yourself all festive for that upcoming Holiday Party!!!

Also from now till Christmas visit our blog for Christmas giveaways, great recipes and lots of Holiday cheer!! =)

Have a blessed day!
♥ Amy

Friday, February 5, 2010

Giggles and Grins Feature and Giveaway is CLOSED- Winner Announced

Congratulations to Anna (user name Perfect Blue Moon) You are the winner of the Giggles and Grins Feature and Giveaway! We will be in contact with you shortly.

Thank you very much to Dawn and Rhonda of Giggles and Grins for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!!! We love your pendants :)

Thank you to all of our readers, fans, and followers for participating in the contest- we appreciate each and every one of you!

Have a great night!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Giggles and Grins Feature and Giveaway!!

We are happy to welcome back one of our favorite Etsy stores--- Giggles & Grins for a great Valentine's Day Feature & Giveaway!!

It is always such a pleasure to work with the ladies of Giggles & Grins! They have graciously offered one of our Ozark Scents blog readers a chance to own one of their beautiful creations just in time for Valentine's Day!!

A little about Giggles & Grins:

Giggles & Grins is an Etsy store operated by sisters Dawn and Rhonda, who make beautiful glass tile pendants, scrabble tile pendants, and domino pendants. Each pendant is handcrafted with high quality materials and sealed with a glaze to ensure durability. Each pendant comes to you in a cute little organza bag ready for gift giving as well! At Giggles & Grins not only are top quality pendants important to Dawn and Rhonda, but friendly customer service is as well.

I have personally purchased many of Giggles & Grins pendants as gifts and for myself and they are wonderful. Giggles & Grins offers a variety of styles for everyone! You can find everything from Valentine's Day pendants to modern art pendants!! They make awesome gifts and would be perfect to give that special someone this Valentine's Day!! Also right now Giggles & Grins is having a SALE on all Valentine's pendants!!! It is a great time to drop in there and get your gift giving out of the way or buy a few for yourself!

Dawn and Rhonda are so awesome that they would like one of our readers to win one of their pendants just in time for Valentine's Day!!!

To enter to win one of these gorgeous pendants (of your choice), just go on over to Giggles & Grins and let us know which pendant you LOVE the most! Come back here and leave us a comment letting us know which lucky pendant has captured your heart! That will be good for 1 entry into the contest. Make sure to leave us a way to contact you in case you are our winner!

For extra entries into the contest do any of the following (each good for 1 entry). Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Make Giggles & Grins a favorite on Etsy. ("Heart" their shop)

2. Follow Ozark Scents blog or become a follower.

3. Tweet, blog, or facebook about this contest. Make sure to let us know where to find it. (link please)

Contest is open to everyone! Please make sure we have a way to reach you in case you win. Contest will be closed Friday February 5th at 7:00pm CST and a winner will be chosen.
Thanks for participating! and have fun!