Mr. Mustachio & another contest!

When Something's Hiding in Here first made a mustache on a stick over 5 years ago, it was because Stephen couldn't grow one of his own. He dreamt of all the 'staches he wished he could grow, carving them from wood. Shauna, brilliantly, told him to put 'em on a stick and the rest is photo booth history.

Why are Shauna and Stephen offering a mustache giveaway? The duo behind Something's Hiding in Here want to spread awareness about men's health issues such as prostrate cancer. What's a better way to do that than promote mustache-growing, conversation-starting, fun filled Movember?**

To celebrate Movember and give you a chance to continue your own year-round awareness campaign, we're giving a Mustache on a Stick away! How do you enter?
  • Comment below and tell us who's your favorite mustached celebrity.
  • Link to Movember on your site, twitter feed, facebook page...somewhere, anywhere! Come back to the comments and let me know where you posted about it. 
  • You get 2 extra entries if you or your SO register to participate in Movember!

Easy peasy sneezy, right? My favorite mustached Mr. will pick the winner through a random drawing on October 31, 2011 at noon. That means entries close at 11:59 AM October 31, 2011.
Got it?

**What is Movember?
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown into a global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate. No matter the city or country, Movember strives to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment. 
On November 1st, you can register at with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into fine mustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. 

In 2010, over 64,500 US Mo Bros and Mo Sistas helped spread the word.

Slow Gardening Give Away!

Felder Rushing's Slow Gardening is a broadly informative book that echoes my personal philosophy of gardening: don't worry about perfection, just get out there and do it. The book is chock full of pictures and explains the basics in a thorough, enjoyable way.

Beyond that, the book takes a conversational approach. Rushing doesn't lay out rules, he takes a gentle, encouraging approach, telling the us to get into the dirt and explore the life around us. He guides you through the seasons with an emphasis on enjoying each and every moment rather than getting bogged down with spring preparations. Don't get caught up in trying to make sure every last detail is right, just enjoy the details for what they are! There are creative ideas for recycling and reuse in the garden, plants to grow, and plants you can usually find for free. (Just make friends with other gardeners!) 

If you need step-by-step guidance, this book isn't for you. If you want a diving board into the pool of gardening joys, this is the go-to guide you've been looking for.

I have my review copy of the book to do a quick, one-day giveaway open to residents of North America, only. (Unless you want to pay shipping, 'cause that gets too expensive for me.) How do you enter to win? Comment below--do you take a slow approach to gardening? Are you a new gardener and need a little guidance? Just tell me a little about your gardening self. I'll draw a winner tomorrow at noon!

PS Don't forget to include an email address or link in your comment so I can get in touch with you if you win!

Wolfie visits Wilderness

Do you know Misti Little? We've internet-known each other for 4 (maybe 5?) years now and that girl is amazing.

Avid hiker, phenomenal photographer, and smart as a whip. So when she asked if I'd take part in her interview series this summer of course I said yes. I like to be associated with smart people, it makes me look smarter. Plus interviews are fun.

So I did. Annnnd it's up for reading today, so go check it out! 

I hope you all had a great weekend. Anyone get to spend some time outdoors playing? Or indoors playing? I managed to get some time in on the sewing machine, but not any pictures. One feat per weekend is enough, I don't want to push my luck.


Since I don't really have much to post today, and interview days are fun because it means new people are lurking around, I'm giving away an 8-1/2" x 11" prints to 2 readers! 

Read the interview and comment here with a factoid you didn't know about me if you've been reading this ol' blog a while.  If WatS is new to you and you knew nothing about me then just post anything relevant to the interview and that'll be just fine.  Comment as many times as you'd like between now and 12:00 AM Friday. I'll announce the winners in my post on Friday. Make sure you include an email address either in the comment form (it won't be viewed by the public) or as part of your comment, writing out "dash", "dot" and "at" so robots don't harvest your email address.

Calendar Giveaway!

I'd planned to do a post on Cursive Design and some other favorites of mine, but yesterday was an explosion of gettin' stuff done, so I have a lot of my own stuff to show. So Monday we'll drool over the colorful jewelry Sarah makes. Drooling is better suited for a Monday anyway, right?

Are you familiar with While She Naps? That was totally me yesterday: baby slung on my shoulder, deep in baby-sleep while I printed, scanned, colored and photoshopped away. For 2 solid hours I was doing the creativity hustle, and what do I have to show for it? The Winter Poster {and print, although I don't have that graphic on the site yet}!

I also begged Hi-C to get a shot of the calendar and he kindly obliged. Look at that--the 2011 calendar on a one-of-a-kind kindling shelf!

I know I'm whoring out the links left and right, but I'm pretty proud of how the shop is shaping up, so I want people to look at it!

And if you've made it past all the bragging excitement, I have a contest going! Vote for your favorite month's illustration {there are no right or wrong answers} for a chance to win one of our 2011 calendars! We're giving 3 away after the contest closes Wednesday, October 27.
Go now and Vote!

{PS--If you've had trouble opening the link, this link is the same survey.}

short and sweet now. later the prizes

Well, here it is, Friday, and the luster of new-found debt freedom is waning. I have thoroughly enjoyed the ideas everyone has shared this week, and will start drawing for names for door prizes soon, so look for an email or come back and check the names later on this afternoon--cause kickin' off the weekend with free stuff seems pretty dern cool, right?

In the meantime, I'm off to finish up my post for Modish today. Happy Friday, and see you back here soon!

Jason Munn's print (available through If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?; found via Sia Grafica) is exactly what I have in mind for the weekend. And just might have to be my next big splurge. Looks like I'll have plenty of time ahead of me to decide how lasting the design will resonate with me.