Friday, March 4

bright little treasures & spitting soap

some sunshine for your weekend:
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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see that quirky little cat? he is a soap spitter from close2myart.
one of you will getting the soap spitter of your choice! i can't decide my favorite.
it's a toss up between these three. brody votes the sock monkey.
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{i asked michelle to share a little bit about herself and allen designs}

hi! my name is michelle allen. i’m the creator of Allen Designs. i'm a wife of 18 years. a mom of two girls: alexis(15) & jess(10). a full time artist for 14 years- first at Portland Saturday Market and art fairs around the country, then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love Jesus, ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food, for more fun – check out my blog!

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we just launched our new website Close2myArt.com. featuring our whimsical clocks, funky art and our newest line, Soap Spitters™.

how did we happen upon Soap Spitters™?
i was at a party a few years ago and my friend said to me that I should make soap dispensers with my animals. the first picture that came into my head was of them spitting soap from their mouths. we laughed about it and i truthfully didn't give it much thought after that night. that was until i started looking for a soap dispenser for my kitchen last fall. i realized very quickly how UN-creative most soap dispensers are. ahhhhh, an "opportunity"! from an owl to a frog these dispensers will add fun to your hand-washing experience!

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leave a comment on this post to be entered to win, i will announce the winner on monday.
i am off to cuddle my sicklings. happy weekend!

69 comments:

  1. oooo! I LOVE the cat!! He's so cute! :D

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  2. oh my goodness these are so fun! As much as I love owls, I think the sheep is actually my favorite :)

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  3. oh so cute. i love the blue owl :)

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  4. i love, love, love the owl!!
    i hope your babes are feeling better soon. poor guys!

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  5. So fun. I think I am favoriting the sheep! Hope your little people feel better soon!

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  6. Owls are so my thing!! I LOVE the owl art you also featured in this post. WOW! Right up my alley!

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  7. These are the cutest things! LOVE!

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  8. adorable!! I would love any one of those!

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  9. what a cute idea...love the owl dispenser...:)

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  10. I love so many. I guess I will say the owl. They are seriously CUTE! My kids would be in love and maybe more willing to wash their hands?

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  11. I am sooooo going to order one anyway, but it woudl be oh so sweet for it to have a twin ;) Now . . . . which one will it be . . . . I think the squirrel!

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  12. These are so cute!! I love the owl!
    Rebecca
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. So cute, I love the sock monkey!

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  14. So cute, love the sock monkey!

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  15. these are too fun!! I'm not sure which I would pick but it would go in my kitchen! I hope ur boys feel better soon!

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  16. Heck yeah! Love all the sunshine. Sock monkey for sure. These things are too stinkin cute.

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  17. ha! so cute! i can't resist quirky lil things like that. i def would go for the owl. =)

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  18. danielle I am hooked on your blog :)


    love these soap spitters! x x x

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  19. How adorable! I love how creative these dispensers are. I must have the owl for my home!

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  20. OMG! I love them all! They are hilarious and so much fun! Happy Friday,friend!

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  21. i woudl love to win the owl one, and i dont even really like owls. but then again, a frog one would be GREAT! fun stuff!

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  22. i love those soap spitters! i want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. these are so cute! i LOVE the owl one. my kitchen could use a soap dispenser instead of a huge bottle of soap.

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  24. haha they are stinking cute! My daughter would love the cat soap dispenser as cats are her favorite thing in the world.

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  25. Yum, I love yellow! The pig Soap Spitter is so stinkin' cute! Thanks for this opportunity! :)

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  26. OMG, sho doesn't need one of these treasures!

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  27. My kiddos are sick, too. I am SO ready for spring! I am loving the owl!

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  28. love! especially the coo coo clock, i have been looking for something like that for a long time! thanks!

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  29. Those are adorable! I love that sheep!

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  30. Oh goodness, that owl would be great in my blue kitchen. And my baby girl loves owls.

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  31. So adorable...love the owl totally!

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  32. Sooo cool! I love the owl! Of course, I love all things bird related!

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  33. such a cute idea :) and we seem to have many friends in common too :) have a great weekend.

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  34. i am new to your blog…& i have really enjoyed your posts!!
    these soap spitters are so fun! my kids would love the sock monkey, i'm sure…

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  35. The yellow is sensational. :)

    and I love the owl. super cute idea!

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  36. hands down, the owl!
    i love seeing my ad and yellow plate up. too, too cool. thanks for everything.
    health and vitality in your home!

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  37. love that little sock monkey...but it wouldn't be fair to win AGAIN!

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  38. PRECIOUS!! super creative and lovin' the bright cheery colors! hope you and your are rested and back in action soon!

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  39. OH my goodness. I loveeeee the cat one. (I'm a little obsessed with cats, but in a healthy way)

    I am a new follower and I love your blog. (Duh..that's why I follow it ..)

    okay, i'm done now.

    Hope your little ones get better!
    Have a wonderful weekend

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  40. So fun! I think my son would love the sock monkey, but since we are on a farm, I would maybe pick the sheep. Super cute!

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  41. LOVE the yellow!
    and i love the sheep and owl best!!

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  42. oh my that owl is soo cute. what a fun idea!
    hope your sickies are better quick!! :)

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  43. I love the squirrel soup spitter but with jacks undying love of sock monkey i would feel obligated to get it. maybe both :) and i love your yellow collage!

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  44. I love the lamb! Maybe because my mom showered me with lambs when I first had Ella. Now we have lambs galore over here.

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  45. I love the owls! They are really fun and creative. And I think Lil Owl Knits is probably one of my favorite shops on etsy...if only I were that creative!

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  46. Love the owl, soooo cute!
    rachel_nipper@yahoo.com

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  47. Those are funny! Would totally decorate around one!!

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  48. Love them all!! What a neat shop. Thanks for letting the word out about them!
    Hope your babes feel better!

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  49. I love the sock monkey. Ever since i took my kiddos to see Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium, I have had a soft spot for sock monkeys. all they want is a hug!
    I Hope your lil dudes feel better.

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  50. So unique! I love beautiful art! The owl is definitely the best. I am a new subscriber to your blog. Stumbled upon it after reading Meg's post on how her and Craig met. I'm in Canada, so I don't know if contests are available for me, but I'll try, just in case!

    http://easystayathomefun.blogspot.com

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  51. Those are the cutest things! Im obsessed with your blog and all your awesome creativity. I'm Casey Wiegand's friend in real life :) Nice to meet you!

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  52. ohmygoodnesssakes, I love everything.

    The owl is my favorite. I'm an owl fan. Even before they went and got all popular :)

    Happy weekend to you too. I hope the sickness leaves your house!

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  53. My daughter would flip over the sock monkey one. How cute!

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  54. I have been all about yellow lately. The collection of photos you put was a sight for sore eyes!

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  55. My kids would love to wash there hands if we had one of these soap spitters. Thanks for the give away!


    Ninacash2007@yahoo.com

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  56. these are so awesome! that sheep is precious!

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  57. never seen any thing like those Soap Spittters, so fun. I love the squirrel one!

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  58. I just stumbled on your site - very nice! OK - I laughed right out loud at the name "Soap Spitter" - how cute!! :-)

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  59. Super cute!!

    My three year old would love that owl soap spitter and so would i ;)

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  60. omg those are the cutest soap dispensers ever! i'd love a chance to win :)
    thank you!

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  61. Dang Gina. I want one of each in every color of the rainbow. Ahthankya.

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