Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{Tuesday Giveaway} and Preferred Sponsor Spotlight: Sweet Little Birdy

I am so excited to introduce you to the charming Tara of Sweet Little Birdy, one of the lovely preferred sponsors of Kate Landers Events, LLC!  Keep reading for a great interview and FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!



I hope you enjoy peeks at some of her fabulous product offerings throughout the post (oh, and you might enjoy her blog, too!) {images courtesy of the fabulous NFE Design}





I have already picked out about 10 things I want to order straight away!!!





I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to not only host a giveaway sponsored by Tara, but also help you learn a bit more about the fabulous woman behind the business!!!



Tara has an online shop called Sweet Little Birdy, offering darling party products.



One of the best parts? International shipping is available!

So be sure to take a peek at the unique array of items she offers.


                                                        {photo from Sambellina}
I asked Tara (isn't she lovely?)a few questions to help everyone get to know her better.



She has some really fun and thoughtful answers, I thoroughly enjoyed reading through them and hope you will too!!!





{Question} How did you come up with the name, Sweet Little Birdy?

{Answer} We had no idea of the name and jotted a few down that we thought were suitable. ‘A little birdy’ was on the list, as the saying ‘A little birdy told me’ had become a bit of a running joke in our house so we put ‘a little birdy’ on the list as a bit of fun, and thought we could use it nicely in marketing and it kind of stuck and we decided to use it. When we went to register the business the name was taken. A few of the other names on the list started with ‘sweet’ so we combined sweet with little birdy and we loved it!




{Question} What was your inspiration for starting Sweet Little Birdy? How and when did it come about, and how long did it take for you to get it off the ground?

{Answer} Sweet Little Birdy is a combination of what I am passionate about. It combines my love of party styling, the colour pink, my decorating styles, my attention to detail, gorgeous home decor, my love of photography, online shopping, social networking and the internet. It all started to come together when I started to compile a ‘scrapbook’ (of sorts) whenever I came across pictures and articles of things I loved – I didn’t really have any sort of goal in mind at the time but often wondered what I could do to combine all these fantastic things that I loved so much, and over time Sweet Little Birdy really just evolved and in June this year I made the decision to just go for it and did just that.



{Question} What are your future goals for Sweet Little Birdy?

{Answer} I have so many ideas for Sweet Little Birdy ~ we plan to continually add to our collection, introduce new ideas, inspire people with how to use our products and to also help other people achieve their dream by sourcing products from the many talented and crafty people out there. We have some wonderful photo shoots coming up next year, and some fantastic party styling events will be taking place.




{Question}  Do you have any secrets on how to manage family and work? What are your priorities (in what order) and how do you help stick to them?

{Answer} I believe that a work, family, home and life balance does not mean it has to be an equal balance ~ I think the key is knowing which one needs the most attention at the time. Family will always be first, and I am more than happy to stop what I am working on and give my gorgeous family the attention needed. Setting realistic goals and boundaries are also important, and not being hard on yourself or expecting too much is a definite rule.



{Question} What birthday party are you planning next? {party details welcome!}

{Answer} Nothing at the moment ~ we are busy planning our Christmas soiree, as well as some photo shoots and baby shower for next year. Lots of ideas for the future though!



                                                               {Image from Style Me Gorgeous}
{Question}  If you had to select 3 favorite products in your shop, what would they be and why?

{Answer} Too hard!!! Lol. Because I personally select every item to fit in with the ‘feel’ of Sweet Little Birdy I do love everything… but to pick they would probably be our oversized dotty cups ~ these are just so perfect for some many things (and I also have a head over heels weak at the knees love of pink polka dots), the birdy bloomers set from our ‘cowboys and cupcakes’ label of clothing ~ handmade and just gorgeous, and lastly our set of 3 metal cake stands ~ they look amazing tiered or individually, the sizes are perfect, and they are ‘child-friendly’ (no risk of broken glass at parties).



{Question} What are your favorite websites and blogs to check on a daily basis?

{Answer}  Definitely Kate Landers Events LLC… also Eat Drink Chic, The busy budgeting mama, bakerella … Some gorgeous Australian blogs like The Ivory Social, Chic Mother and Baby, My life – my loves (Sharnel Dollar) and Mon Tresor… These are just a few – there are many many more I LOVE ~ thank goodness for RSS feeds!



{Question} Any tips for party planning and how to incorporate your product for a children's party?

{Answer} Think outside the square ~ all too often we look at a product and only see one use. A perfect example of this is our craft turntables – these make amazing lolly/treat holders and the novelty of the turntable just adds to the party atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to try new things and different ideas.



A HUGE thank you to Tara for the wonderful interview!!!!
Now... here is your chance to win some DARLING treats from Sweet Little Birdy for this week's {Tuesday Giveaway}!!!
 


 
Tara is generously offering one lucky winner *ALL* of the following:

 A turntable with your choice of pink (think a girl party, baby shower, even Easter!)...


 Or red (a boy OR girl birthday, baby shower, andChristmas is just around the corner...with Valentine's Day not far behind!) buckets.


AND a set of paper straws in your choice of available colors!



AND.....a $50.00 (fifty dollars) Gift Certificate to her sweetest online shop, Sweet Little Birdy (shipping complimentary).

Are you excited yet? Here's how to enter:

1. Visit Tara's shop here, and come back and leave a comment on this blog post sharing with us TWO of your favorite items!!!

AND

2. Become a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC (if you are already a fan, thank you kindly! Feel free to leave a note on my wall just to say hello!)

AND

3). Become a fan of Sweet Little Birdy, and leave her a note just to say hi and letting her know you dropped by! Compliments welome, of course!

That's it!!!

For an extra entry, in your comment you leave on our blog tell us what you found most enjoyable about Tara's interview!


This contest is open to people ages 18 years and older, and internationally.



Contest ends Monday, November 1st at 11:59pm EST.

Good luck!!!
{Please note: Kate Landers Events, LLC, is not responsible for the products or delivery there of of any offerings in any of our giveaways other than products or services from our own shoppe. We do our very best to make sure we work with the most delightful and reputable vendors and designers out there, but we hold no responsibility or liability for any giveaway item(s). We are merely the hosts of the giveaways, not the sponsors and hold no liability should the sponsor not deliver what was promised}

112 comments:

I run for cake! said...

Great interview and awesome giveaway. There are so many cute things in the shop to choose from! But being the baking fanatic that I am those straight/scalloped cookie cutters and the scalloped metal cake pedestals definitely caught my eyes!

Anonymous said...

love everything - faves milk bottles and paper straws.
jamiemjohn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

like sweet little birdy\
jamiemjohn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

like you on fb
jamiemjohn@hotmail.com

star said...

I love the scalloped cake stands and the Glass Canister Candy Box!

star said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on Facebook!

star said...

I am a fan of sweet little birdy on facebook!

Sewn With Grace said...

I love the peas in a pod salt and pepper shakers and the cupcake carrier!

Sewn With Grace said...

I like sweet little bird on FB

Sewn With Grace said...

I also like Kate Landers Events, LLC on FB!

Jennifer Birkhead said...

Already a HUGE fan of both Kate Landers Events, LLC and Sweet Little Birdy and like Tara, I find it almost impossible to narrow down just two items but I'm going to say the square scalloped edge cake stand and the turntable with buckets ;)

Tara said...

Very inspirational interview! I love the fact that she is enjoying her passion and creativity. All the products are pretty sweet, but the little milk bottles are cute as well as the polka dot mugs. Best wishes to you!

Kerrie said...

What a gorgeous interview.
I just love the Turntable With Buckets and the Baking Cups Mini Spots.... i used both of these for my daughters party and they were the most popular items on the table.

tarakdesigns@bigpond.com
♥♥

Michelle Patterson said...

Turntable with Buckets & Glass Canister Candy Box are my 2 favourites. :-)

Suzanne Bowden said...

I too am a fan of both Kate Landers Events and Sweet Little Birdy. If i have to narrow it down to two things i love most in Taras shop it would be the devine turntable (in pink of course) and the cutest little owls i have ever seen (they normally are scary but hers look happy). I have met Tara at the markets but what i liked about her interview was that she wanted to share her passion with others and inspire people to achieve their dreams. So thankyou Kate Landers for sharing a small part of Tara with us. thanks heaps.

Whitney at WhipperBerry said...

I LOVED Kate Landers and Sweet Little Birdy on FB (at least I would, if there was an option) and I'm swooning over all the milk bottles and the idea of the pint PJ's, so fun! I totally love your site!!

Jelly Bean Books said...

I am already a FB fan of both Kate Landers Events & Sweet Little Birdy :) My favourite items at Sweet Little Birdy are the scalloped cake stands & the 3 tier cupcake holder - gorgeous! I loved reading about Tara's inspiration for starting her business - very inspiring to me :)

Whitney at WhipperBerry said...

I LOVED Kate Landers and Sweet Little Birdy on FB (at least I would, if it were an option) and I'm definitely swooning over all those milk bottles and I totally love the idea of the PJ's in a pint. SO FUN. Love, love, love your site!!

nydiajohnson@aol.com said...

Loving the lunch boxes used on the tables and the turntable as well.
From the interview, I enjoyed reading most about the start of her business and coming up with the business name. I love hearing about other women following their dreams and showing their creativity to the world. Always puts a smile on my face.

Nat said...

I love it all! A one stop shop for the next perfect party. I especially love the gorgeous pram favour boxes and all of the cake stands. They would make my not so perfect creations look so much better!

LillyxxGal said...

I Love everything! My top 2 favorites are the milk bottles & paper straws. So happy to find this company, I will be using this site when I plan my Minnie's Tea Party!

LillyxxGal said...

I LOVE everything! My top 2 favorites are the milk bottles & paper straws! So glad to find this company, I will be using this site when I plan my Minnie's tea Party!

LillyxxGal said...

I am already a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC :-)

suzietrader77 at gmail dot com

LillyxxGal said...

I became a fan of Sweet Little Birdy, and left her a comment :-)

suzietrader77 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the cake stands

Baby Games said...

wow how cute this tea cups. nice combination red and white loved it.
_______________
mickey buarao

Whitney said...

I love the polka dot baking cups! They would make my cupcakes from a box into a whole new league of cute. I also really like the glass canister candy box. I am a wedding and event planner, and I love having candy bars at all of my events. The more candy, the better!

LC said...

I love the Cake Stand or Fruit Bowl in Cream & the Tealight Birdcage Place Card Holder

LC said...

Became a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC

http://www.facebook.com/ToppervilleCakeToppers

LC said...

Became a fan of Sweet Little Birdy

http://www.facebook.com/ToppervilleCakeToppers

Kristen said...

I love the dotty oversized cups and saucers! So cute! Perfect for all my daughters tea parties!

Kristen said...

I also love the cream cupcake stand. We always have cupcakes at our events because they are my favorite to make!

Kristen said...

I am a huge fan of yours on fb!

Kristen said...

I became a fan of sweet little birdie on fb and left a message on her wall!

Summer Lee said...

I love the cupcake carrier and the tealight birdcage place card holder!!!

smiloro at gmail dot com

Ivona@SugarticksParties said...

I love, love, love the birdcages and the small milk bottles especially when combined with paper straws

Ivona@SugarstickParties said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers Events and the Sweet Little Birdy :)

Danielle said...

I really enjoyed the interview and how Tara says to :think outside the square". I would use the metal scalloped cake stands and 3 tier fruit basket at my daughter's first birthday party.

Kari V. said...

Ok, I am in love with the Sweet Little Birdy shop!! My favorites are the wire cake stands and the pedestal with dome top! Also love the oversize polka dot cups and the cupcake carrier!! Oh, happy day.

Kari V. said...

I like Kate Landers Events on FB!

Kari V. said...

I like Sweet Little Birdy on FB!

Kari V. said...

Loved the interview! I especially liked when she pointed out that items may be used in more than one way...that really got my creativity going. And I loved the picture where the cupcake stand is used to hold tea sandwiches and flowers. So cute!

krstsxt said...

im a fan of kate landers fb! :)

krstsxt said...

fan of sweet little birdy on fb! :)

Cupcake Dessert said...

I looooove the sweet little bird squeaker and also the pedestal base with the dome.. adorable!!!

Maryka said...

Love all the pink. My faves are the cupcake stands and the turn tabbles with buckets. I'm hosting a couple of baby showers in the next few months, and these would be really handy. Love your FB

supajulo said...

My faves are the scalloped cake stands and polka dot cups ♥ ♥ ♥

supajulo said...

Already a fan of Kate Landers Events LLC ♥

A Blissful Nest said...

What a great interview and gorgeous stuff!

supajulo said...

.... and already a fan of Sweet Little Birdy too ♥

supajulo said...

Loved the interview... and Tara's slight obsession for pink and polka dots ...hehe... I have that affliction too !!

kiddilicious said...

I also am a big fan of both Kate Landers Events & Tara's Sweet little Birdy. Now to narrow down my choices for my fav things. I'd have to say I lovvvve the turntable idea. Fantastic. I girly in my can't go past the Pedestal Base with Dome.

I love Tara's love & passion of all things creative & the fact that she is just doing what she loves. : )

kiddilicious said...

I also am a big fan of both Kate Landers Events & Tara's Sweet little Birdy. Now to narrow down my choices for my fav things. I'd have to say I lovvvve the turntable idea. Fantastic. I girly in my can't go past the Pedestal Base with Dome.

I love Tara's love & passion of all things creative & the fact that she is just doing what she loves. : )

Mayra said...

I absolutely love the Folding Metal Cake Stands and ALL of the Birdcages!

Mayra said...

Thank you for hosting and referring Sweet Little Birdies, lots of cute things and inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy I found this competition, not because I think I'll win (although would absolutely love it if I did) but because it led me to find Sweet Little Birdy. Tara's stuff is amazing. I love the little milk bottles and the stuffed owls (DD10 is very into owls atm!). I love how Tara comes across in the interview as a mum who loves all her stuff and business. Seems as though so many people are simply out to make money these days, instead of simply doing something for the enjoyment and letting the rewards fall into place.
Rachel McIntyre from Lil Miss Rosie

krstsxt said...

Love the cupcake stands! & the little milk bottles are so stinkin cute!! :) wish me luck!!

Natalie said...

I am a facebook fan!

Natalie said...

I became a fan of sweet little birdy on facebook.

Natalie said...

I love and could find a use for everything on this website! But, since I have to choose two, I love the round scalloped cake stands and the pink and white polka dot baking cups. I enjoyed the part of the interview where Tara shares her favorite blogs.

Monicasit2000 said...

I love the cake stand in cream and the dixie cups.

Monicasit2000 said...

I am a fan of sweet little birdy on facebook:)

Monicasit2000 said...

I am fan of Kate Landers on Facebook:)

JenniB said...

I love this! Thanks for introducing me to a new site! If I had to choose two items it might be the cake stand and dome combo (SO PRETTY!) and some of the cupcake cups from the baking part of the store... so cute!

Jessica Miracle said...

I love the white 2 tier cake stand and the cake stand or fruit bowl in cream. So adorable! So glad to have found Sweet Little Birdy, all of her things are amazing!

Leticia said...

Hard to choose two items..love the cake stand, turntables with bins, glass canister, milk containers.

Leticia said...

Hello, already a fan of Kate Landers Events.

Leticia said...

Fan of Sweet Little Birdy.

Leticia said...

Great interview...like that she puts family before everything.

Swanky Baby Vintage said...

Fan of both Kate Landers Events & Sweet Little Birdy..favorite items are the milk bottles & 2 Layer Wire stand!!!

Candice said...

Love the locker storage boxes and the caterpillar salt and pepper party favours!! So cute!!

Jo said...

Great interview! I love how Tara describes the balance of family & business. As for the shop...wow!! I've been eyeing off the candy jars for a while now - and also the metal cake stands...but I could keep going!! I like you all on FB, too, which could be dangerous to my bank balance...lol!

Renee said...

I'm a fan of both Facebook pages & now follow your blog.
Wow there are so many lovely things in Tara's store that I love but I what I'm wanting most of all is a birdcage with one of her sweet bird squeakers hanging in it for my daughter's room.
I love the way she came across her business name, I really love when there is story behind the name.
Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway & good luck everyone!

http://sweetcheekcrafts.blogspot.com

Renee said...

So many beautiful things... I would probably say though that two of my faves include the square scalloped cake stand and the wire shopping basket

Renee said...

Already a huge fan of you on FB... one of my heros

Renee said...

Already a fan of Sweet Little birdy too

Renee said...

My fave thing about the interview? Just that it's of an Australian business. Very cool~

chelsei said...

I love the Little Birdy Fill In Invitations and the Cream Cupcake Stand.
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

chelsei said...

I like Kate Landers on FB
Chelsei Ryan
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

chelsei said...

I like Sweet Little Birdy on FB
Chelsei Ryan
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

Skye said...

What a great interview Tara and Kate...I loved it especially Tara's future plans for the development of her beautiful store - my latest addiction!! I adore Sweet Little Birdy's metal tiered cake stands and the Love Henry Frilled Floral dress - perfect for my little girl's christening next month! I'm already BIG Facebook fan's of both Kate Landers Events and Sweet Little Birdy!

nadege said...

Hi, two of my favorites items are pink paper straws and tealight birdcage place cards
!
thank you

nadege said...

I am a fan on facebook (second chance !!)

nadege said...

I am now a fan of Sweet little birdy too !

Rusti said...

I loved everything! Very cute stuff. My 2 faves would have to be the milk bottles and the fold up metal cake stand. Thanks for the giveaway:)

proud2bmotherof3@yahoo.com

Rusti said...

Already a HUGE fan of Kate Landers on FB!

Rusti said...

Became a fan of Sweet Little Birdy on FB!

Daniela said...

I love the 2-tier white cake stand and a dinnerset for tea parties. Would be perfect for my little daughter's parties!
danielanejepinska@yahoo.com

Daniela said...

I am a Kate Landers fan already!
danielanejepinska@yahoo.com

Kristy said...

I am a huge fan of both Kate Landers Events & Sweet Little Birdy...

My favourite Sweet Little Birdy products would have to be the pedestal metal cake stand and the red oversized cup and saucer!

kwisty_16@hotmail.com

melissa said...

I loooove the poppets!! and adore the Love Henry Frilly Dress :)

Kelly W said...

I love the sweet bird squeaker! So Darling!

Soggy Cereal Mom said...

I love both the Pedestal Base with Dome and the Liberty Pink Square Plate. They are soo cute!!

Soggy Cereal Mom said...

I'm a facebook fan/liker of Kate Landers Events, LLC!
>Mary-Frances C.

Soggy Cereal Mom said...

Facebook fan/liker of Sweet Little Birdy!
>Mary-Frances C.

prue sommer said...

What delightful websites you both have. Sweet little bird has so many divine products that choosing just two is difficult. However Tara's baby shower products made me think about going for #4 just so I could have the baby shower I never had for the the other three. The bun in the oven candle....priceless! Baby brewing coffee set would be a definite purchase as my husband is a barrista. Also love the cake stands. I have so many as it is but I don't think you can have enough of them....anyone agree?? Off to browse the online store now!

Dixon Family said...

How can I pick just 2? I love the cupcake carrier and the Scalloped Square Cake Stand.

Dixon Family said...

I like you on FB
jennysrushton@hotmail.com

Dixon Family said...

I am a fan of sweet little birdy on facebook!

jennysrushton@hotmail.com

JGDesigns said...

I love the patterned dixie cups and the dotty cups/saucers. Such a cute site!

Kati said...

I absolutely love the metal scalloped cake stands and the pedestal base with dome!

My favorite part of the interview is where Tara named her favorite blogs. That gave me a few more fun places to check out in my free time. :)

Melanna said...

I'm a fan of you both. I love the spotty apron and the polka dot cups. I just love polka dots, what can I say?
melannaheebner at gmail dot com

Carly Scott said...

Favourite items would be the Turntable with buckets - so great for birthday parties and the scalloped cake stands.. and the milk bottles! Love Sweet Little Birdy's site! Will be buying some goodies soon x

Anonymous said...

I love the cupcake carrier (so cute and love the wire!) I also really like the metal scalloped cake stands...So many fun ideas! In the interview I really enjoyed her list of blogs- I can't wait to look through them and hopefully find some new favorites!

Samschmerge@hotmail.com

banderson said...

I love the liberty pink square plate and the small milk bottles with the words on them! Very cute!
I am a fan of both of you!
brannon54@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I love all Sweet Little Birdy products especially the bird cages and party turntable.

Oh Gorgeous Baby said...

Hi ladies, I checked out Tara's store (again!!) I love so much in that store but if I had to choose just 2 items they would be
*lass Canister Candy Box - I want to use this at my daughter Airlie's 5th birthday and then after I want to fill it with roses.
*cupcake stand to also use at the party plus for everyday use because whats life without cupcakes and a pretty stand to display them on!

Oh Gorgeous Baby said...

I 'like' both Kate Landers & Sweet Little Birdy on fb too.

Brigitte said...

I love the little birdy and owl squeakers and the milk bottles the most!

Brigitte said...

I am a fan of Sweet Little Birdy

Brigitte said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC

Anonymous said...

I was already a fan of Tara at Sweet Little Birdy but, after reading your interview, my admiration for Tara and her business has grown! I felt like I was reading about myself - well, not quite! I don't have a business like Tara's, but she is living my dream!!! I love visiting Sweet Little Birdy - the products are stunning and so... my style! Every one of the items would look perfect in our home, and I just wish I could reach out and touch them all! I love hearing about great success stories like Sweet Little Birdy - especially as Tara is a local gal! With 4 children of my own (3 girls, 1 boy) I can indulge my insatiable passion for all things pretty, pink and dotty over and over again!! I am currently compiling an extensive wishlist for my husband and children - they need ideas and Christmas is only weeks away after all! I especially have my eye on the gorgeous buckets and turntable, and mini milk bottles! They are gorgeous!!Thank you for providing all us "girly girls" with so many beautiful pictures to drool over! xx
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