Barn Owl Primitives & A Give Away!

Hi! My name is Kristi and I’m a mom of 2, wife of 1, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, friend and neighbor of many. I’m a day dreamer with a LONG list of projects yet to be completed. I’m a lover of coffee, breakfast for dinner and all things vintage. And I’m the creator of Barn Owl Primitives. I’ve been designing and hand painting typography word art for over two years and I have a little shop on Etsy.

I was so excited when Michelle contacted me about doing a giveaway with her!
I love meeting new people and I’m honored to be hanging out “across the pond” with you today!

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I opened my shop, Barn Owl Primitives {BOP} on Etsy just over two years ago. Things were slow at first, but after months of marketing my shop on facebook, building relationships with fellow Etsy shop owners and bloggers, I started to see some sales. During those first few slow months, I read every article on the Etsy blogs about how to build a good business. I researched ways to improve the photographs of my products. I educated myself on what it means to create a brand and I set out to make BOP something that people would recognize. I focused my energy and efforts on designing new and exciting products and looked for big and small ways to set myself apart from my competition.

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One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Jefferson.
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
I also believe that if you work hard and work smart, success will find you.

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Owning your own business is hard work. It is leaning into that hard work that will set you apart from your competition and will keep customers coming back to you and your products. By far, my biggest challenge has been time management. I’ve learned that it is important to ask for help when you need it and it’s even more important to accept help when it is offered. Knowing my limits and working within them has helped me to balance my business with my home life. As a stay at home mom to a 6 and 4 year old, finding that balance was very important to all of us.

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Most days you can find me sharing whatever strikes my fancy on Facebook.
Occasionally you can hear me sending up Hoots on Twitter.
And you can always find my latest crushes on Pinterest.

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As we embark on 2012, may we find the good in each new day!
Wishing you all the best!!
xo ~ kristi

You guys. Is Kristi not AMAZING?!
She has been such a joy to work with!!!!
I was overwhelmed when she told me about the give away she’d offer my readers!

I’ve been drooling over her site for over a YEAR! It’s true.
But since I lived in England I assumed I couldn’t get any of her signs, boy was I WRONG!
I may need to save up to get one of those bad boys ASAP!

Here is one of my favorites:

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How cute would this be in a bedroom?! Shoot – anywhere in the house!
I’m totally jealous of you guys.
Maybe we can make a deal :
You hang it up in your house 1/2 the year & then you let me have it the other 1/2.
I’ll even let you stay at my house in England for free.
Deal?! :)

Good luck everyone!
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Give Away Winner for Living on Love Digital Prints: Sarah



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