Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Need a little pick-me-up!

So for those of you have been following me on Facebook, you know that I'm going through some stolen identity issues right now.  I'm scared, shocked, rocked, rattled, and mad....and my day today has been totally unproductive in the sewing department.  And to top it all off, I'm already drained for the day and I still have so much to do.  So, that's the icky stuff.....which brings me to the reason for opening this blog up a little earlier than I had planned.  I need a pick-me-up.  I need a little smile or a laugh today or a hug or to give something away...cause usually giving something away makes me super duper happy.  So, let's give it a try! ;)  Since over on the Facebook page we've now surpassed 800, 900, 1000, and on are on our way to 1100 fans (which makes me totally excited), I thought it might be fun to do a couple little giveaways leading up to one really big one.  Each giveaway will be different!  So, the first giveaway (the 800 fan giveaway) will be for a FREE CUSTOM PINWHEEL SKIRT.  I can do these skirts in sizes from 12 months all the way up to a woman's size XL! :)  If you'd like to win, please just leave a comment below here on the blog.  Winner will be announced Friday evening.

Oh, and a couple more things to note....as I mentioned, this blog was not intended to be shared this early....so the design will change.  I've only begun playing with the image, so better things are to come.  Also, I had wholeheartedly intended for ALL benefit orders to ship by Friday.  I still hope to achieve that, however I've had a lot of unexpected stuff going on yesterday and today so if I run into the first part of next week with those orders, please don't be upset.  I promise I'm working on it!  Now all you super fantastic GGG fans, get to commenting!!!! ;)

87 comments:

  1. Oh Timberly, So sorry to hear about all that's going on with you. What a bummer to have someone steal your identity. Must be that you are so talented, they just wanted to be you! You do beautiful work, with affordable prices. I am definitely a GGG customer and fan for life!

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  2. We'd love a chance to own more Go Go Goldfish :) Congratulations on reaching nearly 1100! :)

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  3. Stolen Identity is the worst! I am sending you hugs and hoping it all gets worked out soon! It makes me sad to see people who have to deal with this mess! It takes a lot of nerve to steal someones identity!

    ashley krause

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  4. Love your stuff hope everything gets better for you soon!!

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  5. To pick you up and make you feel loved.... We girls LOVE LOVE your designs!!!!!!

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  6. You are so positive in light of all the yuck going on right now! Love, Love, Love all your creations:)

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  7. Oh T I hate that you have to go thru all this craziness. Its not good for anyone but you are probably one of the most generous pple I know breaks my heart.. On another note we would love a chance to win!! Love all your upcycles!!Congrats for over 1000 fans!

    Jessica Stinchcomb

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  8. Amazing that you are going through all of this and still want to give something away! Thank you! I hope things get worked out ASAP!

    Stephanie Slater

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  9. Awesome stuff! Hope all the issues get cleared up real soon :)

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  10. You are truly an amazing person to think of your fans at a time like this. I am hoping things work out and you should know you are greatly apperciated.

    Melissa vert

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  11. I am so sorry that you are going through all this mess with your identity and everything : (
    Good luck straightening things out!!

    Looking forward to being on the July custom list, and would LOVE to win a skirt for my niece!!

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  12. Im so sorry this happened to you! I hope you get things sorted out soon.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  13. So sorry you are dealing with this, but thank you for thinking of your fans too!!

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  14. I remember very vividly when my identity was stolen about 6 years ago. Remember to put a fraud alert on your credit report!

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  15. So sorry to hear about everything you are going through. I do agree with how amazing you are to want to give something away while dealing with all of that! I hope you are blessed beyond measure for your generosity. Btw....I think the blog is quite cute!!

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  16. I am so sorry all this is happening!! We received our outfits today and LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. You are such a sweet person! So nice of you to do while you are going through this. Keep your spirits up and keep shining your light when faced with darkness. Natalie Mitchell

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  18. I would love to win a beautiful skirt for my daughter. They are so pretty. I hope the problems of yesterday get worked out soon :) my mother went through a similar experience so I somewhat understand what happen. Just keep you head up and push forward and stay positive :) Your fans are here to help :)

    Melissa Zawislak
    mjz25@suddenlink.net

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  19. So sorry for all your troubles! We are so looking forward to receiving our Rapunzel set and would love the opportunity to win another great creation!

    Kristen Brosey
    dkbrosey@att.net

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  20. my daughter wears her skirt atleast once a week she loves it!!! good luck hopefully the messy stuff clears up soon!!!! -becky griffith

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  21. I too am so sad for you Timberly. I had no idea that was happening. I hope that things get sorted out for you very quickly!!!! A similar thing happened to us once, when someone got our credit card numbers and began using them. Ridiculous :( Anyhoo...Your work is AMAZING!!!! I cannot wait to get our dresses we're ordering and will follow your blog as well! Love, Becki Hietpas

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  22. My husband also went through identity theft. It stinks!!! I'm very excited for ou giveaway. I love all of your skirts and hope that my daughter Kylee will have one soon!!!

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  23. It's summer! Well, at least the first OFFICIAL day of SUMMER! WhoooWHOOOwHOOO! Bring on the pool, the sun and lots of FUN! And the perfect summer fun! GGG outfit or my favorite the SKIRT! Yes...it is going to be a glorious summer!

    Karen Reilly

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  25. UGH I totally understand the ID theft issues and the pain it can cause. I found out someone had about 300K of debt in my social security number (including student loans) and a teaching certificate!!! Hang in there!

    And we would LOVE to be entered into the drawing!!

    Jennifer Steele-Martinez

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  26. I'm so sorry that people are so ruthless! I also had my card stolen two weeks ago and it is just so frustrating! I hope it all gets cleared up soon.

    Oh, and we LOVE LOVE our GGG set. Can't say enough good things about it! *HUGS*

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  27. My children live in your dresses and skirts! We love your beautiful work!! Can't wait to order more. Sure hope you are able to get this figured out soon and are able to move on quickly. Being violated in that way is so unfair. :(

    Jenny Gurnsey
    jeny180@yahoo.com

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  28. So sorry you are having rough times. You are awesome at what you do!!! :) Priscilla Bockelman

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  29. Timberly...this isn't a just outcome for such a generous person...but perhaps it has given you a bit of a break...maybe it is the most extreme way the universe is telling you that you work too hard...as a banker I despise identity theft, but the good news is that the consumer will be safe! <3 and (()))!!!!

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  30. We were up hiking in Acadia National Park yesterday and got stopped 4 times in a one hour time span by people asking where I got Sage's Scooby Doo dress. They all thought it was awesome and Sage took on a superstar attitude for the rest of the day :-) I hope you gained a few more fans! We can't wait to add more GGG to our wardrobe!!

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  31. I'm SO sorry, Timberly!!! I went through this last summer and it seemed like it was never going to end... I wish you luck and fewer headaches than I had :)

    Ps--We're SO super excited to be on the July custom list :D Ella has been working hard to pick out some shirts for her skirts but hasn't found those perfect ones yet!

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  32. Jennifer RobersonJune 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Timberly - I really hate to hear about the stolen identity! You seem like such a sweet hard working lady. I am so excited to be getting our first purchase from you soon & I hope to get on the list for something else soon since Josie has a birthday in September! - Jennifer Roberson

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  33. I would love to win! You have the cutest things ever!

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  34. Would love to win! So sorry you are dealing with the $$$ stuff...That's no fun!

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  35. I can't believe someone stols your identity. What a nightmare. Maybe this will perk you up a tad...This Friday is our photo shoot with The Little Mermaid in my daughter's custom Little Mermaid skirt! I will definately share pictures when I get them back. What's better than seeing your creation come to life on a happy little girl? I can't wait to order more :) - Jennifer Sanders

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  36. We LOVE everything you have made for us!! I would love to have one of your skirts for ME!! :)
    Abby

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  37. jeanine MaulucciJune 22, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    I can totally understand how you feel. I had someone using my SS# in New York (I live in CA) and almost was not able to purchase a house we had been watching be built from the ground up because it looked like I had over $20,000.00 in unpaid credit cards. We did not find out about this until we were doing the WALK THRU on the house. Luckily it was fixed but took a few weeks..

    Sending you happy thoughts

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  38. Oh Timberly! I am so sorry to hear about what happened :( I honestly don't understand people sometimes and the feelings you are feeling right now are only natural. It is the worst feeling to feel violated like that :(

    Gracyn LOVES her spongebob set and we can't wait to have another GGG set! Hugs hun and hope your day gets better and everything works out!

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  39. so sorry about al this =( Its sweet of you to be thinking of others!
    Janice Carpenter

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  40. Love the design of your blog so far! I hope you're able to get everything straightened out with your bank :(
    We don't own any GGG yet, but hopefully soon!
    www.hannahruth411@yahoo.com

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  41. I'll keep you in my thoughts! Being a victim of Identity theft I know how much of a hassle it is. Stay positive!

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  42. Hang in there, sweetie!!!! I hope it all gets worked out soon.

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  43. Keep your head up! We all love you and your creations enough to wait as long as it takes! May God stick by your side and help you through this. Hug those beautiful babies tight when you fell you may lose it! :l

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  44. Congrats on your blog and all your fans! :) Hope you have a better day! we would love to win one of your skirts!

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  45. Keep fighting the good fight they will get what's coming to them in the end.

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  46. Thanks so much for having this giveaway :)

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  47. I love your creations, they are truly whimsical and inspiring and I would love the chance to win a skirt for my daughter to show off. I hope that you get everything taken care of and your week gets better. Good Luck!
    pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

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  48. oooohhhh.... how selfish is it to want to win for myself and not my little leila? i still need to get you a picture of her in her pug dress (it is our fav!) I am so sorry to hear about your stolen identity, what a pain in the rear!!!
    adrienne
    divinaluvr@yahoo.com

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  49. So sorry you are having to deal with all the cr*p!! :( I still have to post a picture of my daughter in her princess dress and her Rapunzel twirl skirt. She LOVES them both (and so do I!!) You are SOOOOO talented and a pleasure to work with. Good luck to me, because I would love another of your FABULOUS creations!! :)
    Rachel

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  50. Love your designs!!!! Sorry for your week.

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  51. How sweet of you to think of US when YOU are having such a bad week!!! At the very least, things can only get better, right?? I hope so!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous pieces!

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  52. Tiffany Goodale wgoodale@lcom.netJune 23, 2011 at 2:36 AM

    Love your work! Sorry to hear about your fraud! So scary! Been there and it's no fun at all! Hoping I win so I can get that green, orange, black, zebra w/ skulls skirt we talked about!

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  53. So sorry about your troubles, Timberly :( but congratulations on 1100 fans! Thank you so much for the chance. :)

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  54. Oh no!! I hope things get better for you this week!
    Love all of your designs! We would love to win your cute clothes!!

    Melisa Southworth

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  55. Timberly, I am so sorry you are going through this, how very scary and very frustrating! I hope it gets cleared up fast!!

    We love you work and Madison absolutely loves her Yankees dress!! :)

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  56. We LOVE GGG and would love to own more!!! :)

    Also, Hope things clear up for you VERY soon!

    Tabatha

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  57. LOVE GGG!!! Hope all gets better soon!!!

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  58. I had someone have a lot of fun, in Hong Kong, with my credit card once. Not fun at all. Hopefully you have everything cleared up soon! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win a skirt. So cute! :)

    phisig_21 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Your outfits are so freakin cute!! Would love to win!

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  60. Thanks for this chance! (hugs)

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  61. Heartbreaking what you are going through! And to do a giveaway in the midst of it- you are too sweet!

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  62. I'm so sorry you're going through all this. I hope it's cleared up soon.
    Thanks for the fun contest!

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  63. Love Love love all your stuff!! I hope everything gets better for you soon! Stolen Identity is the worst!!! :)

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  64. I hate to hear all of your troubles and would be upset too but your spirit is still awesome just like your clothing!

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  65. You are the most creative and unique upcycler I have seen! Good luck getting this mess cleared up!
    Michel Stauss

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  66. Sorry to hear what you are going through and for something that is not your fault will take up so much time and energy to fix. I hope this is over soon for you. As everyone else is saying you have such an awesome attitude to want give at a time when you have been taken from. Goodness will be returned your way. I love your stuff and am looking forward to getting my first outfit. Jamie Hawthorne

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  67. I have been a big fan of your work for awhile now and would love to win our first piece. mere@jklobo.com

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  68. It's so amazing that offering a giveaway is what you decided to do for a pick-me-up. It speaks to what a sweet person you are. :) I am waving my hands here and yelling "PICK ME" because I want to win so bad.
    Staci S.

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  69. I love your work and have admired it for quite some time. Would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  70. So sorry about everything that you are having to deal with, that is just awful --- thanks for the chance at a giveaway. Hope everything gets worked out real soon and you get to forget all about it! ((((hugs))))

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  71. Soooo sorry T for all that you are going through! Hope all is getting better! Pam R

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  72. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your fabulous skirts! :)

    -Valarie P.

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  73. So sorry you are going through Identity theft, it is awful. Hope it all gets straightened out fast!

    Kelly Havernick

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  74. Thank you for the giveaway! I am very sorry to hear about your identity theft troubles!:(

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  75. My girls would love to have more GGG :)

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  76. I am sorry that you are having a hard time...Bad things always happen to nice ppl :( Hope you are doing better now
    We would love to win the skirt my little Kirra loves everything you make...you must tell me how you got the pictures on the side?
    Kristin
    Kirrasboutique@gmail.com

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  77. So sorry that you're having to deal w identity theft :( hope it get resolved in a timely manner for you!!
    I'm a new fan & I just wanted to say that I'm loving your creations!!! Cut cute cute!! Thanks for the giveaway <3
    Chrystal.monte@yahoo.com

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  78. Love your work! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  79. sica aka velociraptorxJune 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Wow, thank you so much for offering an awesome giveaway even after going through so much on your side of the computer screen. I have been eyeing your twirl skirts for a loooong time. My daughter is a huuuuuge girly girl, loves dresses, skirts, nail polish, princesses.. if it is girly, she loves it. I would love to win one for her. I'm the farthest from girly! Lol. Thank you again! Hope things get better for you!

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  80. I would love a chance to win! you make the cutest things!!! Hope things get a little better soon!!


    Amy K.
    alko619@comcast.net

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  81. I would love a chance to win! Hope things get better for you!

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  82. Love your work! I would love to win! Crossing my fingers and toes! :)

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  83. So sorry.....Hope things get better for you!! Thank you for a chance

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  84. Hope things are better. Love your stuff. Can't wait to place my order. Judy Vergara

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  85. Oh mama!!! So sorry to hear of your awful week!!! In new to all if these FB pages and I LALALOVE your beautiful work!! And hope to be put in the wait list for July/august :) I know how u feel.. At times I feel the same as Im a working single mama with 5 kiddos and sometimes we just need a hug or pat on the back!!! Getting everything fixed with your identitytheft is a longggg process... Even after my sister canceled her cards when her car was stolen with purse inside.... The low lifes were able to use her VS card online!!! Eventually all was taken care of and yours will be ok soon also!!! Hang in there... HUGZ and I cannot wait to get in that list!!!!* nikkie s.

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