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A special sort of Sponsor/Giveaway/Local Party post


Looking for the Pitter Patter Boutique giveaway? Scroll down or click here.

Okay, I have something so fun for you all.

And something a little extra special for those living in the Rexburg/Idaho Falls or nearby area. (I’ll get to that in a minute..)

I have got to introduce you to a great new place to visit.

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I was recently introduced to a fabulous site called Recessionista.
I fell in love.
There, I found tons of super trendy and oh-so-sassy jewelry, shoes, bags, and more……all name brands, for incredible prices. Recessionista is perfect for the woman on a tight budget but with some serious cravings for fashionable pieces for her wardrobe.
Is that you?

Then you’re going to love this.

Recessionista hosts at home parties, where they bring designer products to you and your friends at incredibly enticing prices. Right now, the at home parties are only available in Idaho and Utah but they are working on creating online parties, where all are welcome to join. But if you peek at their site, there are always weekly online specials (perfect for you who are further away) and frequent giveaways. So follow, bookmark, or stalk Recessionista…’ll be glad that you did.

Their inventory is always changing with the newest and most unique styles….so check back often.

Just check out some of their sample jewelry…

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And okay, do you have a small addiction to shoes?
This may be bad for your health then.
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And I know it’s no longer summer, but check out these sandals. So. Darn. Cute.

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Or are bags your thing? Can’t you see yourself with more than one of these?

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There are even some options for the little girls in your life.

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Want to come to a party?
For those of you in the Rexburg/Idaho Falls (Idaho) and surrounding areas… are all invited (if you’re close enough to make the trip) to come to the next Recessionista party, scheduled to take place in Rexburg. There will be a huge blowout sale with tons of things to simply look at……or to purchase and take home with you. Oooh, the options. And why not? It’s at least fun to browse and try a few things on.
Okay, and I’m totally not a trend setter or an extremely fashionable gal….but I sure like to have something here or there that’s new and fun to wear when I’m going out with that sweet husband of mine. Mmmm……I love to feel like a lady. So these fun pieces at great prices are right up my alley. So I’m definitely going. Yep, I’m completely intrigued and want to see one of these Recessionista parties in action. (And if you’re going to be there, it would be great to meet any of you.)
When: Thursday, November 19th, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Tuscany Clubhouse
440 S 2nd W
Rexburg, ID 83440

Who: Anyone and everyone. Hope to see you there.
**At the party, they will be clearancing out their fall/winter shoes…..with shoes starting at $9.99.
One more party bonus? You will be able to use a coupon to receive $5 off of every $25 you spend. How’s that for a great deal?

(Click on the image to enlarge, print it off, and then bring it with you to the party. And each of you must have your own.)

And that’s not all. Recessionista is offering a fabulous giveaway to all of you. Recessionista is offering a $50 credit towards anything. Yep, anything. And this is something that any of you are able to enter to win and can be mailed to you. (Or if the winner is local, the credit can be used at the party next Thursday.)
**Please note: You must enter in a separate comment for each entry. Thanks.

How to enter?
  • Leave me a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win).
Want to be added in again?
  • Follow Recessionista on their blog here, through google reader, or on your own blog. (And then let me know that you are doing so, in another comment.)
Another entry?
  • Put the Recessionista button on your blog. (Click here and look on the right sidebar for the necessary code. Let me know in another comment.)
ONE more?
  • Go on over to and leave a comment over there as to what your favorite item is from the whole site……even items not listed with a price. (And then leave another comment over hear, telling me that you did.)
The giveaway closes on Tuesday, November 17th, at 11:59 p.m. (mountain)

Good luck!

And maybe I’ll see you at the party.

Hope so.

Thanks again Recessionista for providing us with some fabulous items, all at affordable prices.

You can find Recessionista, along with my other sponsors, on my sidebars.

If you are also interested in becoming a sponsor, (non-handmade items included) please contact me for more details.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!


  1. sfaller says:

    I have your button at

  2. sfaller says:

    I'm a follower!!!

  3. frosty says:

    I don't know if it is too late to enter the give away…I just came across your blog for the first time today.

  4. Genevieve says:

    oh yay!! i'm even home visiting family in rexburg right now so hopefully i can go and i hope to go with a $50 credit!! (that'd help our student budget) ha ha :) thanks!!

    genevievecurtis at gmail dot com

  5. Bree says:

    I'd love to win!! :)

    bree927 at yahoo dot com

  6. krisjane says:

    Cute stuff!!!! Wish I lived near where a part was being hosted!

  7. Kelly says:

    And I am a follower of Recessionista, also.

  8. Kelly says:

    I love this site! My email is

  9. The Duncans says:

    I forgot to leave my email and I cant find my original comment Yay I still want to win

  10. Teresa says:

    I would love to win!!! :)

  11. Kiery says:

    Kiery Wilson

    I follow Recessionista ;)

  12. Hillary says:

    love the purses. Love the hats. I left a comment on recessionista.

  13. Hillary says:

    I have recessionista on my blog roll.

  14. Kayla says:

    I'm a blog follower of Recessionista!

  15. Brad, Debbie, and K squared says:

    so fun!

  16. Katie says:

    I'm a follower of their blog

  17. Kristen says:

    subscribe to Recessionista via google reader

  18. Emma! says:

    I'm a follower of Recessionista!

  19. TwoMuths says:

    I am a google reader subscriber to recessionista!

  20. TwoMuths says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

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