1.22.2012

Featured Sponsor: Cheeky Cheeky (now closed)

Hello everyone! I need to start off by saying thank you so much for all the support you gave me about my last post. I love being able to share my thoughts (which can make me feel isolated), and hear back that so many of you feel the same way. It's humbling and comforting, and you guys filled my heart with happiness :) 

Today I'm excited to introduce you to my lovely featured sponsor for this month. Carmen is such a sweetheart, and she has a fantastic vintage shop (seriously, look at this!) that I just know you'll love! So here she is to tell us a little about herself!
Tell us about your shop/blog/both! How did it start?
I started Cheeky Cheeky after I decided to quit my job and move from New York City back to Ohio this past Summer. A big motivation behind my move was my desire to explore my passions a bit more and figure out what I want to do with my life. Turning 23 certainly brought on a cliche (almost) quarter life crisis, but truly in the best way possible. Instead of freaking out- I blog! I try to write things I like to read- funny stories, advice, fashion bits, life adventures, and now- shop updates!
I launched Shop Cheeky Cheeky with my dear friend Megan last month and I'm so happy about it. It is a little Etsy vintage shop with lots of dresses, accessories & all around cuteness. It's the most exciting thing I've ever done and I'm so stoked to document it all on my blog!
What inspires you?
Oh, goodness. I couldn't possibly pick one thing. But some of my constant sources of inspiration are music {Yellow Ostrich, Grouplove & WU LYF are my current obsessions}, beautiful Midwest seasons, 70s style icons {Debbie Harry & Bianca Jagger},  funny ladies {Tina Fey & Kristen Wiig} and alwats tons of lovely blogs {A is for Ampersand, The Dainty Squid, SRSLY LIZ, & of course, Susannah Bean are some of my faves.}
Describe a day in the life of Carmen :)
It usually goes something like this- rub the crusties out of my eyes, check my email & my favorite blogs, dance around my room for 15 minutes to horrible pop music, head to work for a bit, go to class {I'm taking business classes because apparently college wasn't torture enough for me the first time through} and then head home to work on my blog and Etsy shop. I try to keep myself busy, for sure. At night I can usually be found with my Mac on my lap, my puppy, Hala, at my side, a beer in one hand, and an X Box controller in the other. Can I call myself a video game nerd if I only play one game? Halo 2, reppin'!
Tell us about your biggest supporters!
Well, when I relocated from NYC to Ohio, I moved back home with my parents. My Mom & Dad are my biggest supporters in the world. I know it makes me a huge loser, but my parents will always be two of my best friends. My big brothers, Shane & Wes, are also HUGE supporters of my blog. They read daily, basically waiting for their names to appear in blog posts. Shout out! Not only do I have a super supportive family, but I have some of the best friends in the world. They're located all over the country, so I can't see them very often. But they're some of the only people I've ever met that share my sincere love for My Little Pony, faux lisps, and early 2000s pop punk music. I'm lucky to have such weird & supportive people in my life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Happy. That's all I know really know! If you would have asked me 6 months ago, I would have told you I would be living in New York City & working in the music industry. I couldn't have said I'd be happy, though. Now, I'd say living somewhere I love, hopefully working on my vintage shop, blog & freelance writing. Nothing in the world would make me a happier girl. I definitely see myself blogging for a very long time to come. I have many more Top 5 lists and unsolicited advice columns to write :)

She's the cutest, right?? Here's the exciting part...
 
"We're giving away any item of a $30 value or under, plus free shipping, or $30 towards the purchase of any item in the shop, plus free shipping. "

Here's how to enter: 
     Be a follower of susannahbean.com and visit the Cheeky Cheeky shop and leave me a comment with which item is your favorite! Please include your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win :) 
You can get additional entries by:
[1.] Follow Carmen's blog Cheeky Cheeky (leave her a comment saying hi!)
[2.] Like Cheeky Cheeky on Facebook
[3.] Follow Carmen on Twitter
 
Leave a separate comment for each (with your email address!) 
for each entry to be counted! There's four chances for you to win, and a 
winner will be chosen January 29th! 
GOOD LUCK!!
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29 comments:

  1. ooo i think this is my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/listing/88269718/red-and-tan-paisley-jacket-vintage-nehru

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  2. I love the vintage floral minidress.

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  3. I also liked Cheeky Cheeky on facebook.

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  4. I love that plaid maxi skirt and the new Chevron one she is adding!

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  5. I also follow Carmen's blog :)

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  6. i'm a follower via bloglovin!
    i LOVE that coral shift dress, so cute! and i'd love to pair it with the suede cowboy boots she has listed - too cute!

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  7. i also follow carmens blog via bloglovin

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  8. Following you via GFC as gaby
    I've visited Cheeky Cheeky shop and my favorite is this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90140074/1970s-rust-maxi-skirt-size-2

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  9. Following Carmen's blog Cheeky Cheeky - subscribed via email
    and I left a comment :-)

    Email: gabjuk@hotmail.com

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  10. Liked Cheeky Cheeky on Facebook as Gab Juk
    Email: gabjuk@hotmail.com

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  11. Following Carmen on Twitter as @g_gaby_gaby

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  12. Wow! What a cute little shop! It's hard to pick! I love this skirt, http://www.etsy.com/listing/90651523/1960s-skirt-pink-and-cream-plaid-school, and also this dress, http://www.etsy.com/listing/88270140/vintage-nude-lace-dress-size-8. xo

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  13. Following Carmen on Twitter (@strawberrympls).

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  14. following her blog!
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  15. the vintage floral minidress is the perfect addition to my summer wardrobe!
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  16. oh goodness, i'm totally wanting the boots! i practically need them ;)
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  17. liked on facebook!
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  18. I'm a follower of yours via GFC, I loooove the 1960s Coral Shift Dress!! Gorgeous!

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  19. I love the Vintage Floral Minidress!

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  20. I'm a follower and I LOVE the floral 70s midi hippy dress

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  21. I follow http://www.susannahbean.com/ and I love the vintage aprons!
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  22. I like Cheeky Cheeky on facebook
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  23. I follow carmenmariah on twitter.
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  24. I follow your blog, and I love her vintage aprons. :)

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Hey there! Thanks so much for your comment! I read every one I get, and I try to reply as much as I can. You can also email me if you want! susannahbean AT gmail DOT com.

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