Friday, January 13, 2012

Hank Orange - Review and GIVEAWAY!

I am SO excited you guys!  Only 2 weeks up as an official blogger (with 2,000 views!) and I have my first giveaway for you all!!!!! This week it is my great pleasure to bring to you HankOrange - Handmade with a Twist.  The owner, Amy, is a lifelong friend of mine. She is one of the most humble, kind-spirited people you will ever meet. Her husband is also a member of the Service and she is a part-time single mom of a 3-year-old boy, so you KNOW she has the patience of a Saint.

Amy has taken her mommy-alone time and turned it in to sewing time.  She just loves the release that it brings her.  And it is also a creative outlet.  You would not BELIEVE some of the things that she has on her Etsy page!  So inventive!  HankOrange is known for custom and unique items that are personalized to a specific person. She makes EVERYTHING customized - check it out...

These are the first three things I ever ordered from Amy (Bibs and the onesie below)

I also ordered a "feely" blanket once we found out my 2nd niece's name, Phoenix

A "Sweet Bella" Bird shirt for my sweet girl (which she still wears)

A "lil monster" custom shirt for my niece Ainsley.....FYI - it's her favorite!  She just showed it to me last week and growled! :)

Lastly - I ordered the below design just this month.  "Love Bug" shirts for all 3 girls.  I love that we told Amy what we wanted for the design and she sent us probably 5 mockups until we knew that it was what we wanted.  Amy loves what she does and LOVES to make her customers happy, which keeps us coming back to her!

A couple months ago, I was reading on a website about reusable bags instead of ziplocs.  I don't know about you, but I hate having random things roaming about in my purse or camera bags, so I am known to go through MULTIPLE boxes of ziplocs.  They are all over my house, I swear.  I e-mailed Amy and asked her if she had ever made these.  She said she hadn't, but would be MORE than willing to give it a try.  I love that enthusiasm!

                                           Velcro                                                 Zipper

The largest one was the size of a sandwich bag

Can I just say that these bags are AMAZING!  I love both sizes and I adore the patterns she chose for me after I told her the color palette.  I thought that I would like the zipper more than the velcro, but it's actually the other way around.  I think it might have something to do with ease of use - it opens quickly.  And the velcro that she used was more heavy duty than any I have used in my projects before, so it will last longer. I am trying not to use too many exclamation points in my write up because I seriously love these new bags and put them to use the first night they arrived.  I cleaned out my purse and put all my little chapsticks, eye drops, and knick-knacks that had fallen to the bottom in one of the little sacks. Then, I put all of Isabella's hair clips in the other. 

These bags are completely washable in cold water and line dry and the inside is vinyl that Amy ironed on to the material which makes for easy wipe up with a baby wipe or damp cloth.  I hope to order more in the future and get rid of my horrid use of ziplocs here in the near future.

Okay - so the GIVEAWAY IS:
3 bags of your own!!!!
You choose the color palette as WELL as zipper or velcro
DEADLINE:  Wednesday, January 18th at 5pm

For the giveaway, here's what you need to do!  

saying that you did each the following (one comment per entry):

Mandatory Entry (you must do this in order to be entered):
1.  "Like" HankOrange" on Facebook and Post that I sent you! (1 entry)

Additional Entries:
2.  Re-post the link to this contest on Facebook or Twitter (1 entry)
3.  Purchase something from HankOrange on Etsy (3 entries!)
4.  Subscribe to the HankOrange blog (1 entry)
5.  Subscribe to the K Tobin Video Blog (to the right! 1 entry)
6.  "Like" K Tobin Video on Facebook (1 entry)

Hope you love HankOrange as much as I do!


  1. Karina!! You are WAY to kind! I am not sure I can really live up to all those sweet things you said about me. :) THANK YOU!
    Thanks for featuring HankOrange!

  2. I love to reuse products and upcycle whenever possible so I love this reusable sandwich bag idea. There are so many creative things on your site. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Cute products, Amy! I always ♥ an entrepreneur mama. I am sure a lot of my 'clutter' could be organized a bit better in these baggies!

  4. These are so cute, Karina. Good suggestion.

  5. Oooo! What great idea's! I will have to go check out her page! I would rather support a local mom! We just had a our first little girl (we have two older boys) 5 months ago so I LOVE buying cute girly stuff for our daughter Allyson!

    1. Completed #1, #2 and #6. Couldnt figure out how subscribe to the blogs.

    2. Thanks Candice! Usually on the right hand side, there is a place to click or put your e-mail to "subscribe".

  6. I commented on something earlier thought I said I liked Hank Orange... Here it is again.. I must have commented on a different blog.

  7. Ilike the resuable baggie idea. Also, where can I get one of those darling little girls in the pics :) MaryAnn Crossman

    1. MaryAnn!!!!!! Haha....I am sure that you can have them ANYTIME! j/k

  8. I think I completed #1 #2 #4 #5 & #6 - Again, this is a lovely site, thanks for sharing.

  9. I have completed #1, 2, 5, and 6. Love your photo tips and amazed at how you find the time to do everything! ~Carolyn

    1. HAHA - Thanks Carolyn! I have an amazing hubby and an amazing family that watches my wonderful 2 year old if I need them to!

  10. I love the reusable bags such a cute idea. I've completed numbers 1, 2(re posted to twitter), 4, 5, 6. Thanks!

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    1. Awesome Robin!!!! 5 entries for you are noted!!!!

  12. I have been wanting to try reusable bags, thanks for the giveaway!!

    1. Oh good, Sherry!!! Did you "like" HankOrange on Facebook?


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