the BTHR etsy shop + giveaway

One of my good friends, and longtime reader, Megs offered a pretty genius suggestion last week: I should open an Etsy shop with my Monday Motivation designs! She’s a smart cookie. I immediately went to work setting a shop up and picking out my favorite MM quotes and now have them all up and posted for your purchasing pleasure.

My “day job” is as a graphic designer and I have a fine arts degree, so it is only somewhat natural that I’d push that talent into something related to BTHR. I love the Monday Motivations because the quotes are great, the typography is fun, and I think they are a neat little way to give yourself a good kick in the pants. Buy a few prints, frame them up and hang them in your office, your home gym or anywhere you might need a little extra “umph.”

The quotes are professionally printed on high-quality matte paper and shipped to you in a flash! I am sticking to a standard 8 x 10 size now (easy to frame and ship), but I do offer larger sizes as a custom order.

In the future,  I might expand past my MM quotes in the Etsy shop, so feel free to offer any suggestions of type of prints you’d like to see.

Want to get your hands on some of MM prints for free? It is your lucky day, because as part of the Epic Blogiversary Celebration, I’m giving away one print of your choice to three lucky readers!

rules, regs and how to enter :

There will be three winners, each winning one BTHR Etsy shop print of their choice. This contest is open to everyone and will ship globally.

Each person can have up to four entries. You can receive an entry by completing any (and all) of the following :

  1. COMMENT—Comment on this post and tell me which print you’d like to win (choose carefully, this will be the one you get if you win!)
  2. BLOG—Post about the giveaway to your blog and then post a separatecomment here letting me know you did.
    • Sample Paragraph : Join in the Back to Her Roots Epic Blogiversary Celebration! I entered to win a motivational quote print from the BTHR Etsy’s shop. Want to win, too? Head on over and check it out. There will be daily giveaways all week!
  3. TWEET—Tweet about the giveaway and then post a separatecomment here letting me know you did.
    • Sample Tweet : Join the @backtoherroots Epic Blogiversary Celebration! Daily giveaways all week. I entered one, you should too!
  4. FACEBOOK—Post about the giveaway on Facebook and then post a separatecomment here letting me know you did.
    • Sample Status Update : Join the Back to Her Roots Epic Blogiversary Celebration! Daily giveaways all week. I entered one, you should too!

Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. It’ll only get counted if each entry is its own comment. All entries for the giveaways during Epic Blogiversary Celebration week are due by 11:59pm (EST) on Monday, August 8, 2011. Winners for all giveaways will be announced Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

Good luck!

Can’t wait to see if you win the giveaway? Well lucky for you, I’ve set up a coupon code for BTHR readers that gets you 30% off any print! Enter “FIRSTBLOGIVERSARY” at the checkout to claim your deal. Hurry though, the coupon code expires on Wednesday, August 7th at 10pm.


  1. says

    I’m so glad you did this! I had a few of your Monday Motivations printed out and pinned up on my cube at work! I would love to win the Growing Slowly print. It is my favorite out of what you have available so far!

  2. Elle says

    Haaa, I would HAVE to choose the one about worrying being like a rocking chair, simply because my husband NEEDS to read that every day. Le sigh.

  3. Michelle says

    Ahh, I didn’t realize you MADE these each week! (D’oh!)

    I love the Chinese proverb the most. That’s something I have to keep in mind before getting discouraged.

  4. Breen I says

    I LOVE these – so simple & true! I would dig getting the “8×10 Worry/Rocking Chair Motivational Quote Print” – heehee! Fabulous Quote!! It says it is anonymous…is it really yours?! I LOVE it!! :)

  5. says

    I love the saying “Happiness is not a station we arrive at, but a manner of traveling”. It’s always reminded me to stay positive and keep pursuing what makes me happy.

  6. Allie says

    I never knew these were your designs! I’m very impressed. Peace is Another Word for Home is my favorite by far. Every Monday if the quote has a significant relevance to me that day/week, I’ll make it the background of my mac :)

  7. patti says

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your Monday Motivation blogs…had no idea that you’d actually designed the pictures…if I won, I’d choose the do not use your stomach as a trash can print…great advice!

  8. Sarah says

    Woah, how did I not realize that you created these yourself? Of course you did! I love them! Any chance you’d consider doing them in smaller sizes, like 5×7? I love the idea of a collection of smaller ones. =)

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