Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Giveaway from Salty Designs!

I am pretty darn excited about this week's giveaway because it's from someone whose products I use daily! In her own words, Brooke makes "bags, hats, and purses designed with SE Alaskans in mind: strong, stylish, and innovative." But you don't have to be a fellow Alaskan to appreciate and enjoy her products! Anyone can and this is where you come in, for your chance to win one of her waterproof pouches! (Which are, by the way, "fish slime, mocha and juice proof.")
Name: Brooke Adele Ratzat
Age: 32
Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Where can we find you online? Etsy and Facebook 
How did we meet? Mutual friends
What do you do for a living? I'm a stay at home mom/homeschooler/bag maker.
How did you take up your artistic medium? I can remember sewing in about the third grade. I made a small yellow pillow for a cat. My mom has always sewn clothing and things. My dad owns a welding shop. My mom taught me to sew, but my dad taught me to be a fabricator. I'm lucky to have plenty of artists in my family and lots of encouragement. 
Three reasons you’re awesome: 
1. I can catch sockeye with my bare hands
2. I bomb hills on my skateboard
3. I can make a pretty amazing peanut butter and jelly (just ask my six year old, Tosh). (Brittany addition: her son Tosh is pretty amazing, too. He's super smart and we have had some good conversations!)
What’s your favorite quote? 'Your the best mommy I ever had.' Tosh tells me this at least once a day. And it is so true.
What do you do when you’re having a bad day to remedy it? Get outside and go fast. 
What’s a piece of good advice you’d like to pass onto the readers? See above.
Anything more you’d like to tell us? Thank you!
And thank you, Brooke, for giving away one of your awesome pouches! To enter, visit Brooke's Etsy shop and comment back here with another goodie you'd love to own.

Want to know how to get more entries? Also easy!
*Tweet or mention this blog post somewhere
*Heart Salty Designs on Etsy
*Like Salty Designs on Facebook
*Like Pro-Soup Propaganda on Facebook
*Follow PSP through Google Friend Connect
Whichever else you choose to do, leave a message back here with a link to your tweet, post, or that you "liked" us on Facebook/"hearted" Salty Designs on Etsy, etc. and those will be counted for extra entries!

The giveaway ends at 6pm PST, Monday, April 25, so get your entries in! The winner will be notified by email so make sure there is an obvious way to contact you. :o)

This is going to be the last giveaway for a couple weeks because I'll be on my archaeology trip the first week of May and won't be in town (camping for four nights - heaven!), so giveaways will resume on May 10 with a pound of coffee from The Green Coffee Bean Company!


  1. Brooke's Small Mermaid Purse 'Golden Viola' is gorgeous. Makes me want to travel the world.

  2. I love your dragonfly wallet-certainly makes me think of Alaska for sure!

  3. I would love the "AK Star" snapper wallet... oh, wait, I already have one! I use Salty products daily too... I have a bag in each size. Brooke is wonderful, and so is this blog! I love the interviews that you do with your giveaways.

  4. My favorite item is the Mermaid purse, in pink. I want!!

    Following you here.
    Heart your etsy store. (littlehounddog)
    Heart Saltybags etsy store.
    Liked Saltybags on facebook. (Jenner P.)
    Liked you on facebook.

  5. I would love, love, LOVE the small mermaid purse in trout, it would go so nicely with Xtra Tuffs.