Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Win a $50 Gift Certificate for Retro Designz!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.retro-designz.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite design or sample website.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for me to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)

4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to anyone worldwide!
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 21, 2008.

Meet Christina of Retro Designz

Tell us a little about you . . .

Well.. my name is Christina, I'm a mommy of 3. I have a daughter who is almost 6, a son who is 4, and a 4 month old baby girl. We live in upstate NY. I have been doing website design for about 10 years, and I absolutely love it. It makes me feel great to be able to take someone’s “vision” and turn it into a reality.

What is your business and where can we find it?

My business is Retro Designz. The site is at www.retro-designz.com of course :)

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

That would have to be a yes! I am a mom and I create each and every website myself!

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

Well, working in the service business has it ups and downs. What business doesn't? It can be very challenging sometimes to create another person’s “vision” since you don't always see things the same way, but I love what I do- and I think that I will continue on this journey for a very long time!

Where else can people find you?

I also have a blog, where I have posted website tips such as adding a banner or link, etc. and plan on adding more! My hope is to have readers leave comments letting me know what they would like to learn how to do, and then I will blog with the HTML Tips and “How-To's”. The blog is at www.retro-designz.com/designzblog – see you there!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am looking into starting an area of my website where I will donate my services to people in need. Times are tough, and as they say- you have to spend money to make money. However, not everyone has the money to spend. I would like to spend some time working on projects for people that really have a need, but don't have the means. If you would like to help me in this project or tell me about someone you think could use this, feel free to email me at christina@retro-designz.com

117 comments:

ttroy said...

I like the style of the trendy mom's site!!

Thanks!!!
(I'm hoping and hoping to win)

ttroy said...

I follow!!

ttroy said...

I subscribed via email!!!

ttroy said...

I added your Mommy's Idea button to my sidebar!

Natasha said...

I thought the Floral Fancy Template
was pretty!
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Natasha said...

I'm subscribed via email!
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Natasha said...

I'm following you!
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Shel said...

I adore the Bohemian Brights Template...that one really caught my eye!

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Your button is on my sidebar!
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Shel said...

I have you Ellie's Bags button on my sidebar

Shel said...

I'm an email subscriber, too!

Shel said...

I am a follower.
(even though my mother always said to be a 'leader' not a 'follower')

Shel said...

I tweeted
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Nicole said...

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I subscribe to your feed!

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I am a follower too!

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Terra Jones said...

I like vintage stripes :)

Terra Jones said...

I get the feed :)

Terra Jones said...

I follow :)

thanks!

Andreah said...

I like the Thing-a-Ma-Sling website design.

Andreah said...

I am a subscriber.

Andreah said...

I follow.

Andreah said...

I have your button up.

Andreah said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/simplyandreah/status/1051565614

Keyomi said...

I like the sweet and sassy design template the best.

Keyomi said...

i am your follower

Keyomi said...

i also have your button on my blog

Keyomi said...

i also subscriber to you already.

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Jesica said...

I like Crazy Baby Couture!

Jesica said...

I'm subscribed through Reader

Shelley said...

My favorite was Floral Fancy Web Template. I really need a blog redo.

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Shelley said...

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Stacie said...

Sweet & Sassy Template is really nice!

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Stacie said...

I'm a follower.

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- Marybeth I. said...

I am loving funky dots!

- Marybeth I. said...

I follow

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your regular button is on my blog

- Marybeth I. said...

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tiff said...

ohhh i really want to win this. the only reason i haven't started a blog is because i don't know how to design them!

i really love the Vintage Stripes template. thanks!

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Sandy said...

sweet and sassy is nice- I just hate the sites though that are hard to read or load too slow or the colors are too bright

micaela6955 said...

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Dree said...

I like the Little Piddles.

ihchicky said...

I like fingers to toes photography.

ihchicky said...

I subscribe by email.

ihchicky said...

I follow your blog.

ihchicky said...

Your button is on my blog.

bluenude3 said...

I like the Thing-a-Ma-Sling and Forever N Always website designs.

IrishMama said...

I like the sweet and sassy template

IrishMama said...

I subscribe

Fangirl Jen said...

I really like the Bohemian Brights Template.

Fangirl Jen said...

I subscribed to your feed.

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous said...

I like the Sweet & Sassy template but it would be really hard to narrow it down if I won! Where to start?! Ahhhh! My blog desperately needs a facelift though!

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous said...

I follow!

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I have your button!
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Feisty Frugal and Fabulous said...

I'm a subscriber!

Lil' Mama said...

I liked the Funky Dots template. So me!

jennmalan said...

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Anonymous said...

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Betsy said...

vintage stripes template is cute. thanks for the giveaway!

lifeglutenfree said...

I like the thing-a-ma-sling web site!

lifeglutenfree said...

I am subscribed

lifeglutenfree said...

I am a follower :)

JamericanSpice said...

I like the floral fancy tamplate

The Giveaway Diva said...

the Floral Fancy Template was so pretty! love it!

Kari said...

I love the funky dots template!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!!

Smooshy said...

i like crazy baby couture!

Sarah said...

I like the Funky Dots template.

Sarah said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Sarah said...

I'm a follower.

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4 Kids is Fun! said...

Oh my goodness I liked to many of them! I like the Mr. Candy Wrapper, Little Piddles, Discover HGP. I would take any of them.
Thanks for offering this!

4 Kids is Fun! said...

I have your button!!

4 Kids is Fun! said...

I am also a new follower! I just got into this blogging and I am lovin it!

4 Kids is Fun! said...

I also just subscribed to the email! YEA!

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LtUrSpirit said...

Great Giveaway!

Princess Golden Hair said...

i like the floral fancy template. thanks for this great giveaway

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

oooh I love the Sweet & Sassy template!

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Jinxy and Me said...

Spit Happens is my favorite!

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karen and co. said...

Cute stuff. I like the Bohemian Brights Template and the Funky Dots Template the best.

The Downs Gang said...

I also like the bohemim brights template!!

The Downs Gang said...

I added your button

The Downs Gang said...

I follow you !!

idahomom said...

I am liking Funky Dots.

noreen said...

I like the fun expressions sample, the frog is cute and I like the colors

fancyfeet48 said...

I like the floral fancy tamplate

Heather said...

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Anastasia said...

i like Floral Fancy Template

Anastasia said...

following your blog

Anastasia said...

I subscribed via email!!!

Anastasia said...

have your button

gahome2mom said...

I like the Vintage Stripes Template. I wish she had hearts too. :) Thanks for the contest.