{Birthday Bash & 5k Celebration}

{WOW!  ONE YEAR & 5000+ FANS}

First of all, thank you!  I am truly amazed each and everyday.  Thank you all for supporting the CastAway Collection and following me along this journey.  I feel truly blessed to have so many fans tuning-in to read status updates, browse photos, and purchase some handmade love.

I started this collection with a few handmade hats and would never have imagined all the creatively that has come to life in the form of headbands, tiebacks, bow ties, and crowns.  I have always had a creative spirit and I am so grateful that I get to express this each and every day.

For those of you who are new to the CastAway Collection, I am married to my high school sweetheart and am a mom of two little ones who I love to feature in my Shop.  I have completed my masters in social work but have since decided to stay at home with my children.  I am so grateful that this business has made that decision a little easier.

I would also like to send a special thank you to all of my fabulous vendors.  Without you this giveaway would not of been possible.  Thank you for your generosity and support.  We have a total of 28 vendors on board.  Their amazing prizes are worth nearly $1500!

Best of luck to you and please read through the Giveaway Information below.  Good luck!


Date: The giveaway will run from October 10th – October 24th, 2012.  The winners will be announced here on my Blog October 29, 2012 and will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.

Prizes:  There are a total 29 prizes and there will be 29 winners.

Discounts:  The CastAway Collection is offering 15% off all orders via Etsy during the giveaway with coupon code: 5KBB2012

{how to enter}

Entry #1 (Required): You must be a fan of CastAway Collection and all of the Vendors to be eligible to win any prize.  Please scroll down to the Rafflecopter Link or Click Here to enter and “like” each vendor if you are not already a fan.  If you would like to thank each Vendor for their donation on facebook, it is greatly appreciated but not required.  Afterall, without them there would be no Giveaway!

After you complete this step you can participate in the Bonus Entries!

Entry #2 (Bonus):  If you are already a fan of the CastAway Collection, then you know I have a thing for Ryan Gosling.  At the end of this Blog post you will find a photo of Ryan Gosling.  Add you BEST Ryan Gosling Meme starting with “Hey Girl” in the COMMENTS section below or CLICK HERE.  Try and relate to the CastAway Collection, newborn photography, newborn photo props, crocheting, knitting, etc.  Example:  “Hey Girl, I would love to help organize your Giveaway on Saturday Night!”  Please visit the Rafflecopter Link to confirm your entry.  And please note: the BEST MEME chosen by me will receive a Bonus Prize!

Entry #3 (Bonus): Subscribe to the CastAway Collection Newsletter.  Here is the link: Newsletter.  It is also located on the side-bar of this Blog.  Please confirm your entry on Rafflecopter.

Entry #4 (Bonus): Subscribe to the CastAway Collection Blog.  It is located here on the right hand side of your screen on the side-bar of my Blog.  Look towards the top of this Blog above my button.  Please confirm your entry on Rafflecopter.

Entry #5 (Bonus): Share this giveaway on facebook by tagging with “@castaway collection is having a HUGE 5K giveaway!  Check it out! http://wp.me/p1SBaR-Ne”  You must include the link.  After doing this add your entry to the Rafflecopter Tool You can do this once per day!

Entry #6 (Bonus): Follow @castawayshop on Twitter!  Please confirm your entry on Rafflecopter.

{vendors & prizes}

CASTAWAY COLLECTION          facebook | shop

$100 Photography Starter Package

BABY P DESIGNS          facebook | shop

Hand Knit Newborn Hooded Cocoon

BABY’S BREATH HANDMADE          facebook | shop

Newborn Teal Knit Wrap and Matching Double Blossom Tieback

BACHMANVILLE PHOTOGRAPHY          facebook | blog

10 Custom Edited Digital Images

BEAN’S KNOTS & WHATNOTS          facebook | shop

Newborn Fisherman Set with Hat, Fish, and Pole

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO PROPS          facebook | shop

$50 Gift Certificate

BRITTANY ALIAS PHOTOGRAPHY          facebook | blog

3 Custom Edited Digital Images & 1 Surprise Headband

THE COUTURE BABY          facebook | shop

$25 Gift Certificate & 1 Surprise Headband

FOTO TALE DESIGNS          facebook | shop

$50 Gift Certificate

GOODNIGHT MOUSE BABY KNITS          facebook | shop

$40 Gift Certificate

HEATHER GOLDE PHOTOGRAPHY          facebook | blog

Toddler Flower Halo

ITSY BITSY PROP SHOP          facebook | shop

Newborn Autumn Package: Pill box Hat & Headband

KIDDO DESIGNS          facebook | shop

Newborn Mini Blanket / Basket Stuffer in Cranberry

LOVE BY CC          facebook | shop

$40 Gift Certificate

LOVE’S PRETTY PROPS           facebook | shop

$40 Gift Certificate

MADE WITH LOVE          facebook | shop

$25 Gift Certificate


facebook | shop

3 Pack Action Set

MISS LENE’S PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS          facebook | shop

$50 Gift Certificate

NIKKI JAY PHOTOGRAPHY          facebook | blog

Two Preset Collections for Lightroom

RAINBOW BABY PROPS          facebook | shop

$40 Gift Certificate

RARE LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY          facebook | blog

3 Handmade Posing Bean Bag Set

RWR KNITS          facebook | blog

Newborn Bonnet & Diaper Cover

SEW WHIMSEY          facebook | shop

$25 Gift Certificate

SMALL THINGS KNITTY           facebook | shop

Newborn Hat & Leg Warmers Set

SOUL BLOSSOM BOUTIQUE          facebook | shop

$50 Gift Certificate

STEPHANIE’S BABY BOUTIQUE          facebook | shop

$40 Gift Certificate

STEPHANIE GALFANO PHOTOGRAPHY           facebook | blog

Surprise Gift Basket

516 PHOTOGRAPHY             facebook | blog

Mentoring Session via Skype




{You will be linked to the Rafflecopter Tool}



{$5o Surprise from the CastAway Collection}


Example: Hey Girl…I would love to spend my Saturday night helping you plan your giveaway.  After all, your fans deserve it.


I will choose a winner who will receive a Bonus Prize from the CastAway Collection!

 And there are some other bonus entries too worth tons of “entries.”  Don’t miss out!


{This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. I hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be announced on October 29, 2012 on my Blog.  If you have any additional questions – feel free to send me an email!}



  1. Hey Girl…I lovvvvee the wraps I got from you recently. Would love to go hooking with you sometime… Maybe you can show me tha’ ropes, and by ropes.. I mean strings… MWah. much love from the Deep South.

  2. hey girl…i love how you posed that baby in the perfect tushie-up position, it really shows off the coordinating hat and posing fabric. wanna lay down on that beanbag together sometime?

  3. Ryan: “Hey Girl, the way you work that Rafflecopter is mighty fine! Wanna ‘+1 Do It!’ ?”

    Hahaha! I just couldn’t resist! 😉

  4. Hey girl … you’ve been editing all day – don’t worry about the messy house – I’ll clean it and you can relax, put your feet up, and enter this fabulous giveaway from Castaway Collection!

  5. Hey Girl…… Would Love to get together Saturday so You can give me some great advice on Photographing newborns and which Props to use!

  6. Hey girl, why don’t you go whip up one of your stunning crocheted blankets for us to crawl underneath together?

    You know you wanna hear that one out of his mouth 😉

  7. Hey Girl…let’s CastAway together so I can knit you anything you want…I’m really good with my hands and my needle…

  8. Hey girl, let me watch those kids while you take a hot bath and enter the Castaway Collection contest. Then I’ll give you a foot massage.

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