Nothing Else Matters {Besides This Giveaway ;)...}

Well look who decided to show up.
Your lovely face..and Monday's not so lovely face.
I am so glad that you are here.
{Monday--I am not speaking to you}
I've got a few back problems goin' on at the current moment.
I am still blaming it totally on that dang turkey and its frozen neck I had to yank out.
So in honor of my discomfort sitting behind a computer, I am putting somebody else in charge.
Somebody cool.
Real cool.
Her name is Emily and she makes really pretty things.
Like things I am dying to get my hands on.
Lucky for you saps, one of you will get your hands on something.
I could keep talking, but my back keeps telling me to go lay down.
I guess I will obey.
Enjoy what Emily has to say and please, oh please, go visit her after you are done here.
She deserves all the love you can throw at her.

My name is Em and I blog over at And Nothing Else Matters
I am a happily married mum of two from Australia.
Yep that's right I'm an Aussie. 

The hubby joined the Air Force last year so I am navigating the new world of being a defence wife. 
I blog about the highs and lows and all the fun in between of juggling marriage and motherhood with distance and demands.
The loneliness and hard times that came with this whole new lifestyle was one of my main reasons for starting my blog.
And I am so glad I did.

I love discovering new blogs and getting to know the awesome people behind them, so please come on over to And Nothing Else Matters and say hi!
I also have a fun Etsy Shop where I sell gorgeous delights like this
Hot Pink Fabric Sunglasses Case
Mellow Yellow Ruffled Love Pillow Cover
and this
Blue and Floral Ruffled Love Small Tote Bag

And now, a little question and answer session between Erin & I...
1. What inspired you to start your shop?
It was something that I always wanted to do, my mum used to sell handmade goods at markets, I have such great memories of that time. So when I taught myself to sew and started getting crafty I was making way more things than I could ever use, so selling those goodies became the perfect option.
Plus its a great excuse to try out new ideas!
2. If I could only choose one item to buy from your shop,
which item would it be?
A ruffled camera strap for sure. I love, love, love mine.
So comfy and pretty. They make perfect gifts too.
{Hint Hint}
Ruffled Camera Straps
3. What is the one food you are most excited to eat this Holiday season?
Cheese shortbread for sure, my mum only ever makes it at Christmas and it wouldn't be the same without it. Followed closely by the baked ham. Nothing like a good baked ham.
4. Do you enjoy reading or writing blog posts better?
I love writing and expressing my thoughts, feelings or just what great new finds I have come across lately.
But I must admit I love reading blog posts the most. I love to sit down with my big cup of coffee and read through all my fave blogs and find new faves to add to the list!
5. What is your favorite color combination at the moment?
In honour of Christmas, I am loving red and silver. 
Christmas Red Silver Ornaments
Also my love affair with yellow and turquoise is continuing.
6. One piece of advice for new bloggers or etsy shop owners?
Don't let yourself get easily discouraged. Slow sales or not much blog interaction can put you on a downer. And so can comparison.
 Everyone's blog and shop has its own journey, embrace yours.
And now for the best part of all--A GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader has the chance to win one of her fabulous Ruffled Camera Straps!

Additional Entries:
Visit Simply Nothing Else's Shop--tell me which item you would buy
Share this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc.

You have 4 chances total--Considering how cute that strap is, I would do all 4.
Just sayin'

Oh, and because Emily is extra sweet, she is offering all Living In Yellow reader's a discount.
Enter loveerin for 25% Off your order!!

Talk more tomorrow lovelies :)



  1. I am a new follower of Emily's blog :)

  2. I am a big fan of tote's right now and I love the Coral Combo Ruffled Love tote! :)

  3. I already Follow Emily's cute blog!

  4. and I already follow her on facebook! :)

  5. I am now following Emily's blog!

  6. I love her ruffle pillows, so I'd probably buy one of those!

  7. I like the Floral and Dots Ruffled Love Tote Bag

  8. I follow And Nothing Else Matters! Love her blog!

  9. Love her cute shop! My fav right now is the Floral Ruffled Love Pillow Cover

  10. I would definitely go with the camera strap - super cute!

  11. I pray you feel better soon my friend.

  12. I just visited Ems blog....shes a doll:)Hope you are feeling better sweets!

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

  13. I follow Em :) She's so sweet!!!!

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow camera strap with the dark blue floral print :)

  15. I follow her via FB :) (mrsparrott & the momma bird)

  16. I follow this blog! And I LOVE that camera strap!

  17. I will be buying a camera strap from her shop, unless I win this one :)

  18. I am following her blog my username is agatewood1

  19. I love this camera strap: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84183725/ruffled-camera-straps

  20. https://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/141211129312587777

  21. Newest follower on Em's blog as Simply Bold!

  22. Love the summer floral pillow cover! So fun and vibrant!

  23. Shared this giveaway on FB! I hope I win! Fingers crossed!

  24. aww i just bought a canon rebel yesterday.. this would be perfect! following her blog!

    marche_love [at] hotmail [dot] com

  25. i love the camera strap that's brown with the flowers!

  26. shared giveaway on facebook!

  27. I already follow her blog. :)

  28. I love the Pink Floral Ruffled Love Pillow Cover. :)

  29. I like And Nothing Else Matters on facebook. :)

  30. I follow Emily's blog. ~ Andi T.


  31. My favorite item is the mustard ruffled love pillow. Love it! ~ Andi T.


  32. I follow Emily on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)


  33. I would buy a camera strap for my bestest friend who deserves one.

  34. I am a new follower and new to Blogging too, I love the camera strap :)


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)