I Need Your Help + A $200 Giveaway!



Hey friends, I need your help today! Actually, everyday until 9/24. Can you help?


A friend of mine, DeAnna Reposa, is a finalist for the Martha Stewarts American Made Awards – yea, it’s kind of a big deal – and I’m helping her to get votes! She has a beautiful company, Simple Peace, that produces high quality and sustainable tote bags. Not only does she source the finest organic materials and skilled artisans for her products, but she also works very hard to strive for social and environmental responsibility. Needless to say, I am truly inspired by DeAnna and her mission in creating beautiful yet practical pieces for our everyday lives!

As a small-business woman entrepreneur, and a very ambitious mother to two beautiful children (a teenage boy and a lovely young girl), I am really rooting for DeAnna to win. If she does, she will receive $10,000 for her business and appear in the Martha Stewart Living Magazine – which, of course, will make her dream come true!


Here comes the ‘help me’ part – I would love nothing more than your vote today and support for DeAnna. But while you’re at it, DeAnna has graciously offered Shop Sweet Things readers a giveaway to win a $200 gift certificate to her shop. I sure have my eyes on a few! To participate in this giveaway:

1. Simply ENTER YOUR VOTE HERE. (It’s quick and easy, I promise.) 

2. Leave a comment below so I can enter you in this giveaway.

3. If you are feeling super nice – I would love for you to vote once a day til 9/24 (please leave a separate comment each time you vote to get extra entries) // Tweet away // Share on Facebook // +1 on Google // Repin on Pinterest. Yes, I am doing everything I can to help a friend here! :)

Thank you all so much in advance. Any support from you would be greatly appreciated! As DeAnna would say – “Peace be with you.”

Contest Rules: This giveaway is open to U.S and International Residents.The giveaway will end on Monday 9/24, 11:59PST. The winner will be randomly selected by Random.org and announced on Wednesday 9/26 on Shop Sweet Things blog, Twitter, and Facebook. 

(Images c/o Simple Peace.)


  • lovely bags jeanie! – voted and shared on pinterest :) 

  • margaret h


  • vidhyaparashuram

    Totally support environment friendly small businesses. Voted today and will try to vote for her everyday!!

  • Ashley Lovett

    Happy Wednesday, Jeanne. I voted!


  • Jamie at Moderne Press

    Beautiful brand and love that you are supporting your friend. I voted!

  • What a wonderful company. Congratulations to DeAnna and this amazing opportunity. I did my small part and voted, and will continue to do so. Good luck to Simple Peace!

  • Wendy

    They are wonderful bags — thank you for supporting this small business!

  • Theresa

    love the bags – perfect cause plastic has been banned in pasadena! voted and repinned!

  • susan

    I just voted…hope she wins!

  • Fenny

    I like the products Jeanne, just voted :). 

  • Brooke M.

    I voted, hope she wins! :)

  • inhonorofdesign

    Wow, what a wonderful friend you are! DeAnna’s company is beautiful. Thank you for the introduction! I voted!

  • inhonorofdesign

    Pinned on pinterest:)

  • Love the shopper system and LOVE that they’re made in the USA!!!  

  • oops – duplicate!

  • Christine

    voted! thx for the giveaway. 

  • stephaniewang

    love this! voted and repined

  • holly w

    Voted. Hope I win, love the shopper system!

  • Laura

    Thx for the giveaway. would love to win these bags!

  • Ella

    Lovely! voted. 

  • Natalie

    love these bags…they’re beautiful!

  • Elsa

    Great bags, love that its sustainable. voted. 

  • Classylittlethingsblog

    Voted! She’s super inspiring!


  • I voted! Her products are simple and gorgeous!
     soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • Tweeted – https://twitter.com/DuckyBunny/status/246357570049150976
     soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • Jennifer K

    That’s awesome that you’re spreading the word Jeanne.  Her bags are awesome & so of course you have 1 vote from me today :]

  • Cyndi

    This is great! voted and shared of fb. 

  • Cardtorial

    All the very best of luck to DeAnna!  You go. :)

  • Marian

    voted! thank you for introducing these bags. i hope she wins! 

  • Rebecca A


  • Dawn-horton

    nice bags, I voted!  I hope she wins. 

  • Voted! Lovely :)

  • E. Wang

    great bags, esp. with the new bag charge in S.F. they will come in handy

  • I voted! 9/21
     soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • Posie

    Voted again! Best of luck.

  • Pam

    Voted today… Hope she wins, she does beautiful work!

  • Christine Cheng

    These totes are great! Totally my style. I just voted and emailed my friends the link!

  • Christine Cheng

    These totes are great! Totally my style. I just voted and emailed my friends the link!