Guest post & a Giveaway: Whale of a Sign

Hi Peeps, I’m Molly from Blonde Out Loud! I’m so excited that Kat asked me to sponsor a giveaway to go with my sponsorship. Gotta love the bloggy love!
I’ve spent a lot of my 29 years traveling back and forth to New York City. I used to go with my dance company for classes … to see plays … field trips … and as I got older, my friends were living there. It should come as no surprise that I’ve been a devote fan of Saturday Night Live.
If you’re an SNL viewer, have you noticed that the performance stages {monologue and musical guests} mirror Grand Central Station? It always caught my attention on the performance stage that the train schedule you can see is the New Haven line that I’ve traveled a bazillion times.

I got inspired by the subway signs and after making some for my peeps it finally hit me … I could make dinero!! And so the Etsy shop was born:Whale of a sign bannerNow you can enter for a chance to win your very own 8″x10″ subway-style sign! You can pick something that I already have done or design your own sign!

You can enter up to 4 times (each comment will count as one entry, so you must leave a comment for each action) until Wednesday, 6/6/2012. Winner will be posted Thursday morning.

  1. Leave a comment: What would your sign say if you won?
  2. Favorite Whale of a Sign on Etsy & leave a comment letting me know you did
  3. Tweet this giveaway & leave a comment with a link to your twitter
  4. Like Whale of a Sign on Facebook & leave a comment letting me know you did
  5. Blog about this giveaway & leave a comment with a direct link to your post

Here’s a few samples of what I’ve got in the shop:


  1. Love the signs. Not sure what I would request. Going to check out your store now.

  2. Kimberly says:

    I would get a quote from a Beatles song done in grey. I’m not sure which one, but it would probably be love related. It would be for our bedroom since my husband loves the Beatles and he gave me total control over our bedroom remodel. I’m sure knowing he inspired the design would make him very happy.

  3. Kimberly says:

    I added to my etsy favorites as kirbycolby.

  4. Kimberly says:
  5. I think i’d have get the quote “fell in love at the seaside” which is a song lyric by the Kooks.

  6. I love the “Keep calm and love whales” canvas – my husband is a huge fan of whales so he’d love that!

  7. Not sure what i would have my sign say – we are getting ready to move, so the possibilities are pretty much endless – maybe something for my daughter’s big girl room??

  8. liked you on facebook

  9. Love these signs!! What a great idea! I would make a custom one with “Family Rules” E.g. Share, laugh, play, smile, say I love you etc., etc., etc.

  10. I ‘favourited’ (how’s that for good English…) Whale of a Sign on Esty.

  11. I liked you on Facebook

  12. Love these! I just did a post about how much I love sailing inspired anything! It is actually the link below :) Hm. If I won, I would go with the ship in the harbor sign. What a great saying!


  13. elven johnson says:

    Toes in the sand,drink in my hand, Its a good day

  14. Sherry Wasabi says:

    I love the Keep Calm and Love Whales sign!
    iluvpolkapie at gmail dot com

  15. Oh i love this!!! Would love to do one with my wedding song. I have been dying to do that!!! Either way, if I don’t win, i will probably place the order. Is that bad to say??

  16. liked you on FB!!

  17. 1. I don’t know what my sign would say… I would probably have to think about it!
    2. Molly’s site is a favorite of mine on Etsy already!
    3. I tweeted!
    4. I like on Facebook as well! (Amber Johnson)

    Love your blog! Can’t wait to read more! :)

  18. my would say “twinkle twinkle happiness”.

  19. Oh there are so many phrases that I love, but I am into the nautical theme, so I’d choose something very fitting for the theme. Thanks for the opportunity. XO

  20. My Sign would say Ï Won!!!!!!!

  21. I Hearted Whale of a sign

  22. I would want it to say “If you only be still”

  23. I favorited the store! LLadd is my user name

  24. I love the Nautical quote!

  25. Kelly W says:

    Mine would be a replica of a funny sign I wanted to have at our wedding…”Mr. Wright and Mrs. Always Wright”!

  26. Serena Powell says:

    I would love to have a sign that says “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes. I am actually going into forensic science, so Sherlock Holmes novels are big inspirations for myself and that quote is one of my favorites.

  27. Serena Powell says:

    I have favorited the shop on Etsy

  28. I would have the boat in the harbor sign and I’d give it to my father in law who has a small boat and just loves being on the water.

  29. I favorited my sign in your shop.

  30. I liked you on facebook.

  31. like them
    not sure which one the most
    xxxx from serbia

  32. Love your signs!
    I do love the saying: “A ship in the harbor is safe but that isn’t what ships are built for.”

    Fingers crossed!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  33. Just favorited Whale of a Sign on Etsy!

  34. Liked Whale of a Sign on Facebook!

  35. Love the Keep Calm and Love Whales sign!

  36. I like the “Keep Calm and Love Whales” sign
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

  37. LOVE your signs!!! I’m not positive what I would put on the sign, but one idea is “live, laugh, love!”

  38. Erica E. says:

    LOVE your signs! Drawn to the harbor sign you already have. I work right by the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD and think this would be perfect in my office!!

  39. Erica E. says:

    Favorited Whale of a Sign on Etsy (emearly6)

  40. Cute signs—I liked on Facebook!

  41. And liked on Etsy!

  42. MaRyKaY says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway and also about you etsy store

  43. MaRyKaY says:

    Being a recovered addict I really like the serenity prayer and this sign hit my heart as soon as I seen it
    Serenity—Courage–Wisdom copied the link to it at your store here
    I just love that one

  44. MaRyKaY says:

    I liked you on facebook as well
    facebook name is marykay as well

  45. MaRyKaY says:

    I put your store in my favorites on etsy as well. I will be revisiting someday soon. I love your signs thank you for letting us know about you and also giving all of us a chance to win your stuff.
    thank you and good luck to everyone else entering as well

  46. “And as always…just laugh a little” I think would be my quote, but I might have to think about it a little more. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  47. My sign would say
    Sometimes you have to stand alone,
    just to make sure
    you still can…

  48. frances says:

    if i could pick any, if be, “i have an angel that watches over me, i call her nana” with 12/24/2002 little under nana ♥

  49. frances says:

    Nautical Quote

  50. frances says:

    im facebook liker no. 23 ♥

  51. Barbara Scaff says:

    I f I could have a sign made it would say;

    If you are going to act like a turd, go lay in the yard.

  52. Barbara Scaff says:

    I liked them all, they are cute!

  53. Barbara Scaff says:

    Liked a whale of a sign on facebook!

  54. My sign would say, “If this isn’t nice, what is?”

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  55. MIne would say something beachy:)

  56. If I won, I would want to have a sign made for my business that said “We Make Scents Candle Company” and then some of my business’ info under it.


  57. I followed Whale of a sign on twitter under @TammyAllgood


  58. I hearted the etsy shop – username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  59. I tweeted the giveaway


  60. I liked Whale of a sign on facebook as Tammy Allgood-Hemmerling


  61. I hearted the Etsy store! My name on Etsy is jadensmommy8107!


  62. Erin Lawrence says:

    I would probably choose one of my favorite Bible verses!

  63. Erin Lawrence says:

    I like Whale of a Sign on FB

  64. Erin Lawrence says:
  65. tanya girsham says:

    I would choose one of the customs…not sure of the saying though

  66. tanya girsham says:

    i favorited on etsy

  67. My sign would say a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. :)


  68. Seas the day is really clever!


  69. I favorited on etsy – ichbinseins.


  70. Tweeted about the giveaway!!/thetweetingmoms

  71. I favorited the shop on etsy & left a message there!

  72. I “liked” the shop on facebook!

  73. If I won I would love a custom sign that said “Thank heaven for little girls”. I am starting to make a “big girl” room for my 2 little girls & thinks it would be a perfect addition!! I am doing colors like the signs you already make!

  74. My sign would say All You Need Is Love. since my fiance and I are using that as a theme for our wedding this November!

  75. One Day at a time. My mom always used to say that!

  76. I see you
    I hear you
    What you say matters to me

  77. added shop as a favorite kyfaithw

  78. Becky Czlapinski says:

    hmmm, not sure what I would have it say if I won… I would have to think a lot about that one.
    I think my fav on Etsy is the A Ship in the Harbor is Safe….. (but really I like all of them!)
    Don’t own a twitter or blog site
    Already friends on FB :)


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