I got in trouble for feeding my sister Alyssa cat food when we were children. I told her it was Count Chocula cereal.

Now that my sister is all grown up and pregnant with her first child (which she and her husband plan to name Count Chadcula), I can see that the cat food actually supplied her with all of the essential vitamins and nutrients she would later need to become the crafty little creature she is now.

She makes things. Earrings. Bracelets. Necklaces. She has an Etsy store and a blog. As a gesture of kindness (probably her way of thanking me for feeding her kitty kibbles), she has offered a store-wide 20% discount to anyone who uses the promotional code below when purchasing her creations.

Promotional Code: CTJCOM20

But that is not all. She and I have also pieced together a giveaway – a contest which you, the reader, can enter.


To win one pair of earrings of your choice from my sister’s shop, do the following:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you would like to see more of here at chadthomasjohnston.com.

2) In the same comment, tell Alyssa and I about the pair of earrings you really want to win at her Etsy store. Which pair of earrings can you not live without?

On March 7th, 2011, Alyssa and I will personally decide who wants the free earrings the most. This means you must be compelling in your comments. You have to sell yourself, but not in an illegal way (i.e. prostitution). Convince us that you want those earrings b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-d.