Happy Monday to all of you!! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was filled with family time and a lot of work!!
 I want to introduce to you, a new friend of mine. Her name is Mary and she's the owner of Special Occasion Design ~ a site that's dedicated to help you create a one of a kind event! Each Special Occasion Design original item is handcrafted to your personal taste and colors.
 Read all about her:

Special Occasion Design first opened in 2008 on Etsy. It was created as a means for Mary to use her knowledge of the event industry to work from home after having her first child Lily. Special Occasion Design has since grown into its own website as well as a presence within many local boutiques. They offer personalized event items, favors, decor and rentals.
Mary earned her Bachelors degree in Food and Products Marketing at Western Michigan University in 2005.  While she did not earn a degree in Arts, she studied art at Western throughout her entire time there.  Art and creating have always been an important aspect of her life.  Many would say that Mary is eccentric and colorful.

            Upon graduation Mary accepted her first job as an event coordinator for a local event venue.  She fell in love with the romance and whirlwind of the events industry.  Within this time her family decided to open a premium linen rental company.  She happily accepted a career with her families company and has been working with them since. After having her first child, Mary wanted to spend more time at home but did not want to give up her career love. She now shares her time between her growing family, her career and her business.
          With 6+ years of wedding and event design experience, Mary still loves the industry and keeps up to date on all the trends. Special Occasion Design offers one of a kind items for couples to use to make their events unique.  Mary has an eye for design and loves to surprise guests with unexpected details.
You can join Special Occasion Design in the following ways:

Ribbon Handle Rose Pomander - colors available

4 Piece Madison Wedding Set

{above photos used with permission from Special Occasion Design}

I hope you've enjoyed "meeting" Mary. She has generously offered to giveaway one $50.00 gift certificate to her shop!

The winner is......................

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COMMENT #6 ~ Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations}Jan 23, 2012 09:06 AM
Love the guest books! So cute!
Congratulations, Lindsay!!!

Are you ready to enter the giveaway? Good luck!

Must be completed to entered:
1} Visit Special Occasion Design come back and leave us a comment letting us know your favorite item!

For additional entries:
2} Visit Special Occasion Design on Facebook and leave Mary a comment!  Then come back here and comment letting us know you did!

3} Are you a fan of BellaGrey Designs on Facebook? If so, let us know, if not please come by and say hello!

This giveaway will end on Friday, January 27, 2012 at midnight {CST}. Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents ONLY. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and posted on the original post within 48 hours of contest end. 

Have a Wonderful Day!!