Austinites, win this goody bag and two tickets to Shop Austin!

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Look. The cat is out of the bag. I know y'all love giveaways! This Friday (a mere two days from today), one lucky, local, Adored Austin reader will be the proud recipient of one goody bag filled with delights from local Austin artisans as well as two tickets to the Lone Star Ladies' annual Shop Austin event that is happening this Saturday at Saengerrunde Hall.

Prizes inside include an *annemarie* zippy wallet made from 2009 Shop Austin Banners, Cards from Tisa's Creations, hammered silver and crystal pendant necklace by Hearts O Fire, a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Touch of Sass, a watercolor print by Coral Reef Dreams, hair pins by Lovely Day, a felted wool wallet by Austin Yarn Co., a voucher for a free slice of pizza at Home Slice, a certificate for a free class at Gauge Knits, gourmet chocolate from Arte Y Chocolate, and gourmet popcorn from Reel Popcorn. This bag has over $250 worth of treasures inside!

And if that's not enough, at the event itself you can shop 'till your heart is content and your bags are full from some amazing local vendors and get free mini manicures and lash extensions courtesy of Milk + Honey Day Spa.

Shop Austin tickets are on sale for $10 each with 50% of the proceeds going directly into the Lone Star Ladies' Frontier Scholarship fund, which is a scholarship awarded to a graduating Austin Independent School District senior who plans to study the handmade arts (how cool is that?!).

If you are a local Austin area resident, you can win two of these tickets plus the above goody bag by simply leaving your first name and last initial and email address in the comment section below by 11 a.m. Friday. (As always, I'll delete the comments at the close of the contest so your information is protected from spam bots). Example:
- Indiana A.
- indiana at adoredaustin dot com

I'll draw a random winner Friday afternoon, and you must be able to pick up your goody bag and tickets any time during the event on Saturday, which runs 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. I, for one, can't think of a more fun way to spend my Saturday. Manicures? Shopping? Yes, please!

Go here for more information about Shop Austin and The Lone Star Ladies.