Giveaway :: Talking Squid

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

{please visit Talking Squid here}

Surely I’m not the only one who spends their summers sans shoes. It is safe to say my toes are open and free the duration of the summer months and it only seems apropos to continue this tradition through September and our “Endless Summer.” The desire for luxurious pedicures aside, I find myself looking around my house and reevaluating my rug situation during these months. I mean, if my bare feet are going to be padding around on the floor, I want something comfy and stylish greeting them.

Taryn Boyd of Talking Squid creates fabulous, eco-friendly rugs from upcycled tshirts repurposed from a screenprinting shop. As Boyd says, these rugs “wear and tear like your favorite t-shirt; they last a lifetime.” The perfect marriage of form and function result in stylish rugs that add the perfect touch of comfortable whimsy to your room. Channeling the stylings of the ever popular flokati rug, Boyd’s designs add a touch of homemade sophistication to the picture. My feet would be happy and carefree atop this grey rug and I’m pretty sure they would stay that way for the duration of this “Endless Summer.”

Talking Squid is giving away one 2′ round recylced tshirt rug in purple (please note: the rug you will receive will be a darker purple than the one pictured above) to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Wednesday, September 12th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What little pieces of summer are you holding onto right now?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, September 17th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Marilyn says:

    Holding on the sunshine and long days…

  2. 2
    Melissa T. says:

    Fresh tomatoes from the garden.

  3. 3
    holly says:

    Long, lazy days with my two little daughters. . .

  4. 4
    Terra says:

    still wearing sandals and summery skirts to work!

  5. 5
    Luisa says:

    The smell of the earth that has been warmed by the sun.

  6. 6
    Emma says:

    The sunbleached streaks in my hair help me hold onto the memory of a scent of warm, sandy skin mixed with hot, salty air. I took a lot of naps on the beach this summer and enjoyed every moment of wave-infused dreams. Physically, I am holding onto summer by eating as much sorbet as possible! 🙂

  7. 7
    Jennifer says:

    meeting my daughter…

  8. 8
    Nicole says:

    Lots of trips to the park with my kids. Still having some cookouts and picnic dinners too while the weather is nice.

  9. 9
    Tabetha says:

    My garden– it actually did well this summer, for the first time ever & I hate the idea of all the lovely plants going dormant!


  10. 10
    anna says:

    wearing my favorite white shorts and neon toe nail polish!

  11. 11
    Vanessa says:

    a smile bigger than the sunshine… 🙂

  12. 12
    Dana says:

    My favourite summer drink – Pineapple Habanero Syrup with soda water and fresh mint.  

  13. 13
    Valerie C. says:

    My baby blue pedicure  🙂

  14. 14
    Amzi says:

    Not letting my roommate bring out the fall decorations!!!

  15. 15
    Courtney says:

    Since I’m working now as an art teacher, I’m not definitely not in summer mode, but I’m trying to eat corn on the cob and watermelon as much as I can!

  16. 16
    Nikki says:

    flip-flops on my feet, and no grooming more complicated than my hair in a pony tail!!  I’m holding on to summer with my whole spirit, especially since the boys are back in school and I miss them home…so we stay outside as much as possible and try to keep our schedules as uncomplicated as we can!

  17. 17
    Christy Ann says:

    I’m holding on to my summer clothes! Neon & pastel, shorts and sundresses, sandals and wedges!

  18. 18
    loretta E says:

    I’m holding on to watermelon because it’s the best summer fruit!

  19. 19
    Christina P says:

    Flip flops and tank tops! and margaritas!

  20. 20
    Stephanie C says:

    I’m trying to stuff myself with summer fruits as much as I can before prices start skyrocketing once they’re out of season. Although I like fall fruits too (can’t wait to make apple pies!), there’s nothing more refreshing than a fresh bowl of berries :]

  21. 21
    Rosy says:

    Peace! I feel so thankfull for all the little things of my summer holidays, for smiles, sun, breeze, waves and – above all – my dearest ones at my side. How couldn’t I feel peace in my heart?

  22. 22
    sam says:

    The last few bottles of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy (beer with lemonade).

  23. 23
    Brittany K says:

    it being lighter later. i can’t stand how early it gets dark in the winter!

  24. 24
    heather f says:

    garden flowers inside and all the windows open to hear bird songs

  25. 25
    Tiffany A. says:

    Lemonade, fresh fruit, sandals and warm afternoons on the back porch after work! I live coming home after a long day of work and sitting out back with my husband talking about our soon to be daughter (she is due in 3 weeks)!

  26. 26
    Madeline says:

    tank tops… why is it i can never retire my tank tops?

  27. 27
    Alison S. says:

    still going barefoot!!

  28. 28
    Jennifer says:

    I’m desperately trying to hold onto my tan.

  29. 29
    Suzi C says:

    It’s almost Summer here in NZ (thank god, our Winter was rough!) and I’ve found myself keeping the curtains and doors open until the sun goes down. Which isn’t really optimal considering about 5pm it gets a little chilly… Sun goes down here around 6.30 now (it goes til 10 sometimes in Summer!). Can’t wait. 

    p.s was on your etsy store last night favouriting things (LOVE the rainbow rug!!! my wee girls room is rainbow) so it made me laugh to see this giveaway. 🙂

  30. 30
    Sharon Siqueiros says:

     The longer evenings

  31. 31
    Jac says:

    Time in the pool or at the beach and my tan.

  32. 32
    MaireK says:

    The sun

  33. 33
    Cyndi says:

    I am holding onto longer days of sunshine, early morning walks on the beach and wearing lots of white clothing! Ahhh, summer! (And I love, love, love Tayrn’s rugs!)

  34. 34
    Stacy says:

    My flip-flops. I plan to wear them until the first snow!

  35. 35
    Juliet Farmer says:

    my tan

  36. 36
    Vickie Riddle says:

    I’m holding onto the longer daylight hours and watermelon. 🙂

  37. 37
    mari says:

    Corn on the cob and those silly grins flashed between family and friends when your  teeth are full of corn!  
    Thank you.

  38. 38
    Amy Grace says:

    I’m hugging the new boyfriend that I got this summer, and all the fruity drinks that I will continue to drink all year round 🙂

  39. 39
    brenda says:


  40. 40
    kim g says:

    a rock that my girls found on the beach…I turned it into a ring!!  I look down at my fingers and summer will be with me always…

  41. 41
    Theresa says:

    Stone fruits! Everywhere!

  42. 42
    echo says:

    squeezing in all the runs, walks, and hikes I can… enjoying the outdoors at all speeds. 

  43. 43
    Samantha says:

    Trying to deny that the Fall semester has started again at the college where I work

  44. 44
    Amanda says:

    My hummingbird feeders! Although…we just moved so I hope the hummingbirds in our new neighborhood find me quickly! 🙂

  45. 45
    Grace says:

    Having picnics in the park

  46. 46
    Ella P. says:

    my flip flops & maxi dresses 😀

  47. 47
    Rebekah says:

    flip flops & afternoons spent outside!

  48. 48
    Lauren Guilbeau says:

    I’ll holding onto laying out at the pool on the weekends!

  49. 49
    Anne says:

    We go for boat rides until Thanksgiving doesn’t matter if we are all bundled up the peacefulness of being on the water is worth it.

  50. 50
    Kim says:

    Flip flops!!!!!!!