My day job is in retails, so there is a lot of talk about holiday greetings this time of year. What exactly do we say to customers when they shop in our stores? The answer differs from company to company, but it is something I think about in my personal life, too.
Because we have friends and family that celebrate so many different holidays, we always send out very holiday-neutral cards in December. Each year, I browse the holiday selection at Shutterfly and I find more Holiday Cards than I could possibly imagine. Last year, I chose an autumn design and added photos of our boy playing in piles of leaves. But this year, I’m not sure. From religious, scripture-based cards to ones that just say “Happy EVERYTHING!”, Shutterfly has something for every card-sender’s style. Traditional, modern, funky – you name it, they’ve got it, and they add new ones each year.
After my recent review of the maternity dress I received from Seraphine, I fell completely in love with their line of chic, comfortable, versatile maternity and nursing fashion.
Well, it seems I’m not alone! The lovely Jessica Alba has been spotted making Seraphine a regular part of her wardrobe, too!
She’s been spotted rocking this super cool Seraphine leopard print scarf all over town, looking fabulous, of course! That’s right…Seraphine carries accessories, too! (It took me until this pregnancy to realize how far you can stretch your maternity wardrobe with the right accessories!)
I need to get this scarf because I want to pair it with red shoes too! LOVE!!
Now, for the FUN STUFF:
The folks at Seraphine want to know how YOU would style an outfit around the very same scarf, and I’m helping them host a contest so you can do just that! All you have to do is style your own look with items from Seraphine, and you could win this fabulous scarf AND a $100 gift certificate to Seraphine!
*Second and third place winners will also receive a leopard print scarf!
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! WINNERS ARE:
Grand prize ($100 GC and scarf): Bre D.
Runner up (scarf): Colleen P.
Runner up (scarf): Kerry L.
Choose one other item from Seraphine to pin to your board as part of your outfit.
Pin any other items from around the web that you’d like to use to complete your fabulous fashion statement (Use a minimum of 5 photos total, maximum 15 photos total)
Be sure to tag each photo with the hashtag #SeraphineStyletheLook (we’d love if you’d add other hashtags, too! Maybe #Maternity or #MaternityFashion?)
Leave a link to your board in the comments section below so we don’t miss it! (This is a requirement for entry.)
Contest is open from October 12th through November 9th. Plenty of time to get creative!
I will be helping Seraphine choose the winners based on style and originality. Winners will be chosen at the end of the contest and announced within one week. Each winner will be notified via email and will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Winner must be age 18 or older; US residents only.
*Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.
This event is hosted by Happy Mothering and Happy Green Mama through the Green Moms Network. Each participating blog is hosting an eco-friendly giveaway worth a minimum of $25. You can find the list of participating blogs at the bottom of this post.
I’m doing things a little differently for this event, and I’m pretty excited about it!
I thought about what kind of great “green” prize I would like to win, and one thing in particular came to mind. It’s a permanent part of our kitchen that we use every day…
Up for grabs:
The Endurance Extra Large Stainless Steel Compost Pail!
This is a serious compost pail. I’ve had it on my counter for nearly a year now, and we use it SO much. With a 1.5 gallon capacity, it’s big enough to keep up with the most veggie-rific families, and it has 2 charcoal filters in the lid to ensure an odor-free kitchen. AND, it’s dishwasher-safe!
Our compost pail sits right next to our sink, and always looks shiny and new.
In my opinion, you won’t find a better composter, or a better online retailer than EcoMom, where you can pick up this beauty for $48.69. If you don’t already know EcoMom, head over there quickfastinahurry and check out their unbeatable selection of eco-friendly and organic products, from baby food and gear to household products and health and beauty care for the whole family. I don’t know what I’d do without them!
While you’re there, don’t miss the EcoMom blog. The folks over there are always working hard to further their mission of providing safer product choices, but it doesn’t stop there. Programs like their baby bottle and sippy cup trade-in program are truly inspirational!
Enter to win your own Endurance Compost Pail using the easy Rafflecopter form below, then visit the other blogs on the linky (also below.) Thanks for hopping by, and good luck!
We also have a fabulous Grand Prize for this giveaway hop, sponsored by Maggie Bags. Two lucky winners will each receive The Tote of Many Colors in The Fall of Leaves or Camo – Maggie Bags’ most eco-friendly bag! Made of super durable recycled seat belt webbing, this roomy tote will hold everything you need and want, even that extra pair of shoes! You can also get 25% off at Maggie Bags with code FallGreen good now through November 10 on their Premier Line!
We all go through our seasons, and the transition into motherhood is certainly a season of change. You’ll have to handle most of those changes with learning, patience and experience, but there’s one thing I can help you out with: the wardrobe! (Well, me and my friends at Sweet Pea Maternity, that is!) Continue reading →
I really think there is a time and a place for TV. It helps my little one wind down after an overwhelming day of running around outside, and he does learn a lot from the shows we allow. BUT, I also like to make sure he gets plenty of art, music and imaginative play in his everyday life, too.
That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to check out the new CD from Golden Records, The Magic Continues: Celebrity Series, Vol. 1. This CD is so much fun not only because it’s timeless and filled with classic kids’ songs and stories that are fun for any generation, but the performances are all voiced by top-notch talent like Ed Asner, Susan Sarandon, Alicia Silverstone, Busy Philipps, Cheryl Hines, Didi Conn, Contance Marie and more!
With this CD, you and your kids can enjoy classic favorites like Rapunzel, Puss in Boots, The Little Engine that Could, Pop Goes the Weasel, and one of our personal favorites, The Muffin Man!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the fun…
My favorite part of this whole concept is the history behind the stories told by Golden Records.
Imagined by Grammy Award-winning music producer Arthur Shimkin in 1948, Golden Records was one of the first and ultimately most successful children’s record labels in America. For decades, they were dedicated to providing timeless entertainment and education for children, and now the legacy is being carried on my Tony Shimkin, the late Arthur Shimkin’s son. Recapturing the values, quality and timeless innocence of Golden Records, theis highly anticipated album is the perfect blend of then and now, launching a series of instant classics. ~paraphrased from Golden Records.
Listening to these stories with my little boy reminds me of my own childhood, when I would spend hours alone in my room, listening to stories on my record player (often Edgar Allan Poe!) and letting my imagination run wild. I think I may have to invest in a CD player for my son’s room so he can build wonderful memories like that, too!
Purchase your own copy of The Magic Continues: Celebrity Series, Vol. 1 on Amazon for only $9.99. Or, find it on iTunes here.
One lucky reader will a CD of their own! Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
*Disclosure: This is a Type A post. I received a product sample from Golden Records, but was under no obligation to provide a positive review. All opinions stated are my own, honest thoughts based on experience with the product.