Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's time for a give-away!!

**GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED**

I know I have been bad about blogging. We're just so busy and hectic, especially now that it's summer and we have no structured routine. I have definitely been neglecting the blog, so first I apologize!

Secondly, I know you've all heard me talk about my friend Katie before. Katie and I have been friends since high school, spent some time in college together and then life got in the way, we each moved and I can probably count on one hand how many times I've seen here since :( It's sad but it's life and we're both rocking the stay at home mom thing now! We both are super busy with our families consisting of many littles and the good news is that with Facebook and blogging, we're still able to keep in touch! Now I fully admit Katie has it ''together'' a bit more than me. Not only does she have three little ones under the age of three {man I remember those days!} but she also has an Etsy shop, Abundant Sonshine, where she makes and sells the CUTEST kids clothes! Which is a super big bonus for anyone reading this today because Katie has offered to do a giveaway on Loveable Chaos! A $30 store credit toward anything in the shop, will be given to the winner. Thanks Katie!

First of all, let's look at how cute the storefront is for Abundant Sonshine:

So adorable and happy :)

Secondly, the clothes themselves are beyond adorable! Right now the shop is full of girl clothes, but I did read on her Facebook page that she's working on adding stuff for boys too! (And also, she is 3 "likes" away from 100 fans on her Facebook page...which when she hits 100 fans, she'll also be doing a giveaway on Facebook. Is she generous or what!?)

So onto the clothes...Sissy is fortunate enough to have received several outfits from Katie and I can say first hand, they are just as cute in person as online. Secondly, and more importantly, they are SO well made. Our little Sissy is quite the tomboy, she doesn't sit and play tea but she does push diggers around in the dirt outside. The clothes from Abundant Sonshine are cute but also very practical! She can look adorable and still play, she isn't restricted in these clothes because they're cotton or knit, which is so important when you're dressing a toddler.

One of the recent dresses Sissy got to try out was the "Washi Flutter Dress". I love this dress because it's girly without being over the top. It's simple, it's comfortable and it's easy to match shoes/hairbows with because the pattern is so bright and colorful. Perfect for Dads! Orange bow? Purple bow? Blue Crocs? It all works!
Now the second outfit and probably my favorite of the two is the ''Maggie Reversible Pinafore

Firstoff, I am in LOVE with that woodland fabric. Seriously, love! Secondly, it has that classic simple look. The criss cross in the back, the pocket, the length that is screaming to show off a cute diaper cover...just perfect. This one has Sissy excited and is probably her favorite too...she takes it from the drawer and says ''Owls Mama?? Owls??" Totally toddler approved!

I have to say, Katie's attention to detail is phenomenal. The little green flower buttons, the way the owl lines up just so on the reverse side {which I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo of} right down to the tags on each piece. Each piece has a tiny tag with the S from her "Abundant Sonshine'' logo or a full tag, as well as a size tag on the inside {not on the reversible piece, obvs). Not only that but each order is wrapped beautifully as well:
Completely read for gift giving. I even hot glued the fabric rosette from the wrapping, to an alligator clip and turned that into a hair bow!

So...who wants to win $30 of store credit towards an item in the shop? You can each have the chance to enter up to FOUR times by doing the following:

  1. Go over to Abundant Sonshine, take a look around and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item in the shop is! As Pooks would say ''That's Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!" That's ONE entry!
  2. "Like" Abundant Sonshine over on Facebook. Tell her you heard about her awesome shop from me and you'll earn yourself a SECOND entry :)
  3. Once you like the shop on Facebook, share this giveaway on your wall for a THIRD entry!
  4. If you're on the Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and you'll be entered for a FOURTH entry!
Be sure to leave a comment for each method of entry. {ie: I liked Abundant Sonshine on Facebook}

So that's it! The giveaway will start now and you can enter until Sunday, July 15th around 3pm central time. I will announce the winner that evening or Monday {hey, I'm in Italy and can't always stay up to 11pm!} Four ways to enter and four full days to enter. 

Pretty simple and totally worth it! Plus when you like the shop on Facebook, you might be lucky enough to be the 100th person!!
Yep, you guessed it...another Abundant Sonshine outfit. 
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32 comments:

  1. Easy, this one's my favorite. Adorable. http://www.etsy.com/listing/103470603/size-9m-18m-washi-flutter-dress-multi

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    1. This one's my favorite for sure!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/102291073/maggie-reversible-pinsfore-woodland
      This is actually one of the ones she made for the baby and I (like you) LOVE this print and it's even cuter in person if you ask me!! I'm also excited to try it as a dress with bloomers when she's younger and as a top when she's older! Too cute!!

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    2. Question...I "liked" Abudant Sonshine on FB a long time ago. Since I can't re-like it, do I get counted as another entry?

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    3. Ok, I just shared the give-away on my wall. I don't have a twitter account so I can't do that, but I entered as many times as I could! :)

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  2. I liked Abundant Sonshine on Facebook! :)

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  3. My favorite outfit is the Washi Flutter dress (but I also LOVE the yellow chevron tunic/dress and several others). How can I pick just one favorite? :) I have several pieces from Katie already and love them all!

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  4. I shared this post on my Facebook :)

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  5. love love love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/98339665/knot-dress-peach-organic-cotton

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  6. I liked Abundant Sonshine on Facebook!

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  7. I love this one!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/100575091/sizes-3m-18m-turquiose-yellow-flower

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  8. I shared the Link on facebook!

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  9. I like Abundant Sonshine on Facebook :)

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  10. I shared your link on my fb page! Would love to win the cute little pink and orange lotus dress! Not sure if it counts but I already "liked" Katie's page before! Thanks for letting me know about such a great give-away! :)

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  11. I took a look over at Abundant Sunshine and I am loving the Evalyn dresses. So cute!

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  12. I shared your giveaway link on my fb :)

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  13. This is my favorite!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/98350633/new-dark-teal-butterfly-dress-with

    Kylie B.

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  14. I liked Abundant Sonshine on Facebook! :)

    Kylie B.

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  15. Shared the giveaway on my FB wall! :)

    Kylie B

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  16. I liked Abundant Sonshine on Facebook but I did it before this giveaway.

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  17. My favorite item is the Maggie Reversible Pinafore, but I love all the dresses too!!

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  18. I shared this wonderful giveaway on my Facebook wall.

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  19. Yellow chevron tunic top/dress is my favorite!

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  20. I can't choose! Either the 3 layer skirt or the yellow chevron dress. so cute!

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  21. I LOVE the pink and orange lotus dress!

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  22. I liked Abundant Sonshine on Facebook (and left a message).

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  23. Love the butterfly dress!

    Shared on FB and Liked her page.

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