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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

girls who sew (& slo day design giveaway)

I have a really bad memory and most of my childhood is a bit of a blur, but I remember learning how to sew like it was yesterday.  The summer between 5th and 6th grade, my friend Sarah called me up, out of the blue, and asked if I wanted to take a sewing class at the local fabric store with her.  Up to that moment, I had never even thought about sewing, but I liked Sarah and it was summer and I had nothing better to do, so I said sure, why not?  We started the class, two 11 year-olds in a room full of middle-aged women.  It was on the top floor of an old, non-air-conditioned building downtown, and I distinctly remember the sweltering heat.  But we stuck it out and that summer and we both learned to sew.


My sewing skills have not gone far beyond what I learned that summer.  I can sew a straight line & figure out basic patterns, and over the years, I've sewn a few things here and there.  It's one of those things that I am happy I know how to do, but I'm really not very good.

Sarah, on the other hand, has always been amazing.  She is one of those rare people that not only has the technical skills to do things correctly, she has always had the creative skills to come up with her own designs.  And now, 20 years later, she is not only the mommy of the 3 most gorgeous little girls you have ever seen, but the super talented creative genius behind SLO Day Design, her own line of uber-fabulous baby & kid accessories.


As a mom to girls of my own, Sarah's adorable blankets, bibs, headbands, and hair clips are an addiction I can't seem to shake, and it doesn't help matters that her prices are far too reasonable (because we all know how much I love a good deal.)  Trouble has been decked out in SLO Day blankets, bibs, & headbands since she was born, and, I have to say, the quality is outstanding.  Thanks to the heavy-duty snap closure, SLO Day bibs are the only ones Trouble doesn't immediately rip off, & unlike the cheap velcro ones we found at Target, the SLO Day binky clip stays put (which is kind-of the point.)


Princess is now at the age where she insists on picking out her own clothes and dressing herself.  While some of her outfits are truly cringe-worthy, and I often wish I could carry a sign that says, "my daughter dressed herself today," it is pretty entertaining to see what she comes up with (Snow boots with a party dress in 80 degree weather?  Okay honey!)  She is also obsessed with her hair, and absolutely loves her Slo-Day barrettes.  She insists on wearing at least one (and often 5 or 6) every single day.




SLO Day's designs are always one of my favorite gift ideas, so when I started thinking about the holidays and gift ideas this year, it was one of the first things that came to mind.  What little princess wouldn't want to find her very own pack of fancy hair clips in her stocking this year, and what new mommy wouldn't be thrilled with any of SLO Day's other designer items?

So now that you are drooling over all these adorable items, are you ready for the good news?  As part of our 30 Days of Holiday Cheer, Sarah has generously put together an incredible His & Hers Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza, which includes some of her most popular items for both little girls and boys:


That's right, one lucky reader will win EVERYTHING you see--2 holiday bibs, a headband, hair clip, baby boy cones, binky clip, and 2 newborn beanies--over $60 value in all!


Here is how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:

-Visit SLO Day Design and tell me which item you are drooling most over, and who you would buy it for. (1 entry)

Optional Bonus Entries:

-Become a follower of Living Well, Spending Less via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, or RSS feed.  Leave a separate comment below to tell me how you are following. (1 entry)

-"Like" Living Well, Spending Less on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)

-Follow me on Twitter.  Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)

-Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your Facebook wall.  Leave a separate comment below. (3 entries)

-Post a link on your blog to this giveaway. (3 entries) Leave a separate comment below.


Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Wednesday, December 1st, and I will draw a winner at random using Random.Org on Thursday, December 2nd.



49 comments:

  1. I would love to get the chocolate whimsy blanket for my new niece/nephew!!!!

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  2. I would love the Oh Christmas Tree bib for my 6 month old son!

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  3. I like you on facebook

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  4. I just "liked" you on facebook. Absolutely love all Sarah's things, and with a newborn on the way, really want those beanies!

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  5. last post was from Kristin Beard!!

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  6. I love the crochet beanies and would use it for my new baby due in February!

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  7. I just "liked" you on facebook as well.

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  8. I just 'liked' you on FB too!

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  9. I have so many of SLO Day's fabulous bows and ribbons for Bella...so I'm dying to get some cute boy stuff for my little boy due in February!!

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  10. I follow you (Networked Blogs)!

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  11. I love all of Sarah's things and I would like to by one of the crochet hats for my 4-year-old daughter!

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  12. I posted this on my facebook wall.

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  13. I love the crochet beanies and it would be for my sister who is due in February with her first child.

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  14. I like you on facebook!

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  15. Just posted on my FB for my friends to check out your blog!!!

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  16. I love the crocheted beanie hats for the newborns which would be great for my nice who is suppose to arrive sometime next week.

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  17. I love Sarah's flower headbands and hats. I only have boys but love to give them as gifts.

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  18. And I like you on Facebook. :)

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  19. Love the crochet beanies and would send them to a friend who just had twin girls 8 weeks early in DC.

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  20. Hello! Thank you for stopping by Ten Little Fingers Ten Tiny Toes! Iam now following you back.

    Amanda

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  21. I would love ALL of them...and they would be for my bun in the oven. Since I don't know what I am having I don't know which I would get the most use out of but those bibs are adorable, the hats ROCK and the binky clip is a must for any baby who has a binky!

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  22. Oh and I "like" you on facebook and I am following you blog now...you should follow me too! ;)

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  23. I love, love, love the bibs!!!! They are soo adorable :)

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  24. I like you in general ;), but I also "like" you on Facebook hehe.

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  25. I follow you on twitter of course :)

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  26. I retweeted about this giveaway!
    number 1

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  27. I retweeted about this giveaway!
    number 2

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  28. I retweeted about this giveaway!
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  29. I posted on my blog about this giveaway!
    http://thespottdfrog.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-good-giveaway-for-those-with.html
    number 1

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  30. I posted on my blog about this giveaway!
    http://thespottdfrog.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-good-giveaway-for-those-with.html
    number 2

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  31. I posted on my blog about this giveaway!
    http://thespottdfrog.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-good-giveaway-for-those-with.html
    number 3

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  32. I would probably give it as a gift to my lil sis Alisha who absolutely LOVES Slo Day Design (but then again who doesn't).

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  33. I would like it all. I am prego with baby #2 and would love a minky blanket, but the headbands are adorable! Thanks so much for you time!

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  34. The crotchet beanies are the cutest!

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  35. Sarah has such talent and I've been wanting something of hers FOREVER!! I just visited her website, and...oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Wow, she has really expanded her line! Since my girls are a little older (4 & 6), I am in LOVE with the crochet headbands with those beautiful flowers, and some of those barettes with the silk flowers, and...and...and.. :)

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  36. Love the Christmas bibs for my new niece!

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  37. I love the crochet headband with the extra large flower! I would totally buy this for my Niece Sammy!

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  38. I posted this on my wall too!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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