THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, KRISTEN L.!
Today's giveaway is sponsored by the sister Etsy shops Bows So Sweet and Bows So Sweet 2. Entrants must have a US address, please.
Bows So Sweet 1 and 2 are run by Jackie and Karri and are made up of a group of creative moms working together to bring their wares to you on Etsy.
The ladies sent me a mini crayon keeper for each of my three children, for review purposes. I was given a Hello Kitty one for my HK lover, a blue and green turtle one for my son, and a Strawberry Shortcake for my younger daughter. All very appropriate - they loved their little gifts and were excited to open them and dive right into some coloring books. There were squawks and squeals about who had which color crayons, and "Can we trade? Can we put other crayons in them?" It was all a flurry of fun, and it was delightful to watch.
The keepers are very well made and durable. They come in larger sizes, too, but these mini ones would make great party favors for your little ones' birthday parties, don't you think? I think that's a splendid idea and am keeping it in mind for my oldest's upcoming birthday in a month!
We also received a set of Halloween, candy corn-themed ponytail holders for my daughters to try out. Sophia, the younger, pounced on them first, so she's the lucky model this time. Not my best piggy tail job ever, but she is a little wiggle worm! The "hair doodles" as we call them, however, stood up to the job and are still going strong, despite Sophie's constant ability to ruin similar hair pretties. I'm impressed! And it seems like every other day, she is running to our "hair doodle bowl" to pick these same ones out again, for the day. We love them!
Would you like to have a little $20 shopping spree in Bows So Sweet and/or Bows So Sweet 2? Here are a few things you could pick if you won:
The ladies at BSS are based in Panama City, Florida, where my husband and I lived when we first got married, so I feel a bit of an affinity for them. However, the University of Miami is my alma mater, so it was with great displeasure that I found this Florida State Seminoles crayon keeper in their shop ($8.50)! Eek, ladies!!! I almost dropped the whole thing right then.
Kidding!! Mostly. ;)
All right, all right, I get it. You're not a 'Canes fan. (Seriously, where is the love?) If you're a Gator through and through, then there are several items in the shop for you, including this crayon keeper for your kids ($8.50), this checkbook cover ($5.50), and this tote bag ($15.50).
There are TONS of adorable hair pretties in Bows So Sweet, far too many to show you even just one example of each kind, so if you've got a little girl to gussy up, you'll have a great time looking through the hairbows section, the korker bows, the holiday hair accessories, and the school spirit bows! Prices start at less than $2, so you could really stock up here.
In the Baby Shower Gifts section, the adorable flannel receiving blanket sets come with a matching soft teddy and burp cloth, for just $18.90!
Is that not the sweetest baby? Love her. And her crocheted hat, more of which you can find here for just $12.50.
In the Hairbow Holders section, the tutu holders sell for $25 and are my favorite style, but there are several more inexpensive options if you need one (what mother of little girls doesn't?) and don't want to go over the gift certificate amount. Have a look!
Over in the sister store, Bows So Sweet 2, you can stock up right now on plenty of fun goods for Halloween! There are lots of Halloween-themed totes for girls young and younger, including this Minnie Mouse-themed one - it's only $15.50!
Like what my children received, you can stock up on mini crayon keepers for just $3 apiece!
Also for only $3 each, you can find plenty of trick-or-treat bags, and they come with a kids' activity book!
So have a look through both sister shops - and good luck in the contest!
To win a $20 Gift Certificate to Bows So Sweet and/or Bows So Sweet 2, please visit the shop on Etsy and then comment back here with what you'd choose if you won. (Be sure to show some ♥ while you're there!) It's that simple! This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE THAT YOU DO, OR ELSE IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS A SEPARATE ENTRY!
1. Blog about this contest, linking back to both this post and Bows So Sweet in your post.
2. For every friend you refer who does the following, you will get another entry: enters this contest AND follows Fishing and Wishing via Google Friend Connect. (They have to tell me you sent them.)
3. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest. Be sure to include "@FishingNWishing" in your tweet, so I can verify your entry.
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7. Join "Friends of Bows So Sweet" on Facebook.
This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on August 15th, 2010, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you: leave your email or Twitter/Ravelry/Etsy ID in your first comment, if your Blogger profile doesn't let me view your email addy. Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.
Open to everyone US winners only.
Thank you to Bows So Sweet for sponsoring this giveaway. I was given a mini crayon keeper for each of my children, and a set of two ponytail holders, for review purposes for this post. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are, and will always be, my own.