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Friday, December 9, 2011

Featured Blogger & GIVEAWAY...

I met Sara from Mommy Summers after she left a comment on one of my link ups with the wonderful meme, Pour Your Heart Out, by Shell at Things I Can't Say. When I went onto her blog, my eyes were immediately happy...she had decorated her blog for Christmas. And not with a bunch of tinsel and loud, tacky ornaments and carols playing in the background but with an eye pleasing simplicity.
A Mommy's Thoughts
Her banner tugged at my heart right away
So, since her site had grabbed my attention, I went browsing and found that she makes bows and is selling them on her blog. We all know that a preppy girl loves her some bows, so I contacted Sara and well, we ended up my very first featured blogger and my very first giveaway.

We decided a little Q & A would help everyone get to know Sara better. So, without further ado...

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as an outlet for all my frustrations. I wanted to "meet" people that were going through the same thing I was while I was TTC my daughter. I also needed to vent about my in-laws. They were (and still do) making my life hell. They lie , start rumors and try to break my husband and I up. I was losing my mind and was afraid I'd snap! (I have an intro post on all that
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love blogging. It wasn't until this last month that I really started to be consistent with my blogging. As time has gone by, I have found new friends, and my writing has changed. I think my first posts were more depressing and down. Now I am able to write about my daughter, Miss A. I love that I've been I guess you could say "changed", I try to be positive but honest, not so down and honest. I love the support you can find from other bloggers.

Why did you start making bows?

I started to make bows in an effort to "mend" things with my sister-in-law. She's always asking if I know how to make things, (skirts, watches etc) and asked if I knew how to make bows and I told her, " I do! We could always sell them if we wanted to!" I was trying to be nice. I was hoping if I kept pushing the issue of making bows & selling them, that it would force us to spend time together. I was hoping to be able to forgive her or something, I'm still working on that.
What is a favorite memory about your daughter so far?

Favorite Memory of Miss A? The day she laughed and I caught it on video. I don't have it posted but I love to play it. There's just something about a baby's laugh. I love all her "firsts" though. I was moving pictures from my phone to my computer and while organizing them I got to see the last 9 months in pictures. It was amazing! The day she met her cousin "Stinky" was too sweet! ( Stinky knew her right away. It was like she had been waiting for her to come.

Now, it is time for the **GIVEAWAY**!!! It could make for some very wonderful stocking stuffers, presents for any younger girls in your life or their friends and/or just those extra special accessories that you have been looking for but didn't want to pay for. (We will ship them to you before Christmas.)

Pink & Brown bow -
barrett back
Pink bow with white dots -
alligator back clip

Small Black & White Zebra Print
with pink detail -
alligator back clip
How do you win???
1. Leave a comment below on your favorite bow
2. Visit Sara at Mommy Summers and leave her a comment under today's post and tell her you came from my site
3.  Become a follower on Google Friend Connect (it's free and you would make a fellow blogger very happy!) You will find her GFC all the way down on the bottom right hand side.

I hope you all find this a fun giveaway! The winner will be picked at random with the help of This giveaway will be open until midnight EST, on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011. I will announce the winner on Thursday morning and contact you by email, so please make sure I have a way to contact you.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! xo

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At December 9, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Kristen said...

The other Kristen! I want a bow! They would look so great in Addison's hair. Sara - great give away ... and sorry about your inlaws. Mine are great - so your post here reminds me how luck we are. xx Kristen

At December 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Diane said...

I would love this for my granddaughter Jasmin Pink & Brown bow -
barrett back

At December 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Infertile Mormon Mommy said...

Cute bows! I like the first one! :)

At December 9, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous christine said...

Aww, cute. The pink with white polka dots reminds me of Minnie Mouse (my younger daughter's favorite).

At December 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Maren said...

Awwww, I definitely see why the banner caught your eye :D

At December 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM , OpenID kvetchmom said...

I'm new to your blog and just love it! I can see why you fell in love with Sara's blog. Lucky me, two new friends to get to know!

At December 11, 2011 at 12:14 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Nice to get to know a new blogger.
And I love the header--it's gorgeous. The first bow is my favorite. :)

At December 12, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Such beautiful bows! I love how the two of you got together to do this giveaway! Can't wait to check out her blog!


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