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Soon… Red, White and Blue

In a few weeks, we will have the “kick off to summer” holiday: Memorial Day! I love finding something cute for The Bean to wear for Memorial Day, especially because she can rock it for Fourth of July and Labor Day too. Love multiple holiday use. Here are some ideas to help your little girl embrace her patriotic-ness.

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1 Striped Ponte Dress 2 All American Dress  3 Ruffle Block Dress 4 Spirit Sneaker 5 Peace Tee 6 Star Spangle OutfitOutfit

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Is “Mom” A Dirty Word?

There is a great post on the New Yorker online, which takes a look at the word mom. Is it now the new dirty word? We refer to ill-fitting jeans as Mom Jeans. If a mom is wearing them, then what makes it bad? Why can’t they just be bad jeans? Why can’t moms look like…moms?

Excerpt:

When did “mom” become a swear word? The other day, I was having a conversation with friends about how President Obama, despite being a very handsome man, is a bit of a nerd. “Did you see him when he threw out the first pitch at the All-Star game?” one of my friends said. “He was wearing mom jeans.” This was just a day after I was talking to a woman who had just had a facelift. She said she had told her plastic surgeon that she wanted to look fabulous and not, as she put it, “like a mom.” Like a what?, I asked her. “Like a mom,” she repeated. “I mean, I am a mom, but I didn’t want to look like, you know, a mom.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/susanorlean/2011/05/mom.html#ixzz1NxHbTwGB

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{Fab Friday Giveaway} WINNER! S. Makayle Tutu & Headpiece

{Fab Friday Giveaway} Announcing the winner
of the S. Makayle Tutu & Headpiece!!!

We had 50 entries to win this adorable tutu and headpiece (not to mention the adorable squishiness of that little girl!). One of our best contests to date! As always, a great big thank you to our sponsor S. Makayle Tutus & Accessories. We love your stuff and think your new blog is fab too.

Drum roll please!!! The winner is:

gorgeous number 49!!!

NICOLE S.

who said “I love the Triple Layered TuTu Skirt!”

We hope whoever you give this beautiful tutu enjoys their time wearing it. Please send us pictures!

Congrats again and thank you to S. Makayle. Best of luck with your Etsy shop, blog and raising that peanut!

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{Fab Friday Giveaway!} WIN A Gorgeous Tutu & Headpiece From S. Makayle

Happy Friday everyone! To kick off another wonderful weekend, we have another wonderful giveaway for you! The lovely and talented S. Makayle Tutus and Accessories is going to create a custom tutu and matching headpiece for one very, very lucky little girl! These tutu’s are as adorable as her little girl!

C’mon! You know your little girl (or niece, granddaughter, godchild, cousin, etc.) would ROCK this look!

The winner will receive a custom-made tutu in a color selection of their choice.  Her tutu’s are made with layers and layers of soft tulle. Skirt sizing is not limited. Also generously included is a coordinating headpiece. Winner can choose from either a stacked boutique bow, her signature tulle swirl, or one ribbon flower as shown in the photos. They can be attached to a headband or a small lined alligator clip.

I know, I know…you can’t wait to enter! Here’s how:

  1. Visit S. Makayle on Etsy and tell us which item you’d love to have!
  2. Add her store to your Etsy Favorites (click the heart Add To Favorites button) and tell use that you did.
  3. S. Makayle is on Facebook! Become a fan here and give her lots of Momsense love!
  4. Add yourself as a follower to her new blog The Canny Crafter and let us know you did.
  5. Do you receive our (Momsense) emails? If so, let us know. If not, subscribe today.
  6. Are you a Momsense fan on Facebook? If so, let us know. If not, become a fan.
  7. Spread the word about this giveaway! Share it on Facebook, Twitter or your blog, and let us know by leaving a link in your comment.
That’s seven ways to win. How fantastic! Remember to leave one separate comment for each entry (up to seven individual comments in total). If you are leaving a comment as anonymous, please leave us your email information (you can do, for example as: name at momsense dot com to avoid spammers) so we can get in touch with you!
Winner will be chosen on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 9:00pm (EST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using random.org.

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Dreaming Of Summer…

These cold windy days we’re having here in NJ have gotten to me. Even my daughter says “I don’t like this cold!” I agree honey, I agree!

So, I daydreamed of beaches and pools and sweating in the sun (I’m sure come August and the 100 degree days I’ll be bitching about how hot it is, but let’s not ruin the fantasy, shall we?). Then I saw these adorable girls swimsuits online. Which one, or three, to get my beach bunny?

The Chasing Fireflies catalog tutu swimsuit. Every ballerina wannabe needs one of these.

Bright, fun Gap Kids bathing suite. Perfect for not losing them in a crowd at the beach or pool.

This Janie & Jack poppy suit is so different from the rest. That’s what I love about it.

Again, bright fun and colorful. Makes me think of the tropics and drinks with little tiny umbrellas. Thanks Juicy Couture!

This MiniBoden suit makes me think of fireworks and Fourth of July.

Fun and flirty, a different take on the tutu suit from Kate Mack at Nordstrom. Any little girls girly bathing suit.

Old Navy takes me to Hawaii with this suit. Surfs up!

One of my favorites. I love the playful vibe of Marc Jaobs Little Miss Scuba. Saw it online at Saks.

If you have a little man in your house, sorry! My radar was for adorable girl suits. I think these fit the bill. Now if the sun would JUST come out!

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{Terrific Tuesday Giveaway} UPDATE! Win A Personalized Valentine’s Apron!

We are rolling out the giveaways this week! We thank you everyone who entered and shared their ideas on how Ladybug Friend can make her shop a huge Etsy success. We hope so and would love to say we knew them when!

My apologies for the delay, I got caught up in watching the Super Bowl. I don’t really care who won (as the Jets were taken out), but my college friend Tracy was at the game and is a DIE HARD fan. Sorry Trace!

As for this winner of this great personalized apron

is lucky number 9

BROOKE ANNA

who had some great suggestions for the shop. Thanks Brooke Anna and we hope your little chef or artist adores their personalized apron!

And, of course, extra-large thanks to Ladybug Friend for letting us giveaway one of their great aprons. Best of luck to them in their new venture!

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{Terrific Tuesday Giveaway} Win A Personalized Valentine’s Apron!

Ladybug Friend is a new Etsy shop that has graciously agreed to giveaway one of her custom kids Valentine’s aprons. But she’s asking for a little help from her friends…or our Momsense readers to be exact.

Turns out Ladybug Friend would like to expand their line of offerings. Share your thoughts and your little luv bug could be sporting this apron by Valentine’s Day! Pretty fair trade, we think!

Apron is 19″ long and 13″ wide (fits children ages 2-10). Apron ties at the waist and has a velcro opening at the neck- this apron will truly grow with your child for many years to come. Winner will receive same apron as above, customized with your child’s name.

Drooling? Here’s how to enter:

  1. Visit Ladybug Friend on Etsy and add her store to your Favorites (click the heart Add To Favorites button) and tell use that you did.
  2. Share with Ladybug Friend what items you would like to see her store offer (their specialty is personalized/monogrammed items).
  3. Leave feedback as to what you think of the pricing for this item.
  4. Do you receive our (Momsense) emails? If so, let us know. If not, subscribe today.
  5. Are you a Momsense fan on Facebook? If so, let us know. If not, become a fan.
  6. Spread the word about this giveaway! Share it on Facebook, Twitter or your blog, and let us know by leaving a link in your comment.
That’s six ways to win. How fantastic! Remember to leave one separate comment for each entry (up to six individual comments in total). If you are leaving a comment as anonymous, please leave us your email information (you can do, for example as: name at momsense dot com to avoid spammers) so we can get in touch with you!
Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 6th, 2011 at 9:00pm (EST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using random.org.

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