The winner of the Huntington Kitchen & Onyx Moonshine giveaway is Michelle. Her plans for the weekend include:

Christmas shopping! We’ve had virtually no time to shop, so this weekend we’re kid-swapping with some friends. They’ll shop on Saturday afternoon while we watch their kids, and we’ll shop on Sunday while they watch our kids. So excited!


The winner of the Wanted Shoes, Minx Boutique, & UE Jewelry giveaway is Jacqui S. who shared her most cherished item in her closet:

My most beloved piece in my closet is a 1950’s Little Black eyelet Dress that I discovered in a thrift store bin when I was 15. I knew as soon as I saw it that it was a timeless piece. That was thirteen years ago and it’s seen me through friends’ graduations,weddings,parties, and date nights with my husband. Its chic, sweet, and unique…just my style!


Congratulations ladies and thanks to everyone who entered my giveaways this week. I really loved reading your comments and getting to know you all a little better!

Happy Holidays,

M

Giveaway [Now Closed]: Wanted Shoes, Minx Boutique & Unexpected Expectancy

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Today I’m featuring the last of my Merry Giveaways and this one is a doozy! Before I get started, the winner of the Little Hip Squeaks and UGG Australia giveaway is Brittany K. She shares a bit about her little ones style:

We tend to go with sweet/classic styles for my sweet Natalie but as she turns 2 (on January 1!) she’s becoming more interested in her clothes - so we shall see what happens once she starts making her own fashion choices!

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I am so excited to be giving away a pair of Wanted Shoes Dressage boots today. These are one of the most beloved pair of shoes in my closet. I wear them constantly - with jeans and sweaters or with dresses and tights. I love the unexpected sparkly heel that is just enough business in the front, party in the back to keep them in the “every day” wear category. I get endless compliments on these boots and they are really comfortable too! Today Wanted Shoes is giving away one pair of Dressage Boots (Please check here to ensure your size is available). This week Wanted Shoes is offering Buy one get one half off on all shoes site wide!

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I’ve been shopping at Minx in Asheville, NC for years. It’s on my must stop list whenever we head to the mountains to visit my mom. I was so happy when they recently opened an online boutique so that I had easier access to the hand-picked selection of gorgeous dresses, tops, jeans, shoes, and killer accessories. Minx recently became a Dear Baby sponsor and I’ve been rocking so many of their pretty pieces in my wardrobe. They jumped in on the giveaway action this week and are going to hook one reader up with this beautiful heart tote. This bag is made in the US with leather handles and lots of room inside for a girl on the go.

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Unexpected Expectancy is a sweet little jewelry shop that specializes in vintage inspired pieces. Shop owner and designer, Kaleigh started UE jewelry as a creative outlet with a goal of offering  unique, nostalgic collections at a reasonable price. From sweet little fox rings to charming telescope and hour glass necklaces, Unexpected Expectancy has some of the sweetest jewelry pieces you will find. Today, UE is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Unexpected Expectancy to treat yourself (or someone you love) with some pretty little jewelry pieces.

One winner will win all three of these prizes. Contest open to USA only. To enter, leave a comment below. Tell me about the most loved piece in your closet - a favorite pair of jeans, the shoes you wear every single day or a special brooch from your grandmother.

I’ll announce our final winner tomorrow!

Thanks,

M

Giveaway [Now Closed]: Huntington Kitchen & Onyx Moonshine

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The winner of the Social Dress Shop & Noonday Collections giveaway is Maya who shared her favorite reason to dress up:

My husband and I are students and we had a baby 3 months ago. Since we rarely get a chance to go out (and can’t really afford to when we do!) one of our favorite things to do is dress up at home, light some candles, and make a fancy dinner together 

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When fellow Raleigh resident Jennifer Huntington reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try a few things from her line of nut butters and granolas I was totally game. I’m always interested in discovering locally made products for our family and I was impressed with what I read on the Huntington Kitchen site about the use of natural and locally sourced ingredients. I never considered myself a granola junkie. I liked it, but the words, “I love granola” had never come out of my mouth until I had Huntington Kitchen’s Autumn Harvest Blend. Now the bag is empty and I pine for it like a long lost love. It’s addictive with bits of dates, apricot and candied ginger. I asked Jen what her secret ingredient was and she said it’s the handmade bourbon vanilla extract that they use in many of their products. Today Huntington Kitchen is giving away a granola sampler that includes their Carolina Blend, Chocolate Blend & Strawberry Banana granolas. They’re also including their nut butter sampler with their almond butter, cashew butter and your choice of one of their specialty peanut butters (We love the vanilla coffee peanut butter and the chocolate peanut butter). Whoever wins this one has to email me so that I have someone to talk to about how ridiculously good this stuff is!

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A totally foodie giveaway today - something to snack on and something to sip! To add to the fun, I want to introduce Onyx Moonshine, a Connecticut based distillery. When I think ‘moonshine” I think of the potent stuff my grandfather and his friends used to sip out of mason jars (shhhh!) But Onyx is on a different level - super smooth and very versatile in cocktail mixing since it’s flavor can take the place of vodka or whiskey. A fun little fact - moonshine is actually the only original American spirit aside from bourbon. And the history buff in me loves that the two young guys who founded Onyx Spirits did so after discovering a family recipe from prohibition. It was also featured in the goodie bags at this year’s Grammy awards!  Today they are giving away one bottle of Onyx Moonshine.

One winner will win both of the prizes above from these sponsors. Contest open to USA only. Must be 21 years or older to win. To enter, leave a comment below and tell me about your plans for the weekend.

I’ll announce the randomly selected winner Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Giveaway [Now Closed]: Noonday Collections & Social Dress Shop

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Social Dress Shop is the brainchild of North Carolinian, Sarah Baucom who felt challenged to find a one stop shop for gorgeous, unique dresses for a number of showers, weddings, and cocktail events that she found herself invited to. She opened Social Dress Shop just this year with a goal of helping her customers access an ever changing selection of fashionable, show stopping, party perfect dresses. Social Dress Shop always offers free shipping and right now, Dear Baby readers can get a 20% discount off anything with the promocode DEAR20. Today, Social Dress Shop is giving away a $275 store credit.

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Noonday Collection is a company with an incredible mission. Through fair trade, they enable women in developing countries to sell their beautiful handcrafted items (hand bags, accessories and housewares) by reaching an audience all over the world. Many of the items available on their website also features a photo and information on the artisan who made it.  If you are looking for a place to purchase unique, beautifully made gifts for family and friends, stop by and check out the beautiful items available at Noonday Collections and know that your purchase is also helping talented artisans and crafters in developing countries provide an income for their family. Today Noonday Collection is giving away this beautiful clutch handmade by a community in Antigua.

One winner will win both of the prizes above from these sponsors. Contest open to USA only. To enter, leave a comment below. Tell me about your favorite reason to dress up.

I’ll announce the randomly selected winner tomorrow afternoon at 2pm.

Love,

M

Giveaway [Now Closed]: Zuzii Shoes & Green Pea Baby

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Zuzii is one of my very favorite children’s brands. They make gorgeous, high quality shoes for babies and toddlers right here in the USA. Their collection is the perfect blend of fashion and function and their boots (OH THEIR BOOTS) make me wish they made adult sizes too. Zuzzii has also expanded their line to include accessories and headwear.  Today they are giving away a pair of their beautiful, MOX moccasins to one Dear Baby reader. They are available in toddler size 4 or 5 only & the winner can choose which of the four buttery suede colors they prefer. Keep an eye on this brand, this spring they are releasing a line of sandals with sizes for older toddlers too!

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Green Pea Baby & Child is a children’s boutique located just down the road from my parent’s house in downtown Apex, North Carolina. I first discovered this shop when I was expecting Arlo and felt like it was a curated collection of all of my very favorite brands of toys, clothing, gear, and baby care items. They carry dozens of natural products, organic clothing, green toys and cloth diapering options. If you’re local to the Raleigh area, check out their workshops & events on subjects like infant CPR, breastfeeding 101 & cloth diapering. And online customers get free shipping on all orders over $50. Today Green Pea Baby & Child is giving away two of their favorite toys that encourage creativity and fine motor skills development in children. Their sensory balance toy is great from infant to toddler and the wooden cutting foods set is a favorite with our children.

One winner will win both of the prizes above from these sponsors. Contest open to USA only. To enter, leave a comment below. Share something that has put a smile on your face recently.

I’ll announce the randomly selected winner tomorrow morning at 10am.

Love,

M