Wednesday, September 15, 2010

And The Winner is. . .

Hi everyone! I counted all the entries and we had a total of 28. I used the true random number generator to choose our winner. And the winner is. . . meemsnyc! Congrats to you and please get in touch with me so that I can get you linked up with Becky for your custom made bag :0) Thanks so much to everyone for your participation and for joining with the Happy Hatters. Keep checking in because this is just the beginning. . .     

Monday, September 13, 2010

Introducing Baby Bites

Hi my blogger friends! These last couple of weeks have probably been the longest of my life while I was waiting on this giveaway to end. Now that we only have two days left, I feel a little better about posting things again. I know I probably should have been doing that all along, but I've had a lot more on my plate than I anticipated. Forgive me. I will be announcing the winner of the "green" bag giveaway on Wednesday, so don't forget to check back with me and see who won!

 I would like to introduce you all to Nonna Joann Bruso, the author of the blog BabyBites. I have been thinking very much about the way my lifestyle has changed dramatically over the last several years and there are some things I  really miss like being healthy, for example, and eating real food (not processed). In fact, I was a total vegan about seven years ago, but as different food allergies kept cropping up in my children I had to adjust a lot of how we ate. Having children kinda "done me in" so to speak. LOL! I'm kidding. My boys have really taught me how to be creative with cooking. I was blessed to find Nonna's page when I was reading an interesting article on a one year old happy meal which you can find here. Nonna's mission is to educate parents about feeding (and I mean really feeding) their children. She is very knowledgeable about processed vs. whole foods and gives valuable information, resources, and links about how to help picky eaters really learn how to eat their fruits and veggies (and grains) instead of the junk food standbys. If you're like me, you feed your kids what you think is best and give them the healthiest alternatives you can find. Nonna Joann's site and book are excellent resources for any parent looking to improve (or even correct) the way their children eat. Check out Nonna's site and have a great week!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Updates, updates, updates. . .

Hi Everybody! I'm still here. . . just languishing under the insanely long deadline I gave myself for this giveaway. Ugh! Next time, one week (if that). I do want to say, however, that I am so pleased at my new hatters and all the comments and such! I hope that everyone will continue to ride with me as I find more stuff to talk about and things to share. I appreciate all of you and I look forward to the next destination! Have a super week!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Surprise! It's my first giveaway (Whoooooo!)

Custom Lunch Totes

Personalized Lunch Bags

I'm soooo excited guys! This is my very first and official giveaway on this blog. I've been waiting and watching for how and when and now I'm ready. . .  Do you see these lovely bags above? These are all custom crafted, handmade lunch kits made by Becky Stiepe of Glue and Glitter, our most recently featured blog! Becky uses re-purposed materials in her bags to reduce waste and for us to carry lunches with personality and style.  One lucky and randomly drawn person can win a custom lunch kit designed to his or her specifications (valued at $50). This "green" lunch kit includes:

  • 1 handmade, machine-washable bag
  • one large or 5 medium sized machine-washable napkins (your choice!)
  • 1 pair of reusable chopsticks or utensils
  • closure of your choice, or leave it open for a lunch bucket feel
  • Lock & Lock lunchbox
  • Recipe card with a lunchtime recipe
  • Optional custom appliqué
All you have to do to enter is to complete one or more of these steps listed below and each additional thing you do will count as an entry (please make a separate comment for each):

1. Go visit Becky's Etsy Store and tell me what item you liked best.
2. Tell me one new thing you pledge do to help the environment (eg. recycle cans and bottles, re-purpose old clothes/materials, etc., ).
3. Follow Me on my blog, W.O.M.H., or Facebook (or both). Each follow is a separate entry.
4. Follow Becky on Facebook or Twitter (or both). Each follow is a separate entry.

Whew! Now that I've gotten all of that out of the way here's ONE more surprise for you. Anyone who makes a purchase at Becky's Etsy Shop and uses the code MANYHATS15 throughout the duration of the giveaway will receive 15% off the purchase price! Isn't that a great deal? The giveaway starts today September 1st and goes all the way through till 5 pm (EST) on September 15th. After the deadline, I will announce the winner on my blog and will need to get your contact information so you can get started on your custom bag with Becky! Well, I can't wait to see how this goes and good luck everyone!

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