Friday, February 27, 2009

Custom Smocked Dress Giveaway (size 6-12 months) CLOSED

The top of the dress...white with lavender smocking and seed pearls.

CLOSED: Stacy WON!




My sister, Jeni, has two adorable daughters and has recently begun smocking. She does a lovely job and is making custom designed bishop dresses (which are great because they have a deep hem and can be worn for more then one year). She is selling them for $50, including shipping, which is a steal considering their prices in boutiques and considering the fact that you can possibly wear them for two years. My friend Burgundy's daughters wore their bishop style dresses for two Christmases.
As a way to get her business out there, she is doing a giveaway on my blog! She is giving away one 6-12 month white dress smocked with lavender thread and having seed pearl accents. It is in the process of getting made, and when it is done, I will post a picture. Until then, you can simply leave a comment here saying what your favorite outfit for a kid to wear is, what your favorite blogs to read are (as if I don't have enough already!) or tell me about your day. Don't just put "Pick me" or "I hope I win" because I will delete the post...let's make my life interesting, okay?
Extra entries if you follow my blog (button on bottom left) or follow me on twitter (JessieLeigh1979). (Don't forget to post a separate comment for each thing you do...these only count one time, too, not once per day!). For 100 extra entries, order a dress from Jeni!
You may enter the contest once a day (better start thinking of some great things to tell me!) until the end of the contest, March 28. The winner must contact me by April 1st or you lose and someone else wins. The dress will be mailed out as soon as you contact me so you will have it for Easter. Even if you don't have a little girl it will fit, you might have a friend having a baby and this would make an EXCELLENT shower gift.
To contact Jeni about ordering a dress, simply email me (r-family at hotmail dot com) and I will forward the info on to her so she can get in touch with you.
Good luck!

94 Words to brighten my day:

Nicole said...

Great giveaway! Your sister is very talented. One of my favorite blogs is freebies4mom.com

Nicole said...

I follow your blog

Nicole said...

I follow you on twitter.

Whimsical Creations said...

That absolutely beautiful!! She is very talented.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

follower

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

follow you on twitter-melaniescrafts

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Lexi said...

I am a blog follower!

Lexi said...

I also follow you on twitter too!

Lexi said...

My favorite thing for Peyton to wear right now is a preppy striped button up shirt over top of a plain white tee paired with dark denim and his loafer/sneakers. I also like to spike his hair a little so he looks just like a little man!

Favorite blogs to read right now are: C Jane Enjoy It, NieNie Dialogues, Blog Segullah, What Mormons Like, Design Mom, D-Dawg's Blog and the Jolly Porter.

My day was outstanding! I had a list of about 7 errands to run today for Peyton's party tomorrow and because Troy stayed home {after his grueling BAR week} we were able to get every last thing accomplished which always feels great! Sometimes I'll make lists just to check stuff off so I feel like I've done something but in today's case, I REALLY did do something!

P.S. I would totally order a dress from Jeni if I had not just blown nearly $200 on bows and outfits for Chloƫ this last week. But I will definitely keep Jeni in mind for making Chloƫ a Christmas dress! :-)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I follow your blog

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I LOVE smocked dresses!!! Josh & I finally had our "Valentine's" date tonight. I'm glad it was delayed, because Cheesecake Bistro is having a Lenten special: 2 soups or salads, 2 seafood entrees(you get 6 choices) and a slice of heavenly cheesecake for only $29.99. Can you believe it? I'm still stuffed and we ate 5 hours ago!! Oh wait, that's my uterus.

valerie2350 said...

great giveaway - beautiful little dress
My day was quite happy :)

valerie2350 said...

following on twitter

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1261429711

Angel said...

I follow you!

Angel said...

following on twitter

MaybeMama said...

I am following you on twitter

http://twitter.com/maybemama

MaybeMama said...

This would be wonderful to give my "niece". (My BFF's daughter)

for a truly inspirational blog to read you should check out http://smilesandtrials.blogspot.com/
They are an amazing family with 11 kids through birth and adoption and they are adopting one more

kiwi3pg said...

I'm in ks. it snowed here, as well as home I hear. anyway, i had to go out for an errand this morning. There was about 3-4 inches of snow piled on my car. I went to brush it off and the wind blew it right back at me!! Of course my coat wasnt zipped up all the way and it wound up down my shirt and my back!! BRRR. I am SO TIRED of this friggin weather!

kiwi3pg said...

I am a faithful follower!!

kiwi3pg said...

I also follow on twitter!! =)

The Awesome Rawsons said...

Hahahah...when I looked at my blogger "dashboard" this morning to see which blogs I follow updated, I saw the first line of this post "My sister, Jeni, has two adorable daughters and has recently begun smocking." and thought it said she recently begun SMOKING!" I was like what the heck, Jeni!?"

Those smocks are beautiful! Jeni's got a knack for this!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I forgot to enter yesterday. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Here I am after a long day of a hectic morning getting the boys and myself ready for 9am church, leaving right after sacrament then driving to NO to visit Josh's grandpa "Poppy" in the hospital. Nathan Asay was at church with his WIFE today. Doesn't that make you feel old?!

firesong said...

I follow your blog now.

firesong said...

My favorite thing to dress my beautiful, little, newborn girl is a fancy dress of any sort. Now this may seem very logical and normal, but when you consider she is my first girl after 3 boys, it makes a lot more sense.

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I didn't leave the house today until 3pm to go get Ayden. It was nice. Ian stayed in his pjs all day. I made a new hair bow for Afton. It may or may not match this dress.

Jamie said...

I've been following your blog - does that count?

Jamie said...

some of my favorite blogs to read are pioneerwoman.com and oneprettything.com

Gwengom said...

I love the smocked dress look!
Looks like your sister is as good with dresses as you are with cakes!
My favorite things to put on my children are anything with an adjustable waistband, or dresses on Nanna..they're just sp dang skinny and short...and yet I find them adorable!

Gwengom said...

I am a follower of this blog, and Nicole's (mom saves money) and the blog of a friend from Mops (coolest mommy's coolest thoughts)

Gwengom said...

as for my day..much better than yesterday...I had a killer headache that started when I went to bed the night before and did not go away until well after dinner time. (I suspect it's my stinkin' blood pressure acting up as it tends to in my final trimesters...whatcha gonna do, right?)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Here I am again. Can you tell that I really like this dress? I got my results from my glucose test today. My levels were too high, so I have the wonderful 3 hour test to look forward to. GOO.

Stacy Hutchinson said...

It's me. Not much to report. We had a play date at City Park today. The weather was PERFECT! Ian takes his naps in my bed, which is covered in sand right now. Ick.

kiwi3pg said...

This morning I found our dog seizing on the kitchen floor. Needless to say it was not a good day. =(

Anonymous said...

love the dress
leahpaprock@hotmail.com

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I just got back from book club. We read Inkheart. I didn't quite finish it, but I will soon. I had to take the boys with me. That will NOT happen again. I thought at least being there would be better than staying home, but it was not a pleasant experience. The whole purpose of the book club is to talk about the book, but I was barely in on any of the conversation, because Ian was ready for bed and crying over everything and Ayden was eating the creme out of his oreos and making a huge mess with the black cookies leftover. Now they are both in bed and I'm trying to calm down.

Laura said...

Let's see, you reminded me today at the zoo to enter...so here we go!

Laura Quest

Laura said...

Lilly's favorite outfit is her footie pj's, mostly because it's easiest for Mom and Dad (especially Dad) to let her stay in them :)

Laura Quest

Laura said...

I follow your blog, Nicole's blog and Megan's blog.

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Day two of no sugar or carbs. I'm actually doing okay. Better than I thought I'd be, although I DID dream about a big chocolate cake last night. It had those store bought hard icing flowers around the bottom and I would crunch on those, then get a big finger full of chocolate icing. Then I woke up. No fair!

Gwengom said...

The kids actually let me lay down and veg for a few hours today..loved it...did not love discovering that I forgot to buy lent appropriate protein for dinner tonight(and I don't want to get out of my pjs to go to Hyvee..lol)...so grilled cheese it is, I guess.={

Nicole said...

I'm back to enter today, because that dress is gorgeous. It would make one of the pregnant moms I know very happy to get that at her baby shower.

kiwi3pg said...

That is so pretty!! Today was pretty nice out. Too bad DH had to work or I would have grilled. Of course tomorrow he is off and it is supposed to rain.

bison61 said...

my 4-year old granddaughter has her Easter outfit all pick out. She has a white hat-yellow dress with bow in back and white tights with white sandals. She looks so cute!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I could have sworn that I commented yesterday. Oh well. Here I am. We went to the LSU lakes after church today with a big group of people. It was a lot of fun. We all brought whatever we had at the house to eat. Good times.

Rachael said...

wow, your sister is talented. what lovely work!

auntrene said...

Wow what a great talent. Smocking is beautiful. I am loving Spring Fling.I love to see my nieces no matter what they are wearing, but my sisters little girl can wear a pair of bib overalls that my mom had embroidered on for my sister to wear when she was little. Everytime I see my niece wearing them it makes me happy. So cute . Mom did a great job on these bibs. They have cats, and dog heads, and meow and Arf, all kinds of stuff. Adorable.
Thanks for the giveaway

Michelle said...

I love smocked dresses. I actually smock too, but after three boys I've put my passion and creativity fully into sewing rather than embroidery. One of my fave blogs is The Perlman Update, partially because I know and love the family and partially because she is a hoot. I currently author two blogs myself: my family blog is Trifecta at www.triffecta.com and my sewing blog, Spellbound Seamstress at http:spellboundseamstress.blogspot.com

Honestly, today has been pretty typical. I woke up with my 2 and a half year old begging to go down stairs for breakfast, my one year old fussing and needing a baba and my 4 and a half year old wanting to eat cookies for breakfast. By 8:50 a.m. we were out of the house and heading to preschool. Now, the baby is down for a morning nap and I'm checking out blogs, email and facebook....Good times! In a few minutes I'll be off to cost co to shop for three insatiable boys and Tommy's first birthday party this weekend! Thought for the day? I guess it would have to be that life is full of possibilities if only you can balance your spirituality with your insurmountable "to do" list. Anything can be accomplished if your heart and mind are centered! Have a fantastic day!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Smocking is such a wonderful art.

There is still time to enter my giveaway from yesterday as well. Come by for a visit.
Because I really love my blog and you should visit. :)

Brittany Ann said...

Fun post! I love reading theboysquad.blogspot.com. Jennifer has a great writing style, and she's my aunt.

Diana said...

so cute... too bad it's not in a girls size 6.... thought I'd leave a comment anyways! I love reading your blog!

MJ said...

My day was wonderful! 80 something here in South Carolina. My med school son is home for Spring Break.:) My "kindergardeners" are blossoming at school. Life is good!!

The dress is precious.

Jessica said...

My niece who is only3 weeks old right now would look so adorable in a Smocked Dress! I would LOVE to win and you can bet I will be coming back every day to enter :) Your sis is WAY talented!!

Jessica said...

I am also now a Faithful Friend (Follower) :) Love your blog already!!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Me again. I missed a couple of days there. Howdy Doody!

Ashley said...

Is she going to be selling on etsy?

Blogging will def. get her name out there!
She is talented, eye for it

Hope you have a great week!
ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

~SHANNON~ said...

Hey! I just found your blog today! Looks beautiful.I'm in the queue for a blog makeover from Sara- and seeing what a great job she did on yours makes me excited!

As for baby clothing- my daughter Molly is 7 months old, and is growing so fast!She's in the 90th percentile for growth. So clothes that have added room, and ability to grow with her are invaluable! I love to dress her in kind of old fashioned looks, pinafores and pinks and whites:)

dctm said...

My favorite blog is the Pioneer Woman..

dctm at bellsouth dot net

dctm said...

My favorite outfit for my daughter to wear is her black leggings, boots and her black/white polka dot long top.too cute


dctm at bellsouth dot net

dctm said...

let's see, my day her been spent at work..fun huh? I am on my way to pick up my daughter and son, cook dinner and head to softball practice. Fun, Fun

dctm at bellsouth dot net

Gwengom said...

I had an awesome day today and spent very little money on great clothes at ON thanks to your F&F discount...thanks again for making my day/closet!! You know I rarely buy clothes for myself, but I got 4 tops today...weehaa!
p.s. I think this would make an awesome Christening gown for boy OR girl..here's hoping I win! ;)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Yo. I've pricked my fingers7 times already. It's actually not that bad. It's like a game when I get my "scores" to see if I ate good enough. I'm not scoring so well today, but I've been sticking to the diet. I don't get it. I hope it gets better. PS...Gimme that dress! (That rhymes.)

kiwi3pg said...

Today the girls and I went to the mall to meet a fellow MOM and make new friends. We had a good time. I came home, ate lunch, took a nap =), and then babysat for another friend for doing me a favor. Basically a good day. Now if it would just stay nice out...

Nicole said...

I absolutely love your new blog design. It is so perfect for you. I'm really excited to see my new one too. Thanks so much for referring the designer to me.

Anne said...

Great giveaway! such beautiful detail!

Jinxy and Me said...

This looks so pretty. I love cute, delicate outfits like this for "dressy" time for kids!

kiwi3pg said...

Saturdays! I love sleeping in and being lazy. What else do we love to do on saturdays? Go to SAMS for samples! LOL! Even if we dont have to go for a regular shopping trip we like to go taste test and get a cheap hotdog or pretzel while we're there. For some reason the girls find it very entertaining. =)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Isn't Sunday supposed to be a "day of rest"? HAH!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I took Ian to the doctor today. he has INFLUENZA, which means so does Josh because he's been suffering through the same symptoms. The Doctor was so comforting when she told me that Ayden will most probably get it and so will I. Thanks lady.

Liza767 said...

this is my fav blog http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com

the bloggers name is kari she is sweet

kiwi3pg said...

I'm back again! Today was so beautiful out! YAY! We grilled today before hubby went to work. By we I mean me, while he cleaned up the yard and the girls played. Then I went with the girls to the park and had a nice walk. We saw an old man feeding squirrels. The silly little things would come right up to him and take nuts from his hand, run and hide them, and come back for more!! Then back home to more playing in the yard. Needless to say I had a dirt ring in my tub tonight =P

Brooke said...

What a beautiful dress! I love to dress my little girl in handmade boutique clothes! I have so very many favorite blogs to read I love...just to name a few Nie Nie, C-Jane, Living off grid at Eclectic Culture Farm, Natalie Sentiments, The old oak swing my list could go on and on! I thank you so very much for suach an awesome chance hun!

;-) Brooke

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Happy St. Patty's Day!! Have you talked to Nicole yet? She went in Monday morning for her c-section. I left her a message, but I might try calling Linda.

Shannon said...

I don't have a girl but I know plenty I could give this to! So cute!

Joshua said...

The finished product looks so darling!

kiwi3pg said...

Aww, Sophia looks so cute in the dress! It would make a great shower gift. =)

Eema-le said...

My favorite things for my daughter to wear are dresses. I love making them for her, and she loves wearing them. As for a favorite site, there are so many that I love, but you can't go wrong with craftster.org

kiwi3pg said...

Well its noon and I'm still in my pj's ;]

Does she make the dresses in other colors?

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I posted under "Joshua" yesterday. Does that mean it doesn't count? I sure hope not!

kiwi3pg said...
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kiwi3pg said...

I just had a knock at the door. It was a young man trying to sell items out of a tote for a fundraiser. He handed me a laminated piece of paper that explains it while he went through the tote. It says all items $7.50 Please No Donations. Hmmm...isnt that what they are basically asking for anyway?! I mean an 8 pack of reeses peanut butter cups doesnt exactly cost $7.50!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

It was our turn to babysit tonight with our swap we do with the Cupits and Woods. I'm so glad we had sunlight for so long, because we spent most of the time-3 hours, 6 kids-outside. Poor Brant skinned his knees pretty bad. I felt really bad about it, but what's life without a few skinned knees, right?

kiwi3pg said...

Hello! Back again. I love personal blogs. They are so intriguing and funny. The girls and I had another nice walk at the park today. It was a bit breezy but we got excercise still. That dress is so darn cute...I hope I win!!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Another week coming up. Are you ready?

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Hello again! Today was a good day. My mom's cancer is in remission. She has to get a checkup every three months to make sure she's still clear. Yipee!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I've done the past two posts before this one. Does my endurance count for anything? I found some trendy looking moo-moos at Target today for lounging around the house postpartum. I might do a post about them, they're so cute and comfy. They both button down the front for easy nursing access.

kiwi3pg said...

DRAB! WTH is up with mother nature? Going and getting us all excited again for spring and then yanking it away. GAH!!....So how was your day? DH got his haircut, I scheduled an appt. I'm chopping off my hair, I think. Going to check out a house tomorrow. We'll see. =)

Lexi said...

Holy smokes those are a lot of entries! :-)

Pam said...

follower!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

I am a blog follower

Anna said...

I am following you on twitter, too.

Pam said...

So, I typed you a big long story about my most embarrassing mom moment to date and my fear that it was going to be repeated this morning only to have my post disappear without ever showing up in your comments. This is why there is a post from me saying "follower" without this first one. Hopefully you don't delete the follower one thinking I was lazy and skipping a step.

Instead of retyping it, I'm going to tell you a story of my smocked dresses. I have 2 dresses that my grandmother had smocked for me when I was a little girl - one of them I wore as a toddler and one of them in grade school (gr. 2/3 I think). She had made them both for me before she passed away when I was 3. She only ever got to see me wear one of them. My mom saved them and when I found out I was pregnant with a little girl, I almost cried when I pulled them out of the chest they were stored in. I remembered how special they were to me when I was little and can't wait for my daughter, who is 1 month old today, to be able to wear them.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Hobby Lobby is having a sale on scrapbooking supplies: 50% off until Saturday. I bought a lot of ribbon today, but they won't be going into any books!

kiwi3pg said...

Yippee! Just one more day, it would be so exciting to win. I got my haircut today, YAY! It's amazing how much lighter your head feels after a little hair comes off. Hope you have a good weekend!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I'm getting ready for a much needed mom's night out. We're watching Twilight and I'm showing everybody how to make hair bows. Should be fun.