The Scabib Winner

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Happy Sunday! Tennessee was chilly and rainy today, but we did spend the two hours that were free of rain to go to a new-ish park and walk, walk, walk. Everyone we know seems to have a FitBit now, so we are desperate to meet our goals and kick each other’s butts. It’s becoming a real problem, but I guess it’s a healthy problem, right? Anyways, I’m finally in bed and ready to draw a random winner of the oh-so cute Scabib!

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This winner holds a special place in my heart. I worked with this beautiful woman when we were just pimply teenagers at a local grocery store in our small town. We’ve since reconnected through Facebook and had our babies around the same time. Her baby is a miracle. I know all babies are miracles, but this particular baby had a very difficult entrance to the world and it is nothing short of a miracle that she is here today. You can read all about their brave story here.

So, Congratulations Kevi!

Love, love, love this! I saw a picture of a baby wearing one on Pinterest and actually asked Brooke  if she knew how to make them. So excited to see the website, Ms. Kasyn needs one! Or 12 but a free one would start us off great!

Exploring an old barn on our walk
Exploring an old barn on our walk

As always, thank so much to everyone for entering and BIG thanks to Scabib for being so generous! Don’t forget to check out her site for lots more adorable bibs!

Kevi, email me at positivelypanicked@gmail.com  your mailing info. and I’ll get that Scabib out to you ASAP!

Cheers!

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Headband Winner and a Really Good Day

Well today was a helluva lot better than the past few. No one had a fever. Luna and I went for a run. We shopped at Costco and Target. Luna was in bed by 7:30. OH, and I got to take a shower, shave my legs and wash my hair while Luna napped…does it get any better??? Well, yes actually it does… tonight, I get to announce the winner of the My Mika Handmade headband. (Did I mention I also got Starbucks and some TV time with Husband? Is today even real?)

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Alright, here’s to hopefully making someone else’s night as good as mine, the winner of the leopard print handmade headband is….

Katie Dupuis

Well I was one of the lucky ones to lose handfuls of hair after pregnancy. So 1+ year later, with little wispy regrowth everywhere, I cut it chin-length. That helps with messy hair days and I usually just flat iron a few pieces in the front if I’m in a hurry (I can’t see the back. So let’s assume it looks ok? Not!)

It IS yours! Congrats Katie!
It IS yours! Congrats Katie!

Congrats Katie, and also I like the way you think. Let’s all just agree to only look at the front of each others’ hair. Deal? Don’t forget to email me (positivelypanicked@gmail.com) with your mailing info.

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Thanks so much to everyone for entering. Remember, first, check out My Mika’s shop when it re-opens this February with many new goodies. Second, enter for the Scabib giveaway which ends on Sunday!

Cheers!

Scabib, The Scarf + Bib Review and Giveaway

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That’s right, two giveaways in a row! I’m still playing catch up and I have been excited for far too long to share the Scabib with you. If you’ve been on Zulily or Instagram (#instababy) lately, you are likely to be familiar with this baby trend. It’s cute, it’s stylish and it’s functional! It’s a scarf and a bib, and it’s very absorbent.

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Scabib was created by Trish, a mom to a precious little boy. When he began teething, she wanted to sew him something to soak up all the drool, but still be cute. After a few tries, the Scabib was born, and it’s become very quickly popular. Sounds like a Shark Tank story, right? Trish sent me one to review and one to giveaway (yay!), but I also bought a couple more because I LOVE them!

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Every Scabib has a terry cloth back (so it’s more absorbent), a velcro attachment, and an adorable pattern. They fit comfortably around baby’s neck and fit for a long time. Luna wears them often and rarely pulls them off. They are way cuter than most bibs and at the end of the day, I just throw them in the washer and they come out good as new! We also get compliments on them all the time.

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ANNNDDDDD Trish from Scabib has given me a black and white houndstooth Scabib ($16 value) to giveaway to one of you! It’s so so simple to win one. Just follow the three steps below:

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1. Follow me. You can follow the blog, like me on Facebook, tweet me or stalk me onInstagram. You can follow one or follow all!

2. Follow Scabib on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on Etsy! (So many ways to keep up with her.)

3. Comment below. Tell me who your Scabib is for…boy, girl, niece, nephew, grandchild?

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Good luck people! I’ll announce the winner in a week, Sunday January 25th.

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Cheers!

Lacey Baby Headband Review and Giveaway

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review/giveaway, and that’s a shame because I actually have quite a few items waiting to be reviewed! I cannot speak highly enough of all the incredible shops I continue to find on Etsy and Instagram. (Did you know Instagram shops are a thing?! They are fantastic and way too addicting.) Anyways, thanks to a few giveaways, an upcoming birthday and some very good New Year deals, Luna has quite a collection of homemade stylish baby clothes and accessories. Today, I want to introduce you to My Mika Handmade.mymika

I came across My Mika on Etsy while looking for some headbands for Luna. What caught my eye, were some lacey headbands she had recently posted. Luna has a few headbands, but no lace ones…until My Mika.

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My Mika makes more than headbands too. She also makes scarves, nursing shawls and teething necklaces. (FYI her shop is on a break right now, but she will re-open it in February, get excited!) My only concern about the lacey headbands was that they may feel scratchy and uncomfortable, but turns out I had no reason to be concerned. They are very soft, stretchy and comfortable for both me and Luna. Yup, both of us. We got a mommy/daughter set. Is it any surprise that I like dressing us alike? No. It’s really not.

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took these on a very LONG sickly day at home

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The headbands are well-made with quality material, well-priced and made by hand, of course. They are also extremely trendy right now, and does it really matter if your baby is trendy? No, but is it fun and adorable to dress up your wee little one? Absolutely!

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My Mika Handmade is so sweet and is offering a giveaway to one of you fabulous readers! She is giving away this adult leopard print super soft headband.

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Te enter to win just two 3 very simple things:

1. Follow me. You can follow the blog, like me on Facebook, tweet me or stalk me on Instagram. You can follow one or follow all!

2. Follow My Mika Handmade on Facebook or favorite her shop on Etsy. (So you can keep up with her latest creations)

3. Comment below so I know who is entered! Tell me your favorite messy day hair trick/style. My hair is almost always in a messy bun and sometimes I throw a braid in there for good measure. Also my hair is almost always dirty so I use baby powder like dry shampoo on a regular basis. K, I’ve gone off track now…

Thank you all and good luck! I’ll select a winner in one week. (Thursday, January 22nd).

Cheers!

Headband Winner and Life Without a Laptop

Kudos to anyone who manages to run a blog from their phone (I’m looking at you
Stacey, from Mom Upcycles). My laptop bit the dust a couple of weeks ago, and while I did got a new one for my Birthday (yay!), I have yet to transfer anything or put on any programs I use…or done anything actually. I got the new computer just hours before driving to Texas and with no WiFi its basically impossible to work on it. Not to mention, I’ve been enjoying my time away from the computer. However, I am looking forward to getting back and getting all set up again.

No WiFi and no laptop cannot keep me from posting the winner to my most recent giveaway! I am SO excited to giveaway $20 to Violet Bowtique! So let’s put it off no longer…the winner is

Hillary on November 21, 2014 at 7:11 am
These are adorable! I totally favorited all her etsy items! ❤

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Congratulations Hillary! Just email me at positivelypanicked@gmail.com and I’ll get you set up with the $20 store credit.

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Thanks so much to everyone who entered and don’t forget to check out the cute stuff from Violet Bowtique. I cannot tell you how many people stop to ask me where I got her headbands!

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Well I’ll be heading back to Tennessee tomorrow so I’ll see you all and reality real soon!

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cheers!

Never Too Many Headbands (Giveaway)

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I told you I had a lot of giveaways coming up, didn’t I? Truth is, I’ve been holding back because we’ve been so ridiculously busy. I am determined to get these all out in the next few weeks! Today’s review/giveaway is so cute you will instantly melt and turn into a puddle of goo the moment you see it. I ran across this item on Etsy (shocking, I know.) And, once again, I found not only a great product, but a great person/creator. Friends of Positively Panicked, welcome to Violet Bowtique!

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I am lucky enough to get to review 3 beautiful crotchet headbands from Violet Bowtique. Luna has sported these headbands countless times now. She wore one at Comic Con, one to Santa’s PJ party, the park, out to dinner, to music class and just around the house. They are really fun to match to different outfits and we have gotten so many compliments on them.

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These headbands aren’t just for looking adorable either, they also double as ear warmers! Since, our stupid weather is already getting cold, I have used the big bow headbands as ear warmers for Luna many times now. They are also super soft. Lots of the headbands I bought for Luna are cute, but they leave marks on her head. Either the elastic band is to tight or the bow leaves a big row dent on her head. These, however, leave no mark. Luna tends to leave the headbands on, so they must not be bothering her. Yay!

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The only bad thing I can say is that I lost the mustard colored one while walking around Comic Con…inserts crying emoticon here. By the time I realized it had fallen off the stroller it was lost among the sea of thousands meandering around the main floor. I just hope another adorable baby found it and is now wearing it around Manhattan.

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K, ready for the good news? Violet Bowtique is giving away a $20 store credit to one of you! Woohoo! You know what to do, right? Just follow these 3 little steps to be entered to win!

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1. Follow my blog. (What’s that you already follow me? Of course you do!)

2. Follow me and Violet Bowtique on Facebook. (OR, some other social media site: my Instagram, my Twitter, Violet Bowtique’s Instagram)

3, Leave me a comment below.

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Best of luck people! I’ll be selecting a winner on Friday, November 28th. Oh, and FYI, because Letisha, the owner of Violet Bowtique is a busy new Mom/teacher/entrepreneur, her shop is only open twice a week, so be sure to check out her schedule here.

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Cheers!

My Practically Perfect Shoes (Giveaway!)

Before going to NYC Comic Con I had to decide if I wanted to participate in the oh-so popular cosplay (dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime), obviously, I did. BUT, did I want to go all out like this girl…

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Or, have a more subtle approach like this girl…

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Again, this should be obvious. I went for the second approach. First step in achieving this look was scouring the Internet for comic con worthy accessories. Of course, I needed a theme… Day 1 was Mary Poppins Day! I had Mary Poppins earrings, a Mary Poppins bracelet, a real carpet bag (review coming soon!) and the cutest hand-painted Mary Poppins shoes!!!

Luna's shirt said "practically perfect".
Luna’s shirt said “practically perfect”.

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I found the shoes on Etsy (of course) from JALI’s Place. Iliana, the shop owner, creates very unique shoes, hair bands and clips and a few other items, but her shoes are definitely the most impressive and unique items. They are all hand-painted on non-latex shoes. She’s got quite a few Disney-themed shoes, which just makes me love her more. Just look at these beautiful Mary Poppins shoes.

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Since, we’ve been home from Comic Con I have continued to wear them over and over again. The colors go with just about everything, they’re comfortable, fun and a little sparkly. They’ve also born worn in some rainy weather lately and still look good as new!

AND because my favorite Etsy shops never let my readers down Jali’s Place is offering a really cool giveaway and a few discount codes!

First, let’s discuss this giveaway… She hand-painted shoes in the Dr. Who theme and they look fantastic! They are size 10 and they are absolutely free to one of you!

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To enter for this giveaway please do the following!

1. Follow my blog. (Yup, just click that little “follow” button on the right and enter your email.)

2. Follow me on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. (Or, all 3 because really…you don’t want to miss a thang.)

3. Comment below! Tell me what you love about Dr. Who!

I’ll select the winner in a week (Monday, November 24th). AND don’t forget that Jali’s Place is also offering some sweet deals. First, With all our shoes they will be giving a headpiece matching the shoes. Second, use the discount code Xmas10 for 10% off your entire purchase. And, third, all the headbands have free shipping until December 20th! Whew, that’s a lot. Be sure to stop by her shop and look for some Christmas gifts for your nerdy/Disney-freak/super-cool friends.

Good luck and Cheers!