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!

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!

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!

Luna’s Favorite Etsy Store

Tonight I bring you Aylinka Shop!

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I came across Aylinka Shop on Etsy several months ago while searching for a dress for Luna to wear to our friend’s wedding. The dresses from Aylinka are gorgeous, so sweet and perfect for a special occasion. Yuliya, the creator, was kind enough to send me to of her pieces for review and I was blown away when they arrived.

All dressed up for Rosh Hashanah
All dressed up for Rosh Hashanah

The craftsmanship on these clothes is flawless. I have no idea how to crochet so I am super impressed by what Yuliya has done. Both the dress and the skirt I received not only look like incredibly expensive designer clothes, but they feel like it too. They are soft and heavy with high-end material. I could not wait to dress Luna in her new duds.

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I love pairing the girly frilly skirt with basic tanks and tees. It’s fun to dress up and down together. Plus, it’s just fun to dress Luna up while she still lets me.

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The beige dress and headband are heavenly. I cannot tell you how many compliments we received on this outfit. Who wouldn’t want to love on this adorable little angel baby?

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sporting her Aylinka skirt at Comic Con with her Mary Poppins tee

I highly recommend the clothing from Aylinka. It’s perfect for weddings, birthdays, parties, holidays…or a day you just want to dress up. AANNNDDDDDD, if you go there now and you this discount code special for my readers: AYLINSHOP10 you will get 10% off!! Woohoo!

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When you visit her shop, please be sure and let her know I sent you! Can’t wait to see what you find.

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Cheers!

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Because Your Baby Needs to be Spoiled Too

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Peter and I promised ourselves that when we had children we would do our best to not spoil them. We, ourselves, are trying to minimilize and stop buying crap we don’t actually need. I have to say that for the most part, we have done well. We rarely buy Luna toys and we haven’t shopped for ourselves in a very long time (Starbucks not included). We have also been cleaning out all our closets and it feels great! However, there is one teeny tiny little purchasing problem I can’t seem to break…clothes, clothes for Luna.

who could resist this dress??
who could resist this dress??

I love buying new clothes for Luna, and I can’t help myself. It’s totally not my fault that everyone is making the most ridiculously cute baby clothes ever. Have you been on Etsy lately? It is insane and addicting! Before I had Luna, I actually had a conversation with my Mom where I admitted I was afraid of having a baby because I didn’t know if I could be selfless enough. I couldn’t imagine wanting to spend money on someone else, when I like shopping for myself so much. NOW, I am embarrassed to admit how much time I spend searching Zulily, Very Jane and Etsy for new outfits for Luna and Luna only. She always looks like a million bucks and I’m rarely in anything other than workout clothes.

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The good news is that I am able to try some new brands, review the products and share them (as well as some giveaways and discounts) with you! Today, I bring you melime!

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Melime is inspired by Italian chic and the English countryside. It’s all handmade from high quality fabric and it is so sweet and stylish I could melt.

Luna wore her beige melime dress for our family pictures on the beach
Luna wore her beige melime dress for our family pictures on the beach

I discovered this Etsy shop months ago and have been itching to share it with you. I’ve only waited because I’ve had to wait for that little Luna of mine to grow into her new clothes. They’re just adorable, right?

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Melime’s clothes are extremely well made and there’s only a limited number made, so you won’t see every other baby on the playground sporting a matching outfit.

look at the little white sleeve!
look at the little white sleeve!

ANNDDDD because Vanessa from melime is wonderful she is offering a 20% off coupon code to my readers! Just use the code THANKYOU20 when you check out! Sweet!

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Oh, and if you need some ideas on what to purchase, these are my favorite new pieces!

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Happy shopping, and look for many more reviews and giveaways coming soon!

sleeping peacefully in her designer dress
sleeping peacefully in her designer dress

Cheers!