Friday, August 29, 2008

Etsy Spotlight ~ "Lil' Peeper Keeper's"

UPDATED WITH WINNER!

Congratulations emcmenemy! I will email you shortly for your shipping info so I can get your gift certificate out to you shortly! Congrats again and thnks to everyone who entered.

When it comes to babywearing, I am still quite the novice. My one and only child is only 17 months old and aside from the few times he falls or is tired, isn’t quite the fan of being held or carried. His new found freedom of walking keeps him from wanting to be tied down to anyone or anything for an extended period of time. Now, that does not mean I have not been exposed to a large number of various sling and carriers by hanging out with the group of mama’s that I do. I am pretty sure that every mama in our tribe has a sling of some sort, so I have seen many, many designs and styles in the last year or so. Yet, I began babywearing kind of late in the game, and the little guy wasn’t quite the fan. But, luckily I am pregnant with Baby Number Two, so I am getting a second chance! There is a plethora of slings, wraps, and mei tai’s that I so desperately want, so I can start wearing the new baby from day one.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to get a chance to try out a gorgeous wrap from a cute little Etsy Shop called Lil Peeper Keeper’s recently, and seriously, I am now begging for this baby to get here sooner than March of 2009. Rebecca, LPK’s owner and creator sent over the Lightweight Chocolate Reversible Wrap and from the moment I opened that package and laid my eyes of the print and touched the ever so soft jersey cotton fabric I was hooked! I couldn’t wait to pop in the instructional DVD (since this is my first wrap) and find out exactly how this long piece of gorgeous fabric was going to securely hold my baby. The DVD was SO informative and the greatest tool in me quickly mastering the art of the baby wrap! There is no way I could have figured all that out by written instructions, or even still frame pictures. Within minutes, I was ready to try it out, and after seeing Rebecca use a wrap with her own toddler in the video, I decided to toss the baby doll I was going to test it out on to the side and hoist my 28 pound baby boy right on in. It held him so safely and securely as I jiggled him this way and that to see just how strong it was. He was content to stay in there for a bit and I felt as though I could walk around the block with him in it with both hands free to swing. I couldn’t believe such a simple piece of fabric could hold my big boy! And the fact that when not in use, it is no bigger than a folded up t-shirt, so tossing it in the diaper bag is something I may actually do since it won’t take up too much room.

Aside from the amazing wraps you can find in a plethora of colors (with elegant new fall colors, like Cranberry, Pumpkin, and Truffle), prints, and fabrics over at Lil Peeper Keeper’s, you can find Ring Slings and Pouches, and Blankies and Burp Clothes (as well as a MAJOR SALES section, I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a sale?!?!). I love on so many of them; I absolutely cannot choose what my next selection from LPK will be!



WIN IT!
You didn’t think I forgot about you did I? Of course not! Rebecca wants to make sure that one of you gets your hands on one of her custom made baby carriers and is offering up a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky Mommy Instincts reader! All you have to do it check out Lil’ Peeper Keeper’s and come back here and tell me what you would spend your gift certificate on (don’t worry, you can change your mind later if something strikes your fancy at a later time). The winner will receive the gift certificate via snail mail with instructions on how to go about using it. With the variety of items and prices, you are sure to find something to spoil yourself (and your baby of course) with.

And if you aren’t the lucky winner, you can still enjoy a little savings! Receive a 10% OFF your entire purchase by using the code “Mommy Instincts Blog” at checkout! One time use coupon code, but don't worry, it never expires, so if you are as indecisive as I am and it takes you days or weeks to commit to the perfect carrier, this code will still be waiting here, just for you!

The fine print:
*Contest ends Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 11:59pm CDT.
*Contest open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, just make sure to leave an email address in your comment, so I can contact you.
*Winner will be chosen at random by a random number generator and with have 48 hours from initial congratulatory email to respond. If original winner does not respond, and alternate winner will be chosen.
*Don't worry, by entering my giveaway I won't keep your info for any future use!


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62 comments:

Marilyn (aka slackermama) said...

Oooh, Am I the first to enter? I really like this chocolate baby wrap. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14694260
SO cute and it looks like it'd be comfy too! My email is slackermama @ gmail . com (minus the spaces, of course)

Dana said...

I love all of the slings.. but i think the silk ring sling and the lined reversiable one are great!! I'd love to have a chance at winning the GC.. Fingers crossed!!

capribythelake.com said...

Oh, I would love to win this! Thanks for the give away! I would like the stretchy wrap with the diamond pink, and brown and colorful pattern!

Carrington
Carrington@myarbonne.com

blueviolet said...

I love the travel changing pad, burp cloths and travel wipe holder set that matches spa damask or mint chocolate chip ring slings. Really, really cute!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Marla said...

I love this black and white one!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13809633

Alice H said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I like the reversible pouch slings - the chocolate brown polka dot with stripes one is my favorite. afdr3d@umkc.edu

Sarah said...

I can't get past the Lightweight chocolate baby wrap! It is beautiful! I currently have a sling, and would love to try the wrap as baby gets bigger - and I'm lucky enough to have one on the way who would benefit too!

beezerly (at) yahoo dot com

cathyhall said...

I love the linen loop sling in moonlight.finally x - what a great giveaway.

Ellie said...

I'd get a childrens sling for my son, and probably some of her cute fabric, too!

Meredith said...

I like the bright dots blanket set stroller minkie and burp cloth. My new baby niece would be stylin' with those!

Claire said...

I would love the Cranberry wrap - these are perfect!

Insignificon said...

I'd probably put it towards the silk ring sling. There are lots of other ones I like there, but my budget might not appreciate my buying a more expensive item.

Wehaf said...

I'd either get the Brilliant royal and silver brocade ring sling (such gorgeous fabric) or the Reversible Pouch Sling in blue paisley.

urchiken at gmail dot com

flower said...

I love the brown and aqua brocade ring sling. I love Rebeccas stuff.

flower said...

My mail adress is ashild99@hotmail.com forgot to write it

Katharos said...

I love the pinwheel stretchy baby wrap carrier! So pretty.

Emily said...

I have two pouch slings from Rebecca! They are both very well made (we use them all the time) and she is such a nice person too.

Sandy said...

chocolate baby wrap, looks nice and would go with most everything

MeganL said...

I am loving the pumpkin baby wrap http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=14643283
Thank you!!
hubbard_megan@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

There's a really beautiful blue reversible (floral?) sling on sale because it was returned and I would LOVE it. I like to have unique carriers.

the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

Bender House said...

I really like the Truffle - Stretch interlock Baby Wrap Sling Carrier. It looks so comfortable to wear. Thanks for the chance to win!

Aisling said...

I believe I'd put the gift certificate toward the Meadow Walk reversible pouch baby sling.

mannequin said...

Well since I have no little baby to tote and I certainly don't want to tote around a babydoll, I'd choose some of that gorgeous fabric.
The slings are gorgeous indeed and I suppose that's why she selected such gorgeous fabrics to sell also.
I like the Stretch Sateen Brown on Blue
and the Black and Off-White lily
silhouette.
Thanks so much!

Annette said...

I loved the silk ring sling. Thanks for entering me!

Frances said...

I like the Serenity - Natural linen with band, hidden pocket, and key loop. My email's in my blogger profile.

Jenn S. said...

I like the Boy Bedding Pieced Quilt. The perfect colors to match my son's room.

Stacy said...

The Tencel ring Sling would be my pick.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

layla said...

I'd use the gift certificate towards a Reversible Pouch Sling - infant to toddler. I don't know what the fabric in the picture is called, but I love it. It would be perfect for my daughter. Great giveaway.
laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

Jennireesa said...

I like the Black stretchy baby wrap/sling. They are all so nice.

Heather said...

My fave is the Fine Linen Woven Deluxe Baby Wrap, such a cute pattern and looks so comfy too!

meimei269 said...

I like the Deluxe Reversible Cotton Ring Sling and the Twill Pouch sling with Braid! Nice fabrics.

snowwins(at)gmail.com

agordon10 said...

I'd get teh chocolate baby wrap.

reb said...

I like the Ring Sling and Diaper bag set.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

M said...

I would probably have to go with a pouch sling, but with so many choices I might change my mind again :) These looks wonderful and I would love to carry the little one around in this.

mathbook28 at gmail dot com

bfox74 said...

Right off the bat, I'd like to spend 25 on tje IN Stock SALE - Reversible Pouch Sling - Medium - BOGO half pouch sale NOW.

kaylee8 said...

The Lined Ring Sling is fabulous!

Kristy said...

I love the SALE - Twill Pouch sling with Braid - Size MEDIUM.
ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

CaseyDeuce said...

Love the ring sling and diaper bag set in the black and white. Classy!!
num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

justicecw said...

I like the reversible pouch sling with the brown and pink polka dots. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

sashasmom said...

They are all lovely, but my favorite is The Diaper Bag (Double Chocolate covered strawberries Ring Sling Michael Miller prints). Thanks so much!

sashasmom395(at)yahoo(dot)com

gkstratos said...

I would put the gift certificate towards buying the Boy Bedding Pieced Quilt.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Becca said...

I've been wanting a baby wrap or mei tai for my next baby. I'd put this gift certificate toward one of those if I won. She doesn't have any mei tais shown right now, but I do love the Truffle Wrap.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Jinxy and Me said...

I would probably use it toward the Brocade set - Ring Sling and 6 pocket Diaper Bag.

strawberry3d said...

i would spend it on the gift trio, which consists of large lovie blanket,and burp set.

Mary512 said...

I like the Duckie Trio - Large Lovey Blanket and two Burp Cloths - Minkee and Flannel used for luxurious softness. Great giveaway, thanks! hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

stacie marie said...

LPK Baby Burp Cloth Set - cotton backed with terry

Audrey B said...

i think i would pick the gift trio

mogrill said...

The Chocolate baby wrap is beautiful!

Kari said...

silk ring sling or the chocolate baby wrap. thank you!!

LBSGONE said...

I would use it toward the STRETCH Sateen n Poplin reversible Pouch sling.
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

klp1965 said...

the Twill Pouch sling with Braid - Size MEDIUM

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Reversible Pouch Sling!

Smooshy said...

i like the ring and sling diaper bag set

NesieBird said...

The linen loop sling looks great!

madangle said...

love the Swill Pouch sling with Braid fabric design

Erica G said...

I like the Lightweight chocolate Reversible baby wrap carrier sling.

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

dolls123 said...

2 SET burp cloth coordinates - match ring slings

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Susanne said...

Reversible burp cloths - soft flannel - boy trucks and stripes

bndraldy said...

I love the Twill Pouch sling with Braid - Size MEDIUM. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

lilyk said...

I love the Deluxe Reversible Cotton Ring Sling!

emcmenemy said...

I would really love to win this! I LOVE the "Deluxe Reversible Cotton Ring Sling" I really like the brown and pink damask one. So adorable and handy!
My e-mail address is:
rainbowbrite37@rogers.com

Rockin' Mama said...

I would use it towards the blue silk ring sling! (it's $35)

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com