polarn o. pyret giveaway

really important brain binge

October 12, 2014

It’s been overwhelming. Life. The speed of my children’s growth. My intense desire for sugar (#nosugar30 attempting here). The sewing machine’s clicking and my knitting needles clacking. All the amazing products I’m able to giveaway to you, lovely and gentle readers. Indian takeout for dinner and BabyLoves sleeping in the sling. Crazy. So here’s my brain binge so you know everything that I know: 1) Mary. Courtney. Mother loving her dying daughter. Do you know about this beautiful family whose daughter has suffered from a severe epilepsy disorder for her whole life? And now she is slowly going back to God. I can’t type that without crying. I cannot imagine my daughter in hospice care. It’s too much to bear emotionally. But Mary is a staunch mother, believer, and lover of her child. Their blog is called Passionate Perseverance and it can be found here. Facebook. Instagram. Okay; you’re in the loop now. Their family has been humbly opening up about how they could use our help not only in prayer, but in medical costs & funerary expenses. Can you give? And if you want to give in a special way, buy one of my 5 skirts I have in the shoppe right now. ALL of your payment (shipping aside) will go to them. Buy a little girl skirt for Courtney? Link here. 2) Ginny over at Small Things is kindly running a giveaway of a gift set from my shoppe too! And a coupon code. You can enter the…

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little slice of swedish kid clothing heaven {review & big giveaway}

October 9, 2014

Shhhh . . . POLARN O. PYRET. Did your heart just skip a beat? This store is the Swedish clothing store for kids. Especially outdoor wear. I mean, you know how the Swedish have long recess times outside even in the winter? This store is why. It’s outdoor wear heaven. And when you live in the land of the frozen tundra, you need gear. GEAR. gear. This store in the Galleria Shopping Center in Edina is their only location in the Midwest. I think they thought we’d get it. And we do. I contacted them after a long-time crush on their wool numbers and organic cottons, and that signature stripe you just can’t deny love for, and was happily surprised to hear back. They kindly offered for my brood to come and courtesy shop and then share the goods with my readers. Low. Down. I want everything in their store!!!!! It went like this: And eventually he got lost in the train set–what a clever thing to have in your store! Keeps the kids happy while parents peruse the lovely offerings. And Diane & I got to chat. She gave me a very thorough and very helpful tour of the store, with an emphasis on kids’ outwear. Because, #seeabove, it’s autumn and you know what that means. The stripes! the stripes! (Don’t worry–scroll to the bottom & you can win one of your own!) Organic cotton. Oh, yes, please! SweetPea wanted the socks. She wanted all the socks. It was…

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