Pardon this little interuption...

>> Monday, April 21, 2008

In a break from this otherwise emotionally intense week for me, I had to participate in the Spring Bloggy Giveaway carnival. (hundreds of prizes, potential new bloggy friends.... can't resist!)

For those of you just stopping by, I am a babywearing, college football crazed, beach-loving mama who loves to share with the bloggy world about my life as mother, wife, nurse, friend and my quest to discover and become who God created me to be. I have three boys- one in heaven, a two yr. old and my third on the way (coming this August). Add my Beagle pup and my part-time nursing job in the mix and life keeps me on my toes.

I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to my online sling store, BabyLove Slings. Just over a year ago I began selling my own ring-slings and other handmade baby gifts. It all started when a friend gave me a sling for the birth of my second son and it sparked this deep passion for babywearing that eventually resulted in my little business venture. I make and sell ring slings (for mamas and babywearers-to-be) as well as super-soft taggy blankets and some other fun things too.

Just leave a comment on this post by Friday the 25th at midnight telling me which of the items on my site you would like to own and I will pick one winner at random on Saturday, April 26th. I will contact the winner by e-mail and post it here so be sure to leave me your contact info so I can tell you if you win. If you have a blog, I would love to visit you too. New bloggy friends are so fun!
If you aren't lucky enough to win (I know the feeling- I never win!), here is a coupon for free shipping on any order over $30 at my online store. Just use the code FREESHIP at checkout (will expire the end of May). Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again sometime. Blessings!
**Comments/Entries are now closed. Winner will be posted shortly so stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by and please come again. Feel free to visit my online store to get a little sling lovin' of your own!**




89 comments:

thediaperdiaries April 21, 2008 at 9:43 AM  

Cool. I am hoping to have baby #3 soon and would love to try a sling.

Erin April 21, 2008 at 9:54 AM  

I am having my first baby in May and would love to have one of these!

Cara April 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

I love the Pink sunrise sling.

cara_ann54@hotmail.com

rachel b April 21, 2008 at 11:32 AM  

i like the metro black sling!!
bierbaur(at)hotmail(dot)com

~Babychaser~ April 21, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

I love my sling!!! In fact, I have plans for a review on my blog coming up in the next week or so! I'd love to have this gift certificate to give away on my site with the review!! Pick me! :)

Lannie Ott April 21, 2008 at 12:36 PM  

Would love to try one with my next baby. Love the Blue Spring sling.

Danielle April 21, 2008 at 2:12 PM  

Love the pink sun rise

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly April 21, 2008 at 2:22 PM  

I like the wisteria sling and whatever that is in the top picture on this post. That one is really gorgeous!

Kelly April 21, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

I like the metro flack sling!

Julie and Ben April 21, 2008 at 2:57 PM  

Hmmmm so many to choose from...metro black for me!
thanks so much!

Piseco April 21, 2008 at 3:30 PM  

Great contest! I already have a couple slings but I would *love* a doll sling for my son!

Jenn April 21, 2008 at 4:09 PM  

I love the orange crush ring sling!

Auntnetto April 21, 2008 at 4:14 PM  

Oh I am about to become a Grandma and I would love this
Thanks
auntnetto6@yahoo.com

Lesha April 21, 2008 at 4:50 PM  

Orange Crush :)

Richelle April 21, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

I love the minky on the taggie blankets! So soft! Would love to have a sling, too!

Nicol April 21, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

I love the pink tag blanket. I wanted a sling with my dd and didn't get one. Hopefully with the next one I will have one.

Pickel April 21, 2008 at 9:20 PM  

I've talked about you custom making one...thinking brown and blue. But, I like the orange. :) SO, pick me! I'll tell you the name!!!!

Andrea April 21, 2008 at 9:26 PM  

I love the Savvy Swirls sling!

Hélène April 21, 2008 at 9:47 PM  

I like the hot mama pink sling.

leigh April 21, 2008 at 9:53 PM  

i love the sweet summer

nottryingforaboy April 21, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

I love the savvy swirls.

JL April 21, 2008 at 10:13 PM  

I like the savvy swirls sling.
Julie
3cookieday[at]gmail[dot]com

seven April 21, 2008 at 11:06 PM  

I like the Savvy Swirls and the Metro Black slings. Too cute!

Mrs. P April 21, 2008 at 11:22 PM  

We're hoping for our third and really need to figure out something for this time. With 2 pretty wild-but-in-a-great-way boys, we need to be as hands-free as possible.
I loved the Stormy Sea print because it just made me think of all the emotional turmoil we've been through that got us to this point and the One who has calmed that sea. ;)

Michelle April 21, 2008 at 11:38 PM  

I'd like to buy one of the kid slings since my daughter sees me wearing my son...she tries to put the sling on and put her doll in it.

Allison April 22, 2008 at 12:08 AM  

I would love the sweet spring ring sling (say that 3 times fast!!) :)

Smellyann April 22, 2008 at 12:25 AM  

My youngest just turned three (wahhh) but I believe she would still LOVE the pink taggy blanket, as she loves to rub soft things. Thanks!

nor_lou April 22, 2008 at 1:27 AM  

Sweet Summer doll sling or the pink tag blanket or the Hot Mama Pink sling

Our Home Schooler and Jen April 22, 2008 at 2:07 AM  

id love to win of these for my sister whose preggy
whitty4jen@yahoo.com

Tam April 22, 2008 at 2:52 AM  

I like the Metro Black Sling...I love the taggies...heck all of it is great

BrineS April 22, 2008 at 3:00 AM  

Hot Mama Pink!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

acupofjoy.wordpress.com

thechocolistas.blogspot.com

laura April 22, 2008 at 3:15 AM  

I love the blue taggie! Great store. And thank you for the generous giveaway!

Happy carnivaling.
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Libby April 22, 2008 at 4:22 AM  

I'd love a taggie. Can you make it boy or girl? We aren't 'allowed' to find out the sex of our no. 2.

Atwood-Family of 3 April 22, 2008 at 6:48 AM  

Hi Farrah! I'd love the gift certificate to be able to get Anne her very own doll sling! Pick me!! :)

Joanna April 22, 2008 at 7:45 AM  

We like the lime sorbet doll sling.

(I admire your strength. I lost a baby through miscarriage and I wasn't sure that I wanted to try again. To have lost a child that you got to hold in your arms, then have the faith to have another child... I don't know if I could ever be that strong. May God continue to bless your family.)

gigere April 22, 2008 at 9:27 AM  

I'd love to try the pink tag blanket.

Summer April 22, 2008 at 9:46 AM  

I like the Savvy Swirls sling.

Lilith Silvermane April 22, 2008 at 10:45 AM  

I love the pink persuasion doll sling. I have a sling I use, however I put it on my daughter yesterday and it was huge, though she LOVED the idea of carrying around her bunny rabbit. This would be GREAT for her!

Jessica April 22, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

I love wearing my baby in the sling I have (a New Native). i would love to try one of your ring slings. My favorite is the metro black.

Shannon April 22, 2008 at 12:48 PM  

I am due to have baby#5 in August...and this would be a great asset to have! I love the fabrics you have!

Great giveaway!

Kacy April 22, 2008 at 1:23 PM  

We're currently trying for baby #2 and I've REALLY been wanting to try a sling! The Sweet Spring one is nice :)

Liz April 22, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

I love the black ring sling! i have really been wanting a sling!
What a great giveaway! Please sign me up! Thanks!

Erin April 22, 2008 at 1:53 PM  

I'd get a doll sling for my kids. Great site!

Marcia April 22, 2008 at 2:34 PM  

I would get the pink taggie for my best friend. She's due in July!

Linds April 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

I would love the lime sorbet doll sling for my son. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Dawn April 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM  

I love the taggie blanket in pink!
threeofakindblog at gmail

bethany April 22, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

I really like the metro black sling-very nice store!!

Qtpies7 April 22, 2008 at 3:52 PM  

I love the pink tag blankie. I *think* my friend is having a girl this summer, but I have 4 friends who are pregnant, one is bound to have a girl, right???

If you ever want another blogger to review and giveaway your slings, I'd love to! I am a babywearing mama, and a reviewer, and an AP author.

aahcoffee April 22, 2008 at 4:04 PM  

I would love the blue tag blanket. My son is VERY into tags lately. He rubs the one on his stuffed animal to fall asleep every night.
julie_ruhlman(at)hotmail(dot)com

www.bringinghomeava.com April 22, 2008 at 5:48 PM  

Love, ,love, love...the hot pink. This would be so cool to wear in Ethiopian with my newly adopted daughter!

Oh boy!!! I would love to win! Pick me, pick me, pick me...

You can reach me at karaportilla@mac.com

AND

Check out my GIVEAWAY at www.bringinghomeava.com

Keryn April 22, 2008 at 7:09 PM  

I would love the Berry Burst sling! My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win!

Andy, Pam, Katelyn, & Zachary April 22, 2008 at 7:50 PM  

I like the metro flack sling. Would love to use one of these in 5 weeks with our new little one!

apkweber@gmail.com

Ebie April 22, 2008 at 8:31 PM  

would love a sling - moody blues i think. i didn't have one w/ DS and for next time i think it's a must

Jennifer April 22, 2008 at 9:48 PM  

I like the Sweet Summer doll sling for my little girl.

Jennifer
dj3hill98 (at) bellsouth (dot) net

Suzie G. April 23, 2008 at 5:19 AM  

I just recently got a new sling and my daughter loves to play with my old one even though it's huge! She sees me carying her brother around and tries to model mommy. I'd love to get her the lime sorbet doll sling.

Rebecca April 23, 2008 at 6:43 AM  

been wanting to try a ring sling! love the sweet spring sling. thegoodmanfam at msn dot com

Tammy April 23, 2008 at 9:00 AM  

I really think the blue taggie blanket is my favorite item! Thanks for the chance.

frugallm April 23, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

I love the stormy sea sling!

Katie April 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

I really like the blue taggy blanket and my son would love it too. katie_mmartin(at) yahoo [dot] com

Tara April 23, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

I like the pink persuasion doll sling.

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ashley April 23, 2008 at 1:28 PM  

Sweet spring! Very pretty!

Jennifer Bogart April 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM  

Baby #3 on the way, and we are baby wearers here.

We are having a baby related give away on our blog too - cloth diaper wipes! http://www.quiverfullfamily.com/blog

I think I'd go for metro black, goes with everything!

Alaina April 23, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the grief.

We are hoping to adopt #3 in the next year or so (we'll see what God has in store!) and I would love a sling!

Frances April 23, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

Your blue tag blanket is cute!

chanelireli April 23, 2008 at 3:26 PM  

i think i'd love to have the metro black sling. I love wearing my babies.

Jon & Sarah April 23, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

I love the Berry Burst sling. Thanks!

Natasha April 23, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

I love your slings but I also really like the blue tag blanket too. All of your stuff is adorable!

Mom 2 To Boys April 23, 2008 at 5:52 PM  

I love the moody blues sling! Thanks!

Anonymous April 24, 2008 at 1:54 AM  

The Orange Mandala sling is my choice!

Thanks!
Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Adena April 24, 2008 at 5:53 AM  

I would love to win the savvy swirls. Of course the black would match everything. I love babywearing. Unfortunatley, I lost my only sling a couple of weeks ago while on vacation and haven't had the money to replace it yet.

Tiff April 24, 2008 at 12:10 PM  

I like the savvy swirls sling!! they are all so cute!

Audra's Little Scraps April 24, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

I havn't tried a sling yet but they look so comfortable for mom and baby. I love the tag blanket you have for sale. I have been looking for one! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Niki April 24, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

My BFF just had a baby boy and I would get her the taggie blankie in blue if I won!

:)

ndisilvio at gmail dot com

Sarah April 24, 2008 at 4:58 PM  

The Berry Burst sling is my favorite. I'm due in a couple months and would love to use a sling!

Rebecca April 24, 2008 at 6:09 PM  

I love the doll slings. I think they're such a good idea!

gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Alitheia April 24, 2008 at 7:40 PM  

One of my best friends is pregnant with her second child and I think she'd love Hot Mama Pink if I won this =) Thanks so much for offering it!

The Chatty Housewife- April 24, 2008 at 9:06 PM  

Savvy Swirls Sling and the tummy to tummy Dvd! I would love to win this! Thank you so much for the giveaway! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jinxy & Me April 24, 2008 at 9:48 PM  

I really like the Savvy Swirls sling. Thanks for the contest!

Jinxy & Me April 24, 2008 at 9:48 PM  

I really like the Savvy Swirls sling. Thanks for the contest!

Katharos April 25, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

Savvy Swirls would be my choice!
kokanary at gmail dot com

angelaandconnor at gmail.com April 25, 2008 at 8:57 AM  

I've still yet to ever try a ring sling.. LOL but I think we'd want to get the metro black sling :)

I am hosting my own bloggy carnival over at Seven Dogs right now!! Connor’s First Birthday Blog Bash is featuring over $530 in prizes. Come check it out!!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

Skye Lee April 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

I love slings! I need one badly as I am due in a few weeks and still don't have one for this baby. I think my favorites are the hot mama pink and the moody blues! Well done mama, these look great!

Michelle B. April 25, 2008 at 2:56 PM  

I would love to have the Sweet Summer doll sling. My daughter always wants to wear a sling when I have her sister in my moby wrap

Reeva April 25, 2008 at 3:38 PM  

Thanks for a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :) i'd go for the metro black!

maggie April 25, 2008 at 6:40 PM  

My neice is pregnant and I would love one of your baby slings for her.

Teri April 25, 2008 at 7:54 PM  

I love the metro black sling & the tag blankets :) So cute! Thanks for your generosity!

Erica G April 25, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

I like the Savvy Swirls baby sling. We will be blessed with baby number 1 at the end of June!

egreca (at) hotmail (dot) com

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