Mama and Mini Giveaway on Instagram

Mama & Mini Giveaway :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBGiveaway #GWB

Are you ready for a super quick and amazing Loop Giveaway on Instagram? I’ve partnered up with four pretty darn spectacular brands and we will be giving one lucky winner (and her mini) a darling prize pack. It all starts at 8pm EST tonight! So jump on over to @giftswithbows on Instagram, read the directions, and enter for your chance to win $225+ in prizes! With only five accounts participating it will take you less than a minute to enter- easy peasy, friends!

One Winner | 6 Prizes

Gifts with Bows | One Pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins (any size/color) $60 value

Paisley and Sparrow | Mulu Scarf (can be used as a nursing cover!) $48 value

HABA USA | Palette of Pegs $24.99 value

JCL Designs | Mommy and Baby gold-filled bracelet set (includes personalization of choice) $68 value

Bibs & Co. | $25 shop credit

Enter soon, because the giveaway closes this Thursday the 12th at 11pm EST. See you on Insta!

-Kate

GWB’s First Instagram Loop Giveaway

Loop Giveaway on Instagram :: enter via Instagram :: $350+ in prizes :: Running Aug. 11, 2015 4pm EST through Aug. 13, 2015 4pm EST :: #giftswithbows #gwb #gwbgiveaway #loopgiveaway

I’m hosting my very first Loop Giveaway on Instagram with some spectacular brands and it all starts at 4pm EST today. So jump on over to @giftswithbows on Instagram, read the directions, and enter for your chance to win $350+ in prizes!

One Winner | 12 Prizes

@giftswithbows | I’m giving away a KO Sticks Tetraxis Star (a $26+ value incl. shipping). I recently reviewed these and called them “the most giftable item I’ve ever featured”.

@shop.crmade | Caroline Randall Made is giving away one of her handcrafted personalized mason jar tumblers (a $24.80 value incl. shipping). Monogram it for yourself, your kiddo, or a friend! I just mentioned these tumbler in a July post.

@brettbaker | Brett Baker, a Regional VP at Arbonne, is personally giving away Arbonne’s Makeup Primer (a $45+ value incl. shipping).

@peppercornkids | Peppercorn Kids is giving away a $25 gift card to its store. Choose from delightful kids accessories designed for your favorite girls and boys. Zoe is a fan!

@sewemg | Sew EMG is giving away a $25 gift card to its store. This Etsy shop features modern heirloom quality quilts, baby accessories and gifts for your girlfriends. Also a great spot to pick up a handmade Easter basket— it’s never too early!

@habausa | HABA USA is giving away a $25 gift card to its store. This award winning brand caters to babies and kids of all ages. This is one of our go-to brands for toys.

@ohlittlerabbit | Oh, Little Rabbit is giving away a four piece napkin set in the charcoal birch tree print (a $26+ value incl. shipping) from its eco-friendly screen printing shop that produces perfect host/hostess gifts.

@comotomobaby | Comotomo is giving away a set of two 8oz. bottles and a baby teether from this top notch brand that features next generation baby products. Ari LOVED his.

@arktherapeutic | ARK Therapeutic is giving away $25 gift card to its store that creates a colorful line of special needs toys and tools that are designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA. Ari majorly relied on the Grabber for teething relief!

@athealthfitness |Aubrey Taylor Health and Fitness is giving away a full week of personalized online training. Remember when she guest gifted some amazing gear ideas? Yeah, that was awesome.

@cvoodoo | Charles Voudouris, personal chef to Robert Downey Jr. and family,  is giving away a $25 gift card to Sur la table (UPDATE: switched from Williams-Sonoma) so you can cook up a little inspiration in your at-home kitchen.

@candywashington | Candy Washington, actress and fashion/beauty blogger, is giving away $45+ in some seriously fancy Tara Smith hair products.

Enter soon, because the giveaway closes August 13th at 4pm EST. See you on Insta, friends!

UPDATE: Congrats to our giveaway winner, Kristine!

And a BIG thank you to all who entered– get ready for a whole new giveaway soon!

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Vilah Bloom Review & Giveaway

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloomHarbor Side Tote in ‘First Lady’ c/o Vilah Bloom $129

Hello, GWB readers! I have a major treat for you today! Vilah Bloom and Gifts with Bows have partnered up to offer you a thorough review and an amazing giveaway of the Harbor Side Tote. I can’t WAIT to give you the details on how to win one, but first let me tell you all about this supremely darling carry-all.

Before I got a chance to see this bag in person I had a feeling it was the one for me after reading this on their website:

“A Vilah Bloom mom is one that maintains her sophisticated yet casual style wherever she goes and is always prepared for life’s little messes.”

Oh yes. This is to a T what I imagine for myself. Can’t I please appear to be together? Goodness knows I’m human, but like many moms I do aspire to walk out of the house feeling organized and well assembled and… wait… where are my keys? Anyways, my hand is held up high: I am definitely a Vilah Bloom mom. Join me. I insist.

Moving on– When the bag arrived and I got a chance to check it out, look through all the pockets (there are 11!), and get to see up close that this is a seriously high quality, and chic take on the traditional diaper bag. Hello “fashion meets function”, I have found you at last! The style formula feels like 2 parts preppy, 1 part modern and a dash of “sneaky smart”, meaning even smarter than it (or s/he) looks.

Which leads me to my favorite part that gets me all “eeee” girly, bouncy, singsongy-voice. There is a built-in dispensing wipe system accessible from the OUTSIDE of the bag. That means with one hand (since you absolutely do not have two free hands when changing a baby or toddler) you can quickly grab your wipes without dealing with any zippers, snaps or containers. And get this– it is so intuitive that Ari figured out how to use it in a matter of seconds (as pictured below). For anyone new here, Ari is my sweet little one year old boy. He’s a peach of a model.

The genius behind this impressive technology is designer and founder, Jackelynn Garrett. She, of course, has two littles of her own, Vilah and Monroe. They all live together with her husband Travis and dog, Oscar in Northern Michigan. Jackie’s daughters serve as the inspiration for the function of her totes, while the designs are tributes to her childhood spent lakeside and express “a fresh, classic style that exudes the sense of effortless elegance- much like you would find along the shores at any lake house.” I think she nailed it!

A few quick bullets on the specs of the Harbor Side Tote:

  • Product Dimensions are 5” L x 13” H x 7”W
  • 11 spacious pockets (including 2 interior bottle pockets)
  • One handed access to wipes via the built-in, nontoxic dispensing wipe system
  • Exclusive Vilah Bloom monogrammed dispensing wipes case
  • Large, plush, wipe clean changing mat
  • Interior swivel key/pacifier clip
  • Water resistant lining
  • Premium nontoxic, 100% nylon exterior with faux leather accent trim
  • Custom nickel hardware
  • 3 carrying options: Shoulder, built-in stroller clips, and detachable hands – free cross body strap
  • Easy care: wipes clean with a damp cloth, let air dry

Tote Giveaway

And now what you’ve been waiting for… the GIVEAWAY. Vilah Bloom is giving away a Harbor Side Tote in Lil’ Duchess, which is an incredible, vibrant shade of blue. We wanted to make it really easy for you to enter, so we have directions spelled out here on the blog, and also on our social media channels. Giveway ends Sunday, July 26th at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced!

How to Enter (do all four!):

Want extra entries?

Get up to four extra entries when you:

*If the winner follows Violet Lucille on Facebook she will receive a darling BONUS!

UPDATE: CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, BRITTANY C.!

Note: When you follow Vilah Bloom on Facebook you’ll get the latest in news and special deals. For example, today they have posted a major discount on the Harbor Side Tote ‘First Lady’ (code on page).

And now for a little photo story of Ari discovering the built-in wipe dispensing system! Plus, don’t miss a detailed look at everything I fit into this incredibly spacious bag at the very end of the post.

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloom

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloom

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloom

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloom

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloom

Vilah Bloom :: Review & Giveaway :: $129 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloom

Vilah Bloom ::What Did I Pack? :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #vilahbloomEverything here easily fits inside the Harbor Side Tote. Yes, ALL of it. But what is all this stuff?

Vilah Bloom Changing Mat & Wipes Dispenser (come with Tote) | Hand Knit Blanket (ours is a family heirloom, similar) | Denim Cap (similar) | Gap Ruby One Piece (similar) | Button-up Sweater (similar) | Carters Stripe Socks | Stripe Slip-ons (similar) | J&J Face Wipes | Lolla Cup | Grace Based Parenting Book | Turkish Towel (similar) | Happy Baby Puffs | Honest Diaper Cream | Honest Healing Balm | Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen | Pair and a Spare Bear | Aden & Anais Lovie | iPhone Pineapple Case (similar) | OPI Polish in ‘Kiss Me I’m Brazilian’ | Bare Minerals Moxie in ‘Rebel’ | 3 Bead Key Fob (DIY found Be Crafty) | Polo Dress (similar) | Pink Headband (similar) | Carters Kids Necklace (similar) | Pampers Diapers

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