Welcome to Prairie Blossom's blog. This is my official spot to do giveaways so be sure to check back occasionally to avoid missing out. Curious who is behind these adorable hats? I will try to blog on a more personal level as well so you can find out!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Contest Winners!!

We have three winners for the Mother's Day contest! You are all deserving of this and thank you so much for participating! Looking forward to hear from you!





Irma


Prairie Blossom

Friday, April 22, 2011

Laken & Lila

Good Friday morning! Hope you are all have a great start to this Easter weekend! My sister from the province next door is visiting this weekend so I'm looking forward to a lot of family time.

Today's handmade feature goes to Laken & Lila. Heather creates a wonderful variety of clothing for boys, girls, and even mommy and me outfits! Her fabric choices and clothing styles provide an outfit for just about anyone's taste. My personal favourites are the smocked and peasant dresses.

My girls have a few skirts from her and they are a big hit. I thought for sure by this year they would have outgrown them but to my surprise they are still fitting nicely so you get a lot of wear from them. They will definately get worn during the warm summer months.

Heather has a Skirt of the Month Club where you will receive a surprise skirt of her choice in the mail every month for 12 months for just $156. That's $12 per skirt so you save $6 for every skirt you get! How awesome is that?

I have had the pleasure of matching hats to a few of her outfits and look forward to more opportunities to do just that.

Laken & Lila was chosen as one of Babble.com's top 50 Etsy baby stores for 2011. Number 6 in clothing. No wonder!

Here is a collection of items you will find in her store:









You can visit Laken & Lila here:

Etsy Shop

Facebook

Irma
Etsy Shop

Friday, April 15, 2011

Handmade Friday

Goodmorning! I'm excited to tell you that I will try to feature some of my favourite handmade sellers here every Friday because there are so many fabulous and creative people out there!

Today's feature is from Baby Jives. The artist behind the gorgeous, whimsical mobiles is Jahje. Here's a blurb from her profile:

"I believe that the things we surround our children with should be as wonderful and imaginative as they are. With that in mind, I am trying to make some magic that will last long after the crib is gone. As a mobile is often thought of as a "disposable item" I aim to make a mobile which will grow up with a child and hang in their room for years as a work of art that isn't outgrown."

She was chosen as one of Babble's top 50 Etsy Baby shops for 2011 and so deserving of that! www.babble.com

Be sure to check out her shop to see all of her beautiful items.

Here are a few:



Also be sure to watch her video to see how they move!

Baby Jives Video

Visit Baby Jive's shop:

Baby Jives Shop

Show her some love on Facebook:

Baby Jives Facebook

Have an awesome weekend!
Irma
Prairie Blossom

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Final Five for the Mother's Day Contest!

Goodmorning everyone! Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway! I have narrowed it down to the final five using random.org. Here is a screenshot of them. You will have until Wednesday, April 20 to submit a brief story to me about the anticipation of becoming a mom (expectant), being a mom, about your mother, or a friend of yours who is a mother. Feel free to include a picture so voters can see who is behind the story. Email stories to me at prairieblossomboutique@yahoo.ca. Please contact me if you have any questions. Voting will begin on April 20 once all entries have been received.



In case those are hard to read here is the list:

#10 - Kat (fastkat@gmail.com)
#12 - Oksana (ksyshenka@yahoo.com)
#17 - Aik
#25 - Amber D (penguinlover_23@yahoo.com)
#39 - Menucha Jewelry

Congrats and I'm really looking forward to receiving and reading your story because we all have one!

Irma
Prairie Blossom

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mother's Day Contest! CLOSED

Hello everyone and especially to all you mothers and expectant mothers! I think Mother's deserve to be celebrated every day of the year for their hard work and unconditional love to those they care for. It makes me so happy that one day a year is set aside to show our appreciation for our mother's. I feel utlimately blessed for the mother I have. She is tenderhearted and has always been there for me and my 11 siblings! Yes, she bore 12 children and in my eyes is the strongest woman I have ever come in contact with. I pray that one day I will be like her and if anyone ever tells me that I resemble her either in looks or personality that is the highest compliment for me. She is a Godly woman and prays for her children and her grandchildren (50+) each day! We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

So, in celebrating mothers and expectant mother's at Prairie Blossom this year I have come up with a three-step contest for you.

1. I invite you to simply leave a comment on this blog post to be entered for a chance to get a gift! I will be giving away three gifts. First prize will receive a $60 gift certificate, second prize a $30 gift certificate, and third prize a $15 gift certificate. You will have until Wednesday, April 13 to enter here so pass this link on to anyone you think should win.

2. Five people will be randomly selected using random.org. When five people have been selected they will be required to submit a brief story about life as a mom, or about your anticipation of becoming a mom. If you would like to surprise your mother with a gift from Prairie Blossom tell us a bit about your mother and why you would like her to win. Or if you have a friend who is a mother and think she should win tell us about her. Stories need to be submitted to prairieblossomboutique@yahoo.ca. Deadline will be Wednesday, April 20.

3. Five stories will be published on my Facebook page for everyone to vote for the winner! Top three votes will win prize 1, 2, and 3. Voting will take place from April 20 until Wednesday, April 27.

So get your chance in by commenting below! Good luck everyone!