Saturday, October 27, 2012

Giveaway: $50 Giftcard from LeoandLola {11.25; US/Can}

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Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Firmly Planted, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550. Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families. Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

 Please continue reading to learn more about LeoandLola, which is offering our readers a $50 Gift Card to spend in her shop!

Ashley owns and operates LeoandLola from her home in Davenport, Iowa. She is a work at home mom of two sweet loves - Leo and Ruby. She started out adding cute handmade appliques to onesies, but has ventured into dress making - something she's proven to be great at! The thing I LOVE about her dresses is that she uses shirts no longer loved - perfect upcycling! And they could not be cuter! She continues to add cuteness to her line with ruffle bottom bloomers, seed packet onesies, and bubble skirts. She sells her handmade goods at the local farmer's market.

Ashley gave me three items to review: an upcycled dress, an appliqued t-shirt, and a ruffle bottom bloomer. Each one is unique and outrageously cute! All three items fit our two year old, Abigail. I could not be more thrilled with them! The upcycled dress is definitely my favorite, her's too! She LOVES the pink flower Ashley created on it! I love the over all fit and look of the dress. It fits her like a glove. She gets a lot of compliments on it. Since I didn't hook up with Ashley until there were only a few nice days out, Abigail wears it every time the weather is above 70! It is just darling!!

She also gave us a sweet appliqued t-shirt. It has a super cute little hedgehog with a button eye. I love that it's gender neutral and something she can wear all winter long with a sweater over or long sleeve under. Abigail is super happy about the button eye! It's well made, something I know will last for the next few kids to wear, too! We have a few other shirts with appliques from LeoandLola that are stored away in their appropriate size bins for the next kid. They really have withstood anything my girls can dish out!

Last, but not least, we received a ruffle bottom bloomer. This is seriously to die for! I really wish it was warm out, she'd be wearing just her bloomer all the time! For now, she loves to wear it around the house. I never thought I'd be the mom who's kid just runs around naked though it's 40 degrees outside. But apparently, that's me. Luckily, she has a cute little tushy cover! Just like everything Ashley creates, this is super well made and well fitting. There are two little coordinating ruffles on the booty. I love how unique it is!


You can purchase your own handmade clothing at LeoandLola. Ashley's handmade creations vary in price from $15 to $30. Shipping is $5 an item, but will be lowered when combined with other items. And just for Natural Parents Network and Firmly Planted readers, LeoandLola is offering free shipping to customers in the United States all orders from now through November 25th. Enter code NPNFREE during the ordering process.


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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway between November 1 and 25. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide! Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way! Publishing on Thursday, October 25, 2012 Publishing on Friday, October 26, 2012 Publishing on Saturday, October 27, 2012 Publishing on Sunday, October 28, 2012 Publishing on Monday, October 29, 2012 Publishing on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Publishing on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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  1. I love that dress. I've just set aside several of my hubby's old shirts to upcycle into night gowns for my girls. I'm not good enough at sewing for them to be day dresses. This one by Ashley is definitely well done.

    1. Oh nightgowns! Great idea! Ashley is mega talented for sure! If I didn't convey this in my post - I'm SERIOUSLY in love with that dress! :)

  2. AShley is a great lady and a great designer!