Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Giveaway - Bella's Bowtique...

Time for a Giveaway at

It's The Little Things...


Our first Giveaway, to be exact!


I know, I know...

it's about time, right?

I've waited almost 10 months to have one -

and in that time over 500 of you have decided to join us on this journey in making our house a home, and have become followers.

As a Thank You from the two of us, to all of you,

I have lined up several Giveaway's that are currently in the works! In fact, I have products being shipped to me as I type this, just waiting to find their way to your door.

But for our very first Giveaway, I wanted it to be something that was special to me - the perfect way to start things off...


I would like to introduce you to...



Bella's Bowtique is a super cute shop on Etsy that happens to be created by a wonderful woman named Kristie. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristie two years ago when our children were in kindergarten together. She makes the cutest accessories for girl's...and not just the little one's.


Case in point...

While I was out shopping for the perfect dress to wear to my sister-in-law's wedding, I decided that this event, more than any other, would be the perfect opportunity to wear a flower in my hair. I had seen countless pictures of celebrities pull off the look on the red carpet and figured, with this being a formal event, this was my chance!

I searched...and searched...and searched for an affordable flower to wear in my hair, but everything I found in retail stores proved that the word "affordable" translated to "cheap"...as in
cheap looking!

Not at all what I was going for!


I spent several days thinking:

"where am I going to find exactly what I am envisioning without spending $50 for a hair accessory?"

(You think I'm joking? The good one's were seriously that expensive!)


And then...the light bulb turned on


Of course!


Kristie can do it!

I sent an email right away and she was absolutely on board with creating what I was imagining...

and

it was perfect!




The perfect mix of ivory and champagne colors with a little bit of bling...

Exactly what I had asked for!


Kristie saved the day!

Her items are beautiful and well made and she takes great pride in creating something that is going to make her customer's happy!


That's good news for you because one of you is going to win a

FREE headband

or any item up to an $8.99 value

from Bella's Bowtique!

You're going to be shocked when you see what you can get for only $8.99...

her prices are extremely affordable!


Here are just a few items you will find for your favorite girly-girl when you visit Bella's Bowtique...










And these...

these would be perfect for all of those Christmas parties that are going to be here in no time...




So cute and so pretty, right?



Ready to enter the giveaway?

Here's what you need to do:

1. Visit Bella's Bowtique

2. Come back and leave me a comment telling me which item is your favorite.
(that is, if you are able to narrow it down to just one)

3......


Ok, there isn't a third step...

It's that easy!


You can enter the Giveaway through Wednesday night at midnight, Pacific Time.



Want to enter your name in the hat more than once?

If you are a follower of It's The Little Things, or become a follower, I'll put your name in twice.

If you post about the Giveaway on your blog, I'll add your name in a third time.

(Please let me know in your comment if you are a follower or if you have blogged about the giveaway - and don't forget to add your link!)


So there you go - three ways to enter!


Good luck to you all!

I can't wait to see who wins!




P.S. Be sure to check back here on Thursday to see who the lucky winner is!

Will it be you?


77 comments:

Christie said...

Sweet giveaway! I love RASPBERRY CABBAGE ROSE it would be perfect for my little cutie!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I really like the PUMPKIN HARVEST - 3 piece BEANIE n' HEADBAND Mix n' Match COMBO SET for my 3 year old. Thanks for the giveaway! (ps- love your blog!!)

3LittleByrds said...

Love the Raspberry Cabbage Rose. Such cute stuff. Love it.

Mama Thompson said...

Ohhh...I NEED a yellow flower for my hair...I have the perfect outfit for it...okay...or the olive green:) And yes, I am a follower (maybe one of your firsts:) AND yes, I posted about it on my blog...of course I did...

Mama Thompson said...

oops...here's my link: http://mamathompson.blogspot.com/2009/10/cutest-giveaway-at-its-little-things.html

Lilly said...

What a lovely shop!
I really like the Basic ZEBRA Girls HAIR BOW - Black and White with Hot Pink - Alligator Clip. Cute!
Thanks a lot.

Sierra said...

Well...I wear cute spruced up bobby pins all the time, so I was immeadiately drawn to the Hot PINK Tropical Flower Bobby Pin with SWAROVSKI Crystal...but for something different, I would love to try the IVORY Crystal Bling Petite Mini Flower Floral Hair Clip Clippie - Perfect for Dressing Up or Down...I love the daisies and this would be a perfect thing to perk up our dreary winters on the east coast.

sierra
sierradfoster@yahoo.com

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Awesome giveaway! :) This is right up my alley. I'd choose a beanie for my girls OR the Paris Yellow Poppy flower clip for me. :)

Suzie Button said...

I love the purple tutu! I am also now a follower too! Suzie

kamewh said...

I love the Bubble Gum Pink Beanie with Pink and Sage Green Hair Bow!

other-option said...

I like the white gerber daisy flower hair clip with clusters Green CRYSTAL Bling. Great giveaway!
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

other-option said...

Oops! I'm a follower also.
- Danielle

Annie@A View On Design said...

no question, Raspberry Rose Cabbage! I'm already following!!!

Patty said...

Karla, You are so right. There are so many adorable things, difficult to choose just one. I really like the burgundy wine crocheted beanie with flower. I was just thinking about cutting Hannah's hair, getting too long and difficult to manage. I am going to buy this beanie as an alternative and see how it goes.

Charity Donovan said...

Awesome Giveaway! I love the "RASPBERRY ROSES - Boutique Style BEANIE Cap with EXTRA Large PINK ROSE Bloom" -- I have BBBG Quadruplets & I've been looking for a Beanie like that for my little girl...too CUTE!

Charity Donovan said...

I am already a follower! =)

classiclyamber said...

Ooo - loverly! I scrolled through her shop and think that all of the prods are fab...but like so many have already said, I am just in LOVE with that Raspberry Cabbage Rose beanie style cap! Oh my goodness...I just <3 big flowers or bows on little girls! It has such a wonderfully charming vintage appeal. PERFECTION! So...both of my girls need a couple of those! ;-)

Carol said...

I love the CHEETAH GIRL Animal Print BLACK and BROWN - Hair Bow. She has so many cute things, hard to choose!

Carol said...

I'm a follower too!

Carol said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog!
http://songberries.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-little-things-that-make-house-home.html

Jill said...

Yay fun!!! I blogged about it on sillyjilly I am a follower and I love, love, love this tutu set! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28331738

snyderfam said...

Totally cute and very affordable! Thanks for linking me to her!!! My fav is the Daisy gerber white flower hair clip!!! YAY!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

I love the bobby pins so much...!
Oh and your blog too... been following for awhile now!

Mrs. Dimple said...

Awesome giveaway! I loved the: Floral Pin Up IVORY Champagne CREME Flower HAIR CLIP - with PEARL Center and I AM a follower! Yay!!! :)

Erin@ Give Mom a Minute said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Totally makes me wish I had a little girl to put those on!

{ jess } justhappilyeverafter said...

The Paris yellow poppy hair clip is so cheery, it is the perfect pop of colour as we move into the fall and winter months.

{ jess } justhappilyeverafter said...

P.S. I am already a follower of It's the Little Things That Make a House a Home!

Lucrecia said...

SO fun! I can't pick just one, but I will be ordering the snow white one since my princess is going to be that princess for Halloween!

Jeane said...

Hi there,

I've been reading your blog for a little while and I love it!

I just became a follower of it :-) and I really like the Black'n' Pink wrap around. I have 2 (soon 3) little girls and they would look just too cute on them :-)

Thanks for the great giveaway,
Jeane

Jeane said...

ooops... I just noticed that my email address doesn't show up when you click on my name...

jeanejohnson80(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the double dipped chocolate espresso itty bow set for my little princess :) thanks!
Sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

East Coast Suburbanite said...

love them all. How's a girl to choose? I would love to see my little cutie sporting one of those flowers maybe even a tutu) So beautiful.

Gena said...

I love the hot pink flower hair clip with no slip grip - it has a pearl in the center. I have really fine hair so this would be perfect. I also love pink.

Her things are adorable! I can see a few of these being ordered for Christmas gifts. I'm excited about the giveaway!

Sarah said...

I would LOVE to try out the olive green flower. I think it would be the perfect fall hair accessory!
Your family is in my prayers.
God's blessings! Sarah :D

Michelle Torres said...

I love the Passionate For Pink one... I am a follower of your blog, and I always look foward to seeing all the neat things you do in your home... Thanks for the chance to win, and again the very best of Luck to you and your LOVELY family...

The Fiskeaux Family said...

Since I'm the only girl in the house, I'd have to go for the "Flower Clips ALL AGES" or maybe a regular flower clippie. So many pretty ones! Makes me want to make some myself... :)

The Fiskeaux Family said...

I subscribe!

Sarah said...

I'm a follower here! I love your blog. :)

If I had to pick just one thing from Bella's Bowtique, it would be....
a set of two itty bitty bow clips.

Christie said...

I am also a follower!!!

stephland3 said...

I love the Boutique Loopy Hair Bow - Green and Pink - Girls Clip with Rhinestone Bling and White Petal Flower Center
dagoprincessss@hotmail.com

stephland3 said...

I am a follower now as well!
dagoprincessss@hotmail.com

Carla said...

I love the secret garden beanie and bow. or the brown and teal bow.

I am also a follower

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

The Pretty N' Petite Chocolate Brown Nylon Skinny Stretchy Headband with Pink and Ivory Flower - and Boutique Style Fabric Covered Button Center is just too cute!

PS@AlbanyCreek said...

Ohhh! The 'Paris' yellow poppy hair clip is to die for. I only have sons - what a shame. If I win I'll have to keep it for myself!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize, and for introducing such a lovley shop.

Down Pillow said...

Wow, sooo many adorable things to choose from! I really love the 'BRIGHT YELLOW Poppy FLOWER HAIR CLIP with BLING CENTER' :)

misty w. said...

I love the Newborns 1st Boutique Beanie! I am also a follower of your inspiring blog!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Gabrielle said...

ok, seriously, I had to stop at page 5 because I already have a long list of favorites! Black and white zebra with the pink bow....harvest blossom...black berry cheesecake...could the names get any cuter?!

But my absolute favorite... Candy Corn Halloween white beanie. I am a total SUCKER for Halloween/fall!

I will definitely be making purchases for my nieces for Christmas! (And a photo shoot to follow!) :D

I am a follower and love the inspiration you give others. Keep it coming!

bagfashionista said...

i love the RASPBERRY CABBAGE ROSE....we have yet to put her in something like that for pictures, but i've always wanted to.

Julie Ann said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Hot PINK Tropical Flower Bobby Pin with SWAROVSKI Crystal
SO cute!
Have a great day! xoxo
Julie

Jennifer said...

The Build Me Up Buttercup hair clip is soooo sweet! And the perfect color!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE the little beanie caps with flowers! Unfortunately, my little boys would be less than pleased to have to wear one.... but I have three nieces that would be thrilled (or at least their moms would!)

laura @ so alaurable said...

I love the Build Me Up Buttercup clip - the perfect, cheery yellow! And I am shocked at how affordable her prices are...I just favorited about 20 things!

Esther@EnchantedBungalow said...

I love them all!! I would love the olive green n ivory SWEET petals for my granddaughter! I am a follower - I have just started a blog, so I'm not sure yet how to link up to my blog, but I'm sure my daughter will help me! I love all the ideas!

Emily said...

With two little girls any of these adorable creations would come in handy!

MegJill said...

Well, with a little ballerina girl who thinks she needs to live all day in a tutu, I have o say that the tutu's are my favorite! Especially the one with the flowers in the skirt. So cute!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Marsha said...

Babys Got Bling....it fits my daughter personality to a T!!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Since I'm the only girl in a house with 3 boys I want something for me for the holidays...I like them all so not sure which one to choose!! Thanks for this giveaway.
Oh- and I subscribe.

Sprinkel Queen said...

I a New follower to you and now your friend Kristie's Etsy shop!! WOW - Lurving her stuff! Especially those ribbon and bow beanies!

Jessica said...

Your right its hard to pick just one! I think them all but I would pick one of the cream hair pieces for a Holiday party this year.

Wes and Donna's Big Adventure said...

I would pick the boutique zebra print w/polka dots bow. It would look so cute in my granddaughters hair!

Arlene said...

I like the hot pink n light pink pretty princess combo!!!

Tasha said...

I love the yellow Fall Gerber Daisy Floral headband. It would be great for my niece's first birthday with her adopted family in the US of A! Love the bright yellow!

Beth said...

Oooh, please enter me too! I would love to win the white gerber daisy hair clip with the green bling center...adorable for my little one!

Kristine said...

I adore the Market Place in Autumn beanie ...it is gorgeous and I love fall.

Kristine said...

I've been following for a while...
love your blog.

Girly Gatherings said...

LOVE the Blueberry Cheesecake headband... very Fall-ish!

Kathy said...

Love the hair bow and beanie that is brown and pink...and the Lady bug bow and beanie would be perfect for a new baby girl in our church. Thanks for spotlighting this etsy seller!

Wanda said...

So many choices. Love the fall floral and the animal print ones.
Cute!

AngieDphotography said...

Seriously... how do I choose? Love the flower she created for you. I'd love something simple and elegant like that! But then I was torn because I love her tutus!

I am now an official follower of your blog! Ü

And am totally a fan! Ü Karla you are my decorating guru!

Thanks!

McCarty and Company said...

I love Bella Boutique!!!
While trying to keep in mind my little three year old Granddaughter, and which ones would look best on her.......I found a FEW!!!

1. Page 24 Fall Burgandy Beanie with flower.

2. Page 23 Purple Kufi Beanie

3. Page 20 Brown and Pink Polka Dot & Princess Savannah

4. Page 15 Stunning Green Beanie

5. Page 13 Rusty Orange Brown

6. Page 4 Candy Corn Halloween

WHEEWW and that is just my fave beanies. ;-)

YES I am your greatest FAN. I love your style and your blog. ;-)

Heres my link:

http://mccartyandcompany.blogspot.com/

I haven't done much with my blog YET!!! PICS coming soon of my great thrift store finds, redone for a Retro Modern Contemporary look! :-D

Bombtastic Belle said...

Thre are too many to pick from! I love the Cabernet Sauvignon :)
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kati said...

Maybe its just the season but I picked Harvest Blossom as my favorite.

Brandy said...

We have SOOOOOOOOO many favorits. But one I have been eyeing is the zebra hairbow. Perfect for our hot pink and black tutu.

Angie Mae said...

I love the vintage style yo-yo headband with the bling. So cute and different.

Adena and Greg said...

I love the White Greber Daisy with green cluster bling. I'd get it for my daugther but I might end up borrowing it a few times...

caliangel030@hotmail.com

Adena and Greg said...

I love the White Greber Daisy with green cluster bling. I'd get it for my daugther but I might end up borrowing it a few times...

caliangel030@hotmail.com

Brooke said...

I love the little purple hydrangea hair clip-sooo feminine and beautiful.