Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Sept. 24 - Sept. 30]

Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite manufactures) on our blog. This week's giveaway is an ITZY RITZY - RITZY SITZY Shopping Cart or High Chair Cover! [Retail Value $68]

The Ritzy Sitzy has multiple functions, it can be used as a high chair and a shopping cart cover! You can even use it on the double warehouse shopping carts for 1 or 2 children.

The cover is 100% cotton and padded for comfort. You can reverse the cover to extend the product life.

Includes 2 toy loops, pockets, safety belt & reusable carrying case.

We carry many chic and bold graphic patterns. Check out our website, http://www.liltulips.com/, to view them all. The winner will receive the Hollywood Blue pattern as shown above.

To enter, simply complete one or more of the items below. For each item you complete enters you into the drawing. Some items count for more then one entry. For us to track all entries, you MUST COMMENT what items you have completed. At the end of each week we will use random.org to choose the WINNER!

1) Like us on Facebook. Already like us? Post it! 1 entry

2) Become a follower of our blog. Already a follower? Post it! 1 entry

3) On facebook, post what your favorite item Lil' Tulip's carries and a link. 2 entries

4) Blog about your favorite Lil' Tulip's item we carry and post a link. 2 entries

5) Tag Lil' Tulip's facebook page telling us your favorite item we carry. 2 entries

(How do I tag? Hit the @ button and type Lil' Tulip's. Lil' Tulip's should be hightlinghted blue as a link. You must be a fan of our page for this to work. Make sure your privacy setting is to everyone and must show up on our fb page in order for it to count. Don't forget to leave a comment on our blog letting us know you taged us.)

6) Refer a friend! For each order placed you will receive 5 entries! Make sure your friend writes in the comments section, when checking out, your name so we can give you credit for the order.

*Contest runs from Friday to Thursday. All final entries must be completed by midnight. The winner will be posted the following day and have 5 days to claim your prize or Lil' Tulip's reserves the right to choose a new winner. Please email angie@liltulips.com to redeem.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Sept. 17 - Sept. 23]


The WINNER of this week's giveaway is KATIE (beautyformyashes@hotmail.com)! Please contact angie@liltulips.com within 5 days to redeem your prize. Congratulations!

Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite manufactures) on our blog. This weeks giveaway is a SANDWICH CUTTER by Toddler Bites! [Retail Value $8.95]

With the safety of your toddler in mind. Toddler Bites products are designed to cut food intems into bite-sized pieces perfect for toddlers who are self-feeding.

The Sandwich Cutter cuts a sandwich into 9 equal bit-sized pieces. It can be used for many other things other then to cut sandwiches. Some of those uses are to cut pancakes, biscuit dough, breakfast toast, cookie dough before baking, pizza slices, pound cake slices for petafores or homemade croutons.

Makes perfect tea sandwiches for a special tea party! Also makes perfectly portioned hor'dourves in minutes!

To enter, slimply complete one or more of the items below. For each item you complete enters you into the drawing. Some items count for more then one entry. For us to track all entires, you MUST COMMENT what item you have completed. At the end of each week we will use random.org to choose the WINNER!

1) Like use on Facebook. Already like us? Post it! 1 entry

2) Become a follower of our blog. Already a follower? Post it! 1 entry

3) Become a newsletter subscriber and receive 5% off all orders! 1 entry

4) Tweet about the giveaway and include a link. 2 entries

5) Blog about the giveaway and include a link. 2 entries

6) Refer a friend! For each order placed you will receive 5 entires! Make sure your friend writes in the comments section, when checking out, your name so we can give you credit for the order.

*Contest runs from Friday to Thursday. All final entires must be completed by midnight. The winner will be posted the following day and have 5 days to claim your prize or Lil' Tulip's reserves the right to choose a new winner. Please email angie@liltulips.com to redeem.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Sept. 10 - Sept. 16]




Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite manufactures) on our blog. This weeks giveaway is pair of BABYLEGS! Perfect accessory for fall. Yes, we have boy styles too! Winner can choose if they want a boy or girl style. [Retail Vaule $12.00]

Why wear BabyLegs? BabyLegs offer several practial and resourceful ways to keep children warm, protected and stylish!

Why parents adore BabyLegs:

  • Makes diaper changing and potty training easier
  • Keeps legs warm in strollers and carriers
  • Proctects knees from hard surfaces and rug burn
  • Provides lightweight sun protection in the summer months
  • Keep in diaper bag for a quick change when messes arise
  • Fashinable alternate to tights

Why 'tweens, teens and aduls adore BabyLegs:

  • Arm warmers for bicyclists, runners, kayakers and hikers
  • An extra layer for camping or skiing or layer under a t-shirt
  • Fun and funky accessory, adding personality to any outfits

To enter, simply complete one or more of the items below. For each item you complete enters you into the drawing. Some items count for more then one entry. For us to track all entries, you MUST COMMENT what items you have completed. At the end of each week we will use random.org to choose the WINNER!

1) Like us on Facebook. Already like us? Post it! 1 entry

2) Become a follower of our blog. Already a follower? Post it! 1 entry

3) Become a newsletter subscriber and receive 5% off all orders! 1 entry

4) Post Lil' Tulip's giveaway on your facebook page and include a link. 2 entries

5) Blog about Lil' Tulip's giveaway on your favorite blog and include a link to our giveaway. 2 entries

6) Do you already own a pair of BabyLegs? Post on our blog, your favoirte way to wear your BabyLegs or your favorite outfit to wear them with. 2 entries

7) Refer a friend! For each order placed you will receive 5 entries! Make sure your friend writes in the comments section, when checking out, your name so we can give you credit for the order.

*Contest runs from Friday to Thursday. All final entries must be completed by midnight. The winner will be posted the following day and have 5 days to claim your prize or Lil' Tulip's reserves the right to choose a new winner. Please email angie@liltulips.com to redeem.




Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Celebrating Life

Dear friends of mine lost their 7 year old daughter to a sudden illness only weeks ago. I believe this is any parent's worst nightmare. I know this has been and will continue to be an incredibly painful journey for my friends as they begin to live life without their precious daughter, Annie.

Despite all this pain, these friends have taught so many so much in these past two weeks. They have shared so much on their daughter's Caringbridge site (www.caringbridge.org/visit/anniebahneman) about their last days and then last hours with Annie. It's incredibly hard to read as it is so very sad; however, it is beautiful at the same time. They did what felt natural to them at the time and what they knew their daughter would want. Together they held her after she passed sharing stories and thanking God for the wonderful 7 years they had with her. They even took time to wash and comb her hair and paint her fingernails and toenails. Of course none of us know how we would react in a situation like this, but they responded to this situation with love...something that all of us can truly admire.

My friends and their family spent a lot of time during the next days thinking through what they wanted the funeral to be like, taking special consideration into what Annie would have wanted. They wanted it to be a happy time celebrating her life. I know in my lifetime funerals have not always been this way, but I can't help but think that this is such a wonderful lesson for our children. Yes, we are sad that we have lost this beautiful, vibrant child, but we are so lucky to have known her while she was here.

The visitation was filled with numerous memorabilia of Annie's: books she liked, special toys, and other favorite treasures that young children are so drawn to. The room was also filled with photos of Annie with her family, friends, and classmates. As we entered the visitation there was a table set aside for children to draw pictures of themselves with Annie and they were making these into a book. I think this was very therapeutic for many of the children.

The ceremony was lovely and the children present were involved by putting a flower up on the alter near a photo of Annie. However, the part that has stuck with me the most was how the day ended. Annie loved balloons, parades, and pink, so the parents decided to have a walking parade from the church to the burial site. Children were carrying balloons, pinwheels, and were riding on scooters, in strollers, and biking. City workers and police officers were stopping traffic when necessary. The neighborhood families had lined the streets with balloons as well. At times I had to remind myself that I was actually at a funeral and not at a birthday party. Annie would have loved this!

I want to go back to the children's perspective of all of this. Of course there were numerous children present as Annie was only 7 years old. I think to children death is very confusing and often even scary. It's hard for us adults to understand so we can relate when children are confused about this topic. Funerals usually evoke some very hard feelings for all of us and to children these feelings are jumbled and chaotic. To have the focus on celebrating ones life truly kept the focus on the good that has come of this life rather than the tragic loss. I am not saying we cannot be sad in front of our children and cannot bring them to funerals, but I think we can learn so much from the choices my friends made. I think the children that attended this funeral were sad of course, but were given ways to cope with this sadness: looking at numerous photographs (many of the children in them with Annie), drawing pictures of Annie and themselves, watching a slide show of more photos of Annie, her friends, and family, and of course allowing themselves to be happy and giggle and think good thoughts of their dear friend. Many children kept their pinwheels from the parade to put in their yards as a reminder of Annie. At the burial site we all released the balloons. I know this will be a lasting memory for many of those children. It was truly beautiful, not scary. Again, it is a great lesson in death for all of us young and old: To celebrate the life that the person had.

I am not saying the grieving process will not exist, because it certainly does. However, I keep trying to bring my mind back to Annie's wonderful 7 years and how fully she lived in that short time. Would we have loved to have her here longer? Yes, of course. Unfortunately we cannot change that, but we do have her memories to hold onto and I will continue to talk about those memories with my children so they continue to remember Annie and her wonderful spirit!

I admire my friends greatly to be able to teach us all so much these past couple weeks as they have been going through such a difficult time. Our lives are all changed because of this...in so many ways!

Jenny Hanlon, M.Ed. (Guest Blogger)
Founder of Parent & Teacher Support Services, LLC
www.parentteachersupportservices.com

Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Sept. 3 - Sept. 9]

The WINNER of this weeks giveaway is BRYNENGEL! Please contact angie@liltulips.com within the next 5 days to redeem your prize.

Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite manufactures) on our blog. This weeks giveaway is an UTTERLY YOURS NURSING PILLOW! Winner can choose a design of choice. [Retail Value $39.95]

The Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow conforms to the body and delivers optimal prenatal sleep positioning. It is quite simply the most compact option on the market.

Benefits:

  • Comfort and ease of use in one revolutionary design
  • Balanced support of back and pregnant belly
  • Provides optimal prenatal sleep positioning
  • Attractive and easy to care for fabric choices
  • Compact but don't let the size fool you...
To enter, simply complete one or more of the items below. For each item you complete enters you into the drawing. Some items count for more then one entry. For us to track all entries, you MUST COMMENT what items you have completed. At the end of each week we will use random.org to choose the WINNER!

1) Like us on Facebook. Already like us? Post it! 1 entry
2) Become a follower of our blog. Already a follower? Post it! 1 entry
3) Become a newsletter subscriber and receive 5% off all orders! 1 entry
4) Post Lil' Tulip's giveaway on your facebook page and include a link. 2 entries
5) Refer your friends on facebook and help us reach our donation of $300 for The Cloth Diaper Foundation! For each new fan on facebook, we will dontate $1 up to $300 to The Cloth Diaper Foundation to make cloth diapering financially available for those in need. Make sure your friends comment on fb who sent them so you receive credit. 2 entries per referral
6) Refer a friend! For each order placed you will receive 5 entries! Make sure your friend writes in the comments section, when checking out, your name so we can give you credit for the order.
*Contest runs from Friday to Thursday. All final entries must be completed by midnight. The winner will be posted the following day and have 5 days to claim your prize or Lil' Tulip's reserves the right to choose a new winner. Please email angie@liltulips.com to redeem.

Weekly Special [Sept. 3 - Sept. 9]


Weekly Special ~ Paci-Plushies Animal Pacifier Holder ~ 10% OFF!

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Paci-Plushies are the first and ONLY plush pacifier holder of it's kind to attach to Name Brand pacifiers! Button and Ring Handled pacifiers attach to a super soft and light-weight plush toy making the pacifier easy for your infants to hold and easy for Mom to find around the house!

Paci-Plushies have a lovingly design with a flexible, silicone Hug Ring, Paci-Plushies easily connect to Baby's favorite pacifiers including MAM, Avent, Nuby, NUK, Playtex, Binky and NEW Soothie pacifier!