Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Oct. 29 - Nov. 4]



Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite maufactures) on our blog. This week's giveaway is SPLASHIMALS sponsored by Milliwik! We found these creative bath-time cards at this years ABC Kids show in Las Vegas! [Retail Value $10.95]

Milliwik has created some fantastic bath-time activies for your little ones, Splashimals and SumBodies!

Splashimals can be played by children of all ages! These floating cards can be played anywhere, but help make bath-time a fun and educational experience.
15 animals, 30 cards, 225 possibilities, in a mesh bag; which allow the cards to dry out after use.

We are taking pre-orders for the newest addition, SumBodies! They will be available for shipping in December. To place your pre-order, visit our website.

SumBodies, kids will love putting different characters up against each other. Who will win? An astronaut sumo wrestler with the delicate legs of a ballerina or a caveman mermaid with the brain of a robot.
Includes 12 characters, 36 cards, 1,728 possibilities, in a mesh bag; which allow the cards to dry out after use.

These cards stick to bathroom tile, float on water, and are made easy for little hads to hold!

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 MAKE A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY. Some items have more then one entry. You need to make sure you leave a comment for each one for it to be counted. At the end of each week we will use random.org to choose the WINNER!

1) Become a follower on Twitter. Already a follower? Post it! 1 entry

2) Like us on Facebook. Already like us? Post it! 2 entires

3) Becom a fan of our blog. Already a fan? Post it! 3 entires

4) Become a newsletter subscriber or already a newsletter subscriber. 5 entries

5) 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 CST. 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 us at the link provided to claim your prize. www.liltulips.com/crm.asp?action=contactus

Monday, October 25, 2010

Handling Challenging Situations with Our Children

I am in the midst of reading the book Insightful Parenting by Steve Kahn. In fact, I am offering a Parent Book Study on this book starting in November.

Please go to www.parentteachersupportservices.com/books.htm for more information
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I wanted to share two key aspects that Dr. Kahn talks about in the book.

1) In moments where we may feel judged by our children's behaviors, choose to be a role model to the other parents and let them judge you on how you react to your child's behaviors rather than judging your child's behaviors.

2) Regardless of how badly our children may treat us at certain times, we need to treat them better. They will act their age at times (Dr. Kahn refers to this as "age-appropriate inappropriate" behavior), but we are not allowed to act their age.

I can't wait to spend time discussing these key aspects and many others in the Book Study coming up. I know this book is already altering my parenting in positive ways!

Guest Blogger: Jenny Hanlon, M.Ed., Founder & Teacher of Parent & Teacher Support Services

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Where it all started!

Hello!

My name is Jenny and I'm the owner of Lil' Tulip's! We started this blog with the idea that I would try to write about interesting things and haven't done to much, so we are going to start now! As my friends that know me, I'm not a writer by all means... So I'll do my best. :)

Quick info about me:


  • Found my husband, Van, in college
  • Got an Engineer Degree 
  • Have 3 girls
  • Love to mow the grass
  • Enjoy the outdoors and travel (my goal is to move to Australia some day)
  • Been married for 10 yrs this year!


I get the question "How did you get started?" ALOT! So, I thought I would let you all know!

It started when our first child was on the way, Jeta, 6 yrs ago. I was looking for fun, unique items that you wouldn't find at the big chain stores and couldn't find them very easily.  We started planning and running numbers to open a retail store locally and had found out that it's not as easy as it looks. So we  decided not to go that route and I continued to work as a Financial Planner, as I loved the work I did!

Our second daughter, Reva, came 15 months later (yes, it didn't take long!) and the idea came in our heads again! So this time we decided we'll start online and I could still work in the Financial field. Business started to pick up and I decided I wanted to stay home with the girls!  This was the best decision I had ever made to stay home with the girls. As Van, my husband, was a stay at home dad with Reva. It was great, but I felt like I was missing out.  We decided to reverse roles and he went back to work and I stayed home with the kids and worked.

Our third Daughter,Vana, came in 2009.

I will say there are days in which I ask myself if I made the right decision. As running a business as a stay at home mom, is not easy! Running kids to activities, school, naps, etc. The list goes on as many of you mom's know!

I couldn't do all this myself!

As my loving Husband, Van, helps out ALOT with shipping, customer orders, questions, etc.

You may also recognize the name Angie, as she is a great help everyday! She handles orders, questions, giveaway, and anything else that come up! She is a mom of 3 boys under the age of 5!!

Chrissie at www.chrissiemariephotography.com does AWESOME photo shoots for us! She is a mom of 2 kids.

Sarah Hokuf does an awesome job on designing our website  and couldn't have done this without here! She is a mom to her baby boy!!

Why the name Lil Tulip's?
Because I'm not an artist at all and my girls love to color and always ask to make flowers for them to color and I could only come up with tulips for them. So the hence the name Lil (after the little ones) and Tulips (from the flowers I drew). We did have a previous name, but wasn't as catchy as this, so we switch it. :)

I hope this give you an idea about who we are!

We couldn't be here without your support and spreading our name out to all your friends!

Sincerely,
jenny
owner/mom

Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Oct. 22 - Oct. 28]


The WINNER of this week's giveaway is ROBERTSONS! Please contact at the link provided within the next 5 days to redeem. Congratulations!


Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite manufactures) on our blog. This week's giveaway is sponsored by MOMMY NECKLACES! [Retail Value $29.95]

Mommy Necklaces are an innovative and trendy accessory for mom. Mommy necklaces aid nursing mothers by making their job as a breastfeeding mom a little less painful, literally. The necklaces were invented by a nursing mother to occupy busy hands away from Mommy's hairline while engaging baby in a way that results in longer nursing sessions.

Mommy Necklaces are a safe alternative to regular jewelry that allows mothers to norish their babies in style, after most have tucked their necklaces away due to breakage concerns. While the idea of a 'nursing necklace' may sound simple, Mommy Necklace takes that extra step to make sure their designs are durable and can with stand the test of being worn daily.

The Dangling Donut Design was created to be long enought to be worn in eye-sight of baby and twiddled up on while nursing, the Dangling Donut line comes with a loose donut pendant that breastfeeding babies love to grasp and twiddle. The donut pendant gently skims the lower beads of the necklace and results in a wonderful rattling noise when moved. The smooth finishes on the beads are safe and delightful to touch.

Approzimate length of the neclace from end to end is 28 inces and approximately 13.75 inches hanging from back of neck to chest.

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) Become a follower on Twitter. Already a follower? Post it! 1 entry

2) Like us on Facebook. Already like us? Post it! 2 entires

3) Becom a fan of our blog. Already a fan? Post it! 3 entires

4) Become a newsletter subscriber or already a newsletter subscriber. 5 entries

5) 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 CST. 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 us at the link provided to claim your prize. www.liltulips.com/crm.asp?action=contactus



Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Oct. 15 - Oct. 21]



Every Friday we post a new giveaway (sponsored by one of our favorite manufactures) on our blog. This week's giveaway is a pair of BABYLEGS! The winner can choose to receive either a boy or girl style. [Retail Value $12.00]

Why wear BabyLegs? BabyLegs offer several practical 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
  • Protects knees from hard surfaces and rug burn
  • Provides light weight sun protection in the summer months
  • Keep in diaper bag for a quick change when messes arise
  • Fashionable alternate to tights

Why 'tweens, teens and adults adore BabyLegs:

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

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 on Twitter. Already follow us? Post it! 2 entries

3) Become a fan of our blog. Already a fan? Post it! 3 entries

4) Become a newsletter subscriber. 5 entries

5) 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 CST. 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 us at the link provided to claim your prize, www.liltulips.com/crm.asp?action=contactus.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekly Giveaway [Oct. 8 - Oct. 14]

Last week was a busy one for us here at Lil' Tulip's. Since we didn't do a giveaway last week, we wanted to do something special for this week. This week's giveaway has 3 different products all by BOPPY! The winner will receive a BOPPY PILLOW with a Teddy Bear Slipcover ($45.00), a Waterproof Cover Liner ($10.99), and an Organic Pea Slipcover ($26.00). [TOTAL Retail Value of $81.99]

Please note, for this giveaway, any international winner will be responsible to pay shipping and duties.

The Teddy Bear pillow features a combination of different textures, designs, decorative piping and the softest mink fabric which creates a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind look. This luxurious pillow also features a zip-off slipcover for easy washing.

The Organic Pea cover is as clean and pure as the little one it's made for. The slipcover and trim are both made of organically grown, breathable cotton.

The Waterproof liner is a new hypoallergenic cover designed to protect the Boppy Pillow from wetness. It fits over the Boppy Pillow and under the Fashion Slipcover, similar to a mattress pad for a bed, providing added protection from spills and accidents. Limit your pillow washing with this handy cover!

How to enter! Simply complete on 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 item 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. 1 entry

4) Refer your friends' to "like" us on facebook. For every friend you refer enters you into the drawing. Make sure your friends' post who sent them so you receive the points! 1 entry for every referral

5)Refer a friend! For each order placed you will recevie 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 entreis must be completed by midnight CST. 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 contact us at www.liltulips.com/crm.asp?action=contactus to redeem.