Monday, March 26, 2012

Fifi's Closet Giveaway Winner

The winner of the closet organizers from Fifi's Closet is...

Commenter #28: Shooting Stars Mag! Congrats!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fifi's Closet Giveaway

I don't know how it is at your house, but my boys have a ridiculous amount of clothes in their closets. It took me forever to wash, fold, hang and organize all of the teeny outfits in Brody's closet, but I still have to dig through them all checking tags to figure out sizes and such. Well, at least I used to... now everything is actually organized thanks to these adorable closet dividers from my blog friend, Erica, at Fifi's Closet!

This is my absolute favorite part... look at the sweet Bible verse at the bottom!

... and the newly organized clothes!! It really does make a huge difference in terms of finding things quickly. I absolutely love these dividers!

If you'd like to win a set of closet dividers for your favorite little person, all you have to do is tell me so in the comments. For an extra comment, visit Fifi's Closet and tell me which set you'd like!

This giveaway will be open for one week- good luck!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SERAPHINE Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the $75 store credit to Seraphine is...

Congratulations, Ashley! I sent you an email, so make sure you check it and get back to me!

Thank you to everyone that entered!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Seraphine Maternity/Nursing Wear Giveaway


It’s really hard sometimes to find cute maternity clothes. It’s even harder to find cute nursing clothes. So hard, in fact, that I don’t actually own any designated “nursing” tops or dresses. Why is it so hard to make clothes that look normal that are nursing friendly? Generally, I just lift up my shirt or pull it down, depending on the collar-type. It’s WAY easier to wear things that can be pulled down (like a lower neckline) or have an easy-access boob slot if you’re nursing in public, whether you use a cover or not.

When I was contacted by Seraphine, an amazing UK-based clothing company, and asked to review and giveaway a fun maternity or nursing top, I was totally in! Their stuff is adorable and most of it can be worn during pregnancy and afterwards- it’s so stylish even celebs like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba are wearing their clothes. See how cute?

I chose this pretty Azure Pleated Nursing Top in blue, and it’s so nice. 

The material is very luxurious and soft, and you can tell it’s very high-quality. The sizing is different since it’s a UK company, but they have a handy sizing chart on their site. I am wearing a 1, which is equivalent to a Small in the US. Here is how it works- it opens right in the middle of the decorative top portion, and you just pull it to the side for easy and discreet access.

I am super happy with my Seraphine top, and I would definitely order more clothing from them in the future! Shipping was surprisingly fast, considering it came from across the pond, it didn't take any longer than most items I order online, actually, which was awesome. They've also been nominated for best independent retailer at this year’s Drapers awards after winning it last year, if that tells you anything else about the kind of retailer they are... a really great one!

Also, because they're so fantastic, Seraphine would love for one of you to get a chance to win a piece of your very own, so they have generously offered up a $75 gift certificate to be used on their Web site! If you’d like to win, just tell me so in the comments. For an extra entry, visit their site and tell me what piece you’d like if you won the $75 credit. 

This giveaway will be open for one week- good luck!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Linny Fish Creations Custom Portrait Giveaway


As many of you already know, my friend, Lindsey, is an amazing artist. Like, truly awesome. She made my day life and painted these fantastic pictures that are hanging in Brody's nursery. Remember how I saw these in an expensive baby store but didn't want to pay the $400 price tag? So, I hired sweet Lindsey to paint them for me, instead!

She also MADE (as in sawed it out of wood and painted it) this super cool surfboard that hangs in Knox's room:

Did I mention that she also paints custom pet portraits? She has painted both of our dogs, and lots of other peoples' pets too! Here are some examples of what she can do:

Amazing, right?? I keep hoping her painting talent will rub off on me, but my paintings still look like something you'd dig out of an elementary school art room's trash can. I've also gotten her to paint pet portraits for family members as gifts, and she did some fantastic architectural portraits of our wedding venues in Charleston as "thank you" wedding gifts for our parents. Oh, did I not mention that she does custom house paintings, too?
As if she wasn't talented enough, right? It seriously blows my mind. Thankfully, Lindsey is now sharing her craftiness and super talent with the rest of the world via her new Etsy shop, Linny Fish Creations. She sells custom house paintings, pet portraits and window pane jewelry stations. She also takes custom orders- just message her for more details, if you're interested in something that isn't available in her shop now.

One of you is about to hit the jackpot and will be taking home a stunning, custom 5x5 pet portrait!! I'm super excited for whomever wins this giveaway! And even if you don't win, Lindsey is offering all of you guys 20% of your order through the end of February with the code "SOUTHERNBELLEBABY" at check out (make sure you use all caps!).

To enter this FABULOUS giveaway, you can choose any (or all if you're feeling lucky) of these options:

1) "Like" Linny Fish Creations on Facebook and tell me you did (1 entry, leave one comment)

2) Visit Linny Fish Creations and tell me your favorite item in the shop (1 entry, leave one comment)

3) Spread the word and link back to this giveaway via social media (Facebook, twitter or your blog) (1 entry each, leave one comment for each)

4) "Like" The Southern Belle {and her boys} Blog on Facebook and tell me you did (or that you already do) (1 entry, leave one comment)

This giveaway will remain open through Sunday, and we'll announce the winner on Monday, January 30, so spread the word and get those entries in!

Winner was Commenter #50, Tiffany.