With the mood that she's been in today, I'm quite tempted to give away this girly. But I'm not, because I'm pretty sure that it's illegal, and I'd miss her around bedtime.
When she's not being a tee total pain in my backside, she's my little cupcake - which is why I'm always on the lookout for adorable cupcakey things. They were super easy to come by when she was a baby - cupcakes were on absolutely everything then, and I'd keep snapping them up only to have her outgrow them three minutes later. So lately, I've been looking for cupcakey things that might last a little longer, like the cupcake Scentsy warmer I posted about a few weeks ago. (It still hasn't found its way into her room, but she's keeping a close eye on it.)
Recently, I was browsing Etsy for cupcakey items and stumbled across the cutest wool felt cupcake headband. Of course, Milly needed one immediately.
Aside from the utter adorableness of the cupcake itself, I love the soft, stretchy pink headband. Milly usually won't wear an around-the-head headband for very long because she says they "squeeze too tight", but this one she said was "really comfy" and she'll leave it in all day. That, of course, earns it mucho mucho brownie points in my book, because what's the point of a headband that your kid won't wear? Good photo props, sure, but sometimes you just want them to look cute for longer than five minutes. Being so stretchy, it'll last Milly for a good long time. It'll even fit her sister's gigantic noggin - although, of course, that is strictly forbidden.
(I edited this next picture just for my Pink Saturday friends, to show off the delicious pinkness!!)
Of course, another thing this headband has going for it was that I found it on Etsy - I would much rather support a person than a corporation. And there are so many wonderful people to meet on Etsy besides! Let me introduce you to one of them...
Milly's cupcake headband came from Glitter Bug Gallery, which also has lots and lots of other wool felt headbands and clippies to choose from. ALL of them are stinking adorable - I love these flowers and this caterpillar and this adorable little crab with a cute little bow on her head, which doesn't really match a thing that my girls own but I'm going to have to find something that'll go with it.
Glitter Bug Gallery is owned by Christine, who is a fellow stay-at-home mom to three quirky kids (her description, not mine!), aged 13, 9 and 7. She comes from a family of crafty women, and has always been crafty herself. In the past, she's made ornaments and magnets, and says that "so far, it has been great for Christmas money or a little extra here and there." But with her oldest child inching ever closer to college age, it's time for her to start thinking of saving for that - and so her Etsy shop was born. And it's an Etsy shop that I would love to see take off - everything is adorable and wonderfully made, and it just deserves to be seen.
Christine has generously set up a coupon code to Glitter Bug Gallery just for YOU, because you're so awesome for stopping by and reading. :) From now through September 15, enter the code junecleaver and receive 10% off the merchandise total of your purchase. Her prices are already great, which makes this an even better deal!
She also donated two of her beautiful cupcake headbands to JCWBS - one to be used and reviewed, and one to give away to one lucky reader!
Prize: To be completely honest, I liked the one with the dark pink headband better, but I was overruled by my children. So YOU can win it instead!
To enter: Go visit Glitter Bug Gallery at Etsy, then leave me a comment to tell me which of her designs is your very favorite. And good luck with that, because it's going to be hard to choose! As always, please be sure to leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win.
That's the mandatory entry, but here are a bunch of ways to earn extra entries as well. Each one is worth one additional entry unless otherwise noted; please leave one comment per entry, and don't forget your email address!
- "Like" Glitter Bug Gallery on Facebook and leave her a note to let her know I sent you.
- Use that coupon code to snag some cuteness of your own - tell us what you bought in your comment! (+5)
- Suggest a new design for Glitter Bug Gallery that you'd like for the special little girl in your life and count it as one entry!
- Follow June Cleaver Would Be Shocked via GFC.
- "Like" June Cleaver Would Be Shocked on Facebook.
- Follow me on Twitter.
- Snag my button (top right of this page) and add it to your blog. Leave a link in your comment!
- Blog about this giveway and leave me a link! (+2)
- Tweet about this giveaway - may be done once per day, for one entry each day.
- Subscribe to this blog via email - just look near the top right for that too. :)
Contest ends: 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, August 14. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and emailed immediately. Please contact me within 48 hours to claim the prize, or a new winner will be chosen.
Good luck, everyone!
P.S. - My friend's beautiful daughter Penelope passed away at only 33 days old due to complications of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Vivint is having a contest through August 27; the charity that receives the most votes will receive $250,000 for research. CHERUBS needs funding for CDH research. Will you please go vote? It takes three clicks of your mouse and less than thirty seconds of your time to help these sweet babies. You can vote once every day. You can also read about Penelope on the CHERUBS website, here, and join the "voting in memory of Penelope" Facebook group (if you'd like to leave a note for her mom) here. But most of all, just vote-vote-vote. Her mom never got to bring her home, but she did love to put pretty things in Penelope's hair...so voting in her memory really is relevant to this giveaway!