Love, Joleen: HUGE Holiday Kick-off Giveaway: Contributor Highlights

Thursday, November 21, 2013

HUGE Holiday Kick-off Giveaway: Contributor Highlights

Hello! To those of you who are new to the blog, welcome! I hope you enjoy your time here. You can learn a little more about me here. If you have any questions, or are interested in working together in the future (reviews, giveaways, or guest blogging), please feel free to email me at any time! I wanted to take a few minutes to highlight some of the awesome vendors who contributed to the HUGE Holiday Kick-off Giveaway. You can find links to each of the contributors in the previous post, but this post will provide you with a few highlights and links to previous reviews. They're all worth checking out and I encourage you to remember them in your holiday shopping this year!
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PaperKrane Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
PaperKrane booties. Swoon. We have several prints and + styles and love them! Benjamin like, seriously, loves them. His favorite are these Leo Hi-Top Booties. For the past two days he has brought them to me to put them on him in the morning and has worn them all day long. He even wore them during nap - haha! I love them because the fit is spot on! Benjamin is wearing size 4.5 and they fit him like a glove. Not only that, but they stay on really well and I haven't had any issues with them falling off or Benjamin pulling them off. Because the soles are fabric, I wouldn't have him wear them outside to play, but they're perfect house shoes or if we're going to be out and about.
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Little Monsters Clothing Website | Facebook | Instagram
We received two shirts from Little Monsters Clothing, the "B" is for Barbell tee, and "My Mommy Is Stronger Than Yours" baseball tee. So far he's only worn the latter and talk about a statement tee! My husband actually told me that shirt was true for us because I "popped him out naturally" - HA! I like any sentiment that gives props to Mommy. *wink* Benjamin is wearing size 12-18 mo and it's true to size. He got so many compliments when he wore it with his House of Mia Geo leggings and PaperKrane Leo Hi-Top booties.
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Mint and Arrows Shop | Facebook | Instagram
I received this adorable vintage-wrap style headband from Mint and Arrows back in September and I love it! I was excited when Meg contributed a set of four for this giveaway. The prints are adorable and it's such a cute way to accessorize your look. Plus they're super affordable and would make the cutest stocking stuffers!! Hint, hint.
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Sophie & Lili Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
You all know of my love for Sophie & Lili! In September, I had the opportunity to photograph their line for North American Bear Co. and it was one of my very favorite photo shoots to date. Talk about fun products! Up for grabs is the, currently sold out, Lena doll! Not only are the dolls cute, but Jen also sells custom watercolors, like this one she did of me. Oh my goodness! Such a special gift that I will treasure forever! She's also making stationery now, including these adorable Child Holiday Flat Cards. So cute!
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Baby Donkie Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Baby Donkie is a children's clothing, accessories, and decor website, based in Australia. As such, they thought it was a good idea to send Benjamin something from Australian designers, Milk and Masuki. They were right! I love this graphic print Milk and Masuki Wolf tee! Absolutely adorable. Baby Donkie carries some AMAZING vendors, including Love, Joleen sponsor, House of Mia! First on my list, when and if there is a baby #2, are these fabulous Milestone Baby Cards. I am loving this Milk and Masuki Beary Nice tee and have you seen this Lil' Christmas Door?! I need to get that when Benjamin is old enough for the Elf on the shelf! Perfect!!
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Use Pure Oils Website | Email 
When I was contacted by Ashlee from Use Pure Oils to review product for this giveaway, I was excited! She asked me what issues I had that I might want to address and explained how she has replaced all over the counter medicine with essential oils. I am a fan of alternative solutions that work and was happy to give these a go. I told her I'd love something for anxiety, stress, and migraines, to which she put together this Holiday Stress Kit. I have only been using these oils, as needed, for the past week or so but I definitely feel like they're making a difference, if only in my head.
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Eleven Eleven Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
The last shop I sharing with you this evening, is Eleven Eleven. First of all, I love the name because I associate it with good luck! Did you ever look at the clock when you were a kid and get excited when it was 11:11 because you got to make a wish? I was totally that kid! These are stock images because I only just received my samples today, but I am impressed! I got to pick my designs, which are the same being offered in the giveaway, and I chose the Proud Peacock Luggage Set and Sunshine Lion Travel Passport Holder. The quality is even nicer than I thought they would be! The luggage tags are "made with a hard plastic for long lasting durability". The prints are so vibrant and clear! I can't wait to put these to good use!
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I don't want to leave out other vendors, whose products I've reviewed in the past, because they're all definitely worth checking out! Here is a list [with links] of each of my reviews:


Thank you so much for your HUGE response to this giveaway!! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every one of your holiday plans and traditions! Thank you for sharing + good luck!
*Non-Disclosure - I received each of the above products as a gift in order to review. Each of the photos (except for the last two highlights) and all thoughts/comments are my own. 
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