Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crave the Cute GIVEAWAY

Seriously look!!! Can you all believe it? Two posts in one day (well, maybe if I can get it all put together in the next 55 minutes and yeah mom, I know. I’m up way too late, but I’m an insomniac anyway so I might as well do something productive with my time while I wish I were sleeping).

My 5 year old daughter known to you all as The Little Miss had her first track practice tonight. As a former trackie myself, I was thrilled people. THRILLED!!! And especially because she loved every minute of it. The races, the long jump, the softball throw, the obstacle course, her own personal water bottle, her fancy pink and silver for running only shoes, the silly band exchange between newly acquired friends, some little boy declaring his love for her (ok…those last two were not exactly planned portions of the running program, but she enjoyed them nonetheless.)

She was actually kicking some butt too in the 100 meter dash until her specially designed for running and totally adorable hair bow fell out of her hair which she LOVES and thus had to stop running and go back to get (don’t worry, no ribbons were awarded tonight. It was just practice and she has made it fully clear that if something like that happens during the actual race she will NOT. STOP. RUNNING. not when a ribbon is on the line).

And I know what you’re thinking. What exactly is a specially designed for running hair bow? Oh, well I’m so glad you asked :-) Now enter, Crave the Cute.

A couple of weeks ago, right after I signed The Little Miss up for track and field, I was contacted by one of the extraordinarily creative owners of Crave the Cute, Jenny, who offered me a chance to test out one of their totally precious hair bows for running. Bows they created after Googling running hair bows and finding the prospects seriously lacking.  In fact, they found nothing although every other sport seemed to be very well represented. Annoyed with the feeling their sport was being slighted, Jenny and her co-owner Angie, took it upon themselves to right this wrong, and put an end to the discrimination of runners by hair bow manufacturers once and for all (in other words, they made some hair bows for runners).

Of course I was thrilled, to help these fine ladies out and I knew The Little Miss would be ecstatic about a new hair accessory and she did not disappoint. Upon opening our package, she first gasped “For me?” and then set to picking which of the two hair bows she would make her very own.  Here’s the ones we received:DSCF8907    
She decided on the 2nd one and even though we got them about a week ago, she remembered and reminded me REPEATEDLY today, that she’d need her hair bow for practice tonight. Here she is at the track modeling her bow and refusing to look at the camera (although, in her defense, RunDad was attempting to blind her with the sun in that first picture. The 2nd? Completely distracted).
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And of course we need a few actions shots, right?
Softball throw (the girl with the green shirt who was running the event would be wise to turn around and look don’t ya think?)
Dancing in line for the long jump because after all, what else WOULD one do in line for long jump?
    DSCF8890 LOOK AT THAT!!! Who knows long jump?Perfect hitch kick or what? That’s my girl!
I’m pretty sure she jumped 19ft. The picture’s deceiving ;-)
Kicking some butt in the 100 meter dash, before she lost her precious bow. Don’t worry, I’ll talk to her about putting that tongue back in her mouth ;-)

Now, in the bow’s defense. It did survive all events up until the last one AND it survived on the head of not just nay child, but my wild child 5 year old and that’s saying something. PLUS, I was in a rush to get out the door so I just clipped it quickly in her hair, which she has A TON of and it's hard to get anything to stay in, even her teacher at school once complained that to me. Next time, I’ll clip it to the pony tail holder itself and I’m sure it won’t go anywhere. These are some seriously high quality, heavy duty bows, not your run of the mill picked it up at the grocery store will probably break upon first use variety. These are awesome! And so so so cute!

AND I’ve got another one, that I’m highly tempted to keep, BUT alas, a promise is a promise and my promise was to give it away.  So if you’d like to snag yourself that other purple hair bow I’ve got my hot little hands on either to wear at one of your races yourself, or to give to a little sprinter in your life, here’s all you have to do:

1) Become a follower of this blog (upper right column) and leave me a comment to let me know you want in. And that's it. Could it get any simpler?

Want to better your chances? You can score yourself additional entries into the contest by doing any of the following (1 additional entry per method, limit 5):
4) Update your Facebook Status about this contest.
5) Tweet this contest.
6) Post a link on your blog about this contest.
7) Email everyone you know about this contest (or at least the people you think would be interested.)
8) Come up with some other creative way to promote this contest that I’m too tired to think of right now and let me know what it is (so I can steal that idea and use it in future giveaways to take over the world. Muwahahaha…ok, see. Way tired.)

Just leave me a comment (only one necessary) to let me know you want in and what your chosen methods of entry are. I’d HIGHLY recommend you choosing the method to “Like” Crave the Cute on Facebook. If you do, you’ll receive 10% off of your first online order with the discount code facebook10. And really, who doesn’t love a discount?

All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM on July 5th. I’ll randomly select a contest winner old school style (big bowl, slips of paper, you know the drill) and announce the winner on the 6th.
Good luck!
'Til next time...
P.S. Time’s running out on that $100 GNC gift card giveaway! So quick, click here for details before you miss your chance! Only 2 days left!


Renee said...

I want in! Totally cute and I have two girls who would love it!

Renee said...

Okay and I just followed you, liked you on FB, liked crave the cute on fb, followed you on twitter, and tweeted the contest. Fingers crossed! It's never the first person who posts who gets it though... perhaps I should have waited. Hmmm....

Teamarcia said...

Very cute! I love that there's a track meet for kids so young!

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

fancy nancy said...

I follow your blog!

Your daughter is such a cutie!!!

fancy nancy said...

I put this in the sidebar of my blog!

Megan said...

I follow you! I think my godchild would love a bow like that. Your daughter is PRECIOUS!

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

~K~ said...

I'm a follower and I WANT IT for my daughter! I can picture her reacting the same as your daughter: "For me!?" She'd love it.

~K~ said...

i liked Secrets of a Running Mom on fb

~K~ said...

liked Crave the Cute on fb

~K~ said...

Creative way to promote the contest? Um...send us a link to a flyer to print out and have us post in running stores, parks with trails or race events for lots and lots of entries!?

Erika said...

I am new to your blog and to blogging myself! Would love to enter your contest too! Thanks!

fancy nancy said...

I like you on facebook

fancy nancy said...

I like crave the cute on facebook

runnanna said...

They're really cute....but get some sleep!!!!