Monday, October 5, 2009

Birthday Bash Giveaway: Ring Sling

I'm going to give you a piece of my heart . . . my baby . . . something that personally affected my world of mothering.

A ring sling. Carefully chosen by me. Washed by me. Ironed by me. Sewn by me. Each sling is a piece of me.


(Sling #1: Brown Paisley)

When I was pregnant, I vowed to NEVER be one of those moms who held their babies all of the time. There would be boundaries. Rules. Schedules.

And when Mr. Smackdown came along the boundaries, rules, and schedules didn't work. He cried, and cried, and cried, and cried some more. I thought I would lose my mind. I nearly did.

(Sling #2: Funky Twitter Bird and Flowers on Brown)

While at a breast feeding support group (yeah, never thought I would go hang out with a bunch of lactating moms at the same time) I discovered the sling.

Do you hear the angels singing?

And I got one.

And my son was content. I was content. I was able to unload the dishwasher, make dinner, go on a walk, nurse my son discreetly in public, even grocery shop. My world changed. I got out of the house.

(Sling #3: Black and White Geometric Circles)

The entire time I was "accomplishing" things, the most important thing I was accomplishing was loving my new baby.

However, to purchase that sling, I had to save up some money. Slings were so expensive! I wanted to make this loving tool available to more women. As a result, I began to produce my own slings at a discounted price, focusing on having a relationship with the woman who purchased my sling. I don't meet the women who use my slings so much anymore, but I do enjoy seeing several women parading about at church in some of my "originals."

Want to know what you are playing for?

Giveaway #7
A Granola Mom 4 God Ring Sling with Instructions

RULES

Please, please, please . . .do not put more than one entry per comment. I will be using www.random.org to pick the winners. So if you would like for your comments to count, leave individual comments.

All options are worth 1 entry, unless otherwise stated.
  1. (Mandatory) Tell me which sling is you would like to win -- #1, #2, or #3?
  2. Tweet about this giveaway, making sure to include @GranolaMom4God and leave a comment back at the blog.
  3. Become one of my fans if you aren't already!
  4. Become a follower of me on Twitter or Facebook . . . leave separate comments for this.
  5. Leave a comment that contains a question you would like to know about me or my family.
  6. Put my blog, http://www.granolamom4god.com, on your blog roll in a continuously visible location, not just a blog post.
  7. Grab my button and place it on your blog for all to see!
  8. Send out an email (being sure to include me thegranolamom4god@gmail.com) telling your friends about this giveaway. Leave separate comments for each person you sent the email to (just state your friend's first name, initials, or blog).

Remember, only #1 is mandatory. The rest of the entries are optional, but you MUST comment separately for each one.

The Fine Print: I will email you when you have won. You cannot win more than one giveaway. I must have your email address to alert you to your prize. You can include that in your comment or email me separately at thegranolamom4god@gmail.com. You must respond within 24 hours.

Contest ends 10/12/09

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66 comments:

Jessica said...

I know what you're thinking, Jodi, and you're right! I'm not a mama, but I do have several mama friends who would be honored to show off your work. I can't believe that you're so generous to share your talents with your readers like that.

I have several friends (I'd have to pick one!) that would love the Brown Paisley pattern shown in #1!

thisthatandmyblog@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I am a Twitter follower!

thisthatandmyblog@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Pre-baby-sling-sewing, did you sew anything? You are good!

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Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

I'm thinkin' I want #1! Just my style. I use a Moby Wrap, but I've always admired the women wearing the ring slings.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

You're already on my blog roll.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

now following you on twitter...

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

I'm not a mom, but I could really use one of these! (#1 to be precise!)

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

I'm now a facebook fan!

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

Would you ever consider living overseas again?

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

AND i twittered about your giveaway!

Holly said...

I love #1! It is so pretty and could be used for girl or boy!

Holly said...

I am already a fan...

Holly said...

I now follow you on FaceBook

Holly said...

How long does it take on average to sew a sling, and did you make up your own pattern for it?

Holly said...

I grabbed your button and put it on my blog

and by the way, my email is
hollylynd@att.net

kristen said...

Hi Jodi-
While my baby is outgrowing her liking for the sling... there may be a #3 come along some day (not yet.. but one day maybe) and you know how I have a knack for losing slings.. so hey- one more may be in my best interest! :)
I really like pattern #1!!

kristen said...

How's this for a question:
One day in the near future, once life slows down a little bit, can we re-schedule our family dinner date?
AND do 'chai' sometime??
AND are you doing a women's bible study this season? ( I know, that's just one entry, but I was wondering all three, just out of curiosity)

Linda K said...

My favorite is #1

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

The Shu's said...

Jodi,

I really like #1 and even though Bear and Bubba are too big...we are hoping for a girl someday.

Mindy said...

I love design #1! I was just talking to my husband about how much I want to try a sling with my son, but I can't afford one. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway!

Mindy said...

I'm a fan.

Mindy said...

You're on my blog roll at www.theinquisitivemom.blogspot.com.

Mindy said...

My question: How do you nurse while grocery shopping? I have a sling a friend gave me with my first baby, but I don't think I could accomplish this task with it!

Mindy said...

Tweeted about your giveaway!

Sarah said...

I love #3, but I could definitely see myself using any of them.

sarah at northernlightsaquatics.com

Sarah said...

I follow you on Twitter - @whitelilydreams

sarah at northernlightsaquatics.com

Nikki said...

I love #2! Gorgeous fabric :)

Nikki said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/nikkipainter/status/4663376779

Nikki said...

I'm a follower :)

Nikki said...

Following you on twitter :)

Nikki said...

You are on my blogroll :)
http://thepainters5.com/

Tamara said...

I would love to win number 2, it's perfect for my little girl!
wazzuroo@gmail.com

Tamara said...

I am a FB fan of yours!

Tamara said...

I have your button on my blog at: cirtandtamara.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

I'm not sure what a blogroll is, but I will put you on mine if you tell me how....

Attila & Tamara said...

I love # 1. Beautiful fabric! This would be great for #2!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I am a twitter follower!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

My question would be something like this: Could you tell me more about your journey towards becoming granola? What started it all? Why? How? Etc. I am early on in my journey and like you, I'm doing things I never thought I would (and I'm finding it fun!!!).

Attila & Tamara said...

Became a fan!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

Became a Facebook fan!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I like #1!!

Sarah said...

I'm a fan!

Sarah said...

I follow you on twitter

Sarah said...

I follow you on facebook

Sarah said...

your button's on my site

Sarah said...

my question for you is how do you find time to do YOU stuff? I'm new at this mom of two and I'm having trouble finding time for me... to read or blog or something like that.

Sarah said...

your website is on my blog roll

Jena said...

I would love to win sling #1...i love my slings...i have some friends/family that are having babies, and i would love to be able to give one to them!!

Jena said...

i'm a fan!!!

Annie said...

I want sling #1 - the brown paisleys is gorgeous!
annie.shultz@gmail.com

kei'sblog said...

I would like #1 Ring Sling the best.

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kei'sblog said...

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kei'sblog said...

I'm a follower

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Marina said...

I would love # 1 please

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Jody said...

Sling number 2!

jodycatherine at gmail dot com

cindi said...

I definitely would LOVE #2. I have become a grandmother who has her grand daughter A LOT! And I need something like this.

cindi said...

Grabbed your button!

Bonggamom said...

Hi, please dont' count this as an entry -- I just wanted to let you know, you can also promote your giveaway on my roundup post:

http://bonggafinds.blogspot.com/2009/10/bonggamoms-friday-finds-bestest_09.html

I’ll be doing this every Friday, and you are most welcome to promote your own giveaways by leaving a link! Thanks so much!

Bombtastic Belle said...

I love the idea of the sling! :) I liked #3 :)
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

momof3munchkins said...

I would like to win #1, it is really cute!

momof3munchkins said...

I am a fan!

momof3munchkins said...

I follow you on twitter

momof3munchkins said...

I have your button on my blog

momof3munchkins said...

My question: Do you sew a lot of other stuff? If so, what brand/style/etc sewing machine do you use or would you recommend?
My cheap little Walmart one is not cutting it anymore for me, so I love to hear from experienced sewers on what you recommend!

Ang R. said...

I would like the brown paisley one!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE #1 thanks trishbazin@yahoo.com