Little Miss has been in a big girl bed since she was ninteen months old when she started crawling out of her crib, took a nap in Mister Man's bed one day when he was at preschool and promptly refused to set foot into the crib again. Needless to say, her room was set up quickly and not quite perfectly. While we've added various touches to it over the last four years, there's still more work to be done to make it the perfect room for her.
Enter Red Envelope, which is adding almost 400 new items this fall. They have everything from Beer and Wine Accessories to Men’s Gifts to Kids Room Décor and more. When offered the opportunity to choose something from their new product line, I jumped at the chance, and Little Miss's room was my first thought.
After looking over some of their new products, I decided upon one of their personalized pillows for kids. I love that the pillows allow you to share your child's personality with the pillow. The base is always white, but you can choose either a boy pillow or girl pillow. I would have loved to see multiple hair and skin color choices, but fortunately Little Miss is a blonde haired little girl, so it worked out well for us. You then choose your child's name, and a sentence that best describes your child.
Little Miss is frequently called Peanut by me and others because she's so skinny and tiny. I also call her my "perfectly pigtailed person" - something left over from my childhood. Since the picture on the pillow doesn't have pigtails, I decided to stick with Peanut, and now she knows that she's the best little peanut in the whole world. I like the script on it, and I think the stylized all lower case really works for this.
When the pillow arrived, it was packaged quite well. It was wrapped tightly in a plastic bag to ensure that it didn't get dirty or damaged while shipping. I opened it, and I will admit that I was surprised by the fabric the pillow was made from. It is a canvas type material, and I had expected something softer from a pillow. I would also have loved to see the cover with a zipper so that when we have the inevitable stains, it would make it easier to clean.
That said, Little Miss loves her new pillow, and it helps finish off her bed. I keep trying to explain to her that it's a decorative pillow, but so far she's insisting that she sleep with it. Too cute!
I have something for you, too: a $100 gift card to RedEnvelope.com to give away to one lucky reader. Note that the gift card is a one time use gift card. You must use the full amount in a single purchase. So what do you have to do to win? First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Friday October 21 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me what descriptor would you put under the name for your pillow.
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In the interest of full disclosure, I received a customized pillow as shown above from Red Envelope for review purposes only. I was not compensated for this campaign. That said as always, all opinions expressed remain my own.