Feb 22, 2010

My Family Ties Review and Gerbera Daisy Clips Giveaway (CLOSED)

My kids wear uniforms to school, so everyone is dressed in the exact same thing. Because we can't use clothing and clothing styles to do it, we have to establish our individuality a little bit differently.

My daughter prefers cute hair clips, jewelry and accessories that really express her personality - that's why I was thrilled for her to try out some handmade hair accessories from My Family Ties on Etsy. I'd love to tell you how we enjoyed them - and to give you a chance to win some of your own! But first...



About the Designer:

My name is Brandi. I'm a 35 year old mom to a 3 year old little girl and a wife to a great guy! I come from a wildly creative family with people who can do everything from draw and paint to sew and arrange floral pieces. I have been making childrens' hair accessories for a bit over a year. While this is relatively new to me I love doing it!



I draw, cut, and stitch everything by hand. My inspiration comes from all things kid related...story books, coloring books, characters, and lots of suggestions from people who ask "can you do this in felt?". My favorite things change constantly but I am rather fond of the Birthstone Flower clips right now.



These are my sister's creations which leads me to what I think is great about our shop ~ we are 3 generations of women who each have something unique to bring to the shop. Our shop keeps us in touch on a weekly, even daily basis. I love that my middle sister and I have developed a common ground and that we keep each other motivated :)

The Review:

I LOVE that this family is doing this together - and creating some truly adorable accessories in the process. Brandi was so nice and responded so quickly when I contacted her about doing a giveaway! She sent us two of the beautiful Gerbera Daisy flower clips. The first thing I noticed about them was how soft they are! Usually, clips and hair accessories will irritate my daughter after a day of wearing them and she's ready to yank them out as soon as she gets home from school, but not these! You can see her wearing one of them below:



I also noticed that they held a lot better than some of the other clips we have - which is good because it keeps the hair in place and looks great all day. My little girl was in love with these clips - and she wanted to see the other ones available! There are tons, by the way, so we'll be doing some shopping tonight! These clips are a definite winner.

The Giveaway:

Brandi has generously offered to send one of you lucky readers a set of two of your very own Gerbera Daisy clips. You're going to L.O.V.E. them! Each one is sketched out by hand, cut and then hand-stitched. Brandi and her family are so talented!



How to Enter: (Note: You MUST be following this blog publicly in order to enter.) Browse through the My Family Ties shop and let me know what your favorite accessory is.

Extra Entries:

  • Purchase Something from the Shop and Let Me Know What You Bought! (5 Extra Entries.)
  • Subscribe to this blog via email. (1 Extra Entry.)
  • Comment on any post here that is NOT a giveaway. (1 Extra Entry.)
That's it!! This contest will end March 3, 2010 at 8PM EST and the winner will be chosen with Random.org. Note: Please make sure you leave a comment for each entry so each one counts, and include your email address if it's not available in your public profile. Thanks!

I was sent an item at no charge to review, but was not monetarily compensated in any way for my review. My opinions are 100% honest and mine!

60 comments:

  1. I like the Sunny Teddy onesie!

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  2. I love the Tilly the Turquoise Turtle too cute!!
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  3. I love the Raspberry Tulip clips, so cute!
    maurajoyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. The colorful spring hatchling clips are my favorite. SO adorable!

    logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

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  5. ♥'d Family Ties shop as paparazzimom.

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  6. I love the "Raspberry Tulips" as well!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com
    (following june_spirit2628)

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  7. Commented on Lil Muffins say the darndest things.

    logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I follow your blog publicly and I like the Fun with Frogs Tee and Clip Set

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  9. Hearted the Family Ties Shop (momtoem).

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  10. Subscribe to this blog via email

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  11. Well, it's not an accessory, but I love the red dino bodysuit. That would be so cute on my son!
    rach62803@yahoo.com

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  12. hearted the etsy shop!
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  13. I follow publicly and I really like the Sunny Yellow Daisies clips.

    jennifertheis at gmail dot com

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  14. I subscribe to your email!

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  15. I tweeted this post! #1

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  16. I tweeted this post! #2

    jennifertheis at gmail dot com

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  17. My favorite are the Raspberry Tulip clips.

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  18. Whoops, forgot to mention that I follow this blog publicly AND my favorite accessory are the Raspberry Tulip clips.

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  19. i love the valentine bubbles bodysuit
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  20. So much to love. How do I choose? I like the Colorful Spring Hatchlings, Lucky, and win Turtle Valentines. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  21. I "hearted" the shop on Etsy. (twofloridagirls)

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  22. I love the trio of tulips hair clips!

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

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  23. I am an email subscriber!

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

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  24. I commented on the crystal light post!

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  25. I'm following publicly.

    My favorite item is the periwinkle pinwheel flower.

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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  26. I hearted the family ties shop.

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  27. I'm subscribed to your blog via email.

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  28. I commented here - http://2littlemuffins.blogspot.com/2010/02/lil-muffins-say-darndest-things.html.

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  29. I love the frog friends mini clips! These are super cute!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  30. The Colorful Spring Hatchlings are incredibly adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I follow your blog.

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  32. I love the Lucky and Lou clips. How cute are those? Thanks for the chance. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. I heart My Family Ties. Profile is ladyvdzine. Thanks for the chance. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. I subscribed as ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. Tweeted 1, profile is ladyvdzine.
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  36. Tweeted 2, profile is ladyvdzine.
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  37. Posted here: http://2littlemuffins.blogspot.com/2010/02/serious-ouchie-is-it-just-my-boy.html
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  38. I love the Monkey Business Clips...my daughter is my monkey!!

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  39. I really like the 'Hard Candies' mini snap clips. They would look so cute in my little girl's hair.

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  40. I hearted My Family Ties Shop under JamieElle.

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  41. I love the purple bunny clips!!! Sooooo cute!!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  42. I am an email subscriber

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  43. I love the little gray kitties.

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  44. I love the hair clips!
    (I am a follower!)

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  45. my favorite thing in the shop is
    Neopolitan Pops
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  46. i hearted the shop
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  47. follow on twitter 1
    dyylannn
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  48. follow on twitter 2
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  49. subsribe via email
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  50. One of my favorite items is the Holiday Flower clip
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  51. I'm an email subscribe
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  52. I follow this blog publicly with google (Alisonwonderland)

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  53. I added the shop to my favourites- not that hard- it's all so cute!

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  54. I can't decide between the Neopolitain Pops or the Birthstone Flowers for my favourite item...

    gemini5757 at hotmail dot com
    gemini5757.etsy.com

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  55. Love the sweet fish hair clips. Just too cute!

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  56. Just hearted family ties shop!
    schneider710@yahoo.com

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  57. My favorite is the school of fish...

    I also follow you now publicly

    meredith.sleight@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for the chance

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  58. My fav. is the raspberry tulip clips!
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  59. I hearted the raspberry tulip clips
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