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Mimi’s Babies Giveaway!

August 5, 2010

I didn’t used to host giveaways on this blog.

I simply ran ads from a major blog ad company and called it a day. That was the extent of my “business” blogging and was as far as I chose to go.

But then I developed an Etsy addiction. A serious Etsy addiction.

I already love handmade items and am passionate about supporting home businesses. The more I found shops I adored, the more I wanted to introduce you to some of my favorites. But I wasn’t allowed to do so with the ads I’d been running for several years. (Additionally, the ads were often for products, services and events I wouldn’t typically support.)

So I ditched the ads.

And quickly emailed all my fave crafty people.

(Hence, celebratory Raindrops on Roses Giveaway Week.)

I’m not eager to have my blog be overrun by ads and giveaways and business, business, business.

But I am eager to show you the sparkly happy pretties I find around the internet. I am eager to help and feature small businesses about which I’m over the moon. I am thrilled to support handmade shops and ethical, eco-friendly practices.

And you can always, always be assured that any product or company featured here at Heart and Home will be one I truly love and only because I’m completely smitten.


Today, allow me to introduce you to the sheer sunshine that is Mimi’s Babies:

Do you SEE that headband on my precious little niece? The big white one, crocheted and clipped to a super soft blue headband?

I die.

(I think Shiloh has a career in modeling, don’t you? I wuvs her, I do.)


I fell in love with Mimi’s Babies when I was browsing Etsy for birthday gifts a few months ago. Clicking through page after page of lovelies, I fell head over heels for everything my eyes found.

Mimi’s Babies has a wide selection of handmade goodies… appliqued t-shirts for boys and girls, laptop covers and wallets, absolutely adorable hats (I want one for ME) and especially their headbands and hair clips.

(All the crocheted flowers for the headbands are attached with a sturdy clip, which means the flowers can be used later in bigger girls’ hair, on little dresses or bags, or even, ahem, in the mommy’s hair.)

And look at what Mimi’s Babies sent for my two year old:

He would wear this shirt every day if I let him.

I kid not.

He calls it his “super car shirt.”

Of course, everything is “super” these days.

Super shoes, super cape, super hair, super jeans, super goggles, super car, super hat…

But I agree… this shirt is pretty super.

And the best part for you?

Mimi’s Babies is giving away $25 shop credit!

People, that is enough for both of the items pictured above, or at least three headbands, or a zillion hair posies, or a laptop cover and posy clip, or an uber-cute wallet, or these to die for kimono shoes and a matching headband, or, or, or

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, telling me whether or not you wear pretties in your hair, or if they’re not your style, or if you think it’s completely ridiculous and juvenile.

(It’s okay if you think pretties are juvenile. I can handle it. I’ll just put more flowers and bows and ribbons in my tresses to make me feel better.)

For additional entries:

Separate comments must be left for each additional entry for entries to be counted.

Giveaway will end Thursday night, August 12th. Winner will be announced and emailed the next day.

Disclosure: I was sent Mimi’s Babies product for review, but, as expressed above, all opinions were my own, even before I held the wonderful adorableness in my hands!

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  1. Alana says:

    You know, I was just thinking yesterday that I needed to buy some posies for my hair.. So no I don’t wear pretties in my hair, but I really want too! ;)


    August 5th, 2010 at 9:34 am

  2. Tatiana Sciancalepore says:

    I don’t have the courage to wear pretty things in my hair. I wish I did….I think they’re lovely. Go you for doing it!


    August 5th, 2010 at 9:54 am

  3. Jenny says:

    since Iam having a girl I know she will be wearing all kinds of flower and girly stuff…AND i wear pretty’s in my hair…


    August 5th, 2010 at 10:03 am

  4. BarbE says:

    Love these, the cool boy shirt overwhelms any over girliness in the headbands. Perfect for my grandkids. I too Love ETSY, but don’t have time to scroll thru it, your posts help me know where to look :)
    I am very happy help use by using $25 credit


    August 5th, 2010 at 10:30 am

  5. April says:

    I totally adore cute hair accessories…but never wear them myself because people ALREADY think I’m 12 years old, even when I think I’m dressing/accessorizing age-appropriately.


    August 5th, 2010 at 10:50 am

  6. Jessica Bish says:

    I dont wear pretties in my hair but i sure do on my daughter!


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:00 am

  7. LeAnna says: I for one am glad you’re doing these promotions (if you call them that) because I’ve found SO many awesome Etsy stores through your gushings! My baby girl needs one of those flowery headbands, I just know it!

    As for me, I’ve yet to find a pretty ‘lil thang to wear in my hair. I want to be brave and do it, but I just haven’t found the right piece.


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:07 am

  8. LeAnna says:

    I tweeted!


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:09 am

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    August 5th, 2010 at 11:30 am

  10. Sara Jean says:

    Sorry I don’t wear “pretties” in my hair. But my sister is going to give birth to a pretty little girl soon, so she needs some pretties to wear :)


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:37 am

  11. Gretchen says:

    I am just re-entering the world of wearing pretties in my hair. So far it’s mostly hair ribbons (used as head bands).

    There was a day I used all my mom’s silk flowers that she wore in her hair in the 70’s. They were on combs and clips. I thought wearing flowers in my hair would be a fun “signature” look. But it didn’t go along with the “professional” look of working at the state capitol.

    Now I’m trying to reclaim that fun, silly, unique me–as far as style goes. And trying to balance my inner sense of style (which can be oh-so-far from stylish at times!) with what my traditional, classic, Pendleton and Carhartt and Levis and Eddie Bauer-wearing farmer likes. :)


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:53 am

  12. Gretchen says:

    I Tweeted!


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:54 am

  13. Gretchen says:

    And I shared it with all my FaceBook Friends. ;)


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:57 am

  14. Brandie says:

    I don’t think I can pull it off, but I am totally jealous of all of you that can wear those gorgeous little things in your hair!


    August 5th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

  15. Teresa says:

    I’m 44, so I feel a little old to wear pretties in my hair. I have 2 daughters and they get to have the fun of wearing the girly do-dads!


    August 5th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

  16. Kristen says:

    I do wear pretties in my hair! I love wearing ribbons, flowers, and anything else that will go with my outfit!


    August 5th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

  17. Jessica says:

    I don’t usually wear pretties in my hair, but I have two daughters, and I would love to have some cute bows to put in their hair!


    August 5th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

  18. holly mock says:

    Hooray for etsy!! Ashleigh, I’m so glad we’re fellow etsians! (that’s what they call us etsy-aholics) much love


    August 5th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

  19. Rachel says:

    I don’t wear pretties in my hair; mostly just boring old hair ties. I adorn my daughters’ hair in every pretty accessory I can find!


    August 5th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  20. Amanda says:

    I like pretties in my hair. Now that I have little girls, I can get away with it easily. People assume that I’m wearing it to please my daughters. And of course, my girls LOVE it when I wear pretty hair things to match them.

    I looked at her etsy site. Wow! such pretty things. I’m very impressed.


    August 5th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

  21. brandy nelson says:

    OMG these are soooo adorable! I have a VERY girly 7 month old, and another on the way. I always put bows in my daughter’s hair, and I would love to have something handmade and unique for her!


    August 5th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

  22. Christina says:

    Hehe, I wear flowers in my hair! I just got a bunch more colours so I can wear them all the time! They look cute!


    August 5th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

  23. Laura K says:

    Wow! Too precious for words. I’m with you in supporting smaller mom-run businesses.

    I don’t think my head is cute enough to wear those headbands and hair clips, but I would definitely place them on my 12 month old’s head!


    August 5th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

  24. Jaclynn says:

    I LOVE etsy too and have found a lot of cute shops I wish I could purchase from. =)
    Well, I like pretties in my hair, although they might be a tad bit more grown up than what your adorable niece is wearing. ;o)


    August 5th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

  25. Carrie says:

    Yay!! I don’t often put pretties in my hair but I have some little girls that would love to go “shopping” in this fun store. :)


    August 5th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

  26. Elizabeth says:

    I’m not sure I’d put them in my hair, but if our baby (due on Jan.) is a girl, then I would so get some for her! And if we have a boy, then I’d get something for him…or a hair pretty for my niece.


    August 5th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

  27. Nikki R says:

    I have not worn a pretty in my hair in years but I love to put BIG flowers in my little girls hair.:)Thanks for offering this giveaway.It would be fun to win this one for sure….


    August 5th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

  28. Ginger says:

    I have a basket full of pretties on my dresser! Love…love…love them! And Oh.My. I LOVE Mimi’s things eeek! (Also love the name. I have a Mimi of my own. My sweet grandmother.)By the way your niece is plainly adorable.


    August 5th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

  29. Ginger says:

    I just tweeted it!


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

  30. Elizabeth in Alaska says:

    I like pretty hair things, but they rarely work in my hair. I would totally put one of those head bands on Anna, though. ;)


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

  31. Elizabeth in Alaska says:

    I facebooked it.


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

  32. Elizabeth in Alaska says:

    I added Mimi’s Babies to my Etsy favorites!


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  33. Elizabeth in Alaska says:

    I “liked” Mimi’s Babies on Facebook. (Can you tell I’d like to win? Not enough to get a Twitter account, though ;)).


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

  34. Elizabeth in Alaska says:

    Aaand, I blogged it:


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

  35. Jamie says:

    I don’t think I am quirky enough to wear pretties in my hair (I guess I am just ordinary) but I could totally see putting some of the adorable items on my daughter!


    August 5th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

  36. Elissa says:

    I have a pretty, jeweled clip I wear in hair pretty frequently and an occasional scarf. I’d love to have some headbands. I put a headband on my 6-month-old daughter almost every day!


    August 5th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

  37. Elissa says:

    I liked Mimi’s on facebook!


    August 5th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

  38. Sarah@EmergingMummy says:

    How beautiful! I envy the pretty-wearers like yourself and Sara Sophia. It seems so whimsical and lovely. So I’m in!


    August 5th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

  39. Rhena says:

    I love pretties for hair and my little princess and I wear them ALL the time!


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

  40. LadyM says:

    I do not wear pretties in my hair, but I think it is pretty when others do. Especially ribbons. I like ribbons in hair.


    August 5th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

  41. Tari Lawson says:

    I wear pretty barrettes in my hair quite a bit.


    August 6th, 2010 at 3:26 am

  42. Danielle says:

    I do not wear pretties in my hair…just not for me! :)


    August 6th, 2010 at 5:37 am

  43. Danielle says:

    I am not following on Twitter, too!


    August 6th, 2010 at 5:38 am

  44. Rach@InHisHands says:

    I really haven’t worn hair pretties too much…maybe you’ve inspired me!


    August 6th, 2010 at 6:48 am

  45. Julie Todd says:

    Love the laptop bag….

    Nope I don’t wear anything in my hair because it’s too short.

    Thanks for the entry.


    August 6th, 2010 at 8:02 am

  46. McKim says:

    I’m very lazy when it comes to my hair. I have a shorter style that I wash in the shower, run a brush through it after I’ve towel dried it and I’m done!


    August 6th, 2010 at 9:20 am

  47. Monique Rizzo says:

    I wear crystal barrettes but nothing else. These are super cute.Thanks for the chance.


    August 6th, 2010 at 10:34 am

  48. Cassandra says:

    I am 29 and I wear a flower or a posie in my hair almost every day. I love them that much. There is a teen girl in our youth group that makes them for my three little girls, and I kind of, uhem, stole one the other day and wore it in *my* hair, it was that cute. And since I love them so much, so do my little girls- in fact, I was just doing a ponytail on my 3 yr old today, sans flower, and she declared it was not done until she had a flower in her hair! The headbands would look adorable on my 3 month old Allie.


    August 6th, 2010 at 11:29 am

  49. Emily says:

    I do wear Pretties in my hair! And I would love to have one of the headbands for my little Elsie. :)


    August 6th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

  50. Emily says:

    I added Mimi’s Babies to my Etsy favorites.


    August 6th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

  51. Sara says:

    I have never been a girly girl, but since having my daughter I am a lover of all things pink! And dresses! And bows! I just discovered how cute she is in little headbands, and would love a few of Mini’s Babies headbands for my 5 month old.


    August 6th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

  52. Sara says:

    I also twittered it!


    August 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

  53. Heather says:

    I *want* to wear pretties in my hair but I’m just not sure I can pull it off. I even bought some adorable flower pin/clips to try it out but I just can’t bring myself to do it even though I think it’s so adorable on other people! I need to just bite the bullet, huh?


    August 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

  54. Esther says:

    OH i love wearing pretty things in my hair, but I often wonder if I am too old for it…..(20+). =)


    August 6th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

  55. Auntie Beth says:

    I am too old to wear “pretties” in my hair, but Gracie wears some and I will have grandchildren one day who will! :) Does my comment count as an entry too? :)


    August 6th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

  56. Kelley A. says:

    Whenever I get the chance, I wear pretties in my hair and if my baby is a girl, she will too!!!!! :)


    August 6th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

  57. Kelley A. says:

    I added Mimi’s Babies to my etsy favorites…


    August 6th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

  58. Kelley A. says:

    I also “Liked” MiMi’s Babies on Facebook.


    August 6th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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    August 7th, 2010 at 12:56 am

  60. peggi says:

    Love the pretties and love your blog!!!!!!!!!


    August 7th, 2010 at 8:29 am

  61. Miriam says:

    I rarely wear pretties in my hair, mainly because it seems difficult to find cute things that stay in well. I would love to start wearing more! And, I have a little 2 year old girl, so I’m always looking for pretties for her. :-)


    August 7th, 2010 at 9:36 am

  62. Lyudmila says:

    I adore cute hair accessories now because very hot in this summer!


    August 7th, 2010 at 10:02 am

  63. Lyudmila says:



    August 7th, 2010 at 10:04 am

  64. Lyudmila says:

    “Like” Mimi’s Babies on Facebook
    Lyudmila Sizova


    August 7th, 2010 at 10:05 am

  65. Gretchen says:

    P.S. I love your philosophy. About everything, yes, but at the moment, most especially about giveaways. :)


    August 7th, 2010 at 11:05 am

  66. Lara says:

    I *do* like ribbons and bows and flowers…mostly because I have boys and soldier husband, and sometimes I *need* to feel girly. :)


    August 7th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  67. Paula Hafner says:

    I don’t wear anything fancy or frilly. I do wear hair clips and barrettes that may have a jewel on them or something else I think is pretty. I’ve just never been a “frilly-type”.


    August 7th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

  68. Paula Hafner says:

    Faved on Etsy- ksh123


    August 7th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

  69. Megan says:

    I love them & with I wore them more!!!


    August 7th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

  70. Megan says:

    (I mean “wish”)! hehe


    August 7th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

  71. dramaqueensmum says:

    I do wear pretties in my hair. I love the headbands with flowers on them.


    August 8th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

  72. dramaqueensmum says:



    August 8th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  73. dramaqueensmum says:

    I follow Mimi’s babies on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)


    August 8th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  74. Christy says:

    My hair is too short for pretties-but that’s what my two long haired daughters are for :)


    August 8th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

  75. julia says:

    haven’t worn anything in my hair in years!


    August 8th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

  76. julia says:

    following mimisbabies on twitter 9ziggy


    August 8th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

  77. julia says:

    added shop to etsy faves


    August 8th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

  78. melinda smith says:

    I don’t wear pretties in my long hair. Although I do buy a lot of nice things for my hair–I just don’t know how to wear them.
    Some people look really good with pretties in their hair and I admire that.


    August 8th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

  79. Jennifer R says:

    I do not wear pretties in my hair but I have very short hair and just do not look great in them.


    August 8th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

  80. Carolsue says:

    I don’t wear anything in my hair, but I’d love to put that kind of stuff in my daughter’s hair. Unfortunately, she’s a tomboy and hates it. Oh well….I’d still love to win and get one of those cute t-shirts for my son!
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net


    August 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

  81. Carolsue says:

    I added this seller to my favorites but it hasn’t shown up yet….does it take awhile? My Etsy name is cezovski
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net


    August 8th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  82. Brooke says:

    I do not, but I do have a daughter and another one on the way and I think those booties are adorable!


    August 8th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

  83. Alisha Lesage says:

    I used to wear pretties alot now it’s mostly hair ties while doing housework lol



    August 8th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

  84. Alisha Lesage says:

    Following Mimi’s Babies on Twitter @Xizelle



    August 8th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

  85. Alisha Lesage says:

    Added Mimi’s Babies to my Etsy Favorites (I’m an Etsy Junky Too)! Hooray!



    August 8th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

  86. Alisha Lesage says:

    Liked Mimi’s Babies on FB @Alisha Lesage



    August 8th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

  87. Martha Payne says:

    I do wear pretties in my hair…it’s a great way to dress up any outfit. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:11 am

  88. Martha Payne says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway: codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:12 am

  89. Martha Payne says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook:!/codipayne?v=wall&story_fbid=104359422954678 un:codipayne codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:13 am

  90. Martha Payne says:

    I follow mimisbabiesetsy on twitter. un:codisweepstakes codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:14 am

  91. Martha Payne says:

    I added Mimi’s Babies to my etsy favorites un:codisweepstakes2 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:15 am

  92. Martha Payne says:

    I’m a fan of MiMi’s Babies via Facebook. un:codipayne codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:15 am

  93. Kimberly says:

    I don’t wear a lot of hair accessories. They aren’t allowed where I work. :(


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:10 am

  94. Kimberly says:

    I follow on twitter @Aerated


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:11 am

  95. Kimberly says:

    I added to my Etsy favorites (kirbycolby)


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:11 am

  96. Kimberly says:

    tweet! thank you!


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:12 am

  97. ladyfelicity says:

    I’m not entering (because a flower on a headband would be wasted on me, although it’s lovely! :) ) , but … wow … I love your reasons for doing giveaways rather than ads on Heart and Home. Go Ashleigh!!!


    August 9th, 2010 at 10:25 am

  98. Happi Shopr says:

    I don’t do pretties in my hair but my girls sure do and would love this!


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:16 am

  99. Melanie says:

    I wear pretties in my hair!


    August 9th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

  100. Lisa G. says:

    I didn’t wear pretties in my hair until my youngest daughter was born. I bought her flower clippies and tried them on out of boredom one day. My husband loved them and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love that I can share pretties with both my girls!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

  101. Lisa G. says:

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

  102. Lisa G. says:

    I’m following mimisbabiesetsy on Twitter user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

  103. Lisa G. says:

    I added Mimis Babies to my etsy favorites user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

  104. Lisa G. says:

    I Liked MiMi’s Babies on Facebook user Lisa G.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com


    August 9th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

  105. Veronica Garrett says:

    Wearing pretties in my hair isn’t my style. I wear headbands. My daughter loves to wear pretties in her hair.


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

  106. Charlene Kuser says:

    I love wearing cute accessories in my hair.
    I don’t think it’s juvenile and it adds
    to any outfit.I wear headbands and barrettes
    a lot.It makes me feel young and fresh


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

  107. Charlene Kuser says:



    August 9th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

  108. Charlene Kuser says:

    I shared giveaway on Facebook
    (Charlene Kuser)!/Swtlilchick?v=wall&story_fbid=104605242930562&ref=mf


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

  109. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following @mimisbabiesetsy on Twitter


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

  110. Charlene Kuser says:

    I added Mimi’s Babies to my Etsy favorites


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

  111. Charlene Kuser says:

    I Like Mimi’s Babies on Facebook
    (Charlene Kuser)


    August 9th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

  112. vera gorchakov says:

    I have 3 littles girls. My 3 year old twins love to wear pretties in their hair.


    August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

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  114. jolie newman says:

    I LOVE hair pretties!!! I wear them and now Abigail does too!!! LOVE THEM!!! I would love to win…Mimi’s are so adorable!


    August 12th, 2010 at 10:41 am

  115. jolie newman says:

    I added her to my favorites on etsy!


    August 12th, 2010 at 10:42 am

  116. jolie newman says:

    I “liked” her on facebook! Hope I win!!!


    August 12th, 2010 at 10:42 am

  117. Londa says:

    My daughter has “stolen” any pretties I had and claimed them as her own…she’s prettier in them anyway! :)


    August 14th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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