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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

giveaway gala day two!

if you haven't entered yet...be sure to enter day one's giveaway!! and to those of you who have entered...THANKS SO MUCH!! it's so fun to see so many of you enter...and HI!! to my new followers who entered...or came 'out' of the blogger closet to enter. lol. so here goes day two's giveaway!!

awhile ago another blog i read was having a whole ton of giveaways. i offered up some wildtree for her to review and giveaway. well the winner of that giveaway...ended up being cindi from yaya blankets. i checked out her site and loved all of the cute blankets i saw. she has blankets in adult sizes, and of course kids sizes  too! there are also two different designs to cindi's blankets. either the yaya blanket or the caden style. ((and not only blankets...cindi also has burp rags!)) cindi offers a wide range of sizes to her blankets. and offered me a lovey sized blanket to review. i went with the caden style in the purple bubbles pattern...


the lovey size is absolutely PERFECT for carrying around everywhere. in fact. after i got the lovey...i decided to email cindi immediately and order a blanket and another lovey for baby girl E. the other kiddos each have a tiny little blanket/animal they carry around, instead of huge blankets. so i decided that little miss E will have these for her lovey. and of course her blanket for bedtime too...

i went with the yaya style for her blanket, but kept with the purble bubbles pattern.

let me tell you the blankets are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo super soft. like i should totally just order myself an adult sized blanket. when the lovey came in the mail i opened it and i'll admit, i rubbed it on my cheek. it's probably because all the blankets are made with 100% extremely plush minky chenille. cindi also offers free personalization right now.

i just love that idea!! so i made sure to personalize all miss E's stuff with an E. and since i got these before we were pretty set on a name...it worked well!

you absolutely want one don't you!? i know you do!! so here's the deal...cindi has offered one of you one of her loveys...or the 24.95 the lovey is worth as credit to her store!! how great is that!?! now...here's how you enter::

::MANDATORY ENTRY::(make sure to do this for all the other entries to 'count')

**did you have a lovey growing up? what was it? do you still sleep with it? :0)**

((i had a lovey growing up. it was a dog i named snuffleupagus (and i totally spelt that wrong). he did get the boot though after shaun bought me a bunny for our second dating anniversary. i slept with the bunny every day up until the night before we got married. now..shaun is my lovey. awwww.))

::EXTRA ENTRIES::

**follow MY blog**(or tell me if you do already)

**follow CINDI'S blog**

**check out the YAYA BLANKETS site and tell me what your favorite print is**

**after looking at the YAYA BLANKETS site tell me what your favorite style is yaya or caden**

**grab the GALA BUTTON and put it on your blog**(or let me know if you do already)

**blog about the week of giveaways on your blog (please leave link) ((this can be done one time, but included as an entry for EACH giveaway. :0) ))**

ALL of the giveaways will END ON APRIL 12th at MIDNIGHT. any comments left between now and APRIL 12th will count for the giveaway.

the winners of each of the giveaways will be announced on April 13th. the winners will have 48 hours to get back to me with their information. failure to do so will result in a new winner being picked. so please be sure to have a way for me to get a hold of you! :0)

and be sure to be back tomorrow. tomorrow's giveaway is the fabric that got the most "ohhh i wonder what it is"...you're going to love it! :0)

**the fine print stuff:: as stated Cindi was super nice to give me a lovey to review...and i was super nice to buy baby girl E a blanket and a lovey. all reviews are my own opinion and i was not influenced in any way for my review**

215 loving words from you.:

sara said...

I had a lovey-a ratty blanket my grandma made for me when I was born-I lost it at camp when I was 16 years old! My kids all have lovey blankets now too :)
sara http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
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sara said...

I became a follower of your blog yesterday :) I do have a question though-is is one prize per winner or are people allowed to win multiple items? Just wondering if I have a chance to win more than one goody :)
So hypothetically could I win yesterday's towel and still be eligible to win today's blanket?
sara http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

Now following Cindi's blog :)
sara http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

wow, she has so many fabric choices! One of my favorite is the pink cocco
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sara said...

I like the original Yaya style best :)
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sara said...

Added the Gala button to my blog yesterday :)
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Michelle said...

I had a stuffed dog that you could wind up and it would play `Braham's Lullaby`. I wonder how many children are familiar with Braham's lullaby, these days. Anyway, I no longer have it. But our cuddly, 20lb cat sleeps with us these days.
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Michelle said...

I follow your blog.
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Michelle said...

My favorite print is the `blue camo`
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Michelle said...

My favorite style is the Yaya blankets

Michelle said...

I have the gala button on my blog
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Michelle said...

I have blogged about this week's giveaways.
moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Love this blanket. I had a blanket that my aunt made me when I was a baby and I still have it to this day :) shhhhh!!!! Haha

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower of your blog too!

Stephanie said...

And I love the layla version too-so cute!

Bridgette said...

I am a follower.

Bridgette said...

I am now following Cindi's blog.

Bridgette said...

My lovey was my thumb ;)

Bridgette said...

I LOVE both styles, but I think my favorite is the yaya.

Bridgette said...

I grabbed the button. :)

SherryT said...

Its so nice to get to know you! I found you through Holly's Blog. Now your on my list of daily reads! LOL! Anywho, I did have a lovey. It was this ugly purple bear that had been through everything and went everywhere. I was devastated when mom threw it away because she couldnt get the smell out of it.

Sherry T said...

I just checked out the yaya blankets and I say the caden style is awesome! However I did find one of the yaya styles that I love and may get its the Pink Dottie! My baby would love it!

Anonymous said...

Opps I am a new follower as well :) treecesherry@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I had a yellow blankie with silky edges that have since fallen off. I still have it, but use it for my babies now. I also had a teddy bear that I still have with all of V's stuffed animals. It used to have a music box inside that you could wind up and play.

Tonia said...

My lovey was a blanket with the silky edge on it. I loved to rub the silky. And of course my thumb was my lovey :) I sucked it for SO long!!

Tonia said...

My favorite print is the dots. Either blue or pink. We are expecting #4 and don't know what it is yet so either color of print is fun!

Tonia said...

I like the Caden style of blanket, but they are both SO cute and look so SOFT!

mittelmommy said...

i didn't carry around a lovey that i can remember, but i did have seven baby dolls that were real to me and had a crib, but they always had to sleep in my bed-guess i was for co-sleeping back then! ha! anyway, if i was sick and slept with my mom and dad all the babies came with, which meant my dad had to sleep on the sofa b/c there was no room for him!

mittelmommy said...

i do follow you as you know! =)

mittelmommy said...

as you well know, or at least you should have a little idea by now that i love purple...so, i too, would go with the purple bubbles...it's adorable! and our girls would quickly learn the letters "E" and "M"! =)

mittelmommy said...

i think that i like the caden style just because then i see more of the purple bubbles pattern!
ps-as you can see...it's working this morning! yay. not sure what was up last night!
ps...my last two word verifications have been 'examme' maybe like examine and then 'rearlica' is that like rear licker????? examine rear licker??? what do you have on hear?!?!?! lol

Lisa said...

I had a lovey, its name was gi-gi. I still have it somewhere but its been boxed up for several years. When my youngest was born I bought him an almost identical blanket...he never fell in love tho :(

Kristin said...

That's such a cute blanket! I didn't have a lovey that I remember. I always loved my dolls more than any blanket or stuffed animal.

-stephanie- said...

another lovely giveaway.

I had a yellow blanket, that the blacker it got, the more I loved it. bleh...
I gave it up in 3rd grade.

Kristin said...

I follow your blog!

-stephanie- said...

I still follow you, even though I'm reconsidering, because of all this work you're putting us through. ;o)

-stephanie- said...

I like the pink camo print.

-stephanie- said...

Caden style

-stephanie- said...

Gala button is on my blog

-stephanie- said...

blogged about your giveaway

agk11808 said...

as you know i did have a lovey...my blanket that grandma made me, i do still have it in my closet. sometimes i just take it down and hug it and remember grandma for a while.

agk11808 said...

already follow you!

agk11808 said...

already have the gala button

agk11808 said...

blogged about you yesterday...even if i told them to stay away it still counts right ;D

agk11808 said...

i love the pink coco or pink dottie! they match aryssa's room perfectly!

agk11808 said...

i love both the caden and yaya sizes, like i said yesterady WHEN i win i will try and decide :)

Stef said...

I had a teddy bear that I slept with every night. My grandpa won him in a bowling tournament and when we came home from visiting, he had stowed away in my suitcase. My mom made me call and tell my grandpa what I'd done, and he said I could keep him. From then on, he's always lived with me, even now he has a place of honor in the top of my closet. :)

sbriesh at gmail dot com

Stef said...

I'm a follower of you!


sbriesh at gmail dot com

Stef said...

Love the Yaya style.


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Stef said...

My fav is the Pink Cocco print.


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Kelli @ RTSM said...

I didn't really have a lovey as a kid, but I did have a blanket that I took with me when I moved away for college!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I follow your blog!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I blogged about your SUPER fun giveaway yesterday!

Melissa said...

i dont remember if i had lovey when i was a kid, but i have one now :0) my hubby

Melissa said...

i follow your blog

Melissa said...

i follow cindi's blog

Melissa said...

i really like the blue hehe and blue dottie designs

Melissa said...

i like the yaya style...its so cute!

Fox Family said...

58 comments already!! WOWSERS!! Lets see, I was a thumb sucker, and I had a blanket that had the silk lining... I would rub the lining and suck my thumb. HA I also had my first bear ever that sings. Elizabeth now has it. I never named it though. He was always just "Bear". real original huh?

Anna Gray said...

Got it when I was 5 yrs. old, and still sleep with it. It's a rabbit I named 'Bunchy.' LOL! Seriously though, I really do still sleep with it. No one make fun....=)

Anna Gray said...

I follow your blog! =)

Anna Gray said...

I like the 'Pink Cocco' blanket. =)

Anna Gray said...

I like the Yaya style. =)

Anna Gray said...

Your gala button is on my sidebar! =)

Veronica said...

Oh I would love to be the winner of this one!!!

I never had a lovey growing up but girls do. Alyssa's hat this hippo that she's been attached to for the last two years that she sleeps with every nap/bedtime! Audrey has a Ty teddy bear she can't live without!

Veronica said...

I follow!

Veronica said...

My favorite print is the pink cocoa!

Veronica said...

I think both styles are so cute but I think if I won, I'd go for the Yaya style!

Veronica said...

I've got the Giveaway Gala button posted on my sidebar!

Veronica said...

Blogged about the week of giveaways on my blog yesterday...

http://verandthegirls.blogspot.com/2010/04/easter-fun-winner-and-gala.html

Think that's it for now! :)

tjandjmkahrs said...

I never really had a lovey! I just need to have a ton of pillows!!

tjandjmkahrs said...

I follow you!!

tjandjmkahrs said...

I love the purple bubbles print!!

tjandjmkahrs said...

I like both styles, but the Caden style has won out over the Yaya!!

tjandjmkahrs said...

I have your Gala button on my blog!

{:miss v:} said...

I didn't have a lovey when growing up. Actually I don't think I really had anything that I was really attached to. When I think about it...that's kinda sad!

{:miss v:} said...

I follow you!

{:miss v:} said...

Now following Cindi's blog!

{:miss v:} said...

I really like the brown and blue polka dot 'Caden' style. Very cute!

{:miss v:} said...

I actually like both the yaya and caden! I can't choose!

He & Me + 3 said...

I did not have a lovey growing up. Not really attached to anything as a child.

{:miss v:} said...

Gala button posted!

He & Me + 3 said...

I follow your blog.

He & Me + 3 said...

Neutral dots print is very cool.

He & Me + 3 said...

caden style is my favorite.

The Beaver Bunch said...

I slept with a Fievel doll (you know, from An American Tale) that took up residence as my lovey.

Currently, our 3 oldest each have a lovey. Elizabeth's is a blanket, Lucas' is a kitty kitty and Ashlee's is a bear bear. Ashlee sucks on her bear's ear. It's NARS-TAY.

The Beaver Bunch said...

I will follow youuuuuuuu, follow you wherever youuuuu may goooooo (like the song from that Whoopie Goldberg movie with the Nuns...what was that one?)

Sorry. I know I'm stupid.

Yes, I follow you. You can void this entry if I just dorked myself right out of it.

Vanessa said...

I had a teddy bear I called Reddy Teddy. I slept with him every night until the night I got married *blush*.

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Vanessa said...

I'm a new blog follower! :)

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Vanessa said...

I'm following Cindi's blog!

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Vanessa said...

I love the Pink Dottie!

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Vanessa said...

I really like the Caden Style!

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carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i never had a lovey (so sad)! but i turned out okay (or at least i think). : ) i want to win!!! your giveaways are so super fun!!!

Kristin said...

I didn't sleep with anything as a child. :-( Boring, I know!

simplymerry said...

i first had a soft blue flower blanket but it was for each baby as they came along, so I soon had to give it up... then i got a pink flower flannel one that I used all the time... Still have it but it's very very worn, so I'm not sleeping with it until I can repair it. :(

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Holly said...

I had a stuffed horse named Rusty that I always slept with but I don't anymore. I have an afghan that I do still sleep with though! It's been around for a long time!

Holly said...

got gala button!

Holly said...

follow you!

simplymerry said...

follow your blog

simplymerry at gmail dot com

simplymerry said...

follow Cindi's blog
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simplymerry said...

fave print is the Blue Hehe. :)
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simplymerry said...

i like the yaya design better because it's so different! :)
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simplymerry said...

gala button:
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Emmalie and Aidan's Mom said...

I never had a lovey when I was little. My brother did though and still has it to this day. So far, neither of my kids have attached to anything either.
I follow your blog girl!

Pam said...

I didn't really have a "lovey," but I did have a cabbage patch doll that pretty much went everywhere with me. I still have it, but he sleeps in a different room- on a shelf. :)

Pam said...

I love the purple bubbles yaya blankets!

Stephanie said...

I have your gala button on my blog.

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog.

Stephanie said...

I love the blue hehe blanket

Felicia said...

I had a lovee blanket hand made by my grandmother. It finally fell apart but I remember it like it was yesterday and I'm 46 yrs old!

Felicia said...

I already follow your blog.

Felicia said...

I love the pink dottie blanket.

Felicia said...

oh, I think I would have to go with caden.

Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

Oh wow! Beautiful! I had a bear named Bear Bear. Wish I knew where he went to. :(

Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

I'm a follower!

Renee said...

I had two loveys: two plain white blankets that at one time had satin trim around the edges (or so I am told) that are currently tucked away in my closet for safe keeping. They are kind of yellow with age and full of thread where my mom tried to patch up many, many holes! I loved my blankies....
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Renee said...

I like the neutral dot yaya.

Renee said...

Hmm...I like both styles but I think I would pick the original yaya because it is so unique.

Erin said...

i dont rememebr being attached to a blanket per se but i always had a neck roll pillow that got flattened & i took with me everywhere!!! would have been way cooler to have a blanket or stuffed animal :)

Erin said...

im already following your blog!

Erin said...

i absolutely LOVE the pink dottie fabric! i would love to feel how soft they are!!!

Erin said...

my fave is the CADEN style!!! precious

Christy said...

I had a special teddy bear I slept with until I got married, lol. DH banned it to a corner of the bedroom now, he didn't want to share me.

Christy said...

Purple bubbles is probably my fav print

Christy said...

ya ya style is my fav!

Christy said...

follower

Christy said...

grabbed the button

McCrakensx4 said...

Sadly I did not grow up with a lovey! But both of my boys have one and even though my husband thinks they are too old for it...I disagree and will always cherish it!

McCrakensx4 said...

And I am a new follower!

McCrakensx4 said...

I like 2...the purple dots and the other dots! Although the animal print was cute too!

R said...

I don't remember having a lovey when I was really young, but one year for Easter I got a really soft teddy bear and slept with him up until the day hubs & I bought our house together... now he sleeps with E :) (and me, when she's sleeping with me!) ;)

R said...

I'm already following you!! :)

R said...

I'm following Cindi's blog!

R said...

I think I like the Pink Cocco best... there are so many cute styles it's hard to choose just one! :)

{Kimber} said...

I didn't have a "lovie" but my youngest daughter has a special blankie...she would sit in front of the washer/dryer and cry the ENTIRE time until it was done when she was younger :)

{Kimber} said...

I follow you already :)
and I LOVE the yaya style blankie

Bets said...

I did have a lovey growing up, a waffle style yellow blanket, and I still have it. I don't sleep with it, but if I happen to brush it when reaching for a scarf, I feel this sudden rush of warm fuzzies. :) It is like an instant burst of happiness!

Love your story! My husband gave me a bunny I slept with and took everywhere before we got married too. His name is Shakespeare. :)

Bets said...

I am following your blog. :) I look forward to hearing more of your adventures!

Bets said...

I love both blanket styles! But the yaya is just too unique to resist!

Megan said...

*Mandatory entry* I had a lovey growing up that I wore to DEATH. I lost it on a drill team trip when I was 17 (yes, I brought my lovey to drill team nationals) and at that point it was basically a large ball of string. Oh, I miss it!

Megan said...

*Extra entry* My favorite Yaya print is the leopard!

Megan said...

*Extra Entry 2* I think the Yaya style is my favorite

Megan said...

*Extra Entry 3* I follow your blog!

SMALLS said...

I follow your blog!

SMALLS said...

I like BlueHeHe

SMALLS said...

I like the Caden style

SMALLS said...

Got your giveaway button on my blog!

SMALLS said...

Got your giveaway gala posted as a blog post as well!

R said...

I have your GALA button on my blog!

http://babyshitandgiggles.blogspot.com/

PunkRockChic said...

I never had a lovey growing up and never knew what a lovey was until I had a baby, haha. He doesn't have a lovey either, but he does have a preference for anything and everything Sesame Street!

PunkRockChic said...

I'm a follower =)

The Tesdalls said...

I never had a lovey growing up. I slept with stuffed animals from time to time but never really a specific one for an extended period of time:)

The Tesdalls said...

I am already following your blog!

PunkRockChic said...

I like the Neutral Dot baby blanket. We don't know what baby #2 is yet, so neutral is the safe way to go =)

The Tesdalls said...

I am following Cindi's blog!

The Tesdalls said...

I like the pink cocco print!

The Tesdalls said...

I think I might like the Caden style!

The Tesdalls said...

I already have the gala button on my blog!

Mom's Place said...

I slept with a stuffed rabbit.

Mom's Place said...

I would love the green camo blanket! Hubby would love it too!

Jennifer said...

I had a blanky and yes I still have it safely packed away

Jennifer said...

I love the purple bubbles print

Jennifer said...

I like the caden style

Jennifer said...

I have your GALA button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com lower right corner

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

Chilly MaMa said...

I had a yellow blanket. It wasn't my original lovey because my original got lost on a bus :( BUt I do syill have the yellow my Mom gace it to me at Thanksgiving time.

Chilly MaMa said...

I follow you.

Chilly MaMa said...

Following Cindi...

Chilly MaMa said...

Purple Bubbles is my favorite print all my favorite colors.

Chilly MaMa said...

Yaya is my favorite style..

Chilly MaMa said...

I have the button up...

Chilly MaMa said...

Blogged about the Gala...
http://thehouseofchilly.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-gala.html

christy rose said...

I did not have a lovey when I was growing up but my husband did! And he still had it when I met him! LOL

christy rose said...

I follow you!

Kelli said...

I had a blanket when i was younger that used to be my brothers but he gave it to me when i was born, The horsey blankey and it's in a box at my moms house! :(

Kelli said...

i follow your blog! :)

Kelli said...

I love the purple dots also! :)

Kelli said...

The yaya style is my favorite! Lilly would love it!

Ashley said...

i had a lovey! it was a big elephant that had all sorts of "gadgets" on it...not really sure how i slept with that thing though! ha!

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Ashley said...

already a follower.

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Ashley said...

following CINDI'S blog, too.

Ashley said...

i LOVE the pink & brown zebra!!!

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Ashley said...

i like the yaya style..

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Ashley said...

I had two loveys growing up, but only remember one of them! I may or may not still have it, hehe! ;)

Ashley said...

I follow your blog!

Ashley said...

I like the neutral dot print the best!

Ashley said...

And I'm just smitted with the caden style blanket! They look SO soft!

the thrifty ba said...

i had a teddy bear named 'ted ted'. i cannot sleep with him now (darn husband) so he sleeps under my bed. darn hubby doesnt know that...

the thrifty ba said...

i follow!

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

I had a lovey, but it was just my blanket and even had one during my first marriage. I no longer have a blanket. HOwever when we go and stay with family, they always know we will bring our own blankets even though they have some because I like to sleep with my own as does my husband.

thriftymommy@verizon.net

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

I already follow your blog.

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

Well I thought I already followed Little Yaya's blog, but I didn't so I am now.

thriftymommy@verizon.net

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

I like the yaya style with the purple bubbles. So cute for baby girls.

thriftymommy@verizon.net

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

I like the yaya

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Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 3) said...

I posted your button here
http://couponmommyof2.blogspot.com/p/exchange-links-blog-roll.html

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i don't normally win stuff, so this would be awesome

The Campsall Family said...

Amanda, I love that you are doing these giveaways.. its a great way to draw attention to your blog as well as get exposure to other people's products.

I did not have a lovey growing up, but my kids have theirs that I wonder how in the world I am going to get them to give it up. The funny thing is no matter which one you want to be their favorite, they always find their own favorite!

newwife said...

I had a blanket (actually by the time all was said and done, the same design blanket was traded out at least 10 times) that I kept up through high school and my mom now has at home in my "baby box".

newwife said...

I now follow your blog (yea!)!

newwife said...

My favorite style of the yaya blankets is the yaya- it is so unique and I love the minky fabric!

newwife said...

My favorite print of the yaya blanket is the neutral dot- those are the colors we will be doing in our nursery!