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Monday, August 30, 2010

--GIVEAWAY!!--Aiko Art

yay!! it's a giveaway!! :) giveaways are always fun for me to do. and this one is NO exception!!

a few weeks ago i got this in the mail...except with a pink string. :)
isn't it soooo pretty? i absolutely LOVE the 'rainbow' beads and it is SO much prettier in 'real life'.

it's a nursing necklace from Aiko Art. this isn't your typical nursing necklace. this is a handmade 'one of a kind' nursing necklace. BUT!! and a BIG BUT!! these are nursing necklaces made to be used DURING nursing, not to 'chew and teeth' on after. ((some other mommy necklaces are made for that, but these are not)) annnnd if you've choosen to not nurse your baby...this will happily keep your baby entertained during a bottle feeding as well. :) just because it's called a nursing necklace doesn't mean it has to be used for JUST that. :)

here's what miss sara, the mommy behind aiko art, has to say about her *fabulous* necklaces...
What's a nursing necklace without a great person to wear it?

This necklace is safe for adults to wear during nursing, bottle feeding, or when holding your little one. Great to be used as a way to distract, comfort or focus. Each necklace is on satin ribbon, made of various beads & spacers. DO NOT allow babies, infants or children to put in mouth. NEVER leave them alone with this or any necklace. Ribbon & beads are a choking hazard.
 
i wore this necklace quite a bit over the past two weeks. i love how it goes with a ton of my wardrobe. even though miss evaleigh is *almost* 8 weeks old, i don't think she's 'too little' to play with the necklace. i've noticed she loves to hang on to my shirt or my bra while nursing. soooo when i wore this necklace the first time, she hung on to the necklace. i guess it's not really called 'playing'...but she hung on to it the entire time. and i have a feeling once she can play, she will!! ((which she can take her time in doing, i'm so not ready for her to grow up!))

i think it's super great as a nursing necklace. BUT i also think you can...and should...wear it without a nursing baby. :) it's a nice lengthed necklace that will have you looking stylish. :) i also like that i can wear it without looking like it's a 'nursing' necklace. everytime i've worn it i've gotten a ton of compliments on it. i also enjoy that it's hand made! you're not going to have 10 bajillion people walking around with the same necklace on. so they're unique to you too!

sara, the mommy behind Aiko Art, is also super great!! i've had a ton of fun working with her and emailing and chatting with her.

and of course she's great because in my package also came this...
isn't it beautiful?! i honestly had a hard time deciding which one was for me and which one was for one of you. so i had amelya help me pick. (and i was not surprised when she picked the rainbow one. lol) this necklace is called Lime in the Coconut. don't you just LOVE the name?! i think it's cute. and original! just like the necklaces.

annnnnnnnnnnnnd miss sara doesn't only make nursing necklaces...she also makes cute lanyards and decorative horseshoes. you must check her store out! the prices are just as great as the products. :)

so now you want to know what you have to do to win Lime in the Coconut?! (and because i'm mailing it out...maybe some other surprise wildtree goodies :) )

 MANDATORY ENTRY::
 (please note that if you do not do this entry none of your other entries will count)

*check out Aiko Art's Etsy Shop...and come back and tell me which nursing necklace is your favorite!

EXTRA ENTRIES::
 (feel free to do as little or as many as you'd like...just be sure to leave a separate comment for each one)

* follow my blog

* 'like' Aiko Art on facebook

*how long have you been nursing or did you nurse?

*blog about this fantabulous giveaway

* share this supertastic giveaway on facebook

* tweet this terrificly awesome giveaway

this giveaway will be open until next tuesday SEPTEMBER 7th at MIDNIGHT PST. all entries left between now and then will be entered into the drawing. winner will be announced SEPTEMBER 8th. the winner will then have 48 hours to connect with me, if the winner fails to do so...another winner will be choosen. so BE SURE to have a way for me to contact you!


**i was provided a necklace from sara at aiko art at no cost to me. this in no way affected my review. and i LOVE the necklace. :)

92 loving words from you.:

Stephanie said...

Ah - I am obsessed with nursing necklaces lately and I absolutely LOVE this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53132380/autumns-blue-grace-nursing-necklace

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog (of course! ;)

Stephanie said...

I LIKE them on FB.

Ashley said...

I have been really interested in nursing necklaces as of late since my son feels the need to pull my hair or pinch my skin when he's nursing. I just hadn't found anything I liked yet.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Big Top Nursing Necklace!

Ashley said...

and I already follow your blog :)

Stephanie said...

I nursed V for 13 months and hope to nurse A until he's two. Right now, he is 10 1/2 months and just LOVES his mommy's milk. ;)

Ashley said...

I liked AikoArt on FB!

Stephanie said...

I shared on FB too!

Ashley said...

I tweeted about this!

Ashley said...

I have been nursing Maxx for 4 months, 1 week and 2 days :)

Veronica said...

Super awesome giveaway! I really like the glamour nursing necklace!

Veronica said...

I follow ya!

Veronica said...

I like them on FB!

Veronica said...

I nursed Alyssa until the day she turned one, Audrey until she was 15 months and I'm still happily nursing Livvie!

Veronica said...

Shared this on my FB!

Stephanie said...

So pretty! I love the autumn blue

Stephanie said...

And I follow your blog :)

Pinkee said...

I actually didnt find my favorite on her Etsy, but in her photo album on FB! Its called the blue/brown/green and I adore it!

You can contact me at pinkee11 at gmail dot com.

Pinkee said...

I like Aiko on FB.

Pinkee said...

I have successfully nursed 3 babies for 13mos each. We are currently trying for our 4th and last baby so I will use this necklace faithfully for that sweet one! Also they are so cute I will wear it before baby comes getting excited =)

Pinkee said...

Shared the giveaway on my FB.

bECCA said...

My favorite of her nursing necklaces is the MINI ODDBALL! LOVE IT!

bECCA said...

I'm a FB Fan of Aiko Art (Becca Payne)

bECCA said...

I nursed my first child until he was about 20 months and plan to nurse my baby due in Oct as well!

bECCA said...

& i also follow your blog (under my hubby's name Jared Payne)

Kristin said...

I love the Autumn's Grace necklace, but really, I like all of them! :-) 3 weeks to go for me so I'm ready for the nursing to begin!!

Kristin said...

How long have I been nursing?? Well, I nursed #1 for 37 months, #2 for 22 months, #3 for 21 months, and #4 for 19 months...so that's a grand total of 99 months!!!

Josie said...

I really like the Macintosh Nursing Necklace. I love how the light reflects into the beads and it looks so pretty! I've been a fan of these beautiful necklaces for awhile now. I really hope that I'll win one. :) Thanks for this amazing opportunity!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53130020/macintosh-nursing-necklace

Krystle said...

It was a hard choice, but the Chicago nursing necklace is my fave!

Krystle said...

I am following your blog (Krystle Seidel) krystleseidel@yahoo.com

Krystle said...

I nursed my oldest for 15 months (right before I got preg with my second). I am still nursing my second, he is 8 months old. (krystleseidel@yahoo.com)

Krystle said...

I shared this awesome giveaway on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/krystle.seidel

(krystleseidel@yahoo.com)

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

The Chicago one is my favorite!
tolsmamm at juno dot com

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I follow your blog
tolsmamm at juno dot com

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I've nursed my 3 kids for a total of 28 months and hopefully will do at least 12 more with my next one due soon!
tolsmamm at juno dot com

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/22573805089
tolsmamm at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite isAutumn's Blue Grace

Emily Passaro
EmmyLee2004@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I "like" Aiko Art on Facebook

Emily Passaro
EmmyLee2004@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I nursed #1 for 3 months and am currently nursing my 11 month old with no signs of stopping any time soon

Emily Passaro
EmmyLee2004@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

I LOVED the Chicago one, but don't see it anymore. :( So, I guess my new fav is Dallas.

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

public blog follower via GFC

dakotaring aaaaat yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

Already 'like' Aiko Art on facebook-that's ow I found your wonderful blog!

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I'm on month #21 of nursing over the course of 2 kidlets (#1 14 months, #2 NAK halfway to 17 months)

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/rachelhooey/status/22594646528

dakotaring at yahoo dot com

Jut and Chris said...

I love the Mini Mouse Nursing Necklace. Its cute and the beads look like they'd have fun textures.

Jut and Chris said...

I'm a follower

Jut and Chris said...

I nursed my first for 14 months and I'm on month 10 for my second little one.

The Tesdalls said...

I like the flutterby pink nursing necklace

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I follow your blog

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I follow aiko art on facebook

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I nursed my son (22 months) until he was 13 months old and I have a 3 week old daughter that I am now nursing:)

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/kortniejo/status/22625280297

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

He & Me + 3 said...

What a cool concept. I love the tango necklace. so pretty. They all are though. Tough choice.

He & Me + 3 said...

I follow your blog

He & Me + 3 said...

I nursed child one for 4 weeks. Very sad.
I nursed child two for 18 months
I nursed child three for 13 months and was forced to quit cold turkey because of cancer. (Thyroid cancer) neither of us were ready...but we survived.

Kaci said...

What a great giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by ImPossible!

JMWEST said...

I am pregnant with my first and plan on nursing for the first year. I have my first nursing class tomorrow and look forward to learning how to make nursing successful. I htink a neclace would be a great treat.

JMWEST said...

Earthbound is my favorite....I also liked it on facebook.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I think the Odd Ball Necklace is adorable!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I follow your blog.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I attempted to nurse #1 and after about three days we realized that it wasn't working...like I never got my milk! I had surgery a few years before kiddos and apparently it damaged my milk ducts.

Melissa said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53132380/autumns-blue-grace-nursing-necklace

i love that one. even though i am not nursing right now...they are cute! maybe in the future i could use it while nursing a baby :0)

i didnt just say that...haha

Melissa said...

i follow your blog

Melissa said...

i like aiko art of fbt

Anonymous said...

FB friends with Aiko Art. I like Macintosh and Odd Ball (but I am buying Odd Ball right now!) emilyhrudder@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just had my first baby July 16th and I have been nursing constantly. emilyhrudder@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I now follow your blog. Macintosh emilyhrudder@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Shared on FB. Macintosh emilyhrudder@yahoo.com

robin said...

hi. my favorites are odd ball (it's so 80s! and i love anything 80s) and i love minute made too because it's perfect for fall and matches most of my fall clothing.

robin said...

i just subscribed to your blog :)

robin said...

i just liked facebook :)

robin said...

i tried like the dickens to nurse. my son just didn't want to. gave up after a few weeks. :( maybe #2 will like it better.

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Holly said...

HOw neat! I like the odd ball one

Holly said...

I follow you

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I like lucky charm!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

follow you and subscribe!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I've been nursing....seems like a long time! On and off (mostly on!) for over 7 years now! Currently on again! :-)
Jessica

Misty (aka MOM) said...

My favorite is

Flutterby Blue Nursing Necklace

Misty (aka MOM) said...

I have 3 boys and have nursed all three! My oldest I nursed 6 months, my second I nursed 14 months and the one I am currently nursing is 3 months! We plan to nurse till he is done!

Misty (aka MOM) said...

I like* AIKO ART on Facebook :)

Misty (aka MOM) said...

I shared this giveaway with my friends on Facebook!

Misty (aka MOM) said...

I blogged about this giveaway!

Misty (aka MOM) said...

I tweeted about your giveaway :)

Christy said...

my favorite is Wendy.
my3gifts@aol.com

Christy said...

I'm a long time follower! :)

Christy
my3gifts@aol.com

Christy said...

I'm currently nursing my 3 month old, nursed my 3 YEAR old for 2 1/2 years, my 7 year old for 3 YEARS, my 9 year old for 10 months, and my would be 12 year old (went to heaven at 2 yrs old) for 6 months.

Ren said...

I love the tango nursing necklace! I also like the flutterby in pink and purple!

Ren said...

I am a fan on FB

Ren said...

I have been nursing for just over 13 months!

JennieB said...

I like the Dr. Seuss one!

jenniebme (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

JennieB said...

I've been nursing for over 8 months

jenniebme (at) sbcglobal (dot) net