Mar 23, 2010

Twice As Nice Giveaway

**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**

Two great giveaways this week - any complaints? Hope not! :)

Thanks to all you wonderful Moms out there, after my "
Potentially Stupid Question" post a few months back, I was introduced to the (Hallelujah) Sleep Sack. Some Moms are comfortable with it and to you I say "go for it". However, the sleep sack was the perfect alternative for us once Jane got out of her swaddle. We are able to keep our little sweetie toasty and warm, and I have peace of mind that we are lowering our risk of SIDS by avoiding loose blankets.

Here's my beef - I couldn't find them anywhere. And, where I did find them, they were insanely expensive ($50+). Ok, to be clear, I did find some cheaper ones (at Walmart, Sears, etc.) but they were all way too small (6-12 months or smaller) for Jane and I didn't like the quality.

So, being an Etsy Addict, I ventured out to find a fabulous artiste who could make me a sleep sack...

Introducing Twice As Nice Boutique. When I received my sleep sack, my message back to Karen (the designer) started something like this "OMG OMG OMG OMG..." and so on. Her sleep sacks are AMAZING!

First of all, Twice As Nice's sleep sacks come in all sizes: 0-6, 6-12, 12-24, 2T, etc. so it's easy to find one that will fit your growing "monkey". Karen also provides specific measurements so you can ensure your sleep sack will be a perfect fit. If you're smart, you'll take advantage of discounted shipping and buy a few of different sizes!

Secondly, her sleep sacks are TOP QUALITY. Aside from the fact that I loved the fabric (polka dots, my favourite), here are some of the other awesome features that stood out to me:
  • VS. your typical store-bought sleep sack (made of thin cotton that stretches and doesn't wash well, or fleece which doesn't breathe at all), the sleep sacks from Twice As Nice are durable cotton and are lined with a super soft flannel layer (in a coordinating colour)
  • Inverted zipper with protective tab to prevent zipper rubbing against baby's sensitive skin - in other words, it zips from top to bottom (no nipped chins and baby can't unzip)
  • Sleeveless - makes it easy to slip on without too much hassle (Jane hates putting her arms in sleeves). Although, Karen does make sleeved sleep sacks which I think would be awesome for the dead of winter.
  • One of the features I was most impressed with was the slit in the back (for car seat buckles, swings, etc.) - when Jane was sick a few weeks ago she wouldn't nap lying down because as soon as she did, she started coughing. So, I brought the trusty swing out of storage and gave it a shot... only problem, her old sleep sack didn't have any slit in the back. I had to take one of her legs out of the sleep sack so I could strap her in... frustrating. By the time all was done, she was wide awake again.

Karen offers pre-made sleep sacks at her Etsy Shop ($35US) but also loves to do custom orders. Check out her blog and click here to view some of her fabric swatches - a few of your options are pictured on the left.

Because she is fabulous, Karen generously obliged when I begged her to work with me on a giveaway for MOmMy bRain.

So here are your details...

Twice As Nice Giveaway:

One lucky MOmMy bRaIn follower will win one of Karen's amazing, fabulous, super-fantastic, pre-made sleep sacks (check some of them out right now at her Etsy Shop)! I'm doing a mini happy dance on your behalf right now... :p

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog DirectoryHere's how to enter:
(1) Check out the Twice As Nice Boutique on Etsy and let us know what sleep sack you'd love to win - comment about it on this post.
(2) Vote for MOmMy bRaIn on TopMommyBlogs by clicking the button on the left hand side.

For extra entries:
Become a follower of Karen's blog by clicking here and clicking the "follow" button at the bottom of her right-hand sidebar
Tweet or blog about this giveaway (one extra entry per tweet)

That's it ladies. I cannot brag about these sleep sacks enough. As I said with our Pampers Dry Max Giveaway yesterday, great baby products are life-changers for a Mom!

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72 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the blue one with polka-dots as well as the brown one with circles and dots. This is my first time entering any of your contests(hopefully I'm doing it right) and I hope to do more of them. I would try to make one myself but I haven't been as creative as I once was.

Love your blog,

Jillian

trac54 said...

That's AWESOME! I love the one Jane has. Am I crazy or is it really similar to your crib sheets?

Or someones crib sheets. It looks really fimilar!

Oh Jane, you're just so cute.

Rochelle said...

Carnival Bloom would be a perfect print for spring! Love that she does custom orders too, Also...Jane is just the cutest and her hair-- Adorable!

Rochelle said...

Voted! ;)

Melissa said...

I'd love the animal prints one for my little guy!

I voted for you too :)

Zarina said...

I would love love love the Cocoateal sleep sack!
Thanks.
Zarina

Kristin said...

I'd love to win the carnival bloom sleep sack in 9-18 months.

Kristin said...

I voted for you on top mommy blogs

Kristin said...

I tweeted this giveaway

Lindsay said...

Okay I HAVE to win this! I was just thinking that Andrew has definitely grown out of his 0-6mo sleepsac and I've been stuffing him into it b/c I don't have a bigger one!
I love the Blue Bubbles one, think it'd look great with his eyes :)

Also voted for you.

Also became a follower of Karen's blog.

Thanks!

Jen said...

OMG I'm so glad you did this review!! I have been looking for a sleep sack for our little guy who is 6 months old (he's 29inches long and over 20lbs!!) and haven't been able to find one I like or that fits (and that doesn't cost a fortune). I love that these sleep sacks are in different sizes and her fabrics are gorgeous! I'm not sure which I'd chose, either the Teal Circle or Blue Bubbles (in 12-24mo).

Thanks for running such an awesome giveaway and for finding such a great vendor (her site is now bookmarked in case I don't win :P)

Jen said...

I voted for you :)

Jen said...

I now follow Karen's blog too :) Now to go check out the other things she makes :)

Kira said...

i love the carnival bloom one! good luck with the voting!

MC said...

These are super nice! Love the Bubbles pattern, I think I might order one from here so when I win i'll have two (haha) Jane looks so cute in hers, little sweety. I might even go out on a limb and order the pattern and try making one or two myself.

Kate said...

Voted!

Stephanie said...

May have to try this with the next little worm. Lucas is always squirming out of blankets!

Kristina said...

Zebra patterned bag is the coolest, my fav!
kristinamehak@yahoo.ca

Kristina M. said...

Voted!
kristinamehak@yahoo.ca

Kristina M. said...

I became Karen's follower

kristinamehak@yahoo.ca

Kristina M. said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/runnertina/status/10935600316

kristinamehak@yahoo.ca

Dawn said...

Round About Orchid in 6-12 months! These are beautiful and Jane looks super cozy.
Thanks Jen!

Kate said...

I love all the patterns, but I think Round About Orchids is my favourite!

Anonymous said...

I really like the Blue Bubbles one :)
Shari
maria_shari@hotmail.com

Ben and Esther said...

Love the Pink Jacks!

rosamor said...

I'd love the Teal Circle Sleep Sack- 12-24 months!

rosamor said...

I'm now following her blog :)

rosamor said...

Oh, and I voted as well.

Christa said...

I like the sleep sack in yellow bloom. I agree-- it's so hard to find quality and reasonably priced sleep sacks, so I'm going to keep Twice as Nice in mind the next time I need a new one.
I voted for you, too!

Rebecca said...

I love the blue bubbles fabric! We've always used sleepsacks with our girls and I'd love to have blue one for our little guy!

Rebecca said...

I follow the Twice as Nice Boutique blog :)

Linda said...

I love Carnival Bloom!

Linda said...

I follow the Twice as Nice blog!

Linda said...

I voted!

Alisa said...

I like the animal print sleep sack.

Alisa said...

I follow Karen's blog.

Alisa said...

Voted!

ChristinaAileen said...

I love this one - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43229514 - that is one of my most favorite prints (we have a dress & diaper set in it too, I also have a bookmark in that same print LOL)

ChristinaAileen said...

I voted!

ChristinaAileen said...

I'm following Karen's blog via GFC!

Rita said...

I love the Retro sleep sack

Rita said...

I follow Karen's blog.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the round about orchid sleep sack. Love your blog.
Thanks
Rachelle
rachellemckeen@yahoo.com

Jennifer Peddle said...

I would like an animal print sleep sac, 9-18 months. Great giveaway!

Rianne said...

Love Karen's sleep sacks!
I love the Round About Orchids (12-24 mos).

Rianne said...

I'm also a follower of Karen's blog.
Rianne

Anonymous said...

I would love the blue bubbles in 9-18 months.

Great Giveaway!!

maren04@telus.net

Anonymous said...

i follow Karens blog

maren04@telus.net

Anonymous said...

voted

maren04@telus.net

Kelly said...

I would like the animal print for my little guy - 6-12 month size! These look great!
Kelly Brink

KShiell said...

I really like the Blue Bubbles Sleep Sack. I think it would work for either boy or girl and I'd LOVE to win it! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Emily B said...

I love the Fresh Fusion Sleep Sack- 6-12 months! Very sweet
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Emily B said...

Just voted for you!
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Emily B said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/10987167399
ebickell at hotmail dot com

sarahmarie0730 said...

I love the orchid design...so pretty!!!

sarahmarie0730 said...

Oh, and I voted for you!

VickeC said...

I like the Lolli Dot Aqua Sleep Sack- 0-6 months
vlbelk(at)hotmai.com

VickeC said...

I am a follower of Karen's blog
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

VickeC said...

I follow on twitter an tweeted
http://twitter.com/vickiecouturier/status/11036810306
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

Emily B said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/11040001701
ebickell at hotmail dot com

tracyo said...

I really like the Round About Orchid- 12-24 months..It is so hard to find sleep sacks at the stores!

tracyo said...

voted for ya!

kk-krista said...

The teal leaves sleep sack

Mimi said...

I voted! Love your blog.

Emily B said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/11222513930
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Rochelle said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/rchelle315/status/11250122209
rmjavier@comcast.net

Emily B said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/11254181158
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I really like the 'fresh fusion' sleepsack.
JenS.

Jen said...

I follow Karen's Twice as Nice blog, too!
JenS.

Anonymous said...

I voted for you too!
JenS.

Ecogurl :) said...

I love the Plain Jane Aqua Sleep Sack, but really I just love any sleep sacks! As soon as I put my baby girl in hers, and she starts getting cozy she knows it's bedtime and there is no battle! :)

ecogurl said...

Voted for you too! :)