Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Graff Designs Review & GIVEAWAY


So, I know all of us around here love baby stuff; because who doesn't?
But, if you're anything like me or most of my friends you don't want everything to look "baby".
And that's exactly how A Graff Designs started.

April, a mom of 2 (2.5 years & 11 months- boy & girl) & a full time working registered dietitian started sewing as her "me" time. It was her escape. Just 10 years ago April started sewing (off and on) but started sewing more a couple years ago. Many of her friends were having babies and she wanted to give them a gift that was not only practical but fashionable. Her favorite baby gifts were ones that she could actually use, but like me she didn't always want everything in her house to scream "baby". So, the gifts she started making for friends & family used fabrics that she thought they would love (not necessarily baby print).

At the beginning of 2011 she started selling her items on Etsy after getting requests from family & friends to make something they could give as a gift...so A Graff Designs was born.

And thank goodness because just take a look....

Love her super adorable, "non-baby" diaper bags

What momma wouldn't love one of those?

And of course as a momma of 2 little ones I totally support baby wearing. How else would you get anything done. And with a toddler running around this momma must have her hands free.
And with A Graff Designs wrap slings I can not only baby-wear but look fashionable doing it.


And what a nice gift her diaper wipes clutch would make along with a pack of diapers & wipes...
a must have item!

And you can't forget the big sibling, must add on a crayon wallet

And another must have item for momma's of little ones; a coffee mug cozy sleeve.
Because we all know sleep deprived momma's need their coffee.
So, why not make it stylish!?!?



April, being a mom of 2 little one's herself knew exactly what I needed...a baby wrap sling in no other than my favorite color, pink.



And even though you can't see it, she adds a decorative button to the front center...that way you always know where the center is.

I can't even begin to tell you how a wrap is a necessary item when you have 2 little ones.
Or even one little one for that matter. Many days (especially during those first few months) I don't know how I would even survive if I didn't baby wear. Not only is it super practical to have your hands free but it soothes even the fussiest baby. I wouldn't be able to go anywhere if I didn't "wear" Emma. So, you better believe the wrap stays in the car.


And I just love the ones from A Graff Designs because they're so fashionable & comfortable.
No back ache because it distributes the weight evenly over both shoulders & around the lower to mid back.

And now she is offering
ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER
the chance
TO WIN
A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE 




Wanna Win??




Mandatory


**Be/become a public follower of my blog then head over to
A Graff Designs & tell me your favorite thing



EXTRA Entries


**Heart A Graff Designs on Etsy (1 EXTRA)

**Like A Graff Designs on Facebook & leave a wall comment saying
Houghton Happening's sent you (2 EXTRA)

**Update your facebook status with a link to the giveaway; be sure to tag @A Graff Designs (1 EXTRA-may be done daily)

**Like Houghton Happenings on Faccebook (3 EXTRA)

**Add my button to your sidebar (2 EXTRA)

**Enter my other current giveaways (1 Entry per-leave comment for each)

**Buy something from A Graff Designs (10 EXTRA)

**Blog about this giveaway (3 EXTRA)



Giveaway ends 9/13/11 at 11:59 PM EST.

Winner will be chosen via random.org & will have 48 hrs to respond.








I was given the above mentioned product(s) for my review & host of this giveaway. 
I was in no other way compensated.The product itself didn't persuade my personal beliefs or views.
I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The views & opinions are purely my own






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122 comments:

RaettigFamily said...

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I like the diaper and wipes case that is blue with the white dots!
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Shannau said...

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Shannau said...

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Lizzie said...

I'm a follower.

My favorite is the Gray Pinstripe Baby Wrap.

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Lyudmila said...

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Braxs Mommy said...

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Christina F. said...

I'd pick the Diaper and Wipes Case Black and Cream Flowers Nappy Travel Holder. I follow via gfc.
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