Friday, April 5, 2013

Things I Love: Apple and 'Nanas {Review & Giveaway}

I’ll be honest. While I love (LOVE) Etsy, as someone who is crafty and can sew I pass up on a lot of stuff because eh, I could make that.Reality is that I hardly ever get around to making “that” whatever it is.

One of the former writers at Little Lake County (which I am the creator and editor of) has a super cute Etsy shop that she runs with her mom- Apples and 'Nanas (get it?). When I was about to have PBFin she offered to send me something from her shop. I love supporting friends so of course I said yes. Besides, being the fourth child the kid has very few new things that are just his own.

Whitney had recently posted some items made with this awesome chevron fabric that I knew I had to have. She worked with me on choosing the coordinating color for the minky side and what type of fabric I wanted. Since we didn't know what we were having I was afraid of the red being too masculine (in case we had a girl). Turns out I was wrong on both counts. Check out how awesome the red looked:

Photo Credit: Whitney Smith, Apples and 'Nanas

Now when it arrived my husband said, “can’t you make that yourself?” (see it’s endemic in our house). Then he looked at it. “WOW!”

Wow was right. the quality was absolutely out of this world. Perfectly straight lines and seems, perfectly pressed corners and the softest fabric, it was perfect.

It’s a receiving size blanket and why it’s too heavy for swaddling it’s perfect for wrapping up in


or using as the backdrop for pictures


(which I am sure I will be doing lots of!). I am so in love with this blanket (which if you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen it a lot!)

I’m so glad Whitney reached out to me because I never would  have bought this for myself and it’s become a favorite item that I am sure we will have for years to come.

You can read more about Apples and 'Nanas at Little Lake County’s Mompreuner Interview with Whitney.

Want to check out Whitney’s shop for yourself? She’s giving one of my readers their own bib/burp cloth set or ready-to-ship hooded towel set from her shop! Just enter the Rafflecopter below!

Connect with Apples and 'Nanas:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Sticky: I was provided with the blanket by Apples and 'Nanas to facilitate my review. All opinions and thoughts are my own, no other compensation was received. 


Jen said...

The bibs and burpcloths are adorable...I have a couple friends who just had and are soon to have new babies...great unique gift ideas especially when it is not the first child.

jennafish said...

i like the Colorful Dinosaur Flannel & Minky Baby/Toddler Boy Blanket. thanks!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...
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Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Cute!! I would totally give this to a friend of mine who is expecting - although my favorite is the Unisex Birdy blanket!

A Journey For Life said...

All of it is cute, my bro is expecting in June, make a perfect gift!

Mr. Olsen said...

They have great colors and styles.

Unknown said...

Colorful Dinosaur Flannel

jenn said...

I like the rainbow polka dot bib set! I love rainbows and like that it is unisex!!!

Julie said...
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Julie said...

The polka dot selection is cute