Archive for July, 2011

And the winner is …

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

We truly enjoyed reading all the entries posted in our “dreams for your daughter” contest.  Thank you to our customers and fans for taking the time to let us know your thoughts about your daughters’ futures … we were simply blown away by the many heartfelt entries.  And now it’s time to announce our winner!

The winner of our “dreams for your daughter” contest is Meredith Foster!  We loved her story about the history of the women in her family and how they influence her hopes for Emerson’s future.  She will receive a Pink and Taupe Damask crib bedding set!

Congratulations Meredith!

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Meredith’s entry:

My dreams for my daughter are that she would live up to the legacies of her heritage; both sides have lines of strong and independent women, yet full of grace and love. My grandmother ventured out west with her family on a chuck wagon before settling into NM. She had a fire in her spirit- even changing her name from Mildred to Polly, her beloved horse. She never did what she was the mold, yet believed in herself and followed her heart. My husband’s grandmother lived in a poor, rural Mississippi town. She worked up to three jobs to provide for her six children. And she never once complained. She was a strong woman, full of drive, yet her family remembers her contagious laughter and grace filled spirit. One thing that resonates on both sides of her heritage is that all the women were strong and courageous, leaving their own individual mark on society and, more importantly, their families. My hope for little Emerson is that her daughter could say the same about her, and myself, in 100 years. That we were honest, loving, God-fearing women who were true to ourselves, and made the world a better place because we were alive.

 

Featured Bedding Collection: Pink and Taupe Damask

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

We recently got back from a family vacation where all eight grandchildren played and co-existed for seven fun-filled days.  My oldest daughter, who is now four, fit right in with her cousins.  And what’s a little unusual about this is that she is the only granddaughter on my parent’s side, among five boys (not counting the new babies).  She is what I like to describe as girly, but grounded.

She loves pink and doing girly things like spinning, drawing butterflies, and wearing dresses, but she was right out there in the ocean – bobbing up and down in the waves with her boy cousins, playing with cars, and racing on the beach.  My little feminine princess can hang up her ballerina slippers when she wants to.

This month’s featured bedding collection, Pink and Taupe Damask, isn’t 100 percent frills either. With soft and subtle shades of pink and taupe, it can appeal to your grounded (or sophisticated) side. Yet with the added touch of ruffles, minky, and satin, it is sure to appeal to your feminine side.  Fit for a princess … or a novelist … or both!

And now the fun part … our CONTEST.

How to Enter

Tell us what dreams you have for your daughter or daughter-to-be. Do you imagine your baby girl as a ballerina, seldom seen without her tutu?  Or do you imagine her as a bookworm, citing statistical information to whoever will listen? I personally hope my daughters will have everything they ever want, without feeling they must have it all.  Oh, and I hope they play tennis so I have someone to play with! But we want to hear from you.

Your entry can be funny or inspirational.  We’ll pick our favorite and the grand prize will be, of course, a 4-piece Pink and Taupe Damask crib bedding set!  We think your little princess (or scholar) will love it!

Important: You must leave your comment on our blog to be eligible to win! The deadline to enter is Sunday, July 17, 2011 (midnight EDT). Good luck!