kindness and adorableness

Maybe you’ve noticed, although you probably haven’t but my fingers definitely have, that Sarah’s hairstyle of choice these days is the double frenchbraid. I actually like doing it although it’s highlighted her lack of cute hairbands. We have a plethora of clip bows but she and I just can’t quite get behind them. Plus her hair is generally too thick to make them work properly. Ribbon is an option (as seen here) but it tends to get lost or frayed or tied into knots after one use.

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(by the way, the stick isn’t a fashion statement…just a mishap…although maybe we’ll start a new trend!)

What I really, really wanted were some ponytail holders that were cute. You know, souped up. Predictably I turned to Etsy and started searching. I didn’t really find what I was looking for but one of the reasons that I love Etsy (you do know I love Etsy, right?)  is that if you find a seller whose work you really like you can generally ask them to create exactly what you’re looking for. So when I found Sherryl’s adorable shop, Skylar’s Candy Clips, I convoed her (Etsy speak) asking if she could convert her clips to ponytail holders. She was so sweet and accomodating and I can’t wait for them to arrive!

After my order was finalized I mentioned that if she ever wanted to do a giveaway I’d love to host it for her. Her stuff is so cute (I particularly love the “what’s your letter” clips) and I wanted to share what I’d found. She got right back to me saying she would love to and that she was hoping it would help her in her quest to raise and donate funds to the family of little Cici who was disabled in a choking incident when she was 11 months old. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this posy and this headband will go directly to Cici’s special needs trust account. Two cheers for kindness!! =)

So in an effort to highlight that particular item (and because I want you to know how cute the rest of her shop is too!) Sherryl is giving away one of the posy’s and one of the handbands here. Just leave a comment between now and…the next time I blog (and you know how that goes!)…and I’ll let random.org choose two winners.

Have at it!

Heather MOctober 8, 2009 - 10:45 am

Super Super Super CUTE!!!

ShawnaOctober 8, 2009 - 10:59 am

Wow I love her shop!! The letter clippies are SO adorable! I think we’re gonna need to scoop up a few of those. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

DanielleOctober 8, 2009 - 11:04 am

Love her shop – I will definitely have to get some for my daughter – you have to stop posting great ‘online shopping’ items – I am getting hooked!

AlexisOctober 8, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Her stuff is gorgeous! I love the hydrangea and magnolia clips! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

AlliOctober 8, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Oh, she looks adorable with those braids! I’m still waiting for my sweet girl’s hair to grow longer before she can sport that same ‘do.

Thanks for sharing that link! The sunflower clip is already in my cart:).

Amy S.October 8, 2009 - 1:27 pm

Wow! If only I could be this creative! Thank you for sharing her info with us!

JodieOctober 8, 2009 - 1:36 pm

So cute! And our little one is loving the double french braids, too. I love keeping her hair out of her face, the dirt, food, etc. : )

Ellen PattonOctober 8, 2009 - 1:38 pm

Those are adorable (and so is Sarah)!

Angela TomczakOctober 8, 2009 - 2:22 pm

Oh, I want some kindness and adorableness too! Her stuff is too cute… and clever.

Angie JohnsonOctober 8, 2009 - 2:39 pm

I checked out her sight and they are ADORABLE….and I would love to have one for my ADORABLE granddaughter 😉 just in time for her 1st b’day!

KimberlyOctober 8, 2009 - 3:22 pm

My little one is a fan of the double french braid too. Unfortunately, i can’t do it 🙁 So unless my mom or a teacher at school fixes her hair she’s out of luck. These hair bands are so cute that i just might have to teach myself how to braid!

AndreaOctober 8, 2009 - 3:54 pm

Such cute hair bows…and I love all of your etsy suggestions 🙂

KristenOctober 8, 2009 - 4:08 pm

Oh everything is so adorable. These would be so fun!

JessicaOctober 8, 2009 - 5:40 pm

We have the same quandry….always need ponytail holders and need some cuteness. Love her shop and what a great cause!

anneOctober 8, 2009 - 5:48 pm

I have 4 little granddaughters with LOTS of hair! We love finding new accessories for them! So cute!

Stacey ReeseOctober 8, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Wow, not only are you a great photographer, but a hairstylist, too! I’m going to have to work on my hair braiding skills! Off to check out Skylar’s Candy Clips…

j.j.October 8, 2009 - 6:51 pm

well i have a girlie with curlies that would love to sport some of those:)

CarrieOctober 8, 2009 - 7:15 pm

Those are to cute…Love them

AndreaOctober 8, 2009 - 7:27 pm

I looked at her Etsy site and blog yesterday, she has some awesome stuff. I think it’s amazing that you both are so giving, truly and inspiration.

ToriOctober 8, 2009 - 7:40 pm

I have been checking her clips for the last week trying to decide what to get. Great idea about using them on ponytail holders!

KyraOctober 8, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Our little one is only 4 months old, but these would be perfect when she gets a bit older!!!

shelbyOctober 8, 2009 - 9:23 pm

oh how I wish my daughter had enough hair to put in to beautiful braids like Sarah’s!

CathyOctober 8, 2009 - 9:48 pm

I don’t have a daughter but love your work enough to buy them as gifts!

DebbieOctober 8, 2009 - 9:56 pm

Ooh, I love ’em! And now I’m off to see the rest!

AmberOctober 9, 2009 - 4:13 am

I love them! Thanks for sharing.

Paula HOctober 9, 2009 - 5:51 am

love anything to help my poor girls hair…so cute

KellyOctober 9, 2009 - 7:20 am

Oh, those are too cute! My two girls would love them. I’m going to have to check out her shop! 🙂

JenOctober 9, 2009 - 8:47 am

I’ve got two girls who can use these cute clips!

StaceyOctober 9, 2009 - 8:56 am

Love them. .. they all are super cute!

SarahOctober 9, 2009 - 10:44 am

Thanks for the giveaway – very cute stuff!

Melanie C.October 9, 2009 - 11:24 am

These are adorable. I love looking at the pictures on your blog. You do beautiful work!

Shana-LynnOctober 9, 2009 - 1:09 pm

Super cute clips and I love Sarah’s hair braided so nicely.

MichelleOctober 9, 2009 - 2:54 pm

So cute!!

selenaOctober 9, 2009 - 3:18 pm

Ohhhh…these are super cute! My daughter would love them! 🙂

SamanthaOctober 9, 2009 - 3:44 pm

Cute stuff!

Shannon KelleyOctober 9, 2009 - 4:44 pm

ooh! These are super cute!! Love them! Maybe they’ll help tame my kids crazy curly hair:)

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