Showing posts with label baby blankets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby blankets. Show all posts

Saturday, April 23, 2011

{CLOSED} Win a Rug Mother's Day Giveaway with Madison at Main! Ends 04/30

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Madison at Main! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Annual Mother's Day Buying Guide Giveaway, brought to you by:

Yes my butterflies, I do realize we are nearing Easter, but writers have to think a few holidays ahead! And today my mind is on Mother's Day.

My mom is an amazing person who takes tremendous pride in her home. She is an amazing hostess and goes out of her way to make sure all of her guests feel welcome and at home. She is also incredibly creative and I take my love of both giving and receiving creative hostess gifts from her.

I am not going to divide my buying guide by 'mom type' because I personally find that a bit annoying, I think we all have diverse sides to our personality and ever changing needs and wants, but one common denominator we all have is the love of a comfortable home. One that is warm, inviting and that we look forward to coming home to!

Meet Deveraux

Isn't he handsome? Better still he can live indoors and outdoors with equal ease. Thanks to Madison at Main, the traditional tired looking beat up 'Welcome' mat can be exchanged for something infinitely more creative!

Rug Deets:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Machine Washable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Versatile for Indoor or Outdoor Use
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fade Resistant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Made From 35% Recycled Materials

My Take

Because I live in an Apartment Building, Deveraux lives indoors! He has a very proud place to nest in my Kitchen! I like to cook and every time I step into the Kitchen he makes me smile.

Narrowing it down to Deveraux was not an easy choice! And I'm sure you are all thinking it, and yes I can confirm they had very nice butterfly rugs too! Some standouts are:

 and :
While you know I adore butterflies I very much appreciate when a brand I work with gives me options and I wanted to sincerely thank Madison at Main for allowing me to select something I love for my Kitchen!

Madison at Main is Rugs AND MORE! They also have a fantastic selection of Throws, Afghans and Blankets! There are three throws I fell in love with (maybe we can have them back for Fall with a Lovely Throw Blanket!), I love the Mink Throw, the Chinchilla Throw, and the Betty Throw too! They are perfect for the sofa, over a chair and for a lovely layering effect in the bedroom!

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Madison at Main have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner can select their choice of one Jellybean or Homefires Accent rug. (Not one of each, but one rug from either of the two brands)

DISCOUNT ALERT: Can't wait to find out if you've won? Then enter the code FLYINGHIGH, good for 10% off any order!

Don't you just ♥ Madison at Main? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry- Visit Madison at Main and then Link us to what Rug you would select if you win! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Saturday, April 23, 2011 until Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In the spirit of Mother's Day Fun share with us your favorite advice that your mom has given you! (and yes, if you were not raised by your mom, you can share with us the best wisdom received by the person who did raise you!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our NEW Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you have our old one, please swap it out, our URL address has changed!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @MadisonatMain on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Ascending1 on Twitter (this is Ascending Butterfly's new account, we will soon be hosting twitter parties which necessitates having a second account so you can to make updates throughout the entire party!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Pls RT Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @Ascending1 and @MadisonatMain Rug of Your Choice #Giveaway! Ends 04/30!

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Madison at Main and tell them Ascending Butterfly Sent You on Facebook HERE (Please post the link to your facebook comment, you can get that link the same way you get your link to your tweets!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

TOO GOOD™ by Jenny McCarthy - I MET Jenny!

In between getting our Holiday Buying Guide finalized, moderating entries, and writing, I snuck away last week to attend a press conference in conjunction with the launch of TOO GOOD™ by Jenny! I was invited by the lovely ladies at, I love their tagline 'For Moms Who Want to Spread Their Wings'. Me being a lover of all things butterfly and a huge advocate for everyone spreading their wings, I couldn't resist! While I prep the next surprise in our holiday buying guide, I thought I'd share my experience about the event with you! You can also read the blog post from called 'Jenny McCarthy is TOO GOOD™ this Holiday!'

Jenny McCarthy in conjunction with her partners at PEM America as well as the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association have launched a line of NON-TOXIC products for baby called TOO GOOD™ by Jenny McCarthy. Jenny has evolved and transformed quite a bit throughout the years (much like a butterfly!) and became known as a 'warrior mom' after her books 'Louder Than Words' and 'Mother Warriors' were released and she appeared on Oprah speaking about the challenges she faced after her son Evan was diagnosed with Autism. You can read an excerpt from Mother Warriors on Oprah's Website HERE.

Her son's diagnosis fueled her to do extensive research on therapies, support groups and the existing products on the market. She now runs the  Autism Organization - Generation Rescue and devotes a large part of her time to the organization where she does NOT draw a salary and instead makes sure the funds she raises go to help support families with autistic children and the medical care expenses they face. Care that averages more per year than the average family earns in a year! It is estimated that the average family earns $50,000 per year, and treatment costs approximately $80,000 per year!

There is extensive research on the links between autistic children and seizures. A concern that Jenny shares with the many parents of infants with autism. A concern she decided to help address with her new line of baby goods that uses materials that are non-toxic, 100% recyclable, and PVC free. The line includes a wide selection of bedding, bath textiles, cotton sheets, blankets, rugs, hampers, room decor, and newborn gift sets, with prices ranging from $16.99 for fitted sheets to $179 for a nine piece bedding set. When she went shopping for Evan's Nursery she specifically had trouble finding materials that were non toxic, breathable and also stylish. Her drive to find items that were affordable, stylish and still kept the specialized needs of her son in mind is what drove her to partner with PEM America on this line where a portion of the proceeds will go to Generation Rescue.

I don't have the time or space to feature the entire collection in this post, but I am hoping to be able to work with her team to bring you guys something special soon, in the interim, I did want to be sure to feature the collection that does have butterflies! I know I'm a bit biased, but hey, this is a butterfly loving blog! The Love Bug Collection pictured below has butterflies!

Love Bug Collection

I MET Jenny! After the Press conference, there was a meet and greet with Jenny and she was very open, warm and welcoming and made it a point to greet everyone as if we were long time friends being welcomed to her home. She liked the way I was 'rocking that ponytail' and here I am laughing just as the picture was taken!

Where To Buy - TOO GOOD™ by Jenny is available at:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Bed, Bath & Beyond
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Buy Buy Baby
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Depot
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Supermall
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Target

And you know I love keeping it social! You can connect with @TOOGOODbyJenny on Twitter too! You can also connect with @JennyMcCarthy directly on Twitter as well! Connect with @butterflymoms while you're at it!

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