Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I've Got uff da! Love

I'm a stay-at-home mom.  My kid list consists of a preschooler, a toddler, and a baby.  That's right, there are three of them.
Needless to say, I don't get out much.  And honestly?  I don't always have the time or energy to fix my hair when I DO get out.
(Shhh...I don't always get to wash it, either.  Stand back at least three feet if you don't want a whiff of spit-up and breast milk on one of those days.)

So imagine my excitement when I won a giveaway over at Last Train to Pooksville in December!!  The lovely @emilybilbrey (follow her on won't regret it) has an amazing blog AND an amazing shop, uff da! designs, and she was giving away a couple of her beautiful, handmade, fashionable headbands.

I don't have much luck, usually, so I was jumping up and down and probably way more excited than a normal person would be, but look at these!  Wouldn't you be??

hydrangea bloom headband

perfect poppy headband

I got to choose not only which headband design I wanted, but also the color.  That?  Was hard.  I mean, seriously.  Look at how many colors she uses.
I know, the suspense is killing you.
I chose....drum roll, please...a teal hydrangea bloom headband!

Something you must know about Emily is that not only does she take great care at being a mom, but also puts love into each thing she crafts.  My headband arrived and looked FABULOUS.  Not only that, but she enclosed a handwritten note and a sticker for her store.  That's thoughtfulness for ya, folks. 

Right away, I knew this headband would become part of my go-to hair supplies, right up there with the elastic band I use to put my mane in a knot safely on top of my head and out of reach of Sawyer.  One of his favorite games these days is seeing how loudly he can make me scream when he pulls my hair, so I haven't worn it down in a while.  My style (can it be called that?), though necessary, is kind of boring.
Or it WAS boring.  Until this:

Boring mom style, all dressed up!!  Fancy!

Plus, it's a dual purpose--looks great, and keeps those wispy hairs out of my face.

I am grabbing this cute accessory all the time now, and I adore it.  You will, too.  Promise.

Visit Emily's online store, uff da! designs, where she sells not only these spectacular headbands, but also handmade magic wands, upcycled sweater hats, hair clips and holders, and more.

And to Emily--THANK YOU so much for introducing me to your fabulous creations!

**Fine Print: I am not being paid for endorsing these products.  I get no money and no free products besides what I've won.  I just wanted to write this post because I am in love with my headband in a crazy kind of way.  And you will be  as well, so I suggest you get your booty in gear and beautify your hair with these fantastic designs!  Or you can send me some of them.  That's totally cool, too.**


  1. YAY! Isn't winning stuff awesome!

    (Also? I totally need to win one of those headbands since, you know, we have the same "style.")

  2. thanks so much for this AMAZING post, mama! such a treat! i'm thrilled that you're lovin' your uff da and it looks absolutely gorgeous on you. many many thanks! cheers!!! (:

  3. OooOOOOoooo...Kim likes pretty things ;)

  4. So pretty! I love those headbands..I would have a hard time choosing a color, too. Yay for winning one!!