Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Molly Newborn on Etsy {WINNER}


Thanks to all who participated in the Molly Newborn on Etsy GIVEAWAY!
I am happy to announce the lucky winner is comment #52 ~~ katidyd
Congratulations!!  Enjoy those beautiful earrings!!
Molly will contact you very soon.

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Big thanks to Molly Newborn for helping Penguin's Gift celebrate one year of gift sharing.
And thanks for a very popular giveaway!

Petal Drop Necklace


Okay, something else has been added to my Holiday Wish List:  A Petal Drop Necklace from The Pleated Poppy!

These unique necklaces are made by placing a swatch of fabric behind a beautiful chandelier crystal, then hanging the crystal from an antiqued copper chain.  I love the balance of sweet, feminine with the industrial feel of the copper chain.

Find them here, priced from $30 - $35.  While you are there be sure to check out the other products at The Pleated Poppy, including Petal Pushers and Posy Pins.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

V and Co.


Christmas is less then three months away!  Yes, its still early fall.  Most of us are just now thinking of Halloween and Thanksgiving feels like forever away.  But now is the time to get a jump start on Christmas gifts!  Lots of people are going back to simple, made-with-love gifts (which I love to give and receive!).  If you are looking to make a few gifts for this holiday season and love playing with fabric, then I have a great shop for you - V and Co.

Last week I purchase the pdf file for the Fabric Bracelet pictured above.  I haven't made the bracelet yet but even a craft/sewing-challenged person like me can tackle this project.  The instructions are very clear with color photos and step-by-step instructions. 


I think this pillow would be a amazing gift using one of the Moda Jelly Rolls, even a Christmas Jelly Roll.  (I'm in love with Moda fabric right now!)


I am a scarf lover!  There is nothing like receiving a great winter scarf.  Using the pdf file from V and Co. you can make beautiful embellished scarves for just about every gal on your holiday list.


Oh, I would love an arrangement of these Decorative Balls displayed in my house!  Just think of all the holiday or decor themed combinations you could create.

All of these pdf files are priced at just $6.99 each!  And there are lots more at V and Co.  Also, check out V and Co.'s blog where Vanessa shares her uber-crafty ideas. 

Have fun making gifts for the special people in your life!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cake Pops

I can't help but get caught up in the buzz about Bakerella's new book Cake Pops.  I'm not a Bakerella follower but I think her cake pops are the cutest things ever!  Once my daughter sees the cookbook we will be busy making cake pops, and more cake pops, and even more cake pops.

This book is the perfect gift for so many.  The photography alone is worth the price!  Not to mention all the tips and tricks that are said to be included.  Priced at around $12 from Amazon.

(I've added it to my Christmas Wish List!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Gifts

I know its still September and we've all just realized that Fall is here to stay (yay!) but I wanted to share some fun Halloween things.  Each year Halloween has become more and more a holiday for gift giving so I thought a roundup of spooky and cute things were in order.  Enjoy!

Personalized Pumpkin Bowl - $20
from Sweet Mady
(matching placemat also available)

from Crate & Barrel

from October Road Designs on Etsy


from The Caramel Jar on Etsy

from Pirsuu on Etsy

from Frog Princess Paperie on Etsy

from Barn Owl Primitives on Etsy

With the big owl crazy going on I had to include one!
Personalized Owl Plate - $24
Again, from Sweet Mady

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Molly Newborn on Etsy {GIVEAWAY}-CLOSED


I have a beautiful new jewelry shop to introduce you to - Molly Newborn on Etsy.



Molly offers stylish and affordable necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are all handmade by her in Colorado.  Any piece of jewelry from her shop would make a perfect gift idea for just about any woman on your gift list.



Or treat yourself to something beautiful!  The crazy holiday season will be here before we know it so be good to yourself now.

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Do you know what is coming up next week?  The one year blog-iversary of Penguin's Gift.  Yay!  To celebrate one year of gift idea sharing Molly has generously offered a pair of Silver and Cranberry Filigree Chandelier Earrings to one lucky Penguin's Gift reader!


Aren't they beautiful?  Perfect for fall and into the upcoming holiday season.

You have up to six chances to enter and increase your chance to WIN! Make sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry, and leave your email address if it is not easily visible on your profile or blog.

~COMMENT~ Leave a comment to this post. Simple as that!

~BONUS ENTRY #1~ Visit Molly Newborn's Etsy shop and leave a comment sharing the love for your favorite piece of jewelry there.

~BONUS ENTRY #2~ 'Like' Penguin's Gift on Facebook.
Already 'like' Penguin's Gift on FB? You are eligible too!

~BONUS ENTRY #3~ Post about this giveaway on your Blog, Twitter or Facebook page. Up to 3 entries for posting once on each, and don't forget to leave a separate comment for each entry!

This giveaway will close on Tuesday, September 28th - the first bog-iversary of Penguin's Gift. Please leave all of your comments by 10:00 p.m. on that day. One winner will be selected at Random.org. This giveaway is open to mailing addresses in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway and United Kingdom.

Good luck!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mitetees - Production Onesies and Tshirts


The Mitetees Production Onesies and Tshirts are the cutest!  The shirts incorporate the mom's maiden name along with dad's last name to create a unique and adorable shirts for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.  The quality of the fabric is amazing!  Seriously, if the cute and creative idea didn't completely make you swoon then the quality of the shirts will.

This is an unforgettable gift for baby showers, births, birthdays, and just because (they are soo cute!).

Priced at $26 for short sleeved and $28 for long sleeved the Production Series is available in sizes newborn to 6T and onesie/shirt colors are white, light blue, light pink, and apple green.  Text colors include blue, pink, green, or orange.

Also check out the Copyright 2011 shirts, Birthday shirts, and Sibling shirts!  And be sure to 'Like' Mitetees on Facebook to get new product and promotion code updates.

Disclosure:  This product was provided to me for review. 
The opinions in this post are entirely my own.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hola Baby {25% off}

Campeon/Champion

I've told you about Hola Baby before, cute Spanish t-shirts for kids. 
Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month so Hola Baby is offering 25% off everything from now till October 15.
Use code Hola.

Fresona/Girly Girl

Monday, September 13, 2010

PickleFace Place Ties

The Groovy Collection
*Finally* some cute stuff for the boys!  I feature more cute girl stuff here and that is because 1) I have two girls! so my eye goes to girl things more often and 2) There isn't as much cute boy things around.  That is until I found PickleFace Place on Etsy.


The Independence Collection
The first thing I need to tell you about the ties from PickleFace Place is they are WASHABLE!  Because we know that even when little guys are looking their best they can be messy. 

The Tangerine Dream Collection
The ties come in five different sizes from The Newbie (up to 6 months) to The Perfect Gent (6 - 8 years).  They feature a matching strap so the ties look even more 'real', and a Velcro closure for easy on/off.

The more you buy, the more your save! One tie is priced at $15, two ties for $25, three ties for $35, and four ties for $40 (plus shipping).  Another bonus - you can mix ties form every Collection!  Just let PickleFace Place know in your 'message to seller' during checkout.

Okay, go to PickleFace Place and enjoy some cute little guy shopping!  These ties are so fun and stylish!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Amazon Mom

Go to Sara The Savvy Shopper to learn more about the new Amazon Mom program.  After joining you'll receive three months of Amazon Prime for free!  Perfect for ordering lower priced items like Do You Doodle without needing to search for more items to get to the $25 Super Saver Shipping.  And great timing for Christmas shopping!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Do You Doodle?


A few friends recommended Do You Doodle? last winter and I ordered it just before a forecasted snow storm.  I can't tell you how happy I was that it arrived before we were snowed in for what seemed like weeks.  We spent *lots* of time with this book when we weren't shoveling and playing in the snow.  Months later my older daughter still loves to pull out 'The Doodle Book' as she calls it.

This isn't your typical coloring book.  Its more like an interactive coloring book that your child can create and complete the pages themselves.  On each page the author begins with a rough idea and prompts the child to finish with their drawings and creativity.  And Do You Doodle? is a nice sized coloring book with over 200 pages!

You know its a good thing with the author has created similar themed books which include The Girls' Doodle Book, The Boys' Doodle Book, Beautiful Doodles, and Fabulous Doodles -- all priced under $10 at Amazon.  Pair one of these books with a set of colored pencils for a fun and affordable gift for a child on your gift list.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Portland Beanie Company


I've told you about the Portland Beanie Company before.  Run, don't walk, to their Etsy shop and order one for each head in your house!  Yes, they make these great knit hats for adults too.  Then order a few more for baby gifts.


And a few more for birthdays and the upcoming Holiday season.  All of their beanies are so stinkin' cute!


You won't be disappointed! I was very impressed with my order last year.

Want to see beanies in action?  Check out my friend Ali's 365 blog where you can see her beautiful children wearing their Portland Beanie Company beanies!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Canvas Tote by Kinies


This oversized bow tote from Kinies Etsy shop is the first thing on my Holiday 2010 Wish List.  L-O-V-E it! 

The bag is a generous size with six pockets inside and one outside (under the bow) for keeping your things organized.  This canvas tote would make a great work bag (17" laptop can fit inside vertically), diaper bag, or just a fun everyday bag. 



The tote comes in eight colors:  orange (pictured above), dark teal/turquoise, purple, deep pink, golden rod, black, dark grey, and dark red.  Find it here, priced at $42 (plus $12 shipping, ouch, but its coming from Malaysia!).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Doily Coasters


These wooden Doily Coasters from uncommon's Etsy shop are adorable!  They are useful, of course, by protecting your furniture surface and super cute with their unique vintage styling.  These coasters would make a great hostess or housewarming gift.

The set of five Doily Coasters are made from sustainable birch and measure 3.5" across.  Priced at just $16 (plus $2.50 shipping), and a square set is also available which are just as adorable!