Friday, May 28, 2010

Winner! (Perching at Home)

The winner of the Perching at Home contest is Babies on the Brain, whose choices of yellow polka dots with orange terry and blue polka dots with pink terry were closest to my own choices. Yay, email me with your mailing info! (swistle at gmaildotcom)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Etsy Love: Perching at Home

I'm a reader of Parking at Home, and I saw she had an Etsy shop called Perching at Home, and I like Etsy shops so I clicked through. I saw the burp cloths:

I wished I had a baby to test-drive them, because they're EXACTLY the kind of thing I would have wanted when I had spitty babies, and they're so cute, and it's so fun to custom-choose the vinyl and terry combination. So I ordered a set of two for a friend of mine who has a baby, and said they are IDEAL for the kind of baby who goes along acting all innocent and then burps up a quart. The terry side soaks it up, and the vinyl side keeps it from getting to your clothes while the terry is working.

When I bought the two burp cloths for my friend, I chose the colors I thought would be most to HER tastes: navy polka-dot with white terry, and red polka-dot with green terry (I think she would have preferred the white terry on the red polka-dot one, actually, but I preferred the green so I guess it was a COMPROMISE). That was fun, but I'd rather choose two to MY tastes. So! Here is the giveaway deal: Leave a comment on this post saying which two vinyl/terry combinations YOU would choose.

The person whose choices are most similar to what I'D want to order, I'll buy you YOUR two choices. United States mailing addresses only on this, because I'm going to have them shipped to you directly from the seller---but if you're non-U.S. and know someone to have me send them to in the U.S., that would work too!

I'll choose the winner on Thursday, May 27.

Edit! Parking at Home says: "Allow me to sweeten the deal: Anyone who orders teething rails or bumpers can get two free burp cloths if they mention they're from swistle."


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Winner! (Rascal Flatts and S'Mores)

The winner of the S'Mores Kit and Rascal Flatts giveaway is Jenn of the May 3, 11:24 p.m. comment! Email me, Jenn, and I'll send your mailing info to the S'Mores peeps! (I'm at swistle at gmaildotcom.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

S'Mores Kit and Rascal Flatts (With a Giveaway!)

Why is a UPS truck pulling up? I haven't ordered anything. Or maybe I ordered something really fun and then forgot about it? Or maybe it's something dull, like when I thought "Why is the UPS truck pulling up, maybe it's something fun" and I'd forgotten about the work shirts I'd ordered for Paul.

Oh my. OH MY.

Perhaps I shouldn't have taken this photo on such a distracting rug. The items on the distracting rug are: a box of Honey Maid graham crackers, a bag of Kraft marshmallows, a 6-pack of Hershey bars, a set of S'mores telescoping toasting forks IN A SPECIAL TOASTING FORK CARRIER (only you can prevent tragic S'mores-fork-related injuries), and the Rascal Flatts CD Unstoppable. Awwww yeahhhh.

The unusual marriage of S'Mores and Rascal Flatts has resulted in a free song (this is not the giveaway referred to in the title, just hold on another minute): the first 350,000 people to visit will get a free download of Rascal Flatts's off-album song "Your Day to Get Away." And already you have one fewer chances to get it, because I already got mine.

To get it for yourself, you buy a 6-pack of Hershey bars (OH DARN, SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO EAT THOSE NOW), and then you enter the 10-digit UPC code from the package. You also have to register, which involves giving them your date of birth, your name, your address, and your email address. I registered, even though I am wary of giving out that kind of info, because I don't really mind Hershey's having it. If you are what you eat, I'm already genetically related to them anyway. (I didn't give my real birthdate, though. I assume that's just to make sure you're an adult.)

I was given this package as a sample, because one of you is going to win one too and clearly I had to make sure everything was delicious worth trying to win. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me how you like your toasted marshmallows. Mostly white with only small areas of light tan? Just barely tan? Brown all over? Blackened? You have until Monday, May 10th to enter; I'll choose a winner on Tuesday, May 11th.