June 25, 2007

Must-Have Summer Sling- A Giveaway! *Updated With Winner!

The very first sling I ever bought was a mama-made black ring sling from KimzKreations on ebay. And to this day it is still my favorite. I have worn Gray in that sling since he was one day old. You can see a picture of it in my big babywearing post here. I am not sure if it is the sentimentality of it or the fact that it is my most comfortable one, all worn-in and such, it just has been an awesome sling that I got for $15 on ebay way back when you could still get a sling that inexpensive!

And what's even more awesome is that I developed a little email to email relationship with Kim, who made it for me. It's been about 2 years now since my first purchase from her. I did buy another one, then she even sent me one as a gift just because she is that sweet. Recently she's been making Solarveil ring slings (and sent me one, too- again- she's so sweet!)

This is my first Solarveil sling.
Solarveil blocks the UVA and UVB rays while keeping you cool and comfortable. There is no other fabric available with the same unique features. In rigorous laboratory testing, a single layer of Solarveil blocks 75% to 80% of UVA and UVB rays, and a double layer blocks 92% to 95%. This level of protection maintains when the fabric is wet or dry. Solarveil also has excellent wicking properties, which is the ability to pull perspiration away from the skin. This, combined with the open knit construction that allows air to easily pass through the fabric which rapidly evaporates moisture, creates an air conditioning effect keeping the wearer cool. You can read more about Solarveil Sun Protection here.

I've found that the fabric is quite comfortable- especially in the hot weather, and the rings hold very well without having to be re-adjusted. The tail allows you to drape over your child to give them extra protection, if needed. I am excited to use this when we go to a little pool party tomorrow!

It's a perfect sling for summer and I want you to have one! Kim from KimzKreations is giving away a Solarveil ring sling of your choice! You pick the color and the rings you want- a $40 value!

To enter: 1. Enter your blog in the Mr. Linky 2. mention this contest in a post on your blog and be sure to link back to this contest post and to KimzKreations by Thursday 12 PM (CST).

If you don't have a blog, please enter your name in the Linky and make sure you've left a comment so that I know how to contact you! And of course spread the word about this fabulous contest!

I'll pick one winner at random from the Linky list and announce it here Thursday afternoon!

*Update- the winner is: Mama K from Mama K NJ! Thanks to Kim at KimzKreations for this great giveaway!





60 comments:

  1. Hi Steph ---

    I forgot to change my Mister Linky to direct to the post that mentions the contest...

    Its http://karlascrazylife.blogspot.com/2007/06/its-hot-and-its-dry-heat.html

    Blessings,
    Karla

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  2. Thank you for letting me know about this and the other contests! I'm in!

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  3. Cool contest! I signed up but I'll make a post and link on my blog later tonight if not tomorrow morning!

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  4. YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!! I neeeeeeed a baby!!!! ! I ADORE her tye dye slings! I WANT one. I am COVETING one soooooo bad. NOT fair!!! SO I am totally entering and hoing I get more babies.... ;-)

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  5. I have been shopping around for a solarveil RS! I think I will have to buy one.. if I don't win of course. LOL

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  6. That looks so cool! We are planning for baby #4 and I don't have a sling. I have a playtex hip hammock that I love, but that is only for much bigger babies. I need this!!

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  7. Your clematis in the background looks fabulous. I hope that Solarveil makes other things too.

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  8. Sounds great! Count me in! By the way, I've got a new photo tag up! I'd love for you to play along.

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  9. oh.. count me in! i would LOVE this!

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  10. I no longer believe in my powers of winning... So I just bought the blasted thing. :)

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  11. I have really been wanting one of these! Hope I win!!

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  12. love your pictures! again a great giveaway!

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  13. That Solarveil sling looks great--count me in! :)

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  14. That looks awesome! I didn't use a sling with my son (who is two now), but I have been using one with my daughter who is almost 8 months old now. I LOVE it! She loves it! It's wonderful :)

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  15. I don't have a blog right now. I did have one, but not any more. I can be contacted @ krystalmcmaster@hotmail.com

    And I'd also like to say that I really enjoy reading your blog.

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  16. What an excellent idea, please enter me! :)

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  17. her slings look so nice. I got a solarveil sling from wallababy.com to review. Its beautiful and reversable! although w/ solarveil it doesnt matter which side you put it on, it looks the same.. but all her other slings you can f lip the other way and its a new color. Really neat. And its a comfortable gather at the shoulder just like Kims.

    I love the black on you ;-) Mines yellow.

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  18. Sarah C - schunta@hotmail.com

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  19. How awesome! I'll be giving away a White Solarveil Ring Sling very soon! I'm hoping that you can pass the word around for all of the gals who don't win this one...they'll have another chance! I'll let you knwo when I post the contest.

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  20. http://homemom3.blogspot.com/2007/06/june-giveaways-week-4-tuesdays.html

    I posted this contest on my site, but forget to put in the direct link. This is a nice prize, hope I win. :) I just had my fourth baby and would love this sling.

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  21. Don't have a blog but would love to enter the contest. My daughter is due Sept. 4 and would love the sling. Thanks.

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  22. I don't have a blog but would love to enter. Here is my email.

    grams-kelley [at] sbcglobal [dot]net

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  23. Pick me, pick me! I am in, my post is up, but I forgot to link directly to it, so here is that http://neffets3.blogspot.com/2007/06/i-want-that-sling.html

    Also, Lil, if you do win, I can help you out!

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  24. Hey, Stephanie, thanks for the chance at this sling!

    I was wondering if you might consider (now don't laugh at me!) taking pictures and doing a step-by-step of you putting on a sling and putting your son in. I realize this may be elementary for most people, but I just can't visualize exactly how it works. I had a store-bought carrier once, and it was just too difficult to put my son in and then put it on. Thanks for considering it. :0)

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  25. I'm jumping on the sling wagon for the next baby. I missed out on the first one but can't on the next! =)

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  26. Wow, that fabric sounds awesome! i can see it being especially useful at the farmer's market when my babe is sweating like a little piggy in my current sling.



    P.S. Let's get together!

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  27. Oh dear I did it too....here's the link to my actual post about the competition... http://rachelscommentsonlife.blogspot.com/2007/06/me-please.html SORRY! :)

    P.S. Yes I know I'm in Australia and that may affect my ability to win but my Mother in law lives in OHIO and is coming back to Aus in September for a wedding so if I won the sling could be sent to her address.

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  28. thanks for noticing my error on the mr linky! i don't want to miss out on this one :)

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  29. I, for one, love all the contests so I totally understand the ads/reviews in order to get the things to give away. What, were you supposed to buy all these prizes for us???

    I'm off to put an entry on my blog now then take a look at her site. I hope I win so I want to be prepared with what I want!

    PS -- I've been shopping around and her price sounds very reasonable.

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  30. Those pictures are so goregous you two could model those professionally. Ever thought about that??? : )

    Seriously, you look great.

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  31. I just wanted to say how much I love your haircut! :)

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  32. Hi! I am new to your blog and would love to win the sling. I do not own one but have friends that do and I just haven't had the extra cash. I don't have a blog but my e-mail is lizzy_142@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

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  33. I am soooo in this one, too. I WANT a sling!

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  34. That is an awesome looking sling!!! I love mine but it is getting beat up from so much use and hope to have more kids so a new one would be neat.

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  35. I just wrote 2 posts and neither of them are showing up.

    Blogger is teh suck tonight. I'll try again in an hour or two.

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  36. Okay, now it's showing up-- sometimes. http://ketchupfamily.blogspot.com/2007/06/summer-sling-giveaway_26.html

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  37. Just wanted to let you know I entered....thank you for letting me enter even though I don't have a super cool blog like you do! :)

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  38. oh i really wanna win a sling! pick me! :) thanks steph.

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  39. Yeah for slings!! Ever since I saw a blog of a baby-wearing mother, I have wanted a sling for my baby girl. If I don't win one, I guess I'll have to get out the sewing machine and try to make one. If i win, I will send you my email address, as I don't want to post it here. Your kids are cuties.

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  40. Me me me! Pick me! :)

    I linked to Kimz Kreations (she's got some really nice slings) and your blog at http://www.sharingmytwocents.com/2007/06/i-had-no-idea.html

    My email is sharingmytwocents@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  41. Aw...59 on the list and just my age...am waiting for a new grandboy any day now and this sling would be perfect in our TEXAS heat!

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  42. Here's hoping I actually win something!! I'll post right away.

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  43. I'm so in! I'd love to have a sling I can wear in the water! I posted on my blog about it.

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  44. What a fun giveaway! Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  45. Please randomly select me!!!! I'm super into this.

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  46. I don't know why but when I signed Mr. Linky it linked to your site (AIB) I don't have a blog but would still like to enter the giveaway. A sling would be great with my granddaughters. here is contact info

    kelley_circus at sbcglobal dot net

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  47. Don't really know much about these - they look neat. I have a little girl (6 months) who loves to cuddle :)
    my email: mcblitz@shaw.ca

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  48. Just posted about the contest and a few other interesting things happening around here. Anyway, can't wait to see who wins!

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  49. Gah, I'm so last minute on this one. Very cool. I want to win. Pick me! :)

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  50. That sling looks and sounds great! Sorry I'm running so late to the party!

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  51. I'm very last minute too! :) Thanks to Lisa for directing me here! :)

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  52. New to Adventures in Babywearing and love the sling! On Pacific time so I'm last minute, too.

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  53. My sister uses a ring sling and she loves hers. I need one for my new baby.

    redneckscrappin at hotmail dot com

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  54. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    I am beyond thrilled. Seriously I was never so excited to win anything in my life. I'll be sure to blog all about it once I get it. :)

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