Monday, May 26, 2008

Mem Day Swagiliciousness: Freebie of Note!

[This giveaway is now closed. And the winner is Wren. Wren, please contact me at crabmommy [at] gmail [dot] com for your blankie. Yay!]

Some of you are ticked off with me, yes.

You have come to this site Thursday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, looking for the promised weekend giveaway. And you have found nothing. You think the Crabmommy is a loser. Or maybe something serious has come to pass to derail her from flinging freebies your way. This is when I give you the excuse. Here it is. I'm so sorry I haven't posted but my child has had a terrible cold and my husband was hungover all weekend. I had my hands full, people. Forgive me.

Except only a weentsy bit of that is true. My husband is ever-so-slightly hungover, as am I and that has absolutely nothing to do with my laxness on this here site. I just sorta didn't quite feel like going online these past few days. That's all. My blogging finger required a weekend off. I never learned to type properly so this writing business has taken quite a toll on my right index finger. It too needs some time to rest occasionally. And it did. I laid* it on a tiny blankie and let it sleep all weekend long.

Speaking of blankies...I offer to a lucky reader a most bloody gorgeous freebie today. This one is also very close to my heart as its maker is a native of Souf-Effrica like me. And also, like me, she lives in the rainy northern and western region of our adopted homeland, the USA. Or as Borat calls it, "U, S, and A."

Chicks, check out these fierce, rip-stop weatherproof and adorable blankies from Rugged Idea:
Okay, so not only are they ridiculously byoo-ti-ful and very much byoo-ti-ful and all, but they rock bad weather conditions in a most utilitarian way. Seattle-based creator Ali discovered she needed a badass blankie like this one when she had her first tot. And this one can and does do everything: it's rain resistant, wind resistant, sun resistant; it's a changing surface, is attachable to anything, is carpet protector, baby protector, picnic blankie; it's machine washable; and uberswanky to boot. In short, a multitasking blankie for the multitasking mommy that you are. Can you say swagtastic? I can.

So....put your name in the comments below. No need to be clever, just tell me you want in. And I will pick a random winner sometime in the next day or two. That winner shall receive the following gorgeous medium-sized blankie in the scheme "Kenya Sunset," which retails at $67:Can you stand how cute this bangie is, to use the favored parlance of Crabtot? For God's sake people, it's got ric-rac on the edges! HOW MUCH DO WE LOVE RIC-RAC? LAWD, I wish Crabtot were still in a stroller so I could have come up with an excuse to make the gals of RuggedIdea give me one of these. But I am too kind and honest. I eschewed the free bangie in favor of giving it up to one of you. I am sort of a bit of a Brangelina in my own way—promoting Africa, selflessly. Or at least, promoting a blanket called "Kenya Sunset." Same difference.

So drop your name in the hat. And while you're about it feel free to spell-check "ric-rac" for me. And for anyone who expects 2 freebies at this site as per last week, blog off! It doesn't get awesomer than this, you spoiled tart.

Might I add that whether you win or lose, these blankies make a swell purchase should you ever find yourself, like Crabmommy, living in freezing/rainy temps and lugging your tot around in a stroller. Might I add that when I last called Maclaren to get a replacement rain-thing for her stroller the Maclaren customer service department were so incredibly frosty and British and snotty to me that I came mightily close to letting the tot get rainsoaked rather than have to endure insufferable crispness and annoyance from the Maclaren-peeps who found me mighty tedious for some reason. Maclaren. Who knew they were British? Very British. All their sales-peeps are Brits and are extremely fond of talking down to one. Really quite odd! I thought I had mistakenly dialed Vogue head office or something. Or that maybe I'd reached the booking agent for Camilla Parker-Bowles, rather than a bunch of tele-sales tosses flogging a stupid bloody rain bonnet. GMAB. Seriously, anyone else ever called Maclaren and received a spot of Brit-snittiness?

Weee-ird.

Okay. Enough. Enter below to win that blankie! Winner to be announced when I bloody well feel like it. And come back too this week for a post about artichokes and pencil sharpeners, to be swiftly followed by another on feminism and children. At the bloglet, sassy inventions and some dirt on this CRAZY-SMART book I am reading called Nation of Wimps, which is all about how we ubermommies are ruining not only our kids but the future of our global economy by hovering over the tots at the playground. Makes sense when you read it. Way-scary, mon.

60 comments:

tarynhopper said...

I want in!:) The blanket is gorgeous!

julianne said...

I want in for bangie!

Connie said...

Let me In!!

Please.

Hotmama said...

ooh oooh ooooooh I want a bangie! Let me in. Please.

Terrier said...

I want the blanket! That thing is lovely.

Cass said...

Love that ric-rac! :)

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

Lovely blankets!

Alexis said...

Give it to me! Does winning the dollar-store preggo test put me at a disadvantage?
Also, I want to read that book!

Sara said...

I love anything South African! Including the blankets...I have plenty of uses for it with a two year old. Thanks for the great blog.

Sarah F said...

I have small cold children who would love such a gorgeous blanket - any blanket in fact. The Melbourne winter is very grey at present, we could put it to immediate use!

kelly said...

me me me!! orange is my FAVORITE color!

Betsey said...

I'm new to your blog. Found you through My Therapy and am enjoying your writing. I also love the blankets. Count me in.

Stephny said...

Oh Crabmommy! I can forgive you for putting off blogging... in exchange for that darling blankie!

jwoods said...

Ooooo, love the blanket. And I love the rickrack (which is how I always spelled it, and I'm old enough to remember it Back In The Day).

What? If I'm that old, my kid is too old to want a blankey? O contraire, she's 4 and loves to use blankets in her various fashion-related creations. Sarong, headwrap, shawl, underskirt, they're all items she's improvised with a little blankey.

mj said...

Beautiful--just what I'll need for my little one.

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

I love it! Love, love, love it! I so want that blanket!!

Wynnster said...

GIMMIE!!

Danielle said...

Love it! I so want in...

Thanks!!!

3 good eggs said...

I want in!! That bangie is wonderful

katie8 said...

Love that brown and orange with the groovy blue wave.. Count me in! Found you through City Mommy

Bunny B said...

I'd never hate you crabmommy!! I love those blankets! Please enter me. Hope I win :) Thank you so much for the chance!!!

Bix'Mom said...

I am glad you said we needn't bother to be creative in our posts. A weekend with the in-laws, and home after midnight sort of drained my cleverosity.
Oh, and I totally dig the blanket.

Lina said...

Count me in, too. La Deuxiemme needs something that's not a hand-me-down from her big sis!

julie said...

Do I have to share it with the little one? It is beautious..is that a word?
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Theresa B said...

I'd love that blanket - it would match my daughter's orange room - yes, I'm an orange pusher too!

Peachez5 said...

I would love that beautiful blanket for my beautiful 6 month old daughter!! Please!

Me said...

How perfect is that for all the rain & still chilly weather we're having here in our nation's capital. I want IN, but only so I can give it to my officemate's adorable daughter.

jenarow said...

me please!

scooby_snax said...

Please pick me!

Anonymous said...

Totally Cute, I would love to have one. I'll keep my fingers crossed.``

Anonymous said...

new blanket? yes please!

PennyRoo said...

Gorgeous! I want in.

Anonymous said...

(note: i'm anonymous that posted, 'new blanket? yes please')
ahhh! forgot to leave a trail for you to contact me: pieronus at yahoo dot com

Jess said...

I want in too! Baby needs a new blankie!

Kristianna said...

Pretty Blanket

Kate said...

oooo beeeeyooooutiful blankie!
Baby girl would love it!

fingers crossed!

Anu said...

Just want to know how it feels to win something...and something useful and oh so beautiful...

kim said...

Weatherproof you say...and Ric Rac? Can such a delightful thing truly exist outside the confines of my wildest dreams! Bangin Bangie...I want in.

Mary Anna said...

I want it, need it, crave it!

lorlor5683 said...

I want in! It's so cute!! found it through Shine on Yahoo!

girlsmom said...

I am pushing it, probably I am too late, but I want in too! What a great bangie.

angelica said...

I want in!

jen said...

Please, please, pretty pretty please with sugar sprinkles on top!

Please don't let the fact I am British count against me - I am far from snotty, except for a little sniffle because of this dratted....

... ENGLISH WEATHER! It's MAY for goodness sake, and it's THIRTEEN CELCIUS today. What?!!

And anyway, so my poor bubba is FREEZING her toes off, because all you can buy in the shops is 'summer' and 'skimpy' and 'totally impractical for British summer weather'. This uberblankie will just rock her world (and keep her warm, to boot!).

Please? ;)

Thank you :D

Natalie'sMom said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Jennifer said...

I need that, please.

Deborah said...

me me me me! Pick me please! I never seem to win anything.

CC said...

hook a daddy up!

Susan said...

Me, please! That blanket was made for me!

Andrea said...

Poppy needs a new blanket

Ana Lucia said...

I want in! My family is from Brasil and they think my daughter is freezing in San Francisco! Maybe they would trust me better if I had the blanket for her.

skape7 said...

I'm in. Do I get extra points for watching the Sharks play rugby with a bunch of the lovliest South African people on Saturday night? We even had South African food, boerwurst and all. YUM.

Shivaun said...

pick me, pick me!!!

wren said...

please put me in for the beautiful lovey.

J.Co said...

I want in! This would be perfect for my bff's bean on the way! Pick me!! LOL I love reading your blog on Shine!

shandanicole00@yahoo.com said...

I just found you blog on another site and had to check it out. I am addicted now! Add me in the drawing too!

Nfelton15@yahoo.com said...

Wonderful! I'm in!

tapqueen said...

I want in too!

allison's mom said...

oh Allison would love this! I want one!

Karen said...

Choose me! Choose me!

Rebecca said...

Ok then. I want in too.