Thursday, May 8, 2008

Swagilicious! FREE STUFF

[And the winner of the giveaway is Rachel. Rachel who had an African hedgehog named Sonic and who didn't think she'd ever win anything, lady, you just won! Email me at crabmommy at gmail dot com and I will fwd your address to the sellers so they can ship your goods to you. Well done! And to the rest of you, Thursday sees more swag]

So there's been all kinds of crazy going on in the comments over at my Cookiemag bloglet. I thank all of you who came so readily to my defense and told the ticked-off poster that just because I beat my child with a stick and smoke crack all day does not mean I'm not a good person and a great mom.

Some people really are so quick to judge. (Judge? Who does that? No one in this room, I'll tell ya.)

So: reward time. From today through end of Sunday I will be taking names in the hat for some sweet prizes. For those of you who saw my hedgehog series over at my friend Gabfab's,* the vendors of that sweet homemade, original, one-of-a-kind loveliness have ponied up some freebies for your delectation.

Rules: Comment on this post (a simple, "ME! ME!" will do, as I am too worn out to pose any intriguing questions) and the randomly picked winner shall receive the all three of the following lovely loot:

  1. a pair of custom-made craftastic hedgehog booties courtesy of mayaeliseboutique. Now if you don't love these you're need medication:(The winner gets to pick color too and even a different fabric if preferred! Score!)
  2. a pair of hedgehog ponytail holders too divine for speech from cutecumber: If you don't love these then for God's sake, get yourself checked up):
  3. This isn't hedgie-themed but is equally scrumptious: Jules Goldin offers you, our winner, a custom Smushies blankie for your weeny one to snuggle with. These are just divine. They almost make we want another baby. Almost, but not quite. And even if you don't win a Smushie, check out Jules's shop for her fantastic deals. If that's not thriftiness, utility, and beauty combined then by all means slag me off in public.
THREE FREE ETSYLICIOUS ITEMS!

This is so swagilicious I almost can't stand it. Entries taken until 10pm, PST, on Sunday night. Or sooner. Or later. Depending on how organized I am and how my mood is on that day. Anyone can enter. Even Mormons. Or those who live in a third-world country (like my native country of South Africa. Hi, SA'ns!). We don't discriminate here at Crabmommy. At least not on the weekends.

As for forthcoming posts, I will muse on feminists in preschool, washing children's mouths out with soap, the sheer impossibility of finding a bath duck that actually floats, abs (or more specifically, a lack thereof), smack, crack, whack, flak, that sort of thing. (No, I don't know what I'm talking about. Why do you ask?) The point is that I aim to post more, and in a frequently peppery tone. Wholesome goodness here at Crabmommy. And if you missed Randomommy #3, owing to the perverse speediness of my new posting habits, please scroll down if you wish to engage in utterly insubstantial musings: Hemp brownie mix awaits (on the shelves of my local grocery store).

141 comments:

Gill said...

I heart hedgehogs too!!

Jenny said...

My child's lovey is a hedgehog puppet named Gertrude. She's a colonial Hedgehog from Williamsburg, so she has a British accent. We LOVE hedgehogs here. :)

meghan said...

Hedgehog goodness!

Ascelyn said...

Must. Have. Ponytail holders. I think I'm going to get several. As if it's not bad enough I'm stuck with pigtails at work until I can get my hair cut again....

Jennifer said...

ME! ME! ME! Pretty please! ME!

emily said...

What day is it? -post-op mommy all done w/oxy

mary said...

Oh, these damn hedgehogs, killing me with their cute! Thanks for the heads up on this one! And I'm going to sk*rt this right now!

mamawho said...

For your enjoyment, a hedgehog photo that will either burn your eyes with cuteness or make you squeal with delight. http://presentvideo.com/files/photos/45c48cce2e2d7fbL.jpg

It's almost as cute as little owls.

Claire said...

Ohmigod! If I don't win, I'm going to buy some of those ponytail holders.

As soon as the girl has hair, that is.

Viva Crabmommy's crack habit!

The Shah Family said...

Me! ME!
Hedgehogs are so cute! Even before I had my daughter I bought the cutest little hedgehog outfit.

Danielle said...

So new here but if you give this kind of cute stuff away I am SOOOO coming back!

:)

I love it all!!!

Liz said...

me me me! :)

Brooke said...

Lovey lovey the hedgehoggies!

mskaz said...

I am so glad to have discovered you (a little late, I guess?)at Design Mom, because this post is all sorts of hilarious and I'll be back for more. And hedgies? Too cute.

Rachel said...

We used to raise the African hedgehogs. We had Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Sonic, and Sajuaro to name a few. I totally love those baby shoes. And being due in early December means this baby will need some fuzzy shoes to keep his/her feet warm right? I never win these things but I guess I never will if I don't enter, huh? ;)

piebrothersmomma said...

Me! Me!!! Love the h-hogs!

daytrippingmom said...

Love these hedgehogs.. I'm lusting after those ponytail holders..

Anna said...

Lovely!

bap2 said...

i obviously need soft lovies for my child because my cold indifference isn't keeping him warm enough!
beth(at)monkey(dot)org

satellite said...

I love hedgehogs, too! My daughter has two (plush) hedgehog friends: Little Harry and Tiny Harry.

Feeder of the hungry beans said...

Yozhik!

(We love yozhiki in our house. Hedgehogs, that is.)

Me said...

Too cute!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for making me laugh. I'm in!

RBirdie said...

Too cute!

Melissa said...

Adorable items!

Heather said...

ooh ooh!! Pick me!!

Natalie said...

i've always had a fondness for hedgehogs! pick me :)

Kristen M. said...

How could I not love hedgehogs? Thanks for making me laugh.

imme said...

I love the booties! By the way, did you see this article about pygmie hedgehogs as pets? Very cute.

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=559883&in_page_id=1770

julianne said...

Mmmm hedgehogs.

Meg said...

"pick me, pick me!" :0)

Naomi said...

I love hedgehogs! I would force Jasper to wear the booties, pink and all, too.

Jules said...

Love it! Glad D.M. linked ya!

Beth said...

Oooooo..... They're adorable, and hedgehogs abound in the family. We may have to order some if we don't win the draw.

Annie said...

So Cute!

Heidi said...

Me, me...pick me!!

Cassy said...

Children's author Jan Brett (The Mitten) loves hedgehogs too. She has "Hedgie" stories, hides hedgehogs in her other books and even has a pet hedgehog. What a great gift these prizes and one of her books would make!
Cassy

heather said...

Me, me! (you did say that was enough ... :)

Shimmy Shake said...

So lovely, Count me in!

daisy said...

First time visit...I came from Design Mom. I'd say Pick Me, but you'll probably want to shoot me because I can't decide if I'm more appalled or amused. I know, I know, I shouldn't take people so seriously. But you know us serious people have humor issues sometimes. Like, we lack some of it...

But I love hedgehogs, and apparently so do you. So you must have some redeeming qualities...I'm thinking one of them would include being outrageous? J/K, sort of. :)

Have a great weekend.

Melinda said...

Me Me!!

Team Harris said...

I am a new hedgehog fan. Rockin!

Jecca said...

me me me!!

Rachel said...

Oh oh! You have no idea how far my love for hedgies goes. Seriously. I'm going to start trying to have another baby tonight, just so I can use those booties for myself instead of giving them to one of my dear friends. Ok, so maybe not so much, but I do love them so, and my daughter would be just adorable in those ponytail holders! I swear I won't steal them for myself!

Lara said...

way to go! anything hedgehog-gy has got to be cute, but these are some of the CUTEest hedgehog things I've seen.

Chelle said...

so cute!!

L SHUK UP said...

yippee!!!

vfg said...

Since I loved hedgies before they were even so trendy, then this I would love. Even painted myself a wee hedgie last night, and stock my shop with them, too, when I'm active :).

Enjoyed your posts at DM this week; lovely to "meet" you. And love your blog heading: "because loving your child is a given, but loving motherhood is not."

Megs said...

Great stuff. Me me!!

Cade and Carrian said...

My little girl is 2 and is FINALLY starting to get some hair. This week we oficially got her hair into pig tails!!!! I NEED those cute ponytail holders!

~Kat~ said...

Me Me ME!

Diania said...

Love it all

Stephny said...

Every little girl needs some hedgehogy goodness!

Angela said...

My baby girl will be arriving any day. I would LOVE the booties and blanket for her, and the ponytail holders for my 8 year-old would be just the right big sister gift!

Emily said...

Oooooh! I want a Smushies blanket! I just bought one for a girlfriend and when I felt it I knew I had to have one for my soon-to-be-here baby!

ME! ME! ME!

Deborah said...

I can't seem to win the lotto, but maybe I could win hedgehog pony tail holders. I'm sure they would be a big hit at the office. Pick me, pick me!

Deborah said...

Ok, not trying to cheat by entering twice, I promise... But just wondering... do the booties come in big girl (like size 8) slipper sizes too? Because my shoes are killing me right now, and I would love to slip into to some snuggly-licious hedgehog booties.

A & J said...

Hedgehogs. Can designers make any ugly animal look cute? I guess so.

Tatiana said...

Sounds like a great idea and thanks God it is Friday!

Mandi said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love it all!!

Margret said...

Me too! I want in on the cuteness!
*sigh*

Sharleen said...

Do those slippers come in my size?

Melissa said...

That is a cute idea. I would never think of hedgehogs being that cute.

bethany said...

These are the cutest!

Lisa said...

love it!

nanvan said...

I LOVE the hedge's... and as a result so does my L.O.!!

andrea.d said...

Ack! I'm overdosing on cuteness!

Kim M said...

Please pick me! I have to give my awful sister-in-law a shower gift, and it would make me feel so much better if it were free!

Joe Mama said...

Me! Me!

Shelly G & Hope P said...

I love hedgehogs... and these are so adorable...

Sarah F said...

Me! Me! Just gorgeous.

MB said...

It's about time the world realized hedgehogs are adorable.

Marci & Daniel said...

I have suddenly fallen in love with hedgehogs! Who knew they could be so cute!

Sarah said...

i grew up wanting a hedgehog. :)

Likely said...

me me!

Mel said...

what cute little hedgehogs! Me! Me!!

Lara said...

was it mi-mi-mi-mi-mi or just a ME!!ME!!! Either way, there it is!

Happy Mother's Day!

Amy-Alisa said...

I always get porcupines and hedgehogs mixed up, regardless, they are cute!

Jawan said...

When people ask me how I got my name, I tell them that I was born in the mid 70s & my mom and dad smoked some weed and came up with my name one night when they were "high". Of course, that's just a crack-rock joke I like to pull on people when I first meet them - it's so not true, but funny. There is a REAL story behind my name but that's another post.

Anyway, hedgehogs are cute and prickly. I want me some.

mj said...

Love those hedgehog booties!

dolls123 said...

ME! ME!

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Reiza said...

I've never really had a thing for hedgehogs (I don't hate 'em, but they've just never spoken to me), but these may change my mind. So cute!

Cass said...

Me! Me! Pick me! :)

Stephanie said...

Cool stuff, cool hedgehogs and a very cool blog!

marni said...

What fun! Loving the hedgehogs!!

cindysbananas said...

OMG! I'm in love! cb

Mommy Cracked said...

Crabalicious cuteness.

Annie said...

ME!! Pick ME!

Bunny B said...

Ooooh!!! I love hedgehogs!!! Me wanna win :) Thanks!!

bunnybox9 [at] gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The hedgehogs are adoreable and perfect for my grandkids
Liz C
lzz25@yahoo.com

Alyssa said...

I love the hedgehogs.

momof5girls said...

I apparently love hedgehogs, too. Who knew???

Em said...

love it!

Kim said...

loving your hedgehog prizes! sooo cutesy.

Anonymous said...

what adorable hedgie items! the booties are super cute!

vjmclaughlin@yahoo.com

Christal W. said...

These are such cute goodies!
daisygirl_0715@hotmail.com

Laurel Beard said...

ME ME ME!!! :)

laurelbeard@comcast.net

Allison said...

Super cute!

Alisa said...

Hedgehogs are super cool!!!

Jessica S. said...

How cute are hedgehogs??!! I may have to start a new collection! Happy Mother's Day!

Fairlightday said...

We love us some hedgehogs. We are actually thinking about getting one or two as pets, because they're just as cute in real life. We would love to have some hedgie goodness! Please pick us! :)

Barbara said...

hoorah for the hedgehodge and these super cute odes to the creatures. happy mother's day to all.

jennifer said...

oh hedgehog how i love thee. why not come live in our happy home? riley promises not to karate chop you with his newly acquired white belt and lola promises to only drool on you a little bit. deal?

Brett and family said...

These are fun! Enter me please!

Kelly said...

These are so cute! My daughter would love them.

Britta said...

gimme, gimme, gimme, I need, I need

Alexis said...

Throwing my hat for another round. Me! Me!

dawn said...

ponytail holders! me!me!

Dansie Family said...

i especially love the ponytail holders.

Wynne said...

Gimmie!! Or I will hold my breath until I DIE

Kathy said...

Gotta love those hedgehogs, I'm ready to win!
bigfamily8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bix'Mom said...

I would love to win the hedgehogs, but even if I don't, I am glad I found your blog...you make me laugh

mich said...

<3 Hedgehogs! Those booties are adorable!!

~d said...

YOU ARE FUNNY.. I must investigate the crack-gate story.

cUTE HEDGIES TOO...
d

Life With Little Ones said...

ADORABLE!

Clay and Katy said...

me me me!!!!

Dana said...

Soooo Fabulous,my daughter loves these little biddy hedgehogs!

jenarow said...

me, me wiggling and raising my hand high here!

jenarow at yahoo dot com

sweetsue said...

I am new to your site, and I must say I am intrigued! I will have to look around to see what the evil poster said. I love the hedgies and the blanket!

windycindy said...

Hello, You have some real cute goodies in your prize package contest
giveaway. Please sign me up!
It is appreciated.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rockin' Mama said...

awesome giveaway! Swag please!!! : )

sandra g said...

very much enjoyed your posts over at Design Mom, and followed you back here, because a drop of cranky mom with a spot of hedgehog is just about perfect. LOVE the hedgehogs! And my daughter is finally showing signs of one day soon being able to wear those ponytail holders...

stella g said...

i'm in!

Cassie said...

My childhood dog absolutely loved his hedgehog toy. He would carry it around and if we threw it for him he would glare at us and take it away and lick it.

Luvnlife said...

Happy mothers day to all!!! I am definately enjoying my first mothers day! Hopefully all your motherly wishes come true! As i sit here and plan my daughters first birthday, searching all over the place for hedgehog stuff i ran into your site. Some funny stuff i must say! Definately will be stopping back to keep up with your blog! Well, i must continue my searching!!! Happy Mothers Day!!!

julie said...

lol everytime I read your posts...I too find hedgehogs delicious and cute and I don't mean to eat! Have a great Mother's Day

betty R. said...

enter me please,we love hedgehogs here too..My mom got one for a pet about 4 years ago and all the grands are stuck on ''anything henry''! lol..thats what she named him...
btw....i really enjoy your blog!
happy mothers day to you and your readers...
i have a contest going on as well to win a diaper cake...i invite you to come over and enter ..

Robin said...

Those booties are too darn adorable!

Carolyn said...

Love the prickly lil hogs. Toss them at the meanie on the other post.

TinyBubbles said...

Ohh!! Pick me!!! I love Etsy!!

Stephanie said...

Me, me, me! I love etsy.

angelica said...

Me! Me! I have those hedgehog booties saved in my favorites already, but I love them even more when they are free.

Stephanie said...

You are too funny! Love the hedgehogs!

mae said...

even mormons? funny.

Daisy said...

Me! Me! me! These are so, so cute.

eryn said...

Pick me!

Disco Mom said...

we've got a thing for groundhogs in our house, feb 2 being many of our birthdays, and hedgehogs are so close, we want in on this swag!

the Ormsby's said...

Since I can't have a pygmy hedgehog, this would be great! Love it all!

The Watkins said...

Saw you on designmom.com. These are so cute. Love those little hedgehogs.

laura said...

I'm late... VERY late. But who knows, maybe you'll take pity on me. And the last entry is never the winner anyway. But a chance at those hedgehog booties was too much to pass up! Bootie-cuteness. :)

Foodaholic said...

The hedgehog items are totally adorable! Different too.