Yay It’s a Giveaway: bella bliss $100 Gift Card

Winner Update! Congrats to Nancy B. for winning the $100 gift card! Here’s what she had to say about her favorite summer memory: ” Summer memories: Hosting lemonade stands, catching lightning bugs, playing at the swimming pool!”

Thanks to everyone who entered! It was fun hearing all your summer favorites.

To make up for the blur in yesterday’s post, I’m coming strong today with a giveaway and it’s a good one. bella bliss® is an amazing line that started as traditional children’s clothing and has morphed into offering more and more every season. I worked at bella bliss in college, when the line was relatively small, and in the three years I was there I went from packing boxes of  adorable sweaters and basics to swimsuits, ladies lounge wear and tons and tons of seriously cute kids clothes.

Whenever I’m in Lexington, I make sure to stop by Bliss (as it’s affectionately called) to hang out with Lisa (the owner & designer) and visit with her adorable kids Mac & Katharine (that I also had the pleasure of babysitting). And now that I have a little one, I always stock up on basics for him.

So here’s where you come in. Starting tomorrow, Bliss is hosting their annual Warehouse Sale. This thing is serious business thanks to some serious mark downs. If you’re in Lexington (or can get there easily), you need to head downtown to Sayre School (across the street from their store on 209 North Limestone) to snag some of the goodies. But luckily for you, if you’re not – you have a chance to win a $100 gift card to use on whatever you heart desires. And this giveaway isn’t only for moms (or really awesome aunts), bella bliss has some really fun printed tunics & dresses perfect for summer. They’ve also just added jewelry – so you’ll definitely find something you’ll love.

Here’s the scoop on the sale from the bella bliss blog:

bella bliss will hold it’s 6th annual warehouse sale in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk June 27th – 29th from 10 am to 5 pm.   For the past six years bella bliss has donated 10% of the net proceeds from the sale to the LLS Light the Night Walk, and has been able to donate over $30,000 so far!  The sale is held in Lexington, KY at Sayre School, who has been so kind to donate their space for the second year now.  It is an opportunity for bella bliss to clear out samples and overstock at up to 90% off retail prices, with most clothing being $10, and is quite the popular event here in Lexington, KY.  Moms have traveled from as far as Atlanta to stock up on their favorite pieces for little ones!  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has proven to be a wonderful organization to partner with.  They provide volunteers to help us with the sale and our joint efforts in marketing really help to get the word out.  We are looking forward to this year’s sale and hope that we can continue to grow this beneficial event.

I’ve compiled some of my favorites here and check out the details below on how to enter.

p.s. – bella bliss is going to hosting a giveaway on their own soon. just take a picture of  your favorite little person (i.e. – your son/daughter/niece/nephew – no creeping people) in bella bliss and then post it on their facebook page. they could appear in the fall catalog and win a $250 gift card? Like their facebook page to stay tuned for details!

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Now onto the important part – how to win!

  • The Goods: One (1) $100 Gift Card to bella bliss
  • To Enter:
  • Giveaway Closes: Friday, June 29th at 4 pm.
  • Winning: One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday July 2nd as an update to this post.
  • How to Redeem: I’ll drop you a line with deets on how to get your goodies.
  • Details: There will be one winner. Open to US Residents Only.

The fine print: I wasn’t paid or perked for doing this post or hosting the giveaway – just love giving you all free stuff!


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    Baili Minsterketter

    June 26, 2012

    I loved walking to the neighborhood pool!

    I like LouWhatWear on facebook and just liked Bella Bliss.

    Thanks Danielle!

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    June 26, 2012

    favorite summer childhood memory….definately going to hilton head every summer with our family friends. we would check out greg russel who would sing under the big tree in harbor town and we would plan the song we would sing on stage if he asked us up the whole trip down 🙂

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    Andrea Ermler

    June 26, 2012

    My favorite summer childhood memory: practicing fast-pitch softball pitching with my mom in our driveway. She was my catcher and was very good. I threw a wild pitch and totally drilled my step dads car’s (which we called ‘The Butt Ugly’) tail light. We both looked at each other and busted out laughing. 😉

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    Andrea Ermler

    June 26, 2012

    And, you know I love your post 😉

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    Denise M

    June 26, 2012

    My favorite summer memory was going on a road trip through Pennsylvania down to Washington DC and my dad singing Home on the Range as loud and off key as he possibly could most of the time

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    Karrie Harper

    June 26, 2012

    I loved being active all summer long….riding bikes, swimming at the pool, playing tball. And of course doing all of that with my fam & friends.

    * all bonus entries completed

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    June 26, 2012

    My favorite summer childhood memory was sitting at the end of my driveway (with my herd of Furbys- remember those?!) trying to hawk lemonade to the neighbors at my half-hazard lemonade stand.

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    Courtney Byrne

    June 26, 2012

    My favorite childhood memory is riding bikes at the beach with my brothers & cousins. We would ride to the end of the island we stayed on to see the lighthouse.

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    June 26, 2012

    Favorite summer memory is vacations in SC!

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    June 26, 2012

    My favorite memory of childhood is the first day our neighborhood pool opened, every summer. I always jumped in to the very cold water, lips blue, and swam all day long with my friends. It could be raining, hot or not- we were there!

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    Whitney Minten

    June 26, 2012

    I remember washing my dolls clothes on an old-fashioned washboard and hanging them on a clothesline with little pink and blue clothespins. My mom just gave one to me the other day.

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    June 26, 2012

    My mom and one of sisters would take the entire family to the beach. My sweet Aunt Dot would make taffy for the kids, then we would have a taffy pulling contest on the porch. Those were some very special memories that I will never forget.

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    jennifer weis

    June 26, 2012

    My favorite summer memory from childhood is making homemade icecream at my grandparents house. I loved the excitement of the wait, helping to prepare it, catching lighting bugs while it was turning and especially the eating! I now make homemade icecream with my own daughter.

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    June 26, 2012

    Playing flashlight tag with all the kids on our street, while our parents hung out on the driveway sipping on beers and margaritas…great times had by all 🙂

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    Lucy Murchison

    June 27, 2012

    I loved catching fireflies in the field behind my grandparents’ house.

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    Megan K

    June 27, 2012

    My favorite memory is.. Going to the beach every summer (usually Hilton Head) with my family and a couple other families. We would hang at the beach and pool all day and cookout and play games at night!

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    Caitlin B

    June 27, 2012

    So many childhood summer memories to choose a favorite… but just some highlights:
    – Bike-Riding/Beach-tripping/Croc-avoiding on Hilton Head Island
    – Rocking that Summer Pass to White Water Atlanta (until the whole e.coli thing…)
    – Hours & Hours of Capture the Flag with all our neighborhood friends
    – 4th of July Parade & Fireworks (God Bless America!)

    Liked (LOVED) Lou What Wear & Bella Bliss!

    Keep on rocking it!

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    June 27, 2012

    One of my favorite childhood memories was 4th of July 1993. We went with another family our neighborhood to see Jurassic Park at the drive-in theater. When we got home, our dog was having puppies, and we got to stay up and watch. One was born after midnight (staying up past midnight was a big deal when you’re 11!) and we named her Firecracker. We spent the next day swimming, cooking out, and showing off our new puppies to the whole neighborhood!

    Oh and I liked Lou What Wear and Bella Bliss on Facebook and followed and tweeted both on Twitter. Pick me :)))

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    Paige Florence-Baxter

    June 27, 2012

    Favorite childhood memory is the County Fair! The smell of a funnel cake, the way the midway lights make you feel like your in a magical place, and my favorite the greased pig contest! It was the best! Getting to see classmates and meet new people! Every year till I graduated high school I went every night! It was amazing and I can’t wait to share the same experience’s with my little girl in a few years!

    I also liked Lou What Wear and Bella Bliss on Facebook! 🙂

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    June 27, 2012

    My favorite summer memories are from our family vacations in south carolina!

    I like Bella bliss and lou what wear on fb. I also follow them both on twitter!

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    June 28, 2012

    My favorite summer memory is the week I spent at the beach with my family and grandparents:) Just LOVE the ocean and chilling at the house with the family!

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    June 28, 2012

    And I liked Bella Bliss on Facebook!

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    Brooke Mullins

    June 28, 2012

    Summer days at my Grandma Dorothy’s house. My grandmother went to heaven nearly 10 years ago, but still to this day whenever I smell honeysuckle, see a hummingbird and swing on an old wooden porch swing – I smile and think of her.

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    June 28, 2012

    Summer memories: Hosting lemonade stands, catching lightning bugs, playing at the swimming pool! Cool contest! I love Bella Bliss! 🙂

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    Pam Lee

    June 28, 2012

    My favorite memory of summer is spending time with my grandpa. He was the greatest man I have ever known. He loved all things sweet…sno-cones especially, a child’s dream! He passed away in 1999 & I miss him soooo much! Such happy memories of him!

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    Pam Lee

    June 28, 2012

    Fan of Bella Bliss on facebook, sent them some love!

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    Pam Lee

    June 28, 2012

    New fan of your facebook page!

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    Cassie Rogers

    June 29, 2012

    My favorite childhood memory is of my family sitting on my grandmother’s lawn across from Idle Hour on 4th of July. We cooked out, caught lightening bugs & watched the fireworks!

    I’m already a fan of louwhatwear on FB & I just liked Bella Bliss!

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    Melissa Jensen

    June 29, 2012

    Oh-I have so many favorite summer memories! The one that presently comes to mind is hanging out by the campfire in the evenings with my family-we would roast marshmallows and my dad would play “spook” with us. I never wanted summer to end!!

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    Rebecca Fletcher

    June 29, 2012

    My favorite childhood memory is spending the summer’s at my grandparents house with all the cousins playing kickball and eating homemade icecream.

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    Mackenzie Gates

    June 29, 2012

    My favorite summer memory was building a treehouse with my best friend.

    I liked both Facebook pages!

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    June 29, 2012

    My favorite memory has to be lazy days hanging out at my grandparents–catching lightning bugs, the ice cream truck, and getting to “drive” the car up and down the driveway!

    I already “like” Bella Bliss and now I “like” louwhatwear, too!!

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    June 29, 2012

    My favorite childhood “summer” memory was going to the beach every weekend with my family when we lived on Guam….every day felt like summer.

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    Michelle Ham

    June 29, 2012

    My favorite childhood memory is going to
    Kings island every summer and riding roller
    coasters until the park closed.