Saturday, June 5, 2010

I WON! Like, 2 Months Ago...

Okay, so On April 3rd, I became an Aunt for the 11th time. That's right, 11th. It was a boy, and he is perfect! Don't believe me? See for yourself...
Isn't he just be-a-u-tiful?  I haven't even met him yet, and I just wanna squish him!  Don't worry, Banny, I won't really squish your son...

Anyway, well it just so happened that later that month, I entered and WON (which is like some sort of MIRACLE!) an awesome giveaway hosted by MiMi.  I got to pick ANYTHING I wanted from the Doodlemonster's Etsy shop
You should take a minute and go check it out. 
No.  Really.  You need to know how conflicted I was!
All her stuff is so ADORABLE!  I wanted it all!  But, that hardly seems realistic, so I fussed and fretted over the decision for a week or 2 or 3.  Actually, probably a week before I contacted IAN, to find out what I should do.  He got me in contact with Rebecca (the DoodleMonster herself) and from there, I fussed and fretted some more. 

Finally, I decided on the thing I thought my nephew would be able to get the most use out of.  A completely customized bath towel. 
Rebecca was so great to work with!  She was quick to respond to emails, and every email was professional, yet super friendly.  I got to pick the personalization, and even the fabric it was done in.  I picked the green/teal/brown stripe, but she had such a great selection, that I know that there is something for everyone. 

About a week and a half ago, I received it in the mail. 

I had it shipped to my house, even though it's ultimate destination was my brother's house in Idaho, because I wanted to be able to see it and review it. 

When I opened the box, this is what I found:

How cute is that?!

I just couldn't bring myself to open the awesome packaging to see what I thought.  So, I mailed it off to my brother, with the promise that he would take a picture of the towel outside of it's packaging.
He delivered...

Now come on!  How much more perfect can you get?!
My nephew's name is Barton Graham (he's named after my other brother), but they plan to call him "Gray" so that is what I had put on the towel. 

My brother's thoughts on the subject?

"I am very happy with it.  I really wish now that our other son had one.  It seems very high quality, and I absolutely love the colors!"

So, yeah.  If you are in need of a baby gift, you cannot go wrong with THE DOODLEMONSTER. 

Many thanks to MiMi for hosting this giveaway, and to Rebecca for all her hard work.  You guys are awesome!!!


MiMi said...

Omygosh, that IS ADORABLE!!! I love. LOVE. Thanks for showing us what you got!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby. Great gift. Aren't you the nice Aunt to give Gray your prize.

Bless you all.