Thursday, December 1, 2016

{12 Days of Giveaways} Day 1: June & January

Happy December---and welcome to my 12 days of giveaways!!

From today until Christmas I will be individually featuring 12 different brands I've fallen in love with over the last few years---and I'm so excited about this!!! I love giving gifts, and I truly feel I have partnered with 12 amazing shops to make my inaugural year of these huge December giveaways kick off with a bang.

So, what does this mean? I'll be highlighting each of the 12 companies and their products on my Instagram and blog---and will also host an amazing and truly generous giveaway with each brand as well. This is my way to give back to my Instagram and blog followers; a way to thank you guys for listening, reading, giving advice and providing solace. I decided to start blogging again because I truly enjoy writing---not for the free swag and not to make a job out of it. I figure if my writing can resonate with at least one person and make that one person feel a tiny bit better, I'll consider my blog a success. So as we go into the holiday season, I just want to say a very grateful and appreciative t h a n k  y o u for being here. I'm thankful for each and every one of you.

Let's get started!
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When Sydney was about three months old, I was introduced to a whole new world of small shops, including a colorful brand called Little Hip Squeaks. I instantly fell in love with their bright fun pieces and placed an order right away---for the cutest and softest headbands ever.

 Omg, look how little she was. #sixmonthsold #ineedanother #jordanareyoureadingthis

Right?? So adorable---and so perfect for my sweet little bald baby. Since the days of my hairless child grabbing her tiny little feet, Little Hip Squeaks rebranded themselves to June & January (J&J) to give themselves the opportunity to move in directions with bigger product lines, larger sizes and collaborations with other companies outside the baby space---and they've killed it. Under the amazing leadership of Amy Richardson, J&J has grown exponentially to include apparel (i.e., tees, pants, skirts, dresses, etc.), accessories (including the beloved knotted headbands, beanies, bonnets and bow clips), gifts (such as bibs, blankets and hooded towels) and most importantly an incredibly large and loyal customer following. Because of Amy's team of hardworking employees and Amy's steadfast dedication to remain present amongst her customers (they even have a Facebook fan group, where Amy posts, comments and responds to her customers regularly), June & January has evolved into an even more fun and playful company that's made its serious mark on the kid fashion world.


Now that Sydney has a head full of hair, we've expanded our J&J collection of headbands to include their swing dresses, jumpers, socks and tights. Perhaps one of my favorite qualities about J&J pieces is that they're easy to wash. In the small shop world it's not uncommon for articles of clothing to be dry clean only, delicate wash cycle, hand wash, spot treatment, etc., and we've definitely had a few casualties lost to other people helping me with Sydney's laundry. While J&J's pieces are not pre-washed, they do cut their fabrics generously to allow for expected shrinking--which is awesome--and you can wash regularly (although they prefer cold water to keep colors looking their brightest after multiple washes). I love J&J because it's so easy to put on your kiddos---they literally just slip over kids' heads. There are no tags because there are no front and backs to their pieces, which Jordan loves (he's been known to put clothes on Sydney backwards despite tags, lol), and their fabrics are so soft. J&J pieces are also always of the most comfortable style, which I don't think needs any explaining when it comes to kids clothes (or adults, as I type this in flannel pj pants and a fleece hoodie . . . I know, right? Jordan's a lucky man).


If you haven't tried June & January out for yourself, I highly recommend. They have a  Facebook B/S/T group you can check out for gently used pieces, and they are also having a launch this Friday evening, 12/2 at 9:00 PM EST. But also, and best of all--duh, a certain someone you may know is  hosting a giveaway on my Instagram page -- check it out! And for an extra chance to win, please comment below with your favorite J&J color---and be sure to leave your Instagram handle, so I know you've entered in both places!


From the incredible leadership down to their bright and colorful pieces, June & January is one of our most favorite shops that we've loved for years. Amy and team, congratulations on creating such a successful and cheerful brand; we can't wait to see what the future holds for you!

xoxo,
Sarah & Sydney


50 comments :

  1. Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity! 😊🙏🏼 ... And I love them all 😍, so hard to choose 😬 But I recently saw the new red bow print and I'm loving it! ❤️👌🏼. Fingers crossed 😬. @edna_villegas

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  3. The avocado J&J color is gorgeous ❤️ IG name is: Kellseeks .. entered on IG as well 😊

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  4. Poppy and marigold are just precious! @hellosweetchaos

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  5. I love them all, but love my girl in grapefruit! @messyro

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  6. I love grapefruit on my 2 year old girl & violet on my 5 month old doll baby! @nkinney621

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  7. I love onyx, cobalt, and poppy ☺️ IG handle: threeinthetribe

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  8. Raspberry and onyx are my faves!! @laurabertel

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  9. We LOVE avocado!
    IG handle is chels_mommabear

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  10. i can't choose. every time i put something on her, it becomes my favorite! i love raspberry. but poppy and violet on my girl kill me! @wifegoodman

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  11. Marigold and soft mint �� @xxalways_forever

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  12. I can't chose a fave I love them all equally❤️💛💚💙💜
    @full.hands.full.heart

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  13. Definitely violet! Though I don't own any of this brand yet! �� @tracijoann

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  14. Onyx forever �� Ok...maybe raspberry. It's too hard to decide �� @jessaldy

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  15. Love me some AVOCADO :) @mrsbranstad

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  16. Love Love LLoooove us some June and January!! @ryleighs.world soft mint is our favorite!!

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  17. I'm a big fan of green! I love avocado so much! Thank you for this giveaway!

    Instagram: @anna.m.schwartz

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  18. Love the Avocado, and her striped socks are the best :) @jesijo

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  19. Kayla KititeekakulDecember 1, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    I love ALL their colors!! So glad I read this because I had no idea they had a B/S/T group on fb! I definitely have to check it out! My favorite colors though are probably avocado, poppy and violet! Kaylakit25 is my insta! Fingers crossed we would love to win! My baby girl Mila could always expand her wardrobe!!

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  20. @tabs29ask on Insta - I love all their colors, but soft mint is my total fave. It goes with ALL the other colors, and I can't get enough!!!

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  21. I only have a son right now & we love him in the cobalt... but the little girls in onyx swings with knee highs make my ovaries flutter!! @ashley_ruru

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  22. I love bubblegum, because I'm a pink fanatic! But I've begun branching out and love that they all go together! (Insta is @leniehens)

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  24. I love grapefruit and marigold for my daughter and onyx stripe for my son. And your pictures are so cute; I want to get something in poppy too! I have a ton of headbands and some tights but ordered clothes for the first time during the Black Friday Sale and can't wait to try them on my kids! Entered on IG as @juliasullivan29

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  25. Marigold forever. 💛💛💛 @nnalexy

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  26. Onyx Strip is my all time favorite!!
    @kristinalangone

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  27. Teal is my fav...slate a close second. @whitmoody

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  28. I think I'd have to go with soft mint, or raspberry even though we haven't scored any yet. Grapefruit and cobalt are up there, too. @ttoninea

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  29. I like Onyx and violet. I couldn't decide which color I liked more. @hrtsnthgts

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  30. Love onyx stripe and grapefruit🙌🏼 IG handle: hlanderson11

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  31. We love the bubblegum and soft mint!! Abbykyle321

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  32. I would say my favorite is grapefruit! IG: @brandytrammell04

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  33. Anytime I put a different color on my LO I think to myself "this is definitely my favorite J&J color" so it is really hard for me to pick but if I must I would say TEAL ��!

    Nicole @nicole6891

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  34. My favorite J&J color is Cobalt! Although I still need to get my hands on some Poppy!! @eastman928

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  35. Gorgeous colours! Love the Poppy! @wendylgraham

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  36. New favorite is avocado! @dayna_h

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  37. Avocado! It looks great on both Kennedy AND Summit 😀😀 @kristyn_johns 😘😘

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  38. Hard to say! Toss up between wasabi & mint ballot! @gneiss_schist

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  39. I'm a fan of violet! It's feminine and goes great with my baby's skin tone. @shamellhenry

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  40. ❤ this! Our favorite color is Avacado! Followed very closely by blush and raspberry!
    @heaster02

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  41. I love the onxy stripe and avocado! Insta: @amandakristin

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  42. I love the soft mint and poppy colors!
    @thekohntribe

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  43. Soft mint and cobalt are my two favorites! @mkmonso

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  44. Onyx Stripe & marigold!!!!
    Instag: @kelly__cusick

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  45. Poppy and wasabi! It is so hard to pick! @gallagher.kelly

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