Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our first give-a-way...

The stacks of unread magazines and unsolicited catalogs continue to grow, and grow. They're piled up next to the garage door, ready to be taken to the recycling center (which will hopefully be something Chris takes on, because I have ZERO urge to do so).

Every so often, I will walk by and a teaser on the cover will catch my attention and actually make me pick it up (so to the cover illustrators / editors... you're doing something right!).

One catalog that intrigued me is One Step Ahead [link], which is filled with innovative baby & toddler products that I haven't seen anywhere before (honest - this is not a paid advertisement, nor was I solicited by them to create a post about their products or website). Whether you're looking for designer crib bedding or baby slings, carriers, or teething aids, you'll find them here at One Step Ahead, along with a great selection of educational toys.

Having an adorable daughter with a unique (and notable) name, it is impossible to find items that has her name on it, but this company can personalize items that end up looking divine: from toy boxes to canvas bookshelves, puzzle stools to travel beds.

In addition to the personalized products, they have items that I've never seen before, such as these garment extenders. Kensington, having been given so many cute outfits, is outgrowing items that she's only worn once or twice. What a SHAME!!! These will help s-t-r-e-t-c-h the lifespan of her one-piece outfits! What will they think of next? This garment extender set not only works with Carter's and Onesies, but GAP, Old Navy, and many other popular brands.

Because I'm so excited about this product, as well a new site to do tons of shopping at, we're giving away a $20 e-Gift card to One Step Ahead... and because we love our readers all so much, we're making it easy to enter with multiple ways to win.

Receive one entry when you comment on this post. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Comments/contest will close on June 30, 2009 at 8 PM EST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit)

Extra Credit:

2 entries if you become a new Follower to It's Daddies. Plural. on blogspot (see the "these people are the best followers ever..." section on the right side of this page and hit "follow")

1 entry if you are one of the amazing 51 people that are "following" us currently on blogger. Just state that you're a follower in your comment.

2 entries if you blog about this giveaway on your own blog. It doesn’t have to be a separate post. Just include a link to your post when you leave a comment. If others visit our site and give your blog credit, you get an additional entry.

The winner will be chosen by Random.org.

We hope you enjoy this give-a-way.

26 comments:

Becky said...

Yay! I absolutely LOVE One Step Ahead's stuff...order from the all the time (note for later...the Jelly Bean Jumper is a huge hit for our little girl)

I am a follower already!

Thanks!!
Beck

Mandie said...

I also love One Step Ahead. They have great stuff!

birthmothertalks said...

I am already following your blog. I love reading and seeing the pictures of your little girl.

Courtney said...

Thanks for visiting my site! I'll put up something about this giveaway, too. We all love One Step Ahead! :)

annasmama0702@gmail.com

Courtney said...

I'm a new follower!

entry #1

annasmama0702@gmail.com

Courtney said...

I'm a new follower!

entry #2

annasmama0702@gmail.com

Courtney said...

I blogged!

http://blog.theartofbeingmom.com/?p=410

annasmama0702@gmail.com

Entry #1

Courtney said...

I blogged!

http://blog.theartofbeingmom.com/?p=410

annasmama0702@gmail.com

Entry #2

Andrew's Daddies said...

oooo, ooooo, I need those extenders. I'm a follower and my email is ourmason@aol.com

:)

Xenia said...

I love One Step Ahead, there are always so many things in their catalog that I want to buy... not to mention the ones that I see and think Why didn't I come up with that?

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Kat M said...

I do like One Step Ahead and have recently ordered a swing from their catalog, but beware - most of their items are available (for less) in other places. Some of their products are exclusive, but those that are not are usually available someplace else...

Stef Diamond said...

Love one step ahead! Sami actually got a teething blanket in the mail from them as a gift today! Try finding a Bari and a Sami in the stores! If not for personalized stores my kids would have things that said 'barry' and 'sammy' on them! :) Thats what I get for naming them boy names I guess!

Hi Kensie!!

Jennifer Brokaw said...

I am a current follower of your blog!

I have never seen such extenders and think that would be great! Many outfits could have been worn for at least another month or two with my kids! Great blog and give-away! Way to go Paul and Chris! :)

Since we have a 10 month already and due again in two weeks, there are many hand-me-downs that could even last longer!

jennjennbrokaw@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

This is a great giveaway and I love your blog.

I love it so much that I am a new follower.

I also mention you and this giveaway on my blog:
http://dancepeanut.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer.html
I love one step up, i guess, and blogging.

my email is sarah.animalsense@gmail.com

Jen and Kara said...

I have "followed" you for awhile...just not officially. But it's official now. This is an awesome giveaway! My partner and I have not adopted yet...but have been anxiously waiting for over 18 months now. This giveaway is perfect and if I win, it might keep my spirits up during this long wait. My email is jenandkara@gmail.com. Check out our website at www.jenandkara.com

Thanks,
Kara

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul - this is the first time I've been to your blog (pathetic, I know) but I love it. And I am a big fan of One Step Ahead. We bought the toy organizer shelf earlier this year to keep some sanity around the million bajillion little pieces of princess toys, barbies, play-doh and everything else you can think of. Oh...you just wait :)
Best,
Sherry Tomasky
stomasky@nycap.rr.com

Doug @ Daddy's Tired said...

I've never heard of one step ahead, but since becoming a dad I've found that I get just as excited about stuff like this as I do when the new bass pro shops catalog arrives...

ALZ said...

My aunt Melanie Strub sent me your blog while i was pregnant, and now I check it when i'm up nursing my new daughter in the wee hours of the morning. Thought i'd at least leave a comment (not b/c I am shameless and want the extenders, although I'm sure they would be helpful) but that I enjoy reading your postings, and after sending your blog link along, you've been an inspiration to some of our friends in wonderful same-sex relationships who have considered adoption, having children, etc. Thanks again!
Aimee (aimeezyg@earthlink.net)

Jennifer Brokaw said...

I thought I was a follower before...I had not signed up. However, I am now a follower!

Keep up the wonderful blogs!

Jennifer

Jennifer said...

I'm a new follower!

zoesmama208@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the onesie extenders from One Step Ahead. It's one of the best things I ever bought from them. My daughter is 17 months and can still wear 9-12 month onesies with them!

zoesmama208@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I'm now a new follower!!
I'm hooked on One Step Ahead stuff, but I hadn't tried the onesie extenders. I might have to try them now!
email: hollykr1976@yahoo.com

Secret Life of a WAHM said...

I love one step ahead products. I have been wanting to get the Contoured Cushie Step-Up Potty for my daughter. She will not use her Royal Potty, the music scares her and she jumps off and it trakes me forever to get her back on:)

Secret Life of a WAHM said...

follower#1

Secret Life of a WAHM said...

follow#2

GDad said...

So, in theory, then, if the original garment were put together the right way, you could extend it all the way to adulthood.

That gives me an idea...