almost exactly giveaway!!

Category: giveaways | November 22nd, 2013

I consider Penelope to be somewhat of a tomboy. She loves to play with cars, loves spiderman, loves to play in the dirt, and will play anything that involves a ball. But then she can be super girlie! She loves to play dress up, put on make up, have tea parties, and play with dolls. So when we received this awesome Twinkletoes dress from Southern Rags she immediately fell in love when she put it on. She doesn’t have any long dresses and so this was something new and fun!

I bet she would have worn it to sleep if I let her. I love how it’s a dressy dress but she was still able to play in it and be comfortable throughout the entire day. It’s 100% cotton AND machine washable. Awesomeness. Having a textiles and apparel background I can honestly say that the dress is well made with quality construction that can withstand everyday life of the little ones! That’s always nice. :)

Southern Rags is giving away a super cute dress of your choice to one lucky *almost exactly* reader!! To enter to win just visit their shop and comment below with your favorite dress! For an extra entry go “like” their facebook page and leave a separate comment. :) Winner will be drawn at random and announced Wednesday!! Perfect timing for the holidays or even a gift for someone special.

***I have been told that certain comments are not going through successfully. I am still trying to figure that out, but in the meantime please let me know if your comment isn’t going through and I will add it in!! :)

Southern Rags is currently catering to the 2T-6 sizes but have big plans to expand to the wee ones and even beyond size 6. And they have new dresses coming super soon too!! I am excited for them and it’s pretty cool to see their hard work come to life!


almost exactly giveaway! (closed)

Category: giveaways | September 17th, 2012

happy monday everyone! today i have a fun giveaway for you from the awesome kelly over at green jazz face! green jazz face is a collection of one of a kind banners for all occasions. she focuses on weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, anything that can be celebrated! they are great for photo sessions at holidays, milestones, and major events! she also does customized banners…from personalized names to a variety of color choices.

green jazz face is generously offering two holiday banners, halloween and christmas (shown below), to one lucky almost exactly reader!! to enter to win these fun banners, simply visit the green jazz face shop and leave a comment below telling me which holiday is your favorite! easy peasy.

the winner will be drawn at random and announced this friday. thanks for playing! ALSO…green jazz face is kindly offering almost exactly readers a 20% discount to her shop. she has so many banners to choose from! coupon code: almostexactly20 

*** free shipping is for US residents only. international entrants please be aware that you will have to cover shipping costs).


quilt project and a giveaway winner

Category: everyday | June 1st, 2011

today is the day with the winner! but first i wanted to share how my quilt is coming along…:)

as you can see it has taken over the dining table. husband is not a fan of that….oops. i’m not really following a pattern. in fact, i’m totally winging it. haha. i am going with a little pattern of the white squares. i had about 5 times more of those squares than any other color so that’s what is going down. i’m planning on making it big enough for a queen size bed, so we shall see if i have enough already pre-cut thanks to my grannie. :)

i’m loving it so far. i only get to work on it late at night when penny pants goes to bed…and lately that has been really late. oh well. i still need to figure out what i’m going to do for the back part. well enough rambling…here’s what you’ve been waiting for.

and the lovely winner of the spiral roses headband is:

**yay bonita! email me ( with your address and i’ll send it your way!
**thank you to everyone who entered!! this was my biggest number of entries for a giveaway. makes me happy…and makes me want to do more giveaways!! what would y’all like to win??