Thursday, June 2, 2011

My new Favorite camera accessory by Marine Parents and a GIVEAWAY!!

When I first started blogging, I really had no idea what I was doing. Being that we are an Army family and stationed away from family, I thought it would be nice to create a 'page' that people could read to find out about our family and see what we were up to. Then, I found out about other blogger's giveaways. I thought about doing a few giveaways but really did not do anything special in the beginning. I really was trying to figure out this whole new world of blogging!
Then I 'met' April, over at Marine Parents. She has been my blogging buddy for a long time now and I would consider her one of my closest 'on-line' friends! April is a very talented gal. Here she is wearing one of her knotted statement necklaces (perfect accessory for you and perfect teether for baby)....

She has an Etsy shop called "Marine Parents: The Shop" and she has got some really cute things in there.  Amongst all the cuteness is a dSLR camera strappy! If you are anything like me, you take your camera with you wherever you go. I have a Nikon D40X and I LOVE it! It was a gift to me from my hubby when we were expecting baby #1. I have come to the realization that our littles are growing up way too fast, and so in order to capture these precious memories, I take LOTS of pictures!
This is how the strappy arrived:
I really love the fact that April puts her own personal touches not only into her work, but the packaging of her pieces!
This is the strappy I received:
Isn't it gorgeous?? I absolutely LOVE it! I mean the fabric pieces just compliment each other so perfectly! Here is a close up of one of the ends. Notice the precise workmanship on this piece:
Beautiful isn't it!!
Both ends of the strappy are open and you simply slide it right on your camera strap.

It makes a beautiful cover over that plain, black strap that your camera comes with. I love my strappy!
Everywhere I go, people ask me about it!
You can purchase your very own dSLR strappy directly from Marine Parents shop! They retail for $25.00 and there are a few for $12.00... the one I received was $25.00! It is so worth it too!
But that's not all, April sells so many other wonderful items in her Etsy shop besides this awesome dSLR strappy! Here are a few other items she has currently for sale:
Perfectly cute foldover clutch!
Kindle/nook e-reader case (this one is perfect for that Military man in your life)!
Rosedrop headband mini trio...
Wristlet strappy....
Isn't she talented? I just adore her work!
April has generously offered one LWML readers a chance to win a $15.00 gc towards the purchase of anything in her shop *gc cannot be used towards shipping charges!!!
And, from now, until 19 June you can use the code LITTLES15 and get 15% off your order at Marine Parents Shop!

Mandatory entries:
You must publicly follow my blog via google friend connect (1 entry)
♥ Take a look around April's shop and come back here and comment with what is your favorite item (if you can just pick one that is :)  (1 entry)
Optional entries:
♥ Tweet/blog/share on Facebook about this giveaway, leaving a link to the giveaway (1 entry each) *if you tweet, leave your twitter id in comment, of you blog about it, make sure you leave a link to where I can find it, if you share on FB, post your FB name)
*sample tweet "I entered to win a $15 gc to @taprilcrosier Etsy shop and you can too http://tiny.cc/5uzja #giveaway (12 June)"
♥ Become a fan of Marine Parents on Facebook (1 entry)
♥ Follow Marine Parents on Twitter (1 entry)
♥ Follow Marine Parents blog via google friend connect (1 entry)
♥ Add Marine Parents Etsy shop to your favorites on Etsy (1 entry)
♥ Make a purchase from Marine Parents Shop during the dates of this giveaway (2 June-12 June) and receive one extra entry for each dollar spent!

This giveaway will end on 12 June at 12 midnight (EST).
Winner will be chosen using random.org and notified by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.
Happy Shopping!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this review, Thanks to April at Marine Parents! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

39 comments:

  1. I love love love the knotted necklaces. I don't even have a baby and I want one!

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  2. I love love love the camo kindle/nook ereader case!

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  3. GFC follower. I LOVE the camera strap goldenrod florettes! I have been begging my DH for this one for some time now. :)
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  4. Like Marine Parents on FB.
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  5. Follow Marine Parents on twitter. IamMrsWilkins
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  6. GFC follower of Marine Parent's blog.
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  7. Added shops to my favorites on Etsy.
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  8. Tweet.
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  9. I follow your blog via GFC and I love the statement knotted necklaces.
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  10. I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/scriswel/status/77098578937516032
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  11. I'm a fan of Marine Parents on Facebook
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  12. I Follow Marine Parents on Twitter as scriswel
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  13. I added Marine Parents Etsy shop to my favorites on Etsy
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  14. I love all the knotted statement necklaces in April's shop

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  15. I follow Marine Parents on FB

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  16. April's shop is in my favorites on Etsy

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  17. GFC follower nat/sophieandmomma
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  18. I like her knotted necklaces too!
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    the gray ones are neat

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  19. I am a fan to Marine Parents on Facebook
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  20. I follow Marine Parents via Twitter
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  21. I follow april via GFC follower on her blog
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  22. Her shop is one of my favorites on Etsy!
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  23. Following your blog!
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  24. This pouch is D-vine!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/75761308/ruffled-bottom-wristlet-creamy-garden
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  25. Fan of Marine Parents on FB.
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  26. Following Marine Parent's blog.
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  27. Added shop to my faves.
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  28. follow blog via google friend connect
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  29. the knotted necklaces
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  30. fan Marine Parents on FB
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  31. follow Marine Parents on twitter
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  33. Follow Marine Parents blog via google friend connect
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  34. Added Marine Parents Etsy shop to favorites on Etsy
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