Monday, February 07, 2011

not too shabby of a GIVEAWAY! (closed)

read the next line in your best oprah voice:

"WE'VE GOT SHABBY AP-PLLLLLLLLLLE!"

yes, the thing that is one hundred times better than a peppermint patty is that shabby apple wants to give away a dress! right here. on my blog. specifically, the cider dress:


as pearl would say, "it's beautimous." i love it! and who doesn't love shabby apple? they have a new south pacific line that has some real beauties. and then there are other dresses that i've coveted for some time.


okay, so there 17 different ways you can enter. 

1. bring me a peppermint patty. 
2. write a post on your blog about how i'm the most amazing person you've ever known. 
3...


just kidding. i hate when there are 17 different ways to enter. just "like" shabby apple on facebook and leave me a comment with your current favorite baby name. not because i'm with child, people, but because i like baby names. the winner will be chosen at random but the best baby name will have my utmost respect. (and this isn't design mom. your odds are pretty good.) i'll pick a winner friday morningish.

ok go.

106 comments:

katie said...

does being the first comment mean good luck...or that i have no life? hmmm? regardless, i'm in.
and my favorite baby name (today) is Sam. for a boy or a girl.

teamBoo said...

do i get extra entries if my arm flab shook when i read it?

i just met this little girl the other day named Zazel (sounds like "Hazel") and first was like "what the Utah?" and then 30 seconds later i thought it was kinda sweet.

Sweet J said...

Baby names...ok I am going out on a limb here because I have kept my favorites top secret. BUT...Scout and Gray are two of my faves.

Ariel said...

Yowza...love the dress! Ok, baby names are a tricky business....so personal! We are done having children...and I have a Paige and a River, but #3 would have been Cole. Either girl or boy for me. I love it!

Leslie said...

are you kidding me??? it's cause you're amazing, that's why you have this most awesome give-away! (because truly, you are amazing. i just love you!) i'm pretty sure i've told you my fave baby name - which is still a secret, by the way! i just want to hold on to it. not that we're having more kids, but it's mine. MINE! :)

Leslie said...

also, little mookie "likes" shabby apple on the ol fb now. :) they have SO MANY cute dresses! i love it! if only i had the patience to make one myself... but i want to make a trench first. with pleated ruffles. mmm! sounds tasty!

Shokoofeh said...

oh wow how exciting! :)
Okay my favorite girl name is Alma. And yet have no idea for the boy! ;)

Thank you for this lovely giveaway! xoxo

communikate. said...

Soda.
"It's a beautiful name!"
"Soda?!"
"Ya. S. O. D. A"

If you know this, we're insta bffe (best friends foreverX eternity.)

i love that dress featured!!

communikate. said...

oh, and the real name i love is top secret not because i'm cool, but because i'm praying that it doesn't get insat-popular overnight like every other name that has been on my baby list since fifth grade.

hanner said...

my great great grandmother was named mima (short for jemima) and i really really love that name, even though i doubt jemima will ever make it to my husband's short list.

i do love mima though.

Kiley said...

Yay for Shabby Apple giveaways! I am with child so baby names are on my mind a lot. Judging by the other comments it is not umcommon to not divulge your fav. I agree with communikate. I don't want my favorite name to be number one next year...please oh please. So my second favorite is Petra. For a girl.

Gwen said...

Wow Abby....You are entering the big leagues of blogging! Can I say I knew you when?

Call me old fashioned, but I like the traditional, family names. You know, like Lucile. I like that I have a story and some pictures to show her someday.

I have a sister named Claire though, and my husband's first name is John. So if the next babe is a girl or a boy it is Claire or John. My husband has a dear uncle named Malcolm David, so if we have another boy after that I want to name him Malcolm.

I LOVE talking about baby names!

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

Such a cute dress!!! I own ZERO dresses that fit me. So sad.

Anyway, I really love Sienna for a girl and Dalton for a boy. LOVE those names

Jenn said...

I wanted to name my daughter Piper, but then my husband said he'd have a hard time not quoting So I Married An Axe Murderer every time she falls over ("We've got a piper down!"). So we went with Elsbeth. I like old fashioned or European names that are unique.
But I still like Piper.

kate said...

I'm not very hopeful about online giveaways at the moment BUT that dress is bomb.

Favorite name: Mabel. (great grandma's name. always and forever a favorite)

Ash said...

I don't have a facebook, does that matter?

Forest for a little baby boy. I know that sounds hippie-ish, but I just think Forest Fowler sounds so sweet. And it's the only name my husband and I could agree on.
I like the name Lorelei, but Miles said I couldn't name our kids after characters from Gilmore Girls. Sigh.

(I really love this blog, by the way.)

Krista said...

i have a friend that just named her lil babe ruby louise. think it's up there with cutest names.

Toni said...

I just named my beautiful baby girl (who was born on Christmas Day!) Sailyr Joy.

the fowlers said...

i already love shabby apple but now it's official on facebook, i guess.

my sister-in-law sent me over and since you like bon iver i want to creep on your blog. cute!

i've always been obsessed with baby names. right now some names i like but my husband doesn't (so i don't mind sharing) are graham & virginia.

lindie said...

The dress is super fun. I love the orange. It reminds me of Wendy's wall which I LOVE!!

I think grandma smith had a cool name. She went by Belle her whole life, but Helena is fun which was her real name. I'm sure you already knew that. My niece has a cute name and I've never heard it and its Saylor. What about Flora?? I'm just thinking of family names. You could have a cute Flora. I just know it.

Before moving to Utah, I loved Rhegan's name because I never heard it.... now every tom dick and harry have that name. sad.

Tyanna said...

I am having a baby boy in April and we are naming him Dutch, so that would have to be my favorite these days. Although, I also really like the name Nolan...and it has nothing to do with baseball.

Tiffany said...

Ooooh how fun! Ok, so a name I've been liking lately is Quinn. I met one of Ammons high school friends a couple weeks ago and that's his name. I dunno, there's something about it I just like!

Jourdan said...

I thought i made up the name Clover, but then I googled it and found it everywhere...I still love it, but alas the husb does not agree.

I have a few others up my sleeve (not telling husband until child is in his arms...how can he say no?!), but how about Fern? Oh man, I love that name.

Hey, can I have that dress now please?

Miss MyKelle J said...

this i like. and they are liked. maybe FB should have a love button...

fav baby name... this is a tough one, uhh, its a tie... Fanny or Burton. Yes, my kids are going to be "that kid".

amanda (+ mike and elle) said...

i mean, really? i JUST looked at this dress online over the weekend. and dreamt. oh, it's so lovely! pick me, pick me! it's meant to be.

my favorite name? i like my baby's name. and she may be offended if i don't choose it... she's 16 months, so maybe not, but just in case, it's elle.

i love elle. i love this dress, too.

Meg said...

i love this dress! my favorite baby name of the moment is faye.

David and Shalynna said...

This is such a great giveaway. I'm so happy for your blog!

You know my favorite names, but I'll share them anyway.

Boy: Elliot
Girl: Juliet and Sienna

Now don't go and steal these. :)

P.S. I had a dream that you were really mean to me and I cried and thought to myself that I was going to write you an email and tell you that you were being mean. Haha.

Val and Dan said...

Wow, Abs! You are totally the big time now! I really REALLY hope you pick me. I had a falling out with Shabby when I put together the best entry EVER for their vignette contest and wasn't even a finalist. But I'm willing to open my heart once more for the sake of this totally gorgeous dress!

As for names, for a boy I would love Max and for a girl, Charlotte. Dan is not a huge fan of either one, but I figure I have some time for them to grow on him.

Jalene said...

sweet! i'm always up for a shabby apple dress...


uh baby names... this is hard. i've always really liked the name "jayme."

whimsy said...

favorite name: oliver.
and for a girl: grace
and i love that orange dress and uhhh kinda think i need it. i love shabby apple. i really tried to use them for my bridesmaid dresses but my sisters all thought they were too expensive:( they have the cutest dresses!

MaryPosa said...

I covet Shabby Apple daily.

The name I love but will never be able to use due to completely ridiculous objections by my husband (what??), Sofia/Sophia. Or Mercedes (Count of Monte Cristo is probably my favorite book)

Nancy said...

such a pretty dress, I think the color would look really beautiful on either Emily or Sarah, I don't know about my coloring or shape, but that doesn't stop me from trying to win it!

My favorite baby name of the moment:
Brody. It's not new at all, I can just picture a naughty little blonde boy in my family with that name. Maybe someday :)

robin said...

so cute. i want it.

and since i'm not having any more kids, i can divulge all my favorite baby names! bru ha ha!

girls: sailor (which i see a lot in these comments, boo), scout, emerson (call her sunny), olive, bernice, and phyllis (j/k on the last two, j/k. those are my grandmother's names.)

boys: crew, deacon, sonny

angela hardison said...

beautiful dress, and i think maybe it would actually be long enough for me?

girls names we love: naomi. and margot / margo / margaux. boys names: elliott. liam.

April said...

For a girl: Eleanor, Jane, or June. For a boy: Sullivan, Julian, or Theo.

Anne said...

My favorite name these days is Adele.

jenfra said...

Okay, well that dress is to die for Dahling....liked on facebook...check....leaving the favorite name that I will never be able to use....check.


Fleur for a girl....many different reasons, means flower in French and can't help to think of Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter. When I read the books I thought that is what I want my daughter to be stunning and smart..

remi said...

Major.

Also I love the name Pearl so.

Do I get two entries for sucking up?

(but seriously, love that name)

remi said...

ps- Major is what natalie just named her little boy. Its totally my favorite right now.

Rachael said...

liked!

I have a couple:

Evelyn Joy
Ava Leona

ps--i really miss you and love you tons! (not sucking up! it's the plain old truth!)

Hanna said...

Current favorite girl name: Greta. or Geraldine (my gma's name).

now pick me, pick me (for the dress - not the utmost respect) :)

Also like Guthrie, Sullivan, Truman, Adeline and Penelope. . .I'm just sayin'.

amyraye said...

gotta admit i came here for some baby name ideas, but nothing stuck for me. :( i'll keep reading, though.
names i'm liking right now: Finn, Ruby Jane, Oliver
love the dress. would look super sweet on my 8-month pregnant bod. :)

stacey said...

So I'm having a boy and I can't use my favorite girl names - Ruby & Hazel. I already have a Scarlett and I just thought I'd stick with the color theme. Still searching for the perfect boy color name...if I can convince my husband.

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Emily said...

Cleo.

kate said...

me again. sorry bout' that^


theo (after lans grandpa) and mabel.


this is so exciting for you!

Veronica said...

well well well, abby! this is sure fun. i can't help but picture that oprah bees gif right now. my two favorite names are eliza and clara. i hope i never have to choose between them.

pepper said...
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pepper said...

I had to make a new comment, I forgot the baby name...Liesel.

Jenn Kirk said...

Baby names...something I think about every day. Freaks my husband out. Like I'm going to surprise him with a #3.

If there is a number 3, 'he' will be Forest. A 'she' will be Mira. Or Asha, or Mila.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

fav baby name, huh? hmm......i am all about naming babies after people i love. my dad is jack and i think that is such a cute name for a little boy but with older sisters, that name is gonna be snatched up waaay before i'm so much as engaged. and i am liking them on facebook now. :)

Callie Saves said...

I like them on FB already! (Callie Alley)

Favorite baby name? I like the classics. Claire. Ava. Emma. Caroline. Jack. Henry. Lawrence. Mason.

All family names. All (it seems) coming back into popularity right now. But I just LOVE them.

catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele said...

Holy cow you have a lot of friends :)
I am not on facebook so alas I cannot enter- but I LOVE the site. Beautiful dresses with sleeves and knee length and under $100. I may have to start wearing dresses everyday! hahaha And just because you like names here's my most favoritest- Beatrice Nadine. I also like Lucy very much and I kind of like Nala, Opal and Olive, but those never worked for us personally. Boy names- Abe. Oliver & Doug are nice too. I like names- I think I could keep going for awhile... Oh why could my boys not like any of those for our dog? I do not like the name Sadie, but since I picked everything else I let them pick the name -except I put my foot down on Master Yoda, she is a girl after all.

Elena said...

i love the dress! i want it. what a lovely giveaway, Abby!

I love baby names as well, I think of them all the time, my favorite ones are:
boy- Oliver, Henry, William.
girl- Scarlett, Elisabeth, Clare and recently I added Adele to the list. and can I say, I envy your name choice for your little Pearl. I love that name, but my hubby would never agree to that and my parents would never be able to say it. But i still think it's absolutely beautiful.
i really enjoy your blog.

Rachel said...

Oh, baby names!

For a girl -- Elinor, Adele, Penelope and Olivia.

For a boy -- Oliver, Elias, and Petra.

Tatum said...

LOVE THIS DRESS.
Found your blog through my cousin Bonnie's blog.

Favorite baby name Boy- Benson.
Girl- ? Don't really have one.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tippetts said...

I thought I left a comment already, but upon further review I must be wrong! Anyway, I like Scout, Caroline and Adaline for girls and I have no clue for boys names.

Mandy said...

Mae is my favorite name right now.

lovely by m said...

I did exactly what you said and said shabby apple in my most perfect oprah voice...well in my head because the babes is asleep...but it sounded just like oprah. i pictured her with arms spread out and all.
baby names baby names...hmmm. i really like adia (eighty-a)...like from the sarah mclachlan song. hoping to name a little girl that someday.

Chris, Karissa, and Isabella said...

I love the name Olivia for a girl and Isaac for a boy. Although I also love my daughter's name obviously which is Isabella.

Sarah said...

You are too cool for school Abby! Hope I win.
Ione is my fav these days.

Natalie said...

i'm a little partial to Major right now, given he is the most glorious little creature on earth.

if our last name wasn't kidd though, i would love a baby girl named Gray or Grey.

olivia (tringham) lyman said...

i have the worst luck with online giveaways, but that dress is rad so i'm trying for it anyway. james is my very most favorite name of all & i know a little girl named vienne and i think that's really pretty.

brooke and tyler said...

what if i don't have an account on facebook. if i did i would like shabby apple. does that count?
i think my favorite name right now is reese (for a girl).

bec said...

Liked it!
Girl names are so easy, mine is Darby (for now)

wendy said...

Pretty dress! Love the orange. I will "like" Shabby Apple on facebook after I post this comment.

Baby names? I like all of my kids' names. ;-) Obviously.

I like Theodore for a boy (nickname "Teddy") and Ainsley for a girl.

Bon said...

i love how you say you're no "design mom" and your chances are pretty good and you already have 66 comments. haha. liz and i were just commenting how big of a blogger you've become. and to think we knew you back when..... :) anywho, i like jack and ivy. don't steal them ;)

Anonymous said...

If I knew how to log into my facebook account I would "like" this for sure, oh wait, and also if I was a girl too.
Wendy, how about "charlie" or "racer"? Both served me well for many-a-year, ha.

my mudda' calls me jack said...

Penelope- Penny
StellaMae Vincent (my great grandma's name, my dad is named vincent after her, and i'm jessica vincent after both of them)

Ramsey (boy).

love the dress....
like it, on facebook....

Janae said...

I doubt it ships international, and I even greater doubt that it would fit, but . . .

Barnaby.

P.S. How can you check up on the facebook thing if you don't facebook??? Are you going to come back to the dark side?!?!?!

Bethany said...

Hmmmm... favorite baby name... Well, I know it's not too creative, but I really like the name Ava, for a girl. Who knows if I'll actually name my daughter that, if I ever have one, but I like it:)

Courtney said...

I've always wanted to have an Adrienne after my grandma - too bad my husband didn't.

Gina said...

I like Shabby Apple! Let's see...baby names... always liked the classics....Elizabeth for a girl, Samuel for a boy.

mschmidt said...

I have a Brady and a Belle and am at my good mommy limit, but I love the names Beckett and Kate!

Tiff said...

I like!

My favorite baby name lately is Quentin because that is what I'm naming my baby who should be making his appearance any day now. If he ends up being a she we'll name her Gwyneth.

I could really use a fabulous non-maternity dress to look forward to wearing :)

Team Cowan said...

Not only do I love Shabby Apple, but that's probably my favorite dress. Pick me. I promise I deserve it.

Baby names - I have certain criteria. I got bored one day and decided to figure out which letters of the alphabet we haven't used in any of our names, and it turns out the only ones missing are B,D,P and V. So possibilities for a girl: Ivy, Prudence, Della, Birdy... For a boy I hope that I would have the guts to go with what I love: Able Danger.

Heather said...

I have always like older names, I adore
Eleanore

for a boy I like Elliot & Allen

um, yes, shabby apple has LOVELY dresses, who doesn't covet them?!

Rachel said...

Luke is my current favorite. Just trying to convince my husband that's what we need to name our little guy!

Bryce said...

Mariah Emma is my favorite baby name. A girl would be a perfect addition to a house full of boys:)

Reba said...

Orange is the best color. And you are so cool to have a giveaway.

My favorite boy baby name is Henry. Like Henry Thomas, or Brigham Henry Roberts.

Favorite girl name is Tess.

Anonymous said...

My favorite girl name is Abby. This sure is a cool post. AG

Eliza said...

Theo shoutout! I love meeting other Theos. Haven't met another Ida yet under the age of 60 but I hope I do.

We kind of have a Scandi theme going in our family and I gravitate to those, so I will suggest Linus or Astrid. They sound clunky at first but they've grown on me.

I also inexplicably adore the name Rachel (my daughter's middle name). And Helen because it's my grandma's name.

And I just love your kids' names, in part because they remind me of mine...even though technically, mine remind me of yours since mine are younger.

Can we be friends and talk about baby names constantly?

Also cute dress but it's OK if I don't win because dresses never fit me and I suspect orange is not my color. (someone once very kindly informed me of that possibility...while I was wearing orange. ouch.)

Marnie said...

One of my favorite names, though it's kind of out there and doesn't really fit as a baby name, is Hamish. It comes from the movie Braveheart. He was William Wallace's redhead friend. Love it.

Rachael A. said...

My favorite baby name is Adelaide. I just love it... so beautiful and classic. Just like the dress!!

Emily said...

I love shabby apple! And I love the name Elliott (my baby's name). If we have a girl someday I hope to name her Gretchen.

Brittney said...

Love this dress! I'm pretty traditional with names. I like:

Girl names: Susie, Lucy, Bailey
Boy names: Jackson, Tyler

communikate. said...

Whatever lady. Look at these comments. How am I going to win when there's a gaziilion people entering?!

Fine. I'll tell ya a few names only becasue Graham doesn't like them.

Desmond for a boy
Daphne for a girl


and I for reals like Abby.
(and don't count this comment as entry) :)

Iliana said...

I like James for a boy. I only breed boys so no sense coming up with a cute girl name.

Emily said...

Ah! Love the dress! My all time favorite baby name...boy or girl is Brier :)

Becky said...

Okay so I liked Shabby Apple--cuz I do--and I'd like to win that dress! I'll even pretend that color would look good on me.

And I'm thinking a good name for your next baby girl would be Hazel. Almost makes me want to have another baby myself, Abby! But not quite.

courtney said...

love the dress! and thinking up baby names is kind-of one of my favorite games. thea is a current fave.

wendysue said...

Yeah! Baby names! Tabitha or Simon. Or for twinners. . .Nolan and Natalie.

Love that dress! I actually would give it to my 12 year old. . .she's grown up so much and would fit it like a dream, in that orange too. .

preston. shawnee. cohen. said...

hello :) found you through a post from brittany (barnes) a while back. it's rare for me to read "random" blogs of people i don't know, but yours is so cute and your kids are beautiful, so i pop in every now and then!

anyway that dress is adorable!!! i love shabby apple... but could never get myself to fork up the $$$ :) really crossing my fingers on this!

names, names, names. hmmm. i have a little boy who's almost two named Cohen. and i'm due in june with our second baby boy... unfortunately i have a VERY hard time with boy names. none on the list right now. my husband loves Jett though, his mom's maiden name.
as for girls, I have a long list. a few at the very top... Ada (after my great-grandmother), Shiloh, Clover, Hazel.
Thanks for doing the giveaway!! And I "liked" them on facebook.

Oh and my blog is private, but I have another blog if by chance I win the giveaway and you need to contact me! or if you're wondering who I am and would like an invite.

www.ps-hopkin.blogspot.com

p.s. hate when there's 17 ways to enter, nicely done :)

Audra said...

MOBY - my mom hates it, but we think it's cute!

Michelle said...

liiiiiike.

my favorites are either olive/olivia or penelope/penny...
boy's names are hard.

GreenGirl said...

I like dresses and baby names.. Henry and Naomi are my tops this week.

Bryce and Candice Blood Family said...

If I am eveeeerrrr brave enough to go for baby #5 and if I am lucky enough to get a brother for my wild man, I want him to be a Dace, simple masculine but unique. Our most recent addition is Channa (said with a ch not shhh). Perfect for her and for me, a new twist on an older more traditional name!

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Lindsey Ramage said...

Love the dress and if I win it, I will wear it and fix my hair just like the model and be so bold and wear red lipstick too!

Favorite Baby name Kalinda for a girl and Corbin for a boy.

Be Strong and Courageous said...

Love the dress, would love to win. Long past having babies, but hoping for grandchildren. People are so creative with names these days...all these comments prove that..you could write your own baby name book now! My new favorite baby is my next door neighbors new granddaughter who was just adopted and sealed to her parents last Saturday in the If temple. She is the most beautiful little black baby girl ever seen in a white temple blessing dress complete with white hair bow. Her name is Jada Marie.

Karen said...

I love that dress! Baby names: love Wakely for girl and Kellen for boy.

Perkins Family said...

Love that dress....gorgeous!! I like the name Tennyson for a boy and Jetta for a girl!! :)

Kay Ann Wilson said...

shabby apple is deLISH! i want that dress! i'm a fellow baby-name-lover...that's my favorite part of pregnancy, picking the name! my favorite name right now is...

rory for a girl
west for a boy

debbie said...

I have 4 boys. I really wanted to name a little girl Tess.

Carolyne said...

i liked sa on fb. My current favorite name for a boy is Grey.

Nicole said...

Girl: August
Boy: Owen

:)
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