Thursday, April 14, 2011

Harper's Hat Box (Giveaway!)

I'm fairly certain that if God had chosen to bless me with all boys instead of two beautiful little girls, I'd find ways to incorporate bows and frou-frou into my sons' lives...or maybe just give pretty things away as gifts.

Either way, I am lucky to have met Samantha, who owns Harper's Hat Box, an Etsy shop stocked with fabulous accessories for moms and kids. Stick around, because Sam has a little Giveaway to share with you today!

The neat thing about Sam's shop is that she stocks a variety of fun, creative, and perfectly matched items: hair accessories, flip flops for moms and girls, tutus, personalized sippy cups/water bottles and snack packs, bow holders, burp cloths, diaper covers, and fingers are tired just from typing it all!

Sam got her start with creating accessories after experiencing some frustration over not finding what she was looking for locally, and being disappointed in several orders she placed online. She opened Harper's Hat Box in 2010. Her brightly colored bows and headbands attracted orders from friends and acquaintances, and it quickly snowballed into an Etsy Shop and Facebook Page featuring her creations.

I am the proud owner of a pair of women's flip flops from the shop, and those are some of my favorite items. My family lives in flip flops during the summer, and Harper's Hat Box has many options to choose from!

Bows and headbands are the shop's most popular items, but the tutus are also a big seller. I can see why:

Sam recommends placing custom orders early, especially around holidays like Easter, Mother's Day, the 4th of July, etc. but she can also take rush orders. So many of her custom orders are taken locally and through trunk shows, that she recommends checking out the Harper's Hat Box Facebook Page for a real picture of the most recent and up-to-date products.

I'm a huge fan of monogramming and personalized items, and Sam notes that most of her work is custom. Customers can email her, message on Facebook, or even send a conversation through Etsy to chat about what they are looking for. She is often able to match outfits and other items by looking at emailed photos from clients.

She was able to match my girls' Easter dresses for me recently, and we had the bows just in time for pictures!

Girls might be full of sugar (Michaela Byrd) and spice (Natalie) and everything nice, but they can also be hard on their hair bows. The monogrammed bows that Sam crafted for my girls were not only beautiful and classic looking, but they were also sturdy--held firmly down on French clips.

I was most pleased that the bows were large, but didn't detract from their Easter dresses and they weren't distracting in the photos!

Guess what?

Sam wants to give one lucky Serenity Now reader their choice of one of these two stylish Spring/Easter bows. You don't need to have girls to enter this one...either of these would make a wonderful gift for a lucky little girl!

Here's How You Can Enter To Win (US residents only, please). Please leave a separate comment for each entry!
1. (mandatory to enter) Visit Harper's Hat Box and tell me the name of your favorite item.

For extra entries:
2. "Like" Harper's Hat Box on Facebook
3.Tweet this Giveaway with a link to this post.
4. Facebook this Giveaway with a link to this post.
5. Link up a post to tomorrow's Weekend Bloggy Reading link party and link back to me within your post for an extra automatic entry!

Giveaway is open until Sunday night at 10 pm (ET).

I hope you'll come back tomorrow to link up YOUR best post of the week to Weekend Bloggy Reading. Recipes, crafts, home decor, book reviews, funny stories, you name it. Come prepared to showcase your blog and find some great weekend reads.
Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. I love the Pink, Green and Brown cupcake Boutique Bow in the shop. thanks!

  2. I like the Pink/Green Korker Ribbon Flip Flops, so cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. I like the personalized snack container.

  4. This isn't an I have boys and get to give pretty, gifts! Her bows and accessories are adorable though!

  5. Let's just say I'm pre-planning and hoping for 1 lil girl out of my 6 mature follicles's while i'm in my 2WW. I love them all! I can't pick a favorite.
    I do think the tuto with the monogram bottom and bows is sooooo darling!

  6. The adult initial flip flops are so cute!

  7. I was hoping she was going to be giving away some of those cute flip flops!! I love the Adult Initial flip flops from her shop! I have a friend who's little girl would love those bows though:)

  8. OH my gosh!! Look at the girls. I can't even handle the cutest; it's too much for me Amanda ) xo

  9. What cute things! I heard about Harper's Hat box when it opened but I never checked it out. If I had a little one, I'd probably be a great customer. I'll have to remember Sam's shop for when I need a gift for a little one or for a baby.

  10. I forgot to say anything about the best part of this post - your adorable girls. What a great photo!! I love their dresses and the sweet expressions on their faces. You are so lucky to have these sweet little girls!!

  11. So pretty! Sam has beautiful accessories for little girls!!!

  12. First, I love, love, love the Easter picture! Precious!! I know that I no longer have a little girl small enough for the monogrammed diaper cover but if I did......I'd want those in every color! Too cute! Sam does great work!

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