Family, Fashion

Pretty in Purple + Tiny Tags Giveaway

March 31, 2016


StitchFix_4Outfit Details // Brixon Ivy Lace Detail Dress (Stitch Fix) // Tiny Tags Mini Dog Tag Necklace // Shoes from my wedding five years ago!

The Christmas before Ainsley was born, there was only one thing on my wish list: A Tiny Tags mini dog tag necklace inscribed with Ainsley’s name. I’ve never been a huge jewelry person, but I saw the necklace on my friend Natalie’s blog and just had to have one for myself. Thankfully, my Aunt Gwen listened to my plea and gifted me with one of my favorite jewelry items of all time. It’s simple, delicate and has my favorite girl’s name on it, meaning I can take a reminder of her with me wherever I go.

What to know something funny? We didn’t share Ainsley’s gender with many people before she was born, deciding to keep it secret, but I wore this necklace for two months before her birth, hiding it under my dress or shirt so people couldn’t see. Crazy, right? Sometimes I would catch it out in plain daylight and was sure someone would notice! Thankfully it was small enough that our secret was kept safe until she was born.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (Sunday, May 8th!) I’ve already been thinking about some of my favorite gifts for new and expectant moms. I purchased a Tiny Tags necklace for my sister-in-law a couple Christmases ago because I thought it was such a special, classy gift. And I have a feeling that the mom’s in your life would also appreciate a necklace of their very own.

The good news for E&C readers? Tiny Tags is giving away one Mommy Necklace in Sterling Silver! See below for three chances to enter!

**Note // If you’re interested in buying a necklace, be aware that the cut-off for standard shipping is April 21st. Each necklace is a customized piece of jewelry, so think in advance and get your order in on time.

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  • Reply Meghan Birt March 31, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I haven’t even thought about celebrating Mother’s Day yet. It’s crazy to think its around the corner and I get to celebrate this year! I’d love this necklace, if I don’t win I may have hint at it being a Mothers Day gift ??

  • Reply Elizabeth March 31, 2016 at 11:56 am

    A pedicure!

  • Reply Angela March 31, 2016 at 11:56 am

    This will be my first Mother’s Day as a mommy! I am so excited to just spend the day playing with my daughter, and maybe getting a massage.

  • Reply Laura March 31, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Probably will just spend mothers day with my girls and the mother’s that I love.

  • Reply Beth March 31, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I honestly haven’t thought about Mother’s Day yet, but I’m sure I will take my own mom out for lunch and get some handmade gifts from my two little boys πŸ™‚

  • Reply Susannah March 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I will be becoming a mom for the first time this spring, so I will probably spend Mother’s Day obsessing over that fact!!!

  • Reply Rita March 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Spending Mother’s Day working in the emergency department, but will write lots of letters and send flowers to the mamas in my life beforehand!

  • Reply Michelle Rae Parker March 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    A relaxing day with my boys (hubby, son, pup) and we will know by then if the next is a boy or a girl ?

  • Reply Morgan March 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I love these! So sweet and simple.

  • Reply Jessica Meloy March 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Hanging out with my kids and husband and hopefully playing outside. Or whatever my hubby has up his sleeve. ?

  • Reply Astleigh H. March 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I love the simplicity of the necklace! Great for wearing by itself or layered with other pieces!

    p.s. LOVE that dress too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessi Meyer March 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I’m planning on (trying) to sleep in, and then brunch with our local crepe guy and my family.

  • Reply Jessica W March 31, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Spending time with my hubby and kiddos and hopefully enjoying sometime outside.

  • Reply Carrie March 31, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Hopefully enjoying a big breakfast with my husband and kids, spending time outside, and seeing the rest of our families!

  • Reply Erica G March 31, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    My girl is turning one the next day (Waaah! Where did the time go?!), so we will be having her birthday party. I already checked the date with the ladies that are invited and they agreed that there’s no other way they’d rather spend Mother’s Day. I love my family!

  • Reply Elizabeth Warren March 31, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Beautiful necklace!

  • Reply Julie Johnson March 31, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    My comment did not work when I was trying to type it in, but I plan to spend mothers day going to church and snuggling my boys as much as they’ll let me πŸ˜‰ Thanks for this opportunity. I had never heard of Ting Tags, but their stuff is so cute. =)

  • Reply Kara Knaack March 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Brunch that I don’t plan on cooking for myself!

  • Reply January Michael March 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    So pretty, and unique! Love how tiny it is compared to other Mommy necklaces.

  • Reply Amanda March 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Great giveaway, Madison! I think I’ll sleep in on Mother’s Day, and then celebrate with brunch with my kids, sisters and mom.

  • Reply Lisa Youngstrand March 31, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    This is my first Mother’s Day with my little girl, I am hoping to spend the day with my little family going for a walk!

  • Reply Rebekah McCracken March 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Would love a necklace with my son’s name on it!

  • Reply Randi Coe March 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I’ll be having lunch with my daughter on Mother’s day I’m sure but the Thursday after I will be seeing Luke Bryan in Omaha with my mom and daughter to really celebrate!

  • Reply katie reddemann March 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    with baby #2 due any day, i would love one with both my girls names on it! so pretty!

  • Reply Kate - Griggs & Woodward March 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I am so looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day with my kids and our mothers. Church, Sunday dinner then outdoor play after naps if the weather cooperates.

  • Reply Megan Bark March 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I will be 38 weeks pregnant with our second child on Mother’s Day so I think we will be taking it easy and keeping it low key. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Reply nswimchic77 March 31, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Sleeping in and hanging out with my girls!

  • Reply Joanna March 31, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Last year we had a bbq with my brother and his new daughter. My son was born two days before my niece so it was a very special first Mother’s Day for everyone involved. Hopefully we’ll do something similar this year!

  • Reply Lori Engebretson March 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Love that color on you!

    Such an awesome way of keeping baby close to you when apart ? A great reminder of all the blessings we have here on Earth.

  • Reply Valerie March 31, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    This is such a gorgeous piece! Simple, classic and timeless- and a wonderful way to keep your little one close to your heart. Would LOVE something like this with Bryce’s name on it. So so precious. Thanks for the great giveaway and LOVE the dress– makes me want to schedule another fix πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle Butler March 31, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    This is my second Mother’s Day (I have 15 month old twins) and I really hope to have a nice brunch with my family followed by a family walk or a trip up to Lake Tahoe. Then a quite evening at home. Maybe a massage thrown in there as well. Great giveaway! And I love the purple dress.

  • Reply Brittany Adams March 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I love the simplicity of the necklace and the strong meaning behind it! So sweet.

    -Brittany Adams

  • Reply Jessi Copeland March 31, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Brunch with my babe!

  • Reply Erin March 31, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Celebrating from afar but family will join the next weekend!!

  • Reply ckim March 31, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    i used to make a big deal out of mother’s day but now it’s the simple things – sleeping in and waking up to a big mug of coffee. i lost my own mom right around mother’s day so it’s a difficult time for me but i try to be celebratory so my kids have a chance to celebrate it!

  • Reply Hilary Parrish March 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I’ll be frantically setting up our family’s beach home after being rebuilt to accommodate the next generation (we just didn’t fit anymore!), just in time for the summer rental season. But I’ll be with both my mom AND my little lady, so it will be perfect!

  • Reply Kjersti March 31, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    We plan to do our annual mother’s day brunch, and maybe the day before I will go do a spa day with my mom and mother in law.

  • Reply sarah k @ the pajama chef March 31, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    aww, cute! i am actually pregnant with my first & due on may 10th so a tiny part of me hopes that we’ll be celebrating with our new baby boy…but truthfully my guess is that he will be born a little later. πŸ™‚ we’ll see!

  • Reply Alis March 31, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Love the necklace! Plan on just spending all day with family on MotherΒ΄s Day πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachel Bovill March 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Beautiful necklace choice! I can’t wait to gift this to my bff!

  • Reply Traci Heinsch March 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    With my 3 babes of course! Getting loved on ?

  • Reply Tessa March 31, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Just love dainty necklaces with sentimental meanings πŸ™‚
    I will be spending mother’s day with my husband, two year old son, and newborn baby girl due April 18th! We will most likely be out for brunch or a family walk.

  • Reply Lindsay Hutchins March 31, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    We are flying to Orlando on Mother’s Day to spend the week at Disney World!

  • Reply Maggie Olson March 31, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This one will be my first mother’s day! We will be just getting moved into a new house. I’m sure it will involve lots of snuggles and some kind of yummy meal! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carol Moore March 31, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    What a great idea for a special friend and/or mom! Thank you!

  • Reply Naina Sood March 31, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    We’ll be enjoying our Mother’s Day before our ‘inside baby’ becomes an ‘outside baby’

  • Reply Brittani March 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    What a beautiful necklace! This will be “first” Mother’s Day, although my little lady isn’t due till July!

  • Reply Caroline March 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I always bake a special breakfast treat for my mom!

  • Reply Annie April 1, 2016 at 1:06 am

    My mom and sister are going to come to visit me where I live and we’re going to have a girls weekend! My mom has become my best friend as I’ve grown up and I want to plan a weekend full of things she’d love to do. I love the idea of this tiny tag necklace, I would love to get one for myself in remembrance of a wonderful friend I lost earlier this year.

  • Reply Alexandria April 1, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Such a sweet necklace! The perfect length and so personal ?

  • Reply DessertForTwo April 1, 2016 at 2:37 am

    I plan on handing the baby to dad, going to yoga, taking a long bath and drinking wine all by myself πŸ™‚

  • Reply Urban Wife April 1, 2016 at 2:44 am

    In an ideal world, I would have breakfast in bed, a day at the spa complete with a massage and mani/pedi. πŸ˜‰ But real life? I plan on celebrating our son’s 3rd birthday since his actual birthday is on the 7th and doing other normal ‘Sunday’ things.

  • Reply Suzanne Brown April 1, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Spending the day with my 3 year old…after sleeping in and eating brunch ?.

  • Reply Alicia Levno April 1, 2016 at 3:26 am

    It’s my first Mother’s Day so hoping my hubby has a little something planned..

  • Reply Ashley Zawrotny Bigley April 1, 2016 at 4:31 am

    It’s my first Mothers Day!!! So I will be spending the day relaxing with my husband and Olivia! I would love to have a beautiful Tiny Tags necklace with her name inscribed.

  • Reply Anne Marie Mahoney April 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I plan on celebrating with my two little girls – church, brunch, snuggles, and hopefully some sunshine!

  • Reply TaraLC64 April 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I love that necklace! My sister-in-law just adopted a sweet baby boy and I would love to get this for her as a gift. The length of that necklace is perfect – which chain length did you get?

  • Reply KKrueger324 April 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    We plan to go to the MN ZOO!!

  • Reply Kate April 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I love the necklace and dress! I’m not a mom yet, but would gift the necklace to my sister-in-law who just had a baby in January. I’ll celebrate Mother’s Day by spending time with my mom, who is the best!

  • Reply Kelly April 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    With a nice, long nap!

  • Reply DJohnson April 1, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I am planning to take my mom for a mani and pedi.

  • Reply Laura Welch April 1, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    β€’β€’My first Mother’s Dayβ€’β€’ Very excited to celebrate with my husband and my sweet daughter, Luella, who made me a mom!! #myrainbowbaby

  • Reply Katrina Gardner April 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I plan on celebrating by sleeping in and enjoying a fun day with my kids.

  • Reply Erica Wiener April 2, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I will spend it with my 2 year old, probably a trip to the zoo!

  • Reply Aileen April 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I love reading your blog and following on IG. Our daughters are only a couple weeks apart so it’s been fun following you this past year. Unfortunately, my sister graduates the day before Mother’s Day, so we’ll be traveling on the day. I’m hoping we’ll do brunch a different time. I love brunch and time with my little family!

  • Reply Christine Hamann April 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Nap time for this mama!

  • Reply Amanda Zuehlke April 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Love this giveaway! I plan to spend Mother’s Day with my baby, mom, and sisters!

  • Reply Emily Smith April 2, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    The family will get together at my mom’s house for a BBQ.

  • Reply Mackenzie Thornton April 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Beautiful necklace! It’s my first Mother’s Day and I’ll be spending it with my husband, baby and mom.

  • Reply Kelsey April 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Hopefully some brunch and maybe a little quiet time to myself!!

  • Reply Kelli April 4, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Yearly tradition – getting pedicures with my daughter. Once a year we do this together – she is 6 and really looks forward to it – as do I!

  • Reply Jennifer Bushek April 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Where did you get your floating shelf in this photo? I’ve been looking for one just like it!

  • Reply Cara April 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I will be celebrating my nieces 2nd birthday Mother’s Day weekend and spending it with my little family!

  • Reply Danelle April 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Going to my niece’s dance recital and enjoying my day as a new family of 3!!

  • Reply Emily B April 5, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I am a sucker for personalized jewelry and accessories – especially with my kids’s names on them!

  • Reply Mackensey Stang April 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    How fun that you kept your secret while putting it out there at the same time! I love tiny tags, their stuff is great!

  • Reply Jen April 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    We’re soo busy, I’m hoping to spend a low key day enjoying my family. This is my first Mother’s Day with 2 kids, so maybe I can sneak a nap in πŸ˜‰

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