Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 1 -- Meet Jen at Windy Ridge and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

This week I am going to be away from my computer on a camping trip with my family. It is a sort of forced camping trip because the floors in our 1917 farmhouse are being refinished. Forced or not, we will be enjoying swimming, camping, fishing (the boys are SO excited), and hanging out together. So to celebrate our family vacation, I am going to host a couple of giveaways on my blog this week. Are you ready?


First, I would like to introduce you to some blogs that I love and find inspiring. No, I will not introduce you to {Pioneer Woman} ---everyone already knows her, right? She's kinda like {Martha} --everyone loves her and everyone hates her (but secretly everyone wants to BE her). Sorry -- got a little sidetracked there. Anyway, I thought I would introduce you to some Pacific Northwest bloggers that I have "met" either in person or through the wonderful world of blogging. Here we go!

Meet {Jen from Windy Ridge}.

I found her blog and her lovely shop not too long ago. I was enthralled immediately by the beautiful photography and gorgeous children's clothing. I have to admit that over the course of the next 24hrs, I read her entire (new) blog during little snatches of time here and there. (I deduced that she had a different blog before this one --haven't read that one). Anyway, Jen has 8 beautiful children with one on the way -- (exhausts me just to type that let alone live that) --and she designs beautiful boutique children and adult clothing -- AND she takes lovely photos of her life. She lives on the west side of Washington state near Mt. St. Helens. Her new home is gorgeous inside and out, and she says she needs to have a {Herman} at her home.

She has an online shop called {Eden's Bouquet}. I dare you to visit and not be enthralled. And guess what? She has generously offered to contribute to my first giveaway this week -- a pair of her best-selling {Eden Ruffle Jeans}.

Aren't they just the cutest little jeans? Sorry boys, these are for the girls.

I know a little girl who would look fabulous in them.

They would look scrumptious with this {Swiss Dot blouse},

or this {Peasant Top} -- don't you think?

So if you want to enter this giveaway --any size of Eden Ruffle Jeans:

  1. Leave me a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite summer vacation is or would be if you could pick. (one entry per person please)
  2. Then head over to the Windy Ridge blog http://edensbouquet.com/blog/ or shop http://www.edensbouquet.com/ and enjoy the beauty! Be sure and give her some blogging love.
  3. No entries after 9 PM Thursday (7/30) and the random winner will be announced by 5PM July 31st. Have a great week!
*****This contest is closed******Thank you for entering. Congratulations go to "Hope" (random #36). Please contact me via email with your address so you can receive your prize. Please also include which size of ruffle pants you would like. Enjoy!

46 comments:

Linda said...

I too, know a cute little girl who would love and look quite pretty in these pants. My favorite summer vacation is visiting my daughter and son-in-law and their four lovely children in Washington State. It's usually a lot of work cleaning house or helping with the latest "project" but I still think it is my favorite vacation place to go!

Shelly said...

love to go to the beach - pretty much any beach, but summer at an Australian beach is my favorite

christy said...

I have been a fan of EB for a while and have quite a few pieces but not the ruffle jeans....YET! My favorite summer vacation is spending time at a beach house in NC within walking distance to the shore. Sunrise walks on the beach, melted pb&j sandwiches on a blanket on the sand during the day, and cookouts at sunset.

Daniel said...

Would love to vacation in Italy or New Zealand!! Would love to win these jeans!! :) Michelle

Tiffany said...

Ok now that I have an account lets try again! My dream vacation this summer would be Destin, Florida. I'd love to spend a week walking the white sandy beaches just me and my hubby. But.... there's always something. I am nursing baby Ellie still! Oh well I can dream the dream :) Have a great vacation Jen and family!

Julie said...

Wendy, I do not know how you find these blogs, there are not enough hours in the day with four kids! I love it though, keep doing the research for me!! I want to come to your house for my summer vacation! Or go to Jackson, WY.

dragalasha said...

I just found Edens Bouquet and love it!!! My favorite vacation at this time would be visiting the in-laws...I know that sounds crazy but they are in Europe and I've never met them and my husband hasnt seen them for almost 8 years so he would be happy and I would be happy because they would baby-sit and my husband and I would go visiting Greece may be..or Rome..or Spain..ahhh what a vacation!!

Sundee said...

I love Eden's Bouquet, and we have quite a few pieces for my daughters and sons.
Once the kids are a little older and can understand why they are being strapped in the van for ridiculous amounts of time, I would love to pack up and go to Grand Teton National Park on the way to see my mother on Flathead in Polson, MT!
We have the most fun with my mother and her partner Bill, swimming, boating and watching the wildlife from her porch. It's like HEAVEN!!

Stacey said...

The beach is my favorite summer get-away spot! I would love to try the coast of Maine and sit around all day eating lobster and crab legs! I've followed Windy Ridge blog for awhile-love these clothes!

pttmichalke said...

We just returned home from our family vacation and chose to visit Yellowstone National Park. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was going to see. I knew it was going to be beautiful, but it was truly breathtaking. Our children had the best time and it will probably be the most memorable vacation for our family for years to come.

pongoandbindi said...

I love Eden's Bouquet. I only have a couple pieces.
My favorite vacation is going up north to visit my husbands family. We stay in a hotel on the lake. I love the outdoor hot tub at night overlooking the lake.
The in-laws have 80 acres of land so the kids get to see all kinds of wild life that we don't see living in the city.

Jamie

mama2miles said...

My dream vacation is to pack everyone up in a Winnebago and head out west. We'll play lots of road trip games and sleep outside as much as we can. We'll visit the biggies like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. Hopefully we'll get sidetracked a lot too.
My sweet miss marfle moo woild be ADORABLE in those pants!

Jenny said...

Wendy, this is cute stuff! Favorite summer vacation would be snorkeling in Hawaii.

Holly said...

My favorite summer vacation spot is the beach!! I am also from the pacific nw:) the oregon coast is the best!!! Jens stuff is Awesome!!!

tlacewell said...

Love the Eden Ruffle Jeans. Love ALL of her creations. At this point, I would love to go anywhere that would take my family and I away from the stresses that we feel everyday trying to do it all. Sitting on the beach, listening to the water rush in, and drinking something with an umbrella sounds good to me.

Leigh said...

I've just recently found Windy Ridge...love it...and these jeans! Great give away!

Our favorite summer vacation is 4th of July at Rosemary Beach in the Florida panhandle. Just got back and already saving for next year!

Enjoy your vacation!

the herd said...

How does that women do it? How can you have so many children plus all that extra stuff? Crazy!

She is beautiful and very talented!

I hope you are enjoying your camping experience! I can't wait to hear more! Watch out for rattle snakes! REALLY!

Tiffany said...

The outer banks in North Carolina would be my pick. I love all the beach houses and the beautiful beaches. Such a fun family place to spend a vacation!
Oh, and I am a HUGE fan of Windy Ridge. The clothes are amazing and she seems amazing herself! : ) Thanks for the chance to win those adorable jeans. I have a 3 year old who would look just dandy in them!

ClothesMinded said...

I would spend a week in New England, soaking up the richness of the earth and the beauty of the coastline!

Susie said...

I would love to vacation in Florida again. The beaches there where the best!!

Dawn said...

I would love to win a pair of these jeans for my girl...My favorite vacation destination would have to be Italy!! with Hawaii a very close second!

tiff said...

my favorite summer vacation would be a tour of the castles of scotland with my nikon camera in hand of course !!! hope I win the jeans, I love jens blog and clothing!

SCmama1971 said...

Watching my children experience all the wonders that summer hold...
Collecting seashells at Myrtle Beach, Swirling Sparklers around on the 4th of July, Tanned faces,lemonade stands, ripe fruit being munched out back. Oh, the electricity of youth!!

Cave Family said...

My favorite summer vacation is a week at the lake. Fishing, boating, relaxing, it doesn't matter as long as I'm with family.

Megs said...

Love Eden's Bouquet and love reading Jen's blog - can't believe she has so many children and looks so fantastic and young! I love these ruffle Jeans as well! Fingers crossed!
My favourite summer vacation would have to be to the beach with my family, spending time with other families and generally just having a relaxing time. Lots of good food, good friends and lots of laughs!

Jumalie said...

I've missed living in the Pacific Northwest latley, esp. with reading Jen's blog so I'd definitely have to say a beach town on the coast. Or as I suggested to Jen, a B&B at the Windy Ridge, it looks so peaceful!

e miller photography-Salem Oregon Photography said...

I am dying to have a pair of those! they are so TDF!

My fave thing to do for summer vacation is actually just stay home. The school year is SO hectic and crazy it's nice to just stay home and get to know my kids again!

tkb71290 said...

would love to spend a vacation with my grandmother in lake george as i did when i was a little girl - unfortuntaley she now suffers from dementia...

drellasin said...

I would love to take my family to visit the ocean.

Robin said...

my grandaughter would look darling in these jeans . i never win but who knows. blessings, robin

hermineh said...

I love Eden's Bouquet! These jeans are so cute.
Our favorite summer vacation is our annual camping trip. Nothing is better than being in the wilderness, and living the simple life for a week or so.

turtlepants said...

My favorite vacation would be anything surrounded by nature. White water rafting, hiking in the mountains, anything that would produce great family memories and photos to capture those moments! ~Amanda

Teru said...

I, too, would LOVE to win these for my daughter. We love Eden's Bouquet clothing - it is so beautiful. My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. My dad's family is from there so it is nice to visit and see them. Unfortunately we don't get there very often. We do have a new little guy and I would love to take him to meet my Grandma!

mtaylorrn said...

Favorite vacation destination? Maui...with unlimited access to the sun and spa!!! Love Edens Bouquet--she does amazing work!

Lori said...

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the place to go if you've never been. Taking US 41 all the way to the tip of the Keewana. The trees make a goregous green canopy over the narrow two lane road. When you get there it's bliss. Lake Superior at it's finest ranging from sand dune beaches to smooth pebble beaches. A small town atmosphere...a great place to relax!!

Hope said...

Our fav vacation is taking the kids to the beach-any kid friendly beach will do! It is the best for creating wonderful forever memories!:)
Love Jen's blog! Her clothes are amazing-not to mention she is such a beautiful gal, I admire her for her many children, so blessed, that Jen!

Emma said...
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Emma said...

I would love to spend a vacation with my husband & 2 children In a cabin in the beautiful mountains of tennessee. It would be so peaceful and lots of memories would be made! thanks for the chance to win something beautiful!

Rebecca said...

England - I would love to spend a few months traveling there...I have been there in September and November.

I bought a top for a granddaughter from edens bouquet; it was lovely.

Shannon said...

Okay, I just found you thru Eden's Bouquet, and I am dying for these jeans! I think my perfect summer vacation is the South of France with my mama and my 2 little girls! xoxo Shannon

The Gaspards said...

Love the jeans and love Jen's blog. I think I am addicted to the blog and Eden's bouquet!

Sondra said...

My favorite summer vacation is renting a place on the lake just to spend time with family. Ideally, I'd prefer to have my own place on the lake. Ahhhh....someday! However, I do love me some camping. There's nothing quite as relaxing.

I sooo hope I win this giveaway!!

Molly said...

I love a camping roadtrip headed west. My family has not yet been to the Pacific northwest and I'd love to take them for a scenic vacation down the coast. I've only been once and I'm dying to get back!
Count me in on the giveaway. I have a certain beautiful girl celebrating her 4th birthday tomorrow and these would be a great gift!

Pinkerton said...

If I could pick one vacation destination, it would be in France...picture a little chateau nestled in a lush garden, peace, quiet, calm...then my family could take a trip into a nearby quaint village and soak up the culture. And eat lots of bread!
Thanks for a chance to win the EB ruffles! Those are my favorite piece in Jen's new collection.

Betina said...

My favorite vacation is one with a cook and a nanny. And a King Sized Bed.

Michele Moore said...

I have loved Edens Bouquet for a couple of years now...i can't get enough of it! My favorite summer vacation it camping near a beach with my family!

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