As a resident of the desert, I cannot wait for summer to be over. I know for many of you this is like blasphemy, but when you’re used to 115-120+ degree heat, you pray for fall. We are finally feeling the beginnings of fall: 80-90+ degrees and wild stormy rain that is throwing snow onto the mountains. This is a very exciting time for us and I can already already feel the cold nights and warm fires coming. This excitement leads me to think of two of my favorite non-living objects in the world: pillows and blankets. There is nothing better than cozying up on soft pillows and covering with an equally as soft blanket. Hello blabla.
There is no better name for the ultimate comforting pillow and blanket than Hold Me Tight. These items will push every bad dream, thought, or chilly nip of air away. The Hold Me Tight Pillow is 100% cotton, handmade by Peruvian artisians. It features two handles positioned for maximum squeezability. These silly yet brilliant handles give this pillow character, not to mention the adorable details (a tear, a mustache, or a smile). Because of the handle feature, the Hold Me Tight Pillows are perfect for travel. Your little one can hold onto their pillow tightly as you traverse the world. Like every other blabla product, the pillow is made from natural fibers grown in Peru–ensuring the ultimate in softness. This whimsical pillow quickly became my daughter’s favorite item in the house, even temporarily surpassing the iPad. She totes it around everywhere she goes, taking quick 5 second naps along the way and giggling. The portable pillows are 15″ x 10″ — the perfect size for your pint-size.
You cannot have one without the other–the Hold Me Tight Blanket pairs perfectly with your pillow. There are three different color schemes to go with the three different pillows, now that was easy. The blankets are the perfect size of 28″ x 36″ making it fantastic for baby and child. Don’t you love items that grow with your kids? The blankets are also 100% cotton and handwoven by Peruvian artisans. The blanket is tightly woven, making it considerably warm, but not too thick. It is so nice that I have devious thoughts of “borrowing” it from my daughter. In all honesty, as soon as the pillow and blanket set arrived at the house, my daughter snatched it up and headed for the sofa. She got all cozy and actually fell asleep right on the couch. I know other kids do this, but mine doesn’t. In fact, she has never fallen asleep anywhere except for a bed or car seat. Even crazier, my daughter is weened off naps, so for her to sleep in the middle of the day is just bizarre. It must be the incredible power of blabla’s handknits! The pillow/blanket sets come in three color schemes: Tear (blue/green), Mustache (yellow/grey), Smile (pink/orange).
I’ve always admired blabla’s international links, encouraging growth in another country. These Peruvian wonders are highly skilled and use a knitting style that is an old tradition in Peru. Throughout the years, my daughter has owned various products from blabla: dolls, clothing, and now bedding. All of it has stood the test of time and toddler, while others have unraveled from use. You truly get quality when you purchase blabla products–that you can be sure of.
Super exciting news for those of you living near or traveling to Atlanta: blabla has opened their flagship store, Blabla L’Atelier, in Hotlanta. Here you can find one of a kind products and favorites not available online anymore. Also, when you register at the store, you receive a $25 gift card near your child’s birthday up until age 4! Next time I am down south I will be making a bee-line for blabla.
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Contest ends September 25, 2011 at Midnight PST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and emailed.
WINNER: Christina !! Congratulations!
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