March 26, 2015

Bring Back Bonnets! – Nora Bees Bonnets + Giveaway

I’m a sucker for old-fashioned baby fashion…there’s just something so charming about it!  Give me frills, bows, pleats, and eyelets any day over some of the newer trends that try and make your kids look like teenagers.  I want my babies looking like babies…please and thank you!

Lately I’ve been really into bonnets, because they keep my little doll looking, well, like a little doll.

 I love them for 2 main reasons:

Reason #1 –  We live in a state that’s hot and sunny much of the year…but I hate putting sunscreen on my babes, so I prefer the “cover ’em up” method whenever possible.  Bonnets are perfect for that — light in material, but the wide brim keeps their fragile skin protected.

Reason #2 – The cuteness factor.  This picture speaks for itself.Nora Bees Bonnet Giveaway

I mean really though. 

And as if she weren’t cute enough, I managed to find the PRETTIEST bonnets I’ve ever seen from the Nora Bees Bonnets Etsy shop.

Are you swooning?  Because I am.  And they’re all this lovely!  Seriously, go check out her shop…she has so many other gorgeous patterns and designs and I had SUCH a hard time deciding.

Nora Bees Bonnets is run by Suzanne Curdt.  Suzanne has been sewing since she was a little girl and comes from a quilting background, which means she pays great attention to even the smallest detail.  For example, when sewing a bonnet, she’ll change the thread color countless of times to match the fabric…a tedious process, but Suzanne does not cut corners!

Just take a look at how intricately (and perfectly!) her bonnets are constructed.

Nora Bees Bonnet Giveaway

Each bonnet is made to order (and with customizable sizes for a perfect fit!)…and because Suzanne knows how excited us mamas get about getting goodies for our babes, she usually ships within one day of ordering.  ONE DAY (that means she makes them the very day you place your order…talk about great service!)

But pictures don’t do these bonnets justice.  They’re even more beautiful in person! And with warmer weather here and Easter just around the corner, I’m itching to fill up my little girl’s closet with these gems.

I mean…wouldn’t this be perfect for Easter?

Nora Bees Bonnet Giveaway

Or how about this one for a summer wedding?

Nora Bees Bonnet Giveaway

*Sigh* can you imagine a world where all baby girls wore bonnets like this?  Bring back bonnets!

Nora Bees Bonnets is offering one special reader the chance to win a lovely bonnet from her shop. (But if you just NEED one now, especially with Easter around the corner, don’t wait till this giveaway is over…enter the giveaway, and treat yourself!)

(Note:  Some bonnets have limited sizes…you may be required to choose a different bonnet if the bonnet you want is not available in the size you need.)

(I was provided a bonnet at no cost to myself in exchange for this review.  All opinions are honest and my own!)

Happy clicking!


UPDATE: Congratulations Mary-Ann M. on winning a Nora Bees Bonnet!  I will be contacting you regarding prize fulfillment.  If don’t hear back within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Nora Bees Bonnets Giveaway


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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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    Reply Mary-Ann April 11, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Thank you so much! I replied to your e-mail. Let me know if you had any trouble receiving it. =)

    • Reply Bestofbaby April 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Got it 🙂 Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your beautiful Nora Bees Bonnet!

    Reply Sharon Rowe April 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party 🙂

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