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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Sakura Bloom, a sling company founded by a mother of two in Massachusetts. She crafts baby slings using all natural fibers: linen and silk. Slings are surprisingly easy to use, and your baby nestles cozily up against your heartbeat. I'm a huge fan of them, and Toby loves cuddling up in ours; they're a lifesaver if you have a fussy baby or want your little one to nap while you're on the go. And slings look beautiful, too--my friend even wore hers to a wedding!

Today, Sakura Bloom is offering one lucky reader a $200 gift certificate to choose her favorite sling. Aren't they lovely? Which would you pick?

For a chance to win, please visit Sakura Bloom, and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck! Update: Miki is our winner. Thanks for playing.
(Top photos from our England summer vacation)

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luke and pamela said...

i love sakura bloom! i have been wanting one since the style-a-thon. so pretty, so cozy, so perfect.

Elisha(: said...

i love the Simple Linen Baby Sling :: Lagoon! (: thanks for this!

M said...

I don't have any children yet, but I would love to win the Pure Baby Sling: Organic Maple linen sling to save for when we have our first!
Love this company, but the way. And Toby looks pretty comfortable in the one you got.

Miki's scrapbook said...

Awesome! A new baby is about to be born in the family and this would make the perfect present :).

Miki.
mikimiannetta[at]gmail[dot]com

Abby Rose said...

awesomesauce!!

Sumerset said...

I have been looking for a great sling and I only have 3 months til the boy arrives! These are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angela Z. said...

for the future...
angie_la18@hotmail.com

logan said...

I love Sakura Bloom! I am really wanting to get one for our new baby due in July. They're so pretty and they look so comfortable. Fingers crossed!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Gorgeous! I have a baby coming in June and would love a Sakura Bloom sling!

Diana Mieczan said...

I would choose the pixie double layer in mochior or the pure baby sling in canyon for my best friend who had her baby girl in December. This would be a perfect gift for her:) Kisses

amy said...

i've been eyeing these for weeks and woud love to have one for our first baby this summer! they are gorgeous and practical for both men and women to wear!

Cat Foley said...

These are so beautiful! I'd love one!

sk said...

Now that I'm pregnant I finally have an excuse to get one of these! I have loved them for many years-- so stylish!

Kelsey said...

These look so comfy and easy to use!

Shannon said...

Absolutely beautiful!

annemarie said...

Oh I love these slings! They're so pretty.

Meredith said...

Expecting number two this summer.. .would love one of those linen slings!

Em said...

So pretty! Much more aesthetically pleasing than commercial baby-carrier harnesses.

Liz said...

I love these slings! They look so comfortable and chic.

Hal said...

i love the simple linen collection. The Wheat is my favorite of the colors. Wow, they are all so great though!

Anneliese said...

i love these! i'd love a ring sling! i think i like the simple raven one. i heart baby wearing.

Patsy said...

Wow! Those are fantastic! I am due in May and what a gift the essential linen in driftwood and sprout would be!

Lindsay said...

Very pretty! I love the fabric!

Meryl said...

The Mochi pattern is beautiful!

Heather said...

These are beautiful! I'm due in 4 weeks and would love to have one.

AmandaB. said...

Gorgeous slings! We are due in August and I would love to sport one of these beauties. I like the simple linen in sprout.

Fulya said...

I love Sakura's silk line and have been eyeing them for sometime. I have 2.5 months left till the arrival of our first baby, and would love to carry our little one in one of those.

Wylie said...

I would love to win one for my daughter who has a one year old little girl. They are so beautiful, all of them!

Erin said...

I love the rose colored slings, but your plum one is making me reconsider. Natural fibers = love.

Meg said...

i have been in love with sakura's baby slings since you first featured them on your blog! i love the midnight/sandstone reversible linen sling (i'd definitely have to choose colours that my husband would be okay with!) we are planning for a little one to join our family soon, and i'd love to be one step closer to being ready for him or her with a beautiful sling to cuddle up in!

Sarah H. said...

We just found out that we are preggers (super excited) and would put one of these beautiful slings to good use!

Charly said...

These slings are so beautiful! I have a baby due in early March. A linen sling would be perfect during the hot summer to tote a little bundle!

Robin said...

These are beautiful!

v. s. & t. said...

I absolutely love these slings. I have been wanting one for a long time! Pick me!! ;)

-valerie

Shelley said...

I would love to win this for a friend due in June! :)

Ash said...

Love this giveaway, even though I don't have a baby! (Is that weird?)

jmc said...

Lovely! I've been eyeing these for a while now!

Kylie said...

The linen slings are awesome! I love the variety of colors, too.

Erin G. said...

love these! love waking up to your posts in the morning!!

Michelle said...

One of these would make a great baby shower gift for my sister!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I would love to give one to my friend, who is having her baby this week!

Ashleigh said...

Oh how lovely! Im due in June and this would be perfect for getting out and about.

Jessie said...

Beautiful! I was just thinking about looking at slings to use with my 15-month-old son.

Irene said...

I just love their silk slings! Expecting baby number 2 in a few weeks and looking forward to more baby-wearing in my near future...

Silvia said...

We are expecting our first baby in August. I have a sneaking suspicion one of these beautiful slings will come in quite handy! Maybe I can sling my wiener dog Colonel until then? Or do they make a double sling? :)

Rebecca said...

This would be a perfect gift to my best friend who is due in March!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I would love to give one to my friend, who is having her baby this week!

Annie said...

Wow, I'd love to win! Thanks!

Tishia said...

I've borrowed one and I've wanted one since!

Janine said...

i love the pure collection in wheat. this would be awesome. i've hated the baby bjorn.

Paula said...

Would love a Sakura Bloom sling!

The Franglaise said...

I would love to have a sling for my next bubba!

shinesomelight said...

beautiful!

Maayan said...

I'm pregnant with my first and would love this for the summer (when he/she arrives)! These are beautiful!

Kelly S. said...

Oooh! They are all so lovely. I think I might pick the essential silk in sandstone and amber, but I reserve the right to change my mind! So many beautiful choices.

Nettie Spaghetti said...

I have been wanting a Sakura Bloom sling forever!!! any simple linen one would do!

Jessica said...

LOVE the reversible linen slings...beautiful!

yogurtcupcakes said...

I discovered these slings a few months ago - what a fantastic company, can't wait to get one!!

Stephie said...

I'd love this as a gift for my sister-in-law. She's expecting twins any day now!!

Callie Glorioso-Mays said...

yes please!!! I am announcing my pregnancy to friends tomorrow and this would be an added blessing!! I'm at 12 weeks right now. :)

I like them all! But I'm thinking that I'm leaning toward Driftwood.

anjali said...

gorgeous! I've been using the Moby for my kiddo but have been wanting to try a sling since you posted about it a few Mondays ago!

HOOTENANNY...Jennifer Jacks said...

I have a one month baby and have yet to find a carrier that I like...I would love to try a Sakura sling!
Jennifer

Tessa Sanchez said...

I love these baby slings! I would love to win one of these for my sister who is having her second baby in March.

chels.e. said...

i love the essential linen. the colors are beautiful! here's to hoping i win! ;)

Mary Ruth Gilliam said...

I think I love the play slings just as much as the real deal! So cute!

Jenn said...

Those are beautiful- I had never been to their site before, but I really like the linen slings!

Carrie said...

I just came back from Ethiopia, where all the mommas carried their babes around with wraps. I love the idea of carrying a little one around, not just on the streets, but during mundane activities like doing the dishes.

Audry said...

I'm 38 weeks and would love one of these! The midnight-sandstone in silk is lovely.

Sarah said...

One of these beauties would be perfect for taking my five-month old daughter to my brother's wedding next month. Fingers crossed!

Sarah R. said...

The Sakura slings are beautiful. I love the simple linen slings.

Erin and Cliff said...

beautiful slings!!

Ms. S said...

I seriously love silk slings, and have "worn" my babe to a variety of events (weddings, horse races, engagement parties). You look great, your baby is happy and you are far more streamlined than carting around an awkward stroller/baby car seat.

These ones are especially beautiful, and I was especially pleased to see a mens' section. (I can't get much of a break b/c my old one is pink silk which the mister is not interested in sporting!)

Aileen said...

i've been looking for a sling that is comfortable for me and baby for a long time (my second is one now and still looking)...these look gorgeous and glad to have the recommendation...

Juliana said...

Lovely fabrics and colors.. my expectant sister (of twins) would love one.

Ethaney said...

A coworker of mine works in the mental health field with me and is constantly on the go. She just had her baby a couple months ago and lugs her baby around in this ginormous car seat around with her! It's like 15 pounds! I feel so bad for her. This would be such a nice gift for her, especially because she works so hard helping others.

Alice said...

Perfect timing! I'm due in May. I would choose a linen sling in blackberry.

Ginger said...

What a great giveaway! Love their website :)

Lena said...

Oh I have really been wanting one but as the owner of three other babywearing devices, I haven't justified the cost. Please pick me! They are so lovely and I'd love a purpley rose one.
parsonslena@gmail.com

Austyn said...

I've heard nothing but great things about SB slings! I have a Beco baby carrier but would love a SB!

Katie said...

So simple and beautiful!

Alicia Marie said...

I like the linen ones...but how do you choose a color?!?! All of them are so great.

stephL said...

Gorgeous, definitely to be handed around to all the parents in our group of friends

Amanda said...

This would be such a fantastic gift for my sister-in-law who is having her first baby in February!

lisa said...

love it!

lisarenee131 at gmail

becahdawn said...

I love Sakura Bloom! I have a single-layer linen sling that makes carrying my twins so much easier...I've been wanting a double-silk Sakura but haven't been able to justify the expense!

mean green mom said...

How lovely <3 My favorite are the silk slings, esp the Essential Silk Baby Sling :: Midnight~Sandstone
Gorgeous!!
thanks for the chance
meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

Sara said...

WOW, perfect timing! I'm expecting my first little one in June, and I would LOVE to try out a sling! Thanks for an amazing giveaway, Joanna!

jess said...

so precious! i would love to give this to my best friend who just had a baby last week

Little Sister said...

my best friend is pregnant and would love this!

mtan said...

thanks for sharing this! love sakura bloom!

Natalie said...

AHHH I am so obsessed with these!!! I've been dreaming of them ever since we started trying to get pregnant. LOVE LOVE this giveaway

Jonna said...

I would love to have one of these beautiful slings.

Anonymous said...

linen, for sure...
and i LOVE the double layered raven-maple &storm-wheat!

OH WOW!

[and may i add, how hot is it that the site has them for men?! *swoon*]

leigh form eternal_leigh@hotmail.com

shanna said...

these are so beautiful! But I would go with the Simple Linen Baby Sling in Driftwood; it would go with everything!

Hannah said...

My best friend is about to have a little girl and I would love to give her this beautiful sling. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Grace said...

I wish I could fit in one..

Julie and Luke said...

Oooh I love Sakura Bloom! Just found out we're expecting our first and this would be so hippie-chic of us out here in the middle of West Texas ;)

Alex said...

I'm expecting my second little boy the first of May and I would LOVE to have a sling like this for my baby while running around with my toddler!

Malorie said...

Having my second and this sling would be so helpful! So beautiful.

Dina said...

Cute! Would love to win an pretty sling!

Kelly said...

I just found our I am pregnant, and would love one of these beautiful slings!

Helen said...

I'm getting ready to have my first baby and I've been wanting one of these slings, especially the silk one in licorice/sangria. It's so beautiful!

kelsey williams said...

i am due in 7 weeks and would LOVE to win an essential linen carrier! this looks like a great product.

mary lindsay said...

LOVE these

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Laura said...

Love!

Amy said...

My sister is due soon! What a lovely gift idea. Is the essential silk in sandstone-shale not stunning? LOVE!

Laura Whittaker said...

I love the pixie line! And this would be the perfect gift for my sister-in-law!

Kate said...

I hope I win! I am due in 4 1/2 weeks and would love a linen sling, they're my favorite!

erica said...

I already have a linen P-sling but just the other night decided I needed a silk Sakura Bloom sling. How funny to see this giveaway today! Less than 10 weeks to go--and still a lot of preparing left to do!

bellablooms said...

I love that there's a men's line too! The colors are perfect!
I would love to receive this :)

Amy Marie said...

How fun! They look really beautiful!

ann.e said...

wow I didn't know there were so many options with a ring sling! I loved the simple linen one in driftwood...

chelsea said...

love the linen in wheat and storm. wow.

Jenna said...

These slings are gorgeous! Any mama would be lucky to have one!

Thea said...

I love the Masala color! My baby is on the way any day now and these slings look like the perfect thing to spend the day wearing with my baby tucked inside.

racherpeg said...

The pixie line is adorable! One of my best friends since college just told me she and her husband are expecting. What a beautiful gift this would make. :)

dani said...

Oh, these are so beautiful. We just found out we're expecting in September and this would be perfect. I love the Essential Linen in Storm & Wheat.

hilly said...

what a nice idea!!!
SO egyptian!
finger crossed..
Hillary

paige said...

love these slings! I would love to give one as a gift to a new mom- especially the linen ones!

Kerli said...

So nice! So amazing materials, bookmarked the page immediately :) My favorite is Essential Linen Baby Sling :: Organic Raven~Maple, simple, yet gorgeous!

Tam said...

This is the one splurge I want for the second time around. I have heard really great things!

Sarah S. said...

Oh goodness, so beautiful! I'd choose the Pure Linen sling in Plum for my cousin, who is due to have her baby ANY DAY NOW! She lives in NYC and is planning to go stroller-free for first few months, so a sling is essential!

Rebecca said...

Oh! I would love one of these! My first baby is coming in July and this would be absolutely great! I adore the Essential Linen in Storm-Wheat.

C & M said...

I am due on March 6th and have been eyeing a Sakura sling for months now. Would love to win!

erika said...

So gorgeous! And I just found out I am expecting baby #4! I could sure use one:) Thanks for the giveaway!

isabug said...

I like the simple linen in wheat!

tawnya said...

This would be perfect for my friend who is pregnant with her first!

Kirsten said...

Oh wow, these are so beautiful. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in June and I have been keeping my eye out for a sling. Since I live in AZ I would go with the double layer linen. I really love the Essential Linen Sling in Storm-Wheat. So pretty!

Holleyday said...

How adorable and stylish!

bitty603 said...

Oh wow - they are gorgeous!
-Brittany

Alyssa said...

those are beautiful! i like the linen ones especially!
are they comfortable?

Stephanie said...

Ah! You have the best giveaways! Someday, I hope to win one! :-)

Sarah said...

Yes please! So lovely. Due in 5 weeks with #3!

Bethy said...

those jeans you are wearing are amazing, may i ask where they are from?

Aimee said...

So beautiful. I love that picture of you and Toby.

Alicia Marie said...

I would love the a simple one in teal. These look so cozy!

Beth Ann said...

Oh mercy, I'm having a hard time choosing between the 2 color essential linen (raven-driftwood) and silk (midnight-sandstone). They look gorgeous & comfy!

caryn the designer said...

Oh! One of these would be great for my coming little one!

~ Faith said...

Oh please, oh please... my little girl would love to snuggle close in one of these! The Snuggli just doesn't go it for me...

~F

mp said...

so pretty!!

Raminta Flynn said...

Oh WOW! Stunning!! I've never seen these before and if I won, I'd have a big (and FUN!) decision ahead of me... so many beautiful color combinations and silk? or linen? Hmmm... Second baby due in May, this could be perfect timing!!!

fingers and toes crossed,
raminta

steph said...

perfect baby shower gift!

Penelope said...

Our baby is due on Leap Day (!!!) and we've had our eye on these slings for some time. Would love one!

Margaret said...

love the linen ones...especially driftwood!

Amy said...

I would love to have one of these beautiful slings. <3

[missamygrant at gmail dot com]

Mollie M. said...

Very pretty!

Marci said...

These are lovely! My first baby is due in July and I would love to have one of these slings.

erica p. said...

I would choose the Essential Linen sling in Storm/Wheat for a dear friend who is due (with her first) in early March.

erica.paoli[at]gmail[dot]com

Kheira Westphal said...

I love the idea of a men's collection! My sister is expecting in March and I would love to gift one of these, so pretty!

MamaDre said...

These are beautiful! I love the linen in blackberry :)

Tanya said...

Oh Sakura Bloom sling would be perfect for summer outings!

LKF said...

I love the Essential Linen Baby Sling in Raven/Maple!

Franziska said...

this would be the absolut perfect gift for a good friend of mine who's mother of a week old tiny perfect baby girl! :)

nichole said...

I love my Ergo (I learned about them through you!), but I've secretly been itching for a lovely silk sling from Sakura Bloom! I think it would help Cora and I survive the Atlanta summers and still snuggle together. Thanks for your great info and support of baby-wearing.:)

Kat said...

Love the artisan silk sling- it would be great with simple outfits and perfect for when we start having kids!

Jana said...

I love these slings! I have a 5 week old and would love to be able to carry him around in one of these beautiful slings!

annette said...

i love the idea and they are so beautiful. The linen color are so wonderful I would have a lot of trouble choosing one - right now really feeling the blackberry, sprout and canyon.

thanks for the giveaway!

Dani F. Boyd said...

Me! Please me!!!

Staci O. said...

My favorite brother in law is having a baby in March and would LOVE one of these! I gave my sister in law one, but it is too girly for HIM! LOVE!

Elana said...

I love these! I'd love to win the pure linen in plum sling!

Astoria Girl said...

This would be perfect for our new little one coming in May! I've looked at so many slings!

Ellie said...

I am in LOVE with Sakura Bloom. I loved their style series and have been drooling over the slings since I had my sweet one 5 months ago. I live in Philly, so we spend a lot of time walking around in various carriers. I'd love to have a sling to add to that collection.
Thanks!

Allison said...

These are wonderful! I think I'm a fan of the simple linen in Canyon. These would be perfect for my pregnant cousin. Yay Sakura Bloom!

Catherine said...

I'm still searching for the perfect sling, and my baby's 8 months old! Maybe this is it?

Marie said...

I love the Blackberry Plum Linen sling...would love to give it to my friend who just had her first baby! :)

Kristin said...

Oh how beautiful! My husband and I will be trying soon, but I have a friend due in August also :) I love the Simple Linen ones.

Sarah said...

I am due in April and have wanted one forever!!

Kimber said...

These are so beautiful. It would be wonderful if I could carry my baby-to-be in one of these. That's what I'm looking forward too most...being able to hold my little one close to me. It's hard to choose which sling I like best: the linen Pixie Double Layer is lovely, but I also adore the licorice and sangria silk sling.

hello.agi said...

Beautiful! I like the lining ones:)

Helen said...

They are so gorgeous! I'd love for my little one to snuggle with me in a linen one.

Ms. May said...

Awaiting our first in two months - would love the Simple Silk in Masala for our new little bubs.

Julie B said...

I adore these slings and have been lusting after one for our upcoming baby! My favorite is the Simple Silk Sling is either the Spruce or Licorice

Catherine said...

oh wow. I'm due in 3 weeks and i've been eyeing these slings. fingers crossed!

Mrs. Coach said...

I'd love to have one of these beauties! Lloyd is teething and only wants to cuddle, how perfect!

Lillia said...

Wow how beautiful! I love the
Raven and Driftwood in linen.

My best friend is having her first baby and I'm working on having my second. Hmmm... I may need two.

iaba(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

David and Korri said...

I ADORE these slings! My fav is the storm wheat! Stylish AND practical!

katie kate. said...

i love that they have play slings for little kids. too cute.

Angela said...

Oh, I have wanted one of these since you first posted about them a while back! I would LOVE this. Thank you so much!

Pegah said...

can i have Pixie Baby Sling, Praline, please?????

Megan said...

i need one to gift to my pregnant sister!

amanda said...

I would love to have one of these slings for my next baby!

HiLLjO said...

OMG Please!!!

Morgan said...

I would LOVE to win one of these for my best friend who just found out she's expecting her 1st!

The Yellow silk is gorgeous.

StephV said...

The simple linen baby sling is gorgeous...all those colors to choose from! This would make a great gift for my sister in law who just gave birth last month

alana said...

These slings are gorgeous. Could really use one, thanks!

melissa said...

I would pick the essential linen. My these are beautiful!

Samantha said...

These are the most beautiful slings I have ever seen! I would love one for my sweet little bun in the oven.

Michelle P said...

I need this!

Hannah said...

gorgeous!

BooBooNinja said...

These are earthy, elegant and graceful. I'd love to give one to my friends, who recently had an adorable baby boy!

chambanachik said...

Oh, gorgeous! This would be perfect with two kids to keep track of!

Carissa Marie said...

I love these! I have a becco carrier right now, but it's already warming up in these parts, so a light sling for baby girl is much needed. I really like the simple linen sling in storm color.

virginia said...

have been coveting these for ages and now I'm finally pregnant! would love to keep my critter close in one of these... especially the linens!

Katrina said...

Oh I'd love to give this to my friend who just found out she is having a BOY! Yours is just beautiful.

Kate L said...

I'm due in 3 weeks, and my husband and I have been looking for something that we can both use for baby transport - this looks perfect!!! I'd choose the Essential linen baby sling in raven maple, it's gorgeous and unisex so both hubby and I could use it! Exciting!!!

Megan said...

Oh I would love love love to win this!

Sarah said...

Oh, I've loved these for so long, I even have a list of the ones I covet the most. The essential silk slings in Aubergine/Fig or Licorice/Shale are my absolute favourites.

Cara said...

AHH!! I would LOVEEEE to win this!! I am due with my first baby any day now and have been lusting after these slings. Unfortunately they are little too expensive for me.

I hope I win....I hope I win :) :) I think my baby boy would love it!

Johanna said...

Ooooo those are lovely! I'd have to go with the Essential Silk in Sandstone Amber... Thanks for the giveaway!

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