O, hai there. {with a giveaway}

Uhm, hi guys. Remember me?

A little over a week ago I was all “Friends. Why does no one love the Friendly Fridays? Boo hoo and woe is me.” and then the following Friday…


No Friendly Friday post. Heck, not even a post all week. Not because y’all didn’t totally knock my socks off with the conversations that the last FF post started, but because I didn’t actually get to it. (‘It’ being my act of kindness.)

I’ll take my piece of humble pie to go, thanks.

I had great intentions, I really did. I was running a little behind because I had some wonderful playdates last week and I didn’t get to working on my act of kindness until Friday itself. I baked chocolate chip cookies and then made them into cream-filled cookie sandwiches.


The recipe for the cream filling is from here. You’re welcome.

I was making them with a neighbor in mind. One who recently went through the kind of situation where you really aren’t sure what to say, how to support her through it. The cookies cooled, I filled them, ate a dozen few, and even packaged them in one of the cute boxes I have on hand for just such an occasion…

…which is currently sitting on my diningroom table, 4 days later, awaiting the short walk over to her house to be given.


This week, friends. This week I will do better. Pinkie swearsies.

So, uhm, penance? Can I offer something in exchange for the lack of Friendly Friday post (and act)?

A $30 shop credit to The Pleated Poppy, anyone?

(K, good. Glad we could strike a deal.)

Home goods, scarves, hair accessories, check book covers, zipped pouches…

I’m sure you’ll find something agreeable.

I am thrilled to announce that O My Family is giving away a $30 shop credit to The Pleated Poppy to one friend or reader (who is a friend I just haven’t met yet)!

Leaving a comment on this post is all you have to do to enter! Of course, for those over achievers, you can gain one extra entry by tweeting this:

O how I love @thepleatedpoppy! Check out their $30 shop credit giveaway by @OMyFamily here: http://bit.ly/u7AYFV

Just tweet it and come back here to leave ONE ADDITIONAL comment on this post letting me know that you tweeted and what your twitter name is. Any comments that don’t follow these rules will be deleted. (Play fair, friends!)

This giveaway closes at 10:00pm CST Friday October 28th. The winner will be announced the next day.

Good luck!

Disclosure: The Pleated Poppy has provided the spoils of this giveaway today.

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PS: Did I mention I’m running a half marathon THIS Saturday? BRING IT.

178 Responses to “O, hai there. {with a giveaway}”

  1. Adrienne

    Oh so much fun! I would love to add one of those beautiful scarves to my fall wardrobe to spruce up my “My-mombrain-is-so-full-I-can’t-even-figure-out-what-to-wear-today” feeling!

  2. Meredith K A

    Just discovered your site as a link from These Prices, who referenced you as someone who did Baby-Led Weaning. I’m due with my first in February, so solids are a ways off still, but I’m planning to do the Baby Led thing for sure, so I like reading about it! Anyhoo, thanks!! Looks like a really cute story, I’d love an excuse to spend a few dollars on myself, although I must admit I love buying baby things :-)

  3. MamaBear

    Would LOVE to have a scarf like!

    His Mercies are new every morning Allison! (something I have to remind myself of often!!!) :)

  4. Emily

    I just love the scarves! ps. Good luck on your 1/2 marathon this weekend!

  5. Jamie

    Oh yes please! Just got new couches and I’m looking for some great pillows to accent!

  6. Marlies

    Congrats to you and your half marathon… these items are gorgeous… hope I win!!

  7. Becky

    I love their stuff! Very cute! And I miss your posts, but can completely relate to how life can get in the way with two young ones :)

  8. Ana

    What a cute ruffle scarf ::swoon:: Think I’d rock that and call it my super mom cape. Good luck w/the run!