December in Review

We hope everyone had a VERY Merry Christmas! I know we are definitely blessed beyond belief! Thank you to each and every one of you who have entered giveaways, followed along, read our posts, ordered t-shirts and shared Emerson Lane with family and friends. We love and appreciate EACH of you and look forward to our most amazing year yet!


Santa's Little Helper GIVEAWAY POST!

WOOOOHOOO!! It's December...and do we have a FUN giveaway event for you! Be sure to "hop" around and enter them all by December 16th...and don't forget about the grand prize at the bottom of the post.
Welcome to the Santa's Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!
We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this Event I've teamed up with over 50 other bloggers to be your Santa's Little Helper... giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list - or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs, including the GRAND PRIZE, on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Merry Christmas!

One lucky Emerson Lane reader will received a matching Christmas tote and shirt - size/design of choice. These fun personalized shirts are PERFECT for Christmas pictures and gifts! The totes can be used for diaper bags, gift bags, shopping totes and more! I can't think of any reason NOT to have one! Be sure to enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win and check out all the other giveaways listed below...Good luck! Want a 25 entry BONUS?! Share our 12 Days of Christmas link on Facebook and leave a comment below with a link to your share. You'll get 25 extra entries...woohoo! a Rafflecopter giveaway santashelpergp The Hosts of this Hop have put together a Grand Prize Package for a lucky little one! This Santa's Little Helper is going to deliver to one lucky reader... a $100 Gift Card to jrfashionista.com and a $100 Gift Card to Pediped.com to get that little one styling, a $75 Gift Card to Hearthsong.com and a $50 GC to Build-a-Bear to satisfy their Toy List, and a Crane USA Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier and Nightlight so they can sleep soundly waiting on St. Nick!

Enter the Grand Prize Here.

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Santa’s Little Helper participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Christmas Gown Giveaway!

We're so excited about our new Christmas gowns...we're giving one away!!  Winner will receive
one gown in size and monogram of choice.  Lots of entries available...ready, set, go!

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New Gown in Stock!

Isn't this the sweetest little gown you have EVER seen??  While this site isn't just about my business, it's about life as we know it, so I just couldn't resist sharing this little gown we now have in our shop.  These are now available for pre-order, including FREE personalization and Christmas design - or just a monogram if you prefer a more simplified look.  I'm in love with this gown.  These make adorable photos on Christmas morning!  These also make sweet gifts if you opt to go with a monogram only.  Now through October 31st we'll be offering free shipping on these.  Just pre-order before November (they'll be shipped the first week in December) and you'll qualify for free shipping!!  You can shop in our shop for this sweet little dress.  If you're not sure which monogram you want, I'll be glad to work with you regarding fonts/colors/styles.  Let me know if you have questions and feel free to share.  Christmas will be here before we know it!!


Dear Son

Dear Son,

I love you more than life itself.  I remember the first day I touched your sweet face and held you in my arms like it was yesterday.  I've loved nothing more than watching your firsts, learning with you each day, laughing, smiling and watching you grow into the eight year old you are today.  I'm completely devoted to helping you reach your fullest potential in all that you do.  Some things about you are so obviously shared between you and your father, like your witty sense of humor, height and build and remarkable athleticism.  Other things are uniquely your own, like the depth of your care for others, deep within your "all things boyish" frame, you have an astonishing kind heart and all or nothing attitude.  I love that you can race down the soccer field, scoring goals left and right, yet you're willing to stop in the middle of the game to help a teammate get on his keeper gloves.  I love that you see your sister screaming on the couch for something she wants, too stubborn to get up and get it herself, and you scramble to find it for her.  I love that you cry, in the shadows, if you lose a soccer game or if we talk to you about something that scares you.  It humanizes your fearless demeanor and shows glimpses into your heart, your soul.  I love that you can bat, kick, throw and dribble a ball as if you've been doing it for 30 years rather than 8, yet you look like a drowning octopus if you put on a pair of skates.  I love that you pace the floor if I'm not home within minutes of going to the grocery store, because you're tender hearted nature lets your mind wander and worry.  I love that you're intelligent enough to read sixth grade books in third grade, but still innocent enough to enjoy simple picture books with your sister.  I love that you're happy whether you're painting a pumpkin on the porch, throwing a football in the yard, reading a book in your bed, building with Legos in the floor or watching your favorite movie on TV.  I thank God for my precious son whom I love and adore.  I can't WAIT to see God's plans for you unfold, my precious, all or nothing, love with all your heart son.  I look at you and can't wait to see that special woman who will one day be lucky enough to be your wife, then I have to catch my breath as I think about the few years I have left to hold you on the couch and read you a book.  I love you, your wide eyes, your innocence and your passion.  Thank you for filling my life with joy.



Favorite Giveaways Around the Blogosphere

Just a few of my favorite giveaways this week...hop on over to enter!

Monster Cereal and Target Gift Card 10/11

$250 Target Gift Card Giveaway! 10/29


Jewels on Earth

Wow...this is powerful.  Such an inspiration for ALL women.  This is a message I would love for my daughter to hear in the years that will come all too quickly, when she enters into those crucial tween/teenage years.  Captivating...true...life changing...YOU are a precious jewel to God our Father.  Just...Wow.  I love you my sweet little bit and I hope you will always know, YOU are precious.

Ode to Doc McStuffins

So, as with most families, my children are definitely my comedians.  I could write a book about the things they say...sometimes I laugh, sometimes I want to cry...lol...but always I thank God for them.  Just the other day my two year old sweetie walked into the room, I hadn't even gotten up out of bed...and she says, "Take deese bowls and put them here like dis.  Just do it, Mama...and Doc McStuffins will make you all bebber"... oh my...be afraid...be very afraid... ;)


Thoughts from a Soccer Mom

So we've spent the better part of our weekend at a soccer tournament...and we LOVED it!  My son has played soccer since he was 3, he's now 5, and I have to say...I hope he sticks with it.  Soccer has taught him the value of team work, work vs. play, athleticism, good sportsmanship and so much more.  This year has been tough, because he's on a VERY young team for their age bracket, but if they stick together, they have such great potential for the years ahead!   After last season's undefeated run, it's been a tough life lesson in "losing", but I know it's building character and stamina in my precious 8 year old son.  As with life, we have to win some and we have to lose some... I just hope he takes the losses and turns these moments into lessons for future winning seasons.  And in the end...it's all just a game...but it sure is fun to win!  ;)


4th of July Giveaway!

We're giving away a red and white 4th of July tote bag - PERSONALIZED - with your choice of design!  Be sure to visit our shop, browse around, and let us know what you like!  LIKE us on Facebook for special offers, customer photos and new design releases.  We love giveaways!

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Weekend Giveaways to Enter!

Who doesn't love a giveaway?!  I know we do at Emerson Lane!  Since this blog is a little slice of "us", we're listing some of our favorite giveaways below...be sure to enter...you just never know when it's your lucky day!  Saving money by winning gift cards can help you save up to buy your favorite design from Emerson Lane!  ;)

$20 Target Gift Card


Winners Winners Winners!

We're ready to announce the winners from our first giveaway - yay!  There are four of you, so get ready...A BIG Congratulations to:

Savannah (T-Shirt of Choice)
Amyy Red (T-Shirt of Choice)
Allthingsnew (Iron on Transfer of Choice)
Maegan Morin (Iron on Transfer of Choice)

Congratulations guys!  If you haven't already, you'll be receiving an email soon with instructions about how to claim your t-shirt or iron on.  A big thanks to everyone who entered!

Be sure to follow along on Facebook for a Facebook only giveaway beginning June 1st!


Thanks to Everyone for Entering!

A big thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway!  The entry period is closed and winners will be announced here on our blog within the week - as well as via email.  We look forward to many upcoming posts and many new friends as we "grow" our blog.  Be sure to follow along for future giveaways and customer features.  Can't WAIT!


Last Day of School Designs

Make a statement on the last day of school with our precious last day of school designs!  Want something a little different?  Email us and we'll be glad to help!  Click on pictures to order - all items include FREE shipping.  Summer is coming!!


Post Numero Uno - And Giveaway Time!

Finally starting a blog to promote Emerson Lane Originals, this little business we hold so dear to our hearts.  I would love nothing more than to hear from customers - design requests as well as how Emerson Lane has made someone smile!  We'll be posting customer photos, sharing customer feedback, hosting some fabulous giveaways and including a little bit of life along the way - because after all - life is what it's all about!  Thanks for following along and loving Emerson Lane!

Please remember, you can find us at:

2.  On Facebook

Now...to celebrate our blog opening with A GIVEAWAY!! 

FOUR WINNERS!  Two winners will receive a personalized t-shirt of choice from designs in either our shop or on our Facebook page.  Two MORE winners will receive an iron on transfer of choice with instructions for DIY at home.

Nice and simple, no rafflecopter...just a few easy options.  To enter:

Each item below gives you one entry - do one or do them all!  Please be sure to leave a comment and email address for each.  Thanks for entering and best of luck!

1.  Leave a comment and let us know your favorite design at our new website.  We don't have everything listed yet, but we would love to know what your favorite design is so far!
2.  Like Emerson Lane Originals on Facebook and let us know your Facebook name.
3.  Follow us here on our new blog.
4.  Share our Facebook page and leave a link to your share in the comments below.
5.  Leave a comment letting us know a NEW design you would love to see.
6.  Share our giveaway on any giveaway posting/linky list and leave us the link.

That's it!  Easy-Peasy!

Contest ends at midnight, 5/19

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