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August 25th, 2008 - By Stephanie Precourt

Has anyone else noticed an early fall arriving? I am totally not complaining, as fall is my VERY favorite time of year, but it does seem a bit strange to see the leaves already changing. And it’s a subtle reminder that winter is around the corner. And, um, in these here parts that’s just not something we want to be thinking about right now.

But, Lands’ End is curious to know your thoughts with their latest Outerwear Survey . It’s short & sweet with just 19 questions. Upon completing the survey you will be entered to win one of 5 $100 Lands’ End gift cards. And you must enter before Thursday August 28 at midnight (CST!)

Win! Just for stopping by here, I’ve got a $10 Lands’ End gift card to giveaway. Just leave a comment here and I’ll randomly choose a winner Thursday night. But remember to be eligible for one of the BIG gift cards, you must take this survey ! To win the $10 prize, just leave a comment here! One comment per person, please. And US entries only. Contest has now ended.

Congrats to Haley !

And, if you feel so moved, no matter how cold it gets here apparently I am one hot blogger . You can vote for me to be in the first ever Hot Blogger Calendar here by scrolling down to Steph (Adv In Babywearing) & vote!

Stephanie also blogs at Adventures In Babywearing .

Back To School

August 6th, 2008 - By Stephanie Precourt

School starts just 2 weeks and I CAN NOT WAIT! We had registration yesterday- it was fun finding out who the boys’ teachers would be and we met their new principal (who is fabulous and young and stylish and super nice… love her already!) We have all the school supplies (yet they still need to be labeled… anyone want to come help me label a gazillion pencils and markers with my kids’ names?) But I’m still looking for that 8 pack of Crayola Twistables in normal colors. If you’ve seen them- let me know!

We came home from registration and the boys immediately wanted to play school. Even Gray put on his little backpack and they were ready. Noah has a new backpack this year- he is a big second grader now- and this new backpack is one of the sturdiest and most stylish I’ve seen for his size- thanks to Lands’ End .

My favorite feature of the Cordura StudyHaul backpack [$39.50], aside from the tremendous quality Lands’ End is known for, has to be the size - not too bulky and large so that it swallows him up, but still very deep and wide at the top to hold all his stuff. Because even second graders bring home lots of stuff!

Win! I’ve got a Lands’ End Cordura StudyHaul backpack in garnet to giveaway for your back to schooler! Just leave a comment here and I’ll choose one winner at random from the comments on Sunday August 10, 2008. Winner will be announced here and Prizey Winners by Monday August 11. Open to US & Canada residents only. Contest is now closed.

Congrats to Tesa!

Northwest Indiana parents- be sure to enter the July-August Real Reviews Giveaway here !

Stephanie also blogs at Adventures In Babywearing .

Swim Away!

June 23rd, 2008 - By Stephanie Precourt

We already know Lands’ End has got it going on for winter gear. But did you know they have an awesome Swim Finder where you’re certain to finally have the perfect suit for your style? They totally have got it going on for the girls & boys , too!

The girls’ Side-Tie Tankini [regularly $32.50] has double criss-cross straps to keep her suit up and ties at the sides for a perfect fit. Cargo Board Shorts [$25] for boys have 50 UPF for sun protection & just look cool and stylish like your beachy little guy wants to be! Dry them off with the Kids’ Beach Towel [$17.50], generously sized with plenty of room to wrap up, and it’s available in several colors and designs so there’s one for everyone.

I know you might not be thinking about back to school just yet, but it’s less than two months away… Please take a few minutes to complete this Lands’ End Back-To-School 2008 Survey and let them know what you think!

Win! I’ve got a Girls’ Swim Package including a Swim Suit, Rash Guard and Beach Towel AND a Boy’s Swim Package- Board Shorts, Rash Guard and Beach Towel to give away here! One winner will get the Girl’s prize and one winner will get the Boys’!

Just leave a comment here letting me know if you would like the boy or girl prize! One comment per person. I’ll announce the winners Sunday June 29, 2008 here and at Prizey Winners . Contest has ended.

Congrats to Chris , the winner of the boys’ package, who commented: we would love the boys package! and Heather ,  the winner of the girls’ package, who said: I love the girls set! I bought my first suit at Lands’ End (for me) this summer & loooove it!

Stephanie also blogs at Adventures In Babywearing .

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A Land For All Seasons

January 10th, 2008 - By Stephanie Precourt

Appropriate for the fall, winter, & spring week we’ve had here- “fintering” as I’ve been calling it, or “sprinter”, or “fling”-whatever- Lands’ End has got the whole family, from baby to gramps, covered in these crazy seasons.

Lands’ End baby has fall must-haves for your sweetie pie. Definitely for the more cutesy-like, the softest of soft Corduroy Overalls [$25], Stripe Interlock Bodysuit [$12.50] with genius snaps that grow with your child , and even little soft-soled Loafers [$14.50] will have your little guy looking picture perfect. Seriously, these Loafers are the cutest things ever. And for the wee princess, pair the Corduroy Dress [$19.99] with sweet Mary Janes [$14.50].

Go spring with your diaper bag and cheer everyone up in this dreary weather. Lands’ End’s roomy Diaper Bag Tote [$29.50-$34.50] will hold everything you need and more with 6 mesh pockets on the inside and one outside, a soft changing pad, and full-zip top. You’ll find Lands’ End won’t let you down in quality, style, & price. Watch for even more new styles available this spring. *And keep on reading to see how you can win an adorable pink floral or this charming embroidered frog tote for yourself!

Bigger kids bundle up for the bus stop or snowball fights in the Fleece Jacket [$29.50] and Insulated Squall Pants (snow pants with reinforced knees!) [$39.50], in toddler sizes on up. Complete the look with hats & gloves in a wide array of color choices.

The ThermaCheck Fleece for Men & Women at Lands’ End is made to resist static, is incredibly lightweight, and will keep you warm & cozy. The Half-Zip Pullover [$24.50] layered with my bright green Goose Down puffy vest [only $25!] has been a great combination for outerwear the past couple months. Both of these items are also available for men, too. If you want to get all matchy matchy or something, there you go.

Win! Lands’ End is giving away their charming Diaper Bag Totes all over the place and that includes here! I have a pink floral or blue with embroidered frog tote to giveaway, each worth $34.50. Just leave a comment if you’d like to win and I’ll choose two winners at random. Enter by Monday January 14 before 11:59 pm. Contest is closed.

Congrats to the winner of the pink floral bag- Sundi said I would love to win– the pink floral is adorable! And to Denise, winner of the blue frog tote, I have a friend Stephanie with 3 boys too. And I also  have 3 boys. I’d love to win the blue bag. Land’s End is the best!

Find me warming up over at Adventures In Babywearing.

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