Friday, January 28, 2011

hidden in my heart review and giveaway

i love handmade. 

more than that? i love QUALITY handmade. and i LOVE finding unique, beautiful , funky things. they make great gifts and are the perfect way to say "i'm thinking about you".  

december and january were big months for us-we had lots of birthdays and, of course, there was christmas....

so i needed some great gifts for some sweet little babies.
enter, 

kiley, the creator of hidden in my heart dolls, makes the cutest, most well made dolls i have ever seen. and bella had to have one. i ordered one for bella and one for each of my nieces. i was able to personalize each doll to look like  the girls, with little piggies and bangs. 



bella loves her bella baby, which is what we call her doll. she carries her around by the arm, hugs her, kisses her, and most recently tries to put socks on her. it's entertaining at the very least. 

bella loves her bella baby. just like her momma. 

kiley is a stay at home mom, who hand makes all of the dolls and accessories. she just started making extra fun things for the dolls too, like cloth diapers, and dresses, and hair bows! oh my!

  why does she call the "hidden in my heart" dolls? 


this is bella's message on her doll.

and now? you are so lucky. because kiley is giving away one doll to a lucky reader!! enter now for your chance to win this doll


her heart message says:


entering is easy! 

mandatory entry:

*leave a comment with your e-mail address telling me why you love handmade! 

extra entries:

*follow my blog (+1 entry)
*"like" hidden in my heart dolls on facebook (+1 entry)
*"like" me on facebook (+1 entry)
*tweet about this giveaway linking it back here. be sure to leave your 
twitter handle in the comment. (+1 entry)
*share my blog on facebook (+1 entry)

be sure to leave your e-mail address in at least one of the comments, so i know who to contact, and each entry must be a separate comment. 

giveaway will end 11 february at 12 noon est 

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alright You got me! This has to be the cutest doll I have ever seen! I already follow your blog and let's see I like Hand made because it is hand made! It has that personal touch that you can't get anywhere else! And crafty people are the best! Does she make boy dolls? Well anyway my email. chickletw4@hotmail.com
HAppy crafting!

Taylor Wise said...

Super cute! Obviously, I love handmade goodies since I make them too! They're so personal and special! What a nice keepsake! My email is tlcarr7@yahoo.com. I like you on FB too :) Well I actually just like you in general... haha.

The words in Bella's doll were sung at our wedding (in Italian). It's the prayer... love that song!

Great giveaway!

Jenn said...

I like handmade because I am not a crafty person and it always amazes me the talent that other people have. I also love that somebody put their time and energy into something when I am sure there were probably a million other things they could have been doing.
jenn8316@yahoo.com

Taylor Wise said...

Obviously, I didn't read the instructions! I like you on FB :)
tlcarr7@yahoo.com

Taylor Wise said...

AND.... I like Hidden in my Heart on FB
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Jenn said...

Liked Hiddeng in my Heart on FB jenn8316@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Liked you on FB
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janine said...

The quality and character of the doll is simply amazing and one of a kind. When something is hand made it is from the heart! The special messages on each doll are insiprational and special to each little one who receives one. I am a fan on FB and this would be a cute little doll for my lil girl to keep forever. my email is janiqua12@hotmail.com

Sara said...

Handmade is the best because it will always be unique and one of a kind, plus it isn't made in china!

Sara said...

I have "liked" hidden in my heart dolls on fb.

Liana said...

I love homemade because it something special made by a person - which means everything made is unique!

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Liana said...

I like hiddeninmyheart on Facebook!

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Liana said...

I shared your blog on my facebook page!
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Liana said...

I liked you on Facebook.

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Gossip Mom said...

So sweet I started t cry... It just might also be bc today has been very blah...
I love handmade bc you can see and feel the heart someone has put into the item. I love handmaking things for my kids.

Gossip Mom said...

I followed your blog!

Gossip Mom said...

I liked you and hidden heart dolls fb!
My email is GossipMommy{at}Gmail{dot}com

janewhart said...

i love these dolls, i've been a follower since she started making them!
i will follow you on here and fb.
my email is jesusalways1(at)yahoo(dot)com
oh i hope i win, i've been eyeing these since she began making them...they are beautiful, priceless, and a great way to share scripture and "hide it her heart."
THANK YOU KILEY for making them!

Rachel said...

I love handmade because it comes from someone who really cares about what they're doing, and I feel like when I buy handmade, I am directly supporting someone, instead of a faceless corporation.

arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I'm a happy blog follower!

arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I like hidden in my heart dolls on FB (Rachel Roland)

arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I like you on FB too! (rachel roland)

arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/rachelroland/status/33588843965841408
arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Aaron Michelle Pentz said...

Love them kiley does an amazing job...so much love put into each doll. ...love the scriptures!

aaron
happytailspetparlor@yahoo.com

sue said...

I love handmade because it's unique ... just the way God made all of us. Something I tell my kids all the time :)
sue@herringpottery.com

Larsen said...

My email is larsenfamily1994@yahoo.com. I love homemade b/c it is unique and one of a kind. I love all the extra care and love that goes into the creation. I love seeing people use the talents God gave them to make others smile.

Patric & Jennifer Knaak said...

Oh, how I love these dolls! I've ordered two so far for my friends' daughters. I love that they are handmade and personally unique right down to the Scripture verses. My mom made everything for me growing up, so I have an appreciation for that loving touch, the quality, and the art behind making stuff yourself. And since I'm not gifted this way, I love seeing what others come up with! Amazing!
Thanks!! Jennifer Knaak, knaaks@Mac.com

Micah said...

I love handmade because it nurtures my creative side. It inspires me to continue hand-making for others. Handmade is one-of-a-kind and that reminds me of how God handmade each of us. It sounds corny, but it's true. He breathed breath into each one of us whether we acknowledge it or not.

Micah • highnotelady@aol.com

Micah said...

I "liked" hidden in my heart dolls on fb

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Micah said...

I follow your blog now
Highnotelady@aol.com

Micah said...

"liked" you on fb and shared your sweepstakes on fb

Highnotelady@aol.com

Micah said...

Tweeted by @micahester

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Neysa said...

LOVE Hidden In My Heart dolls!
neysa1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Handmade is better because it is made with love and not in a factory...jlkeesler@yahoo.com

Neysa said...

I love Handmade because TLC goes into each item! I already like Hidden In My Heart Dolls on facebook and now I like you and shared your blog on fb!
neysa1@gmail.com