Win a $500 Gift Card to Pottery Barn Kids!

December 16, 2013


By Gabrielle.

So fun! I’m delighted to be participating in the Hol­i­days Made Mer­rier series on the Pot­tery Barn Kids Build­ing Blocks blog. Each week in December, a fea­tured blog­ger is sharing their family’s hol­i­day tra­di­tions, and gift ideas too!

To make the series even more festive, Pottery Barn Kids is giving away a $500 gift card to one lucky win­ner each week. (Now that’s a big prize!)

Check out the Build­ing Blocks blog to find the contest, and to read how we make Christmas morning magical at our house. Head on over right away to enter the contest — the giveaway ends 12/22.

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1 Rachel December 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

What?! That is a serious whopper of a prize! PB Kids curate so perfectly. I love everything!

Here’s very, very, very much hoping! ;)

And have a restful, meaningful, blessed Christmas!


2 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Thank you for the Christmas wishes, Rachel!

In case the post isn’t clear, be sure to enter the contest over on the PBK Building Blocks blog.


3 Wendy December 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Oh, the kind of bedroom I could envision for my son!

It would be a wonderful surprise!

Merry Christmas.


4 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I love getting kid bedroom inspiration from PBK! There’s an easy form to enter the giveaway over on the PBK blog.


5 Mel December 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

This may be my favorite giveaway EVER! I love their stuff! Especially the toys!


6 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

It’s a good one! Head on over to the PBK site to enter.


7 Robin December 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Entered over on building blocks. Just wanted to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, and to say I LOVE your three presents idea. I’m totally going to do that for my twins. They are only 14 months right now, so I have to say, they are getting car seats for Christmas this year, ha. We just had to buy new ones. But once they know what’s up, I will definitely be doing the read/wear/play gift idea. Perfect.


8 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Yay! So glad you like it. It’s been a good guideline for our family for many years. It curbs my shopping for sure!


9 Erica December 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm

That family shot is just too good Gabby. Really love it


10 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thanks, Erica! We had fun with those photos.


11 Aimee December 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I so love your thoughtfulness when planning christmas day for your children! The low lights, sounds and smells just sounds lovely …. your children are blessed to have such a mother.


12 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Such kind words! Thank you, Aimee.


13 Jill Ann December 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Wow- they have such great stuff!~~~


14 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Agreed! Be sure to enter the giveaway over on the PBK blog.


15 PARIS BEE kids blog December 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Oh, if only we could enter this and if only Pottery Barn would come to France…. Sigh, one can dream…. ;-)



16 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Hah! I know how you feel.


17 Margaret Petry December 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Great contest! Ok, so I have 2 unrelated comments/ questions:
1. This picture at the top- they totally took your idea of the vintage European car! Did you help design this ad?
2. I was reading a magazine last month (Real Simple, maybe?) and there was an insert for a card-printing company. I can’t recall which one just now. Anyway, they used one of your family’s pictures from the France vintage-car shoot as their model card, but with a different family name. I said out loud, “No, that’s the Blairs!”. Did they do that with your permission, or without? (I guess it would help if I remembered the name of the company.) :-(
Anyway, glad to see your good taste is being recognized. :-)


18 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Fun questions!

1) Hah! I didn’t help design the ad, and have no idea if they saw our photo shoot before they came up with it, but it is fun to see how similar it is! (I also saw a catalog from Red Envelope this year and wondered if they had seen our vintage car photos — again, so similar!)

2) You’re thinking of Tiny Prints! They used our photos as the focus of their holiday campaign this year. In Real Simple, Dwell, Martha Stewart Living, and all over the web. (Hint: Watch my Pinterest boards because I’m hosting a giveaway for them very soon!)


19 DIANE December 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I just love Pottery Barn! Merry Christmas!


20 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Me too! I hope you got a chance to enter the contest over on their blog.


21 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay December 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Merry Merry! Thanks for the chance!


22 Design Mom December 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

You’re sure welcome, Pamela! Just to be clear, to enter, simply fill out the little form over on the PBK blog.


23 Hillary December 16, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Already entered on the PBK site. Thank you.

I like the idea of giving some meaning to presents as you have. Can I admit that my husband does all the kid Xmas shopping for our kids and still be considered an adequate mom? We do a lot for charities over the holidays and it is hard for me to get psyched to buy things for my kiddos when I have contact with so many who are in need. One tradition I do cherish is our family tradition of an Xmas limerick treasure hunt. My husband and I come up with silly limericks as clues to find presents (we laugh and laugh and have so much fun making these up) and the kids LOVE hunting for their treasures.

Btw thanks for your suggestion of the PB teen red cabinet previously on your website. I snatched one of those babes up and it is a perfect storage cabinet for my sewing room. :) See it here:


24 Marianne December 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Ahhhh! So great!


25 frederique December 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

Oh I love this one. Gabrielle always do have the greatest giveaway!


26 Diane December 17, 2013 at 6:09 am

This is too good to be true……


27 Stephanie December 17, 2013 at 10:36 am

Wowsers! What a giveaway!


28 mandi@herbanhomestead December 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Oh this would be so fantastic to win! My daughter will be 10 in January and is really wanting some big kid bedding. We found some she loves from PBK. Thank you for the chance!


29 diane December 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Would love to win this one!!!


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