Sunday, March 18, 2012

Galway Designs GIVEAWAY for a Good Cause!!


Having children has opened my eyes to things that I would have otherwise overlooked. When I was pregnant with Landon, Nicole, a girl I went to high school with, was pregnant with her second child. We had grown apart since high school but thanks to modern technology we were able to keep in touch though Facebook.

Nicole and her husband, Steve, found out they were having another boy at their 18 week ultrasound. They also discovered their sweet baby boy had a disease called spina bifida. Being pregnant around the same time as Nicole, I took the news hard. I could not imagine the pain and fear that her and her young family were going though. They decided to perform surgery on Sebastian. The surgery was successful, however a post operation infection resulted in Sebastian being born at only 24 weeks 5 days gestation. He was a tiny 2 pound miracle. Sebastian lived 4 weeks before he graced Heaven with his presence. In those few shorts weeks of his life, he made a major impact on the lives around him, including mine. The thing is, once you become a mother, every child could be yours. Here I was, very pregnant with Landon and this family was going though such a tragedy. That could of been me, that could of been my family. I was heartbroken for them. I was heartbroken for her. You can check out their Facebook page on Premature Birth and Congenital Defects here

Every year, thousands of babies are born premature in this country. With the help of donations to the March of Dimes March for Babies, new research and programs are being made available to help moms have healthy pregnancies and babies lead healthy lives. 

When I was pregnant with Landon, I discovered Galway Designs on Etsy. I instantly fell in love with her jewelry. They were simple yet they made a statement. I left a few hints for Ryan, and he ended up getting me the 2 Disc Hand Stamped Necklace  for Christmas. It was my absolute favorite gift.  It has Oliver and Landon's name imprinted on it. Her jewelry is simple yet is exceptionally made. I always get asked where mine came from because it's not a piece that one would find in a store. 

When I had the idea for this giveaway, I immediately thought of KC at Galway Designs. When I reached out to her and asked if she would be willing to sponsor an item from her shop, she happily agreed. 

Dainty Mommy Necklace 

The lucky winner will receive this Dainty Mommy Necklace from Galway Designs. If you are the winner - I will forward her your email and she will personalize it for you! 

How to enter
{Leave a separate comment for each!!}

1. Make a donation to the March of Dimes (as much or as little as you want) in Sebastian's name by using this link
In order for me to know that you actually donated - I am requiring you to forward me your conformation email that you will receive after you make your donation. 
(just the receipt part is fine)
{Please make sure your name is in the Subject line of the email}

2. Follow Little Mudpies Blog though Google Friend Connect {GFC} or Blog Lovin' 

3. Leave a comment on this post stating that you donated.

4. Visit Galway Designs on Etsy and find your favorite item. Come back here and leave a separate comment stating your favorite item.

Optional Entries
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Follow Galway Designs on Facebook
Follow Little Mudpies on Facebook

*** Leaving a separate comment for each will increase your chances of winning!! :) ***

The giveaway will run until March 26th.
The winner will be announced on March 27th. 


  1. I donated ; )

    Chump Change for a good cause!

  2. I donated :)
    - Melissa

  3. I liked Galway Designs on facebook.

  4. My favorite I have to pick just one? Can't decide between the "Locket" & the "Dainty Mommy Necklace"

  5. I love this look!



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