Okay, after my last emotional post, I’m ready to lighten things up a bit!!  What better way to do that than to give away some free stuff?!  :)  Thanks so much to Brittney from bramBoutique for being incredibly generous and offering $140 worth of products from the super cute shop she and her sister share–woohoo!!  The winner will receive a beautiful gray argyle scarf, a fun set of 4 pillow covers (choose either the Mandarin set or the Miami set), and a trendy owl necklace!  Pan down to the bottom of this post for larger pictures of each item and more details.  (* Please note that the winner will be responsible to pay for the cost of shipping the items as arranged through Brittney.  This offer expires at midnight on 4/11/13.)

I first found Brittney when I ordered two of her scarves through a deal I saw on Very Jane.  (For more about Very Jane, read below–I am totally obsessed!!)  I have the aqua and white chevron scarf and a solid red one.  I have never owned an infinity scarf before, but they are so popular right now, and once I had one, I could see why!  I have worn mine a ton since I got it a couple of months ago, and they really add something to even a simple t-shirt.  My eight- and ten-year-old daughters have borrowed them, too, and I know they have felt quite sassy in Mommy’s fun scarves!  :)  I was really happy with the quality once I received them, and I made a new friend along the way as well.  (With everything that happened over the last few days with my blog, Brittney was so patient as she waited for this giveaway to go up so I could concentrate on the stir that was caused by a reader attacking my choice to be a stay at home mom despite my college degree; Brittney even tried to track me down via phone to make sure I was doing okay.  What a sweetheart.  :)  Anyone would be lucky to work with such a wonderful person!)

When I contacted Brittney to see if she might want to give away one of her awesome scarves because I love mine so much, she was all for it–and then she threw in FOUR (!) pillow covers and the necklace, too, to total $140 in prizes!  Wow–beyond generous.  THANK YOU, Brittney!

You can find Brittney and bramBoutique here:

* bramBoutique’s Etsy shop

* bramBoutique’s Facebook page

* bramBoutique’s (brand new!) blog


How to Enter:

I’m moving into the big leagues with this giveaway, and I’m trying Rafflecopter for the first time.  (Lord help me–I have no idea what I’m doing!!)  Ultimately this should save me a little time so I don’t have to count comments.  Rafflecopter keeps track of everything and will generate a random winner at the end–sounds easy enough!

Within the widget below, you will simply need to “like” both Harvard Homemaker and bramBoutique on Facebook in order to enter.  That’s it!


Very Jane

I mention above that I found bramBoutique through a Very Jane email.  I discovered Very Jane about six months ago, and I’ve loved it so much that I just have to tell you more about it briefly!  You simply sign up to receive their daily emails that highlight products being offered from various boutiques at big discounts.  See the screenshot below for an example of what an email may look like.  People (like Brittney) can offer “deals” for a limited time (and often with a limited quantity).  It’s a win-win situation because small businesses can spread the word to a large audience about their work, and we consumers get a great deal on really cute products!

So far through Very Jane, I have ordered my baby’s Halloween costume (the cutest peacock outfit ever!), various baby headbands, necklaces, accessories, even photo backdrops (as seen here at the bottom of this post).  It’s been a great experience every single time, and I have been able to save a lot of money thanks to the super deals.  You’ll have to check it out–I have a feeling you’ll be a big fan in no time!  :)

More Details About the Giveaway Items:

72″ circle; 14″ diameter

Covers are 18 x 18. Choose either this set or the set below. (You will receive 4 pillows total for a complete set.)

Covers are 18 x 18. Choose either this set or the set above. (You will receive 4 pillows total for a complete set.)

28″ circle chain.


* US residents only.  Must be 18 years of age or older.  Sorry!

* This giveaway expires at 12:00 am on Thursday, April 11, 2013.  Rafflecopter generates a random winner.

* Winner will be announced ASAP on Thursday, April 11, 2013 (during regular awake hours).  :)  You will be contacted via email.  I will also announce the winner on Facebook.


* No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter this contest.  Odds of winning are determined by how many entries there are.

* Neither Harvard Homemaker, nor anyone who lives in her household (husband/daughters), may enter.

* Good luck!!


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