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$50 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

imageIt is no secret that we are Disney obsessed in our family. Because hunny and I love everything Disney, we now have a little 3 year old who can’t get enough, either. We know that trips to the Disney Store are expensive, and trips to the Disney Parks can be out of reach for some families. Well, we are here to help! We’ve teamed up with The Philosopher’s Wife, Saving Up For Disney, Fit Disney Mom, and some other great bloggers to bring you this amazing giveaway!

Up for grabs is a $50 Disney gift card that can be used for anything at Disney Stores across the United States, online at the disneystore.com, as well as at select Disney Resorts locations.

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Details: Must be 18+ to enter. US only. Ends August 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time aka Walt Disney World time). Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email from The Philosopher’s Wife. After 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Disney, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. are not affiliated with this giveaway in any way..

 

 

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Little Gun Tank

It’s no secret that I have an Instagram obsession. I’ve “met” so many wonderful moms and fellow Disney lovers on the app. Instagram started my vintage clothing obsession for CJ, too. I do a lot of shopping via Instagram and I enter every single contest that I can. I’ve won some pretty amazing things, but nothing ever can or will top winning CJ’s Halloween costume this year.

Late this past summer, I stumbled across a fairly new Instagram account, @littleguntank while looking at the explore page. The photo was of the cutest ever dress made out of a pair of vintage pink Princess Jasmine sheets, exactly like I had on my bed in my late teens/early twenties. I clicked on it immediately and scrolled thru all of the photos and fell in love. Across the world, in Australia, was another Up-obsessed, Disney fanatic, who made the most gorgeous children’s clothing out of fabric that reminded me of my childhood. I immediately contacted Lottie, the genius behind little gun tank, and asked to be put on the waiting list for one of her creations. She was so accommodating and made the ordering process so easy.

Little Gun Tank, named after a nickname Lottie had for two friends from school, is not her full-time job. This amazing woman, creates such quality clothing in her spare time when she is not working as an animator for children’s programming. Lottie is one of the lucky ones. She gets to get up every day and go to her dream job, then come home and immerse herself in Disney movies, her favorite being  Tarzan. Lottie’s pieces have a nostalgic feeling to them. She has always been obsessed with older styles, in particular clothing from the 1950s, and it shows in her work. She meshes this appreciation for vintage clothing with her love of Disney, which adds a whimsical and fun element to the pieces. Lottie knows how much Disney and the company’s characters mean to the fans. Knowing that some of these pieces will be worn in the parks or by children who love Disney means a lot to her; “getting to be part of that magic makes me incredibly happy.” Like many of us Disney fanatics, Lottie turns to Disney whenever she needs a pick-me-up. “If I’m ever having a rough go of it, or feeling blue, watching a Disney film or listening to the soundtracks can really turn my day around. It’s got a lot of happy memories attached to it.” She truly encompasses Disney Magic!

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The attention to detail on this dress is incredible. Lottie indulged me with an embroidered collar. The bow on the back is already formed and sewed in place. It attaches to the back of the dress with velcro (GENIUS!).

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Lottie is unlike any other seller I have ever come in contact with. Not only is she generous (donating items to multiple auctions for various causes), but she also gives so much back to her followers. Lottie is constantly holding giveaways on her page and offering chances to win (FOR FREE!) one of her gorgeous creations. Her prices are more than fair. The work that goes into them is unlike any I have ever seen. We were lucky enough to win CJ’s Timothy Q. Mouse Halloween Costume from @littleguntank and there are no words to describe this piece. As if the attention to detail on the dress was not enough, the hat Lottie made was absolutely perfect. It was really a piece of hand crafted art. CJ was so excited to wear her costume. She shouted to everyone we passed, “I’m Timothy Mouse.” It made her day. There is no way that we would have ever been able to afford such a high-quality costume and we are forever grateful to have won it.

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If you would like a chance to win a costume, you are in luck! Little Gun Tank is holding another Costume Contest on her feed. Just head on over and look for the image of CJ as Timothy Q. Mouse, then clock on it for information on how to enter! Good Luck. If you stop by her page, Congratulate @littleguntank on hitting 2,000 followers on Instagram!

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My Favorite Day….and a little Giveaway

August 21 is my favorite day of the year. It is the day I became pregnant with CJ after a very long battle with infertility. I always remember August 21 as the day I received a little miracle. So, I like to celebrate this day like any other holiday – with presents.

CJ’s 2nd birthday was Winnie the Pooh themed. As part of her present, I asked the amazing Katy of Sweet Littles Handmade to make a custom Sweet Tiny doll using the same fabric as CJ’s birthday outfit. Katy made the most amazing doll and to celebrate August 21, I am hosting my first giveaway. One lucky follower will win this adorable one of a kind Tiny Doll. All you have to do is follow this blog, follow us on Instagram @growingupmainstreet, and comment here telling me your favorite day of the year and why! Good luck! I will be picking a winner on September 1.

Coincidentally, Christopher Robin Milne was born on August 21!