Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Etsy Elmo Week Review #3- Better Than Normal Review/Giveaway **Closed**


Better Than Normal is a fantastic site on Etsy that sells customized Crowns in many different colors and themes.  Along with her husband,   she has been creating these specialized crowns in order to help her son that suffers from a rare brain malformation called Congenital bilateral Perisylvian Polymicrogyria.   All of the profits from their shop goes toward helping their sons condition.  To learn more about her son and their life living with this condition,   please visit their Blog..  Each of her crowns are hand made  and can be customized to your liking.

Better Than Normal Shop offers over 70 handmade items that are sure to please each and every Birthday child who receives one.  Better Than Normal offers great styles for both boys and girls including popular themes and styles.  Besides Birthdays,   the crowns can also be worn while playing dress-up,  keeping your children entertained and happy.  The Crowns range in price from $18.00-$30.00 depending upon which style you choose.  She enjoys trying new designs and ideas,  so contact her with any requests that you may have.

Each of her crowns can be customized with a name or initials or their age.  Because most of her items are handmade,   her turn around time varies upon her current demand.  However,  i f you have a special event coming up,  she does offer rush orders.  Feel free to contact her with any inquiries about her current turn around times. 

Better Than Normal was kind enough to send me a customized  crown for my sons 1st Birthday Party!  I had  never even heard of customizable  Birthday Crowns until I found her shop on Etsy.  I was excited to be able to have such a wonderful opportunity to review one her fabulous creations on my blog!  I already knew i wanted to go with a Elmo/Sesame Street theme for his party so i was so excited when I saw the "Red Monster" Felt Birthday Crown which is inspired by the character "Elmo" on "Sesame Street".   I was even more excited when I received it in the mail!  It came in a flat shipping envelope and was very light weight. 

The crown features a Elmo character with bright red and orange colors to match the theme.  Each crown includes a Velcro strip that keeps the crown secure and in place while allowing for easy adjustment.  It was very easy to adjust and fit on my sons rather large head.  All of her crowns are made using 2 layers of heavy duty felt with cotton in between.  The round parts(Felt Gems) at the top of the crowns,  can be multicolored or a single color by customers request.  Each Crown is hand stitched using contrasting embroidery floss.  I really liked the hand stitching as it makes for a more homemade look!

GIVEAWAY:
Win: One lucky winner will receive their choice of any crown on her site!
Rules:
*You must leave a comment for each entry.
*You must leave your email address in each entry (so i can notify you if you win).
*Giveaway is open to US only!
*Giveaway will end on 2/28 and all winners will  be notified by email.
*Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be chosen in your place.
Mandatory Entry(+1):
~You must follow me on GFC(or already follow me)
Optional Entries:
~Visit Better Than Normal's Etsy Site and let me know which design crown you would choose.(+2).
~Follow me on Facebook.(+1)
~Follow me on Twitter.(+1)
~Tweet about this Giveaway(can be done daily) Make sure you include the url to my giveaway and leave me your id so i can verify.(+1).
~Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link in your entry.(+5)
~Enter any of my other giveaways(+1)


*Disclaimer-  Better Than Normal sent me a product to possibly review.  In no way did this alter my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*


47 comments:

Chelsea said...

I am a follower via GFC :)
I love the minnie mouse one!

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@nola727 said...

I'm a follower!

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@nola727 said...

entered Retro giveaway!

I'm a follower!

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@nola727 said...

entered Artiwood letters giveaway

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katychick said...

i follow you gfc
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katychick said...

i like the cowboy felt b-day party crown - oh it is so cute- i've already ordered party supplies for son- its toy story- this would be perfect
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Jen said...

I already follow via GFC - Jen K

Jen said...

I like the multi-year felt one.

kellyr78 said...

I follow you on GFC(kellyr78)
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kellyr78 said...

I think I would choose the Strawberry shortcake crown for my daughters 3rd bd celebration

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kellyr78 said...

I think I would choose the Strawberry shortcake crown for my daughters 3rd bd celebration

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kellyr78 said...

I follow you on FB(Kelly D)

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kellyr78 said...

I follow you on Twitter(kellywcu)
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kellyr78 said...

Tweeted giveaway
http://twitter.com/Kellywcu/status/36559850527789056

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kellyr78 said...

Blogged & linked giveaway #15 at http://littlesaver.com/?page_id=736

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kellyr78 said...

Blogged & linked giveaway #15 at http://littlesaver.com/?page_id=736

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kellyr78 said...

Blogged & linked giveaway #15 at http://littlesaver.com/?page_id=736

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kellyr78 said...

Blogged & linked giveaway #15 at http://littlesaver.com/?page_id=736

KellywcuATyahooDOTcom
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kellyr78 said...

Blogged & linked giveaway #15 at http://littlesaver.com/?page_id=736

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kellyr78 said...

I entered the Retro Planet giveaway
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tabi84 said...

I follow thru GFC.
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scoop said...

now following you on gfc as ascoop

scoop said...

love the elmo - my son would love it! The owl design is really cute too!

scoop said...

love the elmo - my son would love it! The owl design is really cute too!

scoop said...

I'm now following you on twitter as scoop500

scoop said...

i entered the sunglass warehouse giveaway.

SamanthaD said...

I'm a follower!

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SamanthaD said...

I follow on FB

Giveaway Queen

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SamanthaD said...

I follow on twitter

@momdadreviews

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Lynda said...

I follow on GFC.

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goldangel69 said...

i follow you on gfc rengold69@yahoo.com

charisma said...

Following via GFC as Dana Beeman
danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

charisma said...

I would choose the Multi-Year Felt Birthday Party Crown. Entry #1
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charisma said...

I would choose the Multi-Year Felt Birthday Party Crown. Entry #2
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charisma said...

Following Mommy Reviews & More on FB as Dana Beeman
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charisma said...

Following @lawnanoe on Twitter as @hazelfinn
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charisma said...

Tweeted the Giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/hazelfinn/status/39582386505261056
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jcsjcs said...

I follow with GFC.

libbylopez AT hotmail DOT com

jcsjcs said...

I like the spidery hero crown best.

#1

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jcsjcs said...

I like the spidery hero crown best.

#2

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jcsjcs said...

I also entered the Artiwood giveaway.

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jcsjcs said...

I follow you on twitter.

@madlibs75

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✿Heather S✿ said...

I'm a new GFC follower!
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✿Heather S✿ said...

I would pick the dump truck!
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✿Heather S✿ said...

I would pick the dump truck! Entry #2
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✿Heather S✿ said...

I follow you on twitter as hell_0kitty
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