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We’re in the “New Year Shopping Guide”! –

We were fortunate to make it into the “Love MomStyle New Year’s Shopping Guide” for 2015!  Download the new guide to see what goodies are recommended for moms this new year.  There’s a limited time promo code inside… Ssshhhh! winkyface

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Baby Age Blocks Review & Giveaway! –

It’s giveaway time!

We’d like to thank Amanda Corbin from for writing this wonderful baby age blocks review. She is also hosting a giveaway for one set of baby age blocks as well as a special bonus!  Read Amanda’s review below for more details.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Pretty in Polka Dots Review & Giveaway

As we get older the time really does seem to move faster & I am finding it extra important to document the special moments. Even though I am often found to have good intentions, I don’t always follow through. Life just gets too busy & I mindlessly forget.  When I do remember to take the pictures they end up staying on my camera and when I go back to look at them I find myself wondering “just how far along was I in this pregnancy?” OR “I wonder how many weeks our baby was here”.

When Sweet Pea was first born I did get a few week shots and then go on my computer and use an editing program to type in her week status. However if I didn’t have the time to do it right away it didn’t get done & then I was left wondering again.

Thankfully with baby #4 I have found a better way!!  Pretty in Polka Dots specializes in custom & personalized hand crafted items. You’ll find some fabulous items in their Etsy Store or on their WebStore.  The Baby Age Blocks are a must for babies first year!

It’s absolutely amazing how much babies change in their first year of life. Now with the help of these age blocks, you can keep track of each special moment. The best part is that you can use these blocks way beyond the first year. Take your child’s yearly Birthday pictures & first day of school pictures with these same blocks by simply turning them so the correct word (weeks, months, years, grade) is showing with the numbers you need! For just $29 you are getting an item that can last from pregnancy with your sweet one until they head off to college.

Baby Age Blocks are available in a variety of colors. Since we didn’t know if baby #4 was going to be a miss or mr, we chose the neutral design. I so wish these would have been around with all of my other babes, but I am very thankful to have them with this babe & to be able to use them with our other kiddos for memorable dates.

Baby Age Blocks - Maternity Picture

Baby Age Blocks - Newborn Picture

Pretty in Polka Dots offers many other amazing items, like their Wood Signs. I love many of them like the scripture signs & my boys would go crazy over the Super Hero pictures. My absolute favorite is the I am His, Daughter of the King sign, this is a must for our daughter’s room.

You can receive 15% off your order with Pretty in Polka Dots by using the code OPENHANDS31 for the next 30 days.  One of you will win your own set of Baby Age Blocks in your choice of one of the 12 color options above as well as a one time 50% code for your next order up to $100! Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Friday 1/30, Good Luck.

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The Simple Moms Give Away + Review

Thank you Kelly @ for writing this great review!


This Christmas I have been on the hunt for personalized items for my daughter. As a child I always loved finding personalized items like license plate key chains or pencils that had my name on it and I want to pass this special feeling on to my daughter. Korie, the owner of Pretty in Polkadots, creates beautiful completely custom, personalized name blocks will make an adorable addition to your child’s room and are the perfect customized Christmas gift.

Personalized Baby Name Blocks

As a working “stay-at-home” mom with 3 beautiful children, Korie and her family loves being creative and expressing that creativity through her products.  Every item in her shop is made in her “workshop” (AKA: kitchen table!). The quality of the blocks is superior and you can tell they are made with love.

In addition to customized baby blocks, Pretty in Polkadots also has wooden baby age blocks are a wonderful way to track your pregnancy, newborn baby, older children by week, month, year & grade.

Basic Personalized Baby Name Blocks

Korie was beyond generous and provided me with 2 sets of name blocks that are new to her shop, which are a simplified version of her personalized baby name blocks, in white wash for my daughter Olivia in the “Princess” color scheme as well as a set of name blocks in natural in the “Foxy” color scheme plus matching baby age blocks to each set. We have been using the baby age blocks to take monthly pictures of my daughter and I love that we will be able to use them to document her age them for many years to come.

Baby Age Blocks & Basic Baby Name Blocks

All numbers and letters are printed directly onto the blocks using UV stable ink which will last a lifetime.  No more vinyl stickers peeling off over time – unlike similar products on the market! And because the blocks are printed on, they are COMPLETELY customizable, you can select your own colors, font outlines, block finishes & more. They also cut, sand & inspect every one of their blocks by hand to make sure they’re perfectly safe for babies and of the best quality.

Each item is gift wrapped and and ready to present to your loved one. These are the perfect gift for any expecting mother or little one in your life.

Korie also creates gorgeous reclaimed wood signs and wood plank picture frames. I’m telling you, this mom’s got talent!

Use SIMPLEMOM14 for 15% off during the time of our giveaway {hurry ends 12/6/14}

We want to check a name off your Christmas list with this amazing giveaway from Pretty in Polkadots! One lucky SIMPLE winner will receive a set of Baby Age Blocks + matching set of Basic Baby Name Blocks (up to 9 letters). To enter, head on over to –

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Baby Age Blocks – GIVEAWAY – Keep Calm & Carry On

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It’s GIVEAWAY time!

We’re giving away another set of our Baby Age Blocks via Katie @ Keep Calm & Carry On.

Katie owns both a set of our Personalized Baby Name Blocks (see her set here) and our Baby Age Blocks for which she’s taken the time to write a great review.  Check it out and enter for your chance to win a set of Baby Age Blocks!

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Thanks Katie!

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The Photographer’s Wife – Product Review & Giveaway – Baby Age Blocks

The Photographer's Wife

Another Great ‘Baby Age Blocks’ Review!

Thank you Lynn from for writing such a comprehensive review and supplying such cute photos of your little one!  We always love to see how our products are being used.

Lynn was kind enough to write a review on a set of our Baby Age Blocks.  She has taken some wonderful pictures with her newborn little girl and is hosting a giveaway for 1 set of blocks on her site!

To read the full review & enter for your chance to win a set of blocks, head on over to her site:

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One lucky winner will be chosen Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.  Good Luck!

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New “Baby Announcement Blocks” coming soon!

Baby Announcement Blocks

We are excited to announce that our new line of “Baby Announcement Blocks” will be coming soon!

We will be offering a variation of block sizes, colors & configurations for new and creative pregnancy announcement photo props.

The blocks will come in several different designs, sizes & variations.  These “+ 1” blocks are only the beginning of our “Baby Announcement Blocks” product line.  Remember, we are always glad to hear your suggestions or custom requests for something unique and special!

You can request a set now by contacting us on our website, on Facebook, or stay tuned for our new Etsy Shop listings in the near future.

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Over 1,500 Sales in our first year selling on ETSY! – Pretty In Polka Dots

Celebrating 1 year on Etsy

Pretty In Polka Dots is celebrating our one year anniversary selling on this month!

In this first year, we were fortunate enough to sell to over 1,500 customers (almost 2,000 items!) in 48 US states and 3 countries.  This map displays where our products (primarily baby age blocks & personalized name blocks) are being used around the world!

We would like to thank all of our wonderful friends & customers for an amazing first year full of fun projects & creativity.  To say thanks, we’re offering 10% off of everything in our Etsy store until April 26th 2014.  Receive 10% off at checkout with coupon code: 1YEARHAPPY

We look forward to seeing what 2014 has to bring!

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New Website Launched & We’re on ETSY!

Hi everyone!

We’re happy to announce the launch of our new website. Here we’ll keep you updated with all of our latest projects & events. We have a variety of new items that we’ll be releasing soon, so stay tuned!

We’re also very excited about the success we’re having at our new store on ETSY. If you haven’t seen it yet come check us out!
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