Monday Giveaway by Kate Brightbill

Technically today's giveaway is one to "beat the winter blues," but seeing as San Francisco is avoiding wintery temps entirely this year, I'll just say it's a package of beautiful products to make anyone smile- wherever you live! 

My contribution to the giveaway is the scarf that my girls alternate wearing almost every day. Just because San Francisco doesn't have the legit winter we're used to getting doesn't mean the beautiful fog doesn't roll in and out daily. We wear scarves year-round and this one is the prettiest I've seen for kids. I also threw in some bracelets because accessories are always a good idea. ;)

My friends from The Chirping Moms are the coordinators of this lovely giveaway. Here's the lowdown of who provided what pretty piece... all are great bloggers, so if you're in the market to read more blogs and good things around the Internet, be sure to visit these:

Julie from The Chirping Moms: provided the pajama and to-go mug from PJ Savage. Cozies and daytime tea have been the norm for them this snowy winter, so she wants to share the coziness with our winner. ;) Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram

Lisa from Mom a La Mode: is giving the Play Doh Sweet Shoppe to pretend play, a Weelicious cookbook {something I've been wanting!!}, Stonyfield Yogurt, and Funny Face cranberries for some "feel good food" to bake for real during the days inside. Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram

Ashley from I Love You More than Carrotsis providing a Starbucks gift card {well that would be easy to use!}, and her favorite everyday makeup The Naked Palette 3, both pick-me-ups for her day-to-day. Follow on: Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram

Courtney from The Chirping Moms: provided the custom wooden growth chart from Carone Creations. It looks gorgeous and it's the perfect way to track your children's growth! Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram

Rebecca from A Beautiful Ruckus: Burts Bees Tips & Toes set and a custom initial necklace by Victoriaglen and perfect ways to beautify and spruce up a long day. Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram

...And I provided the scarf & bracelets from Peppercorn kids! {ps. that's Maggie wearing the scarf on the Peppercorn Kids site. Fun right?} Follow on Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram.

Enter below on the simple Rafflecopter! xoxo.

Love Giveaway with Whole Foods by Kate Brightbill


We talk a lot about Valentines and pretty little ideas for how to celebrate... SO as a married mother to two little girls, how do we REALLY celebrate Valentine's day? 

The past five years, we've done the same thing. It's simple. It's perfect. It's low-maintenance.... it's romance meets practicality.

Whole Foods

We awaken and give sweet kisses to all the valentines in the house. I have high hopes of making pancakes in heart shapes... or we have cereal. Some years, I've grabbed a specialty coffee for Brian, some I just make our regular coffee with a little love note for his work day. ;)

I get the house as clean as we can and set the table beautifully with candles and valentines on each setting before Brian gets home from work... He comes in with gorgeous flowers {like these pink fair-trade beauties from Whole Foods above- $20 for a dozen in amazing color options! LOVE} and gets the grill fired up. He grills steak and steams crab, makes side dishes, and it's the best meal we eat all year long. I'm not kidding you. I'm so spoiled. The girls join us for a bit, and then we send them to bed and finish the meal slowly and chat about how good of a cook Brian is- oh I'm kidding- we tell each other anything and everything. It doesn't need to cost a fortune to be amazing. Getting babysitters + reservations on Valentine's day is madness, so we just avoid, lay low, and enjoy. 

Whole Foods provided everything we need for this year's Valentine's Day. We got our menu covered, gorgeous flowers for the house, fancy soap, chocolates in heart shapes, chocolate in bar shapes, sweetheart cookies for our little girls, candles... Seriously, all the bases covered in one beautiful {and responsible!} store.

...AND they'd love to do the same for you! Chocolates!! Roses!! Steak! Sweets...up for grabs! Enter to win $50 to Whole Foods in our giveaway!

  • Leave a comment and let us know what you'd buy with $50 from Whole Foods this Valentine's day, and you may just get your wish! Giveaway ends Friday, 2/14/14, 11am PST. Open to U.S. residents only.
  • Additional entries for following StyleSmaller on Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook. Just let me know how many entries I owe you in your comment! xoxo
Whole Foods Chocolate

May I recommend these amazing chocolate bars in bulk? Mmmm.

Thanks to Whole Foods for sponsoring this post & giveaway. ALL opinions are my own.

 This giveaway is closed. Thank you to all for your entries!

GIVEAWAY: The Baby Goods by Kate Brightbill

*Giveaway is closed. Thank you for your entries! The winner is Starla Bates. Please contact me at to collect your prizes! xo.

7AM Enfant Diaper Bags

It seems there is another baby boom in 2014. Friends have been sharing their good news with us lately, and I've started scouting some great goods for gifting! Maybe you're pregnant, maybe you've just had a baby, or maybe you're just a thrilled friend looking for fabulous gifts like us! This giveaway is for everyone! 

7AM Enfant diaper bags. Yes, please. I have a toddler and a preschool aged child, and I use our bag endlessly. It has the right pockets, it unzips completely (!! huge! Why don't all the diaper bags have zippers to the bottom so new parents can always find those missing pacifiers that float down? Brilliant!) There is a bottle holder, and an accessories tote included with the bag. The bags are waterproof and come in the best variety of colors. They're lightweight, sporty, and ready for any weather. 

SO, here's how you WIN one filled with goodies!! Just click the links below to enter:

Leave ONE comment below letting me know EACH follow/like {6 total entries/comments} that you made! U.S. Residents only. Winner will be announced on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Good luck! xoxo, Kate

 7AM Enfant provided a diaper bag to me and to give away. All opinions are my own.

12 Days, 12 Giveaways: $100 to #ShopLocalSF by Kate Brightbill

'Tis the season for giving and gifting! There is no better place to shop than in your own community, and Six Doors has created an app to do just that. 

San Franciscans with very little spare time this Christmas season can do the following: download the Six Doors app for free, shop hundreds of boutiques and small business in San Francisco, AND {this is the best part} have the delivered to your doorstep within the day. Whaaat? Yes, I said it... and I meant it.  

Pick-Up Sticks,  Tantrum , $8 / Jess Brown Doll,  Half Hitch Goods , $180 / Travel Scratch Map,  Carmel Blue , $19.99 /  Wooden Stir-Fry Toy,  Carmel Blue , $19.99 / Alphabet Abacus,  Carmel Blue , $29.99 / Wooden Puzzle,  Fiddlesticks , $28 /   The Happy Lion,  Tantrum , $14.95 / Pretend Sushi Set,  Fiddlesticks , $28

Pick-Up Sticks, Tantrum, $8 / Jess Brown Doll, Half Hitch Goods, $180 / Travel Scratch Map, Carmel Blue, $19.99 / Wooden Stir-Fry Toy, Carmel Blue, $19.99 / Alphabet Abacus, Carmel Blue, $29.99 / Wooden Puzzle, Fiddlesticks, $28 / The Happy Lion, Tantrum, $14.95 / Pretend Sushi Set, Fiddlesticks, $28

Here's the fun part: a giveaway!! Wait, I meant to say TWELVE $100 Giveaways! Today's is on my blog; simple entry form is below. The other 11 giveaways are other fabulous San Francisco bloggers' sites. The schedule for each giveaway is below, so be sure to visit each and every one of them.

My favorite picks for your city kids are featured on the Six Doors app TODAY. Be sure to download the app and enter the giveaway for $100 toward this or any other gift set from my fellow bloggers! 

Today through December 16th, head to a different SF blog each day to win more and discover great boutiques and gift ideas around the city: 

Day 1 - GIFTS TO PAMPER A FRIEND: Visit Victoria of SF Girl By Bay to find perfect gifts for pampering.

Day 2 - GIFTS FOR THE TRENDSETTER: Visit Kelli of Leopard and Lavender to find stylish, of-the-moment gift ideas.

Day 3 - GIFTS FOR CITY KIDS: Find perfect picks here at StyleSmaller TODAY to discover picks for the little ones in your life.

Day 4 - GIFTS FOR THE NEWLYWEDS: Visit Allison of Engaged and Inspired on Wednesday, 12/4 to find gift ideas for your favorite new couple.

Day 5 - HANDMADE GIFTS: Visit Natalie of Coquette on Thursday, 12/5 to find items made lovingly by hand.

Day 6 - GIFTS FOR SAVVY HOSTESS: Visit Melissa of Savvy in San Francisco on Friday, 12/6 to find gems for your favorite in-the-know gal pal.

Day 7 - HOSTESS GIFTS WITH A TWIST: Visit Paul of Urbanite Suburbanite on Monday, 12/9 to find a little something unique for your holiday hostess.

Day 8 - GIFTS FOR THE FOLKSY FOODIE: Visit Ana of Fluxi on Tour on Tuesday, 12/10 for yummy, giftable treats.

Day 9 - GIFTS FOR STYLE SAVVY FAMILIES: Visit Janette of Fashion Loves People on Wednesday, 12/11 for unique gifts for parents and kids.

Day 10 - GIFTS FOR THE FRENCHIE FOODIE: Visit Andi of Misadventures with Andi on Thursday, 12/12 to find great gifts for the Francophile in your life.

Day 11 - GIFTS FOR THE STYLISH GOURMAND: Visit Marcia and Tablehopper’s The Sugar Mama on Friday, 12/13 to find great gifts for your favorite foodie.

Day 12 - Visit Adelle of Fashionista Lab on Monday, 12/16 to find high style items for you or your FAVORITE FASHIONISTA.

Enter each giveaway throughout November and December, and discover some amazing, San Francisco based blogs and shops this holiday season! Check out all of our hand-picked gift sets and #ShopLocalSF by downloading the SixDoors app.


*This giveaway is only open to SF locals*


Giveaway: Fall Favorites by Kate Brightbill

I don't do many giveaways here, but when my friend Courtney asked if I'd like to be a part of a collaborative giveaway, it was a no-brainer. I LOVE Courtney, and I think an occasional giveaway is fun... especially when there are amazing- and I'm talking amazing- prizes. I want to enter but I'm not allowed. ;) YOU are, though! Here are the goods up for grabs:


Did you catch all of that? Shopping for days!! A carseat that turns into a booster!! Whoever wins this will have Christmas shopping locked and loaded, along with a whole new wardrobe for their children or nieces or grandchildren or friends' children... I'm excited for this winner in advance!!  

Now you see why I wanted "in" on this giveaway.

Who are the lovely ladies who have provided the prizes, you ask? Well, let me tell you: 

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Courtney & Julie || The Chirping Moms: Moms who share their adventures in motherhood along with great activities for kids, crafts, recipes and ideas for family travel. For their Fall Favorite for kids, they've chosen to provide a $250 shopping credit to Polarn O. Pyret. This well made, Swedish brand offers bright, fun clothes for kids. Their outerwear line is great for chilly fall days! 

Monica || Marino Bambinos: A former researcher turned full-time mama of two. Her writing is primarily influenced by her experiences in motherhood and her darling children. On her blog, you will also find some of her crafty endeavors, sewing projects, product reviews and giveaways. Monica is providing the Britax Pioneer 70 Combination Harness-2-Booster Seat (winner choses color), and $100 to shop The Printed Palette, where you can find great tees for the whole family.   

Pam || a lifestyle blog showing you can do it all in NYC with style and grace...usually. She is also President and Founder of Triple Threat Media LLC, a social media, marketing and PR consultancy. For her Fall Favorite, Pam chose the MadPax Spiketus Rex Whirlpool Half Pack. These backpacks are fun, bright and stylish!

Brianne || Stroller in the City: fashion showroom owner turned mom and blogger/writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children. Her blog, Stroller In The City, talks city-living, kids, and fashion. Brianne's fall favorite is a tutu, leggings and tights from Funky Legs

Betsy & Kristin || The Little Style File: this blog offers Styling Services for the entire family, features the real style of children and moms, personal shopping, product reviews, giveaways and highlights the latest trends for families. These ladies have chosen are offering $100 Quirky Threadz credit.

I'm offering a set of the pajamas from Skylar Luna that I LOVE and told you about a couple weeks ago

The simple ways to enter are below!! Good luck!! 

xo, Kate

Open to U.S. Residents only. 

giveaway... by Kate Brightbill


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It's June!! Summer has almost officially arrived, so it's about time for a fun giveaway here on StyleSmaller. I always like to give things to readers that I'd love to receive, and I'd love one of everything here. If you don't have babies, no worries! Enter anyway, and gift them to the expectant and new parents you love (everyone needs a good gift stash for last-minute parties)!

All the rules and details are below. Enter away! It's simple!


Open to U.S. residents only 18 and over only. Winner must redeem their prizes within 48 hours after the contest closes. Some products were provided for giveaway.