Up until this month, I never had the opportunity to get my hands on a Caden Lane crib set. While I am late to the party, I can now honestly tell you what the fuss is all about! And I mean this in the nicest way possible because Caden Lane is certainly something to fuss over.
Let’s see, does it begin with the super warm owner and designer Katy Mimari? You must know that we get hundreds of emails a day here at Project Nursery and for obvious reasons, Katy’s passion about her designs and products came pouring out of her kind notes. Like most successful mom based businesses, her company evolved from a need to create something better and more unique for her first child. It all started with a couple of diaper bags and a now classic line of crib bedding. Katy’s work welcomes bold colors and busy patterns inspiring parents to create nurseries their kids can grow with.
Or maybe it’s because Katy’s crib bumpers are AMAZING! I have a tendancy to splurge on crib sets. It’s just my thing. I am constantly in search of a solid, squared off bumper that lasts – one that won’t get saggy. It’s unfortunate that many do not pass my test or the weight of my 90th percentile children who enjoy crushing bumpers like big foot. So here’s why I am so utterly impressed: The Caden Lane bumper comes in four separate parts. If your looking to eventually transition your convertible crib into a toddler bed, you can leave up three of the bumpers to maintain the set’s good looks. Each bumper cover zips off for easy cleaning. And lastly, the ties are made out of thick grosgrain ribbon. It’s doesn’t get all “wrinkly” after the wash and it is generous enough to wrap around the thick corners of a sleigh crib.
And we can’t forget to mention that Katy’s blankets, bibs and towels are super PLUSH. Most accessories come double sided and include a soft velour. So when your debating if a simple set of burp cloths are nice enough to send to your friend’s new baby, these are.
Now on to the prizes! Caden Lane just launched their new “Boutique Collection” to hit stores this September and they are generously giving away a huge prize to one lucky winner who helps spread the word! The winner will receive one prize of their choice:
$1,000 gift card on southwest airlines
or a $2,000 shopping spree at www.NurseryCouture.com
or a $3,000 donation to your favorite charity!
Enter by blogging, tweeting, commenting, donating, etc. about our new friends at Caden Lane and email them directly to have your entry accounted for. Contest rules and the complete entry details can be found HERE. Contest ends on midnight, CST, August 31, 2010.