Monday, March 8, 2010

It's a Giveaway!

Giveaway extended until Monday, March 15th. Check out this video to see the Padalily in action {and for a good laugh!}


Hello Padalily.

You are clearly one of the coolest products ever invented. My arms and back wish they'd had you to ease the load when they toted baby Blondie and baby Brownie around in those cumbersome infant car seats oh-so-many years ago.

I tried to hold the car seat in the crook of my arm. Really, I did. I know it's better for a new mommy's tummy and back. I know it allows a new mom's hands to be free for other things like diaper bags and holding their bigger kids' hands. But my arms are wimpy and I gave up, forced to carry the car seat by my side as it slammed into my legs with each step. By the time I reached the church nursery each Sunday, I felt like I'd been through war.

Where were you then, Padalily?

All of my friends who had babies pre-Padalily are jealous. Clearly, you are the superior baby shower gift. And when I give you away at a shower, all of the other gifts are sulking in the corner amid the discarded gift bags and curly ribbon. Boppy feels old and deflated. Hooded towel knows she will always be important but wishes she was made of gorgeous fabric like you. Even the monogrammed onesies, so tiny and timeless, are no match for you, Padalily.

You are the perfect gift, a plush and stylish pad that wraps around the handle of an infant car seat. You are arm candy for mommies and eye candy for babies. You are my go-to baby gift, easy to wrap, easy to ship, easy to give, and easily the favorite gift of any mother lucky enough to unwrap one.

Your designer fabrics cause me to swoon and that amazing foam stuffed in between your gorgeous and colorful prints makes me wish you were the size of a mattress. I long to take a nap and dream of you right now.

Coco Blue, I love you.
Coco Blue-

Retro Camo, I would follow you into battle.
Retro Camo-

Divine Damask, heavenly.
Divine Damask-

Kashmir Karat, there are no words.
Kashmir Karat-

I love you even more because you were invented by Lily Winnail, an amazing mom who was tired of her bruised arm and brought you to life at her sewing machine during baby's nap-time. Now she juggles three kids, a home, and a full-time business run out of her guest room.

Thank goodness she no longer juggles an awkward-to-hold car seat and an ice-pack to soothe her sore arm.

She knows that moms juggle enough things as it is.
An infant car seat shouldn't be one of them.

So, A La Mode readers unite! I beg you, for the love of mommies, save their arms one Padalily at a time. Helping a new mom out has never been so easy...or so stylish.

So click on over to the Padalily site and get shopping. And because Lily is so generous and just happens to be my best friend, she's offering us a sweet deal: 20% off your order! Just enter the promo code SCOOP when you check out. There's also an amazing sale this week only: buy one Padalily, get one half off!

So go ahead, buy 40. You have my permission.

And when you no longer have your infant car seat, you can use the Padalily to cushion the handles of your green bags or the shoulder straps of duffels or large totes. You can wrap it around seat belts or use it as a little bolster pillow for your older kiddos when they fall asleep in their car-seats.

To be entered for a chance to win a free one, just leave a comment and let us know if you've ever heard of or seen the Padalily before this post. You can even tell us which one you'd pick if chosen as the lucky winner. I'll randomly select a name from the comments on Monday, March 15th. Giveaway closes at noon EST on Monday the 15th. The winner will get to choose the Padalily of her choice, compliments of Lily.

Be sure to provide a way I can contact you {blog or an e-mail address in your comment.}

You can also follow Padalily on Facebook. You'll be the first to know of new designs, sales, and the latest Padalily buzz. This helps spread the word to all your friends and it only takes 10 seconds. Lily greatly appreciates it!

Good luck my friends...and may the mom with the heaviest baby win!


  1. Ooooooooooohhhh how fun!!! I have heard of Padalily!!! And I see Lily at Bible study. My sister has a new baby girl and could definitely use this... but after reading your awesome writing, I think *I* need it instead!!! (Those seatbelts can be so uncomfortable to me... as well as the shopping bag straps... my sister can get her own! tee hee!!) Hop on over to my blog for my 100th post giveaway! Blessings!!!

  2. WOW! I'm the first to comment (and you don't have to enter me in the giveaway, although I love these incredible little pieces of creative beauty as much as you. . . well, almost!)

    Seriously, everyone out there. These things are so fabulous it almost makes me wish I could go back and have my four kids all over again. Operative word: almost.

    Thanks for the promo, Lily. I'm re-stocking.

    Thanks for the wonderful, creatively-worded post, Scooper. I'm keeping you!

    Love you forever,

  3. I have heard of Padalily, but only because you've mentioned it before. Or maybe I clicked to her site from here. Anyway, since I'm not planning on having any more kids, I'm entering this contest because my sweet friend Melynda is having her fourth baby and I would love to bless her with such a gift! I would let her pick out the pattern...too many great ones to choose from!

  4. Ahem, alright. Well, I first heard of Padalily in person from YOU! I would love to win "Divine Damask" and give it to Renee and her new baby! I got your message yesterday also- will reply soon!!! Love you!

  5. i heard of padalily from... you. :) and i'm about to have a little boy... sooo.... i think it would be a FABULOUS idea to pick me!!! haha :)

  6. Yes! I have seen Padalily on Cora's carseat. I love the idea that I could add it to the car seat straps for toddler napping. Our next family baby is arriving via adoption so we may have to wait to use it but it would make a great gift to have ready for our new arrival.

  7. I haven't heard of Padalily! I could've soo used it for my first baby, but, I'm not done and could soooo use this for a next baby! I love the idea and I like the name (so simple, but yet creative). Ahhhh I know the battle. As a petite woman, the baby car seat would hit me in the legs allll the time and my hands would hurt just trying to hold it up! I would totally use one of these!

  8. Hi! I've heard of Padalily before on a few other blogs...what a great idea! I'm a first-time mom (due in Oct!!) and definitely need one of these!
    kim - kimberlyrae29 @ hotmail . com

  9. I've heard of Padalily before, and I would absolutely LOVE to win one for my daughter, who is expecting her first child next month! The Coco Blue would match her other things perfectly!

  10. Yes, I have heard of Padalily before...from your blog :) Would love to have one of these to give as a gift or for my next baby!

  11. i had not heard of them before your post. but i wish i had! will have to invest in a couple for friends that are having babies soon!

  12. I love the Padalily you sent me when Joaquin was born. It's beautiful.
    We never used one of those kinds of infant carriers because I didn't want to deal with the kind of problems that Padalily solves. Instead we got the car seat that a kid can use until they have to move to a booster, and just used the stroller when we had to take the baby into some place.
    Instead, I use my Padalily on my cooler handle!

  13. If I don't give it to myself (which might be hard not to) I want to give the Padalily to my sister in law who much deserves this treat for her arm as she is lugging around baby boy number 4 and her arms could use a break.
    -Divine Damask
    Oh...and New York needs to hear about Padalily! I heard about it through you and want others up here to know what a great product it is.

  14. I have not heard of Padalily, but it sounds AWESOME! i would get the blue damask for my sweet friend who lost her baby at ten weeks when I was pregnant with my first...and three years later she is finally PREGNANT! and due in June. Of course, I'm throwing her a crazy bananas baby shower. She would love this.

  15. ...or maybe I would like the coco blue. Argh! So cute! I just clicked on the website and noticed they are reversible!

  16. This would be perfect for my DIL/son! They are expecting their first in September. I have never heard of them before and sure wish they would've been around 20+ years ago :)

  17. I HAVE seen Padalily before and I think they are a fabulous idea! I would love to win one so I could gift it to my sister who just had a baby boy 1 week ago.

  18. These are so darling and so useful. To be honest, I had never heard of it before, but now that I have, I'm dying to have one!

  19. I had never heard of it before..but it is a fantastic idea! If I win I would pick the Kashmir it!


  20. I have never heard of these before. I think it's a great idea! I really like the Baby Blue's so cute!


  21. I had never heard of them before but what a great idea! I would choose the divine damask.

  22. Hey there!
    I was just thinking the other day that I should get one of these. Our carseat has gotten heavy! Little man has gone from 3 lbs 13oz at his early arrival to 11 lbs now! Doesn't sound that heavy but he seems so BIG to us now. He's pretty much doubled his weight since we first brought him home in the carseat.
    So great to learn of the promo code and giveaway! I'd definitely keep it for myself! :)

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  24. I have never herd of these before
    I would pick the coco blue if I won

  25. I haven't heard of them before, but they sound great! Divine Damask is my favourite, I love the combination of colours :)

    Email: SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

  26. I have never heard of Padalily before this, but it's a great idea! The retro camo is my fav :)


  27. I LOVE them b/c of YOU! You gave me one for Zoey and it was treasured and greatly needed b/c she was a chunker to carry around!

    My sis just had a baby and is so hard to buy for so THIS will be one thing she won't have that I can get her! :) (Amy

  28. I had never heard of these before, but how cool! This wouldbe great to have.

  29. Blue Star is cute! What a great idea... though I've never seen it before. But I always hate how uncomfortable it is to carry the baby carseat. Smart!

  30. I have not heard of padilty before now..but its a wonderful idea!!!! I only wish I would have came out with it lol
    I loooove It!
    If I weree to win I think I would go with kashmir karat...very cute but I am tempted to get pink paisly haha hope i win!!! thnaks!!!

  31. I had never heard of this product before reading this post, but with a baby daughter at home, I realize that I need one, haha.


  32. Awesome product and love, love, love the video. That gal is so funny.
    I would gift my friend with one of the pink paisly ones.
    love ya!

  33. I hadn't heard of Padalily before but it seems like it would be a great asset for toting around my 4 month old! I have "wimpy" arms too! I'd pick Pink Coco Disco if I win. Thanks to you and your best friend for this giveaway! :)
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  34. I think I had heard of Padalily, but I forgot about it until I found it again on your blog. Of course, since I'm expecting #3 and haven't had to lug around a carseat for over 3 years, I'm suddenly very interested in this product! Thanks for offering such a cool giveaway.
    toreycervantes at gmail dot com

  35. Never heard of Padalily before but since I'm expecting a boy any day now and my stomach is saying he's going to be a big one, I think my arm might appreciate the TLC.

    Thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading!


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