Monday, August 1, 2011

Kammy's Korner Store - Review & Giveaway! (Closed)

Kammy's Korner Store 

Are you a lover of all things vivid, whimsical or extravagant? Do you adore shabby chic or marvel at the conversion of old into bold? Would you consider yourself both fanciful and frugal? If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, read on!

I'd like to introduce you to Kammy Wielenga - owner of the blog Kammy's Korner. In her own words: "I'm a wife, mother of three precious munchkins, and live with paint under my fingernails instead of on top of them." Love it! :) Kammy first contacted me several weeks ago looking for help promoting her new boutique Kammy's Korner Store which specializes in home-made headbands and other hair accessories. Upon looking through her blog and the items in her boutique, I was impressed to say the least. This mama has an amazing array of creative talents!

I'll get to the hair accessories in a moment as I'll be reviewing these in detail. First, I'd like to quickly highlight some of Kammy's other specialties:

  • Before and after projects. Her blog features a whole slew of these, from furniture pieces to clothing to entire rooms! She also has some of her completed furniture pieces available for purchase. Here is an example of a B&A furniture makeover I particularly like:

And if all that weren't enough, she features great recipes and Thrifty Thoughts on her blog as well. A mama after my own heart. ;)

Alright, so let's take a closer look at her boutique, Kammy's Korner Store!

Kammy has crafted a huge collection of beautiful headbands, bows, clips and hats - all at extremely affordable prices (just $3 to $5 each!) Accents include flowers, feathers, beads and buttons, and you can find almost any colour theme you desire! One of the best things about her "waffle crochet" headbands, in particular, is that they are SUPER soft and stretchy and therefore can fit literally all the way from infant to adult! Kammy mentioned to me that she shares some bands with her own baby girl. :)

For review purposes, Kammy generously sent me two headbands to try out on S! I selected one of these from her existing stock, and the other she made especially for S based on pictures I sent her. How thoughtful!

Check 'em out:

One of the first things I had to test out was the stretchiness. Yup, I can definitely see one of these fitting an adult!

Alright now the "fun" part - photoshoot time with S!

Why the quotes, you ask? Well, S generally hates anything on her face or head. Shades? Forget about it. Hat? If it's one of her comfier ones and we use dedicated distraction techniques. ;) So needless to say I was a bit concerned that she wouldn't tolerate the bands. And my fears were initially warranted - her first inclination was indeed to rip 'em off. But! Once each one was on and she was sufficiently engrossed in another activity, she completely forgot about it! This is definitely a testament to the comfort of the waffle crochet material that the bands are made out of!

Here's S modeling the flower band (which I picked out myself):



And here she is sporting the bow & feather band which Kammy customized just for her!

(As a side note, it was ridicu-hard to narrow down which pictures from the shoot to include here. S would most certainly win Canada's Next Top Baby Model, no? :)

So how would you like to own some of these great accessories yourself?

Buy It:

Head on over to Kammy's Korner Store and shop 'til you drop! Google Checkout makes the whole process simple & secure.

Win It:
Kammy has generously offered to give away either two hair accessories (headbands, bows or clips) or one hat of the winner's choice to a lucky Manager to Mom reader!

To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Comments do not count as entries, however feel free to add a comment to remind yourself that you entered!

Disclosure:  The prize is being provided and shipped to the winner by Kammy Wielenga.  I received no financial compensation for writing my review or offering this giveaway, although I did receive the sample items free of charge.  This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours.


  1. I like the light pink headband and the John Deere headband

  2. Oh how pretty I love the flower pink headband. My 2 yr old would love it. Thanks for the chance to win.