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Extending Your Modest Wardrobe – and a Giveaway!


When I think of the times I’ve sewn a big ruffle onto the bottom of Jewel’s skirts…

Or passed on a skirt that might have been good for me “if only it was a little longer”.

Whew!

As a tall family, that is a constant battle.

I knew genius the moment I discovered Make Me Modest. :)

A mother and daughter team designed and created these amazing little numbers, which are thin and lightweight in the top portion, then add length in a great variety of colors and styles.

They’ve even got some new things working, like sleeve extenders!

Make Me Modest sent me an extender to review, made to my specifications. They were amazingly helpful and patient in figuring out how to accommodate all of my various questions and special requests.

The extender is amazing! The design is clever, the workmanship is excellent… Even the packaging was a treat to receive.

I did decide, after trying it on, that I had picked entirely the wrong extender for the skirt I wanted to extend. Ah, well. I’m definitely ordering a different one, and one for Jewel as well!

The good news for you is that I’m going to give away the extender I received!

Sadly, the lovely packaging is gone, but you will receive a like-new (tried on but never worn or washed), white, style extender, Size XL, made extra long to 36″, with extra coverage upwards (to account for a slit or kick-pleats in your skirt).

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I received the above-referenced product free from Make Me Modest for the purpose of a possible review on this blog. I will ship the prize directly to the winner at my own expense.

Winner will be contacted by email. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your costs will be the same but As For My House will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support.

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe may be good products/services for my readers.

I disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Swim Headcovering Giveaway

We don’t go swimming much… Public beaches and water-parks are just too immodest for any of us to feel comfortable.

But I do want the children to learn to swim… For safety when they may be near water (fishing, boating, etc.), or even the occasional time we may want to go swimming – in a quiet “swimming hole,” at a friend’s house, who knows?

Read the rest of my Swim Headcovering Review from seasons past… Then come on back for a brand new giveaway!

What, back so soon? :)

I was delighted to discover Princess Modest Swimwear back at that time. An Israeli company, they provide modest swimwear with an eye towards traditional Jewish modesty requirements – including headcoverings.

I purchased one of their fabulous swimsuits in Aqua and Black, and ordered the headcovering to match. Basically, it’s an ordinary lycra swim cap with a black triangle “bandanna” of peachskin microfiber (the quick-drying stuff that men’s swim suits are often made of) sewn along one edge. You can then wrap and tie it in a variety of ways.

My only concern was one that is, while of course not “unique,” certainly one that most of you needn’t worry about – it’s One Size Fits All.

As I explained to someone recently (someone else who sold clothing items, who should have known better!), being tall makes a lot of difference in everything. Someone who is six feet tall is simply proportionately bigger in every respect than someone who is five feet tall. So, while of course everyone is shaped differently, overall the taller person will tend to have a bigger shoe size, a bigger wrist measurement for bracelets, and – yeah – a bigger hat size. (And on top of that I do have quite a bit of hair).

As I described in my original review, I decided to purchase it, with the clearly stated intention that I would take the chance, give the owner feedback on the fit either way, and pass it on to bless someone else if it turned out not to fit.

That’s where you come in. :)

BUY IT!

Order your own stylish Swim Head Covering directly from Princess Modest Swimwear.

At the moment they are on sale for $8 (normally $14), with Free Shipping in Israel, or $5 Shipping anywhere else in the world.

WIN IT!

One lucky As For My House reader will win their own Aqua/Black Swim Head Covering

This is the one that I ordered to check out. It has only been tried on, never worn out of the house or around water…

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The winner will be contacted by email, and must respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be selected. I will ship to your U.S. mailing address only. You may choose to pay the difference if you would like insurance, or shipping to anywhere else – Canada, Costa Rica, or wherever!

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I purchased this item of my own initiative; I was not compensated in any way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

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Win a Dress

Our friends at Shabby Apple would like to give one of you a dress – this one, in fact! Isn’t that nice of them?

They are promoting their line of vintage clothing (vintage inspired, to be precise), and hope this giveaway will pique your interest.

Are you piqued? :)

Feel free to browse around their site to your heart’s content…

And to enter the drawing, just use the handy-dandy Rafflecoptor entry for below.

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Shabby Apple is providing the prize for this giveaway, will ship directly to the winner, and is solely responsible for its fulfillment.

Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your costs will be the same but As For My House will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support.

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe may be good products/services for my readers.

I disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Modest Mom’s Big News

One of the long-time listings on our Modest Clothing Resources page is the Modest Mom. (That’s her photo) She has lots of lovely skirts, and now other modest clothing, for women (including maternity) and girls.

Of course there’s still my pet peeve: Why don’t more skirts have pockets? But I digress.

Things are changing over there! Business has been good, and she’s expanding and revamping on an entirely new website:

Deborah & Co.
“Fashion Without Compromise”

To celebrate, she’s holding a HUGE giveaway, with over $250 in lovely prizes – all going to a single winner! The package includes a $50 Gift Card to Deborah & Co., plus prizes from Scentsy, Lilah Rose, and many others.

Stop by the Modest Mom blog for easy Rafflecopter entry.

Then head over to and check out the lovely new website, and the wonderful modest clothing she has to offer!

* Post may include affiliate links.

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Three More Winners


The final three winners from our recent series of giveaways have been drawn!

The winner of both books, Nerni Invents Clock and Nerni’s Ingenious Inventions was Michelle, with entries #2 and 4.

Our final winner, with a $25 eGift Certificate to Bath & Body Works from CouponCabin, was Jordyn, entry #44.

Winners have been emailed, and have 3 days to confirm / claim their prize, or we will be forced to pick an alternate winner.

Congratulations to both of you! :)

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A Pair of Winners


The first two winners have been drawn!

The winner of a headcovering of her choice from Honor Your Head was Jacqui, entry #57.

Our second winner, with a $50 Gift Certificate to Mikarose, was Stacey, entry #76.

Winners have been emailed, and have 3 days to confirm / claim their prize, or we will be forced to pick a second winner.

Don’t forget, if you’re quick there are still two giveaways running:

Congratulations, and Good Luck, respectively! :)

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Nerni Goes Digital

Just a quick update from the author:

Nerni Invents Clock is now available for Kindle!

If you want a fun book about a (female!) gnome engineer/inventor for your kids to enjoy, check it out!

And don’t forget, we also have A GIVEAWAY for both this book and the sequel, Nerni’s Ingenious Inventions, going on right now (ends July 17th).

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Bath & Body Works Giveaway

Wow, there are a lot of giveaways out right now, aren’t there?

Coupon Cabin is promoting their services, and invites you to check out their great deals at Bath & Body Works.

CouponCabin.com works directly with Bath & Body Works and more than 3,700 other retailers to offer incredible savings on quality goods. Our Bath & Body Works online and printable coupons save shoppers $8.34 on average. Users can grab a code quickly (less than 90 seconds on average), or sign up for CouponCabin Rewards to earn points toward gift cards.

CouponCabin has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Good Morning America, MSN Money, Good Housekeeping and Yahoo! Finance, among many others.

And just to make it more exciting, they are offering one lucky As For My House reader a $25 electronic gift card to Bath & Body Works!

Just sign up using the Rafflecoptor form below – and good luck.

I was not compensated in any way for this post. CouponCabin is providing the prizes for this giveaway.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.
Says CouponCabin: “By entering this promotion, each participant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in this promotion.”

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Nerni – Book(s) Review and Giveaway


I wanted to share with you about an adorable little book that I won in a giveaway from Father Geek (read his review here) – Nerni Invents Clock.

Nerni the gnome loves to invent things, but when she invents an intelligent clock, things don’t go according to plan! Nerni Invents Clock is a picture book designed to be read to 0-4 year olds.

Or, of course, for slightly older kids to read themselves!

The language is simple, and repetitive in a pleasant way. The artwork is likewise very simple and uncluttered. The story is very creative, and the characters are cute. It’s just plain fun and appealing.

My kids really enjoyed the story of Nerni and her clock, and there is much imaginary gnome play after each time it’s read.

You can pick up a copy for your little gnomes on Amazon:

And now Todd Edwards has a new book out for Nerni fans – Nerni’s Ingenious Inventions!

This is a bit longer book, with four separate Nerni tales:

Mice Trouble
Cold Tea
Flying Goblin, and
Og’s New Roaster

It is intended for a slightly older audience, with the author suggesting reading it to your 2-5 year old.

As adults, we found these stories to be pleasant enough, if not quite as engaging as the original. The language and artwork were the same delightful style at the first book, making it fun to read.

The kids were delighted, and the alliterative phrase “Gnome named Nerni” (which is repeated in each story) must have been chanted a thousand times…

Now one of our lucky As For My House readers will win an autographed copy of Nerni’s Ingenious Inventions, and another will win an autographed copy of Nerni Invents Clock, directly from the author!

I received a copy of one book for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone. Todd Edwards is providing the prizes for this giveaway, shipped directly to the winners.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

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Making Babies Cheaper


Okay, I admit it, the title is a contrived way to try and be cute while telling you about this fabulous offer.

I recently received a letter from the Bulk Herb Store folks, in reference to my Holy Week reviews of the Making Babies Book and the Making Babies DVD Series.

They had this to say:

On behalf of the Bulk Herb Store, I would like to thank you for helping us reach the world with the good news of natural health and wellness with herbs. One of the most moving ways that we have been able to encourage others in their journey toward health, has been with our Making Babies Series. What better way of equipping families to give their precious new babies the best start in life?

As a token of our appreciation for your review of the Making Babies Series, Bulk Herb Store would like to offer your readers a SPECIAL 40% OFF of the Making Babies Book & DVD Series. That is a huge savings of $44 dollars for you and your readers! Have a fantastic day and happy blogging!

WOW!

So you, my lucky friends, can head on over to the Bulk Herb Store and decide if you want the book, the DVDs, or the complete set.

Just enter the code MBBFMH at checkout for your 40% discount! And hurry – this is good for one week only, until July 16th.

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