Giveaway: Original Stitch Custom-Tailored Shirt! (CLOSED)

Update: And the winner is ... Juli! Thanks for entering, everyone ... watch for more giveaways very soon!!!

I hate buying clothes for my husband. First of all, he's picky. Secondly, he's a big guy, so it's really difficult to find a good fit. And third, he's not a t-shirt kind of guy - it's button-ups all the way, which makes shopping for him even more complicated. So I've gotta tell you, I did a little happy dance when the people at Original Stitch contacted me to do a review. I sat Curtis down with me at the computer and said, "Here. Pick what you want."

And he did.

And we were both thrilled.

See, that's the cool thing about Original Stitch. It's an online clothing company where guys can design their own dress shirts, selecting from premium fabrics and a ton of colors, patterns, and details. Literally whatever you want in a men's shirt, Original Stitch can provide. 



Each shirt is individually hand-tailored with quality craftsmanship, custom designed to your specifications. Curtis and I both had fun checking out all the options, making shirts and then changing details - we could have a whole different look with just a few clicks of the mouse. The possibilities are endless. With over two hundred patterns and colors, eight different collar and eight different cuff styles, and ten button colors, there's plenty to play around with. You can customize the fabric lining the inner collar, and the inner cuffs, and the inner pleats; you can add a monogram or a pocket; you can add or omit pleats on the back and choose whether it's slim-fitting or more loose. Mix and match until voila! you've created the perfect shirt. It arrives at your door, in a beautiful box, within two to three weeks.

Since it's made with your exact measurements, it's a perfect fit - and if it isn't, Original Stitch offers free remakes for any reason within thirty days of your purchase. Win!

It's a little late to get it in your hands by Father's Day, but Dad will still appreciate such an awesome gift "just because," right?



If you know a deserving guy who could stand to add a little class to his wardrobe, you're in luck - because Original Stitch has graciously agreed to let me give away a gift code. That means a FREE Original Stitch shirt for you! All you've gotta do is check out Original Stitch, and leave me a comment below (including your email, please) telling me who you'd give the gift code to! 

I'll choose the winner (at random, of course) in one week: that's Friday, June 20th. Good luck!! 






Giveaway: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Gift Pack! (ENDED)

Update: And the winner is ... Shelia B.! You'll be receiving your prize pack soon, Shelia! :)


Wrinkles, man.

I don't like them on my face and I don't like them in my clothing. But the problem is, I like ironing even less than I like wrinkles. You can always toss something in the dryer for a few and hope that the wrinkles diminish, but that doesn't always work and it takes a ton of extra time. Especially if it doesn't give you the results you hope for and then you have to iron anyway. Ugh.

One day, though, I got an email from the peeps behind Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus - also known as the #WonderBottle. They wanted to know if I was interested in reviewing their product. I said why not?

And my life. Was changed. For the better.


I never review anything I think I won't like - but I was literally caught off-guard by how much I love this stuff. It truly serves like a bazillion purposes! Of course, its primary function is to eliminate wrinkles without having to iron, so to determine how it works for that, I used a pair of my kids' cargo shorts that wrinkle every time I look at them (it doesn't help that half the time they're unfolded and stuffed into the drawer).


See the difference? Wow! This was after a quick spritz-and-tug. Like seriously ten seconds. That's it. My son went to school looking like his mom actually irons (ha ha!). 

As if that weren't enough, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus smells fantastic, and can be used to refresh fabrics and remove odors. So even if you accidentally leave your clothes in the washer a little too long and they come out of the dryer smelling a bit mildewy - not that I would know anything about that - you can still make 'em smell as fresh as spring sunshine.

Once I realized how amazing Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is, I went around spraying it on random things around my house just to test it out. It removes wrinkles and odors and static and is awesome for everything. Pet beds, pillows, comforters, curtains, car seats, scarves, you name it - for whatever is rumpled or static-y or stinky, it truly is a #WonderBottle. 

Anyway, I want to share this fantastic find with you guys and give one lucky reader the chance to win a Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus gift pack valued at $25. It not only comes with several bottles of "the good stuff" in various sizes, but also this t-shirt:

(This photo was taken before I used the Downy Wrinkle Releaser, natch.)

Why, you ask, am I so excited about this t-shirt? Because it is literally the softest most comfy t-shirt I have ever felt in my entire life and I have been lounging around the house in it nonstop. OMG. My husband was like, "You ... really like that t-shirt, don't you?" with a raised eyebrow.

Anyway. You wanna win, you've gotta enter, so leave a comment below (make sure to include your email address so I can contact you!). You can also visit their website (click here) to get a coupon and discover 101 uses - yes, really! - for Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus.

You've got a week to win - I'll choose a random winner on Wednesday, June 18th! Leave me a comment!