Saturday, July 26, 2008

We are Starting a GREAT Trend -Trendy Tadpole: Product Review & Giveaway

Earlier this year, I was the lucky winner of this adorable t-shirt. It was from a brand I had been hearing a lot about but not tried and was excited for the opportunity. When the shirt arrived, I was in love - simple as that - and my romance with Trendy Tadpole products had officially begun.

Recently, Julie, the mastermind behind these hip and often hilarious products, was in need of a product review and you can believe I happily jumped at the chance. When the playful Panda shirt arrived, I was not the only one excited about it - P3 could not wait to try it on!

Here is what I found:

From the website:
What is Trendy Tadpole? Fun tee shirts on super quality fabric that is made in the good ol' U.S. of A. It all started in 2004 when I decided it was time to work for myself. My therapist says I am running a sweatshop but I am the only one in it! Yikes. My inspiration came from the students I was teaching and the kids I was babysitting and I love challenges. Trendy Tadpole and it's owner, me (Julie Pruitt), are a work in progress. I am bringing pop culture, a hint of nostalgia, and a pinch of fun to the table in every tee shirt. I am constantly changing designs, styles, and ideas to meet the needs of, well, um, you!...

The shirts, pants and hats are made from soft, breathable cotton and come in a variety of sizes from 3-6 mo and up. They are made in 4 distinct styles: Snapsuit (Onesie), Long Sleeved Lap Tee, Long Sleeved T-shirt, and Toddler Raglan.

The shirts run from $11 to $37 plus they often runs sales.

Julie repeatedly points out that they run small and shrink so to order with that in mind.

Trendy Tadpole
happily ships their products to both the US and International addresses.

They donate to multiple philanthropic causes, in part from the proceeds from any and all purchases made through them.

Here is what I did like:
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As mom to both Caucasian and Asian children, I really appreciate the diversity in the designs as well as the simplicity - they can be worn with so many things! Not only do they have some of the most precocious and fun designs but their products come in the softest cotton I have ever felt! I love putting them on P3's sensitive skin because I know they will not chafe or itch. And they wash like a dream! I simply turn them inside out and wash them with a load of cold items and they come out, looking as good as new.

Here is what I didn't like:

Once again, there really is not much of anything I did not like about them. The only thing I found to be challenging was the sizing. Julie cautions you repeatedly on the site that the sizes run small which is helpful knowledge. It is difficult however, to know what size exactly to order if you know they run small but are unsure of what size they are exactly. Thankfully, as a t-shirt, they are very forgiving and were actually truer to size than I expected. Other than that, everything was perfect!

Here is what I say:

I would not hesitate to buy these shirts and clothes one minute. Julie has been a breeze to work with and I have been so pleased with the products. Above all, the softness of the shirts is completely incomparable and something that should be found in every child's closet. Just ask P3. She says...

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"Buy More Trendy Tadpole Shirts!!"

And the best news of all is that Julie has graciously offered to let one of my readers win one of her delightful shirts so they can find out for themselves!!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

This Giveaway is Now Closed. Thanks!

What they're giving away:
One winner will receive their choice of one shirt from the Trendy Tadpole site. Remember, they have fun shirts like this


and this

among many others.

How you can win:

Go to the site, look around and decide which design is your favorite then comeback here and leave that information in your comment below. Easy!

Who is eligible:

You must have a US mailing address. You don't have to be a blogger to win, just supply a valid e-mail address. Make sure to leave me that email address though because if I cannot get ahold of you, you cannot win!

When the giveaway ends:

The giveaway will run now through next Sunday night, Aug. 3rd at midnight CST. I'll pick the winner using Random.org as soon as possible after that. you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:


Good Luck!!

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Be sure to check out my other blog, 3 P's in a Pod!

101 comments:

Ann said...

I love their line. I like the Boy in Black and the snap shirt! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Wendy said...

We've been in love with pandas ever since seeing them at the zoo in DC, so I'd have to go with that one! Thanks so much!

Amanda D. said...

I really like the cherry blossom shirt. Thank you!

amandagdonovan at gmail dot com

christene said...

Alot of cute shirts but I like the "old school" to go with my cloth diapers.
cjinhb at msn dot com

Nanna said...

I like the Oh Snap design! Cute

Natalie said...

I love the cherry blossom shirt!

Awesome Mom said...

I love the "All hands to the poop deck" I giggle every time I see it.

jenny said...

oh how cute thay all are and well i dont realy have a fav but i still would love to win this for my little one and if i win i will pick then thanks

MMM said...

I love "hug it out"!

Gale said...

LOL! This is the first time I've been told to use firefox! (I usually do use firefox and get tired of some sites telling me to go use explorer...so I enjoyed this moment! I'm a big firefox fan.)

I love the "These aren't the parents I ordered" shirt (tried to win that in a previous giveaway! Didn't get it. Maybe this time!) Didn't know that they gave to charity! Very cool!

ecaria@hotmail.com

leigh said...

i so want the "these aren't the parents i ordered" :)

aahcoffee said...

Love it!!!
I like the Oh Snap one, the mommy heart tatto one, and the Mommy's Little Monster one. So cute!
julie_ruhlman(at)hotmail(dot)com

Suzanne said...

the panda, in 4t or 5

paula h said...

I love the Skull and Cross Bone design.

Tanya said...

Love the "all hands on poop deck" - those shirts are adorable!!

Mrs. Sara said...

I love the Oh Snap shirt! So cute!

Thanks for the giveaway!


saharagreen at gmail dot com

EB said...

I like the Oh Snap one!

Thanks!
emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

Naomi said...

I would love the Boy in Black shirt for Jasper, but I think the "not the parents I ordered" one you featured would be right up Roo's alley these days!

Katie said...

I just love the Japanese Bird shirt!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Reiza said...

The "Need Therapy" one is my very favorite.

PS said...

I love the Giraffe shirt. Not sure if I like pink or blue better!!

torinem said...

Love the "Oh Snap" shirt!

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the giraffe shirt.
=) melanie
www.melaniescrafts.etsy.com
www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

My daughter is a drool monster, that's the one I love!!!

kim@accidentalmommies.com

Jenny said...

I like the panda one!

the_other_alice_ (at) yahoo.com

samsakara said...

I would love the Koi shirt! Thanks for the great giveaway!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Stacey Moore said...

love the old school top!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Amber said...

I like the AB/CD and the Boy in Black shirts!
mommyofeinva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Om shirt - love it!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Katrina said...

I Would love to win! My favorite is the "these aren't the parents I ordered" =) thanks!

Qtpies7 said...

The Oh Snap. is cute!

Krista said...

I really need the Oh Snap one for my "froggy man", but I also like the Koi fish one!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Geri said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!! Please include me!

gerijones64@hotmail.com


That OH SNAP t is the best!!

misty said...

I love the I'm Gonna Need Therapy shirt. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

flchen1 said...

Very cute! We like the Born Lucky shirt!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I love the "hug it out" onesie!!!

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

pinkeareddog said...

Their AB/CD shirt is ridiculously cute!
pinkeareddog (at) gmail {dot] com

Thanks for hosting this!

emerzim said...

I really like the pink and brown giraffe shirt.

Simply AnonyMom said...

I love the "oopsie" with the octopus and teh elephant ones. These are great shirts.

zeitersouth said...

I have to have the Oh Snap T!! You can email me thru blog!

Anissa said...

I like the Koi:)

Wehaf said...

I love the koi t-shirt. Like you, I appreciate the diversity of images.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

The Koi Tshirt -- I actually have the King Of the Playground Long Sleeved T - and it is adorable!

sphinx63 said...

I love the "all hands to the poop deck" shirt best! LOL

Cristina said...

AB/CD shirt. Uber cute!

Anissa said...

I like the koi shirt. So cute:)

Parker Family said...

I love the cherry blossom shirt. the drool monster one is adorable too, but I think my daughter would like the other one better. thanks! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

Jodi said...

I love the AB/CD shirt! Too cute!
and the panda of course!!

momo3 said...

i heart the cherry blossom tee! thanks for a fun giveaway!

kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(com)

Rachel said...

I like the oh snap shirt and the koi! Thanks for the giveaway! freshgems(at)yahoo(dot)com

Suzie G. said...

I like the shirt with the skull and crossbones. It's cute and cartoony. It would make my little man look super stylish!

Minxy Mimi said...

I like the PETA one, I need it~~~Thanks!

pierce said...

Haha the 'I ordered the wrong parents' one is a classic. Thank you 3 P's Mama!

amyd29 said...

the old school shirt is rather cute
ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

Preppy Mommy said...

King of the playground. Thanks for the chance to win. Visit mine at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

Bender House said...

I really like the Mommy's Little Monster shirt. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ebie said...

hug it out for sure, best t shirt

Sheila said...

"Boy in Black" would be so cute on my 2-year-old grandson.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Meredith said...

I really like the These aren't the parents I ordered. That cracks me up. And is just the kind of sense of humor my family has!!

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite (at) hotmail (dot) com

laura said...

I love this company and shirts, they have some very funny/witty sayings. My favorite is 'all hands on the poop deck' - makes me laugh every time. And it's going to be too, too true in January (when we're due). Thanks for a great giveaway!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

CanCan said...

I like the Koi Shirt, or the Japanese Elephants, or maybe Elvis! I would call my hubby in for a tie breaker, although I almost just typed Thai Breaker. Spring rolls would be good...


onlycancan at hotmail dot com

hazel said...

Love the AB/CD and the koi shirts, too cute!

Haasiegirl said...

Count charlotte in! She loves giraffes, so I would go w/ that one, but all are super cute! I have actually come accross them before. Thanks for the giveaway!

trisha
momdot.com

kkmartin said...

I love the Oh Snap tee! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Kathy said...

I love the giraffes design!
Kathy
bigfamly8@yahoo.com

Rachel C. said...

The Cherry Blossom onesie is so pretty! Thanks so much!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

purehrt555 said...

It would be so hard to pic. I like the Oh Snap shirt, and the Boy in Black, and the AB/CD, and the Koi and lol

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

frugallm said...

I would choose the brat pack tee!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Leesy said...

I love the Cherry Blossoms design for my baby daughter, but the King of the Playground shirt is a close second for my son.

Jennifer said...

I love the cherry blossom shirt. Pink and brown are my favorite colors.

Hairline Fracture said...

Love the oh snap and the mommy tattoo shirts for my little guy.

ShaunJoy said...

Cherry Blossom and Koi are two of my favs! Thanks for this great giveaway!

shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com

EG said...

I have purchased several shirts from there! My current fave is All You Need is Love

cmartin0055 said...

Koi shirt is cool.

Kristan said...

I love the giraffes shirt. :)
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marcia said...

I love the giraffes!! We have the cherry blossom shirt and it's just beautiful!

learningmama at yahoo dot com

Mommie Daze said...

I like the atomic shirt.

david_colleen@mei.net

silverhartgirl said...

I love the oh snap shirt

Audrey said...

These aren't the parents I ordered is perfect.

Hmm wondering if it comes with a "this is not the child I ordered"? ROFL.

That would draw comments from others.

Audra's Little Scraps said...

I really like "Oh Snap" and "These aren't the parents I ordered" Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com

TheAngelForever said...

Adorable and fun shirts! I really like the All Hands on the Poop Deck. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Katie said...

Drool monster is my favorite. Thanks. katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Alexandra Hancock said...

i like the Daddy Tattoo shirt.
alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

Boy in Black is by far my favorite. I have a boy who would love it!!!

lace said...

P is for pony is my favorite shirt. I also love the cherry blossoms.

Stephanie said...

Ha-ha..i love oh Snap!!! That would be so cute on my baby!

jnmacdonald said...

I love the Drool Monster design. Thanks.

donna444444 said...

I like the Mommy Tattoo.

Molly C. said...

I love the Oh Snap!

Theresa N. said...

The Cherry blossom is my favorite.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mama Zen said...

I like the Panda!

kelli at pfrog dot net

Jennifer said...

The "Oh Snap" one is my favorite & I'd be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance.

TwoBlackLabsnSC(at)aol(dot)com

dolls123 said...

I like the Born Lucky design

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

ignoramoose said...

Hard to choose, but....Elvis! Love the Elvis.

ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

Emily said...

I love the giraffes shirt! So cute!

thanks for offering it!

princesslimey at gmail dot com

lisalmg said...

I love the King of the Playgroud tee. To cute! Thanks for having this giveaway!
lisalmg (at) ktis (dot) net

Teri said...

I love the Mommy tattoo! :)

crystalf said...

I like the panda and the hug it out tees. Thank you!

Jinxy and Me said...

I love "Boy in Black". Thanks for the giveaway!

jceko77 said...

Mommy tattoo shirt
jceko77@yahoo.com

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Wow! What a great turnout! It is easy to see why I am not the only one in love with Trendy Tadpole.:)

Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner later today. Thanks!