superdumb supervillain: Say My Name

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Say My Name

***WINNER PICKED 12/21 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, #2: LILY PAD MOM (non-blogger from NY)!!!***



When Bob and I were first dating, we found pre-made mini license plates with our names on them at the gift shop at Hoover Dam– Bobby and Naomi. We were so excited! When we were little, our names were never on things like that.

Kids love personalized stuff. No big surprise there. I was always so disappointed that I never saw my name on the super cool zipper pulls or pencil packs or sticker sets in stores. Naomi is a much more popular name these days but still not very common on the tchotke list.

Roo and Jasper obviously have a similar dilemma, but here's Olive Kids to the rescue! This company makes fun, funky non-commercial themed kids' gear, everything from bedding to placemats to shower curtains. And most items can be personalized with any name you choose– no matter how long or difficult to pronounce! Olive Kids designs are adorable and there are quite a few: dinosaurs, fairy princesses, animals, rockets, bugs. There is something for almost every kid's interests but nary a logo in sight (sorry, Viacom and Disney). I am most partial to the mermaid theme. Have you ever seen anything as cute as this floor pillow?


The pirate motif is also fabulous:



I am really intrigued by Olive Kids' Hugger comforter designs, too. They feature a fitted end, which I think could revolutionize bedmaking. It would be so great to have them on Roo's bunkbed, no more wrestling with the comforter and blankets and sheets. Ooh, I could actually use a Hugger on our bed, too, to keep Bob from untucking the covers…probably not the one with cop cars on it, though!



But back to their personalized stuff: Olive Kids' laminated placemats are thick and heavy-duty. I was impressed with how sturdy they are. Aside from their obvious cute factor, they wipe clean and are great for mealtimes and craft projects. Roo loves hers!


Jasper is not sure what a placemat is for yet, but he likes the vip-vip sound it makes when you shake it.



To enter and win a five pack of Olive Kids Personalized Placemats (a $45 value!), comment on this post with your favorite Olive Kids and design or item!



Entries will be accepted through December 20th. US/Canada readers only, please. Make sure you leave an email address or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! If I can't find your email, I will pick a new winner. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR BLOG PROFILE IS SET TO PUBLIC AND THAT THERE IS AN EMAIL AVAILABLE ON YOUR BLOG OR LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS ALONG WITH YOUR COMMENT!!! Only one entry/comment per person, please.

***Superdumb Supervillain bonus***

Olive Kids is offering a free holiday gift with a minimum purchase of $50- enter code HGG7 at checkout.

88 comments:

  1. Hello! What a novel idea. I love the placemats! I would most likely choose the "Wild Animals!" Thanks for a fantastic giveaway contest. Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  2. They are all adorable, but I love the summer sandcastle pattern.

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  3. Hi...I love the girls 5 pack of course, but if I had to pick Happy Flowers and Tea Party would be my girl's favorites!!!

    stbaisch@yahoo.com

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  4. I love their trains, planes, and trucks bedding or the basketball personlized ID tags. Very cute!
    blelmer22@yahoo.com

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  5. I love the under contruction bedding.
    vickers@insightbb.com

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  6. Those are adorable! I also love the Mermaids personalized clock.

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  7. I love the mermaid bedding! Laura.mcmullan@gmail.com

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  8. Love the Happily Ever After Placemats.
    Please randomly select me!!

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  9. I love the wild animals personalized name tags and other items. Personalization makes everything unique..and I love that vs. the cookie cutter look :)

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  10. I love the mermaid print!! So cute!

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  11. I love any of the holiday ones. It would be fun to pull those out each year!

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  12. I really really love their robot & pirate stuff!!

    I'm sad that they don't put the dino & robot in the 5 pack though!!

    Im adding you to my contest listings too :)

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  13. we love pirates!

    As a kid I NEVER found my name on anything (Taryn) and hated it. But I love my name lol.

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  14. I like the Blossoms And Butterflies
    Hooked Rug.

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  15. I love Olive Kids! My daughter tells me her favorite is the mermaids, so I guess that's my favorite, too.

    I could never find anything with my name on it as a kid, either. If I did, it was always spelled wrong.

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  16. I think I'd choose the Flowerland Floor pillow with my daughter's name on it. Looks great for reading and cuddling.

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  17. love the girls 5 pack or the happy flowers! THANKS!

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  18. The mermaid wallies are my favorite thing on the site!

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  19. I love the Happily Ever After Placemats :)

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  20. Love all the Cowboy stuff, especially the Ride 'em Kids Bedding! CUTE!

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  21. nice for the grandkids!

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  22. The purple mermaid print is my favorite.

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  23. I really like the Ride 'Em cowboy themed placemat!

    angiegammage at rogers dot com

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  24. my daughter is *obsessed* with trucks and trains, so i'd have to pick the Trains, Planes and Trucks design!

    emencken2000@kellogg.northwestern.edu

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  25. we love the planes, trains and cars motif!! super cute stuff

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  26. I'm with you on the mermaids pattern. Love the personalized mermaid clock!

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  27. Cute stuff. I would love the toddler heroes bedding most though

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  28. I love the Happily Ever After Placemats

    patsmandy@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the robot design, although they are all adorable.

    mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  30. I would love to win the Boys 5-pack of Placemats! They are soo cute and I NEVER find anything with his name on it!

    royaldixie@charter.net

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  31. i like the idea of a hugger - i don't know which one i'd pick, though. i like the cowboy, but don't have anywhere to use that one right now!

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  32. DD would kill me if I didn't say the mermaid!

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  33. wow, naomi, thank you for linking to olive kids. I had no idea the company existed, and we have been desperate for cool new placemats. I'm placing an order tonight!

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  34. I like the Flowerland Printed Rug. Thanks.

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  35. My son would flip over the "Trains, Planes and Trucks" printed rug. Thanks!

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  36. I definitely love the Tea Party
    Personalized Clock! My daughter loves tea parties..she is half British by the way, and was named after a Queen!

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  37. I love the plush pillows- they're all so cute. My son would love the train one.

    kirstenprinting@hotmail.com

    I'd love the palcemats!

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  38. You want me to pick just one??? LOL! They are so adorable! I will say the trains, planes, and trucks because that placemat has my little one's name on it - making me even more partial!

    kellys3ps@sbcglobal.net

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  39. I like all the boy themes (Vroom, wild animals, under construction, etc) but the holiday theme ones are great too! Please pick me!

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  40. Polar Bear placemats would be my pick for my boys!

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  41. I love their mermaid theme, but my daughter would love that Patchwork Pony placement, her name is never on anything & she gets so upset by it!

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  42. Tea Party for Ella and Baseball for Ethan!! Thanks!!

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  43. I love the Christmas pack!

    kelli (at) pfrog (dot) net

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  44. I like the Easter bunny one :)

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  45. Ok, the cowboy and the pirate ones are too darn cute!!

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  46. Trains, planes and trucks bedding=)

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  47. I like the variety pack--Out of This World, Game On, Wild Animals, Under Construction and Pirates. melissahopenice[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  48. I love the Christmas Placemats! Especially the snowglobe and penguin ones.

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  49. The mermaid bedding is sooo cute!!! baileygp@aol(dot)com

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  50. Well because both my kids (one boy one girl) sleep on the same bedroom I would most likely choose "something fishy" but all of them are adorable.

    Great work!

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  51. Hey there I like the personalized floor pillows. Great. Thanks
    Shannon
    palmersf@comcast.net

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  52. I love the mermaids! The floor pillows are also so cool my kids would love those!

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  53. I just adore the "out of this world" bedding!! Adorable! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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  54. I love the placemats - my daughter said she liked patchwork ponies best.

    sanna1999[at]verizon[dot]com

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  55. My son would LOVE pretty much anything from Olive Kids that has the Trains, Planes & Trucks design on it. He's all boy, my kid!

    normanfam at gmail dot com

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  56. I love the mermaid design, so cute!

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  57. my girls would love the flower design. they love using placemats
    prima
    hertel@bright.net

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  58. I love Olive Kids! They have such great stuff! My son would LOVE the Planes, Trains, and Trucks! Thanks for the awesome chance to win!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  59. i love their bedding, it is so unique...
    mom2maria at yahoo dot com

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  60. Love Olive Kids. My favorite is the boys pack with a little of everything. Also love that they have Hanukkah :)

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  61. I like the farm placemat. It is one that my nice would love.

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  62. I LOVE the Under Construction
    Toddler Bedding! My son would really like these placemats! We use a placemat for every meal.

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  63. I love the mermaid toddler bedding. It is differnt than most things you find

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  64. We love the construction design!

    elliebee3@gmail.com

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  65. the pirate stuff for sure....right captian? Awesome contest!

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  66. So many cute things! The Baby Farm line is darling and I love the Meremaid rug!

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  67. I love the Country Farm placemats! My little girl Finley will never find anything personalized so this would be awesome! Plus she's completely obsessed with anything to do with farm animals! :)

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  68. I like the Trains Planes and Trucks bedding.

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  69. I like the Pirates growth chart!

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  70. I just love the tea party personalized placemats! Too cute!

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  71. our grandson loves his name on things.

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  72. I asked my son which one he likes and his response was.. "I like them all!"

    It's so hard to choose one.. for Kevin I guess I would pick the Pirate one since he is so into pirates right now. For Katie I would choose Happy Flowers

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  73. LOVE the pirate theme!! So many cute things! I have 5 kids, so this set would be so so so perfect for us!!! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway! I hope we're the lucky winners! :)

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  74. I love the mermaids - for my two mermaids!

    kemoandkara@bellsouth.net

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  75. I love all the bedding that Olive Kids makes!

    These placemats are so incredibly cute! SO handy, too!

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    sharvey at connections-etc dot net

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  76. The Out of this World wallpaper cutouts are really cute!

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  77. All their stuff is soooo cute! I love the floor pillows, and the placemats! riovert@earthlink.net

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  78. I LOVE THE WALLIES - OUT OF THIS WORLD IS ADORABLE!

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  79. We are crazy for the Out of this World products!! So nice!

    Steph

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  80. I love this company! I especially like the Tea Party personalized name tag for my daughter's diaper bag!

    ksrutledge [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  81. I love it all, but my son would especially LOVE anything in the Heroes collection!
    So cute!
    Dansan826 at yahoo dot com

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  82. I adore the personalized floor pillows in the wild animals design!

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  83. Under Construction Bedding

    brookniebauer @ gmail . com

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  84. The Ride 'Em Cowboy stuff!

    Count me in please.

    blogged ya:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/12/saturday-edition-of-contests-galore_15.html

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  85. I love all of the mermaid stuff and I'm sure my daughter would as well!

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