Eli’s Lids (+ Giveaway!)

Over the next few weeks, I am going to be featuring some of my favorite local (Southern California) companies. I hope you enjoy!

Eli’s Lids is a local small business run by one of my friends, Kara-Noel. Kara-Noel and I attend a lot of the same Orange County blogging events, and I’m always happy to see her smiling face. First off, this woman is a ray of sunshine – truly one of the kindest people I’ve met. (Remember the post about friends lifting you higher? Kara-Noel is that type of person – supportive, generous, kind, and really, really funny.) She’s also the mother of four little ones (5, 4, 1, baby…WHOAH) in addition to running Eli’s Lids.

Eli’s Lids just introduced a new line of hats for kids called Fedorables, and Kara-Noel asked my kiddos to be a part of her latest photo shoot. However, although I planned on both kids attending, little Wita ended up sitting this one out due to a few pesky incisors and a REALLY bad attitude. (As the three of us were walking out the door to the shoot, she grabbed a bowl of yogurt off the table and dumped it on her head while crying hysterically. I looked at D and said, “she’s all yours, honey.”)

The shoot was so fun, and the kids looked adorable in their fedoras. Fedorable, if I may…

Here are some great ones of Wito that I’ll love forever and ever amen.

In addition to the fedoras, the snowboarder lids are very popular around these parts. (My kids wore them all weekend in Mammoth – a post on our trip coming soon!) Also, Kara-Noel is donating part of the Fedorable proceeds to help bring little Henry home from China. You can read about Henry here.

So, two things going on today. First off, Kara-Noel is offering 30% off anything on the Eli’s Lids site from now until June 30, 2012 with the code WHOORL. How cool is that? In addition, we are giving away one Fedorable hat (in your choice of black or tan) as well as one Interchangeable. Just leave a comment on this post before Saturday, April 14th at 6pm PST and you’ll be entered to win. Good luck!

  • Becky

    April 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Kids in hats are just plain cute. Wito IS fedorable. And the part about Wita and the yogurt: totally made me smile. Toddlers are awesome.

  • HB

    April 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Unrelated: D and I should get married. But I’m sure you and Kristen are on top of that already.

    • whoorl

      April 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Oh, we are ON IT. Arranged marriage FTW.

  • narmalie

    April 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

    These are so cute… and I love the photos! Pretty sure we need Fedorables at our house.

  • Kelly

    April 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Love these! My little guy is big into fake mustache’s and I can imagine him looking quite dapper with his fedorable and mustache!

  • Phoebe

    April 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

    First off, he is so fedorable. Secondly, I love your honesty about your kids when they are in less-than-stellar moods. The dumping the yogurt on her head line made me crack up.

  • Leanne

    April 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Super cute hats! Love them!

  • jenny

    April 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

    those are adorable!! my 8 year old daughter could rock that look. :)

  • Leta

    April 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

    SO very cute!!

  • Abbey

    April 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Love all the pictures of the photo shoot. And my son and I love his Lids. Would love to give the fedorables a try.

  • meekasmommy

    April 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Those photos (and hats!) are too adorable :)

  • Angle

    April 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

    So cute! And that little polka dot blue dress with the red bow…where is it from? I’m seeing this dress all over and thinking my baby girl needs one!

  • Kristin A.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Aww i love Kara-Noel and her entire family. She is such a great mom and business woman. I want to be her someday.

  • sizzle

    April 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Holy adorableness!

  • Rachel

    April 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

    How adorable! I love little fedoras on little people. (p.s. LOVE Wito’s tie!)

  • Linda

    April 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Picture #3? OMG. Watch out California girls, those boys have “heartbreaker” written all over them!

  • Lauren

    April 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I’d love to win this for my little nephew!

  • Andrea

    April 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

    So fun! I love when my boys wear hats…

  • tere

    April 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

    gorgeous line! congrats!

  • Shelley

    April 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Super cute hats and photos!

  • Life As Wife

    April 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Oh my! Jackson needs a fedora!

  • Emily B

    April 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

    my kids love hats.. they could totally rock these hats..

  • Lisa

    April 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Wow, your son is so cute! I’d love one of these!

  • bethany actually

    April 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

    That last photo of Wito? He totally looks like Matt Bomer.


    • whoorl

      April 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      He totally does! (And by the way, I totally have that photo of Matt pinned in Pinterest. Ha!)

  • Kari

    April 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

    How adorable are these!

  • Jessica

    April 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Wito is so darn adorable! I love the hats, I wonder if I could convince my kid to wear one!

  • gorillabuns

    April 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Aren’t girls so much fun?

    Wito is a natural.

  • ChrisB

    April 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    You have an absolutely beautiful boy!

  • Roxanna

    April 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Oh, my Indiana Jones obsessed boy would LOVE a fedorable! Oh, mighty random.org, choose me!

  • souphead

    April 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    trying to find a new word for adorable!

  • Jennie

    April 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    So freaking cute. Yes, please!

  • kat

    April 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    omg. the photo of wito making googly eyes with the girl? heart melting.

  • mau

    April 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Your son is too handsome! Too too much!

  • Tracy

    April 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Love. So cute.

  • MichelleLG

    April 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    ohmylord the cuteness! and Wito in the glasses- loooove! you two totally need a moother-son glasses photo. :o) its probably kitschy but i don’t care!

  • Caroline Cohenour

    April 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    The one of Wito in the plaid tie, fedora, and glasses…I MEAN. The cuteness!

  • Louise

    April 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Those pics are sooo cute, makin’ me want to melt…especially when my little people are yelling at me for a post lunch snack!!! My three year old firmly believes you don’t ever need your hair brushed when you are sporting a hat!

  • beyond

    April 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    oh wow so cute. i am swooning from the cuteness.

  • Heather

    April 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    OMG!!!! I’ve been looking for a hat just like this for my daughter! So perfect…hope I win!

  • Jilly

    April 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Those pics are so cute, I think I got a cavity.

  • Tamara

    April 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Little Wito is adorable!

  • deanna

    April 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Your Wito is adorable! We’ve been on the hunt for a perfect amusement park hat for the summer – these look spectacularly perfect!

  • Joy

    April 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    What a dashing young man! Such special photos to have.

  • Zizi

    April 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Yogurt scene made me laugh out loud and Wito is a natural.

  • Sarah - PS Mom Reviews

    April 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    We had a couple of Eli’s Lids snowboard lids. The new Fedorables are great! I can’t wait to get one for my son.


  • Lynne

    April 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Love the fedorable look!

  • Mama in the City

    April 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Fedorable! Cute name and even cuter kids in those photos.

  • Heather

    April 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Love the hats! Pick me!

  • Heather Dusek

    April 12, 2012 at 5:31 am

    The hats are beyond adorable. Thanks for sharing her site with us. :)

  • Holly

    April 12, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Wow my lil man would look like such a stud in one of those…yours is pretty handsome himself! :)

  • Mama Bub

    April 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I just love those hats, and Wito in glasses is just too much to handle.

  • Medr1e

    April 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

    My 3-year-old has just outgrown the fedora that he loved to death because he thought it made him look like Leonard Cohen. He would go crazy for one of these.

  • Beckie

    April 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Wow-I love that photoshoot! The hats are adorable and I do have a nephew with a birthday looming in…

  • Ashley // Our Little Apartment

    April 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Wito is such a little model!

    I’d LOOOOOVE one of these hats. I’m forever on a mission to prove to myself that girls don’t get all the cute clothes! ;)

  • Janssen

    April 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I am just DYING over how cute Wito is.

  • Jennifer Wittman

    April 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve been looking for one of these! So cute

  • Alicia cp

    April 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Adorable is right!

  • Andrea

    April 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Gotta love those – great tie, wito!

  • ericad

    April 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Need this! Woot!

  • Sarah

    April 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Uh we were just in Mammoth and left Saturday! Would have been great to see you guys! Hope you had a wonderful trip! I love it there! Cute pics of Wito and friends too! :)

  • Kersey

    April 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Ah! These are too cute. I have been looking for an awesome hat for my little guy. This would be PERFECT!

  • verdemama

    April 12, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Wito in those glasses just KILLS me. What a handsome little fella!

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  • Rhi

    April 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    CUTE! My guy needs to build up his hat wardrobe.

  • ohjennymae

    April 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    saturday the 14th is my boy’s birthday. hw would be adorable in a fedorable.

  • kiki

    April 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Super adorable :) my girls will fight over this haha