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!



  1. 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.

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

  3. These are so cute… and I love the photos! Pretty sure we need Fedorables at our house.
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  4. Love these! My little guy is big into fake mustache’s and I can imagine him looking quite dapper with his fedorable and mustache!

  5. 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.

  6. Super cute hats! Love them!

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

  8. SO very cute!!

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. Aww i love Kara-Noel and her entire family. She is such a great mom and business woman. I want to be her someday.
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  13. Holy adorableness!
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  14. How adorable! I love little fedoras on little people. (p.s. LOVE Wito’s tie!)
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  15. Picture #3? OMG. Watch out California girls, those boys have “heartbreaker” written all over them!
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  16. I’d love to win this for my little nephew!

  17. So fun! I love when my boys wear hats…

  18. gorgeous line! congrats!
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  19. Super cute hats and photos!

  20. Life As Wife says:

    Oh my! Jackson needs a fedora!
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  21. my kids love hats.. they could totally rock these hats..

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

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

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

  24. How adorable are these!

  25. Wito is so darn adorable! I love the hats, I wonder if I could convince my kid to wear one!
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  26. Aren’t girls so much fun?

    Wito is a natural.
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  27. You have an absolutely beautiful boy!
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  28. Oh, my Indiana Jones obsessed boy would LOVE a fedorable! Oh, mighty random.org, choose me!
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  29. trying to find a new word for adorable!

  30. So freaking cute. Yes, please!

  31. omg. the photo of wito making googly eyes with the girl? heart melting.
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  32. Your son is too handsome! Too too much!
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  33. Love. So cute.

  34. MichelleLG says:

    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!

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

  36. 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!

  37. oh wow so cute. i am swooning from the cuteness.
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  38. OMG!!!! I’ve been looking for a hat just like this for my daughter! So perfect…hope I win!

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

  40. Little Wito is adorable!

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

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

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

  44. 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.

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  45. Love the fedorable look!

  46. Fedorable! Cute name and even cuter kids in those photos.
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  47. Love the hats! Pick me!

  48. Heather Dusek says:

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

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

  50. I just love those hats, and Wito in glasses is just too much to handle.
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  51. 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.

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

  53. 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! ;)
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  54. I am just DYING over how cute Wito is.
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  55. Jennifer Wittman says:

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

  56. Alicia cp says:

    Adorable is right!

  57. Gotta love those – great tie, wito!

  58. Need this! Woot!

  59. 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! :)

  60. Ah! These are too cute. I have been looking for an awesome hat for my little guy. This would be PERFECT!
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  61. Wito in those glasses just KILLS me. What a handsome little fella!
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  62. CUTE! My guy needs to build up his hat wardrobe.
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  63. saturday the 14th is my boy’s birthday. hw would be adorable in a fedorable.
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  64. Super adorable :) my girls will fight over this haha


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