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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Leanne

    April 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Super cute hats! Love them!

  7. jenny

    April 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

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

  8. Leta

    April 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

    SO very cute!!

  9. 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.

  10. meekasmommy

    April 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. sizzle

    April 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Holy adorableness!

  14. Rachel

    April 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

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

  15. Linda

    April 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

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