5th day of christmas giveaway #3 from the peanut shell!

Serendipity Gown.
{via The Peanut Shell}

My mother just pointed out to me that I’ve been counting down the 12 days of Christmas backwards. Backwards, people. This is the same mom who has had a stroke and suffers from an additional T.B.I. {Traumatic Brain Injury}. So if I’m getting it backwards, well good grief; is there any hope at all left in the world?

Onto the giveaway! On the 5th day of Christmas my true love, Petit Elefant, gave to me: a hospital gown from The Peanut Shell. Doesn’t sound very festive you say? Well, try delivering a baby in your traditionally nasty and unflattering hospital gown. I mean, besides your wedding day, or some other hallmark day in your life, when else will you be starring in so many photos? Wouldn’t you rather be in some darling, custom made hospital gown? Yes? Me too. Too bad my delivery days are over and all the photos of me in the hospital look slightly like a beached whale in blue and white. Not cute.

So, if you know a lovely lady who would love to wear an adorable hospital gown from The Peanut Shell on delivery day, please, help her out. I would have appreciated it.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. To enter the The Peanut Shell Hospital Gown Giveaway leave a comment on this post.
  2. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Email me to let me know you’ve posted about it with a link to the post.
  3. If you put the Petit Elefant Button up on your blog you can get an additional entry, send me an email with a link to your blog so I can verify.
  4. If you twitter about it, you will receive an additional entry. Again, email me. This means you can get THREE {total} extra entries for this giveaway! What are you waiting for? Shoo!
  5. Leave only one comment please.
  6. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  7. One winner will be chosen and announced Tuesday, December 23nd on Petit Elefant.
  8. If I don’t hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
  9. Good luck!
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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. blythe :

    my pregnancy days are just beginning. looks pretty!

  2. Michele P. :

    this is a gorgeous gown! I would love to get it for my sister in law in Central America, she’s recently divorced and has 3 girls of her own but is now involved with a nice guy but just found out she is pregnant. Since she moved back home with her parents after her divorce, she’s too scared to tell them! So hubby and I have had some interesting conversations about it-and it looks like he gets to tell them the news after the holidays!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  3. Sara L :

    I would love to win – how beautiful. I am 11 weeks pregnant and this would be the perfect thing to bring with me to the hospital!

  4. Legendofsellers :

    I am 6 weeks pregnant with my 3rd pregnancy and would love to know i can be cute in the hospital this last time :) Looks adorable!!

  5. Holly :

    i was just dreading the thought of ugly hospital gowns for my baby due in april. this would make me feel all kinds of pretty!

  6. JamericanSpice :

    I would love to win this for my friend.

    I do remember vividly the ugly hospital gown. It’s in all my photos! Ugh.

  7. Sarah S :

    I’m due in 5 weeks!! This would definitely spice up our dinner conversation… right now we’re just stressing about baby names. This is great :)

  8. ashley marie :

    I would absolutely LOVE this gown – no joke. I just had a baby and was complaining about how ugly and breezy my hospital gown was. My husband was making fun of me cause I totally did my hair and makeup (waterproof of course!) for the delivery and then I had a nasty gown that was bringin’ my look down.
    This would spice up my dinner convo because I would feel like a celebrity owning this gown. I’m sure celebrities have very interesting conversations around their dinner table.

  9. butterflyny :

    I know someone who would look amazing in this :)

  10. Noelle :

    birthing stories are the best stories to tell across the table to see who is man enough to eat and talk about after birth at the same time.

  11. Jennifer :

    I would love to have this for my best friend! She would love it! And it’s always nice to talk about pregnancy over dinner..lol!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

  12. Anonymous :

    This would be great to win! Thanks for the chance! As for dinner time talk?! Ummm…well, birthing babies would be interesting conversation!

    email: keithadanielle[at]yahoo[dot]com

  13. Bekki :

    SO cute!

  14. Stacy of KSW :

    I’m preparing to bring baby #3 into the world next spring. I realized the other day IO have been pregnant almost non-stop since April of 2005. I could really use any item that helps me feel a bit feminine and like my old self again. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being pregnant but my body – well, let’s just say my body would really appreciate this gown.


  15. Kim :

    I could SO use this for baby #2!!!

    and, I am a subscriber. :)

  16. louiseb130 :

    I’d love to give this to my neice!

  17. {littlefam} :

    i would love to get this for my dear friend who is due with her first baby in january – what a fun gift for a mommy-to-be!

  18. Cat :

    My second baby is due in April and this would be perfect! I’m having a girl this time and I need to make a good first impression!

  19. Carrie M :

    These are great, I have been shopping for a maternity gown to wear at the hospital. My baby girl is due 4 weeks from today!

  20. NL6369 :

    My niece is having her first, I am sure she would love to have this over the dreaded hospital gown. Thanks for the chance

  21. Diane :

    My daughter is expecting her second baby boy in mid-February and has absolutely nothing left from her first pregnancy nearly 6 years ago because she gave it all away to friends thinking that she would never be pregnant again. Surprise! And how I would love to surprise her with this beautiful gown. Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. grace :

    I plan to have another baby so this is timely!

    sandierpastures at yahoo dot com

  23. strawberry3d :

    nice i really like the colors in the gown.

  24. Elfik :

    I’m due in 6 weeks (my first!) and would love to have this gown to deliver in. PabaV(at)aol(dot)com

  25. Christina G. :

    I would have loved to wear it back in my day too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Shannon :

    This is great.

  27. Anonymous :

    My daughter is due in a few weeks and she didn’t want to wear the hospital gowns. What a great win this would be for her
    Thanks for the chance at the win

  28. Shawna :

    I was thinking about buying this exact gown!

  29. vboackle :

    very pretty.

  30. traymona :

    Having a new gown for the hospital makes a new Mama feel pretty.


    how adorable- seriously adorable

  32. Laura :

    Perfect! My friend is due in February, and I know she would love, love, love this. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  33. Reva Skie :

    Hehe hospital chic gowns. Be the envy of the maternity floor.

  34. mverno :

    these are wonderful

  35. dor :

    what a great contest to win

  36. Jessica Geib :

    LOVE THIS!!!

    thegeibs2008 at yahoo dot come

  37. Anonymous :

    What a lovely gown–anyone would love to win it.


  38. Shelley K. :

    What a BEAUTIFUL gown. Having something pretty to wear always makes you feel better :)

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

  39. Karen Scoffield :

    I would love one for myself! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  40. guru :

    I would love to win this for my duaghter. It is beautiful.

  41. Melanie :

    Ooh, I would love to have something like this for my next baby. look comfy and pretty

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo.com

  42. Lynn H :

    These are so wonderful!

  43. Felicity :

    Just what I’d love to wear at the hospital when I have my baby!

  44. Missesprincess :

    I would love to give this to my little sis, she is expecting baby #1 in 2009.


    This is very pretty. I have a friend that would love this

  46. abby :

    I would love to win this gown. I’m due in just two months!

  47. bella utahan :

    So lovely!!! I would love to have it!

  48. Deb K :

    I would love to win this for my friend~she would look awesome in this! Thanks!

  49. The Jacobsen Family! :

    If I can ever talk my hubby into having a 4th, then I’d love this! But in the mean time, my sis-in-law is going to be trying for another soon, so I think she’d like this.

  50. Heather :

    What a beautiful gown! I would love to wear that after the birth of our next!

  51. jennmalan :

    really nice gown, would love to win

  52. ccd :

    My daughter would love this for my first grandchild!

  53. Anonymous :

    thatis an absolutely beautiful gown.

  54. Donna M. Clark :

    That is a beautiful gown. I would love to wear this instead of a hospital gown.

  55. Andrea H :

    That is a pretty gown. I would love to wear it instead of the traditional hospital gowns which are blech!

  56. Andrea H :


  57. valerie2350 :

    this is really cute

  58. llinda29 :

    These are really nice

  59. robt6 :

    Great prize, enter me please.

  60. Anonymous :

    a pretty good win

  61. yellowlabs :

    Very cool, would love to win!

  62. missie_paiz :

    I am 10 weeks and when I had my ultraound last week after I was handed the gown the first thing I said to my boyfriend is that we have to get me a gown for the hospital this is too cute and would be perfect!!!

  63. jennifer57 :

    I’d love to win this for my friend :)

  64. Hil'Lesha :

    I absolutely love this!

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

  65. Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster :

    I feel your pain, Allison! I too would HAVE loved to have had one of these at that most amazing moment instead of the standard issue hospital gown (groan) … I have two good friends midway through their second trimester – I know both would love such a lovely gift.

  66. Andrea C. :

    Please, please, please…my 3rd baby will be born in oh, say, 6 weeks, and not once have I looked cute in the hospital yet. Choose me…drea(at)hotmail(dot)com

  67. FayeFaye :

    my girlfriend and i are trying, so this would be a great win

  68. Anonymous :

    Did you see sixty minutes about the lady who takes care of elephants

  69. Ms. Autumn :

    this is awesome!! much better than what i wore when i gave birth to my 1st!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  70. Robin :

    This would be great! Looks nice and comfy!

  71. Amy :

    Brilliant idea. My Sister in law would love it!

  72. Aisling :

    This is certainly a lovely gown and would be a perfect gift for the next new mommy in our family.

  73. Lana :

    I wish I knew it existed.

  74. Kelley :

    My sister has just conceived her first child..Im trying to help her out by getting her stuff for her and her baby. We are both new to this but she needs all the help she can get. I know she would love to have this dress. Thank you for the great contest!


  75. klp1965 :


  76. artmarcia :

    My daughter-in-law is expecting my first grand child in July and I would love to win this for her.

  77. Lisa :

    My sister-in-law is going to have her first baby early next year. I’m sure she would absolutely love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Bingo :


  79. joannaonthelake :

    The Serendipity Gown looks super comfy! I just had a baby 5 months ago and could have used this, but we are not done, more kids in the future. But, my sister is expecting and she is only 3 months along. I would love to surprise her with this (but she has to give it back to me when I need it, hee, hee)! She needs so much baby gear that one nice luxury item for her would be such a wonderful surprise! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  80. Kaylyn :

    I am expeciting and this would be so awesome to have at the hospital. I thought about buying some of these but would like to try it on first.
    Kaylyn.buckner at gmail.com

  81. susan :

    this will be so special.. so pretty in the hospital pics!

  82. dn6511 :

    I would look great in this!. I could wear it to the prom

  83. kdkdkd :

    I promised myself I would get a gown to take to the hospital with me before the next baby arrives. The ones at the hospital really are pathetic, well worn, over-washed rags.

  84. Mama Hill :

    Awesome, I’m due June 3rd! Thanks!

  85. liliesrnice :

    I would love to have my own gown to wear when I give birth in April. I may just get one of these even if I don’t win!

  86. masonsgranny59 :

    ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry

  87. Swtlilchick :

    I love the peanut shell gown.It is lovely and looks very comfortable
    Room to grow in!Thanks for the


  88. lilyk :

    Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

  89. holly K :

    This is so pretty! cookiecutter72 at hotmail dot com