Formally Announcing My 2010 Blogher Sponsor

So in August I’m going to fly to NYC and go to this conference all about how to be a big girl blogger. (I will also room with some girls who I’m pretty sure are not serial killers and I’m fairly confident won’t try to kill me in my sleep or cut the baby from my womb, Mandy, Mae and Beth Anne. How fun is that?!) It’s pretty much the end all be all for all women bloggers, THE conference, Blogher 2010. I promised myself last year, as I sat home and read all the #blogher tweets and wallowed in my own self pity and envy, that I would make it happen this year.

I was fully prepared to take on the costs by myself and have been saving since last August, but I also told myself I’d work hard to find a sponsor who I truly believe in, whose products and/or services fall in line with my beliefs and values, who I would be happy to align myself with at the conference.

Well, I’m super happy to tell you all that I successfully found just a company. BornFree is sending me to Blogher!

As many of you may know, I’ve been on the BornFree Mom Panel for a few months now, contributing blog posts a couple times a month and helping them get the word out about their great line of feeding products that are 100% free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC. I actually began my relationship with them right after I finished my week-long gig as guest blogger for Dr. Greene, who is a BornFree supporter. They reached out to do a giveaway with me, and at the same time, things came together for me to start doing some product information sessions for them , training employees at local stores that carry their products. As a result, I’ve learned so much about the BornFree product line and about the importance of feeding products that are free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC.

Though Kendall never took a bottle or a pacifier, he’s used plenty of their cups. The Twist’nPop straw cups BornFree sent for his birthday party have been such a hit. We have 3 that replaced all the other cups in the pantry. I usually keep water in one, milk in the other while one is washing.

I am thrilled to be teaming up with BornFree, and so honored they’ve chosen me as their Blogher representative. We’re still working out all the details, but plans are in the works for some on site giveaways of some great BornFree products (following the Blogher guidelines and as an opt-in sort of thing only, of course), and hopefully we can work out something special for those of you who can’t make the conference, too.

BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE!!

This is seriously awesome, and I’m really jealous already of whoever ends up winning this. If you are going to Blogher, too, check out this SWEET giveaway BornFree is hosting.

The BornFree Time Out

One lucky winner, attending Blogher 2010, will win all this :

The Ultimate Indulgence Package at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa

  • Elizabeth Arden Facial
  • Desert Hot Stone Massage
  • Olive Oil Manicure
  • Olive Oil Pedicure
  • Shampoo, Blow Dry, & Finish
  • Makeup Refresher
  • Spa Lunch

-Dinner for you and a friend at The Russian Tea Room ($250) http://www.russiantearoomnyc.com

-A $1,000 NYC Shopping Spree

HELLO??!!! Who does NOT want to win that?! (Just so you know, I can make myself available for dinner… just in case you were wondering.)

So make sure you head over to BornFreeMom.com to enter.

http://bornfreemom.com/2010/06/01/attention-all-blogher-2010-moms-you-need-a-time-out/

  • Mandy H - Congratulations!!! That’s perfect for you!ReplyCancel

  • Miranda - I am still not entirely sure what Blogher is, but I’m getting super jealous that I’m not going to be there. That giveaway package looks AWESOME.ReplyCancel

  • emily bilbrey - congrats mama! amazing! what a thrill that you have a great sponsor and an amazing chance to learn more about blogging. i’ve used born free bottles since almost day one (even though i exclusively breastfed for nearly 8 months, i also exclusively pumped for most of it so those born free bottles were very important to poppy and i!) poppy also never used pacis, but she does love them as a chewie now that she’s teething & the born free ones are her very favorite! (:

    congrats to you on this big accomplishment! can’t wait to hear about everyone’s adventures at the conference!

    cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - How amazing for you! It’s so great when responsible, truly baby friendly companies team up with the bloggers I love. And I am BEYOND jealous of that spa package at BlogHer. Almost jealous enough to brave the world of black market ticket sales to see if maybe possibly I can still get one.ReplyCancel

  • Tottums - SO excited for you! I know you wanted to go reallybadly last year … I hope its a great trip/learning experience :) ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - I am in the exact same boat as you were last year – dreading the blogher tweets, so jealous and determined to be there next year. I am willing to pay the way, but I would ::die:: for an amazing sponsor.

    I can’t wait to hear about the time you four have though – so jealous! xoxoReplyCancel

  • ScoutHalle - I am so happy for you! All of your hard work is beginning to pay off! congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Color me jealous! I recently wrote a post for Born Free Mom, so maybe one day I can work my way up to your status. ;) ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - How exciting!!!! What a great sponsor… I am also a huge fan of Born Free… my favorite bottles. I will be stocking up on more for baby #2, and I really want to find the straw sippy cups you used for K’s birthday! Congratulations, Jill!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Nolan - That is super awesome! Very happy for you and can’t wait to hear you blogging from Blogher!ReplyCancel

  • WaitingOnTwoPinkLines - Wow! Congrats!

    & I might just have to go to BlogHer so I can try and win that package! :) Who am I kidding, I’m not enough of a blogger to go!

    Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Thanks everyone! I am just so excited. They are the perfect company to work with, so nice and such a great baby friendly company, at that. I’m really looking forward to the conference. Thanks for the support and well wishes :) ReplyCancel

  • becoming-mom - Yay, that’s awesome Jill, you totally deserve it!

    Someone should sponsor me to go because I’m local, I’d be the cheapest sponsoree ever ;) ReplyCancel

  • thenextmartha - I used this brand with my last child and believe in them 100% At the time they were the ONLY brand I could find that was BPA and not glass. Love them. Love you for being able to do this. Congrats.ReplyCancel

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