My Daughter Is Everything And Nothing I Expected- A Poppy Drops Giveaway

Leyna Lorelei- 2nd born, middle sister, hair twirler, obsessive snuggler, paci-aholic, bossy, nurturing, and addicted to pickles.

She’s sugar and spice and everything and nothing I ever expected my daughter to be.


This post is sponsored by Poppy Drops, which is awesome because I love when companies I love want to work with me and give free stuff to you.

She’s her big brother’s biggest fan and greatest enemy. She’s a wonderful babysitter for her little brother. And she’s her daddy’s best helper.


She’s tough and she’s delicate. She loves pink and sword-fighting with the same ferocity.

She will spend half a Saturday in the garage with her very own hammer, getting dirty…


And the other half digging through my makeup bag.

She’s big into the makeup thing these days. And the jewelry thing. She likes a nice earring to accessorize her bike helmet (which is really just a hand-me-down with Cars characters all over it).


Except she doesn’t have pierced ears, and she won’t sit still enough for me to paint her nails. She’s 3, going on 13. But I want to keep her just 3 as long as possible.


We’ve been having a ton of fun together with Poppy Drops earrings, nail art, tattoos, and perfume.

They are made from vegetable dye, and other non-toxic stuff. They are fun and easy. No piercing, paint, or icky chemicals required.


The earrings are our favorite, with the perfume stick coming in a close second. The sweet little tattoo earrings surprisingly last well over a week- much longer than stick-on earrings. The perfume stick is soft and has a gentle scent, but enough of one to make her feel really special.


There is SO much I love about each of my children- boy and girl. There are special moments that aren’t defined by their gender, and I’m totally down with painting my sons’ nails, and such. But this is a special little ritual just for Leyna and me for now.

I’ve gotten to know Shelly, the founder of Poppy Drops, and I just adore her spirit and her mission. This is a great company with great products that I think will give so many parents and daughters a special bonding experience.

So I’m thrilled to give you all an opportunity to win an entire year’s worth of Poppy Drops earrings, along with a sampling of everything else they have to offer!


And if you don’t win, or can’t wait to find out if you do, you can order all of these things for really great prices on the Poppy Drops website. The earrings are just $7/pack. Just saying these would make lovely party favors or card-stuffers for birthdays. So many fun ideas!

Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win. Open to US and Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Kari - My nearly 3 year old niece, Evan. She’s the tomboy that was meant to be, except now she’s discovering makeup and taking pride in dressing up. And like myself, her mom doesn’t believe in piercing her ears πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Amber B - LOVE these, what a fun idea! I have a 16 month old who lets me use Jamberry nails on her-I think she’d love these πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - I can’t wait to try the earrings. I will have to order some very soon for my 2 1/2 year old daughter. She often asks for earrings when she sees me putting mine on and her dad says no pierced ears until she is 6.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Love!! I ordered my 3 year old some earrings after you posted about it on Instagram – it’s my way of circumventing the ear piercing she wants – and it’s PERFECT!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - My 3yr old mini me would love this grownup type stuff that’s perfect for her! I think I’m definitely going to order some for her stocking stuffers for sure:)!ReplyCancel

  • Diana - My daughter would love this stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - My Lila Bear is 3.5 and loves dress up and being like mommy. She would love to be able to wear earringsReplyCancel

  • SallyD - My 3 year old was just asking for earrings. These are awesomeReplyCancel

  • Jayme - Love these! My girl loves earrings but is afraid to get her ears pierced, this is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Celina - My 1 year old is the same! She’s a tomboy and a girly-girl, makeup and toy trucks, bubble baths and mud baths hahaha she doesn’t have pierced ears yet, these would be great for her!ReplyCancel

  • Suz - Lucy (& probably Zach too!) would love these!!ReplyCancel

  • Morgan Luprek - So cute! I had forgotten about stick on earrings. These look even better. My daughter is only 9 months, but I’m sure she will like these before long.ReplyCancel

  • Robin - Would love this for my daughter and to share with friends as a party favor at her first bday party!ReplyCancel

  • Callie W - My daughter is also 3. The middle child with two brothers. Our kids are amazing similar. A girly tomboy who mothers the baby and fights with her older brother. Smart, sassy and awesomeReplyCancel

  • Erica - My daughter would LOVE these earrings! I’m super curious about the perfume stuck as well… So glad you blogged about this!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I have two little nieces who would love these!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Aw, what a FANTASTIC line of products! My daughter would love them!ReplyCancel

  • Sam M - My 4-year old would love, love, love these!ReplyCancel

  • heather w - My 5 year old and 3 year old girls would love these! I ‘m pretty sure their 1 year old brother would, too!ReplyCancel

  • Nanette - Ohhhh, I have a 5-year-old who’d go gaga for those! And I bet my 19-month-old would want in on the act, too, because she’s for everything big sis gets to do.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - My niece Audrey would love these! She has 2 brothers too !ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Alvarez - My 2&1/2 year old!! ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Sharp - LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I saw these on bebehblog and loved them! my 3 year old is really into girly dress up time and tattoos so its a win win! LOVE how affordable they are too, I was actually planning to put some in her Christmas stocking this year ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Lockwood - My 4yo daughter, who sounds like she would be bffs with yours. She wears tutus to dig in the dirt. She’s a middle sister who is 4 going on 14, yet still wont wipe her own butt or go into a dark room.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Careri - My 2 year old!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Pray - So cute! ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Robinson - My 3 year old would LOVE these!! She’s constantly asking to play in my makeup bagReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Estey Mailhot - My daughter would love these products. They are both into makeup and jewelry but also love playing superheros. My youngest (soon to be middle) is three as well and your Leyna reminds me of her down to the love for pickles πŸ™‚ ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Combass Perry - Oh my goodness!! My oldest is just like your cutie pie!! Would love to win this for her!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle Markham - Oh! My niece would LOVE these!!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Ewing Buist - I have THREE daughters 4 and under who would flip over these. I think these will be in their stockings no matter what. ReplyCancel

  • Hanan Webster - We agreed no earrings until they were old enough to understand taking care of them. I’d love these for my 2-year old!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Judd - I’d love these for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Villar - My 4 year old little girl LOVES Poppy Drops earrings and I do too. They don’t fall off the instant after you stick them on and they don’t get stuck in hair like stick on earrings do. ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Ponsor - Never heard of them! Thanks for bringing stuff like this to our attention!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria Banfield - My 6 y/I boy would love these! He’s been asking about pierced ears lately and this would be a good start!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I have all boys but my friend has e sweet girls that would go bananas for this stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Aleia Chambers - I have three girls aged 5, 3.5 and 1 year. They would adore this!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - My girly would love these. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Thona Wilder - I have two little girly girls that would love these!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Conley Hacker - Love these, can’t wait till swim weather is almost over to start using them again! My daughter loves her poppy drops, she calls them her “pretties”, so she is always asking me to put her pretties on her ears. ReplyCancel

  • Claire Cox - Super cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee Marie Hinojosa - I cant believe I’ve never heard of these before! Both of my girls would benefit, the two year old who loves to dress to football jerseys and the 4month old who has no hair and is always called a boy (despite her pink clothing!)!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Artale Astoria - So cute! I will be getting some for Annabelle and all my neices too! ReplyCancel

  • Julie Ney - I don’t want to have my daughter’s ears pierced until she is old enough to ask me, so I can’t wait to try these! ReplyCancel

  • Emily Kyle - These are adorable and we know so many little girls who would love them. Great birthday present ideas, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Stabeno - These are a great idea. My daughter has her ears pierced but won’t wear earrings because they bother her ears! This is a great alternative. ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Vazquez - My girls would flip!ReplyCancel

  • Jessi Hesse - I would share them with my 3 daughters or my son whichever wanted to πŸ™‚ they would love them ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Wylie - My daughters would love these!ReplyCancel

  • Joni Koch Hendrix - Loved these types of things as a little girl, and looking forward to sharing with my daughter in a couple of years!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Zimmerman - I’d love these for my 3-yr-old since she’s been begging me for earrings!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy York Richardson - My daughter would love these! Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Barr - I love these! My 3 year old has been asking for earrings and these are perfect to delay piercing them!ReplyCancel

  • Keila Olivares - My daughter would love these!! She is Leyna’s age. ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Van Antwerp - These would be so great from my 2.5 year old. I want to wait a little longer to pierce her ears, but would love to put earrings on her!ReplyCancel

  • Barbra - I find out tomorrow (9/17) whether my smoosh is a boy or girl. If girl, I would keep it for myself and my new baby girl. If smoosh is a boy, I would share with my best friend’s daughter!!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Prosen Hall - Love! My girl isn’t ready for pierced ears but loves jewelry! ReplyCancel

  • Emma Justus - My daughter and I are seriously obsessed with Poppy Drops!ReplyCancel

  • Christy DazΓ© Emanuel - My sweet 4 year old, Bear. Big sister, fearless leader, life wide open girl.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Duncan Meyer - Sadie would love the earrings! She wants pierced ears so bad but gets anxious about actually getting it done. These would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Long Darnutzer - The earrings….I die! Perfect for stocking stuffers here soon, too!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Orr - My daughter would love these! She’s almost three and has become obsessed with earrings. ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Louise Gray - I don’t have any nieces – but my cousins have many daughters! I think I know what gifts I would be giving.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Walters Wagner - I have a 2 1/2 year old who is earring obsessed. I love the idea of little temporary tattoo like earrings, such a smart idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hall - Cute and adorable, I have 5 grandsons, so if I am selected as the winner, my little neighbor will delight in such a wonderful gift!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Wallace - I have boys but I know several little girls who would love these for birthday gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Smith - love these!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne LaBranche Tucker - My 14 month old going on 14 years – equally full of sweetness and feistiness. We’ll also share with her identical twin cousins. ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Straw - These would be perfect for my youngest who is 4. She is allergic to regular earrings and the adhesive on the sticker ones. She wants earring so bad but with her allergies she just cant. ReplyCancel

  • Jess Z. - I commented last night but don’t see it here? I’d love these for my 3-yr-old daughter who has been begging me for earrings!ReplyCancel

  • Kena - My daughter keeps going back and forth on whether or not she wants her ears pierced. She’s 4, so these would be perfect for her!ReplyCancel

  • kasie - so cute!!! Love the special moments with girls.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Love these! Want them for my daughterReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Wan Huang - Love these! My four year old has been asking to get her ear pierced…but I know better than to try that with this drama mama. The tattoo earrings would be a perfect alternative.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Robbins Markowitz - My sweet girl would love these and I’m sure her little brother wouldn’t let her keep them all to herself for long!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya Mayo - My niece would love, love, love!ReplyCancel

  • natasha - These are adorable. My 2 year old loves getting her nails painted. I’m still amazed she can sit still but it’s one of her favorite things to do.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Clements Kulinski - Can’t wait to try these for my daughter Sabrina. What a brilliant idea!! ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I just added these to my Christmas list for stockings. I would love to win some too!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle J. Burkhardt-Welsh - My daughter is terrified of shots/needles/ people…. The earrings would be perfect for her!ReplyCancel

  • Cole Evans - I think my 4 year old would sit still long enough for these. She’s girly and tough all at once too…ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - I’d share these with my sweet oldest girl- also 3!ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine - My 9 year old would love these earrings. She is leary of the earring gun! But she is all about girly accessories!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Payne - I have a house full of girls! O would love to win this giveaway, I’ll probably buy some for Christmas regardless!ReplyCancel

  • Emily L - I’d love to share Poppy Drops with my (almost) 4 year old niece!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer W - My daughter would love these!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Shull - I would love some of these for my daughter. She would be absolutely delighted!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Hopkins Biryukov - My daughter would love these! She is 2 going on 14 and loves painting her nails and playing in all my makeup!ReplyCancel

  • Beckie Boczar - My six year old has just started asking for earrings but she’s not ready for pierced ears yet. This would be a perfect temporary solution!ReplyCancel

  • Haley - My 2 year old and youngest daughter! Big sis has pierced ears, but she doesn’t. She would love to be able to look like her. I know my oldest daughter would love the perfume stick, too!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - my daughter would love these! I never wear earrings, so she might be confused at first though.. hahaReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Oh, these earrings are so cute! I have a 2 1/2 daughter year old who is just starting to get a bit girly.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Kelley - my daughter is much like yours, all girl and super tomboy at the same time. she’s two!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - y super girly 2yo would LOVE these!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - I have a son but my niece would love these.ReplyCancel

  • Amy M - These would make a great party favor for my daughters 2nd birthday, I can’t wait to share this great product with all her girly friends!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Miller - My 2 year old would love these earrings. She’s always asking about mine!ReplyCancel

  • Abbie Olson - My little Lily Bean is a real life Fancy Nancy, she would. LOVE these.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Erin - So cute! I plan on getting some for my three going on thirteen year old as well. ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Akers - Love this idea, especially since the hubby vetoed ear piercing!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Sallee - Love!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia Brooks - This sounds so fun! I think it’s just the right little something special for my little one when she becomes a big sister in the spring!ReplyCancel

  • Candice Moretti - My three year old daughter and first born. Each day we spend together is like me watching myself as a child. She has my personality through and through. Maybe she will share with her baby sister?! ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Harryman - I would love to win this for my dd Addison she is my mast baby & my only girl. She loves to play with my hair & follow everywhere I go. ReplyCancel

  • Triana Burdick - I love these so, so much! We have no plans on getting Lila’s ears pierced anytime soon, but I am sure Lila would LOVE these! I also have a feeling her and Leyna would be BFFs based on how you described Leyna above. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shawna Leann Deavers - My sweet, amazing preemie baby girl!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Morrison - My daughter is allergic to all metals. We have had her ears pierced several times and sadly she can’t wear real earrings. She would love to have these since her 3 sisters are able to wear regular ones and she feels left out. ReplyCancel

  • Emily Wilson Hadley - My little girl would love this stuff! So fancy!ReplyCancel

  • Marie-Claire Carey - My 2 1/2 year old is really into “girly” stuff right now. She would absolutely adore this stuff πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ali Richards - These are great! My hubby won’t let me pierce my daughters ears, would love to try theseReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Pallotta - My little sweetie pie :)!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Walker - Oh adorable!!! Can’t wait to do this with my little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Hillier Bowers - My little girl would love these! She likes clip ins but they hurt after a while. Stickers never last, and Poppy drops sound great!ReplyCancel

  • Bre - My almost 5 year old would love these… Girly, but don’t get in the way.ReplyCancel

  • catherine white - How fun! I just had my first girl and already she’s so fun and so very different from her brothers lolReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Michaud - I think my daughter will absolutely love sharing these with her girly cousins too!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I think my daughters AND my son would have fun with these!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I’d like to share this with my daughter. Since her little brother arrived, I try to carve out special time with her and this would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Cristal Wasnesky - Love love love these!!! So cute and so easy! ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Mertzig McKone - My sassy little two year old!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gallerani - I love this! Bc my girl won’t be getting her ears pierced until she is old enough to take care of them herself!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Larrabee Warner - my daughter is afraid to get her ears pierced I think there earrings are a great idea. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Nethercut Wertz - Leyna sounds so much like my daughter who loves batman and frozen equally. She loves to wear her Dusty Crophopper shirt with her tutu and runs around in my heels while singing the Batman theme song. She will be 3 in December.ReplyCancel

  • Ann-Marie - My daughter who just turned three at the beginning of the month would absolutely go bananas for this!!! The products sound absolutely wonderful! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Davis - What an amazing idea! My daughter (Dylan Rose, who just turned 3 in August) has recently become quite interested in earrings, and necklaces and rings…but has been a little rough and tumble for the clip-ons that were gifted to her. The ‘tattoo earrings’ would be a brilliant option for her! My little girl… chasing and capturing the creepiest of crawling bugs, giggling and exclaiming her love for them, all while wearing her streams of necklaces and dress-up heels! I’ve no idea what the future holds for her… everything, I suppose. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kelley M. Manson - I would love to see my Cecilia and my Rosalie in Poppy Drops!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Christensen - I have 2 girls and will not get their ears pierced until they ask themselves. This product is great for little ones!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Schriner - I’d love to share them with my 3 year old Alyvia!:):) ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Foss - Ooh these are a great idea. I know what I’ll be ordering for my nieces upcoming birthday πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tena Kolakowski - I would love to get these for my own 3 year old! I’m sure once baby sister arrives and is a little older she’ll want in on the action, too, but for now, it would be wonderful to share with my little feisty daughter. ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - I would love t try the earrings on my 4 year old. She would love them.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Rhone - I would love these for my daughter Brynn and me.


  • Carrie - I have an almost 2 year old that is becoming more and more of a girly girl every day. I can’t wait for dress up, nail painting, and things girly girl because I know it may not last long so I’m looking forward to soaking up every moment I get while I get them.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Odette Williams - Would love these for my daughter’s birthday in October!ReplyCancel

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