Ariel is the sister of one of my favorite people in the world. In college, there were 6 of us. In one combination or another, we were almost always together. There were two Emilys, a Nate, an Erik, a Mike, and me. These folks are some of the best folks I know. Some of my favorite people ever. Anyway, I digress.
Ariel is Nate’s sister. Nate married one of the Emilys. Not that that matters, but… wanted to give you some background.
Anyway. When I found out that Ariel and her mom started this business, I had to know more. Such a cute, fun idea… so I’m glad Ariel reached out and wanted to partner up… and how better to get the word out about Hot Heads, than with a GIVEAWAY?! Woo. We love giveaways. So… turning it over to Ariel:
Most people would cringe at that moment you realize you are becoming your mother, but I embraced it! Probably because she is one of the coolest ladies I know and one of my closest friends. We share so many loves in life: decorating, hot tea (no sugar, thank you), finding a good deal, and a successful new recipe, just to name a few. But it was from our love for crafting and the beach that Hot Heads Inc. was born.
It is rare day to walk into mine or my mom’s house and not find the latest project strewn about on the dining room table (apparently another trait I inherited). We are always working on something… Then, with our annual beach vacation to the Outer Banks, NC coming up, it hit me! We need to make pillows to lie on the beach with! Enough of rolling up my beach cover-up to try and create an impromptu pillow; I wanted the real deal for my ocean-side naps.
The very next weekend out came the sewing machines, fabric and doodle pads… and we had our first beach pillow.
Instantly, we knew we had something. With access to a manual silk-screen machine (compliments of the Owner of CCI Screenprinting, Inc . – thanks, Dad ), we set out to create a few simple designs to share with family and friends.
It was the “Mr. & Mrs.” set that I gave one of my best friends at her bridal shower that sparked the question from a stranger, “Where can I buy these?” I didn’t have an answer then, but it did not take long for me to find one –
These 12×16 inch pillows, with a fun terrycloth pillowcase, are the perfect place to rest your “hot head” for summertime naps. Whether you are headed to the beach or pool, a Hot Heads pillow belongs in your bag.
MAKES A GREAT GIFT!
The “Mr. & Mrs.” Beach pillow set is our # 1 seller! It is the perfect bridal shower or wedding gift. The bride and groom can stuff them in their carry-ons and use them as they sleep on the plane on the way to their honeymoon destination. From carry-on to beach bag, their Mr. & Mrs. pillows will help the newlyweds with some much needed tropical relaxation!
We have additional summer designs that also make great gifts! Birthdays, graduations, Mother’s Day, or bridesmaid gifts!
You want to win a set of Mr. & Mrs. pillows. Don’t try to deny it. You need these. If you don’t win… you can use the code BIGDAY10K at checkout to receive 10% off your order from Hot Heads!
How to Win:
- Leave a comment on this post… are the pillows for you? A gift? Taking them on your honeymoon? Where?
- Check out Ariel’s Etsy shop and leave a comment on the Big Day for $10K Facebook page… which item is your favorite? Then, come back to this post and leave another comment letting me know you did it! (+1 additional entry, optional)
- Tweet this: “I just entered to win a Mrs. & Mr. beach pillow from @BigDayfor10K and Hot Heads! Enter here: http://ow.ly/cYbMZ” (+1 additional entry, optional)
The giveaway will run until Tuesday the 21st at 3pm ET, when a winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be notified by email. Lower 48 states, only (for shipping reasons) please!
Check out her other ADORABLE designs: