Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Giveaway - Halftees

I have a special post for you
in honor of my 38th birthday.

Happy birthday to me.

I'm giving away a halftee.
It's the layering piece for everyone.
Cute little tees for all purposes.
They have new styles up on their site today
so go and pick your favorite
and leave me a comment
with your name, e-mail, and desired style/color
(we'll save your size for private)
and I will give a halftee
to one lucky reader
at the end of my favorite month:
November.

Why halftee you ask?
Well let me tell you.
As you know
at our house
modest is always hottest.
That's why we loved trying out Halftees.



The other day I walked outside
to find this message written on the sidewalk.

Be still my heart.

It looks like we are getting through to our girls.
Modesty is a principle of protection.
And our girls do it well.

One time my mother-in-law took them shopping.
She came home praising my name.
Our girls, on their own accord,
did all the tests before
deciding whether or not they should buy something.

Bend over.
Reach your arms up.
Slouch down.

No shoulder shots.
No butt shots.
No boob shots.
No belly shots.
No thigh shots.

O.k. grammy. Can we get this?
No hoochy mamas around here.
Halftees, a Utah based company,
are a great way to compensate
for the lack of covering in clothes on today's store racks.

And guess what my wonderful readers? 
You can get 20% off of all of your orders
until November 9th by using the code IMSOFUNNY.
(I would use the discount now, you know,
before you forget and
just in case you don't win the giveaway)

Halftees come in a bunch of colors and styles.
As you can see we prefer the white ones.
Go and check them out.
I'll be picking up some more for Christmas.
Even winter dresses are all sleeveless nowadays.

I am thinking about buying some
for some of the girls at church
When they wear sleeveless,
my kids don't understand.
I thought it was a church-wide standard
to cover our shoulders?

I will leave you with Sophia's part
for the upcoming Primary program.
She wrote it by herself.
LG and I love the part about "the fronts".
Notice the plural fronts.
Hilarious.

Dressing modestly shows respect 
for Heavenly Father and myself.
We should never wear anything that is
tight or short shorts or miniskirts that reveal
our shoulders or your back and fronts.
When you dress modestly 
you show Heavenly Father that you love Him.
 Dressing modestly is important to you
and everyone around you.

Oh and one more:

More Than a Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Presented Through His Daughter's Eyes by Hana Ali

When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them."

He looked at me with serious eyes. "Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."

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14 comments:

Jenna said...

I'm in Alice. If I'm the only who posts do I win by default? White, of course. My email--you have my email. Um. Anything else? Hopefully I'm in the running. Love this post. And the Ali quote. And you. :)

kaytee scarlett said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it's filled with love and light.

Kim said...

I bought 2 for myself and 1 for my little girl, Macie. But. . .if I happened to win one I'd love a white boyfriend style in Medium.

Rita said...

Love your girls. You are raising them well!

I am always so sad to see (especially at church), the lack of modesty in dress. So many people seem to feel it's okay to show as much skin as possible. I struggle with making my own daughter understand why I expect her to dress a certain way when so many of her peers do not.

Lori said...

Great giveaway--count me in! I totally need the off-white short sleeved one.

Nadelie said...

Can I be the first to comment? I have never heard of halftees in my life, but they seem to be somewhat like what my mom called "dickies" (mock collared shirts). Nice concept though.
I like the original long sleeved halftee in black (because doesn't black go with everything?)
Happy Birthday and I hope your November is great!

Meagan said...

I like the Original Basic Halftee in white. I layer constantly. It'd be nice to try these since they don't bunch up.

Lovable Lies Family said...

I would LOVE the long-sleeved cream colored halftee. Here in Montana, we are always layering and it woulde be perfect...so pick me!!
By the way...HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your slacker friend that misses our early morning walks and conversation OH SO BAD!!! Love you girly, hope it was a good one!!

JennyLynn said...

Besides that last quote being totally amazing. I have gone to check out the Halftees. They are wonderful. I wish I had had these when I was nursing my babies. We wear so many layers. Sometimes I am not sure which ones to tuck in and which ones not to. With these, I would never have to worry again.

Teresa Johnson said...

Ooooo pick me!

Original Basic Black

tdrjohnson@yahoo.com

Love your blog! :)

necturina said...

I read ya, but I am cutting back on all media stuff. We even got rid of cable, which was a very difficult choice for Scott.
Those tees look great, I need to see if they come in long sleeve, cause its cold here.
You do what you have to for yourself, I think you are a great blogger.

Susie-Q said...

I don't sign up for giveaways because I never win... but if the odds are this good, how can I resist? :o) I love reading your blog Alice... It always brings a smile to my face. My favorite halftee is the basic original in white. I put a white tee under everything, and could use a little less bulk on my middle.

Susie

susieg(at)byu(dot)net

Lisa P. said...

These look great! I wonder how they work for a nursing mama. I like the white and black long sleeve. Thanks!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Number FIVE is the winner this morning on random.org.

Lori Cruze, you WIN! I will e-mail you.