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Weekend Wrap Up Party — and $100 to Bitsy Bands!

Welcome to the first Weekend Wrap UP Party of 2012!!

It’s a new year — a fresh start. What have you been working on for 2012?

Today’s amazing giveaway is from a do it yourself shop — Bitsy Bands, one that will have people stopping you on the street and saying,  “WOW, Where did you get that headband!”  This lovely store is all about the pieces that allow you to make those amazing hair accessories that are photo-worthy.

…And when you get done creating one of these gorgeous little things you better have your princesses ready for photos.

 Camera charged, check;  memory card empty, check;  adorable bottom or outfit, check and double check.  You see, these headbands are going to be show stoppers!


UPDATE — the winners are:

Rachel from Rachel Marie Studios.

Catherine from Make Myself at Home.

Emails have been sent :)

Bitsy Bands is the source for every color, styles and textures of elastic imaginable!!

(here’s just a small sample of the beautiful colors)

And all kinds of other elastics — like glitter, printed, lace and ruffle elastics!

And…  The Elastic is not just for babies, girls of all ages can enjoy it!

Bitsy Bands is the utlimate source for all things elastic, they take great pride in the quality and colors they offer their customers.   Not only do they have an amazing selection of elastic, but they carry everything required to make these photo-worthy hair accessories.  They carry a HUGE selection of all hair making products; elastic, flowers, finishing felt, clips, flower centers, veiling, & packaging.

 And they have section of  How-To Tutorials like:

How to Make a Skinny Elastic Headband

PLUS — you can get 20% off ANYTHING at www.bitsybands.com — by typing in the coupon code TATERTOTSANDJELLO  – Valid from 1/6 – 1/13

I’m so excited to announce that Bitsy Bands is giving away TWO $50 credits to their shop!!

Just think of the projects you can make!!

Here’s how YOU can win:

  • Check out Bitsy Bands – what is The Name of your favorite item? Leave me a comment and let me know.
  • Visit Bitsy Bands on Facebook  (“Like” the page for special offers, giveaways and coupons!). leave me a comment and let me know.
  • Share this giveaway — let me know how you shared it. one entry per shared; leave me a comment for each.
  • Link up YOUR Great Ideas — Each link = one entry.

A couple other things:

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  • Please link up the Wrap Up button– a text link is great if you would rather do that – Tatertots & Jello. So everyone can join in the fun!
  • Please comment on TWO posts above you and TWO posts below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit.{we all love comments!}

Have fun!!!

I’ll start going through the links tonight.

I can’t wait to see what YOU have been doing!




  1. It’s difficult to find educated people for this topic, however, you sound
    like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks
    Tabitha recently posted…Tabitha

  2. I like Bitsy Bands on fb

  3. I love the glitter elastic!!

  4. nikki hatfield wilson says:

    I liked Bitsy Bands on fb too!

  5. nikki hatfield wilson says:

    My favorite items are the glitter headbands and the flower rhinestones. I like sparkle!

  6. I am also a Facebook fan now of them! Hope I win!

  7. I hope I win – I LOVE the glitter elastic, and the sliders.

  8. In love with the Gina collection! So inspiring-my little girl would love some new clips and headbands! !

  9. I love them all I really like the pink flower on the baby!

  10. Amanda Malone says:

    Love Bitsy bands. Like the selection of skinny elastic!

  11. I like Bitsy Bands on Facebook Beth Courage Fuller

  12. I love the Kirsten – Soft Rose flower!!

  13. I have a 2 1/2-year-old girl & I’m having another one in April… I’d love to get them matching headbands & flowers! Addison & Chelsea were my favorites.

  14. I love the glitter elastic!

  15. catherine veater says:

    Liked them on fb!

  16. Lynne Hinkle says:

    I love the Dana collection flowers

  17. Ang Alford says:
  18. Ang Alford says:

    visited and liked on fb belensmama at gmail dot com

  19. Lynne Hinkle says:

    Liked bitsy-bands on facebook, shared the giveway on both pinterest and facebook.

  20. Ang Alford says:

    love the Meagan azalea , belensmama at gmail dot com

  21. I “liked” Bitsy Bands on Facebook. Thank you for this link even if I don’t win. It’s a wonderful resource to have!

  22. Melissa Golliday says:

    I like Bitsy Bands on FB

  23. Melissa Golliday says:

    I love the Arianna!

  24. Chelsea Kleyla says:

    Shared it on Facebook!

  25. Chelsea Kleyla says:

    Shared it on pinterest!

  26. I liked Bitsy Bands on fb!

  27. I love the whole Kirsten collection!

  28. Chelsea Kleyla says:

    Liked Bitsy Bands on Facebook!

  29. Chelsea Kleyla says:

    Of course of love any of the flowers from the Chelsea Collection! :) Especially, the the lime green baby maize.

  30. tweeted -https://twitter.com/#!/juliannerosenau/status/157609615759114240

  31. liked bitsy bands on FB

  32. i like the adrianna collection

  33. DeeDee Price says:

    I “liked” Bitsy Bands on Facebook! I love their stuff!

  34. I already follow Bitsy Bands on FB :)

  35. DeeDee Price says:

    I love the double ruffle elastic from Bitsy Bands! I would love every color! So stinkin cute!

  36. I love the glitter elastic – it would make some awesome headbands with rolled flowers!

  37. Jennifer Scott says:

    I like bitsy bands on facebook! :)
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

  38. Jennifer Scott says:

    I love the velvet elastic and the megan flowers, so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

  39. Angela Scrofano says:

    Linked up….I am #559 (Bulky Neckwrap Teacher Gift)
    nscrofan at rogers.com

  40. Angela Scrofano says:

    Like them on FB
    nscrofan at rogers.com

  41. Angela Scrofano says:

    Love their tutorials!!!
    nscrofan at rogers.com

  42. Those Sherry flowers are beautiful! I had been looking at foldover elastic at the store, but the colors were lame and the price was so excessive, I gave up. This is where I should have been looking! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful web site with us.

  43. Thanks for introducing me to bitty bands! I LIKE them on Facebook now.

  44. Felicia Gregory says:

    I loved the Bitsy Band site and their products. My favorite was the tutorials and all of the beautiful baby pictures. I have liked on Facebook and re-pinned on Pintrest.

  45. Stephanie L says:

    Already a BIG fan on FaceBook!!

  46. Stephanie says:

    I love Bitsy Bands Megan Collection!!

  47. Felt adhesive circles are my fave!!!!

  48. I liked bitsy bands! And i think I have fallen in LOVE!

  49. I am a fan of them on Facebook!!

  50. Chrystie Versfelt-Walker says:

    Shared on facebook.

  51. Chrystie Versfelt-Walker says:

    Pinned your contest/Blog

  52. Chrystie Versfelt-Walker says:

    Already a HUGE fan on facebook:)

  53. Chrystie Versfelt-Walker says:

    Glitter elastic is my current fave:) Haven’t been disappointed with any products I’ve purchased from Bitsy Bands!!

  54. I love the glitter elastic and all the flowers! The flowers are beautiful!

  55. Amy Reems says:

    Already a fan of Bitsy Bands on Facebook!!!!!

  56. Amy Reems says:

    I LOVE Bitsy Bands!!!!! I really love their Black & White Damask elastic!

  57. aaf of Bitsy Band on FB. I love their glitter elastic!

  58. Sabrina Lagace says:

    I LOVE bitsy bands! Love their skinny elastic for the headbands that I make and could not live without the adhevise felt cirlces! I like them on facebook.

  59. I like Bitsy Bands on facebook!!!

  60. Chelsea Flowers are my favorite!!!!!

  61. Jessica Loescher says:

    I am a fan on facebook!

  62. Jessica Loescher says:

    I love all their glitter elastics!!!

  63. My favorite is the teal band with the little teal flower! So cute! I have a 4 month old girl and a 15 month old girl and am really getting into all the crafty and girls stuff! Bitsy Bands is full of gorgeous and unique creations! I would love to be able to get some matching ones for my girls and some infant ones for my infant photography business. Gorgeous!!

  64. love the 5/8″ Printed Elastic – Pink and White Damask

  65. I like Bitsy Bands on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

  66. My favorite are the glitter elastics.

  67. The glitter ones are cute!

  68. Makala Clark says:

    I Like Bitsy Bands On Facebook!

  69. seriously would love every color available in the megan collection. so cute!

  70. Makala Clark says:

    Oh My Goodness I Love ALL The Collections On The Bitsy Bands Site! If I Had To Choose Just One I Would Pick the Megan Collection! Although I’m Also Loving The Kerry Collection As Well! Such A Tough Choice!! I Also Love The Glitter Bands!! Thanks For This Awesome Giveaway!

  71. I like the flowers in the kirsten collection! So pretty!

  72. I liked Bitsy bands on FB.

  73. I love the Arianna collection with the 1/4 skinny elastic bands! So many awesome items in this store a gift card would be like letting me go in a candy store!

  74. Stephanie Jackson says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  75. Heather, I also love the Kirsten collection! I love the variety of colors and the real look of the flowers. The dark flowers would compliment a pale headband quite nicely, I think.

    Vanessa, I love the glitter headband collection as well! I love anything glittery for my daughter.

  76. I originally posted it as “wrap around” so that is why the url has wrap around listed in the link.

  77. This is the first time I have ever heard of Bitsy Bands and I am just so excited! I’m spending my night on pinterest as usual, and of course I see tons of sewing inspiration for my daughter. Now that I am aware of Bitsy Bands, I can customize headbands to go along with the outfits I plan to make.
    I “liked” Bitsy Bands on Facebook. I also shared it on my blog. http://dearelaina.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-post-of-2012.html

    This is my favorite headband creation: http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1353396702/foebaby.jpg
    but my favorite item itself are the glitter elastic headband. I love all of the different colors.

    Where I shared the wrap up button.

  78. I love the Kirsten Collections

  79. I like Bitsy Bands on Facebook

  80. I love the glitter elastic in turquoise… soo cute!

  81. I love the Megan Collection and the Glitter Elastic!

  82. I like Bitsy Bands on Facebook.

  83. I love the 3/8″ Velvet Elastic – Grey

  84. Like them on fb…=)

  85. Love all the possibilities! But I especially love the glitter elastic!

  86. I like the flowers in the kirsten collection

  87. love their felt circles… and the tutorial was fabulous!! and to think i’ve been sewing mine together all this time. yay!

  88. LOVE the lace!! the glitter is also absolutely adorable!

  89. I love the Glitter Elastic and the Gina Flower Collection!

  90. I love the 5/8″ Milk Chocolate Double Ruffle Velvet Centered Elastic !

  91. I like Bitsy Bands on FB!

  92. What a cute way to kick off! I love some of the elastic bands – especially the velvet ones. We could have a lot of fun with this one!

  93. I already “liked” Bitsy Bands on FB.

  94. Love the velvet elastic.

  95. Love the lace elastics! This is so cool!

  96. I love the 1/8″ elastic bands- i can’t find those anywhere!!!! We’ve been looking for months now!

  97. I liked Bitsy Bands on facebook!

  98. Thank you for hosting Jen!

  99. I love all the Katie Flowers! Plus, If I won, I would definitely buy some of their hardware supplies and stick some fuchsia Katie flowers all over them! :) Thanks for the giveaway

  100. I linked up! thanks for the giveaway.

  101. Stephanie Jackson says:

    I love the arianna in fuschia and how cool is it the have tutorials!!!

  102. Trisha Dlubac says:

    I shared your link on Facebook. Thanks for the gveaway.

  103. Trisha Dlubac says:

    I liked bitsy bands on Facebook.

  104. Trisha Dlubac says:

    I like the glitter elastic. I love all things sparkly.

  105. I like the lace elastic! So pretty!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  106. I like Bitsy Bands on Facebook.

  107. All the glitter elastics are ADORABLE! LOVE all the colors!

  108. Thank you so much for hosting this week and every week! I hope you’re having a fabulous New Year! Those Bitsy Bows are so cute! I like them on FB. Have a great week!

  109. I think this is my first time linking up to your party. Wow! I can’t believe there are over 700 link-ups at this party. Amazing. Thanks for hosting!

  110. Shared the giveaway HERE!

  111. Liked Bitsy Bands on FB

  112. My fav item has to be the Kirsten flower in Eggplant~ BEAUTIFUL!

  113. Liked them on facebook too!

  114. Love love love that glitter elastic! So many great choices!

  115. I like the Arianna flowers! Thanks for hosting such a sweet giveaway!

  116. shared on fb

    angie at littleinspiration dot com

  117. I also linked up my “It’s a New Year!” Resolutions Printable!

  118. I linked up my Floral Statement Necklace made with Shrinky Dink!

  119. I’d love to get some glitter, satin, or lace elastic to make headbands!

  120. I just love all the different versions of colored elastic – my creative wheels are turning to come up with many, many uses!

  121. I love all of the Katie Collection!

  122. Heather E says:

    I am a fan of Bitsy Bands on facebook.

    melody806 at yahoo dot com

  123. Samantha C. says:

    The Velvet Elastics are adorable!

  124. Heather E says:

    I love all the glitter elastic and I really loved the double elastic as well.


  125. Thanks for hosting!

    hehe… I wasn’t thinking and filled the “name” section with my name! Oh well. That’s what you get when your half asleep. :)

    Have a great day!

  126. I love the turquoise lace! I love everything on their site. I want to buy so much!

  127. I liked bitsy bands on FB.

  128. I like Bitsy Bands on FB

  129. I would order so much… I think I just might start with the
    5/8″ Satin Elastic – Delphinium – mostly because I like the name and then it would give me a reason to find the baby a new outfit. :)

  130. I linked up and shared the party at Constant Chatter

  131. I love the lace headbands..and Addison flowers :)

  132. I like them on Facebook!

  133. I love the Chelsea collection!

  134. I like Bitsy Bands on Facebook! Yay!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  135. What a great give away! I love the 3/4″-Turquoise-Lace-Elastic. The baby picture is sooo cute!

    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  136. Kathleen in SC says:

    I love the Chelsea and Katie- and also the netting to go across! So cute. =)

  137. I love the double ruffle elastic! So pretty!

  138. Hi I’m a new follower,thanks for hosting :)

  139. I linked How to Cover Buttons

  140. I love all the glitter elastic!

  141. I love all the colored elastics but my favorite is the glitter elastic. Thanks!

  142. Andrea S. says:

    Love the Addison collection of flowers.

  143. I posted my wooden peg rack re-do

  144.   I like the Arianna Silk Flower – Fuchsia 

  145. Hello! I love your blog! I am brand new to the blogging world and so this is my first time linking up to another blog. I’ve added your button to my page and will be commenting on the 2 before and after mine. The only thing is I made a mistake with the name of my post. I’m number 588 and I thought the name was the blog name, but it should be the title of my post. Is there a way I can change it to say ‘Photo Gallery Wall’?

    I am also adding a link to your blog under my heading “blogs I love to read”

    :) Cath

  146. Heather Miller says:

    I like the Katie-Iris! So cute!

  147. I love the glitter elastic! How cool that they guarntee that the glitter stays put!

  148. Their glitter elastic is gorgeous!!

  149. Addison dusty rose.
    Also posted on fb! Thanks :)

  150. Thanks for hosting! Have a fabulous weekend!

  151. LInking to your fun party this weekend! Thank you!

  152. I also linked up our bathroom re-do!

  153. I linked up my daughter’s play kitchen!

  154. I like the new Kerry Collection of headbands.

  155. Like them on FB

  156. Great shop. Like the glittered elastic

  157. Thanks for hosting, I linked up my daughter’s horse stable

  158. I shared this giveaway on facebook!

  159. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  160. I like Bitsy Bands on facebook!

  161. I linked up my Jr. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  162. I’ve all the giveaways I’ve entered (and NEVER won) I really hope this is it!! I love any of the 1/8 skinny elastics. So pretty and dainty for sweet little babies.

  163. I linked up my Pallet artwork!

  164. I’ve been a long time fan of Bitsy Bands on Facebook!

  165. I really am in love with all the elastic that Bitsy Bands carries, but I love the stretch lace the most.

  166. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend!!! :)

  167. Megan collection is my favorite.

  168. I linked up my Hedgehog Mitten Pattern:)

  169. Love the glitter elastic – all the colors! Great giveaway!

  170. Thanks for the fun link party! Happy Blogging

  171. Could those babies be any cuter – makes me want to have another — not!
    Linking up once again – thanks!

  172. liked bitsy bands on FB :)

  173. One of my favorites is the Megan-Cranberry flower! It is beautiful!

  174. I like Bitsy Bands on FB!
    And I love the hair tutorials that people are posting on the link party!

  175. GLITTER ELASTIC!!! Be still my heart.

  176. I love the lace elastic…so pretty!!

  177. I twittered this giveaway as Ayjah on Twitter

  178. I shared this giveaway on FB

  179. I love the anna collection flowers!

  180. tweeted

    angie at littleinspiration dot com

  181. I like them on FB!

  182. Liked Bitsy Bands on FB!

  183. I love the purple glitter elastic… so cute! I have never seen those before!

  184. Love the hot pink Russian veil

  185. I liked Bitsy Bands on FB

  186. Thank you so much for hosting. I am hosting a giveaway over at DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love for you to stop by and enter.

  187. I Adore the Kerry Collection Flower! 😉

    angie at littleinspiration dot com

  188. I like bitsy bands on fb
    angie at littleinspiration dot com

  189. Thanks so much for this weekly linky. I check it out each week and always want to add mine but never sit down and do it. New Year so I’m starting it out right and adding my project.

  190. I shared on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  191. I shared on FB!

  192. The Katie flower is so pretty! I like it in Toffee the best.

  193. Oooh, I love the velvet elastics!!!! What pretty colors!

  194. Heather G. says:

    Favorite – Megan Collection


  195. I like bitsy bands on facebook too!

  196. Michelle C. says:

    I like Bitsy Bands on fb

  197. Michelle C. says:

    I love their silver glitter bands.

  198. Tonya Hopkins says:

    I love the bitsy bands, I have 2 granddaughters and two more grandkids on the way. Can’t wait to try to make these..

  199. I like Bitsy Bands on facebook

  200. I would totally stock up on the 1/8” skinny elastic. In all the colors. :) I love the skinny elastic with flowers for babies. Soo cute.

  201. Re the bitsy bands – I love the Megan and the Aru=iana flowers – although they are all lovely.and the babies are soooooo cute

  202. Those bitsy bands are super cute! Too bad all of my friends have been having boys. :( No girls to buy for. Thanks for hosting the link party!

  203. Hi Jen,

    I linked up a couple of things. One of them is number 80 and I was doing it from my tiny ipod and it didn’t go through correctly.


  204. Crystal Schmidt says:

    Shared this on FB “Check out this great Give away From Tatertotsandjello and bitsy bands!! such cute stuff”

  205. Linked up my enchilada recipe :)

  206. Crystal Schmidt says:

    I liked Bitsy Bands on Facebook :)

  207. Crystal Schmidt says:

    my favorite item is the 5/8″ Printed Elastic in Pink and White Damask!!!! sooo adorable!

  208. I am linking my 2011 most popular craft tutorials.. Thanks for another Fab Party.. :)

  209. I linked up my valentine jars wrapped in twine. Thanks for hosting Jen!!

  210. Those are uber adorable!!

  211. thanks for another party Jen :)

    ~Suzanne in NW IL

  212. Thank you Jen for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  213. TGIF! I love checking out this party… I linked up my mini taco dip bites! Thanks so much for hosting.

  214. Thanks for hosting Jen! I am happy to share here this week!

  215. Thanks for hosting, Jen! So many great links already. :) I shared my Homemade Panini recipe. :)


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