Guest Post – Somewhere Over the Rainbow {and a giveaway!}

This creative lady is one of the first baby loss mamas I connected with after losing Jenna. I am so thrilled to not only have her as a sponsor this month, but also share her beautiful handmade shop. She makes all kinds of custom memorial items to remember and honor your child.

Ok so first let me thank the awesome Franchesca for the amazing opportunity to sponsor, guest post and offer you guys this giveaway today!

My name is Kate and I run a little shop I call “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on Etsy. I’m a mother of 3, a wife, a homemaker, a graphic artist, a crafter, a wannabe chef/baker, party-plannin’ child of God. I’m thirty something and married to a thirty something year old architect, planner, partner, builder, DJ for the past almost-6 years.

We live a full, busy, blessed life—even though it is physically without our middle daughter. Hannah was stillborn in September of 2009 and she is the reason the shop even exists. She is the inspiration. She is the driving force in each and every thing I create. She has been the driving force in so many areas of my life since the day I lost her.

The crafting all began with making memory boxes and gifts for other hurting mamas and for hospitals without such items and turned into so much more. In so many ways it has become a ministry of remembrance and hope. It’s all about compassion and sharing each success with another hurting heart. I’m truly blessed and thank each and every one of you who has supported us along the way. It means the world to me and makes her light shine that much brighter.

With that being said, it’s giveaway time! I’ve thought long and hard about what to give away than I thought, you know what—you decide!

Up for grabs is a $30 gift certificate to SOTR on Etsy.

To enter is simple and you can enter in any and/or ALL of the following ways, just be sure to leave a comment for each—

you must be a follower of Small Bird Studios to enter this giveaway*

1. Leave a comment here and tell me which item you like best in the shop
2. Share this giveaway on Facebook
3. Like our Facebook page
4. Pin your favorite shop item to Pinterest
5. Follow the SOTR blog (please excuse it’s condition! I just set it up!)

Yay! Good luck everyone! Winner to be announced one week from today!


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  1. 1
    Melissa says:

    I love the Rainbow box…haven’t seen that before and definitely getting one for my little guy we are expecting!
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    Melissa says:

    I like the shop on FB already.
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    Melissa says:

    I pinned the rainbow box to Pinterest!
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    Melissa says:

    I follow the SoTR blog
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    amy hurst says:

    The items in your shop are beautiful. Having my 6 week old rainbow sat on my knee whilst i look through your items, i have to say the rainbow baby memory box is my favourite x

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    Christy says:

    I love your work! I like your one-liner description of yourself, too ;) My favorite is the rainbow box. Have someone in mind to give this to ;)

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    Christy says:

    I love your work! I like your one-liner description of yourself, too ;) My favorite is the rainbow box. Have someone in mind to give this to!

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    Allison says:

    I truly can not pic just one item that I love the most. The love for your daughter, Hannah, shines through in all of your art. I stumbled upon your Etsy shop a few months after losing my daughter and instantly fell in love with every piece. I am the proud owner of a blessing ring which you hand crafted with love. I’ve only had it for 2 days and every time I walk by it I smile. My heart smiles.

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    Christy says:

    shared on FB!

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    Christy says:

    liked FB page :)

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    Christy says:

    pinned rainbow box!

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    Lindsey Winn says:

    The heart with the number blocks and word years. I shared it on facebook. Pinned favorite item on Pinterest

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    Trena Cortez says:

    My favorite item from the shop would probably be the blessing rings! I’ve been wanting one in memory of my twin angels Bryston and Colton ♥ I also love the remembrance pins!!!
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    Trena Cortez says:

    I like your FB page!!!
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    kristen says:

    I am so in love with the rainbow box!! I would love to have it to put my angels memories in!! I would keep it on my nightstand next to my bed!!

    I shared and liked on facebook and I am following your blog!!

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    Trena Cortez says:

    I follow the SOTR blog!!!
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    Brigette says:

    I love the cubes amd the memory boxes!!!!

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    Brigette says:

    I like you on facebook :0)

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    Brigette says:

    Im following your sotr blog! This work is amazing!!

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    Daneilia says:

    I love the Custom Rainbow Baby Memory Box “The Rainbow Box”
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    Joan says:

    I’m having trouble deciding which is my favorite – the Wooden Baby Blocks or ‘The Rainbow Box’! We’re expecting our rainbow baby, and got to hear his or her heartbeat for the first time yesterday… <3 <3 <3

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    Joan says:

    I ‘like’ your facebook page. :)

  23. 23
    Joan says:

    I subscribed to your blog updates. :)

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    Lori says:

    Already a follower…already love you and all your sweet babies!! Already love all your amazing creativity! Just love!!!!

    And great idea, Fran…love all the guesting!!
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    Heather Moore says:

    I love the memory boxes. I would probably get the rainbow box and the other memory box. I have been wanting to get one for each of my babies. I also like the blessing ring. :)

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    Heather Moore says:

    Pinned rainbow box.

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    Heather Moore says:

    Already like your FB page.

  28. 28
    Heather Moore says:

    Following your new blog.

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    Heather Moore says:

    Shared this contest on FB! Good luck everyone~~!

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    TexasPeach says:

    My favorite item is the etched glass memorial candle holder. It’s’ beautiful.
    I liked your FB page, I follow SOTR blog, I shared the giveaway on FB, and I pinned the candle holder on Pinterest.

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    Molly says:

    Looooove the etched candle holder! It has been in my “favorites” on etsy for a while now. That and the blocks–a must have before our rainbow baby arrives!

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    Stefanie says:

    Oh my! how can I choose just one thing on the shop list? I love the pins, the Rainbow boxes, and the age blocks. Love this give away and the mama behind it. Thank you for your contribution to our community.
    Stefanie recently posted..Congenital Heart Defect WeekMy Profile

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    Molly says:

    I am now following the SOTR blog!!
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    I liked this on fb!

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    I LOVE the blessing ring! Love it!

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    I am following the blog as well!

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    anne says:

    Liked you on facebook

    Fave shop item is wooden block set. Love the rainbow box too…hope to need one someday…

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    Nneka says:

    I love the branded memory box.

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    I love the rainbow box! I would love one for my little Logan who is due in less than 2 months.

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    I liked the page on Facebook :)
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    I pinned the rainbow box :) my user name on pinterest is beanlady
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    Shared the giveaway on Facebook :)
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    Amy Murphy says:

    I love the wooden age blocks- we are expecting our rainbow baby, and I would love these to celebrate ages and stages for not just baby “S” (since we aren’t telling if baby is a Seth or a Sophia), but for all of our children

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    Amy Murphy says:

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

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    Amy Murphy says:

    I Like Small Bird on Facebook.

  46. 46
    Amy Murphy says:

    I have Liked Small Bird on Facebook for a very long time:).

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    Amy Murphy says:

    And, I am now following SOTR’s new blog. Thanks for sharing this wonderful shop and blog with us!

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    Ann Marie says:

    I shared on Facebook, liked your page on Facebook and checked out your shop. I instantly fell in love with the custom Rememberance pins. After having 4 living children, I experienced 2 back to back miscarriages which are unexplained. I have a hard time finding rembrrsnce things that aren’t gendered or with baby names as I didn’t get to find out the genders. I love what you have to offer.

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    Rachael Heilig says:

    I just lost my second daughter at 20 wks pregnant 3 wks ago. It was so hard to find out we lost another daughter as we have a 14 month daughter, Savannah, and I was heartbroken when I thought about all the wonderful things my girls will not get to do together. I had pictured Savannah getting to play dress up with her little sister. I saw the Berchtesgaden Adler Hand-Painted Floral Tea Set on your site and was so drawen to it. When I found out Savannah would have a little sister I could not wait to play tea parties with them. We would have dressed up, made an afternoon of it and enjoyed the simple things. Now it will just be Savannah and I as Kenley is an angel in heaven. That is why I love the set, it would so amazing to play tea set with Savannah as we talk and moarn and rejoice Kenley

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    Lori O'Connor says:

    I like the facebook page.

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    Lori O'Connor says:

    I love the memorial candle holder and the ornament. Our sweet son was stillborn 6 weeks ago, and I have been looking for unique and beautiful ways to keep him with us.

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    Theresa Wimer says:

    I love the wooden branded box and the rainbow memory box they are beautiful. We lost our little Maddie on Jan.13 2012 at 20wks 2dys. I love your work it’s beautiful.

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    Theresa Wimer says:

    Liked you on FB : )

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    Megan says:

    I love the personalized name blocks.
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    Michelle says:

    I love the rainbow box, but my secrecy favorite thing she doesn’t have up and running yet is a onsie she made for my rainbow Brisa that said Juanito’s little sister.
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    Michelle says:

    I am following Katy’s blog!
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    Michelle says:

    I already like the FB page or should I say LOVE!!!!
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    Michelle says:

    I posted on my FB page.
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    Andrea Svoboda says:

    Kate – All these items are amazing. I have to say that I really love the wooden memory box. My husband and I have been looking for something like this for a few years since our daughter passed 4 years ago April 20th. I love the passion you obviously put into each item! So wonderful!

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    Kali says:

    Loved the rainbow box! So cute, I love things that are color, keeps me happy. I’m so sorry that you lost Hannah, but I’m glad you have turned your pain into a passion!

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    Stefanie says:

    I pinned a couple!
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    Stefanie says:

    Like on FB!

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    Stefanie says:

    I shared the giveaway on FB
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    Courtney P. says:

    1) Love the rainbow box. I would love to get one for Carter since he’s my rainbow baby.

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    Courtney P. says:

    2) Shared on my FB wall.

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    Courtney P. says:

    3) Already like the FB page ;o)

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    Courtney P. says:

    4) Here’s my pin of my fave item:

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    Courtney P. says:

    5) Started following the blog today =)

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    Tina says:

    I follow the blog!
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    Tina says:

    All your shop items are great, but I love the wooden age blocks!
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    Tina says:

    I follow you on fb.
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    Holly C. says:

    I love that rainbow memory box…if I ever get a rainbow baby one day, I so want one!
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    Holly C. says:

    I follow SOTR on Facebook!
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    Michelle says:

    I pinned the memory box!
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    Rondah says:

    I like the Custom Photo Block

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    Rondah says:

    Like your Facebook page

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    Rondah says:

    Follow the SOTR blog

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    Beth says:

    My favorite item in the shop is the custom name baby blocks ( So sweet!
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    Beth says:

    I like the SOTR FB page!
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    Jess says:

    I love all of the items in your shop, what a beautiful tribute to your sweet Hannah! I think the rainbow box is so adorable and would love one for my rainbow Ben. I also love the age blocks, memorial pins, and the etched candle holder. If I were to win I don’t know how I would ever choose! Either way I hope to get something from your shop soon!

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    Jess says:

    I like your page on facebook!:)

  82. 82
    Jess says:

    I shared to giveaway on facebook

  83. 83
    Jess says:

    I just followed your blog too! Love all the beautiful ways you are honoring your daughter!

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    Angela Edmonds says:

    Pinned rainbow box on Pinterest

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    Angela Edmonds says:

    following SOTR blog.

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    Angela Edmonds says:

    My favorite item in the shop is the rainbow box!

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    Angela Edmonds says:

    shared this giveaway on facebook.

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    Angela Edmonds says:

    liked your FB page.

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    gina toothe says:

    i love the memory box and the rainbow box ;)

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    gina toothe says:

    i like somewhere over the rainbow on fb

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    gina toothe says:

    i shared this giveaway on my fb page~Gina Fiorini Toothe

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    gina toothe says:

    i shared this giveaway on my fb page ;)

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    gina toothe says:

    i am a new GFC follower of SOTR

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    gina toothe says:

    i pinned the memory box to pinterest ;)

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    Jenn says:

    I LOVE the wooden age blocks!! I’d display them next to my son Noah’s picture to show how hold he’d be today.
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    Jenn says:

    I shared the giveaway on facebook.
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    wooden baby age blocks <3LOVE THEM <3

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    like on facebook

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    shared on facebook

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    and follow your blog!

  101. 101

    pinned the blocks! I just love them..if I don’t win…its on my list to purchase for me and my girlfriend!

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