Lily Jade Giveaway

This summer has been a fun season for many reasons! One of them being the amount of wonderful friends I have to are growing little ones inside them (pregnancy is so beautiful and weird! I love it!) John & Mere are one of those preggos in our lives! They are two of our best friends and some of our first (if not first) friends who only knew us as Bruce & Beth.  We had just ended our long distance dating period and were back in Colorado Springs when we met John & Mere. We played one game of Loaded Questions and laughed harder than we imaged – that was it, we’ve been friends ever since. 
They both stood with us in our wedding, have sat through countless meals with us, and have shared many times of laughter, times of heartache, and coffee dates! Now they are adding a little one to their fam and we couldn’t be happier. 
Mere asked me to take some fun maternity shots for them and while I don’t feel like I’m exactly prepared for that type of photography, I was honored. I started with these fun candid shots while we were out to coffee the other day. Because those are the moments I know how to capture on my DSLR. I love these because she still has a couple months to go, but the baby bump is starting to pop and it feels so much more real. A little baby is on the way for me to spoil!!! (Yay! I love the aunt life!) I also love her bright red diaper bag from Lily Jade! Mere is an art teacher and I think it is so fitting for her to have a bright red bag. 
I also love the symbol of that bright red bag. The practicality of it being a diaper bag and the finality that this baby will bring changes to her life. But it is bright, and fun, and cute – just like her. Motherhood will change her and grow her in many ways but she will still be Meredith. Motherhood will add a whole bunch of new things, schedules, and moments  but the Lord gave this baby to the Mays because He wanted the baby to be raised with these personalities. To me the bag says, yes I am a mom but I’m still a girl too! #I’mNotARegularMom,I’mACoolMom 

YOUR  CHANCE TO WIN:
Do you love this Lily Jade bag as much as we do?! Enter below for your chance to win one of your own! Just use the Rafflecopter and make sure you play by the rules – all entries will be verified! Good Luck! XOXO

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Author: Oak & Oats

  • Mai Tran

    Beautiful yet simple bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Mai Tran

    Beautiful yet simple bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Thanks so much for doing this giveaway, Beth! This bag is gorgeous.

  • Thanks so much for doing this giveaway, Beth! This bag is gorgeous.

  • Gabriela Keeton

    Wow, that bag looks like it could hold quite a bite, which is awesome. I try to carry the minimum amount, but that never works out. I need my phone, planner, ipad, pens, etc, etc. This might just hold it all.

  • Gabriela Keeton

    Wow, that bag looks like it could hold quite a bite, which is awesome. I try to carry the minimum amount, but that never works out. I need my phone, planner, ipad, pens, etc, etc. This might just hold it all.

  • I love what a fun and bold statement her bag makes! And that couch is amazing!

  • I love what a fun and bold statement her bag makes! And that couch is amazing!

  • Ray Ray Cartucci

    I think I like the Madeline in Brandy color best. This looks like an awesome bag to have…I totally want it. Thanks.

  • Ray Ray Cartucci

    I think I like the Madeline in Brandy color best. This looks like an awesome bag to have…I totally want it. Thanks.

  • I am liking the Red Canvas one a lot! I also am a huge fan of the washable interior – baby bag or normal bag, I think all bags I own need that! Especially bags I own because they all get filled with crumbs from my constant snacking (some of us have serious hanger problems).

  • I am liking the Red Canvas one a lot! I also am a huge fan of the washable interior – baby bag or normal bag, I think all bags I own need that! Especially bags I own because they all get filled with crumbs from my constant snacking (some of us have serious hanger problems).

  • Alison Strait

    Love this bag and would love to have one!

  • Alison Strait

    Love this bag and would love to have one!

  • I love their bags! Can’t wait for my breakthrough so I can use one too!

  • Those are bags are adorable! I am not usually a bright colored person when it comes to my bags but I love that in red!

  • Those are bags are adorable! I am not usually a bright colored person when it comes to my bags but I love that in red!

  • Nicole Mangum

    I love her bag! As a soon to be mom, I totally agree with having a bag that functions as a purse but also a diaper bag.

    • It is so fun because you can remove the inside diaper bag pockets when you are done having kids! The bag lives on!!

  • Love these bags and that red is on point!!

  • Would love to win this beautiful bag!!!

  • Due with baby number three in a few weeks and this pregnancy has been very hard on me and I could really use a pick me up I hope I win!!!

  • Stunning bag! Would love to win for me and my babe due in September! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • that bag is amazing! sooo cute! mine is an eyesore lol. would adore this!

  • These bags are so beautiful!

  • Bah! Look at me! Omg that bump. (Have Bruce read this in a funny voice.)

  • Gorgeous bag! Much more feminine than most diaper bags!

  • Love this bright red! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • These bags are gorgeous!!! I would love to win one 🙂

  • I love it!

  • Great pictures! Absolutely adore the bag!

  • I love it

  • What a beautiful bag, I love the big pop of color, perfect for Summer!

  • Truth be told I have always preferred the Brandy but your photos are starting to convert me. Such a statement piece. Stunning!

  • Psals

    The bag is gorgeous!!

  • The Madeline is my dream bag

  • Kiri Arndt

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

  • Pregnancy is such a wonderful and amazing experience; my daughter is two months old and although having her in my arms is incredible there are times that I miss being pregnant (crazy I know ��). I hope that your friend's pregnancy is going well, we waited until delivery to find out the gender…it was a fun surprise! However being an Aunt is wonderful as well-congrats to you! I have a niece and nephew and spoiling them www great practice for being a Mom!

    I love the Madeline bag and I agree completely with your idea of the red vibrant color being fun! I hope I can be a #coolMom too. I would love to have this bag to be able to plan out fun excursions and play dates with my daughter and hopefully future children. Lily Jade bags are beautiful and I would love to have this one. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity and keep blogging!!

  • Adore this bag!!!!

  • I have been admiring this bag since my little man was born 8 months ago! It's so gorgeous and such a great piece for the modern mommy. Most diaper bags, aren't stylish but Lily Jade is absolutely amazing and so versitile for everyone! The Madeline has always been a favorite! It would be such an awesome bag to have! Thanks for the chance! & by the way your blog is so crisp and fresh, definitely bookmarking!

  • Maegan Raeside

    I love the red! It’s the perfect size bag!

  • Jessica Mahon

    I have been in love with this red bag ever since first discovering Lily Jade! I would LOVE to win!!!! 😀

  • Jessica Mahon

    I have been in love with this red bag ever since first discovering Lily Jade! I would LOVE to win!!!! 😀

  • Lindsay Cremona

    I totally agree with your sentiment about this bag not screaming “Hey, I’m a diaper bag!” Still feel feminine but it is functional. The photo shoot is beautiful. A huge congrats to your friend! We are expecting our first (due this Sunday! gahh!) and it has been such a wonderful experience so far.

  • Lindsay Cremona

    I totally agree with your sentiment about this bag not screaming "Hey, I'm a diaper bag!" Still feel feminine but it is functional. The photo shoot is beautiful. A huge congrats to your friend! We are expecting our first (due this Sunday! gahh!) and it has been such a wonderful experience so far.

  • Love lily jade!!

  • Wow, this bag is perfect and I love the spunky photo shoot! What fun memories!

  • Christina

    Hope I win

  • Anonymous

    I love it all! So beautiful!

  • Christina F.

    the look of this leather just makes me want…to…touch… 🙂 so soft!

  • Christina F.

    the look of this leather just makes me want…to…touch… 🙂 so soft!

  • Love these bags and dying to try them! I love how great it looks on your friend. It suits her very well

  • Ashley Pullen

    I love the Madeline!! I’d love to win it in Brandy!

  • Ashley Pullen

    I love the Madeline!! I'd love to win it in Brandy!

  • I love the functionality of lily jade bags!

  • Anonymous

    Love all the Lily Jade bags!

  • It is so fun because you can remove the inside diaper bag pockets when you are done having kids! The bag lives on!!

  • Ah! Beautiful bag give aways from you and Meg! I love the Caroline in brandy:)

  • I would love, love, LOVE to win this bag! Our little one is due at the end of September and I think this could be an extra special treat for our little family… and by family, I totally mean me! Hey! A new momma needs love too!

    -Kate
    http://www.theflorkens.com

  • I would love, love, LOVE to win this bag! Our little one is due at the end of September and I think this could be an extra special treat for our little family… and by family, I totally mean me! Hey! A new momma needs love too!

    -Kate
    http://www.theflorkens.com

  • Mere, you are just so beautiful. I love this bag, but I love you more! Here's to hoping we can have matching lily jade bags!

  • I know! I love coffee shops with beautiful couches!!!1

  • Girl. I get it!

  • Girl, I totally agree! Mom needs to still feel girly and cute!

  • Kathleen D

    I love my Lily Jade bag!

  • Love this Lilly Jade bag, Its beautiful and looks so spacious and perfect for me since I'm a soon to be mommy of 2. 🙂

  • I've been drooling over this bag for our first baby my entire pregnancy! It would be an absolute dream to win it!!!!!!

  • Love love love this one

  • This is my DREAM Lily Jade. I just love their company. ???? and with another one on the way this one would be perfect

  • Nice to meet you. Excited in on the giveaway ! Tina

  • Amanda Neubert

    LOVE the Lily Jade!!!

  • Amanda Neubert

    LOVE the Lily Jade!!!

  • These bags are so amazing I've entered tons of giveaways I'm never giving up this mama wants one so bad!!

  • I adore this bag! What sweet, candid photos you captured of such a special time in your friends lives. A very creative and fun maternity shoot! ❤️

  • Marimed

    Gorgeous!! Perfect for all seasons and sooo useful. 😀

  • Marimed

    Gorgeous!! Perfect for all seasons and sooo useful. 😀

  • Great color choice! Bright colors just make me happy. I'd def go with the same:)

  • That looks like a great bag for a mother! Full of lots of space but not distracting with baby prints all over it. Greatness!

  • So exciting! I've always wanted one of their bags!!

  • That looks like a great bag for a mother! Full of lots of space but not distracting with baby prints all over it. Greatness!

  • This bag is so cute. I have never heard of Lily Jade but I’m glad I know of them now! Here’s hoping I win 🙂

  • This bag is so cute. I have never heard of Lily Jade but I'm glad I know of them now! Here's hoping I win 🙂

  • I love this bag!!! I've been eyeing for months!

  • This is the bag I've had my eye on for baby #2 coming in October!

  • Love these candids!!!

  • Fantastic giveaway! I've been eyeing up these bags, would be great to win!!

  • I have wanted this exact bag for a long time…thanks for the opportunity! 🙂 Love your page!

  • I have wanted this exact bag for a long time…thanks for the opportunity! 🙂 Love your page!

  • This bag is useful and stunning. For babies, toddlers and beyond!

  • Rebecca Vrla

    I would love to have a lily jade bag!

  • Rebecca Vrla

    I would love to have a lily jade bag!

  • Jess Hicks

    I would LOVE to win this before baby #3 arrives in September! I’ve entered to win almost every giveaway, and this is the bag that I want! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jess Hicks

    I would LOVE to win this before baby #3 arrives in September! I've entered to win almost every giveaway, and this is the bag that I want! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sarah Ridings

    Super cute! Love it!

  • Sarah Ridings

    Super cute! Love it!

  • Love the color!

  • Love the color!

  • Love this bag. Super sleek and doesn't scream diaper bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Love Lily Jade! And your photos! My little babe is 5 months old and I would love to have one of these bags! Thanks for doing this!

  • Love this bag! Love the color. I've never heard of the maker but I think it's super chic and durable.

  • Rita Woodall

    Cute! Love the color and size. Looks really durable!

  • Rita Woodall

    Cute! Love the color and size. Looks really durable!

  • Kaidee Mehrer

    That red is gorgeous! I have wanted a Lily Jade for so long!

  • Kaidee Mehrer

    That red is gorgeous! I have wanted a Lily Jade for so long!

  • Jacqueline Burvill

    I love these bags – I’ve wanted one for so long!

  • Jacqueline Burvill

    I love these bags – I've wanted one for so long!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I love the brandy color!! 🙂

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I love the brandy color!! 🙂

  • Breena Strock

    You take great pictures I am glad to have found your blog, through Lily Jade Bags, I love it. I am also excited about the giveaway.

  • Breena Strock

    You take great pictures I am glad to have found your blog, through Lily Jade Bags, I love it. I am also excited about the giveaway.

  • Amrita Choudhury

    How Awesome!!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I really wish I win this for my sister as its her favorite color! Thanks again!

  • Amrita Choudhury

    How Awesome!!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I really wish I win this for my sister as its her favorite color! Thanks again!

  • Could definitely use a new bag. Mine's falling apart.

  • This looks like the PERFECT bag. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!:) Happy Friday!

  • This looks like the PERFECT bag. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!:) Happy Friday!

  • Jessica Elizabeth Hamilton

    Cute bag, I love the red.

  • Jessica Elizabeth Hamilton

    Cute bag, I love the red.

  • Love the bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Love the bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Adorable! I love what you say about motherhood changing a couple, but still being who they are!

  • Adorable! I love what you say about motherhood changing a couple, but still being who they are!

  • Jamie DeWitt

    love these bags!

  • Jamie DeWitt

    love these bags!

  • Judith Alegado

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway 🙂

  • Judith Alegado

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway 🙂

  • It’s so precious to me how excited you are for your friend! And those candids are so cute. It’s no wonder she asked you to take maternity pics!! 🙂

  • It's so precious to me how excited you are for your friend! And those candids are so cute. It's no wonder she asked you to take maternity pics!! 🙂

  • Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this stylish bag! My hubby doesn't understand my love for bags ( he thinks one or two should be enough to get the job done) but this bag has multiple uses! Ya can't argue with that!???? I also think it's so important to have relationships with other married couples. Mere is lucky to have you as a friend. I know that baby will be spoiled. Have a blessed day ????

  • Love the red color!! Crossing my fingers & toes

  • Mercedes Lyne

    Cute bag, I think I’d pick the black! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Mercedes Lyne

    Cute bag, I think I'd pick the black! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Joy Matthews – thank you so much! Such a great review!!!

  • I love this bag.The color is so on point!!!

  • DJohnson

    Great bag! I love the color!

  • DJohnson

    Great bag! I love the color!

  • Erica Pallutch

    I love Lily Jade! We do not have any bags but I have a few friends that have them and I would love to have one too!!

  • Erica Pallutch

    I love Lily Jade! We do not have any bags but I have a few friends that have them and I would love to have one too!!

  • Catherine K

    I would adore a Lily Jade of my own–they are so chic, and stylish!

  • Catherine K

    I would adore a Lily Jade of my own–they are so chic, and stylish!

  • Canquino

    Love this bag so much. I can't stop looking at all the bags!

  • Love this bag!

  • Paige Park Brayton

    I would be so honored to win one of these bags! I have looked at them I can’t tell you how many times. Dreaming of one of my own 🙂 Loving the red!! Thanks SO much for this wonderful chance!! ps- I loved reading through your blog!! great stuff!

  • Alina Conn

    This bag is gorgeous and has a lot of space. I’d love to use it on a daily basis.

  • Sean

    I’m loving the tassel accessory on the purse. It also has an amazing color!

  • Sean

    I'm loving the tassel accessory on the purse. It also has an amazing color!

  • ClickClick

    That is the cutest bag.

  • ClickClick

    That is the cutest bag.

  • The leather looks so nice! It's hard to find a good leather diaper bag.

  • I have had my eyes on these bags for a couple years! They are absolutely beautiful. Fingers crossed!

  • Love this bag in this color — so fun for summer!

  • Love this bag in this color — so fun for summer!

  • Dandi D

    This is such a great giveaway and I would definitely choose the red color!

  • Dandi D

    This is such a great giveaway and I would definitely choose the red color!

  • Jessica

    This is such a cute bag. Thanks for the chance!

  • Jessica

    This is such a cute bag. Thanks for the chance!

  • I’m pretty sure I would pee my pants and then faint if I won this giveaway. This is the exact bag I’ve had my eye on for months now (although in Brandy) but with baby #2 coming, we just can’t justify the price right now. What else can I do to win? 😉

  • I'm pretty sure I would pee my pants and then faint if I won this giveaway. This is the exact bag I've had my eye on for months now (although in Brandy) but with baby #2 coming, we just can't justify the price right now. What else can I do to win? 😉

  • PS, not sure if I was supposed to put my Pinterest name or the link, so I put the name, and here's the link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/29484572537985246/

  • These bags are fabulous!! I love them! We're having baby #4 and mama could use a little fabulous in her life.

  • smbrink

    Beautiful bag! Love that bright color, too 🙂

  • smbrink

    Beautiful bag! Love that bright color, too 🙂

  • such a cute bag & i love the pop of red!

  • such a cute bag & i love the pop of red!

  • I LOVE this bag and the color!!

  • The color of this bag is stunning!

  • These are so great Beth! I love the contrast of the red bag!

  • That is an ADORABLE bag!

  • That is an ADORABLE bag!

  • I love that bag so much, and I love your posts when you talk about your friendships and the sweet people in your life. I am a little (a lot) obsessed with your blog, and I absolutely love it for finding inspiration and blogging help!!

  • I love that bag so much, and I love your posts when you talk about your friendships and the sweet people in your life. I am a little (a lot) obsessed with your blog, and I absolutely love it for finding inspiration and blogging help!!

  • Kinsey Allen

    Absolutely amaaaazing design, and so functional! Thank you for this awesome giveaway 🙂 Good luck everyone!

  • Kinsey Allen

    Absolutely amaaaazing design, and so functional! Thank you for this awesome giveaway 🙂 Good luck everyone!

  • Melanie F

    Oh this mama SO absolutely LOVES this bag as much as you do!!! I’ve been swooning/drooling over these forever… I would go nuts to have one for my baby girls diaper bag AND it’s the perfect everyday/mama bag too! xx

  • Melanie F

    Oh this mama SO absolutely LOVES this bag as much as you do!!! I've been swooning/drooling over these forever… I would go nuts to have one for my baby girls diaper bag AND it's the perfect everyday/mama bag too! xx

  • Stacy Bergschneider

    This bag is beautiful and I know my newly pregnant friend would ROCK it! Would love to win it for her. 🙂

  • Absolutely adore Lily Jade bags!! I’ve been dying for one for a while as it would be perfect for hauling around all of my ‘kids’ stuff!

  • Denisa Ivascu

    Cool giveaway! I love the bag. ^^

  • Denisa Ivascu

    Cool giveaway! I love the bag. ^^

  • I see these bags everywhere now, and I know for sure it’s the bag I want when I get pregnant, which is hopefully soon!

  • I see these bags everywhere now, and I know for sure it's the bag I want when I get pregnant, which is hopefully soon!

  • Katie @ A Worker at Home

    Oh I LOVE this bag! Where was it when I was pregnant with my first!? I would love this for baby #3 and that red color is STUNNING

  • Katie @ A Worker at Home

    Oh I LOVE this bag! Where was it when I was pregnant with my first!? I would love this for baby #3 and that red color is STUNNING

  • jennatracy

    Oh my dear this bag looks fabulous!!

  • Jess Vartanian

    Would love a new travel bag!!

  • Jess Vartanian

    Would love a new travel bag!!

  • What a cute bag! Love how it is fashionable yet functional at same time

  • Lindsay Cremona

    So, I’m a Lindsay C. Any chance that means I’m one of the winners? 🙂 #fingerscrossed

    • Sorry Lindsay, you’re not 🙁 The winners have been contacted already and connected with our contact at Lily Jade. I’m so sorry but thank you for being a part of the Oak + Oats community and good luck next time!! XOXO

      • Lindsay Cremona

        gah, too bad. But at least she’s got a great name 🙂

  • Lindsay Cremona

    So, I'm a Lindsay C. Any chance that means I'm one of the winners? 🙂 #fingerscrossed

  • Sorry Lindsay, you're not 🙁 The winners have been contacted already and connected with our contact at Lily Jade. I'm so sorry but thank you for being a part of the Oak + Oats community and good luck next time!! XOXO

  • Lindsay Cremona

    gah, too bad. But at least she's got a great name 🙂