Mama Runs With Scissors – And Gives Away a Prize

When I stumble around on Etsy, I always look to the seller’s shop name first. It’s akin to judging a book by its cover, I know, but if the name doesn’t strike me, I move on.

A name like Mama Runs With Scissors is like Smucker’s, it has to be good. And Jennifer, said crazy running mama, doesn’t disappoint.

She’s taken the leg warmer craze and gone kick-ass with skulls, unicorns and ninja power for her Kool Kid Legs, and thrown in some twirly handmade tutus and sassy skirts. Mama Runs has taken the traditional (what’s sweeter than a skirt?) and thrown it out the window with her prison stripes skirts with a sweetheart applique and the layers of tutu tulle with a giant belt.

And before you moms of boys think you should pass this one by, her Kool Kid Legs do the impossible and actually STAY UP, so you can slip a pirate pair up his arms to turn his favorite t-shirt into winter wear.

She’s found just the right mix of funk, great quality and decent prices (a tutu and Kool Kid Legs set is just $27, while a onesie and set of legs is $18).

Mama Runs with Scissors is giving one Inside Out winner a Valentine’s Day skirt (any size from 3 months to 9/10) and a pair of Kool Kid Legs of your choice. Want to win? Check out the site, and come back to tell me in comments what you think rocks about Mama Runs . . . Get extra entries by grabbing my badge and/or blogging about this contest and all (remember to leave the link in comments as well).

Open to U.S. and Canadian residents, the contest will close on February 2, so remember to check back or subscribe at left to be notified right away. NEW SUBSCRIBERS for the month of February will all be entered to win the Become Hand Smoothing Complex and Rejuvenating Hand Creme. An additional five winners will walk away with a Weekend prize pack! Already a subscriber? Refer a friend to be entered into the giveaway for five more. If they subscribe in February and shoot me an e-mail telling me who referred them, you’ll be entered to win!

And for more goodies this week, check out the Bloggy Carnival going on – and come back next week for the Monday giveaway

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  1. Extra cute!! Do I have to say anything pithy? because I am fresh out of pithy. I will say I just started sewing gain and stuff like this really inspires me!

  2. Where have I been? I love the leg warmers on the arms and could hers be any cuter! Sign me up. Thanks

  3. Oh my gosh- her stuff rocks! Her bright colors and funky prints totally fit in with my unpink theory- even the pink stuff!! I hearted her shop.

  4. omg…. i love these!!! I must get some for my girls

  5. those are so cute! and my sis would LOVE the tutu!!

  6. i love the DESIGN YOUR OWN PIRATE TUTU- my dd would love it!

  7. I loved all the Kool Kid legs. Thanks.

  8. I love the sweetheart onesie! These clothes are so hip!

  9. So cute! I love the stuff on that site!

  10. awesome bright colors and fun prints. too cute!!1elkesten at yahoo dot com

  11. These are adorable. I really like the KOOL KID LEGS–CHASE THE GREY DAYS AWAY with JUICY FRUIT RAINBOWS–THIS PAIR WITH RED. Thank

  12. Her colors and patterns are so unusual and vibrant! I love so many of the items in her shop!katiekarr at gmail dot com

  13. She has so many different styles to choose from. I like them all! Thanks for the chance!

  14. What a selection! I love the PINK ARGYLE HEARTS on BLACK! And the fact that they stay up — that sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  15. i love the ladybug love onesie!

  16. Roo would love the pinky the skull skirt and ninja legwarmers… yes, she’s a girl of many contrasts.

  17. I love the bright colors, skulls, and striped leg warmers. Everything is so cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. omg, they’re all so vibrant! I love the unique designs!!!

  19. She has such cute leg warmers(or arms…which is how I love them). I have seen a lot of these around, but she has so many cool designs that I havent seen that would really match a lot of stuff like the monkey face ones..go great with my daughter bobby jack stuff…or the bikes, or pirates for the boys…I really love the boys.

  20. I have your badge.

  21. The site is so cool – I love all the bright colors and crazy color combinations – really neat!

  22. What a neat site! I’ve seen the warmers before, but never thought of putting them on arms to make a t-shirt good for winter!becky at harts dot name

  23. How funky! I agree with everyone else…leg warmers on the arms is genius! thanks for the

  24. So cute! Our first baby (a little girl) is due in 8 weeks and I LOVE the shop. I would love a cute little skirt for her.

  25. I love that she uses unique patterns that aren’t so “baby”

  26. I’m so tired of cutesy baby things and these are perfect for my daughter’s personality!

  27. I have your badge on my blog.

  28. Super cute! Loving the B&W jail stripes with B&W skull skirt. Not your average kid. Our Jillian would love them too.

  29. Her stuff is awesome! I love that she does custom orders too!

  30. I love anything with sock monkey prints and Mama doesn’t disappoint!

  31. I’m having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I’m chosen as the lucky winner!!!a

  32. This is such a fun shop! Loads of whimisical and creative pieces!I love it!


  34. Cute! I love your site and especially love your photos!

  35. I love her stuff! It’s so funky fun!! =)

  36. I have your button!

  37. I love the black and white pirate style! I stumbled across her site before and love this stuff, such great prices!

  38. I just love the Kool Aid Legs Heart and Skulls. That is so cute! Thank you!

  39. I love her store! I like the funky and not so cutesty choices for girls. I love the YAR MATEY PIRATEY STRIPES legwarmers.

  40. I love how Mama Runs displays her goodies on the clothesline! I wish I had 10% of her creative talent. The pink argyle hearts on black leggings? To die for. Why aren’t they in MY size?Great giveaway. Thanks!

  41. I love all her stuff. My girls are really into the skull and cross bones and they loved everything that she had. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  43. I love the selection of tutus she offers! There is a pink that is so deep & bold, its beautiful!

  44. wow please enter me in for this i think very thing over there is so cute and i just like every thing realy i do when it comes to shoping i have a heard time makeing up mu mind as to what to get i can spend hr’s in a store just trying to pick some thing out that i want un less i well have a list any how please enter me infor this its to cute thanks

  45. I like the Wild Thing- Pink Camo- Kid Legs. My daughter would think they were so cool.

  46. Here funky styles rock! I have a few of her items favorited already! I am dying for the ninja leg warmers, but my hubby has me on a spending freeze until he is employed, lol.

  47. I love her funky style. I absolutely love all of the striped leg warmers, and I love that they can be used for arm warmers as well!millkara [at]

  48. OMG I love everything! The tutu & leg set is awesome!mcginnisfamily5(at)yahoo(dot)com

  49. These are fantastic. DH loves the ninja power ones. Can we get them in “daddy and me” sets ya think?Jenny

  50. These are the coolest leg warmers I’ve seen. There’s something for everyone, no matter your taste. Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. HELLO!thank you jeanne for the awesome write up! i am so excited you wanted to share my creations on your fabulous blog.good luck everybody!!

  52. Those kids look like they are having so much fun.I love our designs,especially those Peace and Love Leg Warmers.I am always looking for some way to extend my kids wardrobe and these would make them so popular with their buddies !Thanks for the chance to win !

  53. pirate tutus!!!! omg. i wanted all of the ones pictured and then some. my little girls fat baby legs would look so sweet in just about everything she’s got there. and the prices are not bad either.

  54. Those are so pretty cool prints and colors! I love it!Thanks for an opportunity to win this!ellybean (at)

  55. I am absolutely head over heels for her leggins and onesie/tutu sets! I love the kitty cat kid-legs and the fact that they can be worn on the arms as well! Too cool. Thanks for a great giveaway…Jennionething (at) beautifulheritage (dot) com

  56. I love that she does custom orders for any of her items. That’s really cool.

  57. I adore all of the cute skull patterns!

  58. Everything is so cute. I love the leg warmers itty bitty monkey love. Cute, pink and with monkeys.Thanks for sharingRene

  59. oh it’s ALL so cute!! I especially love the LADYBUG LOVE–4 PIECE COORDINATING SET

  60. love these- these are pure adorable

  61. I like how she offers many different colors and patterns.

  62. Her site is very eclectic and unique! I adore the Pirate Tutus and Kool Kid Legging worn with them.Please enter me in your drawing.Many thanks, Cindijchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  63. these are so cute and edgy at the same time! perfect for my little rockstar baby!

  64. So how well do these fit adults? Seriously…anyone tried? I love turning tees into winter shirts idea.

  65. So cool! I love the Skullarina!tornem(at)

  66. I think the Halloween outfits rock! Just the right bit of edge and cute all mixed together!

  67. Really cute!

  68. What a great shop!! Her name is adorable, and her baby leg warmers are super cool. So many more great fabrics than the baby legs we have.Thankstaraveggiemcveggie at gmail dot com

  69. love teh sets witht eh kool kid legs and tutu! very cute!

  70. I love that the leg warmers can be worn on the arms. Very cool!Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  71. Very unique. I think the Halloween designs and tutu skirts are very cute.

  72. The design your own pirate tutu rocks!

  73. Love the tutus with the leggings!

  74. All very cute stuff. I like the ladybug love 4pc set. It would look so cute on my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!kamlchap(at)gmail(dot)com

  75. Love the silly monkeys

  76. these are a must have sign me

  77. I love the variety of patterns! And that they are affordabe!

  78. The colors and patterns are fab. I like how they can wear them on their arms! Thanks for the chance.scrappylori at gmail dot com

  79. I love the sweetheart onesie!! Adorable stuff!

  80. I love the matching combos! Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. I really like all the different patterns, very unique!

  82. I love this: PINKY THE SKULL–with HEARTS and ROSES SKIRT but I love how she has items in sets; that’s awesome!Thanks for the giveaway!Robincokelush at gmail

  83. Everything rocks! I especially like the b&w pirate legs!

  84. I love the leg warmers I bookmarked it

  85. I think my girl is way too girly to appreciate any of those – she’s all about skirts but prefers to have bare legs. But my little guys could sure use some of these! I especially like the winking pirates.

  86. Love the tutus! I think it rocks that she has things that match her leg warmers, and the price of the leg warmers is great. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win! :)adashofsassitude(at)

  87. Her patterns are awesome!Great giveaway! Count me in.bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  88. I love all the skulls! My 3 year old daughter is very into pirates!

  89. I love these. I have actually seen her Etsy shop before, and LOVE it. I use them on my son’s arms when he is in the hospital so he doesn’t pick at his IV sites, and we use them on his legs to go with his cloth diapers. My daughter loves wearing them on her arms, and legs too. I need to buy some, but will totally cross my fingers and toes that I win some as well. I hate being poor. πŸ˜‰

  90. I like the pink with black polka dots- great for my little one who only wears dresses- but won’t wear tights ! I did not even think about putting them on the arms- how perfect for the darn Dora shirt she wears overtop of the dresses- isn’t being 2 great?

  91. I love the fact that her stuff is edgy and fun. Hard to find in kid’s clothes. Thanks for a super giveaway!jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

  92. I also really adore the star skirts and the star leg warmers, the stars on black are too cute

  93. I love the ladybug skirt and the valentine skirt with the black and white polka dot baby legs. Too cute! cookiecutter72 at hotmail dot com

  94. I love the Skull Applique Onesie!sp

  95. I love all the neat designs! =) I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. They are cool and not so cutsie!I like the skullerina skirt.It’s perfect for the temperment of my bratty little girls!!LilithSilvermane(at)gmail(dot)com

  97. Wow, I love her Esty shop. It is so colorful and fun and those tutu’s Rock!Thanks for a chance to win,Christina

  98. I love that one pair is only $8 and the more you buy the cheaper per pair! I also love that this is a local (Portland) Mama… I’m all about supporting local business!

  99. I love that they have BOY styles that are obviously ‘boy’, not kinda boy. My son always wants to wear baby legs like his sisters but they just aren’t ‘boy’ enough. These are great!!

  100. My daughter would love the DESIGN YOUR OWN PIRATE TUTU and KOOL KID LEGS COMBO!!!

  101. I think she rocks becausee she wants to make sure you ar more then happy with what you buy…

  102. Loved the KOOL KID LEGS–THICK GREY STRIPE with BIG SKULLS. Everything is at a great price too.

  103. I love “mama”! I’m a customer and love ALL her stuff! My little daughter LOVES her legwarmers! πŸ™‚

  104. I love her Etsy shop. I have been looking through it recently, trying to pick something for my daugther (the challenge is finding only one, rather than the whole store)

  105. Wow, she sold out of her stuff!! Nice things, like the

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  107. i love that you can turn a summer shirt into a winter shirt so easily. all together i love your explanation of “mama runs with scissor”… just all around fun! thanks

  108. Cute stuff! I love the appliqued onesie & legging combo! Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Great store! Love the designs, they are so cute. I think my fave is the pink argyle hearts on blackThanks for the chance!

  110. I have your button on my sidebar!

  111. What a cool idea that you can wear them on the arms too, I love it! I especially like her ARGYLE STARS–BLUES on BLACK ones

  112. I love that shop! The DESIGN YOUR OWN PIRATE TUTU and KOOL KID LEGS COMBO is super cute!

  113. I love the variety of things they have available, the rainbow and black/pink w/hearts legwarmers are so cute-I would love to get some for my daughter!micaela6955 at msn dot com

  114. The bike legs are great.

  115. The Kool Kid Legs are definitely cool! Brittany would love them!jenius47(at)hotmail(dot)com

  116. Adorable!! And the tutu’s are super cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!janine at

  117. So cute! I love the bright crazy patterns.

  118. She’s very Punky and I Love that! My daughter is a little punk and probably always will be! Thankse-mail:

  119. I absolutly adore the hot pink apliqued onsie and kool kid legs set! The colors are amazing!

  120. I love all the skirt and kool kid leg combos!

  121. The sweetheart onsie and the design your own pirate tutu are awesome. This shop rulz. Thanks,

  122. She rocks because boys can wear them too! I love the fun bike print – my son would love that he can still wear his fav t-shirts from the summer in the winter! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  123. The Pirate Tutus & the sweetheart onesies are my faves….great ideas!Sign me up!

  124. My son would love the NINJA POWER

  125. I put your button on my

  126. I like the Silly Monkeys leg warmers.

  127. BE MY VALENTINE–STRIPED SKIRT with HEART APPLIQUE–SKIRT and LEG WARMER COMBO–this is adorable. I really love it.

  128. I love the KOOL KID LEGS–THICK GREY STRIPE with BIG SKULLS. These would look so cute on my youngest.

  129. I have never seen so many awesome babylegs. My kids hate pink frillies, but skulls and peace signs–now that’s different! Wow!allmycrazycats AT

  130. I like how these leggings are so different, not like all the other “cutesy” ones that are available everywhere else!HobartsMama AT

  131. What a great shop! mama runs with scissors has a wonderful variety of designs!

  132. I love her punky designs! I also love that shows kids wearing them on their arms which I have not seen before! The sparrows on blue stripes is my favorite!kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

  133. PINKY THE SKULL–with HEARTS and ROSES SKIRT–SIZES 3MOS TO 9YRS AVAILABLE–PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF ANY LEG WARMERS IN MY SHOP is my favorite! Love the punky style she has going!mommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  134. I have your button on my blog: Heremommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  135. I blogged about this giveaway: Heremommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  136. This shop is GREAT! I love the rainbow leggings and all the stuff with skulls!

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