...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve indulged in some pillow shopping. I’m holding out until we’re moved into the Underdog.

I guess you could say I’ve gotta thang fer pillas. They’re temporary {great for my frequent desire to switch up our decor on a whim}, inexpensive {especially pillow covers that can be placed over forms I already own}, and can help define a mood/color scheme in any room {personally I like to mix colors, patterns and textures together instead of just using a pair of matching pillows}.

So when Stacey contacted me about her new Etsy shop that features handmade pillow covers I was all ears…uh, eyes…although I admit that pillows sometimes talk to me. Weird? Good. I didn’t think so either. Modest Pillows is a great option if you’re looking to add a punch of color or pattern to your decor. You can use them to cover existing pillows or new forms.

Just browsing through Stacey’s shop has me twitching a little.

Must. Get. Pillows.

No, wait. Must get at least one bathroom and the kitchen finished at the Underdog then…Must. Get. Pillows.

No need for you to wait though. Stacey is offering up a gift card to her new Etsy shop as a giveaway this week! Lucky ducks. Here are all the details:

  • PRIZE: one $25 gift card to Modest Pillows
  • RULES: You must be at least 18 years old to enter. One entry per email address. International readers: You’re good to go on this giveaway. Stacey ships all over the world!
  • HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “COVER ME!”
  • DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, March 8th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Friday, March 9th.
  • WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Since we’re talking modesty here, divulge your most ‘un-modest’ moment. I’ll go first. I was standing in line for the trash in my high school cafeteria. I had just finished eating and was waiting to dump my trash and return my lunch tray. It was a hot, hot day. Our backwoods school had no air conditioning so several oscillating floor fans were turned on at their highest speeds. I was wearing a skirt…do you see where this is going? When one of the fans came around and faced me at full blast, I had something of a Marilyn Monroe street grate moment. But not nearly as sexy. My skirt blew up above my waist but because I was still holding my tray full of dishes, I didn’t have a free hand to push my skirt back down. So I just stood there holding my tray with my skirt blowing in the breeze until the oscillating fan turned the other way. I was mortified. Definitely not a modest moment.

If you’re interested in purchasing pillow covers from Modest Pillows, use the discount code “HOUSE” to receive 15% off your order. Offer ends March 31st, 2012.

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319 Comments

04.March.2012

Cover Me! Can’t think of an immodest moment – maybe I’ve blocked it out!

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04.March.2012

“COVER ME!”

The first immodest moment I can think of is childbirth. I didn’t give two toots about it either…just wanted to get that baby out!

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! Immodest moment…….when I was in middle school my bedroom was right across the bathroom. After my shower I would always streak and run across the hall to my room for some reason. Well one time, there was company over and well…all were embarrased. :)

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04.March.2012

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I was pretty heavy in high school and on our dance team. For our last routine of the yr, the other seniors outvoted me for our final uniform choice and chose our white cropped tees with sheer sleeves and black stretchy pants. My top was too snug AND too short. Even with 2 sports bras and a tank top layered underneath, I was pulling my top down to cover my belly after every High-V in our routine…needless to say, it was not flattering NOR a good representation of my dance skills!

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04.March.2012

Cover Me! Senior year of high school I decided to dye my hair….. from strawberry blond to an auburn color…..it came out so dark it looked Black!

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04.March.2012

Cover Me!
Nothing comes to mind at this very moment… I’m sure i’ve had a fair share of “un-modest” moments, plenty, just nothing comes to mind… I love pillows though!

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04.March.2012

Cover me!! Immodest Moment? Didn’t know my button was unbuttoned at work. Realized it around lunch time–bra was showing and all. Not sure if it just happened or was that way all morning! I’d like to think it happened 2 second before I found it!

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04.March.2012

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Mine is a high school moment too! Us cheerleaders rode the bus with the band to an away game, and the bus was running really late. We raced across the field quickly, finished getting ready, and did a super fast stretch. I kept feeling like it was really breezy that night. Took me a few rallies and kicks in front of the crowd before I realized I was missing my “spankies” (aka: the briefs that go over your underwear under your cheer skirt. And yes, a few crowd-goers did notice my bikini undies. :) My fun bright colored pair stuck out pretty good when compared to the rest of the skirts being black underneath. Lol!

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! This is a situation where having an embarrassing life moment could come in handy. Oh well. I sure love those modest pillows covers; the bold pink floral has me drooling.

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! I have to go along with Ann, l’ve blocked out all my immodest moments as well!

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04.March.2012

Cover me! I thought I was being sexy and wore thigh high pantyhose (no garters) to work so I could meet a boyfriend later. As I was walking thru the lobby of the building I worked at at lunch time I felt the elastic “ping” and let loose and one dark lacy nylon rolled down my leg and landed on my shoe with a puff. I was in the middle of the lobby in daylight full of people in my boring corporate suite with one naked pale leg and one black nylon covered leg. There are no bathrooms on that level and my office was 5 floors away. I walked into the elevator and was with a male work colleague. I told him to close his eyes and turn around and stepped out of my shoe and removed the offending stockings. He was laughing at me the whole time and couldn’t wait to tell his wife about it. I blush with mortification to this day just thinking about it. Talk about a wardrobe malfunction!

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04.March.2012

Cover me! I’d say my least modest moment was tripping down a flight of stairs, head over heels, tail over bum… or something like that. In front of downtown LA’s working lunch crowd. In a suit, with a skirt and heels. Needless to say, they called an ambulance, everyone was hovering over me… and I know my skirt went up but was too concerned with the head bump to notice…

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! My pillows are in serious need of a makeover! I hope I win because my living room needs some sprucing up and pillow covers would be the perfect way to do that.

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Cover me! Oh gosh, in high school I was jumping over a really high fence with a friend after track practice. On my way down, my sweats got caught on the fence and totally ripped! I screamed “I just put a hole in my pants!” right in front of the softball team that was practicing next to us :)

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! I can’t think of an unmodest moment, LAME, I know! I’m sure there is one, I just can’t remember…

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! Wow her pillows are gorgeous!

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! I can’t think of one right now, but the pillows are adorable!

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04.March.2012

Cover me! I need some pillows :-)

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04.March.2012

COVER ME!

and my immodest moment would be all of my clothing choices of middle/early high school

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! I’m with Laura M… I didn’t care about modesty in high school!

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! My most immodest moment was at a wedding a few years ago. I had had a couple glasses of wine and wasn’t exactly in top form. So much so that when I finished going to the bathroom I pulled my nylons up and caught the back of my dress in it. It just so happens I wasn’t wearing any underwear. I walked out of the bathroom and back towards the reception. Luckily a good samaritan caught me before I made my way back onto the dance floor and informed me that my rear was completely on display. Utterly horrifying. But also pretty funny now that some time has passed :-)

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04.March.2012

Cover me!! Can’t think of any moments right now. I’m sure I have them!

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Cover me! I can’t think of an unmodest moment, right now but I’m sure I have one…

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04.March.2012

COVER ME! I’ve had a few immodest moments, one that sticks out is jumping on the trampoline in a bridesmaid’s dress (my sister’s wedding) and the (empire waist) dress flying up over my head, exposing my underwear to a dozen or so young wedding guests! It was an outdoor wedding at my parents’ house. Pretty embarrassing!

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04.March.2012

Cover me! Can’t think of anything immodest, but I do loooove those pillows!

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04.March.2012

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No major mortifying moments here! Lots of little embarrassments in the memory banks, but thankfully nothing too immodest. I have to admit I thought childbirth would be a little horrific in that regard, but after what seemed like 8000 prenatal exams there was little shock value remaining.

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04.March.2012

cover me!

I’m incredibly modest…I wear one piece bathing suits by choice…I just like being covered what can I say. But I will admit that in high school on the volleyball team we used to do what we called shanking – basically we could pull each others loose shorts down, I think some people call it pantsing, but we didn’t…I’m sure I got shanked a time or two.

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04.March.2012

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I had a few “un-modest” moments while learning to breastfeed in public… wardrobe malfunctions, sleep deprivation, just plain clumsiness to blame. ;)

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Cover me!
Hmmmm….I can’t think of any…but then, I’m a labour and delivery nurse and have had all my babies where I work…so technically my co-workers have seen, um, everything…LOL

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04.March.2012

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My not so modest moment would be when my boss walked in on me on the john because he was too cheap to replace the broken doorknob. It was replaced later that week. After four years. Ugh.

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04.March.2012

Please, COVER ME! :)

I’m currently blanking on an immodest moment to share, but I’m liking these adorable pillow covers!

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04.March.2012

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No wardrobe malfunctions, but having lived in Japan for a while, communal bathing is impossible to avoid and can be fairly horrifying if you’re not used it!

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05.March.2012

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The life of a mother with young boys is never modest…I don’t know what it is about little boys but they are constantly grabbing a certain region or sticking their hands down my shirt….often in public. Awesome.

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05.March.2012

Cover me!
Thanks

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COVER ME! Oh yay, an international giveaway! Thank you!
Hmm, my most immodest moment… One moment that stands out is my wedding day when climbing into the back of the vintage wedding car, my hoop skirt pouffed up funny and I flashed the driver – my good friend’s dad. Oops!

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05.March.2012

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A few years ago I was waiting in line at security at the airport holding my then 2 year old son. He grabbed my shirt and somehow pulled both my shirt and bra down and gave all the surrounding people a full frontal view of me!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME!
My most immodest moment would be forgetting to put a singlet top on underneath a lowish cut dress…I’m a kindergarten teacher…not cool!

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05.March.2012

Cover me! I agree with several others that childbirth had the be the least modest time ever! All the nurses were trying to help my son latch on and I got so used to letting it all hang out that I assumed everyone that came in my room wanted me to whip my gown off…whoops, not everyone!

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05.March.2012

Cover me! I can’t think of anything, but I’m very clumsy and I once fell head first into some bushes!

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05.March.2012

Cover me ! I have a very old memory … I must have been 4 or 5 and I went to kindergarten with a dress on but without any panties … I was mortified (see, 30+ years later, I still remember !) … fortunately, the staff there had a full closet of spare clothing and I was able to spend the day covered, well, from bottom up !

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05.March.2012

COVER ME!!!! please :)

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05.March.2012

cover me!!

Our old flat was a studio with a straight beach view.
Windows from floor to ceiling, no place to hide.
Lots and lots of tourists walking by. every.time.of.day.

we moved! :)

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05.March.2012

“Cover me!!!” Please. :)

Immodesty comes regularly to me… not by choice. My most recent would have been when I was getting a back tattoo (crossed that one off the bucket list with wild abandon!)… the tattoo shop had just relocated and had no privacy screens up and fronted onto a busy commercial street… of course the tattoo artist needed the removal of my top, and to undo my bra (luckily I’d had the good sense to search out the only female artist in the area) but I still managed to faint off the chair, in the process exposing my half naked self to the passersby on the busy street. Thankfully it was one of those moments dulled by pain, and I somehow managed to place myself back in the chair pretending like it was something I did every day. I haven’t been back to that particular street since. Ah well, it was an experience, and isn’t that what bucket lists are all about?

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05.March.2012

Cover Me! The pillows are gorgeous…

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Cover me! Can’t think of any immodest moments – I hope that doesn’t mean it is yet to come!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I have a new home, but need some beautiful pillowcovers to make it look warm and cozy. These absolutely will! :)
My most immodest moment was when I packed my backpack to travel from the US back to Europe and had to walk for 15 minutes to the bus stop, crossed a busy crossroad two times and decided last minute to buy some snacks at a supermarket. I noticed some cars honking, but didn’t give attention to it. But then, in line to pay for my groceries I figured out why they were honking.. One of my bra’s apparently wasn’t completely packed in the backpack somehow and turned out dangling -in it’s complete length- on the side of my backpack!! Very, very embarrassing.

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05.March.2012

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I helped a friend to move from her apartment and of course I was wearing old, not no so nice clothes. My jeans were a bit thin at the back and just as I climbed into the moving van, I heard a cracking sound … and the HUGE already curious crowd at the bus stop (imagine two 20 year old girls, a van, and a big sofa) had something to watch. Luckily I lived in the same building and could change quickly.

Thanks for the international giveaway!

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05.March.2012

Cover me! Immodest moment…too many to remember but probably skirt hitched up in undies after being to the toilet along with the obligatory piece of toilet paper peeking out a wee bit! Don’t you love a bad pun!!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I can’t think of a revealing moment right now – probably because I’m distracted by the gorgeous pillows! :)

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! One of my most recent immodest moments happened just a few months ago. I got out of my car and walked across a parking lot to meet my best friend and her husband. Her husband was closest to me so I walked in front of him first and as I did, he coughed and awkwardly said, “uh, meg… Your dress is having an issue…” mortified, I quickly asked his wife what was up and she informed me that the back of my dress was, indeed, tucked into my leggings. My worst nightmare… And it was at church of all places.

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