...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

05.March.2012

Cover me! My immodest moments likely happened when I was young and deemed it acceptable to drink excessive amounts of vodka. I prefer not to think of those times.

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05.March.2012

Cover me! Nothing like having your bathing suit bottoms fall off when you dive into a pool!

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05.March.2012

Cover Me! What a great collection of fabrics!

I was on a double date crawling through some ice caves. My favorite pair of jeans ripped right through the seam in the rear, and was illuminated by my date’s flashlight as he crawled along behind me. We were too far into the cave to turn back, so thankfully my date gave up his sweatshirt to wrap around my waist!

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05.March.2012

Cover Me! This is appropriate considering you’ve been discussing your bathroom window, but when we moved into our first house, there was a window in the shower. It looked like it had privacy film on it, so we, being young and naive, thought no one could see us. A few weeks after we moved in and I was getting to know my next-door neighbor, she casually mentioned “you know, we can see you in the shower”. We called the glass block company that day and had the whole thing replaced.

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05.March.2012

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Has to be Childbirth!

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05.March.2012

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My most immodest moment? I was out late in the city one night with some friends, leaving a club and walking back to the parking garage to get the car to go home. A group of homeless people were sitting in on the stoop into one of the buildings, eating some chicken wings. I didn’t know it, but they were tossing the bones onto the sidewalk. I was wearing a dress and tripped over some of the bones on the sidewalk, causing me to go flying down onto the pavement, with my dress going over my head and giving everyone on the sidewalk and driving by in the street a good show. I got up as quickly as I could and took my shoes off, but I didn’t get up fast enough because a cab driver slammed on the brakes just so he could tell me that was the best thing he had seen all night and did I want a ride home!!! After that moment, I’ve never worn a dress when I go out with my friends!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I love these pillows and my house definitely could use something this cute in it! I’m drawing a complete blank on an immodest moment. I bet there are plenty now that I’m married!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I’m sure there’s been many, but the immodest moment that first comes to mind is when my zipper was down on my jeans! My husband noticed and was trying to get my attention, but I thought he was just being affectionate and making contact with me across the room. My friend’s 12 year old son was in the room and no doubt noticed. Please tell me I’m not the only one!! ha!

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05.March.2012

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Breastfeeding my youngest at a football game when my oldest grabbed the nursing cover and pitched it into the aisle. Hello fully exposed breast to a hundred people! lol

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I had the notorious long piece of toilet paper on my shoe, dragging it behind me back to a restaurant table. My friends felt so bad for me, they ripped it off under the table without telling me.

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I’ll come back later to leave a modest moment! I’m at work and trying to be a good employee!

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05.March.2012

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I guess that breastfeeding in front of my father in law felt very immodest at first, but we all got used to it pretty soon!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! My most immodest moment had to be streaking the quad of our college campus with twenty of my best girlfriends the night before graduation. Admittedly, we went to an all-women’s college, but it was still slightly terrifying to let it all hang out there!

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05.March.2012

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I cant think of any immodest moments right now (i keep things under wraps as best as possible) but I guess you can count the numerous times I flashed my friends! hahaha

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05.March.2012

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I was about twenty three and was on a date with a new fellow for the first time. Had been to the doctor for a UTI and was given an antibiotic. Although I knew better, I had one drink. It made me very ill, very quickly. I vomited all over the guy’s feet.. never to date him again.

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05.March.2012

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I’m having them more lately than I’d care to admit. My 18 month old is in full blast stranger anxiety. When she starts feeling anxious, her comfort of choice is to stick her tiny little hand directly down my shirt & grab my breasts. I don’t even want to talk about how many “strangers” have gotten an awkward glimpse of my “girls” in the supermarket, Target, etc lately.

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05.March.2012

“COVER ME!” Lets face it, i’m a dude….my life is a string of immodest moments peppered with all the dumb things guys say and do. So as you can see if anyone needs pillows it’s me….lol.

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Cover me! Most immodest moment- running topless- while covering my bits with hands of course- in my sorority house. Hanging.Head.In.Shame.

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05.March.2012

Cover me! I can’t come up with an immodest moment, I’m sure I’ve had serveral and I’ll probably think of a good one later!

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05.March.2012

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I have three young kids….I lost all sense of modesty a long time ago!

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05.March.2012

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I have these fantastic black yoga pants that I used to wear all the time on the weekends. One weekend I was in the grocery store when my husband loudly exclaimed- you have hearts on your underwear! He then proceeded to let me know that you can see straight through the seat of my pants and he has been able to for the last month. He apparently thought I knew that my pants were see-through. Ha!

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05.March.2012

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I entered a talent show in middle school and sung Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”. Well, I say I sung it, but when I got up to the mic an the music started I was so nervous that I began to throw up all ove the microphone! Since it was on of course, the sound of me throwing up was magnified so everyone could hear it. I was so embarrassed. That song haunts me to this day!

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05.March.2012

Cover me! My most immodest moment was when I wanted to show my sister how I’d figured out a neat trick for getting changed out of my swimsuit. I pulled down the straps of my swimsuit, then put my bra on over my swimsuit, then pulled down the swimsuit. Voila! All covered in one smooth move – only when I tried to show my sister, the bra didn’t slide down like it should have, and my sister got a full frontal flashing!

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05.March.2012

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I was a nanny and was with the two kids in the pool- their parents and some friends were having lunch outside a few feet away when the littlest kid ripped my swimsuit down. I will never recover.

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I think I must’ve blocked out all my un-modest moments – thankfully!

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Cover me! Once at a company office party I flashed my boss and his wife by accident while crossing the street! Yikes!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! Too tired this morning at work to think of any moments but I know there are too too many!

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05.March.2012

cover me! i was in a school play in high school that was performed at a school wide assembly and the back of my kilt was accidentally flipped up.

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05.March.2012

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Kids cause all kinds of embarrassing moments. When I was sixteen and holding my niece (she was about 2 months old) – she tried ‘latching on’ I was so embarrassed I almost dropped her!

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05.March.2012

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My most unmodest moment was actually very similar to yours! Our high school had two buildings that we had to walk back and forth to. I wore alot of skirts and a couple times, my skirt blew up around my waist! It was hard to control when I was carrying books!

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05.March.2012

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In college as I was leaving the elevator with my laundry on a Friday night, my bra fell out of my laundry basket. The other students in the elevator called me back to let me know!

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05.March.2012

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Other than a closet door with a mirror on it opening in my direction during childbirth…I put my son in the seat of the cart for the first time at Lowes when he was 7 months old…In the checkout line, he pulled my tank top down revealing all of the goods and of course there was all men around except the female cashier who said, “Lunch time?” Sooo embarassing…

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05.March.2012

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My moment was when I was 14, and I decided I would dive into the pool doing an “armless” dive, where my hands were by my side instead of over my head. When I hit the water, without my arms up, it caused my swimsuit to slide right off my shoulders. It was horrible. I had to put my suit back on the upper half of my body before re-surfacing.

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05.March.2012

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I have so many moments to choose from, but perhaps the one that sticks out the most happened in early September my freshman year in college. I had just delivered my first monologue in a packed Drama 101 class. (Lots of upperclassmen too, trying to get in an easy elective!) I began my exit, down the center steps, when my feet slipped on the wooden floor, and I bounced on my butt all the way down to the front row seats. Of course, I was wearing a shorter skirt, which ended up around my waist with my printed underwear on display. The professor began clapping and shouted, “Encore!”

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! On vacation in cancun, I had a few too many drinks I’m sure and the lovely woman next to me casually mentioned that my nipple was showing. That was fantastic!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! 1 word…. childbirth.

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I am a true believer in using pillows to update any look in almost any room!
Beautiful pillows!

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05.March.2012

Cover me! I love her fabrics!
Maternity pants just don’t stay up – especially this one pair I used to have. My daughter came running to me, gave my pants a good tug, and down they went. Luckily we were at home, but unluckily, we had company…

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! I can’t think of an immodest moment right now, but I’m certain that there have been plenty.

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05.March.2012

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I was on the swim team in high school. When we were changing before practice, most girls left their underwear on to get their swim suit on, then slipped the underwear out underneath. I had been doing this for years. And then one day while we were swimming our warm-up laps, I couldn’t figure out why I felt so…weird. I was mortified when I realized that it was because I was still wearing my underwear!

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05.March.2012

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Learned that buying new swimsuits every season or so is sometimes more of a necessity then a fashion thing.. took a pretty good wipeout water skiing last summer. Combine that with a bathing suit sporting older, thinning straps… let’s just say — thank goodness I was wearing a proper fitting lifejacket to cover the girls…

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05.March.2012

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and in high school, my front clasp bra broke leaving me bra-less for a whole school day…talk about being uncovered…yikesss…i still cringe thinking about it!!!!

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05.March.2012

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Right now I’m breastfeeding, which I love and am not ashamed about… however my 14 year old stepson feels like he has to leave the room immediately if the baby even grunts that he’s hungry…

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05.March.2012

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I was on the tennis team in highschool, and while wearing the cute uniform (which was already probably a little immodest on it’s own) my friend came up behind me and playfully kicked me in the butt to get my attention. Her shoe got caught in my skirt and pulled it to my knees, so she definitely got my (and everyone else’s!) attention!!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! Jumped in a pool and my tankini top got pushed up!

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05.March.2012

COVER ME! My most “un-modest” moment would have to be losing my skirt slip while crossing a cross-walk in front of a car full of guys I went to college with. I had a class project filling my hands and couldn’t grab the slip to hold it up. So I casually just stepped right out of it as it fell to my ankles and just left it in the middle of the cross-walk. Smooth. Sadly it didn’t go unnoticed and I got some hoots and hollers from the car.

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05.March.2012

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Definitely childbirth is the most recent embarrassing moment :) won’t go in to details, but hoping the second time will be a little less awkward. Wishful thinking!

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05.March.2012

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Not so modest moment: when my toddler got away from me at the playground and climbed up the BIG play structure. I had to climb up, catch him and take him down the slide while squirming in my arms….not a good day to be wearing a mini jean skirt! I’m sure I flashed some innocent bystanders when I sat down to go down the slide. The worst part was my bare legs stuck to the slide so I had to shimmy down the whole way.

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05.March.2012

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I was on a ride at a water park, and the force of the water was so strong it pushed my swimming suit off. As I was standing at the bottom of the ride trying to recover, a (creepy) man was videotaping the whole thing. Ugh! Good thing it’s not on YouTube!

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05.March.2012

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Lets just say you shouldnt wear a bikini (even if it is your honeymoon) while body surfing on Maui. You just may popup from a wave without your top in. Eeps.

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