...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Aimee who, like me, has a baby girl and two older boys that make breastfeeding on-the-go necessary.

I’ve breastfed all three of my kiddos – some longer than others – so you would think I’d be a pro at it by now. Not so. I’ve yet to master the discreet task of breastfeeding in public. With two older, busy kiddos around this time, I often find myself needing to nurse Mabrey in public but I don’t always feel completely comfortable doing it. It’s not that I’m overly modest. In fact, quite the opposite is true. At home, I’m free to nurse whenever, wherever and however I like. But I have a hard time keeping myself covered up in public.

In the past, I’ve always used a baby blanket or burp cloth to cover myself and my baby. All the nursing covers I’d seen looked like big thick bibs that surely made onlookers wonder, “Hey, is that woman getting ready to eat a rack of ribs or does she have her boobs out under there feeding a baby?” Either way, they weren’t thoughts I necessarily wanted strangers thinking about me.

But my opinion on nursing covers changed several weeks ago when a H*T reader/owner of Pretty Well Covered was kind enough to send me one of the nursing covers she sells. She wasn’t asking for anything in return, just thought I would like it. And she was right!

The cover is light, thin, transparent and pretty {!} – nothing like any of the other nursing covers I’ve seen. It’s great for summer or warmer climates as you don’t have to worry about you or your baby overheating. And I love that it offers privacy but still allows you to see your baby without lifting the cover up, exposing yourself.

It’s even pretty enough to be worn when not nursing. What?! You heard read me right. I layer it over a supportive nursing tank for an easy, breezy assemble and I’m good to go. I’m ready to nurse in public at any moment. No searching through the diaper bag for the cover.

Even though Bec didn’t ask for anything in return, I loved the nursing cover so much that I asked her if she’d like to offer one up as a giveaway for H*T readers. She happily agreed! See entry details below.

PRIZE: one Pretty Well Covered breastfeeding coverlet {H*T readers can also score free shipping on their orders until May 31st, 2012. Simply use the code HOUSETWEAKING at checkout. Be sure to choose your appropriate size by referring to the international sizing chart!}

RULES: You must be 18 years old to enter and have a shipping address within the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand or Australia. No P.O. boxes please. One entry per email address.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “COVER ME!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, May 17th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One random winner will be announced Friday, May 18th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Since we’re talking mom stuff today… How did you spend Mother’s Day? I’ll go first. Mine was great. The boys made my morning with homemade gifts. Layne’s was a book called ‘Why I Love My Mom’ and included pics of me with ginormous breasts…goes right along with the whole breastfeeding giveaway today! Everett drew me a picture of the two of us ‘shakin’ our booties.’ After breakfast, a shower, and some housekeeping, HH kicked me out of the house alone while he watched all 3 kids for a few hours. I felt bad leaving him. He wasn’t feeling well. Both of the boys have colds. And Mabrey is still hit-and-miss with a bottle. But I did venture out on my own and was surprised at how quickly I could get in and out of the car without kids and a pumpkin seat. I didn’t do anything extravagant but I tried to take my time and enjoy the quiet. I bought a few things for the Underdog’s master bathroom since we’ll be needing to use it in just two weeks. I had a quiet lunch by myself and scarfed my food down in record time. I’m not use to having time to eat! Finally, I stopped by the library and borrowed the movie ‘Hugo’ and the book ‘The Elle Decor Home.’ Then I headed back to our apartment where everyone was alive and well. HH promptly hugged me and said, “I don’t know how you do it.” We had takeout from our favorite sandwich and wrap place. We all ate together in the living room {something we never do!} and watched ‘Hugo’ while we devoured dinner. It was the perfect day. I had some me time and some family time.

Like Pretty Well Covered on Facebook. Thanks, Bec!

images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

326 Comments

14.May.2012

cover me! :) (I have two toddler boys and – most likely – a girl on the way)

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14.May.2012

OMG!!! This is so cute! COVER ME!!!!! Pretty please! We are in the same boat, #3 is still breastfeeding and at nearly 4 months, I’ve yet to master feeding in public. We use a blanket, but it overheats her. I usually go to the car and do it, which is a big inconvenience. Love these!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! I would love to win one of these. I am currently breastfeeding and my little girl hates the giant, heavy nursing cover and I hate the message it sends; “LOOK AT ME! I’M BREAST-FEEDING OVER HERE!” This seems like a great alternative.

My Mother’s Day was great. Got to spend time with both the grandma’s and the kiddos got to swim and exhaust themselves in a friend’s pool. All followed by a good night’s sleep.

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How beautiful! I love this! Cover ME

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14.May.2012

COVER ME!

I spent my “first” mother’s day pregnant with our first. My husband made me a big breakfast (waffles, strawberries, juice, etc.), then we hosted our moms for lunch

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14.May.2012

COVER ME!! I have a 5 month old, and use one of those “bib” nursing covers…which does require some digging in the bag to get!! These are adorable!!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME!

I spent mother’s day throwing a good friend of mine her very first baby shower! What a great way to celebrate a soon-to-be mommy!

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14.May.2012

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I was in a wedding this weekend and spent yesterday picking up my oldest children from the in laws and then a family trip driving home in the rain. Sounds bad written out like that, but it was a lovely day.

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14.May.2012

Cover me!

That is SO adorable & would be perfect for me come mid-August and into the fall when I’m due with Baby #2! I spent Mother’s Day enjoying a cookout with our family. Lots of fun and I didn’t have to cook (much) or clean up ;-)

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! I’m pregnant with our first! I spent mother’s day hanging out with my hubby-just relaxing around the house! My sisters and I took my mom out for brunch on Saturday morning and had a blast!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! As an expectant mom, this was my first mother’s day and my sweet hubby surprised me with flowers.

BTW, YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!

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COVER ME!
I spent mothers day at home with my mother. I cut fresh flowers from her garden, baked her scones & set up her new Kindle and put free library books on it. Fun and cheap.

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14.May.2012

Please cover me! It is still in the Shhh! period but I have already started to look for great products. This is absolutely wonderful.

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! This would be great for when my baby is born in August!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! I spent Mother’s Day with a good friend who just had her first baby a week ago – it was a very special Mother’s Day for both of us!

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14.May.2012

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I am expecting my first child in July, and this would be perfect!

I spent Mother’s Day visiting my grandmother with my mom and my sister, and then we came home and made dinner together; it was low key and lovely. I can’t wait until next Mother’s Day to have my little one with me! (Well, she’s already with me, just with me so that others can see her too…) :)

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14.May.2012

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Baby number four is due to arrive in six weeks. This would be super useful in the approaching summer months.

My hubby surprised me by replacing our old kitchen sink faucet with a new one…with the “help” of our children…ages 6, 4, and 3, while I was shopping for fruits and veggies at market. He knows my love language!

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14.May.2012

Cover Me! (or rather, “Cover my Friend!”) A good friend is due later this summer, and I’d love to give her such a creative and thoughtful gift. Thanks!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! Our second little boy is due 7/18 (you know, two weeks or so after moving states). I didn’t have to nurse in public too often with our first, but when I did, I wasn’t completely comfortable with it!
Mother’s Day was sweet; my hubs fixed breakfast and dinner, I got a carnation at church, and sat outside reading during naptime instead of racing around trying to clean toilets and prep dinner stuff =)

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14.May.2012

COVER ME!! Baby #6 is set to arrive this fall. I’ve nursed my 5 previous and plan to do so with this one also. This is one of the prettiest most convienent nursing cover-ups I’ve ever seen. I’d love to win this!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! I’m pregnant with my first and the world of breastfeeding is a bit overwhelming! I’d love such a beautiful cover to use as I juggle nursing my babe in a few months! Happy mother’s day!

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14.May.2012

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My husband let me sleep in late while he and the kids drew me pictures. Very cute. The rest of the day was low-key. I kicked husband and kids out to go to the park while I deep cleaned our bathroom. Which sounds bad, but a necessary step before we can re-list our condo, so I was so happy to get it done.

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14.May.2012

Cover Me! I’m expecting my first child and this would be great!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! This was my last mother’s day as a non-mom (baby’s due in November, so looking forward to celebrating next year!

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14.May.2012

WOW – I love this! I am totally going to purchase one – I am pregnant with my first and feel uncomfortable thinking about nursing in public (especially with this being my first). I feel the same way about those HUGE nursing covers … like really? I feel like they just draw more attention to the situation! Beautiful cover, and beautiful mama!

Xo,
Brooke
http://www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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14.May.2012

Cover me! My third is 3 months old and I’ve never seen anything like this – very pretty!

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COVER ME! What a beautiful nursing cover.

I had a wonderful Mothers Day. Church, brunch, massage, park. Perfection.

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! Spent my first mother’s day with my new little one while my dad cooked dinner for the family!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! (or cover my friend!) I have a girlfriend who is due in the fall, and this would make a fabulous gift. Even if I don’t win, I’ll most likely buy one for her anyway. These look so cute and perfect for their intended function. Thanks for sharing!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! I spent mother’s day with my 2 year old and hubby planting herbs in the garden and had homemade tomato soup for lunch on the patio. It was a beautiful weekend to be outdoors.

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14.May.2012

Cover me! I’m stil trying to figure out how to nurse my three-month-old in public, though mostly I think I rely too much on pillows when at home – I can’t get the arms right! Love how cute this is though, especially with jeans.

My first mother’s day was highlighted by breakfast made by hubby, along with him getting up to change our daughter when she woke up early. Saturday we had friends babysit for the first time so we could go to see Avengers. All in all, a wonderful weekend!

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14.May.2012

Cover Me! I am due in September with our first and would love this – I checked out the site and the pink and white striped is right up my alley!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! This was my first Mother’s day as an expectant mother. We had brunch at our house with my Mom and my sister who is Mom to my 3 yr old nephew. I cooked, but hubby cleaned and that was gift enough for me! Spent the morning with my two favorite Moms as I prepare to become one.

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14.May.2012

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This is adorable! Definitely will come in handy for baby #2!

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14.May.2012

Cover Me! I had my very first mother’s day! My son is just 6 weeks old and I agree: nursing in public is difficult! I have yet to master it! On Mother’s Day my husband and son took me to my favorite brunch place, showered me with roses, and let me lay around and not lift a finger. It was incredible!!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! My first baby is due to arrive this Fall and I would adore to have one of these.

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! We took our two year old out for ice cream and to play at the park. It was really, really fun. He spent the whole time in the swing, asking to go “too high!”

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14.May.2012

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I spent Mother’s Day by waking up to my husband installing my new kitchen sink. Then we got the kids ready and went out to lunch with his mom and family. A little while after that we headed up to my mom’s and had a BBQ with my family. It was a great day, even the weather was wonderful. :)

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14.May.2012

Cover Me!!!

Due with my second in a few weeks, we took this mother’s day easy. Out for lunch and a trip to the park with my husband and 20 month old.

This nursing cover looks fabulous!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! Still nursing number 4!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! My best friend just had baby number two and has been having the same issues, would be a great belated mother’s day gift!

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14.May.2012

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My Mother’s Day was interesting…It started out with pancakes in the letters of ‘MOM’ made by my husband and 2 year old son. While I was waiting on my special pancakes to be ready I cruised through craigslist for patio sets and gas grills. I found a brand new Weber grill and contacted the seller about it. We agreed on a price ($50 less than they were asking!) and we were on our way to look at it and/or pick it up. Turns out that the seller lives in a VERY seedy part of town. My hubby went in the house to check it out while my son and I stayed in the car. He was inside for quite a long time, so I slid into the driver’s seat in case I had to get out of there. My mind started racing…what if all they wanted was money…what if they attack him…Well he eventually showed up at the door carrying grill parts. We got it home and put it together…turned out it was a great deal. But it left us wondering if maybe it’s not good to be so cheap all of the time…even if we did save $200…

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14.May.2012

Cover me! It was gardening central at my little slice of heaven all mother’s day. Can’t wait for everything to start greening up here in Alberta!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! You look great, and that cover is adorable. Thanks!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! I am expecting my first in August and this would come in very handy!

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14.May.2012

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I spent the day with my kids and mother. First we went to church, then we went to a family picnic. During that time, my hubby worked on our kitchen (installing a new butcher block counter and tile backsplash).

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14.May.2012

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I spent Mother’s Day with my husband’s family. We had an awesome lunch at Spinato’s, then we went home and my husband finished installing our pantry shelves, and installing our dishwasher! We don’t have kids yet, so that’s it!

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14.May.2012

COVER ME! I spent my first Mother’s Day with my 2 week old baby hanging around the house, and was treated to 2 hours of uninterrupted time in the morning to get ready and a massage. In the evening we went to my parents for dinner and I didn’t have to lift a finger. Great start to Mothers Days!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! My sister just had a beautiful daughter and she would love this!

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14.May.2012

Cover me! We were out of town this weekend, and I started off my morning at a cute little cafe for breakfast…followed by a morning spent poolside the man, and my daughter. Pretty relaxing.

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