Pretty Pioneer Girl + Giveaway

by postroad on November 15, 2012

I grew up on Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I dreamt about being that girl. Running across the prairie. Digging for frogs and toads. And playing with that “ball thing” after the pigs were butchered. (The ball thing dream was much more recent…. when we sent our own hogs to the butchering house.)

So now I live my Laura Ingall’s dreams vicariously through my own daughter.

Imagine my delight when I got an email from another Pretty Pioneer girl! Could I share a few pictures of her darling handmade dresses? Um, yes!! This is how I love to dress my daughter! Flowy and carefree dresses that are handmade, built to last, and so darn cute!! I dream about dressing myself like this too….. but honestly lately I’m lucky to just get outta the pj’s in the morning!

There is something so fun about watching her little gears turn. She played the part to a tee… busy putting her string of beads together. (I think I do remember Mary and Laura helping baby Carrie make a string of beads!)

Keely from Pioneer Pretty has offered one of my lucky readers one of these sweet dresses too! If you don’t have a young daughter imagine how appreciated this would be by a grand daughter, niece, or friend’s child! The perfect Christmas day dress!! You will get to choose style, color and size! Keely has an amazing message that I want to help her get out into the world! You can read about it here…… I really, REALLY connect with this!

ok, Here’s how to enter the giveaway-

Leave me a comment letting me know you’d like to be entered.

For additional entries share this post on any social network sites…….. pinterest, twitter, Facebook, etc…… or your blog.


**UPDATE- giveaway closed!**

Thank you so much Pioneer Pretty for dressing my girl so pretty. She is all set for Christmas now!

Go here to see more darling creations and find out how to purchase your own Pioneer Pretty. (the dress, not the girl. sorry!) ;)



p.s. there will be more of these pictures featured in the ‘old fashioned Christmas’ portion of my winter magazine! Go HERE to find out how to pre-order!

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Mystica November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

When my two girls were little I loved dressing them up in similar styles. It was dresses all the way. No shorts and tops and jeans were a no no in this part of the world!!!!


Teresa Johnson November 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for bringing me down memory lane of the Laura Ingalls days! I read these as a child and loved reading them to all my kids!tmj


Jennifer November 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

The period of time I most enjoyed when my three sons were little was when they all wore overalls. They looked so adorable and were well protected from the rough and tumble excitement of everyday life. I know just the little girl who would love this little dress.


Sherry Duke November 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Such adorable dresses! I would love to see one of my little one wearing one. Thanks for sharing.


Brita November 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

What a great giveaway! I’d love one of those dresses for Liis.


Jan November 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Oh, simply darling, and, oh, the dress is adorable, too! I had all boys, but always wanted a little girl. Luckily, one son has an almost 1-year-old granddaughter and another has a little girl coming soon.


Velma November 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

This little dress is so cute! My youngest daughter wanted to be Laura Ingalls, too. In fact, I had to make her a little pioneer style dress with a bonnet and she would get dressed in her outfit and go do some work in the garden with the hoe. And that lasted only for a short while…when she realized that it was hard work it was no longer fun. LOL


Jan November 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hi, Heather! I just shared your FB post about the giveaway on my FB page {Janet Anthony}.


Pam Ballard November 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Oh my gosh, the cutest dress ever. My granddaughter would look so cute in this. Thanks for the chance. I grew up watching Laura Ingalls too. We need more wholesome shows like that now.


Pam Ballard November 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm
pinned as well. Thanks again.


Pam Ballard November 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Tweeted as well. Thanks.


Shay November 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I love the dresses! So cute! Thanks for the chance. My husband and I are about to start reading the Little House on the Prairie series again.


Pam Ballard November 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm
shared on my blog as well. Thanks again.


Ava November 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Me and my sisters played Laura Ingall’s all the time… This dress would be so cute for my little sister:)


lynaeve November 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

thanks for the chance!


Tina November 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I would love to win this! Adorable.


Monica Judd November 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Oh my, what a darling dress! I would so enjoy dressing my youngest girl in such sweetness!


Ann Bimberg November 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I have no one of my own to put this on, she is too big, but I would love to win this, as I’m sure I can find a friend who would adore it for their youngun.


Elaine November 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm

This is so sweet. I have a grandaughter that would look very sweet in this little dress. She wears dresses a lot. I would love to be entered in this contest:)

Blessings to you and yours.


Debra Swihart November 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Love the little girl. Everything you do is so lovely. I enjoy all of your posts. I am soon going to order soap!


LuAnn November 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thank you for this opportunity. My granddaughter would look great in this!!


PS-posting a comment on FB also.


Pam November 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

What an adorable dress and sweet little girl! I have the sweetest niece that would love a dress like this …well her mother would love it! Thanks for the chance.


Koleen. Van November 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

What a beautiful little dress!! Thanks for a chance to win
Blessings, Koleen


Koleen. Van November 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I also liked it on Facebook along with a comment.


Randee November 16, 2012 at 1:15 am

Love, Love this dress. And I have the perfect little grandaugher that it would fit.


Penelope November 16, 2012 at 4:45 am

Sounds like we all want to put our grandaughter in this adorable dress! Penny


Elizabeth November 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

I would love to win one of these dresses for my little girls!


Elizabeth November 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

Shared the giveaway on Facebook :)


Kristen November 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love Laura Ingalls ! I just turned off a Little House DVD. I was just going to watch one episode and lost track of time.

Thank you for the chance to win.



Shelly November 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I love Laura Ingalls Wilder. I watched all the shows growing up. When I became an adult my sister and I visited all the places that she had lived. I read every book and still own them. This dress is so sweet. My granddaughters are to old now but I would donate this dress to a little girl that may not have a pretty dress for Christmas. Thank you so much for a chance to win.


Shelly November 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Janet November 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Dear Heather,

What a bright and beautiful little girls you have, and so cooperative too!
I love these little pioneer dresses and alas, as my daughters are all grown up, I would love to surprise my little niece with a pioneer dress for Christmas.


Lacey Geyer November 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

What a cute dress. So nice to see some simplicity in this busy world.


Becky H November 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I would love this dress for my little girl!


amanda November 17, 2012 at 12:04 am

love the dress, would look adorable on my little girl!!


Katrina November 17, 2012 at 1:48 am

adorable dress!


Jess November 17, 2012 at 3:12 am

3 little girls! I would love this for one of them… my kids love Laura Ingalls Wilder, especially the tape/cds of the books. They are well done and in our local library. We are wearing them out!


VIcky M. November 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Oh, how adorable! Brings back memories of Laura Ingalls! LOVE LOVE LOVE


Vicky M. November 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I shared on facebook too! :)


Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls November 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Absolutely precious! I live just down the road from Mansfield, MO, where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived when she wrote the Little House books. Her home is there, as is the home of her daughter, Rose. There is a festival each year, Wilder Days. Lots of little girls running around in prairie dress, but none as cute as this!!!! Would love to win this for my wee grand one!


sandi November 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

What a beautiful website and even more lovely dresses. I love to see little girls dressed in such sweet clothing. Sure would be darling on my babygrand! Thanks for sharing this site with us…..


Jenny November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Darling dresses! I have 2 girls, one too old to wear these, but a 5 year old who could! We love Laura Ingalls stories. I have been surprised how my boys too love to listen to these stories (even my husband!) as we travel!


mary November 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

My niece would look so adorable in this darling dress!


Nora November 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I would love one of these dresses for Yana!


Nora November 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I pinned it.


Nora November 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Shared it on facebook


Susan Hahaj November 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I’d love that dress for my grand daughter Madison! So simple yet gorgeous!


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