The final day of baseball, and a giveaway!

TEA brand clothing

This past week was a very exciting one for us.  Even though the minor league offseason began in September, Jeff coached through October in the instructional league.  For those of you not familiar with minor league baseball, the instructional league is a chance for new draft picks and top prospects to get more work in at the end of the season.  Games are played every day on practice fields without fans or music or even hot dogs (gasp!).

Arizona Diamondbacks Chase FieldThe final game however was played at Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  It was a fun way for the young players to end the season, and Joe and Leila enjoyed having the place all to themselves.  In a stadium that can hold over 48,000 people, there were probably only about 50 on hand for the game (most of them front office staff and upper management).

Fun at Chase FieldAlthough there still wasn’t a crowd or hot dogs or beer guys, the atmosphere was exciting.   And we had fun watching Jeff do his mound visits.

Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field Joe and Leila also had a chance to wear their new clothing from TEA.  The new duds were definitely put to the test that day with lots of climbing, swinging, and all of the other things that ushers usually tell you not to do at baseball games.

When the game was over, we snuck onto the field for a few minutes.  After a quick trip around the bases and a mound visit of our own, it was time for the kids and me to head home and prepare the driveway for Jeff’s offseason parking spot.

Goodbye baseball.  See you in March.

Chase Field Arizona DiamondbacksThe kids chalked up the driveway, and their new clothes.

Joe practiced his letters and managed to get chalk all over his face and pants.

Leila just got dirty.  Really dirty.

When she finished drawing, she filled her pockets with rocks.

Such a dainty girl.

We’re so excited to have Jeff home until spring training.  Let the real offseason begin!

More about Tea clothing: Tea has been around since 2002 and designs clothes for kids ages 0-12. They also recently started a line for women.  All of their designs are inspired by travel and exploring different cultures.  This season’s clothing is inspired by modern Mexico.

I appreciate the modern designs, vivid colors and outstanding quality of Tea clothing.  The material is comfortable for the kids, and it washes and holds up well.  Joe liked his shirt and pants so well that he didn’t want to take them off that night and insisted that I washed them quickly so that he could wear them again.

Would you like a chance to win a $100 gift card to Tea?  I thought so.

To enter, simply visit one of the links below and tell me one of the items you would choose in the comment section.

Designer Children’s Clothing
Girl’s Clothing
Boy’s Clothes
Women’s Clothes
Contest open to US Residents only. Contest ends October 28th at Midnight PST. Winner will be chosen randomly from the comments.

Receive extra entries by (One extra entry per share, 2 maximum extra entries per person. Leave a separate comment for each entry):
-Tweeting about the contest (“Enter @InspiredRD’s giveaway from @teacollection by October 28th”)
-Sharing the contest on Twitter (hit the “Like” button)


Disclosure: I was compensated with free clothing for this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.


  • Katrina - @craftsbykatie October 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Green Mexican Blanket Tote…the gift card would be a good down payment on it. 🙂

  • Brookiej October 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    LOVE this one…Kahlo Reverso V Tunic

  • Amy Brown October 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I love the cowl necks and after being out on medical for 10 1/2 months for my shoulder I could really use some work shirts :-). Great blog as always great family and very adorable kids 😉 hugs. Amy

  • Caroline October 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Love the girls clothing! The fiesta flores top is adorable.

  • Kelly @eclecticmommy October 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I like all the cute sweaters for little boys and mom.

  • Kelly @eclecticmommy October 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm

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  • Melinda October 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Delightful Dolman Dress

  • Regan @ The Professional Palate October 20, 2011 at 4:02 am

    these pictures are great! super, super cute kiddos 😉

  • Jane October 20, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Your photos are wonderful! Did you take classes? They are very professional!

  • Mami2jcn October 20, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I love the Ancho Androna 5-Piece Set for little girls.

  • Mami2jcn October 20, 2011 at 6:24 am


  • Mami2jcn October 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I shared on FB with my username Mary Happymommy–

  • Angel October 20, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I would choose a couple of shirts for Morgan and Carah or me, depending on how I felt during shopping time. 🙂

    Tori and I were talking last night about how beautiful Leila is. We sure do miss you guys!

  • Lucy October 20, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Would love the Blanket Stripe Henley for my little guy! LOVE Tea Collection and InspiredRD- thanks for the contest!

  • Morgan October 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I just love the Ciudadela Smocked Dress. I think it would be really cute with tights for the fall.

  • Ashley H. October 20, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I like the cafe merino henley.

  • Sharon B October 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Love the Super Side Striped Pants for my boys. 🙂

  • Lucy October 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Tweeted your giveaway!/desertlucia

  • marisa October 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I like the women’s mercado blouse. Love their girls clothes, too!

  • marisa October 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    tweeted (@marisae77)

  • Jessie October 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Um, that kimono robe sweater is too cute.
    And your photos are fantastic! Nicely done!

  • Kat October 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I loooooove Tea. In the boy’s collection, the Dia de los Muertos and Hector Rattler shirts would be a hit with Miles. Great giveaway!

  • Kat October 21, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Also tweeted:!/EatingTheWeek/status/127412684558839808

  • EA-The Spicy RD October 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Super cute stuff! I think I would like the sereno sarape sweater for myself 🙂 Love all your photos too Alysa!

  • Amber October 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I would love the Kimono Robe for my daughter!

  • Rachel October 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Fun contest! I like the toddler boys’ “andale” shirt. 🙂

  • Laurie October 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I would get my daughter the Matilde Flores dress.

  • Laurie October 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Just tweeted about the contest.!/Organicandcheap/status/128225424462446592

  • Sally Kuzemchak October 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    How fun! I love their little boys’ t-shirts. I have two boys and it’s always a challenge to find printed tees that are cute but not covered in toy/movie characters. (Your photography is amazing, by the way!)

  • Sally Kuzemchak October 24, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Also have a scheduled tweet today at 3:45. “Super cute stuff. Enter @InspiredRD’s giveaway from @teacollection by October 28th

  • Darcie-such the spot October 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    First of all, your family is beautiful.

    Second of all, I think the Playa Plaid hoodie for boys is fabulous as is the Oaxacan Sweater Coat for little ladies.

  • Melanie October 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I would love the Chiapas Tunic Dress (or anything else, really!) 😀

  • Rebecca October 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

    My daughter would love the Oaxacan Sweater Coat!

  • Mary Worley @msmary1962 October 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Mis Amores 6-Piece Set
    Sizes Sm (6-12 Months) to 12 Years

    LOVE LOVE for my grands

  • Tabathia B October 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I really like the MERCADO STRIPE SKIRT
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  • Tabathia B October 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    liked post on facebook (michelle b)
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  • Tabathia B October 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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  • Molly Bussler October 25, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Hi, I am expecting my first child in May and I would love to win, I love their baby clothes, one of my favorite items is the Lotus Print Blanket.

  • Molly Bussler October 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm


  • Molly Bussler October 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm

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  • Laura October 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I really like the Mis Amores 6-Piece set. I would love to get it for my oldest daughter.

  • Heather October 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I would totally buy the Cinco Sense Hoodie ( So cute!

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  • Deanna Segrave-Daly October 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    First off, just love all your baseball posts but despite our teams’ seasons endings this year, glad you have your hubby and dad back at home for awhile.

    Secondly, I love love Tea clothing for my daughter – have received a few gifts and hand-me-downs over the years – just love the style and durability. How to pick one thing – if I was practical, I’d pick the cute pjs. Otherwise any of the dresses ore the adorable Fiesta Flores top.

  • Serena October 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    These baseball posts are the best! And the B&W photo of your family is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
    Now, I have 3 small kids but have somehow missed Tea clothing here in the midwest! Thanks for enlightening this Chicago-an!! The clothes are adorable! Guess I’d pick the Matilde Flores Dress…or maybe Talavera Layered Dress??

  • Angela DeSoto October 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I loved the Casa de Cultura Wrap. Would be such a fun winter accessory to have! 🙂

  • Kandice Tiggas October 28, 2011 at 9:08 am


    The “Amazing Army Jacket” is soooo cute and NOT somthing I would buy at $79! Would love to have my boy dressed this cute…and be warm! I need to spend more time in the boys section then in the girls, poor guy gets neglected!

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  • Shannon October 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I love the boys Mariachi set. I am sure either of my sons would love it as well.

  • Shannon October 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I hit the like button 🙂

  • Dina October 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Love the family portrait at the end of your post! Great shot. I woul love to win the Vintage Mexican Tote (Tan). Thanks!

  • Dina October 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Just tweeted! I’d love a gift card to buy the Vintage Mexican Tote in tan. Thanks! Enjoy the off season 🙂