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Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into Jewelry With Formia (10/30)

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Disclosure: The necklace featured below was provided compliments of Formia. As soon as school is back in session, my fridge quickly fills up with artwork. Rainbows, horses and family drawings adorn my fridge the entire school year and when summer starts, I pack them away and save them for when my babies are older. A few of my absolute favorites I have laminated or turned into ornaments as keepsakes, but my newest favorite (a drawing Ethan made for me of me with Caleb in my belly) I had sent to Formia Design  and had made into a necklace. Yes you read right- a necklace!! From your child's hands to the Formia Design studio creation is as easy as 1.2.3! Simply snap a picture of your favorite drawing, request an estimate and wait patiently at your mailbox! Every piece of jewelry is carefully handmade in their Virginia-located studio by … [Read more...]

aden + anais: Night Sky Collection

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 Disclosure: I was sent a dream blanket and set of swaddles compliments of aden & anais. Allow your little one to drift off to dreamland surrounded by the subdued blue and gray tones aden and anais' night sky collection. Complete with friendly owls, hot air balloons, stars and polka sots the night sky collection is available in a variety of 100% cotton muslin products that your child will love. We were sent the dream blanket and swaddle set to try out. Both Caleb (four months) and Emmitt (three years) love the Night Sky dream blanket. We use it for tummy time as well as night time snuggling. The dream blanket is a generous 47x47 inches and consists of four super soft cotton muslin layers. Wash after wash the blanket stays bright white and the print vibrant, plus it gets softer each time! We use the Night Sky swaddles for … [Read more...]

Tara Griest Photography

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Capturing every second of a new babies life is important. However, finding a great newborn photographer can be quite hard. Thankfully with Caleb, I found Tara Griest! Tara and I met when I was about eight months pregnant on a hayride at my campground and we hit it off right away. We friended each other on Facebook and right before I had Caleb, she offered to come take his newborn pictures. I was ecstatic to say the least! I had stalked her photography page on Facebook and her newborn pictures were quite impressive. I also was very excited that I didn't have to leave my house for the session. As many of you know, Caleb was supposed to be my VBAC, but instead he was my repeat cesection so not having to leave the house was perfect! Tara came out to our house when Caleb was just a little over a week old. Our session lasted almost four … [Read more...]

Help Your Little One Sleep Safe With aden + anais

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Disclosure: This post brought to you by aden + anais! Your babies sleeping space is one of the most important spots you need to check for safety, following very closely behind their car seat. To reduce the risk of SIDS, The CJ Foundation recommends that you remove all loose bedding from the crib and check your baby for overheating. Safe sleeping for us is easily accomplished by using and aden + anais sleeping bags or swaddles. Sleeping bags eliminate the need for a traditional blanket. There are three different types of sleeping bags; cozy, cozy plus and single layer. The cozy sleeping bag is perfect for cooler nights or air-conditioned nurseries. The single-layer 100% cotton muslin sleeping bag is perfect for any baby that loves to be covered in a light blanket. The cozy plus is perfect for cold wintery nights or sitting outside … [Read more...]

Play Proof by Nanotex

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Disclosure: I received samples of Play Proof by uniforms compliments of Nanotex. When it comes to play time, my kids play hard! They play so hard I have to make sure that their school uniforms can withstand them. Nothing is more frustrating than washing clothes after the first week of school and finding clothing that is so stained, that they are trash. (Been there, done that.) Thanks to Play Proof uniforms by Nanotex my kids can play as hard as they want, without worry. Play Proof school uniforms with Nanotex are exactly what they say they are, Play Proof. Your kids can run, jump, eat and play in them and after washing, they still look brand new. They are wrinkle resistant, which is great for me because I'm not sure I even know how to use an iron. They also easily release stains in the wash, even chocolate and spaghetti sauce! My … [Read more...]

Richell USA Hand-Free Gate

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Disclosure: The gate pictured below was provided compliments of Richell USA. I have six kids, a dog and two cats. Needless to say, there are often times when my hands are quite literally, full. However there are also specific rooms in my house that I would like to keep the kids or pets out of, or for that matter keep them in! Normally I would just use a normal baby gate, but with hands as full as mine have been the past few months I find myself standing at a gate with no way to get through- enter the Richell USA Hand-Free Gate! Richell’s Hands-Free Gate features a specially designed double sided foot pedal that makes getting through the gate easy for those busy moments when your hands are occupied. The foot pedal is strong enough so that pets (8.8 to 88 lbs) cannot open the gate themselves. It is also 36.6" tall, so pets and kids can … [Read more...]

Zipit WHITES

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Disclosure: I was provided a WHITES gift set from Zipit in exchange for an honest review. Finding comfy clothes for Caleb to wear is very important to me. Finding clothes that are also adorable is equally important. When I saw that Zipits had a brand new collection, that was mostly white, I knew that my Caleb would be comfy cozy in it and look adorable and boy was I right! I've honestly never listed the features of a piece of clothing, but the White Happy Playsuit is packed full of them. It features a  reverse zipper that upzips from ankle upwards for easier, quicker changing. There is also a generous, double-layer front panel underneat the zipper that makes sure baby is never accidentally pinched by the zipper and on the back side the Pooper Peeper back opening allows for quick diaper checks. Add the adorable top knot hat and you … [Read more...]