February 28, 2010

Nest Feathering: Safety First onBoard 35 Air car seat



Gift: AeroLite LX Travel System: AeroLite stroller & onBoard 35 Air car seat from Safety 1st.



The onBoard 35 Air is the latest car seat from Safety 1st to feature Air Protect Side Impact Technology. More information on Air Protect and onBoard 35 Air .


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Beth will be receiving the travel system pictured here. Aren't the colors perfect?


Giveaway: Safety 1st is offering a car seat for this giveaway. What would you choose? One winner will get to pick their choice of onBoard 35 Air car seat [$179.99] from Safety 1st.

Leave a comment here letting me know which color car seat you might pick if you win. (For fun!) Or just leave any ol' comment and I'll choose one comment at random after 11:59PM Saturday March 6. Open to US addresses only.

Many more gifts to be listed today and this week! See the complete list here.


All gifts to Beth and giveaways are donated generously by each business or company. I have personally received no product or monetary compensation for any of the Nest Feathering posts. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to give these awesome baby stuffs away to my beautiful friend Beth, and you.


All my love & thanks to my bestie @sarahviola for Nest Feathering inspiration & designs.


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Nest Feathering: Little Alouette



Gift: Little Alouette wood for wee ones




Amy Turn Sharp, owner of Little Alouette is a
lovely friend and talented, creative artist. All Little Alouette items are made by hand. And are precious.

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Beth chose
the Lil Lark Maple Wood Teething toy [$14] from Little Alouette.


Giveaway: What would you choose? One winner will get to pick the Fiona the Fawn Wood Teether or the Lil Lark.

Leave a comment here letting me know which toy you might pick if you win. (For fun!) Or just leave any ol' comment and I'll choose one comment at random after 11:59PM Saturday March 6. Open to US addresses only.

Many more gifts to be listed today and this week! See the complete list here.


All gifts to Beth and giveaways are donated generously by each business or company. I have personally received no product or monetary compensation for any of the Nest Feathering posts. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to give these awesome baby stuffs away to my beautiful friend Beth, and you.


All my love & thanks to my bestie @sarahviola for Nest Feathering inspiration & designs.


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February 27, 2010

Nest Feathering: Sakura Bloom sling



Gift: Of course the first gift in our Nest Feathering baby shower for Beth is a beautiful Sakura Bloom sling from Slings I Love.



Giselle, owner of Slings I Love, is from the Chicago area and started babywearing the same year I began my own babywearing journey. Learn more about Giselle along with some local resources.



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I'm so excited for Beth to have a new bambino to wear. She chose the gorgeous Simple Linen in Driftwood [$148].


Giveaway: What would you choose? One winner will get to pick the Sakura Bloom sling of their choice from Slings I Love.

Leave a comment here letting me know which sling and color you might pick if you win. (For fun!) Or just leave any ol' comment and I'll choose one comment at random after 11:59PM Saturday March 6. Open to worldwide addresses!

Many more gifts to be listed today and this week! See the complete list here.


All gifts to Beth and giveaways are donated generously by each business or company. I have personally received no product or monetary compensation for any of the Nest Feathering posts. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to give these awesome baby stuffs away to my beautiful friend Beth, and you.


All my love & thanks to my bestie @sarahviola for Nest Feathering inspiration & designs.


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You are invited...


What it is: Sunday February 28- Saturday March 6, please join an awesome prize-filled baby stuff party celebrating our friend Beth of I Should Be Folding Laundry and her coming soon baby boy.

Here's a photo of us from several months ago. We need to update.
And I need to do something with my hand.

Her belly at 29 weeks. She'll be 35 weeks this week!
See her bump photos here.


She's gonna have even more laundry she should be folding. Let's have a party!



Be our guest: To join in, just come as you are. Spread the word if you'd like on twitter & facebook & your blog (see links to buttons below) but it is not required!

Leave a comment on each prize post you want to enter to win. Only 1 entry per person per prize, no extra hoops you need to jump through- it's easy peasy. I'll link each post here as they go live.


Contests end MIDNIGHT SUNDAY MARCH 7. All comments left after midnight 3/7 will be deleted. Winners will be announced and contacted sometime Sunday March 7.

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The Fabulous Gifts & Prizes: Here's a sneak peek at everyone that has generously provided gifts to Beth as well as identical gifts to give away to you! And you! And maybe you!


Enter to win a Sakura Bloom sling


Enter to win a Little Alouette wood toy


Enter to win an onBoard Air 35 car seat from Safety 1st


Win a 4-pack of orignal aden + anais swaddles



Win a $50 Old Navy gift card


Win a Sleepy Wrap from Heavenly Hold


Win a Mullet Tote from Julie Vision Designs


Win a $50 Vintage Pearl gift certificate

Win a tee from Sam And Coop




Win a nursing bra or tank from Bravado


Win $100 gift certificate to Tiny Prints


Win a $15 gift certificate to Mimi's Babies


Win a Sleep bra from Motherwear




Win a Kuddle Kwilt from Koko Kreepies



link love:
Want this awesome button named & designed by @sarahviola?





Want this awesome banner named & designed by @sarahviola?

All my love & thanks to my bestie @sarahviola for Nest Feathering inspiration & designs.


All gifts to Beth and giveaways are donated generously by each business or company. I have personally received no product or monetary compensation for any of the Nest Feathering posts. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to give these awesome baby stuffs away to my beautiful friend Beth, and you.

February 25, 2010

lost boy found.

my gray

It's getting better.

I've whispered that before. I know. I know. And then we fell into a pit of notbetter.


But there is a bright in his eyes. There is a spark-le in my heart.

[clutch.]

I've got it in a death grip.


There is much hope, my friends.



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Circle gets the square

circle gets the square



You Capture: shapes.



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February 24, 2010

dishes.

kitchys

Because of this chickadee I now have two kitchens to clean up alldayeveryday.



I've guest posted a little something that's been on my heart at Amy Turn Sharp's (@dooblehvay) blog today: Love me tender.

Comments are closed here because I hope you'll instead comment over there.


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February 23, 2010

In Real Life

reallifey

Some mornings I let my boys eat Jell-O [and watch TV before school.]


The paperboy (paperperson?) got our newspaper stuck in the snowy bushes and so I made Noah go get it. Even though I'll never read it. And it will go straight to the recycle bin.

I love my baby girl but the fact that she was still sleeping was my favorite thing so far this morning.

reallifey2

And when I heard her wake, found at the top of the stairs, my heart sank a little. M
y time is over and here starts another [pretty good] day.


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February 22, 2010

This is the way we go to church.

Babywearing in the snow

Ivy had a little bit of a runny nose yesterday morning so I decided to keep her out of the church nursery. I hadn't had her in the service with me in a long time (if you only could have seen her dancing to the music in the mei tai).


I kept her in the sling, and was thankful she could watch us worship in church.

And such innocence, such a free-child, she raised her hands and clapped along.

When the message started I stood in the back and nursed her to sleep (it's easier that way in the mei tai, for me.)

babywearing at church
New friends, Emma & Alister.

Finding our new church home is like finally locating the missing piece to a puzzle [of life.] I didn't realize how awkward I was feeling in my own skin, not having the right fit of church family. We have it now.

And not just because some people there wear their babies (but it's a nice perk.)

church babywearing


Missio Dei is where we go to church.
Baby So Smart is the [absolute favorite] mei tai I'm wearing (given to me as a gift.)


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February 21, 2010

Hi. How are you?

Photo taken at Blissdom, by Mishelle Lane aka Secret Agent Mama

I haven't forgotten. I'm still going to finish my backwards Bilssdom recap. It's just been a whirlwind week and my writer brain hasn't had a chance to catch its breath.

How are you?

We're fixing up the playroom all nice and I want to know what you think are the best two color combinations I should consider. Help a friend out?

Thanks muchly!


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February 19, 2010

A Gray Day

Grayson

At night I pray, please grow.


I plead him to be happy-er. To not fall through the cracks of two older brothers and one baby sister.

I'm going to love him until love comes out.

Gray eyes

He asks me, "What's your favorite color?"

The color of your eyes.

"Am I still your baby?"

You'll always be my baby.


[Alternately titled: Four (years old) is hard.]

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February 17, 2010

Around here.

beautiful ivy

Hubby is on vacation this week and so that means I am able to get more of
my job done. It's been good and I'll throw some links at you below if you want to read what I've been working on.

(I write other places, you know, for pay! Click, read, & comment and I'll love you forever.)


It seems Ivy's decided to make the most of having two parents home this week and she's been double-y as much, um, fun.

For example, I just removed her from the kitchen island counter. Her FEET were in Gray's soup.


Anyhoo.

I went to the grocery story all by mysell-eeee-elf this morning. And then I stopped by Marshall's on the way home (hubby doesn't know this part.) (But I had to treat myself.) (I was ALONE!) (And it's on the way home from the grocery store.)

(Kinda.)

I'll admit it. I'm obsessed with leggings. And dresses that are really tops that look like dresses. Worn over leggings.
I love this awesome fashion trend.

Except when those not-a-dress-tops prompt someone to ask "which number does that make this?" pointing YOU KNOW WHERE.

(True story.)

I have something on my mind all 'a brewing about how many kids I have and am going to have. It's not ready to be written just yet. But it's steeping all right.

How about those links?!

At NWIparent:

At Real Moms Guide:

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