Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's All About the Sparkle!

I am so excited that I have finally been able to reclaim some more free-time now that Harlow is a little older to open back up my Sparkle Your Kids shop on Etsy. I have always enjoyed making these custom Swarovski Sparkle shirts for babies, girls and adults because who doesn't love to sparkle?! I have a bunch if new designs that I am working on in addition to some Sparkly hair accessories.

Please help me spread the exciting news about my store's re-opening by becoming a Facebook fan on my Sparkle Your Kids fan page, this way you will be notified of exciting giveaways and discounts that I exclusively offer to my fans and also add my Etsy store as a favorite.

Thank you all for your help and support.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mad Over Bluebonnets

It's that time of year again if you live in Texas to take your children for some pretty Bluebonnet pictures, it's a Texas tradition.

I have a field near my house that I take the kids to every year for ours, it's actually a small, old cemetery but the fields where the bluebonnets grow aren't near the headstones. Because I waited a little longer this year to take the kids I had to climb a fence to get to the field that had the most flowers. Bluebonnet flowers only bloom a short time and people trample them trying to get the "perfect picture" so the sooner you go the better.

So yesterday I channeled my inner Super Mom (no cape needed) to get the kids dressed and over to the bluebonnets just before dinner. I had to overcome a few obstacles to get the perfect picture, first was getting us all on the other side of the fence all while holding Harlow and the camera bag but I was determined. Then it was time for a trek through the fields in my flip flops where I lost one of Harlow's shoes so I had to go back to find it before I could start our photo-shoot. After I found the shoe and sat the kids down I quickly realized that Harlow wanted no part in sitting in these pretty flowers so I only got a few pictures before she started to cry.

Both Paige and Aiden were great trying to give me their best smile and talking to Harlow in hopes she would cooperate. I think Paige has realized that the quicker she can help me get a good picture the sooner we can be finished. Paige really enjoyed singing and dancing in the flower filled field, so with a crying Harlow on my hip I got some great frolicking pictures of Paige amongst the flowers and some of Aiden climbing on the fence.

Well for those of you who know me you know I don't easily give-up my idea of getting a 'perfect picture' so after I loaded up Paige and Aiden I had to try one last attempt with Harlow in the bluebonnets, after-all it was her first year for them. I even tried bribery with her first little lollipop but nope she continued to cry so I had to settle for a pretty picture of her from behind.

Harlow 8 months old

Maybe next year Harlow
Paige & Harlow are both wearing clothing by eden's bouquet

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

YAY for a GREAT BabyPlanet Endangered Species Stroller Giveaway!

You know I can't pass up a chance to win something, plus I always enjoy sharing my fabulous finds and these are some really nice strollers with a great purpose, they help to raise awareness of animals that are threatened by extinction.

So go check out these great strollers today and enter yourself for a chance to win one, tomorrow is the last day to enter so don't delay!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

GREAT Upcycled Georgia Grace Giveaway!

You know I am a sucker for a great giveaway and this one is making me keep my fingers crossed until it ends. I just have to win it for Harlow (yes, I realize she only has 3 teeth but I can't wait for the day when Cheerios are her best friend).

So I am sharing this great giveaway with you all so I can get an extra entry and you can get a chance to win it...and you know I will gladly take it off your hands if you win and don't want it.

Oh don't forget to check out Georgia Grace's fabulous Etsy store while your hoping and waiting to win.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A FUN Tulah Tuesday Giveaway!

I always have a 'wish' list ready when it comes to the kids clothing and with tulah my list just keeps on growing; we haven't been fortunate enough to own any tulah yet but we will and I hope it's soon because I don't think I can wait much longer to get my girls in these beautiful clothes.

So with that being said I sure hope I can win this $40 giveaway so I can cross something off my 'wish' list and if I can't win it then I hope it's YOU, so go on the tulah Facebook page and become a fan and comment for your chance to win.

Since we are on the subject of tulah, want to see my 'wish' list?

I hope to get this dress for both of the girls, I think it would be perfect for the 4th of July.

Another must have for both, so cute under dresses and great paired with any tank or tee.

I know Paige would love this dress, so modern and 'cool'.

Paige & Harlow would be stunning with those big blue eyes in this pretty dress.

Ok and I also love this one for Harlow.

So if you find a money tree please let me know so I can stop dreaming about it and get some at our door.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Very Hoppy Easter

Colorful Eggs, Big Baskets Full with Goodies, a Delicious Brunch and my favorite part...being together as a family. I couldn't have asked for a better Easter.

I stayed up late the night before putting together the kids Easter baskets and Jon helped me hide them before we went to bed. Of course, Paige quietly snuck out of her room before we all woke-up to locate her basket (Jon thought he was so clever where he hid it but Paige didn't have any problems finding it..ha ha ha) which was on top of the kitchen cabinets. We kept Aiden's fairly simple under our glass side table and Harlow's sat out in plain sight sitting pretty on our bench. The kids had a great time opening their baskets and playing with the goodies that filled the inside, while Harlow enjoyed chewing on everything inside her basket.

Paige found a bunch of eggs that the Bunny left behind

Happy 1st Easter Harlow - 7 months old

Look at Harlow's newest mermaid friend Lilly, I won Lilly for Harlow from the fabulous

After everyone was dressed and ready we headed out for a delicious brunch and following it was an egg hunt at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Hotel. The brunch was one of the best I have ever been to, the variety of food was awesome, the live music was great and the decor was beautiful for Easter. We will definitely make this a yearly tradition.

Harlow sitting pretty in her stroller at brunch

Aiden really enjoyed the independence on getting to pick whatever he wanted to eat

Paige enjoying the delicious chocolate fountain

Yet another good use for an Easter basket

I couldn't be any more lucky!!!

I love this picture because it really showcases each of their personalities

Harlow enjoying a ride in our Ergo, the best and most comfortable baby carrier EVER!

Paige getting some candy at the hunt

This is pretty good for a family picture

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Love for all things Mermaids

It's obvious why I gravitate to all things mermaids when it comes to my water baby Harlow; I snapped a few quick pictures of her yesterday wearing this fabulous custom onesie by the fabulous Miss Magoo on Etsy and of course Harlow loves her Coral mermaid blabla doll. I really want to get her one of the blabla baby dolls with some of the baby doll clothing to go with it, oh how I love the cute and practical blabla dolls.

So please keep an eye out for me if you come across something mermaid because I plan on mermaids being Harlow's first birthday theme.