Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Fun

I can't believe summer is slowly starting to come to an end.  Kids are heading back to school and even the leaves are starting to change and fall. We've been having a lot of fun the past few weeks trying to savor every last bit of summer '16.  Pool days have been our best days.  Charlie is really starting to get comfortable in the water and Brad's been loving it from the start.  
Side note: If you mama's haven't seen Bad Moms yet, grab a mom friend and go before it's out of theaters.  My girlfriend and I went out for a few drinks (and a shot!) and saw it last weekend.  So. Freaking. Funny.

I was also so excited to do our summer Creigh-ations kid kit with Charlie.  These kits are so much fun.  Created by a mama who was a former elementary school teacher, these kits are educational and super fun all in one.  The kits come with everything you need for 3 crafts, 2 songs and 1 activity.  Charlie loved making his pine cone pineapple.  We have been collecting rocks, acorns and leaves to paint all summer, so this was right up his alley.

Head over to the Creigh-ations website to find not only the kid kits but also her fun Etsy shop too!  Thanks for helping us get our creative juices flowing, Creigh-ations!  We really needed it with all these rainy gloomy days here in NE Ohio:) and I'm really looking forward to the new fall kits coming soon! 

*I received some of the featured products complimentary for review and promotional purposes.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

JORD Giveaway

You guys, I'm super excited to share this post with you!  Remember back around Father's day when I featured JORD wood watches as part of my Father's Day gift guide? I had been eyeing these watches ever since for both Ben and I but hadn't pulled the trigger yet because I loved them all so much I was having a hard time picking my favorite.  While I was busy swooning, JORD reached out to collaborate.  I jumped on the opportunity and I'm so glad I did.  Look how beautiful the Cora Koa and Rose Gold watch is.  It's the first automatic wood watch I've seen and you can actually see the gears from not only the front but the whole back face is glass so you can see them from the back too.  Top it off with those Swarovski crystals and there you have it, a truly one of a kind piece that is both simple and stunning.
Here's the fun part- giveaway time and everyone's a winner!  Just for entering, JORD will give you a $20 e-gift code to use toward any watch of your choice.  One lucky winner will receive $75!  Entering is easy, just click the link below to fill out your name and email.  Giveaway closes on 8/24 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be chosen at random and contacted within 24 hrs.

Good Luck:)

This Post Was Sponsored By JORD Wood Watches

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Family Photos

We took some family pictures a couple weeks ago for Brad's birthday.  I was on the hunt for a new photographer because the one we worked with in the past had moved on from photography.  I was sad because not only did I love her work but we also felt really comfortable with her. I was so happy when Courtney from Love Bug Photography reached out to me.  She is so talented, does outdoor and indoor photography and turns out she lived a few houses down from me growing up!  It was so fun to reconnect with her.  Here are a few photos from our session.  Enjoy:)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mama Must Haves Giveaway

Happy August!  I just heard a cute analogy; August is like the Sunday of summer. So true.  And I feel there's something to be said about starting a new month on a Monday.  It's like a fresh start, don't you think?

I'm so excited to be hosting a Mama Must Haves Giveaway that just went live today over on Instagram!  I have hand picked some of my all time favorite brands to giveaway shop credits or awesome products from their shop to one lucky winner!  Head over (reederandco) and check it out!

I know you're all familiar with Simply Rustic Co. and Moss & Marsh because I have featured them both here on the blog before.  Simply Rustic Co. is giving away their beautiful Maude Bracelet and Moss & Marsh are giving away a $35 shop credit to use on any of their beautifully made baby essential products.
I was excited when Frankly Noted said they would give away one of their mugs.  I have been eyeing their mugs on Pinterest and am not joking when I say that every single one of their mug sayings literally speaks to my soul.
Modern Maddox is giving away a $15 shop credit and wait until you see how cute their teething accessories are!  I'm also excited that Love at First Bite is giving away a teething necklace.  I'm obsessed with their collections, especially their mix and match strands.
Lo & Behold has amazing natural body care products from lip balms to bug spray.  The refreshing Bergamot & Mint body scrub that they are giving away is the perfect way to start your day!
I love Rock & Rollick's nursery bedding and decor so much.  They're giving a $25 shop credit and I know the winner is going to have a hard time choosing!  #iwantitall
Wait till you see all that is Nixi Lauroo.  I can't wait to get my hands on their play campfire set.  They are giving away a shop credit of $25 to use on anything in their magical collections.
Last but not least, we have Printed & Proper and (the oh so fitting) Mom Life Must Haves shops!  Printed and proper are giving away one of their clever and very witty tees and Mom Life Must Haves is giving away their Mom hair don't care hair ties!
All together, we are giving away over $200 in mama must have prizes!
Thank you to all of the brands participating and thank you to all my readers.  This month marks my 3 year blogging anniversary.  It's crazy to think that I have been blogging every single week for the past three years and it's even crazier to know that some of you have been following along since day one.  I have made so many new friends through this platform and I have learned so much about myself.  This blog has been such a creative outlet for me and has become a big part of my life.  Thank you all for sharing in it with me.  XOXO