Friday, April 11, 2014

My Pretty Bitty Review & Giveaway


When I found out that the little babe I carried around in my belly for 9 months was a little girl, I couldn't wait to dress and doll her up.  Then when my second little girl came, it was even more fun to accessorize my little mini's.  Headbands and hair 'pretties' have always been a favorite way to add a little girlie touch to their wardrobes.

My Pretty Bitty on Etsy has an amazing collection of hair accessories for girls of all ages. 

From the owner…

"I am a mother of two wonderful kids, the second being a little girls.  I've called her Pretty Bitty from the day she was born because she is so tiny.  I started making her headbands and got so many comments and questions about where I bought them, I decided to open an Etsy shop.  I absolutely love doing what I do.  Making people happy through cute and unique designs is the greatest reward.  I truly love making custom designs for the Pretty Bitty's in your life.  Hair pretties are not only to be enjoyed by the little ones, all of our designs can be made to fit any age.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with all your special wants and wishes."

Leisha was so sweet to send Alexa and Lillian each a lovely headband lace tutu headband from her collection.


I love that the colors are bright and vibrant.  They will mix will with nearly all of their clothing considering pink and purple are among their favorite colors.

The design is super fun and unique and the diamond embellishment offers it just the right touch of glam.  The girls will be wearing these a ton this spring/summer!


She also sent along a pastel set of elastic chevron hair ties that we love so much.  You can never have enough of these and the colors are perfect for the season.




Whether you have a special occasion coming up (holidays, weddings, birthday parties...ect), or just love to have all the headband options available for your little princess, My Little Bitty is the way to go. 

 Leisha will create the most amazing hair 'pretty' for your little girl.  If you need something specific to match a certain outfit or dress, she will work with you to make something absolutely perfect to compliment the attire.


Leisha also offers the cutest baby barefoot sandals and can create a beautiful headband to match.  Perfect for the warm days of summer!



My Pretty Bitty:: Etsy :: Facebook


Leisha would like to offer ALL Mom-a-Logues readers a 15% discount on purchases through September 22nd.  Use coupon code : MOMALOGUES when ordering.


GIVEAWAY
Leisha would like to extend her generosity and offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a $20 GC to spend as you wish in her shop.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Wayward Whimsy Review & Giveaway


It's SPRING and now that the weather is finally allowing us to spend some time outside, I'm all about sprucing up the yard, taking the Christmas lights down (yep, they are still up!) and adding some color to our front door!

The Wayward Whimsy on Etsy offers so many amazing options to bring that extra sense of curb appeal to your home.

From the shop owner...

Hey Ya'll! My name is Bethany. I started painting in about the 7th grade. In school I didnt play sports or sing or play in the band... ART was my thing. It's the one thing that I found I was good at and it makes me feel at peace when I'm making it! I love seeing peoples reactions when they see how I've translated their ideas into art.
I work mostly with acrylic paints because it's most versatile. It can be painted onto pretty much any surface.
Anything in any of my albums can be recreated for you but also customized to match your tastes and needs. If you do not see what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can brainstorm together! 



Wayward Whimsy offers personalized and customized door hangers, corn hole boards and picture frames. 

All items are hand cut, hand sanded, hand painted…every single piece…every single time.


All pieces that you see in Bethany's shop can be recreated just for you to match your tastes and needs.



She was so sweet to send my family this amazing "April Showers" umbrella for our front door as well as the cutest little Easter Bunny.  I've been so excited to have them hanging from our front door and have them welcome us as we pull into our driveway.



The colors are so bright and vibrant that offer a welcoming feel.  And what better way to celebrate Spring/Easter than to add some festive decor to your home.



I absolutely love these pieces and will be using them for many seasons to come.


Wayward Whimsy :: Etsy :: Facebook


GIVEAWAY:
Bethany would like to offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues reader any one item from her shop (up to $50 value)


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Emaleigh's Cupboard Review & Giveaway


I'm super excited for the chance to feature Emaleigh's Cupboard for a second time on Mom-a-Logues.  Lorna has such amazing talent and I just love seeing her new creations pop up on my Facebook feed or while viewing her adorable Etsy shop.

Lorna uses unique fabrics and patterns to create handsewn children's clothing that will be cherished for many years.  She loves to sew custom pieces for special occasions and enjoys working with her customers to make their dream dress or outfit come to life.

She was so sweet to send Lilli a dress previously, so this time she wanted to make something special for Alexa.



Alexa ooh and ahh'd the second I held up the dress for her to see.  She loved everything from the colors and pattern to the design.


It's one of Lorna's Kyoko style dresses and offers and adorable sash around the bodice that wraps around her back twice and ties with a ribbon in the front.  With it's soft pastel colors, this dress will be perfect for spring and Easter.


Lorna offers many unique styles of dresses and even some goodies for your little guys such as  vests and ties.  You have options to dress siblings alike or have a custom dress made to match your daughters doll, too.

Lorna's quality of work is 100% professional.  You cannot go wrong with one of her fabulous pieces.  With spring and summer on the horizon, now is the time to stock up on some beautiful outfits for any upcoming holidays/special occasions.  She pays special attention to detail and will ensure that your little one will be the center of attention!


Emaleigh's Cupboard :: Etsy :: Facebook

GIVEAWAY:
Lorna is generously offering one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a $50 GC to spend as you wish in her shop.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Harperism Design Co. Review & Giveaway


I'm thrilled for the opportunity to feature Keri and her beautiful shop, Harperism Designs Co. on Mom-a-Logues.  I love the true sense of family that's implemented in each of her pieces. 


Harperism Design Company was inspired by one woman's life, her ability to tell her story through her poetry and the legacy she left behind.  In her book (unpublished), titled "My Life in Rhyme," Frances Harper, Keri's grandmother, captures the very things she experienced, believed in and instilled in our family.  Even when writing about the most ordinary of things, she had a way with words that evoked feeling and emotion that captured your heart.  

As a dedicated wife, mother to 8, grandmother to 17, and servant to the Lord, she instilled in her children , the importance and value of family.  She was a very strong woman, who in her very ordinary life, created something extraordinary, and that something came to be known in their family as Harperism.   




Since Keri was young she has always been drawn to two things, typography and things that touch the heart.  As a graphic designer with a deep appreciation for white space, she wanted to combine her love for design with her love for her grandmother's poetry and legacy.  Her hope is that each piece someone chooses to hang in their home, touches their heart.  Harperism is more than just poems and products, It is a way of life and a love of family, deep rooted in traditions and faith, that they hope to share with the world through each of their pieces.  

In one of her poems of how to write a poem, Frances writes, "the words just seem to fall into place like wind takes to a kite".  This was so true for her and Keri's hope is that her words might touch you as they've touched her and her family.  

Everybody has a legacy to leave behind, a story to be told and Keri feels so blessed that God has given her the chance to share hers with the world. 
{found on "our story" page}



I think it's absolutely beautiful that each piece was inspired by Keri's amazing grandmother.  She sounds like a one of a kind gem and she would be so proud of Keri and her family for carrying on her legacy through their art.


Harperism Design Co. features amazing wood signs, pillows, coasters and other home decor.  Any piece would be an amazing treasure for your home, as a special gift to a friend or as a wedding/shower gift.



Keri was so generous to send my family this beautiful sign for our home.


We have it hanging on a shelf on the wall above out TV, so it's a major focal point in our living room.  I cannot love this piece any more - from the colors, to the beautiful phrase, it's just perfect.

From day one of mine and Adam's relationship he's always said to me, I love you because you're you!  So, when I showed him this sign he immediately had the biggest smile on his face and said, hey - that's what I say to you!  And the fact that it was written as a poem by Keri's grandmother about her grandfather even makes it more special.  

The piece is so beautifully made.  I love the hand painted look and the bright red colors in the font.  


Harperism Design Co. offers a great collation of gifts of home decor pieces for yourself or as a gift for any occasion.


Harperism Design Co.  :: Website :: Facebook :: Etsy


GIVEAWAY:
Keri would like to offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a $25 GC to spend as you wish in her shop!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gingerpop Boutique Review & Giveaway



GingerPop Boutique specializes in crafting handmade, 100% wool felt hair and clothing accessories.  

Rachel is the lovely designer and creator of this sweet boutique where you'll find beautiful, eclectic, handmade flower headbands, hair clips and cotton bow ties.
Rachel takes pride in the quality of her hair and clothing accessories and hopes that when one of her GingerPop items lands in your hands, you'll be proud you ordered one.


Spring is here and I don't know about you, but I'm super excited about breaking out my girls' spring and summer wardrobes.  And what a better time than now to add a little spring/summer flare to their outfits with some fabulous flower hair accessories.

Rachel sent Alexa and Lillian some gorgeous pieces from her collection!





I couldn't be more excited about the fun colors and designs.  They are going to look so sweet paired with their sun dresses (if winter ever decides to go away).  

Rachel does such professional work, each of her hair pieces are quality made.


Here are some of my other favorite's from her collection...









I think we're all a little desperate for some sunshine and spring colors…so, be sure to check out Rachel's adorable boutique for some fun accessories for your littles.


GingerPop Boutique :: Etsy :: Facebook

Rachel would like to offer ALL Mom-a-Logues readers a 15% discount by using the coupon code, GPOPBLOG.


GIVEAWAY:
She would like to extend her generosity to one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner by offering your choice of any one item from her shop.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Purple Puppy Designs Review & Giveaway


I'm so excited to feature Purple Puppy Designs today on Mom-a-Logues. 

Kelly is the fabulous creator of this darling boutique and offers fun and innovative ways to create and retain memories for a lifetime.  

After raising 2 boys, she's seen first hand how quickly little ones grow.  The Watch Me Grow set was originally made as a gift for an expecting cousin, and was designed to give her a creative way to track and document the growth of her baby boy.  She wanted everyone to share in the experience which led to the birth of Purple Puppy Designs.  In addition to the Watch Me Grow sets, they offer something for everyone whether you're a proud older sibling, or just looking for a unique baby shower gift for a loved one.

Watch Me Grow Set

Custom Onsies

Fun T-Shirts


Seasonal Designs

Kelly sent my girls each a Cinco de Mayo shirt from her collection, customized with their names on the front.



Alexa and Lillian are Mexican and proudly celebrate Cinco de Mayo, so these shirts are extra special to them.  I have to find some cute red leggings for them to wear them with!


I especially love that she created something fabulous to represent the Cinco de Mayo Holiday.  You don't usually see many designs for holidays other than the typical Christmas, Halloween..ect.  I can't wait for the girls to wear these fun shirts in May!

Purple Puppy Designs :: Etsy :: Facebook


GIVEAWAY:  
Kelly would like to offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a custom shirt of your choice {up to a $15 value}.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Graceful Offerings Review & Giveaway




Graceful Offerings is a lovely Etsy boutique that offers monogrammed custom items, NCAA items, shabby chic home decor, up-cycled vintage finds, home made products and so much more.  

From the artist...

"Hello! I'm Heather, the owner and artist behind Graceful Offerings.  Creativity is second nature to me, in fact I have been creating since I was a child.  I crafted foods out of a tiny walk-in closet in the home I grew up in.  I would then take my work to small local craft shoes as a teenager.  I got married to my wonderful husband Ryan and together we have 2 beautiful children, Brendan (13) and Chayce (12).  I stayed at home with my children until they were in school full time.  At that time, I decided to follow my heart and my lifelong passion.  My motto getting started was "She believed she could…So she did!"  My dream has come true1  I'm one of the lucky ones in the world, I truly love what I do!  A favorite of mine is 'junking' and searching for rustic and vintage sweet 'diamonds' in the rough.  I'm so thrilled when I come across something unique, I always have a vision for what I find.  I enjoy giving old things new life.  In my Etsy Shop, I offer you my own custom designs, rustic-chic handmade and vintage designs, seasonal items and home and garden decor that is very eclectic to say the least.  Nothing is better than a home that is warm and cozy, and on top of that, unique.  I don't restrict myself to just one type of product.  At Graceful Offerings you will always find a variety of items that I love myself, and take pride in creating for my customers."



One of the things I found so intriguing about Heather's collection is that there really isn't one piece that's the same as another.  It's all created individually and unique just for you.

She was so sweet to send me this set of EAT letters to display in my kitchen.



The letter's are amazing and such a unique feature to any kitchen.  They are painted to look distressed and offer that aged look.  Each letter measures 8" tall.  

Each piece is hand painted, so no two are exactly the same.  



Heather's collection is so full that it's hard to depict her amazing-ness (yes, that's a word) here on my blog.  You could spend some good quality time during your little ones nap time to browse her shop and still feel like you haven't seen it all.  Her talent is endless.  There is just no stopping her and her ability to create such treasures.








When I look for home decor or even a special gift, I want something unique, something that could be made custom and personalized, something not everyone and their neighbor has.  I have definitely found  a new go-to shop for special gifts and unique pieces for my home.



Graceful Offerings :: Etsy :: Facebook


GIVEAWAY:
Heather would like to offer one lucky reader a set of EAT letters just like I received.