Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LylaBug Creations Review & Giveaway




I'm so excited to be featuring the lovely Shaunna from LylaBug Creations for a second time on my blog.  Shaunna creates whimsical boutique and upcylced clothing for little girls and pillowcases for both girls and boys alike.  She loves creating custom items for your littles, so if you have an idea or fabric in mind, she is happy to create the piece of your dreams.

LylaBug Creations is a one-mom operation.  Shaunna hand picks all fabrics, then washes, dries and irons, measures and cuts all pieces.  She sews them, photographs them and promotes and sells them on Facebook and Etsy.  It seems like a lot, but she does it out of pure love for artful expression and creativity, ruled by the inspiration of her own little girl, LylaBug.


Shaunna was so sweet to send Alexa this darling ladybug dress, just in time for summer.


It's the perfect combination of playful and sweet.  She can definitely wear it for play or any special occasion.  It features a red and white striped tank top with a black, green and red rosette flower attached to a beautiful combination of green w/ ladybug's and black and white polka dot fabric.  

Alexa loves that it's comfortable and light - perfect for the warm months ahead.





Shaunna also offers many other fun and unique up cycled creations, pairing gently used t-shirts or tank tops with a fabulous skirt or turning a larger t-shirt into a little girls dress.  What talent that takes!!  She does an exceptional job at coordinating the most amazing fabrics and color combinations.  Each of her designs are truly special and unique!




Little girls are all about the 'twirl' and Shaunna's twirl skirts are some of the best.  She offers them with a shirt to make a set or just the skirt alone.  Basically anything goes.  That's the beauty of having such talent when it comes to creating clothing for children..Shaunna can make pretty much anything you have your mind set on.


Shaunna's mission is to let our little ones be twirly and girly…or funky and sassy..or whatever uniqueness that they have shining through.  They grow up too fast!  So before that happens, she wants to create for them an original style full of whimsy and innocence.


LylaBug Creations :: Etsy :: Facebook



GIVEAWAY:
Shaunna would like to offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a mystery twirl skirt from her collection.

PuppyCat Crafts Review & Giveaway



When planning a party or special event, lots of thought goes into decorations and how best to coordinate everything.  Whether it's a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, a special girls night or holiday, a theme is usually incorporated.  It could be a certain color scheme or an entire theme all together.  But, one thing is for sure the party decor ranks right up there with good company.  Am I right?

Jen at PuppyCat Crafts offers a collection of paper straws that are the perfect pop of color for any occasion.  

She was so sweet to send me this lovely set of chevron straws in the most beautiful pastel, spring-like colors.




They are not only a fun way to spruce up a mason jar of lemonade or your favorite cold beverage, but a great way to add a special touch to any occasion.  Let's face it, drinking from a straw (albeit a pretty one) is so much more fun!

Jen's straws are all made in the USA with food-safe ink. They are 100% compostable, biodegradable and so much prettier than plastic.  

There is just about every color combo imaginable listed in her shop, but if there's something specific you're looking for and don't happen to see that she has it listed, she can definitely still make it happen.
Chevron, Polka Dots, Stripes…she has it all!




Jen offers some other fabulous goodies to help make a party extra fabulous, including die cuts, cookie cutters and colorful baker's twine.  


I'm a huge fan of baker's twine and use it for pretty much everything and every chance that I get.
Jen offers some great colors to choose from - or one of each, because you just can't have enough baker's twine.



PuppyCat Crafts :: Etsy :: Facebook 



GIVEAWAY:
Jen would like to offer one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a set of 25 paper straws of your choice from her collection.



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.