Thursday, December 11, 2014

Woolly Whimsy

If you are looking for an amazing gift for your little one, who seems to have more toys, books and clothes than you know what to do with, you have to check out WOOLLY WHIMSY! They take cuteness to a whole new level in the most amazing Baby pieces I have ever seen! They are the Original home of baby "BootLeggers" and we are OBSESSED! Sophia received the 12-18 month Original BootLeggers with the leather sole! I cant lie I haven't taken them off of her! They are so cozy! She loves them! Not to mention how trendy they are. I'm pretty picky when it comes to what Sophia wears on her feet. Most of her life she has sported her Freshly Picked Moccs so it is nice to be rocking something we love just as much!! It's chilly here in New England and these couldn't have come at a more perfect time!

The owner of Woolly Whimsy is Fabulous! They have great costumer services and she will answer any questions you may have! The quality is like no other, each handmade item is Beautiful!! This is the perfect gift not only this holiday season but for baby showers, birthdays, you name it!!!

Original "BootLeggers" (a boot and leg warmer combination) in size 12-18 months. They are made with genuine soft leather soles (lined with thick woolly fleece) to make them better for a toddler learning to how to walk, without the extra slickness of a yarn sole.

The sole is 4.75 inches long - equal to a US size 5.

If you are looking for smaller sizes, (made without the walking soles) please check my shop!

The leather is not machine washable. They are not water proof, and are intended mainly to be used for walking indoors.

I can't help but get emotional when I see Sophia in these amazingly detailed handmade boots. Wondering if she will be passing them down to her daughter or son one day. Just knowing that I have started our Family Heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation totally gets me. We will treasure these boots!

This mama has also fallen head over heels for these Plum Ruched Wristwarmers!! Head over to Woolly Whimsy HERE to browse and shop!! Don't forget to Like on Facbook HERE

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ali Eli Wedding Review

Christmas is in FULL SWING over at our House!! We have been busy getting ready since before Thanksgiving!!! I have been striving every year to really make our home festive and incorporating Holiday pieces that we will enjoy for years to come! The Fireplace mantles in our home are my favorite!!! When I saw the burlap banners over at Ali Eli Weddings on Etsy I fell in LOVE!!! See for yourself... Here is the MERRY Banner!
I received this product free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

This year Ralph and I decided that we would also start thinking of more meaningful gifts! Yes perfumes are sweet, clothes are great and nick nacks are fun but we wanted to give a gift that can be enjoyed for years to come!! We decided that we would start buying our loved ones pieces that they would pull out year after year! Over at Ali Eli they have a beautiful selection of Handmade burlap cake toppers, birthday and wedding banners, natural style wreaths, baby shower gifts and other unique finds for weddings!! A beautiful gift for not only yourself but friends and family! Not to mention it comes beautifully packaged you don't even need to wrap it ;) It is official Ali Eli Weddings have stolen our hearts (and Home!) To browse the shop and purchase you can head over to Ali Eli Weddings HERE!!!

I LOVE the Quality and Craftsmanship that is put into Ali Eli Wedding designs! 

The customer service is amazing! The owner is so personable and easy to work with! My banner was sent out asap and arrived in the cutest clear bag with twine string holding it together along with a picture showing what was inside! Not only for yourself but these make the perfect gift! You don't even have to worry about wrapping them because they come to your door step looking completely adorable!

One things for sure Ali Eli Weddings will be a key feature for Sophia's 2nd Birthday Bash!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

USA Every Day Review

With the Holidays in full swing I'm on the hunt for meaningful gifts for family and friends! One thing that I wanted to try and do was not only give meaningful gifts but purchase from those companies that are located in the UNITED STATES! Its so important to try and help companies that sell great quality products that might get missed by these large companies that make everything overseas! That is why I was so excited to receive my "Celebrate American Made" box!!

The box I received was all about introducing consumers to small companies that make awesome holiday gifts.

  • Temporary tattoos make awesome stocking stuffers (they even have Frozen tattoos for the kids)
  • Wonderful handmade spa products for women
  • Kidecals makes cool keyboard stickers and a million other things that are great for kids, parents and DIYers
  • Your True Nature makes all kinds of inspiring products - T-shirts, books, posters, etc.
  • Surf Sweets is a yummy organic candy company which everyone needs all year round!
  • And, beautiful holiday cookies from the wonderful Sisters of St. Benedict
We received this box free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

Here's what the Peeps over at USA Everyday Box had to say this Holiday, "Bring on the holidays! My daughter turns 2 on the 24th, Thanksgiving is the 27th and then a solid month of fa-la-la-la-laaaaa. I'll get to see more friends and family over the next two months as they descend on our house than I will all year. Nothing makes me happier.

My mind is racing with ideas. There are decorations to be hung, food to prepare, and gifts to be purchased. There's a lot to do, but I have to say that buying gifts is my favorite activity. I love the challenge of finding that special something that's truly a token of my love and gratitude.

Finding great products made by small business is what the USA Every Day box is all about. By receiving eight different samples, subscribers will be introduced to companies that make creative, gift-worthy products. There's something for everyone and that's what most of us have to achieve this holiday - gifts for everyone!

Happy Holidays!"

We LOVE LOVE LOVE our USA Every Day Box!!!!! It came beautifully packaged!! Like opening up a bunch of little gifts!! Sophia and Sam shared the sugar cookie and I shamefully took a big bite before I handed it to her! It was DELICIOUS! The tattoos are out of this world! We will be having fun with those for sure! We will most definitely be doing the Frozen one tonight, our baby is obsessed! The rest will make great stocking stuffers! I will be pampering myself with my spa treatments, and my keyboard is looking beyond cute with my button decals! I am just over the moon with these companies and that they are brought right to my doorstep!!!! It's time to start bringing business back to the land we so dearly love The United States Of AMERICA! To subscribe or just read more about this amazing subscription box go HERE Don't forget to like them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Had to share my fun new decals ;)

The USA Every Day Box is your answer to the question,
Where Do I Find the Made in America Version? From snacks to home goods, pets and everything in between, we’ll bring you the best American made products.
We connect you to those American made versions and introduce you to the companies that make them.
We’ve met some pretty keen people and would love for you to get to know them too.
Try products and find your new American Made favorites. 
The USA Every Day Box Ships Every Three Months
Next Box will ship February 1st

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired Advent Calendar

Every year Ralph and I splurge on one expensive Christmas Decoration. I have come to realize that cheap decorations don't last and if we continue to improve our Christmas Decoration every year we will have quite the Beautiful collection! This year I was really torn between two... we needed more outdoor décor but I really wanted to start a new tradition with Sophia now that she is ONE!! That being an Advent Calendar! The one we would have chosen was the Personalized Pottery Barn Clothespin Advent Calendar...

From the peeps at Pottery Barn: A whimsical take on a holiday favorite, our Jumbo Clothespin Advent Calendar lets you hang small, tied-up packages for each day of the countdown.

  • 67" wide x 10" high
  • Made of poplar plywood with a pine frame.
  • Painted dates show clearly the approach of Christmas Day.
  • Each date includes a wood clothespin to hang goodies
BUT with a Price Tag of $149 not including shipping and Personalizing  I knew we were looking at somewhere in the $200 range! I ended up picking 2 of the Outdoor Lit LED Twig Deer because we needed more outdoor items!! As the days past I knew I still "needed" the advent calendar! That's when I got crafty! I knew I could make this and CHEAP! I sent ralph to our local hardware store and had a pine board cut to the measurement I needed! $6 dollars! Stopped at the craft store and bought clothes pins $1 had a stamp set and red/black/white paint at home and received advent bags from a BEAUTIFUL Etsy shop, Fancy That Loved $29.99! Grand total to Make this project....ready... $37 dollars!!!!! And it really is almost the same!!!!!! We adore our calendar and I know we will for years and years to come! It will be hung in a few days!! During the countdown we will read Sophia one Christmas story that she gets to open and we will have her sweet little fingers take out what ever is in her countdown advent bag!

To Do: Paint Board White, Paint Clothes Pins Black, Measure Out marks, Hot Glue and Stamp!

We have yet to hang it but you get the idea ;) I have a few touch ups that need to be made before hanging!
**I received the Advent Bags free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest! 

About our Bags from Fancy That Loved, "Beautifully crafted Advent Calendars that can be used every year! These fun hand stamped bags will be perfect to hold candy pieces, a special note or whatever your heart desires! These muslin bags feature premium fabric with matching thick cotton drawstrings for superior quality with red bakers twine and 24 mini clothespins. Make this a family tradition that your kids will look forward to every year!

24 individually hand stamped bags 3" x 4"
Red bakers twine to hang on a cute wooden spool
24 Mini Clothes pins

I can't even handle the cuteness! You don't even need the board for these bags at it comes with the wooden spool of twine and clothes pins!!! Just order and hang without the work! :) Fancy That Loved has the BEST customer service and they are quick to respond, ship and are o helpful with any questions you may have!!!

More about "Fancy that Loved" from the peeps themselves,

"A little about me...
It's those little moments in life that make living worthwhile. A baby shower, a child's first birthday or even an annual holiday - these are the special occasions that deserve a celebration! As a sassy stay-at-home mother of three boys, I know just how important it is to celebrate the precious occasions and milestones within a family. As an avid party planner and lover of paper crafts, my Etsy shop Fancy Loved That is a soulful evolution that will tickle your senses!

With a penchant for color and a keen eye for design, each one of my products will give your event a unique look and style that will be the talk of the town. As a business owner, I stay attuned to the latest trends, fads, color palettes and pop culture to guarantee a modern selection of party décor and accessories.

To me, there is just something so special about adding those magical finishing touches that everyone will notice and appreciate. I offer a variety of handmade party goods and supplies that will take your event to the next level. Whether you are planning a wedding reception or a 1st birthday party, I will work with you to provide quality party décor and accessories that will knock their socks off!

With the help of my loving husband, we pride ourselves on around the clock 24/7 customer service so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your event!"
Oh how we adore EVERYTHING in her shop!! It really is the little details in life that make it so Magical!!! We will certainly be back to dress up our holidays and just everyday life! Stop by her shop and check it out HERE! Don't forget to follow on Facebook HERE and Instagram: #fancythatloved
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Are Back

Hi Everyone!! We are back, Fall has been Amazing!! We have been enjoying every minute! Now that the holiday season is in full swing we will be busy but in the best ways possible! And good news for all my readers...LOTS of Holiday Giveaways! I will be reviewing some of the hottest items this Christmas season and bringing you the best of the best! I will be doing a Holiday Gift Guide for those of you who want ideas on what to buy the special people in your lives! So Stay Tuned! In the meantime here is a picture overload!

Bringing Food to those in need!

Navy Dress for pictures for me Dad

Halloween from the Beekeeper and his tribe.

She got her BIG girl bed.

I don't want to go nuts with pictures but those are a few from Sept-Oct-Nov


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bye Bye Social Media

We are taking a Social Media Break until Halloween (maybe) ;) Time to unplug and enjoy FALL and Sophia's FIRST Birthday!!! We will see you all soon!!! There is still one Giveaway Going on with WeeSqueak! Don't forget to enter HERE winner will be chosen in 5 days via Rafflecopter and the winner will receive an automated e-mail! Enjoy October Everyone!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Viv & Lou Review

Ok You all know me and my monogrammed obsession right?!?! Well I found the Queen of all monogrammed companies!! It really has me wanting to scream from the roof tops! I may go monogramed crazy in my house!
I received these products free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

Here's what the peeps over at Viv & Lou had to say, "We invite you to shop Viv & Lou when an ordinary gift just won’t do! We combine quality, affordable personalized products and exceptional order turnaround times to create a fun and easy shopping experience for our customers. We strive for perfection because we understand the importance of quality products and excellent service!   If you need a one of a kind gift, want to tell someone how special they are, or just want a new stylish personalized product for yourself, you can find it at Viv & Lou!"

What is so impressive to me besides the amazing designs is the quality!! To me that is so important!! These products are so well made it blows me away! The customer service is the best I have ever dealt with and they truly care about their customers!! Don't even get me started on the is so affordable and blows the doors of the prices I was previously paying at LL Bean and Pottery Barn! I'm serious when I say Viv & Lou is my new IT place for all things momma and Sophia. And all the lovies in my life during the holiday season!!

Shipping is super quick too!!!

It was so hard to choose a "favorite" out of everything I received but I'm totally loving the Large Navy Anchor Market Basket!!! I usually do peapod grocery delivery every other week but I need fresh fruits, veggies and meat throughout the week. I like to fly in and out of the grocery store as I'm not a huge fan. This Market Basket is perfect!! I am able to run in to the local Whole Foods fill it up and be on the go! No more bags to try and juggle all while holding Sophia! I have ventured out three times since I received my Viv & Lou goods and I have been stopped maybe 10+ times by people asking me where I purchased or just to say how cute it was! I love that it is inscribed in pink with my last name too! Swoon!

Next up was Sophia's Backpack and insulated lunch box! I LOVE this to pieces! Her first backpack! I had it monogramed with her full name! Eventually when she goes to grade school I will do initials but right now we are not to concerned with "stranger danger" as she is always with her momma! This backpack has been great, we have packed it up for fall walks, picnics, mall trips, you name it! It is the perfect size for her and I know it will be around for years and years!


OK I can't even handle Sophia and I's matching Mother and Daughter Monogramed Baseball Hats!!! These seriously have me in tears! I love to be matchy matchy with my girl and these are just precious! I love that we have the same initials too SLV!

Last but not least is my travel bag! Of course in my favorite NAVY anchors! Can you tell I'm a total Navy Brat at heart! Something about those anchors that bring me a sense of peace. We come from a long line of retired and active Navy military in my family. I am a proud Navy Daughter and I can't pass up anything that has anchors on it!!

To check out more Viv & Lou and to shop go HERE!!! Don't forget to check them out on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram!! Happy Fall Y'all!!!!!
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