Love You To The Moon, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hello friends!

I’ve got a layout on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with a layout using March’s Happy Place kit and a cut file from Just Nick Studio.

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I’m finally scrapbooking sweet Ruby’s birth announcement with a clean and simple layout.  The To the Moon cut file was perfect, and I love it!

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Head on over to the SC blog for more photos and info!

Happy Friday!

bath time, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hi friends!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far!

My birthday is tomorrow, and for an early birthday present, I got a silhouette Cameo 3, and I’m super excited!  I’ve got a lot of learning to do, but don’t be surprised if I use a lot of cut files this month, LOL!

Today, I’m sharing a layout on the Scrapbook Circle blog using the March Happy Place kit, and the March Good Stuff add-on.  I am also using the Heart is Full background cut file from Just Nick Studio.

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I hope you stop on over to the SC blog for more photos!

Happy Sunday friends!

100 days Korean baby tradition, and hello RUBY layout featuring My Mind’s Eye

Hello friends!

Today is Ruby’s 100th day, and oh what a whirlwind it has been!  Time sure does fly!

It is a Korean custom/tradition to celebrate a baby’s first 100 days, or “back-il.”  A long time ago, survival rates for babies were very low (due to childhood diseases, no easy access to healthcare, etc), so babies were kept at home for the first 100 days.  My parents told me that “back then,” baby’s births weren’t even recorded until they reached 100 days old.  Making it to 100 days signified that the baby would survive, so families celebrated with food, and baby was introduced to friends and neighbors.

It is a tradition to eat rice cakes for the 100th day, so we will eat rice cakes today!

Here is Miss Ruby on her 100th day:

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And here is all 3 of my girls on their 100th day:

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I also have a scrapbook layout to share.  Isn’t it fitting that on Ruby’s 100th day, I am sharing a layout featuring a photo of our family of 5 in the hospital on Ruby’s birthday?!

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For this layout, I used the My Mind’s Eye’s Sugar Plum Collection.  Even though this line is a holiday collection, you can use a lot of the products on non-holiday layouts.  I love how this layout turned out, and I’m so glad that I have a layout for Ruby’s baby album!

Thanks for dropping by friends, and

Happy Tuesday!

Baby products I love: Finn + Emma

Hey guys!

I’m back with another blog post in my series: baby products I love.  Today, I am featuring Finn + Emma organic baby clothes and toys.  I am by no means fully organic, but I do like to choose the organic route when I can; I like to think that it’s better for baby and the environment.  I had the opportunity to try out a few items from Finn + Emma, so I chose the dreamcatcher coverall, fairytale bandana bib, and amelia and piper stroller toy set.

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I ordered the 0-3 month size one-piece, so baby girl has some room for growth.  She is now already 1 month old…{sigh} time sure flies!  The organic material is super soft, the outfit is well made, and it washes really well.  I love the soft colors too!

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How cute is that wooden elephant?!  It is so smooth, with no hard edges, and I can imagine sweet girl gnawing on it when she eventually starts teething.  The other animal toy is made from organic yarn and is a rattle…great for her car seat.

I hope you have been enjoying my favorite baby products series!

Happy Monday!

P.S. you can get 15% off your Finn + Emma order of $50 or more using this link.

Baby products I love: DockATot

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing another favorite baby product.  This is definitely one I wish I had with my other two girls!  It’s a DockATot!  This product has made nighttimes so much easier!

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I chose a DockATot Deluxe, which is perfect size for babies 0-8 months old, in the silver lining (chevron) cover.

I was so excited when the box was delivered!  It came perfectly packaged in a clear storage bag with handles.

My girls have sensitive skin, so the first thing I did was was remove the cover and washed it.  I was so impressed with how easy it was to remove the cover.  The bottom cushion has it’s own zippered compartment, and I love how the zipper goes all the way around the bumper section.  I let it air dry, and then easily put the cover back on.

I couldn’t wait to try it out!  I am exclusively nursing my newborn, and we have been using a bassinet that I keep by the bed, so she could be close to us.  I was excited to try the DockATot out for cosleeping.

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At night, after nursing, I put her in the DockATot between my husband’s and my pillow, and she sleeps great…even better when I swaddle her too!  I love how the unique bumper shape keeps her feeling snug and helps her with the startle reflex.  It’s also comforting to look over at her with any little noise she makes.  Cosleeping is not for everyone, but it definitely works for us.

The DockATot is great for naps, and when she gets a little older, it’ll be great for tummy time as well.

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(Look at those baby toes!)

While on the pricey side, we absolutely love the DockATot!  It is worth every penny!  It comes in two sizes, and there are many covers to choose from.

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Happy Monday friends!

Baby products I love: Milkmaid Goods Nursing Poncho & Car Seat Cover

Hello everyone!

Baby girl is here!!!  Friends, meet Ruby!

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She came 2 weeks early, weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs 11 oz.  She’s now just a little over 2 weeks old, and we love her so so much!

Since we have a baby in the house, I thought I would share a few of my favorite baby products, and products that I wish I had with my other two girls, through a series of blog posts.  Hopefully, you guys will find these posts helpful or interesting.

Today, I’ll be talking about my Milkmaid nursing poncho and car seat cover.  I love my black and white stripes…this is the one that I got.

This product is genius!  I love that it’s a 2 in 1 product.  The poncho is made out of stretchy, breathable, jersey fabric, and it covers our carseat beautifully!  I love that it protects our newborn from germs when we’re out in public.

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As it turns out, the poncho is perfect for keeping bugs (specifically mosquitos) away from our baby too.  I wanted to get some air the other day, so we took the baby for a walk around the block.  I seem to be a magnet to mosquitos, and I got bit a few times…baby was safe though!

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I can already see that this will be perfect for keeping out the wind and cold air when we Texans finally get cooler weather.

I also love that the poncho serves as a nursing cover.  I like that it covers me all the way around, and not just the front like most nursing covers.  I don’t need anyone catching a glimpse of my muffin top, lol!

If not already on the car seat, the poncho folds/rolls up easily and I can toss it into the diaper bag.

Yep, loving this product, and I wish I had it with my other girls!  You can check out the nursing ponchos on the Milkmaid Goods website.  They have lots of gorgeous prints!

That’s it for me today!  Gonna go take a nap while baby’s still sleeping.

Happy Tuesday!