I am first and foremost a mother of 3 extraordinary children. We are expecting our 4th May 2013! I strive to live an eco-conscious lifestyle and I thrive in the outdoors. My ultimate goal is to one day live in a small sustainable community, where the little things in life are once again celebrated! It's time we all slowed down a bit and stop letting life pass us by.
*This WAS scheduled to post Tuesday-but for some reason it did not- One of those blogger quirks, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. AND of course my usual image for this is not loading..grrr -BLOGS WORTH BLOGGING ABOUT-
For today I only have 1- HELP!!!!! I am running out of blogs to blog about. I know they are out there. I just have not managed to stumble across them. I try to feature blogs that don't already have a TON of followers- because those people are already getting enough attention and honestly I am not trying to send hits to pages that are getting paid for it- I have been trying to share people who are dedicated and passionate about their blogs and are obviously not in it purely for income or some sort of gain. I get bored with blogs that every post listed in my reader is a review or giveaway of some sort- I want to know who YOU are by reading your blog, not your sponsors.
A little Sugar-n-Spice- This is a lovely one, if I do say so myself. This is a blog about a Christian stay at home mom of 3- And the babies are twins-YAY for moms of twins. She home schools, cloth diapers, breast feeds and baby wears :) She is also a small business- yes indeed she is crafty, check out her blog to learn more. She has links to her Etsy shop on there. Kudos to this busy mama!
Okay so I am reaching out for nominations!!! Please don't be shy, nominate yourself if need be :) All of my blogs featured thus far have been written by mothers- I think for now I want to keep it like that- Lets empower mamas everywhere :) We all have a voice- let yours be heard or read...lol
PS- You might be missing out on some great giveaways- check the giveaway tab at the top for more details!
"Style-Savvy Treasures for you & your Little Treasure"
Jamie is a work at home mom of two boys Mason, 3 and Avery, 6 months. She got started by sewing baby shower gifts for all of her friends who were having girls. The gifts were such a big hit, she decided to start an Etsy shop! The name LilyBaby Creations comes from her hope of one day having a baby girl and naming her Lily. She sews whenever she can find the time! To get projects done she utilizes night-time, nap-time and whenever else her teething little one will allow it! Her work station consists of a tiny 2 person table in her kitchen. Jamie enjoys Farmer’s Markets, the view of Mt. Rainier from her living room, road trips, decorating her home and of course her family!
Jamie has some adorable things in her shop including dresses, little boy’s ties, reusable bags, nursing covers, boutique baby blankets and so much more available upon special request- See her website for all the details!
Guess What?? This is also an awesome giveaway opportunity. Jamie has generously offered to send the winning reader their choice of item from whatever she currently has in stock! There are a TON of awesome choices. See the bottom of this post for details on how to enter!
Jamie was kind enough to send Adelea one of her signature Lily dresses. Designed to be a mid calf length dress for infants- then by loosening the bow around the collar it can transform into a tunic and then a stylish summer top for older girls. Such a versatile piece that will get years of use from my little one! This is easy to wash and wear. It is also great whether you need to go some where nice or just need something cool to play in. Check it out- it is adorable on her chunky butt.
To enter for your chance to receive a signature piece from Lilybaby Creations simply visit her Etsy shop and leave a comment telling me which item you would like if you won.(your free to change your mind if you do win!) Do not forget to include your e-mail so I can contact you!
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These days it is hard to shop in mainstream stores and find classy and adorable little girl’s clothing. Everything is obnoxious with glitter and plastered with not-so-cute sayings like “Drama Queen” and “Princess”. Girls clothing has definitely gone down hill over the years. They are making things for them to wear that look inappropriate even for teenagers. All of this scared me when I found out I was having a girl. I have been so used to primary colors, simple designs, bugs, dinos and tools. How easy it has been to find great clothes for my twin boys.
Thank goodness for talented people and handmade clothing! I am always able to find something that will look precious and preserve my daughter’s time as a little girl. I want to share some of the treasures I have found, in a new series called Choose Handmade. Not only will I be featuring some lovely ladies who make adorable little girls clothing, but all kinds of other great finds too! In a day in time that everything is mass produced in factories overseas, let’s get back to the basics and pledge to choose handmade!
So the page will be changing on and off for the next few days or few weeks..... we shall see! I welcome any suggestions you may have. I was just ready for somethng more warm and inviting! I wanted a friendly feel- because that is what this is all about! For now I am experimenting with lots of different things to see what works the best :) Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I know it has been beautiful here- Adelea and I went to the Scottsville Community Farmer's Market this morning- Scottsville is just 10-15 minutes down the road from us.The Strawberries in the new heading are from Gobble N Grunt Farm in Buckingham Virginia- and they are delicious! I will be posting the rest of the pictures soon. Remember: When you can buy fresh and support your local farmers!
I have some amazing people that I am working with for some reviews and giveaways- I already have the reviews written, but whats a good review without some amazing pictures? The weather here has been on the chilly side, grey and raining for days and days blah....come on sunshine and warm spring weather I NEED you and my artists and crafts people need you too. I have some cool apparel and things that deserve pictures in the beautiful, bright and sunny outdoors! I had not checked the weather yet today but I hope it will change soon. I do not want anyone to think I am slacking. I really want to do a good job and have my readers not get bored looking at the inside of my house. Thanks for being patient- You are all wonderful. I do have a cloth diaper review that does not need the outdoors- so that will go up possibly tomorrow....oooo and it has a giveaway too...time to feed some one's stash!!!! I am also working with a company who is launching a line of organic baby products next week- I just got them in the mail today and WOW you will love these! Can't wait to share :) Much love to you all!
Do any of you by chance know someone who would help me out getting my blog design worked on? I know what I want but I am not savvy in that department, so some help would be very much appreciated- I would love to trade for some advertising on the page or something- Thanks and e-mail me Myecofamily@gmail.com Do look for a major re-design of this blog in the near future (hopefully)
Here is what it look like today-see even Adelea thought it was crappy-no smiles-