Shrimp & Grits Kids Dress Review & Giveaway

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I’m super happy to share with you all this great kids clothing. A month or so ago I was contacted by the company, Shrimp & Grits Kids. I was asked if I’d like to review a piece of their clothing and after browsing through their website and seeing lots of adorable clothes, I thought I’d see if the quality lived up to the cuteness! ;)

I chose the Millie dress to review.

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I knew it would be a dress that Caylin would love and so I was excited to get it in the mail and try it on her.

The dress came just a few days later and just like I thought, Caylin LOVED it and wanted to put it on ASAP.

I was really satisfied with the quality of the dress. It was well-made and even prettier in real life. The size was right on the money and Caylin approved it’s “twirl factor” which was perfect. A dress has GOT to have that awesome twirl factor, ya know! ;)

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I love the softness of the colors and the different patterns that are in the dress. It’s so pretty and whimsical. The rose fabric gives it a sweet touch, which I love and I love the gathered neck, too.

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This dress could even be worn with a pretty cardigan when it’s a little cooler out even. Love that it’s versatile and the price is right, too! It’s so hard to find sweet, age-appropriate clothing nowadays. Oh, and the yellow polka dot fabric from the front, ties around to the back so you can tie it in a bow. Sweet. :)

When I asked Caylin what she thought about the dress (besides saying it had an awesome “twirl factor”) she said that it made her feel like a princess. ;) I would say that’s a seal of approval, wouldn’t you? ;)

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Thanks so much to Shrimp & Grits Kids for sending me this dress to review. I would definitely purchase another dress from you guys! I’ve got my eye on this one and this one, too! Ha!

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The sweet folks at Shrimp & Grits Kids have given me a $50 gift certificate to give away to their shop! All you have to do is follow Shrimp & Grits Kids on Facebook HERE

and tell them One Happy Mama sent you! Then leave a comment letting me know that you did that and you’ll be entered to win! I will draw a winner randomly Friday evening. Good luck! Yay!

UPDATE – The winner of the gift certificate is:winner

Thanks so much for entering!

Crystal Wilkerson Digital Templates: A Review

Hello! Happy Wednesday!

I’m super excited to share with you guys some really awesome 12×12 digital templates that my sweet friend, Crystal Wilkerson has created. I’m not sure about you, but I LOVE anything that makes the memory keeping process quicker and more simple and that’s exactly what these templates do!

This is the collection of templates she has created:

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There are 8 separate template packs and they all come with 4 templates.  Each template comes with two options: 1) With preset layer styles that you can adjust to your liking, and 2) With no layer styles.  Templates are in .PSD format. They are all so versatile and fun!

Here are the layouts that I created using some of Crystal’s templates and I’m telling you – I was able to create these in no time at all and I love the way they turned out!

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I’ve decided that I’m going to have them printed 6×6 and then slip them into 6×6 page protectors and add them to my Project Life® album! Super easy to do and it’ll add a little bit of variety to my usual DESIGN A page protectors.

Here are some layouts that Crystal created with these same templates when she did a layout a day in May:

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You can see them up close HERE on Crystal’s blog!

If you’d like to purchase these templates you can do so HERE.

And NOW through Sunday, June 22, you can get HALF off by using the code CWTEMP50. Yippppeeeeee!

I definitely would recommend these digital templates to both digital scrapbookers AND traditional scrapbookers – and not just because I know Crystal and she’s a friend, but because everything that I have ever used that Crystal has created has been wonderful and has made the memory keeping process not only easier, BUT added some super cute additions to my scrapbooks. I also think it’s a great deal because you can use these OVER and OVER and OVER again. That’s the beauty of digital templates. They are also so versatile! You can make digital books with them, print them out and add them to your Project Life® albums and so much more!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day everyone!

  • Disclosure: Crystal gave me a set of her digital templates for free to try out and see what I thought. All opinions expressed in this blog post are solely my own. I think they are awesome. Only keeping it real here, folks. ;)

Lists with Friends: 15

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Happy Monday, sweet blog readers!

I’m using today’s List with Friends to tell you about a super cute giveaway I have going on!

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Over on my Instagram account (that you can find HERE) I’m giving away a set of my Good Reminder pencils, a sweet custom heart stamp and also the four flair badges that I designed for Freckled Fawn. You can win these! That’s where the list comes in! Ha! To enter the giveaway you need to do the following:

  • Be sure you are following my shop’s Instagram account HERE
  • Be sure you are following me on Instagram HERE.
  • Repost the above photo that I have on my instagram account.
  • Be sure to tag my shop in the photo using #babybirdandbubbub.

That’s it! I will draw a winner at the end of the week and someone will get a little bright, happy mail soon! Yay!

Hope you all have a great day! Hugs to you! XO!

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Project Life ® Tuesday

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Happy Project Life® Tuesday!

Today I am switching things up a bit and I’m going to show you all a couple of videos that will you give you some insight into how I organize, edit, print and cut my photos for my Project Life®.

I’ve broken the videos down to two pretty short videos. The first one is going to show you just a glimpse into how I keep things organized and how I print my 3×4 photos and the smaller photos that you see on my pages.

The second video is going to show you how I use the awesome photo templates that I love to switch things up a bit and add a bit extra to my Project Life® without taking up a lot of time.

So let’s begin, shall we? Oh, and please excuse my dorkiness. Ha! I’m SO not good at these videos, but I hope they help! :)

Oh, and you can click on the video – watch it at youtube.com and click on the gear icon and put it in 1080 HD and it’s MUCH more clear! :)

Here’s the first video!

 Ok, so a few things I wanted to go over.

  • You can find that super cute organizational desktop wallpaper HERE. LOVE it! :)

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  • The trimmer I use is the Fiskars Rotary Trimmer. Sometimes it doesn’t cut the straightest, but this is what I use. ;)

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  • I get asked this a lot – “Do you plan your pages in advance? I hardly EVER plan my pages in advance. Honestly I just don’t have the time for it. Here’s the reason why I don’t really NEED to plan my pages … this is a secret so don’t tell anyone. LOL! ;) My Project Life® is NOT done on a weekly basis. By that I mean, I haven’t ever done the two-page spread that is week so and so through so and so. Nope. Just too stressful for me. I THINK I started out doing it that way a couple of years ago, but then would just get a bit stressed out when I didn’t have enough photos to fill the two-page spread OR if I have just way too many photos and had to get them all in and add inserts, etc. So what I do now is I just go in chronological order, but just fill the pages as I live. It’s such a nice relief to NOT have to stick to a weekly page spread and I can just open up my album and stick the next photos that I want to use in chronological order and add journaling to what I want to add to and then stick in some filler cards to fill in any empty spots. I can use inserts IF I want to or have some memorabilia, etc., but it’s not necessary most of the time. I find that really simplifies the process EVEN MORE for me and I love that. That’s what so great about Project Life® – it can be tailored to fit into YOUR life and YOUR time. Everyone is different. We all have different goals for our memory keeping and this way is just the most simple and least stressful way for me. :) The times when I DO plan a page or two is usually for an insert when I have maybe a group of photos from a trip or a birthday or something like that and then all that I do is go through my extra page protector inserts (which I keep organized in a album with the dividers) and pull out one that I want to use and make sure that I have pictures sized accordingly for that page protector. That’s the extent of my planning and well – I like to be a rebel and just wing it! Ha! ;)

Here’s the second video I wanted to share with you all:

  •  You can find Tracy’s blog HERE and her shop HERE. giveaway_new

Ok, now for the extra fun part!  Tracy Larsen is so sweet and has offered to give one of my readers a set of her Simply White Collection V1, V2 and V3! Yay! You can choose from either the rounded corners or the squared corners!

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Just leave me a comment below telling me telling me about a favorite photo you’ve taken recently. I’ll use the random number generator to choose a winner!

Thanks so much for watching the videos and for reading along! I really hope these have helped, but if there is something that you are wondering about or would like to know – let me know! Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday! Hugs to you all!

Freshly Picked: Review & Giveaway

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I am SO thrilled to have been asked to do a review & giveaway for such a cool company!

If you haven’t heard of them, Freshly Picked is a company that was started back in 2009 by a Mama named Susan Peterson. She started to make baby moccasins for her baby at her kitchen table one day when she was frustrated by the lack of super cute, durable, well-designed baby shoes out there.

On a very small budget, using a bag of scrap leather that she got at a yard sale, she started to make cute baby moccasins. Her baby moccs have been seen on the little baby feet of the rich and famous and also little baby feet of every day Mamas like you and me.

I love how Susan built her business. I love the principals she stands on when it comes to quality and care that she puts into every pair of moccasins. I love how resourceful she was in the beginning to raise money to help her business grow (read more HERE) and I just love how a Mama who couldn’t find what she was looking for, decided to make what she needed and has become so successful in the process. Aren’t stories like that great?

That’s why I’m so excited to spotlight Freshly Picked and review a pair of their cute moccs today AND the awesome thing is that Susan is letting me give away ONE pair of moccasins to one of my lucky readers! Yay!

The moccasins that I chose to review were the Dark Chocolate moccasins that you can see HERE.

And here is my cute little model in them:

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Um, yes can we say adorable? Ack!

What I love about the moccasins is that they are SO soft and you can tell just by holding them that they are durable and made with care. The quality of them are fabulous. When I put them on Luke, his eyes lit up and I knew it was because of how soft the soles were and he was liking that!

He stood up great in them and they have an elastic in them so that they stretch a bit and are so easy to slide on and off. Not only are the moccasins super trendy right now, but to me they are classic and these dark chocolate ones are gender neutral and they really go with everything!

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I also love the packaging of the shoes. The pair of moccasins were placed in this muslin, drawstring bag with the Freshly Picked logo on it and attached to the bag was a Freshly Picked pin. Super cute and I love how the bag and pin can be reused! I’m a total sucker for cute packaging! Despite what my husband thinks, I DO believe that packaging is important, especially for women! We love to see what we buy packaged nicely and having a product come packaged in something that can be RESUSED is awesome, if you ask me!

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I can relate to Susan on so many level being a small-business owner myself. When it comes down to it, we are both Mamas who were looking for something and couldn’t find exactly what we were needing and so we took it upon ourselves to create what we needed (I created my shop because I had the hardest time finding really cute wall art decor for my kids’ rooms).

I love the passion behind Freshly Picked and I am just so proud of Susan and her team and I have never even met them! I know how hard juggling being a Mama and owning a small-business is and I give her mad props for how far she has come!

I would definitely recommend these cute shoes! You must check out their website HERE to see the assortment of colors and patterns that they offer!

You can also find them on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE , Twitter HERE and Pinterest HERE.

Ok, now onto the giveaway!

One lucky reader is going to win a pair of Freshly Picked baby moccasins of their choice. Just enter using the Rafflecopter below! Good luck! I will draw a winner Tuesday morning (giveaway is open until midnight Monday, Feb. 24th CST).

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Thanks so much to Susan and the entire Freshly Picked crew for the opportunity to try a pair of these cute moccasins on sweet baby Luke! I’m thinking he needs the Weathered Browns ones now! ;)

Have a Happy Monday, everyone and good luck!