Oh My GOODNESS! My baby boy is one! I cannot believe how fast it has gone by. The time flew with Claire, but it went by so much faster with Benjamin. It's always those first few months that feel like they'll never end, probably from lack of sleep. lol
This little man got so much attention and was such a ham at his party! I was smiles, giggles and loud shouting. He like his sister, was not into smashing his cake. lol He eventually picked it up and stuffed it in his face, but he wasn't into purposely smashing and getting his hands dirty.
So anyways! His party was a success, even though the cake was dry, the lemonade too tart, and I was a little stressed about having so many people in the house. hahaha
I am excited about the next year of this little boy's life and to see what God has in store for him.
On Easter Sunday we were all dressed nice and it was BEAUTIFUL! We haven't been getting a whole lot of sun here in western Wa, so it was very welcome.
My little sister, after church, asked me to take a picture of her and her boyfriend, after that I asked if she would take one of me and the kids. Because, let's face it, taking a picture with my camera timer is hard with two little ones. Here was the most perfect lighting, we all looked good and I had someone to take pictures. lol However, I still have two crazy kids! Perfect lighting, someone to take the picture and us looking good doesn't take that away!
Amy was able to get a couple of cute shots though. I even love this first one, the tickle to get her to smile! That however just drove her to the other side of the steps. hahaha!!!
It has officially been ages since I have done a blog post! I know I've said this before, but I think I'm gonna try to keep up with it. lol I know, we will see. To start off I thought I'd catch up on just a few pictures of Claire. She is growing up so much! Not only in size but in leaning new things and that personality of hers is just huge now!
Anyways! I'm not so good at the words part, so I'll just leave it there for right now.
I am finally getting around to sharing our vacation pictures! I didn't take very many this time around being as both kids were a bit moody! lol But I got a few pretty pictures. And thanks to my tripod and father-in-law I got a couple of pictures of the family. Then I handed it over to my hubby and he got a few of me with the kids! : D
We had a lot of fun getting away from home, work and our busy lives and chilling on the beach. : )
I was so excited to take pictures for this couple and then for their baby! They all turned out so great!
She seriously has the cutest nursery theme ever!
This little sweetheart stayed asleep the whole time except for one 10 min break to eat! RaeLynn is by far the easiest baby I have ever done pictures of, she just let us move her, change out blankets, bows and switch different people holding her. She made my Job so easy and fun!
Contact me if you have baby pictures that you would like done!
One of my favorite parts of shopping small is how unique the products are. The items you get aren't going to be like anything you can buy in a large retail setting. Ragamuffin Threads is the perfect example of unique products. Owner and creator Britnee is always putting out fun new fabrics and trying new patterns, keeping things fresh and fun! Every time I receive something new I can tell it is made with lots of care and love.
These egg leggings are probably my all time favorite leggings Claire has ever had! But seriously! Look at them! : D
Having my own small shop has really opened my eyes to the importance of supporting small and local businesses. I am not going to lie, we have a tight budget so a sale going on at Target, Walmart, etc. can really be my best friend! But when I have the choice of spending $20 on a mass produced item or $20 or even $30 on an item from a small shop I am defiantly going to choose the small shop option. Not only am I getting an item that is way more unique and handmade by someone who cares, but I know that the money I spend is going strait to the creator and someone who appreciates it. Trust me, every time I make a sale it makes me extremely excited and happy to have made something special for someone.
Anyhow! I thought I would start to share some of my favorite small shops here. I'll share pictures and give my personal opinions on both the products and the customer service. Because lets be honest, there are some amazing and some not so amazing shops out there, as much as we all want them all to be great. lol
I thought I'd start off with one of my favorites! Sheady Baby and Co.
I found Shea (The owner and creator) on Instagram through a brand rep search she was having. She sent me a few different items that very quickly turned into my favorite items in Claire's wardrobe.
After a while of being a rep for Sheady Baby I got to create some really fun designs in their shop! The following designs are ones that Shea and I have worked on.
All of the items you receive from Sheady Baby are awesome, all made with a lot of creativity and care. Defiantly will always be a favorite!
Check out their shop, which is full of wonderful, unique items and follow on FB and IG.
Use the code CLAIRE for a special discount at checkout!