Monday, April 20, 2015

Baby Announcing

Am I old fashioned or do people still send out birth announcements?  I am one of those people who can't wait to go to the mailbox and see what mail we have for the day. It drives my husband NUTS.  Our mailbox is about a mile and a half from our house, so that doesn't help the debate, but I really love getting mail.

One of my favorite things to get in the mail is birth and wedding announcements! Who couldn't be happy about a happy life starting or a baby coming into the world! I love all of the unique ways people are announcing their baby's birth, and I have already started to look for ways for Baby 2.0 to announce that she's in the world!

We are waiting to announce her name, so there won't be any real names used on these examples.  Here are a few of my favorites from Minted, which is a pretty amazing website if you haven't gotten the chance to check it out.





(all of these images can be found on www.minted.com)

I could sit and look through these all day. I love looking at announcements! The pregnancy ones and wedding ones are so sweet too.  I recently did a post on my nursery wish list from Minted on my blog Little Lovelies.  Check out what I'm dying to add to Baby Nichols 2's nursery HERE.

Hope you all have a wonderful week & get some good mail! ;)

xoxo,


Friday, April 17, 2015

Covered Goods | Giveaway


Nursing in public was always a fear of mine.  I loved nursing Laikyn, but I didn't want anyone to see me exposed or make anyone feel uncomfortable.  I hardly ever did it, unless I had to, for that reason!  I love that nursing now can be stylish and discreet with covers like Covered Goods all over coverage nursing covers.  Not only are these nursing covers useful for nursing, but they are also great for covering the infant seat!  I HATED taking the baby in public because people tend to touch and goo and gah over babies! I didn't want the germs!! I love that Covered Goods has a slit for you to see the baby and for the baby to get air, but it keeps them covered and away from nasty germs!

 

These covers are so adorable! I love all of the patterns, but I'm such a sucker for stripes that I got the grey striped one.  Another great thing about these, is the fabric is SO soft and can just be thrown in the washer with all of the other adorable baby clothes to clean.  Seriously, no hassle!

I can't wait for baby 2.0 to get here and to nurse her using my Covered Goods multi-use nursing cover!! (For now, big sissy had to pretend for mommy). :)


Covered Goods is offering Confetti Babe readers 20% off any nursing cover!  Just head over to their website and use the code: CB20 to claim your offer! Also, check out my Instagram page for a special launch giveaway!!

Seriously, you guys are going to LOVE this!!


Thank you, Covered Goods, for allowing me to feel confident while nursing in public and keeping my baby away from germs! (It doesn't hurt that it's super cute, too)! :)

Here is some other information from the Covered Goods website:

NO MORE FEAR of being exposed! Covered Goods™ nursing covers give you all the benefits that the traditional covers do… and more! Covered Goods™ nursing covers provide true ALL OVER COVERAGE, front and back, and are made of super comfy, breathable fabric that stretches. Covered Goods™ nursing covers allow you and your baby to nurse comfortably. There aren't any straps or rings to mess with, they take seconds to put on and take off, and they alleviate any worry that your baby will kick or pull your cover off.  The flexible neck is also able to be worn down under one arm to give you even more freedom while nursing. The added benefit of the flexible neck allows you to peek in on your baby or make sure your little one has latched properly. The cover can be folded very small and in any fashion for storage without the worry of ruining it. With Covered Goods™, you can truly nurse anytime, anywhere! 


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Covered Goods.  The site did not receive any compensation for this post, although contributors may receive items to sample or review. All opinions expressed are that of the contributors.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Lovelies + Giveaway

Spring! It's quite possibly my most favorite season. I love the April showers. I love the spring scents and the flower trees blooming.  I don't love the allergies it's giving me this year, but hey, I'll take it.  The colors...the fresh...the new. I love it all.

Spring always makes me feel new! I love having new fun jewelry and prints to make my closet seem fresh and ready to tackle spring and summer!  One of my favorite jewelry designers is Kendra Scott.  She has a sweet story of how she started making jewelry for friends and family and her line just kept growing and growing.  Now, she is one of the most renowned designers worldwide for her bright and vivacious colors and trends.  In fact, she quite possibly takes the cake as blogger's favorite accessories.  It's EVERYWHERE.

So, I'm helping KS get the word out about the new Via Maya line. You can read about the inspiration for the Via Maya collection HERE.  I am IN. LOVE. YALL.  I really love all of the lines, but this line is just perfect for spring and summer.  Bright and bold colors.  Mixes of colors.  Big pieces and small pieces. You name it; you will find it.  I'm especially loving the dainty pieces to mix with the bigger ones.  And the NEONS..ohhh I just love them!



See more of the inspiration behind the collection on Pinterest, or check out our Summer catalog to start building your wishlist. Our Via Maya Collection launches in-store and online TODAY Wednesday, April 15!


Another one of my spring favorites is organization! I love getting organized and feeling like my ducks are in a row when spring comes around.  I don't know if it's the nesting at 31 weeks or the spring cleaning that I've been doing, but I am feeling the need to have everything in its place.  May Books are something that really help me stay on top of what I have to do.  Especially for scheduling things for this blog and doctor's appointments, it's been so wonderful!

The great thing about May Books is that you can design your own.  You pick your colors, monograms, personalizations, and even what kind of calendar you want on the inside.  I had the hardest time choosing which one I wanted -- because really, I want them all! 

I'm so excited to tell you that you will have the chance to take these two favorites of mine HOME with you!! You will have the chance to win a $25 gift card to Kendra Scott and your very own May Book
Here's how you will enter. You can follow the steps below.  Then head over to my Instagram where I will have even more ways for you to win! There will be ONE winner that takes all!



Disclaimer: Little Lovelies did not receive any compensation for this post, although as part of this program contributors may receive items to sample or review. Opinions expressed are that of the contributors. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Nursery Decor + Giveaway


I've been dyyyyyying to share this post!! When planning for Baby Nichols 2.0's nursery, I KNEW that it had to have these two things in it.  So, when it finally happened, I was ecstatic!


Faux taxidermy has quickly become popular for nurseries, kid's rooms, offices, and more and I wanted one with gold antlers to go with the color scheme of the nursery.  The hunter-man in my husband was like, "really? a fake deer for a girl?" but whatever.  It's adorable.  We call him Alfred.


Alfred is from Near and Deer, a small shop that I am featuring for the nursery.  He is a 14-point faux deer head wall mount that is white with gold antlers.  I easily hung him in the nursery with one dry wall hook, and he's been hanging there since, ever-so-lovely.  Alfred is seriously one of my favorite parts of little girl's room.

Each piece ordered from N&D is custom made.  The options are endless and there are so many different styles that you can find to meet the needs for the decor of your room!

The frame around the deer head can be found at IKEA. The gold vase is from Target (I got it 30% off!). White flower warmer is Scentsy. Gold tray is from At Home and the canister was DIY to hold sweet girl's headbands.

Although Alfred is already gorgeous, he needed a little help to make him girly.  In came The Golden Tot Shop.  If you need anything girly or fabulous; bookmark this website.  I'm in love with EVERYTHING they post.  Like, want it all-NOW.  They sent this large custom flower crown for Alfred and LC to share and also sent a mini flower crown in newborn size for little sissy. It's too adorable and I can't wait to photograph them in them together!


The Golden Tot Shop has adorable boy things too, so if you're a boy-mom, don't fret! I love these ruffle wraps, floral wreaths and dream catchers, too!

So, here's what you've been waiting for!!! Near and Deer + The Golden Dot Shop are offering followers/readers a 14-point deer head and $15 shop credit! There will be TWO winners!  There are several ways to enter, so follow the Rafflecopter entries below and don't forget to head to my instagram to get as many entries as you want!  Giveaway will close on Saturday, April 11th at 12am and winner will be announced later that day!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, use code LITTLELOVELIES for 15% off at Near & Deer and for 10% off at The Golden Tot Shop use code CROWN10!

Disclaimer: Little Lovelies did not receive any compensation for this post, although as part of this program contributors may receive items to sample or review. Opinions expressed are that of the contributors.