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Feb

07

2018

Maternity Leave

Currently both Etsy shops are temporarily closed while I take maternity leave for the months of February and March.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but hopefully you will return in April to place your order.

In the meantime, here are a couple pics of the somewhat complete nursery room.  I say somewhat, because I know this room will constantly be changing as we adjust, but for now this room awaits the arrival of our little guy.

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I made sure several handmade items were scattered throughout the nursery as I felt that added little touch was really important to me. The bird mobiles that hang above the crib and changing table were inspired by Jen Hewett‘s bird mobile blog post that I’ve had bookmarked from over 10 years ago. With the extra fabric, I made the “YOU ARE OUR GREATEST ADVENTURE” sign that hangs over the crib.

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I had these custom triangle shelves made by a family friend.  I sanded and stained them to match the grey decor. The blocks on display were created by family and friends from my baby shower when we asked them to “Decorate a Block.”

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Dec

20

2017

Winter Woodland Themed Baby Shower

I can’t believe in just 2 short months, our baby boy will be arriving!

Although the nursery is far from done, it’s clear to see that Baby Jackson Danny is already loved and spoiled by so many.  Starting with a Winter Woodland themed baby shower my sister threw me earlier this month, complete with a chili bar, hot cocoa bar, and a ridiculously delicious dessert bar.  Family and friends gathered and showered me and Jackson with so much love, gifts and diapers!  🙂

Here are a few pics from the beautiful event…

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29 Weeks Blessed

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I highly recommend having a diaper raffle!  We got so many diapers ranging in size from newborn to stage 4.  It’s one less expense for us to worry about as new parents.

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Tables were decorated with tree trimmings, baby’s breath and little woodland creatures.

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Doooooooonuuuuuts!!!

My favorite, hands down, were the Blueberry Glaze and the Peanut Butter & Jelly donuts.  Yum!

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All desserts, including the amazing vanilla cake with berries, was homemade by my sister.  And yes, the cake tasted exactly the way it looks!  Amazingly delicious!

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The lucky winner got to take home a prize as well as the jar of 314 gummy bears.

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I love the idea of a creative activity to entertain guests with.  It’s a nice change to the over played baby shower games.  After the blocks were decorated, we put them all in a bag and I randomly drew a block for a winning prize.

Decorate a Block

Please lend your creativity to decorate a block for Jackson Danny.
So while he is playing he will know he is loved by many.
Feel free to use a stencil or draw freely.
Just don’t forget to sign your name on the block.

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What party isn’t complete without a party favor?

These all natural Rosemary Lavender soaps were the perfect size to package up and gift to all the guests.

From Irena’s Shower to Yours!  Thank you

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We are beyond blessed and grateful to have the support system that is our family & friends.

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Aug

02

2017

ina + tee become three + bee

Excited to announce that we are growing a branch on our family tree.

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To make our announcement to the entire family, I customized this handkerchief for Bumble Bee to wear at a family get together.

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My nephew’s reaction was probably the funniest as he thought we were going to adopt another puppy.

If you are interested in customizing a special announcement to your friends and family, contact us, to discuss your ideas.  Or browse through our Simplewear Etsy shop for existing baby announcement designs.

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Mar

08

2017

2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Every year, Pantone selects a color of the year.  This symbolic color selection is a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.  This year’s Color of the Year is Greenery 15-0343.

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Here is how Pantone describes this color:

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

Towards the end of 2016, I created this custom simplewear box set with the request of designing the set based on a little turtle.  Little did I know, my color choice would be so on point with 2017’s color trend.

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Custom Simplewear Gift Box Sets can be purchased, here.

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