i don't claim to know it all. i don't claim to be perfect. i just claim to love jesus.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4 months

i only have a quick second to share an adorable picture of my FOUR MONTH OLD!! when did this happen!??!



Monday, April 14, 2014

merino kids review

I was contacted awhile back about doing a review on a baby product. I was so excited to have this opportunity!! I picked a merino kids sleep sack in banbury.


The sleep sack is made with merino wool…which means it’s warmer. And in Wisconsin…we need warmer.  It’s also made for ages 0-2, so instead of buying a sleep sack for every age, you can buy one and use it pretty much forever!

The sleep sack also zips around the edges/side not up through the middle. I thought this was a fantastic feature it leaves NO room for accidentally getting scratched with the zipper. The one side of the shoulder strap buttons which means the entire half of the sack opens up. It makes it nice and easy to get on and off!!


The sack also has a “hole” in the bottom part of it, so you can use it “in” something. It is thin enough you could use it in a car seat…or in a bouncy seat or swing or whatever.  I thought this was another great feature.


The ONE thing I could suggest is a way to make the excess smaller on it. When you have an itty bitty baby in there the length of the sack remains the same, so if there was a way to adjust the “drape” of it, I think it’d be nice. I must add this was totally Shaun’s idea!! I thought the “drape” was bothersome, but didn’t have an idea of how to fix it. lol.

Fletcher is on the taller side of the spectrum, so I’m not sure if the sleep sack will last until he is two, or if I’d even use one that long. BUT I do like that all I need is the ONE sleep sack and don’t have to worry about having multiple sizes. It’s nice to not have to have any blankets in bed with him! Makes me feel safer knowing he can’t pull a blanket over his head or something. J

Overall, I LOVE this sleep sack. You can find it here.                     .


I was provided this sleep sack for a review…all opinions are my own! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

fly on by

these past three months have flown by...look how much he's changed!!


it's amazing to me!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

brother and sister love

i caught the sweetest video the other day...fletcher LOVES breigh! he lights up each and every time she talks to him..and is starting to respond...




Friday, March 07, 2014

because of hope {review & giveaway}

before we found out if fletcher was a boy or a girl i drooled over some of the cutest little burp cloths in the gift shop of the hospital.

and you can bet your bottom dollar (you know, if you're the betting type) that the next appointment i had after finding out...i went and bought some boy burp cloths! and then "liked" the company on facebook. that company is called Because of Hope.

after having fletcher...who is the spittiest of all our kids...i fell even more in love with the burp cloths. they're made from prefold cloth diapers...so they're super absorbent...all while being super adorable.

a few weeks back she posted a picture of a new teething toy that she was making. i contacted her to see if she'd be willing to do a review...she was!! and sent me the most adorable teether.


here is a "blurb" on because of hope...

“Because of Hope” was founded with the purpose to give families strength during the trying
times of having a baby in the NICU, just to give a little bit of Peace & and Hope. With having 

3 children all with short stays in the NICU it was my little way of giving back. Each burp cloth 

is handmade by us and blessed!

Because of Hope grew into a business and yours truly is loving every minute of it. We offer 

burp cloths, blankets, bibs, paci clips, onesies, and teething rings! Teething Rings are the 

hottest item for moms dealing with the teething babes! These rings are hand rubbed with 

organic bees wax from the US not imported. They are finished with a fabric tie and backed 

with organic terry cloth. get the fabric wet and put in the freezer. Let your baby chew and get 

some relief on their teething gums.


i think the one i got has the most adorable fabric. with an extra adorable fabric for when the other one gets all nasty. ;) now, fletcher is a bit off from teething. but i can see lots of fun to be had with this adorable teether. 

in addition to the teether tara was generous enough to send me a set of burp cloths. ((seriously, how awesome!!))
i love all the fun fabrics!! i haven't been too much in to the mustache crazy...but i "mustache" say...i love that fabric the most.

and i can just picture giving a new momma sweet set of the teether and burp cloth.
i love the burp cloths because they're adorable. but they truly are absorbent. and because they're a decent size, they fit over my shoulder nice for burping and catching the inevitable spit. fletcher isn't big on words, but if he could talk...i'm sure he'd talk about how soft they are when they wipe his chubby cheeks and face, too! 

when i asked tara if i could review her cute teether she ALSO agreed to a giveaway!!
SO you have a chance to win...
and adorable teether
OR
a set of adorable burp cloths!!

how amazing is that?!?! tara is offering up not one...but two different prizes. :) 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

the last year of single digits...



my amelya.

today. you're NINE years old. your last year of single digits. i cannot believe it.

you were the first to call me momma.

you were the first to show me that i'll probably "do" all the things i said i'd "never" do when i was a momma.

you were the first to make me feel that crazy feeling a parent feels when they see their baby for the first time.

you were the first to make me cry a good cry when you did something for the first time.

you were the first little hand to hold my finger and make me realize that i was just 'meant' to be a momma.

you were the one to make me realize i could never return to work. and that i indeed wanted to be a stay at home momma.

you were my first "official" student for school.

you are more like me than you'll ever really know...that scares me and makes me happy all at the same time. ;)

you are beautifully and wonderfully made...and i'm so blessed to be your momma.

love you baby girl. because you will ALWAYS be my baby girl.
love.
momma

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

wordless wednesday.

the one man...and two boys who have my heart.