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Thursday, September 4, 2014

My baby's not a baby anymore..

I woke up at 6:00AM to the sound of Guthrie fussing.  My hand felt sort of numb.  It was because I'd been sleeping for the last 20-30 minutes with a death grip on the baby monitor.  My baby wasn't a baby anymore...

She was a two and a half year old, sassy, blue eyed, little girl.

A little girl.
Not a baby.

She was all of about 36 inches covering what seemed to be a California king sized bed.  She seemed so small.  Too small to be in a big girl bed, with a big girl comforter, in her new big girl room.  Thank God she still wanted to sleep with MooseMan and Lambie or I may have actually lost all control and sobbed uncontrollably.  We even added in a cute little leopard we now call "Spotty" just to make the new bed, new room, new routine seem a little bit more fun.  He helped in some weird way.

She got up two or three times before actually closing her eyes and going to sleep.  We talked to her, laid down with her, sang to her and assured her we weren't more than a hallway away.  Thank God for video monitors and two-way speakers on those things.  I sang "You Are My Sunshine" about a dozen times into that little handheld thing.  And slowly, but surely, those beautiful little glowing eyes in the monitor quit wandering...and they closed.  They stayed closed until about 4AM.

The above process took place all over again and lasted about an hour and a half.  A dozen more Sunshine songs were sung and countless of trips up and down the hallway, sprinting back to our room to watch her on the monitor.

That monitor felt like my lifeline.  
And, I think it was that first night.

We woke up the next morning and decided to have a jumping on her bed party to celebrate her sleeping in her big girl bed.  We jumped, we sang, we screamed and cheered, and the smile on her sweet little face was priceless.  

The second night came around.  It was bedtime.  Only one song was sung, only one sprint was made down the hallway and my hand wasn't nearly as numb the next morning.  My baby slept all night long in her big girl bed.  

My sweet baby's not a baby anymore.

Now we just have to figure out nap time...

xoxo - Emily

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vintage Baseball Baby Shower

Hey y'all!  I'm so excited to show you today's post!  I teamed up with several fabulous ladies and we threw an adorable vintage baseball themed shower for my cousin!  If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw a sneak peak a few weeks ago!  

My cousin, Stephanie decided on a theme and us girls went straight to....wait for it....


I came across this adorable printable package and knew this was exactly what we were looking for! 

I partnered up with Naomi, the talented designer of these adorable printables, and the shower was a total hit!  Everything was so easy since she already did all of the hard work creating the printables!  We love how the shower turned out and we got so many compliments on all of our decor! 

We used the pennants and foam finger printables for our centerpieces.  We used vases that we all had on hand, and filled them with baseball game snacks like peanuts, popcorn, sunflower seeds and cracker jacks! 

We cut AstroTurf into squares to help finish off our centerpieces.

One of my favorite parts.....

We bought ivory colored, twin, flat sheets from Wal-Mart to use as tablecloths.  (shout out to my girl Tonya from Love of Family & Home for this huge money saving tip!!!)

I'll share a tutorial soon for creating the stitch lines!

I have some old bi-fold doors that I use for a lot of backdrops and knew they'd be perfect for the baby shower!  The cute banner came in the printable package and so did all of the food labels!

The fabric garland adds so much and is super simple to throw together!  Tutorial coming soon on this, too! 

We stuck with the traditional baseball game foods and served popcorn, nachos and hot dogs!

The cupcake toppers came with the printable package also and I used to add the lettering. 

I used one of the blank food labels and created this sign.  We had everyone sign the baseball for baby Abner. 

This might have been my other favorite part.  We saw the idea on Pinterest and re-created it.  My Aunt Leann used a blank canvas and painted the baseball and quote on it.  I used the blank food label to create the sign here, too.  

We put out a red stamp pad and had every one leave their fingerprint on the baseball as the stitching. 

These favor tags were another wonderful part of the printables package.  We had a local bakery make these cute little baseball cookies and the guests took one home with them. 

We even had real coke bottles!

We decorated the entry-way with more signage from the package and some vintage baseball gear! 

My amazing Nana made this beautiful quilt for baby Abner.  She always puts a special message on the back of our quilts for us.  I don't think she realizes how much we cherish this!  She made Guthrie the same quilt and we love it! 

Nothing is forgotten in the printable package, y'all!  Restroom signs and field entrance signs are included and look how adorable they are!

Here's the glowing mama-to-be with her shower memorabilia.  

You might remember this from my best friends baby shower last year.  We loved the idea so much we did it for my cousin, too.  All of the guests took turns writing advice or messages to Stephanie, Bill and Baby Abner and then I photographed them holding the board.  Stephanie will have a wonderful, personalized photo album to remember her baby shower and all of her friends and family who celebrated with her!  And, take a look at this awesome advice...!!!

Ok, that was total photo overload, but I wanted to show you every detail!

These printables can be used for a birthday party, too!  Naomi is soooooooo great to work with and she is one seriously talented girl!  Check out these other things she has available in her shop...

I'm loving those airplane invites and the inspirational wall art!  How adorable are those!?!?

Huge shout out to Naomi for teaming up with me and making this shower such a hit!  The shower would not have been the same without your creative printables!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stay tuned for a 4th of July post (because 4th of July posts are written in August?), fabric garland tutorial, baseball table cloth tutorial and photo's from the wedding I got to photograph this past weekend!  

Have an awesome week!  

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Monday, August 4, 2014

New Mommy Giveaway!

New Mommy Giveaway
Green Scene Mom has partnered with Guava Family and many other brands to bring you this fabulous giveaway featuring lots of great products for new moms and their babies! Each of these products was designed to meet a unique need and make life simple for mom and baby.
Green Scene Mom - Guava Family Giveaway Guava FamilyLotus Everywhere Crib - $249.95

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Green Scene Mom - Coromega Giveaway CoromegaBe Bright Superfood Oil Blend, 2 90ct Original Orange, and 2 30Ct Orange "Tiger" - $140

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Green Scene Mom - Toofeze Giveaway ToofezeBaby Teether - $19.99

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Green Scene Mom - So Rad Giveaway So RadMagic Romper - $25

So Rad's romper has short sleeves for warmer days, even featuring a rear access entry door for easy diaper changes. This romper has no snaps, buttons, velcro or zippers! The kimono style front opens up so bebe can squeeze his little chubs into it and it's made from bamboo and organic cotton.
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Green Scene Mom - Googaro Giveaway Googaro 1 monthly box - $50

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Green Scene Mom - Olli and Lime Giveaway Olli and LimeDots Decals pack of 50 - $20

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Green Scene Mom - Earnest Eats Giveaway Earnest EatsSuperfood Snack Set - $130

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Green Scene Mom - PAK Urban Survival Kit Giveaway PAKOriginal Green PAK (28 of PAK's on-the-go essentials) + Micro Black PAK (up to 16 of PAK's most essential "pocket-sized" items) + a Towelette Gift Bag - $90
The ultimate Urban Survival Kit: Unique kits stocked with personal care essentials needed on-the-go. PAK's product makes the perfect gift, ideal travel companion and a necessity for the girl on-the-go. It's there for you in a pinch, keeping you prepared for life's "misadventures". Moms are always doing a million things at once while going ninety miles an hour. PAK makes life a little less chaotic by putting all of your personal essentials into one compact place. Keep it together with PAK.

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