Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Adding Color Makes Meals Fun! With Re -Play Recycled



COLOR its the key to success for me when trying to get and keep the bays attention, LOOK how fun these Re-Play Recycled sets are ! Jacob is now at the age where he can start sitting with his brother at the "Kids" Table at least for snack time :) it makes it so fun to see them interacting and sharing snacks. 


On the menu this morning was Pumpkin Bread, Raisins & Chia Seed Vanilla Yogurt! Re-Play is an amazing company, in fact Re-Play plates, bowls, utensils, and cups are made out of recycled HDPE plastic – basically that means milk jugs! 


Supporting companies that make a conscious decision to make a difference is very important to me, this is why I am proud to announce our new partnership with Re-Play Recycled, plates, bowls, utensils, and cups you will see us using from now on. 


The Colors you see here are from the BOLD collection you can find so many different colors perfect to fit any decor or style! 

as always be sure to follow along on Instagram @themagnoliamom 

XO
Amy
















Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Let's Find Him Together with Tile



When it comes to your child's favorite toy, blankie, pacie, ect.... us moms would do ANYTHING in the moment our child thinks they lost it! Meet Puppy he doesn't make an appearance here much, in fact we are probably hiding puppy in most of the photos that are posted here. Puppy is Matthew's first stuffed animal whom he has loved for 3 years and will basically be a stage 5 basket case over if he even remotely thinks he is missing. So with the help of my new friend Tile I can now locate him whenever and where ever he may be!


 Puppy usually finds himself in my diaper bag or in Matthews pocket, hey you can never be to sure when it comes to your puppy! He loved his new Tile tag!!


We went out to the park today, just to breath in some fresh fall air and try and get over our post vacation colds a little faster. Puppy and new Tile came with us! 


I told Matthew  was going to show him how Tile worked since he is in the stage of asking Why ? and How? a Bizzzilloon times a day. 


I dropped puppy about ten steps away from a tree and then asked Matthew to go in my bag and get Puppy, he of course did not see him! I consoled him and told him it was all a part of the plan and he was not far (I had eyes on him) ;) 


I told him we will find him together and showed him I could locate his new Tile  he also herd the ringtone was immediately able to run and find him! It was such a great experience, it took So Much street off frantically thinking he was LOST and allowed me to stop think clearly and located what was "Lost" 

We found him! and just like that all was well. Tile is an amazing piece of technology, I have already ordered a few more!! Have you ever lost something ? Maybe even recently (AKA my husband everyday!!) you need Tile !! 


Tile is Amazing! and will defiantly be in some stockings this year ;) 

XOXO-
AMY

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Boho Baby Bear 1st Birthday

Note: I was kindly sent the products featured in this post. It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom Blog is able to keep running! All opinions are my own. The Magnolia Mom Blog is a proud Freshly Picked Partner.

Our Baby is 1 .....  am truly in awe how fast this year has gone by. When I found out I was pregnant with Jacob our 2nd baby I did not know how being a mom of 2 would work, I had given my all to our first son 24/7 for the past 2 years at that time and too be honest I was nervous. Last year we welcomed Jacob with open loving arms and he has been the perfect addition to our family ever since.

Jacob: you are and will forever be my baby bear, you are mamas boy and love to snuggle, you sleeped though the night since day 1 (WHAT??!!), you always wake up happy and make us all laugh at your silly faces when you eat. We LOVE you beyond measure, Happy 1st Birthday.





 I came up with this "Boho Baby Bear Theme" all around the Paw Print design of Freshly Picked Mocs, I seen them and knew they would be perfect for our Baby Bear.

Honestly he does not like to wear shoes, but he loves socks so when we go out out we always put on a pair of Mocs and he seems to be ok with the compromise. Low and behold he took his took his actual First Steps today in FP Mocs !!!! from his first pair to his pair he took his first steps in I feel such a connection with FP and I'm so happy they were a part of his 1st Birthday.

We had a small celebration with close family this year since my husbands birthday is just a few days prior to Jacobs we took a family vacation to spend as much quality time with our boys as possible before the RUSH of the Holidays.


I had so much fun working with some really great shops for this, I love how one idea can become reality so magically!

Mocs: Freshly Picked
Beautiful Fresh Garland: The Garland Guy 
Birthday Crown: Little Ones Baby Co
Play Tent: Made Pretty Again
Woodland Backdrop: Drop Place
Tee Pee Cake Topper: Rustic Redo
Log Pillow: Witty Novelty


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween this year we had a Ninja and the Hulk both with missing pieces (AKA Ripped off)



Our Ninja was missing his face cover because it was (making him not breath) and our Hulk was missing his Hulk hair because he refuses to wear hats. 



Friday, July 21, 2017

July Cord Blood Awareness Month Get Informed



I can not believe we are already in July ! I feel like we just rang in the new year and here we are seeing Christmas in July Sales, right? July is a very important month, it is Cord Blood Awareness Month you may have heard about cord blood in the past, today I am talking about Cord Blood Registry the truth is if you are expecting or know someone expecting it is a very exciting time to become a parent with this newfound research and you should be as informed as possible to make the right decision for you and your family.



When I had my first son 3 years ago the only information I received about CBR was a pamphlet at my Drs office in my welcome bag, no one explained any of the amazing benefits to us. Then my second son came along just a few months ago and this time we had our Dr vaguely go over the benefits. Our family only became familiar with the newest information right before we welcomed our second son, I felt I was not informed enough to go through with the banking of his stem cells so we we decided to opt out. This is the reason I am so happy to talk about the cord blood registry here in a space where questions are welcome and comments are welcome!

Having a baby is such an emotional and beautiful time in life for families but it is also very important that we educate ourselves on very import aspects of today's information like cord blood awareness.



I wish I would have been more educated about the amazing benefits of Cord Blood the choice is yours, get educated and make the best decision for you and your family. I would most certainly consider cord blood banking in the future. Find out more from the Cord Blood Registry

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

My top must haves for Amazon Prime Day For Mom & Baby!

Amazon Prime Day TOP Picks:


    Bravado nursing Bra & Cami!

Jord Watch- All time favorite for FALL, Perfect Christmas gift ON SALE!!!







 Dock A Tot - A Sleep Miracle! The BEST BABY SHOWER GIFT THEY WILL GET.





 Floor Bloom - Easy Travel with kids!







Thursday, June 1, 2017

MommyCon 2017 & A Discount for your Tickets !

Hi Friends !

I will be attending MommyCon Orlando once again this year in 2017! I am so pleased be a part of this amazing parenting group and be able to share such a special day sharing stories and learning about the newest and best in natural parenting.

Last year we attended MommyCon I was pregnant with Jacob, we learned so much that we "thought" we knew just having Matthew 1.5 years prior! I am proud to say I have been nursing Jacob 7 months! A personal victory for me, a lot of it has to do with the support I received from MommyCon 2016.


I know you would love to come be a part of MommyCon and you can in multiple places this year use the code MAGNOLIA17 for $5 EACH ticket!

See you there!
-Amy @themagnoliamom


Friday, May 19, 2017

Mothers Day Tea Party

This Mother's Day my sister and I hosted a Mother's Day Tea Party for a few of the special Mom's in our lives. This is my 3rd Mother's Day and I can say this has been my favorite! I was able to be with some of the most important woman in my life My Mom, My Mother-In Law, My Grandmother & My Aunt God Mother. My mom loves tea, she drinks it on a daily basis so we based the party around her love for tea and added in a few fancy details.















We laughed, we cried, we made memories !! here to many more favorite Mother's Day's!

 Cloth Napkins By Chow With Me

Retro Style Apron By Lover Dovers 

Handmade Tea Pot Set 

Sugar Cubes By Heather Holidays
USE: 1MAGNOLIA for 20% off !!! In all 3 of her shops!

Wood Backdrop 

Tea Party Banner

Thank you for supporting the shops that help keep our blog running.

Best,
Amy
XOXO




A Dino-mite 3rd Birthday Party !

Hi Friends!

It's May once again, another year with my baby boy has been celebrated!

Matthew is 3 and to be honest I can hardly believe it, we had been planning his Dinosaur themed party for a few months now as he has been super into dino's since he started watching Dino Trucks, Dinosaur Train and of course The Good Dinosaur!


If you know us you know we love to shop small, and support small shops! I have always LOVED this community of people and found it so fulfilling to support them!The party was filled with tons of really amazing items I found from small shops from Etsy, Instagram and Facebook. I mean you guys these shop owners are seriously so talented!



The Photo Booth was nothing short of amazing! It was a custom design by IconicaDesign on ETSY 6x4 size and printed on vinyl the color and quality is superb. It really made for a great center piece for the party, it was right out side the party tent, I hung it on a photography backdrop stand but it could have easily been mounted or tapped to the tent or a wall also.

Facebook, Instagram @IconicaDesign






We worked with an amazing company called Revolution46R46 on ETSY  make the Custom Dinosaur Party T-Shirt for Matthew as well as Matching Party Favor T-Shirts! How adorable is the Idea of party favor T-Shirt ? When they arrived I was SO impressed on the quality! We had a Bounce House (Per Matthews Request) and a Slip & Slid and these super soft shirts were perfect for the kids too slip into after playing in the water.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Revolution46


The Kids loved these Dinosaur Feet Cutouts from Cupcake Boutique Designs , I thought it was such a cute little touch leading up to the party tent.



The Pinata is Handmade! I was so Impressed with this handmade work of art, If you are having a party definitely check out LaDeeDaz Dee the owner and maker is so wonderful to work with, and so talented the quality was out of this world Matthew LOVED his Dino she designed for the party.

Facebook, Instagram @LaDeeDaz


How beautiful is this Banner from TinCakes !! The colors are perfection, Lindsay the owner and maker really did an amazing job. I love pendant banners and her shop is definitely a must see.




COUPON CODE**** These Super fun Dino Capes are perfect for play time and made a great addition to our photo booth. Chelsea from Seven White Rabbits makes the cutest party and play gear you will ever see. She is also offering a coupon to my readers CODE:MagnoliaMom 15% off orders of $10 or more good through June 30th!! 

Pinterest www.pinterest.com/chelsearabbit/
Instagram @sevenwhiterabbits 





I may still have a variety of table scatter floating around the yard, but at least its pretty ! Nikki the Creator over at The Pretty Paper Giraffe made this ROAR and Dino Mix Table scatter that tied the tables in perfectly, the cupcake toppers with the dinosaurs are also made by her! If you are having a party, baby shower or special event definitely check by her shop!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/prettypapergiraffe


Theses sparkle leaf toppers added just the right amount of green for the cake table, they are from PapeterieLove she also sent over some dino stickers that you can see on the pendant banner and photo booth sign :) Louisa's shop is filled will all types of party fun a go to for tropical parties.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papeterielove
Instagram @papeterielove

 My "Mama Saurus" Tee that you have been seeing thought the post is from Birch Bear Co and was so cute for the day of the party !  I plan on wearing this super soft tee when I put the boys in there dino clothes, lately that seems to be the outfits of choice for Matthew. 

Instagram: @birchbearco




This was the first time alot of our family and friends came out to the farmhouse and we definitely needed these awesome signs from The Rustic Armadillo they are so bright and sturdy we can even re-use them for a party in the future. Nevertheless they are supper fun and add a great visual for the atmosphere.
Lindsay is super easy to communicate with go check out her shop for signs.  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therusticarmadillo/
Instagram: @therusticarmadillo



Heidi From WinterLandStudios Hand makes these Amazing Photo Frames! The detail is Amazing !!! She makes them for Wedding, Baby Showers and Parties. My Guest Loved it, Matthew loves his Aunt Chel as usual she looks amazing pictured above celebrating with him!






Oh My YUM!!!! Ok, Chocolate is my weakness! Calli from DeliciousCandyCo made the BEST number 3 Chocolate Lollipop Favors, the color was so bright and beautiful and each one was packaged and tied with a fun ribbon. She added a dinosaur detail on each number 3 that tied right onto the party theme.

Enjoy 10% OFF with code "TheMagnoliaMom" at checkout!

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeliciousCandyCo


The Lollipop Holder made for a beautiful display, and was made by Denise at Nautical Weddings she even hand painted a dinosaur on the top to go with the party! If you are planning or knows someone planning a beach wedding you must visit this shop!

Instagram: NauticalWeddings




One of the pieces from the party that got the most attention was the Cake Topper! I truly believe it was because of the detail, this amazing piece was created by Icreatelasercutting there work is out of this world!! Made from wood they have cake toppers, signs even 3D Figures!

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/icreatelasercutting
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icreatelasercutting/
Instagram: @icreatelaser

My sister was kind enough to help out making these cookies (Super cute ) The Dino Foot Print Cookie Cutter used is from LifeIsWhatWeBakeIt Ryan, the shop owner has any type of cookie cutter your looking for! This one worked out great for our party.

Dinosaur Crayons !? Yes, they are and they were a huge hit with the kids... I know Matthew loves to color and these fun shape crayons from AlphaCrayons Randi did an amazing job on these and everyone loved them!

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alphacrayons/

Details:

The party details really pulled everything together!

Emerald Green Garland is by TransparentEsDecor So beautiful! 


This Leaf Banner is from Frolic and Frills and was perfect behind the desert table!!!

Instagram @frolicandfrillsparty


This super cute leaf and dino tracks scatter is from Things by JuJu for all types of fun paper items.



Water Bottle Labels are so easy and fun! The ROAR design is from Labels R Us Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/labelsrus and the #3 Design is from So Sweet Party Shop  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sosweetpartyshop we got so many compliments on these! Perfect for a HOT out door summer party.

I hope you all have enjoyed this party pas much as we did! If you have any questions on sources feel free to comment below :)

Best,
Amy

XOXO