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
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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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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:MagnoliaMom15% off orders of $10 or more good through June 30th!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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!
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!