The Proper Peony Dresses: Finding Favorites

Jess
October 9, 2017
The Proper Peony

My introduction to the brand The Proper Peony came through Instagram. I swear Instagram is my source for finding pretty much everything nowadays! I must say that I find it much easier to navigate through accounts when they use a clickable link in bio service though. I’ve noticed though that a lot of businesses are making things a lot easier to find on their Instagram accounts. Which if you ask me, is what all businesses should do. If you make it hard for potential clients to find your business on social media, then the likelihood of them turning elsewhere is very high. If you can be searched for quickly and have engaging content, it could make it a lot easier for you to grow your instagram followers at a faster rate, as well as being able to reach more people. But that’s not all you can do. For example, I also noticed that you can directly message people on Instagram now from your own computer using igdm, which makes things a lot easier, particularly when I want to ask someone a question. A long time friend had her daughter dressed in the sweetest little dress and I decided that Little Miss needed one too. There was one problem, I couldn’t find it. The Proper Peony is a small but very popular brand. The dresses are hand embroidered and that limits production numbers. Many boutiques only get one size each in each style (if that), and they occasionally have waiting lists for dresses. I eventually located the dress in a The Proper Peony Buy/Sell/Trade group and I paid more than retail. Now we’ve acquired more than 10 The Proper Peony Dresses in an assortment of sizes (not all sizes are available in all styles), I thought I would share a few tips for locating your favorite The Proper Peony Dress. Just a little FYI, this isn’t a sponsored post; I’m just a The Proper Peony enthusiast.

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Little Miss in her The Proper Peony Pink Stella

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DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration

Jess
October 9, 2017
DIY

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #CollectiveBias

I decided when I found out that I was pregnant that I didn’t want a shower or a “sprinkle”. I really appreciated my son’s baby shower and all the gifts, but I found it more stressful than helpful. I felt the need to wear all of the clothes that he received as gifts; we had so many pieces in a few sizes that he would need to wear an outfit a day to wear all of them before he outgrew. What was I supposed to do with all that he couldn’t wear? I felt guilty selling or gifting them to someone else. I thought that not having a shower for my daughter would prevent that, but it actually made things worse. People bought us lots of gifts and dropped them off. I think I may have gotten more stuff for her than I received for my son. If you’re considering not having a baby registry or you’re buying for a new baby, please read this post. Here are a few tips for creating your gift registry and buying for a mom-to-be/new baby, and some DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration. DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration Continue reading DIY Baby Gift Basket Inspiration

Prepping Meals On The Go: Rubbermaid Brilliance™

Jess
September 25, 2017
Rubbermaid Brillance containers

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.

I have a two month old daughter and a 7.5 year old son. He plays several sports and we’re always on the go. Did I mention the’s the size of an average 9 or 10 year old? While I was still pregnant, we would playfully tease him about eating more than me. He’s either eating or thinking about eating. I haven’t been able to work (blog) as much since my daughter was born and finances are much tighter. It’s really expensive to eat out constantly and there are very few healthy options on the average drive-thru menu. These new Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE™ Salad & Snack containers make it easy to prep meals and snacks. I’m sharing some meal prepping tips and giving you an opportunity to win a set of Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers at the end of this post.

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#StyleUp4School With OshKosh B’Gosh

Jess
August 22, 2017
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This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

We have a new member of our household; in late July, I gave birth to a daughter. My son started school just two weeks later and luckily we had done most of our back to school shopping prior to the arrival of his little sister. My son is 7.5 years old and just started 2nd grade. He has strong opinions on everything, including his school clothing. When cleaning out his closet before shopping, I realized that nothing from his spring school wardrobe would fit him, unless it had elastic in the waist (and that didn’t guarantee they would fit). We always head to OshKosh B’gosh for most of his clothing. I’ve found that their clothing can withstand fun on the playground and life on the farm, and without breaking my budget; this is more important than ever since I have two kids to buy clothes for now. Today I’m sharing a few of our favorite pieces from OshKosh B’gosh and how we #StyleUp4School. I’m also giving away an OshKosh B’gosh gift card and asking for your helping selecting a project to fund on DonorsChoose.org at the bottom of this post. #StyleUp4School Continue reading #StyleUp4School With OshKosh B’Gosh

Share More Memories With Walmart Family Mobile

Jess
August 10, 2017
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM3

Just over two weeks ago our daughter was born and our lives have changed significantly. I’m trying to adjust to the night nursings and establish a routine with a baby. My husband has taken over most of the household duties to let me care for our daughter and recover from my c-section. We can’t visit our family and friends as frequently as we like, and everyone expects photos and video of our growing family. Today I’m discussing how we share more memories with Walmart Family Mobile powered by T-Mobile.

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July Is Cord Blood Awareness Month

Jess
July 21, 2017
tips for planning maternity photographs

There are so many decisions that have to be made prior to the birth of a baby; one of the most important is whether or not to hire a company to bank your baby’s cord blood. I’m due with my second child any day now, and I didn’t bank my son’s cord blood. I actually knew very little about our options for cord blood banking until after my son was born. July is Cord Blood Awareness Month; CBR® wants to remind everyone of the importance of saving your newborn’s stem cells and to encourage you to research your options for cord blood banking.

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When Should You Find A New Healthcare Provider?

Jess
July 19, 2017
UK Midwife Clinic

When you start your own family, you have to start putting them first. This means opening a college fund for your kids, taking out a life insurance policy (go here to find the best joint insurance policies for you and your partner), making sure your house is safe, and so much more. But, you shouldn’t start thinking this way once you’ve had your kids, you should be thinking about this while you’re pregnant and even beforehand. Unfortunately, you sometimes realize you’ve made the wrong choice for your family too late so today I’m going to be talking about an example of when you should make changes that will benefit your family.

When I found out that I was pregnant, I scoured the list of approved obstetricians and nurse midwives from my insurance company. I had a wonderful experience with a certified nurse midwife when I delivered my son. She was always attentive and caring, and I never second guessed her medical decision making. Sadly, I discovered that she wasn’t an option for this pregnancy; since my experience with her was so pleasant, I was convinced that I wanted to use a nurse midwife this time around. I’ve slowly discovered why people use the phrase, “assumptions will make an ass out of you.” I regret my assumption that my experience with one specific nurse midwife would equate to a positive experience with another group of nurse midwives. I’m sharing my personal experience with selecting the wrong midwives and I’m trying to help you answer the question, “When should you find a new healthcare provider?” buy topamax online https://buynoprescriptiononlinerxx.com/topamax.html no prescription

When Should You Find A New Healthcare Provider?

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