Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boys Bow Ties, oh my! {Heart of Hazel Review}

When you have boys sometimes you wonder how will you play dress up with them. Or simply to dress them up in cuteness for a special occasion or just for fun one day.

I have heard it's hard to find boys clothes that are cute. Since I have had boys (maybe because I always wanted them too) I have found that the boys clothes are soo cute just in their own way. No frills, pink, ruffles. But you can pick adorable hats, glasses, shoes, stylish and funny shirts and more!

I absolutely love shopping for the boys. When I found Heart of Hazel etsy shop I was so excited to find that she carried bow ties for boys!

These bow ties are cute, simple and she has many different colors to pick from. They are easy to put on and don't bother the boys or rub against their neck.


You can also buy them as hairbands if you have girl!


The boys absolutely loved dressing up and they loved wearing these bow ties. Especially since Spy Kids wear them in the movie (our current obsession in this home).


These bow ties would be perfect to match with outfits for Mother's Day, Father's Day or any holidays during the year!


We decided to showcase them for the day after Easter (since Ian was sick the day before) and they loved them. Especially since they were given so many smiles and "awwws" while heading into Chickfila for lunch. I can't wait to put them on again for Mother's Day!


Kim is a hair stylist, crafter and stay at home mom to her little girl Hazel (born July 2013) in San Francisco. Every item you see in the shop has been designed, crafted, photographed and packaged with love by her!

So just for you through Sunday (4/27) use the code GRATEFULWITHTWO15 and receive 15% off your order! 

Get your bow ties (or adorable girl headbands) just in time for Mother's Day and if you have a boy and girl you can easily color coordinate!






I received the bow ties in exchange for my honest review and these words are my own. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

I am a bookworm, if you haven't noticed yet. I absolutely love to soak up information, encouragement, wisdom and more from other moms, bloggers, women and men who are striving for a better vision, organization and being present in life.


I have always looked forward to this time of year because I get to dig into my new wealth of books from the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. 

It truly is the Ultimate Homemaking library that you want in your home. I mean where else can you buy 78 books (+ plus more) for under $30? Plus it only is around until this Monday at midnight and then this bundle is not available anymore. So hop on it now! 
Still need convincing, ok! The different sections in this bundle are:


Check out this page also to read what ebooks are in each of these topics!
Why you want to hop on this bundle:

Support blogs that you read- You are helping about 100 bloggers at a time when buying this bundle and I bet you read a majority of them.

Some of the ebooks might be on your reading list- Do you have a reading list? I bet some of these are on there and now you get them along with other books of the same topics and interests.

Gift some to friends for Mother's Day- It's easy to print some of these and place them in a binder. Wrap it up and add a chocolate bar and viola! A present that a friend will use and love. 

Need help home planning, homeschool planning, etc this summer- Want to get on organizing that closet? Eating right? Fixing a homeschool plan together you will keep? You can answer all these questions and more with this bundle!

Clutter free in your home- Buying 78 books would fill a whole bookshelf. But guess what? It will be on your computer, organizing and clutter free begins now! 




I'm positive you won't regret investing in this bundle. Grab yours before their gone and share with your friends this amazing deal also!


This bundle will truly be worth it for the following year (and more!). You will love the endless encouragement, wisdom and more to grow and thrive as a mom and homemaker.




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Thursday, April 17, 2014

being free and brave & a GIVEAWAY

I am 4 months into 2014 and I feel like I am making progress with my word for 2014. I wanted to be free in my relationship with Jesus, marriage, motherhood, friendships, blogger and myself. I will most a more detailed update in June (halfway through the year!) but for now I wanted to share with you one of my favorite quotes.



Take Chances. Make Mistakes. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. 
Mary Tyler Moore

This print is from MercyINK shop and it is by far one of my favorites! (Although it's hard to pick a favorite from her shop, I mean check out this one and this one!

Lauren has the sweetest heart (check out her blog here) and she also is working on bringing home their little girl from Democratic Republic of Congo! So a portion of all the proceeds from the shop go to bringing her home. 

I decided to hang my print in our room next to my desk. It's a place I can see it when writing, near our big calendar where we put the boy's activities and ours and I LOVE it!! 

It is beautiful, inspirational (especially for my word of the year) and encouraging. I love passing it and when I sit down I love to look up at it. 

Mercy INK is a sweet shop and is owned and run by Lauren. A wife to Adrian and mom to 3 little ones at home. She blogs about inspiring ordinary women to follow Jesus, live brave, love well & change the world. 

Now for the giveaway! 
ONE lucky winner will win this print!


a Rafflecopter giveaway




I received this print from MercyINK shop in exchange for my honest review and these words are my own.