Monday, May 26, 2014

Freshly Picked & Two Sparrows (Giveaway)

What an honor to team up with Freshly Picked and run such an incredible giveaway for you amazing people!!! First of all, I can say with 100% honesty that I admire and respect Freshly Picked as a whole SO very much. The owner & founder, Susan, has an infectious drive and passion for what she does, as well as an amazing consideration for helping out small businesses (like me!).  Grateful for the opportunity not only to team up with FP, but with nancy noble photography (because, who else?) to bring you these adorbs photos, a giveaway, and a full out honest review of these amazing moccasins! So let's get to it...let me take you on a little Freshly Picked journey through a review of their product and three crazy toddlers.

Freshly Picked Moccasins...if you haven't heard of these yet, may I ask, where have you been hiding? Not only are these the most sought after and adorable moccs on the market, but they come in so many delicious colors that are absolutely TO DIE FOR! When I was asked to write up a review, I was able to choose which color I wanted, and if you know me, you know that wasn't a very hard it is! I said :)

When I got these moccasins, I took them out of the uh-mazing little drawstring bag that comes with every pair ordered (who doesn't love great packaging?!), and showed them to my girlies. "OOOooooo slippers!" was their response, and clearly they wanted to try them on RIGHT. AWAY. Slipped these buttery metallic gems on my girls' feet and off they went to test them out! As a mom, of course we want shoes for our kiddos that are comfortable, but we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't want them to also be adorable too right? I love these for the fact that they're a breeze to slip on and off, my kids are comfy in them, and this color in particular goes with pretty much any outfit.

Another plus to these is that they are unisex! As you can see, my girls are rocking their gold moccs hardcore, but my sweet nephew is also rocking the Butterscotch pair! And lucky for us, they're just about a size apart so if my sister & I were feeling adventurous, we could swap and they'd look just as cute on my girls as they do on her little man!

As far as cost goes, these puppies are $60 per pair, and worth EVERY PENNY. Now, I have two girls, and can I get an amen for how quickly clothing/shoe costs can add up when you have girls?! (I'm sure it's the same with boys!) But let me just say this. I can feel comfortable spending this amount of money on a product that I know will be high end, GOOD quality, and USA made. I can also say that anytime I have dealt with Freshly Picked and their customer service team, I have gotten a reply within the same day, and nothing but friendly and helpful service. These are all things that mean something to me when I'm spending money on a good quality product that I know will LAST.

One more thing I'll say about these moccs is that they wear really well. I'll just go ahead and say that my girls did not get their father's graceful and poised balance or way of carrying themselves. They are more like their mama in that respect;) and can be pretty rough on things...especially their shoes. These moccs are durable and well made, and I fully anticipate keeping them and handing them down to our next kiddo when they grow out of them.

All in all, we LOVE FP! I am so impressed with this company and all opinions on these moccasins are completely of my own.

Now, let's talk giveaway! You guys, this is a pretty INSANE prize! You have from today until Saturday, May 31st to enter. One lucky winner will receive:

1. One pair of Freshly Picked moccasins, color and size of YOUR choice.
2. ONE YEAR of Two Sparrows headbands or accessories! You will receive one hair accessory per month for one year starting August 2014. At the time of winning may choose either adult, child, or some of each.

(oh, and I didn't forget to mention these brand spankin' new bows, clips & headbands...but you'll have to wait a few more days to find out more about those ;)

To enter this giveaway, head on over to my instagram page to find out more! (Click the instagram icon under my photo at the right!)

Thank you again to Freshly Picked for being a part of this collaboration, as well as nancy noble photography for the incredible photos!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jamberry & TS Giveaway

Have you guys heard of Jamberry Nails yet?! I'm totally obsessed! I first heard of them through my sweet friend Marisa, who is an independent consultant for Jamberry. You can check out her website here! For someone that has painted her nails, oh maybe five times in the span of 2 1/2 years from having kids, I have to say these are the easiest and longest lasting way I've found to keep my nails looking polished! (haha, get it?) These are totally non toxic nail wraps that are super easy to apply and maintain. When I tried mine for the first time, I applied a coat of white nail poilish, and then put the metallic gold pinstripe right over my polish. They were super easy to place on my nails, and each one I did got a bit easier than the last. A little filing on the edges of my nails and I was set! These stayed on through washing dishes, doing laundry, playing outside, and all of my other daily mom activities :) No chipping and they looked amazing! Another thing I really liked about these was that they were only $15 for a set, which has enough wraps to last 2-3 applications depending on the length of your nails. For me, that's $5 a manicure!

There's so much versatility with these, and there is literally a design for every mood you're in. Oh, and did I mention that there are solid colors too?! My current favorites are these and these  and these.

Marisa so sweetly partnered up with me today to bring you a Jamberry & Two Sparrows giveaway! One pretty winner will take home a Gray Orchid lace bow from my new Golden Blush Collection, in addition to a $40 gift certificate to get some Jamberry's of your own! All you have to do is head on over to my Instagram (you can click right on the Instagram button to the right of this article, right under my family photo) and tag three ladies that you know! The winner will be chosen this Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30pm.

Did you know that Jamberry makes wraps for kids too?! Dying over some of the patterns they have for littles, and I absolutely plan on trying them on my sweet chicks:) If you'd like to place an order, make sure to check out the website mention Marisa DiCocco at checkout. 

Happy Monday! xo
(all photos courtesy of nancy noble photography)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

B&C Top 5

Oh hey! Welcome to a new series on my blog...B&C Top 5! Let me give you a little background before we jump right in...
So, my girl Bianca & I have been friends for quite some time now...from our little cheerleading days in junior high/highschool, to her and her little (or not so little anymore) bro being pretty much the sole reason that my hubby and I first started getting to know each other. And in just a few months I'll have the sweet privilege of standing with her & her man as a bridesmaid as they say I Do. We've been through a lot! And this girl has been nothing but a sigh of relief to me the past few months especially as I've been getting busier and busier with Two Sparrows. Cutting fabric, throwing out ideas, typing up timelines, and giving me that little push and/or extra cup of coffee when I'm slacking. So grateful for her help and passion for Two Sparrows, to see it flourish and become more of what I've been dreaming of it to be! But more on that later...
We wanted to collab on a blog post once a month to break things up and bring you a little sass from each of us, so here you have it, B&C Top 5! Clearly it has taken us hours upon hours to limit our current favorite obsessions to FIVE THINGS, but we hope you can find some of these useful, or that they at least bring a smile to your face! xoxo B&C 

1. Made By Mary Design. NEED I SAY MORE! If you got here today through my instagram feed or look at the photo posted above, you'll see my *favorite* necklace of all time made by this talented chick. I posted a photo of it a few weeks back, but my awesome photog sis was able to capture a pretty legit photo of the detail of it! This is her shop, and she creates custom bar necklaces among other things.  I so happened to score this bad boy during one of her amazing sales, and literally PULLED my car over to the side of the road to order because I knew she'd sell out...and that she did, in an hour! Girl's got talent. You can find her on instagram (@madebymarywithlove). {C}

2. This bathing suit. I'm crossing my fingers that it comes with the sultry beach waves and mysterious caves. Or at least the fun bangles?! [Full disclosure: I just bought this and C has one almost identical to it already and LOVES it! So flattering] {B}

3. THIS print . Ahh, Lindsay Letters, another talented mama who I respect so much! Her beautiful prints & canvasas have me looking for hours, deciding which five, no six, no seven, to order at one time. I currently have this print and am planning on having it be a part of my gallery wall over my living room. THIS is what I'd love for my living room wall to look like when it's done...for that whole living room ;) {C}

4. This is beautiful, right?? I *love* flowers, and this would be an incredible way to have flowers in the house! Now I just have to figure out how to get them to stay... {B}

5. I constantly go back to this post on one of my favorite websites, APW.  It may be one of the most beautiful stories of love that I've ever read. The author paints a picture of a love lifestyle that I want to create in my own life, and helps me recognize specific moments in my day that I can choose to understand as love. {B}

Have a lovely day! 
(a little throwback from our last highschool/college days;)