HUNTER’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

My (Kailee’s) oldest Hunter j. just turned 8 in November…(yes and I am just now getting around to blogging…celebrations will do that to ya).  Eight is a big birthday over here as it is the age you can choose to be baptized.  So to say the least we had a lot of celebrating going on well into the weekend. Both my parents and my husbands came along with aunts and uncle’s.   We ate too many treats + opened too many presents + Hunter got way too spoiled…but that’s what birthdays are all about right?

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I had so much fun prepping the dessert table for Hunter’s Baptism + Birthday.  As it has been way too long since the last one I have did.  The months following up to her birthday I had been searching out darling party supply shops on Instagram and online and came across these amazing shops.  These shops are were seriously addicting + have everything you would ever need to plan the perfect celebration!  Below I have listed all the materials I used and linked exactly where to find them…to make your next party planning a breeze! Enjoy!

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Tassel banner : The Banner Shoppe

#8 cake topper and Straws: Confetti and Sparkle Party Shop

Cupcakes : Sprinkles 

Big white balloons + frill : Efthamar and Sienna Shop

Table runners  :  Oh Joy/Target 

White tablecloth : Target 

Zucchini bread : Daddy’s Oven

Glass bottles : reused from old Starbucks drinks

WISHLIST + HELEN FICALORA GIVEAWAY

What is on your Christmas list this year? Kailee and I put our heads together to give you this round-up of things we want and/or things we love! If you are looking for ideas, we’ve got some here for ya. Parker Smith Jeans is a fellow Los Angeles based company that we have had our eye on – we are excited to get our hands on some of their denim! And then the booties at #3 are a must-have! I got the Oxblood and then Kailee got the black and they are some of our favorite boots this season! I NEED that coffee table from West Elm like I need 8 hours of sleep every night, ha! Oh and then this is fabulous Helen Ficalora “xox” charm that is TOP KNOTCH! We love it. Helen Ficalora makes timeless, high-quality jewelry that we drool over. We both feel like the personalized necklace charms are classic and we both own them. It has been so fun working with the Helen Ficalora team and are so grateful that they are GIVING AWAY a chain and an “xox” charm to our fabulous friends and followers here at STAY + Co. We wanted to show you how much we “xox”  (LOVE) you by hosting this giveaway with them and help spread the word about their amazing company. Please enter by filling out the Rafflecopter below and have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH MINTED

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Sending holiday cards is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I seriously love stuffing + licking + addressing + whole works…it just gets me all excited for the holidays!  After school my kids will run to the mailbox and can’t wait to see all holiday cards start showing up in the mail. I love to display them on the wall in my kitchen and I do save them each year + turn them into a little book to look back on all the fun years of cards we have received.

Minted is my absolute  favorite place to shop for holiday cards!!  Their cards are just simply amazing…they have the most gorgeous selection of modern and tasteful cards, every detail down to the weight of the paper and the envelope insert is perfect, and they’ll even address your cards for you (for FREE) so they’re ready to send out the moment they arrive!

I loved picking out our Christmas cards this year, and picking out all the extra details like return address labels and more.  Also, I was in shock when my cards arrived 4 days after I placed my order online!!!  Now that is just madness.  Right now Minted is offering Free Two Day Shipping + Free Addressing.  Here are just a few of my favorite cards.

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miss j design work + photo shoot

This was one of my favorite baby lines I have designed!!  All the golds, black and turquoises were just to die for.  I designed and patterned the leggings and dresses by hand…I wanted the fit to be perfect.  With help of an old high school friend I was able to find my amazing printer in LA who did a fabulous job with the gold foiled fabric.

Chelsy with B Couture Photography was the photographer at this shoot.  Her work is amazing!  Styling + doing hair + directing 14 little ones was kinda crazy on my part, but as you can see we got some amazing images that we are proud of.  1402MISS J HANDMADE NEWBORNS283-Edit

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NURSERY GIVEAWAY WITH IVORY LANE

We were absolutely thrilled to be included in Emily Jackson’s nursery reveal over on her blog Ivory Lane. Her cute baby boy, Cannon, is sporting our Long Sleeve Romper and baby hat! We were able to work with several other amazing companies as the nursery was designed by Oilo and Gatehouse. Take a peek into her stunning nursery below. Emily and all the sponsors involved  have come together to participate in a NURSERY GIVEAWAY for a deserving family! Mom’s Best Network is hosting the event so be sure to head over there see how to enter and be on the look out on our Instagram (@stay_and_co) for giveaway updates. Check below for all items included in the giveaway! This is so exciting and we are so grateful to be a part of such a giving community of moms who are trying to brighten up the holidays! ivorylane1 ivorylane2 ivorylane8ivorylane3 ivorylane4 ivorylane5 ivorylane9ivorylane6 ivorylane7

Items included in the giveaway…

1. $600 gift card towards the glider of your choice from Oilo
2. 8×10 Rug of your choice from Land of Nod
3. $300 gift card to pick a complete crib bedding set from Oilo
4. Classic Modern Crib from Newportcottages
5.$200 gift card to shop towards pillows and or decor accessories from Gatehouse
6. Diaper bag from Lilly Jade
7. stay and co layette + hat  [&] blanket
8.  Chic Light from Wayfair
9. Custom teepee from tnees teepees
10. Wrap from Solly baby
11. Diaper pail from Ubbi
12. 2 art prints from Melanie Burk (includes 1 custom design of choice)
13. $75 gift card to shop at Wren and Jewelry
14. $75 gift card to Bip and Bop

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NURSERY DESIGN + GIFT GUIDE

Today we are featuring this beautifully designed nursery by our interior design friends Nicole and Becki of Owens + Davis design. Talk about some serious talent! One of the biggest reasons we love this nursery design and its perfect details is because it is non specific and totally gender neutral which is what we typically aim for with our baby designs! We love the cozy wood elements and well as the subtle gold accents and the family history photos that make it personal and meaningful. This dreamy white nursery is perfection. All that is missing is a cute newborn wrapped in one of our swaddle blankets and wearing one of our new rompers! You can find the original post here over on their blog with details and sources.

Make sure to check out their blog today for their awesomely curated children’s gift guide for the holidays! You may find some familiar products.

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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS + GIVEAWAY

Who’s ready to shop? Of course, we always have babies and kids on the brain! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands to give you some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

Also, we are giving way twelve $25 gift cards from some of these awesome companies to get your started on your holiday shopping. All you have to do is enter at the bottom and leave a comment on this post to enter with your favorite Thanksgiving food. The winner will be announced at 7am MST on Black Friday. Good luck friends!

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BABY ESSENTIALS GIVEAWAY (closed)

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Thank you for following along on our Baby Essentials series! We have loved working with all of these companies that provide amazing products for moms and babies! Having babies requires so much gear, it’s important to make sure you know where to find what you really need and what will make your life easier. Now that our series as come to an end, we are THRILLED that we can give these products away to our friend and readers here!

 

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

SOLLY BABY – Jessica Rutledge

PUJ – Caroline Kaczmarski

BIRDLING BAGS – Hannah Groombridge

STAY + CO – Laura Paulk

COVERED GOODS – Shelly Vicchi

PONS SHOES – Shannon Fabin

OILO – Anna Uhm

TUBBY TODD – Stacy Hart

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BABY ESSENTIALS: STAY + CO.

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Of course we think our products over at STAY+Co are baby essentials, that is the whole reason we make them! We are passionate about our babies and kiddos and are always trying to improve upon the next thing. We chose to switch our blankets to an organic modal or an organic cotton. Yes, it is a bit pricier on our end, but we couldn’t resist the super soft touch and stretch that makes them perfect for swaddling and becoming the blanket that your little one can’t help but carry everywhere they go. We also wanted to add the binding to the edges for obvious esthetic reasons – we love the contrast and added touch of cuteness – and also for durability to outlast your babe. We wish you could reach through this computer screen and just touch that blanket!

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allhatsWe are striving to create a brand that is dependable and provides the staples for you and your family. We take great care in selecting our fabrics and would never do anything that we wouldn’t put on our own kiddos. When it comes to our STAY LITTLE baby line, our goal is to stay neutral while adding in a punch here and there. We are so excited for the direction that STAY + Co. is headed. Kailee and I are constantly trying new things with our new brand and are finally starting to see how to narrow it in and start focusing on what we are passionate about. That is the thing with creative minds, we are always wanting to try this or try that, so it is hard to just pinpoint one thing we want to do. But we are getting there and we want to thank you for being patient with us throughout this growing process.

As moms of 3 kids each, we love babies and little people, they are our world! We hope to share our passion with you so that together we can be the moms that we want to be. We are here for you, in this community and love our customers! WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE GIVING AWAY A BLANKET + HAT SET for our baby essential series that is now coming to a close. Which one is your favorite, which one would you choose? xoxo

BABY ESSENTIALS: TUBBY TODD

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Tubby Todd is a new company that has quickly become one of our favorites! The older I get and the more kids I have, the more I am wanting all natural and organic products for my littles. I am realizing how harmful unnatural chemicals can be for their overall health. I love that Tubby Todd bath soap is 100% natural and gets its amazing fragrance from plant based scents. Let me tell ya, it smells divine! One of my favorite things about this brand is that they have a mascot -a moose named Todd. So fun and creative! Tubby Todd is an essential for babies and toddlers when it comes to bathing. Right now you can get free shipping if you purchase two or more bottles.