boob-aid {free printable and giveaway}

boob aid kit_jsorelle

We are talking boobs today ladies and gents. Yes, you heard us right…boobs! Get excited. And for all you soon to be mama’s and new mama’s, you have an opportunity to win some great goodies. Make sure to read below.

If you follow us, you know we have almost 7 children between us. What you may or may not know is that all 3 of us chose to breastfeed our babies, experiencing the gamut of emotions – from joy to pain.  We wrote a humorous poem about our breastfeeding experience, which you can see here.  Here’s what we know to be true about breastfeeding…Some love it, others don’t, and some can’t do it {and its all ok}. It’s a personal decision and a really hot topic! It’s a lot of work {and can be quite painful}. It’s an amazing bonding time only you and your baby can share. And, it’s an unbelievable power that women possess.

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, and mothers everywhere, we created the perfect gift to give to a new mom – to save her, and her boobies as they adjust to breastfeeding. Welcome, Boob-Aid. A ‘kit’ that includes all the necessities – soothies gel, nipple butter, nursing pads, a water bottle and our funny poem. You can download the free Boob-Aid label here, and the poem here.

boob aid_jsorelle

boob aid_jsorelle

boob aid_jsorelle

boob aid_jsorelle

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week,  Nesting Days Newborn carriers are hosting an incredible giveaway with top brands and bloggers. One lucky winner will take it all! The prize is valued at over $300! Enter for yourself or for a friend and share the giveaway with all of the amazing mamas in your life!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 10th at 12am.

One winner will receive :
(1) Nesting Days carrier in her choice of size and color
(1) Undercover Mama shirt in her choice of color
(1) Multi pack of Bamboobies nursing pads
(1) Teething Necklace from GumiGem
(1) Infinity Nursing Scarf from Abbie Grace Designs
(1) Bottle of Nipple Cream from MotherLove
(1) Hands Free Pumping/Nursing Bra from The Dairy Fairy (1) Sleep Nursing Bra from The Dairy Fairy

Estimated retail value : $330

world breastfeeding week giveaway

Enter the giveaway below and then click through to read stories, see photos, and enjoy other fun goodies from all of our partnering bloggers!

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{Boob Aid images via j. sorelle}


hit by cupid’s arrow

twig cupids arrow
I just couldn’t help myself with this post today – this project was too darn cute not to share. Today, my kids shared their Valentine’s with friends at school and I LOVED what their wonderful, amazing teacher created – twig arrow’s {she also attached pencils to the twigs for each of the kids}. So, I know it’s last-minute with Valentine’s Day being 2 days away, but it’s TOTALLY doable and adorable. Your kids will love to make and their friends will love to receive. Hope you, or someone you love, gets hit by Cupid’s {DIY} arrow this Valentine’s Day.

Thanks, Dee Dee!
diy cupids arrow

All You Need Is:
twigs {free from outside}
felt scraps
scissors
craft glue or hot glue
twine or ribbon to hang a tag

Cut the felt into two triangles for the tip of the arrow. Cut the other felt pieces in the shape of the feathers.
For the tip, place one piece of felt on the bottom, add the twig in the middle of the felt and add some glue around the twig. Press down on the top piece of felt, so it adheres to the bottom piece of felt and keeps the twig tightly in between.
Repeat for the ‘feathers’.
Once the feathers are glued, use a pair of scissors to cut diagonal lines to create the ‘feather’ effect.

diy cupids arrow made by twigs

{project done by Dee Dee, photos via Tutto Bella}

etsy love: fleur de lis

Our go-to spot for stationery is of course, Fleur de Lis, but sometimes its hard to make it into the store, so we are grateful Fleur de Lis is on etsy. Jenna has designed some beautiful invites, and although not all are up yet {we are working on it}, there are some lovely, fun and creative designs posted. And, if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for your next party, just send us an email at trejsorelle@gmail.com and for just $20 Jenna can design it. Whatever your pretty little, party planning heart contents.

I promise, I’m her most difficult customer. :) Seriously, I don’t think anyone is more picky and obsessive compulsive when it comes to my invites than me. Would you agree Jenna?? So, she would happily take orders from other people.

Visit our shop today. All the old favorite are there…as well some of the newbies below.

French Bulldog Shower Invite

Ski Lift Ticket Rehearsal Invitation

Sparkle Engagement Invite

will you be my bridesmaid? 

beer and diapers shower invite

nursing party invitation and rx labels


bug invitation for all those summer birthdays coming up

baseball shower invitation and party set
{this is so cute, I can hardly stand it…love your taste Lori. btw, photos of this shower are coming your way soon}
 

Lemonade Invite
{perfect for this summer parties and showers}

carrie bradshaw quotes, 8×10 prints
{gotta love Sex and the City}

{images via Fleur de Lis}

a favor to share

I’m obsessed with details at weddings, especially when the details are perfectly fitting to the bride and groom’s personalities. Favors, although not officially necessary {and guests often leave behind}, are a wonderful opportunity to incorporate details into a wedding day, and serve as a memento for guests to take home and remember a couple’s wedding day too.

The ideas are endless, but here’s some clever favor ideas I just adore lately, and they can be used at both weddings, parties and showers…

SPRING FAVORS
Honey Dipper at Place Setting
Elizabeth Anne Designs

Honey Dipper in Honey Mojito
Style Me Pretty

Seed Packets
Sunflower Seed Packets {place card and favor} sold here, at Fleur de Lis, a paperie

EDIBLE FAVORS
Peanut Butter and Jelly Favors
Green Wedding Shoes

Old Fashioned Mini Pies, Style Me Pretty

LOCATION SPECIFIC FAVORS
maracas
Green Wedding Shoes

Ornaments
Pinecones were meaningful for this couple because it was significant to the spot where they were engaged, James Christianson

Wood Coasters
“take a piece of Colorado with you” via Ruffled Blog
you can also buy some here

VINTAGE FAVORS
CD of Love Songs
Green Wedding Shoes

Handkerchief Favors
Elizabeth Anne Designs

{images via Style Me Pretty, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Ruffled, Project Wedding, Green Wedding Shoes, James Christianson}

books for baby

Baby showers are so special.
Down to the last detail, my shower was incredibly special.

My hubby’s aunt, sister and mimi threw me a beautiful, book themed baby shower. Instead of bringing a card to accompany their gift, each guest brought a book and signed it. Such a great idea! Who doesn’t love books? Now my little girl has a library of children’s books in her nursery, all signed with a loving message inside.

The tables were decorated after classic children’s books. Each table was its own book. There were handmade bookmarks that served as place settings, chevron ‘Baby Wishes’ for each guest to fill out for the mama-to-be next to the place setting and coordinating cake pops to match.
… and did you see the centerpieces?!

I hope you will enjoy the details of the baby shower as much as I did!

Guess How Much I Love You 

Winnie the Pooh

The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar

Where the Wild Things Are

Curious George 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Clifford 

{centerpieces made by Ali Davis}
{images via Lori Halverson}