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***Giveaway is now Closed***As you all know, I am a Mom of four little ones. We have used a lot of baby gear over the years. Each time we have a baby, I’m alway excited to see what new items are on the market. It’s amazing how much inovation can happen in just a few years. Baby gear is always getting stronger, lighter, and more fashionable. Take a look at our Snugli Giveaway.
I’d like to introduce you to our beautiful baby girl, Kennedy Ann Wilcox. She is simply perfect. If you are new to my blog, you might not know that I am a PROUD Mommy of three little boys. We were delighted and surprised to find out when we got pregnant with our fourth child that we were FINALLY having a little girl! Everyone was beyond excited. I thought you all might want to meet her. So, without further ado here she is. . .
This has to be one of my favorite photos! I just love everything about it. I love how relaxed she is. The photo composition. The super cute bucket she is in from Brodders Tubs. I just sent in my fabric and then Emily worked her magic and sent me this adorable tub. I’m also loving the sweet headband Kennedy is rocking by Lori of LB Boutique. The adorable blanket she is snuggling on was a gift from my Mom, who my kids refer to as “Mimi.” I’m thinking of enlarging this print and hanging it on her bedroom wall. I have just the perfect place. What do you think? I was so in LOVE with this photo that I even used it on her birth announcements. . .
These birth announcements and labels are available in my Etsy Shop for purchase.
Here are a few more photos of her. . . look at those cheeks and lips! I just love her!
An HUGE thank you to my dear friend, Courtney, of Courtney Jade Photography for these truly amazing photos of Kennedy! Courtney spent several days hanging out in my dining room while we shot these photos. She is simply incredible and I am so thankful that she loves me and takes incredible photos of my little ones. She is not only a fabulous photographer, but a baby whisper too. Thank you Court! I <3 you so much!!!
Hello, it’s me. . . Do you even remember me? I am the slacker that always has every intention to blog, but everything else always gets in the way! I am “planning” on blogging once a week, but don’t hold your breathe. Haha! I hope you have all been well. I’ve been up to the same old thing, you know. . having a baby, dealing with broken bones, getting kids back to school, back in soccer, and everything else September is throwing at us! Thank you for coming back to listen to my craziness. Now to the good stuff. . . .
This post has been one year in the making, yes, ONE year! Oh, my! How sad is that? I was shopping at one of my favorite places, Trader Joes, last September. (BTW, they have these stickers this year too!) I’m always inspired by all of their creative packaging. It’s totally my style. We were checking out at the register and the kids asked for stickers. I was blown away with how cute they were. Truth be told, I’ve always loved stickers. I use to have a collection when I was younger. As I’ve aged, nothing has really changed. I still love stickers. In fact, I was so inspired by these stickers that I designed my own.
I’ve used these stickers on my children’s backpacks as bag tags (just laminate, punch, and ad a bag tag), on their notebooks, on lunch boxes, for teachers gifts, etc. I’ve also used these tags as a foundation to design teacher appreciation tags. They are super cute too! Hopefully I can blog about those too.
You keep coming back for one reason or another, right? Well, it’s because I am so kind. Haha. Are you ready to be the recipient of my generosity? It’s that time again! I am offering these tags as a FREE Download. Yes, FREE! Just for you because I love you and I feel totally guilty for neglecting you for so many months. You can print these out and write on them. If you have Photoshop or Illustrator, you can just add a new text layer and add your own text.
In the photo above, I took a glass vase from the Dollar Tree, two or three packs of pencils (also from the Dollar Tree), added a red bow, and one of these labels. Super cute. Super easy! Enjoy!!!
I am also selling the “fillable” versions in my Etsy shop. You will be able to type directly in the spaces provided.
“Property Of” Free Rectangle Downloads:Black Composition Notebook White Notebook Paper and Tape Cork Board Yellow Notebook Paper Old Library Label Apple Grid
“Property Of” Free Square Downloads:Black Composition Notebook-Square White Lined Paper and Tape-Square Yellow Notebook Paper-Square Apple Grid-Square
In case you are like me and want to know what fonts were used (of course you can use your own favorite fonts too!), here is a list of the fonts I used for the name portion.
Fonts I used:Black Composition Notebooks- Teletype Lined Paper Design-Schoolhouse Cursive B ( i can’t seem to find this one) here is a similar one Life Lessons Cork board – Rm Typerighter Old Yellow paper–Caflisch Script Old Book Label- Century (you should have this on your computer) Apple- Collegiate-Normal