Happy Fall Saturday to you all! It is the perfect day for coffee-drinking, football-watching, blog-reading, chili-cooking, and house-decorating. Hope you all have a good one!
Recently there have been several random questions in the comment section of my blog, so I thought I'd take some time to answer them today...
Sam's baby book is from Ruby Love Designs on Etsy.
My friend Amanda and her mom gave this to me at my first shower. I LOVE it. It is just the right bit of trendy and simple. Filling it in isn't overwhelming, and I happen to think it is perfect for a little boy because - let's be honest - he probably isn't going to care that much about it when he gets older. Plus, I use my blog to record all the day-to-day stuff, so I only needed something for the basics. There are lots of great designs and every "extra page" you can imagine.
Sam's monthly onesies came from Watch Me Grow on Etsy.
I chose these because I liked that the numbers were sewn on instead of just stickers, and I think they are adorable. Now that I have a real live baby, I realize that there is a reason so many people use the stickers - not all babies are the same size. I've been lucky so far with Sam (good ole 50th percentile), but if your baby is a tiny bit big or small these wouldn't work well. I would imagine the seller would customize if you waited to order until after the baby is born and you have an idea of his/her size - but I don't know for sure.
Sam's birth announcement was designed by Lifelines but we had them printed at www.uprinting.com. I was VERY pleased with the price, quality, and service. We ordered 5x7 Flat Greeting Cards on 14 pt. card stock gloss. We got 125 cards with a PDF proof, and they came in about three business days for a total of $53.00 dollars (including shipping). My husband is a "deal hunter" and this seems to be one of the best sites out there for printing.
My shirt in this post is an oldie from T.J. Maxx. Thanks for all the compliments on it! For a second, I felt like one of those fashion bloggers that has to put captions under her photos telling where every sock, earring, etc. comes from. Loved.it.
I think that about does it. If I missed your question, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
By the way, NONE of these companies gave me anything to recommend them - I like them and am happy to pass on good businesses.