Thursday, July 31, 2014

Etsy Shop Series: The Pastel Peony {Discount Code}

Today, The Pastel Peony is on our Etsy Series! When I first came across Katy's shop, I was instantly attracted to the stethoscope decal. As a recent nursing graduate, it isn't easy to come across cute things to symbolize this profession. I absolutely love my new tumbler! 

I'm not sure what your opinion is on this but to me it's like a southern right of passage to love monogramming. I love to monogram all of the things. :) 
I also had a car decal made for my Edge! 

About The Pastel Peony:
"I began this Etsy store as a way to pay off my purchase of my Silhouette, but then I just couldn't shut it down after the first month. I was in a sorority in college and knew how hard it was to find cute, quality items for big/little gift exchange, and knew I wanted to provide cute monogram items to provide for sorority girls in the south!

I also began thinking of my friends, most of them in line to become nurses, doctors, and teachers, and wanted to make decals they would love too. I sent my first stethoscope to a friend starting medical school at Wake Forest, and she loved it! I decided to post it as a listing in my store, and to date it is BY FAR my most popular design. I continued in making RN and MA stethoscopes, as well as apples for teachers, mortar and pestles for pharmacists, and more. Here at The Pastel Peony we love getting into little niche markets, and providing decals to the people that search on Etsy, hard working women!"
The Pastel Peony offers a variety of things that make awesome gifts! She is great to work with and ships your items quickly.

Katy is offering 20% off of your total purchase with the code: WELOVEYOU at checkout.

You can start shopping here.

Thank yous to Katy and happy Thursday! :) 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It's the Little Things//Farmer Paisley

After begging her Papaw for days to ride the tractor, Paisley got to rake and bale hay for a little while on Sunday. She was on cloud nine! I don't really like her to ride Dad's tractor that we use to till the roping arena unless it is just to cruise because it doesn't have an enclosed cab. She thought it was the neatest thing that she had her own seat and everything.
 "Cheese! Mama look! I riding tractor with Papaw!!!"
 Giving me a thumbs up.
Every time she would make a round, she would wave really big. I love watching her do what I used to do all growing up with my Dad. She is our little farm girl for sure. 
If you would like to link up with "It's the Little Things," click here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tacky Box {Review}

 I am delighted to review Tacky Box with you all today. As parents we want the best for our kids and we want them to be the best versions of themselves. However, our world is not a kind place no matter how much we try to shelter them and preserve their character. This is one of the things that my mothering heart fears. But, that is where we as parents have to step up and raise them with the best of our ability. I love to teach Paisley things in neat ways that will help her be able to remember easier, catch on quickly, and think that it was fun to learn in a specific way. She is two, yet she is learning to distinguish what is right or wrong, whether that is with words or actions.
A little about Tacky Box: {from tackybox.com}
"Tacky Box equips children with the skills to distinguish between what's appropriate and inappropriate and encourages them to proactively choose how to respond. Inspiring kindness rather than tackiness, Tacky Box Set arms parents with everything they need to help their child navigate the jungle, kind heart and good manners intact. Tacky Box started with a four-letter word and evolved into a collaborative effort to make the world a kinder place one child at a time. The 3-piece set includes a 32 page beautifully illustrated book, directions for use from the author, a special notepad for writing down tacky words and actions and an authentic wooden Tacky Box to put them in to remove them from the mind and heart. Available for boys, girls, and in classroom sets." 
 I love this idea and am very excited to start using it with Paisley. It is so important, especially this day in age, to promote good manners and kindness as it is becoming a rarity. I want to encourage other mothers as well as myself to raise a generation where this isn't an unknown occurrence. Let's teach our kids respect, how to encourage and get rid of the junk.
 The set can come with a story for either boy or girl and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! 
I love the intentions and effects that this book and set can have on our children and I highly encourage you to give it a try! It would be an awesome Back to School gift for teachers as well. :) 

You can visit Tacky Box here and the Facebook page here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Weekends Are the Best

There is nothing more precious than spending time with your little family, soaking in every moment, every giggle, and every cheeto stained grin. Saturday we had a family reunion with my mom's side, some of which I haven't seen in about 10 years! It was so nice to catch up. I've missed them so much.
 There was lots of pool time and this little diva is fearless! We barely got her floatie put on before she wanted to jump ship. Swimming lessons must get here soon! 
Bear finally got a bath which isn't really monumental but certainly post worthy. He wasn't too happy with us but I think he will reconsider now that he can live inside again. Also? A girl and her dog. Need I say more?
 Yesterday Paisley went to help her Pops rake and bale hay which I will post more pictures of on Wednesday for the little things link-up. It was a great weekend and some big news will be on the blog Friday. I have prayed, cried, and dreamed of this, and I cannot wait to share! 
 I hope your weekend was wonderful! Happy Monday! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's the Little Things//Pop's Girl

Our Lion's Club members open up the carousel, train and put-put during the summer evenings at our local park. I remember going with my parents when I was a little girl. Its funny the memories that resurface when you revisit a familiar place from the past. You blink and then you're back with your own child.
My parents went with us and if you know Paisley well enough, you know her Pop's is her best friend. And, he's a pretty cool one in my eyes. I mean, not many papaw's will get on the jungle gym with their adventurous two year old grandchild.
But, that's why I love my Dad. He's always been my best friend and now he's Paisley's too. I remember growing up, we did everything together whether it was something I wanted to do or something he wanted to do. I am thankful for these memories. Those are the ones that I love the most.
 I am thankful for the little things like summer nights with Pop's and his girl. I love you, Dad. Thank you for being an awesome grandparent to our Paisley. Memories like these are the ones she won't forget.
To link up with Jess for "It's the Little Things," click here.