Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shops I am loving these days....

      Having just bought our house in March, and Chad opening his agency in June, we are back budgeting tightly these days, but that doesn't mean a girl can't look. I have been looking everywhere for ideas for things for Noah. I look at clothes, toys, food, nursery decor, and I spend a lot of time looking at nursing bras, and shirts, etc. Eventually before September comes, we will have to have all of these things, so what better way to be prepared than to know what I want from where and have plenty of time to find awesome deals! I am very big into organic clothing, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and organic foods and with organic sometimes you get pricey. I've had a lot of help from other bloggers (on a much bigger scale than I am) finding awesome companies and brands who offer the organic items that appeal to me. Here are a few:

JAWS- Just Add Water System

CJ's Sewing Room- Home of the Natural BUTTer

Nell's Natural Baby--- I even made a registry here!




Another thing I'm into is handmade items....and for anyone who knows ETSY is the place to go...I could search the ETSY childrens pages for hours on end. At this point I don't dare venture into other catagories, my wish list will become too long! Here are a few adorable things I've picked out for Noah girl on Etsy, and then a link or two for some other cute handmade childrens items...





Another great handmade item store....


  I have also become fully overtaken by the world of online giveaways...I seriously enter one or two a day. Every day. There are so many great bloggers out there who work with companies to review and giveaway awesome products! How cool is it to learn about a product first hand from someone who has used it and gives you a play by play detailed report on it. I love it, and as a first time mom-to-be it is such a blessing. Right now I've registered to win everything from cloth diapers and breast pumps, to cleaning supplies and herb gardens...it is really fun, I haven't won anything yet, but one day I will and it will be totally worth it! I've mentioned before that it is definitely my goal to get to the point where I can do fun stuff like this through this blog! I am still planning a fiddle-dee-Dee designs jewelry giveaway in the next few weeks, so be on the look out for that! I also have several friends who have started up new ventures of handmade kids goodies, and fashion accessories, and I would absolutely be glad to feature them on the blog, as well!! Here are a few of my favorite blogs from women who are beautiful, smart, and totally entertaining, most of which feature regular product reviews and giveaways for women and mothers:



The two ladies above are very interactive with their followers, have been great at answering questions and giving advice and their opinions....I def recommend checking them out!



These sites offer daily giveaways, and run several at a time, they are very fun and have introduced me to a lot of new products out there! All bloggers feel great getting new followers so if you visit any of these sites and add them to your list, leave em' a note or comment and let them know I sent you! We love the love!!

That's it for today, tomorrow's play list is going to be songs from commercials I like! I'll give you the names and artists who sing the songs that are stuck in your head all day after you watch TV!  Love, Layne





5 comments:

Andrea said...

You totally rock, thanks for the link! :)

Andrea said...

hey girl are you on twitter?

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

Thanks for the shout out, love :)

apple7555@gmail.com said...

Great items!
I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
Hope you can hop by and visit my blog too!

http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Hey! This is Andrea from Baby Blossom Designs. Thanks for the link! My store is no longer listed on Hyena Cart, we are a stand alone site now. Can be visited at babyblossomdesigns.com =)