Monday, April 2, 2012

KOOL KOALA ETSY FINDS :)

I love finding amazing products on Esty because everything on there is created by someone locally. I love supporting local artists and when I want something that was thoughtfully created instead of gifts found in department stores I look on Esty. So my friend Jen is expecting a baby in August so I wanted to find some awesome koala bear items and these products I found I want to share with you all.

My first find was this really cute koala nursery wall art created by Ali Cushman. Please feel free to click her name and learn all about this talented artist. In her store Grizzy Bear Greetings you will find this super cute wall art of the koalas in the fire engine.


Nursery Wall Art - Koalas in a Fire Engine Children's Bedroom Print


My next amazing find is created by a company that goes by the name of Little Lion Studio. So do you want to create a look on your wall that does not take a lot of work and will not harm your paint please look at Little Lion Studio where you can find decals and wall art to create that one of a kind nursery. I did my search in the store and I found this product that I fell in love with!!!


Tree Wall Decal Koala Tree Extra Large


What would a nursery be without a mobile? Well I found this artist named Hing who creates whimsical mobiles that can be custom made to the colors of your nursery. How many times have you walked into the store and you feel in love with a product but the color wasn't just right? Let Hing help you pick out the right colors for you and your nursery. You can find all of her fun mobiles in HingMade, HandMade! My favorite product that goes in with the theme of Jen's Nursery is the Nursery Mobile - Baby Crib Mobile - Koala Mobile - Neutral Mobile - Australian Turquoise Koala theme.


Nursery Mobile - Baby Crib Mobile - Koala Mobile - Neutral Mobile - Australian Turquoise Koala theme (Custom order available)


These are my latest finds if you have any fun products you think I should check out keep me posted :)


Keeping it a secret :)

I had the chance to find out the sex of the baby and I wish I could share it with everyone but right now we are keeping it a secret. Let's just say I WON!!!!! Mom lost :) The other coach said, "My goodness Marissa why is it that you know before the rest of us?" I have the best intuition I guess! :)

The theme for the little bundle of joy is koala bears and it is difficult figuring out baby shower things. I have decided on getting bamboo plates to go with the theme because there are no plates that have a cartoon looking koala bear on it. I have seen the jungle theme but we only want koalas. If you know any place that has these please keep me informed.

I am fortunate enough to have such crafty friends and family that have given me loads of ideas for this shower. Also every baby shower has games and many of them are getting old now to me. Any suggestions on any odd ones you have played that would be great for the upcoming party I am co-hosting?

I will have to show you the readers all the fun ideas that are floating in this head once I get it going. Also I want to give a prior thank you to all the people that are helping with making this happen. My family may not like me after I get help on some of these crafty projects lol. Wish me best of luck :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another BABY!!!!!!

So I am excited to finally find out the sex of my best friend's baby on Thursday!!!!!! I can not believe how fast this time is going by for her. I am the coach and boy oh boy I am nervous. Yes I have a daughter but I was on the other end doing the work to have my beautiful princess. The hard part I would say for me is trying to keep her focused during it all.
My labor was sad to say one of the most horrific moments of my life. Never ever do I wish my labor on anyone I know. In my mind I keep saying it's going to go super smoothly and that she no pain in the process. Wow is all I keep saying...I am truly blessed and I feel privileged to be the one she picked to be in the room.
Thursday I will post what she is having...either way we just want a happy healthy little bundle of joy :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wow!

So I finally decided to take a look on blogger and it has been quite sometime since I have posted on here. Life is a whirl wind of craziness...boy oh boy! My Kiwi turns six this year man time flies. I was looking back into my older posts and I saw pictures of her when she was little. I miss those times the baby stage when all she wanted was me and now I am lucky if I can help her put her coat on lol. She is becoming herself and I love learning new things about her daily. Not a day goes by that I believe that she is developing into nothing shy of greatness.
Parents we all want the best advice and well every parent has something that worked differently for each other. I want to hear the stories in which you did when your child got older to see how they are changing through the years. Every month I take Kiwi to see Mr. Dean at a paint it pottery place so I watch her art evolve into masterpieces :) I'd like to find new ways of watching her development through out the years. Suggestions please!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The days are interesting!

So today begins with a day of many questions...am I being the best parent that I can be? Am I effecting someones life? Do I make someone smile everyday? Am I proud of myself? Well to answer all of the above I feel some days not so much but who in life is perfect? I am certainly not but I strive to do my best. I was told recently that I am too hard on myself but who isn't. I guess this little note was to say don't strive too hard to be well at something just sit back and enjoy the moment in which you are in. I am extremely grateful for my family and friends that remind me daily that nothing is considered perfection. Just a job well done. So when you question yourself sit back smile and enjoy those little moments and feel great about yourself :)




Monday, November 23, 2009

Toy Wrangler



I love this product that I am featuring! The Toy Wrangler has been a life saver while shopping in the store. We as parents love how our kids get feisty and want to throw their cups and bottles to the ground. This lovely little gadget the Toy Wrangler is fun for the little ones to play with solves the problem of phobia over nasty floors. Also parents I have to ask how many times have you tried to squeeze underneath a table to grab a toy or a bottle? Bending all crazy trying to grab stuff from the floor is not fun!




The Toy Wranglerproduct was created because the creator had to keep getting toys from the floor. She used her crafty mind to create this fun product. She realized that she could use the Toy Wrangler for multiple uses. She used it for toys, pacifiers and bottles and I personally know it is great! She wanted product that was safe, easy for the child to get their toys, pacifiers, bottles and cups by themselves. PARENTS EXTRA BONUS**** this product is machine washable. Also as a respectable company they did decided to test their products with one of the leading safety testing labs. As well as having the plastic rings tested as a food grade plastic.



So parents stop worrying about gross floors in restaurants and things hitting them. You will never have to deal with that issue again. Enjoy a relaxing time shopping and eating with out the hassle of bending over all crazy. Grab your Toy Wrangler before you leave the house and be sure to grab the second one for your friend as well.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

I AM BACK IN ACTION

Hey readers so this week has been a very interesting week. I have been busy with life and wow I didn't realize how long it has been since I have been on here. So life is good. The Kiwi monster is turning four in February...man life goes by fast. I never believed many when they would say cherish the moments because they grow up fast. I would laugh and well now I have come to realize man they weren't lying. I wanted to let my readers know that I will be having someone join my blog to write about their parenting experiences with you as well. My best friend Jen will start letting you into her life as well and the crazy moments of parenting. The last few posts were about the Kiwi and potty training. Sorry I didn't inform you guys but yay she is fully potty trained! :) Huge smiles across the board. Thank you for the readers that showed concern to my last post. I love knowing that people care and hope for the best to others. So as I am hitting the scene again what would you readers like to read about? Are you facing issues that you want advice about? Are you in search of a great organic product website? Hmm...do we get back crafty? Keep me posted on what it is you want! Lookiing forward to learn about the latest news in your life.