Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Itty Bitty Bookworm & Giveaway

((UPDATE 1/23/16 - Yesterday Heather D. Was chosen as the giveaway winner. She was contacted and picked her prize! Thanks so much to all those who participated this week.))

Oh boy! I missed you guys. This post has been a long time coming.

Since Easter (has it really been that long?!) we've experienced a lot of great things including: finishing renovations on the Fixer Upper, selling our first home (from the first showing!), and celebrating Jasper's first birthday. I'll definitely discuss everything in due time but today I wanted to highlight the other 'great thing' that's happened this year. No, we're not having another baby... after months of planning, I opened my Etsy shop: The Itty Bitty Bookworm

I invite all of you to visit The IBB to see what I have for the trendy little kid in your life. I've just restocked with ready to ship bandana bibs (bibdanas) and the most perfect slouchy beanies. While there's more to come (*cough* toddler infinity scarves, ponchos, and more *cough*), there's plenty to peek at today. My goal is to offer affordable, handmade, and stylish items for your littles and I'm positive you'll find something to love. I also welcome custom orders and requests.

A little sampling of what's currently available:

Use code SPOOLANDSPOON to enjoy 20% off any order of $10+
(expires 1/31/2016)

This has been something I have wanted to do for several years but lacked the inspiration. Enter Jasper. He is my motivation, my muse, and my own little model.

Being his mama and personal seamstress is the best job I've had to date.

I'd love for your little one to rock one of my handmade bibdanas - if you'd like that too, please visit my shop The Itty Bitty Bookworm, and comment below with your email address AND your favorite bib print. On Friday, January 22nd after 12:00 p.m., I'll pick one random person to win their favorite!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter + Baby's First Easter Basket

Happy Easter from our little family to yours!

Just a snippet of Jazzy's Easter basket (not including his other three books, two stuffies, and bandana bibs)

TIP FOR NEXT YEAR: Plant live wheat grass instead of using plastic Easter grass! I bought the seeds off of Amazon and it took only 5 days for the grass to get this full. It'll be a great textural sensation for our little guy to discover.

Who needs an Easter ham for dinner when I have a side of 'ham' everyday!? This kid!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Last Minute Bunny Treats - Toddler & Baby Approved

Every year I put together something handmade for our nephews. Usually it's a stuffed animal but given the fact that we have a baby at home now, I don't have nearly as much time to plan. It wouldn't be fair for our favorite nephews to miss out on some Easter treats though, now would it? 

How adorable are those bunnies?
These are a great chocolate-free Easter treat for the little ones! They are also the perfect last minute basket filler. The stuff you'll need can be found just about anywhere and take less than five minutes to assemble!

Start with an extra long Rice Krispies Treat or some Gerber Graduates Puffs

For the Rice Krispies treat:
Wrap it with a piece of white construction paper
Stick on some ears and oval feet
Draw on an adorable bunny face

For the Puffs:
Peel away the label
Tuck felt bunny ears under the lid (leave the canister's safety seal in place)
Draw on a face
Tie with a bow

The finished products are beyond adorable!

Oh, and how cute are those carrots?! They are bubbles from Target! I think our nephews are going to be quite pleased with their goodies tomorrow.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Gold & Watercolor Geometric Bunny Art

With springtime and our big move right around the corner, one of the top items on my to-do list was to create a piece that can perform double duty - Easter decor at our current house and woodland nursery decor at the Fixer Upper. I'm pretty sure this Gold & Watercolor Geometric Bunny fits the bill perfectly.

I'm a sucker for watercolor, and with the addition of gold leaf, this is easily one of my new favorite projects.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Winner

Thank you for all of the entrants into the cloth diaper giveaway! A winner was selected at random and notified via email. If you are Danielle L., be sure to check your email right away! Congratulations mama for having comment #48!

If she does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be selected at random!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pinteresting Solution #2 - Toilet Brush Drip Dry

Having been home for the last 16 weeks, I willingly assumed the majority of the cleaning responsibilities. Without a doubt, there are some chores I like more than others. I don't mind laundry or the dishes but  really really do not enjoy cleaning the bathrooms, especially the toilet. I go in there suited up for a hazmat disaster. Okay, maybe not really but it's pretty gross. I can't even consider using the same gloves afterwards.

And then there is that pesky toilet brush.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Free Fluff - A Cloth Diaper Giveaway

We are fluff fanatics in our house. I realize it's not the norm in all social circles but it's becoming quite the vogue thing to do with environmentally conscious and budget-minded parents.

I want to do my part to make cloth mainstream (#makeclothmainstream) and thought a giveaway was the perfect way to make a difference!

A randomly selected person will win their choice of 1 one-size diaper - a BumGenius 4.0 in Mirror (aqua blue), or a BumGenius 4.0 in Armadillo (gray), or a Flip Diaper Cover in Stellar (dark blue).

To enter the giveaway, simply do one or more of the following actions. PLEASE LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ACTION TAKEN! Each additional comment earns you another chance to win. 
1. Leave a comment below telling me what you like about cloth diapers
2. Subscribe via email; comment with "Subscribed"
3. Like Spool and Spoon on Facebook; comment with "Following on FB"
4. Share this post on Facebook; comment with "Shared on FB"
5. Follow Spool and Spoon on Twitter; comment with your Twitter username
5. Share this post on Twitter; comment with a link to your tweet
6. Follow Spool and Spoon on Instagram; comment with your Instagram username
7. Follow Spool and Spoon on Pinterest; comment with a link to your favorite pin

Be sure to include contact information so I can notify you if you win! 

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. the giveaway will close and I will select a winning comment at random using the number generator. On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. est. I will announce the winner on Facebook and will contact them via the contact information provided.

Best of luck to all! And if you win, be sure to check out our printable wash routine.

If you're interested in attending, MommyCon is offering Spool and Spoon readers $5 off of general admission tickets (not valid on VIP or pre-sale tickets).

March 28 - Atlanta
April 18 - Minneapolis
May 23 - Orlando (tickets available after Feb 28)
August 22 - Washington DC (tickets available after Feb 28)
September 19 - Columbus (tickets available after Mar 15)
November 14 - Newport Beach (tickets available after Mar 15)
November 21 - Seattle (tickets available after Mar 15)

Visit and select the date of your choice. During checkout use code SPOOLSPOON15 for a discounted ticket price of $35! If you have a group of 20 or more (think church groups, neighborhood play group, MOMS/MOPS, etc.), let me know before purchasing as I can provide you a code to get your group tickets at $32 a piece.

If you've been to previous MommyCon events, shoot me an email! I'd love to hear about your experience!

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