Category: Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites{Handmade Shops}



Hope this Friday finds you well! I am sharing some of my favorite handmade shops today.  All of the shops are wonderful AND have many items that are currently on one of our wishlists.  Check out their shops AND especially their instagram- most shop owners will include FLASH SALES- COUPON CODES-and let you know when new products are available in the shop.


SassyBabyEssentials: I love the quality of her fabulous accessories- they are PERFECT for the little miss in your life!  Emma Marie wore all of the pieces we have for our annual holiday cards that I just mailed out. You need to head on over and check out her site- she can personalize your order!

 c/0 SassyBabyEssentials Candy Cane Layered Bow


 c/o SassyBabyEssentials Similar Here


c/o SassyBabyEssentials

You can connect with SassyBabyEssentials on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM to keep updated on sales and all her latest products.

AlexisKrystinaCrafts: I just received the sweetest package from Alexis with the cutest gift tags and card for our holiday.  The gift tags are incredibly durable AND toddler approved.  Both of my little ones marveled at them as I placed them on presents under the tree.  I just upped my holiday game by 100%.  Her Etsy Shop is ready for all of your holiday needs-she even provided a COUPON CODE for my loyal readers- use code: VIP15 to take 15% off at checkout!

c/0 AlexisKrystina

Personal Favorite c/o AlexisKrystina

You can connect with AlexisKrystinaCrafts on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM to keep updated on sales and all her latest products.

The Banner Shoppe: Emily is one sweet lady! She makes BEAUTIFUL banners for every season.  At Phoenix Flea Market this past week I got to see her and Raymond helped pick out some felt balls to decorate his room(and use for a December Birthday).  I have my eye on some fabulous tassels and birthday cake accessories- check out her shop!


Felt Garland from The Banner Shoppe

You can connect with The Banner Shoppe on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM to keep updated on sales and all her latest products.

HustleMama: I have been eyeing her shop for the past year and am so excited that I got to meet her AND pick up some gifts(for myself) and friends while at the Phoenix Flea Market.  She makes these fabulous mason jar tumblers- they are the jam to my jelly people.  I plan on grabbing some of her witty “SHARK ATTACK” bags when she comes back from the holidays.  Seriously, a shark attack bag for you know- the necessary monthly supplies. Priceless.


HustleMama Mason Jars

You can connect with HustleMama on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM to keep updated on sales and all her latest products.

Hope you found some items that can help cross off a wishlist!  There are a couple more shops that I plan on sharing with you in the new year-some wonderful local faves too!

Do you know a handmade shop you love that I should checkout?

Would love to find some new shops!

Friday Favorites{Third Edition}

1. Sleeve-less Top from Old Navy

I LOVE how airy this feels in the hot desert!  Temperatures got up to 106F this past weekend and this was my go-to shirt for a friend’s birthday party.  I own this in mint and dark blue-thanks Darcy for my fabulous mint tank! I would buy this in every color… perhaps by the end of summer I may have quite the collection.

2. Freshly Picked Moccasins

Goodness gracious are these one beautiful pair of shoes!  I am head over heals in love with this beautiful pair in Aruba!  Miss Em will be sporting this pair on our trip to California in June. Stay tuned for a fabulous giveaway with Freshly Picked for my lovely readers!

3. Babiators: 

Little Em and The Toddler sport these exact pairs EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.  Desert living is rough on their poor eyes, so if they have to cover up, might as well look good doing so.  The Toddler has yet to be able to destroy them-he has wrecked three pairs of mine, one of my husband’s, and three generic “toddler” brands. So… they hold up nicely.

4. Girl’s Headband: 

Sweet Em has three of these headbands from Target-white, dark blue, and the flavorful flower one pictured. She doesn’t pull these off, nor are they too tight.  I love the retro feel and how adorable she looks in them!

5. Avenno Positively Radiant

So I just saw the commercial with Jennifer Aniston- And no, I did not purchase this because she put her name on it.  For as long as I can remember my cheeks, forehead, and nose have had a rosy hue to them. Oh, and I breakout-like a thirteen year old. So… I am almost thirty, rosy, and breakout.  Well, most moisturizers make me too oily, breakout, or more irritated. This moisturizer is the Bees Knees.  I have tried most everything in the moisturizer aisle that is within my price point(can’t get addicted to something expensive) and in all my years this is the one that has helped clear up my skin, it has clearly evened my skin tone, and does not make me shiny. Plus, the added benefit of SPF makes this active mom super happy!

Happy Friday!  

We are off to National Geographic Kids this morning… singing, dancing- going to be a blast! Our plans for the weekend are to BBQ- hit the pool and splash pad- and relax at home.

Do you have any favorite finds?  Please share!

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

*This is not a sponsored post- I truly do love all of these products- opinions are always 100% my own.

Friday Favorites {Second Edition}

These two.  They play together all day.  If one is napping while the other is up-then they search or ask about the other one-I’m not cool enough just by myself now.

Baby Led Weaning- Ms. Em is having larger chunks of food at her meals now and gobbled this all up yesterday! NOMNOMNOM

DIY Laundry Room Updates

I am working on updating our laundry room with some fun printables, painted frames, and other organizational methods to help reconfigure the room.  It is off of the dining room and a room that I am in quite often so it will be a nice breath of fresh air when I put these into place.

Painted- Used to be a very angry color of green-serisously.

Spray painted letters.

The best part of this Friday? Nana arrives tomorrow after swimming lessons!  Tomorrow morning The Toddler and I will be at Home Depot making bird feeders-then off to both kid’s swimming lessons!  So excited for Nana to be here for an entire week!