LITTLE WIFE POWER HOUSE
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I recently collaborated with Little Wife Power House on a new quilt design and I’m so excited to share it with you today!  “The Cru” features an all-over plus design in a toasty walnut colorway on the front, and creamy woodland creatures scene on the back!  I had so much fun picking out these color combo’s and fabric designs.  I love that it’s totally gender neutral and matches perfectly with our shared nursery here at home.  The quality of construction and fabric on this quilt is top-notch.  Something you’ll definitely want to save and pass on to future kids.  LWPH also offers a matching crib sheet with the woodland design HERE.  Such an adorable set!  Today through Thursday, get 20% off with code THECRU20.

And can you believe this little chunk is going to be 5 months old in just one week!?  Time is FLYING.


SAMSUNG NOOK BY BARNES & NOBLE
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I recently got the new Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® by Barnes and Noble.  I’ve never had an ipad or any sort of tablet before, so this was something new, and much needed in our household!  It’s useful for all sorts of things, from books & magazines to kids apps and games. The Nook is small, lightweight, and easy for even kids to hold.  It has a camera for taking photos and a nice bright viewing screen for watching movies.  I know this will be a great learning tool for Rylee as she grows as well.  Some of her favorite PBS kids shows have Nook apps…like WordGirl and Daniel Tiger.  And talk about a travel necessity!

For myself, I love that I can get a monthly delivery of some of my favorite magazines straight to the device.  I’ve already signed up for the Food Network Magazine and tried out a few new holiday recipes.  And there are literally millions of books to choose from in every category.  One cool feature that I love is the Free Nook Audiobooks App which allows you to listen to two top-picked books for free each month.  Perfect for car rides or while you work!

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Purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab NOOK here 

Photos by Jackie Wonders


PIECE & CO. X HONEST Nursing Scarf
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Piece & Co. X The Honest Company 2-in-1 Nursing Cover + Scarf

Cru is one tough cookie to squeeze a smile out of.  But I’ll do all the silly faces and funny noises I can think of to hear him giggle.  I think newborn giggles are quite possibly the best sound on earth.  It’s been a while since my last update, but all of his early tummy troubles pretty much disappeared after week 10.  And here we are at 3 months (can you believe that!?).  I don’t want to jinx it, but he has been a dream the last few weeks.  Sleeping a lot and just a happy-go-lucky little dude.  He is the biggest baby to come from our side of the family yet.  The boy likes to eat.  I feel like a new thigh roll appears every week!  Most everywhere I go I need to make sure I have some sort of nursing cover to accommodate for his healthy appetite.  One of my favorite brands, The Honest Company, partnered with Piece & Co. on this artisan-made 2-in-1 nursing cover + scarf that I am wearing.  Through this collaboration, mothers in rural India received a steady paycheck, access to healthcare, and aid for their children’s education. You can learn more about the collection’s impact HERE.  A product made for mothers, having a huge impact on mothers across the ocean, is a pretty cool thing.  You can purchase the scarf in three colors / patterns:  block-printed chevron, indigo plain weave or multi-color.

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PS I ADORE YOU: FAYE’S STORY

I am honored to be the PS I Adore You sponsor for the month of November!  PS I Adore You started with three passionate moms who were committed to bringing awareness to childhood cancer.  By offering fresh, on-trend items they’ve created a platform to shine a light on courageous children battling their disease. Your purchases fund the fight, and this month, we are focusing on miss Faye.  Here is here story, written by her mama:

Three and a half years ago we were expecting our third baby and Faye, then three, often complained of leg pain.  Doctors chalked it up to growing pains, but Faye’s pain increased, she often had fevers, and eventually she didn’t want to leave bed. The only comfort she could find is if we were rubbing her knees 24/7.  Several days after her brother Nixon was born, we took Faye back to the doctor where they did x-rays and blood tests.  Hours later we were in an ambulance heading to Texas Children’s Hospital where Faye would stay for the next five months to receive chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare type of leukemia that is difficult to treat.  The doctors told us a bone marrow transplant was an option, but Faye responded so well to chemo that we (doctors included) thought it would be best to proceed without a transplant, despite her little brother Nixon being a match.
Faye spent the next three years in remission and enjoyed all the things normal little girls enjoy–going to school, playing softball, and spending time with her brothers.  She has taken the name “Mini Mommy” upon herself.  She is incredibly helpful with another new, now one year old little brother.  When she began complaining of leg pain again we were scared to death, but her blood work looked great and we told ourselves her prior chemo could have long range effects on her body.  As the leg pain continued though, we wanted definite answers and asked for an MRI, which showed abnormalities in her bone marrow.  After a bone marrow biopsy, our worst fears were confirmed.  Faye’s cancer is back and this time a bone marrow transplant is the only option.
Faye spent the month of September in the oncology ward of Texas Children’s Hospital receiving chemotherapyto bring a second remission, which has been achieved.  Currently Faye is on the bone marrow floor where shereceived additional chemo to kill her bone marrow. She has received her transplant using Nixon as a sibling match. Now it is a waiting game to see if her body accepts the cells from Nixon.
Faye is as brave as a little girl can be as she goes through what no little girl should have to and has always prayed for her brother Nixon that “he will be OK when they do the ‘bow and arrow’” (Faye’s way of saying bone marrow).  We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father and for the heavenly and earthly angels who are helping Faye and our family through this fight.
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As a mom, I can’t imagine walking through this with one of my own children.  To see your child suffer in any way,  especially from a life threatening disease like cancer, is one of the worst things imaginable as a parent.  And on top of the emotional toll it takes on a family, there is also a huge financial one.  Fortunately, this is one part that we CAN help with.  10% from every purchase made on PS I Adore You this month will go straight to Faye and her fight.
I’ve styled some of my favorite items that will be available this month below!  Please join in helping this sweet family and receive something fabulous in return!
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Giraffe Dress – available now
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Striped Dress – available Nov. 6th
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Knit Circle Cardigan (available Nov. 18th) and little girl’s dress (available Nov. 6th)