Though it’s beginning to feel like summer is coming to a close… it’s not over yet! We’ve had a full schedule and a great time this summer, and here at FMB, we like to celebrate whenever we get a chance. No one’s days are perfect, and we take the crying fits and bumps and bruises along with the rest of em’, but when it comes down to it, we choose to remember the good. The long days spent in the sun and the nights crawling into bed with the linger of sunscreen and salty air still in our hair. The tan of our skin and the blonde streaks of hair signaling cumulative hours of play under a golden sun.
Each night, whether at the dinner table or when tucking my littles into bed, I ask what their favorite part of the day has been… and the answers always range from sweet to adorably funny (and many times are a moment of the day that I’ve already forgotten, it really is sweet what our wee ones remember). I’ve been thinking about my favorite parts of summer, and really, it’s been so filled to the brim with good memories it’s hard to choose (though our day spent splashing through Brooklyn’s Pier waterpark to a backdrop of the NYC skyline ranks up towards the top, more on our #bluesummertour to come!). So, yes, there are times of chaos and mess, but today, we want to celebrate all the good that summer brings! Below are some of our recent favorites for mama and baby… and one FMB reader will win it all!
1// Picture Alphabet Blocks by Little Sapling Toys. Modern organic building blocks in natural wood tones make a great for a fu
2// “Some Like it Sunny” Bloom Theory Camera Strap (camera not included). I’ve long been a fan of the chic and fun Bloom Theory straps to dress up any camera you want to tote around.
3// A felt crown from A Brimful Shop. They are so adorable, and perfect for playtime!
4// The MamaRoo from 4moms. On of the most advanced bouncers… that isn’t just a bouncer. It bounces and sways and actually mimics the motions of mom and dad. I’ve always been intrigued by their design innovations, designed by moms for moms, and the mamaRoo is designed to comfort your baby.
5// $30 Shop Credit from Whistle & Flute. I love the super soft tees and tanks on my kids, especially in the adorable ice cream and Je T’aime designs.
6// $25 Shop Credit from Juniper Wilde, where you can find adorable and organic pillows which are perfect for any nursery or bedroom.
7// A hand-poured, all-natural soy candle in “Bedtime Bath” from Riles and Co. I’ve used and loved the candle collections from this awesome, New York based shop, and now they’ve just started a Nursery Collection, which makes me super excited!
8// This Inspiration Necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs is gorgeous, and a perfect addition to any mamas daily wardrobe! I love my own hand stamped kid’s name necklace… and still need to get a name added to mine, oops!
9// How cute are these gender neutral Geo Stargaze Rompers from Rachel and Groms?! I actually just ordered one for my little guy and can’t wait to get him in it.
10// $25 Shop Credit from Eleven Twenty Co. Choose a cute onesie for your babe, like the adorable Stand Tall shown above, or rock out a screen printed tee for yourself.
11// Choose a pair of adorable soft-sole baby moccasins for your little one from Freshly Picked. I seriously heart their moccs… and want one in every color!
12// I always swoon over sweet wooden toys for my littles, and the individually hand-crafted items, like the organic wooden play camera from Bannor Toys doesn’t disappoint.
13// If you’re a wrapping mama, then Solly Baby is for you! We heart their soft and lightweight wraps in a gorgeous variety of colors.
14// Hello Sunshine Print and iPhone Case from Rifle Paper Co. I’m always impressed by the gorgeous colors, patterns, scripts and designs that come from Rifle Paper Co, and of course in sunshine yellow? So happy!
15// The Robot and Circus Babushka Nesting Dolls from Precious Little Things are some of the cutest little toys I’ve seen in a long time. And the best part… nesting dolls keep kids busy for SO long!
To enter and win the grand giveaway of over $770 of these wonderful things, simply visit the sites and enter below. Plus, there are a myriad of way to gain extra entries!
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– Enter once per day until August 15, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
– One winner will take all and will be announced the next day.
*** Congratulations to the winner, random entry number 4976 chosen, Monica Shipp! And thank you ALL for entering and being a part of Fresh Mommy Blog! I will email the winner and there are 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. ***
We can’t thank our beautiful sponsors enough for partnering and standing behind Fresh Mommy Blog with their generosity. They, along with all of you, are what make us tick here at FMB headquarters and make us want to grow bigger and better. I so wish I could win this myself. Good luck friends!