Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Zulily} RuffleButts

I absolutely adore the RuffleButts bloomers, capris and skirts! Seriously, how cute are these?! Check out all the adorable items in the RuffleButts Zulily sale!|1405533916622

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July Weekend

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

We spent the time down with Andrew's family; visiting, eating yummy food and then watching fireworks. I was surprised how much Sophia loved the fireworks! She sat so still on my lap watching them and would point for more. She got a little bored for awhile and started squirming around, but then would watch some more. And she made it through the whole thing, although looked like she could fall asleep in her stroller on the walk back at the end. But we had a great time!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Thank you to everyone who entered the Ashes Ashes Design giveaway.  The lucky winner is:


The winner has been notified.  You have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

{Giveaway} Livi's Loops

I am so excited to be joining with several other great bloggers in sharing this giveaway from Livi's Loops. 

Annemarie of Livi's Loops started out making bows for her daughter, Aliviana, after she left teaching second grade to became a stay-at-home-Mom. She loved hair bows but couldn't find many cute ones. Annemarie and her friends would have bow making play dates and swap materials. Her friends started asking to buy her bows and encouraged her to start a business. She held her first bow sale on Zulily in September 2012. Soon after, she started to sell her bows at craft fairs while selling online at Zulily, Amazon, and Keekoo. Her inventory has expanded to include bows, headbands, clippies, bow boards, and bow hangers! Just like many stay-at-home Moms she spends naptimes and late nights hand-crafting her bows. Annemarie was blessed with a second beautiful daughter, Emmalyn, in August 2013. Now she has fun putting her daughters in matching bows. Seriously, could they be any cuter?

So now is your chance to win the 3 summer-inspired bows below. I was so excited to find out that they can all be clipped onto a headband, too! The bows make the perfect gift for the little lady in your life. As Annemarie says, you can never have too many bows!

Bows include: pink anchor boutique bow, sparkle fish stacked bow, and mini popsicle bow

Don't forget to visit Livi's Loops Facebook page, here! Email to be added to the newsletter.

Here are some more of her adorable bows. The beautiful pictures of the sweet little newborns were taken by Erin Morris. If you live in the Maryland area, she's a wonderful photographer (babies, kids, families, engagements, etc.).

We have rounded up a wonderful group of Bloggers to share this giveaway with you. Stop by and give their blogs some love!

Cassie at Cute Tot on the Block  // Laura at Hand Me Down Mom Genes // Jen at Jenerally Informed // 
Cassie at Kent Heartstrings // Tammy at My Life Abundant // Amanda at Old House to New Home

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Weekend Sales

Do you still need some red, white, and blue for your little one to wear for the 4th of July? There are several great sales going on this weekend for you to browse.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Oh boy (or girl)!

Sophia is so excited to be getting promoted to Big Sister in February!!!

I had my first appointment today and we saw a beautiful heartbeat and baby looks perfect! I'm a little confused on the due date. My charting showed February 9th, the ultrasound showed February 7th, but my doctor set it at February 2nd. So somewhere around 7-8 weeks I guess.

I've had some nausea and lots of fatigue, but overall feeling pretty good. I had an easy pregnancy with Sophia, so hoping this one goes the same. So excited to go through this fun journey again and can't wait to see this sweet girl as a big sister!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

{Sale} Carter's

Carter's has some great deals right now. Discounts on new arrivals plus clearance as low as $3.99!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

{Sale} The Children's Place

If you're thinking of doing some weekend shopping, might want to take a look over at The Children's Place. Lots of great deals going on right now!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

{Zulily} Jacobies Footwear & More

It's been awhile since I've shared a sale for the moms of these cute tots, so I thought I'd share this great Jacobies Footwear & More sale over at zulily. I mean, who doesn't love shoes?! Here are a few of my faves.|1403192741382

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

{Review & Giveaway} Ashes Ashes Design

I'm so excited to have another giveaway for you from an amazing Etsy shop.

Ashes Ashes Design offers headbands, bibs, blankets,toddler scarves, crib sheets, hats, wall prints and felt garland. So many amazing products to choose from!

Here's an interview I had with shop owner, Becky Smith:
Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I'm Mommy to Asher (3) and Isla (21mths). I work part-time, do a bit of freelance graphic design on the side, spend the rest of my time with my babies, and squeeze in my creations in any free minute I can find! Somehow I got lucky enough to marry a super cute guitarist over seven years ago.

How did you get started with your Etsy shop and is there a story behind your shop name?

I have always loved to create! After having my second baby, I moved from full-time to part-time at work, and felt like I finally had a bit (very tiny bit) of time to actually pursue my dream of owning a shop. Etsy just seemed to be the perfect avenue to get started. The shop is named after my son, Asher. I have only been open for around six months and have felt so blessed that wonderful customers are actually interested in my items!

Do you have a favorite item you have created?

I love the knotted headbands and am a little obsessed with buying fabric to create more and more in different prints!

What inspires you?

My babies (and Pinterest of course! ;) Most of the time my items are created specifically for Asher and Isla, and then I offer them in the shop!

Becky was kind enough to send me these two beautiful headbands for my little lady.

I'm in love with these headbands! The material is nice and soft, plus stretchy enough that I know it won't hurt or get tight on her head. They're really great quality too, so I'm not too worried about Sophia (inevitably) pulling them off and stretching them around.


I love the color combo on the first one and I'm just in love with polka dots in general, so I'm thrilled with the second one as well. Within an hour of leaving the house we already got a compliment on how cute her headband was! We didn't have any knotted headbands yet, so I'm so happy to have these added to her collection!

Here are some of my favorite other items in her shop:

One lucky Cute Tot On The Block reader will receive their choice of
knotted headband set from Ashes Ashes Design!

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Monday, June 16, 2014

{Sale} Osh Kosh

Osh Kosh has some amazing clearance prices right now! Go check them out while they last!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Enjoy Essential

Have you heard of Enjoy Essential? If not, you need to check out their site because they have so many great items. And even better, they support small businesses! More about them:

"All of the items you will find on Enjoy Essential are made in the USA. We are 100% in support of small businesses, and many of the contributing artists and designers create their pieces in the comfort of their own home. That is what makes each item so special! We would rather bring you items that were inspired by someone's home than something we bought wholesale, which is why we are simply a storefront for each of these independent shops. We curate and create a cohesive collection and atmosphere and another opportunity for their work to be showcased. With each purchase, the item will come directly from that shop, without commission or markups. It's a wonderful way to connect and bring opportunities to support small businesses."

They have items for both you and your kiddo. It was hard for me to pick favorites, but I narrowed it down to these. You really need to check out their full list of items on their website, though!