Eclectic Baby Style with Estella

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.

Hello all!

I’ve had a great time visiting friends and family in Arkansas this week and I’m headed back home tomorrow.  This summer is going by way too quickly!  Some of you may know already, but I have mentioned to a few people that my twin sister Bonnie is pregnant with a baby GIRL!  We are so excited and so are the boys.  I’ve already been looking at all the girlie things to buy my niece.  I love eclectic pieces and things you can pass on for generations to come.  I found a few things at one of my favorite stores Estella.

Like this precious mermaid doll:

 

Estella opened in 2002 selling eclectic, high-end designer baby and children’s clothes in New York’s Village.  The concept behind Estella was to bring the amazing, artisan-inspired kids’ clothing seen scattered across Europe to New York.  They are quality items made of organic cotton and bamboo…so they are super soft!

I love this taxi cab blanket:

 

Estella’s organic baby toys, baby blankets, and nursery decor pillows are one of a kind.

This Pretzel and Hot Dog gift set is too cute!  “I could just eat you up!”

I’m super excited for a little girl to join the family and as you can tell I’ve already been shopping around.  What I love about Estella is there is a lot of gender neutral stuff too, so no matter if you are gifting for a boy or girl there is something for everyone.

Shop now until July 5, using code Indep20off and Enjoy 20% off summer baby gifts, toys, clothes, nursery décor and more from Estella!

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Summertime Shades :) + Win a Pair of Your OWN!

I was provided a sample of Aces Sunglasses for my post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Summer time of officially here and y’all it’s HOT outside!  We’ve been visiting the pool several times during the week.  This summer Babiators is on a mission to protect kids’ eyes while they’re out vacationing and doing fun activities.

Here are just a few reasons the Aces line for kids ages 7-14 stands out from the crowd:

  • Accessorized: Each pair comes with an awesome sunglasses silhouette bag and a lens cloth.
  • Safe: UV400 lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re safe for your child.
  • Durable: Flexible rubber frames, and impact and shatter-resistant lenses won’t break when you bend or twist them. Trust us, we’ve tried!
  • Awesome: Mirrored lenses amp up the cool factor on the classic aviator frame and new navigator frame to help kids express their rad personal styles.
  • Guaranteed: The best part? Aces are backed by the Lost & Found Guarantee™ – if you lose or break your shades in the first year, Babiators will replace them for free. All you pay is shipping.

When I first showed Connor his new sunglasses he said “Wow those make me look so cool Mom!”  Not only was he excited, but I was too!  Did you know kids receive 3X more annual UV exposure than adults, yet parents are almost 2X more likely to wear sunglasses than their children!  I know this is true….because I do it!

TIP:  When choosing sunglasses for your kids, always look for:

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • high-quality, durable frames
  • A comfortable fit and a great style your kids will love

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Doesn’t Connor look SUPER COOL in his new sunglasses??? 🙂

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WIN (1) PAIR OF BLACK ACES SUNGLASSES! 

RETAIL VALUE: $30.00  Ends: June 27, 2016

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A Story of Hope, Empowerment, & Love + A Fab Giveaway! #VillageArtisan #HEBBlooms

 “This post is sponsored in part by Ethical Sourcing Network. All opinions are my own.”

This fall HEB Blooms is introducing a line of beautiful new products from Village Artisan.  What is Village Artisan ladies???  Well, it’s a fashion line full of sari scarves, bags, jewelry, handmade soaps, wooden frames, and handmade paper products.

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Village Artisan’s story is one that I feel truly drawn to.  The company gives women in North India the opportunity to train and become skilled at a trade.  These women are able to work in a loving community at a fair wage.  They pour their hearts into every piece of Village Artisan merchandise.  Buying something from Village Artisan is supporting these women, empowering them, and giving them hope.

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I just adore this set of bangles I received from Village Artisan, and every time I wear them I think of the beautiful women that made them.

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You can learn more about Village Artisan and how this mission all got started HERE.

“Every person has a story:  The story of Village Artisan is about empowering women, giving dignified work to men and delivering fashionable quality products to you, the discerning and socially conscious buyer.”

Village Artisan is such an amazing organization and company and I’m so excited that they are available in HEB Blooms stores in the Texas area- Austin, Houston, and San Antonio specifically 🙂

Photo courtesy of rwethereyetmom.com

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Each Village Artisan piece is handcrafted & one of a kind.  Scarves are upcycled and many jewelry pieces have upcycled elements from reclaimed saris.  The journals and note cards are made of 100% recycled cotton.  They are so pretty too!
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I hope you’ll consider checking out all these amazing products at your local HEB Blooms store next time your there.  Supporting these women means the world to them.

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