• Five Favorites: Colorful Baby Shower Gifts

    Five Faves: Colorful Baby Shower Gifts | Oh Lovely Day


    After having two babies, I love when people ask me a great gift idea for a baby shower. While I usually advise to stick to the registry, sometimes there isn’t one or you’re looking for a gift for a second (or third, or fourth) baby. If you are looking for a cute and colorful gift for a baby, these are some of my favorites.

    1. Honest Diapers: Diapers are always a welcome gift to any new parent — it is something that will definitely get used! And I love to buy a pack or two of Honest diapers because many moms who have older children didn’t get to try them the first time around and are interested in a more eco-friendly disposable diaper option. Plus, they are so damn cute. Even cuter – they also make diaper cakes!

    2. 4Moms rockaRoo: I suggest this to any parent registering for a new baby. I’ve been very vocal of my love for both the mamaRoo and rockaRoo, but if you can only have or register for one, I say go for the rockaRoo. It replaces a traditional swing and works way better as well as taking up less space. Plus, you can play your mp3 player through it for some white noise and I haven’t heard of a baby who doesn’t love it and fall asleep in it.

    3. Monthly Onesie stickers from Lucy Darling: These and a couple of packs of onesies in sizes 0-12 months make such a great shower gift! Calvin has this brightly colored set, but they also come in other patterns and gold. (You can see Calvin in his on my instagram feed under #calvinsmonthbymonth)

    4. Freshly Picked Moccssins: Let’s face it — tiny baby shoes are always a hit at baby showers. And my favorite of all of the baby shoe options are Freshly Picked moccs. They are adorable, incredibly well made, fit and stay on every kind of baby foot (unlike those baby Toms that Calvin has that won’t fit his chubby feet), and come in every color imaginable.

    5. Newborn Bootie, Hat, & Blanket set from Little Hip Squeaks: What’s sweeter than a newborn hat, bootie, and blanket set? Nothing really. It will get so much use in those early days of swaddling and snuggling and baby can even wear it all home from the hospital. The soft and colorful sets from Little Hip Squeaks are one of my favorite options out there.

    Also, I shared my complete 15 baby shower gift picks over on Momtastic if you want to see the full list!

    And because I haven’t rounded up my Momtastic posts for a bit, give these a read too if you’re interested:

    You can find a full list of my articles for Momtastic here.

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    Mother’s Day Gift Guide + Giveaway

    Oh Lovely Day Mother's Day Gift Guide + Giveaway

    You know how much I love my fellow mommas out there and I know you all need to be treated to some great gifts for Mother’s Day. So I thought instead of just doing a gift guide that you can use as a strong hint for what you’d love to receive I would include a giveaway as well. I gathered my favorite gift ideas for Mother’s Day — stuff most mommas want or need — and ONE of you lucky mommas will win it all! Read more about why I love all of these things and brands below and then enter the giveaway in the widget at the bottom of the post!

    1. Custom heirlooms from Paloma’s Nest: I can’t think of a mom who wouldn’t love to get a custom ceramic silhouette of their child. I treasure the ones of my sons (pictured above) more than most other things I own. But Paloma’s Nest makes so many other beautiful keepsakes, so the winner will get $150 credit to spend however you wish. I also love these memory boxes and have one for both of my children.

    2. Day Tripper Bag from Birdling Bags: Moms have to carry around alot of stuff, especially when they have small children. But no one said the bags we use have to be ugly. I love my Weekender from Birdling and their new Day Tripper Bag is on my must list as well. The winner will win a Faded Tan Day Tripper Bag.

    3. A Personalized Heart Snapshot Print + Frame from Minted: What does Minted do that I don’t love? If you’re like me all of your photos are taken on your phone and then they never get printed. That is why I love this print from Minted — it let’s you choose and display 30 of your favorite photos so you get them off your phone and onto your wall. The winner will receive one 16×16 Heart Snapshot print and frame of choice. Oh, and there’s a foil version too and a sale going on at Minted for all foil art — 20% off with this link and code SPRINGFOIL through 4/27/15.

    4. Raising Tiny Humas is Exhausting Mug from Weestructed: Two things most moms need: coffee and a laugh. This mug holds your coffee (or tea. or wine – no judgement) and gives you a laugh, while also preaching TRUTH. And one of you will win one. Let’s all instagram ourselves holding this mug :)

    5. Photo Books from Chatbooks: Remember what I said about my photos never seeing the light of day? Well that has changed thanks to Chatbooks. I love that you can print your instagram photos easily and affordably. The winner will receive a $30 credit to Chatbooks, and the rest of you can get your first book free! Just head to Chatbooks, make your book, and insert this referral at checkout for a free first book: F7GVKEJX

    6. Mama Bar Necklace from Made By Mary With Love: if you follow me on instagram, you have seen my vertical bar necklace from Made By Mary With Love. I have a bar with each of my boys’ names on it and I never take it off. Charlie likes to ask me which says which name, and Calvin is determined to eat it or break it. But it is another treasured possession and I have gotten SO many compliments on it (Lauren Conrad even asked me about it when I met her!) The winner will receive their choice of either a horizontal bar necklace with name of your choice OR a ‘mama’ bar necklace.

    7. Freshly Picked Moccasins: Any mom of a little one or a momma-to-be has dreamed of putting her babe in a pair of Freshly Picked Moccs. These are by far my favorite shoes that Calvin owns! They are cute, obviously. But more than that, they stay on his feet, are easy to put on (I can put a mocc on his foot with one hand while wearing him, which is impossible with any other shoe, sock, or bootie we have), and are really great quality. The winner will get a pair of their choice.

    8. Wine from One Hope Wine: Sometimes a nice glass of wine cures a long momma day. My favorites: the Pinot Noir (red) or Sav Blanc (white) from One Hope Wine. I also love that every bottle purchased from One Hope makes an impact — donating money to important causes. So drink up! The winner will get a $30 credit so you can choose your own favorite bottle of wine (or coffee or tea if you aren’t a wine drinker — they do that too!)

    9. Mama’s Ritual set from Zoe Organics: Another great way for moms to unwind at the end of the day (or nap time, or whenever you get a little time to yourself) is with the Mama’s Ritual bath soak and aromatherapy oil from Zoe Organics.

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    I know I would love to receive any one of those gifts listed above, and hope some of you will receive them too! You can pin them directly from the slideshow above, in case you have a “hint hint” board :)

    Now for the giveaway! Enter in the widget below (if you are on a mobile device sometimes the widget takes time to load). Follow the instructions in the giveaway widget and read the terms and conditions. The giveaway will run from 4/22/15-4/27/15 and the randomly selected winner will be displayed in the widget below sometime on 4/28/15. Good luck!

    Mother’s Day Goodies Giveaway

    This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase the item I may make a small commission. None of the links are giveaway entry links and you may bypass the affillate links if you prefer and still enter the giveaway or make a purchase. Also, I am sometimes sent items to be considered in giveaways and some of those may be included from time to time. I only choose items for gift guides and giveaways that I truly love and would recommend, regardless of whether I was paid or sent product.


    Spring Southern Wedding Inspiration

    Spring Southern Wedding Inspiration | Carrie Joy Photography | Oh Lovely Day

    Today’s wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by the photographer’s heritage: her love of her grandparents and the art of true Southern entertaining. With a venue that feels like home in the South with it’s big wrap-around porch, the incorporation of heirloom china and gold flatware, and colorful florals that feel like they were freshly cut from the garden, I’m longing for a visit to the South myself. So pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and stay a while.

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    I sure am loving every single detail of this. And those gorgeous florals are just insane! Who else is inspired and ready to throw a Southern garden party shindig themselves? If you’re planning a Georgia wedding, be sure to check out the talented vendors below. Thanks to Carrie Joy Photography for sending this my way.

    {Vendors} Photographer:  Carrie Joy Photography / Reception Venue: Henderson Village / Cake Designer: Miss Mamie’s / Hair Stylist: Stylist Sarah Cox / Floral Designer: The Bride’s Bouquet / Heirlooms and extras: Vintage Vogue Event Rentals

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       Don't forget to enter to win everything from my Mother's Day gift guide in my #OLDlovesMOMS giveaway, including that heart print from @minted and $150 credit to @palomasnest to get your own custom ceramic silhouette (or whatever you'd like!) Plus, a bar necklace from @madebymarywithlove, a tote from @birdlingbags, a "raising tiny humans is exhausting mug" from @weestructed, $30 credit to make your own @chatbooks (and a code to get your first one free in the post too), a pair of @freshlypicked moccs of your choice, a mama's ritual set from @zoeorganics, and last but not least $30 credit to @onehopewine direct giveaway link in comments below and in profile! Tag your friends (or whoever you want to drop a strong hint to )
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