Thursday, February 4, 2016

Homemade Play-doh Valentine Gift

Hi friends! Are you like me and have a soft spot for adorable homemade gifts? Today I am excited to share a gift that I created for McKenzie to give to her classmates this Valentine's Day.  I wish I could say that I came up with this idea on my own, however, I have to give credit where credit is due. Fellow Mommy Blogger, Chelsea from Buggy and Buddy posted this adorable and easy homemade v-day gift and it was exactly what I was looking for. Something that didn't involve candy yet still held the same level of excitement.

Here is how we made our own homemade play-doh and turned them into the sweetest little valentine's that every kiddo will enjoy!

1. First Gather Your Ingredients For Your Play-doh: 
  • 1 Cup Of Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Of Salt
  • 2 tsp Creme of Tartar
  • 1 1/2 T of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • Food Coloring

2. Cook ingredients over medium heat and stir until dough becomes stiff
  • If You choose to use different colors, hold off on the food coloring until your dough becomes stiff. You will then divide your dough into your preferred amount, then knead the coloring into your dough (can be messy but the outcome is worth it)

3. Knead your dough, then divide into your preferred amount of balls. This recipe produced 8 balls.

4. Store in an air tight container (in fridge for longer lasting) until Valentine's Day!

5. Gather Your Gift Wrapping Items:
  • Clear Treat Bags - I found mine at Michaels, here are similar versions
  • Valentine Inspired Cookie Cutter(s) - I found mine at Walmart in the clearance baking aisle.
  • Valentine Tag Label - Free Printable can be found at Skip To My Lou.
  • Homemade Play-doh Recipe Tag - Free Printable can be found here at Buggy and Buddy.
  • Baker's Twine - Can be found at Target

5. Wrap Your Goodies and Your Little Gift Giver will be Valentine's Day Ready!
*** For All Of My Fellow Oily Mommies. You can also knead in 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil(s). I added Peppermint Essential Oil to a batch that I made to keep here at home. Not only does the aroma smell yummy, peppermint helps to uplift and rejuvenate the senses. Win Win! (make sure to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure that the particular essential
oil you use is safe for your age child )
If you have heard of Essential Oils and Would Like to Know More About Them, Feel Free to Contact Me for a Quick Young Living Essential Oils 101. I would love to Help You Get Started!
I hope you enjoyed this sweet little Valentine's Day DIY! Feel free to leave your creative gifting ideas in comments in below!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Little Peeps Bows Review + Promotion Code

Happy Love Month Friends! Today I am excited to share a shop that has adorable accessories to match your little one's own unique style! From casual to formal, Little Peeps Bows shop has you covered for every occasion. 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner and Easter not that far off - I had to have a matching hair bow and bowtie set from Little Peeps Bows Bow Collection. All bows and headbands are handmade with love by owner and creator Krysta. She is so awesome to work with. All of her items are made with quality fabrics that offer trendy patterns, prints as well as unique flowers and beadwork.

I have to admit that I'm secretly obsessed with matchy, matchy - so these matching hair-bow and bowtie sets were right up my alley. Perfect accessory for my little ones' Valentine's Outfit Of The Day! 

Those adorable polkadot print bows in pastel pink and mint will be perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday! Like I said I love matching these two any chance I get. Accessories are a great way to accomplish that by simply changing up the clip!
What I love most about shopping small, is the love and effort that owners put into their items as well as making their customers happy. Little Peeps Bows is no different. All items in this shop can be custom created to their customer's preference allowing for so many options in regards to pattern, print and/or color scheme! 

I couldn't be happier with these adorable accessories from Little Peeps Bows. If you are looking for unique on-trend items for your little ones, this is the shop for you. Lucky for us, they also offer apparel for you and your kiddos allowing for a one-stop-shop for a few of your fashion needs :)

Little Peeps Bows is offering all Fawn Over Baby readers 10% off their total purchase! Just use code: "FAWNOVERBABY10" at checkout to receive this generous discount. Happy Shopping Friends!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Intimate Mother and Daughter Photography Session By Elza Photographie

Hi Friends. What better way to start your day than an absolutely stunning mommy and me photo session filled with so many smiles, cuddles and lots of love. Captured beautifully by talented photographer Elza from Elza Photographie. Originally from Montreal and now based out of Toronto, Elza is a natural light photographer who specializes in maternity and family portraits that are nothing short of spectacular. With her laid back and relaxed approach, Elza is able to put her clients at ease allowing for genuine spontaneous moments, that could never be planned for, to shine through. Each session is filled to the brim with authentic, yet elegant style that will forever stand the test of time. Elza explains, " I love to photograph moms with their daughter. Those are probably my favorite kind of sessions! I love to capture their natural complicity that unites them and that precious moment of their lives." This amazing session I am sharing today is a wonderful representation of the heart and soul behind Elza's craft. I know you will be just as smitten with the gorgeous mommy, Marie- Lou and her beautiful baby girl, Zoe as they celebrate her 9 months of life in an intimate and simplistic yet stunning way!

Zoe's Dresses: Zara Kids
Maire-Lou's Dress - Zara
Hat - Aritzia
Home Decor - Home Sense (Where Mom, Marie-Lou works as a buyer)
Headband W/Feathers - Etsy Shop Carmen West Creative
Flower Crowns - Elza Photographie
Mocs - Mini Moccs
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