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Featured Etsy Shop: Scissor Mill

We were so in love with these customizable beer mugs for our Father’s Day giveaway that we had to write Sara from Scissor Mill and see if she’d donate one.  Lucky for our giveaway winner, Sara agreed and a custom mug is now going to one lucky dad ;)

If you missed out on the giveaway don’t worry you can still get your custom pieces from Scissor Mill for all sorts of other occasions!  For example, if you’re having a wedding this summer why don’t you get your groomsmen personalized beer mugs:

Customize beer mugs with the names of your groomsmen.

Or if you’re attending a baby shower and want to spoil the mom or dad instead of getting yetanother burp cloth that they may not even use why not go for these “mom & dad” glasses (or even celebrating a baby coming into the world):

So cute for parents-to-be!

This keep calm and mother on wine glass would also be perfect for your moms birthday or a mother-to-be:

We got so many comments on this for the Father’s Day giveaway as a favorite item from Scissor Mill, I just had to include it!

I kinda love these customized baking dishes (I will never lose another casserole dish at a potluck again and since my large casserole dish has gone MIA since the last potluck I attended I’m seriously considering this cute owl):

No one will be mistaking this casserole for their own!

Sara designs and applies the etching by hand so each piece is really unique!  We hope you go and support her shop for your next unique occasion too!



Father’s Day Giveaway: Beer and BBQ (closed)

We have one of the best dads EVER in our household (love you Nate!) so when Father’s Day started looming on the horizon I decided we needed to ask Nate his opinion on what Etsy finds we should feature in a giveaway.  Though he suggested an apron that said “I’m one sexy daddy” or some such similar saying we couldn’t find one anywhere on Etsy so . . .  instead we put together this awesome selection of gifts!

To honor one very special dad we’ve pulled together beer and BBQ themed Etsy vendors who have donated some of their awesome creations to spoil your dad this year!  Here’s what your dad gets if you win:

  • A yummy set of naturally grown herb and spice rubs for back yard grilling from Spice of Life
  • One personalized Father’s Day custom 22oz etched beer glass with your children’s birth dates from Scissor Mill
  • A personalized beer opener key chain that read “My dad rocks!” from Pop Tag
  • In lieu of an apron we decided to go with a cool super hero dad t-shirt from REVOLUTION46R46
  • A sampler 6-pack of NW beers from the local PDX Trader Joe’s donated by Tumblewee

You know the drill, do any of the following for an entry:

  1. Tell us the best memory you have about your dad!
  2. Comment below on your favorite item from Spice of Life
  3. Comment below on your favorite item from Scissor Mill
  4. Comment below on your favorite item from Pop Tag
  5. Comment below on your favorite item from REVOLUTION46R46
  6. Comment below on your favorite item from Tumblewee
  7. Like us on facebook (make sure to comment that you did so!)
  8. Follow us on twitter
  9. Subscribe to our blog

If you’re not a WordPress member make sure to leave your email so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner!

We’ll pick a winner Tuesday June 12th at 5pm. Open to Canada and US residents.

Good luck!


Wednesday Wants: Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

As Valentines day is only a couple of weeks away, I assumed everyone would be wanting some shopping ideas for their littles.  So I made a treasury list on etsy with my favorites flagged for girls this week (next week boys!).  Dee’s definitely getting into the frilly girly phase (she wants to try on mom’s shoes, put on makeup with me, and loves wrapping herself in beautiful scarves) so I think the tutu may be in order for her this valentines day (especially since I secretly hope she becomes a ballerina when she’s older!).

I don’t know about you guys but if I had a little baby girl to buy for my first pick would be the Daddy’s Sweet Heart Onesie!  So freaking cute – maybe add the Red Ruffled Diaper cover and have her walk around with the heart plush cats – photo ops would come a-running.

Daddy's Little Sweet Heart Onesie from sophiesboutique

Red Polka Dot Ruffled Diaper Cover from zoegirldesigns

Retro Love Heart Cats from Janefoster

And I just adore ruffled petticoats (even though I couldn’t really bring myself to put Dee in THAT many ruffles when she was a baby) I may have to buy one of these petticoats to let her be absolutely ruffle-extreme in the house.  More her style though, the tutu, paired with the leg warmers, topped with one of the three candy necklaces I tossed on here, or all three, why not?! (possibly a little over kill I’ll admit).  Ummmm. ADORABLE!

Valentine Petticoat from chicbabyrose

Valentine Tutu from LittleTutuShop

Pink and Gray Leg Warmers from tumblewee

Call Me Candy Necklace from sweetLindseys

Candy Necklace from KanDiWorld

I Want Candy Necklace from cuddlebugeeshi's

Of course, if you think the above outfit options have just a little TOO many ruffles or TOO much tulle then go with something a little more retro and down to earth (well as much as I’m capable of anyway) like the Valentines Day Skirt from ISADORA KIDS paired with cute felt Hugs & Kisses hair clips from details shop.

Retro Rose Skirt from ISADORAKIDS

Hugs and Kisses Hair Clips from detailsshop

So we got Everything Nice covered but what about Sugar & Spice?  How about a Toy Cookie Set and apron to make cookies with mom?  Or not the cookie making type? Buy the macorons or valentines day cookie assortment to hand out instead.

Wooden Cookie Play Set from made4munchkins

Ruffle Trimmed Kids Apron from mygrayshed

Valentine Macaron from themacaronqueen

Valentines Day Cookie Assortment from TheFancyLadyGourmet

But above all – just give lots of kisses to your little girl for us!

xoxo meg

Wednesday Wants: Hip Shower Gift for Baby Boy

This treasury was inspired by a shower gift pack Ash & I put together recently for a friend who’s sister just had a baby.

I added our newest shop item – a baby boy gift set personalized by your choice of upcycled t-shirt onesie and choice of baby shoes from our shop.

Damien's sneakers & baseball onesie gift set from Tumblewee

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Add a little trendiness to the traditional shower gifts with plaid diapers, handkerchief bibs, and the cutest little knit hat.

Brown Plaid AIO Cloth Diaper from honeybunsclothdiaper

Infant Newsboy Gray Baby Boy Hat from Sebastianseven

The practical/needed gifts get an update with this diaper bag, diaper clutch, and bib-burp cloth gift set.

jEANS BAG from Ponibags

All in One Diaper Clutch from modmomME

4pc Baby Gift Set from LittleBirdsBoutique

Cuddly blankets are sure to be daddy and mommy pleasers, especially this owl one.  And I know Dee lived in her swaddlers for the first couple of months so I had to include these on the list.  Kids towels are always a winner as well so this monster one was a no brainer.

Owl Baby Blanket from abbycove

Mod Dinosaurs Snug Swaddle Pouch from bubbyshandmade

Monster Hooded Bath Towel from SDKdesigns

I had to throw in these cute little accessories for a couple of months out; awesome baby belt & picture op onesies for each month.

Hip Truckin Belt by Hipbrown

Set of 12 Month Milestone Baby Boy Onesies from Month2MonthBabyco

and what shower is complete without a couple of cool toys for the new baby?

Baby Magazine (7x7, San Francisco) from MiniMePapers

Liam - The Woodland Fox from sleepyking

Tiniest Ninja Baby Rattle from RegalCottage

Turquoise eyed teddy bear from FifiStitch

My favorite?  The San Francisco Baby Magazine from MiniMePapers – awesome!

So go check out our new shower gift pack on tumblewee and the other cool shops listed on our treasury.  The posting is for a little boy but we can make up packs that contain any of our little baby shoes and a customized onesie from any of the t-shirts in the shop.  Go ahead an add on an organic burp cloth and matching bib as well!  We love to customize things and come up with the perfect little packages to spoil mommies & daddies-to-be!


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