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Monday, July 1, 2013

Freshly Picked Moccasin {Giveaway}

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Hey friends, it's Cassia from My Mommy Style and I'm so thrilled to be posting at these two amazing blogs, Smitten By and Free Time Frolics. I am a mommy to a 3 year old and twin 11 month olds. Some days I want to drown myself in diet coke, but mostly it's pretty dang awesome! (However, I do keep a bottle stashed in case of emergency!)

When my first little chompie started to crawl, his poor little feet would get all scuffed up and rubbed raw. So I purchased a fairly well-know and not cheap brand of shoes that completely covered his foot but A) he could still pull them off and B) they were so lame! They had all sorts of goofy little characters on them, which as a general rule, I hate. And the ones that were plain, were well...plain! BLAH. We used them anyway, but I wasn't thrilled. However, now that I have twins (one of which is RUNNING all over the place) I absolutely do not have time to constantly be putting the shoes back on their feet after they rip them off every 2 seconds and I just want them to be comfy but most importantly CUTE. Yes, that is MOST important...beauty above all else.

Now, it was impossible not to notice the adorable moccs on Kourtney Kardashian's babies. Suddenly, I just had to have them...jeez, am I so easily influenced?

(I may or may not be an avid follower of the Kardashians. Don't judge.**but seriously, I love her style.)

Admittedly, I was reserved because of the price point...but then I remembered, I paid at least $40 for a pair of shoes that I didn't even like! And now, after receiving a couple pairs to let my twins romp around in, I can honestly say, I'm completely smitten!

They are so soft, stylish, amazing quality and my bambinos love them. (um...please make some for me now.) A little hard to put on, but I can't actually complain about that, because that's why they STAY on.

Freshly Picked Moccs have become a fast fave. It's a if-you-don't-know, now-you-know type of deal.

But I have to say, what ultimately won me over was when I read up a little more on the Freshly Picked crew.

I love small businesses and like to support them whenever I get a chance. Mommies helping mommiess is my absolute favorite and this is a company you definitely want to give your hard-earned money to. Susan Peterson, who runs Freshly Picked, has two kids and, with her team, makes each pair of moccasins by hand out of her home in Utah. She is constantly working on improving her products and making sure they are "durable, well-designed" and stay on our little's feet; and I love that she is a mom and used her son as a tester. She even has a video on her blog where she encourages entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and conveys how she balances her life as a mother and a business owner. Knowing a bit of her story makes me love this company even more, and makes me want to support other companies like this. Helping and supporting each other, as mothers, is what it is all about.

So, guess what? Not only are our three awesome blogs telling you about this awesome company, but thanks to the generosity of Freshly Picked

TWO of you lucky readers will get a chance to win a pair and see for yourself!

Scroll down to enter the giveaway and win a pair for your little.

(Click here to skip over to enter now)
In the mean time, if you thought this post would be without photos of my darling littles (I'm not a bit biased!), you were sorely mistaken. And since I get asked all of the time how I manage shopping with twins and a toddler, I'll show ya how we roll.
I LOVE the huge shopping carts at Sam's! I wish every grocery store had a few of these.
In the month or so that my babes have been rocking these moccs, I couldn't even begin to tell you how many times I've been asked where I got their adorable shoes!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Onesie Bow Tie

Did you see my Onesie Neck Tie Post??? How about a bow tie?  I thought this would be a cute addition to your little guy's wardrobe.   This tutorial is easy and simple. You can probably make one in 30 minutes or so.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Onesie Neckties {Big Boy Style}

I found this great tutorial for Onesie ties over at Brassy Apple.  I love the simplicity of the little Onesies.  I started thinking, maybe I could give this a little more of a big boy look.  So I started playing around and came up with this.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Rain{Bows} from My Sister's Suitcase

Happy Bloggy Birthday Adrienne!! Nat and Holly here from My Sister's Suitcase. Adrienne is a great friend and one of our very first blog followers! We are excited to be here to celebrate with her today. We're sharing a tutorial for one of our favorite EASY hairbows for the darling girls in your life...
The "mini" felt bow.
Aren't they cute?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DIY Baby Leg Warmers

We we live in good old Idaho.  We have maybe 3 months of summer and 9 long months of winter.  But even in the summer the mornings are cool and the afternoons hot.  It's hard dressing baby for the weather.  Some mornings this big guy needs a little extra.  I love baby legs but they are not always easy to find.  I have looked and can't find a store.  So here is a little DIY for those on a budget, can't find what you want or just plain old cheap.  I fall in to the all three category.

Start off with a pair of ladies knee socks. I got mine at Target for $2 each. Fall is the best time to find these. they may call them boot socks or knee socks. 

Next cut off your tags and unfold. You will next cut the socks just above the heel. Before the curve.
Then take the foot of the sock. cut the center section out. (The straight part of the foot.) Cutting off the toe and the heel.
When done you should have 4 pieces. You can now throw away the heel and toe. 

Next Take the short piece of the sock. (The part you cut form the foot) and fold in half. Take the folded piece and put it around the long piece with raw edges together. 
Stitch with a long stitch around the raw edges.  Stitching all three layers together.  I like to stretch mine as I sew.  It gives them a little more stretch for Chubby legs. 

All finished.  Quick and easy.  My little guy has been sporting these this summer.  With crawling in the works I have one more reason to make a few more. 

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Nursing Tank Tops

So the other day a Gal pal of mine called and said Down East was haveing a closetout sale on there clothing.  Nothing over $10.  So I stopped. They had cami's 2 for $5.  So I picked up a few.  This is what I did with them.

I have a new little guy here at home. As a nursing mom, it is hard to stay modest and still nurse at home or in public.  Nursing shirts though convient, are just not my thing.  I purchased a few of these nursing tanks from a website a few months ago in preparation for our new littl guy.  I LOVE them.  I wear them everyday. They keep me modest while still being able to nurse with ease. I wanted more but the price was a little over my budget.  Then I decided I could make my own. Only 15 minutes!!

Here is what you need:
1 Tank Top
1 set of swim suit/bra hooks

  Unpick the back straps and cut the front leaving about 11/2 inches of strap.

Next thread your bra hooks through the straps.  Make sure the hook faces inside.

Next fold the strap to the wrong side of the tank and stitch strap.

Your done. Now use the bra hook to slide it into the nursing cup.  This will be just below the clasp you unhook to nurse.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pull over Baby Bib

Finding a unique gift for a new mom can sometimes be hard.  I found one of these bibs and fell in love with it.  I needed more. Little ones can really make a mess.  It seems like bibs only make it through one kiddo. I discovered fingertip towels are the perfect size.  So now with each new little bundle I make a few new ones. Just so they get something new.   You can never have to many bibs right??

Supply List:
Fingertip Towel ( I got these at Target for $2 each.)

 Begin by folding top of towel down about 6 inches.

 Use piece of paper to make 5 inch circle. Fold circle in half. Lay straight edge on folded edge. Cutout circle.

 Take ribbing and cut a strip 12 x 2.5.  Make sure the ribbing stretches the length of your strip.  Inmy photo I cut the ribbing on the fold. So I cut it 6x2.5 on the fold.

 Stitch short ends of the ribbing.

 Divide towel and ribbing into 4 equal parts. 

 Pin towel and ribbing together.  If you need to divide into more equal parts go for it. 
 Sometimes it makes sewing it easier.

 As you stitch the ribbing and towel together pull ribbing to the same length as the towel.
Take it one section at a time.

After stitching neck either serge the edge or zig zag around edge to give it a finished look. 
(I missed the picture for this step)
Once you have finished the edges do a top stitch around the edge of the neck line. 

 Your done!  Quick and easy.  A great gift for a new mom. 

This is perfect for my new little guy.  He is not quite ready for solids but when he is he will be sporting several of these!
This one fits my baby and my 3 year old.  I have seen these made with hand towels and dishcloths for older children or disabled adults.
I was thinking these would be totally cute using fabric and the silhouette for some cute appliques for plain towels. 

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