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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baby #2 on the way

I'm excited to finally announce that we're expecting baby #2 in September. I'm a little over 15 weeks pregnant now, so hopefully we will know soon whether it's a boy or a girl. We took some baby announcement pictures when we were in Hawaii in February that I've posted below. It was so hard to get Ryder to cooperate, and not step on the letters right after I stepped away to take the picture. I wish I could get him to look up, but I've learned that its pretty much impossible these days. We're excited! Yay!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Alison's Cookie Party

I bought the online course and e-book, "Alison's Cookie Party", and it was so much fun. I usually don't have patience to sit and watch videos, but she was so entertaining and made everything so colorful, so it was super fun to watch. I highly recommend it for any of you girls wanting to decorate cookies like a pro. My cookies were no where near the perfection of Alison's, but it will take a little time and getting used too. They were very simple, just a lot of work and clean up! My husband decorated the snowman with the red hat, so even the guys can join along. They also tasted pretty amazing. 😍 Yum! 

You can purchase it on thealisonshow.com 

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Freshly Picked Moccasins giveaway is:



Friday, December 26, 2014

Mama Loves Freshly Picked Giveaway!!

I'm excited to announce I'm doing another giveaway for a free pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins starting now!!! You even get to choose any what size and color you want! The giveaway entry details are below:


Follow @mamalovesstyle and @freshlypicked on Instagram 
"Like" my original giveaway post and re-post with hashtag #mamalovesfp

Bonus entries:
+3 comment below telling me what your favorite color moccs are! 

You may re-post once a day. Contest ends 1/1 at midnight PST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced 1/2/2015. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Freshly Picked Moccasins

Photo: Juls Megill Photography

I posted a review of Freshly Picked Moccasins last march, which was 9 months ago. Now Ryder is 2, and he is MUCH MORE ACTIVE! Every person that meets my son comments about how much energy he has, and how he "runs" and doesn't "walk" anywhere.  So, I wanted to give you an update of our personal experience on how they have been holding up now that he is older.

In March we got the Prince George Freshly Picked Moccasins, and 9 months later they are still in great condition, no holes or rips, the leather looks great and they shockingly STILL FIT him! And, yes, he has grown a ton! If you look through my instagram feed you can see how much he has worn them for "proof". ;) He has gone through 3 sizes of TOMS during these past 9 months and his current size in TOMS is still difficult to shove his fat feet into. He hates when we try to put his feet in them, so I usually feel bad, give up, and put his moccs on. Ryder actually gets excited to put his moccs on, and gives them to me to put on his feet when we are hanging around the house. Our most recent moccs are Ebony, they are the most gorgeous black leather that can be dressed up or down and super durable leather for every day wear.

The colors that currently fit Ryder are Prince George (Royal blue), Weathered Brown (distressed brown) and Ebony (black). I think the tumbled/textured style leathers (ie: Prince George and Ebony)  hold up best for the older kids because they are made out of a thicker leather. The weathered brown is a little thinner leather, but they are "oh so soft". They are still my personal favorite because they match practically everything!

I know, I know… where can you get them!? Freshly Picked Moccasins used to only be available directly from Freshlypicked.com, but now they are also available at select Nordstrom stores! I just went to Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza and it was so fun being able to see them all on display in person! I honestly was in Mocc Heaven! I wish I could own them all! There were such fun colors!!! I especially LOVED "Glacier" in person, its AMAZING. It would be perfect for a boy or a girl. Thinking about them now makes me want to take the plunge. The price may seem a little steep for most people, but believe me, they are they worth every penny! They fit my son for 9 months and he is still wearing them comfortably. But who doesn't like a deal? Make sure to follow Freshly Picked on Instagram and they will notify you of new products and tell you when they are discounting certain colors! I just got Merci and Stone Suede for $45 each! Yay!

Now…..who wants to win a pair!? I'll post the details here and on Instagram tomorrow! :)

Jeans: Hudson, Parker
Shirt: Target

Jeans: Gap Skinny, Grey
Top: CrewCuts

Gap Skinnies, Grey
Zara Top


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Disney DVD replacement policy

Even though my 2 year old has a million toys to play with, he thinks its more fun to play with DVDs and DVD player once I leave the room for 2 seconds. Lets just say, he is the entire reason why I'm writing about this subject. I remember seeing on pinterest that you could get your Disney DVD/Blu-Ray discs replaced if damaged. So I began looking into it. I searched the disney website, and found all the info! I have included the video to watch so you can see how easy it is.

It's $6.95 per DVD and $8.95 per Blu-ray (Not super cheap, but way less than buying a whole new DVD/Blu-Ray)

Directly from Disneystudiohelp.com: 

"If you accidentally damage or break one of your DVD or Blu-ray discs, you can get a replacement for a nominal charge of $6.95 for per DVD and $8.95 for per Blu-ray disc.

US Consumers
Please send the damaged disc(s), a check or money order for $6.95 per DVD disc and $8.95 per Blu-ray disc (made payable to WDSHE) and a completed Disc Replacement Form to:
WDSHE Consumer Relations
Attn: Disc Replacement Program
P.O. Box 3100
Neenah, WI 54957

Canadian Consumers
Please send the damaged disc(s), a check or money order for $6.95 per DVD disc and $8.95 per Blu-ray disc (made payable to WDSHE) and a completed Disc Replacement Form to:
WDSHE Consumer Relations
Attn: Disc Replacement Program
P.O. Box 280
Fort Erie, On L2A 0A6

In rare circumstances, you might experience playback issues with a DVD or Blu-ray that has not been damaged. These issues can sometimes be resolved with a few simple troubleshooting tips. Please click the link that describes the issue you are experiencing."


I think leg warmers are so cute on little boys and girls! They have so many different colors and patterns available. I woud put them on Ryder to protect his little knees when he was crawling. They stayed on very well and looked adorable!

Until 12/2 they have a great deal on their leg warmers:

3 for $12
5 for $20
10 for $35

I paid $12 for 1 pair of the dino ones!

Here are some adorable patterns: