Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chalkboard Pregnancy Announcement

Chalkboard Pregnancy Announcement Picture Ideas

After starting my Etsy shop and putting up a few things to "test" the waters and what people were looking for, I quickly found that people were buying some chalkboard pregnancy announcement files I designed for myself when I was pregnant.  

The last few months I have had such a fun time designing these files and helping families make their "big announcement" special and fun!  Here are some amazing pictures of my chalkboard files that people have sent after the announced their pregnancy!

Pregnancy Chalkboard Announcement Baby #3

I absolutely love how cute this announcement turned out.  They were expecting baby #3 so we had three signs: Oldest Child, Middle Child (youngest crossed out) then "We're excited to announce Baby #3".  I love how it turned out.  

Here is another darling photo of these two big brothers announcing baby #3 is on it's way! 

 Chalkboard Banner Pregnancy Announcement

One of my favorite pregnancy announcements was this chalkboard design with cute pink and blue hearts!  I love the wooden frame they chose and cute background!

Big Brother Breaking News Chalkboard Pregnancy Announcement

Two reporters from Texas announced their pregnancy as "breaking news" and I love how cute their final picture and announcement turned out!

We're Expecting Chalkboard Pregnancy Announcement

One of my first designs was this "we're expecting" chalkboard design with a vintage feel/border.  This sign has been bought in pretty much all sizes and I love how this cute announcement turned out.  

Multiple Chalkboard Pregnancy Signs

Some popular signs come in two or three to help announce pregnancies!  Photo by Santina Eger

 Promoted to Big Sister or Big Brother Chalkboard Signs

 I love the chalkboard announcements that include the big brother and sisters.  A cute phrase is "promoted to big sister or brother" which has turned out so cute in these announcement pictures. 

Only Child Expiring Chalkboard Printable

Another fun announcement is "only child expiring"! 

For custom pregnancy announcements and tons of cute pregnancy and gender announcements check out https://www.etsy.com/shop/PearlPearDesigns.  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Merco Local Box

I was so excited when my Merco Box came in the mail! Each month through Merco Local, you can receive a variety of amazing products from local Utah companies right at your door.  You are able to sign up for different monthly subscription and bam... your cute box filled with local goodies will come at the beginning of the month.
I love the idea and had fun being surprised from the products from their April box which included:

  • Eco Treasures soap nuts
  • Ashley Apothecary healing salve
  • Fit Me Tea (3 samples and filter)
  • Meals that Transform power bar and protein mix
  • Les Madelines
  • Mason Jar Coffee Roasters
  • Rodizio Grill gift card
  • Our Childrens Earth gift card
  • Downtime Yoga gift card
  • Ballet West gift card
I have used a few of the products (um that power bar didn't last 5 minutes), and I'm excited to keep on trying them throughout the month!  I hadn't heard of some of the product before (like the soap nuts) but my box had cards saying what everything was and how to use them.

I loved my box filled with Utah products! Not only is my money supporting the local community , jobs, and families, it's helping me get introduced to these wonderful companies so I can get a sample of their product and what they do.  
Signing up is easy and right now you can get 25% off with coupon code "iheartutah". 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

7 month Owen

Time is just flying! I can't believe it's been 7 months with our little guy. He's grown up so much this last month and can roll and can sit by himself for a few minutes. My favorite is his little tooth that just came in. He was a little sick mid month and not sleeping well at all. One night I got out of bed 20 times and many nights over 10 times. We thought he started teething a few months ago and thought this time, it must be teething. I kept checking every day and finally a little tooth came in! The second one on the bottom is starting to come up too so any day it will pierce through his gums.

He wakes up around 8-9am, we read books and practice sitting and play with toys, he eats his baby food, we play during the day and get things done or run errands, dad comes home and we later eat dinner, eat rice cereal, get ready for bed with bath and books then go to bed!

Friday, March 28, 2014

ScreenSpiffer Cleaning Cloth

My friend's own the company ScreenSpiffer and I was so excited to do a review of their amazing products!  Isn't it annoying when your phone, tablet, computer, or sunglasses are dirty?  I automatically rub them on my pants which can be harsh.  ScreenSpiffer uses microfiber technology and everyday easy accessible items to clean these electronic devices.

First is the ScreenSpiffer Ties, the ties have the built-in microfiber to easily clean your phone or other electronic devices.  I love their stylish tie options and the quick and clean way to clean the screen.

So what if you want to add the microfiber to one of your own ties or somewhere else in your wardrobe?  Well, they also offer ScreenSpiffer Cleaning Cloths which can be ironed on wherever you would like!  They fit perfectly in the pocket of your tie or I really want to add one to my camera bag so I can easily wipe my camera lens.  LOVE this idea.

Another great product is their Purse Attachment ScreenSpiffers where the microfiber cleaner is attached to your keychain or purse for easy access to cleaning your devices.  I added mine to my laptop bag and keys.  The cleaning surface is 2.5x4.5 and closes to protect the cleaner when not in use.

I love these amazing products from ScreenSpiffer! What a stylish and easy way to clean your electronic devices wherever you might be.  Thanks ScreenSpiffer!  Check out more on their website http://www.screenspiffer.com/ and for 25% off enter code "iheartpears".

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baby Shoe Sizes

My favorite part about shopping for Owen is shopping for baby shoes!!!! Baby boy shoes are the cutest and I love buying them in advance so he will eventually grow into them and get the max use.
I have had the hardest time finding what sizes go with which age, of course I know it always depends on the baby, but Owen seems to be exactly with the average size.  

Here it is so you can have it too!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Super Owen!

Someone is growing up so fast! Owen is so amazing and is the sweetest little guy. I love when we play during the day and he just laughs at my silly faces and when I start laughing. When I leave the room he'll start crying but when I come back his face lights up like I'm his everything. If I look concerned or worried, he somehow senses it and wants to help. When I talk to him he looks directly in my eyes and listens. I LOVE my little guy and wouldn't trade him for anything. I love how he "gets" me.

Here is his classic "Superman"/ "Super Owen" stance during tummy time.

This hair kills me, this is what it looks like when I don't do anything to it. Sticks straight up! So cute, each day it's coming down a bit haha.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Moab Adventures - Baby's First Trip

I love travelling but have dreaded taking Owen on his first trip because I wasn't sure how he was going to take it with the change of surroundings, eating, sleeping etc.  He was so good!  He loved being with us and going on so many hikes in Moab.
So, we didn't try out the baby carrier we borrowed from our friends until we were ready to go on our first hike.  Hmmm, it was a little big (meaning for someone a lot older than him) he was doing the splits and started crying so that didn't work so we carried him in our arms the whole trip.

These baby sunglasses crack me up.  He LOVED them and thought he was so funny wearing them.

I absolutely love Moab, we stuck to Arches National Park and also went outside of the park for a few arches.