Hey y’all. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since my blog has been official! And now I’m talking about blogging my one year anniversary… I remember the anticipation and all the planning that went into Sunshine & Lullabies like it was yesterday. I started this blog space in order to get all my pictures and thoughts into one place so that I would never forget all of these little moments. I’ve had so much fun, improved my photography skills a bit, gotten back into writing which I love and I’ve met some of the kindest people who have turned into friends along the way. It’s been so amazing to find all these other mamas and people who are in the same stages of life that you can go to when you need someone to talk to. It’s funny to look back at my first blog post (here) where I talked about one of the most amazing experiences of my life and how that was really the kick off to one amazing year. I explored some self love and improvement, went back home, found out I was pregnant, moved and had baby number 2. What a year… I can’t wait to see what the next one has in store for us.
To celebrate this fun filled year, and to say thank you (cause really I’d be no where if no one was following along with this journey), I got together with 5 of my favorite shops to put together a great giveaway. Some I met in person and some on Instagram but they all have one thing in common, they’re so friendly and they have amazing products. One person will win all of these items, lucky! The giveaway will run over on my Instagram feed, so be sure to go check out these shops and go give them a little love.
I love Oat Mama lactation bars! If you’re friends with me in real life you’ve probably seen me eating them practically everyday. They’re so yummy and I really feel like they’ve really helped with my milk supply this time around. I had a little trouble nursing Harper but I’ve been so lucky that it’s gone so smoothly with Indy. They’re based out of Tucson so I feel good supporting another AZ mama. Oat Mama is giving away a $25 credit to order whatever you want on their online store.
Loved by Sophia Claire sent us the cutest sets of mini suede bow headbands for Indy and they’re adorable! I hate big, bulky bows so these tiny ones totally fit our style and the nylon headbands are so stretchy that Indy can wear them all day. They also have soft braided leather pacifier clips so you don’t end up loosing pacifiers all over the place. Indy isn’t the best with a pacifier but we’ve looped one around her Sophia giraffe and it worked perfect! They’re offering a $30 credit to their online store so that you can order whatever headbands or pacifier clips that fit your style.
This Sorona Handmade weaving was one of my very first purchases for Indy’s room and I ended up decorating the rest of the room around it. Jenny’s located in AZ and I love supporting local businesses, plus she’s the sweetest thing ever! She also teaches beginner weaving classes around the valley, she has one on July 23rd at Modern Milk in Scottsdale. Check it out! I’ve been dying to take one but it’s been so hard to work it in with a newborn, I’m aiming for a fall date hopefully. Our giveaway winner will win a similar hanging to this one valued at $65.
Kerri who owns KBCute Designs has the most gorgeous swaddles, crib sheets, baby gowns, headbands and hats. Seriously some of the softest fabrics and they have held up amazingly well for us. We have 3 baby gowns that are on repeat over here because they beat regular pjs hands down. She’s also local and is usually at local events like Junk in the Trunk and Phx Flea. Our winner is going to receive a $50 store credit to her shop so that no matter what stage you’re at you can get something you want.
Little Biting Tree has the greatest teething necklaces that don’t look like teething necklaces! These mama inspired teethers go with anything you’re wearing, even if you’re baby isn’t with you. I wear mine all the time and I get so many compliments. Indy is a major hair puller but she tends to grab the necklace when I wear it, I’m all about saving my hair! Little Biting Tree is giving away one necklace of the winners choice (sandalwood not included).
Thank you so much for following along with me and my little tribes journey. I hope the next year has even more in store for us! If you have any suggestions or things that you’d like to see here on the blog I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to know what you enjoy the most… baby and family stuff, DIY projects, home decor, beauty and style posts or our adventures? Make sure to go back to Instagram and enter my 1 Year Celebration giveaway. It will run 9 am today July 12th- 8 pm AZ time Sunday July 17th. You must be following all the brands and myself on IG to be eligible to win (we’ll be checking) and definitely let your friends know!
This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram in anyway. Must be at least 18 years old to enter and due to shipping restrictions, a resident of the United States. Giveaway items/credits may not include shipping. Giveaway will run 9 am 7/12- 8 pm 7/17 AZ time. There will be ONE winner and they will be chose through random.org and notified via the original picture on Instagram on 7/18. Thank you!