Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Sponsors!

Notice anything different?
Something in the top right hand corner (hint, hint).
Yup, you've guessed it...
I've added sponsors to my blog!!

I'm so excited to share with you some of my favorite etsy shops and blogs!
I try to only promote things I absolutely love so you can be assured that these awesome people and/or shops definitely meet the mark.

So grab a cup of coffee or ice cold lemonade (if you got a taste of summer weather like we did today)
and take a couple minutes to check them out.
I promise you will find lots of fun things to look at.

Here's the line up:
-The Funky Vintage Lovely (jewelry, home decor and more)
-Whimsy Couture (sewing patterns)
-Bobbins and Beagles (crocheted goodies)
-Restyle (retro posters)
-Redbud Designs (blog design...and the designer of this pretty blog)

Oh and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Lu Bird Baby
contact me for details.
I know there are so many of you crafty and creative people out there.
I'd love to look at your etsy shop or blog and talk things over with you.
Oh and it's totally affordable. Only $10 a month :)

About me

It only took me a year,
but I finally added some "about me" info to my header.
and then come back here and tell me something random or unique about you.

P.S. Be sure to stop by later to see something brand new I'm adding to my blog :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What I Wore

Less than 8 weeks to go until baby Madelyn is here!
The countdown has officially begun.

Here are my outfits for the week.
Oh and in case you are new here
find out why I post pictures of my outfits every week :)

shirt- Banana Republic
cardigan & jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean

shirt dress- Macy's
leggings- Forever 21
black flats- Payless

and since I'm always hiding behind the camera,
here's a picture to prove that it's actually me back there :)

black long sleeve shirt- Target maternity
red jacket- Macy's
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean

white t-shirt- Babystyle
cardigan- Target
jeans- Old Navy maternity
flip flops- Old Navy

white long sleeve shirt- Old Navy
dress- Target
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean
belt- H&M

white tank underneath- H&M maternity
top- H&M
jeans- Old Navy maternity
flats- Payless

brown tank- local boutique
shrug/cardigan thing- Nordstroms
jeans- Old Navy maternity
brown flats- Payless

Hope you guys are having a great week!

Oh and don't forget to enter this week's giveaway to win a $20 gift card from {me} Lu Bird Baby.
You could get...

an adorable necktie or bowtie onesie for you little man,

a baby girl headband,

or something just for you!
The possibilities are endless :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Unfinished business

I am the queen of starting a project and never finishing it.
It's an awful disease.
I can't even tell you the pile of cool stuff I have started and never got around to finishing.
This week I looked at my sewing table and realized the severity of my problem.
My desk is overflowing with unfinished business.
Take a look at my most recent yet-to-be-completed projects...

some much needed dress up clothes for the boy

Madelyn's half done quilt

a pile of girly fabrics waiting to be made into burp clothes for the baby girl

hair pretties waiting to be finished
Oh and underneath the hair pretties...the book that I started and have yet to finish :)

I need some intervention
or a whole day of uninterrupted sewing time.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mommy and Mackenzie Day

Back when we had cable,
and John and Kate Gosselin were normal,
I used to watch the show John and Kate plus 8.

Even though they did some things (maybe a lot of things) wrong, I also think they did a lot of things right (parenting wise).
One of my favorite things they started doing was taking each child out on a special Mommy/Daddy day.
A day totally catered to each specific child doing something they knew he or she would love.

Last month Aaron and I started our very own Mommy or Daddy date days.
Once a month Aaron or I take Mackenzie and Wesley out for a very special day.
Since we still only have 2 kids we each take one kid out.
For example, Saturday I took Mackenzie out for a girly day while Aaron took Wesley out to do boy stuff (go to the park, look at camping stuff, eat In N Out, etc.).

Here is a peek at me and Mackenzie's Mommy day!

The day started off with all of us eating our usual Saturday breakfast together
Mackenzie was so excited for her day out with Mommy!
I was too!

She asked to put on her last tattoo that she had been saving for a special occasion.
Of course I said yes.
{She has a thing for tattoos.}

I told Mackenzie our plans for the day
(we always keep it a surprise until the morning of)

and after a quick picture by Daddy...

we were of to our first stop...
the nail salon!

Mackenzie loves getting her nails done.
Usually her manicure and pedicures are done by me,
but today she got to go to the real nail salon.

It was a huge treat for her and they turned out way better than when I do them.
Shocking I know :)

Did you know that you can get your little girlie's nails painted at the nail salon for super cheap?
I think it was $3 for her nails and $5 for her toes.
Not too bad if you ask me :)

My toes also got a much needed paint job.

Our next stop was to the dollar theater by our house.
We ended up getting there a little early so we stopped by the toy store that was in the same center to test out all their toys.
I had forgotten how easy it is to take just a 3 year old into a store.

Next we headed to the theaters to see Tangled in 3D.
It was Mackenzie's first time to the movie theaters so she had no idea what to expect.
I was hoping that she would have a blast and not freak out.
Sometimes you never know with this girl.
She's not exactly little miss adventurous.

Thankfully she loved both the movie and the movie theater experience!
I think it may have had something to do with the massive amounts of candy I let her eat during the movie :)
Either way, she had a blast!

Do any of you guys do something similar?
Even though we just started this, it's something we definitely want to keep up!
It may look different in the future as our family grows (probably each child will get to go every couple months, since we will have 3 or more kids) but I think the time alone with each child is invaluable!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lu Bird Baby Giveaway!

This week's giveaway is brought to you by
I figured it was about time I start giving some of my own stuff away
so this week one lucky winner
gets a $20 gift certificate to my shop!

Who doesn't love to shop with free money?!
All you will have to do is decide which goodies you want.

Maybe you will pick
a headband for a friend who just had a baby,

a felt food set for your little one,

or a pair of drool/sucking pads for your Ergo or Beco baby carrier.

Or maybe you'll want to get a tie onesie for a little man in your life,

a hair clip that you and your daughter can share,
(love things that do double duty)

or a headband all for yourself.

It's totally up to you!

So how can you enter?
I'm so glad you asked!!
(Please leave a separate comment for each)

1. Visit my shop.
Come back here and tell us what your favorite item is.
2. Follow my blog Lu Bird Baby.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Blog about this awesome giveaway.
Make sure to let me know the blog address you linked from in your comment.
5. Tweet or Facebook about it.
6. Purchase something for my shop to make my stroller dreams come true and get 5 extra entries! After your purchase (or if you have already made a purchase during the sale) leave a comment with the word "stroller" in it.

Giveaway will end at midnight
Thursday, March 31st.
Winner will be announced the following morning.

Good luck!

And don't forget about our huge "Mommy needs a new stroller SALE" that just started.
You will get 25% off your entire order when you enter the coupon code "Stroller" at checkout.
Happy Shopping!

Bobbins and Beagles Winner!

And the lucky winner
of the Bobbins and Beagles giveaway is....


*I use a random number generator ( to pick the winner each week and this week it picked my favorite comment (see below). I think she deserved to win, don't you :)

"Nice (Putting fish in the oven for my husband even though the smell is enough to make me queasy...5wks pregnant) :)"

Congratulations Rebecca!
Contact me to claim your prize.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shameless plea for help!

I need (ok really really want)
a new stroller.
But not just any stroller.
So amazing that it will hold all 3 of my kids who will be 3 years old and younger.

There's just one thing holding me back from going out today and buying its awesomeness.
A little thing called money.
Of course my super, amazing, awesome stroller has to cost a bazillion dollars.
A bazillion extra dollars I certainly don't have.
So, what do I do when I need to earn a few (or in this case a lot) of extra bucks?
Sew. and sew. and sew.
and then beg you to help me.
But not without a little incentive of course :)

I am having my very first SALE!!!
25% off everything in my shop.

I'm serious!
25% off e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
Just for you, my amazing blog readers.
Just enter the coupon code
"Stroller" upon checkout.

Check out some of the NEW goodies I have been getting ready for this big sale!

tons of NEW tie and bow tie onesies

Lots of drool pads for your Ergo or Beco baby carriers

NEW hair pretties

for you

or your girly.

A whole new line of baby headbands,

NEW girly onesies

and lots of bibs and burp cloths.

Be sure to head over and check it out!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What I Wore

Is it just me or did this past week fly by?!
I'm pretty sure I say that (or at least think it) every week.

Anyways, whether this week went by super fast for you or super slow it's Wednesday again which means you get to hold me accountable for at least getting out of my pjs every day and into some real clothes (which is a real challenge these days. Nothing is quite as comfy as pajama pants when you are pregnant).

Here are my outfits for the week :)

sweater top- Target maternity
jeans- Old Navy maternity
brown flats- Payless
necklace- Forever 21

green top (for Saint Patrick's Day)- Forever 21
tank underneath- H&M maternity
brown cardigan- Target
jeans- Old Navy maternity
brown flats- Payless

sweater- H&M
jeggings- Forever 21
red shoes- Vintage (my mom's old shoe's from the 70's!)

top- Nordstroms
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean

black ruffle top- Target
cardigan- Forever 21
jeans- Old Navy maternity
ruffle flats- Payless
belt- H&M

white long sleeve top- Banana Republic
sweater wrap thing- Macy's
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean

And just to keep things real...
Half way through the day I took off everything but the white long sleeve shirt and slipped into my jammie bottoms and Uggs. much better.

blue shirt- Banana Republic
cardigan- Forever 21
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean

And if you haven't already entered this week's giveaway be sure to check it out HERE.
Winner gets their choice of adorable crocheted goodies from the Etsy shop Bobbins and Beagles.

You could win this

or this
or so many other cute things!
Be sure to check it out.