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October 14, 2019 cannoli 0 Comments

It’s a joyous moment when a bundle of joy enters your life. You try to make its life as comfortable as possible since the infant is more adapted to sleeping in the initial months, you will have to pick a baby pillow that aligns the baby’s head well. There are now so many baby pillows with the best features that are available in baby stores or online that you can order for your baby. They are made out of durable and soft materials so that your baby doesn’t hurt its head. They are washable too so that when they are soiled, you will not have to worry about replacement. Buying a pillow meant for babies is essential as a normal pillow or turbaned cloth rings don’t make up for adequate protection for the baby’s head positioning which is very vital.

There is another factor that makes baby pillows inadvertently necessary; you would have to look into preventing a flat head for the child. The structure of the pillow is very important, as the pillow should not restrict movement yet hold the head in place while sleeping. Getting the right baby pillow is crucial as you wouldn’t want to misshapen the kid’s head. The materials used are soft yet supple enough to give the right amount to comfort to the baby, along with the support and alignment it requires. The cotton used is organic so that the baby’s skin doesn’t have a hint of discomfort at the slightest touch of the pillow. As babies have highly sensitive skin and any chemical treatment to the cotton will be a big issue for the delicate skin of the baby. Now buy the best baby pillow for baby with flat head.

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Features of the pillow

This pillow is compact and light, which allows the caregiver to carry it anywhere and use it when you want to put the baby to sleep. It can be used in baby beds, cradles, prams, baby bassinets, etc. the head positioning is vital so you would be advised to take along the baby pillow for the baby to sleep in the right head position and avoid having a flat head. The baby will enjoy having one of the fantastic ranges of baby pillows. It will help them sleep comfortably and wake up refreshed. There is unobstructed breathing can be assured with the use of a good high-quality baby pillow. You can now get the baby pillow shipped to your place. They come with a warranty and good support. You could get customer assistance and know the best ways to position your baby to sleep.

The user can look up the  at the model of the pillow online with the colour, weight, dimensions as well as other product details which may be product code etc. it is specially design and shaped in a certain way to facilitate ergonomic alignment so that flatheads can be prevented and pressure on that area is not placed to create a flat spot. This is because the heads are quite soft, and there is a special cut out to allow the ventilation of air to happens, and this prevents the baby’s head from heating up. It will allow the baby to have a peaceful sleep. Having a pillow like this would ensure you can get the baby to sleep more and make parenting easy. Find out the best baby pillow for baby with a flat head.

Why it’s needed?

It has to be noted that the pillow does not require a pillowcase, or it comes with one; it has to be used as it is. The cover is sewed on, and it can’t come off, even when the baby wiggles around. The pillow can be given a machine wash with other baby clothes and can be air-dried. It will retain its shape after wash, remaining smooth and soft as ever. The softness of the skull makes the shape on that side of the head flat when they tend to sleep on that particular side as pressure is exerted on it. But these special baby pillows have been designed to provide the right positioning of the head, and there isn’t consistent pressure on the head to cause a flat head.

The pillows have been passed through allergy tests and found quite safe for infant use. The filling inside the pillow is also hypoallergenic. It is made sure that no chemicals especially dyes and bleaches, haven’t been used in the making of the pillow to ensure that it’s 100% safe to use the pillow for the baby. There are various designs you could pick from, which make them a great choice to buy, keeping by the theme of décor you have for the baby’s room. The pillow comes with double sides so that it can e used on either side. You could also get if, for your toddler, the choice ranges from infants to the time they want to sleep on such pillows.

The best choice of buying such pillows as they come with warranty and if you aren’t satisfied, you can return them and get back a refund of the price of the pillow you spent on getting it. These pillows are baby safe along with international certifications give them the authenticity of usage for the young ones. The concave centre provides the right amount of support that is required for the infant to place its head right while sleeping. You will find that since the babies bob their heads a lot, you will have to give it support, and this what the pillow provides. It also provides ample circulation; this is mastered with the usage of 3D air mesh at the back, which is constructed to help the baby remain cool. The portability is great as you will find a lot of usages when traveling with the baby. The use of non-toxic material is what most parents’ lookout for, hence it’s a great buy. The buyer can go online to check out the baby pillow buying guide and find out which would be the apt pillow for your baby.

October 14, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

My thoughts have kind of been all over the place…for some time now. Still settling into the house and letting the realization of Elsie starting preschool in less than a week really sink in. I want to find the words to convey how I’m feeling but am at a loss. I want to share what God’s been teaching, revealing and showing me glimpses of but haven’t found the time or space in my brain to let it all flow out.
Nonetheless, I want to remember the bits and pieces that made this week memorable, because it was a good one indeed.
babyFirst ears. He was so excited. He picked them out and immediately after we had them embroidered he discovered the Peter Pan cap and wanted that instead. Figures.
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baby“Away we goooo, off to Neverland” and “I  P’er Pan Mama” was what he yelled every single time he jumped off the couch.
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Harvest Crusade 2013 rocked. We all went the first night, Micah served while I hung out with the littles. Then last minute on Saturday my family watched the babes so I could go and serve with Micah that evening. It was such a blessing to be part of such a huge crusade and witnessing people go forward to give their hearts to Jesus. Definitely made top ten best date nights ever!
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babyTeacher meet and greet at Elsie’s preschool was this week.
Met the teacher, found her cubby, her seat and basically saw where my heart will be this next year.
If not for the other “new” mom that started up a conversation with me I would’ve been a mess of emotion. I could barely look at Micah as I took in this new world that will not only be part of Elsie’s life but my own. Other then holding back the tears and the vomit from all my anxious feelings, it went exceptionally well.
Also, I think Vernon thought it was his class and made himself right at home playing and chatting and even hugging the teacher good bye.
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 Love his morning ragamuffin hair and smiley face. I could eat him up.

March 30, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

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Elsie is my sweet and simple girl.
She is shy and sensitive and doesn’t like a lot of fuss. Which is part of the reason we  haven’t done birthday parties for her in the past.
She likes what she likes and is probably why she wears the same tutu or princess dress every. single. day. And sticks to the same food groups of apples, peanut butter, fruit snacks or chick-fil-A. (plus a few other staples)
In this past year she has blossomed some more and has ventured out of her comfort zone (a little) and knew we just wanted something very simple and sweet to celebrate her birthday.
So we had planned on Micah taking off work on her special day so we could take her to Disneyland, just her. My mama would stay with Vernon so we could take on Disneyland Big Girl Status and ride the faster rides and stand in line to meet the princesses.
Then last minute (like literally, last minute) once I realized my mom was on spring break I asked Elsie if she wanted to have a small party with some friends. She immediately said no. She just wanted cake with us and my family.
We haven’t really had a party for her except for her first so I just thought maybe we should ask just in case, but her response didn’t surprise me.
I figured as much.
A day had gone by and I heard her talking to Vernon about her tutu tea party she was going to have and who all was invited.
Puzzled by this conversation she was having I asked her again…”do you want a small party sweetie”
She jumped up and down and screamed “YES”
So that was that and we threw something together!
And she loved it!
The past couple days have been so fun celebrating our sweet girl. I was so blessed by my brother and Katie jumping in last minute to decorate and + help out with the party! And for my mama and all that she always does, even when I’m crazy and plan an event with only three days notice!
For all our friends and family who came and celebrated and for all who called, emailed, instagrammed and sent packages. You all have made our Pearl feel more special than I think she has ever felt.
Tonight before bed she said, “Mama, is was so special huh? I love everyone”
I knew she meant her birthday and I knew exactly what she felt.
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March 30, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

Okay, so I know I’m a Southern Californian girl with hardly any rain around these parts but I’ve seriously been crushing on some Hunter Boots for myself and/or Elsie for a while now. Even though I’d know we’d rock the heck out of them, I just can’t justify forking out the big bucks for something we’d wear a few times.
Seeing how I’m now planning for my upcoming trip to London & Paris, I can’t help but think I may need a pair for the damp cobble stone streets, am I right? But never mind me and my daydreams, one of you lucky ducks gets a chance to score your own pair! And while I’m over here contemplating whether I will get myself some boots, you get to think about what style and color you’d pick because the winner gets to choose!
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Hello there lovelies. Today sponsors and supporters of Through the Eyes of the Mrs. have a treat for you! The opportunity to win a pair of Hunter Boots valued up to $135.00. The best part is if you win you get to pick the style and color.  Enter below through Rafflecopter! Lots of luck to each of you.
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March 30, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

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Sunshine.
Family.
Vintage Treasures.
Church.
Baby Showers.
All make for a lovely weekend indeed.
I attended a Mother/Daughter Tea at my mama’s church and it was so nice to hang just her and I. It is rare we get to do that these days and I was blessed by that time together.
When I arrived home I stopped at an estate sale happening on my street and scored lots of vintage goodies only to discover that Micah had gone earlier to the same sale while I was at the tea and had purchased a vintage Royal typewriter, in working condition with ink + extra vintage typing paper! I was happy dancing all over the place!
We ended our beautiful weekend in Simi Valley at my cousins baby shower and had a blast. Micah and I agreed that baby showers are just happy and bring out so much goodness in everyone there. It’s so fun to watch parents-to-be glow with giddiness with the anticipation of the arrival of their sweet bundle but also fun to see their faces as they open gift after gift and get overwhelmed with all that is needed to take care of a tiny little person. I remember that feeling and love to be reminded that only four years ago we were getting ready to embark on the same adventure of parenthood.
Hope you all had a fabulous Spring weekend!
Oh and just in case you missed it, a giveaway for a pair of Hunter Boots went live this Saturday HERE. Don’t miss out! Your choice color and style.

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Also, my sweet friend Casey and I are hosting a Instagram giveaway for this hoop! May be the last time I make this one so make sure to check out how to enter by following both our feeds @caseyleighwiegand and @takethecannoli1
So now as we move out of the weekend and into holiday mode, are you all as excited for this Easter week as I am? Any Easter traditions you look forward to doing? We can’t wait to dye eggs, put together Easter baskets, prepare yummy food but most importantly celebrate the resurrection of Christ!
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March 30, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

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Spring Cleaning.
Does that translate the same to you as it does to me?
For me I think: Organizing. Cleaning. Gutting. But mostly just ridding of any used clothes that fill up the space in our drawers when the only thing we actually wear are items that hang in our closets.
I realized that the culprit behind our drawers overflowing resulting in them never closing completely was unworn t-shirts. I would love to say that this was just Micah’s drawers filled with old band shirts he never wears but it’s not. Actually I think the shirts in my drawers makes me more of the perpetrator seeing how I NEVER wear shirts. Unless it’s to sleep in so why do I have so many?
Of course we’ve picked some up at concerts or was gifted some rad ones from friends but there are also ones like this revamped vintage Blondie T-shirt (pictured below) I have had for almost 10 years but have only worn once that I just could never part with.
This year as we are looking to downsize and wanting to live with less I knew most of these unused and unworn items needed to go. As I was making piles to garage sale I realized there were just a few that I loved too much to let go and that’s when I realized I could repurpose them into something I would actually use.
I thought…”I could turn these unworn shirts into wall art! And not just any wall art but Hoop Art!”
Not to mention I didn’t have to purchase anything additional to make these. #daveramseywouldbeproud
I grabbed some wood hoops and some acrylic paint I had on hand and went to town.
Easy Peasy. The best part is Micah loves them too! Total Win!
I realized after making the Gaslight Anthem one that I didn’t snap any photos of the process because I didn’t know I would be sharing this but after loving how it turned out made sure to snap some of the Blondie T-shirt process, with my iPhone no less and in awful lighting. #youarewelcome
So if you have some t-shirts you love but never wear or if your husband has some he loves but you want to throw out, here is a fun, quick and ridiculously inexpensive way to salvage them.

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side note: I used the cheap hoops I had on hand from Michael’s or Joann’s Craft, not my high grade rounded edge ones I use for my shop. I knew I would either be painting them or would be hanging them in my own home so didn’t care about the quality

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After you have your supplies slide in bottom part of hoop inside of the shirt and then place the top part of hoop on the outside. Make sure to center the artwork you want displayed in the hoop and then fasten tightly in place.

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Once fastened cut off the remaining shirt leaving a 1/4″ edge to hot glue down. (you can also use the remaining fabric to fabric wrap the hoop if you like that look)
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Because the color of this shirt was pretty muted I wanted to add a pop of something, so I grabbed some red satin floss and just stem stitched over the Blondie letters already there.
If you want to add any stitching or additional flare make sure you do so before hot gluing. Then once you have your added touches, hot glue that 1/4″ bit of fabric securely along back side of hoop. And then BAM you’re finished!
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I did the same process with the Gaslight Anthem shirt (above) except I painted the hoop black first and then added some stitches around the heart and stitched the actual date of the time we saw them tour that particular album.
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And there you have it. A really simple solution to a not so real problem.
Plus there really are so many fun ways you can get creative, display or have fun with your salvaged t-shirt hoop art. Take this Birthday Girl t-shirt below, I bought kind of as a joke for my Shannon five years ago. It was on clearance at Charlotte Russe for $2 (nevermind why I was in that store in the first place) and we ended up wearing it every year trading off for our birthdays until it turned kind of ill fitted and dingy. Still wanting to keep the tradition alive of having it around for our birthday month I painted a hoop pink and slapped that bad boy in there! Now I can use it at any girl birthday celebration including my own. #noshame

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Hope you’re inspired to repurpose some of the things you are Spring Cleaning out of your house! Also, I would love to know of other ways you have repurposed unused articles of clothing, or anything for that matter. There are lots of things we are planning to rid in this house but if there are creative ways to repurpose the unused I’m all ears. Leave me links in comments to check out some ideas.
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January 15, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

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So of course Micah couldn’t just travel to Switzerland to snowboard on the Swiss Alps without doing a little shopping in between. All the treasures he brought home for us was beyond thoughtful and of course surpassed the spoil meter’s maximum limit. This wasn’t your normal last minute airport souvenirs either. I’m talking lovingly thought out gifts he got each of us. Besides the gazillion pounds of random swiss chocolate he brought us, the hand selected truffles not to mention the delectable Swiss macaroons, he also bought special handcrafted gifts for Vernon and Elsie that he will give to them when they are older at different milestones in their lives.
There were fun souvenirs thrown in for all of us as well like Elsie’s new favorite Minnie Mouse that she is referring to as “Swiss Min” It is the cutest Minnie I’ve ever seen!
Though all the gifts were awesome the most amazing gift of all is this one of a kind handcrafted Cuckoo Clock he thoughtfully picked out for us as a family to have in our home. This will be cherished until we grow old and pass away in hopes that it will be passed onto our children and our children’s children. I almost died when I saw it! Like my mouth hit the floor and stayed there until Elsie squealed that it was like the “It’s a Small World Cuckoo clock at Disneyland” and I couldn’t stop laughing. Even she could see that this was a special treasure to be had.
No wonder we missed this man so much, he is such a treasure himself and we are so thankful for the love he has for our family. Though these gifts are fun we are more blessed by Micah and who he is and what he means to our family. God is so crazy good for giving us this man to call our own.

But now where to hang this cuckoo clock is the question?

Happy Friday All, hope you all have a blessed weekend! We will be getting in as much family time before Micah leaves for another long week, but this time for work. *sigh* I miss him already.

January 15, 2013 cannoli 0 Comments

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You know what happens when your husband is gone for a week and you have the evening open to waste  spend lots of time online looking for much needed clothes for your babes. You know because of course they went through a growth spurt right before the holidays and they for the first time received very little clothing as gifts this year. I know this will make me sound incredibly selfish but because I hate spending money right after the holidays, I decided I would just use all my personal gift cards I had received as gifts on new clothes for the babes … and the thought of this just made me cringe. Because of course I’d rather spend it on new clothes of or fun things for myself, I mean they were gift cards in my stocking after all. #mommyproblems
So after jumping online to scour the net in hopes of finding some great deals so I could avoid using my own gift cards, I opened my email to find an awesome sale happening from one of my have brands on Zulily.com.
Not too long ago a scored some amazing tutus for Elsie from Zulily.com and a pair of my favorite two toned Poetic License heels + remembered them having some pretty legit deals on both children’s and women’s fashion so I hopped on over there to find loads of (inexpensive goodness for the babes and a few things for me as well) 

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Betsy Johnson and B.A.I.T

Of course while browsing I found these super cute items from B.A.I.T shoes and Betsy Johnson on Zulily as well.
I love that I was able to find lots of affordable yet fashionable and super cute clothes for the babes in the comfort of my home.
Shopping at Zulily.com is like opening a new treasure chest every day. You never know exactly what you’ll uncover, but you know gems are waiting. The day’s bounty might be whimsical. Classic. Trendy. Eco-friendly. Educational. Or just plain cute. The only thing is each brand only last for a couple of days so you have to jump on it fast before it’s all gone!
Happy Shopping friends!
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October 9, 2012 cannoli 0 Comments

This week my Stitch Fix package couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. One reason being we haven’t been able to get out to shop since we’ve all been sick and there were a few last minute things I still needed before I fly out to the Influence Conference next week, so I was starting to feel a little anxious. Reason two: it was exactly what the doctor ordered for this mama, some much needed time to try on clothes and be girly while the babes napped. I didn’t want to stitch, clean, shower or even read. I just wanted to shop in the comfort of my own home, so thank you Stitch Fix for making that happen.

If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is by now you can see my previous posts about it HERE and HERE.
But basically Stitch Fix is a fun and easy way to keep your wardrobe up-to-date. They get your style and size preferences, then send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home, in your closet, with your favorite jeans and heels.
Free Personal Shopper + Stylist in the comfort of your own home!
In other words IT’S AWESOME! And if you haven’t already you need to get on their wait list for your first fix HERE.

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Okay, so like I said earlier when this box arrived I couldn’t have been happier, that is until I opened the box and saw all the goodness inside. I literally squealed and had decided on the spot that I was most likely keeping it all, as long as it all fit of course!
I had requested darker hues and fall colors for this fix and they basically nailed it! So  lets just get started and see what you guys think of this fix. (oh and please keep in mind these are fresh outta the box, no ironing was done so excuse the crunchy wrinkles in some of the garments, also my grapes from the vines pictured behind me in each photo are all over the cement and I didn’t take the time to clean the photo “backdrop”…roll with it)

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First up was this Arrow Shirt. I loved it and even paired it with a pencil skirt and a hundred different shoes. Very versatile + super chic = KEEPER!dress

Okay so this Annette Silk top is beautiful. I love the black collar and the fabric covered buttons, the pleats running in different directions on the bust area and on the end of the sleeves! Short in front but longer in the rear. It is perfect and I love it. Definite keeper!dress

Now onto the dresses: First of the dresses was this Belted Cowl-neck Dress. I liked it on the hanger but when I tried it on and discovered it had pockets I was instantly sold! It has a modern-vintage feel which is right up my alley. KEEPER!dress

So you know how I mentioned I was getting stressed about last minute things for the Influence Conference next week? Yeah well one of those things was finding a striped dress for the Stripes Party they are having. Now I’m not against stripes or anything it’s just that I’m not a big stripes wearer unless it’s a patterned stripe or vintage. So since I hadn’t found anything that I actually liked and was running out of time to shop, you better believe I did a happy dance when I pulled out this little number made by Charlie Jade! Oh and it has pockets. Pockets people!!! Yes I have a thing with my dresses having pockets. I love when they do. I could go on and on about this dress but you get the point, this dress is a keeper! LOVE LOVE LOVE! dress

Now all was going so well until I got to this Jersey Wrap Dress. So two things about me. I really don’t do Jersey and I hardly ever do wrap dresses. Like ever. So though I loved the color I was nervous about this piece. I wasn’t surprised when it was just as I expected when I tried it on. Totally Bleh! I hate the length and there of course is no pockets not to mention jersey just shows everything. I have a slip and a tank dress underneath this and you can still see lines of everything. 
So here’s the deal. One of the great things with Stitch Fix is they offer you a 25% discount off your entire order if you keep all five pieces.
I loved the other four pieces but would pay so much more if I only bought those four. I calculated it up and realized if I bought all five pieces I would actually be getting this and another piece for free. So because of the credit I still had available and the amount I was saving with the discount I pulled the trigger and bought all five!
Now here’s where it gets interesting. I’m never going to wear this dress. It’s super comfy and cute but just not me. So I thought of my friends who might wear it and couldn’t come up with anyone that has the same size and so I’m offering it to one of you. 
That’s right one lucky reader get’s this dress just for reading about my fix!
So here are the deets: 
size – XS
designer/brand – Hourglass Lilly (Calafia Jersey Wrap Dress)
color: plum
How to score this dress? Well first you must be a follower of my blog. Now all you have to do is leave me a comment of which outfit you liked the best + your email and I will select a winner over the weekend at random.
That’s right it’s that easy.
And if you’re not a fan of the dress but want to get on the wait list to schedule your first Fix just click below!

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Thanks for joining me on another fix!
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