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Sandy a la Mode / Mommy and baby girl fashion

Sandy a la Mode / Mommy and baby girl headband

Sandy a la Mode / Mommy and baby girl fashion

Sandy a la Mode / Mommy and baby girl fashionThat face. I can’t even handle it.  This girl is all smiles every where we go.  I can make her laugh by tickling her thighs or toes or playing peekaboo. She is the best. But starting recently she got an ear infection and went through one round of antibiotics and unfortunately she is on round two with a stronger med. I took her in to the doctor today and she was just calm and happy as can be when the doctor was poking and prodding in her ears, they said that they’ve never seen a little baby like her NOT make a fuss. She’s a dream and a doll. And she is still itty bitty weighing in at 13 pounds when average for her age is 16 pounds.  I want her to stay little, I love that she is little, she is my little sweet pea  In one month she will start daycare and my heart breaks at the thought of that. Sometimes I wish I could stay home with her as she will likely be my last little baby, but I also know that I like being able to help provide for the family and my career is important to me as well. The struggle of a full time working mom / blogger is a real one, but I just take it a task at a time, what else can you do?

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This mama and daughter outfit is all about graphic tees and fun prints! Oh and matching sunglasses too. Seriously, baby sunglasses are the CUTEST THING EVER. It’s right up there with baby giggles, rolls and bums. I know that sometimes I tend to go overboard with my pattern/print mixing, but there’s no going overboard with a baby. ;)

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Hey friends!! The Freckled Fox, myself and a bunch of other fabulous bloggers are giving away a Canon Rebel T5i, to show our appreciation to you!!  :)

It’s an amazing feeling to send off such an amazing camera to one of you guys, knowing what a massive difference it will make for your blog or shop, or just every-day photography in general:) Even better than that though, is introducing so many of you to this group of such lovely shops, and such hard-working and inspiring woman!

 The Freckled Fox  | Sandy A La Mode |  The Lovebug Collection |  Oddly Lovely

Anna in Wonderland   |  Treelined Avenue   |   The Trish List  |   Fizz & Frosting

Dressing Dallas      |     Emma Cristy      |     Hello Rigby     |     Dottie Box

All of Life’s Little Adventures   |  Missy Sue   |   Helene In Between  |  Cassidy Lou

Afternoon Espresso   |   Poverty Luxe   |   Uncustomary Art   |   East Willow Grove

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So settle in with a favorite beverage or snack and don’t miss out on any of the many entries! You never know which one could be the winning pick!! Here we go:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

A couple specs about the giveaway:

- the giveaway will run for ten days after which the winner will be selected at random, contacted, and announced via this post, the post of the day, and all social media outlets! Please check all those places before asking weeks later who won? :)

- Again this is open internationally! hooray!

The winner will receive the Canon Rebel T5i in a kit with an 18-135mm lens, a battery and a battery charger, camera case, tripod, SD card, lens cleaner, and lens hood:) 

- Winner’s entry will be verified before the public announcement.

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And that’s it! Good luck, friends!!!

Sandy a la Mode / Kid to Kid Shopping

Sandy a la Mode / Kid to Kid Dresses

Sandy a la Mode / Kid to Kid Toys

My little girl is already 6 months old and has gone through 3 different clothing sizes.  It’s always so sad that they grow up so fast and can only wear their cute clothes for a few months at a time.  My husband keeps telling me to stop buying clothes for the kids, but I just CAN’T HELP IT.  I honestly love shopping for my kid’s clothes more than my own clothes, and you know I love shopping for my own clothes so that says a lot!  Same goes for toys, feeding items, shoes, etc., they just grow out of things so fast and are always moving on to the next thing.  This is where stores like Kid to Kid can be your new favorite place to buy items that others have already finished using for a steal — and to sell your used items as well.  They’ve got so many different things for kids, like clothes, shoes, toys, stickers, headbands, and even big ticket items like cribs and strollers as well.  Make sure to read on for a GIVEAWAY!

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Sandy a la Mode / Fashion blogger / Diaper bag

Sandy a la Mode / Fashion blogger / Twelve Little Backpack Diaper Bag

Sandy a la Mode / Fashion blogger / Mama and baby

As you know, I have quite a few bags that I own.  And I love each and every one of them for a different reason.  There’s high end designer bags for fancy occasions, there’s totes, there’s clutches, there’s small crossbody’s, there’s travel bags, but the one that I always have carry with me when I have baby and toddler in tow is diaper bag.  This Twelve Little diaper bag is not just any old diaper bag, but it’s a straight up backpack and I love it. It’s got a lots of different compartments, side pockets for bottles or wipes, and comes with a changing pad too. Even better is that the fabric inside and outside is pretty much water resistant which means its easy to clean if there are messes, and you know full well with kids and babies there will be messes!

If you couldn’t tell, I coordinated me and Vivian’s outfits with some teal/turquoise to go with the backpack, but this color could really go with so much.  It’s such a bright jewel tone color that it can be a pop of color to an outfit as well, and could really work for a girl or boy baby. ;) Continue reading »