Sunday, August 18, 2013

They say it's your birthday...

We celebrated a birthday at our house last week and were extremely fortunate to get to use 3 fantastic local businesses who helped us celebrate!  I want to share everything they did for us with all of you!  We're so happy to be able to support LOCAL small businesses in the Lehigh Valley to celebrate this birthday and we recommend making an effort to do the same.  Please share, like or link to this post as much as you like!

We are so thankful to Trixie's Treats, Photography by Dana Lee and to Kiera from MotherBaby Naturals for helping to make this birthday one to remember!

This adorable shirt made by Kiera was custom done to match the color theme for the party.  It matched just right and was perfect for her celebration and for our pictures.  Our little one is tiny, so finding a birthday shirt to fit her was a struggle, so having Kiera make one was the perfect solution! Thank you Kiera

We had cakes made by the very lovely and talented Tracy Mathews of Trixie's Treats.  The large sheet cake she did for our guests was delicious and the little bit that was left over stayed really well in the fridge for about a week.   She was so kind to do a special smash cake to be used for our 1 year old photo shoot as well!  It was beautifully decorated with fondant polka dots and a number 1.

Finally we concluded our week of celebration with a birthday smash cake shoot! We used the beautiful flowers and scenery at the Allentown Rose Gardens for the shoot and WOW!! The flowers were blooming everywhere and there wasn't a bad background in sight.  It looked like a tropical oasis with all the rain we've gotten this month in the #lehighvalley.  Dana Miller of Photography by Dana Lee couldn't have been more energetic or easy to work with.  She is extremely talented and puts every ounce of energy into her work.  Her photos are clear, focused and always seem to POP!  She took our newborn photos as well so it seemed like the perfect end to her first year!  She specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography and is centrally located in the Lehigh Valley.

August 2013

August 2012

All Photographs are Copyrighted by Photography by Dana Lee and are not be to copied, downloaded or cropped.  If you are interested in seeing more of her work please visit her facebook page at  Photography by Dana Lee.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Giveaway fun!

Motherbaby Naturals at 901 N New St. in Bethlehem (Corner of Geopp and New Streets) is the first brick and mortar store to offer natual parenting products in the Lehigh Valley.  The store stocks cloth diapers, cloth diapering accessories, handmade gifts, clothing, baby carriers, wet bags and other eco friendly products like reusable snack bags. They have bath products, toys and even mom accessories. The store give parents a chance to  touch and feel items previously available exclusively online or in limited supply at big box stores like Babies R' Us or Buy Buy Baby.

A children's play area helps make shopping a little easier on parents

Their store is also offering lactation services as well as doula services.  A unique service in the Lehigh Valley,  currently most available services related to pregnancy and breastfeeding are offered by providers that are overseen by local hospitals. 

This week they are our featured giveaway sponsor! We are offering a $20 gift certificate or a natural laundry gift basket to the winner.  Both winner options include a box of Woozies dryer balls!

What are Woolzies?

These natural alternative to  chemically based dryer sheets help fluff your laundry, and create air space between your wet items to speed drying time up to 30%.  Wool dryer balls are available for purchase at MotherBaby Naturals and you can win yours here by entering the giveaway!

My Review: I've been using Woolzies for about 5 weeks now and they have become a permanent resident in our dryer.  When drying our cloth diapers I have definitely noticed a decrease in drying time when using them and have kept them in the dryer for the rest of our laundry loads too. I would recommend these to anyone, they're extremely easy to use and have numerous benefits. They last about 1,000 loads and save money by reducing drying time and help the environment by reducing waste from conventional dryer sheets and the packaging.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Find and go Seek: Winning ...

Everyone love to Win! If its conquering Candyland, being right about that "missing" item your husband can't find because he didn't look hard enough or by saving 78% of your grocery bill with coupons ... You get the idea its fun either way so how about some giveaways to WIN! 

We have been happily surprised by the flood of requests we have gotten to do giveaways for our lovely fans.  These will be great ways to check out new local family friendly businesses and help support the growth of our website!

Giveaways are planned each week for at LEAST the next 5-6 weeks.  If you are interested in featuring your business by offering a giveaway e-mail us at

Most will be posted on Sundays so make sure you are seeing ALL of our Facebook posts to enter often and share too. Facebook limits what people can see on "pages" so here's a little graphic to make sure you catch our giveaways, event updates and all the fun we share about things for kids to do in the Lehigh Valley.