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More handmade awesomeness

So the other day sucked... lots of drama and stress and sadness.... but when the mailman dropped off a couple packages it definitely helped perk me up a bit. My girls always know just how to make me smile. I had bought a OOAK Octo Hoodie for Izzaq from Rocky The Zombie.... which beings our collection up to 9 I think, lol And Brooke from Brooke Van Gory had a coule things to send me for orders & sets... and BLEW me away with my own OOAK diaper bag (Amazing - photos to come later, it deserves its OWN post...) and 4 pairs of t shirt pants for the boys.... we love it ALL!! I took lots and lots of photos to share with you. :)

The Octo Hoodie... and Izzaq with his model face... lol



Isn't it awesome?? And i was worried about size but its perfect... even a little big so they will get at least a good years wear out of it which is ALWAYS important to me. Up next are the AMAZING Brooke Van Gory recycled tshirt pants. When she started doing this i was blown away... such a genius idea and I hadn't seen anyone else on etsy doing it. What a great, fun way to be eco friendly and not compromise style... can you imagine the perfect toddler Misfits pants? Or toddler pants made from your old high school baseball shirt?? LOVE!! So yeah - she sent us four pair... they all equally rock and the boys love wearing them. Im totally jealous because they look SOOO soft and comfy. And the way they are made with the eastic band they will fit forever.... I can see around 5 or 6 cutting them off as shorts... REALLLY good investment for you mommies :)


Izzaq's showing you his big muscles, lol Looks like a poop face... or like his head might explode.... but... he's straining... hahahah. Below are more pics of the pants... and one more little shout out. "Peas of Mind" Carrot Fries...


I always talk about tryign to be good about what I feed the boys... for dinner they are eating All white meat baked chicken nuggets & baked Carrot Fries. I have been watching them at target and FINALLY they went on sale.. one bag was $3.50 (2/$7) They are almost $5 regular price so I was being cheap about it... but didnt know if the boys would like them. They come in 4 different flavors... Carrot fries, Apple Fries, Cauliflower Fries, and Broccoli fries. They have lots of other products as well. But for me it was all about taking a regular nuggets and tater tots dinner and make it healthy. The boys love them and they are a great way to get some extra vitamins & vegis.

"Baked Carrot Veggie Wedgies are made from real carrots and are high in Vitamin A for healthy eyes! These fries are crispy without the added oil and sodium of regular fries. Try them dipped in ranch dressing or hummus.
• Fat Free
• Gluten Free
• Dairy Free
• Soy Free
• Vegan"

Now - with that said... I think I could make my own... I want to make a pack of Idaho mashed potatos and puree a pound of carrots... throw in a little salt.... mix it ALL together... then roll it out in little sticks... bake them... then freeeze them... I really think it would be the same. Let me know if anyone tries it... Maybe Chef Jen would know how to do it :) A future recipe for The Toddler Cafe perhaps!? With a shout out to RockerByeBaby? lol alright... im done plugging. Be sure to check out all the shops I mentioned today... and I would love to hear some ideas about those vegi fries! The cheap, handmade version :) Brooke, you make your own baby food... get those wheels turning!!
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Note to Self Saturday: Shop Handmade

So I know there are a TON of handmade families/etsians out there... Some that are really good about it... Some off the top of my head? Brooke Van Gory, Baby Boo Felt , and one of my favorite buyers, Pili28 Who from what I have seen pretty much ONLY buys handmade goodies... and i know a ton more that Im spacing right now... but the point is... we really gotta be up there at the top of the list... I came downstairs waiting for zaq to get home and had a pretty awesome realization... were were ALL wearing only handmade goodies at the time. In this moment, i was SO proud... I really try hard to spread the etsy love... to keep things more eco friendly by not buying products from overseas... to help our economy by supporting small jobs here in the US... and the list goes on and on and on for all the millions of reasons to buy handmade... and the biggest one? Because we look damn cute! haha

First here...
we have Zavery...

He is snuggled up on the couch with his RockerByeBaby blanket... He is wearing our most favorite toddler tshirt designer... Rocky The Zombie, Keep going down and you will see a super snuggly pair of Fleece Longies from Wild Child and even one of their cloth diapers... and last but not least... my new obsession... MEandREEKIE Skull booties... Stay tuned for a giveaway next week!! I am sooo in love with these shoes... and so is Zave, he slept in them last night, lol


Mr. Izzaq is Also Rockin a Rocky The Zombie t-shirt... but his pants? Made by me :) Im really proud... and also jealous of these. Super snuggly fleece... extra wide leg... and a wide waist band... easily the most awesome pants ever.


Last but not least me... I apologize for the cleavage shot & the booty shot, but I wanted you too see what i had on and i was by myself, lol I made this halter from an old misfits t... its my ultimate favorite... my "go to" shirt... so simple... so quick, and i love it... "NO SEW" halter... i cut out the collar and off the sleeves.. and then cut a ton of little ties... knotted it, and ta-da! halter... Even my big shiny diamond came from etsy! Zaq had it custom made for me :)

and for the skirt, I cut straight across the collar of an old t-shirt... cut off the sleeves... hemmed the top... and sewed the sleeve holes shut... (added a nice "fit" to it.)


SO yeah... thats us! Rockin handmade... and dont we look good!? So todays "saturday" post is this... Note to self: Shop Handmade... there will always be a small designer that can make something cooler, better, and more amazing than your run of the mill overseas store... Sometimes Cheaper... sometimes more expensive... but always worth it...

Tell me, whats your favorite handmade item you have?
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Don't be a POSER!

Everyone knows posers shop at Hot Topic...
well, posers and me... sometimes... yeah yeah... say what you will...
my point is, its time to grow up...
and support the diy/handmade punk rock style...
start here!
www.monsterbuckles.etsy.com
MONSTERBUCKLES!

Not only do they have some super rad Belt Buckles...

But they have some of the coolest baby tee's Ive ever seen!


I absolutely fell in love with Zombabie tee...
cuz well... we all love Zombabies :)
I actually happen to have TWO of them!! But thats for another blog...
MonsterBuckles has been generous enough to send over a couple of these shirts.
YAYYYYY!!!
Not the onesies like shown, but black ribbed tanks (like the first photo)
They are super rad and PERFECT for summer... size 2t.
Perfect for the toddler! Or... mommy to wear as... well... a sports bra? haha
Theyre awesome screened quality... the real deal...
if it wasn't so poser-ish...
they should TOTALLY be hanging on the walls at hot topic.
Do ya want one?
Do ya?
Cuz well... you should...
so, you should proabably start your comment now...
I SAID NOW! haha just kidding... take your time...
go check out their shop...
www.monsterbuckles.etsy.com
Tell me what you love and why you need this tank!
And hurry, cuz summer is almost here!!
Get an extra entry for promoting this blog... (leave a second comment)
it can be twitter, facebook, myspace... whatever you can get your hands on...
and send us the link to where you posted it...
Want a 2 more entries!? BUY SOMETHING!
Come back here and tell us what you got 2 extra entries!
Geesh, were so giving over here...
Who do you love? ROCKERBYEBABY! hehe

Good Luck!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE... DRUMM ROLL PLEASEEE

The winner of the Rocky the Zombie painting is: JACKIE!!

Here beautiful comment was as follows...
WOW! I LOVE her stuff! So talented! I def. went right to etsy and added her as a favorite! the painting is adorable! OMG, we are painting our girls room and one of her paintings would just finish the room off completely! Glad to know of her! thanks!!!

Thanks so much Jackie we will be in touch!!!


and...

The winner of the Rockin Mama onesies is.....
Tiffany!! The first comment!
Her comment...
Oh wow. This store is amazing.
My boyfriend is going to KILL me after I order all the things I plan on from here!
lol
I love the zebra print diaper bag. It looks like something I would use as my own pocketbook as well and big enough to carry everything I need for my daughter.
Oh my gosh. The leopard print booties..heck, all the designs in the booties are so great. Definitely things I'd love to buy that I can't find anywhere else!
And the onesies are simply too cute!!



THANKS EVERYONE!!! BE sure to send us pictures of you/kids with the winning items!!

RockerByeBaby
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OUR FIRST GIVEAWAY!! ROCKYTHEZOMBIE!!!

I gotta say, when we started this idea, I knew who our first choice was gunna be...
Hands down, it went to Rocky the Zombie...
Not only has Rocky been a great friend to us, but her shirts, onesies and paintings are #1...
Her designs are all original, hand painted by her.
We are now owners of... I believe 7 Rocky shirts...
all different little zombie scenes... and colors... all equally adorable...
and now TWO custom pirate zombie paintings for the boys' pirate room.
If you check out her website... www.RockyTheZombie.etsy.com
You will even see my boys modeling some shirts for her!



Hey everyone... there she blows, our first ever Review/Giveaway blog...

Now, a little about her stuff...
Each shirt from Rocky is high quality.
She uses top of the line t-shirts...
they are super soft and the best feature, is they hardly shrink!
I HATE the first time you wash that perfect fitting baby t... and it ends up about half the size...
bluhh... you hate it too... i know it... ;)
Well, never fear, Rocky's stuff will not fail you.
Easy to wash... just throw it in the washer on cold like normal...
none of that fru-fru hand washing dry cleaning hub-ub... :)
Pull it out, throw it on a hanger and let it dry.
Easy as pie...

Heres the best part...
As part of the "review" process...
Were going a giveaway!!
Woo hoO!
*and the crowd goes wild...*
Rocky is giving away a FREE... i say FREEEEEE
8x8 zombie painting!
All you have to do is leave us a comment...
Here @ the BLOG... )http://www.punkrockerbyebaby.blogspot.com)
with your email address...
telling us your favorite rocky item in her shop.
http://www.RockytheZombie.etsy.com
Here's the winning item!


Alright guys! Go for it...
Love it... Good luck! and Goodnight :)

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