Leo Birth Announcement + Minted Giveaway!

A lot happens in six months. I can't believe how much Leo has changed, it feels like he just got here and that he's been here forever all at the same time. It also happens to have taken me six months to mail out his birth announcements.... but, quite frankly, I'm okay with that. Really, if they're out before the kid turns one that counts as on top of things in my book and these beauties were worth the wait ;)

So now that most of my loving family and friends have finally received their cards, I can share them with you. I was so excited to partner with Minted again and use one of their gorgeous gold foil pressed cards (as seen in last year's christmas card). What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything shiny!

leo birth announcement - minted
card: subtle hello foil pressed, minted  photo: pink sugar photography personalized blocks, etsy

I added a family photo to the back and left some blank space to leave a hand written note so the cards could double as thank you cards as well. I'm so happy with how they turned out!

Minted has so kindly offered up $250 to one of you to shop away! They have such an awesome selection of holiday cards so really the timing couldn't be better (and you might even get them out in time! You're welcome for my procrastination ;) And if Christmas cards aren't in your plans, check out their printsparty supplies and other goodies. Either way, I'm sure you'll have no trouble shopping away.

Contest closes Sunday, November 30 at midnight.
Good luck!

"subtle hello foil pressed card": minted
newborn photos: pink sugar photography
personalized wood blocks: little sapling toys, etsy

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* this post was in partnership with Minted who generously provided me with cards, all opinions are my own and I genuinely think they're pretty great :) contains affiliate links.

Loving... Ice Cream!!

This past weekend my baby girl celebrated her third birthday with an ice cream social with her besties. It may be below zero and snowy outside, but I'm a firm believer that it's never too cold for ice cream! Pics of the party coming soon, but in the meantime here are just a few of my fav ice cream goodies.

I may have had just a little too much fun shopping online - some inspired the party, some were gifted and some are just too flippin' cute not to share. Pics of the party coming soon or you can take a peek on instagram #alicesicecreamsocial.

Loving.. ice cream!

1: ice cream print: max wanger, land of nod
2: ice cream pillow: land of nod
3: freezy dream treats: land of nod
4: ice cream truck puzzle: chapters indigo
5: should I share my ice cream? book: chapters indigo
6: the ice cream t-shirt: the skinny (as seen on our cute party guest here)
7: une glace ice cream illustrated print: the lovely drawer, etsy
8: cardboard ice cream truck "imagine wagon": build a dream playhouses (by far the hit of the party... after the ice cream. You can see it in action on instagram).

Anyone else really need an ice cream about now?


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