Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mommy Inspiration - The Glow: An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood

Back in 2011, I shared one of my favorite new sites, The Glow. Edited by Violet Gaynor and photographed by Kelly Stuart, The Glow showcases the world of inspiring and fashionable moms. Full of styling ideas, must have gear, multitasking secrets and stunning d├ęcor, The Glow is a must visit site for all busy modern moms. 

Available today, Violet and Kelly are releasing their debut book: The Glow: An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood - as an extension their popular blog. This guide celebrates women in the beauty, fashion, and publishing worlds who have maintained careers and hectic family lives while never losing track of their innate, unique personal style.


The Glow provides a rare glimpse into the world of fashionable mothers at home, capturing tender moments between them and their young ones and sharing their inspiration, insights, and a few of their favorite things. Violet Gaynor and Kelly Stuart, creators of the popular website TheGlow.com, bring their unique vision of motherhood to the page with 150 gorgeous photographs and intimate interviews with tastemaker moms that follow the path from pregnancy to parenthood with wry wit, charming advice, and a deep understanding of the affectionate relationship between parent and child. The book covers everything from personal style to home decor, cooking, fitness, beauty, marriage, and more, making The Glow the parenting book for the new generation of hip moms.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Unique Baby Gifts + UncommonGoods Giveaway!

Doesn't it seem like everyone is pregnant right now? I have so many friends due in the next couple of months, I think there's a baby boom currently going on! To celebrate all those precious baby arriving soon, I've teamed up {again} with one of my favorite online stores - UncommonGoods - to bring you a round-up of unique products for the little ones in your life (or coming into your life).

If you are shopping for the perfect baby shower gifts click here to check out their great one of a kind selection. If you are thinking ahead and already looking for Mother's Day gifts, UncommonGoods has a variety of personalized items available including jewelry, prints and gifts for the home. Also available are wonderful gifts for moms to be!

Hello Jack Blog: Uncommon Goods Favorite Baby Gifts


Hello Jack Blog: Uncommon Goods Favorite Baby Gifts
UncommonGoods gifts for our baby boy arriving in June!


Hello Jack Blog: Uncommon Goods Favorite Baby Gifts

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is an privately owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. Uncommon Goods makes it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers. Most of the products they carry are created in the USA, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of their company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way.

GIVEAWAY Enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Uncommon Goods! 

HOW TO ENTER Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter – it’s easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway Saturday April 12th at midnight. Open to US residents only. 

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New Look + A Giveaway

Hello Jack got a makeover! What do you guys think? The new layout is cleaner, easier to navigate and much more fun. We've edited the info available to make finding everything you are looking for much easier. We only have a few minor changes to do but the site is pretty much complete. To celebrare this new look, we are kicking off the week with an amazing UncommonGoods giveaway starting today at 10 am EST - stay tuned.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Extreme Dinosaurs Exhibit + A Giveaway!

Yesterday we had the chance to preview the new Extreme Dinosaurs Exhibit which opens on March 29th at Atlantic Station in the Premier Exhibition Center in Atlanta. I  have a dinosaur obsessed husband that has been passing along his knowledge to Jack ever since he was born so I knew they would both love this new exhibit and they sure did!

Hello Jack Blog: Extreme Dinosaurs Exhibit  

Geared towards the entire family, this exhibit is composed of life size animatronic dinosaurs as well as hands on activities for children to experience.  It showcases life-size models, skeletons, real and replicated fossils as well as a ton of interesting information. Also available to the public are knowledgeable tour guides that can answer any questions.

Jack had an amazing time (and so did Brad and I), he was mesmerized by the sounds, lighting and activities available. It was not only an entertaining experience but more importantly a learning one.  
Hello Jack Blog: Extreme Dinosaurs Exhibit  

One of the great things about this exhibit is it's location. Atlantic Station offers a variety of family friendly options to make this day complete. Come to the exhibit, have some lunch or dinner after, do some shopping and even catch a movie. Make it an entire day of family fun!
Hello Jack Blog: Extreme Dinosaurs Exhibit 

Extreme Dinosaurs gathers some of the world's strangest dinosaurs in an experience that showcases the stories behind their unique appearance. Guests are immersed in a naturalistic landscape filled with 17 lifelike and life-size animatronic dinosaurs that roar, snarl, open their jaws, blink their eyes, move their limbs and much more. Featuring some of the newest dinosaur finds from the current “Golden Age” of paleontology, the exhibition includes life-size animatronic models, skeletons, real fossils and fossil replicas including a favorite of younger guests, dinosaur dung.

The exhibit is open for a limited time only, Monday - Thursday from 10am to 5pm. (the last ticket sold at 4pm) and Friday - Sunday from 11am to 7pm. (last ticket sold at 6pm). For more information please click here.
GIVEAWAY Enter for a chance to win a Family Pack (4 tickets included) to Extreme Dinosaurs in Atlantic Station! 

HOW TO ENTER Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter – it’s easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway plus the more steps you complete, the more chances you have to win! Good luck! Giveaway ends on Friday, April 4th at midnight. Open to US residents only. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Loving: Sonnet James

Now that I have baby #2 on the way, I've learned the importance of maternity clothes that stay with you   way after you've delivered a baby. This time around, I'm interested in pieces that "grow" and "shrink" with me as my body and life changes. I'm looking for clothing that allows me to be active, comfortable and stylish and Sonnet James is a line that perfectly captures everything I've been looking for. 

Sonnet James was born out of the idea that beautiful clothing should work for moms—durable, comfortable, and beautiful, yet easy to care for. 

Hello Jack Blog - Loving: Sonnet James
Sonnet James dresses range from $98-$118

All pieces are easy to accessorize and can be dressed up or down depending on where your next adventure may take you. Check out they entire Sonnet James collection here.
Monday, March 17, 2014

It's a....

Sharing a sweet, short video to announce the sex of our baby due this June.  When we went in for our ultrasound, we brought in two red ketchup bottles, one with pink paint and one with blue paint. We asked the technician to only give us back the color that matched the sex of our baby. When we got home, we let Jack squirt the paint on a blank canvas.

WARNING: You might want to turn your volume down, I got super excited and loud :)

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