I Can’t Make Things This Cute: Mimi’s Babies Giveaway

I shop too much. I went from being an Etsy browser to an avid Etsy shopper with a serious addiction. Luckily I had some money saved in my Paypal account to help with my constant splurging but sadly that money is near depletion and it won’t be much longer that I’ll be able to hide my addition from my husband. … Transactions and the fact that I’ve become very good friends with our UPS delivery man… Blake, may give him a hunch I have a problem.
What am I ordering? Everything from diapers on sale, room decor for the nursery, clothes, oh my!

Mostly things I can’t make myself, cause I have a new love for making things, especially when it ends up costing me way less.

One thing I can’t do that I want to learn is how to crochet cute little hats and shoes and things. I think I’d officially feel like a nesting mom with my little ball of yarn in my rocking chair.

But until then, I’ll leave it up to the pros. Like Mimi’s Babies.I LOVE this picture. I can’t believe I’m going to have one of these in a matter of weeks. I’m so excited, thrilled, terrified, and in doubt! Oooh, I can’t wait!!

The bow on that little girl’s head is from an Etsy shop run my Charissa and her mother in law, Mimi. Mimi makes all the sewn and monogrammed items in their Etsy shop including the cutest monogrammed birthday shirts.Crocheting and knitting are Charissa’s things. Her Mom to taught her to crochet and for the past 20 years, she’s collected, used, and created with yarn. “Now I have so much fun making crochet flower hair-clips, beanies, and baby shoes” she said.
I love these shoes she makes for little ones, she says it’s the most time consuming to make, but they’re so cute and worth it when they make it on little feet!

Charissa has been married for 9 years to Josh and they have three sons (now all proudly potty trained) ages from 8 to 3.“Spending time with family and going to my son’s baseballs games are my favorite things to do. My youngest son gets really excited when it is time to put on his ‘bay-ball’ shirt. This year my oldest two are playing baseball and the games are so much fun!” She said.

{New Mama Advice}

“The best piece of advice I can offer is to relax and enjoy every stage. When I was in a prenatal class before my oldest was born, one of the instructors said ‘Remember everything is a stage. It might be a good stage or it might be a bad stage, but they will grow out of it either way.’ If it a good stage, enjoy and cherish it. If it is a trying stage, remember this too shall pass.”

Great advice!

To find out more about them be sure to check out their Mimi’s Babies Facebook Page, follow @Mimisbabiesetsy on twitter and take a peek at their blog Mimi’s Babies Gifts.

This is my second to last virtual baby shower giveaway and she’s offering a $15 gift certificate to her shop! You can get all of the things I’ve pictured for under $15!

To enter just leave a comment letting me know your favorite item in her shop. Leave a piece of new mama advice for another entry, or tell me if you’re as excited about mail as I am or if you just think I’m weird.

Contest ends May 30th at 11:59pm.
Random.org will choose the winner, good luck!

My next post will be the CLOSE OUT of my Virtual Baby Shower! I hope you’ve enjoyed it, don’t miss my next post tonight, I’ll be revealing Spawnie’s nursery and having a $155 giveaway!

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50 Comments

  1. love the newboy visor in chocolate brown & tan;}
    but the elmo one is oo cute too!
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com
    Thank you for the opprotunity!

  2. haha that makes me think of my own addiction. The post man must think i have a real problem lol.
    i love the Fabric Flower Hairclip – Hot Pink and Lime Green Floral. That is so bright and lovely. I would love to give it to the little girl i am going to au pair for!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

  3. As for new mama advice- keep your expectations low and you won’t be disappointed! Don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself to do everything just right- it will all work out!

  4. I LOVE the Green TODDLER Crochet Beanie with Oversize Hot Pink Crochet Flower. My little girl loves hats. Won’t go anywhere without one.

  5. i fully support that kind of addiction. 🙂 i love her little baby booties! the chocolate brown ones are my favs.
    ps- “liking” the womb for 2 on fb got me in trouble. 5 people called and messaged asking if i was pregnant. trouble. i just said, “not yet.” 🙂

  6. The best advice I can give you is too get as much sleep as you can before and during naps when your daughter is born. I remember being soo exhausted and could barely function. I felt guilty taking naps but you need them. amypugmire@live.com

  7. I love the big pink flower with zebra! sooo cute. I guess I could put it on the pup! haha..

    Can’t wait to see Spawnie’s nursery!!
    Happy Weekend!!

  8. Both the “Hot Pink TODDLER Crochet Beanie with Turquoise Crochet Flower Hairclip” and “White INFANT Crochet Beanie with Extra Large Pink Lemonade Interchangeable Crochet Flower Hairclip” are super cute!! (Along with everything else :D!!)

    froggy_luver at hotmail dot com

  9. I love, love, love Mimi’s Babies! I have those sweet pink shoes for my baby girl and they are just adorable.:) I love all her things, but next on my list would probably be the sweet little socks with the crocheted ruffles. My hubby likes those!

  10. My advice? Don’t let anyone try to convince you there’s one right way to parent. There are way too many yardsticks by which we measure ourselves… it’s too easy to let other people convince you that you’re coming up short. Be confident in your instincts!

  11. I breastfed my daughter and it looked so very natural and loving. What I didn’t realize was how hard it would be with a small baby and to figure out the best positions etc. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, just work on what works for you and your baby if you choose to breastfeed. It will come, it just may take some time

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

  12. RaNette Free – It is TEN TIMES as exciting to get a package in the mail as it is to receive new email. I try not to get carried away with online shopping, but I admit that I love when stuff arrives!

  13. Cute shop! I like the Girly Birthday Shirt for Girls and Toddler Girls, but I’d have a hard time picking the fabric for my daughter!
    cbeargie at yahoo.com

  14. Oh, and I enjoy my walk to the mailbox everyday! Most days it is junk mail, but every once in awhile there is a letter or a package. My favorite!

  15. I was the exact same as you…I loved getting packages of things I ordered for my son! That was almost 3 years ago and reading your blog makes me want another little one so badly. I am praying that this is the year that we finally will be blessed with another….a little girl!!

  16. We just found out we are having a little girl too!!! And I love the pink baby crochet knit beanie hat w/daisy!!
    worldofdennifer(at)gmail.com

  17. I don’t think you’re weird at ALL…I LOVE getting mail. I get bummed when it’s only bills, but when it’s good stuff, I get excited. 🙂

  18. I love getting mail too! I don’t think that’s wierd – since it’s less common these days, I think it’s more special! Plus it’s so nice to have something tangible rather than just an e-mail – you can’t hold that in your hands!! 😛 courtneycopeland729 at gmail dot com

  19. Some of my advice is to get active with your baby as soon as possible! Take her for walks, do baby swim classes, involve her in your exercise routine – the more you can do together, the better! courtneycopeland729 at gmail dot com

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