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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!


Chacoy says:

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!

Katie says:

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

Courtney says:

I love the Crochet Baby Kimono Pink Booties!

Courtney says:

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!

Domestica says:

The pillow case dress is very cute!
mrs.domestica at yahoo dot com

Cindy says:

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

Cindy says:

And of course I love getting the mail! Packages are so much fun.

i’m an etsy addict too….way TOO MANY packages come in the mail every day.

I’m so excited to see the nursery. I’ll definitely be back to see it all put together.

Our Family says:

I love the Crochet Baby Kimono Chocolate in the Brown or the pink! SO cute!!

Our Family says:

And I’m with you, I LOVE getting things I’ve ordered in the mail!!

so adorable!!! im so excited for you!!!

Brittany says:

I love the Baby kimono Booties the best! They are so cute!

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Brittany says:

And I also love getting stuff in the mail too! I am pretty good friends with our UPS guy!

becca says:

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.” 🙂

Tj and Amy says:

I really like the Pink Lemonade Large Crochet Flower Hair Clip with Lime Green 1.5 inch Stretchy Nylon Headband. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy says:

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

Ashton says:

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!!

Omg, I totally want to learn how to crochet cute flowers and hats too.
My favorite item is the Crochet Flower Top Flip Flops
I’d LOVE to win this stuff!

tricityty says:

Too cute! My favorite item is the Set of 2 Crochet Flower Hair Clips in Turquiose and Red.
amberl@mtaonline.net

YUMMama says:

Love the headbands. They are super cute with the crocheted flowers on them.

Heidi says:

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

JessieLeigh says:

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!

JessieLeigh says:

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!

Melanie says:

I really like her crochet flower clips. too cute!

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Melanie says:

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

RaNette Free – I like the fabric flower hair clips (and the set of two little yellow ones)

sweetfeetsock@gmail.com

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!

RaNette Free – I have no valid baby advice because I am not yet a mother, but I will say that those of you who mothers always amaze me. Way to go all you super mommies!

The Adamsons says:

I love the little booties for a girl and the beanies for a boy! Now only if I knew what I was having… 🙂

sunnymum says:

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

Wendy says:

I love the hot pink crochet hats. Chic!

Carrie says:

I love the knit caps. So cute for a boy or girl.

Carrie says:

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!

The Georges says:

I love the infant chocolate brown beanie with raspberry flower. Anything pink and brown is such a great combo.

The Georges says:

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!!

Meredith says:

Road Trip – Are we there yet t-shirt is wonderful! What a cute idea!

Brie H says:

I love the Baby Pink Crochet Beanie Hat with White Daisy Flower
bdelaughter(at)hotmail.com

Brie H says:

Piece of new mama advice – be careful what you say and do because they are all ears and learning from you

Brie H says:

I am totally excited about mail – especially when I order something or win something – then the mail is so exciting

Jen J. says:

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

Jen J. says:

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. 🙂

alli says:

My favorite is the Auburn Tiger Daisy Clip w headband! its so pretty!

northssclub at yahoo dot com

Courtney says:

I love the white infant crochet beanie with the pink crochet flower hairclip! courtneycopeland729 at gmail dot com

Courtney says:

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

Courtney says:

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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