Entries Tagged as 'Bebe'

Smiles Come Easy (Freshly Picked Moccasins Giveaway)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

His smiles come so easily.

He doesn’t with hold them or use them sparingly.

He spreads them around graciously making the world a bit better with each one.

I love those little smiles.


Aren’t these the most adorable moccasins you’ve ever seen?! These are made by Freshly Picked, which makes the best handmade moccasins for babies and children.


They are incredibly well-made out of the finest leather. They also offer a wide variety of colors to choose from which just makes me want one in every color! Pair them with a cute set of leggings, dress, shorts, skinny jeans…these moccs will really make the outfit!


Freshly Picked is also offering a way to help those living in the Philippines suffering from the devastation after Typhoon Haiyan. They are offering the Mint and Lemon moccs for sale for $50/each and donating 10% of the gross revenue to the Red Cross. Click here to read more.

Now your little cutie can win a pair of Freshly Moccasins for their little footsies!

Freshly Picked giveaway

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photography by sunday sky

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Little Minds.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Luke has recently started singing the ABCs. His version has approx. 20 letters missing though. It’s so funny…he sings abc and then skips a couple letters, gets mnop skips a couple letters and then wraps it up with a yz and “sing with me.” Followed by a resounding “yay” with hands clapping. It’s simply adorable and we always try to show him how proud we are of his learning.

These little minds need our encouragement. They need our support and blessings. These little minds are picking up something new every second of the day and as parents we can make such an impact right now. Fuel their little minds whenever you can. And even when there are letters missing remember to cheer them on anyways!


I recently received a LeapFrog’s LeapPad™ Ultra for review. As you can see Luke was THRILLED and he’s been playing on it non-stop. What I love about this is it’s a LEARNING tablet. It’s not just games for kids to pass the time…it’s actual programs that are geared towards teaching children. The other awesome thing about this tablet is it’s sturdy! Definitely made with kids in mind!


The tablet features a camera and video recorder, several pre-loaded apps, wi-fi enabled and more. Luke loves the Art Studio Ultra app and has been drawing works of art like crazy!


LeapPad features a kid-safe web content experience called LeapSearch™ a safe web experience for kids so their eyes aren’t seeing anything they shouldn’t be seeing.


There is a huge library of over 800 fun and educator-approved apps, games, eBooks, videos, music and more.


It really provides tons of learning fun!



Thank you, LeapPad, for helping grow and develop these little minds!

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I received a LeapPad Ultra to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Cover Them In Love.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Cover them in love so that they never know what its like to be without it.

Teach them to protect the weak and stand up for those that don’t have a voice.

Provide them strength and a foundation of self-worth so they can overcome their insecurities.

Remind them that they have a light inside them that can illuminate the world.

Help them understand that hope and dreams do exist.

Feed their souls with grace and God.



photography by sunday sky

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori


Learning As We Grow + $25 Giftcard Giveaway

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

He tentatively pokes a single finger into the sand. A smile spreads across his face, his little palm opens up and he eagerly buries his hand in the sand. His giggle bubbles up and then before you know it both hands are at work exploring, imagining, learning, growing.

I sit back observing and soaking in his joy until he enthusiastically says, “Here you go, Mommy!” and outstretches a handful of sand to me. Every experience is a learning opportunity for him. But he’s not the only one learning…this mommy is too. We are learning together as we grow.


As you can tell Luke has a new favorite past time….playing with kinetic sand from UncommonGoods. This is the kind of sand mom approves of because it doesn’t make a huge mess! It’s not like beach sand at all. It has a binding agent so that kiddos can build and mold with it. But this agent also makes it easy to clean up!




No surprise, Luke’s favorite thing to do was drive cars through it! I took out a few plastic shapes that I had and we turned it in to a shapes lesson as well!


I have to say I liked playing in it as well and felt like a kid again! What I also enjoyed was you just wipe your hands and it all comes off!


UncommonGoods was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. They offer a wide variety of handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. More than half of what they sell is made by hand and are almost all created in the U.S. Approximately one-third of their collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. To view a variety of gifts from UncommonGoods click here.

And now you can enter to win a gift card from UncommonGoods to purchase some kinetic sand for your little one or maybe a little something for you!


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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Part 4: The Reception (My Little Sister’s Wedding)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing in this wonderful journey looking back at my little’s sister’s wedding! We’ve now come to the final post…the reception (or better called THE PAR-TAY)! We had a blast as you can tell by the pictures! I’m pretty sure I’ve never been at a wedding where both families loved to dance as much as we do! The dance floor was packed until the very end! Click here to view the pre-wedding, the details and the ceremony.


The first dance!


All of the guests received custom koozies!


Meg’s dance with our daddy!



Alex and his mommy!


More hand-painted signs by my sister!


Let’s get this party started!!


The bridesmaids and bride!




Aggie War Hymn time!




Thank you so much again to Misha Hettie for the killer pictures! Dang girl…you are amazing with a camera!

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

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