Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking ~ Origami Owl, Sue Csira

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I was provided with the steal your breath gorgeous Origami Owl Locket and gift certificate so that I could bring you this awesomesauce Baby Shower Idea. All pictures, gushing, charm ideas, and cute baby toes are my own.

I don’t know if it’s just me but it seems like every time I turn around another friend is announcing their pregnancy or the birth of their baby. While this makes me totally happy (and distracted–there’s nothing like an album of maternity or newborn pics on FB to totally derail an hour of planned work, haha) it also means that there is a steady flow of baby and baby shower gifts that need buying!

While registries are always a good idea and tiny outfits are hard to resist sometimes it’s nice to break out of the footie pj box and get a new, useful baby gift that will stand out from the crowd–so for the next five days I’ll be bringing you  Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking!

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How to Get Beautiful Jewelry & Accessories for Less!

So we all know how much I love fine jewelry–if I ever become a celebrity you bet I’m going to have some knock your socks off pieces! I actually read Town&Country simply because I love looking at the jewelry in their advertisements!

 In the meantime our back to college budget doesn’t quite accommodate those opal and sapphire pieces! That’s why when I found out about Paparazzi   I was super excited! A new, fresh company Paparazzi was created to follow the on-trend jewelry fashions and provide it at super affordable prices! For example this past week as I was reading Town&Country I noticed this fabulous necklace (please excuse the cleavage–haha!)

Everything in their magazine is usually upwards of $500 a piece and many are labeled “contact for price” to me that reads “so expensive there’s no way you’ll ever be able to afford this”.  Why was I excited about this particular ad? Because of the Paparazzi pieces I had just received!

Cool right?! This necklace and pearl drop earring set costs just $5!!! That’s right! In fact ALL of Paparazzi’s pieces are just $5! They don’t have catalogs since everything changes so fast but this is great because it means that you not only have super affordable, on trend jewelry you’ll also have pieces that only a few other people will have–definitely not the case if you’re getting affordable jewelry by shopping in a discount store! I had a friend ask me today while I was wearing this where I buy my jewelry–I was happy to tell her about Paparazzi!

The only problems I’ve had at all is that this very loopy necklace has come apart at the rings a few times. I just used a pair of tweezers to open and close them back on again and haven’t had a problem since. Also their pieces that look metal tend to be plastic–this threw me a little at first as I’m used to wearing all metal jewelry but honestly now that I’ve been wearing the pieces for awhile I think I like the plastic better because for big, dangly earrings (like those in the first picture) all metal and stone earrings hurt my ears but these are feather light so I can rock them all day!

 In addition to fabulous earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings Paparazzi also carries a bunch of fabulous girls accessories. I especially fell in love with their hair accessories! Headbands never work on Amber but I love me some girly flower bows and this (yes, just $5) one from Paparazzi is probably one of my all time favorites!!

Just look at how Fluffy-Gorgeous this thing is!!! That’s after being in the mail twice! I love the quality and it stayed put in Amber’s hair even after an entire day of playing-which literally *never* happens with her silky smooth hair! The quality on this is super top notch!

If you’d like to purchase some gorgeous, affordable Paparazzi products for yourself you can find Heather Robinson on her Paparazzi Facebook Page where she keeps an updated inventory of available pieces–(she can take debit and credit cards!) and on her Paparazzi Blog.

One lucky reader will win a $10 + shipping gift card to Paparazzi! (Remember that means you’ll get 2 fabulous items or sets!!)

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Nicole Elliott

Barberry & Lace Etsy Shop Giveaway

 I’ve mentioned my love of Etsy Shops many times before–especially ones that sell beautiful jewelry! When I came across Barberry & Lace I fell in love with it! (and who wouldn’t with a name like that??!!) So I knew I just had to offer a giveaway from them for you all because I was sure you’d love the vintage and quirky jewelry and items they offer as much as I do! Here are a few of my favorite items that I’m adding to my birthday wish list!

Seriously–LOVE!!!!!

One Lucky Winner will receive a $20 Store Credit to Barberry & Lace Etsy Shop (with her items priced between $4-$35 this will go a long way!)

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Nicole Elliott

My Belle Boutique

Have you ever been looking around at things and saw something that made you say, “I *have* to have that!!!!!” Well yeah…the entire My Belle Boutique Etsy shop makes me do that!!!! My birthday is rapidly approaching (July 12th) and here’s a little hint to those of you who know me in “real life” (or even if you just blog stalk me and want to send me some love!!)–want to know what to buy me??? One word– Earrings!!!!! I’m seriously in love with all the earrings she has! Plus at $5.75 a pair they’re cheaper than a pair you could buy at a mall chain store and so much more fab!
please excuse my “chubby” face–I’m 8 months preggers after all!
The reason I would ask for earrings is because I received one of her gorgeous hand stamped necklaces to review! As I’ve mentioned before, I adore hand stamped jewelry! My Belle Boutique has some of the cutest, most affordable pieces I’ve ever seen! I just love my initial necklace that I was sent and have worn it just about every day since it arrived! Since it is so neutral it goes perfectly with any outfit and is glam enough to wear to church but simple enough to accent my preggo jean shorts and maternity shirts as well!
She doesn’t just carry jewelry, however. You can find an adorable assortment of knit hats, flowers clips, and headbands as well. Absolutely perfect for those of you like myself who have a little girl!
I noticed this on her shop home page and wanted to share it–it’s a wonderful cause and I would love if some of you would get involved and help out!
“My friend & her 3-year old son were badly hurt in an apartment fire. They lost everything. They are both in critical condition in the trauma burn center. I have set up an auction on My Belle Boutique’s Facebook page to help them out. 100% of the sale totals {minus shipping} will go straight to my friend and her son. Highest bid takes the prize. {Please keep in mind $1 will be added for shipping.} To take part in the auction please click here

So I know you want everything from her shop now right?!
One Lucky Winner will receive a $15 Credit to My Belle Boutique!
Since everything she has is so reasonably priced you could make a haul!!!
***This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Comment #71 WindyCindy who won via random.org***
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only