Reviews

The Cutest Toddler Leggings from Fancy Frogz

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Mom tips, Reviews | 0 comments

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So I’m all about the printed leggings trend for toddlers, and as a boy mom I think it can be especially hard to find cute clothing that isn’t only focused on trucks or puppy dogs. When I first saw the leggings at Fancy Frogz I fell in love! From foxes clad in glasses to wild horses, their designs are simply adorable. I’m a graphic designer myself and I can be kind of particular in that realm, so that’s saying something.

The owner, Carola, is super sweet and I love supporting fellow mompreneurs. She shipped me off some leggings which arrived to me super fast. When I got them I was so impressed by the quality! The fabric is a soft, stretchy organic cotton which even held up to my son rough playing in them (much to mommy’s dismay since I didn’t want him to ruin them…boys!).

I love these arrows because they are so versatile to match lots of different things. So far I have paired these with basic tees and some of the tees I have made using vinyl designs from my Etsy shop. Adorbs!

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What’s also great — they are perfect to wear for those evening parties since not only are they adorable and comfy, they could transition into jammies if your kiddo falls asleep on the drive home like my little guy always does. He wore them to a barbecue at my friend’s house the other night, and not only did we get many a compliment on them, but when it was time to go, I didn’t even worry about changing him before we left!

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ALSO she has a 20% off coupon THANKS20 running right now through June, so hurry on over and get your own! You can find them here.

Note: I did receive free product for this review, but my thoughts are my own.

 

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Angie’s Nest Etsy Shop + A Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in DIY, Giveaway, Style | 0 comments

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the start of a new week and I’m already asking, “is it Friday, yet?” Isn’t that why Mondays are the worst? Um, yes. Well hopefully I can make your Monday a little bit better!

First off, I added these adorable designs to my Angie’s Nest Etsy shop. Didn’t know I had a shop? I sell artwork, wall prints, and most recently I have started selling my vinyl designs you can iron on to make cute graphic tees, sweatshirts, bags, blankets, and plenty more.

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What I love most about this? Well I am very particular about the way my shirts fit, so I’m always hesitant to buy certain cute styles without trying them on first — especially when I’m going to be paying all this money just for the saying/design I want only to have it fit funky. Plus if you and a group of friends want matching shirts (like my Fab5 friends and I make for race shirts all the time — see examples here) this is a great way to make sure you can all look and feel great in shirts you love.

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Head on over to my Etsy shop to see more options. AND I’m also doing a loop giveaway with 10 other shops! You can enter to win two custom vinyl designs of your choice from me and 10 other amazing prizes from others! Just head on over to my Instagram @angiesnest to enter, look for the pic below, and get all the other deets!

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An Artist’s Review of Paint Nite

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Reviews | 1 comment

Last night my friends and I went to Paint Nite at Red Rock in Fashion Place Mall. This was my second time attending a Paint Nite event, so as an artist myself, I wanted to share my perspective and review my experience.

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Overall, both times I have gone have been excellent! It was a relaxed atmosphere, everything was organized, and the focus is really on just having a good time, not your painting skills. They even make you do a silly pledge at the beginning essentially promising you will have fun and not bash on yourself or compare your painting to anyone else’s. Both times I heard some people going into it fairly timidly with their “lack of art skills” and ended it off feeling proud of how they did.

The instructor walks you through step by step, but welcomes you to break the rules if you feel comfortable doing so. I, of course, like to make it up myself a bit, so I liked the freedom to make it my own. Now, acrylic isn’t my usual medium (although I’ve been getting into it a little more recently), but it was easy to follow along even all being at different levels. It’s so cool to look around the room at the end and compare everyone’s different interpretations! I heard several people saying to each other that they saw someone else doing something and which inspired them to do that too. Some might call that “copying” but I think it’s great — everyone mutually sharing ideas and pushing themselves a little out of their comfort zones. Also, I think art is so beneficial for anyone, so anything to get more people experiencing it is awesome. It’s so good for the soul!

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The whole thing is all about just having a good time and relaxing. Both times I had friends with literally no painting experience that did excellent. Even if you get to the end and aren’t totally in love with it, just the act of painting, having a glass of wine (or whatever your vice is) and hanging with your friends is a blast. Maybe this is a little skewed since I am a mom of a toddler and would think taking a shower uninterrupted is a great luxury, but still. Also, I might add I could do this myself for free at home as I have my own acrylics, wine, and canvas, but doing it in a different setting at a time that forces me to just chill is worth it. Totally a fun evening!

The other cool thing was hearing our instructor talk about how this job has benefited him. He a young artist with student loans to pay off (I mean haven’t we all been there?! Ugh) who had never actually been paid to paint. He said this job has totally changed his life, so that was pretty cool to hear too!

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If you want more info on signing up, you can check it out here! Also, just not note, this is not a sponsored post — it’s just my review.

 

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