Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Confessions of a Mami Blogger

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Confessions of a Mami Blogger | Live Colorful

When I started blogging, five years ago, things were so different. There was no pressure of professional pictures. Blogging was rough and simple.

Then time passed, blogging changed, and in the process, I became a mother.

I was too worried about trying to keep my life the same as how it was before my baby arrived. I wanted to continue growing my business, working in sponsored campaigns and collaborating with brands while dealing with all the challenges of a new mother.

One big pressure, I remember, was trying to show pretty images of my new life constantly. It was hard, because, as a lot of you already know, motherhood is not perfect. It’s actually really messy. But I was obsessed with capturing all the“pretty” memories. I often made my husband and baby sit down and posed for the camera. They didn’t love it, and I couldn’t but feel guilty about it.

Trying to capture “beautiful” moments feels exhausting and silly sometimes. My baby is growing, he wants to make messes, be rude, push my buttons in front of people. And sometimes I’m there, trying to make him pose for pictures while all he wants to do is run or jump.

Last weekend we celebrated Jaxon’s second birthday. I got home and realized that I forgot to take pictures of his party. I came home feeling guilty and totally sad about not having digital memories of that day. So I took out a piece of leftover cake when we got home and I decided to recreate the moment just to take some pictures of his balloons and birthday gifts.

The thing is that is so hard to be a mami blogger and not try to take tons of pictures of your kid, family, and life all the time!

Confessions of a Mami Blogger | Live Colorful

Confessions of a Mami Blogger | Live Colorful

Even when is hard to stop, I now realized that as much as I love looking at images of my kid smiling and playing on my phone or computer, it will never be the same as looking at his face in front of me, while the moment is still happening.

As a good therapy, I started to take quick and non-planned pictures and I started to appreciate the beauty of pixelated faces, blurry smiles, and dark videos. There is authenticity in them, and a sense of reality and honesty, just like blogging five years ago.

Are you a mami blogger too? How long have you been blogging? Do your kid loves helping you with pictures or he hates them?

This is Why Printed Memories Are The Best

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This is a sponsored collaboration with Basic InviteAll opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

The cutest birth announcements, birthday and baby shower invitations by Basic Invite

When our little Jax was born, we found an overwhelming love and happiness that was hard to describe. We tried our best to plan ahead as much as possible and do all the things that, as new parents, we were to supposed to do. We packed a hospital bag, we decorated Jaxon’s nursery and we even hired a photographer to capture our baby’s first day of life. But not surprisingly, we also forgot to do many things. One of those things was to send our baby’s birth announcement to friends and family.

This is Why Printed Memories Are The Best | Live Colorful

Months later, a friend of us sent us her little girl’s birth announcement. It felt so personal, sweet and special. I remember looking at her printed memory with melancholy and thinking of the first time we saw our baby boy’s adorable face.

I wish we could go back to be able to share that moment with the people we love. That’s why I always encourage new moms to look for a birth announcement design they love in advance and be able to have them ready after the baby is born.

I was so happy to be invited to collaborate with Basic Invite and share with you not only their creative birth announcement designs, but also their custom baby shower and cheap first birthday invitations.

The cutest birth announcements, birthday and baby shower invitations by Basic Invite

I ordered a sample to be able to check out quality and colors and honestly I really love everything about it. The quality of the paper (I ordered Signature Matte) is great, and the colors were just as I imagined. I picked “THE ARROW STATS BOY BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS” design and I was able to personalize the picture, font, information and even the colors I wanted.

One of the things I appreciated the most about their service, was receiving an email for one of their designers to ask me about my product and my experience with their shipping and site, and to offer me help and advice if I needed to make any changes with my order.

The cutest birth announcements, birthday and baby shower invitations by Basic Invite

In terms of design, Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. Basic Invite also offers over 40 different colors of envelopes! To make your invitations and announcements stand out even before they are opened.

The cutest birth announcements, birthday and baby shower invitations by Basic Invite

Their birthday invitations got me excited about Jaxon’s birthday too, since it is getting closer and closer. I’m trying to get inspiration from their selection. Maybe space? I don’t know, there are so many cute designs to pick from.

Visit Basic Invite on Instagram and Facebook for more information and inspiration.

It’s Time for Hot Cocoa and Adorable Holiday Pajamas

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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

I have always loved the holiday season, but not as much as I love it now that I’m a mom. Last year was my toddler’s first Christmas and it was awesome! Especially opening the gifts. I have never seen a little boy getting so excited about tearing apart paper. And of course, paying more attention to the boxes instead of the actually gifts.

This year I decided to start the holiday season earlier than ever. I saw Christmas decorations all over the mall and I couldn’t hide my excitement. So last weekend we took our Christmas tree out of storage and started to decorate our living room.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

On top of that, I visited Carter’s to get some adorable pajamas for Jaxon. Because well, seriously, there is nothing cuter than waking up and seeing your toddler in one piece red holiday themed pajamas!

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

Their winter and holiday selection for boys is amazing. Lots of variety, colors and themes. Carter’s has been my one stop shop for Jaxon’s clothes since he was born. I found there the cutest newborn onesies, and tons of funny t-shirts with quotes about mommy and daddy that everyone love.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

This time, beside holiday pajamas, I also got a few everyday basic pieces and a festive and stylish t-shirt for the holiday family portrait.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

Here is a coupon for you if you are visiting Carter’s this season for additional savings.

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You can’t-miss Black Friday deals. I heard that it’s going to be awesome! They will be offering a “Dash In to Win” sweepstakes that will award promo cards to the first 100 people to arrive at their local Carter’s or OshKosh store.

The Dash In to Win Sweepstakes will be held on Black Friday (11/24 – 11/25 – depending on whether or not the store is open on Thanksgiving). You can double check what date the sweepstakes will be held at your nearest location so you don’t miss them here.