Jrfashionista

Michelle from Jrfashionista is guest posting this afternoon! Ohandplusalso, I'm in love with all their children's clothes.


"Jrfashionista is a new Australian website/brand coming to town! When shopping online at Jrfashionista, you can expect to see chic, youthful, and colorful designs.

We keep our prices low and the designs fabulous! Our sizes range from 1 - 10 years old, and if you see something you totally love, but not in the size you'd need, just email us!

We only use "real kids" and not models for our photos. So, be sure to enter your child into our Model of the Month competition after your purchase.

Get ready for upcoming Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays by pre-ordering your child's outfit today!! Enjoy our site, and we hope you fall in love with our kiddie clothes as much as we do!"





This guest post was paid for by Jrfashionista. If you'd like to see your business on my blog, email jade(@)coffeeandcashmere.com.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Oh, Tuesday. You are rainy and gloomy and you're making me want to pass smooth out in my bed. But convincing my three-year-old to nap with me is like trying to sell a root canal to a grown up. Not going to happen.

Andplusalso, it's finally fall, and the weather isa changing. Matter of fact, it's even chilly in my house. Like, I'm on the verge of putting a big comfy sweatshirt and fleece pajama pants on. That helps during the freezing months when our electric bill is crazy expensive. I kid. I have no clue how much anything costs. I just assume gas is free on Fridays.

I do know that I have a delicious dish for you guys today. AND it's spicy. Perfect to warm up your insides. William's sister's husband brought this dish to our last shindig, and I practically held him hostage until he gave up the recipe. And now I'm sharing the goods with you. 


Buffalo Chicken Dip
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2 (8oz) Cream Cheese
1 cup Ranch Dressing
3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot
2 (10oz) cans of Chicken Breast
1/2 bag shredded Cheddar Cheese

- Heat cream cheese, ranch, and Frank's in a Crock Pot or in a large pot on the stove. Heat on low and stir frequently. After it's melted pretty well, add chicken and cheddar cheese. Continue to melt until smooth. Serve with chips!

Side note: This recipe is doubled and makes a good bit. Enough to feed a small party. If you'd like to half the dish, change the Frank's to 1/2 a cup and half everything else.


Little Fierce One

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Teepees are all the kiddie rage right now. And I guess they are for the moms, too. Mommies will do just about anything for their little humans, like shell out up to $400 on a pop-up teepee. Whatever floats your boat, er, wallet, I guess.

One of my all time favorite teepee shops on Etsy right now is Little Fierce One. Not only are her creations gorgeous and detailed, they are also very well priced. This teepee shop has an array of choices for both little boys and girls. Each one is extremely durable, creating countless hours of imaginative play.

If you don't see the perfect teepee for your child, or if you'd like one to match your decor, Little Fierce One also makes custom teepees. These teepees are great for photo opts, too. Hey-oh.


Be sure to check out all of the wonderful sponsors on the right side of my blog. I only choose to work with the best, and Little Fierce One is one of them. If you'd like to see your business on my list of sponsors, email me jade@coffeeandcashmere.com.


Go Hey Judy GIVEAWAY [OVER]

This giveaway is now over! Congrats Manda O.! You have won a Daisy Doll from Go Hey Judy! Thanks to everyone who entered this great giveaway! 


Is it the weekend yet? 'Cause I'm ready for a breakity break. Since we still have another whole day before we can clock out, here is a brand new giveaway to help with the wait.

If you have been reading my blog for a long time now, or heck, even a week, you'd know we adore dolls at this house. Okay, William could care less. So, let me clarify; Adrienne and I love dolls. Especially handmade, one-of-a-kind dolls.

Go Hey Judy, another fabulous Etsy shop full of gifts, sent us my little mama a Daisy Doll with a hand-embroidered face. These Daisy dolls are made from organically dyed muslin making them durable and cuddly. They also make great gifts for both young and old.


There are several Daisy Dolls to choose from, each wearing a different colored dress. The doll we received is wearing a dress made from the most perfect shabby chic fabric in all the land. She matches Adrienne's bed perfectly. My child loves her Daisy. And I love how elegant and unique she looks. 


Now for the giveaway! I've teamed up with Go Hey Judy to offer one lucky Coffee and Cashmere reader a chance to win a Daisy Doll* of choice!


For your chance to win, just log into the Rafflecopter below (or make a new Rafflecopter account), and follow the directions for each entry. Please make sure to actually do what's required for each entry. If you just click enter and not do what it's asking, I'll know. If you are unsure how to do one, skip it and contact me. I can't stress this enough. I go back and check to make sure the winner actually did what was required. I will not let cheaters win. DON'T CHEAT. Meh. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is now over! Congrats Manda O.! You have won a Daisy Doll from Go Hey Judy! Thanks to everyone who entered this great giveaway! 

This giveaway will last until Sunday, September 29th. One winner will be picked at random via Rafflecopter and will receive a Daisy Doll* of choice from Go Hey Judy. The winner will be announced on coffeeandcashmere.com and will also be notified via email. The winner will have ONE week to respond to the email to claim their prize. If the winner never responds, a second winner will be picked at random.

*The winner may choose any non-embroidered face Daisy Doll


Congrats to Harley for winning my last giveaway!

Winsome Words Wednesday and a WINNER


#compassion




Congrats Harley! You have won your choice of WoolPet from Endeavour Toys! I will be contacting you at some point today! Thanks to everyone who entered this great giveaway. I love a good crafting sesh, and I love it even more when I have a little memento that's actually worth keeping, like Mr. Foxers. Thanks Endeavour Toys, for that.

Check back tomorrow for another brand new giveaway. Press your luck with me again. No whammies. No whammies. 

Fear

I used to be fearless.

For example, I traveled all over the country with my girlfriend to rando music festivals, meeting even more rando people, during my early twenties. Oh, we are driving 14 hours straight to the next state? More Redbull, please. Don't worry about getting mace, or a bodyguard. Or even telling our parents. Why did they need to know we suddenly had the urge to drive all the way up north? We were twenty-two. Adults. No one needed to know where we were. If we got kidnapped, no reason to look in OHIO. #dumb

Now, I'm the parent that thinks back to all those incredibly stupid decisions I made when I was younger. And now I'm the one that has to worry for the rest of my life that my child is going to make some horrendous mistakes.

I mean, it's already started. Adrienne and I were poppin' tags at Goodwill a few weeks ago, when we went up to the checkouts to make our purchases. Adrienne was right there next to the cart. The cashier told me the price. I put my purse onto the counter and looked down, trying to dig my wallet out. As soon as I was opening the thing to get the money, the cashier said, "Your daughter is outside." I jerked my neck so hard, my head barely kept up. Sure enough, Adrienne was just moseying around OUTSIDE the doors with people walking in and out, who looked bewildered at this kid by herself. THIS HAPPENED IN FIVE SECONDS.

I dropped my wallet, change went everywhere, and rushed outside the sliding doors to grab the tiny human that I made. How could she have gotten out there so fast? All these burning eyes around me thinking I'm the worst parent ever. What if someone grabbed her? What if she had wandered off the sidewalk? I mean, that's a busy parking lot. All the what ifs. I can't even.

It was awful. I got down to eye level with her and asked her what in the world she was doing. She told me she thought I was outside. I guess she had just gotten lost. Or she was a really good liar, and she just thought it would be fine for her to walk off. OUTSIDE. WITHOUT ME. It's probably the latter, but, gosh, I don't even know. I told her that she always needs to stay next to Mommy, that she can't ever leave me like that, and how that scared me so bad.

I wanted to be so angry with her. She knows better than that. I wanted to be so angry with myself. I know better than that. I know not to take my eyes off of her for a few seconds. I wanted to cry. I wanted to get the eff out of there from the embarrassment.

I went back to the cashier to pay and thanked her while I finished picking up my change, red-faced. No, lady behind me, I don't need those pennies on the ground. Please just let me get to my car and ugly cry in peace.

That ordeal definitely put having kids into perspective.

And so I have actual fear now. I worry that I will always be too many steps behind my Adrienne, and not ahead of her. That I won't be able to always catch those falls or fix those mess-ups before she makes them. But, it all goes along with parenthood.

I will try my hardest to always be two steps ahead of Adrienne, and if for some reason I'm not, I will always provide the Hello Kitty band-aids.

Or stuff her into a bubble. Because, that's the most logical.


Piggy Hates Panda

Adrienne loves ballet. She can jeté and pirouette like a pro. And she doesn't even take dance. I'm thinking I need to enroll her pretty soon, because my short lived stay at Ms. Jackson's ballet school is resulting in little to no help with this subject. What can I say? I was a three-year-old ballet school drop out.

A few weeks ago, Piggy Hates Panda, a fantastic handmade doll shop, sent Adrienne a beautiful ballerina that looks just like her. Another thing that Adrienne digs? Matchy-matchy stuff. She loves for her and her dolls to be mirror images.


Piggy Hates Panda's dollies are so amazing. Their hand-applied and embroidered details are just as swoon-worthy. Each doll is made with the most durable materials, making them even baby safe.

Piggy Hates Panda also makes customizable dollies. If you want a purple-haired cheerleader, I'm sure they could whip up the cutest dollie with pom poms. These huggable little friends will make so many children happy. They even have little man dolls for the man boy in your life.


The little ballerina Adrienne received has grey leg-warmers and a pink tutu that can be taken off. Another three-year-old perk. My kid loves to take off and re-dress her babies. At least she loves fashion?


Be sure to check out Piggy Hates Panda on Facebook and Twitter for even more magical fluff!

Truly Sanctuary

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One of my favorite up and coming companies is Truly Sanctuary. They offer the coolest of cool tees for adults and children. I mean, their shirts are so super comfy, that I still practically live in my Bill Murray jaunt. People probably think I'm a wackadoodle for wearing it over and over, but it's okay. I think the same thing about them.

Please be sure to check out this great company, and all the other legit sponsors on the right side of my blog. If you'd like to see your name in flashing lights (lights, lights), email me, jade@coffeeandcashmere.com. #whereareyouyeezy


Cabin Fever

This past weekend we took a trip with the family for William's grandmother's 80th birthday. We enjoyed catching up with folks we haven't seen in foreves, and Adrienne was just happy she could swim her little heart out. #mermaidbabyforlife

Here are a few of the million photos I snapped.


Winsome Words Wednesday


#knowwhentoletitbe

Also, I'm giving a moment of silence for all the people who were lost during the unforgettable 9/11. If you want to see my views on 9/11 and our the their now war with Syria, read this article. He pretty much nails it. Wake up people. And grow a pair.

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