Little Bits of Country

I want to welcome blog reader and friend, Kristina to 4 little Fergusons today. 

  Last summer, for the Ferguson girls’ birthdays, she sent us this amazing care package all the way from the East side of the good ol’ US of A! It was full of tea and homemade vanilla sugar, lip gloss, flower seeds and nail polish. The best part of all, these jars, lids and straws!!!
We posted our thank you on Facebook.  🙂

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OH MY GOODNESS! I LOVE THESE cups!  They clean up so nicely, and don’t get slimey like plastic cups do over time.

  My kids have water glasses on my kitchen table 24×7, because I want them to be good water drinkers, and I want it to be easily accessible.  I was tired of spills and I was tired of UGLY mismatched kids cups on my table all day. 

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This, my friends, is the answer. 

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These jars and lids are GORGEOUS, they are cute in my kitchen and they are spill proof!  {aka Paxton proof}  Order one for every child in your family, with their own straw color!!!!  AND, she has MOMMY sized cups, too! I love it!  🙂

Without further adieu, here’s Kristina, from the Little Bits of Country Etsy store:

Hello, My name is Kristina, and I am the owner of Little Bits of Country Etsy Shop. I was so excited when Tonya asked me if she could write a post about me and my shop!

I am 27 and have been married to my handsome hubby for 8yrs now. We have 2 children who are 7 and 5. I am a stay at home mom and a homeschooling mom. Hubby owns his own Construction business and has built our home from the ground up!

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I got started in making my jars about a year ago.  I gave one to my mom, she took it to church with her, and all the ladies asked where she got it!  She called me and said maybe I should think about selling them?
I made up a case of them, sent them with her, and she sold them all!

The rest is history………….. 🙂

  I sell the lids {with straw} in wide mouth lids or regular lid sizes. They come with a straw in many different colors. You pick! 

Orange, red, purple, pink, black, green and blue

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   I also sell lids called Cuppow lids.

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They are a new lid that has just come out in the past year or so.They are made in Boston, and turn your jar into a travel mug. If I may say so, I really love mine!  🙂 Those come in Wide or Regular lid sizes, as well.

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I sell mostly just lids, you can buy your jars at the store.  However, I do sell a few of the jars too. I can pack ‘em up, nice and safe for shipping, if you’d like. 

  These jars are a great size! They are 24 oz, pint and a half jars and fit perfectly in most cup holders. They are great for mom’s on the go!  

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  We have a big ol’ work truck and they fit great in all the cup holders in it!

  If you don’t want such a big glass I can also make them in 12 oz. jars too. This is the size Tonya has for her kids, and they work so well.

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The Straws and the Cuppow lids are both BPA free, and dishwasher safe, which is so nice for this busy Momma! Actually the whole cup is dishwasher safe.

  Come on over to my Etsy store, Little Bits of Country.  Just for stopping by, I’d love to offer you 20% off your order today!  {Just add this code: FLF20 before you check out}

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Thank you, Kristina! We LOVE our cups and straws!!!!

  Head on over to her Etsy store and show Kristina some love for giving us SUCH a great discount today!!!!
You are going to want one for yourself and every sweet kiddo in your family!

Hugs, T

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I {Heart} Etsy

  I looooooooove Etsy!  Homemade, beautifully crafted things in a serene shopping environment, much more user friendly than Ebay, I think!

   Keeping this in mind, you can imagine how excited I was, when I got a fun Birthday package in the mail from new blog reader and friend, Tami.  She has not 1, but 2 fabulous Etsy stores.

Shop  Isn’t her packaging AMAZING?!?!?!?!  Loving the little details!

Her stores are:

  September Willow

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   She sent some darling hair pins for the girls from her Paige and Penelope store. 

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And for me?

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  She knew I loved turquoise and vintage things, so she sent THESE from September Willow!

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  I am SOOO in love!  This jewelry is amazing!  High quality and very beautiful. I love the vintage feel of the pieces!

  Go visit Tami at both of her Etsy stores and show her some love.  What a perfect gift for a teacher, loved one, upcoming stocking stuffer or gift exchange!  

  Or even just go shop for YOURSELF, you know there is an outfit in your closet you’ve been dying to buy new jewelry for……this is the place to find unique pieces like no other!

  I was so excited about these products, that when I wrote Tami a thank you, I asked if she would let me blog about her stores, AND asked if she’d be willing to give us a deal.  

   Her store is already VERY affordable, but she was SUPER sweet to offer 4 little Ferguson readers a discount! 

  Here it is, good for a limited time only, a discount code just for YOU!    🙂

{Because Tami is awesome….}

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{All Caps!} 

  When entered at check out and it gives you a discount of 30%!  Look for “Apply Shop Coupon Code”  before you click Submit Order.

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A great big Thank You to Tami of September Willow & Paige and Penelope for sending such a beautiful birthday gift to me and my girlies!  And, for allowing the blessings to be passed on to 4 little Fergusons readers as well.
{I was not compensated for, or asked to write this post.  I was just THAT excited about the product.}   🙂

Now go forth, shop and be merry!

Oh, and tell Tami, Tonya from 4 little Ferguson’s sent you over…….

Hugs,

~T

“Like” September Willow on Facebook to keep up with the latest deals and designs!

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Wedding Bells

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  My baby brother, Chad (FINALLY) proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren, a few weeks before our Florida trip.  She said “Yes! It’s about dang time!”  (Ok I am not for sure that’s what she said, but I bet I am close…)

YAY!!!!

  After much debate, they decided to get married while we were in Florida.  Meaning they planned the entire thing in…….

20 days. 

Can you IMAGINE?!?!??!

  They did this so we could be a part of it, bless their hearts!!!!!  They knew there was no way we could save up to fly back again this year.  Lauren pulled it off, and it was AMAZING! 🙂

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  They asked our children to be part of their big day. They, of course, were thrilled.  Lauren’s wedding colors, Fushia & Tangerine Orange, were the ones I had picked out for my wedding 10 years ago, but I guess I was ahead of the trends, because back then we couldn’t find anything in those 2 colors, and people looked at me like I was NUTS! lol 🙂  To say I lived vicariously through Lauren would be a small understatement, I had so much fun sending her cake and flower pictures using those colors. And, she let me pick the little girls flower girl dresses! {squeeeeeeeal}

I immediately began scouring bridal sites….too expensive and too fancy for an outdoor Florida wedding.  Then, I remembered Etsy, my favorite new addiction.  I hit the JACKPOT, praise the Lord, finding a gal on there who would sell me a 3T fushia and tangerine tutu with matching headband for $20 AND custom make me a matching size 7-8 with flower clip for $25 by Monday (it was Thursday I do believe). 

  And boy, did she deliver!  These tutu’s are made from an excellent quality tulle and the hair accessories are well made.  I HIGHLY recommend her!   Check out her shop here at Caroline’s Boutique, and please tell her Tonya from Kansas sent you.

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We love you Uncle Chad & Aunt Lauren, thanks for making us a part of your special day!  xoxo

Here are the photos from their amazing day!

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Proof that I should’ve taken my children’s photos BEFORE the wedding rather than after: 

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(But who has time for that when trying to do hair and get little people dressed between afternoon naps and a 3:00 ceremony!?!??!)  🙂 

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Considering that we were drenched in sweat by this point and ready to go inside, they did very well.

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I had Chad and Lauren’s photographer snap a family photo for me….easier said than done.

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SO close, thanks Ty!

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I tell ya, the more kids you have, the harder it is to take a good family photo!

Oh well.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Bontrager! We are SO happy for you two!

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~T