Valentines for Little Loves.....and a giveaway

February 17, 2014

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This Valentine's day Hudson got lots of fun valentines from our blog friends! We had so much fun with our Secret Santa exchange that our little blogger group decided to do another fun swap just for Valentine's day! We had a blast getting little surprises in the mail!

Hudson sent out these dinosaur valentines along with dinosaur stickers. We are dinosaur obsessed around here!

Each time we would receive a new valentine we would put them up on our trusty chalkboard...(plus a few extra cards from grandparents!) Everyone was so creative!

Hudson LOVES cards of any kind...so he loved this display and loved playing with all of these adorable valentines! And yes, we are in a no-clothes stage. But he will wear a scarf?

As a part of the exchange we also were paired up with one blogger to send the mom a sweet surprise...I sent Natasha from Hello Happiness some goodies and got the cutest little Valentine's Day tea towel from Colleen from Meet the Sullivans!

We had so much fun swapping valentines with everyone! Check out the blogs below to see everyone who participated!

Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Natasha at Hello Happiness
Sara at Running from the Law

In other news, today I also want to introduce you to Marie, one of my sponsors this month! She has written an amazing ebook called This Bleep is Hard. Read on for details and a chance to win a copy of your own!

I’m Marie McKinney Oates and I’m an author and marriage coach with Nashville Marriage Studio. After having our son in 2011, my husband and I realized how much parenthood changed our marriage. We were no longer the same people with the same priorities as we were before we brought our beautiful boy home. It wasn’t long before we felt more like roommates than sweethearts, and that this marriage thing was, for the first time, hard.

I wrote This Bleep is Hard to be a guide AND a friend. I wanted to give new parents practical communication tips to make sure their conversations and “intense discussions” were as healthy as possible. I wanted to help couples talk about their expectations about parenthood from as many angles as possible, more than simply sharing how many kids each of them wanted to have. Most importantly, I wanted to be that friend that shared her own difficulties in marriage because sometimes we don’t need advice as much as we need a simple, “Yeah. Me, too.”

Thanks for reading, and I hope you check out This Bleep is Hard!
Marie is generously giving away 5 copies of her book to you guys! Enter below!

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30 Responses to “Valentines for Little Loves.....and a giveaway”

  1. Yay! Loved swapping Dino cards with you kids! And Hudson in his no clothes phase- totally cute- and totally a boy!

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  2. Intimacy & keeping an organized house!

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  3. I love those cards!! This swap was such a cute idea!

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  4. I love the no-clothes phase! So dang funny! And such a fun idea to swap valentines! :)

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  5. I love the Valentine swap! What a great idea! :)

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  6. This exchange was so much fun! We loved getting your card in the mail -- Owen is really into dinosaurs these days, so he loved the stickers. So glad you like the tea towel. It looks cute on your oven!

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  7. So cute! I love the pic of him looking up at his board of valentine's. :)

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  8. Would love to read this book, one of the hardest things has been working to learn more patience. Both my husband and I have to constantly work on this!

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  9. Thank you for the sweet Valentines for the girls! Ashlynn loved the stickers - you know she stole Kenley's! Love the tea towel Colleen sent, I love collecting little things for each holiday :)

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  10. Such a fun exchange! We loved Hudson's cute dinosaur cards! ;)

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  11. What a fun Valentine idea. I love your creative dinosaur idea. And I agree totally. This bleep is hard!

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  12. We loved your dino cards and the stickers were such a hit! I think one of the dogs is wearing a sticker right now! :) Great exchange!

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  13. Haha, a no-clothes phase sounds hilarious. I'm sure it's not when you're trying to get out the door! Fun Valentine swap, what a great idea.

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  14. My biggest challenge since having a baby has been surviving on little sleep.

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  15. Fortunately, Hudson is so cute, he can get away with the 'no clothes plus a scarf' trend:) Glad you guys had a good V-day!

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  16. Keeping a clean house....I think that hasn't happened since bringing the baby home :)

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  17. Biggest challenge is staying updated on Ellen...haha...I think I have 50 episodes on my DVR to watch. I never have time for TV anymore which is a good problem to have, I guess!

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  18. Oh Hudson-You are the cutest with your little scarf nakey body!!! Owen is total in the same phase.. if he could be naked all the time he would be. LOVED our Dinosaur Valentine's! Just perfect. Thanks friend!!! That tea towel is perfect. And biggest challenge after marriage saving some patience/and grace for my husband on such a little amount of sleep. Something I am always working on. But I can honestly say it seems easier (so far) the second time around. Thank you LORD! XO

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  19. No shirt + scarf = perfect combo, Hudson!!! I love it! And Arden looooved her "dinosaur" stickers!!! So cute :)

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  20. My biggest challenge has been finding time for me amongst getting everyone else taken care, work, household chores, etc.

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  21. Such a cute idea to do a valentines exchange! I love it. And the hardest part about marriage after baby is definitely time. Once it's finally just me and my husband, we are both so tired after working all day that we just want to eat dinner, sit on the couch and fall asleep!

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  22. I hear just pants and a scarf is very 'in' right now!

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  23. All those valentines are so cute!!

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  24. How fun to exchange with all the bloggers!! How does one join this group?

    You can fin me blogging about "Life on the Parsons Farm" : atparsons.blogspot.com

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  25. Looks like a great book to add to my collection, since I'm getting ready to have my first baby!
    jvucinaj316@hotmail.com

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  26. Love all of the Valentines you guys came up with! The hardest part of marriage after baby for us has been simply having the time/energy left for one another after a long day of work and parenting!

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  27. Biggest challenge - finding enough time to get everything done.

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  28. Def getting back in shape and having a schedule for my son. Both of those are a huge struggle. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Keeping the house organized!

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  30. We are expecting our first in August so not quite sure what will be the hardest yet!!

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