Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Theo's First Haircut

Last weekend, we decided it was finally time to have Theo's hair cut. We are not big into cutting our kids' hair, it turns out. Coco was three-and-a-half at her first haircut and Theo is almost two-and-a-half. If it hadn't been bothering him so much, we probably would have waited longer! I always thought I would have my girl's hair in a neat little bob and keep a boy's hair short and tidy, but I guess not! ;)

To quote my brother, Theo's hair was out of control. I know it sounds crazy, but until it was all wet and combed out, I didn't really see it! But it was out of control. It was definitely time.

I thought I would cry to see my darling baby boy's sweet wings and floppy bangs disappear, but much to my surprise, I was totally fine. My biggest fear had been taking him somewhere and having them completely shear his head. Luckily, we had my cousin cut his hair, and her approach was that we still wanted Theo to look like Theo, just able to see better. Perfect!

Coco jumped in a was so helpful in catching a few locks of Theo's hair to put in his baby book. She was so supportive and said calming things to him as he squirmed and decided he'd had enough.

And just like that, within a matter of minutes it was finished and Theo was transformed! Still Theo, but able to see. And we can see his gorgeous eyes better, too! What a success.

What is your approach to children's hair? Did you cry at your child's first haircut?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Minute: New Years Cards from Minted

This week, I'm sharing some last minute tips for the holidays. With Christmas on a Saturday this year, we procrastinators can really maximize! First tip: New Years cards from Minted. I love sending holiday cards each year, but it's virtually impossible to get them ordered and sent out on time with everything else going on. So that's why we do New Years cards instead! For the last six years, we have ordered from Minted.

Minted is a design marketplace of independent artists from around the globe. Minted is known for its high-quality paper and printing. Minted’s Signature paper is thick and luxurious with a creamy cotton texture, and has been optimized for photo printing. You can also choose 100% recycled paper, Pearlescent paper which adds a subtle shimmer, DoubleThick paper or even TripleThick paper.

One of my favorite things about Minted is that they offer postcards. For the past few years, we've done a postcard and saved money on both the cards and postage! Minted also offers ornament cards in 8 unique die-cut shapes. With all of the styles, a variety of backer options allow you to add additional photos, text, and customization options to your holiday card.

All holiday cards are available with matching custom stamps, envelope designs and FREE recipient addressing. Save time and make your holiday card beautiful from the inside out. And enjoy Minted's FREE concierge address book service. Send them your addresses in any format, from envelopes to lists, and they will build out your Minted Address Book for you. It doesn't get much better than that.

Order today and receive 15% off of your holiday card order with the code WINTER16. The countdown is on! Happy last-minute shopping and prep! xo

(And, if you care to, you can see all of our past years' cards here and here;)

This post is sponsored by Minted, a long time sponsor of Swiss Lark. I received a discount on our 2017 New Years cards in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. We love Minted and thank you for supporting the carefully selected and genuinely loved sponsors that make Swiss Lark possible. 
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