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Emma's Bows and More (Review & Giveaway)

Part of Balian's 2nd Birthday Bash

I am so excited that Balian will be turning two this week! It seems like just yesterday, Sacha and I were waiting for his arrival, and two years later, he's an energetic, smart, and absolutely adorable little boy. Time flies, and within that time, we've sure made a lot of memories. I try my hardest to come up with birthday themes that I know Balian will enjoy now, and will make for wonderful memories later on in his life. This year, we're celebrating B's 2nd birthday with his pal- The Cat in the Hat! 

Balian's birthday is this week, but his actual birthday party won't take place until Oct. 20th, so we're doing a whole lot of birthday celebrating between now and then. I wanted to make sure that Balian felt extra special on his actual birthday, and what better way to make your kid feel special, than finding them a special birthday shirt?

I hooked up with the girls at Emma's Bows and more, and worked with Lindsey Joyner Cross, to share some wonderful items available in her shop! Emma's Bows and more consists of a mother-daughter team, mom- Stella, and daughter- Lindsey. The two love to work and create adorable bows and apparel together. The fact that this is a mother/daughter operation, drew me in from the beginning. As soon as Lindsey heard my blogging story and gave the green light, we were set to work together on this special birthday feature for Balian.

I loved the Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Initial Shirt that I saw listed in Emma's Bows and More on Etsy. Lindsey happily agreed to customize a shirt just like the one in her shop, to send to Balian. Super excited, I couldn't wait for the shirt to arrive, because I knew Balian was going to love it!

The special shirt for the Birthday Boy- from Emma's Bows and More!

Here's a closer look at the appliqued design on the t-shirt...

The gals at Emma's Bows and more use 100% cotton short or long sleeved t's for their custom shirts, making them super soft and comfy. Our shirt came to us in navy blue, with short sleeves in a size 2. The navy blue background is the perfect color compliment to the yellow, red and white coloring in the appliqued pieces. A capital letter 'B' for Balian was added to the shirt, and the fabric depicts some beloved Dr. Seuss characters from The Cat in the Hat stories- Nick and Sally. Topping the letter 'B,' is a whimsical hat- The Cat's hat, in fact! 

Snack time in his new Cat in the Hat Initial Shirt from Emma's Bows and More!

Playing in mommy and daddy's room...

Balian has been loving this shirt. As soon as it arrived in the mail, and I removed it from the tissue paper it was wrapped in, Balian laid eyes on it, and he wanted to wear it- right then and there! I had to let him try it on, couldn't resist! It looked too cute on him! I let him wear it for the remainder of the day, and then two days later, he was asking to wear it again. I believe Balian has worn this shirt three times since it arrived! It wears wonderfully- through everyday activities, play time, arts and crafts, etc. It has managed to survive through sticky boy lunches and snacks, and is a pro among its pals in the washing machine! I sometimes have to be super careful when washing these types of shirts, so I simply washed it inside out, and decided to lay it flat to dry, instead of putting it in the dryer, though I could have, and it would have been fine, on a low heat setting.

Playing with Playdough...

The perfect shirt for playtime!

I have been so pleased with the durability of this shirt, and everyone who has seen it thus far, as absolutely loved the adorable design! The shirt is a little roomy, which is wonderful, because that means that Balian will get to wear a little bit longer! It'll be perfect to wear as the weather gets cooler, too- we'll just layer a long sleeved tee underneath, and we'll be good to go, with our pal- Cat!

Emma's Bows and More actually has an entire Dr. Seuss Shop within their Etsy Shop, which you've just got to check out- especially if you or a special little one in your life is a Dr. Seuss fan! There are lots of other wonderful designs to see at Emma's Bows and More, too! Their Christmas Shop is full of must-haves! Check out a few of my favorite designs!

Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Skirt outfit
Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Skirt Outfit (How stinking cute is this!?)

Boy Turkey Shirt
Boy Turkey Shirt (Girl designs available, too!)

Christmas Knot Dress
Christmas Knot Dress

Going to Disney airplane shirt
Planning a trip to Disney? Check out the Disney Shop!

I have a feeling that I will be heading back to Emma's Bows and More many, many times! From winter to spring, summer and fall, they have seasonal designs for every boy and girl, as well as special themes! The ladies at Emma's Bows and More are so sweet, and from one Etsy convo with them, you can absolutely tell how much they love what they do, and how much they love bringing smiles to parents and children! Working with them has been a wonderful experience for me, and I know it will be for you, too, if you choose to purchase from their shop!

Christmas Stocking or Hat Shirt for little boy or girl

Want It? Buy It!

Head to Emma's Bows and More on Etsy, and take a good look around at all of the adorable designs that await you! If you're looking for a special shirt for Thanksgiving, Christmas, cute bows, other apparel and accessories, etc, this is the shop for you! Emma's Bows and More is on Facebook, which is a great place to connect, so be sure to give their page a 'like,' and favorite their shop on Etsy, too!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win an item from the Emma's Bows and More Christmas Shop! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win this special prize! Be sure to complete ALL of the first few entry fields for your entries to qualify!

Special thanks to Stella and Lindsey at Emma's Bows and More for helping us make this birthday bash so special, and for offering this wonderful giveaway to our readers!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent the above mentioned item, free of charge, for review purposes, directly from the sponsor. All thought and opinions expressed are solely my own. Your experience may differ. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


  1. I was looking for the same info about virtually identical & finally i got my answer from your post thanks for sharing this useful info.!

  2. I love the Dr. Seuss Character Craze Skirt Outfit. I saw many, many barrettes I loved. My granddaughters have a thing 1 and thing 2 shirt they love wearing so I think they'd adore this

  3. Yes, we have started shopping for Christmas. It gets here so fast

  4. Frosty the Snowman shirt is so cute. jj250@aol.com

  5. I have started picking little things up when I see a good sale. jj250@aol.com

  6. My favorite is the Children Personalized Cars Backpack

  7. I started a little.. will need to get going and get started before it creeps up on me.

  8. My fav are the bows. I like the Medium Halloween Candy Korker hair bow - http://www.etsy.com/listing/82430782/medium-halloween-candy-corn-korker-hair

  9. Me again.. nope, haven't started holiday shopping or even thought about it yet.

  10. I love the holiday outfits. the turkey one and the one for christmas. too stinking cute


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