Mother's Day is Everyday : Freshly Picked Moccasins & EllieFunDay Baby Blanket Giveaway with NaomiPQ!

NaomiPQ_instagram We had the honor of meeting amazing mother and Instagramer NaomiPQ  last month through our intern Jenn! She's a fabulous mother of three charming little boys and has been such an inspiration to so many. We asked her to write a few words about motherhood, balance and life! We are so honored to have her! Please see the giveaway at the end of the post! EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day Freshly_Picked_Moccs_EllieFunDay_baby_blanket   EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day naomidip I fumble for my iPhone and check the time. It’s 8:57 am, it's an hour and a half later than I had planned to wake up. There goes my plan to get up before the kids and make us an elegant breakfast. The baby is stirring, but I might have enough time to check my Instagram. And Facebook. And maybe my Pinterest too while I’m at it. My feet haven’t even touched the floor and I am already head first into social media. I scroll through and find photos of immaculate, clutter free interiors. Already, I am unhappy with the state of my own. Note to self: Purchase that issue of Real Simple I saw at the grocery line, because, gosh darn it, I have to find clever and affordable decluttering solutions if it kills me! By now, I hear the rumbling of little feet against our creaky wooden floors. I decide I’ll brush my teeth and find proper attire later. I go see what the commotion is all about. My five-year-old is completely naked and has already downloaded a new app on the iPad. I guess finding proper attire wasn’t a priority for him either. My two-year-old, surprisingly fully clothed, looks to have found and consumed half a bag of potato chips. The other half is emptied onto the white couch and adjacent high pile rug. Cross off “clutter-free” from my to do list. The rest of our day consists of nothing more than laundry and spilled milk. Come to think of it, most days do. I used to take the boys on these spontaneous hikes and felt really good about myself (maybe because being spontaneous and outdoorsy makes me a good mom). That’s what I told myself at least. On one occasion, I even brought an elaborate picnic lunch. It was a picture perfect moment… up until we ditched the picnic and ran back to the car. We heard a wild animal approaching, but it ended up being a warble of harmless geese. I laugh about it now. Sometimes my expectations of being a good mother can be quite comical, not to mention unrealistic. I begin to realize how accustomed I’ve become to approaching life like a Pinterest board – curating only the lovely, the inspiring, the ideal. Everything else – the mess, the mundane, and the unlovely – therefore became indications of less than adequate parenting, sending me into a downward spiral of frustration and self-doubt. As I am about to retire for the evening, I hear a faint whimpering coming from the boys’ room. It’s my two-year-old son, Luke, roused by a bad dream. Instinctually, I stroke his warm, rotund cheeks and give them soft kisses. Already his eyebrows begin to unfurl and his disposition softens. I whisper, “It’s okay, baby boy. Mommy’s here". His fears are quickly abated, and he returns to blissful slumber. I sneak away and close the door to a small victory. In this simple moment, my child felt safe. Not in a high-end toddler bed, but in the crook of my arm. Maybe one day I’ll have that clutter free home or travel the world and find the cure for an obscure disease. Today? Well, my house is still a mess and nothing particularly captivating is on our agenda. But I get to be a mommy to three of the most amazing little humans. And that’s pretty freakin’ cool.
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We are giving away in celebration of Mother's Day one EllieFunDay Fox & Forest Blanket and One Freshly Picked Moccasins (6 months : Copper Metallic) Freshly Picked moccs are perfect for our little Abel. Since he started learning to walk, it's been important for him to wear soft, flexible shoes. It doesn't hurt. too, that they are beautifully made. I seriously want a pair in my size! There is so much to love about our EllieFunDay blanket. I am always on the lookout for well-crafted, design-friendly kid products. I appreciate the attention to detail and the choice of materials. It's so velvety! No wonder the boys like to cuddle under it naked! Not to mention, the story behind it is what makes it truly special. It's thrilling to know that the purchase of each blanket gives dignity to the woman that made it.
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Here's how to enter! INSTAGRAM FOLLOW EllieFunDay on Instagram and leave your handle in the comments below. SHARE our Giveaway on Instagram and tag us @elliefunday; leave your link below FACEBOOK LIKE us on Facebook and leave your link in the comments below. SHARE on Facebook the giveaway and tag us. Giveaway ends on MONDAY, May 12, at 8pm, PST Please check back to see if you are the lucky winner!


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Anita K
Anita K

July 21, 2015

liked and facebook! and shared :)

anita k
anita k

July 21, 2015

Sweetskari is my IG handle. Love the moccs and adorable boys!

Abby
Abby

July 21, 2015

I follow on Instagram @missabigail42

Leslie
Leslie

July 21, 2015

like on FB and shared
https://www.facebook.com/mosquints

Christina-Nina Martin
Christina-Nina Martin

July 21, 2015

My ig handle is ninanicole I follow EllieFunDay

Sara Gouwens
Sara Gouwens

July 21, 2015

I’m about to add my third to our little clan! I’ve been drooling over the Elliefunday blankies for months now! My iG is sophnmonksmom

Bridge
Bridge

July 21, 2015

Like you on FB too!

https://www.facebook.com/brighid.kennedy

Heather F.
Heather F.

July 21, 2015

Love your stuff…. and all the great things you stand for! :)

Bridge
Bridge

July 21, 2015

Cute Giveaway! Love the blanket :) My IG name is BSiamas02

Thanks!

Megna Sethi
Megna Sethi

July 21, 2015

Love EllieFunDay and freshly picked. Hope I’m the lucky winner

Chelsie M.
Chelsie M.

July 21, 2015

I follow on Instagram! @chelsiemckinney

Chelsie M.
Chelsie M.

July 21, 2015

I like you on FB! https://www.facebook.com/mckinney.chelsie?ref=tn_tnmn

Jenny
Jenny

July 21, 2015

Shared on FB!

Jenny
Jenny

July 21, 2015

I like EFD on FB!

Jenny
Jenny

July 21, 2015

Shared on IG too!

Jenny
Jenny

July 21, 2015

I follow EFD on IG! @jennyjjchan

Jessica
Jessica

July 21, 2015

I shared on facebook
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Jessica
Jessica

July 21, 2015

I like you on facebook as Jessica Miller
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Molly Moore
Molly Moore

July 21, 2015

Following on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollymoore13

xx

Molly Moore
Molly Moore

July 21, 2015

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Molly Moore
Molly Moore

July 21, 2015

Shared on IG: http://instagram.com/mollyjmoore

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Molly Moore
Molly Moore

July 21, 2015

Following on IG: @mollyjmoore

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melissa
melissa

July 21, 2015

How great! I followed on FB and on instagram.
FB www.facebook.com/melissa.ruchfenlon
IG @aliceandlois

Vivian
Vivian

July 21, 2015

Shared on Instagram! :) @1nurseviv

Michelle Miyairi
Michelle Miyairi

July 21, 2015

what if you’ve always been a FB fan? :)

Bethanyanne Howard
Bethanyanne Howard

July 21, 2015

Liked on Facebook :)

Tracy S
Tracy S

July 21, 2015

i like Ellie Fun Day on FB https://www.facebook.com/tracy.storgaard

Tracy S
Tracy S

July 21, 2015

I follow on instagram @xlovelyx

Faith S.
Faith S.

July 21, 2015

Followed & re-posted on Instagram! my username is @faithelise and here’s the link! http://instagram.com/p/ntWZcSmdpq/

Audra
Audra

July 21, 2015

Happy to share, like, and follow you guys on instagram @audramagdalena_le and facebook! I love what you guys do!

Liberty T.
Liberty T.

July 21, 2015

I liked and shared on Instagram! @liberty_ct

Diana
Diana

July 21, 2015

I also liked you in Facebook and shared the post

Diana
Diana

July 21, 2015

My Instagram name is sillie_dee. Shared on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/n3fjkjTb4g/

Kristine
Kristine

July 21, 2015

Shared on IG: http://instagram.com/p/n2-VCILOvg/

Kristine
Kristine

July 21, 2015

Following on IG @kristineeecy!

Shannon Gould
Shannon Gould

July 21, 2015

I like you on facebook!

Shannon Gould
Shannon Gould

July 21, 2015

lovelovelove! I follow elliefunday on instagram @shanhgould

Misty
Misty

July 21, 2015

IG: mistylittles
FB: Misty Blue

liked on both

Carol M
Carol M

July 21, 2015

Shared on IG (@carolita009) http://instagram.com/p/nyBqabDvoC/

EllieFunDay
EllieFunDay

July 21, 2015

You’re extra special!!!

Michele
Michele

July 21, 2015

Followed on Instagram and reposted!
Handle: michelecave
Link: http://instagram.com/p/n6HsfKLnXc/

Liked on Facebook and shared!
Name: Michele Cave https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6214776
Link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10102510522938763&id=6214776
Apologies as I couldn’t figure out how to tag your page in my post.

Thanks!!

Liberty T.
Liberty T.

July 21, 2015

I have to revoke my entry because apparently you can only win a pair of moccs every 60 days and I just recently won from another blog. Thank you!

Liberty T.
Liberty T.

July 21, 2015

Here is the link to my Instagram share. Thank you so such a fun and fantastic giveaway.

http://instagram.com/p/n54tMVuuJ6/

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