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Tuesday Newsday: Breaking Wallinspired Blog News

I have a wallinspired blog announcement…drum roll… are you all sitting down? ūüôā

If you read my post last week¬†you know that I operate another blog in addition to this one as well as an Etsy shop and a bunch of other responsibilities. To tell the truth I’m tired. Dog tired.

This is how I feel

Multimedia Painting – Tired Girl from Amy22Mae

So I decided to make a few changes so I can do my best work and hold onto my sanity.

I will be offering chances for you to write here on the wallinspired blog as guest bloggers. All you have to do is tell me what you’re interested in talking about. The topics you can choose from are:

Parenthood

Fashion

Entrepreneurship

Education

Children

Interior Design

Art

I am looking to post on the blog 3 times a week instead of the schedule of 7 days a week I was shooting for before.

Anyone else feeling tired out there? Let’s commiserate ūüôā

Please leave a comment, too, if you’re interested in being a guest blogger!

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Tuesday Newsday: Could Your Child Save a Life?

Last year I took a CPR/ First Aid/ AED course and became a “professional rescuer”. Even though I got the training I sometimes wonder if an emergency situation occurred, would I know what to do?

I watched this heart-warming video of a six year old who saved her best friend based on what she learned from a Disney Channel show. To watch click the link below:

Hero Kid Saves Life with the Heimlich

Credit: RANDALL BENTON

I surely didn’t know how to do the Heimlich when I was a 6 year old. It is definitely apparent, though, that if Beanie had not stepped in, her friend Aniya could’ve lost her life.

So what safety training do your kids have under their belt? Have you shown them any educational videos on what to do if a friend is in Aniya’s situation? Who they should call for help?

If you know of any good resources for teaching children to be safe, please share them with the rest of us ūüôā

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Friday Faves – Spring Looks for Dads

This is my follow up post to my post last week on Friday Faves РSpring Looks for Moms

Yeah. Dad’s usually aren’t so into the fashion scene and spring style trends probably sound like a bunch of hoopla to men – but take a look at these cool picks for men. Hey – you won’t have to shop! All the links to these great items are provided so you can zoom right to the one that catches your eye. ūüôā

For the Quirky Dad

¬†I work with a very fun and ¬†quirky lawyer who just had a new baby boy. He wears bow ties to work with a plaid suit and suspenders. Oh and he gave his son the middle name “Stucky”. I made these picks with his taste in mind.

1. Check out this sweet New Dad and Baby Boy Set of 2 Tie Shirts from ChicCoutureBoutique

2. Nifty Sherlock Holmes Cufflinks from BeautySpot

3. 3 snazzy Vintage 1950s Bowties from vntagequeen

4. A playful Ecofriendly Dad Wooden Key Fob from Ireneagh

For the Dapper Dad

This is the kind of dad I have personal experience with. My dad wore dress shoes very often as I recall. He also wore rings and old-fashioned hats. He wore nice suits and ties, and I’m pretty sure he owned tie clips. My step-dad, also quite dapper, has a good collection of suits, ties, shoes, shirts… I’ll have to see if he has tie clips. He’s also a fan of rings and brief cases.

1. Cool engraved Boss Dude Tie Clip from ManoyMetal

2. Handsome Multi Stone Mens Ring from thesilverman

3.  Classic Rockport Mens Wing Tip Oxfords from RetroVintage123

4. Fashionable Briefcase in Dark Navy Leather from jennyndesign

For the Outdoorsman Dad

My older brother has become quite the outdoorsman of his own making (oops I misspelled it on the picture – but you get the point). Just the other day I watched him build a fire on the shore of a lake with branches and dry grasses. It certainly wasn’t a huge feat, but it was something our parents never taught him to do. I made this collection with him in mind.

1. Every man needs a good Flannel Shirt Checked Black/Green from BlackboardLabel

2. A tough pair of Vintage Herman Survivors Mens Boots in Oxblood from RabbitHouseVintage *

3. A casual Brown and Cream Plaid Cotton Fedora from rocksandsalt

4. A sturdy Vintage Oversized Caramel Leather Duffle Bag from claudedonohoshop

*RabbitHouseVintage¬† created a 10% off coupon just for you wallinspired readers. It’s wallinspired ¬† ūüôā

For the Chill Dad

This actually is also based on my brother (he’s not a dad but I’ve seen dads with this look). He’s into rock (bands like Coheed and Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, and Sevendust) and I think the other side of his style comes from his love of music. He wears a lot of neutral colors all year round, which isn’t odd for a man (or a woman in my opinion – since I do the same thing). He wears a lot of tee shirts with a sort of Grunge look. He likes aviators (sunglasses) and the ring in the picture reminds me of his wedding ring.

1. A masculine For Him Bracelet Aluminum Wire and Waxed Cotton from Kosmika

2. Edgy My Moon My Man mens t shirt from blackbirdtees

3. Sleek Aviator Sunglasses Black Frames and Yellow Lenses from DontUWantMe

4. A rustic Copper Wood Grain Tree Bark Mens Band from tinahdee

Stay tuned for more look book features next Friday!

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Friday Faves – Spring Looks for Moms

This is my follow up post to my post last week on looks for your little guy

There’s been a change in the weather – which probably means it’s time to make a change in your wardrobe. Here’s some of my favorites from Etsy for moms (and women in general)…

For the Artsy Mom

1. Funky Embroidery sandals, beaded ethnic style from realmlistic

2. A cute Blue Denim Tote fromjacquelinrousseau

3. An intricate Pakistani Red, Gold, & Turquoise Beaded Headband from slacktopiancharms

4. A fun Sundress Summer Dress from VividDress

For the Active Mom

1. A cute Cream Stretchy Jersey Twisted Workout Headband from ThreeBirdNest

2. Great Yoga Bloomers from moonseats

3. Wonderful Vintage Shades Germany Boehler Santos Brand from RetroEyewear

4. A beautiful Light blue and green Butterflies Bracelet from sisicata

For the Fashionista

1. A glossy pair of Vintage 1970s Shoes in Snakeskin Print from FabGabs

2. A stylish pink lace cardigan from AndyVeEirn

3. A sassy Mini Ruche Bag in Ruby Red from jennyndesign

4. A handy Mineral Lipstick Gift Set from Blushie

For the Businesswoman Mom

1. A classic Vintage 1960s Mad Men Navy Blue Dress from VijolicaVintage

2. A functional Red pebble leather handbag from artoncrafts

3. Gorgeous Charcoal Smoky Drops Earrings from MADEbyMADA

4. An elegant Silver Quartz Bracelet Watch from XiaoStop

Next week I will be doing a post on Spring Looks for Dads (see Dads I didn’t forget about you) :)!

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Friday Faves – Spring Looks for Your Little Guy

This is my follow up post to my post last week on looks for your little girl

Spring has sprung and your little guy is probably bigger that he was last year this time. So if you’re trying to get his spring wardrobe together, here are some handsome picks from Etsy…

For the Explorer

1. Perfect for a big brother- Matching Boy/Girl Playful Monkey set from SoleilCreations

2. A cute Custom watch from evieivoryoverstreet

3. A pair of sweet Baby Shoes Unisex Sneakers from BronteShoes

4. A fun and unique Boys Summer Fedora Surf Style from ISADORAKIDS

For the Sports Enthusiast

1. A warm and cozy NFL Team Football Hoodie from inkybinkyproductions

2. A stylish Stitches Cap from jjhats

3. Adorable Boys Sports Shoes from MyLittleFootsie

4. A cool Personalized Love Wagon Baseball Tee from mskwear

For the Little Gentleman

1. A very dapper¬†Navy Pin Stripe Boy’s Upcycled Vest from mindyourmarlos

2. A classic Newsboy Hat from LivingCreatively

3. A dressy pair of Wesley Boy Shoes from pink2blue

4. A sharp Chevron Bowtie from BlackcatmeowDesigns

For the Outdoorsman

 

1. A woodsy of Boys Gypsy Coat from sweetandblue

2. A colorful Toddler Baseball Hat from worthygoods

3. A warm pair of Elegant Baby Boy Shoes from yuriyolga

4. A outdoorsy Boys Camo Backpack from AddieKakesKreations 

Next week I will be doing a post on Spring Looks for Moms (and if you’re not a mom but you’re a woman- it’s for you, too) :)!

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Friday Faves – Spring Looks for Your Little Girl

It’s spring time and maybe your little girl needs a Spring wardrobe. Here are some of my favorite Etsy picks for little girls!

For the Flower Child

1. An adorable Girls Peasant dress Sundress from JSuesStudio

2. A darling Red Flower Headband from TheFairyFactoryShop

3. A cheerful Girls Felt Flower Bracelet from ArtToHeartCreations

4. A super cute pair of Coral Ahoy Handmade Baby Toddler Girls Shoes from rossandrosiedesigns

For the Tomboy

1. A creep crawly Polymer Clay Bug Collection from brighteyessupplies

2. A fun Hair Head Wrap from SpecificallyRandom

3. A comfy Overall in Spring Daisies from OverallBaby

4. A perfect little pair of Hand Painted Upcycled Baby Sneakers from mamamia23

For the Princess

1. A very elegant Spring Pastel Pink Dress from simplicitycouture

2. A dainty Soft pink girls flower fabric necklace from HappyLittleLovelies

3. A sweet pair of Toddler Shoes Soft Soled Ivory Cream from BitsyBlossom

4. A sophisticated Ivory Flower Headband from SweetheartBoutique

For the Athlete

 

1. A comfy pair of Grey Cotton Jersey Yoga Lounge Pants from DizzieLizzieBoutique

2. A trendy Sport Bracelet from greenduckweed

3. A girly Burnout Baseball Heart Hoodie from mskwear

4. A stylish Custom girls sports Soccer headband from Bonniesbands 

I enjoyed making these collages so much that I’m planning to do it for little boys next Friday! ūüôā So please come back and check it out!

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Friday Faves – Baby Announcements

Hope you’re enjoying your Friday and not working too hard.

Mommies-to-be I fiund another goodie for you ūüôā

I thought this item would be really cute for sending to friends and family when you have a little one ūüôā

It’s a printable baby announcement from CardsEtcetera. Check them out for my great cards!

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Mom’s Monday: Stay at Home Moms

Does A Stay-At-Home Mom Have a Better Connection with Her Children?.

I found this question thought provoking. My mother was a stay at home mom for a good portion of my childhood. These are some of my most cherished childhood memories. It seemed that she made it her mission to share every day together as an opportunity for us to learn and experience the wonders of the world around us. Only now having experienced life as an adult do I really appreciate all of the hard work and sacrifice that my mother gave me. Experiences vary, and mom’s today are busier than ever. Every mom needs a quiet place to relax. Here are some of my etsy store favorites that I think could be ideal additions to any mom’s peaceful space.

In this rustic themed room you can find the charming¬†Vanya Dining Chair¬†from¬†One World Traders. Periwinkle Avenue Pottery Vase Set¬†from Illyria Pottery. ¬†On the wall you can see one of wallinspired’s vinyl decals that is for everyone, the Safari Tree Decal.In the foreground there’s the¬† Brown Tweed Rag Rug¬†from¬†Mountain Momma Designs¬†which was actually made from sheets from Goodwill.Mom Space

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Moms Monday

I think the Etsy Blog had a great post about Moms.

If you haven’t read it already, it’s a good read– especially if you’re a mom. If you aren’t, it can give you some ideas for gifts for moms you know, like your own ūüôā

Making Life More Beautiful for the Modern Mom | The Etsy Blog.

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