Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine Fun || Guest Blogger Series

I am SO excited about having a guest blogger to share with us here at Peaches & Pearls.  This is a hoped for series I shared about a couple of weeks ago & it has been on my heart a long time!  There are so many inspirational mommies out there that may not want to have the "stress" or find the extra time to create a blog, but that have a lot to say & wonderful talents/perspectives to share!  I am determined to have them share here if they so graciously will.  :)  

Our first inspirational mommy (aka guest poster) comes to us from one of my oldest friends (oldest as in longest friendship ;) Whitney.  We met at a campground the summer just before we started Kindergarten in 1993 & once we discovered we were in the same classroom, the rest is history!  From flicking hair bows across the floor during nap time, carpools to tap, jazz, & ballet, to her famous "Christmas Sleepover" up into the high school years, we've been friends ever since!  I just love her & I know you will too.  Take it away, Whit!

Hi everybody! I'm Whitney! 
I'm a stay at home wife to my husband, Donnie, of almost 9 years.  We've been together for almost 14 years total!  I'm a mommy to a full of energy, gets into everything from daylight till dark, 3 year old Zak! And a dog Mom to Addi, our 9 year old weenie dog, 6 year old Jed, a Pomeranian/chihuahua, along with our 1 year wild blue heeler Gabby! 
     My husband is a welder/foreman so we are on the road ALOT! When he started working away from home, we bought a fifth wheel camper & hit the road. Two years later we had zak , so we are enjoying traveling together getting to spend as much time together as possible before Zak starts kindergarten! 

     I love to bake and do crafts (whether they are Pinterest fails or not lol)! Anyway enough about me, that is why Cassidy asked me to be a guest on her blog! Because me and my sidekick Zak are always baking and crafting! Cassidy and myself go way back! We met while we were both camping with our families before we ever started kindergarten! What a throwback, y'all! If I was home I would dig up old pics of us 😀  (told 

    So with Valentine's Day coming up I already had some things in mind I wanted to do! First, Zak loves to paint, so we did some hand/feet painting that we do for every holiday! He's really big for his age so I don't no how much longer we will be able to fit his feet on a canvas lol! 

We made a love bug out his feet and he finger painted in Valentine's colors the word love! 
   Next we made a robot wreath (from Pinterest of course) which my hubs doubted it would turn out the way it did, but it turned out good and we are happy with it! We spray painted a slinky red because it's not easy finding a colored slinky! Then we made the robots face and the hearts and hot glued everything on the wreath. All the items were found at Walmart and was very easy to make! 
   Then we attempted to make a heart tree that looked so easy on Pinterest but it ended up looking nothing the pic but Zak had fun glueing all the hearts on the construction paper. 
To finish off our Valentine's Day festivities we made heart shaped pizza for lunch and decorated Valentine's Day cupcakes! 
   Thanks Cass, for inviting me to be a guest and Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!!! 

    Some Mom advice I have would be:
 "Make memories while they are small because they grow up so fast! Limit time on the phones and get in the floor and play with your kids!!!"

Isn't she awesome, girls??
Whitney, thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful family (isn't she gorgeous & Zak a cutie??) along with fun things to do with our babies for Valentines Day!  
I spy a bit of snail mail coming your way in appreciation;)

If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute as a guest blogger, please don't hesitate to contact me at!  Even if you don't know of the exact topic you would like to post about, I can help!  Sometimes you need someone else to help pinpoint those strengths & things your best at.  We can brainstorm together:)  I am in need of someone for the month of March!  Think St. Patricks Day, Spring, Easter type things!  
Happy Mommin' ;)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HI Cassidy,
What a great idea, and what a lovely post from your sweet friend Whitney.
She keeps the lil Mister quite happy I am sure, and loved the cute
wreath, also great MOM advice, couldn't agree with her more.
Have a great week,
Blessings, Nellie

Hope you are doing well hon.