{Call for Guest Bloggers & Keep Calm & Link Up #41}

Over the next couple of weeks I’m planning on taking a little “time out” from my blog.  I’ll still be around quite a bit, but I want to take some time to adjust to life with two little ones.  I’ve got some fabulous bloggers already lined up with absolutely awesome crafts, projects, and recipes to keep all of my loyal readers entertained in my absence.  I’m so excited to share their wonderful ideas with all of you {and very grateful that they’ve agreed to step up to the plate while I’m trying not to be a walking zombie running on zero sleep}.

There are a few more spots open from late May- early July, and I’d love to have some of YOU guest post on my blog.  If you’re interested, please fill out the following application, and I’ll get back to you very soon {probably within a week or so}.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you!!

{And THANK YOU so much for understanding that a new mom needs a break every now and then!}

Now for our latest edition of Keep Calm & Link Up!  Are you ready to show us what you’ve been up to this week?  Before you do, let’s all take a peek at last week’s most clicked post…
This super cute Potted Garden Wall is from Gingerly Made – what a fun way to add color to your fence!  This is on my to-do list now that spring is rolling around!
Now, onto this weeks party!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{FamilyShare.com Review}

{FamilyShare.com Review}

I was compensated by FamilyShare.com to write this review, as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

While at SNAP! conference a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with a few representatives of FamilyShare.com, a new-to-me website that strives to provide individuals with tools needed to strengthen families and family values.  Their entire premise was such a refreshing concept to me, that I knew I wanted to check them out as soon as I had some time to sit down and take a peek around their site.

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Well, as luck would have it, we’ve had quite a few rainy weekends since my return from SNAP! {yes, I’m being a bit sarcastic when I say luck}, so I had the time to sit down and do some good old-fashioned internet reading.

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One topic that is on my mind on a daily basis is wondering if my 22 month old is eating enough.  He can be so stinkin’ picky some days and others it’s like he’ll eat anything I put in front of him.

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I found this article, “Is My Toddler Eating Enough?” to really make me feel a whole lot better about his eating habits.  One thing that it really made me stop to think about was the portions that I put in front of him.  Yes, he’s a growing boy, but he definitely shouldn’t be eating the same portions of food that my husband and I eat at meals.  Stopping to take a look at how much you’re putting in front of your little ones should be a daily practice!  Don’t give them too much!!

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A second article that caught my eye was written by fellow blogger, Heidi Ferguson and titled “Yeah, I made that! 3 Ways Crafting Builds Self-Esteem”.  This was a fun read for me, since I’d definitely call myself a crafter now.  I’ve always had a crafting side to me, but I feel that since starting my blog, I’ve put more time and effort into the projects I create.  I don’t ever let myself sit down to make something “just because”.  I like for the projects I create to have a purpose and function, something I’d actually use in my own home or give as a gift.  And, yes, it does make me feel pretty good about myself after completing a project and loving the end results.  That doesn’t mean that things always turn out how I’d like them to, but most of the time, my crafting is a definite self-esteem booster.

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One of my recent, most favorite crafting projects, my Mason Jar Sewing Kits.

In addition to all the fabulous articles that Family Share offers it’s readers they also have some other super cool features on their site including:

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and their newest edition, Show Love, where you can show love to that special someone in your life {imagine the ultimate E-Card just in time for Mother’s Day}

I highly recommend that you make FamilyShare.com part of your daily internet reading, even if it’s just to check out an article a day!  It’s well worth your time and really makes you stop to think about things.

Enjoy!

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{Featured image above the post was taken at my son’s baptism this past December and shows our family of three-soon to be four, plus Buddy the bear!}

I was compensated by FamilyShare.com to write this review, as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{10 Pinworthy Projects}

You all definitely have been busy this past week.  There were some absolutely AWESOME projects linked up to Keep Calm & Link Up #38!

This week’s Pinworthy Projects were chosen by Meredith @ Wait ’til Your Father Gets Home.

*Please remember to always pin from the original source!

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Diaper Box Upcycle by Silver Boxes//Smash Cake How To by One Little Project

DIY Spring Door Hanging by Second Chance to Dream//Butter Dish Makeover by Clean & Scentsible

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Ribbon Storage by Fynes Designs//Paper Doily Decoupaged Bottles by Craftiments

Scrappy Sunshine Garland by Tales of the Scotts//Summer Pajama Pants by Occasionally Crafty

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Easy Jute Projects by Two Yellow Birds Decor//Anthropologie Inspired DIY Rope Bracelets by Made in a Day

Totally pinworthy in my book ladies!  Congrats on being featured!

Make sure to check back with us tomorrow evening at 7PM EST for the latest edition of Keep Calm & Link Up!

I also wanted to remind you of TWO awesome giveaways that I’m currently offering to my readers.

The first is a two for one giveaway!  You AND your mom will each win a Cricut Expression 2 and your choice of a either a Kitchen Stand Mixer or a DSLR Camera!

Cricut Giveaway PLUS your choice of a Kitchen Stand Mixer or a DSLR Camera

The second is another fabulous giveaway for a Kitchen Aid Mixer and a basket full of all the participating bloggers favorite things!

Kitchen Aid Giveaway + Bloggers Favorite Things Basket

Go enter now!!

GOOD LUCK!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Prepping for Baby with Graco Click Connect}

{Prepping for Baby with Graco Click Connect}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco.

After returning from SNAP! last week, I was eager to get lots of one on one time with my little guy.  After all, in a few weeks it won’t just be the two of us anymore at home.  He’ll soon be a big brother, and I’ll be the proud mama to two sweet babies.  I’ve been trying to get out more and more, just with him so we can have some last sweet, special moments together before all of our lives change in a big way!

Last week I was fortunate enough to head to a super cute park in the Atlanta area to have a park play date with other local moms and talk about the new Graco Fast Action Click Connect Jogging Stroller & Car Seat.

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We enjoyed each other’s company, ate some yummy snacks, and played at the park with our little ones.

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We also got the chance to hear everyone’s account of how much they LOVE the new Graco Fast Action Jogging Stroller with Click Connect Technology.  The hostess of our park play date is seen below sharing some of her favorite features of the jogger with her beautiful daughter.

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I know I’m definitely not going to have much time for a free hand to worry about collapsing a stroller once I’ve got two little ones in my care.  The one-second, single step fold technology on the Graco Fast Action Jogger was the number one most important feature to me.

Here, Ashley is demonstrating the single-step fold technology using one of the joggers.

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I also love that once I’m able to hit the roads again for a jog or good walk, my little guy can stay comfy with a multi-position reclining seat, convertible 3 or 5 point harness and large air-filled rubber tires for a smooth ride on any surface.  The front swivel wheel is lockable which offers an easy transition from strolling to jogging, and it has an extra-large storage basket, a tray for parents and baby, a smartphone cradle {yes, it even fits those extra long iPhone 5′s}, and reflectors for low-light visibility for evening or early morning use.

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The stroller also connects with any Graco SnugRide Click Connect™ 35 Infant Car Seat through a secure one-step attachment.

After a morning of fun with Graco, my little guy and I got on the road to head home.

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We are definitely looking forward to lots of fun walks and rides using our new Graco jogger!

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Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller (FastAction Fold and Click Connect Technology) with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger.

As an added bonus, Graco’s innovative one-second, one-hand FastAction™ fold automatically locks & is self-standing.

This post is sponsored by the Graco.

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Giveaway}

I love making handmade gifts, especially around Mother’s Day for all the moms in my life.  Now that I’ve got a little guy of my own, I like to help him make gifts for his grandmas too.  To get some inspiration, I’ve rounded up some favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas that I’ve found!

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Mother’s Day Printable Quote from Becoming Martha

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Fabric Covered Stenciled Journals from The Girl Creative

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Terra Cotta Pot Tower from Chase the Star

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Flower Adorned Mother’s Day Frame from Create.Craft.Love

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Hands-on Mother’s Day Cards from One Artsy Mama

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Mother’s Day Chalkboard Vase from Simply Designing

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DIY Tiered Planters from The Country Chic Cottage

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Mother’s Day Subway Art from I Should Be Mopping the Floor

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Planter & Serving Tray from Alderberry Hill

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Brag Bag for Proud Grandma’s from No Time for Flash Cards

And I still love the gift that we made for Jackson’s grandma’s last year, these super cute Fingerprint Necklaces…

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Fingerprint Necklaces from Wait ’til Your Father Gets Home

Now, in case you don’t want to just go the “handmade route”, I’m teaming up with some fabulous bloggers and Cricut to giveaway some absolutely AMAZING prizes to one lucky reader AND their mother!  That’s right ladies {and I’m sure some gents}…

HUGE Giveaway...winner gets 2 Cricut Expression 2, and their choice of either 2 Kitchen Aid Mixers or 2 Canon Rebel T3's (one prize pack for you and one for your mama) Would make an awesome Mother's Day gift!!

The Winner Gets

A Cricut Expression 2 ($249 value) AND their CHOICE of a Canon Rebel T3 or a Kitchen Aid Artisan 5 Quart mixer AND, the same prize package for their mom!  WOW!!

The Contest Runs…

Sunday April 28 through Thursday May 9th (the Thursday before Mother’s Day)

Enter below using Rafflecopter {and GOOD LUCK}!  I’d love a reader of Wait ’til Your Father Gets Home to win!

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The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post.

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.