Monday, June 28, 2010


I looked at Gabrielle and Alaina the other day and couldn't believe how big they've gotten.  All of a sudden, they don't look like babies anymore.  They're little girls.  When on Earth did that happen?  And how can I stop the clock?

Since there's no way to freeze time (yet!), the next best thing is to try to remember all of the little details.  Now that we have the ability to record every moment, that should be easy enough, right?  But it turns out there are a few things that can't be captured in a photo or video and stored away, and that's where the great products from Pearhead come in.  Like the Handprint Growth Chart.

In "the olden days," our parents marked our heights on the walls of our bedrooms or in the door jam.  But I know we won't be living in our place forever and I'd be devastated to leave those memories behind, so this sweet - and portable! - keepsake is the perfect solution.  

The Handprint Growth Chart comes with a fabric marker for marking your child's height, as well as a plate with a tube of white paint so you can include a hand print too.  That's double the memories in one place!  I was so excited when ours arrived in the mail, I couldn't wait to pull it out.

The cotton twill fabric is nice and thick and the design is just as adorable as in the photos on the website.

What I like most about the growth chart (and the reason I'm including it in MULTIPLES MONDAY) is that there's more than enough space on it to include both girls' heights and hand prints.  It will be fun to compare their progress through the years!

I was all set to measure Gabrielle and Alaina and attempt the hand prints this weekend, but the girls got sick.  Since the combination of cranky toddlers and paint is a recipe for disaster, we're going to give it a try later this week when they're feeling better and I'll post pictures once we're done.  

If you haven't visited the Pearhead site, you should hop over and take a look. Their simple, modern designs are really well-priced for the quality.  In fact, almost everything they sell is less than $30 so it's a wonderful source for unique baby gifts that won't break the bank.  I love the Modern Wall Frame, which comes with the supplies to make a hand or foot print.

The baby keepsake set makes a big statement for just $13.

Every dad will want to brag with a book like this.

This modern twist on the baby book is funky and fun.

A collage which chronicles baby's first year would make a fabulous addition to any nursery.

And I adore Pearhead's sweet frames.  From first smile:

To loving mommy:

All of the moments you'll want to remember are covered.  My personal favorite?  The perfect pair, of course!

Pearhead's products give me the perfect excuse for breaking out of my digital world and getting some of my favorite pictures off the computer and out on display.  And now with our new Handprint Growth Chart, when I ask myself "Were they really ever that small?" I'll be able to see firsthand!

And so will one of you.  Pearhead has generously offered to give away one Handprint Growth Chart to a lucky AFOMFT reader!  The winner will have the choice of pink or blue.  To enter, visit Pearhead and post a comment here telling me what product of theirs you like most besides the ones you've already seen here (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends July 5tth at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by and announced on AFOMFT on July 6th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!


And that's not all!  Readers of AFOMFT can get 10% off all purchases at Pearhead by entering code MYFAVS at checkout through July 25th.  Happy shopping!

Please note that Pearhead sent me one Handprint Growth Chart for the purpose of this review.  The opinions I've shared of their products are my own.

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