Monday, June 1, 2015

Exciting News!

Hello, everyone!

June -- already?! Where has time gone? I can't believe June is already here, but I've got two pieces of exciting news to share with you all! 

I know I've been a little MIA lately, but I've added a little more to my plate and am still trying to figure out how to balance everything. After a lot of thought and support and encouragement from my family and friends, I've decided to open a paper shop for custom designs -- finally! I've been toying with the idea to open my own shop for years, and the idea finally came to fruition after I received a few orders for birthday invitations.
Introducing Belle Paper Co -- your one-stop-shop for all your event's paper needs! Custom invitations, envelope designs, menus, place cards, labels and more. I've received quite a bit of support and encouragement already, and I can't tell you all how much it means to me. Really -- thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is a fairly scary venture for me, but I truly enjoy designing and creating beautiful paper items. Here's a look at the most recent invitations I created for one special little girl's first birthday party.

As of right now I only have an Instagram page (@bellepaperco), so you can follow me there to see all my work so far. Ideally I'd love to open up an actual shop, but for right now I'm okay with just my little shop page. :-) I'm also taking orders and inquiries through email (, so feel free to give me a shout!

My second piece of exciting news is I've teamed up with Nuby for the launch of their summer line, and I will be unveiling their NEW products all throughout the month of June! I will also be hosting a few fun giveaways of these new products (including one today!), which we have been testing for a few months now -- and they're AWESOME.

One of our favorite new items of their line is the Busy Sipper 2 Step Sippy Cup, which is essentially a larger sippy cup that transitions into a water bottle as your toddler grows -- and at 16 months, it's perfect for Sydney right now. The cup comes with two interchangeable spouts: the No-Spill Soft Silicone Spout and the Free Flow Pop-Up Sipper. So far Sydney has only used the No-Spill Spout, which is such an amazing characteristic of so many Nuby products. The spout features their Touch Flo technology which allows liquid to easily flow once your child begins to drink -- reason #1 why Nuby has always been a favorite of ours. Sydney didn't have the easiest time transitioning to sippy cups because there are so many out there that require the child to suck rather than just drink, and then we found Nuby and the hunt for the perfect sippy cup was finally over.

When I first opened the package I initially was a bit worried the cup may be too big and/or too heavy for Sydney to hold, but it's surprisingly light for such a high-quality cup, and Sydney actually picked it up first and tried drinking out of it. I guess it shouldn't surprise me; anything that may hold food or beverage, Sydney will figure out a way to get to it, ha!

The Busy Sipper is great for on-the-go moms and toddlers because like I said before the cup is high-quality -- aka durable. Like most toddlers, Sydney is constantly on the go, and as much as I'd like to pretend she sits in a chair and drinks her milk like a little princess at high tea, that's definitely not what happens. Our reality is a little more like her running around, sippy cup in hand, until she drops and/or chucks it in favor of playing with something else. Then she remembers she still wants her milk and picks it up and she's off again. Toddlers. They're crazy. (Although some mornings she really will snuggle up on her Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair and drinks her milk quietly and so sweetly . . . and then will probably bark orders for breakfast, ha.)

Glitter Bow Headband // Hooded Marled Sweatshirt Dress (sold out; similar here) // Hunter Rainboots

The sippy cup also has a hygienic cover--that stays on really well (slow clap for Nuby!!)--which keeps the spouts clean when the cup isn't being used, AND the cup has perhaps one of my favorite features: an attachable side clip that you can hook onto your diaper bag, stroller, car seat, etc. The side clip is SO convenient, and I love clipping it to my diaper bag or gym bag and heading out.

The Nuby Busy Sipper 2 Step Sippy Cup will be available in two other designs besides this one (one featuring cartoon bugs and another featuring cartoon robots -- so cute!) both at Walmart and Amazon coming this July.

BUT if you want one sooner (and for FREE!), I'm giving a cup away to one lucky reader! All you have to do is ENTER BELOW and be sure to follow my site (click on the blue button that says "Join This Site" on the right-hand side).

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And for another chance to win follow me on Instagram at @sa_anderson to learn more!

Happy June 1st, everyone!


Colorado Baby Anderson is part of the Nuby Parent Blogger Program. While I received items to sample or review, all opinions expressed are 100% honest and of my own.

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  1. Thanks for this chance. 😍😍😍

  2. Your family is beautiful! This sippy cup is a must have. I can't wait!

  3. How fun that you're starting your own shop! Your designs are so pretty!


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