Category Archives: Books

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

WOOHOO!!!!! Spring is right around the corner, friends and I couldn’t be more excited. With spring comes beautiful flowers, bright colors, cookouts, porch drinks, boat rides and the list goes on and on and on. After a cold and what can sometimes be a depressing winter season, spring breathes fresh life into our souls and the nature around us. It really is a beautiful thing.

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The words on this onesie say “Hop Hop”. Too cute! It comes in 0-6 months and 6-12 months

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It’s kind of fitting that spring brings life because Easter is right around the corner. Recently I asked Jessica and my husband an intriguing question. It was, “knowing what you know now, if you could be on a fly on the wall during Jesus’ birth or his resurrection, which would you choose?”

It is a question that had been on my mind a lot during the Christmas season. In case you were wondering they both said his resurrection! And I think I might have to agree. What an incredible moment to witness.

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Tag Alongs and Paci Holders are now available at PARISH!

One reason I love Easter is because it really is a celebration of what the holiday is meant to be. Christmas can sometimes get blurred with all the shopping and gifts and parties, but not so much with Easter. BUT, one staple in my family growing up was the Easter Bunny.

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Sheep slippers…I can’t even! Also available in puppy slippers and bunny slippers!

Easter Sunday meant church and an egg hunt with my cousins, but before I put on my brand new “Easter dress” that was chosen specifically for the occasion, I ran to the den in my pj’s to see what the bunny had brought. Our baskets were never over the top because my ”bunny” chose to keep the focus on Jesus. Usually just some candy and maybe some spring flip flops or something related to warmer weather.  I attribute my love affair with the Cadbury Mini Eggs to my mom. I can’t get enough of those things and the minute I see them on the shelf at the store I grab as many bags as socially acceptable in the checkout line…

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I want to jump into a pool of these tiny delicious eggs! You can call me strange…I don’t care!

I don’t have kiddos of my own yet, but if you do PARISH has some great Easter basket filler options. Tell your Bunny to head this way and we will set you up.

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We have multiple onesies, all with different animals! A whale, an elephant, a bunny and a sheep! “Splish Splash”, the whale is great for summer and “Stomp Stomp” the elephant would be great for a tiny Bama fan this fall!

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How perfect is the book “Guess How Much I Love You” for an Easter basket?! Especially since it is about a bunny baby and his mom!

One of my favorite new kiddie things here are these adorable books by BabyLit. If you are a reader and especially love the classics then these books are perfect for your learning toddler. My heart swooned when I read “Edgar Goes to Bed”! Their purpose is to introduce tots to colors and numbers (and a lot more) while also introducing them to famous characters in literature such as Romeo & Juliet, Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth Bennet, and Tom Sawyer etc. etc. They are great for boys and girls!

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With counting primers, color primers, animal primers and many more, your toddler will be well on his or her way to being the smartest kid on the block after reading these fun books! I wish my niece wasn’t five or I would get one for her! Luckily, my nephew is getting close to a good age for the Huckleberry Finn one! Too much fun!

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Those baby booties are precious. They are hand knitted and we have some for boys and girls! Be still my heart! Some of you may have grown up children and you just might be thinking “Oh, that’s cute, but mine are too old for it!” I have a lot of friends whose parents still give them some Easter happies and below you will find some great options for those people, too!

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K.Hall hand and body creams make great Easter basket stuffers!

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PARISH has a variety of soaps and bubble baths

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These handmade crosses come in silver and gold

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Handmade iron crosses

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

AQUIESSE BOARDWALK

Aquiesse Boardwalk 100 hour candle

 

I hope you will come in and visit us and pick up a thing or two for your loved one’s Easter basket! We are always happy to ship items and can even wrap if you need us to. Happy almost-spring! Until next time!

rebecca

 

Heaven is For Real

Totally random, I know.  I just thought you all should know how totally awesome this little book is!!!  I read it  in less than 3 hours.  Seriously, could not put it down…It’s a good one and so easy to read.  If you need a quick inspiration for um, ETERNITY, it is worth your time.  It is such a great illustrtion of what Heaven is.  Unfortunately all of us have lost someone we love, and if you haven’t, it will most likely happen at some point.  This little book does a fabuous job of putting Heaven into perspective.  It is not a sad book…actually a very happy book, especially for those going to Heaven. 

Now, not to sound like a total idiot, but reading isn’t my most favorite thing in the world.  I am terribly dyslexic and I just don’t do reading well.  So to even pick up this book was a HUGE commitment on my part.  I think the last book I actually read front to back was probably for summer reading in HIGH SCHOOL!!  Sad!  I do magazines, especially design magazines, just not books.  I’ll try to be better.   With all that being said, if you are anything like me (or not at all) you will get something encouraging and comforting out of this great little boy’s testimony. 

God is great and uses the most unlikely people in the most wonderful way.  I would love to know your thoughts if you have picked this wonderful little story up.

Happy reading!

Why, Yellow There!

 

Paired with gray, creamy neutrals, or white, yellow enlightens any room with its happy and sunny hue. No matter the time of year, the season, weather conditions outside, or your particular mood for any given day-yellow is pretty much guaranteed to evoke a “sunnier-side up” outlook on the world.  Simply glance at some of the images below and you’ll walk (or click) away with a smile on your face.

Here at Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design, we love to use color in accent pieces and accessories because you can change out items whenever you wish without spending a fortune to redo your entire room or house, for that matter.

  Notice the pictures begin with yellow punches and then move into more saturated looks to give you an idea of how to use it.

Enjoy!

 

JPM Design

 

Veranda

 

Veranda

 

Elle Decor

 

Elle Decor

 

Style Estate

 

Alluring Interiors

 

Veranda

 

Elle Decor

 

Southern Living

 

Elle Decor

 

Mimi and Meg

 

Fishpond

How’s that for some indoor sun?  Hope you got a good dose of  rays today!