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Hi everyone! I have been working on taking more fun photos of the kids and I’m so excited to share this post with you featuring two small shops that reached out to us. The Japanese kimono is SO ADORABLE and it’s from a small business called Haha no yume. Haha no yume 母の夢, is Japanese for Mother’s Dream, and is the creation of mama Marjorie. This very special kimono was shipped to Avalynn all the way from Japan! How special! Haha no yume apparel is ethically produced in fair trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people, women especially, working to provide for their families in a safe and fair environment. They also donate a portion of sales to World Vision.
I actually kept in touch with Marjorie back when I was pregnant with Avalynn and have been looking forward to this collaboration for a very long time! I’m so excited to share Avalynn in her little kimono:
Her little kimono is soooooo ADORABLE! The quality is amazing! I love that the bottom has built in shorts so her diaper is covered at all times and the snaps make it easy for diaper changes. It also has snaps and ties on both side to keep it in place. Avalynn really loves wearing this and she looks soooo cute walking around in it.
Avalynn is 17 months old here and I just love dressing up my little doll. She enjoys it just as much! We’re going to work on making these fun photos more of a regular thing because they grow up way too quickly. If you have any fun ideas, let me know in the comments!
Where are those cute donut props from?!
The next feature in this collaboration is Foam Bakery, the creator of these SUPER FUN foam donuts! I discovered their Instagram @foambakery and they asked if they could send Avalynn a dozen of their donuts for some fun photos! These are SOOOOO cool! (You guys definitely need to check out their Instagram to see just how fun they are! For my Utah friends, you may recognize them from the Hall of Breakfast!) So many fun colors and styles and very well made. You guys will definitely be seeing more of these over on my Instagram because hello, fun photo props! You can purchase them over at www.foambakery.com for as low as $6 for a single donut up to $40 for a dozen. They have a variety of color collections to choose from and are a must have if you love creating fun Instagram photos! Head over to www.foambakery.com to get yours!
Learn more about Haha no yume kimonos here:
Haha no yume creates beautiful kimonos for both girls and boys, babies, and even moms! You can head over to www.hahanoyume.com to view their fun selection and get yours! You can also sign up to their mailing list for a discount on your first order! They also have a special going if you buy one kimono, you get a second at 50% off. So many cute styles and prints to choose from! You may also want to check out @hahanoyume on Instagram to see more cute babies in kimonos!
Thank you so much to Haha no yume and Foam Bakery for collaborating with us to create some fun photos together! We will definitely be using these for more photos in the near future!
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