Our Gender Box is truly one of a kind!! The idea hit us when so many of our friends and family were not finding out the gender of their little one on the way!! Although there are so many of you mama's that still do find out baby's gender, this is a trend that is definitely coming back around! To be SURPRISED the day of your little babe's arrival!!
However, we knew how much Mama's, Daddy's, Grandparents, etc still love to be prepared for baby to be!! Especially with personalized items being all the craze and of course those precious first moments photos!! So our Gender Box was born! Now you will not just have one surprise when your bundle of joy arrives (be it a boy or girl), you will get to open a box full of goodies personalized just for them!!
(No worries though, if you are loving our gender box but you ARE finding out if you are having a boy or girl we can still personalize and custom a box just for you!!)
Every box is 100% custom for YOU & BABY of course! :) We can meet with you in our studio or simply have a conversation over the phone about your visions for each piece! We can even add in special items for BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER!!
Have your boy name and girl name picked out!? Great!!! We can personalize them even more!! Below are two adorable boxes we did with tons of personalized items for baby and even older siblings!!
However, if you haven't landed on a name, trust me we get it! We can still do an adorable box curated towards the styles and pieces you love for your new babe, as well as pieces for mom - such as a nursing cover, etc! The sky is the limit with our boxes and we can't wait to help you create yours!!
I'm a huge fan of celebrations, especially those exciting milestones in life! Whether it be planning a surprise, giving the perfect gift, throwing the perfect party - if it includes over the top decorating, surprises and excitement... I AM IN!
No, but seriously, what better reason to celebrate than bringing a new life into this world! So take full advantage - plan the perfect announcement, and not just to the world. Start with your spouse, then your family and friends and then the Facebook world, etc!! You get my point here... have as much fun and as many surprises as possible! WHY NOT!
I absolutely LOVE seeing announcements! So I wanted to share a few of my favorites courtesy of Pinterest!
First and foremost... getting to tell your spouse!!!
And then telling soon to be Grandma & Grandpa...
And of course one of the biggest announcements of all... FACEBOOK! ;)
Announcing the newest member of your family is such a blessing and we are so excited for all of you getting to do so!! Congrats!! We also know that some of you are remembering the loss of a child, and this time of year can be exceptionally hard. All of us here at Catching Glimpses send our love, support and prayers.
Good Morning! I wanted to share with you today the sweetest little gift that I LOVE!! BLESSING BEADS! The name seriously couldn't be any more perfect! I personally thing they are a wonderful gift for the new little blessing in your life, be it their birth, first Christmas or baptism! And they are handmade in Atlanta by a small business that we love, The Sercy Studio.
Their name, The Sercy Studio, even has the best meaning! A sercy is an old southern term referring to a little unexpected gift! Also known as a "happy". MacKenzie Williams, owner and designer of The Sercy Studio, designed her first strand of Blessing Beads in 2012! Her and her "band of merry crafters", as she calls them, have continued spreading the love ever since!!
They use wood, clay and paint to make every blessing bead by hand! How cool is that! So every single strand is completely one-of-a-kind!! She uses natural colors and gold leaf to create a balance of casual and sparkle in each piece!!! Now I know I've mention how great these are for a baby gift, but in reality they are perfect for anyone!! I'm a sucker for gold and these pieces are just simply gorgeous!
They make the perfect sercy for newlyweds, a wonderful hostess or friend!! They offer a few different sizes, and let me tell you some of the larger ones are to DIE for!! But the "Bitty" and the "Small" are great for the perfect gift this holiday season!! The "Bitty" even comes with a cute little tag that says "wishing you many blessings" (shown above). I'm telling you, if you have been searching for something special - THIS IS IT!! :) We do have a few in stock in a variety of colors!! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!! Until next time!
Happy Saturday Everyone!!! Today is December 2nd which means we have officially been open for TWO months! WOW! I just want to take a quick moment to thank all of you for the love and support you have shown our small business! We are so excited to bring this experience close to home and we are continually growing! So we thought what better way to keep you up to date with the on going changes here at Catching Glimpses than start our very own BLOG!
We are going to be sharing products we love for baby & mama's, real life experiences (because we all know that's what it's all about... and we are REALLY real here!), upcoming events and much, much more!!
As some of you may already know, we have been collaborating with Alicia Schuette Photography (who is amazing BTW - if you have been in our studio and seen the gorgeous photos of those sweet little babes on the wall... now you know where they came from!!) Find her on Facebook and book your appointment for those precious family pictures, you won't regret it! I'm getting a little off subject here, and some of you already know this about her because she's been taking your family pictures for awhile now, but she is SO full of energy. I'm legit exhausted after trying to get my little wild man to cooperate for her after 20 minutes, like I seriously want to take a nap, yet she is moving on to her next appointment! Just wanted to give her a quick shout out!!
Anyways, we had our first Mini Session with Ali this week! Christmas Minis!! The set up was super cute and I know they are going to be great! I brought my little guy, Colin, in for the first pictures of the day... he was a wild child as usual. She's a trooper though and managed to get some great shots of him as well as Kylie's little girls, Celie & Stella!! I can't wait to see them!
We are going to be continuing to have MINI shoots in the studio with Ali and we are so excited! Next up will be a Maternity Mini in January! This is going to be PERFECT for those moms to be who just want a quick yet gorgeous session! It's going to be a great value and there might even be something special along with it!! Stay tuned!
106 W, Washington Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401
p. (217) 347-BABY
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Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm