ButterFridays!: Back to School in GRAND style

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

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Let's make the first day of school a true IJORERE with some unique finds! Who says we have to buy the same pencil case or backpack that we do every year? IjoKIDS need some GRAND accesories too! Let's check some of these neat ideas and get our little ones packing back to school in style!

Lunchbags

lunchbags

Notebooks

notebooks

Pencil Cases

pencil cases

Backpacks

backpacks


Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.
 

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Tres Joli Tuesdays: Candice in Wonderland

 

At IJORERE The Invitation, we pride ourselves in the quality and innovation of our original, one-of-a-kind designs. This Tres Joli Tuesday we showcase one of the MOST gorgeous and bespoke invitation sets we've created: Candice in Wonderland.

Prepared exclusively for one of our lovely customers, this exquiste Baby Shower invitation was meant to bring the playfulness of one of our favorite childhood past times, Alice in Wonderland.  Let's take a look at the process and inspiration behind this Tres Joli  Set.

 

 

Our Alice in Wonderland themed suite is appropriately set up as; a Tea Party with a table covered in romantic china, fluffy cupcakes and strange potions. Pink, yellows and purples; flowers, lace and textured frames. 

 

 

 

Let's make your day a GRAND DAY! Give us a call and we can create a Tres Joli experience for you IJORERE!

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

 

 

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ButterFridays!: 10 Creative Easter eggs

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

Today IS Good ButterFridays!!!

 

 

One of my favorite Easter activities when I was a little kiddo, was to decorate Easter Eggs with my family. We used paint, glitter, or anything we could find to make the most unique creations every year. This GOOD ButterFriday let's take a look at some of the coolest ideas for Easter Eggs out there. Maybe you can start a new tradition with your little ones!

1. Lace Eggs

Adorable, feminine and simple to make! (via Celebrating Everyday Life)

 

2. Chalk Eggs

It just takes some chalk paint and the kids can draw their own designs! (via Oleander + Palm)

 

3. Ombre Eggs

In the spirit of our Ombre Chevron invite 😉  (via Sugar and Charm Blog)

 

4. Star Wars Eggs

Your kids will love to join the Light Side of the Force!  (via Smile! Mermaid on Flickr)

 

5. Pattern Eggs

Just simple markers can create the loveliest designs! (via Confetti Sunshine)

 

6. Thread Eggs

Wrap, wrap and wrap. All you need is embroidery thread, glue and a little patience! (via Craftberry Bush)

 

7. Mario Eggs

Grab a mushroom and some coins! Mario Eggs will bring a fun touch that your kids will adore. (via Instructables)

 

8. Black and White Eggs

This eggs know that "it doesn't matter if you're black or white"! You can even make them to the tune of MJ's iconic song! (via Obviously Sweet)

 

9. Piñata Eggs

Are you ready for the Fiesta? These Eggs are very fun and colorful! (via Corner Blog)

 

10. Mr. Eggs

Cute mustaches are super trendy right now. These Hipster Eggs were cool before you even painted them. (via No. 2 Pencil)

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ButterFridays: 3AM Cakes

 

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

 

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

3 AM Cakes is a small business located in Canton, MA. Since her daughter's first birthday, 3AM cake's owner has been baking personalized cakes and cupcakes for birthdays, baby showers, baptisms and bachelorette parties. They specialize in character cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes, AND all natural doggy treats for the family's best friend.

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you check out their Facebook and Etsy pages too!!

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
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ButterFridays ~ Rachelle Yakubu Photography

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

Rachelle Yakubu Photography

“Donkey years” ago, my new fav. words for “Ages ago” lol, I did a post on Rachelle Yakubu, but I really didn’t do her much justice because for whatever reason, I didn’t show her images. WELL you’re in for a GRAND treat on today’s ButterFridays.

Rachelle Yakubu is the ultimate definition of  a Momtrepreneur. She is a mom of 3, like myself, and also is a creative visual artist in children’s & maternity photography. Rachelle takes the MOST clever MOST adorable kiddie photos I’ve ever seen!

I compared her once to Anne Geddes, but I must say Rachelle’s style is quite different and over the years she has made herself very distinct. WE LOVE ORIGINALITY! So seeing her work unfold right before our eyes is just a breathe of fresh air…ahhhh.

I have to say Rachelle Yakubu is rightly in a “league of her own”. If you are ever in the Carolinas’, make sure to stop by Rachelle Yakubu’s & send our Hellos!

Enjoy these SPLENDID fairy tale/comic/story book visuals of what I’m sure will bring back nostalgia for most of us 🙂

Childhood photography by Rachelle Yakubu Photography

Goldielocks
Oh MY! her glass slipper fits! Cinderella
Alice in Wonderland
Who’s Who?
Tickerbell
Clark aka Superman
Pinkalicious!
Wister Rabbit ~ Alice in Wonderland
Ms. Independent
Little Miss Muffet
Lil Bo Peep
lil’ Red Riding Hood
Good Night Moon

Ola M. ~ IjoBABY
Love, Life & IjoBABY

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ButterFridays! ~ Little Boys Euro Flair

Finding fashionable clothing for lil boys are soooo HARD! and it wasn’t until I had a baby boy did this occur to me. I’m sure my friends with baby boys are reading this and saying, “welcome to our world!”. Of course I HAD to go searching for where I can find some decent clothing for boys with an IjoBABY flair! Did I tell you how HARD it is to find anything out there stylish for boys?

I LOVE anything with an European flair! So when I came across Jacadi PARIS, I immediately bookmarked it for JJ’s future use!
Let me know what you think about these adorable pieces from Jacadi PARIS and if you happen to know other places for boys with a unique flair, do share by leaving me a comment or 2!

P.S- I threw in a photo of the stuffed animals from Jacadi, it was too cute I had to share 😉

Ola M. IJORERE Memoirs
IjoBABY adorable couture
Love, Life & IjoBaby

French! I would enjoy dressing up JJ in this lil ensemble.
French Military Coat
Pantone color of the year colored Jean. This one got me excited!
This looks very soft & of good quality
Afrik themed stuffed animals
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ButterFridays ~ Baby Leg Warmers ~ IjoBABY Col.1

Welcome to IjoBaby’s 1st column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column on Fridays dedicated to IjoBaby topics. Our Fridays will be dedicated to all things IjoBaby! The idea to call our Friday column, ButterFridays was evoked by our colorfully & adorable  IjoBABY logo!

Butterfly logo + Friday columns = ButterFridays!

ButterFridays! Baby leg warmers
As a mom of three, owner of IJORERE The Invitation, Inc., full time working architect & wife, (Superwoman for short!), I am always scouting for clever creations to make my extremely ongoing busy lifestyle the most manageable as possible. My youngest is crawling now, so of course my eyes are always scouting for delightful items through the different stages of his life.

Baby leg warmers have been out for a while.  They are not only cute lil aesthetic wears but quite functional. Imagine how easy it is to change my baby’s diapers, not having to go through layers of clothing to get to his bum bum! or what a comfort is is to my scattered-brain mind to know that my lil crawler has some protection against hard floor surfaces. I’m sure there are plenty of YOU out there that can relate!

These pairs have become quite popular and BOY (and I mean that literally!) they sure come in handy right now!

My sister crochets so I’ve asked her to make a couple of pairs for my lil man JJ, but check out Knotty Baby Wear on Etsy & Effy Bags for crochet options, also on Etsy.

Your opinions count! Tell us what you think!

Ola M.
Love, Marriage & IjoBABY
IJOBABY

 

 

 

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Brown & Elephant

Grand Monday IJOREREians!,

Almost 2 weeks ago we announced the arrival of IjoBABY’s website. Within that timeframe, a shower of over 100 LIKES came from facebook!

Thank you so much for all the love received from our NEW IjoBABY fans & our existing IjoBABY family!

It is only befitting to extend back the ‘Shower of love’ you all have given us by presenting you with a very ‘Brown & Elephant’ themed Baby Shower palette board of our very own Ola’s baby boy JJ.

Enjoy & more to come on “Brown & Elephant”.

May your day be IJORERE, A day that is GRAND!
Sierra G. – IJORERE Memoirs

What do you think of our IjoBABY SITE? We welcome ALL feebacks – IjoBABY

Image Credits:

Birth Storybook
Green Elephant
Neutral Nursery
Owl Bookends
Dress up Tie Bibs
Baby with Beige Elephant Shirt
Blue Nursery 
Baby Loafers
Green Chair in Baby Blue Room

 
 
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Lemonade stand birthday~Part deux~IjoBaby

We have delicious news that we can’t WAIT to share with you:
IJORERE The Invitation now offers decor ideas!
Let us help you come up with party and event ideas that you’ve always dreamed of having. We would be pleased to provide you with ideas on what to purchase and select depending on your inspiring TASTE! We LOVE styling events and will infuse clever ideas for your IJORERE or your little munchkin’s themed party.

Speaking of little munchkins, Ola’s lil’ chicks just had a birthday bash and we’d love to share some yummy and delightful pictures that will tickle your senses! This summery palette is based off Ola’s lil’ chicks lemonade stand birthday bash! And of course where ever you find Ola’s hand, she’s sure to sprinkle her love with BURSTS of color and creative decor! Enjoy!

Sierra G. IJORERE Memoirs
P.S. If you missed out on our effervescent Lemonade Stand Birthday Party post, well you are in for a double treat! Let us inspire your IJORERE with more glamorous photos!


Photo Credits ~ Escapade Blog // Apartment Therapy // Dare2Dream Photography // The Japanese Paper Place

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Lemonade stand birthday party – IjoBaby Adorable Couture

Our very own Ola, has been a busy bee planning & plotting her adorable daughters lemonade stand themed birthday bash and we have a double treat for you today sure to take you down memory lane on those childhood delights!

Check out the scrumptious details of The Invitation
White wood grain card-stock, die cut to show of the horizontal lemon slices across the grain. Ola is famous for referring to her daughters as her “lil’ chicks” so she had their names cleverly initialed on the birds on the invite and envelope. Colors are pink raspberry, canary, blanc, mandarin and a hint of lime!
Wordings were right from her lil chicks mouth… so cute! Sentences only a kid would use.
Below are the yummy close-ups!


Aren’t these photos so divine!? We were so inspired by these adorable custom IjoBaby suites we created a special palette board for Ola’s lil’ chicks upcoming summer bash. Enjoy!

Summer is here and it is HOT! Mama is too hot to work, so you decide to put your munchkins to work! Big sister Z will be in charge of making the lemonade, while kid sister Nai will help assist you with making the delicious lemon raspberry cupcakes. Mmmmm, this sure will get the neighbors popping over for a surprise visit in a minute!

Guests and the neighbors’ kids are arriving and it’s so warm outside but they are ready and all battered up in sunscreen. Mama looks divalicous wearing a sunshine summery dress. Your girls smile an irresistibly adorable smile that will keep the kids dropping coins in the lemonade money box all afternoon long.

Now that the day is over, mama relaxes and smiles with pride, while watching her girls count their money after a HOT day of work.

From the IJORERE team, we wish Ola’s little chicks a very happy sunshine filled birthday this weekend and we can’t wait to show you part 2 of what we are sure will be a well-detailed & colorful event!


Image Credits: Nana Annan Photography// Egami Photo Inc. // Green Wedding Shoes // We Heart It // Vi.sualize // The Burrus Family// Ijorere The Invitation, Inc. // Kua Designs

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