In Allentown, Pennsylvania there is this amazingly cute children's clothing boutique, called Milk and Honey Kids. My mom frequently shops there now that she is a Grandmother who likes to spoil her Granddaughter. She's gotten Natalie some of the cutest outfits there, and they've become staples of Natalie's wardrobe.
These rompers have become two of my favorites:
Natalie also has three Mason J.A.R. Apparel onesies that my mom purchased from the boutique. I love these! They're great for both day and nighttime, and super comfortable - Natalie told me so. ;) I love that they're made from organic cotton, and I love that these particular ones are sized from 6-12 months (though they come in all different sizes, and in short-sleeved or long-sleeves). I feel like these have fit her for a LONG time - longer than a lot of her other clothing which seem to have a 3-month shelf life!
Each design is hand block printed (which gives a very unique look with each piece). There are a lot of different designs to choose from: elephant, owl, turtle, strawberry, or butterfly, just to name a few. On the back of each onesie is a little mason jar logo, which adds a subtle uniqueness to these that I love! How cute is that?!
I looove putting Natalie in these onesies. They're adorable for daytime, but I feel especially comforted putting them on her to sleep, because of the organic cotton!
My mom met Jessica Ann Russell (JAR), the owner of Mason J.A.R. apparel when she was in the store, and I was extremely touched by the story of how her company came to be. I asked her to share her story with me:
"In 2011 I started Mason J.A.R. Apparel. My own home based business. A dream inspired by my son Mason and my love for fashion and art. The name derived from my son's and an acronym for my own. Hand-printed in Bethlehem, PA.
Mason J.A.R. Apparel creates unique artwork on comfortable organic children's clothes. It's imagery and color palette is influenced by natures own playful images and cultures across the four corners of the earth. When I'm not chasing Mason I am working on developing new designs in my studio.
Art has played a huge role in developing me into the person I am today. I learned block printing when I was just a child, from my father and fellow artist. Over the years I have worked for a variety of print studios, before and after college.
I attended both the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts where I majored in textile design and children's book illustration. After working for years doing visual merchandising I have returned to what I love.
Mason J.A.R. Apparel is dedicated to providing a product that inspires and exposes our littlest of humans to art responsibly. I hope you love our wearable art pieces as much as I love creating them." - Jessica Ann Russel (J.A.R.)
As if that wasn't enough, the gift-packaging option for these puts the cuteness/uniqueness factor over the edge. The gift-package option arrives with the onesie inside a mason jar, and wrapped with twine with the company card. Simply unbelievable. These are the perfect gift for baby showers or the new baby in your life.
Want to win your very own Mason J.A.R. Apparel gift-wrapped, organic cotton onesie for the little one in your life? Enter the giveaway below and one could be yours! Check out MasonJARapparel.com today and pick out your favorite design, then leave me a comment below! There are also multiple other ways to enter!
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"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors but rather borrow it from our children". -aboriginal proverb (Jessica sent this quote to me and I just had to share it.)