Liz here! I have the great privilege of introducing our next 'Betti Says' guest blogger. Please give a big Betti welcome to one of my dearest and oldest friends, Annie! Annie and I did gymnastics together at the University of Iowa and the bond of being sisters in the gym never seems to fade. As such, I will never forget the day I received a group email from Annie to all of our teammates. She had news to share, her new baby was sick with a rare and chronic health condition. This news shook all of us, throwing our expertly trained gymnastics team balance into chaos. We did what we could to help, but honestly, most of us felt pretty helpless. Leave it to Annie to lead us through it....helping us find our collective balance once again. And you know what?!...The sweet baby in question just celebrated her 4th birthday! When Annie called me about doing a Betti Box for our special 4 year old, Whitney and I couldn't wait to help. Read on to learn more about Annie's story and her journey to find balance in parenthood, one candle at a time.
Warmer weather and the lifting of COVID restrictions mean that the family summer vacation is (potentially) back on the books this year! Are you excited to hit the road with your family or is the act of travel one that strikes fear and panic in your mama heart? Whether you are a seasoned road warrior with every travel trick up your sleeve, or a brand-new mom braving this tough new terrain, we have a few ideas (and Betti Boxes) to help make travel a little smoother this summer. Read More
It’s hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend and thus, the official arrival of summer, are only a couple weeks away! The approaching warmer weather, vacation time, and hopefully, decreased social distancing restrictions; have us dreaming of family reunions, barbeques and every kind of celebration from the block party to the birthday party. We recently helped our friend, Brandy with a super cute (and semi socially distanced) birthday party for her little boy. Thanks to Brandy’s gift for all things artsy and creative, the party turned out even better than we could have imagined! As such, we asked her to share all the details as a Betti Says guest blogger! Read on for all the details on this classic summer themed party! Read More
We are so thrilled to introduce our first Betti Says guest blogger, Ashley Joines! Ashley is an amazing mom of two girls and an incredibly talented photographer. As we start to think about celebrating Mother’s Day, we asked Ashley to reflect on her experience as both a mom and a photographer. We couldn’t love this blog or all the Mama’s in our life more. Enjoy!
Easter season is upon us and as we’ve been dreaming of cotton tails and pastel color palates, we started reflecting on all of the beautiful traditions each holiday season brings us. With Easter, the anticipation of a blooming, hope filled Spring mingles with the end of winter and for some, the contemplation of the Lenten season. This makes Easter a particularly special time, filled with wonderful traditions. With this Easter edition of the Betti Says Blog, we wanted to explore a few of our favorites, and also a few new ones that this particular Easter season is bringing us! Read More
We all know it’s coming…at least one child in our life is going to be asked (or ask) to build a trap to catch that pesky Saint Patrick’s Day leprechaun. Cue the deep dive into the recycle bin to dig out a paper towel roll or two and enough Amazon cardboard to build...well...something? Where’s the box cutter? And the glue gun? How about the green and rainbow colored accents? And just when you think you’ve managed to dig up enough random building materials to build a respectable trap…your kid is about to ask you about bait? BAIT?!?! Hold on. We thought Saint Patrick’s Day was for the big kids. You know…a kiss me I’m Irish, raise a pint kind of day. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be this way! The season of four leaf clovers really can be good clean fun for all! So don’t worry, we are here to assist in not only making it memorable for your little leprechaun hunters, but more importantly, EASY for you! Read on to see what the Betties have planned for Saint Patrick’s Day 2021! Read More
In our first ever blog post, we talk about how we are staying close and connected a year into this worldwide pandemic! We run through a few simple ways to make this Valentine's Day festive and fun for you and your sweethearts. From styling a seasonal bar cart to sending a love bomb, we've got you covered! Read More