Let’s Talk Car Seat Safety (Plus a Giveaway of the New Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat)

This post is in partnership with Britax and SheBuysCars. Ready to #TestDriveParenthood? Let’s talk car seat safety and giveaway the new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

Things have changed a lot the past 3 years since I’ve had Addie, but one thing has not changed for our family- our love for Britax. Britax is an industry leader in safety and quality, and as I researched car seats for Addie before she was born, their name just kept coming up. Soon enough, we bought a car seat and stroller from Britax, and both have gotten LOTS of use the past 3 years. We have a great system when it comes to Addie and all her equipment, and I’m thankful that Britax covers all our needs for our family.

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

If you didn’t know, September is Car Seat Safety Month, and I’m thankful for it because even though I think I’m a stickler for car seat safety, there’s always information that can change. It’s always good to brush up on your info, right? Crazily enough, I recently found out that every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt. Lastly, children should ride in a vehicle back seat until they are at least 13 years old.

As a mom, those statistics are terrifying. As a special needs mom, it’s even more terrifying because I think of Addie’s equipment and what would happen to her and that equipment if we were in an accident. There is great news though- you don’t have to be terrified. Later this month I’ll be at the Britax Test Drive Parenthood car seat event where you can have a child passenger safety technician show you how to properly install a car seat, you can check out the brand new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, as well as provide other helpful safety tips. It’s a great opportunity to have a professional make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly! Not only that, but you can come meet me and we can hang out together!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

Britax recently announced their newest arrival, the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, which includes a steel Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) for extra rear-facing protection and a European Belt Guide that provides a safe, easy installation without the base. With the addition of the Endeavours, the Britax line of infant and convertible car seats offers the ultimate in rear-facing safety. You definitely don’t want to miss out on getting a first look at this incredible car seat and all of its features. 

I can’t wait to meet you all at at Park Place Lexus in Grapevine at 901 E State Hwy 114, Grapevine, Texas 76051 on September 20th from 11 am til 2 pm to check out the all new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat and have your child’s current car seat inspected. Make sure to RSVP here so we know to expect you! Don’t live near Dallas? That’s OK! Check out She Buys Cars to find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours is the perfect new car seat for your child. If you are interested in winning one of these incredible  Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seats, you have DOUBLE the opportunities to win! I am giving one away below AND don’t miss the giveaway widget beneath that one for the She Buys Cars giveaway!

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This is where you enter for the She Buys Cars giveaway for a chance to win one of eight (8) Britax Endeavours infant car seats. More information on the Britax Endeavours infant car seat can be found here!

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A Conversation Hearts Valentine’s Pregnancy Announcement

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy!

On January 6th, 2014 I found out I was pregnant with our sweet Addie and we had a blasting planning our Valentine’s pregnancy announcement to share the news with our parents. I briefly shared the announcement on my blog but felt like it was the perfect time to revisit such a wonderful announcement and share more of the pictures individually that we took.

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy!

I love this little conversation hearts banner I made. They say “and then there were three…” and were double hole punched, put onto twine, and in between each heart I had different color ribbon. We found this fun red wall here in Waco, and it was perfect for our plan! It was absolutely freezing that day, but we had a blast! Download your FREE Conversation Heart Valentine’s Pregnancy Announcement Printable here to make your own conversation hearts banner.

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy! Our photographer, Rhonda Williams of Photography by Legacy Imaging, added the letters we wanted on the conversation hearts with Photoshop and I love how it turned out for the valentine’s pregnancy announcement! It was a little difficult to keep the candies positioned just right, but it was perfectly executed.

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy!

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy!

I met my friend, Amy, from Sweet Elise online and I was smitten with her cookies. I asked her to make us some for our conversation hearts valentine’s pregnancy announcement photo shoot and she nailed them! How cute are these conversation heart cookies? Ever since then, we’ve been getting cookies from her for our big gender reveal party, the cutest lemonade first birthday party ever, and her adorable zoo themed 2nd birthday party (which I’ve yet to blog about because #slacker.) Her cookies are adorable and way delicious, and I won’t use anyone else for cookies. I don’t even care that I have to drive to Austin to get them either!

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy!

Our little Addie, the blueberry! She was so teeny tiny back then. Our lives have been a complete whirlwind since her anatomy scan at 18 weeks (read about my pregnancy complications part 1 and part 2) and her 10 month hospitalization after she was born.

Looking for a cute Conversation Hearts Valentine's pregnancy announcement? The Vintage Modern Wife is sharing the adorable way she and her husband announced their pregnancy!

This is my favorite of all the pictures. Chalkboards were just starting to gain in popularity and I had so much fun making our chalkboard. Here’s a link to a gorgeous chalkboard I love if you’re looking! Although my dress isn’t available anymore, I love these options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. It’s also been a while since this photo shoot, so my shoes aren’t sold anymore, but here are some great options I love from the same designer: 1, 2.

I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since we’ve made our big conversation hearts valentine’s pregnancy announcement for sweet Addie. We had no idea what was coming our way, how much strength our journey would require, and how much she would change our lives. We are so blessed to have such a beautiful girl who brings joy to thousands. It is truly a privilege to be her parents.

What did you do for your pregnancy announcement? We’d love to hear your fun ideas! What’s your favorite idea from our Valentine’s pregnancy announcement?

 

Our 2016 Christmas Card Reveal + Christmas Photo Shoot

I received product from Minted in exchange for this post on Our 2016 Christmas Card Reveal + Christmas Photo Shoot. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! We hope you had lots of fun spending time with your loved ones yesterday. We had such a blast and it was so wonderful to spend another Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with Addie. We all were very blessed to have received so many great gifts and gorgeous Christmas cards too!

I wanted to do a quick reveal with our Christmas Cards from Minted and show you the pictures that we didn’t end up choosing. We wanted a holiday card that was traditional with a bit of modern flair so we chose the Tidings of Great Joy cards. It comes with foil or without, and you can actually change the color of the foil if you’d like. We also chose to send our cards in a post card format. We’re a busy family, so it just seemed like the best option so we wouldn’t have to stuff envelopes!

Here are some of the other photos from our fun Christmas family photo shoot with Lauren Gilbert Photography:

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

What we wore for our Christmas family photo shoot:

Mathew: Shirt

Stephanie: Dress / Hat / Scarf (similar) / Booties / Tights

Addie: Dress / Bow / Boots

I love these individuals Lauren got of our family. It was a crazy time trying to get every picture taken while the light was diminishing, but we got some great ones! Addie wasn’t quite feeling the shoot (she was first), but I still think she looks cute as a button. Mathew’s picture is so perfect and I love how handsome he looks. I definitely want to get these framed.

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

When your kid falls asleep during the Christmas family photo shoot, you just go with it. It happens! We got some very sweet pictures though while Addie took her nap. Despite her sleeping, I love every single one.

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Our Christmas family photo shoot was tons of fun and we had so many options to choose from for our Christmas Cards from Minted. A huge thanks to Lauren Gilbert for yet another great photo session. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a fantastic New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Love, The Wolfes