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September 21, 2015 5 Comments

Welcome!

September 21, 2015 5 Comments

Hi all! Welcome to April & October, my new personal blog. I’ve decided it was time to change my blog’s name. I felt like it didn’t really fit and I love this name. So many things have changed since my last blog and I felt like it didn’t work as well.

So for those that don’t know me, I’m Nikki! I’m the one behind the blog. I am a twenty eight year old, biracial mama, that grew up in the Caribbean. I’m currently a stay at home mama to Birdie, who is my 4 year old diva and tot, who is my 10 month old old soul.


I am quite passionate about babywearing. I wore Birdie all through her infant and toddlerhood. I currently wear tot all the time. It’s my favorite obsession at the moment. I love learning all different kinds of carries and being able to execute them all.

I wear all different kinds of carriers. I love talking about them and discussing them whenever I get the chance.

 I also love to sew. I’m the person behind Birdie & Co., where I make leather moccasins like in the photo above and I make shoesies. I also knit and crochet. Being able to do this helps me get to stay at home with the kiddos. I love seeing babies wear my items!

I love all things handmade and I run a blog that helps handmade small businesses. It’s called Hello Handcrafts. I also run a Facebook group that helps with networking. If you own a small business, I recommend checking it out!


And food. You’ll see a lot of food on my blog, because I love to eat. I like to cook too. So I hope to get some good pictures of my adventures with the kids – and post some fun stories.

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I'm Nikki. Work at home mama that loves to eat & travel. I am totally obsessed with my children, crafts, and baby wearing. April & October is a life blog about my family's adventures. Read More

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  • We pulled out our @appleblossomwovens Black Agate Tencel wrap for this chilly weather. It’s been cold and rainy, so the extra coziness of Tencel has been great. ⁣
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Black Agate has been one of our favorite monochrome wraps ever. 🖤 It truly speaks to me. I can’t wait for Reflection to be released which is another monochrome wrap, with a kaleidoscope weave. Both white and black weft are speaking to me. M
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  • Who is always at the ready to take somebody’s head off during the holidays? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Just look at me wrong or finish my favorite dish and it’s over. ⁣
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The social anxiety is real and @socialcbd has really helped during this past holiday week and the upcoming festivities. Thank you #SocialCBD for helping this mama out during the holidays. ⁣
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  • Obsessing over @squeezamals this holiday season! The picnic pack was the cutest addition to our Squeezamals collection. Everything came for a perfect picnic lunch. ⁣
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Dumpling loves the texture of the squish of the Squeezamals. She is always found with one in her hands. ⁣
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If you’re interested in grabbing some for your littles, check out your local @walmart!
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  • I volunteered in my daughter’s classroom for Thanksgiving. I helped on the food line so I had to tie Dumpling to my back and make turkey sandwiches. We do teach the kids that we don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving, and the teachers discussed the truth with the kids. I’m glad I didn’t have to step in like previous years 🤦🏽‍♀️⁣
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My tote bag from @shopkindredtogether is my favorite though. I’m able to fit everything in there. A quick link to the shop is in my profile & you can use code APRILOCT to save 💰 ⁣
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Wrap | @appleblossomwovens 
Bag | @shopkindredtogether ⁣
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  • We were so lucky to be able to check out the Flip & Spin for the Win bundle - thanks to @PowerYourFun. The bundle included Laser Launchers (which I can’t pry out of Tot’s hands), the Mini Cyclone Stunt Car, and Turbo Tops Gyro Cars - which you see pictured here. These are our favorite part of the bundle, the kiddos are constantly try to do tricks with them. ⁣
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Thank you Kaliber Global Toys for this awesome gift! #sponsored #PowerYourFun #TurboTops @apexdropofficial
  • Yesterday was my birthday! I’m thirty-something (the something is silent 🤪) and it was a good day. A made it back from a 10 day trip just in time to celebrate. The kids were so excited to make mom’s day fun. ⁣⁣
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My sister always grabs a red velvet bundt cake for me and I love it. It’s my favorite. My grandmother used to bake me a red velvet cake every year when I was younger and it’s important to me to have it. ⁣
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Here’s to another revolution around the sun ☀️
  • I posted about the awesome @pjmasks PJ Masks Seeker about a month ago. I grabbed it at @target and kept it hidden until it was Tot’s birthday. He had already completely forgotten about it & it was a wonderful surprise to open on his day 🎂 He’s been playing with it nonstop and his sisters keep trying to get a turn. ⁣
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Thank you to MomSelect for gifting us this toy. It’s the perfect toy for this @pjmasks obsessed family. #ad⁣
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  • My middle child. My wild child. He’s officially 5 years old and 1 day. I tried to make sure he had a fun filled day yesterday and now I’m exhausted. This year he decided he didn’t like cake and asked for donuts instead 🍩 ⁣
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Happy birthday Tot 💕
  • We saved this Star Wars coding kit for Tot’s birthday and it was a hit! He was totally interested in putting it together and making things work. He’s my little tinker. ⁣
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#ad - Thank you @teamkano for the gift!⁣
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#CodeYourGalaxy, #StarWars, and #AnyoneCanMake @apexdropofficial

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