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Valentine’s Day Treats for EVERYONE!

Pretty much every holiday is a favorite of mine but for different reasons. Growing up, I always looked forward to dinner on Valentine’s Day because my Mom would always have something special at our place at the table. I can’t remember what we got but she usually put some trinkets in a heart shaped box.

Even when I was single, and in one case broken up with, on Valentine’s Day I still loved it. Most haters say you should celebrate your love for someone every day. I don’t know what world they live in but in mine, sometimes the day gets away with you between work, house chores, raising a baby, and all the other daily tasks we have to accomplish. Valentine’s day to me, is a special day set aside to show some love.

I am really excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with two of my three favorite men. I know Parker won’t remember, but I will. So, we are going all out like I plan to for many years to come. I thought it would be fun to share what I have come up with.

Now that P is starting to eat some solid food, we thought it would be a good time to invest in a Summer Bibbity Rinse & Roll Bib. This little beauty will help catch any food P decides to spit out and catch any food that misses his mouth when he starts to feed himself.

Rob isn’t too pleased with this gift but I am so excited for this Baby Boy Valentine’s Day Heart & Strip Hat to arrive for his photo shoot! I got this from an awesome Etsy store, Sisters Craft Corner, and just love supporting fellow Etsy shop owners.

Since Rob and I are on our laptops quite a bit, P has developed a fascination with them. Here, see for yourself.

I decided he was old enough for his first piece of technology and decided the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Screen would be perfect for him. It got great reviews and one said that their little one, when asked, “what they are doing”, responds by saying, “I’m working!”

We were at the MCX today and came across a package of First Years Take & Toss Infant Sectioned Bowls & Lids. I liked them because they were portable and had sections so we could put his oatmeal in and add the puree when it was time to eat. There is even a place for the spoon under the top which is an added bonus. While these are meant to use and throw away, we plan to wash them and reuse them as many times as possible.

I know that P already has quite a collection of books but I just love buying special ones for each holiday and writing a message in them. I reviewed several lists of favorites and decided on The Great Valentine’s Day Surprise by Suzy-Jane Tanner. I found it slightly used on Amazon for a great price! 

Coffee Press | Pretzel M&M’s | Fishers Popcorn 
MaryKay Satin Hands | Teething Necklace | Skinny Cow Crisp
Personalized Valentine Coupons

While at the MCX today, Rob stumbled upon the Healthy Steps Coffee Press. He thought it would be great to keep in his backpack he takes to work and I thought it was the perfect size/price for a Valentine’s gift. Mix that with some of his favorite candy, Pretzel M&M’s and a bucket of Fishers Popcorn and you have one happy Poppa!

I was running low on my MaryKay Satin Hands so it will be the perfect time to restock, since I only have to walk upstairs to My Crafting Attic to take one out of inventory. I also recently joined a co-op and one of the deals were teething necklaces. I have heard nothing but good things about these so I decided to get one (ok, two) for myself. The link isn’t to the shop where we got ours but it is a great example. Since I am watching my weight, I was so excited to find a 100% satisfactory replaced to a normal candy bar. Skinny Cow Crisps are so yummy and I have only about 1/8 the guilt when I am done eating it because they are only 110 calories!

Now for the most exciting gift of all! I made these really cute coupons that Rob and I are going to make  for each other. It’s a FANTASTIC free and cute gift for one another. To see how to DIY your own AND find out how you can download a free printable, visit My Crafting Attic!

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Gifts Under The Tree

I am so excited that P celebrating his 6 month birthday tomorrow! Not only because my little boy is getting bigger but I get to play with some pretty cool toys there are so many neat toys for him to start playing with. It was easy to get carried away with toys and stocking stuffers for him. I defiantly made several purchases over the last few months that we ended up returning. We realized that he doesn’t need a ton of toys so we kept the ones we thought he would like and benefit from the most!

Six month updates, photo shoot and favorite must have items coming soon! 
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I Love Pinterest!

It is no secret that I am in LOVE with Pinterest! I found the site about 2 years ago and it has been a constanst obsession ever since. There are so many cute ideas and where I found my inspiration for maternity and bump pictures, nursery ideas, newborn photos, month milestone photos, getting our house organized and so much more! After  recent pin I decided to share some of my favorite baby related pins I have found.

It was hard to pick my favorites so check out that rest on my Pinterest site. Just click on a picture to go to the website.

         
           

         
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Tipful Thursday

Today’s Tipful Thursday topic is, favorite car toy. What is a must have toy for your little one in the car that makes the trip a little easier?

It’s important to Rob and I that P get use to riding in the car so that we can travel anywhere we want while he is still young. The best way I know to do that is get him in the car everyday, even if it is a short trip. It’s still a little hard to drive around with P by myself but certainly not impossible. We have had our fair share of emergency stops along the highway to reinsert the paci or for a top off. When it is the three of us driving, Rob or I will sit in the back to make things a little easier.

I can’t imagine what goes through a two month olds mind, but a few weeks ago we realized that P needed something to stimulate him while in the car. We saw these little bugs in Toys R Us and decided to give them a try. They are light weight and move very easily while the car is in motion. P loves watching them swing about and I can assume he likes the sounds they make as well. For us, these were a GREAT find!

This product is cost effective and worth price, is durable and made of strong materials that I imagine will hold up through multiple children, extremely useful and readily available at TRU, Amazon and other locations.

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Love the toys, not too happy that they are classified as “vintage” though!

I had some time to play with my little cousin while in TN and all I can say is, “what a trip down memory lane”! His Oma and Opa have set up my cousins old kitchen and along with that, all the toys!

I felt like a kid in a candy store! All the memories of playing kitchen came back to me. My Dad said that our old toys would be staying at the house for when Peanut visit’s Grandma and Grandpa.
So what did a momma-to-be do…? Got on Amazon and started shopping!
And these are on my watch list!