If you are like me, you struggle each year finding things for your little ones on special occasions like Christmas! So here is our Toddler Gift Guide 2017 edition. These are things we picked up this year and we hope you love as much as we do!
“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
Y’all already know what a huge fan of OshKosh we are so it should be no surprise that all our holiday outfits for the kids will be from here this season and probably for the seasons to come!
November has been such a crazy month for us as a family but, such a blessing all together! Our little girl is now the BIG four years old and it’s only right to give her a little fall wardrobe update and y’all won’t believe how cute this selection is – I die! Can we put a petition for matching mama + me outfits of these?! I say heck yes OshKosh! LOL!
This month we decided to take our girl to her favorite place on Earth – Walt Disney World for an entire week and what better time to bring OshKosh B’gosh with us!
Below I️ will include a little information on the Black Friday deal OshKosh B’Gosh is doing called Dash In to WiN! Basically, be one of the first 100 people at the store starting November 23 or 24 depending on your location and receive a gift card valued up to $100! Seriously… run! Don’t walk! If you need help finding your local store – don’t panic I got you mama! Just click here >> Find your store!< em>And because you know I love a good sale and I am a GREAT friend I got the deals mamas! Just kidding, OshKosh is just that amazing and allows me to share all the crazy deals with you all! Thanks Osh y’all are the real MVPs! >
Ready for the cutest ‘FREE you’ve been booed printable’ ! Wondering how to BOO your neighbors? I promise this will be the easiest if not spookiest halloween printables you ever did see! Get in on the fun with this fun tradition!
I know I may be getting ahead of myself here but, we are around the corner from the official first day of Fall! It is only right I start pulling out some printables for y’all! And I don’t know about you but, I am OVERLY excited. Now, let’s get into it… What exactly does “BOO” your neighbors mean. This is a fun tradition that has been popping up for a few years now where you leave a halloween treat to ‘spook’ a neighbor. It just so happens that my amazing neighbors seem to share the same excitement for the holidays and one happened to mention in our Facebook group how they enjoyed a ‘Boo the Ghost’ tradition which I had no idea about but, I sure do now! And now I get to share in the experience and decided to included some free printables not only for them but for you, my readers as well! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. It’s our first year in what feels like our forever home and we cannot wait to experience Halloween with all our new soon to be amazing friends and neighbors! Feel free to share these printables with your friends and family… take Halloween and make this a time to bring some cheer to those around you and add your fun twist to it!
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I see all my mamas are pretty much back to school and I won’t lie sometimes I wish we were too. No reason why we can’t share some back to school outfits for toddlers with you though! 😀 But, here’s the catch… seeing as though my littles are only 2 and 4 I just don’t see the value of putting them in a daycare or preschool when they are home with me anyway. Yeah, I could TOTALLY use the break and I envy sometimes but, these are precious moments I want to cherish and I want a part in. Not everyone gets this blessing and that’s something I want to hold on to. Although, most days these babes, including myself will probably be in pjs let’s be honest.
I know I have exhausted most of you with my talk about my recent move from Florida to Tennessee but, oh my gosh it could not be better timing. The Solar Eclipse just so happens to have its path of totality right through NASHVILLE ( don’t make me get sophisticated because I am still learning about this eclipse stuff LOL). Basically, we get a really good view of this thing and there’s some sort of black out for about 2 minutes but, I am not sure how true this is. This thing is such a hype around town we have people price gauging the “special glasses”, people are fueling their cars, stocking up on groceries. Feels a whole lot like Miami during a hurricane right now. HA!
If you happen to be watching the Eclipse make sure your glasses are not recalled I know there has been some talk especially from vendors who sold on Amazon. This eclipse seems to be a big deal and can cause damage if these glasses aren’t worn.
**If you are local to the Nashville area most of the libraries have been giving them out for free but, are running out FAST! If you purchase online remember to double check with the NASA site that they are approved. **
In order to get the kiddos prepped I wanted to incorporate some time to teach them and learn for myself about this eclipse and what it’s all about. Below I will include some activities and printables we found online all for FREE and be sure to give credit where it’s due if you decide to try these out or repost them on your page. If you have any activities y’all are incorporating feel free to share in the comments. We are all about getting hands on and finding fun ways to incorporate educational opportunities. We will also be starting our first official year of homeschooling and I cannot wait to bring you all along our journey!
Here are some free printables that we have loved:
Turns out our backyard was a great viewing spot for the eclipse and the kids LOVED it! Especially my daughter she got a kick out of using her Interactive model I linked above and recreating what she was seeing. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, couldn’t snag a pair of glasses, or whatever the case may be feel free to check out the printable and use them as a learning experience with your little ones! It was totally a HIT. And don’t worry the next one is coming in 7 years but, at least there is ample time for planning.’
Feel free to join our adventure here
If you are like me, you dread when the time comes around to cut your kid’s hair. For this reason I am sharing an easy toddler haircut. I dread it so much that my daughter has yet to have a haircut. Deep inside I am actually completely content with her ever growing long locks. My son on the other hand, when his hair grows out… it GROWS and all over the place. He has had two hair cuts in his 19 months of life.
The first was mandatory because the kid was balding as a newborn at the back of his head LOL. The second was at Magic Kingdom because HELLO! How many people can say they’ve had their haircut by Mickey’s finest!
He is handsome regardless what style he is rocking but, I have always enjoyed the idea of having a longer length on him.
The long length we eventually reached didn’t last long. I was done styling a comb over and I really wanted to try my hand at learning to save myself the time and trouble of taking him to the barber.
If you are a mom with a toddler who wakes up more often than you’d like in the middle of the night you are not alone. Lately, Mia has resorted to showing up standing next to my bedside balling in tears. And when I say lately, I mean the past few weeks. I know you are with me when I say “Mama needs her beauty sleep”. Now, do not get me wrong. Mia is a great sleeper but, I am almost positive she is having nightmares and does not know how to tell me. If you remember, a few months back we received the most precious book about helping your toddler getting into a routine for bed time. That was literally a God sent for us!
Happy Monday Mamas!
As we know Easter is right around the corner. I wanted to go ahead and share our picks for this year’s Easter baskets. And perhaps some recommendations if you were trying to stay away from the loads of candy filled eggs that we all grew up with. LOL ( I am trying to get on a little weight loss journey so, I am taking all necessary precautions… Just kidding, give me all the chocolate bunnies!)
We are finally back again and feeling better than EVER. I had a few weeks with a trip to urgent care and just feeling not myself at all.
I am feeling like we are finally getting a hold of things around our hectic household and February is looking oh so promising! Love is still very much in the air over here and lately, I am so proud of both my kids. Being able to watch them grow each day has been such a blessing in my life.
We recently stumbled upon Amara Organic Baby Food. Believe me when I tell you that this has been such a blessing and I already have a pending order thanks to Amazon.
Good evening mamas!
If there is anything I hate more, it is that I started 2017 with a messy, messy house. And messy is the nicest word I could come up with because wreck, hurricane, disaster probably describes it better. In our home we do not have a “living area” per say. We have a kitchen that opens up to what would be our living/family room so we opted for doing a bar counter with bar stools and called it a day. The downside is- my counter ends up being the dumping grounds for literally EVERYTHING. When the kids fight over a toy and I come in the save or in their heads, ruin the day I take it away and it goes right on the counter along with my purse, keys, tupperware, bills and all sorts of random knick knacks.