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Everything but the Candy – Easter Baskets for Little Girls

Everything but the Candy – Easter Baskets for Little Girls

Holidays are so much more exciting now that I have a child to celebrate them with. Cassidy was born in January 2012, so when Easter came around last year, it was really more for me than her because she was just two and a half months old. I still put an Easter basket together for [...]

Everything but the Candy – Easter Baskets for Little Boys

Everything but the Candy – Easter Baskets for Little Boys

When you have a little one, celebrating holidays can be a whole new ball game! Our little man was a December baby, so most of his first holidays were low key… he was only nine days old on his first Christmas, two months on Valentine’s Day and four months at Easter. For his first Easter, [...]

Holiday Cookie Mix in a Jar

Holiday Cookie Mix in a Jar

Looking for a last-minute homemade gift for your child’s teacher, your neighbor, friend or the host of a holiday party you’re going to this weekend? Making a batch of cookies would be great, but might take too much time, so I think I have what you need… cookie mix in a jar! This quick and [...]

DIY Christmas Pedicure Basket

DIY Christmas Pedicure Basket

This year, for one of the three family Christmas parties we are attending, we were asked to bring a handmade gift to be auctioned. The proceeds will go to the church that made the space available to us. I am super busy and although I LOVE crafting, it’s been hard for me to find extra [...]

TJ’s “Sleepy Book”

TJ’s “Sleepy Book”

How many of us parents can’t help but snap a photo of our babies when they’re asleep? Even more so, we have to take a picture if they’re sound asleep in a hilarious position or snuggled next to daddy or a beloved aunt, uncle or grandparent. My husband and I have taken hundreds of photos [...]

Go-to-Gifts: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Go-to-Gifts: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Is there anything better than living in a friendly neighborhood where everyone waves “hi” to each other and you can always find a play date for your kids? As a stay-at-home mama, I’m especially interested in finding new ways to introduce myself to the families around us in an attempt to stave off isolation and [...]

Go-To-Gifts: Baby’s First Birthday

Go-To-Gifts: Baby’s First Birthday

Every time I have been invited to a first birthday, I always ask the mom, “what does your baby need/want/like?” Then I get a bunch of ideas of what I could get and I am left debating. Do I get clothes? Toys? Crafts? If only there were a list… Clothes What child doesn’t need clothes? [...]

Go-to-Gifts: The Baptism

Go-to-Gifts: The Baptism

All too often I have found myself invited to a baptism without a single idea of what to gift that beautiful baby! Do I buy a religious gift? Do I just give money? Do I buy something practical? There are so many options of what you can give such as traditional to religious to modern! [...]

Go-to-Gifts: Meeting a Newborn

Go-to-Gifts: Meeting a Newborn

After weeks of waiting, you finally get the call you’ve been waiting for, the new bundle of joy has finally arrived. You cannot wait to meet him or her (after all, you have waited nine long months). You have been invited to visit the newborn at the hospital or the home of the new parents, [...]

Go-to-Gifts: Summer Birthdays

Go-to-Gifts: Summer Birthdays

It’s that time of year again… Summer! School’s out, all the kids are home and your mailbox seems to be flooded with invites to birthday party after birthday party. Don’t get that same old summer outfit you resort to for every birthday present! Here are some new ideas for you… some great ideas to WOW [...]

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