Home » Archives by category » real celebrations (Page 4)

DIY Kids Storybook: Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift

DIY Kids Storybook: Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift

Traditionally, the first wedding anniversary is the ‘paper’ anniversary - Gifts are ‘paper’ themed. When my husband and I were approaching our first wedding anniversary, I was pregnant with our first baby. I considered a few different gifts, but wanted to be really creative. I had this idea to create a children’s book of “our [...]

Clara’s Wizard of Oz Birthday Party

Clara’s Wizard of Oz Birthday Party

I don’t think that there are too many movies that are as timeless as The Wizard of Oz. From the whimsy to the bold colors, it is a great inspiration for those of us who love to throw a great party. Kelly was no exception and chose this awesome theme for her daughter’s second birthday. [...]

Adellyn’s Mexican Fiesta 2nd Birthday

Adellyn’s Mexican Fiesta 2nd Birthday

Mama Brynn had a gorgeous, colorful Mexican-inspired fiesta for her little girl Adellyn’s second birthday! We especially love that beautiful DIY cake that looks like it’s straight from the bakery and the fun floor to ceiling “tent panels” made from $1 plastic tablecloths. Tell us in the comments about your favorite part! What inspired the [...]

Go-to-Gifts: Quiet Books That Grow with Baby

Go-to-Gifts: Quiet Books That Grow with Baby

One of the things that made me feel very loved during my first pregnancy was receiving packages from generous family members with gifts for our baby. Some were small tokens (like bath toys and washcloths, which we use every day) and several were carefully hand-made with love by my artistically gifted relatives. Hand-crocheted blankets, hand-sewn [...]

Father’s Day Photo Collage

Father’s Day Photo Collage

When my husband’s first Father’s Day came around, my son was about eight months old and I was stumped on what to get for him. I ended up getting him a card and that was it. The following year I wanted to do better. In our mama forum, a few mamas posted photo collage ideas [...]

Go-to-Gifts: The Survival Box for Nursing Mamas

Go-to-Gifts: The Survival Box for Nursing Mamas

I recently had my second son, K, back in March and am fortunate that we have had a very easy and enjoyable nursing experience (so far!). Minus some seriously painful engorgement the first week, it’s been more or less an excellent bonding experience. I forgot how much I enjoyed breastfeeding! It might sound weird to [...]

Emma’s Pink & Frilly 1st Birthday Party

Emma’s Pink & Frilly 1st Birthday Party

Real Mama Whitney threw a beautiful first birthday party for her daughter Emma. Check out the amazing details! What inspired the theme of the celebration? I really wanted to do something super girly. I know that once my sweet angel began to have her own opinions, likes and dislikes, of course we will have to [...]

X-Man’s Superhero 5th Birthday

X-Man’s Superhero 5th Birthday

I love this family; they are like family to us. Jen, the mama, is a superwoman. She is a full-time working mama to two rambunctious boys— her youngest is just three weeks older than N! She has set a very high precedence for herself with birthday parties. We always know we will be in for [...]

Go-To-Gifts: Mother’s Day and Giveaway!

Go-To-Gifts: Mother’s Day and Giveaway!

  Mothers Day is right around the corner (May 12 in case you’re wondering!). If you’re still drawing a blank on what to get the mama in your life, fear not. We’ve compiled a list of unique gifts that are sure to show your favorite mama how much you appreciate her! Everything you see here [...]

A Baby Shower - It’s Not All About the Baby!

A Baby Shower – It’s Not All About the Baby!

I remember during my pregnancy and even after my daughter was born, I felt a sense of abandonment from my family and friends. I felt as if I had been forgotten. Everyone wanted to see the baby, but no one really wanted to see how I was doing. I was inundated with everything baby, but [...]