Baby Gear, DIYs, Holidays, Squishy, The Mommyhood, Uncategorized

Baby’s First Easter Keepsake


Wether this is your little monster’s first Easter, or one of the many more to celebrate, making keepsakes is always a fun way to remember such a special holiday! 

I like keepsakes that I know will keep for years to come, and that I can use to decorate every year. This way I can look back on these first few years every time I see it! 

Here are my favorite baby-friendly Easter keepsake crafts. 

1. Baby’s first Easter painting –This is probably my favorite! While this is actually for older monsters, it’s easily adaptable for babies. Check out how HERE

2. Easter Keepsake Plate – Another adorable idea that can be used and displayed every year. 


3. Baby Foot Cross: This is an easier keepsake, since you can print your lettering on a basic piece of 8×10 printer paper, add baby’s footprints, and then frame!


4. Baby Footprint Easter Egg – I love this idea! You can use ceramic dyeable eggs like Egg Nots, so you can keep them forever. You could also use a bigger egg and do babies hand print and foot print, use glitter paint, and add baby’s name and the year! 

5. Salt dough Easter Egg – This one is super easy to make, and your probably already have everything you need! 


6. Easter Silhouette Portrait – This one is a little harder, and you’ll need Photoshop or PicMonkey, but if you can pull it off it would be freaking adorable! 


7. Easter Bunny Handprint Burlap – Burlap and baby hand prints, does it get any cuter? Add an Easter ribbon with a hot glue gun and hang this cute keepsake up! 


Do you still have your little monster’s holiday keepsakes? Will you and your monster be making one for Easter? Leave a comment and let me see your little monster’s Easter keepsakes! 

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Makeup, Reviews, The Mommyhood, Uncategorized

FabFitFun Spring Box Review

For the past week I’ve been commuting an hour to take an 8 am to to 5 pm life, health, and accident insurance class. Sounds fun, right? This was also Squish’s first week at daycare. So, to say it’s been a long week is a slight understatement.


Thankfully my little monster loves his new teachers, and I passed my insurance test!
So after a long exhausting week, you know what was an awesome surprise? (And by surprise I mean I’ve been waiting on this box to arrive since I signed up back in February and have been obsessively checking the tracking number)


The FabFitFun Spring Box!

Get yours here!!

I was so excited to see what awesome surprises would be in this seasons box, and I was not disappointed!


My favorite is the the adorable Gypsy05 Roundie! I absolutely can’t wait to use it this summer.

So here’s everything that was in the Spring Box.

Not only is this box FULL of amazing goodies, but it was only $50! That’s right, FIFTY DOLLARS. Y’all, this is over THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH OF GOODIES!

I freaking LOVE almost everything in this box. The earrings are insanely adorable, the roundie couldn’t be cuter, and this “resting beach face” cosmetics bag is just plain perfect.

The only thing I’m not crazy about is the lip kit, and that’s really only the shade. I have darker lips, and the lighter color just doesn’t suit me.

I can’t wait to try the leave in conditioner, exfoliator, and sheet masks. I’ll be posting reviews on everything as I use it.

So if you want to order your FabFitFun Summer box, click here and get 10% off!

Did you get the Spring Box? What’s your favorite thing from this seasons box? Leave a comment and let me know! ☺️

DIYs, Holidays, Squishy, The Mommyhood, Uncategorized

Baby’s First Easter Basket


It can’t seriously already be March. 
It just can’t. 

OK, maybe I’m just refusing to acknowledge the fact that next month is April and my wittle baby is going to be ONE. I’m going to chill over here in denial land a little while longer, thank you very much. 

While the thought of my bitty baby not being so bitty anymore may make me want to ugly cry, I’m actually pretty excited for Easter.

Easter was the last holiday I spent pregnant with Brex, and for some reason that makes this first holiday feel especially special. Which means it has to be PERFECT.

Pregnant with Brex Easter 2016

So like any millennial mom worth her organic sea salt, I’ve been pinning hundreds of ideas to my Easter board on Pinterest. (You can check that out here.)

There are THOUSANDS of adorable ideas for first Easter outfits, baskets, photography ideas, and baby keepsake crafts.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a series of posts about my favorite Easter stuff for babies! This first post is going to focus on what I’m super excited about this year -baby Easter baskets!! 

So here’s my top 10 favorite ideas for baby Easter baskets!

1. Cute Easter basket – You can’t have the perfect Easter basket without the… well, BASKET! Here’s a few of my favorite baskets, and some unique basket alternatives.

Pottery Barn Taupe Easter Bunny Basket (personalization and pink available)
Umbrella Easter Basket

Baby Swing Easter Basket
Rain Boots Easter Basket
Dump Truck Easter Basket
 

Baby Pool Ball Pit Easter Basket

2. Stuffed bunny rabbit – Is it really an Easter basket without a stuffed Easter bunny?? 

Pottery Barn Taupe Bunny Plush (Also available in pink)
Some-Bunny Special Embroidered Plush Bunny (Also available in pink)
Personalized Plush Easter Bunny (totally customizable)
3. Baby Friendly Snacks – If your kid is anything like my little monster, then food is always the best present. Here’s a few of my monster’s favorites that are the perfect size for little Easter baskets! 

Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts
Happy Baby Organic Teethers
Happy Baby Organic Baby Food Pouches
4. Easter book – While Brex hasn’t quite gotten old enough to sit while I read to him (he still tries to eat the book), I love adding to his book collection for later on. His Daddy and I both love to read, and it’s important that we instill that same love in him. 

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter
Happy Easter, Mouse!
Guess How Much I Love You
The Easter Story
5. Teething Toys – You can’t go wrong with something to soothe those sore little gums.

Munch Mitt (Also available in pink, purple, green, and yellow)
Sophie
RaZbaby RaZ-Berry Silicone Teether

6. Accessories – Your little one may not find these just utterly thrilling, but oh well. They’re adorable, and you only get to dress them up however you want for a short while! 

Little Mr. Bow Tie and Suspender Sets
Carter’s Striped Fedora
Monogrammed Seersucker Booties
Pottery Barn Baby Sunglasses
Bailey’s Blossoms Floral Headwraps
7. Swimsuits – Once again, probably not going to be your baby’s favorite, but holy cuteness Batman.

Carter’s Dinosaur Swimwear and Accesories
Carter’s Striped Tankini and Accessories

8. Bath Toys – You can never have too many, right?

Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles
Nuby Octopus Hoopla
Nuby Splish Splash Stacking Bath Cups
9. Movies – Even if our little one isn’t old enough to enjoy movies just yet, it won’t be long! 

Veggie Tales An Easter Carol
Hop
Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo

10. Travel Friendly Toys – Little ones have equally little attention spans, so prepare for those summer car rides with these travel friendly toys.

VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone
Bright Stars Lots of Links
Infantino Spiral Activity Toy (Also available in pink)
Do you have anything special you’re going to include in your little ones basket this year? Leave a comment and let me see your little monsters’ basket!

DIYs, Uncategorized

DIY Grapevine Easter Bunny Wreath

Spring has always been one of my favorite times of year. It’s not miserably hot yet, everything is blooming, and of course Easter! This year is even more special because it’s also my little monsters first birthday. Cue the sad mommy tears 😩😭 Seriously, he can’t already be a year old. It’s not possible! 😢

Anyways, I love having something hanging on my door for the season or holiday, but I wasn’t crazy about any of the Easter wreaths I saw in the stores this year. And for whatever reason I can’t find our old Easter door hanger. 

Pinterest to the rescue! I found an adorable grapevine Easter bunny wreath that was listed on Etsy, but it was $40 and kind of small. We live on the second floor of our building so I wanted something a little bigger that people could see from the ground. It didn’t look like it would be too hard to do myself, so off to Hobby Lobby I went.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 10″ grapevine wreath
  • 1 8″ grapevine wreath 
  • 2 6″ grapevine wreaths
  • Floral wire
  • Any decorations you want to use (I used a burlap flower and burlap wired ribbon)

The great thing about this is how customizable it is. You can use any color/kind of ribbon or flower, add Easter eggs, more flowers, anything! 


The hardest part of this was bending the 6″ wreaths. Try to get them with the thinnest branches you can find, because it will make it easier. I ended up wrapping a blanket around the top half of the wreath, and using my foot to press down on it until the branches snapped enough. These will become your bunny’s ears!

Attatch the 10″ wreath and the 8″ wreath together with floral wire. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you can cover it up with ribbon! Then attatch your bunny’s ears to its head (8″ wreath). Make sure you use enough wire to really secure the ears. I had to go back after a couple weeks and redo mine! 

Once you have your bunny put together, you can add any decorations you want! I chose to keep it simple and kind of rustic with a burlap ribbon and bow , and a burlap flower. 

Have you made a new wreath for Easter? I would love to see it! Comment with a picture of your Easter wreath! 

Oh and don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time! Turn your clocks forward an hour tonight! I know this girl is excited for an extra hour of sunlight! 😎☀️