Aug 112015

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My friend Emily and I always seemed to find something fun to get into during the summers.  Bonfires, taking road trips to Old Orchard Beach, watching Grease while eating take out from the local diner.  Even during our college years summers were our time for catching up and having adventures.

BFF Gift Idea: Share summer fun with your BFF with a Summer Must Haves Beach Tote

Summer stretches out longer here in Kentucky but back in Maine there’s not too much longer before kids go back to school and summer winds down.  Both Emily and her husband work in the school system so their slightly more carefree days are about to end, too.  Before that happens, though, I’m sending her a BFF gift – a beach tote full of summer must-haves to remind her of all our fun times! Continue reading »

Aug 042015

Abby’s shower is only a few days away and the planning is coming together!  There are some surprises heading her way and I’m excited for her big day.

Owl Diaper Cake Tutorial - This sweet owl diaper cake makes a cute baby shower centerpiece. A bib, receiving blanket, some diapers, two binkies, and a knit bootie are all the supplies you need. The mustache print is perfect for a boy!

Last year Abby made a diaper cake for a friend’s baby shower and she loved it.  Knowing that she liked diaper cakes, and knowing that she loves owls, I decided to make a cute Owl Diaper Cake for her.  Thanks to Kohl’s for providing the supplies for this owl diaper cake tutorial. Continue reading »

Jun 252015

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My sister-in-law’s baby shower is coming up in a little over a month and I’m getting excited.  I unfortunately won’t be able to make it back to Maine to attend so that means I need to get my DIY baby shower gifts, shopping, and decor ideas done now so I have time to mail them.

I love shopping for baby boy stuff which is a good thing considering that all the baby cousins have been boys.  And with Sam and Abby having just found out they are having a boy, too, I’ve had a better idea of all the goodies I want to pick up to send for the shower and birth.

Sprinkle some Disney Magic by making these easy Disney Baby DIY Baby Shower Gifts, like Disney Baby "Milkshakes" made from receiving blankets and Disney Baby "Cupcakes" made from bibs

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Jun 152015

As my sister-in-law Abby’s October due date gets closer, I get more excited.  I can’t wait to meet my new nephew Jayce!  There’s been plenty of planning with an upcoming shower and working on the nursery, but I’m also doing a little planning for Abby for “after”.

After Labor New Mom Gift Basket

Let’s be honest, labor is exhausting.  I know Sam and the rest of the family will give her plenty of support but when she gets home from the hospital she’s going to feel a lot different than the day she goes in.  I’m working on putting together a list of freezer meals that she can store away now, and I also put together this New Mom Gift Basket that I will have waiting for her when she gets home. Continue reading »

Apr 142015

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and for someone I know, it’s a very special one.  I’m so excited to share that my sister-in-law and my brother are pregnant with their first child!  So this Mother’s Day will be her very first one.

Mommy to Be Gift Basket Ideas for Mother's Day #BestMomsDayEver

Next month I’ll have a whole lot of baby fun, but to kick off this special time in their lives I wanted to put together a Mother to Be gift basket for Mother’s Day for her.  I’ve filled it with some things I think she’ll need throughout her pregnancy, as well as a few cute gifts I found that I thought she’d appreciate. Continue reading »