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Gifting is my favorite


I try to be great at gifting.

To me someone’s reaction to a gift you spent time thinking about is the best.

I’m currently getting a baby shower basket ready for a friend who unexpectedly lost her husband a couple months ago. She’s about to have their first child.

I put together a basket I bought from michaels for her that includes…
A stuffed animal
Bed time bath
Nail polish (blue for boy)
Yogurt pretzels
Etsy monthly milestone cards
Month to month cards
Parenting magazine
Baby wipes
Free printed congrats card
Scented lotion and hand soap
Onesie cupcakes
Shutterfly custom photo baby book


These are the cupcake onesies. It’s four onesies, two pairs of socks, a cupcake box, four cupcake liners, tape and a ribbon!
You just roll the onesies with a sock sticking out of the top to make them look like cupcakes! It’s super easy and totally adorable!

The shutterfly book is my favorite. I put it together of pictures of her husband and her with cute sayings throughout. I added spots for her to add photos too such as months 1-4, first vacation, first haircut, baptism etc. I know she will appreciate this and can’t wait to see her face!

Thanks for reading!

Taco bueno-Michael Curtin

Big brother nursery gift

We had these three boxes to hang on the wall in our guest room and ended up taking them out and putting them on a shelf in the garage to collect dust.


Now that we are getting the nursery ready for our little girl I would like to do as much DIY projects as possible to make it more homey and of course cheaper!






So I had the idea of having our son Kyler paint the boxes!

He had a great time and they came out super cute!

We used washable children’s paint to keep it as clean as possible.

Of course Ky had a bath immediately after and it easily wipes off of the kitchen floor!

This was definitely fun for all of us and a great gift to his soon to be little sister.





I let them dry and now have them hanging in the nursery and am excited for more projects to come!


New sibling suggestions

Well we are expecting a baby girl in October! We are so super excited and hope our 18 month son will be too once he arrives.
Ky (our son) is my world and I spend every second of my day with him. I’m a crazy obsessed mom who even still has him sleeping in the bed! I know I know it’s crazy! I need to get him in his crib before her arrival or things will be too difficult.

Any suggestions?
I hate to hear him cry and feel bad because as soon as I put him in his crib for a trial he hates it. He will play in it during the day if I’m doing something like vacuuming his room or a quick chore but other than that he hates it and know I’ll take him out…
Yes an 18 month old has me wrapped around his tiny adorable finger.
Any suggestions in preparing him for a baby/sibling?

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