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Friday, December 9, 2016

Five Favorites Friday: All Things for Mom & Baby

Happy FriYAY everyone!
My beautiful mother and I circa 1993.
Yes, I looked like the Olson twins as a child - super strange!
Well, I will be making the trip north to Oklahoma shortly for the birth of my niece! And since babies are on my brain (not my babies – just other people’s babies since you can give those back after some time haha), I thought today’s favorites would be dedicated to adorable babies & the women who bring them into this world! Even though these are personal favorites of mine, these would make great gifts this holiday season for expectant or current mommies!
Baby Moccasins - These are so incredibly cute, I can barely even handle it! Boy or girl, these are perfect for the little baby trendsetter in the family! It will make all those little babies so jealous at daycare. Etsy is probably my favorite place to find, well anything really, but especially for personalized gifts. Target and Old Navy are also great places to find some cheaper ones! Check out some of my favorite pairs below!
1.Stripes 2.Pinwheel 3.Gold Polka Dots
Hooded Animal Towels – We got my SIL several of these!  Not just towels though, jackets as well!  With my brother’s nickname being “Ham”, the little piglet hood was the best one we found for our little “Hamlette”. Pottery Barn has super cute ones & you can even get them personalized. They are having a sale right now and you can get them here for $18.99!
1.Mouse 2.Elephant & Bunny 3.Fuzzy Elephant 4.Monkey
Fluffy Butt Pants – Haha okay, so that isn’t the actual name. They are “ruffled leggings” but that just isn’t as fun to say! I’m probably a little obsessed with these. But little babies in leggings with their big diaper tushies – PRECIOUS! I purchased some cute Aztec print leggings for my niece from Old Navy for only $7 and they are always having some sort of sale to get them even cheaper.
Entire Old Navy Outfit for $14! Moon & Back Onesie and Aztec Ruffled Leggings

Lavender Bedtime Lotion – Have you smelt this?? Being a nanny through my college years, I was always doing dinner, bath time, & bed time for the little ones.  This lotion seemed to be at every home I worked in.  The lavender scent is not only soothing for the babies, it definitely got me ready to snuggle up with a book and head to bed!  If you are looking for a last minute gift for a baby shower, sip-n-see, or Christmas, gift sets containing the lotion, shampoo, & bubble bath are exactly what you're looking for!  Different brands offer similar products so find one that fits your budget!
1.Johnson's Lotion 2.Aveeno Giftset 3.Johnson's Gift Set 4.Aveeno Wash
5.Johnson's Bubble Bath 6.Johnson's Shampoo



This is last favorite is probably the most important gift you will purchase for a mother…. WINE!
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Above you can see the reaction from 2nd time mom Camille of The Cocooners, when she discovered the wine hidden in the center of her diaper cake! Moms are tired, and haven’t been able to have alcohol in close to 10 months! Having a baby is a celebration so they should be able to celebrate too & you should help make that happen! Need a recommendation? Well, I asked that dancing mom above what she would pick for a sweet, white wine &, in between drools of course, she suggested Hogue Late Harvest White Riesling. Plus that is very budget friendly for $10-15 so go help a momma out!


If you have friends or family expecting a sweet bundle of JOY (haha – see what I did there?) then I hoped this gave you some ideas or at least led you in the right direction!  Congrats to everyone with kids, expecting, or hoping to expect in the future! You are helping shaping little miracles and for that I thank you. Have a wonderful chilly, December weekend!

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1 comments:

  1. Love everything especially the recommendation of wine as a gift, obvi!

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