Archive for tag 'gifts'


Add Ons for Book Themed Gifts

Gymboree recently released an Eric Carle line of clothes and PJs that Drake went bananas for.  He loved all the animals and went with me to the store to pick out the ones he liked best. Truth be told, I'm not a huge Eric Carle fan and so Drake wasn't familiar with the books -- he just [...]


20 Gifts for the Little Artist

We are big arts and craft lovers in this house. Drake has covered our walls through the years with his drawings and projects from school, and I love a good DIY. As Christmas draws closer I made a roundup of some fun and new art supplies and kits to gift your little artist this holiday [...]


Favorite Gifts for 3 Year Olds

Since Toddler Checkers is approaching three (next month), I thought it might be fun to share what some of our favorite toys/items are at the moment!

Gifts Under $25 for Age 1

Toy Gifts <$25 for Ages 1, 2, and 3!

Since I just celebrated both my children's birthdays the past two consecutive months, I've still got gifts on my mind... and thought I'd do a round-up of some gift ideas less than $25 for the toddler crowd.  Here are some of our favorite toys based on age - from 1 through 3!


What Do You Like to Gift Moms-to-be?

For showers, I like to stick the registry but create a "themed" gift while I'm at it. My favorite is to give "Our Favorite Sleep Things" which includes a marpac dohm sound machine, swaddleme swaddle, aden+anais sleep sack, kickee pants pajamas, and 2 board books. For my local friends, I love Chicago-themed books to mix [...]


A "DIY" Christmas

I started thinking recently about what to buy Miss H for Christmas. But my mind quickly went to various crafting/sewing projects I wanted to complete for her. And I couldn't quite come up with anything I really wanted to buy her for Christmas - she has plenty of books, an adorable play kitchen, and toys [...]


DIY Gift Roundup

I love making gifts for people because they are so much more personalized and special. Not to mention it is generally cost effective. There are so many great tutorials out there (thank you pinterest!) that are easy to follow and do-able with minimal DIY skills. For friends that have girls, making headbands is my go-to. [...]

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