Saturday, February 8, 2014

5 Must Haves for Your Baby Boy

You hear the's a boy!  Now what's the first urge you receive?  Um, hello, shopping spree.  You just can't help it.  You need all the cutest of cute things for your bundle of joy.
I found myself on Pinterest, Etsy, Zulily, Amazon, anywhere that fed my shopping needs.  These are my favorite finds.

1.  The Mustachifier

What the freakin' cute????  Comes in the classic gentleman, ladies' man, and cowboy.  Perfect for your little beau.

Note:  Our little man was so tiny that the mustachifier was a wee bit heavy at first.

Make the Mustachifier for a just-as-cute, inexpensive, and lighter alternative from Create Studio.  

2. Minky Couture Blankets

My family is OBSESSED with these softer-than-cloud blankets.  None of our kids can sleep without them.

Besides avoiding the hassle of sewing together the difficult minky fabric, Minky Couture fabrics come in tons of sizes and and amazing designs.  Buy one and become addicted.

Three minky's your little man needs:
Mini Minky - a 10in x 18in mini blanket for on-the-go softness
Infant Minky - 36in x 30in to snuggle your babe in
Fitted Crib Sheet - perfect for a good night's sleep (more like snoozes)

COUPONS:  yes.....never buy a Minky without a coupon!

If you live in Utah, look in your local Hometown Values magazine
Sign up for email deals on Minky's website, or go to

3.  Baby Moccasins

Freshly Picked baby moccasins as seen on Shark Tank!  Not only are they adorable, but the soft soles prove better for teaching your babe to walk.  SO popular right now.

Now if you are like me, $60 baby shoes don't exactly coincide with your budget.

Sail East Couture sells moccasins on Etsy for $19.99 and they are just as cute.

If you are an adventurous DIYer then try these DIY Moccasins from Sewing In No Man's Land.

4. Bow Ties

Bow ties, bow ties, bow ties.  We all are going crazy for them.  Babies and bow ties just go together.

Little Mr provides a sturdier bow tie for the bouncy baby boy.  Fits right on his top button.

Or make your own Velcro Bow Ties by The Pleated Poppy.  Easy no-sew tutorial!

And last but not least......

5. The Baby Boy Cardi can you look at a baby in this and not die from cuteness??? Yes please.  There are a few places to buy these on Etsy, but Haddon & Co is my favorite.  She also has Cardi/Bow Ties sets.  You can also find these at Carter's.

Buy the Baby Cardigan by Haddon & Co

Happy shopping.  Tell me what you think! 

Friday, February 7, 2014

4 months going on 25 years....

My husband and I got addicted to ABC Family's The Goldbergs on Tuesday nights.  The mom on that show is a "smother" and constantly tells her teenage son, along with the rest of the world, that he is delicious.  Never thought I'd be that mom.  But I am.  My son is delicious and everyone is going to know it.  

The sad thing is, he now recognizes the camera, iPad, and iPhone. No more smiles for mom.  How do they get that smart so fast?  Oh well these pics still make me want to eat his face off.  Love him.