Category: holiday picks
A little LOVE for the little boys today. What are you getting your little guy? Rex is getting the cash register (he loves anything that has to do with money) & the Davy Crockett hat. I may also have to swing by IKEA next week so he can make me breakfast in bed. That 15 piece breakfast food set is only $7.99!
1. The S’more the Merrier Campfire Set
2. Black Music Pro Kids 25” Acoustic Guitar
3. Little Flash Gordon Print
4. Davy Crockett Hat
5. Kanken Mini Backpack, Teal Green
6. Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register7. Superhero Sidekick Masks
8. Nobodinoz Small ‘Lynx’ animal cushion
9. Distressed Canvas Pitch Tent
10. 15 Piece Fabric Breakfast Set
Hope you all had a nice long holiday weekend! I got a bit behind with blogging after our Black Friday blanket sale. I’ve been shipping like crazy and we have our last shipment coming in right before Christmas. So for those of you that have ordered, don’t worry your blankets will arrive just in time!
So, this week I am sharing more of my favorite things for your little ones. Here are a few ideas for the new babe in the family. ENJOY!
1. Mint & White Striped Wooden Toy Camera
2. Leo the Lion soft pillow with back pocket
3. Quinny Mood Stroller
4. Milk & Masuki Classic Bib Fox
5. Duux Baby Projector
6. Crew & Lu Lace Up Moccasins
7. My Little Clouds
8. ATSUYO ET AKIKO / Team Christopher Pillow – Pooh
The holiday shopping season is coming!…
I’m starting gift guide posts early this year. Hanukkah begins on Nov. 27th and I am sure that most of you who celebrate have already begun shopping. This year I’ll be sharing some of my favorite things for babies, girls, boys, and possibly even a few things for husbands, wives, and best friends!
I’ve decided to start the gift idea fun with girls… Harper’s birthday is super close to Christmas and so I’ve been focusing primarily on her so far. She’ll be getting one of the items on this gift idea board. Can you guess which one? (I’ll share it once it arrives on my Instagram page: @spearmintbaby)
If you have a 3-5 year old daughter, what kinds of items are you picking out for her this year? I’d love to hear!
1. Oeuf Coral Crown
2. Leopard Cushion Cover
3. Lapin & Me Dolls
4. Lucky Boy Sunday Beauty Baby
5. Louise Misha Beanie, Mustard
6. Heart Duvet Cover Set
7. Citrus Dotti Oxford, Zuzzi
8. Cloud Silver Bracelet – Neon Pink
9. Pocket Babushkas – Circus
10. Mog Plate
11. CINQ D’ÉTOILES 5 Star Garland by Leuie
12. INSEKT desk by Buisjes En Beugels +++
13. ATELiER ATSUYO ET AKiKO, Le Cirque Organic Tee, pink
The holiday season is on it’s way… EEEK, it always kind of sneaks up on you! Where will you be doing your shopping this year? There are SOOOO many things that I would LOVE, & this is the one time of year that I buy things that I do not actually need. (most of the year I am pretty frugal!)
This holiday season, Pottery Barn Kids has so many new and beautiful things for babies & children. I’ve picked out just a few items that I would love in my home! Harper would go crazy over the Snow Leopard Faux Fur Sleeping Bag and I am obsessed with the Brass Bunny Lamp!
What are you loving from PBK?
Wooden Shopping Cart * Hanging Star Mobile * The Emily + Meritt Unicorn Wall Mount * The Emily + Meritt Brass Bunny Table Lamp * St. Jude Give Back Bears * Wooden Milk Container Set & Wooden Egg Set * Animal Plush Playmat * Fur Sleeping Bag – Snow Leopard * International Dolls Mika & Inna * Ivory Santa Bags * Sherpa Bear Rocker
Hi all! Lauren here again from A Lovely Lark! We’re currently pregnant with baby number two, and I’ve gotten a lot of questions about if we are a) finding out the gender of baby number two and b) if we will be changing the nursery decor. Yes, we are definitely finding out if this little bean is a guy or gal (December 6th is our ultrasound date!) I think we may have the ultrasound technician write down the gender on a card like we did the last time with Violet and open it at a later date. There’s just something about that moment that I want to be personal, and I don’t want to share it with a stranger. We may even have a very small gender reveal party with family afterward. Since we won’t be having a shower this time around I thought it could be a fun way to celebrate together
As far as the nursery I would like to change the decor a bit but keep the main pieces (crib, dresser, etc.). The only piece of furniture I’d be thrilled to change out is the glider, but I doubt that will happen because we are pinching our pennies so that I can stay home for a while with the baby and Violet. If the babe is a girl I’m really loving the items above. (If you’d like sources, you can check them out here) I thought it was kind of funny that after putting the idea board together I realized the color scheme is very similar to the current nursery. Of course we won’t be able to afford many of the above items but in a dream world this is a favorite look of mine. I’m still thinking on the boy thing – that’s so different for me I don’t have a vision in my mind of what it might look like yet. Stay tuned! xo, Lauren
Hi there! I’m Lauren from A Lovely Lark and I’m guest posting for Shari while she’s on her road trip. I thought it would be fun to share one of my gift guides here on Spearmint Baby with all of you today. I’ll be posting one or two gift guides each day up until Thanksgiving over on my blog, A Lovely Lark. Here’s an exclusive sneak peek of one that I’ll be posting later today for the babes:
11. Moover Baby Walker
12. Wooden Fox Teether
13. Meadow Flannel Stroller Blanket
Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend.
We finally did a little holiday decorating last night and to get in the mood we put on some holiday music & had a little dance party. Now we just need a tree -hopefully we’ll get to it on Saturday morning! It seems like the older I get, the faster the time goes (especially between Thanksgiving & Christmas!)
If you haven’t ordered your holiday cards yet, I wanted to share one of my favorites..aren’t these sweet by Jelli & Ink?
She also makes the sweetest Birthday invites!
Clockwise from top left: Tutu Dumonde Headband, Starry Night Horse Pajamas, Wooly the Sheep Bla Bla, Wovenplay Featherband, Pretty Little Things Boho Beauty, Maize Headband, Sequin Headband, Penguin Embroidered Classics, Custom Name Plate, Metallic Knee Patch Tights, Teepee, Knit Tights, Minnetonka Moccasin Boots
If you’re having the fam over for a holiday meal this year, don’t forget about the little guys. Here are a six inspiring ideas for the kids’ table:
1. Craft paper + crayons
2. Chalkboard paint + chalk (minus the vino)
4. Clearly a fun activity
5. Paper cutouts
One of my favorite things about the 4th of July is seeing all of the red and white stripes. Patriotic, yes. But also bright and cheerful. I’ve rounded up a collection of my favorite red and white stripe-y things for the little ones that are perfect all year long.
For Breakfast: Free Mother’s Day breakfast printables from the genius Jordan Ferney:
Card from Baby: Our babysitter made us this adorable card for Valentine’s Day, but it would work equally well for Mother’s Day:
Card from Dad: Rifle Paper Co. – You can’t find prettier paper products anywhere else.
Getting your kids to eat breakfast on Easter can be a challenge when all they want to put in their mouths are peeps and chocolate bunny ears. Here’s a fun and easy breakfast that no kid will say no to:
Decorate your table with some grass and hand-painted eggs, and you have the makings of a festive Easter table fit for the Easter bunny himself! (Not into food dyes? I bet that bunny would look just as cute if he was brown.) Here are the how-to’s:
Looking for a great anti-cavity gift for your favorite little one this Easter? Here are a few of my favorites:
It’s Violet’s first Easter this year, and I’ve been at a bit of a loss when it comes to a basket. The H-Haus is teeny tiny, and storage for big woven Easter baskets is virtually non-existent.
So I thought instead of a traditional Easter basket, why not go with a handmade cloth bin? You could find one that’s covered in bunnies and eggs or go with a more neutral choice that can be used year-round – they’re great for corralling books, toys, you name it! And bonus – most fold flat for easy storage. Here are a few of my favorites:
Easter’s just around the corner, so hop to it!
just a few on my list of faves. Rexford will definitely be getting that Marled Sweater – my husband has a similar sweater from the Gap so they can be twins! i am also getting him the black sweatshirt hoodie, the workwear loose jean, and the UBER COOL sneakers for next winter! (do you think he will be able to sit still long enough for me to get them tied??)
i LOVE baby boy clothes :))))
if you have not yet discovered 77 Kids you are missing out! i was shopping for a black tie dress last summer and stumbled upon this store in the mall. i was pleasantly surprised by the sale and clearance section- i could actually afford these clothes! (doesn’t that always happen…when you are shopping for something specific, you end up coming home with all kinds of things you had no intention of buying!)
all of my picks are from the big sale/clearance online. if you don’t need anymore clothes for this winter, buy the next size up for next winter. (i am going to purchase a few of my fave things for harper in 3T for next winter!)
p.s. skinny jeans are much cuter on babies!
p.s.s. tomorrow i will be posting my picks for your little guy!
if you are strugging to find the perfect gift this holiday season, check out the FEED Project. FEED Projects’ mission is to create good products that help FEED the world!
My fave gifts from their site include:
the Feed 2 Bag. it is made from natural burlap and 100% organic cotton. it has a messenger strap which is so handy for moms that always have their hands full! it also has a copper d-ring closure so your babies cannot empty everything onto the floor! each FEED 2 bag sold feeds 2 children in school for an entire year through the United Nations World Food Programme.
the Feed 10 Pouch in White. it is made from organic canvas and accented with luxurious plum recycled-nylon lining. it also has an interior organic canvas credit card holder and a gold zipper. i am thinking this might be the perfect little pouch for the gym. i never like to bring my purse in, so this would be a stylish way to carry my money, phone, and ID. each FEED 10 pouch provides food and job skill training to 10 women through the United Nation World Food Programme’s Food for Assets program.
…and of course the the Feed 3 Bear, “Nut” -made of 100% plush organic cotton and natural burlap. the cutest little stocking stuffer! Nut” will provide Plumpy’Nut® for 3 children through Industrial Revelation. here is some information about Plumpy’Nut and here is info about Industrial Revelation!
if your kids are anything like mine, they really don’t NEED anything! i hope to teach them from an early age that one more toy is not going to make much of a difference in their lives.
the last couple of years i have visited our local animal shelter, The Animal Orphanage, around the holidays to make a small donation.
this will become a holiday tradition for my children and i hope that they will begin to understand the concept of giving.
visit your local animal shelter or Humane Society to see how you can help and make a happier holiday for all of the orphans! last year our local shelter was also taking old pillowcases, towels, blankets, etc. call your’s to see what kinds of items they may need.
keeping your little one’s skin protected on the coldest of winter days is so so important. it is pretty much impossible to keep their delicate hands covered with normal mittens.
so, when MimiTENS sent these adorable mittens for Harper and Rexford i was so so thrilled! as you can see, they have long, stretchy cuffs that go all the way to the elbow so they do not fall off. you can buy them in just about every color combo to match your child’s winter coat.
they are also made of water-repellent nylon and lined with Thinsulate insulation so their soft, tiny hands will stay toasty warm.
P.S the mimiTENS™ bébé through size 18 months do not have thumbs. i always giggle when i put on Rexford’s thumbless mittens!
we love books that are also activities. sticker books are always a hit with Harper (23 months), and i just came across Taro Gomi’s Play All Day. i purchased it as a stocking stuffer. i think Harper will have a lot of fun with this book!
Taro Gomi invites children to punch out more than 60 fantastic playthings, including ring-toss games, finger puppets, boxes, picture frames, a zoo’s worth of animals, and more! Packed with Gomi’s fun, accessible artwork and a delightful variety of games and toys, this book will appeal to children of all ages, engaging their imaginations and entertaining them all day long.
ps.. (i would love to hear about your recommendations for activity books)
there is a Sesame Street OBSESSION in our house. i limit TV watching, but harper still talks about Momo (Elmo) and Gaga (Rosita) all day long! if anyone knows where to get a Rosita doll, please let me know.
harper got a Tickle Me Elmo for Hanukkah last night:
and i may get her the Grover puppet for Christmas!
i love the idea of starting a Christmas tradition…wouldn’t it be fun to have a gingerbread house to color with your kids on Christmas morning? (when i was a child we used to color the big Turkey printed in the Star Tribune Newspaper every Thanksgiving!)
if you are expecting or know someone expecting around the holidays, these soft rattles are so cute and perfect for grasping and teething. they also have a small bell inside them!
stop by every day in December to see some of my favorite things! today on my list is an adorable coat- perfect for you child’s winter photoshoot.
i also LOVE this wintery print. isn’t it sweet? perfect for those decorating a nursery for their winter baby!
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