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Easter Basket Goodies

Holy cow its April! We’ve been so looking forward to Easter this year!!! Easter 2016 was Reagan’s first big holiday and my first chance to play the Easter Bunny.  Obviously it goes without saying, she had no freakin’ clue what was going on.  She was around 3 weeks old.  BUT this year is soooooo different and she is starting to get the hang of this holiday thing!!! She is on the verge of walking and that means we can officially have an egg hunt and i’m not sure my heart will handle the cuteness.

The days are long with a toddler, but they are going so quickly at the same time because i’m pregnant.  Baby prepping, spring cleaning, work, and trying to remain active have me fully extended. But i’m oh so happy!!! I wanted to get a head start on Reagan and Baby H’s Easter baskets and thought I would share our findings.  Finding relatively inexpensive, small, age appropriate gifts is tough and i’m not one to buy a bunch of crap!!! If we purchase something, WE USE IT!!!! And I want to get my money’s worth from that purchase. AKA, something Reagan needs and will use.

We have always gone easy on the toys and i’m not going to fill her basket with sweets.  She is a huge fan of her stuffed animals or  “Lovies,” and we seem to go through pacifiers like its going out of style.  I’m obsessed with this limited edition WubbaNub Cow pacifier.  A reusable pair of bunny ears is always a festive addition and will get used over the years. We love to read to Reagan and are always looking to build up her library.  Children’s books are the absolute best and I LOVE anything with a holiday theme.  Its fun to mix up and exchange books from her library based on the season or holiday.

Easter Basket Goodies

FOR BABY:     Jellycat Bashful Bunny Ring   //   WubbaNub Pacifier

FOR TODDLER:     Jellycat Bashful Bunny   //   Gold Bunny Ears   //   HoneySticks Beeswax Crayons

BOOKS:     The Golden Egg Book   //   Bunny Roo I Love You   //   The Country Bunny and the Gold Shoes   //   The Secret Garden

I am so excited for some new books and probably most looking forward to getting those crayons into Miss Reagan’s hands.  I did a ton of research on safe crayons for a one year old.  She is busy sticking everything in her mouth still and the HoneySticks are completely natural and the size is supposed to be great for new little artists. Pinterest says you can tape a piece of paper to the highchair and let them color away. We are going to give it a try and if it doesn’t go well, we’ll just wait another month or so and try again.

Last year I got her Easter Basket from World Market and I was so excited to learn that it is back again this year.  This means that Baby H #2 will get the same basket and they can match for future years. Little details like that are super important to me and I actually go out of my way to think of them.  The basket is the Mint Wire Farmhouse Basket and is also available in white and rustic metal. The mint was just calling to me last year and is the perfect Springy color.

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Also totally random, but how CUTE are these Carrot Utensils for a toddler. These might have to make there way into our baskets this year as well. Reagan is absolutely fascinated by silverware and loves to practice using our forks to pick things up. Good practice for her hand eye coordination.

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Happy April Friends! I hope this gives you a few ideas or inspiration for your little bunnies and their Easter baskets.

xo xo

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Also one little throwback from Easter last year. Our little bunny has grown up so much!!!!

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Categories BABYHOLIDAYS

Happy Easter 2016

HAPPY EASTER 2016 

Well its back to our normal routine after celebrating the Easter holiday this past weekend! I want to say that our weekend was calm and relaxing but Little Miss Reagan had us on our toes the whole time.  She decided she wanted to be awake and fussy most of Saturday night, so Jeffrey and I took shifts staying up with her and soothing her as much as possible.  She really just loves to be held and loved on more than anything.  She will fall asleep in our arms and be the most content baby ever, but the second you put her down she is wide awake and looking at you with her BIG bright eyes!

Needless to say, we both woke up exhausted and tanked on Easter morning.  We decided to just roll with it.  I had big plans to make us an awesome and yummy breakfast complete with bunny shaped pancakes and Easter Baskets, but NOPE, baby girl had other plans in mind. We still managed to enjoy the morning and cuddled our sweet baby girl.  We left for a family dinner that afternoon and finally got to show off our beautiful baby girl to some extended family. So fun and of course everyone loved little miss. Reagan and I had matching outfits and she was so sweet decked out in white lace and pink looking incredibly girly. Just like her Momma.

Our very first “Holiday” Family Photo (Reagan was grunting the whole time. We couldn’t stop cracking up.)
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I was a little late putting up our Easter decorations this year. I’ve kinda had my hands full with a newborn baby and everything. But I managed to pull out the boxes during an extra long nap time. I normally go gang busters on the decorations but this year I decided to keep it clean and simply.  Less to take down later. 🙂

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Carrot Garland from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. Similar HERE. “Happy Easter” Banner from Target. Similar HERE.

I did a whole post on Little Miss Reagan’s First Easter Basket and all the goodies I found to fill it in my previous post. For links to items and to read the post click HERE.  I was so happy with how it turned out and i’m already excited for next year when she will semi-understand what is going on and want to play with all her goodies. The Easter Bunny even left her a sweet little note and she had a special card from Mommy and Daddy.  Easter 2016 #2

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I found the basket at World Market and loved how versatile and cheap it was. I looked at all the cute customized baskets from Pottery Barn but really loved how simply and cute this basket was.  Plus I can use it for other things during the rest of the year.

Mint Wire Easter Basket from World Market

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I was so THRILLED that we had a sweet baby girl because now we can dress her up all cute and adorable!!!! All the sweet Easter clothes out there were so hard to narrow down. I finally decided on the cutest dress from Target that I was completely in love with. Easter Dress can be found HERE.  I can’t tell you how hard it was to find cute dresses that come in Newborn sizes. Little Miss is a petite thing and I have a feeling she will be rocking the newborn size for awhile still.

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Overall we had an amazing Easter and I will forever treasure this first BIG holiday with our precious Reagan Marie.  I even managed to squeeze in some time for a little photoshoot with the little miss. The photos turned out beyond anything I could have ever imagined and I love that we captured this special time in her life.  I find myself pulling them out and looking at them in the wee hours of the morning during 2am feedings. I know i’m biased but she is just SOOOOO CUTE!!!!

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happy easter 2016

Happy April 1st everyone!

The weather is absolutely stunning and we are headed out to get some much needed fresh air and vitamin D!!!

xo xo Friends,

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Categories HOLIDAYS

Happy Easter Eve & Baby’s First Easter Basket

I am so excited for Reagan’s very first EASTER!!! I love playing the Easter Bunny and am so excited for all the fun adventures we will have watching our little one grow up and learn.  I am absolutely obsessed with holidays and any excuse to be Fun & Festive.  I can’t wait to experience what the holidays feel like with babies and small children. Reagan arrived on March 2nd so her first holiday was St. Patrick’s Day, Blog Post can be found HERE, but Easter will be her first official BIG holiday celebrated with Family!!!  I am just so excited. I’m also trying to remind myself that she is still a newborn and won’t know what the heck is going on at all.  I need to keep my expectations in check but my holiday loving heart gets so excited!!!! Happy Easter Eve friends!

Easter Basket Goodies 2016

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit   The Velveteen Rabbit   JellyCat Duckling   Golden Easter Eggs

Pink Easter Pajamas     Blue Easter Pajamas     Infant Bunny Slippers     Bunny Ring Rattle

I started hunting for the perfect Easter basket fillers right after Valentine’s Day.  We didn’t know what Little Baby Haguewood was going to be so I was shooting for items that were #1 – Useful, #2 Gender Neutral, and #3 as CUTE as possible.  All the adorable bunny stuff out there had me swooning and it was so hard to not go gangbusters buying everything for her. I had to remind myself that she is only going to be a newborn for a little bit here and unless we have another baby girl around Easter we probably won’t get much use out of any special clothes.  I really wanted to get her some toys that I know we will use in the future, so I went for these Vulli So Pure Toy Blocks from the makers of Sophie the Giraffe. Reagan is already mesmerized by Sophie and loves to stare at her and hold her. Thanks Grandma Julie!!! I’m excited for her to get a little older so we can start learning and playing games with her.

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I also got her several fun Easter Books, some NEW colorful easter eggs which are currently filled with candy for ME, the pink bunny pajamas pictured above, and the Bunny Rattle from Bunnies by the Bay, a company i’m absolutely obsessed with.  Everything they have is just so darn cute!!!

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We are looking forward to starting some new holiday traditions with our sweet little girl, one of which is celebrating the “Eves” of just about every holiday out there.  There is something incredibly magical about holidays and I remember eagerly awaiting the arrival of the morning as a young child and being so giddy the night before .  The anticipation of a holiday is half the FUN!!! I found the cutest series of books that celebrate the “eves” of all the holidays.  I can’t wait to read them to Miss Reagan and continue adding to our growing library.  After her bath tonight we are going to sit down as a family and read The Night Before Easter together!!! I am just so excited for our first BIG HOLIDAY together as a family of 3!!!

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Happy Easter Eve Friends

xo xo,

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