Celebrating Valentine’s with kids

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! I couldn’t think of anyone I’d rather celebrate with this weekend than these 3! Hubs and I kept things low-key and had a relaxing weekend at home with the babes. Mamma got in some meal prep and we all watched a movie together!

First let’s talk about their getups!

A Spool Full of Sugar made this gorgeous dress for Giada. It was absolute perfection and Darling Delilah outdid herself by creating a matching headband to complete the look. I am anxiously awaiting another ensemble made by them for Easter!!

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Ari wore a simple “heart breaker” tee from Old Navy on top of a button down with his favorite skinny jeans chosen for him by Sprouting Threads!

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On Saturday we did some shopping at Partridge Creek. It was so cold out so the babes didn’t last very long walking.

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We decided to grab a quick drink at Black Finn and let the kids get soft pretzels while they warmed up. Dad life at it’s finest. Sipping a cocktail while facilitating restaurant coloring.

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When the babes woke up Sunday morning I surprised them with new aprons. I didn’t want to get them more candy  so I tried to think outside the box. They always like to help me cook (and I like keeping their clothes clean)! Seemed like the perfect gift for them!

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Ari’s apron is Star Wars from Kohl’s and I got my hubs a matching one too! Giada’s apron is Matilda Jane.

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They loved them! Then while I was making breakfast I let them go to town decorating cinnamon rolls!

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They turned out perfect!

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You’re my main SQUEEZE

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Love is in the air. I cannot believe that Valentine’s Day is here! My daughter is 20 months and goes to daycare. This year I didn’t want to send candy.  Instead I decided to think of an alternative since there are other babes there that are too young for candy.

Squeeze Pouches!

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Both my babes love them and started eating them around 9 months. I thought it was a perfect treat for all ages at daycare!

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Best part about it? I literally put these together on my lunch hour this week.

Supplies:

Valentine ribbon & Clear plastic bags (Michaels)

Printed Cards (Walgreens)

Squeeze pouches (Sam’s Club)

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Obviously my 20 month old isn’t old enough to be addressing Valentine’s so I used my favorite app, A Beautiful Mess to create just what I was looking for! I sent the photo to Walgreens via their app (made sure to use a coupon code) and my cards were ready in under an hour! Here are some options if you want to steal one of my designs!

Love these!? Stay tuned for a post about my son’s non-candy Valentines later this week!

H&M {The Best Place for Toddler Clothes}

Do you shop at H&M?

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I dress my kids like mini adults. But, it’s incredibly hard to find the styles that I like at the price I like.  So many stores price toddler clothes WAY out of my budget.  Luckily I came across H&M. Most of the time I can find the styles that I like for less money than heading to Carters or Target.  No joke.  Check out these prices on cardigans & dresses!

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This is a dress I recently got for my little lady; $5.95!

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The little man stuff is my absolute favorite!

IMG_20141002_112525Cardigans for $9.95!?

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I think my son likes their clothes as well!

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Best kept secret about shopping at H&M?  Most locations accept clothing donations and for each bag you donate will give you a coupon worth 15% off your entire order!  Add that to their already low prices and OMG what steals!!!  My most recent coupon was good until August 2015! What are you waiting for?  Head to H&M!

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 **all opinions are my own.  I was not compensated to write this post.

Homemade Wreath { Toddler Project }

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Let me start by saying that Ari just loves doing “projects”…. he likes getting his hands into whatever he can and the more glue the better!  The kids each have Christmas trees in their rooms and I was looking for something to spruce them up.  I was at Meijer the other day browsing their Christmas supplies and found these adorable felt wreaths! I grabbed them along with some felt letters and cute little pom poms!

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{ Supplies: Felt wreath, assorted pom poms, glitter glue, hot glue, & ribbon to hang }

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To get started I placed the kids names on each of their wreaths with the hot glue gun and then let Ari go to town decorating.

When he was all done decorating I added a ribbon to the back for hanging.

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Then they were ready to be hung on the tree or on their bedroom doors!

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