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A Sweet, Storied Baby Shower

My friend, Lolly, is due with her first baby in May. So this weekend, we celebrated her and baby Sarah June (how cute is that name? don’t you just love it?!). The shower was held at the home of a friend in Charlottesville, VA, and the house itself would have been worthy of a blog post—the entire home looked like it was from the pages of a magazine (or one huge Pinterest pin), gorgeous! But back to the shower. The theme of the shower was “Sarah’s Story Begins,” and the feel was sweet vintage. Our hostesses, Amanda and Erin, did a fabulous job on the decorations and the food, from the hand-sewn circle garland to the mini TBM skewers. They managed to pull off a delicate girly shower with only the slightest hint of pink.








Easter Baskets for Babies and Toddlers

My friend and coworker, Lois, e-mailed me yesterday for some ideas for her son’s Easter basket. It made me feel better to know that another mom was struggling to come up with ideas too!

I’ve started to put together my daughter’s Easter basket for this year, which has proven to be more of a challenge than I originally thought. Last year, we didn’t do an Easter basket for her (I know, we’re horrible parents!), so this is my first attempt. I tried to think back to what I used to get in my Easter baskets growing up, but tons of candy and hair bows won’t work for my little one—too much sugar and too little hair. So, what to get … what to get?

I hit up the Dollar Spot in Target and found a ton of great Sesame Street, Dora, Sponge Bob, and Easter-themed board books, activity books, flash cards and bath books. They’re really cute, and you can’t beat the price! I also found plastic eggs and a wind-up bunny that I thought Olivia would love chasing around the kitchen. I did pick up some candy to put in the plastic eggs, but truthfully, we’ll probably end up eating most of that (she’ll just get a couple pieces). I am also planning to pick up some sidewalk chalk, Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Grahams, a mini Magna Doodle®, and some new socks to add to the basket.

So far, I’ve spent less than $25 for the basket itself, paper “grass,” and contents, which I don’t think is too shabby!

What are you planning to include in your little one’s Easter basket? I would love to hear some other ideas!