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January 2019

January 24, 2019

Valentines Day Basket for Him

This post is sponsored by Vanilla Gift Card. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Valentine’s day is around the corner and for us, it’s a very busy corner indeed. Baby sissy will be here before we know it or even on Valentine’s day if she decides to stay in, which means this mama is prepping all V-day goodies ahead of time including daddy’s Valentine’s day gift.

For the last 6-8 years, I have been doing a gift a day for the hubby starting on the 1st of February until the 14th. Nothing too big but things that make us really appreciate each other. Since our anniversary is today (01/24), Valentine’s day a few days later and my birthday a week later, and just because we like to have fun we added one girly in February and one in March, you know to keep things sweet.

Over the years the gifts have been very simple, but things I know he loves, like his favorite chocolates, gummies, slippers and just anything I know he needs with a sweet note and a corky saying. Gifts don’t have to be expensive it’s all about the sentiment behind them and this year we are making him a basket.

Valentine’s Day Basket for Him;

The key to this basket is finding things your partner loves. In my case my hubby loves sweets.

Chocolate, gummies and everything sweet and of course I included all of those.

Some goodies for his car because let’s be honest most men love their cars.

Toiletries. My husband usually has a little bag with him at work where he has an extra toothbrush, cologne, and toothpaste and I notice that he needed a replacement. If your husband doesn’t keep something like this you can always upgrade his wallet or toiletries for the house.

Talking about the house. We declutter our drawers a few weeks ago and he mentioned he wanted to get some baskets for his watches, contacts, and glasses and I got him just that. Again something he needed and will appreciate it when he sees it. If you want to be extra sweet, organize everything for him!


Lastly, I added a handwritten card and a Vanilla Gift card so he can purchase anything he wants. He’ll most likely spend it all at Home Depot purchasing things for the house.

Most of these can be purchased at one store while your running an errand, but all it matters is that our special guy feels special and we get to show him just how much we love him.

Next week I’ll be sharing a basket for kids and a few last minute items you can add yours.

How do you celebrate Valentine’s day with your partner?






January 3, 2019

How to Make Toddler Meal time Easier


This post was sponsored by Yummy Spoonfuls as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

If you have a toddler you know how difficult meal time is, especially dinner time.

In our house, we have tried everything we no results. Bella refuses to eat anything and everything that doesn’t come in the form of milk. It was acceptable at 1 and a half but now at almost four, I’ve had enough. Some days are worse than others and those worse days are multiplied by the fact that I’m pregnant and now in my third trimester. So how have we solved it?

We haven’t, to be completely honest, but recently we found 3 ways to help us at through this time.

  1. Smoothies. I know it’s not the best option for everyone but I have given it a try a few times and it worked. She had all of it. The only con is not having a full sit down meal with the entire family.
  2. Hide everything in a sauce. Again not helpful in every meal but if I make spaghetti with lots of sauce or soup I can guarantee she’ll eat it. Con, not everything can be hidden in a sauce.
  3. Yummy Spoonfuls. Yummy Spoonfuls is an actual meal containing veggies and all. I love that’s organic and made by 2 moms who just like you and I that wanted better meals for their kids. They even have chicken nuggets which every parent knows is the gateway to any kid. I love reading the ingredients list and knowing everything inside the meals. Bella is getting use to it and slowly but surely getting to love them. She picks the nuggets over anything (Chicken Sweet Potato bites). They have high protein, not that she needs more energy, but it helps her with her muscle development.

Now, tell me what do you make for your kids?

If you are interested in learning more about  Yummy Spoonfuls, here is a bit more information about the company.

  • USDA Organic and Non-GMO
  • Provides a balanced meal specifically for toddlers
  • Clean Label Certified
  • Provides more than 65% daily required protein for growing toddlers
  • High protein content for strong muscle development – an essential for growing toddlers

You can find them at your local Walmart and as promised your Ibotta coupon.