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20 Toys That Grow Big Imaginations

I am a huge believer in the power of imagination. Our imaginations are actually a muscle in our brains that work to create images and process our lives and emotions. My goal is to always challenge and cultivate the imaginations of my children, so this year, on my toy list I have items that are simple, yet push our children to be creative and build their own games! This post contains affiliate links. These are all items that will inspire your child to play big with their minds. I also want to note that if you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, you should try Amazon Prime for 30-Days Free! I love and use my Amazon Prime for diaper subscriptions, toys, books and more, and the holiday season is the perfect time to use it and get the free two-day shipping and extra holiday deals!! Use my link for the free 30 days! …

10 Non-Toy Gifts For Toddlers That Make Them Smarter

I can’t tell you all the toys I’ve purchased that sit un-played with just hours after they’ve been opened. Or, the toys I surprised my boys with, only to find that I was totally wrong, and they aren’t fun. I don’t buy many toys now, and this year for Christmas, I don’t plan to either. This is what’s on the list because they are toys that will challenge their minds, keep them quiet, help us engage as a family and more. These aren’t toys at all, yet offer so much entertainment! This post contains affiliate links.  Guess Who: We’ve been playing this ever since I found it at the Goodwill. A super simple game that we can play together. The 4.5 year old plays one side, and the three-year-old helps me on my side.I can literally see my 4.5 year-old’s mind working as he tries to guess my card and…

The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY

For some reason, I pursue gifts I can make during the holidays. A part of me just wants it to be full of meaning and time, and a part of me doesn’t want to spend much money. I am super frugal, so I tend to think of more creative, artistic options for gifts. That’s why I put together this list of gifts you can make, that don’t look like you made them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted to make something beautiful, and it totally looked like a fifth grader made it. These are gifts that are achievable and meaningful for Christmas. This post contains affiliate links.  Ps, this one above is from Amazon for less than $20! DIY Chunky Throw Blankets: These are simple to make, and so beautiful! I researched around and found that The Happy Nester has a great post of information and answers…

The Ultimate Family Christmas Pajama Sets

One of of my all-time favorite family traditions for the holidays are the pajamas! I am so excited, I am already shopping for family pajama sets now. I found some great sets out this year, and of course I had to share them with you all, so you can order now, and enjoy them a few days before Christmas. Or just get a bunch and never get out of your pajamas. This post contains affiliate links. Here’s the Ultimate List of Family Christmas Pajama Sets HiBEARnate Matching Pajamas  Polar Bear Pajamas Christmas Print Target Plaid Hannah Anderson Gnome Set Hannah Anderson Deer Set Cozy Fair Isle Pajamas Hannah Anderson The Company Store Racoon The Company Store Enchanted Forest The Homemade Holiday Etsy Have fun shopping pajamas! I know I can’t wait to get ours and snap some photos for this year.

A Merry Discount with Zero to Two!

Happy Holidays! Okay, so I have to admit one of my favorite parts of the Holiday season is all the discounts and shopping. We celebrate Jesus and His birth this time of year as well, which is the heart of it all, but I can’t help it when I get swept away into a blissful shopping spree full of goodies, giveaways and coupon codes. Of course I have a coupon to share with you all! Zero to Two is a fabulous online shop for your littles, offering knitted hats, soft leather shoes,darling stuffed animals and more. They have a super fun blog, which I recently shared one of my “are you serious??” mommy moments. But let’s get to the shopping! My boys got these super cute pom pom hats that are so thick, warm and soft! I also chose these handsome leather shoes for the baby. Take this code: JOYFULMESSES15, shop and…

Gift Guide for the Starbucks Obsessed #addicted

This is probably, absolutely no surprise to anyone that I am doing a gift list for the Starbucks lover. I mean, literally almost all my photos have a Starbucks cup in them, and I find any reason to go there every time I get in the car. If I’m late, that’s why. Totally worth it. Everything else comes after your favorite coffee right? I am especially addicted during the holiday season because I love eggnog. It is so good to me, and so good in my coffee. Yumm! So, I have compiled a list of beautiful and fun items you can buy me the Starbucks lover in your life. I have everything from portable frappucinno chargers, to iPhone cases and more! this post may contain affiliate links