Baby on Board Baby Shower

There’s a great challenge that comes with planning a gender neutral baby shower. The baby market doesn’t necessarily lend itself to those who are undeclared and therefore, you have to get creative with the theme and create your own decor.

Let me tell you – my friends delivered!

Early in the baby shower planning, we decided the perfect theme for this ocean loving family was “Baby on Board”. Yes, we mean the surfboard! From there my friends ran with the idea and brought together a fun, tropical celebration of Baby Lawrence.

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Nursery Update

The third trimester is upon us and we’re getting loads of projects done for Baby Lawrence’s arrival. Primarily, we’ve been focusing on putting the nursery together and finding homes for all the wonderful gifts we’ve been receiving from family and friends.

We’ve decided to go with an ocean theme – but with a Disney twist! (Naturally.) We don’t know the sex of the baby so we’re filling the room with our favorite Disney characters who also love the sea! Think: Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stich, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, Finding Nemo / Dory, and Moana.

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Best of May

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Well, except in Arizona. A beautiful April leads to a hot-hot-hot May. However, here on blog, there’s plenty in bloom! May brought with it many gifts, including surprise birthday celebrations, sweet moments with my family awaiting its new addition, and finally, the energy to complete projects! With so much happening, check out what you may have missed.

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Summer beach vacation season is upon us. Start a new family tradition by collecting sand from all of your favorite seaside locations and store them for years to come in these keepsake bottles.Read More »

Vacation Keepsake Sand Bottles

Since getting married, my husband and I have taken a few big trips. When we travel, we, generally, limit ourselves to two souvenir categories: Christmas ornaments and baggies of sand. I know the latter may sound strange but stick with me. Instead of collecting knickknack on top of knickknack, we enjoy bringing home a small piece of wherever we’ve traveled. While packing to leave, we grab a few snack-size Ziplock bags and a permanent marker for our little gatherings. Collecting the sand has become a fun activity for us to slow down and connect with a little bit of nature – no matter where we go. And it has low environmental impact! It’s not like collecting shells or agricultural items. The best part is, outside of the initial investment of supplies, this souvenir is free but very meaningful.


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