Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Favorites! | Birthday Gift Addition

Woohoo it's Friday!

 I wanted to share some of my favorite birthday gifts ideas with you today.

We are well into birthday season over here for John's friends and it can be tricky to buy for a number of different 4 year old's.  Their little personalities are developing so fast at this age that they could be into any number of things.  I find that games are an easy universal go to and can work for both girls and boys.

Little Ones
So my go to gift is Yeti in My Spaghetti - fun, easy, the kids love it and bonus - it won't break the bank!
John actually doesn't have this game but he will be getting it for either his birthday or Easter.

The cheapest place I've found to purchase it is actually on Amazon.  It's less than $11 - I mean what a steal!
I always like to throw a little something in with it, usually a small transformer or doll or even a book.

This ends up being a less than $20 gift that the kids love!

Family Members
I love gifting these throws with special pictures on them! is awesome, they always have good sales and they are quality products with super fast shipping and great customer service!

I'm actually ordering one of these blankets for my mom's birthday in April with a picture of the wild horses in North Carolina's Outer Banks.  My mom loves them!

The Hubby
John's birthday is at the end of March so I've been brainstorming what to get him.  
Why are men so hard to shop for?

I end up getting him a couple of things....
1. Something he's asked for
Like this hoodie

2. Something sentimental
I'm getting him a canvas print of little man and I (which he also asked for)
You can get a 24 x36 canvas for less than $40!  
I got him one for Christmas and it was great!

3. An experience
This can be tickets to a concert or in our case, taking him to dinner.
Haven't finalized this one yet but will probably end up going to one of our favorite places, The Boathouse.
It has everything, amazing food, atmosphere and it's close to home!
So there you have it!  Some of my go-to's for gift giving!  I hope you got a little inspiration out of them.

Linking up to these lovely bloggers!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My Picky Eater | Hulk Muffins

Round 2

If you missed the first round you can catch up here.  I decided to try this recipe that I found on pinterest and I changed the name of it to Hulk Muffins because I have a three year old little boy who is obsessed with superheroes.  #whateverworks

These muffins are not hard to make at all and if I can get my son to eat spinach then that's a major win for me!

The verdict?  
He loved them!!  
The next day he even asked for them for breakfast!  Yes!!

Kid: 1
Mom: 1

You seriously can't taste the spinach at all, they just taste like a sweet bread.
If you have a picky little eater in your house you should definitely try these!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Life Lately

Happy Tuesday Friends!
Thought I would share some of what been going on in our world lately. 😃

When you run out of ideas for what to give your toddler for lunch, go with the ice cube tray.  It's a great way for your little one to try a variety of things.

 Following his daddy while coaching a soccer game. #bless #allthehearts

 Nothing like a good game of Pie Face.  He loves this game, mainly because he gets to eat the whipped cream!

 Bowling, he's crazy about bowling!  His 4th birthday is coming up in April and we're planning a bowling party, he's so excited!


Okay, cuteness overload ya'll!  His pre-school does bunny pictures every year with REAL bunnies!!! I mean these poor little critters, but how cute is this?!?!

 And last, I had to make this delicious popcorn chex mix that Jessica has shared on her blog many times.  It's even better than I thought it would be! Yum!

That's it ya'll.  We're in the middle of birthday party season and have already been to two and have two more lined up.  I'll share my go to present for 4 year olds later this week!

Question for you - do you have a go to present for little ones around this age?