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My friend Shakira has been sharing her ‘occasions bins’ for a long time on Instagram and I was finally inspired to make one for Christmas and I’m keeping the tradition alive! It’s a great way to display fun seasonal kitchen accessories if you don’t have shelves and a nice little treat for the kids! I […]

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I compiled a list of Usborne books that would be great for gift giving to your little ones this Valentine’s Day! Love you Hoo The Apple of My Pie You Complete Me Where Happiness Lives All About Feelings What are Feelings? Speak Up Mouse Olivia’s Secret Scribbles: My New Best Friend Peek Inside a Fairy […]

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I know it seems like I was just sharing holiday gift ideas but – alas February is around the corner and I know many moms like to make little ‘love baskets’ for their kids. Here are some ideas! Girls Cotton Ankle Sock Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera – Tempted to get these for my […]

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I started making snack cakes last year – I typically only make them a few times a year which makes them more special! There are a few things I love about snack cakes! They are so easy to make, I’m convinced anyone can without messing up the recipe! They only require one bowl – so […]

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Loooove month is here! A few things on my wish list in case you need any Valentine’s Day gift ideas this year :) Check out Valentine’s Day gifts for kids here and PJs here! Knotted Headbands: How pretty are the colors of these headbands? Heart Sweater: Another version of the heart cardigan I wear non-stop! […]

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You know I can’t resist a set of holiday PJs. At this point my girls pretty much ONLY have holiday PJs aside from nightgowns! I got these HOT PINK pjs at Target for $6 last month to use for Valentine’s Day but wanted to share the other cute options I found for toddlers! Pink & […]

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If you haven’t heard, snack boards are all the rage right now – and for good reason! They are so fun for kids and grown ups alike, VERY easy to throw together and allow you to offer something for everyone to snack on. For the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday I put together a pretty pink […]

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This year we started a new Valentine’s Day tradition that I’m really excited about! I dressed up a plain paper mache mailbox and have it out for the girls to write love notes for our family members all month. On Valentine’s Day we will have fun opening them! Piper loooooves making cards for us, so […]

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If you’ve been reading The Mama Notes for a while you know we are big fans of the pom pom drop over here! Now that Flora’s a bit older I had to give it a fun seasonal twist for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! I’m also sharing some adaptations and ideas for playing with it […]

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I know we just came off of the big season of gift giving but I wanted to share some ideas in case you get your kids anything special for Valentine’s Day! Here are our favorite Valentine’s Day Books! Cuddle & Kind Stuffed Animals: Our collection of these well made dolls has grown over the years […]

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We shared our Christmas Morning Fairy Bread a few years ago and I got the idea to make heart shaped bread for Valentine’s Day last week. This ‘recipe’ couldn’t be easier and Piper acts like it’s seriously the BEST treat. I think it’s the sprinkles :) Fairy bread is popular in Australia, the name confuses […]

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Looking for a really cute Valentine’s Day treat for teachers or babysitters, or a girlfriend? I wanted to share what we are doing this year – I’m picking up Starbucks gift cards and sticking them inside these cute pink cups. The only downfall with these pink disposable coffee cups (from Amazon) is that you have […]

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