Friday, September 30, 2016

Indoor Toddler Activites Melissa & Doug Toys

With just two weeks until my due date we have been spending as much time outside playing and running though the hose as possible around here, sometimes just getting outside for an hour makes all the difference when you have a toddler!

After baby boy makes his appearance I already know getting outside will be much harder and less likely as the weather cools down. I have been on the hunt for indoor toddler activities that promote learning and of course keep Matthew entertained for longer than 5 minutes.

Searching high and low I came across things like (Tub of Beans)  (Beach in a Bucket) even (Pudding Painting) OK I don't know if it's just me or what but NO THANK YOU! I do not want my kid eating 100 raw beans and then waiting to see what happens, or cleaning up beach sand for the next 500 years in every corner of my house and pudding painting I think I would just die!!To say the least I kept searching, My mom got Matthew a set of wooden blocks for Christmas last year from Melissa & Doug that were so adorable, right up his ally with the animals and the tractors. He played with them for quit a long time for him only being a year and half old then, I pulled them back out recently and let him set them all up how he liked he played for an hour ! A whole hour ! Since he like them so much I hopped on there site to see what else we could stock up on !

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I found so many amazing developmental puzzles and toys that I just know he is going to love !
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Along with some other great non-messy options like drawing a car parking garage on cardboard, making blanket tents (which he loves) and playing with pipe cleaners which I had completely forgot could be so much fun!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Goodbye Summer, HELLO FALL!

Goodbye Summer, HELLO FALL!!

Oh how I've been waiting for you, this summer has been nothing short of amazing! Let's be real though I am very pregnant and SO ready for cooler weather, it still may be a couple weeks until us Floridian's see the temp's drop and this point the hope is good enough for me.

Fall brings weather, pumpkins and a new baby! We are so excited to meet our new addition and have some really fun things planned for the next few months. Since the official start to fall is tomorrow it gives me an excuse to light my new fall scented candle and get start shopping some of my fall favorites I've been hoarding on my wishlist's.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

GIVEAWAY// My Pello LUXE Floor Pillow !

It's the weekend and I wanted to do a giveaway of one of my new favorite products for the Kidos !! We attended MommyCon 2016 this month and found the "My Pello" my little guy loved it while he was there and I automatically knew we needed one, I quickly added one to my registry!

We love Friday Movie night at our house and lounging around spending time as a family, soon there will be another baby boy in our home just (4 weeks) we look forward to both of our boys lounging around as they are perfect for newborns too toddlers !!

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Complete Your Nursery with Crane

How Beautiful is this design? so sleek and modern, perfect for a modern nursery design!  Bringing a new baby home in the fall months is never easy with the dry weather, colds being passed around the pediatricians office and sensitive newborn skin to tend too. Cranes Ultrasonic Cool Mist increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep, it runs super quite perfect for a Nursery and helps with dry skin and hair! With the help of Crane and our new Drop Humidifier I have total confidence our nursery is complete.


Set up took all of 5 minutes from unpacking to a fully functional unit, it arrives ready to use no filter or additives required! Just add water and plug in, as a busy mom convenience is key. I was surprised that the mist was so cool to the touch and smelled so fresh and clean, I'm seriously thinking about adding one to our room. As you know we have been counting down the weeks until our new baby boy arrives, in a few short weeks we will welcome him into his perfect and now complete nursery!



Here is a snap from our trip last weekend to MommyCon! Check out the travel size humidifier that is absolutely amazing and perfect for upcoming holiday travels with the kiddos!


 A huge thank you to Crane who helped complete our nursery with one of their Drop Humidifiers. This blog post was sponsored by Crane. Thank you for supporting the brands that support us!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Why "The Magnolia Mom" ?

Today I got another email asking why the name "The Magnolia Mom"? This is a question I get ALOT since the beloved show Fixer Upper got popular on HGTV.

Yes, I am a huge fan! The truth is I started This blog in 2013 when I found out we were expecting our first child. Before Fixer Upper or anything Magnolia was popular, I have always loved the Magnolia Flower its beauty and its smell! The ultimate meaning of the magnolia flower is that it often symbolizes Yin, or the feminine side of life which was perfect for a lifestyle/ mom blog like mine. 

Expecting our first child I also loved that it symbolized womanly beauty and gentleness as I was going though pregnancy for the first time, thinking about the beauty of my changing body often helped me with my worries.

So there you have it, the story of "The Magnolia Mom" Blog that began in 2013 
Life sure has changed a lot since then, luckily I have had the love of my life by side too share it with!