Read to me, Mom!

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Our house is filled with books but for the last 10 years we’ve been reading about princesses, ponies and fairies! With a little dude now in tow it’s time to start getting my feet wet in the super hero, din0saur and truck department! I’ve been loving all the new finds and recommendations I’ve been getting and just had to pass on my growing list of wants and haves for my little guy…


I can not begin to tell you how much I adore this first book! The cover caught my eye at a book store and the story made me laugh out load! It’s my new favorite gift to give at a baby shower and everyone needs to add it to their library but any little boy would eat this story up! Children make terrible pets by Peter Brown is my #1 new favorite children’s book!


My sister-in-law sent Gunner this darling book that I adore! Indestructibles: Baby Faces! These books ar ejust like they say: Indestructible! They are made out of cool material that is drool, dribble, chew and rip proof, perfect for the early reader and grabber in your family. They make an entire collection of these durable things so load up! This one about different faces is too cute!


I’m a sucker for darling design so this book “Moby Dick,” part of the “BabyLit” series, totally caught my eye. These board books take classic tales and presents them to your little one in a simple and beautifully illustrated way.


DC Super Hero ABC 123 is any little boys dream. This board book is here to help any little super hero learn his ABS’s and 123′s! Makes learning fun and has your little guys favorite Super Heros front and center!


Hi-yah!!! The Three Ninja Pigs takes a classic tale and puts a humorous martial arts twist to it with a surprise ending you’ll love! Your little guys will adore this tale and chance are will act out a little karate by the books end!


What wouldn’t you love about a book called ” Dragons love Tacos!” Come on! A hysterical tale of dragons and tacos! Sign me up! Beautifully illustrated and ready to entertain! new York Times Best seller!


Wonder is a book that every house hold needs to own! I read this book to my then 8 and 6 year old last year and I was blown away. This story is so well written and helps teach a beautiful lesson about compassion, bravery, friendship and the joy of the human spirit! Buy it! Read it! Love it!


Magic Tree House books are all about adventures! This series is fantastic for boys and girls but the adventure part of it all is a great appeal for any boy ready to take on a dinosaur, join in with Knights and conquer Mummies!


Dangerous book for Boys is a book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.

What are your favorite boy book must haves? PLEASE share! Leave a comment and share with all of us!

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This post was sponsored by “Photos by Emilie!” For a fantastic Salt Lake family photographer or awesome online DSLR photography classes be sure to check out more info HERE!


Rest your little head, little man: BOY rooms!

As you can imagine I’ve been looking for inspiration as I turn a little girl room into a boy room! So far we have a crib being painted orange and that’s about it! Thank heavens for amazing people like you who have provided an endless supply of inspiration. I am loving these submitted posts from my readers on spaces they’ve created for the little guys in their lives…


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Amy over at Mo Momma shows off her painting skills as she shares this amazing tutorial on how she created s a stripped feature wall in her little mans nursery! I am in love with this look and think it adds so much to this fun space. be sure to check out the link to get full instructions!


I SWOON over this amazing space that Jen from Craft-O-Maniac created! I die! It is an incredible space that I know I would be in love with if I were a little guy! I love the colors, the creative beds and all the storage! You are going to love all the photos so jump on over and check out the full post HERE!
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Jocelyn over at Playing it Cooley shares a handful of great tutorials on how to create a cool space for her little dude! Love the cool motorcycle detail! Painting,

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This post has been sponsored by “Photos by Emilie!” For a great onsite family photographer in the Salt Lake area and for online DSLR photography classes be sure to check out more info HERE!

Boy, oh boy kick off!

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Wo hoo! I’m kicking off our “Boy, oh boy! ” week long event today where it’s all about the BOY!!! I’ve gathered some great tutorials, awesome boy products and a fun collection of giveaways to help me celebrate the arrival of my little Gunner! All week long we’ll be swooning over little boy grins, tiny little man toes and all things boy! Be sure to check in daily cause you never know when a giveaway might pop up!

To kick off the week I just have to share a few shots from Gunners newborn photo shoot with the amazing Emilie of “ Photos by Emilie!” I just adore this chick and so did Gun…

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Emilie is amazing and it was such a treat to have her in my home to capture these sweet moments! If you live in the Salt Lake area you for sure need to have Em work her magic with your little ones and your entire family!

And don’t feel left out all you non local friends! Emilie offers out of this world online photography classes where she teaches you how to use those DSLR cameras like a pro! BE sure to check out her online classes that are going on now!

See ya tomorrow for more “Boy, oh boy!” fun!



Single layered receiving blankets


I LOVE the single layered receiving blankets that they have at the hospital! Unfortunately our hospital doesn’t let you take home the ones they swaddle your newborn in but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a single layer of flannel goodness at home. It just means I have to make a few myself and with my new found love of all things boy the flannel department at JoAnn’s is twice as lovely these days!


I love a single layered blanket for a few reasons! 1. With the weather warming up a single layered blanket is the perfect weight to create a snugly little cocoon for my little one and 2. They are less bulky then the double layered one if you plan to use these as a swaddle blanket which I plan on doing

.Recently JoAnn’s had their flannel on sale for less then $3 a yard. One yard is the perfect size for a receiving blanket! The prints were to die for cute so I picked up quite a few.

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It doesn’t get any simpler then this! Finished edges with a zig zag stitch is all it takes! I used alligator clips to hold my edges before I sewed them! I love this trick over straight pins! Easy one handed on and off and no fear of dropping a pin and finding it later with my foot! Ouch!



Now I have a healthy supply of my favorite blankets in darling prints!

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