Disney Baby Gender Reveal

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Two days before we left for Disney we went for that all important anatomy scan to check all of baby’s body parts to make sure everything was growing as planned. Everything went fine and they were able to tell us the sex during the scan.

Disney themed baby gender announcement #Disney #baby #genderreveal #pregnancy | spotofteadesigns.com

While at Disney we took this photo as a little gender reveal to show off our growing family. Yep, we have another Minnie in my belly! We’ll be able to use all those cute clothes and hair accessories I made for the little miss since she’ll be the exact same seasons as Brielle!

Now we can start looking into names and a nursery theme!

OH and you want to know how it went when she met Mickey Mouse?

One toddler's experience meeting #MickeyMouse in #Disney | spotofteadesigns.com

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. :)

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What to Stock in Baby’s Medicine Cabinet + a GIVEAWAY

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What to stock in a #baby's medicine cabinet and how we used it. #babyregistery Note: NOT medical advice just suggested products we liked | spotofteadesigns.com

No one wants to go to the pharmacy in the middle of the night to get something for a sick or distressed baby. Instead, think ahead and stock baby’s medicine cabinet with the items you may need during the first few months/weeks/year.

I want to make sure to say that THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE! Please ask your doctor before giving your baby any type of over the counter items, especially checking with them on things like dosage of Tylenol with the weight of your baby. This is merely a list of items we always have stocked in our baby’s medicine section and how/when they were used in our family’s situation:

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Vicks Digital Thermometer – Sure the rectal thermometers are more accurate to get a reading but you don’t always want to get baby undressed to get a gage on whether they just feel hot or actually have a temperature. Instead I use this one in those types of cases, getting an under the armpit reading. It beeps when it’s done with the reading and does this faster beep when it’s over 100.

Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer – I’ve never actually used this but Derek has. Two tips I’ve heard: apply Vaseline before inserting and two: when it’s a newborn, watch out as sometimes this reading has a relaxing effect on this part of their body, if you know what I mean!

Infant’s Tylenol – We buy the dye free Up & Up brand from Target and Brielle readily takes it. In fact, she seems to really like the flavor and is always eager to have it when we have the dispenser out. During those crazy stretches of time when new teeth were coming in and bothering her every night, we’d give it to her before bed and it helped her sleep for a little longer before getting up due to an uncomfortable mouth. It has also been great for reducing a fever.

Motrin Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Infants’ Drops Concentrated – This was used for extreme teething (holy molars batman!) and when Brielle was sick with coxsackie virus when she was a year old. Note: Motrin works over an 6 hour window while Tylenol is only a 4 hour.

Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets – These babies are a life saver. I, of course, have never taken them myself but can speak to the power of their quick relief when watching Brielle consume them. When Brielle was dealing with some tough teething moments, we’d give her two teething tablets (as directed, dissolving them under her tongue) and it seemed that she was relieved of her pain within minutes.

Johnson’s Baby Powder – I know back in the day they used to use this powder for diaper changes but they since changed that recommendation in recent years. I’ve never used this powder on Brielle diaper area but instead we have this in our collection to include in our beach bag! Baby powder helps get sand off baby’s skin once they’re done with their sandy adventure.

Simply Saline Sterile Saline Nasal Mist Baby – When baby has a stuffy nose, spraying some of this saline solution in with the easy to apply nosal allows the stuffiness to get moist. This makes it easier to use any sort of respirator to clean it up.

Desitin Rapid Relief Creamy – Brielle hasn’t really been victim to too many diaper rashes but when she does, we’ve used this cream type and it’s been fine for her skin. Tip: Learn from Derek’s first application mistake and understand that “less is more.” Apply the cream when you already have a new diaper underneath them and ready to put on. When you have extra cream on your finger you’ll be able to wipe that on the clean, new diaper that’s ready to be applied so you aren’t stuck with cream filled hands and a squirming, half naked baby.

NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator – Here’s the gist of this product: You put your mouth on one end and stick the other end of the tube in baby’s nose. Use your breath and suck out anything clogging that little one’s sniffer. It sounds more gross than it is since there’s a filter at the end so nothing will go in your mouth. While I  say this, I have to confess that it’s one of these baby tools I personally have not experienced! Derek willingly uses this tool to help clear Brielle’s stuffy nose and Brielle doesn’t seem to mind Daddy using it on her. Read the reviews on Amazon and you’ll see how many moms stand behind this tool as their go to product for the stuffy nose issue, better than any aspirator!

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Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo – This is our bath wash/shampoo of choice! It doesn’t have a fragrance but just makes baby smell CLEAN and it’s gentle on her skin. She loves to take bubble baths with it!

Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion – Brielle luckily has not gotten her daddy’s “not as awesome” skin and rarely needs lotion applied, except some harsh winter days. But when we do use it, we apply Aveeno Baby Lotion from this tube or the pump sitting in her diaper caddy area.

Johnson and Johnson Baby Oil – We only used this baby oil when Brielle had cradle cap in her very early days. We’d apply a TINY bit, let it soak in for a minute and comb her hair with a very fine brush we got from the hospital at her birth. It helped get rid of those unsightly flakes and clear up her cradle cap issue. If your baby has this common issue, go ahead and get a SMALL bottle of this as you barely use any in that process and ours was way too big of a container!

Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunscreen – During the sunny days of spring and summer, we happily lathered Brielle up with Neutrogena baby sunscreen for her body and the special type just for her face. She never broke out from it’s application and also luckily never got a sunburn!

Wet Ones Fresh Scent Anti-Bacterial Wipes – We have a tub of these in our kitchen for use after meal times and a separate one in her room when needed to quickly clean up any odd messes. We also have smaller single packets in the car and our diaper bag for those on the go moments.

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Boogie Wipes – I think the name is pretty self-explanatory but for winter colds with caked on snotty noses, these wipes really are the best! Forget using regular diaper wipes on baby’s nose. These are saline wipes and are extra soft to help clean up their face! Don’t forget to buy a pack to throw in your diaper bag as they make smaller travel sized cases as well are larger ones for home. Visit their website as they often had coupons available to print or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Pedialyte – as recommended by our sister-in-law after my neice had a bout of a stomach virus one night, we kept a bottle of this on hand in case it happened to us late at night… which it did! Keep one at home for those nights when your toddler isn’t keeping anything down to help keep them hydrated until seeing a medical professional.

Teethers – Since Brielle seems to grow teeth like no one’s business, which is why so many of my above recommendations are related to teeth! We always have Bright Starts Chill and Teethe in our fridge and freezer to numb her mouth when she’s uncomfortable. She also loves this Nuby Teethe-eez Soft Silicone Teether with Bristles, chewing on it’s gummy texture and enjoying it’s odd shape. I like this particular type as it came with a plastic case to throw it in the diaper bag and it didn’t need to be cold in order to comfort my little one.

Nail Clippers – I’m still trying to find a pair that I actually like. We had one that was lit so you could see what you’re doing when clipping those TINY little nails but it recently broke and isn’t necessarily something I’d recommend for that reason. In any case, you do need clippers, and small baby nail files to maintain those little nails that seem to grow overnight!

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Handmade with Love XXI

As a crafter, I know how long it takes to make some handmade gifts. Items I receive need more than the few minutes of love I can give it, so I’m happy to post these Handmade with Love posts that showcase great handmade cards or gifts I have received.

Handmade gifts for toddlers: crayon wallet featured on spotofteadesigns.com

Brielle really is a lucky girl since her mommy knows so many creative people who share their creativity with her! This adorable crayon wallet came courtesy of Nicole, whom you may remember from a past Handmade with Love post for her beautiful quilt and elephant character pillow made to match Brielle’s room. I was planning to attempt one of these for our plane ride to Disney but once Nicole mentioned she had an extra in this cute kitty print, I was all about that! Brielle did use it on the plane, making her famous “tracing my hand” drawings, as seen above. Thanks again, Nicole!

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Handmade gift for the home: dish towels as featured on spotofteadesigns.com

Mary is probably a name you’re quite familiar with in these Handmade with Love posts. She’s made beautiful blankets and quilts for both myself and for SOTD contributor, Allie. When visiting for a college girl’s reunion get together one Saturday afternoon she came bearing the above handmade dishtowels for us to use at home! They’re washable so they’re a green alternative to sponges! Go Mary!

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Top 10 Favorite Baking Accessories

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Top 10 Favorite #Baking Accessories. #wedding #registry help! | spotofteadesigns.com

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before that while I’m not the greatest chef I do like to bake! I’m a goodie goodie who likes to follow the rules so baking and following a recipe really works with my personality. Plus – you get to eat yummy things!

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As a few of my friends are currently engaged and working on their wedding registry or in the process of buying a new home, I thought I’d share some of my favorite baking accessories I’ve come to love to help them stock their kitchens! Add these to your registry, ladies, no matter what the price range! Plenty of people like to chip in together for a shower to get you the beloved high ticket items like this first one I suggest:

Top 10 Favorite Baking Accessories: Kitchen Aid Mixer, Flex Beater and Pouring Shield. #wedding #registry | spotofteadesigns.com

  • KitchenAid Stand Up Mixer I actually got mine on Black Friday YEARS ago at Kohls for (get this) $85 after rebates/Kohls cash etc! Got one for my mom too! It really is so much nicer to have a stand up mixer and not have to use a hand mixer and it’s totally worth the investment. I got boring white (whomp whomp) but they have so many with BEAUTIFUL colors to match any kitchen!
  • KitchenAid KFE5T Flex Edge Beater for Tilt-Head Stand Mixers  – Don’t stop at just the mixer! Go for the key baking accessory pieces too! The original bowl on my mixer was deep but when mixing powdery things, like cake mix, it sometimes didn’t reach the bottom or scrap along the sides while mixing. This beater fixes that issue, grabbing everything from the bottom and sides to mix well. It’s just plain awesome!
  • KitchenAid1-Piece Pouring Shield – If you’ve ever tried to pour in flour while the mixer is on and got it all over the side of the mixer or some landed on the counter, then you need this pouring shield! It helps keep the baking process a little more clean. Tip: Make sure you get the shield that fits your model!

Favorite #Baking Items: Calphalon Cookie Sheets | spotofteadesigns.com

  • Calphalon Nonstick Insulated Cookie Sheets – I’ve gone through a fair share of cookie sheets, realizing that some really are better than others. These are the best! Cookies cook evenly, and slide off easily without sticking! The key is to leave the cookies on the sheet on top of the stove for two minutes before transferring somewhere to cool, otherwise they break. (Side note, the above photo is showing how I add sugar sprinkles to my “soft oatmeal cookies” using a wooden mallet. Read the full recipe here!)
  • OXO Good Grips Angled Measuring Cup You know when you’re trying to measure something and you have to bend down and get eye level to see how full it is? Not anymore! Whoever invented this measuring cup was a genius! I’m sure most people wouldn’t even think that this was something that needed to be improved but I love this! I actually have it in three nesting sizes and use them all the time.

Favorite Baking Items: Cooling Racks | spotofteadesigns.com

  • Baker’s Secret 10-by-16-Inch Nonstick Cooling Rack – For the longest time I’d pull out my wax paper and let me cookies cool on it before putting them in the cookie jar. One Christmas Derek got me these cooling racks and now I don’t waste as much wax paper in the baking process!
  • Original Brown Sugar Bear – This seems like a really silly item but I promise you it’s awesome! If you’ve ever had the issue of opening your air tight container and finding your brown sugar hard as a rock, then you need a brown sugar bear. You can see mine in the title photo at the top sitting inside my air tight brown sugar container. I promise since adding this silly accessory my brown sugar is soft and ready to scoop every time!

Holiday Gift Idea: Pampered Chef Nylon Knife - works great cutting through sticky snacks like Rice Krispies Treats or Brownies | spotofteadesigns.com

  • Pampered Chef Nylon Knife – This item already appeared on my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide but it’s worth mentioning again! I LOVE this non stick knife to cut sticky baked goods, like Rice Krispies Treats, Brownies or Snickerdoodle Blondies. It cuts right through these treats to create perfect proportions for your guests!
  • Wilton Angled Icing Spatula – So in my early baking days, I’d just grab a regular old butter knife and to put icing on cupcakes. And that’s fine. It does the trick. But once I received this at my bridal shower and finally got to use one, I was amazed at how much easier/smoother it is to apply icing to cupcakes using one of these spatulas. It’s most flexible and allows you to put icing on without having the trouble I’d often have of the icing pulling off part of the cupcake as you twisted and turned your way around the baked good. Trust me that you’ll notice the difference the first time you use one!

Top 10 Favorite Baking Accessories: Cupcake Carrier | spotofteadesigns.com

  • Snapware 2-Layer Cupcake and Cookie Carrier After baking your delicious and adorable cupcakes, you’ll need a way to transport them to their final destination! I have this carrier and love it. Each cupcake safely sits within it’s own holder to help prevent topples during transport. This two layer piece snaps together so you can take just one part with you or both. You can also flip over the white piece inside which has a flat surface for cakes or to layer other baked goods. Here you can see my Sand and Sea cupcakes sitting inside before heading to our beach family reunion a few years ago!


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Disney Contact Paper Play

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Toddler Craft Activity: #Disney Contact paper play | spotofteadesigns.com

Since Brielle had so much fun with her St. Patrick’s Day themed contact paper art, I decided to put together another little creative crafting session with an exciting theme: Disney! This time I wanted to involve her cousin, Brinley, since these two girls were going to experience a fun Disney event only two weeks after the crafting session.  Yes, as you read this post, we are down in (hopefully) sunny Florida introducing Brielle to the magic of Disney!

Toddler Craft Activity: #Disney Contact paper play | spotofteadesigns.com

Supplies:

Once again, I cut a large sheet of the contact paper, peeled the adhesive backing to expose the sticky side and used a decorative painter’s tape I had on hand to attach it sticky side out on our wall. We then gave the girls an assortment of materials and just let them play.

Toddler Craft Activity: #Disney Contact paper play | spotofteadesigns.com

This time Brielle knew exactly what to do, not wasting a second to hop up and add things to the sticky wall. Brinley was a bit more hesitant, since it was her first experience with this sticky stuff. Eventually she got the hang of it, adding the Mickey shapes in vacant spots.

Toddler Craft Activity: #Disney Contact paper play | spotofteadesigns.com

And when in doubt she asked for her stuffed animal friends to help her out and add to the collage. So cute!

Toddler Craft Activity: #Disney Contact paper play | spotofteadesigns.com

These two are so funny to watch. I see many more joint craft projects together!

If you’re looking for more fun, cheap and easy toddler activities, make sure you check out this section!

Creativity kits for kids!
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A Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party

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You may remember that my sister-in-law Lauren and I were due just two weeks apart but her little one came early and mine came late. These two girls, who live only 15 minutes from one another, may grow up more like sisters than first cousins. Just two weeks before Brielle’s Pinwheel First Birthday Party, we celebrated my niece Brinley’s milestone first birthday with a Minnie Mouse themed event! Lauren and Frank did a great job including little special touches and bigger efforts to accommodate their big celebration for their little girl.

This party happened over 7 months ago but it’s very appropriate to share today since its the first day that we are down in Disney with them!

Decorations:

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Pink Pinwheel Entrance for guests | spotofteadesigns.com

Upon entering Frank’s mom’s backyard, guests saw a fun pink pinwheel display going up the steps.

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Pinwheel entrance | spotofteadesigns.com

These are all purchased from Oriental Trading.

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Display monthly photos on ribbons | spotofteadesigns.com

Once getting into the party space, guests were greeted with a fun display all about Brinley! Lauren hung photos of our growing girl using crepe paper and a hot glue gun to show “The Year of Brinley.”

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Time capsule guest activity | spotofteadesigns.com

A time capsule project was displayed for guests to complete.

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Banner overhead and on high chair for cake | spotofteadesigns.com

When it came time for cake, Brielle’s special spot was all dolled up too. A “Happy Birthday Brinley” banner (purchased from the Niu Designs Etsy Shop) hung up above her seat for that fun photo op.

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: "One" High Chair Banner | spotofteadesigns.com

And for those close up shots, you could see a cute Minnie Mouse “one” banner hung off her highchair purchased from the Pretty Little Clippie Etsy Shop.

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: One High Chair Banner | spotofteadesigns.com

Even though Brinley wasn’t in the mood to sing or eat cake, she still looked super cute in the decorated spotlight!

Food & Drink:

Catered onsite BBQ for first birthday party (who wants to cook for that many guests?!) | spotofteadesigns.com

What’s a party without the food? Guests chowed down on delicious pulled pork, ribs, chicken and brisket from Local Smoke BBQ. They came to the party with their smoker to serve the food fresh and warm on site! Other special extras, like Frank’s Mom Mom’s mac and cheese complimented the meat selection. YUM!

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Cake with large fondant bow | spotofteadesigns.com

The highlight of the party had to be the desserts! Lauren baked and decorated Brinley’s “B” Smash cake while Frank’s cousin Christine made a sheet cake, cupcakes and a slew of other delicious goodies. (You may remember Christine’s baking magic seen with Lauren’s Rubber Duckie Baby Shower cake and Mikey’s summer party years before. She is talented!!) It was adorned with a fondant bow purchased at Angel Cakes Etc Etsy Shop (which unfortunately doesn’t seem to be taking orders as of this posting).

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Chocolate Covered Oreo Desserts | spotofteadesigns.com

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Rice Krispies Treats

Christine kept the Minnie Mouse theme going with chocolate covered Oreos cookies and Rice Krispies treats in the traditional two eared shape.

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party: Cupcakes and chocolate and candy covered bananas | spotofteadesigns.com

Other yummy creations, like chocolate covered pretzels and candy coated chocolate covered bananas on a stick, added to the already decadent dessert display. The frozen bananas were so simple to make! Freeze bananas then dip in melted chocolate and toppings of choice. These ones were decorated with coconut, walnuts, mini m&m’s, and rainbow sprinkles and were a HIT with the kids and the adults!

Favors:

Summer Birthday Party Favors: Use a sandbox as the container | spotofteadesigns.com

Since it was a summer birthday and Brinley and her mommy love the beach, the kids went home with personalized beach buckets filled with a beach ball, water gun, and gold fish crackers. Brielle happily carries around her bucket to collect rocks, leaves and flowers in our backyard ever since!

Lauren ends by saying “It was a fantastic day will filled lots of wonderful food surrounded by all of our family and friends.”

I can’t wait to see what they do next year for Brinley’s GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!!

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Second Pregnancy: What I’m Doing Differently This Time Around & {Giveaway}

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Second #Pregnancy - What I'm doing differently this time around . PLus a review of @MioSkinCare| spotofteadesigns.com

They say every pregnancy is different and I have already found that to be true. This time around those early morning sickness filled weeks were not spent lying in bed or taking naps whenever I could and I couldn’t ask Derek to lift all the heavy things in the house. Nope I had a 16 month old, 20 pound toddler that needed me to lift her, play with her and take care of her all day long.

Being a parent while growing a tiny human is not the only difference this time around. While I am focused on the same restrictive diet (I CANNOT wait to have a ham and cheese sandwich again), and hope to get as much exercise once the weather warms up, there are a few things I am doing different with number two:

  • Treating myself to a better night’s sleep with a pregnancy pillow. The first time around I thought I could just use some extra pillows we had in the house to help fluff and keep this belly comfy all night. NOT THE CASE! I’m already a bad sleeper and one who normally sleeps on my stomach so having the limitation of not sleeping in my most favorite position did me in. Luckily since finding out we were expecting before Christmas, Santa heard my request for a pregnancy pillow for pregnancy number two and got me the Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow. I’ve been using it since 15 weeks and love to cocoon myself up in at night! I think it’ll come in handy once this belly is much bigger!
  • Pay attention to my salt intake. I’ve NEVER had as much of a problem with swollen ankles or feeling dehydrated as I did when pregnant with Brielle. It took me a while to figure out that salt had a lot to do with both those things. I plan to watch my salt and elevate those feet if they do start swelling up!
  • Take better care of my feet. I’m one of those girls would could live in flip flops all summer long. They’re cheap, easy to put on and they come in a million colors and styles. But the pregnant me really needs to take care of her feet. I plan to invest in some more supportive (yet cute) summer footwear this time around and wear them whenever I can.

Mama Mio #Pregnancy Skin Care line as reviewed by spotofteadesigns.com @Mioskincare

  • Using belly cream earlier and more often. Once my belly started stretching the first time around it ITCHED LIKE CRAZY! I immediately went to get some sketch mark cream but I hated the smell of a certain cocoa brand. Luckily when registering at Buy Buy Baby, I received a free sample of Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter so I gave that a try. Not only did it feel great on my skin to help soothe the itchy stretched skin feeling, it wasn’t greasy and it SMELLED awesome! This time around, I am using my Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter more often and earlier in the pregnancy to help stop the itchy feeling you get from your skin stretching.
  • Worry less. I know this is easier said than done but since I already went through this pregnancy thing, I feel like I know a little more on what to expect along the way. The normal pregnancy/parenting worries are still there, just less.
  • Investing in a hands free bra for pumping. Ok this is more for when baby is actually here but I’m a planner so I’m thinking about this now. I predict I’ll have my hands full with watching a toddler and a newborn so having my hands free will be helpful. Luckily I found a Medela hands free bra on clearance at Target so I’m all set with one pumping bra!
  • Buying less maternity clothes. This seems pretty obvious since I’m on pregnancy #2, especially since they happened in the EXACT same seasons. I already have most of the basics needed to last the full time of the early winter months with no bump to the hot summer ones with a full belly. I still may invest in a few extra basics I loved, like another pair of maternity shorts, a belly band and maternity leggings (my favorite were from H&M).

Mama Mio #Pregnancy Skin Care line as reviewed by spotofteadesigns.com @Mioskincare

I reached out the great folks at Mio Skincare telling them about my love of their Tummy Rub Butter during my first pregnancy and how I planned to use it for my second. They generously provided me with the above collection of pregnancy related pampering items and I’ve loved trying them all out! Not only am I continuing to use the Tummy Rub Butter I loved the first time around, I am also now applying the other items as needed. Their Goodbye Stretch Marks has another beautiful smell I enjoy and I feel like I can feel the Gorgeous Glow facial wash really working to clean my face as I use it! As noted on the packaging of these items, these can also be used for post partum care. The Pregnancy Boob Tube can be used for breastfeeding mommas and the Tummy Rub Oil can help your skin when shrinking back down. I will be getting good use from this collection during and after pregnancy!

Learn more about the full line of pregnancy products from Mio Skincare on their website, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Custom Baby Onesies: Third Time’s A Charm

Baby welcome gift: create a custom onesie using iron on letters | spotofteadesigns.com

You know I’m a fan of quick and easy crafts for kids to wear. When my sister was expecting her second, my nephew Logan, I made her a set of monthly onesies for her monthly photo shoots.  She let us borrow them when I was expecting Brielle where I got the below fun photos:

DIY Handmade #Baby #Gift: Monthly Onesies with Iron On Letters #BabyShowerGift | spotofteadesigns.com

But…. at Brielle’s first birthday, I had to give the set BACK to Melanie as she was expecting another baby! Since it is a third baby (another boy – Jared) and he will already be wearing lots of hand me downs, I thought he needed some of his own specially crafted gifts from his Aunt Tara.

Bring cupcakes to the hospital when a new baby is born and celebrate their birth day! | spotofteadesigns.com

First, let me introduce this little guy.  Here’s sweet little Jared on his birth day! Yes, just like when my niece Brinley was born, I made cupcakes to celebrate his arrival at the hospital! Isn’t he cute?

Custom Baby Onesie using Iron On Letters: Its A New Day (baby's last name) | spotofteadesigns.com

With the last name being “DAY” these kids have always been announced as “it’s a new day” to the world via Facebook. What better than a onesie with that same phrase? (do me a favor and ignore the backwards apostrophe, would ya?)

Baby welcome gift: create a custom onesie using iron on letters | spotofteadesigns.com

Here’s little Jared wearing his new duds at only 3 weeks old with big brothers Blake and Logan. With three swirmy little ones it’s hard to get a chance to check your exposure/lighting and get a good shot! sorry for this overexposed shot but it’s still a sweet moment captured between the brothers, isn’t it?

Custom Baby Onesie for Third Child Using Iron On letters | spotofteadesigns.com

And since this is the third child, they can proudly boast that “Third Time’s a Charm” with this custom long sleeved onesie!

Looking for more iron on onesie ideas for kids? Check out this post with my “blog worthy” model. :)


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