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Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a wonderful week with friends & family. I took time away from social media this Holiday Season to fully enjoy the magic of Christmas time though my Boy’s eyes, with Matthew being 2.5 and it being Jacob’s first Christmas I did not want to miss a second.
I have tones of exciting things going on with the blog this year, we have a giveaway with Smile Brilliant to start your new off with a Bright White Smile, we have also partnered with another great brand! Stay in touch for more on that Via Instagram @themagnoliamom and Facebook /themagnoliamom
Here are some pictures of our family of 4!
My New Years Resolutions are very simple this year.
1. Live in the Now – I feel like life has been going 100MPH and I just want to enjoy each minute of everyday with my boys.
2. Take care of Me – This one is hard for me, I am always taking care of others before myself always my kids and my Husband of course, but others like Family and Friends always seem too come before me too and this year I will be taking a little more time too get my hair done, go for a relaxing day at the spa even waking up early to get dressed up even on the days I have no where to go! 😉
3. Be the Best Mom I Can Be! Motherhood is Tough, I just want to be the best Mom I Can Be!
I hope you all had a blessed Holiday Season and have a Happy New Year !!
These Pajamas from Finn & Emma are the best! The buttery-soft organic cotton is thick and luxurious, Matthew loves wearing these (sometimes all day) !
October starts my favorite time of year. The cooler weather starts, naps seem to be longer and who can resist a nap with the windows open, am I right? For some reason I feel like people are more laid back this time of year, the Holidays are fast approaching and the year is almost though.
If you follow along on Instagram @themagnoliamom you seen my post on “Pure Joy” a photo of Matthew completely in the moment, loving the fresh air and the bright colors of the Pumpkin Patch, running around and just enjoying life. I love this time of year, I don’t love being a 100 weeks pregnant! Yes, this baby is snug in mama’s belly and doesn’t seem to have any urge to come out any time soon!
We have been walking our neighborhood, trying to walk this baby out! No luck yet.
We had so much fun at our Church Pumpkin Patch last weekend! His face says it all, It’s the simple things like an orange snow cone!
Trying to get him to stay still for more than two seconds with all the fun going on was quit a task, I did mange to snap a couple of photos of my last few days being pregnant with this baby! If you are currently pregnant or have had been in your last few weeks you know what I am talking about when I say leggings and flats are my best friend right now!
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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 !
I found so many amazing developmental puzzles and toys that I just know he is going to love !
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Ok, February is finally here! I have been observing my husband for the past couple of months thinking about Valentines Day gift Ideas. Ok I know I sound crazy but, I am a sucker for V-Day and I always love to get him a gift he didn’t expect to get or something he didn’t end up getting for Christmas that he could really use throughout the year. I have put together a few of my favorite practical V-Day gift choices for that special man in your life who doesn’t expect anything, but deserves so much !
This Beast Mode Tee is super soft and so light, perfect for his next workout session! Thank you to our friends over at North2SouthDesigns on Etsy for this awesome design, check out this shop today and get free shipping on your order in time for V-day! Use code NOSHIPN2SD for free shipping.
If you follow us on Instagram @themagnoliamom than you know I have been working on recovering and publishing my blog content from my pregnancy. With all that fun I have also been working on some projects around the house! I will be updating you soon on the open shelving protect going on in the kitchen and the master bathroom tile that I am so in love with!! Life latley has been a little crazy with a toddler but we all know how that goes, I have been searching new activities to keep our days productive and as far away from the “terrible two” tantrum’s as possible.