• Happy Prime Day!! I’m so excited to be shopping all the deals today, how about you?? #ad Lucky for us, my fave @kindsnacks are on sale! You can stock up just in time for the craziness of back to school. This Caramel Almond and Sea Salt bar is sweet and salty with just 5g of sugar! It’s keeping me going while I shop all day. 😉 #kindcollective #bekindtoyourself #primeday #amazonprimeday
  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night?
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  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
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  • messy house, no makeup, and a kid who doesn’t want to wake up from his late car nap... meaning bedtime will be difficult. But what’s so different about that?! 🤪☹️ When your kids come out of your bed for the 1937 time tonight, just know you’re not alone. •
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  • this. kid. He just melts me with how freaking adorable he is. Then he will go and say something like “Mama I want my binky NOWWWW” and then I remember he’s just as crazy as he is cute. 😍😝 #benjaminp
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me: 
stranger: when are you due?
me: October 8.
stranger: 😳😳😳😳
I can’t believe it’s only another 14 weeks to go! Ben was born just past 38 weeks, so it could only be another 12. 😬😬😬🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #photobyblaire •
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  • Blaire walked in on me doing the dishes and asked if she could take over. After, she proclaimed she was really good at it so it should be her new “chore”. They’re all yours, kid. 🧽 Do your kids do chores? Do they get an allowance? #blairep
  • This kid! He loves the water just like his sister and they’d spend all day and night at the pool if we let them. I can’t wait for the long weekend! What are your plans for the 4th? 💥 #benjaminp
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We are lucky because my dad is an electrician and super handy! But something like windows? That’s something even he suggests we leave to a professional. I’m so excited to be able to use @HomeAdvisor to match us with a professional for the job! They have been the best resource for planning and budgeting this huge project. You can find a link in my bio to learn more about using HomeAdvisor to get matched for any home improvement project, from remodels to pools to fences, they’ll help you find the right match! #HomeAdvisor
May 3, 2017

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Basket for a New Mom

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeHerMothersDay #CollectiveBias

American Greetings Mother's Day Gift SuppliesCan you believe Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away? As a mom, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I look forward to celebrating that day with my little family. In addition to celebrating with my own family, we also spend time with my mom, my grandma and Jason’s mom that weekend.

This year is extra special because I actually have some really close mom friends I want to celebrate with, too. All of us were pregnant at the same time, with due dates only weeks apart. (I was first!) Going through pregnancy together really makes your friendship so much closer. I mean, sure, when I wasn’t pregnant I could sympathize with a pregnant friend because I remembered enough of what they were going through… but actually going through it all together at the same time? #instantbondforever. Seriously, texting someone who is also pregnant is like having a conversation with a mind reader… in the best way.

When it comes to Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day), I love sentimental gifts. Whether it’s something entirely homemade or something that’s been customized especially for the recipient. This year, I’m putting together little personalized “mama baskets” for each of my special pregnancy pals.

I started with some adorable baskets and then gathered things I thought would help remind a new mom to take a few minutes to pamper herself.

Mother's Day New Mama Gift Basket Supplies

For my New Mama Baskets I chose:

  • Paper Face Mask: They’re 10000x faster to remove than a cream face mask – (new) moms don’t have time for that.
  • Chaptstick x3: When you have 3, you can keep them stashed around the house.
  • Nail Polish: It’s sandal season and it’s so hard to make free time to go get a pedi (or mani!) during those first few months – especially if you’re breastfeeding!
  • Magazine: Good to flip through while she’s pumping or feeding her baby.
  • Bath Bomb: The perfect way to unwind after a relaxing Mother’s Day!
  • Chocolate: Self explanatory.  

I started with the cute basket, and crinkled some of the tissue paper into the bottom of the basket. (I used two pieces to fill this basket) My main goal was to use the tissue paper to keep everything in the basket, but also to help display everything.

Mother's Day Gift Basket Step 1 Mother's Day Gift Basket Step 1

Next I added in each of the items.

Mother's Day Gift Basket Step 2 Mother's Day Gift Basket Step 2

Don’t forget the card!

Mother's Day Gift Basket Step 3

Place your finished basket in the bag. Finish with tissue paper. 

Mother's Day Gift Basket Step 4

American Greetings Floral Glitter Gift Bag

What do you think, mamas? Would this basket give you a reason to pamper yourself a little bit? Also, isn’t that gift bag one of the prettiest things you’ve ever seen? 

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As you can tell, Blaire is obsessed with shopping for cards. It’s funny now because she “reads” the card based on what she thinks they’re about. She picked out about 10 cards she thought were perfect for me. I can’t wait to see what card she actually ends up getting me this year! It’s also a struggle to write a card to anyone when she’s around because she wants to trace her hand inside every. single. one. Ahhhh, the life of a toddler mom.

You can prep for Mother’s Day at Walmart, where they have everything you’ll need from American Greetings – cards, gift bags/wrap and tissue paper. (You can find it all in the gift card aisle.) The best part? Save $2 on your American Greetings purchase (of $5 or more) with this coupon.

Still need some Mother’s Day gifting inspiration? Check out the American Greeting Social Hub!

Do you make homemade (or semi-homemade, like mine!) gifts for the moms in your life? It’s the thought that counts, right?

DIY New Mama Gift Basket

  • Reply
    Kristen
    May 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I love making gift baskets for different occasions! This one is perfect for the first time mama or even one that has been a mom forever!

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    crazylifewithlittles
    May 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    This is such a great idea!! I would’ve loved to receive this basket when I was pregnant!

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    itsahero
    May 4, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Can I just tag my husband in this and be like “Ummm YES!” LOL!?!?

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    Melissa
    May 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I love the idea of a mother’s day gift basket. I really like giving sentimental gifts too.

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