Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cowboy Baby Shower

I was lucky to have two baby showers, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. This one was on the West Coast hosted by my mother-in-law. They live on a ranch so it seemed fitting for the theme to be cowboy! We kept it small and had a great time.

First, we played some games. 

The first was match the animal to its baby name. For example "cat" would be "kitten". How many do you know? The other game we played was the Price is Right. We had them tell us whether the current prices were higher or lower. Which do you think are higher or lower?

We gave out some Bacon Bark (dark chocolate with almonds and bacon) as prizes and everyone got to select a succulent to take home.

Next, we ate some delicious food. We had a creamery (cheese plate), veggie garden (veggie platter), haystacks (rice krispies), Yum Yum (pork roast), and cow chips (cheesecake brownies).

Last, we opened presents. My husband was able to be here in person to help me open them all. We had a good laugh at some of them. My mom, an ER nurse, sent us a medical records book while his mom made sure to get a bunch of "grandma" bibs.
We all had a blast and were thankful for our friends and family that could join!

What was your baby shower theme?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Nautical Baby Shower

Being in the military is tough when you live away from family. Half our family lives on the East Coast and the other half lives on the West Coast. I am lucky enough to have two great families that each threw me a baby shower on opposite sides of the country. My mom threw me one in Florida in October with a Nautical Theme. She did an amazing job with the help of my sister and grandma. Check it out!

Ahoy It's a Boy!

We had some delicious food all with a nautical theme. We had everything from crab-wiches to dips and egg boats. The cake was even in the shape of an anchor.

Everyone signed "The Rainbow Fish" with a special message to the baby. We played games like guess how many Sweedish Fish and don't say the word "baby". If you said "baby" and someone heard, they could take your lifesaver necklace.

We played other games such as match up the baby word to the candy bar. An example is "baby poop" matched up with "raisinets". How many do you know?

The other game we played was the story game where every time you hear "left" or "right", you must pass that direction. My grandma came up with the story about Lloyd and I! At the end of the story, everyone had the chance to open their gift and and turns out it was all baby items that I got to keep. My dad couldn't quite fit in his onsie!

My husband even got to skype in for a few minutes and say hi to everyone.

The shower was beautiful and I was so happy to see everyone in Florida. Being stationed across the country, I don't get the chance to see my East Coast family and friends very often.

Be sure to check out on Thursday my West Coast baby shower my mother-in-law threw for me!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Target Registry Gift Bag

There are so many registries out there to choose from when getting married or having a baby. Our main registry was on Amazon but we also signed up for a Target registry too. Signing up for a Target registry gets you a free gift bag with lots of goodies.

Below is what was included in my bag.

  • Dr. Brown's 8oz bottle
  • Honest diapers size 1 - 2 pack
  • Lansinoh sample of 2 disposable nursing pads and 2 breastmilk storage bags
  • Up & Up diapers size 1
  • Baby Dove wash 1.8 oz sample
  • Johnson's wash and shampoo 1.7 oz sample
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks .17 oz sample
  • Target coupons for multiple products
  • Seventh Generation coupons
  • Aquaphor baby lotion .03 oz sample
  • Flyer for breastfeeding
  • Babyganics mouisturizing daily lotion  .15 oz sample

Each bag has different samples based on what they have in stock at that time. All of these samples were brands and items I have been wanting to try. Be sure to check out Target next time you have a baby and need a registry.

Did you have a baby registry at Target?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box

Registries are always fun to create but hard to decide where to select your items from. For our wedding registry, we chose Bed Bath and Beyond because they had everything we needed. For our baby registry, we chose Amazon because of the wide variety of items to choose from plus all the benefits.

One of the benefits is a registry completion discount - 15% off anything from your registry 60 days before and after your due date. This discount can be used on 2 orders so be sure to add it all to your cart!

Another benefit is the registry welcome box. Each box is different and the items vary with what is in stock. Below is what is included in my box.

  • Boon baby bottle
  • Tommee Tippee Baby Bottle
  • Seventh Generation sample box with diapers, wipes and coupons
  • Britax Coupons
  • Huggies wipes pack - 36 count
  • Cetaphil wash and shampoo - 1.7 fl oz sample
  • Johnson's wash and shampoo - 1.7 fl oz sample
  • NUK Orthodontic pacifiers - pack of 2
  • Moon and Back onesie for 3-6 months
  • SwaddleMe Swaddle blanket
We received some great items that I am excited to try out. Each baby is different and you never know what brand they will like best.

Where did you register for your baby?