Hello lovelies! I hope you all had a great week. I wish I was sharing the second half of our fireplace project with you today, but sadly that will have to wait until Monday. I need time to finish decorating and to take pictures. Since I leave for work when its barely light out and come home when it is dark, it makes it hard to get good pics for you all and I want to give you the best, because I love you all so much.
4 Gift Christmas
So I have seen this idea before from a few different people and I always thought it was something I wanted to try when I had children. The concept is that you basically give your child/children 4 gifts each for Christmas and it consists of something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.
This is from one of my all time favorite bloggers, Emily at Jones Design Company
I love this idea. I think it really helps you be intentional with your gift giving and teaches your children to be more grateful for the gifts that they do get. Plus there are so many gifts that are given by other people like grandparents, aunts & uncles that there is definitely no shortage. I know Anika is still pretty young to get the concept, but I think it will also help me restrain myself from buying her all the things.
Toddler Gift Guide
As most of you already know, I love a good deal, and Target, and shopping for my little one. So I have rounded up a little shopping guide for your littles! Can you believe its already Black Friday next week?
I used to be one of the crazies that goes out in the middle of the night/early morning to find the deals but over the past few years I have hung up my hat on that adventure. Now I stay in the comfort of my own home in my PJ’s, by the light of my Christmas tree and shop.
Target is my favorite place to shop for well, everything, but especially for Anika. I like their toy selection because its not too overwhelming. Have you ever been in a Toys R Us? Yeah…talk about crazy. I put together a little guide of some things that she wold love. So if you have a little one around 2 years old you might want to check some of these out and cross some items off your list!
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How cute is this teepee? These are so popular right now and kids love them. Anika’s cousin has one and its so fun to watch them play together in it. We usually try to stick with gender neutral patterns and colors for bigger toy items like this, because you never know if you will have more children someday and you won’t want to have to re-buy something because everything is hot pink or purple. I pretty much love everything in this Pillowfort Collection at Target.
Little People House
Kids love small things. I think its because they fit so well in their little hands and they are easy to play with and take places. These little people sets are great for imaginative play!
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Set
Whenever I get the broom out to sweep or the duster Anika has to have one of her own to help me. Its so cute when she tries to help sweep the floor but I think she would love something like this that is more her size and manageable. And we just love anything Melissa & Doug.
These are so fun! They are like paper dolls but wooden, so more sturdy and they have magnets so you can change their outfits. I remember playing with paper dolls as a little girl, I hope my little girl loves it too.
Baby Doll Jogging Stroller
Every little girl needs a stroller for her dollies.
These are fun, and the best part is that they can only color on the mat and it just uses water. No mess on your couch, or walls or carpet!
We have this actual kitchen and Anika loves to make me food and do the dishes. We got this for her first birthday and its really good quality, it took a while to put together but is so worth it. We got pink because that was the only color in stock at the time, but if I had to do it over I would get white.
Nesting Box Blocks
Kids love stacking, and putting things inside other things, these blocks are a great idea for little ones. These also help with learning animals, shapes and the alphabet!
So now the best part… Target is having 10 days of deals and their first day is 30% off TOYS! It’s only good tomorrow 11/19 with the PROMO CODE PLAY. You can also use your Target Red Card to get an additional 5% off and shipping is free when you spend $25. I just signed up for a Red Card (debit card) and I don’t know what took me so long!
AND don’t forget to use your Ebates to shop too because you could get an additional % cash back.
So, are you one of those people who fights the crowds for a good deal? Or sits home and shops online like me? What are you buying the toddler in your life? Let me know in the comments!