December 29, 2017

Unicorn Themed 1st Birthday

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I can't believe my baby is now a year old! I know unicorns are super popular right now, but they were my favorite animal growing up. Plus, I wanted to use the cake pan I got from my Grandma after she passed away.

Here is the cake pan I used:


It's a rocking horse, but I cut off the rocking part and extended the legs. You can amazingly still get a similar cake pan here. It's slightly different, but it's also by Wilton, so it is the same company. I have no idea how old the cake pan I have is as it was my grandma's and who knows how long she had it!

I ended up making two cakes in case she ended up destroying one during photos or I totally messed one up. Here is the one we used for photos:


I used the tips of ice cream cones for the horn and sprayed them with Chefmaster Edible Gold Spray, which I also used on the candy flowers in the unicorn's mane and tail.

For the frosting, I had managed to find pink, blue, and green tubes at Target. I had to get white frosting and use Wilton dyes to get the yellow, purple, and black.

Here she is with her cake:


You can find the unicorn garland I got for her high chair here and I got the white pom-pom garland from the Dollar Tree. Here is a close up of the high chair:


The one banner was a part of a 1st Birthday kit I found at Homegoods, which also had a 1 candle, birthday girl hat, one cake banner, first birthday photo frame, and 1 photo prop. It was quite the lucky find!

We did a rainbow streamer backdrop with balloons for a nice photo backdrop:


Streamers and balloons were found at Target and Dollar Tree. I used a strip of blue painters tape at the top of the wall, then used double sided tape to stick the streamers on. I did two rows of streamers. Then I taped the balloons on top of the streamers. I had to tape the balloons to each other as well to avoid having a gap between them.

I also made gingerbread unicorn cookies for her birthday as she is a Christmas Eve baby and I always make gingerbread cookies around the holidays, usually men, but I managed to find this cute unicorn cookie cutter.


For party supplies, I found cute unicorn platesnapkins, and a tablecloth at Target on clearance! Luckily you can still find this design on Amazon, otherwise, there are other unicorn designs available as well.


For party favors, I found these adorable unicorn ornaments at Oriental Trading! I wrote "Elsa's 1st Birthday" on the back in sharpie with the date.


Her dress and unicorn horn I found at Gymboree on clearance! Unfortunately, baby girl was more interested in playing with the horn than wearing it, so we only got a few photos of her with it on! 


I had a lot of fun planning her party and as you can see, I did most of the work myself, so I was able to keep costs down. Making the wall and decorating the cake were the things that took the longest. I don't know if I'll ever do another "birthday wall" or if I do, maybe just hang a tablecloth or something simpler instead, and if I do another cake, I might choose an easier method for frosting it. 

However, I don't regret doing it for her first birthday as her photos turned out beautiful and it made family photos so much more fun! 

Did you do a theme or do you have a theme picked out for your baby's 1st birthday? 



Attribution: Unicorn image used in blog post photo does not belong to me and was found on Pixabay., edited in Canva

December 19, 2017

Obersee Kids Luggage w/ Integrated Cooler Giveaway

Sponsored By: Obersee

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

3 WINNERS will receive: 

Their choice of Obersee Kids Luggage with Integrated Cooler! A $240 TRV Giveaway!

The Obersee Kids Luggage / Suitcase boasts a blend of creativity, functionality and style. All kids luggage features a main compartment for clothing, toys and other travel items. Additionally, the inner compartment features clothing straps and a pocket large enough for books. The outside of the suitcase features two drink pockets, additional outer pocket for easy storage, a carrying handle, quality wheels, and a sturdy pull bar for easy transport. Best of all, the front pocket is an insulated snack cooler for toting snacks while traveling. Measurements: 16" tall x 11" wide x 8.5" deep (40 x 28 x 22 cm); Suitable for use as carry-on baggage; Durable construction; Additional front pocket (on front of cooler pocket) for quick and easy storage; Ages 3+; Meets or exceeds applicable CPSIA & FDA standards.

Open to US entrants only and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 12/19 9:00 AM EST through 1/12 11:59PM EST

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December 18, 2017

Baby Tooshy Large Capacity Diaper Caddy Organizer Giveaway


Sponsored By: Baby Tooshy


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


2 WINNERS will receive: 

A Baby Tooshy Large Capacity Diaper Caddy Organizer! ($52 TRV)


Open to US entrants only and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 12/18 9:00AM EST through 1/10 11:59PM EST
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December 8, 2017

Our Favorite Lullaby CDs For Baby

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To help our daughter fall asleep on her own we started playing music for her at naps and bedtime around, I want to say 4 months, but it might have been closer to 5 months.

The library became my best friend as we could check out lullaby CDs for 21 days! Plus we could renew them up to 3 times, as long as no one was on the waitlist, which for lullaby CDs, was never, so I was able to hold onto CDs for a total of 63 days, though I usually returned them before then. It was nice as we were able to check out multiple CDs at a time so we could switch them every few days, as trust me, you will get sick of hearing the same first few songs over and over again.

Some CDs were so bad, I didn't even keep them for 21 days! I didn't think there could be bad lullaby CDs, but some of them actually had tunes that were a bit too fast or upbeat and distracted our daughter, rather than relaxed her. We found a Michael Jackson Lullaby CD, which we thought was awesome, but she was not a fan! They were basically instrumentals of his songs, but they forgot to slow the tempo down, so it wasn't very relaxing.

I have been through my fair share of CDs and so I thought I would share which ones are our favorites so you can avoid so many trips to your library, or know which ones are worth buying so you always have a few on hand!

These aren't in any particular order, you can click on the images to find the CD on Amazon! I will note that all of these are instrumental, there is no singing.

Also, the Star Wars lullaby CD does have one fast song which is the "The Cantina Band." It didn't bother our girl, probably because it's further down on the list so she's already asleep by then, but it may bother your baby. I love all the other songs on it though so had to include it!

You can also find these and more in my Amazon Shop!

Piano Lullabies by Jim Brickman Lullaby Renditions of Frozen by Baby Rockstar Lullaby Renditions of The Beatles by Rockabye BabyLullaby Renditions of Star Wars by Baby Rockstar Violin Lullabies by Rachel Barton Pine Lullaby Renditions of Queen by Rockabye BabyLullaby Renditions of Adele by Baby Rockstar Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift by Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of Carrie Underwood by Hushabye BabyLullaby Renditions of Rascal Flatts by Hushabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of The Flaming Lips by Rockabye Baby Disney's Lullaby AlbumDisney's Lullaby Album Volume 2 Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift by Cradle Rock Lullaby Renditions of Christmas Rock Classics by Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of Journey - Rockabye Baby Lullaby Tribute to Adele - Sleepytime Tunes The Most Soothing Lullabies In The Universe

Attribution: Image used in blog post photo does not belong to me and was found on Pixabay.