Baby Essentials List

The Essentials: 1. Crib or Pack ‘n’ Play. Extra credit: get both, especially if you have friends/family with littles who will visit. We used our Graco pack ‘n’ play downstairs for dinnertime/playtime for a while, as a safe place to put baby. Once he could stand up on his own, he kind of hated it. […]

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Here’s some ideas for gifts for that new mom in your life. If you’ve been following the blog, this list will come as no surprise to you (and don’t mind me using some old photos, call it lazy, resourceful, whatevs) so let’s just say it’s a list of my favorite things that I’d gladly give […]

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Updated Posts

Just a quick note to say that I’ve recently updated some of the old posts with new info: Pampers Sensitive wipes have been replaced in our household with Amazon Elements, Kirkland Signature and Huggies Naturals. (Whatever is on sale.) Pampers brand is just too expensive to buy, in my experience. If I’m traveling, I might […]

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Feeling Used

I must have gotten bit by the garage sale bug this last summer (by summer, I mean May to October, because it’s still warm here in Texas!). We’ve had a blast buying used toys, books and clothing from Craigslist, eBay and Amazon. Here are some tips from yours truly, a  serious online-shopper junkie: eBay I […]

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Once Upon a Child Review

Confession time. I like buying clothes. I also like buying clothes for my child. I am a huge believer in retail therapy (within your means, of course.) When I was pregnant with Baby, I stockpiled onesies, shorts and rompers from Gymboree, a store that has quality items but can be pricey if you’re not careful. […]

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Gymboree Red Balloon Sale Finds

It’s that time of year again. Gymboree’s Red Balloon Sale. It happens twice a year and is one of the best Gymboree sales. Email: Sign up for Gymboree’s email newsletter so you will be notified when the sale will happen. The day I get an email that the sale is going on, I will (try […]

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Baby Clothes – Buy Color

We just got clear storage bins and so I’ve been organizing Baby’s clothing that he’s outgrown, sadly, to be put away until our next baby. I can’t believe he’s grown up so fast. To my dismay,  the white Just One You (Carter’s) bodysuits from Target had these awful yellow stains on the shoulders, probably from […]

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Baby Clothes – Rewards Programs

Occasionally, Gymboree and Carter’s run rewards programs, when you buy a certain $ amount of merchandise you can get $ in store rewards. Gymboree has a rewards program called Gymbucks. I never use this program. When you buy $50 of clothing, you get a $25 rewards called Gymbucks, stapled to your receipt, that you can […]

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Carter’s Bodysuits Review

You will need: short-sleeved bodysuits–buy onesies, onesies and more onesies (10-12 in each size) Side snap shirts and sleeper gowns with elastic are best for the first few weeks of baby’s life as these are most umbilical-cord friendly. After the cord falls off, use short-sleeved bodysuits (a.k.a onesies) with expandable lap shoulders for the first […]

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