Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Ideas from Bethany Mota...and then some.

Hey guys.  Sorry, been a little MIA lately... between doctor visits, cooking "special diet" meals, and working odd shifts, I got a little distracted.   I'm working weekends too (for the first time in like 10 years), and now I'm a little confused on what day it is.  Anyway, I actually don't even have anything fun or exciting to show you today, but I found another Bethany Mota YouTube video with some cute Easter ideas.  Yes, I'm 30 and like to watch her videos (sometimes).  I just think she's adorable. 

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Ok, I lied.   I remembered something.  I do have something to share with you.  Last week, I did come across something super duper freakin' cute.  It's another 'kid' gift idea, and it's perfect (although not necessary) for Easter.  This is new to me, but that might be just because I don't have kids, nor am I surrounded by my friend's or family's kids because we left them all in PA :(.

Her name is Abigail.  And she's a bunny.

She's cute on her own, but she comes with a book and a CD, and somehow that makes her "interactive."  Not sure what that all entails, but that's not what got me too excited, so I didn't look into that part much.  The thing that did kind of make me excited though, was her tea party set.

You can order these both on Amazon, but I found them at our local Hallmark.  

The basket, tea cups, and kettle are plush.  However, when you lift the kettle to "pour" it makes a pouring sound, and when you lift the tea cups to drink, it makes a sipping sound!  Also, the basket unfolds into a plush little table with place settings for your tea party on the inside, and will hold the kettle and cups when it's time to put it all away.  Too cute!

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*one thing to note, is that if you have an older version of Abigail, she won't work with this tea set.  You need the newer Abigail.

Oh, and DUH... here's the book to go along with it if you'd like.  Kind of important if you want the whole interactive thing.  To be honest, I think the tea set is a great gift on its own, especially if you're on a budget.  You could use it with any stuffed animal/doll.  It doesn't need Abigail to work.  At least I don't think it does.  It worked in the store without Abigail in sight, but still.. don't quote me on that.

Hallmark (and Amazon) do have other interactive stuffed animals, but I think Abigail is the star of the show.  Here are a few others I've seen:

There might be others, but that's what I was able to find on Amazon.  We didn't stick around in the Hallmark store for too long (they had an entire counter dedicated to fresh chocolate/peanut buttery things... I had to get out of there), so I didn't snap many pictures.

Ok, now go enjoy your Friday.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Twinkle Toes

I'm such a sucker for sequins.

Ever hear of these?  
They're called "snoozies" and I discovered them today at our Hallmark store.  I heard a couple of ladies get pretty excited that they found them there, so I went in for a closer look :).

I stuck my hand inside of these slippers, and they were so soft!  I found them in small (5-6), medium (7-8), and large (9-10), and in a few different colors.  Apparently they come in extra large too, but I haven't been able to find them.  The options at my local Hallmark store were gold, blue, and green... but I found more color options online (along with a lot of great reviews).  

So, who can we get these for (other than ourselves)?  My first thought was anyone that's in (or going to) the hospital.  It can be a dreary place, and God knows those hospital gowns are nothing to write home about (unless you bring your own).  So here's my quick list.  If you have any other ideas, please let me know :).

-Expecting mothers (think shower gifts)
-Bridesmaid gifts (a fancy alternative to flip flops)
-Loved ones who are going to have surgery
-Cancer patients (pink ones for breast cancer)

Friday, March 7, 2014

What Walgreens has for Easter 2014

I went to have my passport photo taken at Walgreens today.  They pulled a white screen down from the beer wall (I'm still loving the fact you can buy alcohol everywhere down here!) in the middle/front of the store.  I wasn't prepared to have everyone standing in line stare at me while I was having my photo taken, but oh well.  While I was waiting for the photos to be developed, I ventured down the seasonal isle.  They had a ton of candy and little nicknacks for Easter.  I snapped a few pics to share with you guys.  Nothing too exciting, but I think some of these things could be turned into something cute for a child, roommate, or coworker. 

These bunny jars would be a cute little surprise on someone's desk in the morning?  Fill them with their favorite candy. Don't forget your teachers :).

(That is not dirt under my thumbnail.  It's an injury from an orange peel.  Hate it when that happens!)

I thought these little guys were cute too. They come in different positions. My favorite is the first one because it reminds me of my own little bunny!  You might be able to sit one of these in a potted plant if you plan on giving someone an Easter Lilly or something?

Here's another candy holder idea. He could double as Easter decor too, and fill him with decorated eggs. 

These are tiny little 99 cent baskets. I thought they were affordable enough for someone in college to leave their roommate a little Easter present if they wanted. 

Kinda cute right?  They hop of course. 

Little basket fillers. 

I really like these boxes. They had them for Christmas too. 

More basket fillers.  I love how the monkey walks on his hands. 

I was never a Hello Kitty fan, but there sure seems to be a lot of it out there!

Interesting combination?  If the kids eat a ton of candy, at least this is a good way to burn off their sugar high. 

Chocolate bunny with headband included. 

I'm sure there are a lot of kids that would get a kick out of this. 

This is a neat little box :). It's filled with chocolate Easter related animals and other things. 

And that's it!  Like I said, nothing too exciting, so when my photo was done, so was I.  I went to Marshalls next.  I love that store.  I'll post that adventure next :)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Baby's First Easter

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Don't these look so soft and cuddly?  To me, they look like teddy bears with long ears, but I still think they are super cute.  Here is another bunny choice:

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I love these too..

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