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Kids Easter Basket Ideas {2019}!

*Some of the items in the post below were sent to me for review purposes only. This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.*

Easter Baskets (at least in my opinion) can be tough. Especially if you don’t want to fill it with candy. Below are some of my Easter Basket ideas! There’s lots of good products for noncandy baskets (don’t get me wrong… we have candy on Easter)!!

I decided not to go with the Pottery Barn baskets this year either. I weighed my options and went with a soft basket for Evan so he can play with it, and a plain basket for Molly. I should just splurge and get two pottery barn baskets, but they are so expensive. I can’t bring myself to spend that much. So without further ado… Here are my 2019 Kids Basket Ideas!

0-12 month Basket

I was going back and forth about what to put inside Evans basket this year. Obviously, he can’t eat candy so I opted out of food. I kept it clean and simple!

  • Did you know Hallmark has a baby line? Oh my gosh, the sweetest baby line I have ever seen! I picked up a clearance bath towel and wash cloth. Alligator themed! They don’t have the alligator one anymore, but they do have an adorable hedgehog towel!!
  • Infantino Eggs. These are made for Target (and I can not find them online). They are adorable hard plastic eggs and I thought they were perfect to put in his mouth (since that’s where everything goes).
  • TommeeTippee Cups. I have been trying to get him to drink out of cups! So important for oral development!
  • An adorable book from Little Bird Delivery Subscription service! This service is actually a perfect gift in itself! I love a good book subscription service!
  • Lastly, I picked up some individual little People. I always buy my kids one bigger item for Easter, and this year I got him the Little People Garage. The individual ones are perfect for the basket!!

My other ideas for baby’s are puffs, teething toys, clothes and pjs!!

Game Easter Basket

I was so kindly sent all of these games for review purposes only.

Who doesn’t love a good game to play with family and friends? I know Molly loves to receive games as a present, and the best part is their fun for all ages!!

  • Bedtime Bunny ($17.95) is a great game for ages 2+. It’s a wonderful first board game for kids helping them make choices, explore and learn all in one! It also is perfect for Easter because of the bunny theme!
  • Lucky Ducks ($13.29 on sale Target) is a classic! By pressman Toys this game is a wonderful preschool game promoting color and shape sorting!
  • Jumping Jack. This game teaches great hand/eye coordination and reaction skills. SO much fun!
  • Charades for kids! Who doesn’t love a game of charades!? It gets your body moving and is also hilarious. This small pack is great for travel!
  • Tic Tac Surprise- dog & car edition. Tic tac surprise is a great fun game for the Easter Basket!! The surprise aspect is fun. This clever version provides you with “wild” cards that allow you to play on top of any other card on the board.

Justice Basket

My daughter is 8… she and every other 8 year old girl in her class LOVE Justice. I mean Who doesn’t!? This Basket was purchased by me! But how stinkin’ cute!!

I did a Easter theme with Pj’s and a matching stuffy (a squishmallow)! I also included a bathing suit (which she needs for summer) and a initial water bottle! Lastly I put a change purse and lip balm!! We love Justice and of course she will love all of the stuff in this basket!!

Girls 8+ Basket

In this misc. basket I included some of Molly’s favorite, but of course a typical 8+ girl! Inside I included a small hand bag (perfect for vacation) some Sunglasses and some scrunchies! A small toy, some slime and some gum!!

Art’s & Crafts Basket

I love to add arts and crafts to my baskets as well. This Paint Your Own stone from MindWare Toys is 100% perfect for Easter! Stick it right in your garden for spring! Also who doesn’t love a scratch and sniff Sticker!? Stickers are the perfect basket filler! I actually love stickers!! I also found these awesome Markers on clearance at target! Always look on the end caps!! Thank you MindWare for sending us some Of these goodies!

I also got both kids (which of course Evan won’t be able to have this) a chocolate bunny. Lindt does this amazing free Easter thing, Where you can personalize an Easter now for your bunny!! I of course, did this and when the bows arrive it comes with a coupon !! This is unfortunately over, but how awesome Is it!?

I hope everyone gets some inspiration from these Basket ideas. I know it’s always nice to get ideas from others! Enjoy and Happy Easter Prep!!!

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Toy Corner: Dig It Up Discoveries Fairies {Mindware Toys}

*This post is not sponsored. Mindware sent me this product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.*

If you haven’t been to Mindware.com (or received the magazine in the mail) you are missing out. This website is an amazing resource for toys,educational items, and more. Mindware was kind enough to send me some items, and one of them was this amazing Dig It Up Discoveries box. Fairy edition!

It was a beautiful Spring day (for at least one day) Wednesday, so I sent Molly and her friend outside to test these out!

This spellbinding experience features 12 unique fairies waiting to be set free from their magic stones. Once excavation is complete, learn about each fairy’s special powers, from the Earth Fairy’s control over tectonic plates and earthquakes to the Air Fairy’s ability to sculpt clouds and create whirlwinds. Simply soak the magic stones in water, then carefully chisel away the sedimentary material to reveal the fairies inside. • Each magic stone contains a different fairy• Helps promote an early interest in science for kids• The perfect activity for parties and groups • 12 magic stones, chiseling tool and instructions

These are so super cool. PERFECT for a birthday party or a play date- but also perfect to stick into your child’s Easter basket!!

You do have soak these eggs in water before trying to Chisel them. It makes the chalk like outside softer and easier! The girls had a TON of fun doing these!

When you get them open, there are adorable little characters inside!!

Mindware also carries Dig It Up: Wild Animals, Dinosaurs, and more! Totally fun! Thank you so much to Mindware for sending me this! What a fabulous product!

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Yumi: Baby Food Review

Baby Food is such a controversial topic sometimes! Of course, I would love to be able to make every single thing Evan is eating, but as a busy mom sometimes that isn’t possible. There are so many different “subscription box type” baby food boxes out there now. Molly is 8, and there was nothing like there is today. When Yumi offered to send me two weeks of food, I was super excited to try it!

Yumi is a baby food service which sends you a full week of food (depending on baby’s age), right to your door! They offer homemade baby food without the prep! ”

“SMARTER BABY FOOD Organic.Gluten-Free.Low In Sugar. Nutrient Dense.”

They offer three different stages. We went with the mixed soups and purées since Evan has already been eating for quite some time. Just about a month ago we started introducing more textured foods into his diet!

Superfood for Superbabies

1. Cultivate a future foodie: Our blends introduce your babe to a variety of spices and flavors from around the globe.

2.Reduce future sweet tooths:We balance fruit blends with high fiber ingredients to stop sugar cravings before they start.

3.Fuel growth and development: Our blends are full of essential nutrients for every step of your babe’s growth and development.

Yumi is shipped overnight with a cooler type packaging for non spoiling! Once you open the box, this is what the actually food box looks like!

You also receive all the nutritional Information for the foods as well as a little packet of information!
The stickers are adorable!
When you open the package the containers are plastic (they look glass) and they are tightly packed!

We received some yummy foods such as Triple Berry Pie, Dragonfruit Chia Pudding and one of their special collaborations from Jon & Vinnys (the Chef Series)!

Overall I was super impressed with these foods. Evan loves the Triple Berry Pie and surprisingly the Broccoli Mash! I was a bit nervous to give him the Kobacha Buckwheat although, I’m Sure it’s completely fine. I even tried them and they aren’t half bad!

All in all, I was extremely impressed with Yumi from The packaging to the product. You can head over and fill out your baby’s profile! It’s super easy and super fast! Thank you to Yumi for sending these!

*This post was not sponsored. I was sent two weeks of Yumi foods for review purposes only. All opinions are my own”

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Kids Travel Activities

Spring Break is here for some, and for others it is coming. Since Easter falls at the end of April, our spring break is then. We will not be traveling this year but a lot of people do!!

Traveling with children is a lot of work. From the prep to the stops, it can be a headache sometimes. Here are some fun travel tips for you, Curtesy of a crazy travel mom (yes that’s me).

1) Always have something new and exciting for them, that they have never seen! We don’t travel by plane much, but last year Molly went to Disney with her dad and her grandma (long story short, I had to cancel at the last minute because of a pregnancy complication). She was old enough to pack her own little backpack, so the night before I stuck some Melissa and Doug Travel activities in there for her!

For $15 it was 100% worth it! I added a few of these types of books in her bag and from what I hear she loved them!

2) The iPad. Yes I know a lot of people don’t like to stick their kids in front of the iPad but in long trips, find a few good movies and give in! I know my daughter loves her crafts and stuff, but the iPad will help calm her down!

3) Make your own activity kit!

We make our own activity kit!! We usually have a fun travel game. This 6 in 1 magnetic games from Pressman Toys is perfect! It’s especially perfect if you have another child in the back seat!!

It’s perfectly hand held!

We also Make a small little box of crafts. Crayons and paper are a must! We also have another small box full of stuff to Make bracelets, keychains, and more!!

I purchased both small container in Micheals for less then $2! They close nicely so nothing will fall out!

Where are you headed this Spring Break? What are some of your travel ideas?

*This post is not sponsored. The board game was sent to me for review purposes only. Thank you Goliath Toys! All opinions are my own.*

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Toy Corner: Bananas Collectibles

I’m sure you have heard of the new Bananas Collectibles toy! If you have not, you are missing out! This toy is sure the 2019 hot toy, and it’s absolutely adorable.

My Molly is 8 years old and loves them! These collectible toys come in a pack of three for $9.99. They are heavy heavy plastic and they link together, so if you buy multiple packages you can link your bananas together to make a banana wreath!

Not only are they fun to peal back, but they smell as well!!

Each Banana has three surprises inside.

The first thing is the “tree” links. You can put your character onto the leaf and the branches link together. You also Always get a sticker and gem set. You can decorate it how you please! Also included are two “food” items. They all have faces and are just so adorable. Last but not least is the character. There’s tons of characters to collect, and they are all equally as adorable!

Collect them today!! Head HERE to learn more.

*These were sent to me for free, for review purposes only. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.*

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Toy Corner: Bananas Collectibles

I’m sure you have heard of the new Bananas Collectibles toy! If you have not, you are missing out! This toy is sure the 2019 hot toy, and it’s absolutely adorable.

My Molly is 8 years old and loves them! These collectible toys come in a pack of three for $9.99. They are heavy heavy plastic and they link together, so if you buy multiple packages you can link your bananas together to make a banana wreath!

Not only are they fun to peal back, but they smell as well!!

Each Banana has three surprises inside.

The first thing is the “tree” links. You can put your character onto the leaf and the branches link together. You also Always get a sticker and gem set. You can decorate it how you please! Also included are two “food” items. They all have faces and are just so adorable. Last but not least is the character. There’s tons of characters to collect, and they are all equally as adorable!

Collect them today!! Head HERE to learn more.

*These were sent to me for free, for review purposes only. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.*