united states toys

We’re signing off for the week a little early to celebrate the 4th with our families! We’re so grateful to live in this wonderful country that affords us and our boys so many freedoms! To celebrate we wanted to share some of our favorite state-themed toys and decor! We’ve talked about the Wanderlust Play Mat by Ella Lou (New York shown below, they also have San Francisco!) It is not only a beautiful activity mat but it looks amazing hung on the wall like a mural! Find them here. (1.) We’ve shared these a million times now, but no patriotic … Read more

vitamed MD [giveaway!]

Today’s post is brought to you by vitaMedMD: Health & Wellness for Women of all stages. We don’t get to talk about babies and pregnancy as much as we’d like, all our littlest boys are two and rounding three now, which is crazy! We’re all in different stages of building our families, but one thing we can all agree on: love it or leave it, pregnancy is one giant and crazy miracle that we feel really blessed to have experienced and hopefully to experience again! For those of you preparing or in the throes of pregnancy, we wanted to share … Read more

etsy picks | 2

It has been awhile since our last handmade toy round-up and it’s high time for another! Even though we hear that August is the most popular birth month, we sure have a lot of parties to attend in June, so here’s a few we’ve found that make for wonderful heirloom style gifts for playing and dis-playing!We love these wooden pull toy dogs with hinged bodies. They have the cutest movement to them and who doesn’t love a Dachshund? $46 We are lifelong loyal fans of Green Stitches dolls! This shop makes darling pirates, BRAND NEW superheroes and of course darling … Read more

Adoption Week: Where Are They Now?

For those of you who followed along with our first Adoption Week last year, you grew to love and care for the families who submitted just like we did! So hearing updates from a couple of those families brings us so much satisfaction and happiness! We wanted to share two with you today before we close everything up until next time. THE BENNETT FAMILY Our daughter Sam passed away a few years ago and you featured our story in your adoption week. I thought I would let you know that we adopted a blond hair blue eyed baby boy almost … Read more

An Adoption Story: The Beals Family

Two months ago, Chris and I were contacted out of the blue about an opportunity to adopt a baby girl. We were initially shocked, but we knew this was orchestrated by God and we wanted to at least explore the opportunity. Long story short, we worked with an agency to start and finish our home study in a little over two weeks, and then we waited for the birth. When we got the call, we went to the hospital and met our precious baby and waited a little more. We brought her home on a Thursday afternoon and became her … Read more