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Morgan is gearing up for baby #2 07.18.2014

Hey everyone, Morgan here today. It’s taken me a couple of weeks to actually get this post up, so although it says 34 weeks on the wall, I’m currently sitting at 36 weeks pregnant with my second boy on the way!!!! I’m not even sure how it’s possible that I’ve already gotten to 36 weeks, but here I am, SUPER large and SUPER excited! There will be almost 4 years between my kiddos, so, at this point, I’m just hoping my husband and I remember what to do with a baby.

Although we wanted another child so badly, I had some anxiety about having another kid. I didn’t want to take any time or attention away from our son, Shaw. But Shaw couldn’t possibly be more excited to become a big brother, so that is already making this a much smoother transition! He has been dividing up his toys and books, letting us know which ones are for “little brother” and which ones he wants to keep in his room. He constantly talks about how he wants to keep little brother safe and take care of him. He hugs my belly and says that he just can’t wait any longer for him to get here!! Ahh…it melts my heart. This new little guy sure is lucky to have Shaw for an older brother. Let’s just hope things don’t do a 180 when the baby is actually here!

So, since I had a baby last, there are some new things out there that I have my eye on for baby, mama and for big brother and I thought I’d share them with you all!

1 // I have been loving the cool necklaces out there for teething babies! Such a brilliant idea to make something that is actually attractive to wear and will always be right around our neck, just where the baby always wants to be. Loving this silicone teething necklace from Mama & Little  2 // Shaw wasn’t always a fan of being carried in a sling or wrap and I feel like it was my fault for not getting him used to it early enough, so this time, I am determined to have a happy baby right next to me in this mint Solly Baby wrap as much as possible 3 // I remember how hard it is for little ones to keep their shoes on, and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about these Freshly Picked moccasins (in Prince Georgie limited edition) 4 // I’m head over heels with the idea of being lucky enough to have another baby, so the title of this book, “You are my baby” gets my every time and I’ve been reading lots of the same books for three and a half years now, so we are ready for a refresh 5 // We used our UPPAbaby stoller every single day for a while but now that my son is more into riding his bike and scooters, I wasn’t sure if a double stroller was for us. Thankfully, the UPPAbaby makes this awesome skateboard style attachment called the “Piggyback” where my son can stand and ride along while the baby is in a bassinet or seat. SO excited about this 6 // Of course our new little one needs something to wear home from the hospital and this “Hi 5″ one-piece caught my eye. It’s going to be the middle of August when he arrives , so it will likely be 90 degrees or more, so a tank one-piece is perfect 7 // I’m a huge fan of Happy Habitat (not to mention this is Kansas City company) and I think having a baby is the best excuse to invest in a fun new blanket like this one. It’s a mini blanket, just the right size, called “Waves” and it’s just too fitting for my California-cool nursery!

  1. Ashley Spaulding

    I love reading about how Shaw is so excited to welcome a little brother… he’ll be the perfect age to show his brother everything he knows about life. That Happy Habitat blanket is darling… what fun! You look adorable, Morgan!!

    July 18, 2014 5:35 pm
  2. kathy

    Ooooh Morgan, that teething necklace is perfect! I love love it! Can’t wait to meet your little guy.

    July 18, 2014 5:36 pm

We Heart KC: Father’s Day Gift Guide 06.10.2014

It’s almost Father’s Day! We’re not sure how it’s already time for summer holidays, but we have you covered with some of our favorite local Kansas City gifts (also available for you non-KC peeps via e-commerce, of course). These are our go-to’s from our favorite Kansas City brands, including a brand-new addition: the Peanut’s famous wings are now available for delivery across the country, fully cooked, ready to pop in the oven, preserved for mailing with dry-ice & complete with sauces. If you’re looking for an activity to do with dad here in KC, head to Boulevardia by Kansas City favorite, Boulevard Beer, which is happening in KC’s 12th Street Bridge Historic District in the West Bottoms from June 13–15.

1. Hammerpress Father’s Day Stripes Card // 2. Charlie Hustle KC heart t-shirt // 3. Ocean & Sea KC, USA Print // 4. Against the Grain Mahogany Oak Bowtie // 5. Prairie Goods Leather Watch // 6. Boulevardia beer, food and music festival. // 7. Baldwin Denim KC Hat // 8. Peanut Wings Delivery

getting crafty for father’s day : DIY kites 06.12.2013

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time for a little craft that you could do with your kid! Bonus: it can be a gift for dads AND a fun little activity for Father’s Day! So, grab a few supplies, and let’s have some fun!

Materials: skewers, tape, string, tissue paper, glue stick, scissors, needle and ribbon for decoration

Step 1.  Layout your skewers in the size that you want for your kite

2.  Tie off the center stabilizers and tape the supporting skewers

3.  Cut out a piece of tissue paper the size of your kite with a 1-2 inch boarder

4.  Cut thick fringe on the edges and glue the tabs around the skewers. Continue this around all four edges.

5.  Place the glue side down on another piece of tissue and repeat steps 3 and 4. Adding more layers helps to strengthen your kite! The more you add the stronger it gets!

6.  Once you have finished your layering  (we liked 4 layers the best) you can use your needle and thread to poke through and around your stabilizer at the top (its best if you can thread it through the tape so it does not tear).  Tie this off and then do the same at the bottom. Keep some slack between the two ties, this is what you can hold onto to fly your kite.

7. Add a tail! This can be anything you want! We used ribbon, yarn and bows!

8.  Decorate! Paint and stickers work great!

9. Take it outside and give it a shot!

We hope you guys all give it a shot, we had the best time letting our little guys decorate these kites!

We know we have already introduced you on previous posts, but this brilliant idea is all thanks to our absolutely incredible intern, Jordan Key! Not only is she an awesome designer, but we have uncovered a craft genius! She’s basically our very own in-house Martha Stewart and we are so lucky to have her! Thanks Jordan for coming up with this fun activity and for your daily brilliance!!!

 

 

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holilday gift guide 2012: for the guys 11.30.2012

shopping for the guys can sometimes be a challenge, but there are SO many cool guy gifts out there, it doesn’t need to be! here are some of our favorite ideas for the men in our lives!

{1. leather iphone case (which can also be monogrammed!)  2. Woodcut book, 3. New Balance 574 in blue, 4. The Baldwin Ryan Camo (a Kansas City company!) 5. bamboo bluetooth stereo speaker, 6. bamboo eco-friendly globe 7. forage necktie 8. RVCA Men’s zip hoodie, 9. another KC original: Dizzy Three air-roasted espresso flavored vodka – perfect for spiked hot cocoa!}

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spotted: men’s shoes with a hit of color 09.28.2012

we spotted this in the window at Cole Haan this weekend and just about flipped out! It’s so refreshing to see men’s shoes getting to have as much fun as women’s! LOVE the little hits of color in the soles and laces–they’re even better in person, although a wee bit on the pricey side. Check ‘em out here!

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