How motherhood has changed me

I’ve been a mother of two for five weeks now and I’ve got to say it’s made me realize how much time I had before I had kids. Sometimes I reminisce about those carefree days and wonder what the heck I did with all that time! Besides the lack of time do everything I want, I’ve also noted other changes in me as I’ve experienced motherhood (I’m wondering if this might >> Continue reading

New addition = more inspiration!

Last week we launched our spring catalog…which was the same time that my daughter made her entrance into the world (her timing is impeccable!). Up until this point, most of my creative inspiration has come from my son who is a rambunctious 21-month old and is now trying to adjust to life as an older brother. Having a daughter is so different. Pink is everywhere, her cry is girly and >> Continue reading

New baby in the family?

Request a baby birth greeting from President Obama! With this being a historic presidency I thought it would be a great keepsake to add to Little Peanuts scrapbook. I do have to admit I was a little underwhelmed when it arrived but it’s neat to have none-the-less. You can also request them for weddings, 80+ birthdays and retirements. Here’s how you can get one too. Send a letter to: The >> Continue reading

Holiday traditions for my family

My family has quite a few holiday traditions and now with my own little one I hope to continue those and start a few new ones that we can continue through the years. Last year she was only 4 weeks old so while she celebrated Christmas she didn’t get to participate in any of it. While she’s not old enough to understand Christmas I believe she does know that it’s >> Continue reading

1st Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I posted about some party theme ideas I found. In the end I decided to go with a color theme of pink and green and to save the more specific themes until our little one was older. The color theme came about when I was making the invitations. I turned to scrapblog.com to create it because I knew it would give me the stickers I needed >> Continue reading

Sinuses? Allergies? The Neti Pot is a must-have!

On Tuesday night, I was beginning to feel a little under the weather and thought to myself  “I cannot get sick right before Thanksgiving…I have too much to do!” So I decided that I better nip this thing in the bud and took out my ever-so-dependable Neti Pot. “What’s a Neti Pot?” you ask? It’s a nasal cleansing pot that irrigates your nasal passages with saline water (the Pot comes with a >> Continue reading

How fast one year has gone!

This weekend my little baby turns one. I can’t believe it! How fast the time goes by. The last few months have been so much fun, watching her learn new things and put associations together. These are a few of her milestones and favorite activities: 1) Walking at 10 months. She didn’t roll over until about 6 months so we were surprised to see her learning to walk so early. >> Continue reading

Mary’s tips for traveling with baby

When I was pregnant with Isaac, I did a lot of traveling. If I counted correctly, I flew at least seven times for both work and to visit family in Texas. Perhaps that was his initial “training” because he’s been quite the easy traveler ever since. This last trip to Texas was probably the most challenging but only because Isaac with curious about EVERYTHING – buttons on the plane, the airplane >> Continue reading

Can my baby read?

It’s been about 6 months since my daughter started watching the Your Baby Can Read videos. While I was skeptical of the program when my MIL first mentioned it, we gave her the go ahead to purchase it for our daughter anyway. Our thoughts were that if she learned to read- great! If she didn’t – well the videos would help her learn new words and actions. We started the >> Continue reading

Keepsakes and traditions for baby

Before my son was born, I had so many ideas on what I would do to capture those precious moments and milestones of his life…taking lots of pictures and videos, writing in my journal to record special moments, sending monthly updates to family and so on. Now that he’s almost 17 months, it’s hard to believe that I got a lot of those memories – his first year in particular – >> Continue reading