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A Lesson in Sharing from @adenandanais and the New Daydream Blanket

This post about adult-sized muslin blankets was brought to you by aden + anais who supplied the sample product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my 100% my own. 

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As a mom of little ones, you rarely get to pee alone. It’s an old joke, but everyone knows it’s true, and we pretty much expect it. But bathroom privacy isn’t the only thing that gets swiped out from under you when those little ones come along. Things I’ve given up include the mushrooms off my pizza, all my fortune cookies, the prized tip on the end of every single stalk of asparagus, and finishing sentences. Like, ever. 

And the list goes on. If it can be said that our children represent the best in us, it can also be said that they’re not shy about taking the best that we have. But who can complain? They know the good stuff when they see it, they’re honest enough to admit it, and they’re cute enough to get us to hand it right over. Well, I’m not above striking back, so I’ve been stealing my son’s aden + anais Dream Blanket on the regular. (Usually all sneaky-like, under the cover of darkness.)

What. That thing is like a napping on a cloud and I haven’t eaten an asparagus tip in 4 years. Cut me some slack.

But now, I can quit sneaking around to get my muslin fix because aden + anais has taken all that snuggly goodness and made it bigger! We’ve all said it while snuggling or dressing our babies – “Oh, I wish they made this in my size!” Well, that daydream has become a luxurious reality with the grown-up Daydream Blanket.

@adenandanais Dream Blanket

 It’s 4 layers of lightweight cotton muslin, available in 4 pretty designs. We have the Branch Out pattern, which is accented in light gray. There’s also Circle Dance, with an earthier tan design, and Ocean Edge, a standout in the deepest, most vibrant teal. (Super soft bamboo muslin Daydream Blankets are also available – and there’s a Purely Plum print! <3 )

@adenandanais Daydream Blanket

It’s breathable, yet warm, and just gets softer and softer each time it’s washed. And for some reason, the texture reminds me of a big, soft waffle. I love waffles.

@adenandanais Daydream Blanket

But the real big deal is the size. At 60″ x 72″, your toes will never be cold again. And as the former stealer of a smaller blanket, I know how important that is.

@adenandanais Daydream Blanket

The only problem with the Daydream Blanket? Yup, it gets swiped too. It didn’t take long for my littlest one to realize that snuggling is good, but snuggling with mama on a giant muslin blankie is really, really good.

And no matter how much I say I’m not going to share (and yell “Hands off!”) part of being a mom is doing just the opposite. We share our bodies, we share what’s on our plate, and yes…we share our Daydream Blankets. It’s all part of the gig.

@adenandanais Daydream BlanketAfter all, she gets her good taste honestly. :)

(But we’ve really gotta get this kid one of her own!)

@adenandanais Daydream Blanket

The aden + anais Boutique 100% Cotton Muslin Daydream Blanket – Branch Out is available on Amazon.

How does sharing work in your household? Do you have a prized possession or special indulgence that has “Hands off” status?

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Handstamped Mother’s Jewelry from Nelle & Lizzy

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As we make our way through the holiday shopping season, it’s easy to get wrapped up in searching for kids’ gifts. But now, I want you to take a minute and write this down on your own holiday wish list: Nelle & Lizzy. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Giveaway: $25 Starbucks Gift Card #MomsGifts

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Mom’s big day is almost here, and we all want to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. My own giveaway is listed below, but you can also head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then, enter the grand prize drawing of a $1000 worth of Karina Dresses.

$25 Starbucks Gift Card

On the rare occasion that I can sneak away with my laptop, I make a beeline to Starbucks. If I’m lucky, I can do it early enough to watch the sunrise through the window while I get a little work or web surfing in.  My drug of choice? A decaf hazelnut macchiato and a slice of chocolate cinnamon bread. I know a lot of my mom friends share my love of a few peaceful moments over a great cup of joe, so my Mother’s Day giveaway will help you do just that with a $25 gift card to Starbucks! Whether you are Mom, or you want to celebrate Mom, that’s a lot of lattes!

Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. US only, 18 and over.

 

Makobi Scribe Reviews, LLC or the Mother’s Day Gift Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

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Why didn’t I think of this before?

Need a last minute gift idea?

If you’ve ever ordered prints from Shutterfly, chances are good that you might have a few of these laying around:

Guess what they are PERFECT for?

I had this locket for years, but I never knew where to get a tiny locket picture!

Until now…  <<lightbulb!>>

Lockets are easy enough to find, so if you’re looking for a last minute gift for a mom, grandma, sister, daughter, or anyone, really, I think this makes a truly special keepsake. And it only takes a few minutes to personalize it with your own little photos!

I’ve been wearing mine for about a week now, and I can’t even count how many times I’ve looked at it! Sure, I could look at my little man’s picture on my phone whenever I want, but this way just makes me feel like he’s just a little closer to my heart. :)

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