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dear owen.

Dearest Owen.

For weeks my moms been talking about this baby-blogger-gift-exchange-secret-santa thingy and asking me all sorts of questions about what she thinks an uber-fashionable 6 month old would like- to which i responded a circle scarf, headband, and a baby-doll duh (your welcome harper. i promise you’ll get lots of comments on that scarf and more attention from strangers than you know what to do with while your moms wheeling you around the grocery store).

My mom got really excited one day when a box arrived in the mail with your moms name on it. I was kinda excited- because clearly most of the boxes that come to our door contain something super cool for me- but i wasnt fully prepared for the awesome-ness that i was in store for. First of all the gold confetti instantly caught my attention (as most shiny things do). But the rest of the box was just as amazing and I swear we need to be real life friends ASAP. My mom has this thing about messes in the house- so including a personalized place mat along with the homemade peppermint play-dough was seriously genius (also that stuff is the bomb. give my mom the recipe so i can enjoy it year round), I know you’re a boy- but knowing about my serious love of all things mermaids, dress up, hello kitty, and birdies was fully on-point. You must have consulted a few girls on the playground.


I swear i can sit and play with the puzzle FOREVER. my mom swears only for 10 minutes at a time- but i dont think she can tell time. It feels like i sit there for hours matching outfits.


The mermaid book has the best pictures ever. I love mermaids, im not sure if you knew this- but i turn into a mermaid every night at bath time. It’s pretty awesome.2013-12-17_0005

I can’t say thank you enough for my awesome box of fun owen. Your the best secret santa a girl could ask for!



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  • December 19, 2013 - 3:31 am

    EHayes - Love this post and need that puzzle!! Is it Melissa and Doug? Sooo cute!

  • December 19, 2013 - 5:39 am

    Courtney B - Oh this is SO cute! How did I miss out on this darling swap?
    And p.s? Mia turns into a mermaid at bath time, too! They were destined to be BFFs 😉

  • December 19, 2013 - 5:49 am

    julie - Owen nailed it!!!! Adorable puzzle and book!

  • December 19, 2013 - 6:48 am

    Sara - TOO ADORABLE!!!!!! Love the mermaid puzzle!!!!

  • December 19, 2013 - 6:56 am

    Ashley - This is TOO cute and so much fun!!!!

  • December 19, 2013 - 7:45 am

    Sara McCarty - What a cutie! Great gifts! That Owen really knows how to pick out some good stuff! 🙂

  • December 19, 2013 - 8:44 am

    natasha {schue love} - That puzzle is beyond adorable!! And I love mermaids…such cute gifts!! 🙂

  • December 19, 2013 - 8:48 am

    Jess - How fun!!! That puzzle looks like MINUTES of entertainment, which is all we can ask for, right?! 🙂

  • December 19, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    Vanessa - Oh Lex, you are the cutest!!! And quite the writer, I might add! But yeah…we’re going to need that Mermaid puzzle too! Imagine that, Arden copying off of Lex!!? 😉

  • December 19, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Chrissy - Hello,
    i just started following your blog and i love it because our daughters are the same age! Where did you get the circle gray and white scarf? I have been reading old entries and it sounds like it was present from a friend but i thought you might know where they got it. Can’t wait to try to find the puzzle as well.

  • December 19, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    Collleen - What fabulous gifts! I love love love the gold glittery tinsel! That is SO Lex! She’s fabulous 🙂 The puzzle looks like something I could play with for hours!! xoxo

  • December 19, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    natalie - i LOVE that puzzle! I’ll have to get one asap! who makes it? it looks like melissa and doug. can’t wait till next years gift exchange!

  • December 19, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    Erin - hi chrissy!! so we got it as a gift- but i found the exact same scarf on etsy. Look up the shop chevronscarf. they have amazing scarves at amazing prices!!

  • December 19, 2013 - 9:10 pm

    Elizabeth - I’m a boy mom but I’m loving that puzzle! Will be searching amazon to see if it has a boy version 🙂

  • December 20, 2013 - 5:36 am

    Chrissy - Thanks for the tip on the scarf, Erin! I will look into that. About the puzzle, i found it on Amazon to all who is looking for it. It’s Melissa and Doug and called Dress up. 🙂 Owen’s mommy has good taste!


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