First Birthday Gift Guide Part One | WANT

Can anyone believe that my little BABY Jack is going to be ONE in a little over two weeks?  He is walking and saying cute things like "uh-oh" and "wow!" which pretty much melts my heart. I am loving this new stage and the fact that I get to spoil him with a fun first birthday party! To keep from going too overboard with the gifts, we have decided to stick to the "Want/Need/Wear/Read" rule for both his birthday and Christmas for the rest of our lives, probably. If you haven't heard of this guideline for gift giving, it is where you just get them something they want, something they need, something they'll wear, and something they'll read. How great is that? We don't have a lot of money right now, so I love that I can get him some well-rounded gifts without going too over the top. 

Even though I have pretty much bought all four of his gifts, I have done a fair bit of research when it comes to what gifts are perfect for a one year old, so I thought I would share my knowledge with all of you! Plus, Jack has some grandparents who have been asking for ideas on what to get him and I am 100% okay with them spoiling him. I mean, what are grandparents for? :)

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Original Magnetic Wooden Block Set | Learn-to-Play Piano | Alphabet Picture Building Blocks | Airplane Rocker | Radio Flyer Classic Tiny Trike | 71-Piece Lego DUPLO Building Set

How cute is that little mini piano? And that ark shape sorter? Ahh, I could spend a million dollars spoiling this kid. Now that the gift shopping is done, I just have to focus on planning the party! The party is in two weeks and I have nooo idea what I am doing. It doesn't help that my brain is constantly going a million miles an hour thanks to this busy holiday season! Any first birthday party planning tips sent my way would be greatly appreciated. :) xo

Do you have any tried and true gifts for a one year old that I should add to my list? Stay tuned in the next few days for parts 2-4 of the "Want/Need/Wear/Read" One Year Old Gift Guide!

Jack Wears Bow Ties | Review + Giveaway

I was provided products in exchange for this blog post, but my opinions & love for them are completely my own.

Am I the only one that can't help but smile when I see a little boy wearing a bow tie? I love that they can be dressed up or down and worn with almost any style of outfit. They are one of my favorite baby boy accessories, so I was obviously super excited when Jamie from Baby Munchkin Boutique contacted me and asked if I would review her shop because that meant MORE CUTE BOW TIES to add to Jack's collection!
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Bow tie: Baby Munchkin Boutique | White button-up: Carter's | Grey shorts: Children's Place
These Baby Munchkin Boutique bow ties are clip-on's, which I love for a variety of reasons. First off, the most recent bow ties we bought velcroed around the neck, and although they were cute, they were expensive and the velcro came off after just a couple wears! I would much rather spend less money for a bow tie that is going to hold up for longer than a couple months. The clip-on feature makes them more durable, not to mention how much easier it is to put them on! Jack is quite the wiggle monster and sometimes attaching something all the way around his neck is impossible. With these bow ties, I can simply clip it on his top button and be done. It takes just a couple seconds and it is still secure enough that he can't rip it off during a tantrum. I also love how well-made and durable they feel. Perfect for rowdy boys!
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Bow tie: Baby Munchkin Boutique | Chambray: Children's Place | Grey skinnies: Carter's | Camo moccs: Freshly Picked
Speaking of rowdy boys, Jack was so done taking pictures by the time we got to this outfit that it resulted in a full on TANTRUM. I'm talking kicking, screaming, head banging.. is it possible for the "Terrible Two's" to start super early? Because he has fit-throwing mastered. So anyway, I gave him an applesauce pouch (which he squirted all over me and the carpet), wiped his snot, dragged him into the spare bedroom and got the best pictures I could of this cute orange bow tie with his chambray, camo moccs & skinnies and then we both took a nap to recover. I live a glamorous life.
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Bow tie: Baby Munchkin Boutique | Flannel: Osh Kosh | Jeans: Osh Kosh | Suspenders: H&M | Birch moccs: Freshly Picked
Bad pictures aside, I love these solid colors that Jamie sent (I mean, how cute is the blue with that plaid flannel?), but if you like a little more flavor in your life, she also offers a variety of adorable patterns in her shop for UNDER $3! How amazing is that? With that price point, I can afford to get Jack a different bow tie for every button-up shirt in his closet!

On top of super cute baby boy accessories, Baby Munchkin Boutique also sells blankets, hair clips, headbands, wipes cases, nursing covers, hats... I could go on and on! Be sure to check out her shop and leave her some love and shop around. (You can see some of my other favorite items here, here, and here.) And of course, you can also find them on Facebook and Instagram as well to get more updates on products.

And that's not all! Because Jamie is super generous, she is giving my readers a chance to win a $10 credit to her shop to get a little jump start on all that holiday shopping! Since a lot of her stuff is under $3, you can get yourself a few goodies if you win. :) Just enter using the widget below. Giveaway ends 11/15 at 11:59 PM MST. Good luck!