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Boo Basket

                                          How to Create a Boo Basket for Halloween Do you do Boo Baskets for your littles? I saw this idea last year and thought I needed to give it a try! * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   Anytime in October is a great time to give a Boo Basket. I plan to surprise my little ones with their Boo Baskets on October 1. I love the excitement that these baskets bring. It's a perfect way to spread Halloween cheer. Celebrating the holidays with my little ones is one of my favorite things. I will be sharing more of the Boo Baskets on my Instagram ( @marrisalutz ) you can follow along on the fun in my stories. I'll be sure to save a Boo Basket highlight.  Boo Baskets are what you make them. They do NOT need to be over the top, unless that is what you want. We live

Birth Story

Maci's Birth Story Birth story's are very intimate and personal. I love how powerful women are and I enjoy reading other's experiences. When I was in my third trimester I searched the internet to read other's birth stories and watch birth videos. This helped me prepare mentally, or at least calm my nerves, for the birth of my daughter. I immensely wanted to have a natural/unmedicated birth. Not that there is anything wrong with having a medicated birth, I just wanted to try without medicine, specifically an epidural. I read books about hypnobirthing, listened to podcasts, watched videos, made affirmation cards, and I made a specific birth plan. The birth I had in my head included me going to the hospital, soaking in the tub with my husband when the pain became too much, and then birthing my daughter in a position other than laying down on a hospital bed. Let's just say my plan didn't go exactly as planned. At 38 weeks I was so done being pregnant and I

Baby Registry

Baby Registry Creating a baby registry can bring so many different feelings. After I had my first doctors appointment I started creating my baby registry. I just could not help myself, I was too excited! Then when I found out I was having a little girl I went overboard! My list included almost every item I could think of. I pulled back the reins a little bit and started thinning my list. I started to feel a little anxious thinking about what I would really need? How would I choose the correct items for my baby? Would the items be safe for my baby? After having my baby, I now feel like I would be able to create an even better baby registry. Because you just don't know, what you don't know. Through experience and using the different items I found what I liked and what I did not like or even use. Everyone has different babies and different needs. I hope my list and insight will help you set off in the right direction on this lively journey. Since having my baby I hav

Baby Toys

Baby Toys There are so many different baby toys that will help your little one’s brain develop. Some toys can help promote skills like,  problem solving,  eye-hand coordination, and fine and gross motor skills.  My little one is almost 8 months old and she is starting to really enjoy playing with her toys. I love sitting down with her and watching her explore. This can be a great time to talk with your baby. As my baby is playing I’ll ask her questions about what she is doing/feeling. You can be the narrator to play time!  Green Toys has a code for 40% off right now on Amazon. The link will be valid until 4/15/2020. I like their toys, because they are made in the USA and made from 100% recycled plastics. I’m going to get my little one their stacking and sorting set. This set will  help develop recognition of shapes and colors while also encouraging eye-hand coordination, problem solving, and fine and gross motor skill development.  Did I mention it’s dishwasher safe too? Amazing,

Maternity, Baby, and Everyday Clothes

Maternity, Baby, and Everyday Clothes When I was pregnant I had a difficult time finding cute, high quality, affordable maternity clothing. When I was 14 weeks pregnant I was wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans was a hair-tie around the button to make them last longer.   At this point I decided I needed new clothes pronto! I received my first batch of maternity clothes from Old Navy. With the sales and coupons I had I received a decent deal. I got a few basics online from Amazon, which I’ll post a link to my Amazon Lists. And I did find a few things at Motherhood Maternity. They are a little more pricey, so look for coupons and sales.  One place I wish I would have known about when I was pregnant is ThredUP . If you haven’t shopped this site before, it’s an online consignment shop. They have items that are used and new with tags. I love how you can shop by your size and find hundreds of brands and items all in one place. I have bought a few things used, but I usually search new with

About Me

Hi,  I’m Marrisa! A Mountain West Mama who loves a good deal. I get to stay at home with my sweet baby girl and Goldendoodle pup. I have my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education & I taught kindergarten for three years.  In 2019 I had my baby in the summer and decided I couldn’t be away from her! For now I am on a hiatus from teaching. I miss my teaching job and my coworkers, but I’m so happy to be home with my babe. It was a difficult decision, but I feel like it was what was best for our family. I created this blog to share my experiences as a first time mama. When I was pregnant with my little one I searched every inch of the internet and read every book I could get my hands on. It’s a lot of information and a little overwhelming. I want to pool all the information and helpful tips I’ve learned into one place. I’ll cover pregnancy, infants, mama life, my love for finding deals, food, and other items that come to mind. I love connecting with my readers. Feel f

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Spider Web Tape Resist Art

Spider Web Tape Resist Art * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   I have been seeing a lot of tape resist art on Pinterest and wanted to try it out with my little. Art projects that allow us to re-use items and use items that we already have at home is a huge win in my books! What is Tape Resist Art? Tape Resist art is a fun and easy art process for kids of all ages. It's done using blue painters tape, which is easy to peel up. Let's get creative today! Materials This activity is so simple and uses a lot of items that you probably have laying around your house. The great part about this activity is that the setup and cleanup is so simple and it is a lot of fun! Here are some items that you will need: Cardboard or card-stock paper Washable paint of your choice Container to hold paint, we use

Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale

Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   Are you looking for a quality holiday toy for a little one? Checkout Coco Village . Here is their Instagram page. They have something for babies all the way to adults. We discovered Coco Village about 2 years ago when I was searching for a birthday present for my daughter’s first birthday. I saw a post for a Coco Village kitchen bundle and I bought it. I’m so glad I did, because my daughter has loved playing with it. To date it is her favorite toy to play with and I love how it inspires her imagination.                    Coco Village gifted us these fire station toys. I love that these items are high quality, so I know that they will last for the years to come. They are high quality wooden toys. These toys ar