Valentine’s Day LOVE Basket

I only have heart eyes for Mila… and her Valentine’s Day LOVE Basket this year!

Happy February everyone. I can’t believe we’re already in the second month of 2022. It’s already flying by and I have a feeling February is going to go just as fast too. To celebrate this holiday and to just show Mila how much I appreciate her, I put together this little basket.

It’s always nice to share some of our purchases and these just scream Mila. She’s already opened this and has already started using them.


Love Baskets could either be opened on Valentine’s Day or I love doing it the night before February or on February first. Either way, I know kids loving getting surprises and if you can swing a few Valentine’s Day items like pajamas, candy, or a little toy, they’ll be thrilled to open it up.

Clothes

If you haven’t noticed, Mila likes to dress up… a lot. We have a ton of clothes at our house, but a girl needs options, right?! It’s so much fun to buy themed items. Although it seems like themed items can only be wore during one time of year, I try to buy items that can be worn whenever.


Valentine’s Day definitely makes this easy for Mila. She LOVES hearts and all things pink. So, these three little items will be worn over and over again.

The “fries before guys” shirt is from Adelynn Mae. Mila reps for them and we’re always buying goodies from their website. We also got another Valentine’s Day tee (I’m a sucker for you) that I posted on social media last week. She’s obsessed with both of them and will be wearing these to her school’s Valentine’s Day party! I cannot wait to see her all done up in both of these outfits.

Another Adelynn Mae plug… she has St. Patrick’s Day shirts for sale and they’re ADORABLE. If you’re looking for whatever holiday shirt, go to their website and make sure to use MILA10 for 10% off!

There are also the cutest heart nightgowns here too. I got them from Carter’s and they’re the sweetest little nightgowns. Anytime we can find nightgowns, I buy them. Mila prefers them over anything, besides her fuzzy onesies on cold nights! Anyways, these are adorable and I know they’ll definitely be in the pajama rotation for quite a while.

Here’s some other cute Valentine’s Day pajamas on Amazon that you can get in time for the big day:

Girly Accessories

Right now, Mila just wants to make makeup videos when we’re home. I swear she’s going to be turn into a mini-influencer and I’m all for it. She has been telling me she wants different make up and I just had to surprise her with new lip gloss, eye shadow, a Minnie Mouse makeup headband, and a new Minnie and Mickey hairbrush.

Honestly, I bought all of this off the clearance shelf at Marshalls. They had a ton of goodies. When I want to buy makeup for Mila, I make sure it’s real and for a good price. I don’ think I spent more than $5 on any product here.

Why don’t I give her ‘fake’ or ‘kids’ makeup? Well, it’s not tested or as safe as real makeup. There’s a lot less chemicals and she know that there’s a difference between the two too. I want her to feel like she’s appreciated and supported as well as being safe when getting all those Tik Tok fans when she’s allowed to have it (way in the future).

If you’re curious to see a makeup tutorial she did, check it out here.

She also received the CUTEST bracelets from our favorite Etsy shop: Sloane and Daisy. We have purchased so many of their bracelets and necklaces and are obsessed. Of course we had to have one in our LOVE Basket.

Mila also reps for Sloane and Daisy and you can use GREYSKIES15 to get your little (or you) a bracelet of your dreams.

Social Media Kit

To further feed her love for social media, I surprised her with this video recording kit!

It comes with different lights to get the perfect video. We didn’t put the tape lights up, but she’s in love with her ring light. Then thinks it’s so cool when I put the mini one on my phone to record her that way too.

I think I’ll end up giving her an old phone without anything but the camera to record herself. She truly enjoys it and it’s harmless. I guess it’ll give her the skills to use technology too.

We’re always looking for learning experiences.


Mila loved everything in her LOVE Basket and I was so happy to give them to her. We’re excited to enter February and get this month under way!


Do you get your littles anything special for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments.

Thanksgiving DIY: “Turkey” Feather Headband

Since Mila loved her Googly Eye Headband at Halloween, I knew she needed the perfect hair accessory for Thanksgiving.

With a little imagination and a lot of feathers, I came up with a Turkey Feather Headband.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again here, feathers are to Thanksgiving as eyes are to Halloween. They make all Thanksgiving crafts and activities just a little more special. The best part of each… they can both be found at dollar stores!

Another similarity… I got almost all of the items to make this headband at the dollar store too. Everything besides the yarn!

  • Feathers
  • Fluffy kitty headband
  • Hot glue/gun
  • Yarn

To start, I took off the ears of the kitty headband and hot glued them back on. I put them bottom on the band and close together. This way the feathers stick up.

Then I wrapped the band and the ears with yarn. This took a little bit of time, but make sure to use hot glue where the yarn starts and stops. I didn’t have to hot glue the entire time. Thankfully because that would have burnt my fingers.

After it’s covered in yarn, I stuck feathers in by the ear part through the yarn. I made sure to add a little hot glue so the feathers didn’t fall out.

I ended up using a ton of feathers, especially since I covered the front end back of the headband. At first I just had the front done, but I think having both made it more complete and full looking.

When Mila saw it, she instantly fell in love! Of course she wants to wear it to preschool one day this coming week!

I’ll try to make a clip with a few feathers too.

Maybe now she’ll want to dress up for Thanksgiving Day. We usually take a cute outfit AND something comfortable to wear. Especially after eating all the turkey!

No matter what, I think this Turkey Feather Headband will be making an appearance.


Let me know in the comments whether you dress up or down for Thanksgiving. I’ll let you know what Mila ends up deciding to do.

Halloween DIY: Googly Eye Headband

A smile is the best accessory a girl can wear… but a Googly Eye Headband is the spookiest.

Mila absolutely loves accessorizing for school, dance class, and everything in between. We had to make something a little creepy for Halloween week! This Halloween DIY was a fun one to make and made a huge statement too!

To make our Googly Eye Headband, we just needed three things… I found everything at our local dollar store:

  • Fluffy Kitty Headband
  • Hot Glue
  • Googly Eyes

First, remove the ears off of your cat headband. Mila’s were easy for me to take off. I just had to tug at them a little bit. They didn’t negatively impact the headband either!

Next, glue the two ear together to make a diamond shape. Be careful here, you could burn your fingers.

Then, start gluing googly eyes down.

I didn’t do it in a specific order. Just where I thought the different sizes should go.

Once the diamond shape was completely covered, I glued it to the headband. To make it more cohesive, I added a few googly eyes directly to the headband too.

After everything was glued down, I made sure to take off excess glue that stuck to the eyes and headband. I ended up adding a few more eyes on it too when it was put together.

Mila LOVED how it turned out and has worn it a couple of times already.

I think it would be perfect for a witch’s costume, if your child wouldn’t want to wear a hat. It might be cute for a monster costume as well.

My favorite way Mila’s worn it was with a Halloween shirt to school!

The headband doesn’t get weighed down by all the eyes and Mila had hers on for the entire day.

This simple Halloween DIY is a fun way to add a little spooky to your every day outfits. You can easily pick up these items at your local dollar store too!

I hope you and your little ghoul love this accessory as much as we did!


What’s your favorite wearable Halloween outfit or accessory you’ve made for either you or your child?