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Every time I head out to buy some Christmas gifts I’m distracted by anything girly for Olivia. It can be stuffed animal, dolls or these girls Christmas outfits at T.J. Maxx. I can barely keep my focus and always end up spending way more on her first Christmas gifts than I intended to. After five boys can you blame me? I just can’t believe in a few months I’ll have another girl and I know she’ll get some good use out of all of the outfits I’m buying now.

Girls Christmas Outfits  at T.J. Maxx

Girls Christmas Outfits at T.J. Maxx

A little burgundy can easily be used as Christmas outfit too!

Girls Christmas Outfits at T.J. Maxx

The selection of girls Christmas outfits at T.J. Maxx where so cute but they also had outfits that were a little dressier and would be perfect for the holidays as well. If want to make them more festive you can add a pop of red with a headband like this one or shoes like these.

Girls Christmas Outfits at T.J. Maxx

Girls Christmas Outfits at T.J. Maxx

This outfit was on clearance for about $7 and it does look a little summery but I bet it would look great with a dressy jacket like this one that I bought at Target.

Girls Christmas Outfits at T.J. Maxx

This sweater dress looks way better in person and the crown would make it perfect for pictures!

Girls Christmas Outfits at T.J. Maxx

I got ended up buying Olivia an all beige dress with a fur trim collar (not shown here because I want to take pictures of her in it), beige opaque tights and silver ballerina shoes. For Christmas Eve she’ll wear a My First Christmas outfit or pajama that will match with Joseph (if I can manage to find a matching pair). I’m not to fussy about their Christmas Eve outfit because I want them to be comfy and able to play with their gifts. These girls Christmas outfits at T.J. Maxx have the perfect balance!

Where are you guys shopping for Christmas outfits?


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
Every Christmas we’ve had since my oldest was about 4 years old, there has always been a favorite game system or special game that they added to their list and just had to have! They didn’t just want the games either, my kids even want toy versions of the game characters to their Christmas list. In other words, our Christmas’ has always been based on whatever game they were playing at that moment. Santa’s job was to score all the must-have goodies!

Minecraft Gifts at Best Buy

For the past couple of years a consistent favorite has been Minecraft, with good reason! The creative and building aspects of the family friendly Minecraft game gives players endless possibilities. You can build a simple home or a castle out of 3D cubes, play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources, or mine deep in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. There’s nothing you can’t do in this game. They even have the option of playing online with friends!

Minecraft Gifts at Best Buy

Minecraft Gifts at Best Buy
This year I plan on making a stop at Best Buy, where they carry the Xbox One S console bundle. This holds the Minecraft game, Minecraft toys and even collectibles (another favorite in my house). Best Buy carries a large assortment of Minecraft products for new players and for anyone who’s already into the game. Click here to see the amazing selection.

Do you have a Minecraft fan on your list?


Tracking PixelIn just three short months, Olivia will be one. The following month we’ll be welcoming our second baby girl. I’m still shocked that I have one baby girl and it hasn’t quiet sunk in that I’ll soon be a mom of two girls! As soon as I had Olivia, I knew I’d want her to have a sister but I NEVER, not in a million years, would have thought it would actually happen. Now to be honest, I’m 100% realistic in knowing that having two babies in the house and a toddler (who’s still in diapers) will not be an easy or inexpensive feat. There’s three sets of diapers to buy, and Olivia will have just started to be weaned off her formula, but the cost will be replaced by our new baby girl. Luckily, I’ve been down this road before and there are a few steps I plan to take in order to reduce costs during those first few months. Below are a few ways I plan on budgeting for 3 kids under 3.

Budgeting For 3 Kids Under 3

Budgeting For 3 Kids Under 3Baby girl #2 at my 20 week scan.

Budgeting For 3 Kids Under 3

  1.  Start potty training early! I still have Joseph in diapers because he’s a little afraid of the whole process, but with Olivia I plan on getting a head start! She’s constantly watching us try and potty train Joseph so my guess is that she’ll be more comfortable with the process than Joseph is, since he’s brand new to it all. We have a pretty large bathroom and I’ve made it a priority of allowing Olivia to watch and even read books along with us while I try to ease Joseph into the whole potty training process. They both always have a ton of fun together, so I’m hoping that they will feed off of that vibe and speed the process up.
  2. Getting creative with hand me downs. All those clothes I bought for Olivia will be put to some really good use because we plan on using them all over again with baby girl number two! I’ll be buying her certain new things like special outfits and bibs, but other than that, I’ll be getting creative with the clothes we already have. That’s why I’m asking Santa for a new sewing machine this year! I’ll be using it to add fun embellishments like lace tutus and maybe even some patches to Olivia’s newborn onesies to give them a fresh fun look. For her dresses, I’m thinking I can add some new buttons or add some fabric to them to give it a new feel. I’m so excited to have fun with it!
  3. I already know that I’ll be formula feeding. This time I plan on trying Member’s Mark® Advantage® formula (similar to Similac Advance). While shopping at Sam’s Club (love that place) for diapers I noticed the significant price difference in the selection of formulas, so I asked Olivia’s pediatrician if there was a difference between the other pricier formual selection they had and I was assured that they were comparable.

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I would have tried out this formula with Olivia when she was born but I never thought to look for an alternative or even knew that Sam’s Club had their own brand of formula for that matter.Member’s Mark® stage 1 formula is specially formulated for babies who are prone to fussiness and gas due to lactose sensitivity. PLUS the formal  has a unique blend of DHA, lutien, and vitamin E, that work together to support growth and development of baby’s eyes and brain. These nutrients along with the savings calculator that they offer will play a big part in making this exciting addition of another baby girl and budgeting for 3 kids under 3 a lot easier!

These three ways that I plan on budgeting for 3 Kids Under 3 is just a guide. For me, the most important thing is to enjoy them while they’re little because I know all too well how fast they grow up. Whether you have one new baby or a whole group of little ones like I will soon have, a budget is essential. How did you guys budget for a brand new baby? I’d love to hear all the tips and tricks!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula.


I miss the cold weather up north so much! We do get a cold front once in a while and it drops down into 30’s, but it’s not very often that it happens. During Christmas it’s where I miss it the most and this year I wanted to make some wintery looking treats for the kids. Below are 17 snowman treats for kids that are perfect for the holidays!

Most of these are not only fun but super easy to make! Make them with the kids, bring them to a Holiday party or even gift any of these 17 snowman treats for kids in a homemade basket!

17 Snowman Treats For Kids

Snowman Popcorn Cups
Snowflake Filled Snowman 
Snowman Cupcakes
Snowman on a spoon
Snowman Treats
Snowman Brownie Bites
Marshmallow Snowmen
Snowman Donuts
Snowman Cupcakes
Melted Snowmen Biscuits
Chocolate Pretzel Snack
Candy Cane Snowmen
Snowman Treats
String Cheese Snowmen
Melting Snowmen Cheese Balls
Snowman Rice Krispy
Oreo Pops
Snowman Waffles

I’m sure most of you will get some type of snow and be able to make an actual snowman, but for those of you like me who miss it, enjoy the 17 snowman treats for kids! What are your favorite treats to make for your kids?

Click on images below for gift ideas a free Christmas Countdown printable!

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