Adding a second child to our mix has been a harsh reality check.
When Jon David was small, I was tired and busy for sure. But I was able to manage everything just fine. I had hobbies and wore make-up every day and was always asked, “How do you find the time?” when friends and family stopped by.
The spotless house, the homemade meals every night, the fresh baked cookies in the afternoon…that was totally me. My Christmas gifts were purchased AND wrapped by Thanksgiving and every Easter not ONLY did I put together elaborate Easter baskets, but I also made homemade goodie baskets for friends and family that included Easter bunny cookies that I piped myself.
Honestly, it seems like a lifetime ago. Like a whole different person.
Fast forward 8 years to when I had Lucy on TOP of running my own business from home. A kid in school, a baby at home, a house to run, and money to make. I always knew that being a mom was hard, but I suddenly realized what all those moms meant when they asked me how I did it. Because there is no way this new me could ever pull that off.
After beating myself up, nearly killing myself over putting together the “perfect” holidays, and crying (oh yes, Lucy’s newborn days were as full of my tears as her own), I realized I needed to make a choice — either drive myself crazy putting together all the perfect holiday touches, or give myself a break, take a few shortcuts, and actually ENJOY the holiday with my kids.
No brainer, friends. No brainer.
That is why I was SO happy when Personal Creations asked if they could send me a couple of their Easter baskets for the kiddos.
First, because no, I hadn’t even BEGUN Easter basket shopping yet. It honestly sent me in a bit of a panic — it’s that soon already? How? Do you know that I have to get a babysitter so I can go Easter shopping? It’s a whole big thing.
And second? The baskets are ALREADY put together. And these baskets are ADORABLE!! No standing in the aisles of the grocery store trying to pick out treats and fake grass and the perfect basket. It’s just done. A few clicks and several days later, it’s all in a box on your doorstep.
The baskets have plenty of candy in them (but not TOO much) and are SO much cuter than those ready made baskets at the store. The quality and personal touches Personal Creations puts into their products can’t be beat!
Is this Tutu Cute Basket for Lucy not the CUTEST?! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect. That sparkly tutu!! I die.
The bow has Lucy’s name on it…
And those personalized bunny ears! How cute will this basket and ears be in Easter egg hunt photos? I seriously cannot wait.
Of course, Jon David needed a basket too.
So cute and again, full of candy. Not too babyish, and I can add an iTunes gift card or a new yo-yo or deck of cards to make it his very own.
My Easter is totally handled. I’ve Olivia Poped it like nobody’s business.
I can’t wait to give these to the kiddos — I definitely encourage you to consider these as an easy Easter basket solution this year!
Thanks for reading, guys! Have a great day. And Happy Easter!
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