29 Jan

Alt Summit Mini Party | Sponsored by JoAnn Stores

Last week we had the amazing opportunity to attend + host a mini party at Alt Summit at the Grand America in Salt Lake City. Our week was filled with meeting so many new creatives, bloggers and brands. It’s such an amazing community of people and we are so happy to have been able to be apart of it all! On Friday night we hosted a mini party with JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores where over 300 guests attended our party and had the chance to paint their very own watercolor art.

To prep for the party we spent a lot of time creating our watercolor painting photo backdrop by painting tons of small pieces of watercolor paper. We wanted this to be a main focal point in the room and of course a great place to take pictures in front of! Pretty much everything we created in our room was made from supplies from JoAnn’s! It was so amazing to get to work with them because we already buy most of our craft and party supplies from our local JoAnn’s Store. We created custom table runners and watercolor inspired fabric drapes behind the tables. We did this by using fabric from JoAnn’s and then dip dying them with different colored fabric dye to create a watercolor/ombre look.

For the tables we enlisted the help of our friend Amber Reverie Floral to design the floral arrangements on the tables. We wanted our guests to feel like they were coming to a sit down dinner but instead sitting down to a place setting of paints, paint brushes and a canvas to paint on. We also created cool geometric wooden shapes that we spray painted gold to add a cool modern touch to the tables. (We will be sharing a tutorial on how to make these yourself very soon!) Add in a couple pretty geodes and crystals and you have the perfect setting for an adult painting party!

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28 Jan

Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts | Pottery Barn Kids

Valentine’s Day is one of our all time favorite holidays! Aside from all the pink and red hearts, we love what this holiday stands for — showing those special people in our lives just how much we love them!

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think about giving cards and candies to our friends and family. We prefer the idea of finding new and different ways to show our love for our families on Valentine’s Day. How about serving them a Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast?! This is the perfect way to start off the day and also fill up those little bellies! Think heart shaped pancakes, lots of fresh strawberries and raspberries, and of course pink milk! We are so excited to be partnering with Pottery Barn Kids to bring you a Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast and sharing with you this simple and also healthy homemade pop tart recipe that would be perfect to serve along side your Love Day breakfast! Check out the RECIPE HERE!

Lastly, don’t forget to leave your little peanuts a little love note with their breakfast as well!

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Here are some of our favorite Pottery Barn Kids Valentine’s Day products that are perfect for styling a Love Day inspired meal for your little peanuts:

  
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26 Jan

Work Out Gear Favorites | Mommy Mondays

We are so excited to start a new series on the blog we would like to call “Mommy Mondays!”  We absolutely love to talk about our little ones but it is also nice, and just as important, to take sometime out for ourselves as mothers.  Whether is be some mommy-friendly recipes, some girls night out ideas, fashion, health, fitness, or ways to rejuvenate.

To kick things off we thought we share some of our favorite work out gear.  Whether it be a run outside,  dance class, peaceful yoga session, scaling a mountain side, or kickboxing, these are some of our favorites to aid in whatever physical outlet you fancy!

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22 Jan

Watercolor Snowflake Art

This week we are so excited to be at Alt Summit and to be able to host a party for them on Friday night! We’ve been busy prepping for our event which is a watercolor themed party and we thought it was only fitting to share one of our craft ideas from our current magazine issue. Watercolor snowflakes! We clearly have a love for watercolor and so do our little peanuts!  Painting is a perfect way to keep your littles entertained during these cold winter/early spring months. To creat watercolor snowflakes put strips of craft tape on a watercolor canvas or paper. Let your little peanuts have fun making their own unique snowflake shapes. Then take your watercolor paint of choice and paint right over the tape. Let it dry and carefully remove the tape. Now you have a beautiful work of snowflake art! Hang + enjoy!

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20 Jan

Petunia Pickle Bottom Spring 2015 Tote | GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited to be one of the first to share with you Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new Downtown Tote from their Spring 2015 line! This stylish Spring bag is right up our alley and we know it’s going to be a favorite all year long! The style of this tote is perfect for moms who are looking for a large bag to carry all their baby essentials and can also double as a purse. It’s also perfect for moms like us who have toddlers and still need to haul around stuff but don’t really need a traditional “diaper bag”. But it does come with lots of functional pockets in the inside + changing pad and wipe case so it’s perfect for any stage of motherhood.

With so many fun colors and patterns for Spring we know you will love this tote as much as we do and we are so excited to be able to GIVEAWAY a PPB Downtown Tote to one of our readers! Make sure to enter below! You also must check out their new arrivals of Spring Layettes! They are ultra-soft and stylishly versatile, made from organic cotton these bodysuits are perfect for playdates or for layering with coordinates.

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19 Jan

Little Peanut Mag Spring 2015

Happy Monday! The day has finally come to announce a big project we’ve been working on for several months! You probably have already noticed our new name + new site… hope you love how we look! Today we are so excited to bring you our first digital issue of Little Peanut Mag! In it you will find everything from our current favorite products for mom + little peanuts, how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day collaboration with Mrs. Fields, spring fashion for the littles, get to know DeNai Jones, founder + designer of Petunia Pickle Bottom, a real life story about one mother’s miracle giving birth to premature twins, 3 amazing room designs to inspire you and of course our favorite recipes + DIY crafts for Spring!

I want to thank the team here at Little Peanut Mag for all the long hours and work you have all put into making this magazine a must-read for moms. Without you ladies this dream wouldn’t be a reality. I can’t believe where this little idea of a lifestyle blog has now grown into a magazine and I couldn’t be more proud to share it with all of you. I hope you all love it as much as we do! Please let us know what you think and if you have anything you want to see in upcoming issues. Without further ado… flip thru the pages of our Spring 2015 Issue HERE!

Cheers,

Megan Bailey
Founder + Editor

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15 Jan

20 ways to entertain your littles during winter

During these long winter months it can be difficult to entertain the littles in your house.  It isn’t always as simple as “go outside and play”.  Well we have come up with a list to help out with this dilemma.

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1.  Make sugar cookies - littles love to help out in the kitchen so what better than to make, bake, and decorate some yummy sugar cookies.

2.   Sock puppets - everyone has those mystery, single soul socks that get eaten by the dryer, what better way to put them to use than create sock puppets!  Decorate with random things found around the house; buttons, ribbon, paint, leftover fabric.

3.  Potato stamping art - create fun and inventive stamps out of potatoes, add some bright paint colors and before you know it your littles will be able to create gorgeous works of art.

4.  Build an indoor fort -  get out the blankets, pillows, couch cushions and your little will be in fort heaven.

5.  Homemade play dough - what is more fun than playing with play dough … making it yourself!  There are so many colors and flavors you can create out there so go crazy.

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6.  Terrarium - build your very own terrarium with tiny trinkets your little can find around the house.

7.  Bath tub paint - throw on some swimsuits and have a little bath tub painting party.

8.  Indoor picnic - pack your lunches and head to a blanket on the living room floor.  Your littles will love the unique take on lunch indoors.

9.  Time capsule - have your littles collect some fun little mementos around the house, write a little letter on what is going on currently in their lives, what they want to be, what their interests are, and put it all in a jar and bury once it gets warmer.

10.  Write snail mail - get some paper, markers, crayons, stickers, and an envelope and have your little write an old fashioned letter to a friend or relative.  They will have fun sending it and even more fun getting one in return.

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11.  Create crystalized snowflakes -  your littles will go crazy over this dazzling science project creating their very own snowflake.

12.  Watercolor art - this fun watercolor art project will have your littles creating their very own “Van Goghs” to hang up on the fridge or in their rooms.

13.  Dress up - bring out old costumes or rummage through mom and dad’s closet and your littles will love having some old fashioned dress up fun.

14.  Dream board collage -  pull out those old magazines, some colored paper, glue and have your littles create their very own dream board with the images they find in the magazines.

15.  Movie marathon - create or print off some movie tickets, pop some popcorn, lay out a blanket and play some of your favorite family friendly movies.

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16.  Personal pizzas - your littles will love making these darling, edible pizzas and you can kill two birds with one stone and have dinner all made.

17.  Dance party - turn on some tunes and have your littles bust out their original moves. Not only is it a ton of fun but as an added bonus it may wear them out for nap time later.

18.  Make a movie - write a script, cast the parts, put on costumes and make-up, and let your littles film their very own movie.

19.  Indoor treasure hunt - get out the treasure map and have your littles go around the house scavenging for clues to find the buried treasure.

20.  DIY snow globes - your littles will love creating their very own mystical, winter wonderland snow globes.

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14 Jan

Woodland Animal First Birthday Party

We are so excited to have Lynzy with Sparkling Footsteps here with us sharing her daughter Olivia’s woodland animal themed first birthday party! We are completely smitten with every little detail of this party that’s filled to the brim with inspiration if you are planning a spring birthday party! Everything from the little bunny details to the personalized maracas to the stunning food presentation is just perfect! Are favorite detail from this party my have to be the darling engraved wooden book for Oliva. All of the party guests wrote her a little note and put it inside the cute envelope for her to open when she’s 18. How special is that?! We sure do love a great party around here!

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Party Supply Sources:
Invitations: Minted
Party Signs: Paper & Posies
Mint Cake Stand: Minted
Macarons: Nikkolette’s Macarons
Gold/Mint Tiered Stand – Vintage: Nancy’s Tea Shop
Wooden Cameras: Fawn Over Baby
Wooden sign: House of Belonging
Plates: Louis B Boutique
Mini Confetti Balloons + tassel ballon: Confetti & Co.
Cake Sign: Little Dovie
Framed Floral Prints: The Olive Plum
Wood Engraved Book: Fresh Party Collective

Floral Letter: Fresh Party Collective
Party Hat: Little Blue Olive
Favor Bags + Noise makers: Fun Fiestas by ili
Animal Masks: Live Sweet Shop
Hair clips (for the girl’s favor bags): Charlie Coco’s
Maracas: Vintage Baby Doll
Liv’s Dress: Mother’s Melody

  
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12 Jan

Mother + Son Maternity Session

There is such a sweet and special bond between a mother and son.  Today we have a heart warming maternity session captured by the darling Kristina Curtis that we are tickled to be sharing with you.  We love the lighthearted and playful feel of this lifestyle shoot.  We can’t think of a better way to capture this special time before a sweet new little one is added to the family!

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10 Jan

Snow Fashion Looks | For Girls

This time of year is always the best time to stock up on winter accessories from coats to scarfs and gloves! There is always so many great sales on winter items and today we are showing you a few of our favorite snow looks for girls! We are loving bright cheery colors mixed with fun patterns like stripes and polka dots! Comfy sweats are perfect for playing around the house or playing outside in the snow! Check out our favorite snow looks for boys here!

 

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