Tag: Valentine’s Day

My Little Lovebug and Love Notes Make The Perfect Gift

I See Me has become one of our favorites for personalized books as they always go beyond with the extra little touches to make someone feel special. This is why we were very excited to hear about a new release and just in time for Valentine’s Day! 😉

My Little Lovebug is a photo-personalized storybook featuring your loved ones’ photos and names. Every page is beautifully illustrated with a cute and cheeky saying, with illustrated text by Jeanine Murch.

We were fortunate to receive the hardcopy version of the book along with the adorable love notes.

We couldn’t wait to add this book to our reading line up and that same night that we received the book, we were reading it. Each page was beautifully designed with different animal characters with our faces (I have to admit that I look adorable as a lady bug and I need to add that my husband looks handsome as a bumble bee!). 😉

The word play in the book is brilliant! They use words relating to the character on each page into a positive and empowering word for the child. We just loved that! The creativity is remarkable as I don’t know how they come up with it all.

The book was very engaging and we enjoyed it from the beginning to end. The love notes that came with the book are illustrated as beautifully as the book and are great keepsakes. I will be sneaking them in my daughter’s bag when she isn’t looking as a way to remind her how much she is loved by all of us.

So for this #MelandNikkiReview I decided to change things up a little bit as I love to provide unique reviews specialized to each product or book we do (it’s the Momma Braga style). Since my daughter is now three years old and she has a wealth of vocabulary now, I asked her what she thought of it and what would she rate it.

Momma Braga: “Nikki did you like the book, Our Little Lovebug Nikki?”
Nikki: “I love the book so much Momma!”
Momma Braga: “What did you love the best about it?”
Nikki: “I love all the animals. They are so nice. I love our faces in them. It was funny!”
Momma Braga: “Do you remember what the book was about?”
Nikki: “Oh yes Momma! Everyone loves Nikki!”
Momma Braga: “Oh yes we do! How many ladybugs out of 5 would you give the book?”
Nikki: “Ten Momma.”

I would have to agree with Nikki on her quick recap of why Our Little LoveBug is so great. It has all the uniqueness magic that I See Me brings to stories and it brings so much love. It beautifully captures what we feel for our children in the most adorable way possible. We highly recommend this book to any parent who wants to tell their Little Lovebug in an unique way on how much they mean to them during storytime. As Nikki mentioned we give this book 10 ladybugs out of 5! 😉

To purchase the gift set which includes the book with the love notes, click here. To purchase the book on its own, click here. To purchase the love notes only, click here.

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Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

Valentine’s Day

I have never been a Valentine’s Day type of person as I never felt that I needed a designated day to tell the ones I love that I appreciated them. I always felt it was important to tell my loved ones how much they mean to me as much as I can. Of course in reality, we do forget to tell people how much they mean to us on a daily basis but I know that we do try our very best.

So here we are at another Valentine’s Day and this year we celebrated it together as a family. We didn’t put pressure to buy each other anything but my husband did surprise me with some chocolates and a nice top. However, when my husband gave me the gifts he stated that it wasn’t a Valentine’s Day gift but a thank you gift for all that I do with our daughter. This was such a special gesture and his words meant more to me than any gift could give me. Don’t get me wrong as I truly did enjoy my chocolates! But his words of appreciation and the love behind it, truly made my day. Of course, our daughter Nikki got some chocolates from daddy and I got her a stuffed giraffe in which she picked herself (Side note: Never ask your toddler to pick out a toy themselves. They WILL pick the biggest one they see).12705276_892312824199847_2191392255874550053_n As a way to treat my family today, we got lunch at our favourite place to eat, Saucy Kytchen.  The rest of the day we just spent together as a family and really this is the only thing I could ever ask for. Why not spend the day with the two people that I love the most?! So really today didn’t feel out of the ordinary (even though we don’t get gifts for one another all the time) but it felt nice just to be with one another. We do remember to say, I Love You, every single day. We know how much we do for one another and appreciate all the little things even if we don’t say it all the time.

In our home, Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for us to get Nikki some little items that make her smile from ear to ear. Seeing her smile lights up our day and life. Just seeing her grow is the best gift we could ever ask for and as she continues to grow we will show her how every day is a day to say “I Love You”.

So whether you love it or hate it, just remember to try and love the people around you. Even if you forget to let them know every day, use today as your friendly reminder. Today can be the day to just say, “I appreciate all and everything that you do.” I can guarantee that it will surely make their day.

My family and I will continue to love and appreciate one another, no matter what day it is 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day my friends!

– Momma Braga