Pt. 2An issue I've never wanted to deal with for the little Miss Madisyn, is the loss of her beloved "Mi" [her very, very special blanky]. As a baby and child, I also had a very special blanky that I needed to go to sleep. I don't recall getting to take it everywhere with me, but it did ALWAYS go on overnights. There were a few times that it got left behind, and consequently some lonely nights without it until it was able to be returned.
As a Mommy, I have always wanted to prevent this issue from EVER happening to my baby. The solution I came up with, was making sure that whenever "Mi" leaves the house [only when we won't be sleeping or napping at home] it has to be in a specific bag, and that specific bag [with "Mi" inside] also has to return home with us. It would be like forgetting my purse [which does happen from time to time, but hopefully less likely than just the blanky on its own]. We've always used a plain old boring reusable shipping bag, nothing special. When I saw that Shutterfly offers a wonderful Reusable Shopping Bag, and IT CAN BE PERSONALIZED with a PHOTO AND TEXT, I knew it was EXACTLY what we needed!
Madisyn enjoys the excitement of opening a gift, often as much as she enjoys what is inside. It is so fun watching her open, I thought I needed to share that with you as well *insert smiling face here*.
You can see she enjoyed what she found inside the pretty wrapping as well: Who wouldn't enjoy seeing a picture of their beautiful family, stuck onto a pretty bag?!
The 3 best things about this new, special "Mi Bag" are:
- It feels super good while wearing it and seems very durable!
- IT IS LARGE- not only is there room for "Mi", there is extra space, because you know it's never JUST "Mi" that has to go, an entourage of "friends" [stuffed animals] also have to come along.
- and its PRETTY! I chose the Mutil Chevron Stripes design option, but there were so many to choose from!
The possibilities are endless for uses of these Reusable Shopping Bags because there are so many style, and personalization options! I would love to hear if you order some, and what creative uses you came up with for them!
Thank you for following along in our Shutterfly Practical Gift series. I felt that the two wonderful photo gifts we were blessed with needed to be honored with their own separate stories!
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to be entered into a chance to win $100 from LooksiSquare and Shutterfly!
"Mi" Bag Bloopers: I couldn't NOT share the outtakes from our photo shoot- Madi is TWO- and almost everything we do gets accompanied by a really big tantrum these days. While Madisyn was VERY excited to get to open a Birthday Gift, and LOVED the bag she received and the pretty picture of her family on it- at the time, she was NOT EXCITED to put her "Mi" in it= so funny, I had to share: