first year favorites!


The littlest Hunter is one!  I seriously can’t believe it.  Everyone told me it would go fast and it has, but I didn’t realize how many developments we would have.   I have a walking, babbling, toddler and I didn’t expect that.  I still find myself thinking that I have a itty bitty baby.

He is absolutely precious and as much as I miss sleeping and having a clean house, I love that little tornado to bits and wouldn’t trade my goldfish-filled carpet for the world.  Okay, that’s not exactly true – I’m trading it in for hardwood floors in the next few months, but you get the point.


In honor of making it through a whole year of life, the Saurus would like to share some of his very favorite things with you!  Okay, that’s a lie.  He has no clue and if he did, he wouldn’t want to give anything up – he loves things.  All things, big or small.  This is mostly about us being so very blessed with an awesome kid and great baby things and wanting to celebrate his first birthday with all of you!


So….(drumroll, please)….I’ve partnered with Gro-Via and The Natural Baby Co to bring you a giveaway of some of the Saurus’ First Year Favorites.  Yay!  One lucky reader will win a whole mess o’ baby things courtesy of The Natural Baby Company and Chuck&Welly and vetted by the Saurus!  This is our way of saying “thank you” to all of you who’ve helped us navigate parenthood and have been kind about looking at a million pictures and hearing about poop.  I feel like you should also know that these are brand-new things – I’m not taking away my kid’s favorite animal and sippy cup to send to you.  That would be weird.  I realize not all of you have one-year-old boys but we wanted to do this giveaway to show our gratitude for some of the many, many blessings we’ve experienced this year so please enter, even if just to pass off the things to someone else or to donate them.  And spread the word – it’s a big party so the more the merrier! The winner will be chosen March 12th at 5pm (West Coast Time).

Sorry, y’all-the giveaway has ended. But I still love all of these items and am looking forward to more giveaways in the future!

Good luck!

Here’s how you enter:

Go to and use the entry form at the top of the page.  There are several opportunities to get a chance to win – so do them all for the best chance!  

Many, many, many thanks to The Natural Baby Company!! 

I LOVE this company.  Not only do they have a great line of cloth diapers called Gro-Via, but they carry some of the best baby and mama things around – everything from strollers and carriers to hats and toys.  We stop by at least every other day when we’re in Montana and when we’re not, I’m ordering online.  The staff is incredible and have really gone out of their way to help me find some items (like this Finn + Emma play gym that was out of stock everywhere).  They have physical stores in Bozeman, Montana and Austin, Texas so if you live near one of those places, be sure and stop by.  Otherwise, you can visit their online store here or give them a call at 1-877-899-BABY.

one year

the first-year favorites giveaway includes a gift package with the following:

  1. H&M Sweatshirt Cardigan (12-18 month).  The Saurus LOVES to put this on -it’s just the right weight for spring and cozy/cute to boot!
  2. Haba clutch toy.  Saurus picked this one out himself
  3. A pair of Toms shoes (Black and Herringbone, Size 5 Tiny).  Because little feet look so cute in Toms…
  4. One Gro-Via diaper shell in their adorable new pattern with two organic inserts.
  5. California Baby Overtired and Cranky Bubblebath.  This stuff smells absolutely fantastic and makes the best bubbles!  Here’s to bathtime being fun!
  6. A Jellycat Bashful Rhino.  Saurus has a dino and a reindeer and carries them
  7. The Big Red Barn (board book).  Such a precious book and a Saurus fave.
  8. A Zoli BOT straw cup.  These are the best, hands down!  No spills!



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