Casi Densmore-Koon

As if being the ringleader of five children under the age of ten isn't enough to leave Washington, DC-based stylist Casi Densmore-Koon entirely tapped, she's also the endlessly effervescent founder of fashion-centric website cupcakeMAG, its babies and kids focused sister-site cupcakeMAG Littles, design + home inspiration-site cupcakeMAG Home and a blogger at parent-approved online mag Disney's Babble.com. Casi has the expertise of a mom and the taste of an editor. Casi is a social influencer with a large celebrity fan base. Casi, a lifestyle + fashion (and parenting!) expert who has been blogging for six years was interviewed and named Momprenuer of the Month by Tori Spelling. Casi's work has been published on Yahoo! Shine, Huffington Post,Beso.com, Today's Parent magazine and she was spotted on Good Morning America. Casi contributes to Rags to StitchesSpearmint Baby, and The Little Style File. Check out Casi's lifestyle blog, Casi Rena.

A Weekend Away

I never realized how important a weekend away was until last weekend. Andrew was working so I packed up my fab five and my Mom to head to the lake. It was total spur of the moment and even though my work-load was forever full, I figured time with my family needed to be a priority. While I was enjoying the no cell phone service which forced me to put my iPhone down. It was great to get out of town and it made me realize how important it was to just sometimes take time away. And well — it was a blast! Staying in a cabin is always so much fun and not having to worry about strong waves like the beach with a baby is a plus. Digging our toes into the sand and just enjoying magical memories made was just perfection.

Click-through my favorite photos of our weekend recap. 

5 Fun DIY Projects to Do This Weekend

Looking for something to fun to make this weekend for your little one? I came across loads of DIY projects to add to my never-ending Pinterest boards this weekend and I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you! I don’t always get as much time as I would like to create things for my littles ones but there is just something about handmade goodies. Grayson loves helping me when he can too! We had so much fun putting together a simple sensory bin. He was so excited to help!

Take a look through 5 easy yet fun DIY projects to do this weekend! 

5 Must-Haves for a Weekend Away with Baby

Whenever your traveling with a little one I feel like we truly are bringing everything but the kitchen sink. I always have so many bags when packing up the family and when I went away this past weekend, I finally decided to streamline my packing process and bringing only our essentials. Last weekend we headed up to the lake house to enjoy the memorial day weekend. From the water to the sun, we were outside almost all day and it was so much fun to take time to enjoy the weekend. That said, I did pack a few must-have essentials for the weekend away with my littles ones.

Click-through what you’ll need when you head out of town with baby! 

What 19 Months Old Looks Like

Oh, boy. 

Every month that goes by, I say to myself, time flies. I really just can’t believe that I don’t have a baby anymore. Grayson just turned 19 months old, and I feel like I just had him yesterday. Grayson is all about feeding himself, completely independent, and only lets me hold his hand. He pretty much thinks he is a complete big boy now and just longs to catch up with his sisters. He is just the sweetest. A few days ago, I was able to finally snap a few photos of him since he is always so busy — it’s hard to get him still on camera.

Take a look to see just what 19 months old really looks like. It’s just so fun! 

4 Adorable DIY Blankets for Baby

Blankets, blankets and more blankets. With a new bundle of joy, you can never have enough blankets. I suggest stocking up so you aren’t doing laundry five times a day. From dirty diapers to spitting-up, the blankets will be getting dirty. You’re going to need plenty! The other day I was looking for a baby gift for a friend and I came across this amazing quilt. While I am not THAT crafty to whip-up a quilt, I do think you can easily make your own receiving blankets and I came across a few adorable DIY tutorials along the way.

Time to get crafty, momma! Take a look a 4 DIY receiving blankets you’ll baby will love.

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