DIY fall gift basket

Bear attends a Mother's Day Out program two days a week at our church and he's really loving it this year, which makes this momma feel a little less guilty about taking him every Tuesday and Thursday. It's only for five hours and I need the time to work at my stylist job, run errands, go to doctors appointments etc., but I still miss my sweet boy during our hours away from one another. Luckily he has the sweetest teachers on Earth taking care of him and I know he's in great hands. I try to give Mrs. Penny & Ms. Shelley a little surprise for each holiday and since his school doesn't really celebrate Halloween (Jesus is the real super hero!), we decided to make a fall basket for each of his teachers instead of doing both a Halloween and Thanksgiving gift. This covers all fall bases!

I wanted to stick to a "hot chocolate" theme but ended up throwing in a candle for good measure, too. Themed baskets are so much fun to put together; I love the hunt of trying to find fun pieces that come together to make a really visually appealing (and of course useful!) gift. Doing two baskets can get pretty expensive, so I always check places like T.J. Maxx and Homegoods for deals. 

coasters | Starbucks hot cocoa | Pumpkin Spice Cake candle | similar mug (pictured from Home Goods) | basket

Zach made the tags and I have the printable saved as a PDF but my technologically challenged self doesn't know how to get it on the blog. If you want to use it yourself, shoot me an email at and I'm happy to send you the file! :)

My friend Aimey is heading over to our house soon for a fun project that I can't wait to share, and then we're heading out for a Halloween photo-shoot! Any guesses on what Bear and I are dressing up as this year? Here's last years costumes and the year before. I can't believe how much our sweet boy has grown- it's hard to look back at those pictures without getting emotional. At least now Bear can dominate in the trick or treating department which means more sugar for his candy-loving Mommy.

This week has flown by- I can't believe it's almost Friday already. Hope you have the best weekend!
xo, Britt