Each month, I put together a bag (or box) of goodies culled together from things I’ve done, events I’ve attended, stuff people have sent me and brands I’ve worked with. What started as me just unloading a bunch of free stuff, has become something more. For instance, I brought you guys back a souvenir from the White House and I forgot about my very own mother!

Check out these lovely White House edition commemorative Easter Eggs signed by the President and the First Lady. Pretty cool, right?


I also got such a great response to Mazzy’s bunny mask on Instagram that Seedling volunteered to give me an extra for the swag bag.



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Due to the outpouring of love for the Doughnut Neck Roll from Mazzy’s LittleMissMatched shoot, I put one of those in there as well. If you haven’t already, you should totally check out Mazzy modeling her picks on their site.


My book of the month is Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes. Pretty much Pete the Cat anything is always a favorite.


If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been participating in a Sophia the First campaign on Instagram, mainly on @Insta2yearold since Harlow is a huge fan. She got the dress and the amulet but I saved the new doll just for you guys.


If you happened to catch Mike and I going to a Valspar paint event on Snapchat (ilanawiles), I said the best thing about bringing my husband along to these things was that we both get gift bags! Valspar included a colored pencil set of all their new colors.


In March was National Cereal Day and General Mills sent me a huge box of what I affectionately refer to as “desert cereals.” I kept the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I hope you don’t mind.


I also went to an event led my friends at Hey Mama at the gorgeous Gramercy Park Rooftop for Beautycounter— a line of safe beauty products that just launched a new line for babies.


A friend of mine invented the Spoon Cocoon which is an excellent way to safely store your baby’s on-the-go utensils in your filthy diaper bag. Come on— you know that thing’s filthy!


Did I tell you that I got kicked out of my old office? As a result, my Container Store makeover came down and I realized that I had an extra magnetic glass weekly planner.


If you saw me dutifully put together a 200 piece Crocodile Creek Space Puzzle on Snapchat with no help from my kids whatsoever, I bought a second one so you can have the very same experience. (For some reason, the amazon link says it’s $85. Do not worry— I did not pay that and you shouldn’t either!)


And last but not lease, I included your very own Mommy Shorts Mug. It can be used for coffee or ice cream or just straight up vodka. Whatever you prefer.


As always, instructions to enter to win March’s Swag Bag will be in Sunday’s Mommy Shorts newsletter. That means you must be a Mommy Shorts subscriber to enter.

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