Tuesday, June 30, 2009
These were gone the day I made them. My husband loved them. My daughter loved them. And two days later I made another batch, which was no big deal since they only take 5 MINUTES to make!!!
Check out this simple recipe for Chocolate Date Balls:
1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup walnuts (I took out the walnuts since my daughter is allergic)
1/4 cup rolled oats, not instant
1/4 cup cocoa or Carob powder
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until thoroughly combined. The mixture should look like a lumpy paste (I had to add a small amount of water). With slightly wet hands, roll paste into walnut-sized balls. Place on wax paper on a tray or plate and freeze until firm. Store in baggies in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. ( or for 2 days until they are inhaled!)
Monday, June 29, 2009
A perfect addition to any child's room!
The trains are made of wooden magnetic segments and custom hand painted with water based, non-toxic, lead free, acrylic paint.
Each train can be painted with your favorite colors or to match your room decor.
Here is my daughters:
Now she only has to wait until Christmas to get it :)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Woobies (what a cute name!) have a cotton pattern on the front and minky on the back. Plus there are two loops attached, one on each side, to attach a multitude of things to like pacifiers, teething rings, toys or even to clip to a stroller! What an ingenius idea!
Check out this Green Dot Woobie:
In addition to the Woobies you can find a variety of Crayon Caddies. Why do you need a Crayon Caddy? Here's a few reasons...
They are a "great way to keep a little one entertained on the go, in restaurants, church, the car, airports, waiting rooms, etc. No more depending on restaurants for dirty crayons, or pulling broken or melted crayons out of a bag or purse. Great for kid's backpacks to protect crayons or just a cute way to organize them for school or home."
Need we say more?
Check these out!
The Caddy holds up to 20 standard crayons or 10 jumbo crayons, rolls shut and ties with an attached ribbon. The Caddies come with 10 standard crayons. If you wish to include a coloring/activity pad and an extra 10 crayons you can purchase the upgrade in the shop for $2.00. This covers the activity pad, crayons and extra shipping cost. What a great gift idea!
Now the best part is that the owner of The Woobie Shop is giving away one Crayon Caddy to one of you! And you get to pick which one!
Details, details, details...
To enter into the fantabulous giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of this blog
2. Visit The Woobie Shop and leave a comment here telling me which crayon roll you would love to win!
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The winner will be chosen at random next Monday, good luck!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sophie Stanfield is closing down her shop and all remaining
cookie sets are selling for $5! What a deal!
These would make excellent party bag favors, gifts or decoration.
Check out her shop now for an amazing deal!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
How do they look?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
2. Cancer Prevention: Research shows that blueberry compounds may inhibit all stages of cancer.
3. Heart Health: Research indicates that blueberries may protect against heart disease and damage from stroke.
4. Urinary Tract Health: Like cranberries, blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections.
5. Vision Health: Research around the world has indicated that blueberries may improve night vision and prevent tired eyes.
What more reasons do you need to eat this delectable fruit?
This review is the first one not for children! Sometimes you just need to buy something for yourself right? Well take a look at these hats!
The other day I was thinking about how I should really invest in a hat for the summer months since the increasing exposure to the sun is leaving my face more freckled every year! And that very day I stumbled across BKM Hattitude. I was thrilled!
Check out these darling hats!!
The Enchanted hat:
Now the only problem is to figure out which one to buy....
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
When I stumbled across Burkeheart Baby on Etsy I was thrilled. Darling cloth shoes and SO affordable! Sized from 0-18 months, I know you will find that perfect shoe for your little one!
Now let's take a look at her creations!
And these Cotton Bloom cloth shoes are so fun!
This is the time to buy your little ones shoes ladies!
This hair clip holder can be personalized with any letter or color and you can choose from various patterns as well. A gross grain ribbon, either 12 or 18 inches long is attached securely to the letter and there is a sawtooth picture hanger on the back for easy hanging.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
With all that said, I am very much looking forward to potty training my not-so -little-anymore daughter. The Montessori method of potty training was brought to my attention a few months ago and I loved it immediately and plan on trying it with my daughter.
To many in the American culture it would be considered "early" potty training. While in other countries in may in fact be "late" potty training. All I know is that it makes sense.
The Montessori method explains that there are sensitive periods for learning different tasks and that the period of 18-24 months is the sensitive period for learning to control their bladder and bowels. Once this period is missed the supposed next period may be 3 years old. Now some may still be able to potty train their child during the terrible twos but it suggested that it's MUCH easier to potty train within these sensitive periods.
In contrast to the Montessori method in my husband's nursing book it states that most children are able to control their bladder and bowels around the age of 3-5, yikes! In the words of a good friend, "that's a really big butt to wipe!" haha :)
Want more details? This is a great article outlining the basics of the Montessori method: http://www.littleredrobin.com/pages/toileting_the_montesorri_way.asp
I personally have a couple friends who have potty trained their children "early" with much success. I have only a couple more months before I can start the process with my daughter, so I'm sure you will hear back on the progress in the future!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
You can even add personalized embroidery for a few extra dollars, what a GREAT gift for any little one!
And it even gets better, she has the cutest organic onesies that are embroidered with original designs. Have your choice of flowers, pirate ships, robots....and many more! Isn't this fuzzy little chicken so cute? And perfect for a unisex baby shower gift!