Monday, September 26, 2011

BzzAgent Campaign - LunchBots



So BzzAgent is starting a new campaign I am DYING to get into! It's a campaign to try the LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Snack Container. I'll try anything that will help my twins with eating and enjoying eating! Or make it easier for me to travel with snacks and such on the go. And this looks just perfect!

I have visions of carrying this container around with me when I take them out. OR better yet....making their lunches ahead of time so I'm not rushed and putting it in the container all ready to go!

Mealtimes are hectic!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oops!

So sorry folks! I have seriously neglected this little ol' blog. What can I say? These kiddos are just taking up so much of my time! They're 14 months old now and they're starting to pick up and learn so much! It's exciting! You see the little wheels working when they look at stuff, babbling away and trying to figure out how to talk.



We can ask them where their nose, mouth, foot and tummy is and they'll point at each one! Ask them what a crab does and they'll make the claw pincher movement with their hands. Or, what does a monkey do? Oooo, ooooo, ooooo! Smart little ones!



So at the moment I'm just enjoying watching them grow and playing with them. I haven't done anything creative in months. Although my mind is constantly thinking of new things I can do and make. I just can't find the time or energy to do it. Thank god for Pinterest! It's been keeping me sane with all the lovelies people pin on there.

So I'm off for now. We're taking A & E to the zoo for the first time today! I'm excited! I think they're gonna love it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Butternut Squash



It's magical! No really. I've just recently started Weight Watchers again and anything that is zero points gets my vote! But if it's something that I could eat hot or cold....woo!
So today I decided to try a new recipe I came across for butternut squash. It's baking right now and filling my apartment with such a yummy smoky smell (thanks to the smoked paprika). If it tastes as good as it smells, this could be my new go to zero point snack.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Melissa and Doug fun!

Yesterday on The Foundary, I scored a few really great deals! I'm super excited about this one.





They finally had a great sale going for Melissa and Doug toys and I just had to get some for Audrey and Elliott. The sale is still going on by the way so if you've been wanting to snatch up some of these great toys, now is the time to do it. I should also point out that The Foundary has other awesome sales going on, not kid related.

My goal regarding their toys is to have alot of fun things that really stretch their imagination and make them play. I'm not one of those parents that is all against the plastic light up toys. But I just don't feel like they do a whole lot. Plus I love love love the look of some brightly colored wood toys. I just feel like the plastic toys, there's only one way to use them. And it doesn't push the child to really think outside the box. I'm hoping these will.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cheddar Broccoli Nuggets

The babies are gonna be a year old soon! I can't believe it's been a year. I've been trying out different recipes and cooking different things for their meals since it won't be long before they'll be relying solely on that and not their formula for all their nutrition.
So today I made some cheddar broccoli nuggets. I found this one on Wholesome Baby Food. This is such a simple recipe and very yummy! It's a little tough to form into nuggets as it's very crumbly. But you'll start to get the hang of it. I actually had to make two batches and when I went to form the last of the nuggets after the first ones had baked, I found that they formed a bit easier. I think it's because they sat there longer and the bread crumbs were able to soak up some of the moisture of the steamed broccoli. Be sure that when you oil your baking sheet, if you do like I did and use aluminum foil to line it, use a bit more oil. My first set stuck a little.



Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Nuggets



Ingredients:

1 16-oz Package frozen broccoli, cooked, drained, and chopped

1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs

1 ½ cups Shredded cheddar cheese (please use real cheese and not a "processed cheese food" product. Try tomato & basil cheddar.)

3 Large eggs or 5 egg yolks - Most pediatricians say it's ok to use whole egg in a baked good when baby is over 8-9 months old without allergies. We would recommend that you substitute 5 egg yolks for the whole eggs if serving this to those under 1 yr. Ask YOUR pediatrician.



Directions:

Preheat oven to 375
1. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.
2. Combine all remaining ingredients and mix well.

*Add seasonings if you like - garlic powder, pepper, extra basil & oregano for example. Add a fruit or veggie puree to substitute for the eggs if desired.

3. Shape mixture into nuggets or fun shapes such as squares or squigglies etc..and place on baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turn nuggets over after 15 minutes. Serve warm. Be sure to crumble these if your baby needs.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

A Rocking Giraffe!

The Foundary is having a really great sale today on Charm Company rocking toys. I really cannot wait to be able to buy a rocking horse for the bebes. They also having a rocking giraffe! How fun!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Current awesome daily deals!

So as I've posted before, I'm kind of addicted to the daily deal sites like Gilt and Haute Look. So I thought I would do a weekly post highlighting some of the really awesome items. I don't have much money to spend these days so this will kind of get it out of my system to window shop a little bit.

No More Rack is a neat site. I haven't posted about them before cause I just discovered them. Basically every day there are 8 new deals. Instead of a bunch of items by one designer, there is 1 item for each category. Today in the home category, there's an electric cheese grater I would absolutely LOVE to have! I don't have alot of time to spend grating cheese nor do I have alot of money to buy the pre-grated stuff. So yes, I want badly. Usually $40, now $15. Nice!



And another deal that I couldn't pass up, also on No More Rack, was in the category for women...wooden bangles! These were such a great deal I had to have them. I'm going to a wedding in April that will be in Mexico and this will be perfect to wear with a dress on the beach. For $5, it's kind of a hard bargain to pass up.



And lastly here's a lovely little item on Zulily. Zulily has so many beautiful items for kids, baby and even mommy! These are some really sweet treat bowls. The possibilities with these are endless! I love the colors and the shape! And for $6, I dare you to pass that up!