Monday, June 22, 2009


I'm back from my nonvacation vacation. I always come back from my inlaws saying words like "clever", "keen" and "method". It was good to get away but my plan of spending quality time with each kid alone did not happen. I also had planned on getting a haircut etc. Instead LD was quite the handful and nothing like that happened. On a good note, in the midst of family drama, I have gotten closer to my inlaws. There wasn't a single altercation this trip mash'Allah. Got back late last night and my mom is flying in tonight. Busy busy busy! Be back soon.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

I absolutely love this set of dishes I found. I can't find any information on them though. They are stamed "Nice Mice" made in England and have some symbols. The set is complete. I think the little tiny cup is an egg holder but not sure. I LOVE the graphics. On Ebay the mug alone sold for $9.99 but that's all i found on this set after ebaying and googling them. Look at these images! They are heavy too. This was a splurge for me at a thrift store that was closing for the summer so offering everything half off. I got the set for $5 (and would have gladly paid $10...i just never visit this particular store). They are in perfect condition and unused. I could see the sticky mark of a price sticker.


I only had ten minutes to look around and when i saw these, my heart jumped. I thought "there's no way i would have gotten these for little dude but for baby girl, oh yes." I say that because Little Dude has always been a bit zealous with throwing things and breaking things. He still loves it when i break a dish. He comes running in to see the fallen casualty. I just hope i can bring myself to let her use them. They will be used by me to feed her.




cup and egg holder (?)

Aren't they just lovely? I don't use words like lovely but these are lovely.

And here's another recent-ish find - a brand new bumbo in the box for $15. Score! I didn't realize how great these were or i would have bought one anyway. It keeps her out of the line of fire (a.k.a. little dude). I'm pretty certain I won't have any scores for a while because these are just so good.

baby toes

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Banana Hotdog

banana hotdog

Lightly toasted bread spread with peanut butter. Banana as the hotdog and honey as the ketchup. Make one for yourself too. This is not kid food. This is GOOD food. And healthy food. Peanuts and bananas are high energy foods and carbs are good too. If you want to make it even healthier add some wheat germ for relish.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever

We love picking stuff and this is our second year bringing home a ton of strawberries. Yesterday was filled with tractors, sunshine, hats, lots of strawberries, jam making and strawberry eating.



makin' jam

freezer jam


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Baby food blog

When i was making little dude's baby food, a lot of people emailed me asking for specifics and how to information. Since Baby Girl has officially started solids, when I get back from Toronto I will begin making her food full force and thought I might do a blog specific to making baby food. Anyone still interested?