Valentine’s Day Dresses Are In Stock!

Valentine’s Day Dresses Are In Stock!

VALENTINE’S DRESSES!

These dresses are made of our signature 100% comfy cotton and are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift … dentist approved! Our Valentine’s Day Dresses are in stock and available, but with a limited quantity and an order cut-off date of February 7th…you had better hurry! We are creating them from six different candy colors with your choice of text…all hand-dyed and hand painted just for your favorite little Valentine! XOXO

Our Favorite DIY Halloween Costumes for Infants and Toddlers

Our Favorite DIY Halloween Costumes for Infants and Toddlers

 

Inexpensive and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Little Ghouls and Goblins

Easy. Peasy.  Done!

Halloween can sneak up on the best of us when we are busy caring for infants and chasing after toddlers.  Never fear, not THIS year … We’ve got your back. Below are some of our favorite low-effort, inexpensive yet adorable DIY costumes from some fabulously creative sites. So go ahead, be a Halloween Hero … with or without a cape … we’ll leave that up to you!

 

DIY TODDLER PINEAPPLE COSTUME

We LOVE this no-sew costume!

So bright and fun and with a no sew design, it couldn’t be easier! We came across this fabulous tutorial at www.deliacreates.com. The design can be adapted to other fruits and can be created in a jiffy. Bonus points for being a comfortable get-up to wear as well!

LITTLE SHRIMP SUSHI ROLL

The tutorial for this little shrimp sushi roll costume can be found at www.thecheesethief.com. In addition to being adorable and a cinch to put together, it has the added benefit of being visible while your little one is being carried around the party or trick-or-treating.

DIY Toddler Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

SCUBA DIVER HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Fantastic! This tutorial comes from Delineate Your Dwelling and uses readily available materials, most of which you probably have around the house. In addition to being super cute, this costume appears to be comfortable and can be easily adjusted to match weather conditions.

LITTLE FRIDA HALLOWEEN COSTUME

OK, honestly, at least one adult here will be dressing up as Frida after seeing this tutorial…so perfect! This costume idea is from Oh Happy Day’s  / Little Artist Costumes feature (be sure to check out Warhol and Van Gogh, too!) Short list of materials and easy to throw together combined with comfort makes this an ideal toddler costume. And the eyebrows! Priceless!

DIY Toddler Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

R2D2 HALLOWEEN COSTUME

This fabulous costume comes to us via the Yellow Pear Photography. Adorable R2D2 get-up is created from poster board and construction paper, duct tape, a metal bowl and a bike helmut. Genius! Pretty sure this could be scaled for an adult too!

It’s pumpkin coffee time again!

 

Here is a post from last year around this time…October 4th I believe. I just stopped in to Trader Joe’s in search of it but it hadn’t arrived yet. Anyone else spot it?

From the Vault:
Ok, now that the weather is start to turn…mornings and evenings anyway…I find myself gravitating towards an “Autumn” menu…anyone else? This is my new favorite treat, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Now, I am a fan of the Fall Specialty Drinks at the coffee shop, (Pumpkin Spice Latte, anyone?) but find it difficult to justify the calories and sugar. This unsweetened treat has all the flavor without the guilt- “orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground vanilla beans and pumpkin spice oil” …and I feel good about not starting my day with the equivalent of dessert! Pumpkin Spice Delicious photo TJsPumpkinSpiceCoffee.jpg
If you try it, let me know what you think. What is your current fav Fall drink?

My house is a mess today and why I’m ok with it!

Just in case you too are sitting down for another cup of coffee (let’s not say how many we’ve had already) and casting a look around your house, heaving a heavy sigh, realizing that though you have only been home for 30 minutes today, you will have to leave in 15 minutes to drive your 3rd of four carpools. As the realization sweeps over you, “I am definitely NOT going to make a dent in the chaos of books and clothes and soccer equipment and dishes and laundry” (I’ll stop…you know the drill) …I offer you this simple link from the New York Times with a bit of welcome news. You are not letting your family down by not conquering this mess today … oh no, on the contrary! You are actually performing a valuable service  for family. Just one click and you can sit back and enjoy that cup of coffee before jumping back into the car. Oh wait, I’m out of time…I’ll have to drink my coffee in the car.

Find of the Week

Came across these via Food52…love them! I am certain buying and using these would instantly organize my fridge. Maybe even my whole life! I’m off to order some now…
https://food52.com/provisions/products/106-weck-mold-jar-set-of-6?utm_source=FOOD52+Subscribers+List&utm_campaign=9ab8b5cb31-Wildcard_Glass_7_19_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_191568346e-9ab8b5cb31-21199957&mc_cid=9ab8b5cb31&mc_eid=634c74bf84

An Elfin Dinner- A Fun Holiday dinner idea for the kids

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This fun and easy holiday dinner idea is a hit with our kids and is quickly becoming a Holiday tradition…last year it was a tiny elfin picnic (pics on that later) and this year it was a dinner of tiny things. (Just to clarify-it was a dinner made of elf-sized foods, not a dinner made of Elves…my nieces were concerned.)

We made the meat loaves in tiny pans, the “cabbages” were brussel sprouts, of course, and I found the tiniest carrots I’ve ever seen at the grocery. Purple potatoes are always a hit, and if they are teeny, then they are all the more appealing.

We set the table with little juice glasses and the parents had wine and the children, juice, in little goblets…turns out the “elf” size wine portion is what we humans are supposed to call a “serving” too! Who knew?!!! Ok, maybe it was more that we didn’t want to know.

Use your imagination and check out the selection of tiny vegetables at the grocery store to get inspired-it may present the perfect opportunity to introduce something new and perhaps green…baby bok choy anyone?

If you give this a try, please send a pic and let me know what you served. Have fun!