Don’t KALE My Vibe

Kale & Egg “Muffins”

Easy, Cheesy and Only 6 Ingredients!

  • 5 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar
  • 1 Cup Chopped Kale
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs. Toss in kale along with salt and pepper. Whisk well. Sprinkle in green onions and cheddar cheese. I personally used an ice-cream scooper to carefully scoop the mixture into the muffin tin.  Bake for 14-15 minutes.  Makes about 6 kale egg cups.

All The Feels!

HAPPY DAY FELLOW BOOK WORMS!

I love taking the time to read to Hampton. Do we make it through an entire book? Absolutely not! Do I continue to read to him? Y-E-S! I discovered that Ham loves a good TOUCH-N-FEEL book! I love helping his itty bitty hands reach for the textured pictures and in that same moment, his face begins to fill with amusement and curiosity.  It is clear that even as a baby, he is soaking up EVERY little thing we do together.

Each picture features a different texture stimulating a small but exciting sensory overload. Recently, and I’m not even kidding, he began to reach for the photos himself! The first time this happened my heart exploded! Now, I am motivated more than ever to continue reading to him on a regular basis.

 Here are a few TOUCH-N-FEEL books your baby might also enjoy!

PAT THE ZOO

ANIMALS

FARM ANIMALS

BIRTHDAY!

PAT THE BUNNY BOOK SET

ANIMALS BOOK SET

Hush Little Baby

Nap time just got a little easier…

I first came across the BabyShusher at our newborn photography shoot. Hampton was in an entirely different environment and at that moment in time, he was NOT having any of it. The photographer shot me a look that said, “Oh I’ll handle it” and the look I gave her right back said, “I would love to see you try…”

The photographer then whipped out this beautiful, tiny orange and white sound machine. Now it only makes one consistent sound. That sound is a long, drawn out “ssshhhuuuussshh” that repeats itself over and over. What happened after can only be described as “magical.” Hampton began to calm down. I mean he like REALLY calmed down. It was majestic, confusing and wonderful all rolled into one positive vibe that filled the room. I understand that this may not work for every baby, but it certainly works wonders for my infant who loves a solid cry. I highly recommend The BabyShusher to all newborn parents!

Don’t Believe Me? Follow this link and try it for yourself…Baby Shusher

Comfy BayBEE Clothes

Let me set the scene…

It is 3:16AM and I am in my usual shopping spot, the quilted rocking chair in the nursery.  It is not long before I become sucked into the vortex known as Amazon where naturally I lose all track of time. That is when it happens…

SHOPPING FOR ANY AND ALL THINGS BABY.

I recently became obsessed with Burts Bees Clothing for Baby. I love the organic cotton zip-up onesies! Most of the onesies feature elastic at the ankle so Hampton’s constantly kicking feet don’t get sucked up into the legs of the onesie. Trust me, this tends to happen.

The material is soft, the patterns are adorable and most importantly…I have washed his outfits on repeat and I can proudly report that they seem to be durable! I knew I had to share how much I adore this brand after I ordered the same pattern (Midnight Twinkle Bee) in two different sizes!

Here are a few of my FAVORITES! Follow the links to order your own!

Midnight Twinkle Bee Onesie

Midnight Rugby Stripe

Dried Leaf Heather Stripe Onesie

Starry Night Watercolor Bee Onesie

Charcoal Autumn Trees Onesie

Heather Grey Alphabet Bee

The NEW “Diaper Bag”

Move OVER Diaper Bags…

There is a new and more efficient way to carry all of your baby goods around town and it is a DIAPER BACKPACK! The moment I found out I was pregnant, I was on the fast track to collecting ANY and EVERYthing baby! I ordered my first diaper bag and I still had 7 months to go until the baby even arrived! Talk about planning ahead…

It wasn’t until Hampton arrived that I discovered the BEST way to sport all my baby necessities while we are on the go and that is in the form of a backpack! I love my NEW  12 Littles Companion Backpack! The quilted nylon diaper backpack is water resistant making it the perfect material to wipe off any mishaps…cough…cough…spit-up. The spacious backpack features several interior as well as exterior compartments that make organizing your baby items a breeze!

HERE IS WHAT I PACK IN MY BABY BACKPACK…

  • Bibs
  • Burp Cloths
  • Spare Outfits
  • Swaddle Blanket
  • Extra Pacifiers
  • “Poop” Bags
  • 2 Bottles

If you have any recommendations on other items to pack, please leave them in the comments below!

Grab your own 12 Littles Diaper Backpack by following this link…THE NEW DIAPER BACKPACK

Sghetti Squash Baked Ziti

This EASY recipe is a FUN twist on traditional baked ziti!

WHAT YOU NEED…

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 Jar of Red Pasta Sauce (or homemade…more power to you)
  • 1 Diced Tomato
  • 1/4 Cup of Chopped Green Onions
  • 2 Cups of Freshly Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Diced White Onion

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

First, I like to soften my squash a tad bit in the microwave to help make cutting the squash in half just a bit easier. Poke a few holes in the spaghetti squash using a fork and wrap in a moist paper towel. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes, depending on the size of your squash.

Next, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease using olive oil. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and using a spoon, scoop out the inside “pulp” of the squash including the seeds. Toss the pulp into the trash. Once the squash is scooped, place face down on the baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes.

In the meantime… mix pasta sauce, diced tomato, chopped green onions and diced white onions in a medium-size sauce pan. Cook on low for 7-8 minutes and set aside.

Once your spaghetti squash is done baking, check the texture of the squash by using a fork. Personally, we like our spaghetti squash to be extremely soft. Once the desired tenderness is achieved, use the same fork and string out squash onto a paper towel over a plate. Pat lightly to drain any extra moisture.

In a rectangular baking dish, mix spaghetti squash and pasta sauce. Layer with mozzarella cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is completed melted.

ENJOY YOUR SOMEWHAT HEALTHY BAKED ZITI!

Live & Let Drool!

Hampton just hit the 3 month mark!

Can you believe it? We hardly can! That being said, we recently found out that Hampton has acid reflux…

It took a few days and a couple of outings before I came to accept the fact that this spit-up-show was here to stay! That being said, I prepared myself by suiting up for battle before every outing. This includes bringing 2-3 changes of clothes for not only Hampton, but myself as well! Along with multiple outfits, I include spit-up cloths by the dozen as well as bibs! Lots and lots of bibs! I am quickly learning that one can never have TOO many bibs! I am a huge fan of the bandana bibs and luckily came across 10 Bandana Bibs in plain white for a great price! I recently received them and I’m a fan of how easy they are to toss in the wash with a little bit of bleach and how soft they continue to stay!

CLICK HERE to grab your own… KIDDYSTAR BIBS