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Showing posts from December, 2010

Baby Boy Gift Basket

This gift basket was made for a mom-to-be who is expecting a baby boy.

It contains a cute bib, 2 diaper shirts with a 3-pack of matching socks and little pants, a pair of shoes, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and Aveeno Baby Lotion.

I wrapped it in tulle and tied it with a matching ribbon.

Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

One of my friends came over for a visit and brought my little girl a gift. It was a Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock. The shape sorting clock indicates that the toy is for those 3 and over, and my little girl was only 18 months at the time. We opened it for her to play with anyway, and I was surprised at how much she loved it!

The clock contains different colored blocks that are numbered and each a different shape. In the centre is an hour and a minute hand to teach the child how to tell time. At first, it was diffucult for my 18 month to put the shapes in the correct spot, but about a month later, she was able to match all the blocks to the spaces in the clock. Now she just has to catch onto the numbers and colors!

I am happy that my friend introduced me to the Melissa & Doug line of toys as they are colorful, high quality and highly educational. The wooden shape sorting clock alone helps me to teach my child the different colors, shapes, numbers and how to tell time…

Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement

My sister used this beautiful floral arrangement for the Thanksgiving Dinner Centrepiece. It really brightened up the table and I really love the pumpkin pot the flowers are in.

Simple Diaper Cake

This is a simple diaper cake that was given to a friend for her baby's first birthday. She only wanted diapers as gifts for the baby so this was a creative way to give her diapers. It is made out of size three diapers instead of the newborn size since the baby is obviously bigger now.

Baby Food

I'm always looking for new recipes to try and I came across
That's just what it is, a great site that offers recipes for wholesome baby food.

My 9 month old loves Baby Mum Mum crackers and since I have always been a fan of homemade, the teething biscuit recipes interested me most. Most of the biscuit recipes call for ingredients that I typically have in my kitchen so I was excited to be able to try one immediately. There are even recipes that do not contain egg or wheat.

I decided to take the simple route and choose the very easy Eggless Baby Cereal Cookies.
(Maggie from has given me permission to share this quick recipe)

All I needed was:

1 cup of flour
1 cup of baby cereal and
1 cup of juice

I mixed them in a bowl, rolled out the dough and cut the dough out into little shapes. The cookies were then baked for 20-30 minutes at 350 F. (It was closer to 30 minutes in my oven, but as they always say.....oven temperatures v…