Baby Food: Beets Puree

I love beets. As a child I used to eat them when my mom made them for us.  My husband never ate them.  I wanted to make sure that our boys eat them.  So I made my son beets puree.   He was not really a fan of it but he did eat them.   Here is how I made them.

Ingredients:

  • 4 beets
  • cooking board
  • baby bullet
  • pot
  • water

Step 1: Peel the four beets.

Step 2: Cut into 2 inch pieces.

Step 3: Put water into the pot and place the beets inside.

Step 4: Bring water into a boil with beets inside and cook until they are soft.

Step 5:  Place the beets into baby bullet and puree it.

Making beets took a little longer than the fruit because fruit is softer.  But it was easy to make.

Happy Baby Food Making!!! 

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Baby Food: Banana Puree

I enjoy making my son homemade food. It is easy and quick to make. I also know what is going into the food and I know that it is healthy for him.   My last baby food blog was on how to make pear puree. This blog will be how to make banana puree.   I needed to make something right before I went to bed.  I saw that I had bananas and I read that bananas are a good first food.  All I needed was the banana and some baby water.  You can use breastmilk if you want instead of the water to make it thick. I used baby water for my banana puree. I, of course, used my baby bullet.

Ingredients

  1. One medium size banana (ripe)
  2. baby water

Directions

  1. Cut the banana into 2 inch pieces.  I started with 3 pieces first.
  2. Place 3 pieces into baby bullet or blender.
  3. Liquidity the banana and add water to help blend it together.
  4. Add the rest of the banana pieces.
  5. Pour into storage containers.
  6. Place in the refrigerator.

It took me under 10 minutes to make. It was quick and easy to make and my one medium size banana made 2 baby jars of food.  Happy baby food making!

Toddler & Baby Easter Egg Hunt

My first born never really enjoyed an Easter egg hunt. He was to little to understand what to do. He is now 2 years old, so I decided to have him hunt for eggs.  That got me thinking, what will I ever put inside the eggs.  I was thinking about things that he likes and needs.  I needed Easter egg fillers. I searched online to find ideas.  There were great ideas out there but I wanted to make it more personal for him.   Below is a list of things that he needed or liked.

Toddler Egg Fillers:

  1. Thomas Minis
  2. Hershey Kisses
  3. Disney Cars toys
  4. Socks

I filled his plastic Easter eggs with all these fillers.  I placed them outside in the yard and he went hunting.  He was so excited to hunt and get the eggs. It was pure joy to see him hunt.   I also wanted my second born to hunt for eggs but he was too little to walk.  I picked a few things that he needed and placed them in a bigger egg for him and just sat him down near them.  He went to grab these eggs and it was great too. Below is  a list of things for the baby egg filler.

Baby Egg Filler:

  1. Socks
  2. pacifiers
  3. small stuffed animals

 

Hope this helps. Happy filling!

Baby Food: Pear Puree

When I was pregnant with my boys, I told myself that I want them to eat healthy.  I did some research of course through Pinterest and saw how easy it is to make food. I started making puree for my first born.  When my second was born, I told myself that I will do that same.  When I make his food, I know what goes in.  I pick up the food from the grocery store and then make it myself.

When I was pregnant with my first, I asked for a baby bullet. I love my baby bullet because I am able to make my boys food puree. The baby bullet came with little jars and have numbers on it. The numbers as used as the dates of the week.  So whenever I put in the food, I mark it with the date which the puree was placed into it.  It was one of the best things that I asked for. I went on to make my own food for my boys.  It is quick and easy and costs almost nothing.    Here I am sharing my pear puree.

Ingredients

  1. pears (I used 3)
  2. water

Directions

  1. Boil water.
  2. Clean, core and peel the pears.
  3. Cut them into small pieces.
  4. Once the water boils, place the pears into the pot.
  5. Reboil the water and cover the pot.
  6. Once the pears are soft, place them into the baby bullet.
  7. Blend the pears using the water that was used to boil.
  8. Place puree into jars.

It is simple and quick. Happy baby food making!

Christmas Ornaments Gift Favors

We had our second son’s baptism in December.  I was thinking of favors to create for our guests that were coming to celebrate our son.   I searched Pinterest (my go to place for ideas) and found many different and nice ideas.  My favorite idea was Christmas ornaments.   My husband and I got married in December of 2015 and we had hot chocolate in bags with mugs as favors.  This time I thought having Christmas ornaments with hot chocolate was a great idea because it kinda went along with our wedding favor.  I wanted to make a connection.

So my Christmas ornaments hot chocolate favors was what I created.  My husband and I picked up plastic ornaments from the dollar store. We also picked up some hot chocolate  and sprinkles.  I also ordered dehydrated marshmallows on Amazon.

My husband and I got to work.   We filled the ornaments with hot chocolate, sprinkles and then dehydrated marshmallows.    I created tags with the event name and date.   It took about 2 hours to make all together. It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed them.   Here are a few photos to inspire you.   If you would like for me to create some for your special event, please contact me through here and I will give you a price.  Thank you. Happy gifting!

Baby Sprinkle guest gifts

When we had a baby sprinkle for our second son, I created gift favors to give out.  I wanted something that would match the theme of sprinkles.  I looked around Pinterest and found people gave out cookies, donuts and other things with sprinkles.  I wanted to create something else.  I created a mason jar sugar cookie ingredients.

I started with picked up mason jars, sugar cookie mix,  sprinkles and avery labels.  Once I got them, I made the labels. One label said “Thank you for sprinkling your love” and then the second label was the ingredients and directions on how to make the sugar cookies.    Once the labels were done, I placed them on the mason jars. One label was the front and then the other one was on the back.

Once the labels were place, I placed the sugar cookie mix into the mason jar as well as some sprinkles.   It was a cute jar that was given out as a favor. I enjoy making homemade favors because they are more special.  I also wanted to make something that people can use because there are many times that I will get favors and then it just sits and collects dust.  It is easier and nicer to just make it and allow people to get rid of something without feeling guilty.

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If you are interested in a favor like this, I will be happy to make it for a cheap price.  Happy gifting!

Engagement Gifts

My husband and I have been married fir 5 years.  Majority of our friends are not married and only dating.   In the past 5 years, only three of our friends have gotten married.  This past month two of our friends have gotten engaged.  We couldn’t be more happy to help celebrate our friends engagement.

One of my closets friends got engaged on Christmas to her boyfriend of 3 years.  We could not be more excited for her.  When we met up after Christmas, I made an engagement basket with goodies for the newly engaged couple.  Inside the basket, I had a mug that said Mrs., two bridal magazines, Proseco and a frame to frame their first photo together as an engaged couple.   Below is a photo of the basket and what it looked like.

 

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Another one of our friends also got engaged this month.  For her, I made a bag filled with goodies as well.  Some of the goodies were two mugs that said Mrs and Mr, a frame and Proseco to toast their engagement.

It has been fun gifting our friends on their engagements.  Engagements are such a wonderful time in a couples life.  Its a celebration of their love and getting ready for the next big adventure that awaits them: marriage.   I hope these ideas help you create your own engagement gifts for a special friend.  Happy gifting.