Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stocking Stuffers Ideas

I absolutely LOVE Christmas shopping. I have a blast coming up with things to stuff inside our stockings, and wanted to share some ideas with all of you. I hope you will find this list helpful, and that you come away with at least one or two new ideas to make your baby's Christmas a very Merry one.

Young Kids (Infants-2 years)

  • Cereal puffs
  • Animal crackers/Biter biscuits
  • Baby Mum Mums
  • Rattles
  • Sippy cups/bottles
  • board books
  • small stuffed animals
  • pj’s (you can ALWAYS find pj’s on clearance!)
  • cute socks or baby legs
  • teether
  • soft Tonka cars
  • small soft doll
  • bath toys
  • bibs
  • baby silverware
  • wooden puzzles
  • juice
  • baby lotion/baby bath
  • first toothbrush

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Handprint Ornament Idea

I found this idea through "" and thought you guys might enjoy making it as a keepsake to put on your Christmas tree year after year.

All you need is:

*an ornament ball {the color is up to you}

*Embossing ink- stamp pad {to rub on babies hand}

*glitter {to sprinkle over the clear ink}

*q-tip {to clean it up a bit}

*heat {An embossing heat gun will seal it. if you don't have one of those, hold it over a toaster or burner}

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Naughty Donuts

Want to make some?

You'll need:
canned biscuits (I used Pillsbury Homestyle Buttermilk)
Melted butter in a shallow bowl(4 tbls per 8 biscuits give or take)
Sugar & Cinnamon in a shallow bowl(Mixed together in your favorite proportions...I like a nice medium brown mixture)
Veggie oil to fill your pan up to about 1/2in or so.

Heat up oil for a few minutes on medium heat.
While it is heating up, cut holes in the donuts with a cookie cutter or some other circular object

When one side is golden brown, flip with tongs. When that side is golden remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined pan or plate.

When the donuts have cooled enough to handle...using your fingers dip one side in the melted butter, let the excess drip off, dip in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Get it nice and coated. Flip over and repeat for the other side.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

November 1 through December 31

Free crafts, games and activities!
Take free pictures with Santa at the North Pole!
Where: 200 Gulf Stream WayDania Beach, FL 33004
When: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Who: Families with children of all ages.
How: Just show up
Cost: Free
For more info: Phone: 954-929-7710

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Train Rides at Tradewinds Park

Every 3rd full weekend of the month

For all ages.

$1/ride per person (Cash Only)

10:00-4:00 p.m, weather permitting.

Riders under 10 years old must be accompanied by adults.

The Tradewinds and Atlantic Railroad offers model steam train rides on a half-mile track around a lake.

For information, call the park at 954-357-8870 or the railroad station at 954-978-1134.

The park's regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect.

TradeWinds Park: 600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek FL (across the street from Butterfly World)

Happy riding, y'all