Archive for April, 2011

DIY Baby Wipes

I would be scared to add up the total yearly cost I spend on baby wipes! I have seen instructions all over the internet on how to make your own baby wipes. It seemed easy (and cheaper) so I gave it a try. It really is easy and they work wonderfully! I’ve included a YouTube how to video and recipe below.



Making your own baby wipes will not only save money, but you will know for sure that no harsh or drying chemicals are touching your baby’s bottom.


Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes
What You Need:
  • Round plastic container (Rubbermaid #6 or #9 works well)
  • Thick, strong roll of white paper towels
  • Sharp knife to cut paper towel roll in half
  • 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons baby shampoo or baby wash
  • 1 Tablespoon baby oil
Here’s How:
  1. Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a knife and remove the inner cardboard core.
  2. Mix liquid ingredients in container.
  3. Place the paper towels in the container with the cut side facing downward.
  4. Secure lid tightly and allow to sit until all liquid is absorbed into the paper towels.
  5. Turn the container upside-down and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Open container and ‘start’ the roll by pulling a towel from the inside of the roll.
  7. Wipes are now ready to use.

April 30, 2011 at 5:12 pm 2 comments

Gifting Expert

CHILDish has been selected as one of Julie’s Picks for the Gifting Expert!

CHILDish is an up and coming kids brand that adds a dash of creativity to meal time! Every CHILDish melamine plate (and bowl) is dishwasher safe and BPA free. Simply personalize your child’s dinnerware with their hair style, hair colour, eye colour, skin tone, name and background color and CHILDish will do the rest. I received these two plates for my sons, Blake (6) and Landon (3), and they always ask for them at dinnertime! – Julie

April 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm Leave a comment

Hottest Tot Products!

I am thrilled to announce that CHILDish personalized dishes have been selected as one of the Modern Mama Hottest Tot Products! CHILDish is surrounded by many amazing tot products. If you live in Edmonton you can participate in the Hottest Tot Product event! Each VIP ticket holder will receive their very own personalized CHILDish plate plus many more amazing products. Check it out, hope to see you there.

April 26, 2011 at 7:46 am Leave a comment

Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns

I will be making these Cinnamon Buns on Easter morning. They are the easiest and best tasting cinnamon buns you will ever make. Trust me, make them and your family will love you for it.

Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns

Who would think you could be this organized so early in the a.m.!!

Ingredients:

20 frozen dough rolls (or 1 frozen bread loaf, thawed (approx. 1 hour) until sliceable and cut into 12 pieces

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup vanilla instant pudding

1-2 Tbsp. cinnamon

3/4 cup raisins (optional)

1/4-1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions:

Before you put the cat out and turn off the lights, grease a 10″ bundt pan and add frozen rolls. Sprinkle with brown sugar, pudding powder, cinnamon and raisins. Pour melted butter over all. Cover with a clean, damp cloth. (leave out at room temperature). Turn out the lights and say goodnight!

In the morning, preheat oven to 350 F. and bake for 25 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out on a serving plate. Now, aren’t you clever?

Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol.1 (Page: 16), Aces (Page: 29)

Thank you to the writers of the Best of Bridge series. Their cookbooks are a staple in almost every Canadian kitchen, including mine.

April 22, 2011 at 7:27 am 1 comment

Easter Tic Tac Toe

I taught my daughter how to play Tic Tac Toe the other day. It was a reminder that simple games are sometimes the best. I made this Easter Tic Tac Toe for my children and thought I would share it with you. Print the colour version for instant fun, or let your children colour in the black and white version. Each file includes 2 pages. Enjoy!

When you’re done with this game, make sure to print off your free CHILDish face colouring pages and matching bunny ears.

April 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

Easter Bunny Letter

Free personalized letter from the Easter Bunny! A little something extra to put in their baskets without giving them a sugar rush. Click here to create and download your own.

April 18, 2011 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Canadian Humanitarian

Canadian Humanitarian’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing orphans and vulnerable children and their families with access to health care, education, vocational training, and the basic necessities of life such as nutrition and shelter.

Take a look at their website to learn more about the important work they are doing and what you can do to help.

April 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

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