Monday, February 29, 2016

Tropical Green Smoothie

8 ounces coconut milk
1 large handful of kale
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
1/2 cup of frozen mango
1/2 banana


Star Wars Pie

Here is the pie I made for Kevin's birthday. I used star wars cookie cutters to make the top crust.  It was very yummy and fun!




What to Buy for Baby

After talking to family, friends, googling, Lucie's List and combining registry store lists - this is the list I came up with.


FURNITURE/NURSERY
Crib (Delta is the brand we like)
Glider (Dutailier, High Back to rest head)
Crib Mattress (Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress)
Changing Table Pad
Hangers

BEDDING
Fitted Crib Sheets (2 Circo target brand is the best, they don't shrink)
Waterproof mattress pads (2)
Waterproof Lap Pads (4)
Changing Table Pad Covers (1)
Muslin Blankets (3 Aden & Anais are the BEST)
Blankets (3 honestly Olivia loves the homemade ones)
Wearable blankets (2 - 4 Halo Sleeping Sacks)
Night Light (we got a rechargeable such one for our shower I think it was from target. It is awesome and portable)

CAR SEAT/STROLLER/CARRIER
Travel System (infant car seat carrier & base, infant stroller, toddler stroller-need a snack tray)
Ergo Baby Performance Carrier (buy the infant insert I'm all about baby carrying. You get so much more done)
JJ Cole Car Seat Cover (I would wait and see if you need one in the winter)
Diaper Bag (Vera Bradley is one of the few that are Washable)

FEEDING
Breast Pump (Medela Metro Bag Pump)
Medela Disposable Nursing Pad Bra Pads (2 boxes)
Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags (start with 100 bags)
Boppy (2 one for the car/I would but one and then see if you like it)
Boppy Cover (2 puke happens a lot)
Nursing Cover
Bottles (I am breastfeeding and didn't buy bottles but I did get a few samples I have in case of emergency, I also would wait to see most breastfed babies like medela brand bottles)
Carters Bibs (10-they have a waterproof center to keep baby dry)
Burp Cloths (10-15)
Pacifier (wubnubs are what my friends rave about but Olivia never used one)
Fisher Price Space Saving High Chair (must have)
Teethers (2 make sure they are water filled, if the gel ones leak they are highly poisonous)
Soft Tip Spoons (6 we like munchkin brand)
Snack Cups (2 munchkin brand)
Spill Proof Cups (3 munchkin brand)
Lansinoh Lanolin Cream (This is better than any nipple cream - just saying)
Nursing Bras (1)
Sleeping Bras (5-7 Bravado at target)
Nursing Tanks (2)

DIAPERING
Size N Diapers (1 box Huggies with wet stripe)
Size 1 Diapers (2 boxes Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive with wet stripe)
Pampers Sensitive Wipes (3 boxes Pampers Sensitive)
Pampers Sensitive Wipes Travel Pack (3)
Triple Pastw Diaper Rash Cream (bad break outs)
Aquaphor  (use as normal butt  cream and lotion)
Munckin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail & Bag Refills (the best)
Wipe Warmer (I have the one that is at target in cranberry)
Poop Bags and Dispenser (for diaper bag)

BATHING
Bathtub (must have 4 moms)
Hooded Bath Towels (3 thick ones, they are more expensive but last forever)
Wash cloths (3)
Bath Water Thermometer
Shampoo (Olivia is allergic to Johnson & johnson, we use mustela)
Body Wash (mustela)
Lotion (Eucerin eczema)
Bath Toys (get ones that don't squirt or you will have a black mild problem!)
Baby nail kit
Baby brush & comb
Nose Frieda
Humidifier (Vicks so you can use Vicks pads when they have a child's)
Baby Tylenol
Baby Motrin
Little Tummys Gas Relief
Boogie Wipes
Little remedy nose saline
A cheap laundry basket that is rectangular (one baby can sit up you can't use the 4 moms. Just put the laundry basket in the tub and fill with water. It is better than anything else I tried.)
Safety first outlet plugs and wall/furniture/tv tether

CLOTHING
Free and Clear Detergent (my Pediatrician said it is fine to use instead of Dreft)
Onsies (6 newborn & 10 3/6 months)
Sleepers (8-10   3-6 months)
Baby Gowns (6-8  3-6 months)
Pull On Pants (4)
Socks (8)
Cap (2)

PLAYTIME
Bouncer (didn't use we carried her bc she had torticollis which caused a small flat spot)
Play Mat (Fisher Price Kick N Play Piano best thing ever)
Pack N Play Napper & Changing Pad (Graco)
Pack N Play Sheet (1)
Stroller Toys (2)
Infant Toys (3)
Infant Books (Memory Book & cardboard)

MONITOR
Motorola MBP41 (Video Monitor with Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Beef Stew

2 lbs stew meat
1 white onion, chopped
8-12 carrots, chopped
2 lb red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
3/4 tsp oregano
3/4 tsp parsley
28 oz tomatoes sauce
2.5 cups beef broth
Combine above in crock. Cook on high 7 hours.
30 mins before serving add 1 Cup of peas and below.
In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup flour. Sir into stew when you add peas.
Serve hot. Serves 8 ppl.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Eggs! It's what's for breakfast!

Scrambled eggs with spinach and buffalo sauce...yes please!

Layered Jello Dessert

Click here for recipe.

This was a huge hit to O! I also put strawberries in the jello which the recipe  didn't do. It was very yummy.

Parmesan Parsley Salmon

Click here for recipe.

This was so so good! It is going to be made into our seafood rotation.