Drinks on me

Literally.  All over.  And not in a good way.

I want to drink like a big kid, out of a cup, but I always seem to spill more than I swallow.  So Mama went in search of a solution.  Sugar Booger by ORE created a big boy cup with a spouted lid, making it easier for me to do it by myself.  This ‘sippy cup’ doesn’t make you sip or suck, just tip it and drink.  Free flowing.  Just like a big kid.

It is a durable melamine 6 oz cup, with two easy to hold handles and a super cute design.  The cup can be used with or without the plastic lid.  And they fit so nicely together that this sippy cup is leak free!!!  Yes I said it, LEAK FREE.  (But don’t worry, I can still tip it upside down and ‘water’ my tray with no problem!)

A Note From Mama: Finding the perfect sippy cup is hard.   So many fall short of my expectations … and I am not asking for a lot.  All I want is a lightweight, easy to hold, cute, leak free cup that Cole can’t chip the paint off of.  And so far, Sugar Booger has created a cup that fits the bill!


Homemade Sweet Treats


Homemade gifts more your style?  Bake your Valentine a sweet treat that everyone can enjoy.  Cherrybrook Kitchen creates all natural baking mixes that are peanut free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, vegan, and Kosher!   They have many different mixes to choose from: cake, cookie, brownie, frosting and many more! But I know what you are thinking, if they are ‘free’ are they tasty?  THEY ARE SCRUMPTIOUS!  So look for Cherrybrook Kitchen boxed mixes at your local grocery store, check the natural foods section.

Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting

Did I mention that they also have Gluten and Wheat Free mixes?!?! (check packaging for details)


Crave Cupcakes?

If your answer is yes, have I got a treat for you!  Last week, Mama had the pleasure of sampling this amazing cupcake bite from a local bakery, Crave.  It was a moist cake covered in chocolate shaped like a cupcake.  Sound amazing? It gets better … the baker, Jenn, also makes rainbow squares and truffles!!!  Available in many flavors and assortments, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit for any occasion.   These made to order delights  are so good that I would recommend getting yourself a box too!

Check out her Facebook page for all the available flavors.  Valentine’s Day orders must be in by Feb 8th, 2011.

How to order:
e-mail Jenn at CraveBaking@yahoo.com

Note: Since these sweet treats are made-to-order, please order at least two weeks in advance. (Except around a holiday!)

Dog Gone Good Chocolate

This Valentine’s Day has gone to the dogs ….  Barking Dog Candy that is!  A local chocolate company that specializes in edible barks (and even donates 25% of its profits to the Dutchess County SPCA)!  The chocolatier,  Heather, creates wonderful chocolate barks in over 14 varieties.  (Peppermint, chunky monkey,  java, rocky road, blueberry & walnut, raisin & peanut, smores and red-hot love to name a few!)  Most of the barks are available in milk, dark or white chocolate.   So whether you order a 1/2 pound bag, a 1 pound box or a 2 pound tray, it is sure to be the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

Where to get it:

50 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY

Stuffed Stockings

Here are a few more things on my list . . .

Kid O Stack

Sugar Booger Sippy Cup

Pippalily Toy Strap

Beaba Spoons

Tickety Bu Bitey Bu

And don’t forget about Mama!

Mommy Hook

Even Santa needs a little help, so shop LOCAL! Everything is available at Waddle n Swaddle (www.waddlenswaddle.com)