A new regular feature – which puts the fear of god in me because making something a 'regular feature' means I kind of have to do it…regularly. The pressure is on. But I think I can take it.
1. mumiandbubi Solids Starter Kit
Lately, Zee is doing everything in his power to shake off the baby tag. His battle for independence extends to feeding time and so, less and less, I get to feed him my homemade purees. But at the beginning of the solids journey, these amazing freezer trays by mumi&bubi were a godsend. Recommended to me by a dear friend, The Ladybird, they made the task of freezing and storing portions of homemade baby food so easy. And added to that, the kit comes with a recipe book which does all the hard work for you, suggesting purees and required quantities. I made mushroom puree for Zee! I would never have thought to do that with LD. He was all pumpkin and carrot, apple and pear. Good stuff but not particularly adventurous. I think I'm paying for that now with LD's very limited diet. Anyhoo, the point is the trays are ace – and free of nasties like BPA and PVC.
We had Zee baptised two Sundays back. I was on the lookout for plain white cotton pants. Of course, I couldn't find a thing in the stores so I headed to madeit.com.au. I didn't find what I was looking for but I stumbled across some seriously cute pants which naturally, I had to buy anyway. While I was at it, I sent the seller an email with a custom order request for the white pants. Julie at Rascals and Ragamuffins was incredibly helpful and in less than two weeks, my little parcel of pants arrived. FIVE pairs. The white ones I had been searching for originally……… and the other four pairs I just had to have! Beautifully finished quality pieces that are unique and amazingly priced. Oh, how I love to stumble upon such finds. Handmade is just nice, don't you think? And the lovely Julie wants to give away some of her gorgeous clothes to two lucky readers – competition announced Monday! If I had a daughter, she would definitely be wearing this.
3. Crust Pizza
I have decided it is worth paying more for premium pizza. And this is some good shit. New store just opened in my 'hood. Radical!
4. Destination Weddings B and I are not married. It was by design. As in, we got engaged and then started the baby-making with plans to marry later when we had some spare dough. Ha! We were crazy dreamers, man. But seriously, time ticks by and we just want to be Mr&Mrs so bad. But what with the event planning anxiety of late, I'm starting to think eloping is the way to go. And B is all for that. We're thinking warm, we're thinking tropical resort, we're thinking little chapel by the sea.
5. MamaBake Best little revolution ever. Mummas get together and each one cooks a big batch recipe. Everyone goes home with servings of each for the fam. At least a few nights meals sorted in an afternoon. I'd probably have a little sippy sip of somethin' somethin' as I cooked! Now, to rally together my own little group of Mamabakers…..
6. Birthday Boy Happy 1st Birthday, my tiny love. Any time you want to grow some hair, you have my full and unwavering support. I love you, beautiful boy.