Toddler Tip – Yogurt with a Straw!

Let’s start this off again with me saying I’m sorry for not posting at least once last week!  My bad…it’s just been a bit busy.  But I’m glad to say that I’ve got lots of stuff for the coming weeks. There’s been so much going on, the OC Fair, park visits, and yes…my little Viking turned 2!  Wowzers…where has the time gone!

Back to the post at hand…now where did I see this at?!  I don’t remember but all I know is a lightbulb dinged in my head and I was like…wow that is AMAZING {hence…all caps!) and I’m going to share it with everyone I know!


I mean…who really is looking forward to the mess your little ones make with yogurt and a spoon?  And then…ba boom!  Why didn’t I just stick a straw in there and let them the sip the yogurt out?  The heavens opened up and looked down at me generously that day!  This works for all young ages, not just toddlers.  I use it for my 6-year old niece as well and it works like a dream.  They can even hold the container with their little hands!  Easy-peasy.

The ones with the metallic lids work best because you can easily poke the straw through.  The one in my photo is from Costco and those work best if you have a reusable straw because it’s a bit sturdier to poke with…or you can poke with a fork.  I also prefer Yoplait because it is a but runnier than the other yogurts and sips through the straw easier.  Feel free to comment if you know of other yogurts that are runny and yummy for the kiddos.





Have a great weekend and remember my toddler tip for the day!  Look forward to other toddler tips on Mondays to start your week off.

Note: This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.


These Boots were made for Easter Egg Hunting

My niece is a serious fashionista in the making.  This leads to an extensive and creative wardrobe with various accessorizing and a definite opinion on what she should wear.  Easter was no different.


We celebrated with all the kids and a massive Easter egg hunt in the backyard.  The weather was beautiful and the kids were all very anxious to get outside and look for eggs that were all hidden very well if you couldn’t tell by looking at the photos.  It was complete with my very first rainbow cake and a porcetta made by my sister and BIL (brother-in-law).  Very, very simply deliciouso.   Please be gentle with your comments about my rainbow cake as it was my first one ever (and I’m not a baker!)…and it wasn’t as cosmetically beautiful as others I’ve seen, nonetheless it tasted pretty dang good.



I hope everybody had a great and safe Easter!


_MG_5071_Fotor_CollagePhoto Tip: Even though some of your photos might be blurry, don’t be afraid to keep them because the moment means much more.  In above middle photo, Mr. Daredevil’s easter basket got too heavy so he started dragging it!  Even though it was slightly blurred, I kept it because it is such a sweet photo.  I also tried some vintage LR presets on some of the above photos…can you tell which ones?



Get Egg-Cited!

Here’s to my first DIY on my blog.  So get ready for some egg-citement!  We are going to be making some simple egg-cellent Easter treats for just about anybody.  Are you tired of my egg-pressive jokes.  Don’t roll your eyes, I know you love my Easter jokes!


These particular treats were for my niece’s kindergarten class.  With Easter a week away, these are egg-tastic and fun for the kids.  So I scoured the net for free printables because hey who doesn’t like free and easy!  I found one that I liked from eighteen25, (i love her blog!)  and I modified it a bit because I don’t think kids should have more than 1 peep!  But do so at your own discretion.  Eighteen25’s printable is for the snack ziploc bags while mine are for the 4×6 treat bags I found at Michael’s (a 100 pack for $4.99).  So what you need is:

  1. Some peeps
  2. Easter grass
  3. Treat bags
  4. Print those free tags

So all you do is, get the single peep from its attached buddies, put it in some easter grass and staple the tag on! Easy peasy!  And for all you pro-craftinators out there…Easter stuff usually goes on sale this last week before Easter…so get your stuff and make some egg-credible treats!


In retrospect I should’ve shot some pictures of someone actually putting it together or a self-timer of myself doing it…but hey, nobody’s perfect and I’ll make a note to do it next time!