Monday, December 30, 2013

Starry Night

As part of Jude's Christmas gift I plastered glow-in-the-dark stars of varying sizes all over the ceiling in the nursery. Ladies and Gents, if you are looking for a way to make bed time a time of absolute wonder -- do this.

Jude's eyes were like saucers looking around himself after I turned off the light. He loves it so, so much. Then when I turned the light back on he was even more amazed, "Where did they go?!" I imagine it'd be extra handy if your little one is afraid of the dark. They give a young mind something to look forward to once the lights are off, rather than just feeling anxious about the darkness.

It's also gives him something to focus on if he wakes during the night. No need to fuss, just fall back to sleep star gazing.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Making Use of Baby Spoons; How to Stir a Drink Properly

Not a creature was stirring... or were they?!
Drinking hot cocoa, chocolate milk, or some other beverage that needs to be frequently re-stirred? Is the tinking of your metal spoon against your glass keeping up the baby or making the dog crazy? Maybe you've got a headache and it's just driving you crazy. Or perhaps you have multiple children and it seems like they're having a competition over who can stir their drink the fucking loudest. Make use of all those baby spoons! The ones with long metal handles but rubber coated 'bowls' work fantastic for this purpose. No more annoyances for anyone. 100% silent stirring at any hour, for any reason.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dino Theme for Baby

A lot of themes seem overdone for babies. If it's a boy you have monkeys, cars, and sports. If it's a girl you have princesses, pink, and flowers. For Jude I wanted something different. Something more gender neutral that all kids love. DINOSAURS. There isn't a person alive who was not fascinated by dinosaurs at one point in time. Thing is, it's not a very popular theme so finding items for baby that are dino related can be kind of a treasure hunt.

Here are some of the things I got or am still hoping/aiming to get in the future, as unisex as it can be:

Nursery Decor:
  1. Dino Mobile
  2. Dino Wall Decals (if you've got smooth walls)
  3. Dino Wall Art (if you don't)
  4. Dino Changing Pad Cover
  5. Dino Window Valance
  6. Dino Night Light
  7. Dino Play Mat


  1. Dino Crib Sheet
  2. Dino Flannel Blankets
  3. Dino Fleece Comforter
  4. Dino Blankies
  5. Dino Crib Set A
  6. Dino Crib Set B
  7. Dino Crib Set C
  8. Dino Crib Set D


  1. Dino Walker
  2. Dino Rocker
  3. Bronto Plush A
  4. Bronto Plush B
  5. Bronto Plush C
  6. Stego Plush
  7. Triceratops Plush
  8. Anklyo Plush
  9. Ptera Plush
  10. T-Rex Plush A
  11. T-Rex Plush B


  1. Dino Shirt and Pants Set
  2. Dino Pajamas A
  3. Dino Pajamas B
  4. Dino Pajamas C
  5. Dino Pajamas D
  6. Dino Bibs A
  7. Dino Bibs B
  8. Dino Outfit
  9. Dino Onsies A
  10. Dino Onsies B
  11. Dino Onsies C
  12. Bib and Booties


  1. Bath Toys
  2. Dino Towel
  3. Dino Bath Set

Monday, December 2, 2013