Monday, November 25, 2013

Five for...Monday

File it under "better late than never"...


Five.

Turkey Day! It is upon us! L has been gobble-gobbling for weeks now {"the turkey is a funny animal, it's head goes wobble wobble..."}, and I, for one, am ready to really test the limits of my maternity jeans! Is your shopping finished?  Is your oven preheating as we speak?  I'm feeling a little behind the curve this year... While my grocery list is organized-by-aisles to perfection, I've yet to step foot in the market.  My plan for today is to drop the munchkin off at school, give Baby B a quick looksie at the perinatologist, and zip through Tom Thumb for all our Turkey Day necessities.  Crossing all available appendages the much threatened ice storm of doom doesn't make matters more difficult with school closings {typing this on Sunday evening, so who knows}... I'm not sure my wild child's decorum is up for double doses of adult activities. 

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As far as my recipe roundup goes... I am making Hatch Chile MacSquash CasserolePecan Cornbread DressingPecan Pumpkin Butter Pie, and T Man's Cranberry Sauce.  The dressing and pie recipes are new ones for me - always a little scary - but the dressing is pretty much my grandmother's recipe with the addition of delicious toasty pecans, and that pecan pumpkin butter from W-S is delicious, so I have high hopes for both.  I'll be sure to report back! 

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Four. 

We do a decently good job of "respecting the turkey" in our home, although we make a few exceptions for pre-December Christmas merriment.  Namely: the Michael Buble Holiday Pandora station, jammies featuring reindeer and Santa-hat-bedecked mice, and these kids' melamine plates from Target:

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Who can resist snowflake and Rudolf sectioned-trays?  Not I.  At least not for $2.99.  And look how pleased my girl is with her snowlady!

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Sadly, I cannot recommend the matching sippy cups.  Unless, of course, your kidlet will only be sipping in a heavily padded room.  Cracked the shit out of that poor little Santa within 4 hours of purchase.  Major bummer. 

Three.

Speaking of PJs {9 sentences above}, I have to tell y'all... Old Navy is my jam.  {See what happened there?}  Truthfully, Old Navy is my jam for toddler wear in general {there's about a 60/40 Awesome to Horrid Ratio, but the Awesome tends to be pretty... awesome for the price}, but the sleepwear?  Could not be cuter.  {We like the 2 piece sets the best!} I'll take $13 foxes in pom-pom hats and penguin Santas {which we'll wear straight on through March} over fancy applique boutique styles any day of the week.  And there is always at least a 30% off coupon code to be found. 

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Two.

I bought some washi tape to display items on our fridge without leaving sticky film on the stainless steel.  I know, I know, alert the presses -- this is headline news and cause for celebratory parades. 

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It's the little things, right?

One. 

L had her ears lowered for the first time this weekend.  Really it was just a bang trim {so maybe "eyes lowered" would be a better colloquialism?}, but, yaknow, major childhood milestone and all that.  I am pretty sure I hate it, but at least she's not squinting through wispies any longer. 

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Happy Turkey Week! 

18 comments:

  1. Ummm....wasabi tape??? Where did you find it? Our refridgerator is decorated only with toddler finger prints since that's the only thing that sticks to the stainless steel.

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    1. Michael's! It's by the scrap booking stuff! I got five rolls on a little dispenser for $7.

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  2. Washi tape...I get mine from Plaid Barn online, but you can find it at any craft store! Also, Target has a pretty good selection!

    I'm thinking 5 on Monday needs to be a new thing...

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    1. HAHAHAHA I've totally been calling it "wasabi tape." Amazing. No wonder the clerk at Michael's was so confused.

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    2. I think I'm going to call it wasabi tape now. I mean, it DID originate in Japan!

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  3. Cutie pies!! Wondering where your high chair is from...looks like just the right size & easy to clean! Have y'all enjoyed it??

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    1. The chair is OXO brand Sprout chair. I love how it looks, and, initially, I raved about it, but as time wears on, I wish I'd gone with the Boon Flair chair ($$$) or the IKEA (total bargain!). Both of those are one continuous piece of plastic. This guy has pads that are removable and wipeaple, but the backing is felt and mildews. Our dog' snails have also scratched up the padding in her attempts to steal food. I do love that the tray is easily removed with just one hand. But, eh, it definitely has some flaws!

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    2. Interjecting to add that I still love my Boon Flair. It is my biggest rec for baby gear, even 22 months later!

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    3. Not buying the Boon is probably my only big Baby Gear Regret. I thought of trying to justify it this time around, but I think I'll just have to live with my remorse. Such first world problems!

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    4. Thank you!!! Baby Girl's auntie wanted a Christmas idea.... so we've been trying to do some momma research! Tried & true advice is the best :)

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  4. I had no idea washi tape was fridge friendly - thanks! And Miss L is so darn cute in her festive holiday wear. The turkey dress is adorable and we're suckers for holiday jams in our house too. We have no sense of seasonal appropriateness though as the skeleton jams are just now working in to the rotation and the candy canes were a September favorite. Whatever makes the little monkey happy at bedtime is a-okay with me.

    And I've yet to brave the grocery store for thanksgiving necessities too. And I'm hosting. Hope there are turkeys left! Kidding...I hope.

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    1. I am pretty sure our skeletons will last through next October! They are freakishly large (bad batch by Carters, methinks) and who doesn't like glow in the dark year round?

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  5. Pecan dressing. You have completed by T-day menu. Thanks :)

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  6. Wasabi tape is a much cuter name than washi tape. And how genius to use it on a fridge! Maybe that's how I'll display some of our holiday cards received this season!

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  7. Hi. Longtime reader. First time to comment. I love your blog. I have a son who is a month older than L. If you don't mind me asking where do you find the 30% ON coupons?

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    1. Sign up for their emails! They are also usually advertised on the website via pop-up banners. Right now, the code EARLYGIFT will get you 30-45% off depending what you spend!

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  8. Ok, that washi tape idea is amazing...I've been wanting to put Elyse's artwork on the fridge for months but couldn't figure out what to use without the icky residue!

    And I still haven't broke down to trim Elyse's bangs--so she continues to eat meals with hair in her mouth and when we're finished we have food encrusted hair--lovely.

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