Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Doing Business

The weekend of January 19th was fun!  I finally did a pop-up event and was able to meet new customers and friends in the process.  The main goal is to keep moving forward and keep up with getting out there, meeting even more customers, people, and friends in the process.

Hoping to expand inventory soon!

Chewbeads...always a HOT item!
ReSnackit bags are easy, functional, and eco-friendly!
Maui Diaper to be added soon!

Shupeas in every color!
OiOi diaper bags make me smile!

Snack or sandwich size reusable, washable, dry-able bags

Closeup of Surinne's Shupeas, Maui Diaper
Chewbeads rainbow!

This is what it is all about!  Amy is one happy momma-to-be now that she will be stylish and comfortable at work!

Is anyone else as excited as I am about my business is growing?!  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Heart the Slow Cooker

I am always trying to be creative with my cooking.  I am finding it more and more challenging lately with all that my life has become, but every so often I am able to return to one of the routines that I love the most: cooking dinner.

I must say that I recently hit a home run!  Just thought I would share...

I call it Pork: Mexican Style

3 or 4 Pork chops (depending on the size.  I used three thinner cut ones with bone in)
salsa (any jarred brand)
diced green chiles
whole garlic cloves (I used 2 medium sized ones, smashed)
chili powder
salt pepper

Add all ingredients except for pork.  Stir.  Salt and pepper the pork chops.  Add pork to salsa mixture.  Turn slow cooker to low.  I let it sit for 6
hours.  I removed the bones and shredded the pork when I got home.  Then I added left over rice and a little more of the spices.  We used it in burritos with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Baby loved it!  Especially the sour cream, which she calls yogurt...
*Use spices to taste.  I never measure them, but I go by smell so whatever
works for you should be fine!
Add enough water to cover most of the pork.

Simple, fresh, good.
What's your favorite slow cooker dish?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Potty Training Humor

Not only is having a toddler much more of a joy (for me) than having a baby around, it is definitely filled with more enjoyable, and I'll say humorous moments.  I know that my husband will literally kill me for this, but I can't help myself.  As we are now in the swing of trying to potty train our 20 month old there isn't much else to talk about, monitor, pay attention to, or even think about.

So I feel like the best potty training story I have happened about month ago.
Of course as with all things I have already done lots of research, question asking of all my momma friends, and even inquiring with our pediatrician regarding how to potty train a toddler.  Number one thing I discovered is to let baby go without diaper (which is fine since she doesn't even want one on but since we have carpet I do cringe a little about urine soaked floors and constant cleaning), number two is to use training pants (fine, but I only have a few so far), and finally third is to let her go in the yard (great, but with the dogs it makes it a little hard to let her go without a diaper while outside).  All interesting facts, but I have resorted to taking her with me and putting her on the potty every time I go (another popular technique).  Nothing has really ever happened as I would like.  Well, actually twice she has started to shi-shi (as we say here in Hawaii), gotten scared, and stopped.  I like to refer to this act as "performance anxiety."

Well on one of these occasions of having no diaper we experienced one of the funniest moments yet!  Baby was not in diaper, I was on the computer getting s*&@ done, and daddy was cooking dinner.  To be honest I forgot that we were diaper-less and let a little more time pass than I usually would allow.  Mid-typing I heard my husband say "Surinne, no!"  I promptly lowered my laptop screen to see what was happening.  Out of the side of my eye, I saw daddy doing a flying dive, both arms outstretched, and hands cupped....TO CATCH POOP before it hit the carpet!

Needless to say, I was....impressed!  This act of bravery was definitely well above and beyond what I would have done to say the least.  I couldn't help myself as I started laughing hysterically!  Really what else could I have done.  THE POOP was promptly flushed and I heard daddy repeatedly washing his hands in the bathroom.  Surinne emerged, freshly diapered, and none worse for wear.  Well, maybe except my pissed off, grossed out, gagging husband!

We have definitely moved passed this moment as many more, un-POOP related, moments have happened since.  We are eagerly awaiting the moment that Surinne actually POOPS or pees in the actual potty, but for now we are happy with the fact that she tells us "shi-shi" the moment that it happens.  I keep telling myself "any day now" and we wait patiently, I think!

Would you catch POOP in your bare hands to avoid a very messy carpet?
(In my defense, I most definitely would not.  That's why God invented Bissell Little Green Machines!)