Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Ears and Cotton Tails

Hippity Hoppity!

Bernie, the Chocolate Bunny by Zadyball and sells for $14.00

Run Bunny Run Jumper by The Trendy Tot and sells for $45.00

Chocolate Easter Bunny by MiniMonster and sells for $19.00

Cotton Bunny Hat by Boston Beanies and sells for $25.00

Audrey the Plush Bunny by Leahkl and sells for $15.00

Baby Bunny Suit by Tadpole Creations and sells for $20.00

Dress Up Easter Tutu by Danbury Lane and sells for $24.95

Bunny Slippers by Angel Fish Boutique and sells for $19.00

Sweet Bunny Hair Clip by Pammy Dawn and sells for $9.00

Monday, March 29, 2010

She's a WINNER!

Winner of the 2010 Eco-Friendly EtsyBABY Team Challenge!


Visit her shop HERE

Are you an Etsy Seller who caters to infants and toddlers?

Looking for a well established Etsy Team to join?

EtsyBABY Team Members are:
*Highly Active
*Featured in the STORQUE
( Etsy's Blog )
*Featured in our Blog
*Featured on our Web Site
*We average 10 or more TEAM treasuries a week
*A Weekly Promotional Thread
*A Private Members Forum
*Multiple Promotional Events a year

For more information on the EtsyBABY© Street Team, please go here
We look forward to meeting new clients and applicants!!

Spring Into Action

With the winter months finally behind us and spring already making its presents known , the warmer weather has inspired me to do a thorough cleaning of my home. Having had the house closed up for the cooler months it feels as if the dirt has settled into all the nooks and crannies, even though I clean every week. This is also the time of year that has my family slaves to our allergies. With allergies and a very low tolerance for the cleaning supplies our local market has on their shelves, I had to find another way to attempt my planned spring cleaning. Then it hit me. "What did my mother and grandmother use when they cleaned?" Then I remember our home smelling like Easter (vinegar) and homemade lemonade (lemons). They used products that were readily available at the market, and still are today, and used them to make their own cleaning products. This is not a new concept by any means, but we are used to a "take it off the shelf and go" mentality that we don't think about the harmful things we do to ourselves every time we use these products that are suppose to be better, faster, easier. Today the madness stops!

Today I commit myself to take the time to make the same homemade solutions that were good enough for my mother and good enough for my grandmother. I will no longer use the brand products to clean my home in the past and in return I will have a healthier home and a healthier me! My pocket book will also thank me later.

Window Cleaner
2 Teaspoons Vinegar
1 Quart Water

Sink Tub Tile
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
2-3 Tablespoons Liquid Soap

Toilet Bowls
1/4 Cup Baking Soda, sprinkled into the bowl
Drizzle the bowl with vinegar and let sit for 1/2 hour, then scrub and flush
Add Borax for the harder stains

Mildew Remover
Dissolve 1/2 Cup Vinegar, 1/2 Cups Borax in Warm Water
Apply with a sponge or spray bottle

1/4 Cup Borax
1/2 Gallon Hot Water

Garbage Disposal
Grind ice to sharpen the blades
Add Orange Juice or Lemonade in the disposal for smells

1 Cup Apple Vinegar in the fridge will remove the smell in 2 days

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


... that there are 250 species of bees?
... that the queen bee is the largest bumblebee, followed by the female worker bee?
... that the male worker bee, the drone, is the smallest?
... that bumblebees have four wings?
... that bumblebees will not die after stinging, unlike honeybees?
... that bumblebees with pollinate flowers, fruits and vegetables, but they produce very little honey?
... that bumblebees are far less aggressive than honey bees?
... that humans are the bumblebee's most harmful enemy?
Let's all work together to keep those darling little bumblebees around because without them, the world would be a very different place!
A few Bee-utiful EtsyBaby items:
(starting bottom left and moving clockwise)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Here's What You'll Need:

black, yellow and white construction paper

yellow pipe cleaners

glue and/or tape

black crayon







Add flowers and enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Are you an Etsy Seller who caters to infants and toddlers? {Join EtsyBABY}

Are you an Etsy Seller who caters to infants and toddlers?

Looking for a well established Etsy Team to join?

EtsyBABY Team Members are:
*Highly Active
*Featured in the STORQUE
( Etsy's Blog )
*Featured in our Blog
*Featured on our Web Site
*We average 10 or more TEAM treasuries a week
*A Weekly Promotional Thread
*A Private Members Forum
*Multiple Promotional Events a year

For more information on the EtsyBABY© Street Team, please go here
We look forward to meeting new clients and applicants!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Bumble Bee Brownies!

Super easy, very fun, incredibly cute and OH, so tasty!!

brownie mix (+ neccessary ingredients)
tub of white frosting
yellow food coloring
2 plastic baggies
oval or circle cookie cutter

1. Make brownies as per directions on the box.
2. After the brownies have cooled, take the cookie cutter and cut out the shape.
3. take a spoonful of white frosting and put it in the corner of one baggy.
4. in a small bowl, put 2-3 spoonfuls of white frosting with yellow food coloring and mix together. When mixed, put it in the corner of the other baggy.
5. Using the yellow frosting, make stripes and tail of bumble bee.
6. Using the white frosting, add wings, the eye and the mouth.

Next??? Get a glass of milk and ENJOY!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Fever

Celebrating the first day of Spring!

Lavender Dress by Kait Emerson Designs and sells for $55.00

Showers Ruffle Diaper Cover by RaeGun and sells for $12.50

Gerbera Daisy Hair Clip by Hazel Moon Fly and sells for $5.00

Baby Washies by Claire and Janae and sells for $12.00

Blue Morpho Butterfly Clip by Pammy Dawn and sells for $28.50

The Brielle Dress by ZoZoBugBaby and sells for $58.00

Foliage in Spring Case by The Pink Camellia and sells for $15.00

Dragon Fly Shoes by JLPerillo and sells for $23.00

Beaded Hair Clip by My Sweet Sunshine and sells for $3.99

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Corned Beef and Vegetable

The Perfect St. Patrick's Day Dinner in the Crockpot!

3 Pounds Corned Beef
2 Tablespoons Pepper Corns
1 Bay Leaf
1 Medium Onion, cut
3 - 4 Cups Baby Carrots
5-8 Small Potatoes, washed and cut into 1" cubes

Place the corned beef into the crockpot and cover the top with the pepper corns and bay leaf.

Cut up the onion and place into the crockpot. Pour enough water into the crockpot to cover the corned beef for cooking. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

The last hour to hour and a half of the cooking process place the carrots and potatoes into the crockpot to cook.

Pull the corned beef out of the crockpot and allow it to cool on a wooden cutting board for 5-10 minutes before cutting into slices. Serve with the carrots and potatoes.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Rainbow of Hands

Construction Paper:
Pink or Purple

Trace your child's hand on all of the colored construction paper, except the black.

Cut them out and set aside.

Using the black construction paper; draw and cut out the shape of a black pot.

Glue the hand in the shape of a rainbow using the color formation of a rainbow.

Glue the two post on the bottom two hands of the rainbow.

Hang on a door or window or add some more flair with stickers and glitter and gold coins on the pots.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Cheer

For many of us, St. Patrick's Day brings plates full of Corn Beef and Cabbage and glasses full of Guinness or Green Beer! It's a national holiday of Ireland and very widely celebrated throughout the United States and Canada and you'll find many people sporting their green shirts, pants, socks, hats, ribbons, bibs ... the list goes on. Here at Team EtsyBABY, we have an abundant selection of handmade green items to help your little one share in the Irish spirit on St. Patty's Day!

Organic Cotton Bib Bright Green and Vanilla from Organicquiltcompany

Polka Dot Loop Loop Bows from Tatertotsboutique

Green Crochet Flower on Stretch Headband by Totzhatz

Green Monkey One Piece Bodysuit by Tadpolecreations

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Irish Potato Prints


What You'll Need:

Step 1: Cut potato in half. Blot cut end to reduce moisture.

Step 2: Draw heart shape on potato.

Step 3: Using the knife, cut around heart shape. Blot potato again to reduce moisture.

Step 4: Using paint, stamp 3 hearts to form the shamrock and add the stem!

Step 5: Continue making artwork, cards, etc!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Team EtsyBABY© Welcomes....

Team EtsyBABY has the pleasure of introducing our new member... mamamayi
Mama, Mama, May I explore?
May I dance, may I sing, may I cry?
May I roam, flap my wings,
Pretend to be king
May I dream, may I play, may I fly?

She believes our little ones learn through play and exploration. The more opportunities these little kiddos are given to discover, the bigger their scope of learning and understanding will be. She creates with this philosophy in mind. Her store is filled with all kinds of wonderful colors, patterns and fabrics. She carries Ribbon Loveys/Fidgets, Sound Gizmos, Grab It Gadgets, Toys, Burp Bloths, Onesies, Wrap Me Up Lovey and more! Welcome to our Team!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lucky Clover Cupcakes

What You Will Need:

Cupcake Mix
Cupcake Liners
Cupcake Trays
Aluminum Foil
White Frosting
Green Food Coloring
Green Licorice
(like Twizzlers Rainbow Twists)

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1. Make cupcake batter according to the directions on the package. Place cupcake liners into cupcake trays and fill each one about half way.

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2. For each cupcake, roll 3 balls of aluminum foil (mine were about 1/2 inch wide) and place them between the tray and the liner, spaced equally around the cupcake.

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3. Bake cupcakes according to the directions on the box, but for slightly less time because the cupcakes aren't as full. When we made ours, it was for about 5 minutes less than on the package. Use the toothpick to determine where the cupcakes are done or not.

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4. Let the cupcakes cool and then remove them from the trays.

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5. Mix some of the green food coloring with the white frosting until you achieve the desired color. Cover each cupcake with the green frosting and add a piece of green licorice that is about 2 inches long.

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** Here is the link to the clover cupcake recipe:

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My daughter and I had SO much fun making these cupcakes and she is so excited to take them to school to share with her friends. After mixing up the cupcake mix, I realized that I had left my camera at my in-laws... they live over an hour away and it was too late to go get it. Sorry :(

I really do hope that you go check out this link - there is such an adorable picture of the finished product.

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I know you will have as much fun making these as we did!!! Enjoy :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cat in the Hat HAT

Make your own Cat in the Hat HAT!

1 Sheet White Construction Paper, 9" x 12"
1 Sheet Red Construction Paper, 9" x 12" *
2 Paper Plates, middles cut out
Paint Brush

Draw a 2" line across the bottom of the white construction paper. Cut from the bottom of the paper up to the line every 2" apart, creating tabs.

Cut 3 - 2" x 12" strips from the red construction paper.

Cut the center out of both of the paper plates, leaving about a 2" brim.

Fold up all of the 2" tabs at the drawn line.

Turn the white paper over and glue the cut red strips on to the white paper. Glue the first strip on the bottom, one in the middle and one at the top of the hat brim. Roll the completed construction paper into a cylinder, right side facing out, and place one of the plates over it and leave it in the center of the roll. This will give you the exact sizing you will need for the hat to fit properly with the plates. You can glue the cylinders backside or use a stapler at the top and the bottom to secure it closed.

Place the remaining plate down and drizzle a small amount of glue on top of the plate brim.

Pull all of the tabs on the hat forward and place it on top of the paper plate brim and adhere it to the glue.

Drizzle a small amount on top of the tabs and pull the remaining plate down on top of the tabs, sandwiching the tabs between the two plates creating a completed rim.

You are the proud owner of a Cat in the Hat HAT!

*An alternative to the red construction paper is to use red tissue or color red stripes with a red crayon or paint the red stripes on.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Team EtsyBABY© Welcomes....

Team EtsyBABY has the pleasure of introducing 6 NEW MEMBERS!

BenoitDesigns has a wonderful selection of organic cotton items for babies and toddlers. Handmade luxury blankets, hats and much more! Buying eco-friendly makes you feel good and every bit makes a difference.

GiggleRainbow is the place to go for fun, colorful baby gifts! She offers blankets, bibs and burps, adorable apparel and accessories along with nursery organization and soft, sweet cuddly organics for babies.

FeltIt items are made from eco-felt fabric! All items are one of a kind. Each item is unique and special. Her designs are developed every day and custom orders are available upon request. She has a fun selection of tooth fairy pillows, hats, onesies, shirts and tops.

PatterOfLittleFeet has crocheted items for the young and young at heart. She offers the finest quality workmanship in her purses, hats, mittens, scarves and gifts for mommy! She loves custom orders!

PetiteFish is your place to purchase boutique garments for your little ones. She offers festive creations that make wonderful baby shower or birthday gifts! Please check her store often because she will be introducing an exciting original line of sleepsacks this spring!

SunshineShoppe has a huge selection of wonderful hats, headbands, hair bows, hair clips, ponytail holders and much more! This is the place to shop for your little girls accessories...great colors and styles to choose from!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Very Dr Suess Treasury

Cat in the Hat

Tuxedo Cat Fleece Doll by Mini Monster and sells for $19.00

Bah Humbug Hat by Boston Beanies and sells for $25.00

Grow With Me Miss Kitty Poncho by The Trendy Tot and sells for $50.00

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Goldfish Cloth Play Blocks by Knit Style and sells for $16.00

Spotty Appliqued Bodysuit by Tad Pole Creations and sells for $13.00

Little Blue Fishie Toy by Cool Tricks and sells for $14.00

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


In celebration of Dr. Suess week!

We honor one of our most beloved children's writers,
Theodor Suess Geisel.


2 Eggs, Scrambled
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 - 2 Drops of Green Food Coloring
1 Can SPAM, sliced

Slice your SPAM in 1/4" cuts.

In a medium frying pan, over medium-heat, cook the SPAM until slightly browned and place on a plate with a paper towel.

In a small bowl, add the eggs, milk and food coloring and mix together.

Wipe the frying pan of any grease and over medium heat cook the eggs until done.

Put them both on a plate and enjoy!

A recipe easy enough for the kids to make!

While I was teaching, during Dr. Suess week, I would read Green Eggs and Ham for the children and they would cook this recipe. It was a hit! Why SPAM? SPAM makes this a kid friendly recipe rather than using ham. This is a one serving recipe.

Monday, March 1, 2010