Minimalist's Baby Registry with The Baby Cubby

11.03.2016

Since finding out we're expecting boy number two, I've been asking myself what items we'll actually really need. He's due around the same time of year as Simon, so most of the newborn clothes we have should work just fine for him. But a part of me is itching to "prepare" or "nest" so I thought just a FEW new items wouldn't hurt, right?! Of course when I started pursuing the baby cubby's beautifully curated website, a "few" turned into a little more than I was expecting and my wishlist got a little out of hand! Oops! Promise I won't buy it all...

It's pretty rare to find a shop that has so many things you connect with and is free of all the...junk you don't! That's exactly what I found at the baby cubby, probably because the cubby team is made up of real parents, who know, test and use these products themselves. They know they're the best and safest available, plus they offer free shipping and price matching--EVEN AMAZON! I don't know about you, but I love supporting small businesses over Amazon whenever I can, and when they're price matching, why wouldn't you?

Here is a group of my very favorites, some are tried and true by me and Simon (like Tubby Todd Natural Wash & Lotion and the machine washable Lorena Canal Rugs) and some are new goodies I hope to try out on #babyboynumber2 come February-- (I got my eye on you, DockATot!)

I'd love to hear some of your favorite baby items or things you learned about buying for your second child! Did you feel like you didn't get to nest as much?
Minimalist Baby Wishlist

A Betty of a Cookie!

6.10.2016

Reason's I love this cookie--just cooled from the oven they have this very thin layer of crisp, like a perfectly toasted marshmallow,  that up until now has been very hard for me to achieve without the use of Crisco, which I refuse to use. The inside is still a little but gooey while they're still warm, which is delicious, but also rich, so it keeps you from eating the whole patch right away. Because of said gooeyness, they are still perfect the next day and if you can resist the following day after that. They no longer have that crisp skin, but they're still soft and satisfying and now way too easy to eat 3...4 at a time. I also recently tried this Guittard brand chocolate chip after having some troubles with my normal Tollhouse choice and really like them a lot more!

Both this recipe (a vintage Betty Crocker recipe and that choc. chip brand were recommended to me by friends on SnapChat! Woot woot--love that app more and more each day :))


Ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semi-sweet Guittard brand chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°
Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in mixer
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl
Mix in flour mixture to sugar mixture, Stir in chocolate chips.
Place rounded Tablespoon sized balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Centers will be soft. Cool on pan slightly, then cool on rack.







*This is my take on this original recipe found here
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