Table Tales — Stories and Snacks

I hear you. You want sets! It took a number of custom orders for me to realize it, but I get it now! So in the past week, I’ve started adding placemat and napkin sets to the shop. And I’m especially excited about these first offerings because they promise to bring whimsical tales to your next snack or meal!

 

When you sit down for lunch, why not tell a tale of a couple of bears who went camping or a girl who took a basket to her grandma’s house and met a wolf on the way… These aren’t just placemat sets; they’re stories to share, lessons to learn, and imaginations ignited. Find your little bear cub or brave traveller a story set HERE.

 

And as always, these placemats and cloth napkins are easy to care for and made with love and care.

My business is based on my dual desires to 1) add cheer to childhood and 2) ease the frustrations of parenthood. Children love bright colors and whimsical items that are *theirs.* Parents love baby and kid goods that are thoughtful, easy to care for, and made to last. I strive to offer both in every fabric print I pull, every design I create, and every offering in my shop.

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I want to give you more of what you want! What other sets would you like to see? Visit my shop HERE and let me know what YOU want! I was thinking of combining crowns and necklaces for birthday gifts, coordinating bibs and teething toys. What would you pair with a feeding bib — a napkin or a placemat or something else? Let me know in the comments below or on my Facebook page.

I hope you have a wonderful story-filled week!

 

Just Imagine: Bibs That Spark Conversation

I can say a lot about the feeding bibs I make…

  • They last forever — In fact, I’ve never made any feeding bibs for my youngest (almost 2 years) because the ones I made for my oldest (almost 4.5 years) are as good as new. #SorryNotSorry
  • They are easy to wash — throw them in the machines with everything else on laundry day!
  • They are fun to look at — Have you seen our new prints?  *heart eye emojis*
  • They keep babies kids covered/dry during meals–shoulder and torso coverage + water resistant backing. Um, to channel Maui the Demi-God, “You’re Welcome!”

But I never would I ever have claimed that they are the best conversation starters…until now.

My 4 year-old had a lot to say during a recent product shoot. So I turned on the video and let her imagination lead!

Where can a bib or an image take your next conversation? Shop bibs, placemats, cloth napkins, and more toddler/preschool conversation-starters here in my Etsy shop!

Tiny Foodies: What They Eat Today, They Will Certainly Reject Tomorrow

Family recipes, pen and thimble, feeding kids, feeding toddlers, quick meals

Because our local delivery drivers can pretty much drive to my house with their eyes closed and know my children by name, I’ve decided that I have to work harder to collect recipes and make easy meals more regularly.

I’ll be sharing them here and in my Quick&Easy Recipe Roundup page and I hope you will share your whole family-approved meals with me! And as you will see below, my definition of “kid-approved,” when it comes to meals, is very forgiving. 😅

Here are some yummy recipes I’ve have made a few times now with much success and happy bellies. These are whole family approved…well parts of them anyway…

Superfood Quinoa Soup by Damn Delicious 

  • 19 month-old loves the quinoa and broccoli.
  • 4 year-old likes the broth and carrots.
  • Husb and I like it allllll!

Simple Chili by Pioneer Woman 

  • Has a kick to it and husb and I love it.
  • Kids ate the bread I served with it…and fruit. #reallife

Tips For Roasting Fall and Winter Veggies

  • I love all roasted veggies always–breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert. You don’t really need a recipe. Just toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and oregano!
  • Husb politely tolerates roated veggies and my extreme enthusiasm for them.
  • Both girls usually like roasted brussels sprouts (but I just jinxed that, didnt I?) and broccoli every third Monday under the waning moon.
  • 4 year-old is not a fan of sweet potato or squash roasted up, but loves roasted yellow potatoes.
  • 19 month-old likes sweet potato but not squash or regular old potatoes.
  • Got it? Me neither. But they are welcome to pick out what they like and figure it out  for themselves. And tomorrow I’ll just order delivery and they can pick at someone else’s food. 🙂

Tell me what your family is eating and not eating in the comments below. Seriously, I want to know! Or join me on my Tiny Foodies board on Pinterest where I’m looking for all pins related to feeding babies and bigger kids–gear, healthy snacks ideas, recipes, any of it!