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Thank you mommy bloggers!!

We woke up to tons of snow this morning. So I decided to take the day off since I had to get papers ready for my bookkeeper anyway. A couple days ago I came across a profile on social media and instantly I was hooked. I guess she was a teacher so she has lots of  awesome kid friendly recipes and games on her blog. She is also obsessed with her kids and it makes me feel like I am not the only crazy mommy out there. (Her website is www.mamapapabubba.com.) There was one recipe that I just had to try! Baby play dough. Edible baby play dough. London and I literally whipped it up in 5 minutes or less. We had every ingredient in our kitchen too. 5 ingredients. 

- 1/2 cup Love Child Organics Oat & Chia instant cereal  

- 1/2 cup Corn Starch 

- 1/4 cup Love Child Organics apple puree  

- 1 tablespoon coconut oil/butter  

- 2 tablespoon boiling water  

The more you work it the more the coconut oils comes out and it quickly becomes this beautiful consistency. I'm pretty sure you can use any baby instant cereal, and any baby fruit pure. I added food colouring and at first it may look a little marbled but if you keep at it it will look identical to play dough. London was in heaven! It brings me so much joy watching her feel like such a big girl by helping me. I love being able to spend quality time with her. I thought this was all so perfect since London is obsessed with Love Child anything. I did not know they are Canadian. London loves it so much that I have bought a bunch to hand out as free snacks at the store. So come by and enjoy some duck puffs, rice cakes, & apple pures on us. 

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She is having so much fun and this is exactly what I live for. Her!!  

She is having so much fun and this is exactly what I live for. Her!!  

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Daddy helped. 

Daddy helped. 

My little helper!  

My little helper!  

Distillery Christmas Market

What an amazing weekend! I decided to close the shop Sunday ( yes take a day off finally!) and we decided to go to the Distillery Christmas Market. Lucky there was no line (apparently on Sundays it goes around the block). It costs $5 to get in but only on weekends. It was extremely busy but oh so worth it. There was so much to do and so much to see. London was in heaven which meant that I was in heaven. I was just happy to have some quality time with my hubby and daughter. We had hot chocolate and apple cider. London went on the carousel for the first time. That was a huge hit. We were even given a Rudolph nose as we entered the park which made London laugh very hard every time I put it on. (it would not fit her tiny nose) I recommend seeing the pink trees. The big christmas tree reminds me of the one in NYC at the Rockerfeller centre. Im very happy we got a chance to go, I was afraid I was going to miss it this year, and with London only being a toddler once, I want to make sure she gets to experience everything. Make sure you get down there before they close. The last day is Thursday December 22nd 2016. The Christmas market is closed Mondays but Distillery district is still open. Tuesdays is pets day and they recommend you take double strollers during weekdays (due to larger crowds on weekends). They are open from noon to 9pm (10pm Fridays and Saturdays).

London has changed so much, she is like an actual little mini human roaming around (not a little baby anymore) She likes to shop now, she will pick up stuffed animals, toys, and even clothes. She likes to feed Kevin and I. She even gives us kisses at the same time which is the sweetest thing ever! I am crazy about her #familygoals

London's first time on a carousel.

London's first time on a carousel.

Hot chocolate lipstick. 

Hot chocolate lipstick. 

crew

crew

London's balaclava is from our store.

London's balaclava is from our store.

London following in her mommy steps = shopaholic.

London following in her mommy steps = shopaholic.

If she only had more hands ....

If she only had more hands ....

Rudolph nose (they hand them out for free)

Rudolph nose (they hand them out for free)

Her smile kills me :)

Her smile kills me :)

Smiles, smiles, and more smiles.

Smiles, smiles, and more smiles.