If you’re not a family member or close friend of mine…you’re probably wondering, what the heck is a “foo foo”? It’s a made up name for a baby’s blanket (aka a security blankie).
When my sister was a baby she had a foo foo a term my mom made up and it’s stuck around ever since. Well when the LM (lil man) was born we were given a little blue blanket as a gift from a dear friend. It’s a felty material on one side and a silky material on the other. She told me that I should sleep with the blanket for a few weeks before giving it to the LM so it would smell like me. I did just that and gave it to him around 4 months old. It was like a little piece of miracle fabric…every time he had it in hand he would instantly put his thumb in his mouth and calm. From that point on he was hooked…and so was I. We never left the house without the foo foo and I actually ordered a few extra to keep on hand…
As LM grew and got older and wiser he started playing a game where he’d throw the foo foo and cry till you picked it up. I quickly learned of these snap strings that they sell at buy buy baby which I attached to his car seat and stroller to avoid this sticky situation. Well guess what? He has now learned how to unsnap the foo foo from this gimicky string…
So yesterday we were having a fabulous day. We went to the park and had a lovely lunch at Shake Shack while enjoying the absolutely gorgeous weather. On the walk home the LM got a bit antsy to my surprise since he was well fed and it was nap time…and wanted out of the stroller. I went to pick him up and noticed – the foo foo was GONE. I frantically turned around to try and find it and I could not see it on the dirty streets of NYC anywhere. Normally this wouldn’t be a huge issue because I would go home and pull out one of my extras…but over the past few months we had lost two and the one extra…was at the house, in the laundry. Oh My Lord I thought. I’m dead. DEAD!
We get home and I immediately call the company who makes this foo foo – comfort silkie. I ask if they can be found anywhere in NY. They say NO. I ask can they ship over night? They say YES. Thank you lord. So I ordered 4 to ship overnight and called back after placing the order online to ensure the package would ship and got a tracking number.
Though I was extremely nervous, we made it through the night without the foo foo. But I’ll tell you this…it was touch and go and God bless the comfort silkie package that arrived today because boy LM was happy to be reunited with his little friend…and so was I.
That’s right…he wears it on his head as well as uses it to comfort his soul…hey, what can I tell ya?
categories: Little Miss Mommy
By now you may have heard of this site called Pinterest. My sister introduced it to me and I am fully addicted. My Aunt said it best tonight “I’m going to have to go to Pinterest rehab”. It’s such a fantastic site where you can browse photos that people have uploaded and you can “pin” them into your own boards which allows you to organize your images however you’d like and keep everything on file online. Very cool and a great way to get inspiration for parties, ideas for recipes, style, kids, etc.
So as I was browsing last week I came across a picture of Pillsbury dough crescent rolls spread with peanut butter and it immediately caught my interest since I’m a huge fan of both…
When you click on a picture on Pinterest you can find the website that the picture came from. This picture was from a site called For the Love of Cooking. Such an fantastic site with great recipes. I was so excited to try this recipe since it’s beyond easy and I had all ingredients on hand I whipped it up for breakfast the next morning.
First, you preheat the oven to 375. I then took a tube of crescent rolls and laid out the triangles on a non stick baking sheet. I slathered each with creamy peanut butter, sprinkled with some milk chocolate chips and rolled up as you normally would. I cooked for 11 minutes and they came out golden and oozing with gooey deliciousness! Now…just think what else I could stuff into these flakey treats?! I’ll have to get creative and keep you all posted on the results.
My new favorite mommy and me activity is gardening. What great fun for the LM! He really gets involved by shoveling the dirt, helping me plant and watering the flowers. Today we planted hydrangeas. Super easy and they look absolutely stunning.
LM took great care of each plant that we put in the ground by going around giving all the flowers a really good drink of water…
He then took a sip of the water for himself…just to make sure it was OK for the flowers.
And voila! End results…though we’ll be planting one more to even the garden out on the right.
For the kids – this turtle tote set is fantastic from Melissa and Doug.
After a long day of working and errands plus throw in some gardening…I thought I’d try my hand at a super easy but delicious sounding recipe. Well, that’s just what it was. Easy + delicious. And as always, I have Martha to thank.
I went to my butcher out east, who I frequent quite often and I adore, and asked for some bone in pork chops. He said no problem…and came back from the industrial size fridge with basically…a pig. It had to be the freshest, tastiest piggy I’ve ever eaten. I don’t make pork often because I typically over cook it. But not this time…the pork turned out to be perfectly seasoned and incredibly juicy.
Follow this recipe to a tee and you will not be disappointed….I paired with a butter lettuce salad and some simple Jasmine rice.
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grates
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons coarse salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4 bone-in pork loin chops (3 pounds total)
In a bowl, mix together garlic, oil, sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, and cayenne until a paste forms. Coat pork chops with paste and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 3).
Heat grill to medium-high; clean and lightly oil hot grates. Grill pork, covered, 5 minutes per side for medium. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.