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October 24th

Ready, Set, Weekend with the Garden of Eatin’

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To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with the FALL season because I’m a true SUMMER girl BUT there are a few positives for this time of year.
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categories: Baking, Brunch, Cocktail party, Dinner Party, DIY, Food, Guest Post, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, The Garden of Eatin', Toddler activities

October 23rd

Snacks N’ Sips for Halloween

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I think by now you know we love to eat and drink things that are pretty and simple to make. So here’s what we’ve been serving up this month for play dates, cocktail hour and parties.
Skewers: You can put pretty much anything on a stick these days. We took yellow grape tomatoes and mozzarella and thread onto short bamboo picks. We lay em’ over a bed of basil in a small cast iron pan. Note…these will go FAST. Make a lot. And prep in advance so you have ready to go when you’re guests arrive!
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Witches Brooms: Mini Reese Peanut Butter Cups + pretzel rods = broomsticks! Does it get easier then this?
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categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails, Dessert, desserts, DIY, Halloween, Holiday, Holidays, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, little miss party, Party, Party Favors, Party Stylists, Toddler activities

October 21st

How to Host a TMNT Playdate

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My kid is kinda obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now. So when my friend Ilana of Mommy Shorts passed along an invite to meet the Turtles at the Toys R Us in Times Square it was pretty hard to pass up.
This was not the type of meeting my son took lightly.
He dressed up in a collared shirt and hip sweatshirt to meet these guys. It was a ridiculously exciting day.
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I took Gavin to an exclusive meet and greet with the celebrity voice talent and executive producers behind Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gav and I got to conduct an interview with this group and I’m not gonna lie…I really didn’t know what to ask them. I was dating back a good 20 or so years since I had seen the show myself. Yikes. 
SO…I asked you. Our readers! What would you ask the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if you had the chance to meet them?And honestly guys? You gave us the best ideas! Here’s how the interview went…followed by how I was inspired to do conduct a TMNT Playdate for Gavin and his buddies…
LMP: Why do the turtles love pizza so much?
TMNT: Who doesn’t love pizza?
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LMP: So what is their favorite pizza place in New York City?
TMNT: Johns…? Johns!! “Jonatello pizza” kidding.
Also, Lombardis.
However when in North Hollywood go to Little Tonies…not quite pizza pie but pizza cracker….good date night spot.  
Um…I want to go!
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LMP: Gavin has recently gotten into Karate and may or may not think he’s some type of super hero.
TMNT: Was it the turtles that inspired you, Gavin to take up Karate?
Gavin: Um, no. Ninjago.
BEEP. WRONG Answer.
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categories: Kids eats, Little Miss Mommy, Toddler activities, What we're reading

October 16th

My Boys.

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I tend to joke a lot about how much my kids drive me nuts. You know sometimes they do.
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But no really, they are the ultimate precious beings in my life.
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If I could bottle the love I have for these boys I would do so and slap a funky label on it. The bond that I share with these little people is unimaginable and more special to me then I ever would have dreamed.
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categories: Kids eats, Little Miss Mommy, New York City to do, Photography, Toddler activities, Toronto

October 13th

The Apples of my Eye

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The air is crisp, the leaves have turned and Thanksgiving falls one month early in Canada. It’s my favorite time of year to travel back home to visit my family. And what better way to spend a warm, sunny fall day then to go apple picking?
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The orchards just outside Toronto are beautiful. Today we visited the Carl Laidlaw Orchard. It was perfection. A hayride, apples upon apples and a pit where you could roast your own hot dogs and corn. The kids had a ball.
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The apples were crisp and perfect for snacking on while we were out today. We also brought bags of them home to make pie, crisps and stuffing with.
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I have the fondest childhood memories of going apple picking and I hope to be creating the same precious memories for my kids. Talking about the colors of the leaves, recipes we can make together and fun we had with Aunt Mandy and my best friend and her kids…was a perfect way to spend a Sunday in Toronto.
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Check back with us tomorrow…we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with a sesame turkey and so much more.

categories: Baking, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, Toddler activities, Toronto

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