Monday, March 29, 2010

Take Note! Designs and The Paper Cafe Stationery Giveaway Winner!

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Anna Blumenfeld!

Anna, please email me at and I'll get you set up with Mollie so you can pick out your Take Note! Designs stationery.

Thank you everyone else for entering our contest. If you would still like to order Take Note! Designs from The Paper Cafe, Mollie is offering MMM Readers a 15% discount through Saturday, April 7th. Enter code TND15Off at checkout. Please note this offer is ONLY good for Take Note! Designs products. You can find all the Take Note! Designs on The Paper Cafe at this link.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Oh Baby, Baby Last Chance to Win $50.00 of Free Stationery!

Time got away from me this week so I didn't get to share ALL of my favorite Take Note!Designs so I'm extending our contest until tomorrow so I can share a few of my favorite baby designs. If you haven't entered to win $50.00 worth of Take Note! Designs from The Paper Cafe, then please enter right now! Click this link to enter. Also, tune in tomorrow to get the code to receive a discount for Take Note! Designs if you don't win!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Weight Watchers Recipe-Orange Chicken with Broccoli

I made this Weight Watcher's recipe last night and it was easy and yummy! We served it with brown rice for an extra 2 pts.

Orange Chicken with Broccoli
(makes 4 servings)

4 teaspoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of minced peeled fresh ginger
1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts cut crosswise into 1/2 inch strips
2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstartch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water
1 orange, peeled and sectioned

1. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the giner and saute, stirring often, 2 minutes. Transfer to a small plate with a slotted spoon.

2. In the same skillet, saute the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to another plate. In the skillet, combine the broccoli and water, stirring to scrape up the browned bits fromt he bottom of the pan; cook, covered, until tender-crisp, 3-4 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet; stir in the broth, orange juice, and soy sauce. Add the dissolved cornstarch; cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture boils and thickens slightly. Add the orange; heat through. Top with the ginger and serve.

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Also, be sure to check out the kid's clothes sale at My Messy Monkey. I bought a ton this morning!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Yuck! A rainy day here in the city! J and I went to his gym class this afternoon. He did great holding on to the rings and it wore him out enough where he actually took TWO naps! I've had Baby J on a 2 nap a day schedule since he was very little (he sleeps 7pm-7am and then would nap at 9:30am and 2:30pm, each nap lasting 1-3 hours, but averaging about 1.5 hours each.) However, since he has been sick I think he is trying to drop a nap. He is 14 months and I'm not ready! Any tips and/or suggestions to make it through this transition period are much appreciated. I am so used to being able to schedule my day and now it is just a mess because he is so off schedule! What's a type A Mom to do?

This past weekend we had lots of city adventures. On Saturday, we went to the Peanut Butter & Co. It's been on my list of restaurant in the city to try (there are so many of them)! Check out the pic of their menu. It is a tiny little restaurant, but we were able to grab a seat and they even had a highchair for the little one. I had the Elvis (peanut butter, honey and banana grilled) and A had the Peanut Butter BLT! Crazy huh? Baby J was recently cleared by his doc to have peanut butter, so he had the lunchbox special (a classic pbj). He LOVED it! It was so much fun. If you are a peanut butter lover, I highly recommend checking this spot out! You can even buy their peanut butter on their website, or here, here, here, here or here. They even a cookbook! We followed our lunch up with a walk in Soho and met a good friend from home for drinks. Then we headed over to Cozy's Kids for a much needed haircut for the little guy. He was getting a little bit of a mullet. =)

On Sunday we decided to do another "New York" thing. We took the subway downtown and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. I had done it once before, but the weather was perfect and J and A were first timers. We headed down under the bridge to grab a famous Grimaldi's pizza. It was quite delicious, but my favorite pizza in the city is still Lombardi's, followed closely by Totonno's and my local spot Roma. Such a fun weekend with my boys!

I went ahead and ordered J a few things for his Easter basket. I bought him this Chirpy Chick Roger Priddy book to add to his funny faces collection, this bunny finger puppet book , these quacky cups for the bath (he loves to stack right now), and this cute little egg set. What are you putting in your little ones Easter basket?
Question for y'all. So J is 24 lbs and 9 ounces and is 14 months old. He can wear some 12 month clothing, but mostly we are wearing 18 month clothing, even though they are a little long. I'm guessing this spring and summer he'll be in 18 month for most of the time. He's been in 12 month since well before Christmas and he really hasn't grown much since he started walking. What size would you guess he'll be in for fall clothes? After 18 is 24, but when will he hit that? That's a HUGE jump! I've found a few cute options, but I'm scared to buy. Also, can someone please explain the difference btwn 24 months, 1T, 2T, 3T. I think I get it, but really I need some good explanations as to when my child will be wearing each size. =)

A friend sent me this article about being Southern in the City, if you are from the South and live have to read it!

Have you entered my stationery giveaway? Click here to learn more about Take Note! Designs and The Paper Cafe and to enter the giveaway. For those of you that have already entered, The Paper Cafe is also offering MMM readers a 15% off discount on your order at the end of the giveaway, stay tuned to find out the special code. Although, you may want to wait until Friday to see if you are the lucky winner of a $50.00 gift certificate for Take Note! Designs products from The Paper Cafe. Click here to enter now, be sure to follow the rules!

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