Mulberribush: Back in Store

You know that feeling you get when you find something in your pocket that you weren’t expecting? A dollar, a piece of candy, your house keys? Well we feel like that when we find more of our favorite brand and are finally able to bring it back to you, our favorite customers. We recently found more Mulberribush stock, and we were so excited we just had to get it online right away.

Mulberribush is a fun and brightly colored fashion line designed to keep boys whimsical, stylish, and above all else, comfortable. Thanks to mom inspiration it has done exactly that for many long years. It is always a favorite of customers for its whimsical designs that are reminiscent of nursery rhymes and storybooks. Young boys especially love their pieces. We are always glad to have more in stock, and we know you are too. Check out some of the items currently available.

Boy’s Little Monster Raglan Tee by Mulberribush: This fun tee is perfect for any little monster. Available now in 2T-4T.

Boys’ Little but Loud Shirt by Mulberribush: Little but loud seems to describe almost every little boy we have ever met. So this shirt is not just cute, but apropos. Available in 2T-4T.

Boys’ One Two Three Trucks Shirt by Mulberribush: Trucks, trucks, trucks. Any more questions? Available in 2T-7. Because what boy doesn’t enjoy a good truck?

Stunt Man Shirt by Mulberribush: This shirt taps in to the dream of flying, performing stunts, and being all around free. After all, that is the way of most boys. Available in 2T-6.

Zuppa Toscana Soup: Copy Cat Recipe

We love soup in our house. Especially during those early spring late winter months. So now is the perfect time. I also love it because on nights like tonight when I have two kids at baseball practice (yes outside in the cold after 4 pm) I can come home and enjoy something warm and hearty with very little extra work. I can even prepare the sausage the night before and set all of this up in the crock-pot and have it ready for when we come home. GENIUS! It is a rather simple recipe to follow, and my kids love that it is just like the soup we all enjoy at Olive Garden when we go as a family. Here is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for at home. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Zuppa Toscana

What You Will Need:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage (casings removed if necessary)
  • 4 oz bacon (about 4 slices), diced into small pieces*
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1 small onion)
  • 3 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed then sliced into halves, halves diced into 1/6-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, slightly crushed**
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups packed chopped kale
  • Finely shredded Romano cheese for serving, optional

What You Will Do:

  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into 1-inch pieces and add to saucepan. Cook sausage, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Drain sausage onto a plate or baking dish lined with paper towels, set sausage aside. Add diced bacon to saucepan, return to heat and saute 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced onions to bacon in saucepan and saute mixture until bacon is cooked through and onions are translucent, about 3 – 5 minutes longer.
  • Add chicken broth, water, sliced potatoes, sugar, fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Bring soup just to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and stir in cooked sausage. Cover saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10 – 15 minutes. Add in kale then simmer until potatoes are soft and kale is tender, about 5 – 10 minutes longer. Stir in half and half and warm through. Use a spoon or ladle to remove excess fat from top of soup if desired. Serve warm topped with Romano cheese.

Rabbit Moon: Baby Boy Style

Rabbit Moon is a great brand for baby boys. Their clothes are stylish, strong, and withstand everything a toddler/baby will put them through. I know that you will think that it i simple to stop at your local Target when you need new clothes for a toddler or baby. After all they won’t wear them long, why spend that much money? But let me tell you why.

WASHING:

Do you know how often I wash baby clothes? I have a 14 month old boy. And he is HARD on his clothes. I wash a load at least every two days, even when he still has clothes in the closet. Why? Stains. Simple. Babies spill. Babies crawl. Babies fall when learning to walk. Babies spit up. Babies poop. All of these things cause stains. Now sure you can just buy cheap clothes you find at Walmart or Target and then simply buy new if they stain. But then how often are you doing that?

Wear and Tear

My kid goes through pants. Not because he is growing, but because when he crawls, walks, or things get washed a lot they wear through. Designs even wear off of his clothes. He had these adorable pants from Target with little animals on them. The animals wore off after several washes, and now they are all faded on his knees from crawling and washing. It makes it look like I never wash his clothes, or do not take good care of them. And trust me. I DO!

I have learned over the years that QUALITY is the way to go. Brands like Rabbit Moon cost a little extra but they are made with QUALITY materials that stand up to wear and tear, stains, and washing. So now I can take care of his clothes and not have to replace them as often. I also can save them and use them with subsequent babies, or share them with friends whose children need new outfits. They are worth the investment!

Check out some of the adorable looks we currently have in stock from Rabbit Moon. The styles are adorable, and the quality is priceless!!

Rabbit Moon Boys’ Altitude Hoodie

Boys’ Jet Striped Zip-Up Hoodie by Rabbir Moon

Rabbit Moon Boys’ Fine Wale Corduroy Pants

Wild French Terry Sport Pants by Rabbit Moon