Potty seat bag

My daughter has just started using the potty regularly, a huge relief because we’ll be taking a trip abroad this summer for more than 6 weeks and I really wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of bringing our cloth diapers with us and having to …

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Appliques

I had some things I wanted to spice up a tiny bit so I decided to add some patches. Here we have a nice Hello Kitty (my daughter’s most recent passion) and a dinosaur. Nothing special. Then I saw this post on how to make …

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Three variations of pesto

For me the summer is pesto time. I recent saw a facebook friend’s status about sundried tomato pesto and obviously I had to ask her how she made it. She told me to toss basil, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, olive oil and salt in the …

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Homemade mint syrup

So I’ve already written about the wonderful elderflower syrup I made a few weeks back, which you dilute for a lovely summer drink. And I thought, there MUST be some way to make homemade mint syrup, like the ones you find in every Italian supermarket …

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Bike helmet padding fix

Yes, a bike one. In Italy nobody uses one. Go figure, nobody even wears a helmet on scooters. But I don’t care one bit and I go out and about my town with my daughter in her bike seat behind me, both of us with …

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RIP puntino :(

Yesterday was a tough day, the due date of the baby that I lost in October at 9 weeks. Don’t worry, I’m not going to bother you all with tales of the despair that a woman who miscarries feels nor how insensitive some people can …

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All about cloth baby wipes

Why use cloth baby wipes? The reasons are the same as those for using cloth diapers. The cost for disposable wipes adds up, a useless expense when cloth wipes are cheap and can be used over and over again, year after year, baby after baby, …

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