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Hi everyone!

We had a craving for donuts the other day, and since we are gluten free AND vegan sometimes we normally can’t  find them in stores so …. we made some! Here’s the recipe!

You will need :

  • 1/3 cup agave nectar (I used coconut syrup)
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk
  • Egg replacer (1)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Donut mold

recipe

  • Add the first 5 wet ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add the last three dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Grease your donut pan and spoon/pipe mixture into molds.

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  • Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.

 

And there you have it! Let them cool before you frost them, otherwise you’re going to have a goopy mess! LOL

  • For the frosting I used Organic Powdered Sugar and added drops of Pea Milk (seriously DROPS) until I had my desired consistency. You can make different flavors of icing too. I used one drop of Lemon Essential Oil to a batch for a fresh lemon taste and I also made Matcha flavored icing and donuts. Just add the Matcha powder to the donut batter before baking and add Matcha powder to the icing to taste.

Let me know how they turn out!

 

xo

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Hi Internet peeps!

 

I’m probably super late to the party, but I discovered a new (new for me) sleep sack! It’s called the Zen Sack by The Nested Bean and it’s awesome! It has a weighted chest that mimics a parents’ touch to soothe your baby to sleep. If you have a tummy sleeper, you can put the sack on with the weight in the back and put your baby to sleep that way. There’s a two way zipper for easy diaper changes and adjustable shoulder straps for your fast growing baby!

 

They also have a Zen Swaddle for babies 0-6 months old and you can swaddle with arms in or out.

 

Check them out by clicking here and use code PR-CRYSTAL15 for a special discount for my subscribers!

 

 

 

 

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I’ve been looking for the perfect Tee Pee for Olivia’s room, basically since she was born. I loved the thought of having a space for her to play and imagine in her room and for some reason having a tee pee was always in my mind. Well, the search is over y’all! I found the perfect tee pee over at Tnee’s Tpees and I wanted to share it with you!

This company is owned and operated by a husband and wife team that make unique, functional and stylish tee pees that can really go anywhere in your house!

The tee pees are easy to set up and don’t have any extra strings or attachments, which was a plus for me! They are so pretty and Pinterest worthy, that you can just leave them up all year long!

Check them out HERE!

Tnee’s Tpee // Olivia’s Leotard

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Hi! I recently discovered this awesome shop that hand makes really cute Leo’s for kids and I HAD to share it with you!

Olivia absolutely LOVES her Leo’s (yes plural)! They are so soft and comfortable and the details are everything! I kind of wish they made them in adult sizes, just saying.

Check out their website here and see their different styles! Haili, the owner, really puts a lot of love behind every hand made piece and she is the sweetest! Tell her I said hi when you order!

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Hello! I’ve been getting questions from different people about starting my babies on solid foods recently, so I wanted to write a post about it!

Baby Led Weaning is my go to! It’s basically starting your 6 month old babies on whole foods as opposed to smooth foods, this way they learn how to chew before they learn to swallow as opposed to the other way around when you start them on store bought baby food. It will expose your babies to different textures and different flavors, and it will also teach your baby how to feed herself. Yes, even without teeth. 🙂

Olivia (now 2 years old) started on cucumber sticks and purple potatoes and now Avery (6 months) is on the same track! I might start a little slower with Avery though, because she’s a different baby and doesn’t seem THAT interested in food right now.

BLW is great because you can just give your baby what you are eating at the dinner table, assuming you’re not eating McDonald’s every night, and they are then a part of your dinner routine. It was fun seeing Olivia discover foods and develop her sensory and motor skills.

Also, just because it says “weaning” in the title, doesn’t mean that they will wean from nursing. Olivia nursed for 20 months (she self weaned) and she started solids at 6 months.

Here are the few items I started off with :

  • Baby Led Weaning Cookbook – They have another book that tells what BLW really is and how to do it step by step, however I found that the cookbook says the same things PLUS it gives you recipes to try.
  • OXO Bibs – These bibs are AMAZING to catch the fall out 🙂
  • Baby Led Weaning Book – This is the original book that I was talking about… just in case you’re interested.
  • Baby Led Weaning for Vegans – This is for my vegan friends 🙂
  • Bumbo – We love using this as a high chair alternative and it’s very versatile.

**I’m not expert, I’m just writing from my personal experience. Remember that every baby is different and will reach different milestones at their own pace and time.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! How did you start your babies on solids???