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Best Party Dessert

This will be your go to Party Dessert from now on. It's SO EASY and Perfect for Baby Showers or Birthdays or Everyday just because you want to get fancy.

CAUTION this treat will steal the show at any event. Beware. You've been warned!


RECIPE:

4 Cups Cream  

2 Cups Sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon unflavored Knox gelatin

2 Cups Sour Cream

1 Tablespoon Vanilla 

Mix your gelatin with your sugar. Then pour your cream in a saucepan on medium heat. Add your sugar/gelatin mixture to your cream until everything is thoroughly dissolved. Continue stirring your cream over medium heat until it is hot to touch, but not boiling. Then cool your mixture. I put mine in the freezer for 20 minutes or so to speed things up. Once it’s warm or room temp, whisk in the sour cream and vanilla.  

Pour the mixture into your desired mold, leaving 1/2″ at the top for your topping, and then chill the cream at least 4 hours or overnight. Your cream should thicken to a consistency so if you were to hold it upside down, nothing would drip out.

I chill overnight and then top with berry of choice, whatever is available!

Here is some tiny Serving Cups and Spoons
Or you can find them at your local restaurant supply store.
 
 
We found this gem originally at the fabulous Allison Show blog, and then modified it, to make it simpler and smaller servings for bigger parties.

I'm sharing one of my favorite rooms in our home: Kids Bathroom! When I look at the colorful tiles, it's impossible not to smile.

The seperate room for the bath/shower is going to be so handy when the kids get older. And we are loving the hanging cups from puj!

 

This tile was quite the project, but I love how it turned out!

These cubbies are across from the bath/shower and will one day have bins with PJs. Still a work in progress!

Thanks for stopping by!

Elena aka Undercover Mama

There are so many different breast feeding positions and variations one could loose count. One of our favorite positions is the Biological Nurturing Position demonstrated by our friend, Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC of Lactation Link.

Biological Nuturing

The BIOLOGICAL NURTURING position was developed by Suzanne Colson. It's a very natural and comfortable position for both mom and baby. It is also a great option for women with overactive letdown, as it slows the flow of milk. It is a reclined back position that can be done on a couch, recliner, or bed.

How to:

-Use cushions or pillows to ensure comfort and support in a semi-reclined position

-Lay infant/child parallel to your body, tummy-to-tummy

-Infant's legs straddle Mom's leg on the feeding side

-Infant's hands frame the breast, one on each side

-Infant chin buried in the breast

-Ensure a deep latch


Did this position work for you?

If not, try the Cradle Hold, the Football Hold, or the Side Lying Position. 

Our founder Elisa just had a sweet baby girl!  One of our favorite companies, NüRoo, sent her the NüRoo Pocket to use.  The pocket is a babywearing shirt that offers full coverage and mobility for moms practicing Skin-to-Skin Contact with their newborns and that doubles as a hands free newborn carrier. 

From Elisa: Wearing Naomi in the pocket was really special bonding time. I loved putting her in when she was straight from the bath and she loved warming up skin to skin. Looking down at her I felt like I was getting a special glimpse into how she looked, all curled up and cozy, before she was born. The NüRoo was easy to use and get her comfortable in, and I didn't have problems with her slipping. It help her up high and kissable.

We loved the NüRoo Pocket!

3 Favorite Swaddle Blankets

Who can resist a swaddled baby?

We sure can't and we've rounded up our top 3 favorite swaddling blankets below:

1-  Weegoamigo Muslin Swaddle

We absolutely love every blanket we have ever tried from Weegoamigo!  These swaddle blankets are 100% natural cotton muslin.  They are lightweight, breathable, come in some darling prints and are large enough to perfectly swaddle your baby.   

2- Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddle

Aden and Anais are well known to most mamas for top quality swaddle blankets.  We love muslin, but these blankets take it one step further with silky bamboo fiber muslin. They are incredibly soft, antibacterial and absorbent and are one of our top 3 swaddle blankets.

3-  Captain Silly Pants Swaddle Blankets

While these blankets are not available for purchase yet (except for one a few select deal sites so keep your eyes out) we love these comfy swaddle blankets, their darling packaging and designs, and their price point.  Keep your eyes out for the official launch of these blankets!

3 Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Transitioning a breastfed baby to a bottle can be tough.  Here are a few of our favorite bottles that can help:

1- Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple

We love this bottle because it enables baby to engage in the same natural sucking actions learned at the breast allowing for a smooth transition from breast to bottle and back again.  The nipple is 100% silicone, soft, flexible and designed for optimal compression plus it is BPA free and helps reduce gas.  

2- Comotomo Baby Bottle

Designed to mimic breastfeeding, the Comotomo Bottle is 100 percent BPA-free, medical grade silicon, the bottle is actually squeezable, much like a natural breast.  It has a wide and easy to latch on nipple, slow flow rate, let-down effect, and air vents. Plus it is easy to clean!  

3- Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle

The nipple of this bottle has a particularly wide base designed to mimic mother breast in shape and mechanics. The nipple promotes proper deep latching that is crucial for a breastfed baby.  Plus, it has a super sensitive easi-vent valve that eliminates excessive air flow, so babies ingest less air.

Save Money While Trying to Conceive


When you're trying to conceive you become slightly OCD with pregnancy tests. You have to be sure right? But this testing can end up costing you A LOT of MONEY! The E.P.T.test can end up costing you up to $13 a pop which adds up pretty fast. But did you know that those dollar store tests are just as accurate?

Save Money While Trying to Conceive

According to this news article, there is no difference in the accuracy of the test, as long as you are doing it correctly. Plus dollar store tests tend to be more sensitive than some of the more expensive brands.  So if you are looking to conceive and find yourself taking tests multiple times a week, go for the dollar store tests to save a little money!

If you want to save even more money, check out these ClinicalGuard Pregnancy Test Strips, 20-count tests which are only $5.95 with free shipping!  We haven't tried them but they get great reviews!

 Beach days are fun, but the sand that's left behind makes for quite a sticky mess. Here's a trick we learned a while back that will make your beach days so much more enjoyable.

If you or your kids have dry sand stuck on feet, hands, bums (so hard to change a diaper at the beach), etc., try this:

1- Cover the spots with baby powder. The powder should absorb any moisture remaining on your skin.

2- Watch the sticky sand fall away.

You're welcome!

When The Spoiled Mama offered to send a Mini Spa Kit for review, we couldn't pass it up! Pregnant Mamas deserved to be pampered and this kit definitely does the trick!

The kit includes the following:

Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks - This belly butter is so creamy full of moisture plus it is totally natural! While a few uses can't determine its effectiveness for treating and preventing stretch marks, it definitely locks in moisture and took away the itchiness.

Bump Gloss Stretch Mark Oil - After 3 kids my bumps have already left a few marks, but the stretch mark oil feels amazing on my itchy every stretching belly. It's lightly scented with lavender and smells subtle but so great.

Cucumber & Aloe Leg Gel for Swollen Legs & Feet-This smells incredible and feels so soothing on my ankles, it definitely offers pregnancy swollen feet relief.

Luxe-Mama Calming Vanilla Body Wash-This pregnancy safe body wash is perfect! It has a light fragrance but is powerful enough to leave you smelling refreshed and clean.

Enter to win a little something for yourself from The Spoiled Mama:

The Spoiled Mama Giveaway

Between the many mamas of Undercover Mama (and the many children) we have tried a lot of baby products and found what works and what doesn't. There are many nursing pillow choices out there but we have definitely found the best, the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow. It perfectly positions baby for latch-on and makes nursing so comfortable for mama.  Different than any other nursing pillow, It goes all the way around your body and buckles in the back which gives so much more support.  Plus it provides a much more comfortable surface for baby to nurse on. We love the back rest and the arm and elbow rests which make it easier to relax while nursing.  Plus it helps with posture as so often us mamas tend to bend down or hunch over while nursing which creates so much tension.  

We have partnered with My Brest Friend to give away a Nursing Pillow and an Undercover Mama.  

My Brest Friend Giveaway

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