RECIPES, THANKSGIVING

HELP! How Do I Cook This Turkey?

Help! How do I cook this turkey? Which turkey should I get? Well, we weren’t sure either, so here’s a handy dandy guide to help you out this Thanksgiving. Also available as a tea towel (Let’s Talk Turkey Kitchen Towel), so you will never have to crack open that dusty cookbook or Google it again!

 

For something fun to do while you wait for your bird to cook – click here to download our free printable “I Am Thankful For” cards – have everyone fill one out and then read them aloud! Good luck with the cooking and have an awesome T-Day!

 

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PRINTABLES, THANKSGIVING

Free Thanksgiving Printable: “I’m Thankful” Cards

These free printable “I am Thankful for” cards are a cute and fun way for your friends and family to share what they are grateful for this year! This PDF is sized to print on regular letter size paper or white cardstock and will yield 6 cards per page. Simply download, print, and cut apart!

Click here to download your free Thanksgiving printable PDF: Psychobaby Printables ‘I Am Thankful’ Cards

Click here to view all of our holiday gift ideas & items including personalized wine labels, gift tags and more

 

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CHRISTMAS

Chicago: 2017 Holiday Smiles Toy Drive

Chicago friends: Share the holiday spirit by supporting Humboldt Park’s Association House and their Holiday Smiles Toy Drive! Bring an unwrapped gift in to our Custom Shop for the gift drive and receive 20% off your next purchase at Psychobaby!

See below for a list of items they are hoping to collect to make this year merry for many Chicago kiddos in need.

Association House’s Holiday Smiles Toy Drive Wishlist of Most Needed Items:

Dolls & Action Figures:
o Disney’s Frozen, Hello Kitty, Barbie, Minnie Mouse, and cultural dolls
o Superheroes, Ninja Turtles, Anime/Dragonball Z
General Toys:
o Kitchen sets, Small collectible cars, Remote-control cars, Disney-themed toys & sets
o Board Games, Lego sets
Arts/Literature:
o Crayola products, Sketchpads, Craft kits, Brush/Oil sets, Coloring Books,
o Series Books (Wimpy Kid, Judy Moody), Adventure/Fairytale books & comics
Items for baby:
o Large-motor toys, Blocks, Plush dolls, Stacking toys, Blankets
o Educational Toys: Fisher Price, Leap Frog
Music/Electronics:
o Audio sets (mP3 players), Headphones, Digital Cameras
Fashion:
o Fragrance sets, Costume Jewelry, Sport watches/ timepieces
Sports:
o Skateboards, Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer/Volleyballs and gear
Gift Cards (for places in Chicago):
o Clothing stores (i.e. Gap, Forever 21, Marshalls)
o General goods (Target, Walmart)
o Restaurants (i.e. Subway, Starbucks)
o Music (i.e. iTunes)

Please bring your unwrapped item(s) in by December 7th. We are open Weds-Sat from 11-6PM.  Visit associationhouse.org for more info on all the services they offer our community!

 

CHRISTMAS, HANUKKAH, RECIPES, THANKSGIVING

Zucchini Pie Recipe

 

Out of all the things that I cook, this Zucchini Pie Recipe is the number one recipe that I get asked to share!
My mother in law gave me this recipe over 15 years ago and I have been making it ever since. It has become a favorite side at Thanksgiving and an easy weeknight meal with the addition of a salad and some bread.

I shortened the recipe a bit to fit on our custom recipe towel but have written it in detail below. Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 large zucchinis, shredded

1 onion, finely chopped

1 cup Bisquick

4 eggs, lightly beaten

1 stick melted butter

3/4 – 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp Season Salt

Large handful parsley, finely chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 19 inch baking dish.
  2. In a food processor, shred zucchini. You can also shred zucchini with a hand shredder. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. In a food processor fitted with a blade, pulse onion and parsley until very finely chopped or even almost pureed. You can also chop both the onion and parsley by hand but I have found the food processor to be faster and I prefer the texture. Transfer into the bowl with zucchini.
  4. Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl.
  5. Add Bisquick, melted butter, parmesan cheese, eggs, season salt, salt and pepper to your bowl with the shredded zucchini, onion and parsley. Mix
  6. Add mixture to your greased baking dish and bake for 40. minutes or until lightly brown on the top.

You can make a day ahead if serving as a Thanksgiving side and reheat at 325

Do you have a favorite recipe that you’d like to see on a personalized recipe towel? Share yours with us for a chance to be featured on our blog and win a keepsake towel to enjoy for years to come! Share your recipe to psychobabyonline(at)gmail.com

BABY NAMES

October 2017’s Coolest Baby Names

October is the best month, full of tricks and treats and unexpected things around every corner… so it’s no shock that these 20 names we printed are some of the most surprising we’ve seen all year!

3 baby name trends we noticed this month:

  1. Rock and roll is here to stay! We see you, Legend and Vedder! We’re pretty big fans of both John and Eddie, so these two cool baby names have our official stamp of approval!
  2. Although part of the reason we love October is all the horror movies… we are giving cinema in general a shout out this month for the names Vesper (namesake of James Bond’s special martini) and Lyndon (the protagonist of Kubrick’s 1975 film Barry Lyndon).
  3. Third month straight we’ve seen more brand new names than ever… add Sibilina, Solley, Elonna, Vannevar, Sheeka, Hyleigh, Kieghan, Sashu, Rasmus and Barlow to our list of “first ever” sightings!

Holidays are coming up – get ready to make your list and check it with the coolest personalized baby gifts and personalized kids gifts!

Check out September’s most unique baby names here

See August’s best baby names here

View July’s coolest baby names here

Check out June’s coolest baby names here

View the 20 best baby names of May here

Check out the coolest baby names of April here

Check out March’s coolest baby names here

Check out February’s coolest baby names here

Check out January’s coolest baby names here

HALLOWEEN, PRINTABLES

Out Of Candy Free Halloween Printable Sign

Click here to download: Psychobaby Halloween Out of Candy Sign

It’s inevitable, between the hordes of costumed kiddos knocking at your door and your family, that giant bag of Halloween candy is gonna disappear! When that moment comes this year, don’t turn off all your lights and hide silently… tape up this cute & creepy printable “Out of Candy” sign!

For more cool Halloween printables click here
Check out all our personalized Halloween gift ideas below & have a very spooky holiday!

BABY NAMES

20 Unique Baby Names From September

The 20 coolest names of September – what do you think?

3 baby name trends we noticed this month:

  1. Aaaaaaay! We’re digging these cool girl names that end in A, like Avalina, Augustina, Brisa and Sohila.
  2. Switchin’ those letters up again – we’re looking at you, Kemberly with an E, Byrdie with a Y and Lyrik with a K!
  3. Like last month, a lot of these names are totally new to us! We’re again impressed with your creative, clever takes on baby names: Tyce, Pio, Brayah, Hagen, Brisa, Jetty, Sohila, Alder and Brayah. Have you guys heard any of these before?

As always, if you know a little one  with a super cool name, we’ve got the best ever personalized baby gifts and personalized kids gifts!

See August’s best baby names here

View July’s coolest baby names here

Check out June’s coolest baby names here

View the 20 best baby names of May here

Check out the coolest baby names of April here

Check out March’s coolest baby names here

Check out February’s coolest baby names here

Check out January’s coolest baby names here

PARTY

Kids Football Birthday Party Must-Haves!

Football-Themed-Birthday-Party

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Have a total touchdown of a birthday with these awesome personalized football birthday party ideas! Rock your custom football birthday shirt like the MVP you are, whether you’re a first birthday rookie or a old pro. Make your party team-mates feel like superstars too, with our personalized gift bags and gift boxes. Every seasoned player knows it’s important to stay hydrated (although we do NOT recommend taking Tom Brady’s water drinking advice), so make sure you have plenty of custom labeled water bottles on hand for you and your crew. Are you planning a football themed party? Let us know what football favors and sporty snacks you and your kiddo chose!

Check out all our party printables here

View our entire collection of personalized football gifts here

And visit our football party ideas pinboard for even more fun football birthday inspo!

HALLOWEEN, PARTY

A Halloween Monster Mash-Up for Your Whole Family

Halloween Monster Food and Party Ideas

Clockwise from top left: Monster Baby Pregnancy Announcement Sign |  Friendly Frankenstein Pumpkin |  Franken-Cake  |  Ms. & Mr. Frankenstein Mini Cupcakes  |  Spooky Spidery Deviled Eggs  |  Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops |  Personalized Monster Munch Bag Toppers  |  crocheted Baby Frankenstein costume

Halloween is easily our favorite time of year… how can it not be with the overwhelmingly awesome spooky snacks, creepy costumes and super fun parties happening? We’re feelin’ a real classic Frankenstein vibe this year – check out our brand new “We’ve Created A Monster!” printable sign for parents-t0-be  — just make sure to tell your friends and family that it is NOT a trick!

For classroom parties we love our super simple printable ‘Monster Munch’ treat bag toppers. Just fill with your favorite candy, staple, and go!

Find printables &  Halloween party supplies here
Peek at our Pinterest collection of Halloween party ideas 

BABY NAMES

20 Cool Baby Names From August

 

August’s 20 coolest baby names are in, and DANG! You guys just keep us on our toes with your wild, wonderful names!

3 baby name trends we noticed this month:

  1. O, baby! We are super digging these cutie pie names that all end in “oh” – Wilfredo, Tito and Omaro.
  2. Z is back with possibly the two zee-est Z names we’ve come across yet: Zeth and ZOWIE! Whaaaa?! We love it!
  3. We have seriously never seen or heard half of these names, including: Aceyn, Wilfredo, Omaro, Eabha (Gaelic for Eva), Zeth, Chami, Meela, Callan, Arley or Zowie – so props to you P’Baby parents for upping the name game with these cool, creative choices.

Don’t miss out on the world’s coolest personalized baby gifts and personalized kids gifts for all those extra special crazy P’Babies you know!

View July’s coolest baby names here

Check out June’s coolest baby names here

View the 20 best baby names of May here

Check out the coolest baby names of April here

Check out March’s coolest baby names here

Check out February’s coolest baby names here

Check out January’s coolest baby names here