Our Little Turkey

Ella’s 1st Birthday fell on the day before Thanksgiving this year. To make the day extra special I decided to make her a turkey costume. My inspiration came from a peacock costume I found on Pinterest. Here’s the deets!


1. Legs: I wanted orange tights for the legs, since it was around Halloween I thought they would be easy to find. Not true this year. There are some you can find on ebay and other sites but with shipping I didn’t feel like paying $15 for tights! So I bought some white ones at target for $4 (walmart has them for $3 I think) and then I dyed them with Rid. I first tried to use Tumeric to dye. But they turned out more yellow than I wanted so I caved and bought some Rid. I paid around $1.50 for the box and only used a little.

2. Body: I was looking for a brown long sleeved onsie. Also not as easy to find as you think. I guess you could also do the dye method again if you are having a hard time. I ended up find thing this one that said Gobble Gobble Gobble on it at TJ Maxx, I think it was last years style. It came with pants as well and I paid $7.

3. Feathers: For this I got a brown knitted headband. I found this on ebay for $1, including shipping. Then I went over to JoAnne Fabrics and got the tulle. I bought a few kinds to add to the texture. I got regular tool, glitter tool and a net kind. I got 1/8 of each color in glitter and net and 1/4 of the regular. My total was maybe $5. I cut into strips and knotted randomly onto the back half of the headband. It turned out way better than I imagined.

4. Bow: We love bows in this house, and Ella has a nice amount of hair to put them in! I have been wanting a really big one. I found this one on etsy for a few dollars.

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I would love to see your little turkeys! I would also love to hear about any other costumes you have made for your babies.

Let me know if you have any questions!

UPDATE: Tiny Turkey was also able to wear the next year!



Chicken Fried Quinoa (not rice)


Baby Girl has been very interested in what we are eating lately and less interested in the veggies I put on her tray. Thing is, I don’t always want her to eat what we eat. I’m trying to come up with more meals that we can all enjoy, and win win since it’s healthy for us too!

I’ve read bad things about rice and the arsenic levels (if you don’t know just google it) and decided that we would limit our rice consumption. I bought some quinoa to try and replace it so this was my first try. Chicken Fried Rice, er, Quinoa! Turned out great and tasted pretty much the same as rice! Here’s what’s in it.

Organic Quinoa

Organic Chicken

Organic Carrots

Organic Peas (frozen)

Farm Fresh Egg

Salt, Pepper, Soy Sauce

Follow any Chicken Fried Rice recipe but switch for Quinoa.

Got any good recipes with Quinoa?
Any super healthy meal ideas for baby girl?