My Natural Bamboo Collection

5:31 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

The My Natural Bamboo Collection from Hosung NY Inc feature four 9" Ultrasoft plush animals, including a frog, elephant, monkey and panda. These suffed animals are crafted from 100% unprocessed bamboo and are hand dyed with plants and minerals. They are all natural, antifungal and antibacterial, making them resilient and safe for children.

My Natural Bamboo Collection us available exclusively at Barnes and Noble ( and are priced at $14.95 each.

We have the Frog and it is soft to the touch and will be a cute addition to Alex's stuffed animal collection.

Tilty Cups

1:16 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Tilty is a great new sippy cup designed to help baby learn how to drink. Tilty is designed by parents and recommended by pediatricians. The ergonomic design makes it the easiest cup to use, and the snap on lid keeps messes to a minimum.
Tilty is DYE Free, BPA Free, PVC Free, Pthalate Free, pure polypropylene, and is dishwasher safe.

Alex is now 2 and loves her Tilty Cup. I love that this cup can be used by babies and toddlers. I feel like I have had to buy Alex so many different cups for the different stages in her life when the Tilty Cup could have been the one and only, saving money!

The Tilty Cup is very reasonably priced at $6 for a two pack - available at

Chocolate Lover's Paradise

10:11 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

A Chocolate Lover's Paradise!

2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Butter
4 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 Cup Chopped Pecan's (optional)
1 Small bag mini Marshmallows

Cream together, sugar, butter and eggs. Add in Vanilla and Salt. Sift in flour and cocoa and mix well (add in pecan's at this point). Pour your mix into a well greased jelly roll pan (12x15). Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degree's. Take out of the oven and and cover the entire top with marshmallows. Put pan back in the oven for 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are melted. Cool well and Frost.


1 Square Margarine
3 1/2 Tbls. cocoa
1/3 Cup Milk

Bring to a boil. Immediately take off of the stove and add it to about 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well with hand mixer and spread over the Mud Cake while the frosting is still warm.



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aden & anais

1:32 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

aden & anais have such a beautiful line of Australian Muslin Wraps for babies. I sure wish we would have found them when Alex was still a baby. They have Swaddling Wraps and Blankets with a great selection of designs to suit any taste. They also have Hooded Towels and Muslin Washcloths, made from 100% Muslin cotton. All the products from aden & anais can be machine washed and tumble dried which is a necessity in any baby product!

Some more information about the products:

Muslin is a unique cotton fabric first introduced into England in the late 17th century. Muslin has a light, open weave that allows air to flow seamlessly through the material. The soft natural fibers allow your baby's body temperature to adjust naturally, eliminating over-heating, but ensuring warmth and comfort. aden + anais wraps will allow you to safely swaddle your baby, giving you confidence that your baby will experience a peaceful and secure sleep.

aden + anais hooded towels and washcloths are made from the finest cotton to produce the softest bath accessory for your baby. The distinctive feature of the aden + anais towel set is the addition of a muslin washcloth. These washcloths have been designed with the most delicate newborn skin in mind. Made from 100% muslin cotton, the waffled effect and cushion like feel of aden + anais washcloths ensure that the most sensitive skin is well cared for.

Hotel Chocolat

7:23 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

It is such a great pleasure to show off a fantastic piece of British Tradition - The Easter Egg. No one does it better than Hotel Chocolat. The Chocolate is amazing, truly a British delicacy. For those of you who have never tried European Chocolate before you are missing out on a treat. Living in the US, I miss real Chocolate (sorry, Hershey's just doesn't cut it). Even my Hubby who has always said he is not a chocolate fan loved British chocolate when we visited in 2005 and now we fight over the treats my Mum brings over for us.

Hotel Chocolat has a great selection of treats and right now they have their Easter Eggs. All I have seen over here are Cadbury's Creme Eggs which a the tiny bite size eggs. A true Easter Egg is much larger and it hollow and usually filled with other chocolate treats or truffles.

The Hotel Chocolat website even includes Chocolate Recipes such as classic Rocky Road Brownies chocolaty treat or a sophisticated James Bond 007 styled Liquid Chocolat Martini.

We have tried many different treats from Hotel Chocolat and our entire family loves them.

You really must try this great British tradition this Easter from
Hotel Chocolat.