Weight Loss Tools -

Are you trying to loose weight by counting your calories? Check out this great website I found to help you do just that! I was at Rubios the other day and this site came in handy to calculate my fish taco - simple and holds me accountable!
Are you trying to save money by working out at home? Do you get bored with the same exercises? Check out this free site I found - great tid bits on how to get creative with your work out!
This site is cool for a full comprehensive weight loss plan - meal plans, message boards, exercise demos, advice from experts etc.
That's all I have for now :) Keep up the good work!
Erin & Lynda

Cute craft idea -

Rylynn received a cute handmade card from her friend Brynn in RI yesterday. The card was made with spongy ladybugs, butterflies and other critters along with personalized crayon drawings. Rylynn loved feeling the card and would not put it down yesterday. I was thinking what a great craft to do with your children - handmade cards, and then mail them to their friends. I imagine not very many 20mth olds receive mail and what a cool thing for them to open and play with. So with that said, I am going to start card making with Rylynn....soon :) AND mail them to her little friends....and grandparents too :)

Erin & Lynda

BURP Shout Out!

Baby U R Precious teamed up with the PAD Showroom (Patricia Ann Designs) to grow our business. Shelley the owner of Patricia Ann Designs is getting us ready for that next level in our business - wholesale and retail stores! This is going to be an exciting journey for BURP and we look forward to see where Shelley leads us in the retail world! Check out the Lily Pad for our shout out!

Erin & Lynda

Pool Time!

Here was our pool day the other day! This floaty makes swimming so much fun! Hope you got yours!
My mom and I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. We look forward to new products, colors and growth in the coming months. So please keep following - we have exciting adventures ahead!
Happy Summer!
Erin & Lynda

Summer by the pool!

Rylynn and I have been going to the pool practically every day this summer. At first I was hesitant to bring her since previously she was not a fan of the pool...AT ALL. She would maybe on a good day last for 10 min! Well, have I found the trick (or rather my friend Jana) - swim trainer floaties! YES - the COOL small rubber tube that you inflate with a bicycle pump and the floaty goes up and over their head/shoulders and they wear it like a tank top with inner tube attached - pictures to come :) Rylynn mastered this tube the first day - you have to be balanced and able to kick your feet under the water and maneuver by yourself. She is obviously very independent and did not want mommy's help. Today she went around in circles and kicked her feet to follow me. I tell you - this is the greatest kiddo toy out there. Our average pool time now is 2+ hours with this floaty! So thank you Jana for buying this for us! - Our summer would be hot without it!
ENJOY! You will love your summer that much more!
Erin & Lynda

Peaches Peaches and MORE Peaches!

My grandparents have a huge peach tree in their backyard and it is loaded with peaches! Every time I visit they try to give me as many as they can or will fit into a plastic grocery bag. I have them everywhere in my house, and I was beginning to feel bad because I wasn't eating them fast enough. HAHAHA - as I am writing this my mother just called to tell me she just got MORE peaches from Grandmas house for me!! I told her NOOOO - more peaches!
Well here are a couple of really simple and yummy recipes that involve peaches - so if you have the same problem as I do please feel free to make your own peach creation!
Peach martini
Puree peaches ( I used skin and all)
coconut rum
peach liqueur
and a dash of lime
Add 1 -2 shots of puree (depending on how peachy you want it)
Add 1 shot coconut rum
Add 1 shot peach liqueur
and a dash of lime (fresh squeezed if you can)
shake shake shake in a martini mixer with crushed ice and WAHLAW you have a yummy and semi healthy martini!
Broiled Peaches with spiced whip cream
cut peaches into wedges (leave skin on)
place on cookie sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar OR raw sugar
place under broiler until sugar is melted and crisp
As they cool, whip 1 cup heavy whipping cream with 3 -4 packets splenda and cinnamon (you can also add a liqueur of your choice too for extra yum factor) until stiff peaks form.
Place a dollop of cream on top of crisp/gooey peaches - Enjoy!
Easy Peach Cobbler
3 -4 C of peeled peaches (place peaches in HOT water and skin comes right off)
1 C oatmeal
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
MIX above ingredients with 1 stick of chopped butter until well incorporated.
you may add raisins and nuts too - depends on your taste buds.
Place peeled peaches in buttered baking dish, sprinkle topping on top and bake for 30 min at 350 until bubbly and golden brown.
OF COURSE add ice cream on top!
TO SAVE the peaches that you do not use, cut up in wedges drizzle honey on them and place them in large zip lock baggie and freeze! This way when you need peaches you can take them out and they will be sweet and ready to eat or cook with (and they don't stick together either)!
Erin & Lynda

New Sunday tradition!

I love making yummy breakfast on Sunday mornings for my family. I came across this new cinnamon doughnut hole recipe in my FoodNetwork magazine and thought it sounded daunting. BUT I made it and it was super easy and of course super yummy! This is not something you make often (calories are not so friendly) but for a special treat or Sunday breakfast it works great. And your family thinks your so talented and cool for making them...heehee!
So here it is - try it!
4 T unsalted butter
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 C flour
1/2 C instant mashed potatoes
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 t salt
3 large eggs plus 1 egg white
2 T ground cinnamon
vegetable oil, for frying
1. combine 1/2 cup water, the butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring to melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in flour, instant potatoes, 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Return to medium heat and stir dough till its tight and doesn't stick to sides - 2 min. Transfer dough to a bowl and cool for 10 min.
2. beat dough with wooden spoon, add eggs one at a time -mixing until each egg is fully incorporated before adding next. once all eggs are added beat with spoon till glossy and smooth -1 min. Set aside for 1 hour!
3. mix remaining sugar and cinnamon in shallow dish. Place heavy bottom pot over medium heat and fill it about 1/3 of the way with the oil -340 deg. With small ice cream scoop, drop heaping teaspoons of dough into the oil (in batches). FRY - turning once, until golden brown - 6 min. Transfer doughnuts with a slotted spoon to the cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll to coat. serve warm!
Erin & Lynda

No more pantry tantrums!

My adorable daughter has been quite the busy little bee when it comes to opening the kitchen pantry. I will have my back turned for 30 sec and she will have all crackers, snack boxes and my onions out on the floor! This can put a damper on things, since it NEVER stops and time outs tend to not work at times. So instead of fighting the battle I found some fabulous lever locks (since our pantry has the lever handle rather than the round one) and they work perfectly. They actually look pretty nice and don't look so obvious! So here is the link if you would like to buy some :)
Our little family went to the pool today and got some sun and enjoyed the cold water....it was 91 today! I worked on my tan while Rylynn and daddy played - not a bad deal!
Happy Summer!
Erin & Lynda

Toddler Towel Feature -

This is a great pool/beach or bath tub towel. The hood is great at keeping your little ones' head warm and dry and the long towel is great for them to snuggle and wrap around themselves. My daughter loves this towel -I bring it to the lake and pool and of course use it for bath time. She dries off faster with bamboo - much faster than terry cloth or cotton. You will have to check them out http://www.babyurprecious.com/

We have found the perfect laundry detergent to wash your bamboo toddler towel in -
http://www.shaklee.net/babyurprecious we became distributors since they are a perfect partner with our bamboo products! Enjoy these cute pictures of Rylynn :)
Erin & Lynda

Rylynn's Day at Costco -

Rylynn loves bags! I think I mentioned in an earlier blog that she loves carrying around plastic baggies and tote bags and filling them up...well she took it upon herself to hold 3 of my recycle bags while walking into Costco! She was too cute, holding her arms up so the bags wouldn't fall down. She was the spectacle of Costco - everyone was stopping asking if I had a camera....well of course I had my iPhone :) Anyhoos - enjoy the pictures and video. It was too cute to pass up. Not only does my child LOVE to shop BUT she recycles too and know how important it is to re-use your tote bags!
Erin & Lynda

One of those mornings!

You know when you can't clean your house all week due to either work, kids or errands? And one evening you get the motivation and determination to clean the whole house (well maybe just the downstairs) and you stay up till midnight putting your house back to normal and making it sparkling clean....Well, I had one of those nights last night. And this morning my lovely daughter throws and flicks applesauce all over my walls, is going to pantry pulling out all her favorite boxes of crackers and taking out everything in my junk drawer! This is all within the first 30 min of waking up! I just wanted to go back to bed and have pleasant dreams of my beautiful downstairs...before children! I am a little bit of a clean freak and enjoy having a clean and orderly house....so with a child in my life I have had to simmer down a bit and be more flexible....I will let you know later if that is working for me -HA!
I will be ordering some Shaklee baby items today or tomorrow and will let you know how I like them. I am trying to go organic...cleaning supplies/laundry/vitamins/cleansers....we will see how I like them!
You can always check out the organic laundry detergent and baby items on our NEW website -
Yes - we are distributors now, Mom really likes there stuff :) I will soon be a "user" too!
Erin & Lynda

Mom...I'm Bored!

Are your children already bored this summer? Check out these cool sites I found. It goes with my 3 C's - Cheap, Cute and Creative! Enjoy your summer....and your children! If you have any inexpensive ideas please comment!
Erin & Lynda

OC Register...So Cool!

BURP had some exciting news coverage over the weekend. Jan Norman from the OC register wrote a fabulous article on her blog about BURP! Check it out!
Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement! We appreciate our customers, friends and family!
Erin & Lynda

3 C's Cute, Creative and Cheap!

Today we went to the Irvine Spectrum and played in the fountain that spurts up water from the ground. It is the OC hang out for sure! Lots of naked kids running in and out of the fountain and moms bring towels, extra clothes and sack lunches and park themselves there all day - talk about cheap entertainment. We have been there 2x this week! Talk about an easy outing - she loves the water and people watching and I get to sun bathe...not a bad deal :) Next time I will do as others do and bring our sack lunch too! Here are some cute pictures...from my fabulous new iPhone..hehee

Erin & Lynda

BURP 1 is sick...again!

Burp 1 - AKA my mom is sick again with a horrendous sore throat and laryngitis. She cannot talk, so phone calls to discuss business just doesn't happen, I get more frustrated in what she is trying to say that I just give up :) But hopefully she will be better SOON, this one woman show (business) isn't working out for me so much. I did however, get my iPhone, so now I am connected 24/7! Like I need to be, but nonetheless, I am in LOVE with my new toy! My husband got one too, and we sat on the couch together last night...in silence as we "played" with our new phones. Talk about funny! So hopefully our lives will continue on like normal with these new "leashes" on our lives. As far as BURP stuff goes, we are trying to match all our brochures and catalogs to our new website and get ready for our 2 expos we have coming up in 2 weeks. Stay tuned for more new product to hit the web soon and for our new Twitter look :)

Here is a picture of one of our BURP models....who moved to TX, BURP misses you guys!

Erin & Lynda

Frozen Lemonade Pie....MMmmmm

I made this for 4th of July and it was a real winner! Even if you don't like lemons you will like this - its more lemonade taste than lemons...if that makes sense :) And with the warm berries on top...oh my ...killer! Try it!
2 cups graham crackers crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
7 T butter melted
2 cups heavy cream
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1 6oz can frozen lemonade concentrate, do not thaw
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries/blackberries
2T sugar
1T fresh lemon juice
1. Preheat oven 350
2. Make crust, combine graham crackers, sugar and melted butter. Press firmly on the bottom and up the sides of a 9inch pie plate. Bake for 7 min - cool completely
3.Make filling, in cold bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, stir together the condensed milk and frozen lemonade. Gently fold the lemonade mixture into the whipped cream. Pour the filling into the crust. FREEZE overnight!
4. Make topping before you serve - toss berries in sugar and lemon juice and heat/stir until combined and bubbly.
5. Pour warm berries on top of frozen pie slice...heaven!
Erin & Lynda

The 3 C's -Cute Creative and Cheap!

So - I had another "Martha" moment and made the cutest centerpieces for our 4th of July party! I used 3 wine glasses that had red swirls on them, filled them with water and blue rocks and arranged fresh cut flowers from yard in each glass with an American flag sticking out of each. They looked so cute....especially with my family photo place mats! I am just getting so creative lately..ha! Anyhoos - enjoy the pictures!

Erin & Lynda

Happy 4th of July!

Baby U R Precious wishes you all a very happy and safe 4th of July! We will be celebrating with family and friends - hope you enjoy your weekend.
Erin & Lynda

New product to come!

Hello loyal BURP customers! You will be happy to know we are finally listening to you all and making our one of a kind mama bamboo towel! Yes - you heard it right, we are going to be expanding our product line to include organic bamboo towels for adults! Whenever we meet a future customer or client the first thing out of their mouth when they feel our velour is "do you have one in my size?" - "you need to make an adult velour line" - and so on. We will most likely have a sample in the next month so stay tuned for release dates!
Rylynn is feeling much better and continues to drink her fluids and is getting better each day! So we are finally on the mends.
I have not picked up my fabulous new place mats from Kinkos yet, but when I do I will be including a picture of them on our blog :)
Hope you have a great evening!
Erin & Lynda