Thursday, January 04, 2018

Create Your Own Organic Baby Gift Basket

Make Your Own Baby Baskets

Know someone who is expecting? Looking for that perfect baby shower gift? Want something unique, that promotes clean and natural living? We have you covered!

In four easy steps, you can create a customized gift!

Gift Baskets, Baby Shower
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Four Steps:

1.  Choose your container
2.  Choose your items
3.  Choose ribbon colors
4.  Write a personalized gift note

What do the baskets include?

You start with a container and they can be a choice of baskets, hand-knit organic baskets or totes.

The totes come in many styles for either gender or even gender neutral for the parents who wish to keep the gender a surprise! They can be re-used in the nursery or playroom to store toys for years to come. The baskets can be re-used in any room of the house for storage.

All of our items to choose from to fill the containers are inspired by natural and clean living – but there is more...

The Organic Baby

The hand knit baby blankets and hats come with a beautiful story. They are made in Haiti by Haiti Baby and they train moms in their community to knit and crochet, empowering them
Haiti Baby
to earn a sustainable living wage, provide for their children, and keep their families together. Your hat purchase breaks the cycle of extreme poverty in Haiti – one mom, one family at a time. Therefore, when you purchase one of these blankets, you know that your purchase is making a big impact for them.

The swaddles and clothes are made by Under the Nile and the cotton is grown on their bio-dynamic farm without the use of pesticides, chemical finishes, metal-free dyes, zero AZO
Under the Nile
agents or insecticides. Truly the best for a baby’s skin!

How about a little luxury for baby during bath time? Coyuchi bath towels are a great gift to add! Throw in some organic baby washcloths, a natural rubber ducky and an
organic hooded robe with adorable designs by Sage Creek Organics!

Make sure to check out of all the beautiful stuffed animals and other nursery items, like our hand knit pillow cases and mobiles for the crib.

Our 4-step process is easy to navigate on our website, but if you have any questions, our staff is here to help and answer your questions.

Happy gift basket making!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Favorite Organic Baby Blankets

Organic Baby Blankets

As the weather gets colder (not ready yet!) -  We want to let you  know about 2 of our favorite baby blankets. We are drawn to  gifts with meaning and purpose.  Blankets that will be handed down for generations to come.

1.  Hope & Fortune Blanket - this is a luxurious Organic thick blanket with hearts on one side, and grey stripes on the other.  Perfect for cuddles or tummy time.

Old Fashioned like Grandma used to Make . . . .  These Beautiful Hand Knit blankets are Fair Trade and not only make the perfect gift, they help women support themselves in Rural Bangladesh

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Warm Baby!

It is officially winter, which means for many of us cold weather is on the way (or already here!)  With chilly temperatures in the air, it is important to make sure your little on stays warm and cozy.  The proper clothing is important to prevent colds and to make sure you babe stays happy and healthy all winter long.  At Our Green House we have lots of great cold weather clothing that will not only keep you baby warm, but are also very stylish!  From hats and mittens, to leg warmers and onesies, we have you covered.

Stay warm, and shop Our Green House!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rasberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Can you believe Christmas is next week?  When you are in the midst of the holiday bustle, it is nice to step back and take some time to savor this wonderful time of year.  One of our favorite ways soak up the holidays is to bake yummy cookies!  We love the standard sugar cookies & chocolate chip, but it is fun to whip up something a little more unexpected.  That is why we love these Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies!  The pretty red raspberry jam has a very festive look, and the flavors work so well together that everyone will be raving about the delicious taste.

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp  all-purpose flour*
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam, seedless if preferred
    Glaze (optional)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 - 4 tsp water 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour and salt, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together butter and sugar until combined (it will take a minute or two since the butter is cold. If you don't have a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl, then occasionally stop mixer and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl). Mix in almond extract then add in flour blend until mixture comes together (it will take a bit of mixing since the butter is cold, so be patient, it will seem really dry at first).
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls, about 1 Tbsp each, and place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Make a small indentation with thumb or forefinger in each cookie (large enough to fit 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of jam). Fill each with 1/4 - 1/2 tsp jam. Chill in refrigerator 20 minutes (or freezer for 10 minutes). Bake in preheated oven 14 - 18 minutes.
  • Cool several minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool (at this point you can add a little more jam if you'd like to, it just won't be set like the other is). Drizzle cookies with glaze when when cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.
  • For the glaze:
  • Whisk all glaze ingredients together in a small mixing bowl, adding enough water to reach desired consistency. Pour or spoon mixture into a sandwich size resealable bag, cut a small tip from one corner and drizzle over cookies.
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Monday, December 14, 2015

2016 Yoga!

The holiday season is always busy with lots of parties, busy shopping days, and time spent with friends and family.  Because of this, it can be hard to make time for exercise.  It is super important to make time to work out, so while you are enjoying the holidays, why not look forward to 2016 and ways to stay healthy.  We love yoga for so many reason, and we have lots of great yoga gear that will get you excited to hit the mat!  Whether you are buying for yourself, a friend, or a little one,  we have you covered.  We also love bringing our S'well bottle with us to stay hydrated before, during, and after a great yoga session.

Make sure to head on over to Our Green House to check out all of our great yoga options!