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Back to School 2011: Vintage Indie Kids: LottiDaBaby

 

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If you haven't been to LottiDaBaby before, you are truly missing out on a darling children's boutique. I love the dress above with the sweet patch on the courdoroy. 

Photos courtesy of Lauryn Byrdy Photography

Missed the link, the first time around. Here you go! http://www.lottiedababy.com/

Handmade Crush: Double Pave Diamond Bar Necklace

 

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I'm totally crushing on this double pave diamond bar necklace from Rocked Jewelry 

 

From the shop, " The pave diamonds are a combination of white, cloudy white, and champagne in color. Though they are not crystal clear diamonds, they are set just like fine jewelry, and each diamond is faceted to sparkle in the light." 



Tasty Treats: Vintage Confections

Looking for some sweet treats for your next party? Vintage Confections may have just the thing for you. 

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Vintage Confections is doing up sweets the old fashioned way. Handmade to order, you can get yummy flavors like honey coconut pudding, mint chocolate chip ice cream and more!  


Vintage Indie Weddings: A Vintage Beach Wedding

In honor of my dear friend, who's daughter is about to get married on a beautiful sunny beach, a vintage beach wedding inspiration board. 

 

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Wedding Cake Banner Pennant  - mudpiesandmarigolds

A Sea of Paper Hearts  - lillebear

Flower Girl Basket - My Primitive Boutique 

Shoes Optional - The Back Porch Shoppe 

Starfish Necklace - lindesigns

Mason Solar Lite Bird Cage - Treasure Again 


Plan Ahead Events: Burlington KY Antique Show Sunday August 21, 2011

Looking for an antique show this weekend? Look no further than the Burlington KY Antique Show at the Boone County Fair Grounds. 

 

Here are some photos of my last trip there. 


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Show hours

8 am - 3pm    $3 per person

 

6 am - 8 am   $5 per person (early bird admission)

 

Children 12 & under - FREE

FREE Parking

no pets please

5819 Idlewild Rd
Burlington, KY 41005


Organic & Whole Living: Reminder - Mini Workshop Botanical Must Haves for the Whole Family Tomorrow! Rescheduled 8/23

Hey everyone, 

This is just a friendly reminder that the mini workshop Botanical Must Haves for the Whole Family with Jessie Hawkins is tomorrow at 10am. 

What is Vintage Remedies? Just a snippet from their website " Vintage Remedies was established primarily to fill the gap in natural wellness options. We stand squarely in the middle of the medicine wars, believing that prevention is the key to health and that natural options are usually the best first steps to regain wellness."

I'm embarking on a journey for my family and myself and home to become fully educated in natural wellness, so that I can further pursue my passion for healthy living and I'm so excited about it.


If you're interested in healthy living, herbal remedies, and alternatives to western medicine, I suggest you check out Vintage Remedies.

Join me this month and attend a mini-workshop!

Tuesday Aug 16: This has been rescheduled to Aug. 23 10am CENTRAL TIME ZONE Botanical Must Haves for the Whole Family with Jessie

 

For more information visit Vintage Remedies under their shop and enroll link, from there follow it to Event Registration.

 

I look forward taking these workshops with you!

 

xoxo Gabreial

 

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Handmade Crush: Deep End Mug by Clamlab

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I can't help it, but this color calls my name. It's on almost every wall in my downstairs possibly a little bit lighter than the blue in these Deep End Mugs by Clamlab, but so dreamy. I'm completely crushing these. Isn't it so much nicer to drink a warm cup o' joe in a pretty mug! 

Visit Clamlab for these gorgeous mugs, nesting bowls mortar & pestle and so much more!


Making the Most of Monday: Fitness Challenge

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If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays  signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.

Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.

Do you feel overwhelmed on Mondays? Do you feel the weight of your week beginning to pull you down before you even have a chance to get started? I'm challenging you like I often do here at Vintage Indie, to Make the the Most of your Monday AND your week. You already know that Monday is the start and more often then not if Monday goes well, the rest of your week has a leg to stand on.

 

I haven't talked much about fitness here at Vintage Indie, but I do believe it plays a big role in our "organic & whole living" lifestyle. From the very beginning of Biblical times, it was set out for us to work the fields and tend the soil. With so much technology and everything at our fingertips, we aren't getting the daily exercise we would be if we were actually working the soil and tending the land.

Today I'm challenging you, and hope that you'll challenge me right back to create some sort of fitness in your daily life. Often times, we can get wrapped up in our computer chair and daily life that we forget to think about how our bodies need to move and need to build muscle, myself included. I remember last year when I was working out with a personal trainer, I felt SO good. I really felt my best. Not only was I eating clean and watching what I put in my mouth, but I was sweating, moving and building muscle. Too bad after vacation was over, I never picked back up on my fitness goals, and here I am today wishing I would have never stopped. I think I've been in this cycle for years now.

So, I'm encouraging you to get back on the trail of daily fitness. I'm walking/jogging today and using one of my favorite workout videos.I also joined SparkPeople, where I plan to track my calories again. The truth is, I remember how much it helped me keep focused before. Have you used SparkPeople? Maybe we'll create a team and do this together!

What do you do for daily fitness and how do you plan to stay on track? 

Happy Monday to you, and here is to getting fit for health's sake!

 

Gabreial


Teach Me: Product Review; Time4Learning Online, Interactive Curriculum

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My children were given the opportunity to review the Time4Learning on-line curriculum portal. Time4Learning is a family created business that offers on-line  curriculum for Pre-K through 8th Grade. Subjects included are Math, Science, Language Arts & Social Studies. There is also a "playground" at Time4Learning where students earn time to play after they've done the allotted lesson time, set up by the parent. 

We have been using Time4Learning as a supplimental tool for education this summer in the Science and Social Studies categories. Social Studies is a requirement in Kentucky and often times it is hard to put this subject in a "box". With Time4Learning's complete lesson plans we were able to fit Social Studies in with a clear direction on the subject at hand. There was a clear difference between each grade level in the depth of lessons and the information provided. Planning the day was easy with their printable lesson plans and excellent record keeping of your students progress.

Pros: We really like Time4Learning for the younger grades (1st - 2nd Grade is what we used). The curriculum provided to be interactive, fun, colorful and challenging enough for our 2nd grader. Although he had just completed 1st grade, we had him start there with Science. The Social Studies program at Time4Learning doesn't start until the 2nd Grade so he went one to the 2nd grade Social Studies with no issues at all. The program was interesting enough to engage him and keep him interested in what was being presented. He would often ask to do more Time4Learning after he had already completed an assignment for the day. This was a big bonus for us as we've learned more through the Time4Learning curriculum how he's wired and how he learns best.

So, if you have a student that is better with sensory, hearing, seeing and animation to keep learning interesting, I would say this program is right for you. Although we won't be using it exclusively in the upcoming year with him, we'll be using it for some of his subjects.

Cons: We didn't care for the program for our oldest son 4th & 5th Grade. We used Time4Learning's Science & Social Studies for him. It seems as if the upper grade levels 4-8th grade aren't as interactive and require a lot of online reading. This didn't hold his attention at all. He often made comments that he wished it was a little more "fun" to learn like his brother was doing in the younger grade levels.

We also had many issues with the lessons. The informatin would be presented in one lesson. He would quiz, know the information and then the program would move to the next lesson. Except it didn't really move forward with very much new information just the same information worded differently. This proved to be very frustrating to him as he felt like he was wasting his time reading the same material all over again.

Overall we've decided to continue to use Time4Learning in our home with our youngest student at the 2nd and 3rd grade level. The Playground is a great motivator for him. He loves that the timer is set for his lesson time and if he works hard he earns time at the playground to play interactive and fun games. I like the option to use this for a supplemental resource and use while we're traveling as Time4Learning is available on the go, wherever you can log in with access to the internet. 

For more information on Time4Learning please visit their website. If you choose to register for a trial period with Time4Learning, please let them know that you heard about their program from me, Gabreial Wyatt!

 

Truth in Review:Time4Learning also a Vintage Indie Sponsor did provide us with a month of Time4Learning in order to complete our review but were provided the program free of charge for the month long review.  We were not paid for any contents of our review or required any certain text within the review. We speak truly from our hearts and hope that you and your family will gain trust from Vintage Indie reviews so that you may enjoy learning opportinties like this one and more. The links above are links grabbed from our sponsorship button. Using my name Gabreial Wyatt during your registration counts towards an affiliate program. All reviews posted by me are truthful in content and not bought. Gabreial Wyatt, editor in chief.

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Off the Shelf Book Review: The Kitchen Herbal by Jessie Hawkins

Herbs are on my mind. Herbs for medicine, cleaning and of course cooking. I've been deep into books this summer covering all things herbs. After meeting Jessie Hawkins founder of Vintage Remedies at the Cincinnati Home School convention my mind has been in full force with wanting to enhance my families life through plants.

 

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I was thrilled with the opportunity to review Jessie Hawkins' The Kitchen Herbal. This book is the perfect starting point for a beginner looking to expand the use of every day herbs for health, wellness and culinary uses.

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Usually, when starting out on the journey towards any subject we sometimes dive in, overload our brains and loose interest because of it. The Kitchen Herbal doesn't overwhelm. It is simple but sophisticated with its objective. The herbs used are those that most of us have growing in our garden, kitchen windowsill or are readily available to pick up at the local grocery store.

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I'm no stranger to some of the common herbs, one of my favorites is Sage. If you look up Sage in The Kitchen Herbal you'll find an introduction to the herb Salvia Officinalis, the latin name for Sage. You'll also be welcomed with further information on this good-for-you herb. Did you now the word Sage means "to be saved"? Isn't that interesting! Did you also know that sage has always been considered a cure-all herb, benefiting just about every ailment and culinary dish it encounters? How cool is that! Sage also offers calcium, iron and vitamin A. Again, new to me.

Not only does The Kitchen Herbal aim to expand your knowledge on the medicinal uses of each herb, it also provides you with yummy recipes like Garlic Sage Butter, Baked Eggs with Ricotta and Sage, Butternut Squash and Sage Sauce, Citrus Sage Couscous, Cranberry and Sage Relish and Garlic and Sage Mashed Potatoes! Plenty of uses for just one herb.

Of course sage isn't the only herb highlighted in the book. There are seventeen others to get the ball rolling for you. I'm truly happy to add this book to my kitchen library. I can't wait to start cooking and using herbs even more in our daily lives. 

If you're interested in the book, head over Vintage Remedies to check it out.

 

Thanks again Vintage Remedies and staff for providing this wonderful book for review. The links to Vintage Remedies in the review are affiliate links. Click here to read why, we are now an affiliate.

 


Art & Photography: Margaret Maurice Owen

If you're far from thinking about winter, but know it is on its way Margaret Maurice Owen, brings delight and joy to your home with her gorgeous paintings no matter what season it is.

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Ranunculous painting, one of my favorites although it is hard to choose just one.


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Visit Margaret at her shop for purchasing any of these gorgeous paintings. See them in person  on display at the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art in Marshall, MO

Visit her website/blog for daily painting.


Organic & Whole Living: Vintage Remedies Mini Workshops Online!

 

Good afternoon! I wanted to stop by and tell you about a new and exciting affiliate here at Vintage Indie. Please hep me welcome Vintage Remedies! (Don't you just love the name)

What is Vintage Remedies? Just a snippet from their website " Vintage Remedies was established primarily to fill the gap in natural wellness options. We stand squarely in the middle of the medicine wars, believing that prevention is the key to health and that natural options are usually the best first steps to regain wellness."

I'm embarking on a journey for my family and myself and home to become fully educated in natural wellness, so that I can further pursue my passion for healthy living and I'm so excited about it.

Why the affiliation? I met owner Jessie Hawkins at the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention this past year. Her workshops were packed to the door and her booth, well it was sold out of every resource! People were flocking to the Vintage Remedies table and from there my curiosity grew. In the past few months I have been reviewing several books by Jessie Hawkins and I'm thrilled with what I've learned.

If you're interested in healthy living, herbal remedies, and alternatives to western medicine, I suggest you check out Vintage Remedies.

Join me this month and attend a mini-workshop!

 

Tuesday Aug 16: 10am Botanical Must Haves for the Whole Family with Jessie

Thursday Aug 18: 10AM Aromatherapy for the Homeschool with Jessie

Tuesday, Aug 23: 10AM Homemade must haves with Jessie

Thursday, Aug 25: 10AM Immunity for Winter with Jessie - School is starting, which means flu season is just around the corner. Learn what steps you can take to boost immunity in this mini version of one of our most requested workshops!

For more information visit Vintage Remedies under their shop and enroll link, from there follow it to Event Registration.

 

I look forward taking these workshops with you!

 

xoxo Gabreial

 

Vintage Remedies and the links above are affiliate links. Visit our Disclaimer/Disclosure Page for more info.