Shop LoveUrLook for these tea length dresses, which I think are super swanky.
Shop LoveUrLook for these tea length dresses, which I think are super swanky.
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I'm sure most of you have heard of a chia seed, ya know those little seeds to grow "pets" out of. They were all the rage in the 80s and you can still find them on store shelves today. Today, I'm not talking about growing them, I'm talking about eating them!
Chia seeds have amazing qualities and attributes that make them a great addition to your pregnancy.
Doctor Oz and Michael F Roizen, authors of "You: Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy," suggest eating chia seeds during pregnancy as one way to slow how quickly your body absorbs sugar. He also has " The Ultimate Pregnancy Smoothie" on his website which contains chia seeds.
I've recently discovered a little trick with the chia seeds for heartburn. Mix 1 Tablespoon with 1/2 cup-Cup of water. Let sit for 15 minutes and drink down the now gelatinous chia seeds. The seeds soak up the acid in your stomach to help ease painful mild heartburn.
Image Copyright © MoonlightMicroFarm
Please note, I am not a medical doctor and am only sharing information I've found based on my personal research. As with any food, supplement, please consult your own physician.
MoonlightMicroFarm (photo above) is a sweet little etsy shop offering seeds, sprouts and more. Give them a visit :)
As I mentioned before, we are quite busy getting ready for our little sweet baby girl. It will be the first time there will be two ladies in our home and I can hardly wait. I thought I'd show you a few sneak peeks of what we've been up to in her nursery.
To prepare the dresser, I sprinkled a generous amount of my favorite cleaning mixture. A blend of baking soda with organge and lavender essential oils. I shut the drawers and let the baking soda do its job for a couple of days. When it was time, I swept out all of the powdery mixture and then wiped the drawers clean. They now smell fresh and clean!
This part was kind of lucky/easy for me. I have a knack for eyeing things, and sizes of things (sometimes anyway). I found these shoebox plastic bins with coral lids at Target. They came in a pack of five. Just enough to fit in the second drawer of the dresser.
After cleaning and washing, all of her little onesies and outfits fit in the bins just perfectly for the first set of clothes N-3months. The larger drawer on the bottom is filled with the next sizes through 12 months.
The top drawer is thinner and we've added a sock organizer for all of her socks, hats, leggings, blankets and diapers.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into our nursery makeover!
Things are busy in the VI household. We're preparing for the arrival of baby girl. Features may seem a little light around here but I have some things scheduled for July and a nursery reveal coming soon. Until then, I hope you enjoy today's Handmade Crush from bstudio in Ontario Canada. I'm loving the creative us of the Silk Dupioni.
I was very pleased to hear from NOVICA about supporting their website with a review and giveaway for our Vintage Indie readers. Here at Vintage Indie, we're all about supporting independent designers and that's what NOVICA does for its artisans.
"NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. We work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. We have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on our website."
We were thrilled to choose an item from NOVICA and we decided to go with something more out of the ordinary for us, a Central America Area Rug. Although, there are many items to choose from including Silver Charm Bracelets, Amethyst Chandelier Earrings, Sterling Silver Earrings from Peru, Lockets, Silk Fans, Natural Flower Necklaces and more all from their handmade artisans.
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Today's Handmade Crush comes from melongings. Eco-friendly hand printed textiles.
Swanky vintaeg goodies from across the globe. Today's Daily Swank comes to you from Milford, Michigan.
To shop these vintage metal boxes visit Kate Harrison at Aloof Newf Whimsy.
I love these vintage finds from DOTTO.
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Thank you flowers from Emily W Image © Copyright Emily W. Please visit Emily's shop, she has some gorgeous prints all the way from England!
It could be the pregnancy hormones raging inside of me anxiously awaiting her arrival, and it could be God speaking to my heart. At this moment, I'm not 100% sure. This isn't something I usually do here at Vintage Indie. Actually anything too personal here at Vintage Indie is something I don't really do. With the anticipation of our third sweet child, I'm feeling truly blessed by friends and strangers in "internet world" as I like to call it.
I just wanted to take the time to thank each and every reader for visiting Vintage Indie daily and for making it an important stop in your daily reading. Even though there isn't always a personal face to this website and I'm often bringing you eye candy from this place or that, there is a real family and person behind the screen and we appreciate you.
Have a great Thursday tomorrow. You know why? Just because!
xoxo Gabreial & the Vintage Indie Family.
When I'm post baby figure, I can totally see myself in one of these darling vintage inspired dresses by Mokkafiveoclock.
If you're looking to add some cheer to your walls, Katie Daisy of The Wheatfield has some amazing watercolors to do just that. When looking for something bright and cheery to add to the nursery makeover, we needed something that would pop against the gray walls. We knew the pinks, corals and blues would tie into everything else we were planning for her room.
Stay tuned for a final look at the nursery during our big reveal in July.
Visit Katie Daisy to purchase any one of her gorgeous pieces of art at The Wheatfield.
Copyright Katie Daisy 2011
A special thank you to Katie Daisy for providing the two art pieces for our virtual baby shower and nursery room makeover.
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Although baby isn't here yet, I've done extensive research on baby carriers and we hope to be a baby carrying loving family. I've heard a lot of great reviews of ERGObaby carriers and couldn't wait to get my hands on one.
One of the main points in my research was to ensure that baby's legs and posture were ergonomically correct for carrying.
These images are from the International Hip Displasia Institute. While they don't endorse any particular carrier they provide the valuable information needed to be sure your baby is in a proper position while in a harness/carrier.
From the IHDI "The most unhealthy position for the hips during infancy is when the legs are held in extension with the hips and knees straight and the legs brought together, which is the opposite of the fetal position. The risk to the hips is greater when this unhealthy position is maintained for a long time. Healthy hip positioning avoids positions that may cause or contribute to development of hip dysplasia or dislocation. The healthiest position for the hips is for the hips to fall or spread (naturally) apart to the side, with the thighs supported and the hips and knees bent. This position has been called the jockey position, straddle position, frog position, spread-squat position or human position. Free movement of the hips without forcing them together promotes natural hip development."
With that said, ERGObaby is happy to boast their design supports the correct sitting position for the baby's hip, pelvis and spinal developement. Which is why we're thrilled to be reviewing one for your when baby girl gets here. In the meantime, we're excited that ERGObaby is generously offering one of Vintage Indie's readers the chance to win one of their very own.
We're happy with the black carrier. For one, dad can feel comfortable wearing it and it not be all "girly". We're also happy to have the Options Carrier becasue of their Options Covers India collection!
I love the Indie Options Covers for me, they have a very vintage vibe to them. They easily just snap to the carrier to change up the look for the day.
The options carrier accomodates babies from newborn (with the infant insert, to 45lbs)
Now you have the opportunity to with the Options Baby Carrier for you or a friend! Even if you've already had your baby, with the 45lbs weight limit this carrier will be helpful for a long time.
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So I have this thing for iced or blended coffee right now. The problem is that most of it is probably not healthy (I get decaf so baby isn't bouncing off my ribs) and most of it is not healthy for my budget! I thought I would try my hand at making something similar to my favorite coffee "bucks" place and try to satisify my cravings on a healthier and more budget friendly way.
So for you, I have my Blended Iced Mocha.
What You'll Need:
1/4 Cup warm/hot water
2 t Instant Decaf Coffee, I use Trader Joe's ( or full caf)
1T Organic Sugar
1T Organic Trader Joe's Midnight Moo Chocolate Syrup
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
1 Cup of ice (plus a few extra if you like it thick)
Splash of Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
Dissolve the instant coffee in your warm water. Add the remaining ingredients with the coffee to the blender and whip it up!
(ps. I can fill that glass up about 3 times with this recipe, maybe I need a bigger glass)