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Sales & Specials : Swagbucks Summer Social Event - Earn Swagbucks for Giftcards!

I'd like to invite you to join Swagbucks Summer Social Event. I know this looks kind of gimmicky for Vintage Indie, but I've already earned a couple hundred dollars worth of Amazon Gift cards in the past couple of years using Swagbucks. 
We use Amazon for organic grocery shopping, baby items, Christmas gifts and a lot more. 
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This week Swagbucks is inviting new members to their first ever Summer Social. 

 

Specially for you, use the sign-up code “SummerSocial” which is worth 70 Swag Bucks.  This will allow you to start with 100 Swag Bucks already in your account (70 for the sign-up code plus the 30 every new member begins with). (You only need 450 to get a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card)  This code is good for NEW MEMBERS ONLY and can be used until Thursday, June 28th at 5pm PDT.

I wish I could earn this deal, but since I'm an old member it doesn't work for me. 

 

xoxo Gabreial

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Organic & Whole Living Pregnancy: The Amazing Chia Seed! For Heartburn?

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. 

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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 :) 


Handmade Crush: White Silk Dupioni Jewelry

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. 

 

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Thank you.

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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. 


Virtual Baby Shower: Artwork by Katie Daisy

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. 

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Love 

 

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Pocketful of Posies 

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

 

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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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Organic & Whole Living: Homemade Blended Iced Mocha

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

 

 

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Blended Mocha Iced Coffee © Vintage Indie 2012

 


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 

 

Directions:

Dissolve the instant coffee in your warm water. Add the remaining ingredients with the coffee to the blender and whip it up!

 

 

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Blended Iced Mocha

 

Enjoy! 

xoxo Gabreial

(ps. I can fill that glass up about 3 times with this recipe, maybe I need a bigger glass)