Let's not forget the kids table this Thanksgiving! I always loved it when my grandmother set our table with her fine china and silver for Thanksgiving. It made us kids, feel very special. Here are some great products from small business owners to make the kids feel special this Thanksgiving.
Kids Cups from CherishedBlessings
Kids Spoons from EllaJaneCrafts
Color Your Own Place Cards from CardStockShoppe
Kids Place mats from HarperandDaisy
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of My Dolphin Show.
Recently we downloaded the free My Dolphin Show App. It is a brightly colored app with lots of pinks and purples and would truly appeal to girls between the ages of 8 and 10. However, my son found it challenging and fun. He didn't mind the sparkle and glitter, and the female trainer.
This app provides various types of game play and challenges. At each level you have a training session with your trainer. It is during these two training sessions that you learn a new skill such as hitting a basketball into a hoop, hurdles, jumping, flipping in the air, diving for fish, and many others. After you have completed the training it is time for a show. During a show you use every trick that you have learned from the beginning up to that level to impress you fans and earn coins. The more tricks that you perform correctly, the more coins you earn. The more tricks that you do during a show, the more fans you earn. These fans help you earn stars. These stars earn you additional coins after your show is over.
With the coins that you earn, you are able to go shopping and purchase new costumes for your dolphin. You have the choice to keep training and performing shows while saving coins for higher priced items in the shop. You can also purchase new animals such as turtles, sharks, whales, polar bears and others creatures, to perform with.
This was a great game, which even challenges adults. I had quite a bit of fun during my training and dolphin show. My son enjoyed playing along with me and we challenged each other at different levels of game play. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the game. I appreciated that the game was age appropriate and helped teach him about earning, spending, and saving.
My Dolphin Show is a fun, FREE app in which you get to swim, play and perform tricks like a real dolphin! Over time, your dolphin will complete different tricks that increase in difficulty, allowing you to gain more points as the game continues. As a kid-friendly app, you can play along with your children and share quality bonding time in an entertaining and safe way.
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If you're wondering how to get some exercise into your home school day, why not check out Fitness Blender? Husband and wife team Daniel and Kelli have created Fitness Blender and offer all of their exercises for free.
You can go to their website and click on various requirements for the type of workout you would like to do. Choose from training type, body focus, difficulty, minutes and calorie burn to find the right workout for you. Everything is organized and easy to find. If you need a little more direction they do offer workout plans, but that's only if you choose to use their plans. They are also very inexpensive. The videos offered in the workout plan are the same as what they offer for free, just organized into days, and specific workouts.
Today my kiddos and I did the 25 Minute Fun Workout for Kids. You can check it out below.
The folks over at Fitness Blender do not know me and I was not paid for this. Just thought you would like to know some free resources for getting you and your kids moving!
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Let's go back about ten years as of last month. Walking down the isle in my beautiful wedding gown, waiting for my prince charming at the other end. Wedding pictures galore and memories to last forever. A beautiful night and an amazing memory for sure. However, roll back time a few months before the big day when I decided to get braces. At the time I'm not sure why I chose to get braces several months before my wedding day, but I was determined to finally get the straight teeth that I always wanted. Fast forward to the present time and you won't find many wedding photos adorning our walls. One of my biggest regrets were the big metal braces in every single photo. I wish I would have known about Invisalign then.
Invisalign would have prevented those big wrap around braces from entering all of my beautiful wedding photos. In fact, I could have taken my Invisalign aligners out for pictures. Yep, that would have been nice. This time around when it comes to my boys and their teen years of the ultimate need for braces thanks to me and their dad, we'll be looking into Invisalign Teen.
Some of my favorite aspects of Invisalign Teen is that they can be removed to eat. No more worrying about flossing, flossing and let's not forget all of the flossing! Of course that means, you can't just forego the flossing but I can imagine the frustration of having to remind them to floss after every little bite. Afterall plaque build up isn't fun.
When looking ahead to our near future of braces, I'm excited that the cost of Invisalign is roughly the same compared to traditional metal braces. I'm also thrilled that if they want to play sports, or play a musical instrament that they can remove the aligner to do so. No more risk of broken wires, brackets and painful pokes in the side of the cheek.
Visit the Invisalign Website for more information abou the clear alternative to braces.
What about you? Have you used Invisalign? And if so, what was your experience?
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Babies require a lot of diapers, as if you already didn't know. It had been quite awhile since we embarked on the diaper and wipes scene and forgot all of the perks that come with changing such a sweet little angel. You know, the leaky wet diaper in the middle of the night or the afternoon blow-out on your way to somewhere important. Ultimately these things can happen.Should they happen? That's a question to ask yourself, that's why finding the perfect diaper for your baby is an important task.
Recently we were sent a package of SIMPLY RIGHT™ diapers and wipes. With their new thin absorbent core for leakage protection and thin, but flexible fit the diapers size 3 fit our baby girl just fine. We appreciate that the back is a little longer and comes up a bit to protect leakage from the back.
We are somewhat mobile around here with an army crawler, so flexiblity has been important, especially for one on the go and we've been pleased with the stretchy sides of the diapers.
Wipes in our house are an important factor when cleaning baby's bottom, and hands and sometimes arms and legs on the go. We also like to keep a pack in our car for travel clean up. SIMPLY RIGHT™ baby wipes are strong, and soft with a thick texture for cleaning up messy jobs. Most importantly to us is that they are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and easy going on delicate baby skin. We love the packaging around here and the ease of use getting the wipes out of the package. Sometimes you'll be wresting a baby to diaper and the wipes from other well known brands get stuck together and come out in a long strand of wipes making it difficult for one handed jobs.
On top of the above qualities mentioned above SIMPLY RIGHT™ baby products are a great value. Members saved up to $392/year by purchasing these SIMPLY RIGHT™ baby products. That's $392 a year I'd rather spend purchasing good whole organic foods for baby to eat!
What do you think? Are you up for saving some cash?
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It is Indie Weddings Month here and we're bringing you the latest and greatest goodies from small, handmade and vintage shoppes from around the globe. Today's Flower Girl dresses don't disappoint and remind me why I love shopping handmade!
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love. love. love.
How you can you not fall in love with these whimsical dresses from wildthingsdresses.
My sweetie girl needs everything in this shop!
I absolutely adore that wool pink coat. Please visit this indie handmade clothing shop & support small businesses. VesperClothier
Isn't she adorable! What a great gift item to start a little collector in your family.
Shop for this at calessabay
The joys of having a daughter, I tell you! Dresses, galore and vintage to boot. Any one of these darling vintage dressing would be perfect for your little Valentine.
Purchase these at LittleMittenMI
It has been over seven years since our last baby. While a lot of it is like riding a bike, many of the smaller details have slipped my mind like changing the baby in public places. While many places offer a baby changing station which I appreciate, they are lacking in the cleanliness that I would approve for my sweetie girl. That's when babypenelope came into play. Their gorgeous handmade changing pads were just what we needed. Handmade construction, soft cushion, machine washable, and boutique quality fabrics make the changing pad a perfect fit for on the go with baby.
I also love that you can roll up the changing pad and velcro it together for easy storage.
Visit babypenelope for these accessories, crayon holders, cosmetic bags, burp cloths, and more!
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Ruffles, layers, and calming touches, these are all of the wonderful things that I think of when designing for baby girl. I knew I wanted a vintage indie style to the baby's room and Lovely Home Idea had just the right handmade touch for her crib.
When we're ready for the big reveal, we'll show you how we incorporated this to make her space feel girly.
A special thank you to our nursery room makeover sponsor Lovely Home Idea. Please visit their shop for so many other beautiful handmade linen textiles.
Truth in Review/ The above Dust Ruffle Gathered White Crib Skirt was provided free of charge for our review. We were not paid for any content in our review or sponsored feature. The review is that of our personal opinions. Please visit in late July & August for our nursery room makeover reveal including this sponsors item - Gabreial Wyatt, Editor. Visit our Disclaimer/Disclosure Page for more info.
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!
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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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Truly vintage indie style is the clothing from Chirp & Bloom.
I'm loving these handmade fashions mixed with vintage textiles & more.
"Mixing new materials with these unconventional materials is kinder to the earth and adds charm that cannot be mass produced. " - Chirp & Bloom
Visit ChirpAndBloom to purchase these handmade clothing and accessories for children.