The May long weekend is coming up, which officially kicks off road trip season! The DIY car window sun shade for baby that I shared how to make over on Green Moms Collective this week will help baby enjoy those car trips just a little bit more.
I know our little M3 is enjoying his car window sun shade and the other M’s have decided we need another one for their window so that the sun stays off their iPads! They picked a Sesame Place t-shirt for their window…go on over to Green Moms Collective and learn how to make one for you little people today.
Happy road trips!
My kids are very lucky to have lots of people to spoil them with new clothes, this means I can save some budget and go green by getting them any extra clothes pre-loved. My new favourite place to shop is iSpy Clothing. What I love most about this shop is I can buy online in the middle of the night and then go into the shop and pick up the clothes (and see any other’s that I was questioning buying but could not make that final buy now click online!).
When the opportunity to join the iSpy Ambassador team came up I signed up that night. That means that now you can save some money on your first purchase. Use the code TEAMJENN when making your first purchase of over $20 and you can save $10! That’s at least one item of clothing free…
I’ll try not to buy up all the baby boys clothes for you!
It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking gifts, what to give, what to make and how can I get the family all together to get a picture for the Christmas card while the baby is actually awake and the others are not connected to some sort of techie gadget (okay maybe not everyone is thinking that last one!).
I am super excited to be taking part in a two day craft show at the beginning of December and hope to see you there. I’ll have capes (including some letter ones) wings, mer-tails and perhaps some other costumes (we’ll see what the baby gives me time to create!).
Hope you are enjoying getting ready for the holiday season.
I have to say knowing that my children have such active imaginations and truly believe in the magic of childhood is something that I am most proud of as a parent. It is actually something that I believe in so strongly, I make eco-friendly dress up clothes. I do not make full costumes, just integral pieces to enhance the child’s imagination situation! And believe me there is a difference…children do not need much to be transport to the land of make believe, a cape, set of wings or even just a wand can help the process become more real for a child.
That is why I am so excited about the latest issue of EcoParent magazine (subscribers have their copy already, for others it goes on sale May 12th at over 1000 newsstands nationwide!)
Now I am not really a dress up sort of person, but boy my imagination can run wild! Having children has taught me more and more about how important everyday dress up is for children (of all ages, trust me they should not grow out of this stage people!) The current EcoParent magazine talks all about the importance of play, about imagination and even has a super easy tutorial on making a tent for your child and of course everyday dress up…
Now if you are not familiar with EcoParent magazine (and you most definitely should be!) you can check out their Website, Facebook and Twitter and of course please do not forget to grab a copy of the summer issue!
If you are looking for some everyday dress up pieces you can check out my Etsy shop and my new HyenaCart shop. If you are in the GTA area you can pop into Kid Culture and check out the items in person. What makes these dress up items eco-friendly well take for example creating capes from “used” t-shirts, this saves textile waste from the landfill. Textile waste represents 5% of the volume of landfills in Ontario. It is thought that 100% cotton will biodegrade over time, other fabrics can take 100 years to break down. It is more fun to up-cycle a t-shirt into its true personally of a cape, thus my business really is saving the earth one cape at a time.
How are you encouraging your child’s imagination these days?
The next craft fair I am going to be selling at sounds so much fun! I can’t wait to see you all there…lots of activities for the whole family! Also a great chance to stock up on locally produced items for the easter basket.