In addition to educating our kids about Memorial Day, Americans’ celebrate this day of remembrance with all sorts of festivities. From the first pool weekend to fireworks, there is a vast array of ideas all over the internet and in books that give some great ideas of incorporating our nation’s colors of red, white and blue. We wanted to share some of our favorites and we hope that you’ll also share yours with Lilly James.
We found some super cute, patriotic ideas at http://socialcouture.typepad.com/tabletalk/memorial-day/. From ways to dress up apple pie to bottle wrappers and table accents, Social Couture has you covered with DIY ideas for cheap.
Let’s not forget Martha Stewart and her beautiful creations. Take a look at these adorable napkin rings! http://www.marthastewart.com/353633/rocket-favor-packaging?center=276964&gallery=275496&slide=353633
Here are a few more links to websites/blogs that contain all kinds of great tips for celebrating the upcoming holiday.
Hi, Lilly James fans. My name is Sheri and I will be helping out with this Lilly James blog going forward. I’m excited to share new discoveries and interests with you and hope that you’ll feel free to comment when you want to jump in. This blog will ultimately contain tips, ideas and finds about everything under the sun. In the meantime, here’s a little info on me.
I live in North Carolina and have a seven year old and a 7 month old. I know what you’re thinking and yes, it’s just like we’ve started over…I’m in diaper world, again! My background is in retail management and I’ve worked for several women’s and kids’ clothing companies over the years but have been a stay-at-home mom for the past several years. I enjoy reading nonfiction (particularly on celebrities of today), listening to country music and I of course, still have a strong passion for clothes! Especially kids clothing. My time is also spent bonding with my new DS and managing activities, homework and all that fun stuff with my DD.
I hope you’ll hang around as I begin this new journey with Lilly James and friends.
Weekday mornings are always crazy, especially for us moms. I usually don’t get to watch my ‘morning’ shows but this week I was able to catch about 15 minutes of one of them and it really caught my interest. Jessica Alba was on and she was discussing her company. She was explaining that after she had her baby, her mother recommended her using a special baby detergent to wash her newborn’s items and when she did, SHE had an allergic reaction! That’s when she became more concerned about the chemicals that are found in baby and home products… that’s when The Honest Company was born.
Jessica and her partners have made you and I, as potential customers, promises. They manufacture their own products that are promised to be as close to perfect (safe, eco-friendly and affordable) as they can make them. On the website you’ll find a list of toxic chemicals that are banned from their design/production process AND of course, they do NOT test their products on animals. There are a ton of eco-friendly companies and probably hundreds popping up or being developed every year so I was a bit curious about what makes this company different from the others. Here’s what I found out so far.
The Honest Company offers you a huge variety of products from baby wipes to diaper cakes for baby. Lip balm to bug spray for personal products are available and cleaning products vary from sponges to floor cleaner to rinse aid. These items are all affordable (just slightly more expensive than getting name brands from your local grocer). What really makes this sight more attractive is that they offer Discovery Kits (kits which contain either baby items or cleaning products to sample) at just the cost of shipping.* That sold me. I ordered both kits and will be happy to report back to you once they arrive. I can’t wait to review these items.
Check out https://www.honest.com/ when you get a chance. I’d love to hear what you think.
**You must join in order to order anything and you enter into a contract to continue to order, unless you cancel within seven days receipt of products. **
Over the weekend, my daughter had her first Father-Daughter Dance. I am not for sure who loved it more…her or her dad….. Let’s just say Caroline loved getting dress ,fixing her and most of all putting on makeup (I think I have created a little diva). Aaron (her dad) is still talking about the experience and how much he loved it. I know this most definitely will be a memory both of them will cherish.