Friday, August 17, 2012

Back-To-School Sale on Super Skivvies Cloth Training Pants!

We've been getting mail from our daughter's school in a more frequent manner lately which can only mean one thing...THE SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER!

We wish we would have had more opportunities to go camping (our one trip was cancelled due to family deaths and illnesses), swimming, laying on the beach, and what not, but we are satisfied with how many times we made it to (several) Farmer's Markets - still a couple of months left for those, how many summer activities we were able to get Ella involved in, and how many warm days we've had (a rarity in Seattle!).

A few years back, when I was searching for "The Preschool" for Ella, I found that almost all of them required enrolled children to be toilet trained. Thankfully, Ella pretty much potty trained herself when she was 16 months old, so this was not an issue for us. We did, however, have a small surge in sales around this time last year, and many of the Mama's said they were trying to get their little one to potty learn before school started.

SO, we thought we would help you out...

Super Skivvies Cloth Training Pants Back to School Sale

Happy Potty Learning, and here's to an amazing school year!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fairy Garden Contest - 2012

A Natural Kids Team member, Donni, over at The Magic Onions is holding an annual Fairy Garden Contest on her blog. Not only is Super Skivvies cloth training pants a sponsor of the event, but Ella and I also decided to make a fairy garden of our own to enter into the contest.

This fairy garden is complete with a "swimming pool" (blue bowl on left), "swamp" (tiny blue pot on the right with the moss growing into it), Ella's Waldorf Spring Parade flower (yellow in the back), Rosemary centerpiece including a butterfly, two felt sheep, a piece of drift wood, and a couple of stones and pinecone tops (the wooden looking roses on the left). The green pot in the back is our housewarming plant from the little boy I nanny.

We actually planted it all in May, but it was sparse and looked messy. Now, two months later, it has grown in rather well (even growing over a few "fences" and stone paths) and looks more like a playland for fairies and gnomes than a planter with clumps of muddy moss scattered about. Ella is pleased. :)

 Sheep taking a swim.

All clean!

The contest closes today (8/1/12), so wish us luck!!! We have already bought a large old trunk for next years fairy garden. We're gonna go all out!