Growing Kids

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

thanksgiving is coming...

Growing up around resale really taught me a great lesson on how to be frugal.  I constantly look for multiple uses for different items and I am always trying to figure out how to take something and make it better.  Over the past few weeks, I have come across some amazing craft ideas for decorating your home for Thanksgiving and I thought I would share them with all of you!

The first idea is turning your leftover pumpkins into a cute is this?  Just carve out the center and stick your flowers in there!

The next idea I stumbled upon is printing place mats with apples and potatoes!  This place mat was made with 2-layers of muslin hand stitched together with embroidery floss but you can always purchase solid fabric place mats and skip that step.  The apples are sliced in half, dipped in paint and, stamped onto the fabric.  Then you cut the potato in half and carve a leaf shape out of it with a paring knife.  You can really cut any shape out of the potato and have fun with it!

My personal favorite from these crafty ideas is turning your bangle bracelets into napkin holders!  The variety of colors and patterns really will add some character to your table...

 Here are some we have in stock right now if you need to add to your collection!

One last thing that we all need to start thinking about is those little visitors that we will be having for dinner on Thanksgiving.  Make sure you stop in to check out our high chair and booster seat collection before going anywhere else so you can be prepared and not spend a fortune!
Aquarium high chair with toy!
Graco high chair
Booster seats with trays
Booster seats for the little ones who just need a lift
Bumbo chairs for the infant visitors who can just barely hold their heads up
Bouncy seats for those brand new babies!
I also read a cute article in The Parent Paper that had some fun activities to do at the Thanksgiving table.  My favorite was to ask everyone during dinner, "If you could travel back to any Thanksgiving in your life, which one would it be and why?"  They also mentioned that it may seem old fashioned, but don't skip going around the table asking for this year's blessings, and I couldn't agree more!

We have free copies of this month's Parent Paper here in the store, so come pick one up.

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