July 2014

Month: July 2014

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Summer Styles 2014: Elijah Blue Christening Outfits

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{Elijah Blue Christening Outfits}

What says ‘little boy’ more than blue and overalls? The Elijah is our newest addition to our blue Christening outfits. We love this colorful version of our classic overall christening outfit-the Johnny. A dressy polyester shantung fabric gives the overalls a sophisticated flair. The soft white cotton bodyshirt ensures comfort for your wee one. He’ll be able to move freely in the short sleeves and legs. Covered buttons accent the overalls and an adorable visor beret hat is the perfect finishing touch. This machine washable outfit is adorable and easy to keep clean. We love these bold blue Christening outfits!

Not sure about blue for baby’s main event? The Elijah makes a colorful after-Christening outfit!
Sleeveless Bodysuit 3-Packs | One Small Child July Giveaway

Win a Sleeveless Baby Bodysuit 3-Pack with a Free Monogram! {Closed}

Sleeveless Bodysuit 3-Packs | One Small Child July Giveaway

Sleeveless Baby Bodysuit 3-Pack Giveaway

Our July Giveaway is going to be a quickie! Exactly how did this month zoom by so fast? Oh yeah. It’s SUMMER! Does anyone else find that to be one big juggling act? Let’s talk more about that in a few days.

So, on to the good stuff: we’d love to send you a 3-pack of our luxurious sleeveless baby bodysuits (you can pick from our camisole or sleeveless styles). To sweeten the deal, we’re offering a free monogram embroidery on one of them! Just follow the directions below to enter. Act fast, this giveaway ends in 3 days!

Sleeveless Baby Bodysuits by One Small Child

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Summer Styles 2014: Everleigh Cotton Eyelet Dress

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{Everleigh Cotton Eyelet Dress}

We’ve added another summer dress to our baby girl collection–the Everleigh. This bright white cotton eyelet dress is soft and timeless! (Did we mention machine washable?) Puffed sleeves add a feminine touch to the classic A-line structure. This shortie dress ends mid-thigh to upper knee on baby. Perfect for your little crawler! We love how versatile the Everleigh dress is! It’s perfect for summer picnic socials or as a comfy after-event dress. It also makes a sweet and simple Christening, Baptism or LDS blessing dress.
Complete the look with our cotton diaper cover, and pima-cotton camisole bodysuit. Add any of our adorable headbands to accessorize!
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Summer Styles 2014: Alex Boys Christening Outfits

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{The Alex Christening Outfit is a three-piece set. Includes short cotton romper, waffle-textured vest, and visor beret hat.}

We are excited to announce another addition to our summer boys Christening outfitsthe Alex! This stately three-piece set is perfect for your little tiger! A subtle texture gives masculine variety to a classic three-button vest–layered comfortably over a soft cotton romper. Satin-covered buttons finish the vest and accent the beret. Short sleeves and legs keep baby cool and comfortable on his big day. Top it all off with an adorable visor beret hat! The Alex is a classic outfit that is sure to be a hit at your baby’s Christening event!

Complete his look with our pima sleeveless bodysuit, waffle textured socks and poly-cotton oxford shoes.

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Holiday Fun: Family Fourth of July Activities Pinterest Roundup

Are you looking forward to all the Independence Day celebrations as much as I am this year? It’s always fun to get together with family. My family loves to play games, do crafts and watch the fun firework displays. It’s a time that we can all get together and catch up with each other.

I have been in charge of my family party on the Fourth of July for several years now, and I needed a few new Fourth of July activities for all the kids this year. I have to entertain every age from toddler to teen, which can be challenging! Not to mention I’m short on time to prepare, and I really don’t want to break the bank. So I went searching on Pinterest and found some great ideas for kids of all ages. (Are you following us on Pinterest?) Most are very inexpensive and simple to prepare. I wanted to include a craft, at least one thinking activity and a couple ‘get up and move’ activities for each age group. Here’s what I came up with:

Fourth of July Activities for Toddlers

Let’s start with the little ones: I picked a straw fireworks paint activity for their craft from ArtsyMomma.com. For their thinking activity, I chose a simple felt build-a-flag activity from LittleFamilyFun.com. The get up and move activities are water bottle bowling from RootsandWingsCo.blogspot.com and an awesome hand and foot-print flag from ParentMap.com. (Wouldn’t this be fun to involve all the kids and compare the flags as they grow each year?)

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Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Next up is the kiddos. I chose a fun can wind catcher for their craft from MamaOlie.blogspot.com. I scored with this free printable patriotic bingo from Makoodle.com for their thinking game. And for their get up and move activities, I chose a simple water bottle ring toss from RootsandWingsCo.blogspot.com and fun can-do stilts from Spoonful.com. (To simplify decorating the cans, I may have construction paper to wrap the cans, and use star stickers instead of trying to let the kids paint the metal and let it dry, etc. Crepe paper would also be a less expensive alternative to ribbons for the wind-catcher.)

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Fourth of July Activities for Pre-teens and Teens

Now for the older kids. I’ve planned on all these activities at least entertaining the pre-teen kids, and I’m hoping the teens will jump in and enjoy them as well. I chose ribbon dancers for their craft (A little juvenile for a teen, I know. But their “not into crafts” anyway, yeah?) from theGoldJellyBean.com. I’ll use crepe paper for these as well. Their thinking activity is a word search from FourthofJuly2013.com. (I might also do a Declaration of Independence matching game I saw briefly on theRedHeadedHostess.com that would be more challenging for the older kids.) Their get up and move activities are a balloon dart game from RootsandWingsCo.blogspot.com and a fun scavenger hunt from PartyGamesNow.com. Whew! Glad that’s all figured out!

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The Challenge

Okay, here’s the monkey wrench. There is a very large, very fun fireworks display that is about 45 minutes away from our small town. After a day of food and fun activities, it’s always fun to go watch this particular firework display. However, we need to show up to claim our spot on the nice soft grass reasonably early. Otherwise we will end up with sleepy kids laying on asphalt or a big tree blocking our view. So, I need a few Fourth of July activities to take along, so the kids are entertained while we wait for the big firework show. Can I just say, Pinterest is a lifesaver? I saw this awesome pin from SugarBeeCrafts.com that is perfect! These games don’t take up a lot of travel space, and they’re very inexpensive. It’s nice that you don’t have to worry about something getting broken or left behind when packing away all the sleepy kids. (Honestly, I’ll probably end up tossing them in the trash on the way out.)

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I’m excited to try out all these fun Fourth of July activities this year! I’d love your input! Have you tried any of them? Do you have any other fun Independence Day games or tips?