Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Vegetable Pot for Kids

An easy summer idea for kids!

Get your children interested in gardening by letting them grow their own vegetables. There are a number of easy-to-grow vegetables that are suitable for growing in pots.

Radishes are the easiest and they grow quickly, which is a plus when dealing with children. Radishes are ready to eat in about 30 days (if they aren't pulled up sooner!)

Carrots are are another vegetable that is easy to grow in pots. They work well when planted with the radishes.

Chives are my personal favorite. I love the flowering tops and I like to put chives in just about everything! If your kids won't eat radishes, they may enjoy growing something, like chives, that you can use in cooking.

You may be able to interest older children in growing flowers in pots in their school colors if they aren't interested in vegetables!

Just about any pot will do as long as it is at least 10 inches in diameter and about 12 inches deep. Plastic pots work best as they don't dry out as quickly. You can even recycle an old plastic bucket, or something you have on hand. Just make sure the container has drainage holes in the bottom.

Put a small layer of gravel in the bottom of the container, or cover the hole with a few layers of coffee filters to prevent the soil from washing out; then fill with sterile compost mixed with topsoil. It's easiest to just buy a bag from the garden center.

Keep the containers watered and feed the vegetables every two weeks.

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Summer Tea Party!

School is out and summertime is almost here-- Celebrate the fun with a Tea Party. We found these adorable Tea Sets with included baskets. What little girl wouldn't feel like a princess hosting a tea party with one of these adorable sets?

We found a beautiful selection of children's tea sets to inspire any little girl. Shown here are; Fairy Tea Set (top left), Daisy Tea Set in pink (top right), and Cotton Candy Tea Set (bottom).

Each one of these darling little tea sets comes in its own basket, ready for a summertime tea party!

These will make wonderful gifts for a little princess this summer. Several of the tea sets are on sale, so don't miss out!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Baby Bracelet

Graceful Child is our newest baby bracelet design. This beautiful little baby bracelet has a soft, elegant look. Designed with white freshwater pearls and sterling silver. Two beautiful sterling beads are set with sparkling clear cz.

Graceful Child baby name bracelet is an heirloom quality design and includes a free birthstone charm (shown). This wonderful new bracelet is resizable to grow with your child.

We have also added Diamond Girl, a sterling silver toggle-style baby bracelet. This adorable little bracelet has a small toggle clasp just the right size for babies. Dangling from the clasp is a polished sterling silver heart set with a genuine 1 pt. diamond! You can have an initial engraved on the heart if you choose.

We've been adding a number of new bracelets and necklaces for babies and children to our store.

Come by and see all of our new items today!