Lindsay Gill: March 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Wishin' and Wantin' for Toddlers

This 52 degree weather has got me smiling!  I love every season except winter.  I am convinced that I get colder than the average human.  For everyday clothing basics, I love what MoxieJean has to offer! But here are more "investment" type purchases that I've got my eye on today.  I'm just window shopping, of course...except maybe for the stroller!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Prep for Easter with Moxie Jean upscale resale: go green, save money,and live practically!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean, but all opinions are my own.

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After our two recent moves, it has become very apparent to me that we have too many things.  I can't even comprehend the amount of things we have collectively in this world!  In our basements, in our closets, in places we can't even remember!  At the same time, I am realizing how fast my son, Luke, is growing, and how expensive life with growing children can get if you aren't savvy.  This is why I'm so excited to tell you about Moxie Jean!  

If you're hoping to be "more green," save some money, and live practically, then listen up.  Moxie Jean is a clothing resale company started by two moms.  They focus on the resale of items in excellent condition and donate the other items.  You can earn store credit by sending in the clothes your children have outgrown.  Moxie Jean is also offering maternity clothes now!  That solves two of my problems...I can clear our home of all of the clothes Luke has outgrown, and save money on his new clothes!

These are classy and stylish clothes featuring brands like Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden, Janie and Jack, Ralph Lauren, and everything from Old Navy to Oilily.  I love that you can shop from the comfort of your home and give new life to clothes that might otherwise go to waste.  I think it is such a cool concept that moms around the country all want the best for their families, and now we're really working together!  Prices are comparable or better than other upscale resale sources I've found, but Moxie Jean has done all of the dirty work for you...everything you browse is really in great condition!  Shop by season, shop by brand, or shop by holiday!

Here are some of my favorites so far...look at those adorable dresses for Easter! Or the unique and classy turquoise shorts and striped top for the Spring weather on its way! Check out Moxie Jean for yourself, I'd love to see what you find!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean.  I have included affiliate links and do get compensated for your purchase, thank you!

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

5 Toddler indoor activities to get through this winter!

Let's get through this winter with a toddler!  This article really got me thinking.  I want the best for my Luke, but sometimes more things are the very worst thing for him.  As we get stir crazy inside over this long winter, I try to brainstorm what thing I could get him, purchase for him, to keep him busy, keep him learning, keep him happy.  While I browse through the internet and store isles, there is nothing that catches my eye, or even catches his eye.  He's not interested in another toy.  He wants mommy to play with him.  He wants to learn.  He wants to experience.  What I should spend my time doing, instead of shopping for him, is come up with Montessori-like ideas for playtime.  Things we have around the house would be best.  Here is what we came up with...with some Pinterest inspiration of course.

1.  Ball pit

2.  Helping in the kitchen.  Baking cookies.  Helping do dishes with a step stool is a favorite.

3.  Put Cheerios on a skewer in Play Dough.

4.  This was a tub from under the washing machine.  With Pastina and lots of containers and cups.  I would suggest starting with something a little larger like penne...

5.  You don't need an easel to paint!  But Luke was able to use crayons and Q-tips for painting and had a great time.