Lindsay Gill: January 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Indoor Activity for Kids: Jumping Clay USA Enfield, Connecticut

Our friend Danielle introduced us to Jumping Clay USA, a hidden gem in Enfield, Connecticut! We tried it out this morning and had a great experience.

What is it? A great place that opened in March 2015 where kids and adults can create with a unique clay (mess-free, air-drying, and non-toxic). They even do birthday parties!

What is it like inside? Clean, vibrant, and new. A great atmosphere for creation.

How much does it cost? It varies but our project was $8.00.

What if my kid has a blow out poop while we are there? They have a changing table! 
What if my toddler also needs to go to the potty at the same time? Clean restroom.
What if my toddler becomes starving while we are there for less than an hour? Grab a snack.

We got to take home our very own Valentine robot!  The teacher was calm, cool, and collected while Luke explored every inch of the place and followed his own directions. She was very good with him and met him at his personal clay-creation-level.  

She even said there was coffee available for the moms!  Check out their website and Facebook page to see what projects they are offering! They were great about responding to our questions, too!

I did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are my own. Also, the look on Luke's face is because "he is Batman" and not indicative of how much fun he had.

Luke's Valentine robot
Julia's Valentine Robot

Monday, January 18, 2016

3 year old favorites

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Educational Insights Design and Drill Activity Center This has been Luke's go-to toy since he got it for his birthday from Nana.  I like that it has "levels." First, he can learn how to use the drill and later he can try to follow pattern sheets with it.

Magformers Rainbow 30 Piece Set These are fun for construction, even for mommy!

Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Fishing Game I can tell these require Luke's full concentration.

Galt Toys Inc Super Marble Run Toy Fun to work on construction and then see how the marble travels.

Aquadoodle - Draw N Doodle Great for our "quiet bag."

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register This adds a fun element to our kitchen. We can now go grocery shopping and "buy" the items we need.

If I Could Keep You Little (book) Recommended by Sarah Tucker. A touching story for all ages.

The Learning Journey My First Match It! - Heads and Tails This is the first puzzle that has caught Luke's interest and kept his attention.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Verdie Chameleon Beanbag Toss Something active to do indoors during the winter.

Rub a Dub Shaving in the Tub Shaving Kit A fun daddy-son activity.

Tons of Trucks (book) A request for this book every night!

And I forgot these!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

$250 Cash giveaway with September Farm!

when it comes to new year resolutions i'm pretty much garbage at it. except for one year when i vowed to have better posture...and it actually worked. i now have pretty fantastic posture. it was all because i saw on oprah that it could make you look 10 pounds lighter...i digress...

i'm pretty bad at resolutions because i feel like i'm making resolutions all day, errrrrrr day. like...

i resolve to keep a cleaner home.
i resolve to not watch so much tv this.
i resolve to work out.
i resolve to only eat healthy.
i resolve to not eat popcorn.

(seriously...i eat popcorn every day.)

what i'm saying is this - i imagine there are quite a few of you in my shoes. it's many goals all the time! it can get a little overwhelming.

so for january's group giveaway i thought it would be great to encourage entrants to think about what they would use the mula for to help reach their resolution(s).

obviously, i would spend my money on a complete new workout get up + new running shoes!

or i would buy an updated fitbit!

ooooo...what i've really been wanting is the fitbit scale! i know it's probably not super accurate, but it's definitely pretty.

or maybe i would use the money to buy a ticket to see my sister. (and we would work out together...gotta stay true to the resolution!)

or maybe the money could go towards stocking my kitchen with wonderfully healthy foods! hello grocery bill. eating right is sooooo not cheap.

another option - how about some new kitchen gadgets? like one of those things that makes zucchini into noodles! or a mandolin!

or...what about throwing some dough into your blog - like a new design or sponsoring your favorite blogger...cough - sept. farm - cough cough.

options, people. with $250 have options.

you know the drill.

1 | check out all the WONDERFUL women below who brought you this great giveaway! you'll find some new great reads // pinterest boards // instagram accounts // etsy shops...lots of goodies.

2 | get yourself entered below via rafflecopter.

3 | cross your fingers and toes!
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sarah | krista | vicki | hannah | liz
samantha | karli | michelle | danielle | libby
alexis | penny | tawnya | shelly | mae
lauren | jenn | beth | lindsay | jess

and lastly...if it strikes your fancy and you're thinking you want to get in on february's group giveaway...check out your options HERE! question? send me an e-mail!