So, you’ve gone trick or treating with your kids and you have gobs of candy! As parents of little ones we have some choices.
Do what my parents did and let the kids have free reign. This usually involves eating mounds of candy and getting a whopping stomach ache.
Or, let them choose a few pieces, put the rest away and then be the candy police until Thanksgiving!
Either one of these choices are fine but they do have their drawbacks. My favorite thing to do is to have the Sugar Fairy come!
The Sugar Fairy is a little fairy who eats nothing but sugar. Her family, her whole community relies upon the candy that falls on the ground on Halloween to see her through the long winter months. Now, the luckiest children know of the sugar fairies’ plight and choose to give her their Halloween candy. In return the sugar fairy will bring them little (handmade) gifts and leave them on their doorstep. (The handmade is my addition.) Check out this more detailed story of the Sugar Fairy, to tell your little ones. Last year the Sugar Fairy brought my kids, age 6 and 2, little needle felted monsters and a fun Halloween story dvd. The cute thing is that my six year old saw his monster’s wool roving in my stash and said, “ha, the sugar fairy stole your wool to make our monsters!”. I giggle every time I think of it.
The Willodel shop is having a Mother’s Day Sale, use coupon code MADAY12 for 12% off at check out.
This Cosy Life has a giveaway happening on this site right now, so make sure to enter if you haven’t already! She is also offering a coupon code good for 15% off your entire purchase in her shop through May 19th. Enter NKMAY at checkout.
Niko & Nonnie is celebrating its one-year anniversary, so free shipping on the website and in Etsy shop til June 15th
The Enchanted Cupboard is having a Mother’s Day sale too! Make sure to stop by and take advantage of the great deals!
Wow, it’s nearly May! It’s so hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. Make sure you stop back later this week to check out the NaturalKids Summer Gift Guide when it arrives!
Also, if you haven’t yet participated in the Earth Day Giveaway, there is still time! Today is the last day, so make sure to enter right away – so many goodies to win, and your chances are pretty good.
Summer has me thinking about planting gardens, picking flowers, and plenty of dreaming about the little farming homestead I hope to eventually have. Here are some of my favorite NaturalKids picks for farming fun:
For one NaturalKids member, Farida (you can visit her magical shop, Alkelda, here) stories and storytelling are closely woven into her artistry, and her life. “I create figures for people to use in nature table displays and in storytelling for folk tales, fairy tales, saints’ legends, therapy… wherever the imagination leads.”
We are thrilled to announce that starting very soon, Farida (of Alkelda) will be regularly posting interesting and delightful book suggestions on this blog. Our new blog bookshelf will be a fresh new feature for our minds, hearts, and imaginations.
This week, Farida curated an Etsy Treasury based on the inspiration she found in a wonderful story called Sand Flat Shadows – you can read it here. Here is the collection of handmade pieces she put together, a collection you can also see here for the next few days:
Here is one of the lovely dolls in Alkelda’s shop, the Blue Blossom princess, ready for gentle play on your nature table or woven into your stories!