Wow, my friends. Our world has undergone some DRASTIC changes in the past several months, hasn’t it? The arrival of the coronavirus in the United States changed the normal for our daily lives for so many people. I honestly don’t think that our lives will ever be the same. This pandemic has shown us just how vulnerable we are and shown us how we need to slow down, observe the world around us, and to spend time with our loved ones, and appreciate the small blessings each day.
I know it’s been a LONG time since I posted a Friday Finds but we are going to pick up where we left off, and we have a lot to share!
Congès Handcrafted Fine Jewelry
All of our natural stones & crystals are derived from one unified source – Mother Earth. Each piece should be appreciated for their unique beauty and value.
The signature collection is made in 18k Gold. Available in Yellow or Rose gold; and White upon special request. The stones are chosen specifically for their recognized energy and conductive powers. They are all raw, untreated, and cut to size. It can be worn around the neck, wrist, or as an anklet, vertically or horizontally.
A piece that will become a part of you, the Signature Fine Jewelry Collection harnesses metaphysical energy that amplifies courage, self-betterment, open-mindedness, love, balance, calmness, and ease, forgiveness, vitality, and more from mother nature. As the owner of Congès learned on the hikes with her family, if you are one and true to yourself, then nature will treat you the same.
Something that really caught my eye was the page on Shungite and its magical properties. I’ve always been a believer in having stones and materials from the earth that have healing properties, and this is no different.
Shungite can only be found in one part of the world, and that is Lake Onega in Russia. It’s also the only mineral in the entire world known to contain fullerene. It’s also older than your great great great grandparents! It has been dated back to the beginning of time and used for centuries for its great powers. Russian scientists have been studying this mineral for decades and it is recently gaining interest in the western world.
Russians have used it as a medicine, they have also used it for water filtration, agriculture, anti-aging, and so on. Russians have known that drinking Shungite infused water has medicinal benefits and have been doing so for over 300 years.
It has antioxidants much like Vitamin A and Vitamin C do. It fights against free radicals in the body, and I’ve read that it helps detoxify your system to a point where it can possibly slow the growth of cancer cells. It also helps with slowing the aging process and can be found in soaps, shampoo, hand creams, and more.
Our Molly suffers from these fatty lumps that appear on one hind leg and on her chest. Shungite has properties for cellular repair, energizing energy, focus, easing anxiety, reducing inflammation, beneficial for immune and respiratory systems, and provides EMF protection.
Talk about amazing, right?
Much to my surprise, there is a multitude of Shunghite products available on Amazon as well. So, while I love the cell phone stickers and the Shunghite pendant from Congès, I might need to see how well a less expensive option works first.
It’s that time of year again when footballs are flying, leaves are changing, temperatures are cooler, and one of our favorite seasons of the year. We’ve got some great NFL Gear to share with you at great prices!
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ENTERTAINMENT & EDUCATIONAL
KIBO Robot Kit
School this year is certainly a bit different and some children may not physically be going to their schools, so this STEAM coding robot is a great idea for kids!
From KinderLab Robotics comes the KIBO robot kit, specifically designed for kids 4 to 7 years old. (Not, cause this Nana thinks it’s cool and wants one too!)
With KIBO, 4 to 7-year-old children create, design, decorate, and bring their own robot design to life! KIBO kids’ imaginations soar – without requiring screen time. KIBO even has a homeschool guide for parents to work with kids on coding at home – making it simple for parents to work with kids on coding!
For the first time ever – KIBO is now available on Amazon.
Designed for open-ended play, KIBO lets kids make almost anything – a character from a story, a carousel, a dancer, a race car – anything the child can think of. They plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button, and watch their creation go!
When children build, code, and decorate their own robot, they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in STEM/STEAM and future careers. Developed by Dr. Marina Bers after 20 years of child development research at Tufts University, KIBO is used in 54 countries and has been tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers.
It’s officially a Halloween kickoff with some amazing themed products to decorate your home for this fun holiday! While we may not be able to have a ‘normal’ Halloween this year with trick-or-treating being discouraged in many locations due to the coronavirus – decorating your yard for others to enjoy as well is a must this year!
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Natural Fragrance Rose
Near, far, wherever you are, the perfect gesture that lasts, Natural Fragrance Rose. Natural Fragrance Rose is a lavishly scented, self-hydrating bloom that stays just-picked fresh for up to 5 months without sunlight, water, or care. (that means they are Kimmi-proof lol)
I think these roses would make a welcome addition to your holiday decor around the house this year. Bring a natural, fresh, floral fragrance back to your home in its original form – real flowers! They last for 4-6 months and have a naturally dosed fragrance release flow. No flame, no carbon combustion emission as with candles, and they need no electrical power source (as with essential oil diffusers or wax melts). Shoot, they even have a lower carbon footprint than regular, fresh-cut flowers do!
The perfect gift for everyone including co-workers, teachers, significant others, grandparents, and friends. This is the gift that keeps on giving! No water, no wick, perfectly scented and ready to use.
If you are looking for products to keep your wee one safe, KidCo has just about everything you need. They have a variety of safety gates, travel products, bed rails, and safety products. These are our top picks from KidCo for our grandchildren, Ami and Aubree.
HuggaPod Infant Support
You can wrap this infant support around your child to keep them safe and secure in their bouncer, swing, high chair, and play centers while you take care of things you need to do.
TravelPod Plus Travel Playard with Removable Bassinet
The KidCo TravelPod Plus is the ultimate portable play yard that provides a safe and comfortable environment for children up to 3 years. Also includes a removable bassinet for newborns up to 15 lbs. it can be set-up easily whether you are home or away. Winner of the Family Choice Award!
DiaperPod Travel Bag With Resting Station for Baby
Oh, I definitely wish I would have had this when my children were small, so I know that Ami and Aubree’s mommas are going to love this! I appreciated the public changing stations in most bathrooms when the kids were smaller but were always a little wary about putting my children up there. Who knows what the kid before them did on that surface!
From Amazon: The convenient and lightweight KidCo DiaperPod is the only diaper bag parents will ever need. Its simplicity and versatility make it a great baby shower gift for any expecting parent. When closed, this messenger-style bag is comfortable to carry with the padded shoulder strap. When open, it unfolds to a perfectly sized changing station with raised edges to keep baby in place. The five large compartments will store and keep organized all of your baby’s needs; from diapers and spare clothes to wipes, creams, and powders. This changing station doubles as a safe resting station when the baby needs a nap. This all-encompassing baby travel bag can house everything you need whether you are going for a walk across the street or a vacation across the country. Mom and Dad will love having a single bag for all of the baby’s needs.
Child’s Medical Data Carrier
There is nothing more frightful for a parent than not being able to help their child in an emergency. With Ami’s special needs, this is a must-have for anyone who has her in their vehicle!
The KidCo Child’s Medical Data Carrier allows critical medical information to be available to first responders in case of an accident. In case of emergency, lifesaving information about the child is easily identifiable on this reflective sign. You can also download the interactive, life-saving companion app for your smartphone. In an emergency get directions to hospitals, quickly find first aid treatments, send SOS messages, and have the whole family’s medical data available at a moment’s notice. Our products are recognized and supported by EMS around the world. The app is available on iTunes and Google Play, just search Kidco Medical.
Baby Magic Calming Baby Lotion and Baby Bath
I swear by these two products, seriously. When the boys were younger and rambunctious (as little boys tend to be since there isn’t an off switch), I used the Baby Magic Calming Baby Bath and Lotion products to help calm them as part of our nightly routine.
Baby Magic Lavender and Chamomile Calming Baby Lotion is a rich and creamy baby lotion enhanced with Vitamins and Aloe formulated with real Lavender and Chamomile extracts to calm your baby. When bedtime is near, a tender massage with our Calming Baby Lotion will help your baby sleep while keeping skin moisturized all through the night.
My boys loved both, having a calming bath and then a full body massage with the lotion helped put them right to sleep every time!
Perry Mackin Silicone Fruit Baby Teething Toys
Playfully designed like their favorite fruit with an easy to grip handle, Perry Mackin’s colorful and fun silicone teethers provide comfort and relief during teething. Place in the freezer or refrigerator for your little ones to enjoy the cooling sensation on emerging teeth while they chew and bite the soft texture.
- Made of 100% silicone.
- Suitable for babies 5 months and up.
- Shaped for your little ones to easily grasp.
- Features different textured surfaces on the fruit and bottom of the teether.
- Dishwasher and sterilizer safe.
- Free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates
- Includes a convenient carrying case
Zoey Naturals New Mama Kit
Healthy habits start with Mama, we’ve created this Kit for all new mamas expecting or who just welcomed their new little one into the world. Naturally gentle, super moisturizing, and free of harsh chemicals.
Our New Mama Kit includes:
- Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter
- Soothing Lavender Body Oil
- Sweet Citrus Moisturizing Lotion
- Zoey Naturals Tote
Zoey Naturals is formulated for babies and loved by mamas all around the world. Our effective and gentle formulas are free of harsh chemicals and safe on our environment.
Mabel’s Labels Custom Medical Tags
Having a special needs granddaughter means having medical information available 24/7 for grandparents, daycare providers, school personnel, emergency personnel, etc. Mabel’s Labels provide a two-pack of these charming custom medical tags that can be attached to a car seat or diaper bag, anything that you normally have with you when you have your child or when they are at school.
Custom Medical Tags are waterproof, durable tags with maximum space to list medical conditions and concerns. These eye-catching metal tags are perfect for backpacks, travel gear, and lunch bags. Customize your Medical Tags with a medical concern, name, details of the concern, and contact information to keep kids safe wherever they go.
Nana Kimmi had these made for Amelia with all the information concerning her special needs so that she’s always cared for properly! They are sturdy and printed clearly and legibly and are built to last. Highly recommend them for parents with children with special needs!
The Evolved Parent Co. – BABYink Ink-Less Print Kit
- The Perfect Keepsake – The BABYInk Ink-less hand and footprint kit is the ideal way to treasure those precious hand and footprints for a lifetime without the mess of ink.
- A Precious Gift – Babies grow fast. Give a gift that will last a lifetime.
- Our Kits – Each kit include our innovative, ink fee, wipe, and 4 imprint cards. The cards can also be printed on for a custom design!
- No Mess and Easy to Do: Achieves four highly detailed prints
- 100% Baby Safe
So there you have it, my friends! A ton of great products to add to your holiday shopping list. We will be back again soon with another edition just for you!
Many thanks to cottonbro for our Friday Finds photo!