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Baby Wisp Blossoms – Handcrafted Fun

I love to discover a more Eco or local product that replaces something plastic and Baby Wisp certainly has a great story. This online store has created headbands for little girls that are crocheted without needing any plastic in the design. All moms love a product that actually works and these handy little head bands are great at keeping fly-away hair in place and they are comfortable…not to mention adorable!

Baby Wisp sent me a blossom headband and blossom ponytail holders and I love them. I will even back up the Baby Wisp claim that these products are a must have for little girls. The headband is very special – so soft and will stretch to fit (and stay) on any size head. Unlike most other headbands, it actually stays in place and the crocheted flowers that are sewn to the headband are an adorable accent.

The ponytail holders are very sweet and great for partial hair-up, low ponytails or braids. They are not strong enough for a single ponytail for my girls – but ohh do I love doing two low ponytails while accenting their hair with these hand-sewn blossoms.  And yes, the crochet blossoms are my very favourite part of the Baby Wisp collections and it’s nice to not have to stop and worry about cadmium, lead, or any other nasties when purchasing these obviously safe and metal free hair accessories.

I didn’t review any of the hair clips from the Baby Wisp site, but with all small pieces, they are not recommended for children under the age of three unless supervised.  Maybe I’m just too rushed in the morning or lazy doing girlie hair, I just think the hairbands are easy and I’ve loved putting them in my twins hair.

Prices are also reasonable with at $4 for a set of ponytails with the blossoms and $13 for a blossom band that is 3 inches across of crocheted cuteness.

Article correction: The headbands are machine made and both headbands and blossoms are made overseas. The hair clips are cut, heated, and sealed by 4 local mamas to Baby Wisp headquarters.  The clips are CPSC certified which means the lead content meets strict US rules.

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Be Inspired, Shop & Save On Wonderful Stocking Stuffers & Gifts

Part of the mission when Green Planet Parties started was to source sustainable, well priced, and fun goodie bag options.  What does this mean this time of year for busy parents?  A very easy way to purchase wonderful, quality stocking stuffers and gifts for children.  Whether it’s a gift swap with little friends or trying to stick to a budget for your own children, Green Planet Parties is the place to shop.  A discount code has been created for all Mommy Footprint subscribers to receive 10% off their order!  This will expire on December 15th. Simply click on the following URL and shop  and the 10% if automatically deducted from your order.  There is no special code to input at checkout  – just click here:

http://www.greenplanetparties.com?code=Mommy Footprint

What are the hot items, perfect for stocking stuffers?  Here are our top picks from practical items, nature inspired, favs for girls and favs for boys …things your kid needs, but they’ll actually enjoy receiving!

Practical items:
♦ Stainless steel ‘first’ cup and feeding bowls: ranging from $7.50-$8.50
♦ BILT water bottles available in pink space bear and blue robot designs: $14 each
♦ Jean totes for girls: $12.50 each and perfect to carry a favorite treasure or snack
♦ Zippered coin purse with doggy design: $6

Nature Inspired:
♦ Wonderful books that capture the beauty of nature and promote children getting back to learning about trees and animals. Top picks are:
~ Jasmine The Butterfly Girl priced at $6.00
~ The Gaia Girls priced at $14.50 – great for the 9+ age
~ The Lorax priced at $16.50.  This Dr. Suess classic is perfect for ages 3-99….a must read at any age.
♦ Nothing says nature like giving a Tree In A Box.  Only $6.00 each – perfect in size & price for a stocking!
Made By Me Wooden Toy kits – sold individually for the stocking or in a box set, both with great price points and a wonderful activity/toy/craft for ages 3-6!  Race car or trucks are $4.75 and box sets are $15.00 with 4 wooden vehicles to paint, hammer, glue, and color!

Just for Girls:
♥ Give the girl on your list a magical, personalized tile necklace.  Nothing like a new piece of jewelry to make a little girl happy!
♥ New to the GPP site are hair accessories.  Ponytail holders with names like ‘Hedgehogs at Play’, ‘Wink! Matryoshka Doll’ or ‘Deer Friend’ you can feel the magic of this product.  Only $4.00 each – these belong in every little girls stocking.  Also, headbands for ages 2 – adult.  These functional and fun headbands come in three fun prints (love the retro ladybugs) and have been sourced locally on Vancouver Island. Price is $5.25 each.
♥ Aprons to get messy in the kitchen or for fun in the craft room.  GPP has sourced cute fabric (in Christmas theme too) to keep your little missy clean while ‘helping’.  Priced great at $12.50 each.

Just for Boys:
♥ New to the GPP site are Automoblox!  Recently described as ‘Playtime Rocks With Automoblox’ in the latest product review by Kindervibe, GPP is stocked with minis C9 Sportcar perfect for a boy’s stocking and the full-size M9 Sportvan comes with hours of fun with it’s interchangeable parts and 8 passengers. Minis price are $9.95 and full-size Automoblox are $38.00.
Endangered animal necklace that comes with the option to customize – all boys love these rugged and tough tiles…nobody is going to call this jewelry!  Necklaces are $12.95 each – a very special gift.
♥ Roll up a tough camouflage explorer bag and tie with string and card!  Boys now have a way to cart around their favorite possessions…book, water bottle, snack.  Great price at $11.00!

Full-sized Sportvan Model

With about 4 shopping weeks left until the magic of Christmas morning arrives for our families, take advantage of the 10% discount and purchase some special gifts. Don’t forget to wrap sustainably and add seed wrapping paper (plant and watch flowers bloom) or Santa Sacks to your order.  Reuse Santa Sacks every year or enjoy the eco activity of planting seed wrapping paper with your kids after the mayhem of Christmas morning is over.

New & Just in time for Gift Giving:

Save a tree and try GPP’s Santa Sacks. Cotton draw string gift bags in 2 sizes and 4 fabrics that are just for Christmas. Start an earth-friendly tradition this year by reusing these Santa Sacks in your family each year instead of buying and using traditional wrapping paper or gift bags. They also make a wonderful (green) presentation of hostess gifts and gifts for friends! Santa Sacks are $3.00 for small and $4.25 for large.

‘Of the earth’ Seeded Gift Wrap that is not only naturally beautiful looking, but also gives a second gift long after the gift has been opened. Plant this paper in your garden and wild flowers will bloom from the imbedded seeds. How magical is that? Two prints to choose from – 2 ~ 20” x 30” sheets for $8.00.

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