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October 23rd, 2013 at 8:32 am

Outfit of the Week: Halloween Style

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When I was growing up, the most popular girls costume, by far, was a princess! We wouldn’t want to disappoint the little ladies so here’s how you can make them into pretty, pretty princesses! Our pink lettuce edge tee and lace leggings are perfect for the base of the costume…cute, girly, and comfortable enough for twirling and dancing like fairy princesses should! Add a tutu, fairy wings and wand, and voila! Fit for a fairytale!

You can find EVERYTHING you need for this costume at Walmart.com by clicking the links below!

Garanimals Pink Lettuce Edge Tee

Garanimals Pink Lace Leggings

Heart to Heart Fairy Princess Tutu, Wing and Wand Set

 

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October 17th, 2013 at 5:00 am

DIY Autumn Decor

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In my opinion, fall has the best seasonal decor. There’s just so much you can do with the colors, holidays and seasonal pieces (pumpkins/gourds, leaves, etc.). While the stores take advantage of this great opportunity, there are so many options for DIY home decor that is fun to make and just as (or more) beautiful than anything store-bought. Here are some great projects to spice up your home with autumn accents.

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October 10th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Leaf Crafts for Kids

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One of the best aspects of the fall season is the beautiful, color-changed leaves in browns, reds, oranges and yellows. Not only do they give you a chance to teach your kids about nature, they also make the perfect base for a fun crafts! On a nice day, make it an outing and take your kids to collect a variety of leaves (oak, maple, etc.) in as many different colors as they can find, and use them for these great projects.

 

 

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October 9th, 2013 at 8:41 am

Outfit of the Week: Halloween Style

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Animals are adorable Halloween costumes for kids. We offer a number of styles that come in many solid colors, which are perfect for the costume base. Transform your little one into a cute kitty or puppy with our solid tees or thermals, and yoga or fleece pants! The finishing touch comes in a set that includes a tail, ears and nose that actually makes animal sounds when pressed!

You can find EVERYTHING you need for this costume at Walmart.com by clicking the links below!

Garanimals Long Sleeve Lettuce Edge Tee

Garanimals Yoga Knit Pant

Garanimals Long Sleeve Henley

Garanimals Fleece Pant

Cat Costume Accessories

Dog Costume Accessories

 

 

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October 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 am

Fall Traditions

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As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized just how important traditions are. As a child, seasonal and holiday traditions were things I looked forward to all year. There’s excitement in knowing a special activity or outing is approaching…they are some of my fondest memories, and now as an adult, I love seeing the children in our family experience the same excitement. Here are some of our fall traditions to inspire you…perhaps you have your own or will start some new ones this year!

Apple and pumpkin picking

At the beginning of every October we pack the family up for a fun-filled autumn day of pumpkin and apple picking. We go to “pick your own” places where you can pick them right off the tree and vine. The kids love climbing the trees and picking the apples, and selecting their own pumpkins. The places we go to usually have a corn maze and other fun activities for the kids to enjoy. I, myself, love the seasoned corn on the cob and apple cider they sell…YUM! After a long day out, we come home and make a warm, hearty meal like beef stew or chili.

Baking pies and banana bread

The kids really love helping make pies from the apples they pick themselves! Apple and pumpkin pie are my usuals, but berry pies are delicious as well. My family has a chocolate chip banana bread (no nuts) recipe that has been passed down for generations, so we make a few loafs for the house and a few to give as gifts to friends and family. Here’s a popular recipe similar to mine (can’t give away all the family secrets!).

Pumpkin carving and painting

Needless to say, this is the most popular tradition with the kids…it’s a great way for them to get creative. Sometimes we use stencils we print online and other times they just let their imagination run. The little ones use paint to safely decorate their pumpkins instead of carving utensils.

Halloween books and movies

Since Halloween can be a somewhat scary time for kids, it’s nice to read books that celebrate and poke fun at the holiday. When I was little, my mother used to read me my favorite Halloween book, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. GoodReads has a list with other great titles you can see here. For the little ones, watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and the older ones will enjoy Nightmare Before Christmas (bonus, two holidays in one!).

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October 2nd, 2013 at 5:00 am

Outfit of the Week: Halloween Style!

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Every Wednesday in October we’ll be posting outfits of the week that will give you some inspiration for Halloween costumes! This week, we’re creating a Batman costume for your little superhero. Start off with the Garanimals long-sleeved thermal (or for those of you in warmer areas, the plain black long or short sleeve tees would work as well). Add the black fleece pant (or any of our black athletic pants) for the bottoms. Add a cape, mask, and belt, and your little “Bruce Wayne” will be transformed into BATMAN!

You can find EVERYTHING you need for this costume at Walmart.com by clicking the links below!

Garanimals Long Sleeve Thermal Tee

Garanimals Basic Fleece Pant

Batman Cape & Mask Set

Batman Belt

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September 26th, 2013 at 11:42 am

Favorite Fall Recipes

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Fall is here and to me, that means I can start making my favorite cold-weather meals again! Stews, chili, casseroles, roasts and pies are perfect, especially when you use seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and apple. There’s nothing like returning from a fun fall activity and enjoying a delicious meal to warm you up. Here are my favorite fall recipes:

Traditional Chili

Beef Stew

Pot Roast

Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Chicken Pot Pie

Apple Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cider Doughnuts  (They’re BAKED!)

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September 18th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Outfit of the Week

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Over the past few years, animal print has become a big fashion statement. This outfit comes from our new 365 Kids from Garanimals line. The words “pretty in pink” come to mind with these leopard print leggings and long-sleeved graphic tee. The stylish graphic shows a funky skirt, legging and sneaker combination…little girls will love the fact that they’re wearing those exact leggings!

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September 12th, 2013 at 9:00 am

It’s National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

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Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day! I know, it sounds ridiculous, but who doesn’t like milkshakes? In honor of this special day, here are some delicious milkshake recipes for you to enjoy!

What’s your favorite?

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September 11th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Outfit of the Week

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Our latest “Outfit of the Week” is “schoolgirl sweet!” Plaid isn’t just for your older kids, the little ones look great in it too! This white creeper features a fun and colorful “LOVE” graphic that matches well with the colors in the plaid skeggings. This outfit is both cute and comfortable, whether your baby is just rolling over or starting to crawl!

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