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How to make DIY Valentine’s Day Super Lollipop

Ever year, when it’s around Valentine’s Day, I start thinking about about what to prepare for my elementary age children’s classroom friends for the Valentine’s Day since they start going to Elementary school. This year, I saw this super cool crafty idea and decided to give it a try. Actually, both kids love it, they had fun and thought it was super cool! This is a super easy project. Regardless of your and the little ones’ artistic abilities, you can make this project as a crafting fun and have your elementary school age children get involved in this project.

Here are the list of items that you will need: Some colored papers (for the cape and for the mask), colorful pencil (to write the Valentine’d Day message on the cape), kids scissors, glue and lollipops.

First: Draw a cape and super hero mask on a piece of paper (I put several papers on top each other to save time on cutting these).  Once you draw and show your children how to draw one, let them draw the rest of the masks. After all the masks are drawn, now it is time to cut them. And don’t forget to  color the mask!
After the masks are done, now time to prepare the capes. You can draw a sample capes and have your children do the rest. Once the capes are done and cut, they can write their Valentine’s Day message to their friends. Cut a Little hole on the top of the cape and put the lollipops to the holes. Now, you can glue on the super hero masks. And you are done!

Preparing Baby’s Nursery

Designing a Baby’s Nursery:

Hey mothers to be: Are you having a hard time decorating your newborns room? Well, decorating a nursery doesn’t have to be costly, difficult or picture perfect. While there are many decisions to make, they’re all very manageable and simple. This is a time when you’re about to welcome a new and a wonderful life into the house. And it is important to think that creating a nursery is a fun and creative process that is totally yours to control rather than imposing any difficult expectations on yourself. Before you hit the stores or even began painting; pick a theme for the nursery. Babies take up only very little space, so there’s no point of doing a lot of decorating. Therefore don’t be overwhelmed on making decisions such as what to buy. Here are a few items you’ll need for your baby’s nursery.

Baby Furniture:

  • Crib
  • Dresser
  • Changing Table
  • Rocking Chair
  • Baby Room Lamp
  • Laundry Basket
  • Baby Art Pieces if you like

Diaper Changing Supplies:

  • Diaper Bucket
  • Goode sealed trash can
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Cotton Balls
  • Diaper Rash Ointment

Monitoring System:

  • Video
  • Audio

Other decor:

  • Banners and garlands are such a cute and inexpensive way to add a little something extra to a room!
  • Hanging mobiles are a great way to entertain the baby. Especially if you have a budget to buy a musical mobile, you would not regret it.

What to Pack for the Hospital Delivery Room

Packing for the hospital/delivery room, what essentials to pack.

Hey moms to be don’t wait until you’re in labor to pack for the hospital. It can be difficult to know what to pack for your baby’s birth, especially if you’re becoming a mom for the first time. Before your due date pull together some things to take with you to the delivery room. The best thing to do is make a list of what you need to bring, then when the big moment arrives double check your list to make sure you have everything you need. Also your partner might also want to pack a bag as well like a change of clothes and personal items. Here is a list of items to pack for the hospital.

For Mom:

Your insurance card and your ID

Your cell phone and charger

Bathrobe, socks and slippers

Change of clothes, including a going home outfit. Make sure clothes are loose-fitting and comfortable.

Nursing bra, nursing pads and maternity underwear

Toiletries, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, contact lens solution, lip balm, hair brush and clips or bands.

Something to read or keep you entertained

Your camera, including batteries and charger. Snacks for your partner, and for you after you have had your baby.

Phone numbers of friends and family members

For Baby:

Rear facing car seat

Rompers, sleep suits, onesies, and hat

Receiving blanket

A pair of socks or booties

Diaper bag, diapers and wipes

Diapers and wipes, some hospitals provide these

 

Big news: Little Ashkim’s first retail store opened in Leesburg, VA

Our first Little Ashkim store officially opened its doors in Lansdowne, Virginia. Our store is named “Little Ashkim & More”. Because we carry other brands in addition to our own brand. It is a small boutique that’s filled with a variety of baby/children clothing as well as gifts for adults and kids.  And of course, our store would not be there if we didn’t have our silky soft, luxuriously plush and extremely absorbent hooded Turkish towels. There is even a play area in the store that kids can enjoy while parents shop!

The grand opening was on Halloween weekend on October 29th, 2016.  We had a Halloween party and trick or treat for the little ones. Every child in costume received a free gift, we had a prize drawing, face painting, balloon making, and of course great discounts. Elsa and Olaf decided to have a surprise visit to our grand opening party!

From our cuddly baby/children robes and funky animal towels to jewelry for ladies, Little Ashkim captures Lansdowne, Virginia’s interest. Little Ashkim is here to provide a place for expecting mothers who are looking for baby clothes, as well as families with little ones.  The new clothing addition for children from 2-7 has just arrived so come and check it out! The more and more clothing for babies and children, great holiday items as well as unique gift items for all ages and occasions started to arrive. You can find the perfect newborn baby gift, or that perfect housewarming gift at Little Ashkim & More.

We love to hear from our customers so let us know of other items that you would like to see!  Little Ashkim & More is a store designed for you so come on in and enjoy our store in Lansdowne, Virginia!

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