Hannah Briggs of Thistle Harvest is an interior stylist, DIY extraordinaire and mama of sweet Colette has transformed the house that her husband grew up in into a cozy home for her family. She has now used her magic touch to turn the PlanToys Victorian Dollhouse into a whimsical cottage for her daughter Colette's Maileg mouse family!
Simple self-care activities to do with your kids
April is stress awareness month — and nothing is quite as stressful as those early days of parenthood. And, as a new mom, there is a lot of emphasis on managing that stress, taking care of yourself, and making sure your mental health is in good shape. Some days, this may actually feel impossible most days. It’s so easy to let your little ones dictate the day. Before you know it, ‘self-care’ means taking a shower before noon or running to the grocery store. But we can do better than that! Self-care means something different for everyone, but we think a great place to start is with the kids.
Celebrating Easter feels like the official kick-off to Spring — and there is no better way to honor our planet than to make this Easter an eco-friendly one. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite eco-friendly alternatives to keep this holiday safe for the environment and fun for the kids!
Upgrade your basket
The Easter basket is an essential part of celebrating Easter. Luckily, there are a handful of ways to swap out plastic basics for environmentally friendly must-haves when creating your easter basket — starting with the basket itself! We know how easy it is to last-minute purchase a cheap plastic easter basket at the dollar store or Target. So convenient but so crumby for our planet.
Instead, consider planning ahead and purchasing an all-natural basket that you can reuse year after year. Any Easter basket that can double as a toy or decor after the holiday is a win in our book! Check out our Bohemian Mama exclusive Bunny Ears Organic Cotton Bag, as a part of our Playtime Deluxe Bundle, and also includes our Organic Cotton Bunny Puppet, Eggcellent Crew Neck Long Sleeve Organic Cotton Shirt, and a matching outfit for Dollie — now you’re Easter shopping is just about done!
Fill it full of fun
Now that you have your eco-friendly basket, we need to fill it! Traditionally, (especially if you're a child of the 80s) Easter baskets have been filled with plastic ‘grass’ to add some filler. This junk is an environmentalist’s worst enemy. It doesn’t recycle easily and often sits in a landfill forever — or it becomes a hazard to an animal, like a bird trying to build a nest. 0/10, we do not recommend plastic Easter grass. So, what can you use instead? Tissue paper, colorful cloth napkins, or a shredded grass alternative made from recycled paper, wood, or plants are great options that are much more environmentally friendly.
The grass isn’t the only plastic that ends up in Easter baskets. Ditch the department store dollar aisle toys that won’t last the season for a gift they’ll never forget — like our exclusive Bohemian Mama Littles Dollie & Me Bundle, which includes our Littles Organic Lounge Dress in Sage with a matching outfit for their Dollie. For the littlest littles, fill their basket with quality, organic gifts they will love (and you will too!) We love this Mushie Lion Teether, made from 100% non-toxic, food-grade silicone.
Egg-ceptional Easter eggs
Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without the eggs! Dyeing eggs is a family favorite activity in preparation for Easter. Choose sustainably sourced eggs in recyclable packaging for minimal environmental impact. When it comes to dyeing Easter eggs beautiful colors for decoration, opt out of the store-bought kits and search natural egg dyes recipes online! Purple cabbage, red and yellow onion skins, and shredded beets are just a few of the foods you can use to take a more natural approach to coloring Easter eggs.
Once your eggs are dyed (and eaten) — you can add the naturally colored eggshells to compost or soil! Eggshells add necessary calcium for plants to build cell walls. Eggshells can even be used as a pest deterrent in your garden. We love gardening with kids, it’s a fun way to give them a sense of purpose and responsibility — plus who doesn’t love getting dirty! Use your leftover cardboard egg carton from Easter to start an herb garden with your little. If your little is one of those kids who doesn’t like to get dirty, they can pretend with this fun Garden Wheelbarrow Set — while you put those eggshells to use.
Last but not least, treat yourself
Children look forward to Easter for the bunny, the treats, and the basket. Adults? We’re thrilled to ditch our Winter decor for Spring! Having a more sustainable holiday starts at home – and we have the bundles to kick-start your Spring decor swap. Hop on over to our Brunch Bundles, which include a decorative block and tea towel in classic and colorful designs. Can’t choose just one? Our Brunch Deluxe Bundle includes two delightful designs.
The opportunities truly are endless when it comes to making Easter (or any holiday) more eco-friendly — and your kid will thank you for it! Small steps today can make a big impact on our planet later. Want more? Shop our Easter Collection for even more eco-friendly Easter ideas, featuring outfits, toys, decor & more!
So you've made your list but. . .where do you even begin? Worry not! We've got you covered, with curated suggestions for every mama and little on your list, you'll be done in no time.
Just to give a sneak peek, we've curated selections for all the mamas in your life, from the Fit Mom to the laid-back Mom and even the New Mom. Here's a look at my favorites from each collection. Shop Here
But of course, we've gone through and picked our favorite accessories and homewares too! Shop Here
Now, for the ones who make the holidays magic! Our littles! Is there a better feeling than giving a gift that makes their face light up with joy? I can't think of one, which is why we want to help you make it happen. With exclusives from Poppie Toys, the coveted Plan Toys Victorian Doll House, and limited edition Dozy Dinkums, what's not to love? Shop Here
Something wicked (fun!) this way comes... we’re here to take the stress out of picking, planning and prepping for Halloween! We’ve scoured for the most darling pieces for our Halloween shop that’ll transition perfectly from imaginative play to trick or treating!
But of course, Halloween can’t be only tricks and treats! Promoting Inner wisdom, mindfulness and empathy, the Slumberkins Halloween Limited Edition storybook encourages children to lean into their curiosity and face their fears when they feel ready.
Did we mention this amazing book comes with the sweetest stuffies? Pairing a real life friend with these emotional development books help the message fully stick with your little! Plus, with different friends to choose from, you can pick the one they'll love most!
Meri Meri is one of our favorite brands for costumes, and accessories and it’s no wonder why! With choices like their flamingo cape, gold sparkle cape, parrot fringed cape and the dragon cape the possibilities are endless!
But of course, that's not all, shop the entire Halloween collection here!