I was excited to see this month’s So Bailey since we liked April’s box so much. Here’s the first look.
The first thing I pulled out was a gray head band (wrap? what do you call those?) that will be perfect for Jillian. She doesn’t like hard head bands because they squeeze her head, so maybe I can get her to try this one out!
Then was a pretty bright yellow chevron bow, again, on our favorite kind of clip. This will go great with our colorful summer outfits. The picture doesn’t really do this bow justice…the yellow is much brighter in person.
And then two smaller navy blue bows. I’m excited about these. Savannah doesn’t yet have enough hair for one of the bigger bows, so I can put one of these in. Maybe I can convince Jillian to let me do pigtails in her hair so we can use both of them together. She’s very particular about how her hair is done….most days she won’t even let me do a ponytail.
And last but not least, with every box is a So Bailey Project to allow you to “give back.” This project was Salute Our Soldiers. In honor of Memorial Day, we were encouraged to show our gratitude and encouragement to our soldiers by making personalized cards to send. Since my girls are so young and can’t really write or truly understand exactly what our soldiers do, we decided to paint American flag to send along with a card written by me. Tuesday is our crafting day, so this morning we pulled out the paint.
First this we did we make our own “smocks” from garbage bags. I simply cut holes for her head and arms and slipped it over their heads. Savannah is still learning the whole concept of painting, so I just put a little red paint on her paper and let her use the brush to smear it around. After a little while I rinsed her brush and added some blue for her to paint with. It doesn’t really resemble a flag but it does have the patriotic colors.
Before giving Jillian her paper, I drew out a square for the blue and some stripes. We discussed the red/white pattern of the stripes on the flag, but she decided to just paint the whole big part red, which is fine…it was her project.
Here are the finished projects.
I know that these are not necessarily “cards” but I hope we can bring a smile to some soldiers face. Maybe they’ll go to someone who has children near the age of my girls and has had to leave their own kids behind while they’re away fighting for our freedom. Maybe this will remind them of home and encourage them and let them know that even small children can appreciate their efforts for our great country!
This subscription continues to be a keeper for us. I was pleased with the products, presentation and price. If you’d like to subscribe to So Bailey, you can choose 1 month ($18.95/month), 3-month ($17.95/month) or yearly ($16.95/month). I can’t wait to see what else So Bailey has in store for us!
*I pay 100% for this subscription. All opinions are my own.