Summer bucket list + Coloring Page

Summer bucket list + Coloring Page

We gathered a list of things we love to do in the summer. 

Here are some ideas for keeping kids busy and having fun at home as a family.
The best part?! You can print this bucket list coloring page and color it all at once, or as your checking your experiences off!

Watch fireworks
Read books 
Go berry picking
Build a fort
Ride bikes
Visit a zoo
Eat ice cream
Go on a picnic 
Fly a kite
Stargazing 
Make lemonade
Look for cloud shapes
Backyard campfire
Go on a road trip 
Blow bubbles
Make popsicles 
Doodle with chalk
Tie dye clothes
Play in the rain
Bake a cake
Do a puzzle
Make someone a present 
Eat watermelon 
Visit farmers market
Movie night

 

 

 

For your summer adventures use code BUCKET for a FREE duffel bag (a $140 value) with any purchase (over $60) from our Grand Tour USA collections! Code is good for 20 uses for 20 lucky customers!!! Just add item + duffel of choice to cart!

June 17, 2021 — Creative Team
How To: Papel Picados

How To: Papel Picados

How to: Papel Picados, a children's activity in honor of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo which translates to the Fifth of May, is a day observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory at the Battle of the Puebla which took place in 1862. Contrary to a popular misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. Though it is considered a minor holiday in Mexico, Americans first began to celebrate in Southern California during 1863. May 5 has since become widely recognized and celebrated in the USA as an opportunity to celebrate Mexican identity, promote ethnic consciousness and build community solidarity. The city of Puebla continues to keep the tradition alive by honoring the day the battle was won with with arts, festivals, food and even reenactments of the battle!

Photography and activity provided by @raisingremmy

Papel Picado Steps

1.) Google "Papel Picado templates" and save them on your phone (found this easiest)

2.) Use an app called Pixelcut to turn them into SVG files

3.) Upload to Cricut design space and load white cardstock onto a Cricut, cuts 4 at a time

4.) After they are all cut and weeded, I let Remmy have some fun and finger paint them

5.) Allow time for drying and string them up for decoration
 
That's it, your Papel Picados are all made! Remmy and I really enjoyed doing this little craft!

Papel picado, which translates to paper cuts, originated in Southern Mexico about 1400 years ago as brightly colored paper decorations and are used to celebrate Day of the Dead, birthdays, weddings, national holidays and other Mexican celebrations like Cinco de Mayo!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Written by Creatuve Team

May 05, 2021 — Creative Team
Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

The sweetest Spring holiday is upon us and we've got the women in your life covered! Included are ideas for all of the things Mothers love most (next to our babies) such as Clothing and Accessories, Self-Care, Jewelry, and Home. Fin & Vince will also be hosting a Mother's Day sale on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in honor of Moms, the true gift that keeps on giving.

 

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“GINA MINKS TODDINGS,” FULLCIRCLEPOETRY

 

She touched her scars

Reminding herself how beautiful they are

Gracing her body like the stars

Across an endless sky

Aligning perfectly in time

Eternally sacred lines

Following the map they provide

The stories of her children

Our greatest blessings

Brought to life

April 26, 2021 — Creative Team
your next adventure accessories

your next adventure accessories

a close look at our new grand tour accessories

voyage duffel bag

features an elastic side pocket on both sides for quick storage + wipeable canvas interior

adventure trail tag to log your adventures

Tour Backpack

comes in two size: kids + toddler

features two elastic side pockets, front pocket and a wipeable canvas interior

fanny pack

goods on the go

hats + caps

mesa cap -

featuring the pencil storage slot

all accessories coming soon with our Grand Tour USA collection

where will you head on your next adventure?

March 10, 2021 — F V
grand tour USA - chapter 1

grand tour USA - chapter 1

Grand Tour USA - by Fin & Vince



The foam of the sea hitting their toes. The grandeur of desert red rocks towering over them. The warmth of the sun's rays on their faces. Their feet spinning as they cycle to the next adventure. After a year of limits, this collection brings an unlimited amount of imagination and destinations to explore. Grand Tour USA was fully inspired by our own childhood memories and the memories we are creating with our children. The result is a collection full of love reflected on carefree summer days, around our families, at our favorite U.S destinations. After a trying year, this collection embodies all sorts of journeys. Even if the destination becomes a simple camping trip to a backyard, a fishing trip to a pond, or a picnic in your own living room. Imagination is unlimited.

 

The World is theirs. Let the adventure begin!

 

Love,

Sara & Makel


March 09, 2021 — F V
Black Owned Small Shop Feature: BLVD Hair

Black Owned Small Shop Feature: BLVD Hair

Why/How did you start your business?
I have been doing hair for over 15 year, by trade for 5, and had always dreamed of having my own product line. In 2020 I stepped away from behind the chair and moved to the east coast where I was able to focus on making my dream a reality.
 
What does your business mean for the black community?
Hair culture is huge in the black community but hair care for many is something that still needs learning. With my products I also strive to offer education and promote healthy hair habits. We also offer textures of extensions that mimic the natural kinky hair texture from kinky straight (blown out) to Afro kinky curly to help women lessen the damage caused to their natural hair trying to blend with silkier textures.
 
What has been the hardest part about running your business?
I literally took every last dollar I had to fund starting up my business in the middle of the pandemic. Dealing with factories overseas has by far been the most challenging and aside from that just overcoming the fear of failure from starting up in such uncertain times. I’ve had an overwhelming amount of support since launching mid October.
 
How has it benefited your family?
One of my main drivers for launching my business was my 3 year old son. He has been privileged enough to have never need to to go to day care and moving away from family would take those privileges away if I went back to work. I’m now able to be a SAHM and run my business while caring for my son. I hope to pass the entrepreneur spirit to him as he comes of age and sees how beneficial working for yourself can be.
February 05, 2021 — Creative Team
30 Black Owned Businesses to Support

30 Black Owned Businesses to Support

To celebrate and honor Black History Month, Fin & Vince would like to strongly encourage you to support Black businesses by making direct purchases during this historically educational and inspirational month!

We will be matching your totals spent for this entire first week of February with a Fin & Vince shopping credit. The list for eligible shops is featured below! Please e-mail your receipt to marketing@finandvince.com to claim your gift card after you've made your purchases!

We will be learning, sharing and interviewing Black businesses on our blog all month long. Stay tuned for more on that!

BLVD Hair

GOLDE

Sunny and Ted

Raising River

Teri Co.

Pretty Please Teethers

Sun and Lace

Tree Fairfax

The Lip Bar

Ecoslay

Ronni Nicole Robinson

HarperIman Dolls

Logan + Greys

Lolly Lolly Ceramics

Naked Clay Ceramics

Art Home Style

Dinky Mix Prints

Hummingbird Candle Company

Kamso Kids

Smaller Explorer

The Fruit Mkt

Faces in Resin

Houston Sauce Co

Green Hearts Pink

Taylor + Max

Ava and Isa

Shop Mood Babe

Candid Art Kids

Britt Hawthorne

Mahogany Books

Hazel Knots

February 01, 2021 — Creative Team
Soup Recipe with Katie DeGroot

Soup Recipe with Katie DeGroot

My very first memories involve baking with my mother. She was very intentional about including me and teaching me hands on skills while making up something delicious. As a mom to my own two, I hope to impart some of those lessons and beautiful memories. While my husband is a much better cook than I am, I do enjoy working in the kitchen alongside my two. Before I became a mother cooking was a peaceful event involving large glasses of wine and jazz playing on my phone. These days if I'm in the kitchen with two-and-a-half-year-old Priscilla and seven-month-old Langston, it's far from peaceful, but we are still having fun and most of all-- my kids are learning. Priscilla is especially fond of the measuring cups and sprinkling in spices. We have long, bone chilling winters here in Minnesota so it's not uncommon for us to make soups at least once, sometimes twice a week. I love paring them with warm sandwiches and sometimes salads. Soups are an easy way to add in vegetables and use up the homemade bone broth we also enjoy making. This particular recipe I found a few years ago while searching for a simple tomato soup. It always turns out and we have never added the saffron, I just omit it, and it still tastes delicious.

Ingredients:
 

3 cups yellow onions, chopped

1 tbsp minced garlic

4 cups chicken stock

Large pinch of saffron threads

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven such as Le Creuset, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in the chicken stock, tomatoes, saffron, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a medium pot with water, add 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for 7 minutes. (It will finish cooking in the soup.) Drain the orzo and add it to the soup. Stir in the cream, return the soup to a simmer and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently.
January 21, 2021 — Creative Team
Best Dressed Snowman Contest

Best Dressed Snowman Contest

@teamsobus

@butterflycottagemama

@ladybirdclaire

@liza.shelestun

@finandvince

Thanks to all who entered! See you next winter!

January 17, 2021 — Creative Team
How to Store Winter Accessories with Stephanie Morales

How to Store Winter Accessories with Stephanie Morales

I discovered Fin and Vince about 4 years ago, and I have never loved a brand so much for my little one. As a boy mom, I been searching for a brand that not only has good quality clothing but also is cute for my boy to wear. During my search, I realized that they were not that many shops that offered boy clothes, it was mostly cute clothing for girls until I found Fin and Vince.

In the past year or so, I have been working on creating a more minimal closet for the kids. During the winter, I love to hang all the jackets and sweaters and have my essentials such as turtle neck shirts, pants, and t-shirts in one drawer. For the summer clothing, I like to store them in baskets and put them away in their closet.

What I love most about Fin and Vince is that I can mix and match most of the outfits. In their wardrobe, I usually put my favorite pieces there to make it more convenient for the kids to dress. Also, I love displaying winter accessories in our shelf. Fin and Vince has really made organizing clothes so much fun

Stephanie Morales

January 12, 2021 — Creative Team
Ten Essential Items for a Winter Newborn

Ten Essential Items for a Winter Newborn

Welcoming a new little one makes for the tenderest, coziest of days. These items are a few of our most loved newborn essentials, especially in this season of winter when the air is a bit chillier and days more snug inside.

1. Beeswax hand and body balm to help nourish those extra dry areas and keep baby’s bum extra protected.

2. The cozy waffle blanket to make those newborn cuddles extra cute and special. This blanket is such a beautiful heirloom piece I hope to share through generations.  

3. A Solly Baby wrap for keeping your little one near while making your hot morning coffee or cozy winter dinner.

4. A knitted or pixie bonnet to warm those tiny ears.

5. Baby oil to help support the gentlest of skin through the winter months.

6. A wool and fleece suit to stay toasty while venturing outdoors.

7. The quilted crib blanket for an extra layer to baby's bassinet or basket.

8. Knit booties for added warmth on those little toes.

9. Snuggle Me Organic infant lounger to keep baby snuggled and comfortable when you need to be a bit more hands-free.

10. Footed snap-back romper or other cozy jammies, of course!

Wishing you gentleness and slowness in the newness of the first days with your little one. They are such treasured, fleeting, wonderful days.

Love, Emma

January 05, 2021 — Creative Team
Cookie Recipe with Meredith Zimmermann

Cookie Recipe with Meredith Zimmermann

Every December my children and I make sugar cookies together from scratch as part of our holiday traditions. We choose a weekend near Christmas to incorporate this tradition into our advent calendar activities. This recipe has been passed down from their great-grandparents and it is such a fun way to get into the holiday spirit together (not to mention these are the BEST tasting sugar cookies!). This was our first year making our own decorative icing, which was just as fun. As always, Elle and Sawyer's favorite part was cutting out our festive shapes and adorning their creations with holiday colors and sprinkles. We each enjoyed a Sunday evening cup of hot cocoa while eating our freshly baked treats. Elle and Sawyer have already chosen a few extra special cookies to set aside for Santa's big night. Happy holidays!

Recipe for sugar cookies:
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond flavoring
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
 
Oven temp 375 degrees for 7/8 minutes
 
Mix sugar and softened butter. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well. Measure flour and stir separately with soda and cream of tartar. Blend in slowly with sugar mixture. When completely mixed, divide the dough in half and chill 2-3 hours.
 
Roll out on a floured surface about 1/4 in thick. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Don't over bake.
Frosting Recipe:
 
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Assorted food coloring
 

In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. Divide into separate bowls and add food colorings to each to desired intensity.

December 22, 2020 — Creative Team