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!
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!
Go berry picking
Build a fort
Visit a zoo
Eat ice cream
Go on a picnic
Fly a kite
Look for cloud shapes
Go on a road trip
Doodle with chalk
Tie dye clothes
Play in the rain
Bake a cake
Do a puzzle
Make someone a present
Visit farmers market
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!
How to: Papel Picados, a children's activity in honor of Cinco de Mayo
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
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!
Mother's Day Gift Guide
Written by Creatuve Team
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.
“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
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
comes in two size: kids + toddler
features two elastic side pockets, front pocket and a wipeable canvas interior
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?
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!
Sara & Makel
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 email@example.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!
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
Thanks to all who entered! See you next winter!
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
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.
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!
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
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.