Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hip Peas

Let's face it, no one loves their hair 100% all the time. We all need help from time-to-time to tame those unruly locks, or to keep them where we put them. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a product line that was gentle enough for babies and "brave" enough to tackle adult hair too?
Well, allow me to introduce you to one of our newer products the Hip Peas product line:

Hip Peas offers shampoo and body wash combo, conditioner, and a fabulous hair detangler spray as the "foundation", if you will. They go one step further to also offer Curl Tamer, Cradle Cap Care, as well as Hair Styling Balm. The best part is you can use it for babies and adults alike! My family (15 months, 5, 7 and mom and dad) in particular has experienced the benefits from their Curl Tamer, Styling Balm and Hair Detangler! 

Cradle cap is anything but cute! Banish it naturally with Hip Peas Cradle Cap Care. Apply a small amount of this soothing oil to your bundle of joy’s scalp and massage – adheres to flakes for gentle removal with a brush, moisturizing as it clears cradle cap.

Go from wild curls to wild about curls with Hip Peas Curl Tamer! Makes the most of your little one’s assets – moisturizes, enhances, and defines waves and curls without weight. Also detangles, tames frizz, and eliminates static while preventing breakage. Leaves curls silky and soft!
My 7 year old at times has crazy frizzy hair, with just a dab of curl tamer it is a whole new head of hair. Our store owner also uses this product on a daily basis to aid her curly locks to maintain some structure!

Twist, Twirl, Straighten or Curl! Got a case of the flyaways? A cowlick that won’t conform? Ponies running wild? Hip Peas Hair Styling Balm lets you tame, hold, spike and slick to your heart’s content!
Here is an example of how the Hip Peas Hair Balm can help take crazy bed head and transform it to cute little pig tails and keep them there! Before, her hair was so fine and soft it would come out of the pig tails in no time at all but with Hair Balm it will stay in all day, without a lot of build up or a greasy look.

As always, these products and so many more can be found on our website and in our store at 702 Patterson in Cambridge, Nebraska. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 3rd: Introducing the Coop!


Please allow us to introduce you to our newest addition!

 The Coop actually consists of two areas created with the entire family in mind.

 The Play Area was created for children under the age of 6 and their parents in mind:

 At Country Drawers, we believe play is a crucial part of early childhood development. Our play area offer several different centers to entertain and challenge your children including a Construction Zone with several types of building materials, a Dress & Play area featuring handmade costumes by Baby Mine of Cambridge, Play House, Physical Play area with toddler slide and balancing stones and much more!

The best part is the Play Area is FREE for the first 15 minutes of play while customers shop. We do ask that you supervise your children while they are playing. Country Drawers is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur. 
We do require parents to sign a waiver, and parental supervision is required at all times.
Shoes are not allowed in the play area. Clean socks must be worn in the play area at all times by children and adults. Our no shoes policy helps keep our play area free from dirt and debris that may be picked up by curious babies and toddlers. 

Just want to hang out and play for the day?
Admission is only $4.00 for the first child and $2.00 for each additional sibling for the entire day. Up to 2 Parents/Caregivers with children as well as siblings under 12 months of age are free!

Save money with our Coop Punch Card! For only $30, you'll receive 10 days of play for the first child. Each additional sibling will only cost $1.00!
*Come try us on for size! We offer a FREE infant to preschool playgroup on the second Monday of each month. Invite your friends, enjoy meeting new people in the Cambridge area!

Purchase an annual membership for $99 and receive: 5 free play days per month for up to 2 children,
punch card prices the entire year, early access to sales, Special Member Only Promotions, and 10% off all classes!

The second part of The Coop is our Meeting/Events Area!
Now you can host your personal or public event in The Coop! We offer several packages to fit your needs:

Basic Event:  For small meetings, craft groups and direct sales parties
$15 for 1 hour
$25 for 2 hours
$30 for 3 hours
Host is responsible for set-up and clean-up. No outside food or drink allowed with this package.

Basic Party: Basic Birthday Party for up to 10 children & 4 adults or
Basic Baby Shower for up to 15 adults
$25 for members/ $40 for nonmembers
Exclusive use of ‘The Coop’ for up to 2 hours. You are welcome to bring your own food and party supplies. Country Drawers will provide a staff member to help set-up and clean-up.

Basic Plus Party: Basic Plus Birthday Party for up to 10 children & 4 adults or
Basic Plus Baby Shower for up to 15 adults
$40 for members/$60 for nonmembers
Exclusive use of ‘The Coop’ for up to 4 hours. You are welcome to bring your own food and party supplies. Country Drawers will provide a staff member to help set-up and clean-up.

Themed Party: Themed Birthday Party for up to 10 children & 4 adults
Themed Baby Shower for up to 15 adults
$60 for members/$80 for nonmembers
Exclusive use of ‘The Coop’ for up to 2 hours, party favors for your guests, decorations, game or activity and paper ware in your choice of theme. Country Drawers will provide a staff member to help set-up and clean-up. You are welcome to bring your own food.

Themed Plus Party: Themed Plus Birthday Party for up to 10 children & 4 adults
Themed Plus Baby Shower for up to 15 adults
$80 for members/$100 for nonmembers
Exclusive use of ‘The Coop’ for up to 4 hours, party favors for your guests, decorations, game or activity and paper ware in your choice of theme. Country Drawers will provide a staff member to help set-up and clean-up. You are welcome to bring your own food.

*Two week notice required for all reservations. 50% deposit due at time of booking. Deposits are not refundable for themed packages. Prices do not include tax.

Please email  with any questions you might have and to book your event.
Many people have already discovered our meeting room! We have plenty of classes and events being offered by fabulous individuals in our community!
Just a few include: Baby Food making, FREE Scrap and Chat, Bow Making, Essential Oils, baby wearing, cloth diapering 101, and fitness classes.
Check our schedule regularly to see what you might be interested in attending and to see if your date is available!
Our Event Calendar can be viewed on our website:
Registration for classes is available in store or online!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Trail of Treasures is Heading Our Way!

Trail of Treasures West will be here this weekend! That's right on October 4, 5, & 6, a 14-county area spanning Nebraska's Heritage Highway 136 has organized a three-day event to promote our towns, our businesses and our people. There will be open stores, garage and yard sales, antiques to be found
and much more!
Join us for store sidewalk sales, gently used children's clothing and cloth diapers and more! Here at Country Drawers, we have signed up to be the "home" location for our wonderful Cambridge Area!   On top of having shopping guides and maps available to those shoppers traveling to our area we have decided to also offer our Coop area to local vendors . We still have a few spots available if you would like to join us! If you would like to sign up please follow this link:

There will be garage sales around the city as well, come visit us!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chores. . . .

Yep, we said it! If your house is anything like mine this is possibly one of the worst words I could say to my family, husband included. I have been wrestling with the idea of chore charts for a while now, my kids are now 7, 5, and 14 months. I just never really knew a good way to implement them and reward them for completing the chores. Honestly, it seemed like I spent more time reminding them about their chores, then it would take for me to just "do it myself," and on top of that I did not want them to feel like we never did anything "fun" anymore. So, I decided with two in school and me working more outside the home it was time to get something figured out. After a little research from WebMD, Focus on the Family, and some other not so helpful websites, this is what I have learned:

First off, it is important to identify between life skills and an actual chore. A life skill are those processes that are imperative for a child/teen to learn prior to living on their own so they may be a successful adult. A chore on the other hand is an activity or process that benefits the entire household. Make since? So brushing teeth would be considered a life skill vs dusting is considered an actual chore. It is very helpful to have a list of both life skills and chores to remind the children of what our expectations are for them as well as help the morning and evening routines flow a little smoother. Experts suggest being cautious when tying allowances to chore for younger children because for them the concept of money is not usually fully developed and they can actually be less motivated. For older children it is recommended to have "extra" weekly or monthly chores they can choose to take part in to earn extra money.

Another common idea from the various articles I read was to take into careful consideration the age of your children before assigning tasks. You want the chores to build confidence in the younger children that they can do things on their own. I found this handy list of chores and skills listed by age group:
2-3 years old: Help make bed, pick up toys, dust, take dirty laundry to hamper, help care for pets.
4-5 years old: They can dress themselves, make their own bed, help with setting the table, match socks up on laundry day, carry light groceries, and feed pets alone.
6-7 years old: Write thank you notes, pick out cloths for the day, put away laundry on own, empty trash, put away most dishes, and help fold laundry.
8-11 years old: *This age group greatly benefits from family charts. They can wake up using their own alarm clock, learn to use washer and dryer, test smoke alarms.
12-13 years old: They can change light bulbs, change their own bed sheets, and help with yard work.
Here are some cute Ideas on how to post your list for the kids to have easy access to:


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We have moved!

We are so excited to be in our new location and to be bringing in several new products from clothing to toys and everything in between! As a Thank You for being loyal customers and supporting us every step of the way we have created sales for our online and in store customers!

Visit us Online: 

 For those of you "cyber" shoppers we created a  "Choose Your Own" moving sale. Take advantage of this awesome sale (ends Labor Day) *while products last


Visit us in store!

For you "local yokels" we are proud of our new space and we want to see your smiling face!
Stop in during our Grand Opening Weeks (August 26th -31st) and register for some great prizes! Purchases over $20 will receive a free reusable snack bag or bib! Purchases over $50 will receive a free one size diaper! *Only available while supplies last.

*NEW* Store Hours:

Monday: 11am-3pm and 4pm-6pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday : 11am-3pm and 4pm-6pm
Thursday: 11am-3pm and 4pm-6pm
Friday: 11am-2pm...
Saturday: 11am-2pm


Friday, August 9, 2013

Diaper Rash Problem Solved!

Diaper Rash Problem Solved!

Recently I took the kids on a mini vacay to visit family. During the visit, I also decided to change some eating habits of my little one. I try my best to not allow more than a couple hours between diaper changes, but when traveling I hate to stop a van of three sleeping children to change a diaper, as I am sure all you mommas can understand. Not sure the exact cause, but she ended up with a blistering, ever growing diaper rash. I usually carry a CJ's Stick with me everywhere I go.

I enjoy the pleasant scent and hands free application it offers me. Plus it does wonders for my middle child's dry skin when it rears it's ugly head. But this was just not cutting it with this rash. I even tried regular diaper cream and Bourdox butt paste with no luck.
Then I went to the local diaper store, Country Drawers and picked up some Grandma El's diaper rash remedy and prevention cream and in a 12 hour span the redness was gone and all but healed 48 hours later! Plus it has a quaint fruity scent to boot.

I still carry a CJ's stick with me but I am now keeping the Grandma El's on hand as well!

Happy Diapering!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Make your own wind chime!

Ever wonder what to do with those old aluminum cans? Other than recycle them, of course. I was doing the usual Pinterest search for fun things to do with the kids this summer, and came across one that was sure to please them! Make your own wind chime!

First off, pick some vibrant colors to paint them! We chose spray paint, hoping for less mess and clean up. Two coats worked best for us!

Once dry, take your hand held drill and drill a hole in the bottom of the can. My kids, 7 and 5, were able to help with this with supervision.

Take some sort of line or string and run it through the hole in the can, tie a knot in the end on the inside of the can, this is how the can will hang.
Finally, find a branch, or use something with a circular shape, and tie the other end of the string to the branch or other item. Allow the can to hang at various heights, but accommodate so they will still "clang".

Here is our final product!



Hope you enjoy as much as we did!
~ Alynn

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Baby Mine - Great Cloth Diaper Change Vendor

During the next few days, we will be featuring our generous Great Cloth Diaper Change vendors and sponsors. Please help us support these wonderful businesses! 
Baby Mine is owned and operated by a WAHM right here in Cambridge, Nebraska. Rebekah offers beautiful creations and specializes in tutus, accessories and clothing for children. She does a lot of custom embroidery, but also offers some amazing in stock items. 

These are just a few of my favorites:

Like Baby Mine on Facebook: 
Visit Baby Mine on Etsy:

Stop by The Great Cloth Diaper Change in Cambridge on April 20th and see all of Rebekah's fabulous creations in person! 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3,000 Likes Celebration

We're giving away over $250 worth in prizes! Please take the time to visit our giveaway sponsors. Then, scroll down to read the rules and enter.

5 Winners will each receive $5 Store Credit

$20 Shop Credit to Hooked {By Kristen}
$20 Store Credit to Gray Star Boutique
$10 Store Credit to Baby Mine
$10 Store Credit to Clever Lime
$20 Store Credit to Crafty Ridge

$20 Store Credit to LittleMe123
1 Boy and 1 Girl Apron from Rachel's Simple Sweets
1 Brag Shirt from Meanmomma Customs
Set of 6 Unpaper Towels from Craft is my Crack
$25 Store Credit from Crochet Craze
Set of 6 Cloth Wipes from Addy Lane Baby
1 Winner will receive $50 Store Credit from Country Drawers

What'd I tell you? Pretty awesome, right?

Now for the official mumbo jumbo:

All of the giveaways are open to the US and most are open to Canada. Please visit our 3,000 Likes Giveaway Album on our Facebook page for shipping details for each prize.

You MUST like each Facebook page to be entered.

There are also some optional entries - you can follow us on Pinterest, subscribe to our newsletter and tweet about the giveaway (once each day). If you make a purchase from any of the participating businesses from 3/12/13 - 3/16/13, you can receive 10 extra entries!

Each entry will be verified so no cheating!

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm CST on 3/16. Winners will be contacted within 48 hours. Prizes must be claimed by 3/20/13.

If you have any questions, please email me at

Have fun and good luck!!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Celebrate Dr Seuss!

Tomorrow (March 2nd) is Dr. Seuss' birthday! Seuss is a favorite at our house and we're planning on some fun activities to celebrate. As usual, I found tons of inspiration at Pinterest.

Here are some of our favorite Seuss themed pins at Country Drawers:

Create your own Dr. Seuss Creature

Facts about Dr. Seuss books

Dr Seuss inspired recipes

Make a Dr Seuss City

Lots of fun Dr Seuss activities

Will you be celebrating Dr Seuss this weekend? Check out our Dr Seuss board for more fun ideas!