Monday, June 30, 2008

Free Shipping at!

That's right! You heard it here! Head on over to and find that you get free ground shipping for anything and everything you buy at if you live within the continental U.S. Order shoes, signs, hair clips, bloomers, anything your heart desires and enjoy free shipping!! This offer won't last long. When the holiday is over the sale is over! Don't miss out on the savings!!! Here are a few things you might enjoy!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Custom Canvas Art & more Bow Holders!'s shop offers this beautiful 24" x 36" hand painted canvas customized with baby/child's name. A unique and substantial gift for someone special or for your own child. Priced at $159, it's not cheap but looks worth every penny.

If you are looking for something to decorate with that is a little less $$$, take a look at her bow holders. Here is a sweet ladybug for only $20! For that price you can definitely afford a few sets of our hairclips ( or those that you already own.

View all of her unique hand painted items at

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Teething Bling!

Okay, check this out!! Jewelry that doubles at teething rings for your baby....what will they think of next???

Their website says:

Teething Bling® was inspired by babies who like to tug on our jewelry.Made from the same material as many teething toys, Teething Bling® looks great on Moms, Grandmas, Aunts and Caregivers but is safe for curious babies to handle and chew.

Smart Mom Jewelry is non-toxic, phthalate, BPA and PVC free and all pendants come with a breakaway clasp. CE marking approved."

Definitely look them up at

Friday, June 27, 2008

Luggage Huggers

Aren't these a fantastic idea? We have the little luggage name tags below and a cute little belt that goes around our luggage but these are fantastic! No more missing your luggage on the belt now. You'll see it right away and be gone in a flash, no more circling bags or grabbing the wrong one and having to look at the name to know it's not yours!! Very reasonably prices at 12.50 & 14.50!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nana Company Playtime Cookies

Take a look at this adorable box of play cookies for your little baker. These look so real and I know will provide hours of fun. Whether hosting a tea party for her dollies or playing kitchen or cook, these cookies will do the job. Found on etsy at:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Personalized Baby Gifts and Gift Baskets

You know what it's like when you stumble upon a site that offers the most adorable gifts and accessories and you can't wait to share?? Well, that's how I feel about today! I received my email from classymommy and it was touting this website and their wares. Well, when I clicked over I was flabbergasted (and I don't use that word much!) These items are so beautiful and they make wonderful gifts. There are so many different things that could be listed but it would be impossible to tell you about all of them. Here are just a few that I love:

This ducky gift case (in blue or pink) is $59.95 and comes with a hooded towel (that can be personalized for $10) a bib, ducky and more. How sweet!

This turtle hat box includes a hooded towel, booties and more for just $32.95!

And for $79.95, how about this 10 piece layette/bath set gift wagon!

You'll find these and so many more gift ideas. Definitely check them out

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Children's Personalized CD's!

Have you seen these CD's with Barney, Wiggles, Mickey Mouse and others who say your child's name throughout? I bought these for my kids and my nephews this past year (Barney, Mickey, Veggie Tails) and they LOVE them! I didn't realize how big of a hit they'd be when I got them. Hearing their name sung by Barney and Baby Bop or Mickey and Goofy somehow just tickles their fancy and makes them feel so important! They really are a lot of fun and we usually put them on after bath time and dance away. If you want a special gift, check them out. Here's one store that carries them (there are many that do)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hand crafted children's banks

John and Anna are in the process of saving their money for another trip to Disney World (hopefully next year!) At Christmas, Santa brought them their own dinosaur banks to help them save their change. This ended up being the best gift all around. They love it!! They love watching the money go down into the belly. It really helps with their OT (occupational therapy) with handling the small change and positioning it properly to go in. They're really cute and just darn fun. John has a dinosaur and Anna has a cat. I found similar banks today in the dinosaur design and a fun doggy! They're available at Definitely check them out!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bloggers Choice Awards

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Pamela Barsky Tags & Stakes

Okay, I LOVE these, and although not baby related, we can all use them when we travel (I sure did when we went to Disney this year!) At just $12.00 a set, they are a fun way to put your name on your suitcase! They make a great gift too! New at Pamela Barsky are these garden stakes that look hilarious. I don't garden but if I did, you'd see them in my yard!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

4th of July fun!

Does your family have a big party or picnic on the 4th of July? Mine does. It's my SIL's birthday the day before so we're always doing something (beach, barbecue, party.) So it goes without saying that the kids get a fun Red/White/Blue outfit to wear for that day (and all summer long.) At Snanimals ( we offer some Holiday Fun too! Here's our red white & blue slide and sailboat shoe, perfect for the whole summer season!

But here is something new I found on Etsy. At Humblebea's shop, she offers this adorable Yankee Doodle Pinafore dress that is just darling (and just $26!) Visit

and look at this darling outfit for the younger celebrants! Available in 6 - 24 mos ($32/) at Chew Chews Closet also on

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Love to Sparkles pretty princess items!

My daughter Anna has just learned to say Princess (it's hard to understand but I know what she's saying!) I have pictures of princesses in her room and point to them and say princess and point to her and say princess. She loves it and knows she is a pretty princess! (Anna is almost 5 and has down syndrome so learning to say new words is a BIG thing!!) Imagine my delight when I came across love2sparkle's Etsy shop with this super sweet princess bracelet (for just $9!!!)

But trust me, don't stop there. She has so many princess items. Look at these hair clips:

Be sure to see everything on her site:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I Spy Bags from thosegreathousewomen'sshop

What a find! Do you not love these I spy bags?? They are available in many shapes (basic, custom, small, large) and they are so much fun. Filled with more than 2 dozen shapes, they will keep your little one (or even you!) busy for a long time! Take them on a car ride, on vacation, to the doctor's office! And guess what---she even makes smaller party favors too! I can't wait until Anna & John's birthday so I can include some in their gift bags!! Here are just a few, check them all out at

New from!!

Oh, aren't these darling?!! Sweet ruffled bloomers just like when we were young. But now, they have many colors to choose from! No need for just white, there's lavender, blue, pink, prints and more. Don't stop there though, in addition to bloomers there are also rufflebutts leggings and onesies. They have a sale going on to so don't miss it!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

New finds at

I love it when I can find something unique and original and so imagine my glee when I came across peanut butter and lili, a site packed full of just that. The first item I just LOVED and thought would make a wonderful shower or new mom gift was this baby briefcase! How cute and even more, needed! A place for all of those papers sent home from the hospital. A place for the birth record, birth certificate, discharge papers, everything baby. Put it all in here and keep it organized and easily accessible and really, just darn cute!

But don't stop there. Check out the site for more amazing products and finds. How about this Svan Bouncer (as seen on the Ellen show.) Perfectly formed for baby and beautiful too. I wish I had another baby just so I could get one! But no worries, I do know a few soon-mom to be's that I could surprise with this find. Maybe you know one too!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Nubuis Organics

With all the worries of added chemicals, pesticides and everything else that goes into making the products we use everyday, it truly is a breath of fresh air to find Nubuis Organics. A site dedicated to clean, organic products, they have a line sure to please everyone.
Here are some great lunch products that will save you some $$ while helping the environment! First a reuseable sandwich wrap (no more plastic baggies!) and second, lunch boxes / packets to help make skipping the baggies much more cute and fun.

Cozy Cocoon & Nap Sacks

The picture alone will make you want this cozy cocoon, but let me give you the explanation from on the details:

The original, the only, one piece baby body sock!More than just a product, the Cozy Cocoon is an idea, which is that by swaddling our newborns with comfort, beauty and soft color, we encourage healthy development of the senses and we nurture the child's adjustment out of the womb and into the world. By this means, Cozy Cocoon supports parents and caregivers in building a strong foundation for the child's developing sense of self in the world. When babies are tucked into the Cozy Cocoon there is no jerking, startling movement, no skin-irritating synthetic fabrics and no harsh colors to startle them out of their dreamy reverie and into the rollicking world.

But don't stop there:
Check out their line of napsacks too! So many great products at!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fun Recipes for Kids to make for Father's Day

Well, it's almost here, Father's day! The day for father's to be celebrated and to take it easy (and to take the kids, right---almost makes it mother's day!) Let the kids get involved. Have them paint a picture or make a card. Whatever their skill level allows. It'll be a keepsake that dad can treasure.

Another fun idea is to have the kids help make something special for dad to eat. How about breakfast in bed?? Well, here's an idea that won't make a mess out of your kitchen! A fruity bagel that'll sure to please everyone:

Recipe available at but here it is:

1 plain bagel (3 inch), halved, toasted
2 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1/4 cup sliced fresh peaches
1/4 cup blueberries
SPREAD bagel halves with cream cheese spread.
TOP with fruit.

Here's another fun idea for the kids that they'll love eating as much as making!! How about an ice cream pie. Nothing's better on a hot day than not having to use an oven. And what could be better than ice cream (and toppings?) Try this one out:

Using different kinds of crumbs and different ice cream flavors and toppings, you can create an almost infinite variety of super easy summer desserts using this easy recipe. Just be sure to take it out of the freezer for about half an hour before serving so it's soft enough to slice. INGREDIENTS:
1 prepared graham cracker or cookie crumb crust
4 cups any flavor ice cream or sorbet, slightly softened
1 cup hot fudge sauce or butterscotch or strawberry sauce
whipped cream
maraschino cherries
Layer scoops of ice cream with sauce in the pie crust. Cover tightly and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Serve with additional toppings, whipped cream, nuts, cherries, etc. if desired. 8 servings

See it here:

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Kangaroo -- Custom Crayons!

hey, want a fun treat to add to your party bags? Or how about a cute, personalized gift for your child's classmate? There are so many ways to give these adorable crayons by My Kangaroo (yes, another Etsy store---I could base this whole site on Etsy!) Here is a choo choo train and a custom name crayon set. She also will do party favors and other designs. View all at:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Baby Gardner

Vintage Inspired Originals by the Baby Gardner are adoralbe designs that are inspired by the nostalgia of times gone by. Very unique stationary designs, wardrobe and bath collections and gifts and mealtime gear. I've chosen a few to showcase here but you really need to see them for yourself!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gemini Greetings!

Hey Twin & Triplet moms (and singletons too.) Here's a great shop offering adorable custom cards made just for you. Here's an adorable father's day that is perfect for this week:

Find this and many other styles and occasions at

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Katie Mack swimsuits at smartypantskid

Look at these adorable and fun swimsuits for your little girl. I love a cute swimsuit and would have trouble choosing from these. Not your average suit found in the local store, these are truly unique and stylish and totally appropriate for your little pumpkin! Boutique shopping online can surely be fun!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hair Ribbon TuTus

Here is another Etsy find, Pink Chandelier makes these adorable hair ribbon/hair clip tutus for just the right place to keep your little princess's hair accessories! I saw a website with these previously and have now found them on Etsy. They are so pretty and she makes them in different color combinations. I show 2 of them but she has more listed and would likely make custom colors if asked. What a great decoration for a little girl's room (I plan on getting pink and green for Anna!)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Keepsake

Here's a new and wonderful idea from A Happy Birthday keepsake album to record your child's birthdays each year. There is a pocket to keep an invitation, places to record guest lists, presents received and more. I always want to keep a copy of the invitation for the party each year but always end up losing it because I have no place for it. Well, here it is. What a great idea and fun to look back each year at the birthday, maybe a few pictures and the theme (reminds you and them of what they liked at the time.) Want other gift ideas? They have them too:

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Diaper Cakes from lilbabycakes

Don't you just love those diaper cakes that you give and receive at baby showers. The ones that had the diapers and maybe some ribbon and a wash cloth or two stuck in. They were sweet. But now, take a look at what's available. has an assortment for boys, girls or gender neutral in prices from $47 (hippo shown) to $57 (giraffe) to over a $100 for 4 tier cakes. These are beautiful, fun, affordable and certainly will be remembered. Give them as a gift or use them as decoration! Moms will remember you every time they look at them and when they finally use each and every piece!