Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wooden Boats for Boys (and Girls!)

I really love simple, hand made toys. Especially when they're made of wood. They just seem better some how. Lets our kids use their imaginations more (which is lost today on many of the gadgets with all those bells and whistles.)

Not saying that I don't love toys that have it all, it's just that these boats seem to pack a lot of fun into a little space. Here's an elephant print sailboat (comes in prints for boys and girls) Just $12 but sure to offer days and months of enjoyment.

They also make these wooden rowboat ($14) that would be tons of fun to load up with army men or little polly pockets.Click the title or go to to see!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another Fun Toy

I love this toy too (and it's a little bit more affordable at $35!) A handmade basket of toy fruit (you pick 8 different fruits from a long list of choices) Price includes the fruit, the basket and a picnic blanket. Lots of fun! http://www.gingerblossoms/

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cool Wall Art Idea!

What a cool and unique idea (if a bit pricey at $115) but I would have LOVED this as a kid! You must go to to see these cool wall art dress up dolls! They are stickers, but not just the usual wall stickers. They are made of FABRIC!

They can be placed and removed, balled up and opened, washed and reused over and over again. This truly is a one of a kind toy for your little girl. She will love this!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Pandas must be in this season, I'm seeing them everywhere! Especially on our own websites! Looking for something unique? How about this handmade panda hat from, it's adorable!
Match it up with either our green panda sneaker ( our Pink Panda Maryjane (also or

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Myself Belts!

What a great idea, belts that kids can open and close themselves! This has always been our problem with John, he went up a size in pants (for length) but needs a belt to keep them up. Of course the problem comes at potty time when he can't undo his belt! Well, problem solved.

Available for girls and boys, kids and adults--

Promotes independence & boosts self-esteem!
One-handed closure easy to fasten & unfasten!
Mom-invented, award-winning belts for kids!
Perfect for special needs; adult belt sizes too!
Functional, fashionable, and fun to wear

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deals from the Children's Place

Head over to the Children's Place (online only, for lots of $5 deals happening right now! I love these cute summer shoes for little girls (Anna will be getting some!)
And this cute summer t (also just $5)

Quiet Hours Toys

This is a website after my own heart!, the name says it all. Good, fun, no frills toys to spark the imagination of your child. What more could you want.
This set of 20 building sticks is just $10 and leaves all the bells and whistles up to your child's creative mind!
This one may be out of my price range at $340 but I am guessing that this Ostheimer farmhouse is worth the price in quiet play time!
Finally, is one of my all time favs from when I was a child. Old fashioned paper dolls. I had a blast with these! I'm sure your little one will too.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Yummy Treats!

If you have a sweet tooth like we do, you MUST go to and get yourself some completely scrumptious home made treats! We have recently enjoyed the cashew turtles and let me tell you, they are to die for!! You will love them (and they make a great gift too! I just sent some to my SIL as a special little treat.)
She also has these delicious chocolate carmel bites (can you really just eat one?) Definitely worth the indulgence!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Superhero Supertowel!

Love those personalized superhero capes that Pam makes so well at Well, you're sure to love this too (but you may want to ask the etsy store if they can make something similar for you for less $$ if you're price conscious like me!!)

Blue personalized supertowel

Look! On the beach -- it's a cape, it's a towel, it's your very own supertowel! (Little heroes gotta be ready for action anywhere.) And this towel leaves mere mortal terrycloth in the sand because it stars your hero's name -- which never fails to thrill a kid crime-fighter. (Maximum 10 characters.) Talk about terryific! $48.00 at

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More From Etsy

I love these organic leaf print t's in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. They are available at for about $18
They are real LIVE LEAF prints, to create bold, big, fantastic (soft) prints and designs. Screenprinted designs are great - but how about trying something new - LEAF PRINTED DESIGNS - a fabulous Earthy and Earth friendly product!

Friday, May 22, 2009

More Sandwich Wraps & Bags

I know I've posted before about the reuseable fabric sandwich bags and snack saks (yes, I've ordered a few already!) But this store, also has sandwich wraps. Very cute, lots of colors and styles (I think these are a bit brighter and cuter than the others I've posted about, a little less $$ too.) This is one example of the sandwich wrap ($6.25)

Be sure to order your bags and wraps soon. These shops are getting overwhelmed with orders from moms like us wanting to be a little greener (and saving some green while we're at it!)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Madelyn Monogrammed Dress

Summer is upon us and it becomes tougher to keep the kids cool while looking good! Problem (for little girls, anyway) solved! This super sweet seersucker blue gingham dress is extra special because of the custom monogram! See this and more at (or click on the title for a direct link.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Don't forget my fav Etsy store (besides my own!)

I am definitely stuck on these superhero capes. You can get anything you want or buy one already made (we have a few in our collection!) We even did these as our take home gift for the kids' birthday party last year, they were a hit!

Here's my new favs! The Wonder Pets Capes! Get Linny, Tuck and Ming Ming too! Toddler sizes are just $12!! Great buy, be sure to order soon! (or just click on the title for a direct link!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fuzzy Buns

Okay, I know it's getting warmer out but these are just so cute! Go to to see these adorable Fuzzy Buns (diaper covers & hats) These would make a great gift!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Clek Booster Seat

Looking for a new booster (I know I am) The clek™ booster seats are designed with an integrated rigid LATCH system to deliver both the safety of LATCH and the convenience of uncomplicated installation, features typically at odds with one another.

clek™ booster seats are designed and engineered by a world-class automotive seat manufacturer and utilizes many of the same materials found in luxury vehicle seating, providing key safety, convenience, comfort and styling features.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Diapees & Wipees

These little ingenious pouches are great for travel (I have to get one!) $14.99 for the original or $19.99 for waterproof, they hold 2-4 diapers and a travel pack of wipes safely and in style! Stick it in your purse or in the stroller. Keep one in the car! Great baby gear (be sure to include one as a gift for the next baby shower you attend!)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Color Me Rocket

With spring in full gear and summer not far behind, it's time to think of new and fun activities for the kids to do outside. In steps They have these adorable cardboard playhouses and rockets (shown) that the kids can spend the day coloring and then endless days imagining and playing! We'll be ordering our rocket soon!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fairy Backpack

This adorable fairy backpack is available at for just $12.99

Take your best friend, Olivia, with you on your adventures! She will keep you company and share all the joy along the way! Your little princess will love this gift!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Fun from Kobold toys

Visit to see this unique smART bag by Haba ($40.49)
Little artists open the bag (also backpack) and create wonderful pieces wherever they are - at home, at the Dr's office, at grandma's house or anywhere they want. The compartments are sized to store pencils, pads or other utensils, the sturdy pad is perfect for drawing on.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Denim Ladybugs

Just wanted to show you our newest (and I think, cutest yet) ladybug sneaker. (and the picture above shows my Anna wearing them!)

It's our pink ladybugs on denim and they're perfect for spring or summer. Bright and fun, they're sure to get noticed and certain to be loved! Get yours at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Funny Earrings

Okay, go to to see some really cute and funny earrings that your kids will love (you will too!)

How about these bacon and egg earrings for $10:

Or these fun french fries and ketchup earrings for $19:Lots to choose from, check them out! While there go to our etsy shop and for cool capes go to

Monday, May 11, 2009

Classic Baby

Visit to see this sweet seersucker cupcake jumper ($48) Classic design, hand made and super cute:
Now if my John were younger I would snap up this seersucker Jon Jon handsmocked with green Tractors (he love John Deere Tractors!) This would make a great gift!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Swimsuit Time!

I love this whole look! le top Butterfly Wishes Swimsuits and Capri Set from (or click title for direct link.)
2 piece shown above is $26 as is the one piece below.

The matching capri set is $33

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Awesome High Chair

This is an amazing high chair (wanna see the video? Click the title bar or go to
This multi-tasking masterpiece by Bloom is the best seat in the house for baby to sleep, play, and eat. With a contemporary design, modern color options, and nifty features galore, this is one piece that's well worth the splurge. Roll it to the kitchen for mealtime, then back into the den when baby passes out in his peas - no disturbance required! And with props from the likes of TIME, The Boston Globe, and Plum Magazine, you know it's gotta be good. $400 (in all the colors shown!)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Every Where a Moo Moo

I love this unisex "Every where a moo moo" 3 piece set by EIEIO. $30 at
Pair them up with our cow sneakers (available in pink as shown, green, blue, yellow, purple) for a great gift!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Little Lady Summer Romper

Visit for all things retro, cool, hip and baby and toddler wear. I love this Lil Lady Romper, it's perfect for summer and is just so pretty. $39.95Looking for something for your little man? How about this cowboy romper, also $39.95:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kid's Inflatable Fun Roller Summer Toy

Here's more outdoor fun for your kids (and maybe you too!) Let them get a bit of exercise and have a blast this summer with this fun roller summer toy. See it at or click the title for a direct link. Just $33.99!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Parachute Fun

Remember those glory days of old in elementary school when nothing was more fun than playing with the parachute out on the playground? Well now you can replicate those memories at home with your children -- and at a great price! Go to (or click the title of this post for a direct link) and see the Pacific Play Tents 10' Parachute for just $27.95 and free shipping!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Aline-reversible Minnie Dress

This is definitely unique (and you get 2 outfits in 1!) This a-line dress features Minnie Mouse on one side and Hello Kitty (in blue) on the other! Very clever and sweet. See everything she has to offer at

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kids Eat Free at Disney

When you purchase one of these 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way hotel and theme park ticket packages, your family will enjoy the Disney Dining Plan, Free. Valid for stays most nights 8/16/09 to 10/03/09.

It's the Disney vacation you've been dreaming of. Rooms fill up fast. Book through June 21, 2009. Sample pricing:

$58 per person per day for family of 4 at select Disney Value Resorts - in a standard room. Total package price $1,390.

$74 per person per day for family of 4 at select Disney Moderate Resorts - in a standard room. Total package price $1,764.

$95 per person per day for family of 4 at select Disney Deluxe Resorts - in a standard room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Total package price $2,276.

$108 per person per day for family of 4 at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts - in a studio room at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney's Old Key West Resort.

Total package price $2,586.Save $654 for a family of four.
visit or see your travel agent! We'll see you in Disney!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Savannah Lucy Dress

More for spring and summer for your little princess. How about this sweet Savannah Lucy Dress from A very chic, sleeveless lucy dress with zebra stripe belt and coconut buckle. $68

Friday, May 1, 2009

Luna Luna

I LOVE this beautiful Luna Luna Pink Paradise Dress! Available at A little out of my price range at $110 but boy, I do love it!