Thursday, June 3, 2010

Taking a Break

Taking a break from blogging for awhile. Feel free to come peruse my shop:
See what's new (Like these hungry hungry caterpillar shoes!)

What'd you forget?

We were just at Disney and couldn't fit everything we wanted in our suitcase. Lucky for us Disney has put the most popular items online!! Go to to find everything you wanted but didn't get!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


You know by now how "into" the upcycled craze I am. Once your little girl (or boy!) puts on an upcycled dress or skirt there's no going back. They are about as comfortable and cute as you can get. We just got back from Disney and while there I think Anna wore an upcycled outfit at least once a day (lilblueboo, mudpuddlz, okeedokeekids, sorenlorensendesign and the list goes on!) One thing we took that we adored were upcycled shorts (Mickey & Minnie) from ADORABLE!! These are so cute and comfy I must get more!! She's also doing cute spaghetti strap dresses and super fun rompers (if you can get your hands on one!) Get there quick, suddenly they are going like wildfire! (Find her on Facebook, probably could get a custom romper if you asked real nice --- like we do!!)

Oh, BTW, check out our shoes on the model above (

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shop is Back Open!

Yay! Finally back open, been closed 2 weeks for vacation but now ready to paint again!! All shops ( / and

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Waldolf doll with dresses!

Check out for awesome upcycled dresses! But now she is offering the ultimate package!! A custom waldorf doll (YES-Custom Waldorf) with dress for your little girl and a matching dress for the doll!! Wow!! And all for the price of about 1 waldorf doll elsewhere!! Check it out:

handmade 18.5" waldorf doll
Upcycled girl outfit
Upcycled doll outfitall
in one precious CHIMI package...

estimate for something similar as shown on pics.....
doll $80
matching girl outfit $25
matching doll outfit $15

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Crayola Chalk Maker

What fun!! Make your own chalk (just $14.99 at My kids will love this!! A craft first and then something that they will actually use!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

EzyRoller Riding Machine

Here is something that looks like loads of fun!! No engine, no pedals, no battery, no chains!! Runs on leg power and dubbed the ultimate riding machine!!! Great for ages 3 on up to big kids! $158.65 at

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Step2 Naturally Playful Lookout Treehouse

We have always loved Step 2 items for our kids and this looks like no exception to that rule!! Great first clubhouse/treehouse and slide for your little one! Sturdy, fun and an attractive addition to your yard. On sale for $124.99 at

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Looks like I'm going to have to get Anna an Ipad at some point (maybe Christmas?) She has one in her classroom and it's sooooo much easier for her to use. She has trouble using a mouse and they are looking into adaptive equipment to help her there. But with the Ipad, no adaptive equipment needed!

So when I brought my new ipad home last week, Anna picked it up, turned it on, slid to unlock, zipped her finger across the screen and opened an app (that I had dl'd for her) all on her own. Wow, great computer and ever better for special needs!!

So look on craigslist soon for items I will be selling to fund Anna's ipad for xmas campaign! If you haven't seen one yet, get yourself to the apple store to try it out. I got the 3G one and it is AWESOME!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mabel's Labels

While you are reading this, we are in Disney!! Hoping I remembered to bring our 411 Mabel's labels for Anna! This is a fantasic product, perfect for field trips and theme parks but also if your child has an allergy!! Here's the scoop:
My 411 Wristbands" are durable, disposable ID bracelets perfect for theme parks and field trips. Personalize with vital information and contact details.

Water resistant
Sunscreen resistant
Chlorine resistant
Perspiration resistant
5 original designs
Satisfaction guaranteed
Price: $21.00
Quantity: 30 wristbands

Monday, May 24, 2010

A little crafty fun!

Ashley (Lilblueboo) has posted a great tutorial for all of us to try!! A reverse stenciled dress! Follow the link to her blog for the (easy!) directions. Fun for all

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Big Dig Toy

I have been thinking of getting a sandbox and came across this most awesome big dig toy! What fun this would be for the little ones in the sand!! Find yours ($49.95) at

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Silly Bandz

Are your kids into Silly Bandz? Mine suddenly have become aware and what a craze!! What are they? Well, rubber band bracelets in different shapes. Here's the Princess set ($4.95 for 24 - duplicates are for trading!)
And here is the rainforest set!! See more at

Friday, May 21, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba

My kids have always loved bath toys, especially the kind that stick on the walls (we recently got another set of cars from Target!) This one is really cute and is just $8.19 from Amazon. Perfect for your little Yo Gabba Gabba fan!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Summer's almost here and that means some seriously fun outdoor play! I love this kids' croquet set from, looks like great fun and totally age appropriate for the little ones!! $34.95

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


It's that time of year again, Birthday parties, Pool parties, Beach time!! Pam is ready!
Birthday party coming up? Make it super fun with a super hero theme!! These solid capes go for $21 each in your choice of colors and designs (Pam discounts for birthday/multiple orders!)
For that special little one, a custom superhero cape made with printed fabric in the theme of your choice (got one that loves "cars"? Thomas? Disney?) This is the cape for you!! Give them a special gift created just for them! $26

And for that fabulous vacation or just lounging by the pool, this ultra rich and doubly thick terrycloth towel-cape, custom made in a range of colors and themes! This one is ours (along with a pink one for Anna) and runs $35!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


What a great tshirt for your little girl to wear for Father's day (and everyday!) Citythreads(.com) offers this shirt starting at $28.50 (+$2 for larger sizes) Get yours now!

She's Back!!

Ruby's back and has moved her shop from foofooandmore to!! Check out her gorgeous dresses! This 3 tiered peasant dress is $38
And this GORGEOUS gnome dress is $42 (we have this one and it is sooooo pretty!!) Check out all of her styles

Monday, May 17, 2010

Beaded Purses!

These beaded animal purses are the CUTEST!! Strap is adjustable and there are many many designs available. You can visit her etsy shop (Ruonan) and get the purse for $12 or visit her web store and get 20% off your first purchase by using code "etsyreferral"

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Take one part Winkle. Add one part Skwish. And voila, you have the Skwinkle. Doubles as a soothing teether and an entertaining rattle and toy. Skweet! $16.95 at!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Toothbrush Holder

Came across this today at, cute ladybug toothbrush holder (only $3!)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cloud B on Amazon

Had been eyeing these for awhile but they can cost upwards of $35 (or more!) Well, thanks to Amazon, you can get the sea turtle for $23.95 (and the ladybug for under $28!) What are they? Here's the manufacturer's description and you'll learn why they are such a big deal!

Enjoy a peaceful night sleep under Twilight Sea Turtle's starry night sky. This fun and educational nightlight is designed to help children sleep easier and also help bring awareness to endangered sea animals. Twilight Sea Turtle's beautiful shell illuminates in 3 soothing colors, while also highlighting 5 endangered sea friends...the Blue Whale, California Sea Otter, Knysna Seahorse, Leatherback Turtle and Vaquita Dolphin. The Twilight Storybook includes a Twilight Sea Turtle story that teaches children about endangered sea animals, a helpful Star Guide and an adoption certificate. A portion of the proceeds from Twilight Sea Turtle will be donated by Cloub b to an international conservation organization.

Find the turtle and the ladybug at (or click the title of this post for a direct link!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zulily & Budzie

Zulily (.com) is just one of those sites you need to check on everyday. They offer great sales, great clothes, toys and baby items, all for a limited time. Check out this rock angel dress by Budzie, $22.99 (down from $40) Get it now, they go quick!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cute Headbands

Look at these adorable preppy headbands!! $9.99 will get you a custom made (your choice of color) embroidered alligator headband. Many other styles to choose from, all super fun!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Chicadee

Love this plate!! On sale for just $5 at!! But wait!!! She is offering 45% off many items (including this one!!) Use code 45select to get 45% off & she has free shipping going on!! Hurry- sale only until May 15th

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dresses for a Cause!

100 % of the proceeds from this sale go to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware through our team - Anna's Bananas ( for more information on the Buddy Walk!)
From This little miss trouble ($34) can be made in any size!
From, this size 2/3 Mickey - Minnie dress for $38 includes a matching pair of mickey or minnie sneakers from me (

From, this very tasty Mr. Goodbar dress $28

And from this summary dress with crabs on the pockets $32!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Something cute for your home, mom!! This really fun dish towel (yes, it's a dish towel!) Hangs on your stove and really fun. Many styles to choose from, $20.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Very Hungry Caterpillar

What a lovely dress, inspired by the popular book! Custom made for you in size 1 - 8, $64.99. Visit

Friday, May 7, 2010

Adorable Prints

These prints are so sweet, find them for just $12 at!

These are little reproductions of original painting! Originally painted on canvas You will receive 1 of each

1. alice and the white rabbit
2. thumbalina
3. little red riding hood
4. snow white

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Another fabulous charity item from (or click on the title for a direct link!) $25 for this custom, hand made strawberry charm bracelet and 100% of the proceeds with go to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware through team Anna's Bananas!

Want to donate directly to Anna's team? Please visit our link at:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Minnie Swimsuit

OMG!! Can you even resist this custom 2 piece tutu Minnie Mouse swimsuit? I LOVE it!! If I had known about it before it would be here already, in Anna's size, waiting to go into the suitcase for Disney! $34:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Melissa & Dog

Anna still loves to play with stacking and sorting toys, she loves the repetitive motion. Knowing that using these toys helps her learn while working on fine motor skills is why I love these toys! This one is right up our alley and is just $9.99 at

Monday, May 3, 2010


We'll be heading to Disney soon and of course the subject of packing is at the top of the list! I came across this suitcase ( and think it's great! It's a ride on suitcase for kids (they can ride on it like a toy or pull it along) Fun way for kids' to be responsible for their own luggage (and free you up a bit!) $60. Also available in a ladybug style!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Simply Amazing!

All of the proceeds from the dresses below are being donated from their shops to Team Anna's Bananas in support of the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware!! You get a fabulous upcycled dress (we have tons, they are fantastic!) and 100% of the proceeds go to the DSA!! FABULOUS!
Please share this page with your friend or share the links to the dresses! Thank you!
1st up! From is this adorable Mickey & Minnie dress (size 2/3T) for $38 (included in the price of this dress are a pair of snanimals red minne mouse sneakers!)
Next from is this fabulous Tigger (watch out, I may have to buy this one!) $34!

Also from is this Little Miss Trouble (we have one of these and it is so cute!!) 3T for $34

From is this totally cool (I mean look at that bottom fabric!! Wow, this will really move!) Mr. Goodbar dress in size 4T!!! $28!

Already sold!!

Gorgeous dress on ebay by (find her on facebook and bigcartel) LOVE this dress (actually love everything Ashley makes!! You can tell this simply by looking in Anna's closet!)

2 skirts and 1 dress so far (look for more!) Truly unique patchwork style upcycled dresses!! Really really adorable!

3 mom shirts (man, I should totally have gotten one) from Another fabulous shop with upcycled unique clothing (we have a princess dress to die for!!)

All of these sellers can also be found on facebook!! (along with snanimals -- like our page to see these listings!!)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Charlie & Lola

Had to post about this as soon as I saw it! A Charlie & Lola hairclip, how cute!!! Just $6.50 at!

Friday, April 30, 2010

I Love Mom!

What an adorable outift (comes with shirt, skirt and matching flower hair clip!) Great for mother's day or any day and available in sizes 12 mos - 5T! Just $40 through:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Floppy Disk

This is just the most adorable mini pillow I have seen!! Pink floppy disk pillow, $18 by:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sleep under the stars

Imagine giving your kids the gift of sleeping under the stars every night! Going to bed is actually something your kids can now look forward to. It’s like camping out every night! We can guarantee from first hand experience that your son or daughter’s personal 'bedroom planetarium' will be something they will always remember with fond memories

Over 700 shapes included (large and small) for $18.50. Get yours at

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Site Words

New from, Site Words! $24.95 each and a great way to introduce your child to site words or review what they have been learning in school in a much more fun and relaxed way! Wonderful gift idea too.

Sight word pads have 20 activity pages, printed in color on 70# white opaque text. The pad also contains a heavy cover sheet that turns into 20 personalized flash cards when cut to size.