Sunday, December 27, 2009


doesn't even cover these cheeks, huh?

Hunter is sporting the Hooted Owl onesie, and I just cannot get over how cute this little guy is. Thank you so much for sending me this picture. I love it!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

An Apron.

I used to make all sorts of things.

The creative elbow, or whatever you call it, was my daily delight.

Then business got busy, and a few items sold better than others so they got the focus.

Creating became secondary to functioning.

Making this apron and matching doll apron for my niece reminded me of how much fun it is.

Goal for 2010: Start sewing more for fun.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Back in Stock-Ribbies Clippies Holders

I love these and have been out of them since summer. So classic and beautiful. Retail for $30, lats day for Christmas ordering is December 16.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Favorite Salad

Great for the holidays, this is a crowd pleaser and beautiful to look at.
Sweet and zippy tasting with a great texture.
The Dressing
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp pepper
6 tbsp sugar
Mix together and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
The Salad
Buy one package of slivered almonds
Cut in half
Warm them slowly in the oven
Once warm, add a coating of sugar and warm them over low heat until golden brown.
Cut Romaine lettuce.
Put Almonds over the lettuce
Cut up strawberries and put on top of salad
Right before serving, add dressing.
Easy and delicious.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Sweet Treats

These sell out quick. Just arrived and ready for sale!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Great Gifts, Part 4: Tie Onesies

These are a crowd pleaser.
Handcrafted from one of my favorite vendors. I love all her applique work, but the ties are the big seller.
Retail for $20, come in many styles and sizes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Gifts, Part 3: Teacher Stationary

I love these everyday flats for teacher gifts.
Printed on smooth, professinoal cardstock, each stationary set comes with 12 cards and white envelopes. Wrapped in a clear protective box, and then with Sweet Madys signature pink tissue paper.
I love it when a gift comes already wrapped and looking pretty. It just makes like that much easier!
Retails for $16, with many styles and personalized options to choose from.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Great Gifts, Part 2: Paci Envy Personalized Paci Clip

Personalized and yet affordable.

Funny how those two rarely go together.

This is one of my favorite gifts to give, because of the personalization and multiple pattterns to choose from. It is also something they will actually use. Very important.

I can remember day after day picking up my son's pacifiers off the floor. With my first son, I always ran to the sink to wash it off before placing it back in his mouth.

With Number Two....not so much. I still wiped it down, but it depended on where we were if it got the full cleaning job.


Both of my kids had a severe attachment to their pacifiers which made this very handy.

This picture is taken when we went to the beach about a year ago. If there ever was a time for a pacifier clip, that was it. I love sand, but it is terrible to clean out of pacifiers.
The personalized name ring attaches with a snap, so sometimes we used it and sometimes we didn't. Best of all, we bought a couple of non-personalized ribbon clips and could switch the name to those ribbons as well.
At $10, this makes a great baby gift or Christmas present. 35 styles to choose from.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Great Gifts, Part 1: Ribbies Gift Sets

Sometimes companies give me things to give away, and I have a hard time letting them go. Last week was a prime example.


I have no girl. There are no wisps of hair to adorn with beautiful yet stylish bows. And yet my wish to hoard remains.

If you have a little girl, I think these clip sets are a great gift. Ribbies has done all the work for you in packaging like-designs together. Everything is meticulously done- from the packaging to the little bow with tag attached.

Fantastic little clips that let your child's face stand out more than the hair accessory. Retail for $14.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week Four Winner

Congrats to Erica, our week four winner!

A great big thank you to all that participated in the Cyber Sales. I thank you for your business!

Side Note: I just added a bunch of "Bows for a Blessing". My friend Michelle's parents gave her blessing money last Christmas--money to spend to bless another family in some way. As she explained it, they felt so rewarded through giving, they decided to do it again this year by making hair bows for sale.

I have seen them in person, and these are a great deal. 100% of the sale goes towards adopting a family for Christmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

So Cute

Only a few more hours to enter the Week Four Giveaway for your chance to win some awesome baby gear!

In the meantime, check out this cutie pie in her Jamie Rae Flower Headband. Thank you for sharing this with me- I love seeing pictures of your adorable kiddos!

Simply adorable, right?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Final Giveaway: Week Four

This is definitely one of my favorite giveaways. I ADORE these items and know you will too.

Each of the items-the Ribbies Clippies hair clips, the coordinating holder, the Resa Design Changing Pad, and Made by Angie wipes case- I had a hard time deciding to give them away! It is hard to part with such beautiful items:-)

Simply leave a comment to enter. Extra entries for tweets, facebook follow, or blog posts/ banner in sidebar (3).
Thanks again for entering and Happy Thanksgiving!

Week Three Winner announced

Via, the winner is....
#36 Kate!

Congrats! I will get your items out to you tomorrow. Thanks to all for participating. Next week is the final giveaway beofre the big Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal, so please be sure to enter that one too!

Cyber Monday (November 30th)

It's right around the corner, folks! That's right....Cyber Monday. I am so excited this year to offer some of my favorite baby products at 20% off.

THE LIST- Each of these will be 20% off on Cyber Monday
Julian and Co.- makes the most beautiful silver jewelry; gorgeous gift idea. I wear the galleria necklace. Every outfit I choose it looks great with, and I love that both of my sons names are engraved around the circle. Tania makes stunning jewelry, versatile yet affordable. With personalization galore on the front and back, this makes the perfect gift for moms and grandmas. I have been drooling over these new lockets for weeks.
Just as a little FYI, Julian and Co. also offers other engraved products- cuff links, keychains, ID bracelets for kids.

Made by Angie Wipes Cases- I am not ashamed to admit I have three of these- one to match each diaper bag. Angie picks the coolest prints. You will love the looks of it and feel like the chic mom you are when pulling out a wipe. Never does it come out without receiving a compliment on how fashionable it is, solidifying my place as baby product hoarder extraordinaire:-)

Resa Design Changing Pads-so many things I love about these changing pads. As I mentioned above, I love to have beautiful things in my diaper bag. It makes the job of cleaning up after kids...well, just better. Pulling out one of those thin, plastic PVC changing pads that comes free with the diaper bag is just not my style. I love that the Resa Design pad rolls up for easy diaper bag storage, handy just when needed most. Whether is it a public restroom or on the floor at Grandmas, it is nice to have such a luxurious and stylish changing pad at your fingertips.

JEMOS shoes- these soft leather shoes are already a great deal. Environmentally friendly, the owners of this company use all leather remnants to make these shoes. Each one comes in an adorable box with a finger puppet, ready for gifting. I love both the fit and looks of these shoes. They are detailed and come in the greatest colors for boys and girls.

The Ally Zabba- I have not carried this blanket long, but it has quickly rose to my best seller list. No one can order just one- they are a cherished baby gift, and are so soft and cuddly. These have never been on sale before at MiniMe BabyGear, so I am excited to be offering them for 20% off. You will love this blanket!

Lily Bugs- I was unsure if my sons would really take to these bottle and sippy covers from Lily Bugs. I thought they were great, but my little guy is sort of the "no-fuss" kind of kid. Never one to like extras, he quickly pulls tags off all the stuffed animals. I just wondered if he would love something so fun on his sippy cup. He does! I love that they make little crinkle sounds or squeak when you hold onto them, and wish I would have tried one when my kids were babies. I am sure they would have loved them when they were holding a bottle by themselves.
I have a few other things that will be on sale (they are a secret for now), so you will just have to check back on Monday the 30th to see what they are. The first 25 customers will also be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to MiniMe BabyGear.
As a reminder, free shipping over $100, and a free gift with every purchase. Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 16, 2009

WEEK THREE Giveaway, $66.00

We are having a blast de-stashing and giving thanks here at MiniMe BabyGear.
What's up for grabs this week?

Retail is $66.00.

Simply leave a comment for entry. Extra entries for tweets, facebook follow, adding a banner, or blog posts (*the last two winners had extra entries and those were the numbers picked via
Winner chosen randomly, but funny comments are much appreciated and make me want to de-stash more goods:)

Lucky Number 46

Via Random.ORG, Number 46 won the WEEK TWO contest- Congrats!

I will contact you this week to get your prize to you:-)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Week Two Giveaway, Retail $181.00

I am going to keep it simple this week, for all involved:-)
Simply leave a comment for your chance to win! Extra entries for Tweets, Facebook Follow, or blog posts.

Winner will be announced next week Sunday evening.

Winner of the Week One Giveaway

I have been in business 46 months. I can hardly believe it myself!

Congrats to the Winner -- Kelly Boonstra! Shoot me your info and I will send the prize to you on Tuesday.

For the extra entries, I chose via, and that winner was Elana Kahn. You will receive a free Wet Happened? bag and a pair of Jack Stripe BabyLegs:-) Please contact me info (at) minimebabygear (dot) com with your information.

Week Two is going up now. This week, simply leave a comment to be entered.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Have you ever started a project, thinking it would go one way, and then it completely changed course? That is how I have felt about The Cuter Cloth Designer Diapers.

My partner, Katie, and I knew we wanted something classic and chic looking. We wanted it to be really easy to use and highly functional. We needed it to be durable since we have active kids, and wanted it to grow with our children and be able to fit a broad range of body types. Interesting enough, we both initially loved pocket diapers.

That is, until we purchased and used almost every cloth diaper on the market.

What we found is that neither of us really loved fishing a pee-filled insert out of a pocket diaper. Same thing with all-in-one diapers. We loved the convenience of not having to stuff pockets, but hated how long they took to dry. Sample after sample we produced; and nothing was perfect. We spent hours pouring over diapers looking at the various elements and trying to figure out what we could do to improve them.

I am really excited about what we came up with, and I know you will be too.

The insert is made of 4 layers of antibacterial hemp, topped with 2 layers of soft cotton velour to wick moisture away from skin. The velour and hemp are only attached at the ends, so it will dry quicker than one solid insert, while still giving the protection and absorbency. The entire insert snaps right into the pretty shell, so that all you need to do when it is time to wash them is unsnap and throw together in the wash.

Aren't they pretty?

We love how they turned out and excited to hear what you think.

Please note: we only are running small quantities at first, so if you do not get the diaper this first round, please get on the newsletter list. We will notify of future stockings and any specials we are running. There are only 6 left from this batch, so please hurry if you are interested.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Give Thanks Giveaway, Week One

Up for grabs this week: The Carnival Bloom Diaper Clutch, a Wet Happened? wet bag in Carnival Bloom, Car Game, Zorbees Cough Syrup, and a pair of BabyLegs.

Question: How many months has MiniMe BabyGear been in business?

Give Thanks Giveaway

When I started this journey, I would never have guessed the joy this business would bring. As a way of saying thanks to all my great customers, November is giveaway month here at MiniMe BabyGear.

What's up for grabs: Diaper Clutches, Wet Happened? bags, Babylegs, Ribbies Clippies, Scarfs, Sunglasses, Car Games, Bibs

At the start of each week throughout November, I will be putting up a weeks worth of goodies. Simply leave your guess in the comment section, and you are entered to win.
Additional ways to enter:
Twitter about either this giveaway or something on my site, with a reciprical link @minimebabygear (one extra entry)

Join the facebook fan page (one extra entry)

Blog about this giveaway or any product you love, with a link back to my site OR include a sidebar banner (three extra entries)

Good luck!

Friday, October 30, 2009