Saturday, April 24, 2010

Momma needs a New Bag

The first diaper bag I ever carried looked something like this:

No lie.
It was before I owned a children's boutique. My taste level was questionable, to say the least.
I graduated to this bag style:

What is so great about this is that it does work perfectly as a diaper bag, but it does not have to be used as one. Better yet, it doesn't look like one.

Now that my little one is only using ONE diaper per outing instead of five, I find that I use this more and more as a purse and less as a diaper bag.

And that is just perfect, because all the pockets designed for baby stuff are great for the mass amounts of matchbox cars and snack I now need to bring.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mothers Day: Part 3

I have one blanket in my house that I really love. I call it the yellow blankie. Because it is yellow. Original, huh? It is soft and cozy...the perfect weight. Not too cold, not too hot.

The problem is, I never can use it because one of my son's is always taking it from me.

This Mega Zabba is a great gift for mom, although I am sure it will also be stolen by children of all ages. It is silky smooth dots on one side and super fluffy minky on the other.

It is a good thing our kids are so cute, huh?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mother's Day Necklace

You can barely see it, but it is there.
Matter of fact, you will rarely catch me without one or the other on.

The first one I got is the Galleria:
with both of the boy's names around the circle.
Then this is the one pictured above:

with the boy's name on one side and "To the Moon and Back" on the other. Have you ever read about Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare? Great book.

This is the one I am currently lusting after. Isn't it so cute?
Last day for Mother's Day ordering is April 26th.

Sneak Peek

One of my customers just created the cutest photographs using a tie onesie and blue dot baby legs.

Please click here to check out her adorable pictures. Then click here for even more fantastic photos.

That's all for now:-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mother's Day::Part Two

Mom Shirts from Luna B Tees!

Choose from either a heart in the center or simply a name: mom, grammie, grandma, or whatever you call your special lady.
The personalized names around the outside edge of the circle is sure to be a big hit!

Mother's Day: DIY Footprint Tile Gift

These footprint tiles are super easy to make and really cheap to buy. My parents have loved getting them for gifts. Even though they don't look all that expensive, I love walking by them every time I go into my house. It reminds me of how tiny their feet were once!

This was the first tile that we did. You can buy the tiles from Home Depot for $1.34 each, so they are really cheap to do if you have washable paint around.

The first few tiles I made, we used washable paint and then put a waterproof sealer over them to keep the paint strong through the elements.

Now, we actually stamp the tiles with waterproof, washable paint and then I take a brush and paint over them with acrylic paint. Either way works, but I find that they tend to fade over time, so I usually repaint them at the beginning of every summer.

What about you? Any fun projects you do for Mother's Day? I always love new {cheap} ideas!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mother's Day Week!

It's Mother's Day Week at MiniMe BabyGear!

Each day this week, I am going to feature something exceptional to give Mom for her big day.

Circles of Sentiments was one of my first vendors when I started MiniMe BabyGear four years ago. I have always loved the looks of this necklace and how beautiful it is when worn.

Inevitably, when a customer orders this necklace, two things happen:

1) I get an e-mail telling me how much they LOVE the necklace.

2) They almost always come back for more.

I love the classic lines, the beautiful hand stamping, the little charms. This really is one great necklace for mom on Mother's Day.

Get yours for $45, but order soon! Last day to order is April 23.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Favorite Everything

Let's face it. I have had my fair share of product reviews here at MiniMe BabyGear.

This one, written by Shanna of My Favorite Everything, takes the cake. I could not be more honored that she wrote such an awesome review, and said so many wonderful things.

It feels good to be loved:-)

While you are over there, check out a few other posts. Her writing style is easy to read and full of whit and humor. What sets her apart from other "review sites" is that she inserts her whole person into the products she loves and recommends. It feels like your just reading a good friend's e-mail. Oh and one look at her "About Me" section had me cracking up, especially the pole dancing reference.

As you can tell, I love back.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A few NEW items

I am slowing trying to add new items to the site--I hope you love them as much as I love finding them!

If there is anything you feel is a good fit for MiniMe BabyGear, I would love to hear about it! I am always on the look out for the next "must-have".

Pacifiers with cute saying on them: Retail:$6.50

Flower Backpack: Retail $44
Fast Track Lunch Tote: $44.00

Free Range Chicken Lunch Tote: $34.00
Monkey Do Lunch Tote: $34.00

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Break

It has been a little while since my last post, and for that I am sorry!

We were on Spring Break last week. That, coupled with my son's second birthday, left little time for blogging.

I have some great new products and sales coming...details soon!

I hope you had a fabulous spring break as well!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

My kids are at their third Easter Egg hunt today, with one more tomorrow. Target tempted me with their great Easter section, so they also have an Easter basket this year full of goodies.

If this holds, they are going to love Easter almost as much as Christmas.

In all seriousness, Kayden made Resurrection Eggs in school, and it is one of my favorite preschool projects ever. Twelve plastic eggs are in an egg box, and each egg holds something that represents a part of the death and resurrection of Christ. For example, there is a flower for the Garden of Gethsemane (try saying that when you are five), a cross, a sponge representing the vinegar, a sword, etc.

We have hauled that box all over town showing grandparents and aunts. He is so proud of it. I love it when he gets to the last {empty} egg. He always gets a great big smile on his face and says "Ah-ha! He is not here!"

As you go to celebrate tomorrow, may you also feel blessed by the true meaning of Easter!

"He is not here, He has risen!" Mark 16:6