Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekly Giveaway going on over at Facebook

This week on the facebook fan page, we are giving away a felt Steak Dinner Set. Simply leave a comment for entry!

Winner will be drawn Monday at 10pm.

While you are there, please be sure to vote in our July Cutest Kids contest! There are so many adorable kids- please "LIKE" the one you wish to vote for. Contest ends July 31st. If you missed out on entering your kids for July, stay tuned! The August Cutest Kids Contest will have special guest judges you won't want to miss!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bad Mom Complex

I was rummaging around the Internet tonight. I found Funky Lunch:

This is just the kind of site that gives me a "Bad Mom" Complex.

There are some really cool ideas on here, but lately I am having a hard enough time remembering to feed my kids, never mind making their sandwich into Nemo.


But oh, how I wish I could. I need to at least attempt this once school starts. What about you? Ever do funky stuff with your kids food?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Eye Candy

If I am ever lucky enough to get to NYC again, I think I need to get to SweetiePie. Doesn't this look like the coolest place to have lunch?

From the menu: Candy S'creamer
3 scoops of ice cream, topped with a mountain of candy.

Even Buddy the Elf would be proud of that menu choice!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Boxes, of all shapes and sizes, have lined my office space for the last few years. Stacked four high, all of them brown. My organization system worked well when my inventory was limited; as it has grown, it has become more of a challenge.

When an order for Babylegs or Made By Angie Wipes case comes through-- not a problem because those boxes are on top.

A perfect feeder? Not so simple. I have to remember which box those are in, and then unstack all of the boxes until I find the correct one. Inevitably, the box I need is always at the bottom in the way back corner.

Last weekend, I took a girls trip to IKEA. Four girls in a diesel truck with trailer.
My friend spotted this goodie, and I couldn't resist buying one myself:

Don't mind my kids LEGO table:-)

I can't say it has solved all of my storage problems, but it is a start!

I love being able to see all the goodies, too. Much more fun than in brown boxes.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tie Onesies are back!

Lime and Blue, looks great with blue dot babylegs

Olive Striped Tie, looks great with Folk Babylegs

Sage and Blue, looks great with Phinney Babylegs

Brown Striped Tie, looks great with pumpkin babylegs

Orange/Aqua, look great with orange/aqua babylegs

Tie Onesies are back, just with a new manufacturer!
I have to admit, when Very Kiki told me she could no longer manufacture the onesies for MiniMe BabyGear, I was really bummed. You all have loved those onesies as much as I do!

I searched many hours for the same quality onesie that you are used to, with the same attention to detail in the topstitching. I am thrilled to be offering these.

I hope you love them as much as I do!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Padalily Car Seat Handle

Kashmir Karat

Hottie Tottie

Pink Coco Disco

Eyes Bright
While I was on vacation, a few new items arrived. I was so excited to open my box from Padalily.
You all have shown the Padalily love these days, so I decided to order a few more prints.
With tow HUGE babies (seriously, they were over 20 pounds in a few months), my arm could have used one of these with the infant car seat.
They are reversible and really easy to install. Retail for $25.95

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Say Cheese!

If I have time, I really love to have fun with food. Decorating cupcakes is my ultimate favorite, but cake decoration comes a close second.

Hamburger cakes are all the rage, so I thought I would take a shot at it.

2 yellow or white cake mixes
Round 8" pan
chocolate frosting
vanilla frosting
rice krispies
pastry frosting bags with a leaf tip and straight tip


Three cakes: Two for the buns and one for the hamburger patty.

I then frosted the bottom bun, making sure I went enough towards the center so the cake would not show.

I used chocolate frosting for the hamburger patty.

The lettuce was made using the leaf tip. Cheese and Ketchup was just a straight tip.

I then put the top on and iced that layer.

My future SIL was here, and took her hand at it.

I then put on rice krispies for the sesame seeds, and a little pick to add a touch of whimsy.

Level of difficutly: Easy.

Once I had the frosting colored and the cakes made, it only took me about a half hour to finish frosting it. I only hope it tastes good!

Happy 4th of July, friends!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Personalized Name Labels

I only started offering the Bumpy Name Labels a few months ago, and already they have become a best seller.

While I was on vacation, the new colors arrived! Now available in kiwi green, pumpkin orange, wild violet, and ocean blue.

They come with either one or two lines of personalization, and arrive boxed in sets of four starting at 12.95.

Giveaway over at Facebook

This thursday, at 10 pm, I am giving away a Snack Happened? bag, Simply leave a comment for entry!


MiniMe BabyGear is sad to say goodbye to one of my favorite vendors- the maker of the adorable striped tie onesies.
That's the bad news.
The good news is that I found another manufacturer, and I cannot wait to show you the NEW tie onesies. Stay tuned, because in TWO WEEKS I will be unveiling all the new appliqued onesies. There are a couple of brand new styles that I know you are going to just LOVE!