Sunday, April 29, 2007

Couture Invito Custom Photo Notepads Make Unique Gifts for Every Occasion

"The custom photo notepads are a wonderful product for a fabulous price. Create a personalized notepad with your favorite picture! Every time you write a list or note they will have a smile on your face... not to mention the endless amount of compliments. Makes a wonder gifts for proud parents, grandparents, newlyweds, friends... you name it! Send us your favorite picture and let us create the perfect 100-page notepad for you. You can have the notepads created with or without a message. Indicate Script or Block Lettering for free personalization. Choose horizontal or vertical layout. Measures 5" x 8".
Designed by Couture Invito."
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Order by May 2nd to receive by Mother's Day. All artwork must be received by May 2nd.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Baby Lulu Offers Their New 2007 Spring Collection For Babies, Toddlers, and Girls in Custom Designed Bright and Fun Floral Prints

Baby Lulu

I'm pretty sure Makenna has outgrown her Baby Lulu sets I bought her last year, but they are just too darn cute to give up! Their unsurpassed quality, great fit, creative details and gorgeous prints have made them our favorite children's designer.

Baby Lulu has been designing gorgeous and functional little fashions for over fifteen years. Their gorgeous signature fabrics are custom prints designed by founder and designer Erin Murphy, whose inspirations come from vintage wallpapers, fabrics, and pottery. She also individually fits each design to fit each size, ensuring a comfortable and proper fit for our children's different body proportions and sizes. Her eye for color and pattern combination, combined with attention to high quality, has gained a dedicated consumer following. "I wanted to create a line of beautiful children's wear distinctive for it's unique styling and original spirit."

Three or four Baby Lulu Collections are offered by seasons, Spring, Fall, and Cruise. Baby Lulu's spring 2007 collection is comprised of four individual collections, Audrey's Garden, Raspberry Mums, Princess Butterfly, and Sunflower. Each collection offers a wonderful selection of mix and match items, including accessories, to create your favorite look.

Baby Lulu sent us the Twirl Dress from the Audrey's Garden collection. A floral palette of blue, pink and green is coupled with a coordinating stripe pattern. The twirl dress features cute girly details that any little girl would love. The striped bodice features straps that are embellished with ruffled pink mesh. The kerchief twirl, layered with pink mesh, offers the ultimate twirl effect. A floppy flower embellishment at the waist finishes this fun and flirty dress that is perfect for any occasion.

Baby Lulu is available in infant sizes up to 10x for children and retails from $10 - $120. The line is available at specialty boutiques across the country and at select Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.

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Celebrity Baby Scoop Dishes on Celebrity Moms, Dads, and Babies

Get the dish and see exclusive pics of your favorite celebrity babies and parents at Celebrity Baby Scoop!

"New mommy Marcia Cross at the "BabyStyle" store. Eden & Savannah Mahoney are 2 months old. Father is husband Tom Mahoney. She looks great!"

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Indie Babies Features Baby Accessories, Clothing, Decor and more Created by Independent Designers

I just came across Indie Babies where you will find amazing baby products created by talented independent artists. Love this site!

"Indie Babies is a place to find Beautiful, Original, Baby Stuffs! All items featured on Indie Babies are created by artists, craftsters, and independently~owned small businesses. Your baby will stand out in the crowd with these original creations. This is a wonderful place to find great gift ideas and shop for your own Indie Baby!"

Check them out at Indie Babies!


Sand Box Threads Funky, Retro, and Vintage Graphic Baby Onesies and Toddler Tees

Sandbox Threads, a new online baby onesie and toddler tee store run by a stay-at-home-dad, offers a collection of 100% cotton printed sweatshop-free tees for sizes 3 months to 6T. Their amazing collection includes funky, retro, & vintage graphics, including famous faces, activist tees, and vintage cars printed in vivid colors.
"Sandbox Threads specializes in original tees and onesies for your favorite baby or toddler. We have threads for little groupies and cheeky monkeys alike. Don't forget about the gearhead or the future activist. And what about the pop princess or globetrotter?"

Check them out at Sandbox Threads!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Boutique Mom's Mother's Day Gift Ideas Aprons, Custom Stamp, Engraved Jewelry, Sugarluxe Compact Mirrors, and more!

Mother's Day Favorites

Layla Grayce Retro Aprons
Who says you can't be a fashionista in the kitchen? Look fab creating your next meal or hostessing your next dinner party in a vintage style apron from Layla Grayce. Choose from a variety of half or full aprons with retro flirty patterns and styles. These make great memorable hostess, wedding, or bridal shower gift!

Brickhouse Paperie Custom Designed Address Stamp
These new customizable stamps from Three Designing Women, as seen on the Today Show, are available in a variety of unique and sophisticated designs. Personalize them with personal or business address information, book plates, gift card stamps, and much more. There are so many fabulous designs, I had a difficult time narrowing down the choices. I'm extremely thrilled with our new address stamp that displays our family name and address.
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My Only Princess Family Matters Engraved Bracelet
My Only Princess offers a gorgeous collection of high quality stylish jewelry for women and children. Tiffany Hageman is a mom of four and the designer behind My Only Princess. She has been selling jewelry online since 2002 and her designs can be found on Ebay, Etsy, and her online boutique.
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Sentimental Silver
Wear Your Memories With Style
Finding a piece of jewelry that features all four of my children's names can be difficult. Sentimental Silver enabled me to personalized a reversible pendant with all four of my girl's names on one side and my husband's and my name on the other.
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Sugarluxe Compact Mirrors and Card Cases
Trendy girls on the go!
I found this gorgeous embellished swarovski crystal compact mirror at Sugurluxe. Their entire collection is unique and totally chic!
Select one of their stylish little cardholders to tuck away business cards, id, or credit cards in one of their many fun designs.
Their vibrant illustrations are always glazed with a glossy UV light and scratch resistant polyurethane to protect the case from damage when tossed inside a handbag or pocket.

Tadam Jewelry
The three-strand bracelet is handmade with Czech glass pearls, gold-filled beads and metal. The combination of soft luminous cocoa pearls and the delicate textures of the gold filigree beads creates an absolutely stunning bracelet. It's available in the cocoa or periwinkle blue and coordinates beautifully with the gold hoop Maya Pen earrings and the double-strand Nara pearl necklace.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Sentimental Silver Hand Stamped Pure Silver Stylish Jewelry and Sterling Silver Photo Charm Jewelry

Sentimental Silver
Wear Your Memories With Style

Finding a piece of jewelry that features all four of my children's names can be difficult. Sentimental Silver enabled me to personalize a reversible pendant with all four of my girl's names on one side and my husband's and my name on the other. It's the perfect size at about 21mm x 21mm that hangs on a 16" sterling silver ball chain.
What's unique about this jewelry, besides the fact that it's your own one of a kind piece, is that it's .999 pure silver made by hand from Precious Metal Clay. Pure silver has a gorgeous brilliant white metallic luster that will not tarnish as much as sterling silver. It is also less likely to cause allergic reactions caused by nickel and copper that is found in sterling silver.

Designer Christi Johnstone hand molds, finishes, and stamps each piece of jewelry to create your one of a kind personalized jewelry. Her designs include a variety of styles that make fabulous gifts for moms, grandma's, bridesmaids, and new mommies. Engrave names, anniversary dates, birthdates, or a favorite saying or nickname. The possibilities are endless. Her photo jewelry collection is designed to showcase your favorite pictures in sterling silver photo charms on bracelets, necklaces, and even earrings.

"All of our jewelry is lovingly handcrafted and designed to be a treasured and lasting heirloom. At Christi J Jewelry it is our goal to provide you with high quality products and excellent customer service."

Celebrities who own Sentimental Silver include Hayley Rey from Dr. 90210 and Tori Spelling.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

2 Funky Mums Designs Moms Rock, Pumpkin, Princess, Rock Star T-shirts for Trendy Moms and Children

2 Funky Mums

What began as a t-shirt designing party has turned into a thriving business for entrepreneur moms, Melissa Underwood and Patricia Moffit. "2 Funky Mums is founded on the belief that today's Mom should be celebrated for her hard work. We are two Moms dedicated to creating high quality, unique fashion that fulfills every Mom's desire to look great (and have some fun)!"

2 Funky Mums sent us the princess t-shirt for Makenna. The light weight jersey tee is created of 100% soft combed stretchy cotton, providing a comfy feel. The t-shirt features "Princess" topped with a tiara and a glass slipper that is beautifully designed with pink and silver rhinestuds. I love the unfinished raw hem and sleeves that creates a trendy rolled edge. Their fun collection of children's t-shirts include Pumpkin, Glam Girl, Rock Star, and Princess.

Their Moms Rock t-shirts have been well received by their community and moms (who rock) throughout the country. They are available in a variety of styles including a fitted and classic short sleeved tees, long sleeved, and tanks. Custom orders for schools, businesses, and other organizations are welcome.

"Our mission is to encourage and support modern moms with fun - sometimes funky clothing and accessories. We want you to look great, have fun and be proud to be a mom!"

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Monday, April 16, 2007

My Beauty Berry Beauty Newsletter Keeps You Updated on Current Beauty Products and More!

Check out My Beauty Berry! It's filled with current trends and products to keep you looking fabulous!
"A well-edited beauty newsletter that offers the latest and greatest indulgences and new product introductions. My Beautyberry’s mission is to be a one-stop beauty destination newsletter for the busy mom, working mother and professional woman. The focus is a simple-quick read "beautyflash" e-mail alert newsletter delivered directly to you."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Koo Koo Bear Kids Monogrammed Sleepyhead Bunny and Upscale Children's Room Decor, Gifts, and More

Sleepyhead Bunny

I'm pretty sure 75% of Makenna's room is filled with stuffed animals. They are on shelves, in baskets, the closet, everywhere. And, as much as I'd like to get rid of some of them, she just adores each one and would be heart broken if I removed any. We had originally only let her have one "friend" with her in her bed. Today I counted and there are 16 in her bed! Yes, that is excessive, and I have removed some. After an afternoon of tears, we now have five, including her new Sleephead Bunny, which she loves to cuddle with in bed.

These little bunnies are perfectly sized for little ones to hug and cuddle; Makenna calls her bunny "Squishy". One of the things I love about this bunny is there isn't any fur. Babies and tots are known for immediately sticking things in their mouths and we don't have to worry about shedding fur with The Sleepyhead Bunny. These infant-safe bunnies have received the Oppenhein Toy Portfolio Gold Seal. They are super-soft and plush and are dressed for night-time in pastel striped slumber suits and coordinating caps.

Available at Koo Koo Bear Kids, The Sleepyhead Bunny is available in two sizes, medium at 15" long and large at 22" long and is machine washable. Add your own personal message on the ear with monograming for an additional $10.00, available in your choice of three available letter styles. Koo Koo Bear Kids has a fabulous variety of upscale children's room decor, clothing, toys, gifts, and more. Sign up to receive their catalog and email specials!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kind Living Designs Handmade Custom Original Artwork 100% Recycled Stationery, Hair Bow Club, Personalized Books

Kind Living Designs
"Kind Living Designs was created based on the philosophy that we’ve lost touch with living kindly – that a simple thank you note can warm a heart and pass on a smile. It causes a chain reaction – with one little note, with one small gift, you have the power to affect many."

Kind Living Designs specializes in creating custom gifts featuring their hand-drawn adorable and fun original artwork. Choose from a variety of designs, fonts, and even choose the hair color. Owner and designer, Kristie Piacine, custom made the sweetest note cards for Makenna. The cards feature Makenna's name just below a cute little floppy eared dog with painted toenails. All stationery is created using paper made from 100% recycled materials from a manufacturer that utilizes windmill power.

Kind Living Designs has an amazing collection of personalized gifts to choose from, including totes, pencil cases, cd cases, and even notebooks. We also received My Bitty Book. The personalized book features Makenna's name on each page, colored purses, and simple text for early readers. The entire book is laminated for easy cleaning and is bound securely by safety coated binding.

The Bow Head Club of the Month is getting wonderful reviews. Sign her up for this fabulous club and your little one will receive a bow each month attached to an adorable card. Included in her first mailing will be a membership card of which she will be entitled to receive 10% off her first purchase. Coming soon to Kind Living Designs, members will enjoy special benefits when they visit their site, such as online games, downloadable coloring pages and even help pick new ribbon selections.

Kind Living Designs donates 2% of every sale to the charity of your choice from their list of several wonderful organizations, each top rated by the American Institute of Philanthropy; The Conservation Fund, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Sunshine Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Receive 10% off when you use the code FabFinds at checkout!

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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Dragonflies and Ladybugs Offers Designer Children's Clothing Room Seven, BabySara, Meli Meli, CachCach, Catimini, Chatti Patti, Le Pink, Little Mass

Dragonflies and Ladybugs

I love the unique styles and superior quality of upscale boutique children's clothing. There's certainly no shortage of online boutiques offering these adorable fashions. Dragonflies and Ladybugs is one of my favorites. They are continuously adding new products at great value and offer fabulous promotions for their customers.

Dragonflies and Ladybugs sent us the "Dot" flutter sleeve dress from Room Seven's spring collection. Brecht Olsthoorn, talented daughter of the founders of European label, Oilily, founded her own designer label, Room Seven. What began as a children's bedding collection has now evolved to include children's clothing and playwear that can be found in thirty countries around the world. Her whimsical collection of gorgeous clothing for boys and girls are of the highest quality, featuring gorgeous exclusive prints, embroidery, and sweet embellishments. This adorable dress is created from a lightweight cotton that features bright flowers and dots, is fully lined with a white lightweight cotton, and is finished with a tie sash at the back. Makenna loved the "flouncy" feel of the dress as she twirled about.

Owner Robyn Johnson founded Dragonflies and Ladybugs in December 2004. Her obsession for searching for the latest fashions with the highest quality for her daughters led her to create her own online store. "Finding and selling unique styles and quality children’s clothing has become our passion. We strive to provide the HIGHEST quality and style in children’s boutique clothing to fit all personalities."

Their online boutique offers a variety of tiny fashions for children from some of our favorite designers, including Baby Nay, BabySara, Beetlejuice, CachCach, Catimini, Chatti Patti, Le Pink, Little Mass, Jack and Lily, Meli Meli, Mish Mish, Pipsqueaks, Room Seven , Sweet Potatoes, and Za Za Couture. Dragonflies and Ladybugs allows you to search by designer, category, or use the advanced keyword search to easily find what you're searching for. Robyn is always adding new products, so check back often!

Dragonflies and Ladybugs recently began the Refer a Friend Coupon Program. Customers who refer a new customer to their online store will receive 25% off their next purchase. There is no limit to the amount of customers you refer, you'll receive 25% off coupon toward your next purchase with each new customer purchase!

They are having a fabulous Scratch Card promotion right now. Simply purchase $50 or more in their store and you will receive a Scratchoff card that can win you up to 50% off your next purchase.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Ultimate Shoelace by Xtenex Creates Custom Fitted Shoes for Easy Slip On and Off for Children and Adults

The Ultimate Shoe Lace

Until now, I've insisted on Velcro shoes for my tots, but with these new innovative laces, slipping shoes on and off are simple. I laced Makenna's shoes to a comfortable fit, tied a knot at each eyelet, and cut the remaining lace off. Her shoes didn't slip off her heel and her shoes were easy to put on and to remove.

The Ultimate Shoelace™ by Xtenex are pre-tensioned elastic knots that collapse when stretched for easy lace-up and adjustment. The knots re-emerge when the tension is released to create a comfortable fit. These fabulous laces create custom fitted shoes and enable you to slip them on and off, but still maintain tension in specific areas.

I decided to give The Ultimate Shoelace™ a try myself. Since I never read instructions, I immediately began lacing my shoe, pulling snuggly with each insertion. Had I read the part that said, "remember to lace shoe loosely to start", maybe I wouldn't have lost feeling in my right baby toe. The laces were simple to insert and once I loosened them to my desired fit, I regained feeling in my baby toe. I left one of my regular laces in one shoe and adjusted both laces to a comfortable fit. I wasn't even out of my driveway and my normal laced shoe was already loose and my shoe began slipping on my heel. I was really amazed at the difference between the two. By the time we had returned home from our walk to the park, The Ultimate Shoelace™ hadn't slipped, unlike my other normal lace.

  • You adjust the laces only once and they will stay in place for life.
  • Indexed lace tensioning nodules maintain a custom desired fit at each eyelet for a never binding perfect fit every time.
  • Comfortably stabilizes footwear fit around the foot to reduce footwear slippage that can cause hot feet, blisters and foot fatigue.
  • Shoes slip on and off with relative ease without affecting the lace placement.
  • Enhances outsoles, insoles, arch supports and orthotics.
  • Indexed tensioning allows enhanced stabilization for sport specific needs.
The Ultimate Shoelace™ by Xtenex is available in 21-inch, 30-inch and 40-inch sizes and 28 color options. Prices start at $6.95 on the Web and in retail stores.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Kathy Lo Rocks Custom Designs Waterproof Reversible Photo Necklaces, Bracelets, Cuff Links, and Rings

Kathy Lo Rocks

I've never been a fan of photo lockets, it seemed a bit old fashioned to me. I certainly don't need to add any more years to my life. Then, I was introduced to Kathy Lo Rocks jewelry and loved the modern style of her jewelry. Kathy Lowenstern's creative nature has inspired her to create beautiful personalized jewelry, which is showcased in 250 stores throughout the country.

Her most popular necklace is the large pendent at 1"x1", which I received. Honestly, I was a little concerned that it would be too chunky for simple little me. It laid beautifully and didn't feel or look overwhelming. The images are crystal clear and vibrant in color. In order to preserve the life of your jewelry, I wouldn't recommend swimming in it, but an occasional shower probably wouldn't harm it. These charming keepsakes will be cherished and are made to last a lifetime.

  • Jewelry is beautifully handcrafted with sterling silver.
  • The image is 100% waterproof, permanently placed behind protective acrylic.
  • It's reversible. Feature two pictures, or choose a beautiful Japanese Chiyogami paper for the reverse. The metallic in the paper picks up the silver from the frame.
  • Easily upload the images with Pixture to custom design your jewelry and your jewelry arrives within two weeks.

Their amazing collection offers a variety of sizes and styles including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and even cuff links. Pendants are available in three sizes, small at 1/2", medium at .34", and large at 1", enabling you to choose the size that's perfect for you. Feature some of your most memorable moments such as her first steps or first smile. Father's Day and Mother's day is approaching and their unique photo jewelry is a unique gift that will be cherished forever.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Sassy Tails Ribbon Hair Accessories Popular Among Young Girls and Recently Worn by Cheetah Girl Dorinda

Sassy Tails

What do you do when your little girl doesn't want to look "adorable" in bows anymore? You form a company and design accessories that are a hip and stylish alternative to hair bows and ponytail holders, of course. Entrepreneurial mom Kim Madden and nine-year-old daughter Heather Madden began their venture in 2004 creating Sassy Tails at the kitchen table. Their popular accessories have become the hot item among young girls and will be available in almost 600 stores across 39 states by the second quarter of 2007.

Sassy Tails are elastic ponytail holders that are embellished with sheer, linen, and shiny ribbons, beads, and feathers. Their fashionable designs include a variety of color combinations and include a variety of stylish vibrant printed ribbons. They are simple to use and add the perfect amount of pizzazz to any outfit for any occasion, including daily casual wear, weddings, and sports or cheerleading events. Their best selling design, the Cheetah Grrl Sassy Tail, was spotted being worn by Cheetah Girl Dorinda on the group's recent tour.

Sassy Tails enlists the help from girls eight and up through The Sassy Tails Junior Advisory Board. Members of the board:
  • Design Sassy Tails and other products
  • Give opinions on all things Sassy Tails
  • Help us spot, and more importantly, create trends
  • Stay in touch on a regular basis so we always know what is cool and what’s not
  • Talk to friends about Sassy Tails
  • Talk to stores in your area that don’t carry Sassy Tails
"The Sassy Tails product exists because of our philosophy and our goal is to encourage the growth of young girls into confident young women. Sassy Tails isn't just a hair accessories company; it's mission is to promote entrepreneurialism among young women."

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