Saturday, September 29, 2007

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

...and Boutique Mom is going pink.

For the month of October I will be featuring products and sites whose proceeds raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, in addition to organizations who are dedicated to emotional and financial support for breast cancer survivors.

If you have a product or site that benefits this cause, please email me at:

candi at to tell me about it.


Feel Your Boobies Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Gal to Gal Walk Design-her Gals Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness


Uptown Liz Shop Companies Who Give Back to Charities

"Uptown Liz was founded to promote products from companies whose proceeds directly give back to charitable organizations. Through our online database, you can search by cause or product, with the knowledge that every time you link to a company and make a purchase, you are making a difference. Our mission is to build a bridge between compassionate consumers and concerned companies in order to improve the world around us. We like to call it "retail philanthropy" - the opportunity to purchase quality products that benefit worthwhile causes. So go ahead and click, because we promise there is no buyer's remorse here."


Friday, September 28, 2007

Lint on the Go Sheets removes hair, lint, and dandruff and fits into your purse or pocket

I was recently sent a new product, invented by a mom. Lint on the Go Sheets are these fantastic individual disposable lint removal sheets (4 1/2" x 3") that fit in the palm of your hand and conveniently fit into your purse or pocket. I keep a couple in my purse, my car, work drawer, and the bathroom. I have a favorite wool coat that I wear in the winter, but hate dealing with the embarrassing lint and hair that it attracts. Now, I can slip some into my pocket of the coat and use as needed. Pet owners will LOVE these.

Each packet includes 20 individual sheets, priced at $12.99 or 3 packets for only $26.99.
How they work:
  • Slide your hand under the clear cover.
  • Use the other hand to peel away the protective liner.
  • Pat off lint, hair, and dandruff.
  • Discard.

If you've ever used those lint rollers, you know how bulky they are and since there's no protective cover, everything sticks to them while it's stored in the car or drawer. . I've also seen other lint sheets similar to these, but they don't come in individual sheets like the Lint on the Go sheets. So, you can't slip them into your pocket while on the go, unlike Lint on the Go Sheets.

Receive 10% off with code Boutiquemom! Plus, enjoy free shipping!

Visit Lint on the Go to learn more.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion for Dry Skin

I'm certainly no stranger to dry skin and with the recent weather change, my skin is dry and itchy. I have so many lotions that smell delicious, but only leave my skin greasy and over time tend to only dry out my skin. I was sent Gloves in a Bottle to try out and I could feel the difference right away. After only a few days my skin was smooth and the itchiness is already subsiding.
"Gloves in a Bottle is a shielding lotion that rapidly absorbs into, and bonds with, the outer layer of skin creating a protective layer while retaining the natural moisture from within."


  • Non-greasy, non-sticky lotion; rapidly absorbs into outer layer of skin.
  • Works like an invisible pair of gloves.
  • Prevents dirt and grime from penetrating the skin.
  • Allows skin to breathe and retain its natural moisture and oils.
  • Does not wash off, lasts 4 hours or more, and comes off naturally with exfoliated skin cells.
  • Greaseless, non-sticky, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, completely safe, non-toxic and used daily by a wide range of healthcare professionals.
  • Prevents dry, cracked skin.
  • Absorbs quickly, undetectable once absorbed.
  • 8oz for $12.95

Need to try before you buy? free samples
For more information, visit Gloves in a Bottle.


Penny and Maude Modern, Fun, and Colorful, Tshirts for Babies and Toddlers

Penny and Maude designs these adorable t-shirts for babies and toddlers. Jolene Garcia is a mom and the creative force behind these original designs. Each design features a fun and colorful screenprinted graphic that is as unique as your little one. In addition to her collection of tees, she also offers totes, pillows, accessories, and even tees for mom.

We received the organic jersey tee that features a mama bird and her three babies in a tree. Makenna absolutely loves it, she's big on mama and babies. I love the combination of the colors, and I am very impressed with how vibrant the colors are. It's perfect for going into fall. Makenna is three and would probably fit into a 2T, but I chose a 4T to allow room for shrinkage. It was a little big, and after it was washed in cold and dried in the dryer, it did shrink a bit, as her website states. It fits great, with a bit of room for growth.

  • Designs are available for babies in laptees size 6-24 months and toddlers size 2T and 4T.
  • Screenprinted on 100% fine ring-spun combed cotton or 100% fine ring-spun combed imported certified organic cotton. Made in the USA.
  • Machine washable.

Receive 25% off everything with code boutique from 9/24/07 to 9/30/07

Visit Penny and Maude to view the entire line.


Smilebox free printable ecards, digital scrapbook pages, and slideshows

I love Smilebox. "It's a fun and engaging service that connects you with family and friends using your photos and videos. It's free, easy to use, and the results are amazing."

You can easily create animated scrapbooks, photobooks, slideshows, postcards, and greetings for any occasion, and email them to anyone. Did I mention, it's free!?! Personalize and email or blog any design for free. Or purchase premium for a small fee for even more cool benefits.

Check it out at


Craft DIY Tutorial How to Make Korker Hair Bows and Felt Clips

Korker bows are so fun and are one of our favorites. They are simple to make and you can make them at home using your oven! Check out this great tutorials for detailed instructions and pictures.
Ribbon Queen
The Ribbon Retreat

Or try this tutorial for these sweet little felt clips.
Angry Chicken


Monday, September 17, 2007

Clique Video Hue Flexible Webcam Captures Memorable Moments With a Touch of a Button

Clique Communications introduces the HUE™ HD webcam, it's innovative & versatile design features a flexible giraffe-like neck that allows positioning like never before. This twisty little guy is available in a variety of vibrant colors to match your personality and style.

My children were especially excited to try it out so they could chat with their friends online. Their grandparent live out of state and only see them a few times a year, so I thought it would be a great way to connect so they could see their grandchildren. I actually set up a private show through, a platform to create lives shows, and placed it on my personal blog. The HUE™ worked great, enabling us to twist and manipulate it to view all of us for the video. I can set up regular shows so family and friends can tune in at the scheduled time. Clique also offers video phone and video and mobile greetings. Check out some of the great features of HUE™:

  • HUE's most important feature is the ability to broadcast High definition 1280×1024 video at 10fps, or 1024×768 at 30fps.
  • 1.3 mega pixel sensor and an integrated microphone with noise reduction technology. Special functions include 16 types of special effects, 10 types of photo frames, face tracking, and 4x digital zoom.
  • One-touch snapshot function to capture videos of all memorable moments at home or work.
  • Both Mac and Windows friendly.
  • Leave HUE™ in its base or remove it and plug right into your notebook for optimal mobility.
  • Take photos quickly with the single image capture button. Capture still images and video at up to 640x480 resolution.
  • Comes in a variety of colors: White, Black, Pink, Red, Blue, and Green.

    Visit Clique Video to learn more.


Kajeet Pay As You Go Cell Phones for Kids with No Contract and Fun Features

We finally gave in and got a cell phone for our oldest daughter several years ago, and boy did we regret it when we received the jaw dropping bill. How could someone text over 4,000 minutes!? She'll get carpal tunnel! Kajeet would have saved us hundreds of dollars and loads of frustration. Luckily we now have Kajeet pay-as-you-go cell phone service for our twin teen daughters. It's loaded with tons of fun features that's designed from a kid's point of view. Plus, all the benefits that parents love, "reliable phones, affordable rates, no long-term contracts and easy tools to help kids manage budgets and phone use."

  • Pay as you go.
  • No contracts. No activation or cancellation fee.
  • Time Manager: Allows parents to set times on the phone when it can be used.
  • Wallet Manager: Enables parents and children to view calls, text messaging, and downloads. Add money, check your balance, and more.
  • Contact Manager: Enables you to block or allow specific numbers.
  • FeatureManager: Decide what features such as IM, picture messaging, web browsing, or downloads your kid can use anytime with online management

We received the ultra-slim and ultra-stylish Sanyo Katana. It's loaded with tons of features including speakerphone, digital zoom camera with a self timer, picture messaging, voice dialing, voice recording (for important notes or a bit of gossip you don't want to forget), phonebook, and tons more! The girls absolutely love it. Plus, they have cool downloadable ringtone, wallpapers, and more. It was so easy to set up and add money to my wallet online. You'll love the affordability, easy customization of features, and NO OVERAGES!

See for yourself why parents and kids love Kajeet!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Get Crafty Tutorial. Kids Crafts Create Bound Journals or Sticker Books

Five and a Half offers a simple tutorial on how to create your own bound book with materials you may already have. It's a great craft to do with your children. My three year old helped create her own little travel coloring book that's great for when we're on the go. Another great idea would be to create a sticker book using sticker sheets and plain paper.


Flip Clips Turns Digital Video Clips into Miniature Books

Check out how you can turn your favorite videos or digital camera videos into miniature flip books. Their video shows how a child's karate moves are turned into a book that's small enough to carry in your purse.

"Preserve special moments with much more than just a photo! Turn your digital video clips into paper flipclips ™ to carry with you, send and share!"


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Get Crafty Design Your Own Embroidered Bag Tutorial

Limon Verde shows you how to design and sew your own embroidered bag with this simple tutorial.


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sweeters Pals Handknit Personalized Cuddly Dolls

This is Olivia, one of the new sweet and cuddly Sweeter Pals from Sweeters. Sue Katz, a loving grandmother, is the founder of these adorable creations. Known and loved for high quality handknitted sweaters and blankets, Sweeters introduces a new irresistibly soft addition called Sweeter Pals to their line that are sure to bring smiles to little girls and boys.

Olivia instantly brought a smile to my daughter's face when I presented her to her, she's never seen a knitted doll before. Her and Olivia became best friends and she's been toting her around since. She was especially excited to cozy up with her at nap time, since none of her other dolls are cuddly. These personalized little dolls are perfect for babies to cuddle and enjoy for years to come.

  • Each doll is hand-knit in the USA from the softest 100% yard.

  • Each colorful pal measures 12" tall and a 20" will be available soon

  • Dolls are safe and soft for babies to cuddle in bed with, unlike plastic babies.

  • Lightweight enough for babies to tote around, great for floor play and bedtime.

  • Personalize your little friend with initials, names or favorite sports teams.

  • Retails for $30 or personalize your little pal with an initial, name, or even a favorite sports team for $36

Receive 10% off with code Boutique Mom!
Visit Sweeters to view the entire collection of Sweeter Pals

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My Mommys Bracelets Handcrafted Personalized Jewelry, Keychains, and Watches for Moms, Babies, Grandmas, and Children

I recently received a package from My Mommys Bracelets and tucked inside a little organza bag was this charming little keychain. It features a sterling silver "mom" bead and four danglers with Swarovski colored crystals, each representing my daughters birthstones. My keychain was in need of some personality and the added sentiment makes it even more special.

I see my teenage daughter (or rather hear her) with loads of key chains on her keyring and I can't imagine having all those clunky things to tote about. I love that My Mommy's Bracelet's keychains are not bulky, so I can fit my keys in my pocket or wristlet. They have a variety of keychain designs to choose from, each customized with your choice of Mom, Love, Family, Mother, and Grandma beads, alphabet letters, and Swarovski crystals.

My Mommy's Bracelets offers bracelets, engraved items, keychains, and watches and are fabulous gifts to give for:

  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Mother's Day
  • Grandparent's Day
  • Baby Showers
  • "Sweet 16" parties
  • Teacher Appreciation gifts
  • Godmother gift
  • Wedding gifts and more

  • Their collections of bracelets include many styles for babies, children, and moms. I especially love the mom and daughter set, a lovely gift for a new mom or mom-to-be My Mommy's Bracelets welcomes custom orders, simply contact her to discuss your ideas.

    Receive 10% off with code BOUTIQUEMOM
    Visit My Mommys Bracelets to view their entire collection.


    Vincent Shoes Introduces their Fall Collection of Fashionable High Quality European Shoes for Children

    When we received the pink Love shoes from Vincent Shoes last February for review, I was so impressed with the superior quality and absolutely loved the unique stylings of these Swedish made shoes. We get a lot of compliments and "Ooh, where did you get those shoes?" whenever we were out and about. Vincent Shoes just released their new fall collection and we received some of their new fabulous styles.

    The Martin is an adorable two toned purple and pink tennis shoe that features a Velcro closure (a must!) that is comfortable for everyday wear. Whether for school or to the park, this shoe is versatile for a variety of occasions.

    The Fanny is a simple and classic Mary Jane-styled black dress casual shoe that is not only great for holiday parties, but is versatile enough to wear casually for school. The pink lined insole with hearts is an extra sweet bonus.

    And, the Julia is a stylish fur lined boot that features embroidered snowflakes and will keep your little princess toasty warm and fashionable this winter.

    The shoe sizer is especially important to print to ensure the proper fit for your child. Since European shoes tend to run a little larger, I highly suggest printing it out and sizing your child's foot.

    Vincent offers FREE exchanges, and FREE ground shipping on all orders of $75 and up.
    Visit Vincent Shoes to see their entire fall collection.


    Sunday, September 2, 2007

    Etsy Designer Dapper Duds Creates Coasters, Hot Pads, and More with Colorful Printed Fabric

    Each room in my home has it's own set of drink coasters, none of which are as beautiful as the new ones I received from Crista of Dapper Duds. They are not the typical size you'd imagine, generously sized for my enormously sized coffee cup. The eye catching colorful prints have added a splash of color to my dreary computer hutch and I'm sure my husband has grown tired of me telling him how much I adore them.
    • They are created with high quality fabric and perfectly stitched.
    • Each coaster has a layer of batting for extra absorbency.
    • Generously sized at 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches, great for all size cups (even bowls and plates).
    • The reverse side reveals another gorgeous print that compliments the other.
    • Machine washable.
    • Coordinating pot holders are available.
    • $8.00 for the set of four coasters.
    Dapper Duds is currently working on her new fall collection which includes baby items, aprons, and apron gift sets for the upcoming holidays. Not only is Christa a pleasure to work with, but her customer service is excellent and shipping prompt.
    Receive 20% discount with code Boutique Mom. Simply contact Christa after purchase and she'll send you a revised invoice.
    Visit Dapper Duds to view her entire collection.

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    Babeebrite Hands-Free Mobile Portable Pocket Light Source for Mommies

    Babeebrite is an amazing little hands-free pocket that fits in the palm of your hand, and is an absolute necessity for mommies. Not only will it make like easier for new moms, but it also has so many other uses for the entire family
    • Excellent tool for timing breastfeeding, it's automatic on/off 7-minute timer, preserves the battery life.
    • Features an adjustable 90-degree arm does not affect yours or the baby’s night vision.
    • Clips onto your shirt or shirt pocket and also clips onto any surface up to 1inch thick, such as a rocking chair, headboard, car seat, or diaper bag.
    • Clip to your bed while in the hospital room.
    • Kid's can use as a wearable book light for reading at night, the 7-minute auto-off enables it to fall asleep with them.
    • Take it to go for a quick light source for the pacifier that always seems to be lost in a diaper bag, use in the car to search under seats, or use while traveling at your hotel room to check on kids or for camping.
    Babeebrite was especially useful when I recently organized several areas of my home. The hands- free light allowed me to shine light into deep dark cupboards, closets, and under beds while keeping my hands free to work.

    Visit Mommy Bee Happy to find out more about Babeebrite.


    Saturday, September 1, 2007

    Big Huge Labs Add Fun to Photos with Generators Plus Flickr Tools

    Big Huge Labs is loaded with all kinds of tools to add some fun to photos plus all sorts of other Flickr utilities you'll love. Upload images, pick colors and text, click to create, and voila! Save and print, email, or upload to Flickr. Create calendars, create id cards, magazine covers and more.
    Check out Big Huge Labs


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