Posts in August, 2012

Modern Mommy of the Week – Sri Kumar

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Sweet Peas & Stilettos Modern Mommy of the Week

Every week I will be featuring a modern mom who has started her own company, launched a fabulous blog or created an innovative product. We will get a chance to hear about their businesses as well as their favorite shoes. If you are interested in being considered, simply send me an email and let me know.

Our very first Featured Modern Mommy of the Week is Sri Kumar from San Antonio, Texas. She is the mother of a little girl who is 20 months old and is also the Owner and Creative Director of Mayasri.com.

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At Sweet Peas & Stilettos we LOVE shoes. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

My favorite shoes are my red Nine West flats. I bought them 4 years ago for a trip to NYC. This was the first trip that my boyfriend (now husband!) and I took together. I needed a pair of shoes that were comfortable and cute. These flats took me from daytime sightseeing to fancy evenings on Broadway. Now that I am a mom, these shoes are still my go to pair when I need to dress up a casual outfit or when I need to head out for a long day of errands and play dates.

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We want the scoop – please tell us all about your fabulous company!

The Mayasri bumper-less bedding line started soon after the birth of my daughter. When I was pregnant I had a hard time finding a bedding set that was affordable, colorful, and unique in design. In researching baby bedding products I also came across the concern for the possible link between bumpers and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). With this in mind, I started the Mayasri bedding line for moms like me who wanted a bumper-less set that was still stylish. The designs are inspired by the vibrant colors of India with a modern take on traditional prints. The crib sheet, bed skirt, and quilt are all hand screen printed with the soft cotton voile quilt being hand stitched. So, for those modern moms who want just the essentials for their little ones, Mayasri was made just for you!

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Instagoodies

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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Are you looking for something fun to do with all of your summer photos? Well hopefully you have been using Instagram to take your pictures. I recently stumbled upon Instagoodies! and I am so excited to order these cool little stickers. My son is too. With Instagoodies you can easily select photos from your Instagram account and create a stickerbook with 90 images. If you just have a few images you really like they will repeat them to fill the stickerbook. Then you can stick your little square photos everywhere. Super fun – super simple.

Chewbeads

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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I was out shopping this weekend and popped into one of my favorite store in Los Gatos, She She Shoes. Up at the counter was the most glorious combination of colors. I have always been a fan of bold, colorful necklaces, but this collection of jewelry was so much more. The girls in the shop introduced me to Chewbeads and told me they have ben flying off the shelves. I can understand why!

Chewbeads are “mommy chic, baby safe, fashionable teething jewelry.” All of the colorful beads and great bracelets are made of silicon (the same material that most pacifiers are made from) and they are completely free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead and any other yucky stuff. They are soft enough so your baby will love chewing on them and then you can just clean them with gentle soap and water. They are brilliant!

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I was piling on a few of the necklaces together and they are just adorable. They come in a rainbow of colors so it becomes really hard to pick a favorite. They also come in black and grey (two of my staple wardrobe colors) and look incredibly modern and cool. There was this really simple black cuff that I need to buy. I know it will look so cool paired with some gold bangles.

Without a doubt, these are my go to gifts for moms and moms-to-be. In fact, you don’t need a baby to wear Chewbeads. They are simply wonderful lightweight necklaces you will wear over and over again. Love them!!

Team USA Olympic Gear

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

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We have been watching the Olympics 24/7 at our home. My son is having a blast routing for Team USA. In fact the whole family is loving it. It has been so cool for him to see all of the different sports and to see glimpses of London too. Yes – he stays up super late every night, but it is the Olympics so I am not going to sweat it. He does jumping jacks and summersaults while he watches and even sprints up and down the hall way during commercials. Love that!

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My son is now obsessed with his new Olympic clothes that I picked up at Old Navy. HIs favorite items are these blue Team USA shorts and the red Team USA t-shirt pictured above. He has been wearing them every day this week…I just can’t get him out of these clothes. I love that he is so into the Olympics so I just let him wear them day after day. (Luckily I have been able to sneak the shirt into the wash once or twice while he was sleeping!) Old Navy also has a number of other Olympic t-shirts too.

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You will also find some fun vintage Olympic clothing at the GAP and of course there is lots of cool gear on the official London Olympic 2012 Team USA shop too. I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of the Olympics!