Posts in the ‘Cool Baby Stuff’ Category

Tiny Prints Sale Extended

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

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Still haven’t ordered your holiday cards yet?? Guess what – you are in luck! The folks over at Tiny Prints have decided to extend their Cyber Monday Sale even longer! You now have today and tomorrow to save big at their 30% OFF Sitewide Sale. Jot down the promo code: CB12 so you can enter it into the little box when you checkout.

In case you don’t spend as much time as I do on the Tiny Prints website, just remember that there is so much more to Tiny Prints than birth announcements and children’s birthday party invitations. They have so many cool personalized gift ideas that are all very well priced (and even cheaper today and tomorrow!). They make is super easy to personalize everything by writing your own text, uploading cute pictures, and making everything unique and extra special.

Don’t forget, this super Tiny Prints sale ends Thursday night (11/29/12) at midnight PST. Go go go and start creating (and saving) now….

Toy Box Sale at OKL

Monday, November 26th, 2012

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Just in time for Christmas — welcome to the Toy Box Sale at One Kings Lane going on now through Thursday, 11/29/12. You will find a great selection of toys at every price range. From a classic wooden yo-yo to stuffed animals, puzzles and Melissa & Doug favorites you’ll find fun toys for boys and girls alike. For your littlest car lover there is everything from these great wooden car push toys (only $8!) to this very cool Mercedes. You know your kids will love taking it for a spin around the driveway. If you want to go all out – you have to check out the ride on Lamborghini Murcielago too!  Hope you find something your kids will love.

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Layla Grace Relaunched

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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One of my favorite online shopping destinations has just gotten a little facelift & tummy tuck of sorts, just in time for the holidays. Layla Grace is a fabulous place to shop for holiday gifts and also happens to be a great place to pick up little treasures for yourself. Layla Grayce recently launched their newly redesigned website so now it is better than ever. They’ve added some new bells and whistles like customer reviews and a brand new design board, where you can mix and match different products and perfect your look before you purchase. You simply drag the product over to this little widget on the side of the screen. You can also create your own ‘I love this’ list which comes in super handy when you are picking out Christmas presents.  Luckily they have kept their great mix of products in every price range – from furniture & decor to table top, baby items, personalized gifts and more. Be sure to visit the newly designed Layla Grayce website today and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

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Tea Collection Party Dresses

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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Whether you are shopping for a cute outfit for your kids to wear in your family photo Christmas card or you want to pick out something for upcoming holiday parties, time and again I always tell moms to start at Tea Collection. Your children don’t have to look like Christmas tree ornaments to look adorable for the holidays. The main thing is that they actually look like children. Don’t you agree? And if your kids are comfortable, they are more likely to be happy (less complaining about the velvet sleeves), which will in turn make for a better day for mom. Cheers to that!

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Nobody combines colors in such a creative and fun way as Tea Collection. Their prints are bold and bright, but in a very subdued way – does that make sense? Your kids can wear festive colors and look vibrant without wearing a neon sign. And these colors always look great in photographs so if you are trying to pick out some great holiday clothes for your Christmas picture, Tea is the place to shop.

Being half Swedish I am very excited that Tea Collection Fall 2012 collection was inspired by the people and cultures of  Scandinavia. Check out their wonderful Nordic Design story boards to see more.


Rockin’ Baby Slings

Monday, November 5th, 2012

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Look at all of these beautiful mommies! I have always been a huge fan of the ‘one-for-one’ idea. You buy one of something and the company will donate one to somebody in need. We have seen it be so successful with TOMS and Warby Parker and now Rockin’ Baby Slings has joined the wave.

The company and its mission is spearheaded by mother of 5, Kathryn Wiley. If you purchase one of their cotton baby carriers they will donate one to a parent in need. The moms pictured above are in Haiti where Rockin’ Baby has been focusing their efforts after learning that Haiti has the highest infant mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere. As part of their ‘mother-to-mother’ mission, not only do they provide baby carriers, they also provide education. Rockin’ Baby educates mothers on the impact as sling can have on their lives. “In addition to making it easier to nurture and love, as well as bond and breastfeed, these slings will allow mothers to continue to gather food and water for their families. As the attachment of a mother and her infant could be a matter of survival, education and slings will impact this need dramatically.”

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I am so impressed by Kathryn and her growing company. It is always so cool to see a busy mom venture out into entrepreneurship and wonderful that she has made giving back such a core part of her company.

Minted Party Decor

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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I am so excited about Minted’s new line of party decor! These decorations are fabulous. There are a number of themes and holidays to choose from so you can find the perfect items for your event. From baby showers and birthday parties to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations – you will find a wonderful selection of decorations to make your party one of a kind.  I know that there are a number of you out there who have the time, energy and creative know-how to make wonderful DIY decorations, but then there are the rest of us who like to leave it up to the pros. At Minted, independent designers have done all of the heavy lifting and all we need to do is place our orders.

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The most important part of any party is the guest list. With great friends and family – you really don’t need much else (except for yummy cupcakes). But after people (and food!), what truly makes events of any size extra special are the little details. Minted’s party decor includes everything from personalized bunting banners, cupcake toppers, favor bags, table confetti, signage, stickers, plates, napkins, crowns, centerpieces and more. They have thought of everything and you can buy them all together in different party packages. They are adding more party themes regularly so check back often. Of course you’ll be able to order your chic invitations too.

 SAVE 10% and receive FREE shipping at Minted until 10/31/12 with promo code SWEETPEA12

 

Personalized Books for Kids

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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Every now and then when I am reading aloud to my son I will change the name of the character in the book to Carl. In that split second he spins his head around and his eyes light up in excitement with a sprinkle of disbelief. My son get a huge thrill hearing a story about himself or a story about a favorite character that shares his name. He loves it. Needless to say I purchased the entire collection of Alexandra Day’s Carl books!

I am thrilled to let you all know that Chronicle Books now offers personalized books so your kids can see their names in print. There is the Personalized Princess Book for your little princess, a Personalized Speedster Book for your little racer, and big brother and big sister options too.

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Chronicle Books has also launched the option of personalized dedications in a number of their top selling children’s titles. You can upload a photo of your child and write a little note that will be printed in the book. How fun! Not sure what you would write? They have some sample messages to help. I think I am going to order a personalized copy of Dinosaur Bones for my little guy.

A little tip – Shop early for Christmas!


30% off Chronicle Kids Books

Vacation GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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I don’t know about you but I always find myself day dreaming about our next family vacation. I think my son will actually be able to survive a longer flight now that he has his iPad fully loaded with games and movies. I want him to see the world – just like I did as a kid. I have my fingers crossed that our next family vacation will be FREE.

Join me in entering this simple contest to win a FREE Vacation! Tea Collection has partnered with Jetsetter and is offering you the chance to win a Nordic Getaway + a Tea Collection gift certificate to pack your suitcase full of super cute Tea clothes for you and the kids. What a perfect combination!

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I have visted Denmark, FInland, Norway and Sweden (and of course would love to add Iceland to my list too) and I have to tell you they were all absolutely wonderful. So many Americans think that Europe consists of Paris, London, Rome and Barcelona. They don’t even think the venture beyond those famous cities. Scandinavia is spectacular! I know I am a little biased since I am half Swedish, but they are simply gorgeous countries with friendly people and spectacular sites to see (and great shopping too!).

So come on, enter to win the vacation giveaway right here. Don’t miss your chance because this contest ends on 9/25/12. Good luck! If I don’t win, I at least want you to win…

The Language Playground

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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Modern Mommy of the Week:
Have you ever dreamed of having your child learn a second language? I know so many moms who wish they had learned a second language as a child and are trying to figure out how they can make learning a second language a reality for their own kids. Some moms are actually making this dream a reality…

This week I am thrilled to announce our featured Sweet Peas & Stilettos Modern Mommy of the Week – my friend Michelle Gannon from Saratoga, CA. Michelle is an incredibly active mom of three kids Lucas (7), Lousha (4), and Hudson (7 months). She is doing so much to teach her blue eyed, blond haired children to learn to speak and read Mandarin as a second language. What makes her situation unique is that neither she, nor her husband, speak the language at all. They are actually learning a little along with the kids.  And you know what – the kids are thriving and learning more and more every day. She took this passion for language to start an exciting brand new business venture – The Language Playground.

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At Sweet Peas & Stilettos we LOVE shoes. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?
I have these super high Steve Madden stilettos that I love! I bought them two years ago when I was in Vegas on my annual girls’ trip with my college buddies. I needed a little “Vavoom” to match Vegas and these fit the bill!

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We want the scoop – please tell us all about your fabulous company!
My website/blog is called The Language Playground and I started it to help parents teach their children a second language even if they don’t speak it themselves. I offer all sorts of tips, product reviews and free printables for parents to use to help them out! I love it because it forces me to test out new materials and learning games with my kids! I started it because so many people kept on asking me what I do to get my kids so comfortable speaking Chinese.

Modern Mommy of the Week – Kelly Yaep

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Modern Mommy of the Week:

This week’s featured Modern Mommy is Kelly Yaep from Southern California. In addition to being the super busy mom of three little boys who are 8, 5, and 2, she recently launched a new (and very cool!) company called Wee Drool. I just love her unique designs and innovative solution, so I asked Kelly to be a Sweet Peas & Stilettos featured modern mom. I am so thrilled she found a few minutes to fill us all in about her company, and of course to tell us about her favorite shoes too.

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

My favorite pair of shoes right now are these camel sueded booties I got from DSW a couple years ago.  I love them because they are so versatile.  They are neutral in color so can be worn with a ton of different outfits and look great with a casual outfit as well as a dress!

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

Wee Drool designs eco-friendly waterproof reversible bibs for babies and toddlers.  They are designed to look and feel like a hip T-shirt to keep your little one dry and in style!  It has been an exciting ride since my launch in April 2012.  My 3 sons were the inspiration behind the product.  They were all major droolers and by my third son I decided to do something about it.  I developed a product this product out of pure desperation to address the many problems that the normal bib poses.  With no bib in the marketplace that met my expectations of function, quality, comfort and of course style, Wee Drool was born!  I designed the bib to resemble a hip graphic tee that can’t be yanked off, won’t flip around like a cape or flip over the baby’s face when lying down.  I wanted to baby to look and feel like the bib was part of their outfit.  The Wee Drool T-Bib is designed for the eco-parent and fashion-conscious parent and tot.

T-Bib – comfort + less rash = happy baby and less laundry = even happier mom!

Wee Drool bibs are good for baby and good for the planet! We are committed to providing superior quality products that are environmentally safe. We use low impact dyes, environmentally friendly water-based inks and recycled paper hang tags. We are also proudly manufactured in the USA!  If you don’t have a little one with a lot of drool or mess, this also makes a unique go-to baby shower gift!