Sunday, September 30, 2007

Crewcuts: Adorable Fall Tweeds

I'm loving the new fall tweeds from Crewcuts by J Crew. Adorable fall looks full of rich color and distinct patterns. The tweed skirt is a must have for the stylish tot this fall.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Celeb Find: Angelina Jolie's Gerard Darel Bag

When I saw Angelina Jolie's bag yesterday, I had to find it.

After a few hours of searching, I discovered that it is the Gerard Darel Dublin 24 Hour Bag.

It seems to be the bag of choice for Jolie right now and she has been spotted toting it as she's out with the kids in New York City.

The bag itself is a hand-knit popcorn knit tote in Havana. Each bag has pompom tassels, popcorn knitting, and leather straps. It's big enough to carry all the busy mom essentials and chic enough to look good while on the go.

The price tag isn't too bad either. Priced at $399.

Available at

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ubi: Modern Changing Tables for Modern Families

To be honest, I'm not a big fan of changing tables. I did purchase one with my oldest son and I literally changed one diaper there. I personally preferred a mobile changing station that would go with me wherever the baby and I were in the house. The downside of a mobile station is that you and baby are down on the floor using whatever blanket and open space you can find at that moment.

The new modern changing table from Ubi is the perfect solution. The Ubi is designed to be used on the floor. Its sleek and stylish design is available in a selection of retro mod inspired designs and two wood finishes (cherry and natural). The top is upholstered with an anti-microbial surface that just wipes clean.

Attention has been paid to safety with a built in fastener to keep baby in place during diaper changes. Plus there is less fall risk than traditional changing tables as baby is inches off the floor instead of several feet in the air.

Available in two models the "basic" for $89 and the "deluxe" for $119. The difference is the built in diaper dispenser in the deluxe model. Just load it with 8 - 10 diapers and a new one pops into place after each change.

The Ubi is currently available at select retailers and at

Celeb Style Find: Boden's Spotty Dress Top

Dressing like a celebrity toddler doesn't have to cost a fortune. Heidi Klum proved that budget fashion is perfect for her daughter Leni as the two left preschool earlier this week.

Leni is wearing the Spotty Dress Top from Boden in berry. Intentionally longer than the average top. Perfect as a stand-alone dress over tights for toddlers and casual over jeans for older girls.

Constructed out of soft, comfy cotton jersey to the colour and shape after repeated washings. Avaible in mocca, blue, or berry.

The best feature of the dress -- priced at only $32 making this an affordable celebrity find.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Milkshop: Soft and Cozy Cashmere

Cashmere isn't just for adults anymore! Milkshop has introduced an adorable collection of soft and comfy cashmere pieces for baby just in time for fall. Definitely not everyday clothing, but they would be perfect for all those fall / winter family gatherings and photo ops.

Some of our favorites:

Cashmere pullover hoodie in berry
Price: $180 Cashmere striped romper in surf
Price: $150

Cashmere flower dress in smoothie
Price: $150

Brella Baby: Adorable Twin Baby Announcements

As a mom of twins, I know how challenging it can be to find birth announcements that accommodate twins.

The birth announcements at Brella Baby are absolutely beautiful and they have a complete collection just for twins! The collection is full of chic modern designs in fun, funky colors. They do have collections for boys, girls, and twins (did I mention that there is enough room to fit all the vital stats for two babies without having to squeeze it into a single announcement?)

Twins Birth Announcements start at $62 for 50 and are available at Brella Baby

Find courtesy of Coochicoos

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Biome 5: Eco-friendly Tees for Animal Lovers

I have been blessed with a child who loves animals and nature. Many kids like animals, my son LOVES them. He watches animal documentaries and tells the biologists at the zoo all of the animal facts they attempt to teach him. The library at his school started special ordering books to feed his interest. He's planning to be an animal rescuer when he grows up. He truly loves animals and nature.

So when I discovered the tees by BioMe5, I was absolutely thrilled. The BioMe5 alphabet shirts are all inspired by the Earth's biomes (deserts, grasslands, aquatics, forests, etc.). The collection (A - Z) is full of vibrant colors, super-size letters, and awesome animal graphis showing the residents of the various biomes.

Designed by two architectural designers in Venice, California, the tees capture the world from the child's perspective. The animal names on the shirts are even upside down, so the child can read what they say as they wear them!

Each tees is constructed from certified organic cotton and shipped in biodegradable plastic bags.

Available in sizes from 2T - 6T. (I'm crossing my fingers that they start making the tees for older kids.)

They have just released a long-sleezed version of the tees just in time for fall.

Check them out at

I'm Loving Old Navy's New Graphic Hoodies

When you live in a cold climate area this time of year can be difficult. It starts off cool, gets nearly hot in the afternoon, and cools off quickly at night. As a result, we end up with a collection of hoodies to layer with the standard tees and jeans for the boys.

I love the new collection of hoodies from Old Navy. Full of edgy graphics and neutral colors -- they have what my 7-year-old calls "cool-boy" appeal. Priced at an affordable $24.50, they have a definite "budget-mom" appeal too!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Onesies for Future Fashionistas at Pink Olive Boutique

We've found the perfect baby gift for the fashionista in your life -- designer inspired onesies by Deadly Girl Couture. Mom may love her designer labels and now baby can get in on the act and express their love of all things designer.

With their very own designer inspired label -- “Burpberry,” “Gucci Coo,” “Louis Spitton,” and “Pradada” -- baby will become the must-have accessory for the fashionista mommy.

Constructed in 100 % cotton and available in sizes 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

Buy yours today at

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Fall / Winter Zutano Collection Has Arrived

The new fall / winter collection by Zutano has arrived. Full of earthy colors, snuggly and substantial fabrics, and a definite winter playtime theme, it's sure to make you look forward to the first snowfall.

Some of our favorites:

Check out all the latest fall line at

Simply Vera is Simply Divine

If you love designer clothes but can't always afford designer pieces, you absolutely have to check out the new SimplyVera collection by Vera Wang for Kohl's.

The collection is full of classically inspired pieces in a divine color palette. Designed for comfort and style in a complete collection of mix-and-match pieces.

Some of our favorite looks:

Overhaul Time!

I'm going to be updating my template today. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new look.



Saturday, September 15, 2007

Colorful Alphabet Pillows Worthy of Int'l Shipping

How cool would it be to spell our your kids name or their initials with these graphic alphabet pillows? Available from Childhood Interiors in the UK.

Priced at 20 British Pounds for 1-3 pillows and 15 British Pounds for 4+.
Alphabet Pillows. Budget for international shipping unless you live in the UK.

Via Coochicoos

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Inside Trista and Ryan Sutter's Nursery

US Weekly gives us a glimpse inside the nursery that Trista and Ryan Sutter created for their one-month-old, Maxwell Alston Sutter.

Ryan says of his family, "I love to come home to see Trista and Max sleeping - he'll be snuggled up next to her."

Max is wearing a "Property of" onesie by Baby Candy.

The nursery features a Casablanca crib in Pewter, a Zanzibar Rocking Cradle, and a Chelsea Changer changing table / dresser from Bratt Decor. Trista says, "When Max is on his changing table he is always looking around.

Trista and Ryan keep Maxwell's room "green" and used special non-toxic paint and set up the crib with an organic mattress from

The entire nursery was designed by Trista with the help of

Trista and Ryan's favorite thing in Max's room is in the rocker from

Trista has incorporated her love of books into Maxwell's nursery. She explains, "We actually had a book was a wonderful idea from my friend's mom who was a schoolteacher."

The adorable bunny on top of the bookshielf came straight from dad. "That is the first present Ryan gave to Max. He was in an airport and brought it back for me when I was pregnant."

Trista customized pcifiers just for Max with sayings like "future firefighter" and "baby sutter" from

These days Trista adjusting to life as a new mom and working on a new line of baby bags, at

Source: US Weekly

Netto Collection Introduces the Cabine Collection

The Netto Collection has introduced heir newest nursery furniture collection called Cabine. The two-piece set is made up of a four-sided open crib in Netto's signature white lacquer and natural oak finish and a coordinating changing table/dresser.

Of course, the price is high for this kind of style - $1,790 for Cabine Crib and $1,890 for Cabine Changer.

The Cabine Collection is set to start shipping in late October.

link: Netto Collection website

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jack White's Son Decked Out by Bean New York

When your dad is a rock star and your mom is a model, its tough to find stylish duds to wear.

A friend recently sent a gift from to new parents Jack White(of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs) and model Karen Elson, for their newborn son Henry Lee who arrived on August 7. Henry joined big sister Scarlett Teresa.

Henry received the following items:

Drumming Squirrel Onesie - an adorable organic onesie suited for a little rocker!
Price: $18

Kate Quinn Organic Kimono Wrap Onesie and Matching Cap - an organic baby basic
Price: $21.00

BlaBla Tree Sweater - a soft grey sweater in a baby alpaca blend of the softest yarns
Price: $46.50

A Bean New York Baby Tee - featuring Bean New York's logo to show baby has impeccable style
Price: $16.00

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Summer Clearance at Eliza Gran

A celebrity favorite fashion line, Eliza Gran, is having their summer clearance. Right now you can receive up to 60% off the entire summer line from Eliza Gran including the popular "Penelope" dress that was worn last week by Matilda Ledger. The same dress was worn by Apple Martin earlier this summer.

Penelope Dress
Was: $94.00
Now: $37.60

Some of our other summer favorites from Eliza Gran:

Mona Top
Was: $90.00
Now: $36.00

Carlotta Dress
Was: $94.00
Now: $37.60

Shootsie: Ultra Silky Blankets for Baby

If you spend much time shopping for baby blankets, you're used to seeing beautiful plush blankies in traditional baby colors in baby friendly fabrics. A new addition to the baby blanket selection is Shootsie who have introduced an amazing collection of ultra-plush blankets for baby constructed in satin. Yes, satin for babies. I was amazed at how durable they truly are.

The Shootsie Collection of satin blankets are created in a variety of bright color combinations, ultra soft satin fabric, and contain such a high-level of detail elements that they are ideal for a pampered tot. The hand quality of the blanket including the ruffles, hand-stitching, and other fine details make them an heirloom treasure sure to be loved by both mom and child for years to come. The blankets are all machine washable so even though they look too good for baby to use, they are designed to take a beating.

They are a little spendy with prices ranging from $122 - $144. You may not want to purchase one yourself, but when your friends and family ask for shower requests I'd put it near the top of my list.

My personal favorite is the Rock-A-Bye-Shootsie blanket in "mud brown, lilac and parrot green". The unique color combination would make a perfect shower gift for either a girl or a boy.

Another Shootsie bonus, a portion of their proceeds goes to support the International Rhino Foundation an organization created to protect the endangered Black Rhino population of the world.

Shop the entire collection at

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Cocoon Couture: Stylish Bean Bags for Easy Lounging

Kids love to plop down -- on the floor, on a bed, on whatever is handy at the time.

The Australian company, Cocoon Couture, has designed a collection of bean bags with plopping in mind. Te bean bags were specifically created for small children and all that they can dish out in mind. Each bean bag features a quirky critter in vintage fabric applique in a variety of stylish colors.

All of the bean bags are created out of washable 100% corduroy with vintage fabric designs. They even have an internal safety lining to ensure that the beans stay inside where they belong.
These bean bags are the perfect little lounge spot for your child to spend time reading a book, telling stories, or watching a movie. One, two, or three of these stylish bags would look fabulous in your family in place of those cheap foam chairs with the tv / movie character of the week that we all buy sooner or later.

Available online at Cocoon Couture.

Summer's Final Call at Crewcuts

Today's sale watch comes courtesy of Crewcuts by J Crew. Of course, its last all on summer items so if your kids prefer tees it definitely time to stock up.

Some of our favorites:

Cotton stripe shirtdress
Was: $59.50
Now: $29.99

Labrador graphic tee
Was: $16.50
Now: $9.99

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Zoobie Pets: Plush Animal, Pillow and Blanket Rolled Into One

When you spend your time writing about baby and kids products, it can take a lot to really impress you. Zoobie Pets really, really impressed me.

Zoobie Pets are a combination of plush animal, soft pillow, and comfy blanket all rolled into one. The perfect little friend for your child to carry along for road-trips or days at daycare. The plush animal part is truly inspired by real animals, cute but not cutesy. Inspired by animals from the Kalahari Desert to the marshy wetlands of the Okhavango Delta.

Hidden within the safari friend is a plush blanket that can be unrolled for on-the-go naptime. Roll it up and stuff the blanket into its pocket and you have a comfy pillow for travel time in the car. Roll the pillow up and tie a couple of ties and its back to a fun safari friend.

Zoobie Pets were recently included in the gift bags at Trista Sutter’s baby shower and have a growing collection of celebrity fans.

Check out for a retailer near you.