Monday, December 25, 2006

hurry! year end clearance sale

hurry, is having their year end clearance sale.

there are still limited quantities of OILILY Fall 2006 Collection that are now up to 60% off.

also, limited quantities of Fall 2006 Catimini, Room Seven, Cakewalk and others.

while you're there, check out preorders for OILILY SPRING 2007 and follow Lily and her Search for the Imperfect Pearl.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Oilily Spring/Summer Bags!

It's almost Summer and Oilily's Spring/Summer Collection of bags will delight you! The V-Star backpack will let your little star shine this summer. For the trendy mom, the Oilily Diaper Bags are many this Season, the V-Sweet and the V-Fairy are two that she will want to carry! Every girl needs a fish bag for Summer from Oilily, check out the V-Sea bag!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Oilily Spring/Summer 2007

Lily is off to the Caribbean this Spring/Summer with Oilily's Spring/Summer Collection. The collection begins with softer Spring like colors that turn into vibrant summer sun drenched colors as the collection moves into Summertime. An aquatic theme is seen throughout this Spring/Summer collection from Oilily. Meet Ollie the Octopus, the toddler girl S-Bottery sundress is a must have this season. Mia the Mighty Mermaid, Lily's long lost twin sister can be seen on the big girls Sanne Mermaid Dress. Splash into Summer with Oilily!

Splish and Splash with Kate Mack

Kate Mack is well known as one of the manufacturers of the most adorable girls swimsuits. Each season they design swimsuits that are a must have addition to her Summer wardrobe. This season, their cruise is no different. The Kate Mack Jungle Fever Collection for the sassy and stylish girl. The boy cut swimsuit or the one piece tank, but you must top it off with their adorable flip flops. Another adorable (I mean this) collection is Kate Mack Very Cherry. Doesn't get much cuter than this! The one piece skirted swimsuit or the bikini, baby girl will love the bubble one piece. The shoes for this collection are grossly cute!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Rumba into Spring/Summer

Rumba into Spring/Summer with Wati. A wonderful collection inspired by the Latin styles. The collection evokes the desire to be feminine and individual. Extravagant frills and ruffles in easy-care cotton are accented by dramatic floral embroideries. This season brings a choice of marvelous cotton print blouses. The Sevilla Dress in vibrant colors of aqua and pink, an easy and fun dress. For the twirling girl, the Flamenco Skirt and Flamenco Shirt is a must have (this means don't miss this fantastic outfit!) Sizes 4 - 10.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Catimini Summer 2007 Pre-Orders

They're here...Catimini Summer 2007 pre-orders! It's cold outside, so check out the hot looks for Summer 2007 with Catimini! Adorable rose florals for your little girl, and we love the silly faces for the little boys. Classic looks with a flair for the big girl.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cruise with Charlie Rocket

Charlie Rocket cruise wear is arriving! If your planning a great getaway for the cold Winter months, Charlie Rocket has some great looks for boys. The Vintage Beetle Tee and Navy Plaid shorts are a must have. For the car lovers (okay, I have yet to find any boy that is not obsessed with cars), the Woody Surf Car Tee and Camo Board Shorts are sure to thrill him.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Jingle..Jingle..It's Kidcosmic!

Dashing through the closet, looking for something festive, laughing all the way..ha..ha..ho..ho. Whether you love the Kidcosmic Christmas 3-tiered skirt, the Kidcosmic 5 tiered Christmas skirt or the Kidcosmic Christmas baby dress they are all the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Coordinating festive fabrics with sequin trim. Add the A Wish Rhinestone Jingle Jingle Tee, and she's ready to deck the halls!

Winter savings up 30%!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it's time for the sales to start! The Fall Season's best looks are now on sale up to 30% off. Mimi & Maggie's skirt sets with style and flair. Room Seven for those who love the look of european styles. Cakewalk clothing is definitely not one to miss, this season velvet pants, mini skirts and sweaters are fantastic looks! Oilily is now 30% off and going fast. Charlie Rocket, don't forget the boys, they love style too! And every girl adores JM Originals. Don't miss out on some great deals, hurry because they are going fast!

Valentine's Day Looks

Valentine's Day is filled with love. A Wish Rhinetone "Made With Love" Tee couldn't be any more adorable for your little love. 100% cotton long sleeve tee, melon pink with bamboo dip dye in brown, shimmering rhinestones spelling out "made with love" and the i's dot is a heart. For the groovy girl, the blue long sleeved heart tie dyed shirt with a vibrant red heart on the chest will thrill her. For a complete outfit JM Originals "Girly Girl" Denim Pant Set is the way to her heart!

Monday, November 13, 2006

OILILY 30% off Fall/Winter 2006

It's here!! Selected OILILY Fall 2006 items are now on sale! Don't miss out, the quantities are limited. Whether you fall in love with the Dusla Tea Party Pants or the Somas Floral Dress for your OILILY Toddler. For the big girl, the Tamari Poplin Layered Skirt is a must have! Every girl must accessorize, the Kitty Backpack, V-Cookie Backpack are one's she'll love! For the mom in need of a diaper bag, the Panda Bag and V-Catter Bag is a way to tote diaper galore with style!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Room Seven Fall Sale Starts Now!

Room Seven's Winter Collection has just been marked down. Hurray because they won't last! Great for the holiday season, the Jo Blazers or the Saffran Skirts for big girl. For baby girl the Devon Dress and the Dona Ribbon Dress is just adorable!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Not your Basic Boys Tee's

Boys clothing has come along way, from the basic blue and boring. Break the boring basic mold with these great tee's. City Threads Vintage Sports Tee's are hip and cool. My personal favorite is the Vintage Basketball Player Tee. For the rocker in the family Wes & Willy's Little Drummer Tee is a must have. Not only that, it's noise free! Charlie Rocket's casual and rugged style is always a hit. Seeing that it is winter, the Ice Hockey Tee or the Snowboarder Tee seems only fitting.

Family Holiday Christmas Card

The holidays are around the corner, the often arrive before we are ready! It's the last minute scramble for outfits for the infamous holiday card. Baby Nay has two great holiday patterns this season, Baby Nay Holiday Garland for the traditional style, red holiday toile pattern and Baby Nay Joy for the festive and jolly style, reds, pinks and green in non-traditional florals. Both patterns are great for the holidays, and they can be worn throughout the winter, not just a one-timer for a photograph.

Girls Rock!

Give her some girl power this season! Kidcosmic's Girl Rock Skirt Set is rockin hot! Long sleeved white Tee with a skull and crossbones, the 5-tiered skirt is a show stopper! Layers of fabrics, the girls rock and skulls/crossbones/hearts is my favorite. A Wish's Girl Power Rhinestone Tee and Rock Star Rhinestone Tee are definite ways for her to show off her girl stuff! You go girl!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Holiday Hot Looks

The holidays are just around the corner. There is no other fabric that says holiday like velvet. Amacello has some gorgeous holiday special occasion dresses she'll adore! The crinkle party dress with the velvet shrug let's her feel like a princess. Biscotti's Drop Waist Velvet Dress soft smooth velvet with a fun flare. For the bigger girl Amacello's Black Tweed Skirt Set is a must have! A netted long sleeved black mock neck with crinkle vest, gorgeous beading. A mini skirt with velvet kick pleats. If your looking for something a little funkier Oilily's Toos Velvet Skirt is for you. Sumptuous velvet pleated skirt with a bird motif, not to miss! Baby Nay's Holiday Garland and Joy Collections are festive and stylish, offered in kimono sets, dresses and pants.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

OILILY Winter Toddler Girls Must Have's

Okay, so all the pieces from Oilily are must have's because they are truly all superb. Oilily's Winter Collection 2007 is definitely not one to miss! Join Lily as she travels to the Far East. For the toddler girls there are tons of tea party themed items, the Suzet Tea Party Dress, Katjie I Love Cookies Tee, Toods Velour Tea Party Skirt are just some of the few fantastic pieces. Far Eastern friend the Panda shows in up as well the Sanda Jumper, Kwein Tee (he's so cute), the Deesjie Pant, and the subtle but gosh its adorable Somas Dress. There are 2 great outfits that are just amazing the Kopo Embroidered Tee and Toesy Skirt and the Kopo Bird Tee and Dungfu Pant. Check them out you won't be disappointed!

Walk no run into Fall with Cakewalk!

Welcome the winter months with Cakewalk clothes. Amy's Act is a collection of bright and vibrant colors to brighten even the grayest days! Whether the hot pink velvet flared pants (my goodness they are soft) bring you a little happiness or the blue embroidered floral skirt welcomes some reminder of summer flowers. If you looking for some warmth, take a look at the flower crocheted sweater vest, the lime green floral knit cardigan or the zip up floral printed cardigan, they'll all give you her the warmth and style she'll need for Fall. Cakewalk every season seems to design some fabulous clothes and this Fall is just superb!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Fall is Sweet!

JM Originals Fall Collection is full of fabulous sweet your little girl will love! This season they have Kit Kat Tie Dye theme, in comfy fleece pants and a layered tee, or the hip Drop Waist Thermal Dress. If that's not your candy bar of choice, try Crunch in pink tie dye, layered thermal tee and soft and comfy fold over waist pants. If your not a chocolate person (right, who are you kidding) they've got Sugar Baby to sweeten your day, yellow and black tie dye Thermal Drop Waist Dress because not everything has to have pink in it! And for those sweet little ones...cupcakes and pink! A pink tie dye knit pant set or a Thermal Drop Waist Dress. Choose your sweet for your sweetie pie with JM Originals this Fall!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

childrens clothes - NYT Article

thought you might be interested in this article related to the buying patterns in clothes for teens... i've always thought there was an opportunity to fill a gap somewhere between abercrombie and marc jacobs

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Get your shag on!

Get you shag on with Chibella's Shag Coats! What fun, 100% merino wool light weight coat she'll just adore. The Chocolate Brown and Pink Striped Shaved Shag Coat, trimmed shag body with looped shag at the neck and cuffs or if she's more colorful the Rainbow Shaved Shag Coat may be more her style. For the full shag look, the Pink and White Shag Coat is a must have for Fall. Horizontal stripes of winter white and pink--wow!

Oodles of Doodles!

If your looking for a way to entertain and delight your grade school child look no further than the Doodles a really giant coloring and doodling book. It stumbled across it quite by accident, its not your basic boring old coloring book.

Renowned children's book illustrator Taro Gomi invites kids of all ages to not only color, but also draw, imagine, and create. Unfinished pictures and intriguing prompts foster children's powers of visualization, and at nearly 400 pages, this book provides plenty of room to stretch the imagination.

It's interactive, the page indicates the directions; stating "its a tug of war. Draw the rest of the team" and the page has a team member from each side pulling a rope. Or a page filled with empty squares with names below, the directions request "draw faces that match these names." Simply cool!

Winter Warmth

Looking for that fabulous Winter coat for the season? Catimini's Winter Collection has designed some great Winter coats. For the sportier look the Princess D'Hiver Parka is one she'll love, bright turquoise, removable hood, floral embroidery and embellishments jazz it up a bit. For the faux fur girl, the Princess Un Hiver a Prague Parka is a sure hit. Made of nylon, chocolate brown, colorful mini floral embroidery along the cuffs, hood and hemline, complete with a winter white faux fur interior. For those classic tried and true girls out there, the Gouter Anglais Plaid Coat is a no brainer. Classic plaids in teals and red, a faux fur collar, colorful buttons up the front.

If your an OILILY fan (and who's not) there are 2 great coats for Winter! The Batchie coat for toddler girls, it's nylon with the most adorable print! For the big girl, the Besos Embroidered Jacket is stylish and fun. Chocolate brown nylon with gorgeous floral embroidery.

So make sure she stays warm this Winter and looks great too!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Catimini Fall 2006 is Arriving!

We know it's still hot and the Summer is in full swing, but Catimini Fall 2006 is arriving and the clothes are sizzling! Adorable plaid jumpers from the Gouter Anglais group for baby girls, Maya de Lima beaded tee and mocha pinstriped skirt for big girls. If your looking for a cool winter feel the Princess D'Hiver group is sure to send chills down your spine. It's cool blues, light greens and lilacs with floral designs that mimic snowflakes will remind you winter is on it's way. Don't worry the boy's are not left out, there is still more to come from Catimini's Fall 2006 collection for boys!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Move over boring jeans!

Stop what you're doing and read this! I have found the coolest boys pants for Fall from Okkies. No matter how you try, there is simply no possible way to out do these pants! Okkies designs and copyrights all their fabrics so you won't see them anywhere else. The pants are a soft fine corduroy, flat front clean design with 2 buttons, zip fly and 2 pockets. What adds to the fact that they are already the coolest pants ever is that the backs are elastic, so your son will not have to worry about button up or down. Break away from ugh.. jeans and khaki's, how many can he own?

Monday, July 17, 2006

Bumbo Infant Seat

If you have and infant and don't have a Bumbo Seat you will soon after reading this! My girlfriend who recently had her first baby sent a picture with her daughter in this funny looking seat. She swears by it, she's got it all the supersauce, high chair, bouncy seat, swing and says by far this is the best money she has ever spent!

The Bumbo Seat is a new baby seat that can be used on any flat surface to seat your baby upright. The Bumbo Baby Sitter is perfect for babies as young as 3 months up to approximately 14 months. It's soft and comfortable and has no uncomfortable straps of fasteners, and is lightweight and portable - made from a durable, easy-to-clean, non-toxic material.

Available at

Interactive Wallpaper

Okay, I saw this and had to laugh. The walls in my house have been "faux drawn" by my four year old. As much as we appreciate his artistic expression, modernism at its best, it would be better appreciate on paper! Wallpaper from Graham & Brown is just the solution! The artists Wood and Taylor design the frames and you decide what goes in them. They can be pictures of your kids, or your kids can paint or draw inside the frames. Never thought you'd be happily handing your toddler a marker and telling him to draw on the wall!

Warm up with Room Seven Fall 2006

Room Seven's Fall Collection welcomes Winter with their sumptuous fabrics, warm velvets, soft corduroy and fine tweeds and herringbones just to mention a few. They've designed several great skirts this Fall, their signature saffran skirt (that's a must), the mini skirt which comes in a big flower print or a gorgeous herringbone, Reversible Silly Skirt(gotta love that) and the Sanna Printed Panel Skirt. All girls love dresses and boy the dresses this Fall are adorable! The Saffran Dress, Dona Pink Ribbon Jumper or Devon Velvet Embroidered Jumper, you'll have a tough time deciding! If your looking to splurge the Pablo Velvet Flared Pants are luxuriously soft and comfortable, and fully lined. If corduroy is more your style, the Pablo Corduroy Flared Pant will satify your every need. Make sure you check out their blazers, fully lined and incredibly well made, chocolate velvet blazer or red and pink plaids blazer. Fall pre-orders are now available at

Rock into Fall with Charlie Rocket

If your looking for rugged and sporty clothes for your son this Fall, look no further than Charlie Rocket. This Fall they've got some great tee's and pants! Being that it is the Winter season, the Ice Hockey shirt and Lift Pass Snowboarding shirts are a must! Okay, the pants are basics but they can stand up to even the toughest of boys, the tan corduroys are soft and comfy, not only do they go with everything they have an adjustable waist! Spice up his jeans with their vintage 5 pockets jeans!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Catimini Winter Pre-Orders!

Check out Catimini Fall 2006, pre-orders are now available at Order early before the sizes are gone!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Catimini Summertime Style

Catimini always know for their stylish and cool looks has once again brought us a fantastic Summer Collection! The Poupees Kachinas collection with its tribal feel, Atelier collection known for it's sumptous fabrics, and the Sur les Plages collection with outstanding sundresses. The exciting news is that it's all on sale. So if your up to your ears in clothes this Summer, I suggest tucking it away for next season!

Florals and Patches--Girls Beware

Room Seven clothing from The Netherlands is a line you should not pass up! This Summer their line sports lovely patterned florals (no not the Laura Ashley floral-phew!), patchwork saffran skirts (the best ever twirling skirt) and the most adorable Ruffled Sleeved Dress. The fabrics are of the highest quality, smooth and soft poplins with designs you won't see on every kid!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Oilily Winter 2006 - - Pre-Orders Now Available!

Shop Oilily online for Fall at Come along and join Lily and the Swan as they adventure to the Far East. The Fall collection sports wonderfully embellished fabrics, asian floral motifs, gorgeous velvets, bird patterns and as always whimsical bags (love the Oilily Kitty Backpack) and accessories. There is not a single piece of Oilily clothing that I haven't just fell in love with or bags or that I think about it! Available in toddler and girls sizes.

The Fall Lily and the Swan 2006 Collection is now online only at

Friday, June 16, 2006

Red Hot Summer Sale!

It's a red hot Summer sale at! A great chance to buy that outfit you've been eyeing on sale or to stock up on fabulous brands for next Summer. Just some of the brands on sale are Catimini, Charlie Rocket, Room Seven, Cakewalk, Baby Nay, Mimi & Maggie and more! Check it out, definitely not a sale to miss!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Baby Boot Camp--Bring your baby and get fit!

Get back into those pre-baby jeans with Baby Boot Camp! Having a baby can reek havoc on your body, but with Baby Boot Camp you can take charge. What I love is that baby comes too! No gym daycares, or your infant crying desperately as you leave, no runny noses passed along! A variety of class formats are available to meet your fitness needs, including indoor, outdoor, prenatal and express.

Baby Boot Camp is a stroller based fitness program focused on the needs of pre- and post-natal women. The fitness classes are designed specifically for pre- and post-natal women of any fitness level (yup, so no need to be an ironwoman) and incorporate your newborn baby into the class format. It offers time to bond with your baby as well as other supportive moms. Taught by nationally certified fitness professionals, Baby Boot Camp focuses on strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills to target all major muscle groups. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength (ah yes, remember those things called abs?)

The first class is free so no excuses not to at least check it out--bring a friend. To find a location in your area

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Oilily Fall 2006 Sneak Peek

Join Lily and the Swan and their adventures to the Far East this Fall 2006! Check out a sneak peek of Oilily's girls Fall 2006 collection. There are just a few tid bits for the moment but the entire collection is on it's way for pre-ordering this June! As always even these few pieces shown are nothing less than spectacular designs that we have come to know and expect from Oilily.

Don't get caught carrying a Winnie the Pooh diaper bag (ever), take a peek at this Oilily diaper bag coming this Fall 2006.

Hot Summer Handbags

Put away that boring black standard winter handbag and brighten things up with Amy Mac Designs. We've found a bag that is a Summertime must have, their Metro Retro Purse. It's functional (a great size) and hip. You can select from 9 different fabulous fabrics. On sale now through Memorial Day, don't miss out!

Thursday, May 25, 2006 sticky fingers!

Popsicles are every child's Summertime treat and potentially every mom's sticky messy nightmare. Kidcosmic's Popsicle Skirt Set and Popsicle Dress is not only absolutely adorable but it's mess free! The skirt set has a cool tank with and orange popsicle, dots and rhinestones on the front. The amazing skirt is 3 tiered, filled with happy colors of summer and mulit-colored popsicles, finished with a light pink sequined ruffle. The infant dress is short sleeved with a white top which also has the screen print on the front and tiers of fantastic popsicle and summertime colors. So skip the napkins and sticky fingers with this summertime must have from Kidcosmic!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tie Dye to Die For!

It's Summer and that means it's time to break out the tie dye and welcome in those sunny days! Out of Control tie dye is hip and trendy, the Ruffled Heart Dress or the XOXO Skirt Set is a must add to her Summer wardrobe. JM Originals Chips Ahearts Bermuda Short Set for those casual days and for a little pizzaz the Love Skort Set will delight your little girl. Don't forget boys, Charlie Rocket's Spiral Tie Dye Short Set tough enough for the rumble tumble of little boys. Who doesn't just love tie dye, it never seem to goes out of style!

I See London, I See France....

I see London, I see France, I can't see your underpants with Monkey Bar Buddies! For those girls that wear dresses day in and day out and still put in some serious time at the playground, Money Bar Buddies are your new best friend! These are fantastic, very light weight lycra shorts that are worn under skirt and dresses. Your daughter won't even know they are there, they are so comfortable. So let her twirl away, no undies to be seen here! They come in a variety of colors, sizes 2T through 7/8.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

What's Your Number?

Celebrate your birthday with a little glitz and glamour! A Wish Rhinestone Number Tee's are a great start to any new year. 100% cotton tee's with shimmering rhinestones formed together to create a number. Available in 1-5 years. What's great about these tee's are they can be worn beyond their actual birthday. Kidcosmic's birthday and cake 3-tiered skirt, a skirt any birthday girl would adore (pair it with the A Wish Number Tee and she'll rock!). Or for those tie dye fans (we love you!) A Wish has a Birthday Girl pink and purple bamboo style tee's. Happy birthday!

Friday, May 05, 2006

5 Must Have Sundresses

Nothing says Summer like a fantastic sundress. I've scouted and found the top 5 Summertime sundresses she can't live without! Mimi & Maggie's vintage Butterfly Lace Sundress, soft knit cotton a perfect sundress for those days of sunshine. Out of Control known for their custom tie dyed outfits, this Summer has a sassy ruffled heart sundress she'll adore! For the girly girl, Room Seven designed the Dina Butterfly Sundress, shimmering sequined butterfly adorned on the front. She'll flutter with delight! Not your basic sundress from Sprouties, Mosaic Flounce Sundress. It's definitely not one to miss, it's got style and some serious twirling ability. And last but not least, the Summer just would be the same without a cool white sundress. Catimini's Sur les Plages D'Ibiza White Sundress has it all, soft poplin cotton sundress but with some added flair, embroidery and style.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Soft & Comfy Playwear

Looking for soft and comfy clothes for your baby girl or boy? Cloud Mine's Summer line has got it all! Adorable and comfortable playwear, baby girls will love the watermelon tank sets or the ladybug bloomer set for those warm sunshine filled days, and little boys will slide into base with the baseball rompers and short sets! They are made of 100% snuggly soft cotton, one outfit and you'll be hooked!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Posh Cravings--insider's guide

The founder's of Posh Tots have done it again with the introduction of Posh Cravings, a guide for the savvy mom. Four friends with four different styles, personalities, views on life, and pregnancy share how they balance it all, the dish on what's hot and their fab finds. It's a bi-weekly newsletter, when you sign up you are automatically entered in their monthly drawing for a fabulous treat. This month it's mama bling (who doesn't love diamonds?). A large diamond mama pendant, worn by Jennifer Garner and Gwenyth Paltrow two proud mama's! Check out "today's dish" for the latest fabulous finds!

Don't forget mom

With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's time to let her know she's the best mom in the world! Things I Love Tee's are a great way to let her and everyone else know that you love your mom and your proud! Laughter is always a good gift, Momisms What She Says And What She Really Means will definitely bring some laughter to her day! A very funny book. Help her cherish the early days of your childhood by creating a handprint poem.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Protect those baby blues!

You can almost hear the crash of the surf and call of the seagulls, the summer season is almost here. We know you're ready with the sunscreen, but what about your babies eyes?

The human eye is ten times more sensitive to harmful UV rays than your skin. The lens of a child allows 70% more UV rays to reach the delicate retina than in an adult. Yet how many of us consider sunglasses for our children a must like using sunscreen? Not many! Children's eyes need all the protection they can get!

Protect them with Frubi Shades, soft protective eyewear. What makes them special? They are made of a soft, spongy, molded material that is comfortable--kid's don't even know they are wearing them. Second, Frubi Shades stay on with an adjustable Velcro strap in the back, they won't slide down your child's nose. Your kids will love them, sold in packs of 3 (a girls or boys pack) or individually.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

oilily clothes site

A friend has created this site to cover the happenings around one of my favorite childrens clothing brands, Oilily...

it will be worth watching to get all the scoop (and all those increbile girls skirts and girls dresses!)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

A To Do List with a Smile

Check off your To Do List with a smile! I found Picpads, a pad with a printed picture of your kids playing soccer or your favorite pet. Send your digital picture, pick a pad size and in 10 days you'll have a unique and fun pad to help you enjoy life a little while completing those tasks. Available in two sizes with or with out lines, notepad 5 X 8 or shopping list 3.5 X 8.5. Sets of 4 (40 sheets per pad) for $24.95. Great Mother's and Father's Day gift ideas!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Top 5 Summertime Skirts

Twirling whirling skirts for Summertime, what could be better? Skirts are hot this season, from the hippie gypsy to the skort.

1) Mimi & Maggie Springtime collection features an incredibly comfortable and stylish hippie skirt and tank, Mish Mish's Gypsy skirt with vibrant colors in a big flower print and embellished tank is a sure hit.

2) For the whirly girl Room Seven has the perfect skirt for even the most experienced twirlers. The full tiered saffran skirts blends geometric patterns, floral, and plaids beautifully to create a stunning skirt. Oilily's Twixy skirt, gorgeous printed poplin and contrasting ruffles.

3) Rumba and ruffle with Cakewalk this Spring. Ruffle skirts are hot and definitely not ones to pass up. Wrap it up with Cakewalk's cross reversible wrap ruffle skirt and striped stretch tee.

4) The classic pleated look just never goes out of style. Catimini a brand we can expect to see fresh and innovative looks, this Spring has designed a feminine skirt Un Long Dimanche a la Campagne fresh florals and sequins, for those fashion forward girls the Kachinas Poupees skirt is a must.

5) Ah, the skort a marvelous invention. JM Originals and Catimini this Spring feature some great stylish skort looks, for those girls who want to express their girly side without sacrificing exposing their hello kitty undies.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

A Little Scoop? The Inside on What's Hot

You receive the Sunday paper every Sunday to read up on world events, and of course those fabulous local sales that you must absolutely not miss for the upcoming week. I found A Little Scoop a great weekly newsletter that comes right to your computer screen ever Tuesday, and it's free.

They bring unique and hip things for your kids right to you, let them do the leg work! So sign up and be sure to get in on A Little Scoop and find out what's hot!

A Running Skirt?

A skirt made for running? Yes, I thought the same thing. I am a moderately serious runner, and have always felt like running was a nice true to sport activity. But I have to say, I checked out their site and the idea is pretty cool. I ordered one for myself, yes I'll be the one in the running skirt!

The company SkirtSports, Inc was created by an Ironman Champion Nicole DeBoom. Even the buff athlete had body image issues, she envisioned a skirt for running, workouts, and playing afterward. The result is unlike anything on the glutted fitness apparel market. It's not your mom's skort. It's not a kilt. It's not like any tennis skirt. Most of all, and most importantly, it's not sausage-casing tights or boxy, mannish shorts.

So check them out, Triks there's the GymGirl, MarathonGirl, MarathonGirl - CoolMax, and BikeGirl and more.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Great Summertime Tee's

Tee shirts and tank are a basic to every wardrobe--with Summer on the way here's a few one's your sure to love.

Great tee's for Summer:
1) Does she love the beach, the sand between her toes and shimmering rhinestones? I've found a tank she can't live without. A Wish's Beach Babe Tank, cotton ribby tank with rhinestones forming a bikini and "beach babe" spelled out.

2) A way to "own" a drum set without actually having to "own" a drum set! City Threads vintage rock n roll tee's are without a doubt a must have for every boy. So rock on!

3) It's simple. One word. One picture. Mighty Politey tee's, if they don't make you chuckle you've got no sense of humor (hopefully you are laughing). Lucky Duck, a little yellow duck biting a four leaf clover in his bill, with "lucky" spelled out. Come on, let it out, it's funny!

4) Every kid loves glue, thankfully it now comes in sticks and we can control the damage. Altru's Elmer's Glue tee is a great vintage tee for both boys and girls alike. Soft and comfy, available in even sizes only.

Tooth Fairy Update

I wrote earlier about a blog article I read discussing how the tooth fairy had been slacking off. They have had some great tips from readers I thought you'd enjoy the update.

Would your kid be listed under "The Worst Looks for Kids 2005"?

A great article written by Michelle Kouzmine, in her kid's fashion column on She hits on 5 key points. So mom's (and anyone shopping for kids clothes) it's time to pay attention.

The trends are leaning in the direction of "getting older younger". This is probably one area that really disappoints me, in both parents choices and the greedy industry (cash is king at the expense of our kids childhoods). So let's defend our kids and let our kids be kids, don't dress them like they are mini adults, they'll have years of it (believe me). There are plenty of great looks out there, that are fun and unique without turning your daughter into a Bratz doll.

Make it a team effort when clothes shopping with your kids. Find clothes that expresses their personality and one's that you can live with. It can be tough, my daughter keeps finding these massive bows from her toddler years that she thinks is just the stunning finishing touch for her ensemble. It's painful and just completely kills her outfit that I have painstakingly put together...but she's got to be able to express herself and make choices.

So if you've read Michelle's article and are guilty, it's a new year (pretty new anyways) there's still time to make amends!

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

In case you missed playing and pranks on loved ones's a good read and a good laugh. A list of the top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes...we loved the The Left Handed Whopper!

Celebrity Kids--what they're wearing

Want to know what the celebrities are dressing their kids in? Check out this article Our favorite are the tee's from Mighty Politey.

Mighty Politey cotton tees for infants and toddlers feature a simple concept, one word and one picture to create a statement that you make you laugh out loud. With combinations such as "Stud Muffin", "Queen Bee" and "City Slicker". Mighty Politey shirts are cracking people up all over the country.

The stars love them for their little ones and you will too.
You want to know who's buying what?

Courtney Cox Arquette: Cutie Pie tee for her daughter Coco
Debra Messing: Chick Magnet tee for her son Roman
Britney Spears: Stud Muffin tee for her son Sean Preston

Is the Tooth Fairy slacking off?

If your son or daughter has recently lost a tooth, this is a must read blog posting for you! I got a good chuckle as we have had a similar experience with the tooth fairy this year. My daughter lost her 2nd tooth and wasn't quite ready to give it up. We wrote the tooth fairy a note asking her not to take the tooth just yet. Once she decided she was ready, we wrote another note letting her know it was okay to take the tooth. But the tooth fairy did not come. I wasn't sure if we offended her with our first request to wait. Luckily, she came back the next night and took the tooth, left a shiny coin and a trail of her sparkling fairy dust. I'll tell you that fairy dust is pretty nice, I'm thinking she should look into bottling it and selling it by the ounce!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Got Game?

Hurray, something cool and hip for baby boys! It's true, Trumpette has designed Johnny Socks for little boys (and for those pink opposed girls). They come in a box of six, each one a different primary color. They mimic good old Converse Chucks, they've even got the laces! If you looking for a unique baby gift or to get his mind in the game check out Johnny Socks from Trumpette. Score!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Cookie...upscale new parenting magazine

There are a bunch of parenting magazines out there, and we all have our favorites. The next time your at the bookstore check out Cookie or visit their website at You can get a sneak peek into their next issue. It features fashion, home, travel, entertainment and health for parents and their children.

It's not your traditional "baby magazine." The category is changing. Category leader Parenting started to research in 2002 what women wanted in parenting magazines, says Jeff Wellington, vice president and group publisher. The answer, he says, was content that felt more like Vogue and Elle, magazines they read before having children. It's worth checking it out!

Monster Tee's from Dishy Duds

Is your toddler getting you down? Feel like you've got a monster on your hands? These monster shirts from Dishy Duds are a riot! There are six monster faces tee's to choose from. These soft cotton tee's are available in sizes 3 months through youth 10.

Desperate Housewives...a video game?

Okay, I'll admit that my Sunday nights are filled with Wisteria Lane (okay, fine Grey's Anatomy as well). But a video game? Disney's Buena Vista is releasing a PC video game based on the Desperate Housewives tv show. I'm not really sure who would actually buy a Desperate Housewives video game. I can't see a 9 year old too excited about scandals and affairs of a 30-40 year old woman. But this is the new technology age, so maybe there's housewives out there looking for something to fill that empty "hmm... I need a computer game" hole in her life.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Classic Vintage Tee's

No ducks or bunny's here. Altru vintage tee's are hip and cool for boys and girls. Remember the "sorry charlie" ad campaign with that witty blue tuna fish always out smarting that fishermen? Take a look at some of their tee's they offer, your sure to love them.

Egg Pet Plants

Recently, my daughter brought home from Kindergarten her most recent prized possession, her grass plant she grew in a lovely white styro foam cup. She asks to place it prominently in the kitchen window and waters it daily. If you've got a horticulturist on your hands and would like to be spared the stylish styro foam cup, these egg pet plants will fit the bill! Easter is right around the corner, you may even be able to swap out a chocolate bunny for the egg pet plant and save those teeth! You can find them at or you can get one FREE with an order here Still looking for that Easter or Spring dress, check out Deux par Deux they've got an adorable knit floral dress with a matching cardigan!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cool Kicks for Spring

Now that Spring has sprung, it's time to put those winter boots away and shop for those stylin' Spring shoes. Shop where you are sure to find those Spring and Summer shoes you can't live without.

We love this site for several reasons (and you will too), first it's got fabulous shoes from European designers such as Naturino, Primigi, Geox, Mod8, Aster, Puma and Oilily. Poca Pattino has spectacular photography, well written descriptions with helpful tips on how wide they run, and yup it's true you don't have to scroll through tons of pages to find what you are looking for! They have cool shoes for boys (hurray) because boy's deserve to look stylish and cool too! And mom while you're shopping for the hippest shoes for your little ones, you can check out mama's shoes selection and maybe add a strappy number to your Spring selection! Who needs to shop at the "world's biggest online shoe store" when you can find just what you need right here, with personal touch and excellent customer service.

Our two favorites for girls shoes this Spring are: Lelli Kelly Dahlia Dolly and Naturino 7720 (I know, Naturino needs to work on a little creativity there). The Lelli Kelly Dahlia Dolly shoes just flat out rock! Great slip on canvas shoes with some definite funk and pizzaz (and very reasonably priced)! The Naturino 7720 is every little girls dream shoe, pink, pink and more pink! Satin mary jane with a pink flower--just darling! For those little rough and tumblers check out the Geox Fang great Spring colors, and velcro so they never have to slow down, even to tie their shoes. Not only will he look cool, he can say his shoes are called Fangs! A sandal perfect for Spring is the Naturino Faros. Naturino's best selling sandal, just updated and ready to go, go go.

So make sure you swing by you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Candy Wear it Don't Eat it

Save those pearly whites, and dress her in JM Originals this Summer where she can have candy and cookies all day long! Creating funky and whimsical designs since 1976, JM Originals is a must have this season! Whether it's their Chips Ahearts collection with red and turquoise tie dye and chocolate chip cookies, Chick-lets pink pink tie dye with bubbly pink gum, or the rockin' Love collection in grey and pink tie dye hearts and wings included, she'll love them and okay maybe you'll still have to give in to some goodies now and again.

Biscotti Sweetness for Little Girls

There's nothing sweeter that a little girl in a dress from Biscotti. This Spring they have designed some simply gorgeous dresses that will make even those tomboys want to become a princess for a day! Influenced by the late Victorian Era, with their Baby Biscotti Sweet Victorian dress made of a sumptuous crinkled silk, with delicate trimwork in ruffles and tiny rosebuds. The Victorian Strappy Ballet dress, also constructed of crinkled silk flows just beautifully. Straps at the shoulders and just lovely wide outer shoulder sleeves embellished with tiny ruffles and rosebuds creating a soft and feminine feel. For those looking to sprinkle some magic dust this Spring, the Enchanted Fairy Dress is the one for you. Made of lilac netting (with an underdress of course) and embellished with sparkling sequins and flowers, the layers will keep her fluttering for hours.

For those special occasions this Spring and Summer look for Biscotti, always feminine, sweet and will undoubtedly take your breath away!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tips for a Fun Family Trip

Are we there yet? No, honey we haven't even left our driveway yet. Yep, it could be a long trip ahead but we've found the solution! a fantastic children's travel website, so get ready to enjoy those Spring and Summer family trips!

They've got it all to make your family's travels a fun time. First and foremost is the actual luggage, they've got hip travel cases and you won't want to miss some cool backpacks too.

Help them create their own trip memories with the Kid's Travel Journal. A great journal where they can write about their experiences, the journal provides and area to keep track of your travels, maps and other fun events. It won the 2004 Oppenheim Best Toy Gold Award.

For those long car trips, check out the Road Trip Activity Journal it will keep them busy. It includes a packing list, lots of room to write about all the adventures on the road, car games, crossword puzzles, maps, bingo and more! Best of all no batteries required-kid powered!

Loads of great kids travel books, we love the children's Fodor's guides with 68 great things to do together ideas in each destination, fun facts and area highlights (they may even learn something)!

Family time is hard to come by these days, so make the most of it and plan ahead and enjoy your time together.

Get Hoppin Easter is on the Way!

Like most of us, we are ready for the sounds of Spring... robins chirping, flowers blooming and warm sunshine. And of course the Easter Bunny and all his delightful treats! We've found some delightful Easter dresses from Amacello to welcome Spring and the Easter bunny!

A simply gorgeous panel dress from Amacello and wow a great price too! It's fully lined, exceptional quality and unique design make this a great find! Another great dress from Amacello and yup it's a great price too, their Frill dress. Dainty floral patterns, soft creams and hot pinks combined to create a stunning dress.

What's great about these dresses (not only the great price and quality) is that they are special enough for an Easter occasion, but they can be worn again (shocking I know) for graduations, weddings, family photographs, birthday's and more!

Spring Fashions for Girls

Spring looks have sprung up so get ready! This year's looks for girls are fresh, fun and offer great color options. Put a little spring in her step and in her wardrobe with these great spring looks for girls.

The Bohemian Chic Look blasted on the scene thanks to super hip stars like Sienna Miller. This look translates well to kids' clothing because it has a sense of whimsy and innocence. A fantastic skirt set from Mimi & Maggie's Garden of Earthly Delights is perfect for those looking to achieve this look.

The Preppy Look is back. Parents who fondly remember sporting Polo shirts, cable cord sweaters and deck shoes will rejoice in dressing their kids in updated versions of classic preppy wear.

The Surfer Girl Look is hot, hot, hot for spring. She'll look beachy keen in these radical clothes. A super fun boy short set and terry dress from Kate Mack, she'll love!

The Fun and Funky Look is for the girl who has loads of personality and loves to stand out in the crowd. The best thing about this look is that it has no rules, limits or boundaries because it's all about expressing her true personality. Catimini and Cakewalk both great designer of fun and funky looks, check out some of their new Spring styles, Poupees Kachinas Skort Set from Catimini and Floral Ruffle Skirt Set from Cakewalk clothing.

Layers, layers, layers and more layers. Girls look adorable this year in shrugs, scarves, camis, and other great layering pieces.

from Michelle Kouzmine's fashion editorial

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Celebrity Baby Buzz

Okay, admit it we are all suckers for the hollywood and entertainment gossip--especially baby news. We feel like we know Jennifer and just can't believe her marriage to Brad (yep, on a first name basis-these are our personal friends-right!?) fell apart. Is the pending marriage of Tom and Kate a charade (and most importantly, what will they dress there little girl in!). How will Heather recover after her divorce from rocker Richie Sambora. And most important, who's pregnant, who's just had a baby and when will we see the pictures? We've found the best blog with daily updates on who, what and where check out

Twirly Girl

Does it twirl she asks? It not only twirls it rocks! The Spring Cakewalk features a simply gorgeous Cakewalk Pink Cyclaam Swirly Sundress with two layers of ruffles to delight even the most twirly girls. Made of poplin cotton, a fuschia fabric with floral and botanical designs. For those girls that don't like dresses, they've got some amazing skirt sets as well. To please the ruffle in her, a cotton/lycra striped tee with stretchy lace sleeves paired with a hot pink wrap ruffle (an its reversible) skirt. Another one of our favorites is a soft pink tank with stretchy hot pink lace overlay, an fantastic floral scalloped skirt with a hot pink underskirt. The designs from Cakewalk clothing season after season never disappoint! If you've never given them a try, now is the time-you'll love it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Beachtime Pizzazz

Show some pizzazz at this beach/pool this Summer! Azul swimwear from Brazil has some great looks this Summer, she'll love. Our favorite is their Gabriella collection, a wonderful combination of animal and floral patterns. Bright lime greens, melon and brown floral, pink and white stripes, and brown zebra prints make these suits a definite must for the Summer season! Styles from a tankini to a triange bikini, but you've got to add the skirt for the complete look! If your looking for something a bit more playful, their Playa collection is sure to thrill her! Light blue overall fabric with beach umbrella's in orange and yellows, beach towels, and florals make up this fun pattern. The Trinkini is fantastic! 2 swimsuits in one, a tankini top or a triangle top and bottoms. Dive right into Summer with any of these great swimsuits from Azul. Splash!

See Mommy Run!

Okay so it's not about any trendy styles, but mom's need good mental health and healthy bodies or we can't shop for those fantastic outfit! I stumbled upon this website and support strong and healthy moms, and I think it is so important to teach your kids a healthy lifestyle--so check it out. Any mom can tell you about the changes kids bring to your life, physically (yes you can get that pre-baby body back, its just HARD work), mentally and emotionally. As I read about Andrea Vincent's story, moving to a new place, feeling isolated and finding it difficult to meet new people, and how she started I was intrigued. She searched for existing running groups online and came up empty handed. After the birth of her daughter in August 2004, she officially launcher the site. She figured that if she could meet five moms in her area who enjoyed running, she would be happy. Within 7 months, 750 women had signed up. Since then, Vincent has established groups in nine other states with a total of over 2,000 members. So come on girls, find a running group in your neighborhood and hit the road!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Vintage Casual Look for Boys--it's HOT!

One of the hottest looks for boys this year is the Vintage Casual Look. Boys love this look because it is comfy, casual and looks cool. This look is all about layering, and choosing pieces that have a retro look to them and a pre-worn feel. City Threads Spring line offers just that, boys tee's with a vintage look and feel. 100% soft comfy cotton with cool screen-prints that even he will go wild for. With retro-feeling themes such as rock & roll (we've all got a little in us), the playround (who can resist the swings) and the beach (is there any place better?).

Psychedelic Chic

The seventies may be a thing of the past, but tie dye is back and more hip than ever, says Stephanie Silver of Earnshaw's. Out of Control tie dyed collection for Spring 2006 is not only hip, its HOT! Stunning colors swirled together, hot pink and oranges and cool aquas and greens. Sassy ruffled sundresses, comfy bermuda shorts and skirts sets, the line offers casual playwear to playful dresses and skirts.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sheen Kidz--Charlie Sheen Kids Clothing Designer?

I happened to see in People Magazine that Charlie Sheen (yes, the actor) will be launching a line of kids clothes this Spring... called Sheen Kidz. A little disappointed in the name, sounds a bit cheap, couldn't he have been a bit more creative? Supposed to be for sizes infant up through 6x. He says his inspiration comes from his two girls. You never know, maybe it will be a hit.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

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