Archive for April, 2010
Friday, April 30th, 2010
Oprah recently Picked the CozyChic Adult Robe as one of her “Favorite Things”. Envelope a mom in our luxurious CozyChic Robe by Barefoot Dreams, and discover peace and tranquility. Made of ultra soft knit, exclusive only to Barefoot Dreams, this plush robe will turn your home into a spa.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robes are featured at 5-Star Resorts and Spas, and are top sellers at major department stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Fred Segal. A favorite among celebrities and the modern mom on the go! The Robe is shawl collared, double belt looped, washable/dryable, and available in 16 yummy colors [Marine, Emerald, Amethyst, Cream, Pink, Stone, Seaglass, White, Blue, Lilac, Camel, Espresso, Midnight, Aqua Ice, Violet Ice, and Bordeaux] defining style and comfort for her.
SOURCE: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robes
Monday, April 26th, 2010
When we bring a new baby home, we idealize these perfect little beings. They have such soft skin and tiny toes. Little finger are always reaching out to explore their new world. You cannot help, but want to pick up the precious little bundles. As you bring your newborn up to you though, invariably it happens; Blap! Yes, while babies are cuddly and cute, they are far from clean.
While we cannot prevent babies from their little burps and blats, we can contain them. The butterfly bib and burp cloth gift set is a wonderful gift for baby. The two piece set is bright and colorful and can make mealtime happy and fun. The bib can be personalized with the baby’s name or initial. Choose your own font style and thread color to make it unique. Perfect for baby showers, christenings, and birthdays! This is just a sampling of the many beautiful and unique bib designs to choose from at BabyBox.
When your little angel graduates from spit-ups and burp clothes to little spoons and bowls you could try these lovely items. A sterling silver spoon is a wonderful baby gift. This spoon is the perfect size for little ones. The design is simple, classic and sure to be used every day. A beautiful keepsake to commemorate a baby’ s birth. This spoon promises to become a family keepsake and will be cherished for years to come.
Here, this child’s cup and plate set is a cheerful and classic gift for boys and girls. The hand-painted pieces are adorned with colorful stripes of blue and green along the border. The cup features double handles that make it easy for your child to drink. Both cup and plate can be personalized with your child’s name and accented with a star. A perfect addition to any table. So while messes of many kinds will continue to happen for years to come, there are ways to minimize them. Enjoy every minute now in style.
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Now I lay me down to sleep,
What better way than to lay your little princesses’ head on this enchanting fairy princess embroidered pillow by Bella Bliss. It is a great accent for your little girl’s room and bedding. The handcrafted fairy princess theme is charming and features dainty and colorful princesses for your princess. Coordinates with the Bella Bliss embroidered blankets, hats and burp clothes. Just right to send her off to dream land happy!
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Warm and comfortable that is! All babies deserve a beautiful quilt! This multi-color abracadabra quilt with assorted animals, patterns and shapes is a delight to the eye and is traditionally hand-quilted. Edges are finished by machine for long lasting durability. This quilt is made from soft, all natural cotton of the finest quality, including batting. Designed as a crib quilt, but great as a wall hanging or play throw. As with any hand-quilted item, each piece is an original. Just like your precious bundle.
If I should die before I wake,
Well, we don’t want that, but maybe you could leave the light on just in case you need to check in on your slumbering darling in the middle of the night. This Oopsy Daisy “Petite Owls” nightlight brings two colorful owls where the elder one is watching over the younger one sleep in the night. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Lorena Siminovich, whose biography is included with each unit.
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
To take care of in the best way possible! So snuggle your newborn in this classic, country, portable Willow Basket by Blauen. It is elegantly outfitted here in white quilted ”Honeycomb” pique and traditional ‘Ric Rac’ trim — available in white, pink, blue, or yellow — the two-ply coverlet has generous scallops which add charm to our sweet, rustic, first bed for baby. Sweet dreams little princes and princesses! Shhh.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
How can I streamline my Laundry Room ?
- Corral all-weather gear – designate a basket for each member of your family
- Store Cleaning Supplies in a portable Caddy
- Create a pet zone for a pet bed or crate and all pet accessories in one place
- Install a retractable clothing line up high to use for drying clothes vertically
- Set up 3 laundry hampers – lights, whites, & darks – so clothes are sorted & ready to go
- Have a special lost & found basket – for pocket retrivals like coins, tickets, sticks, and stones
Tips from Organizing Guru Julie Morgenstern
Enliven your laundry area with color, pattern, & fun !
The laundry room is one space where you can decorate in any color or theme you want. So few people see it – so choose your favorite colors, have fun, and go wild ! Go to the home improvement store and pick out your favorite paint color, look at wallpaper patterns for one wall, get fun and fresh curtains for the window.
Lively Laundry Room Ideas & Pictures from Bettter Homes and Gardens
Laundry Room Supplies Storage Ideas - Cabinets above your washer & dryer
- Open shelving above your washer & dryer
- Dirty laundry pre-sorted in labelled canvas baskets
- Hooks to hang ironing board and iron
- Fold down countertop to save space when not in use
More Good Housekeeping Storage Ideas
Laundry Room Essentials- Great Laundry baskets to transport clean laundry to bedrooms
- Lingere bags to protect your delicates and clothing with embellishments
- Drying rack or clothing line to hang clothing that can’t handle the heat of the dryer
More Real Simple Laundry Room Essentials
Family Laundry Time
- Assign each person in the house a different colored clean laundry basket
- Put clean laundry in each person’s basket & make it their responsibility to put it away
- Require that members of your family must bring their dirty laundry to the laundry room to wash instead of you hunting all over the house and their rooms for it
- Buy and assign different colored bath towels for each member of your house
Tips from Melissa Lierman, the TimeOutMom
Friday, April 16th, 2010
This mobile made of five charming monkeys playing together on a tree will amuse your child
. The sweet and beautifully crafted animals will sway gently overhead. This unique mobile is made in Denmark. Makes a delightful addition to any room.
Make bedtime special with our selection of crib toys and calming musical mobiles. Whether your baby is lying down in a crib, or sitting up around the house, our crib toys and Crib Hanging Mobiles are a perfect choice. Our Baby Crib Hanging Mobiles are made to keep your baby stimulated and happy. “It is now known that sensory stimulation and neural pathway connections are major factors that lead to healthy brain function in babies.”
Available in many different styles and colors. Our unique collection of Baby Crib Hanging Mobiles give you a wide selection to choose from. We are sure to have the perfect Baby Crib Hanging Mobiles to fit right in with your baby decor. Our Baby Crib Hanging Mobiles will keep your baby’s mind entertained and engaged reducing crying as well. A peaceful baby will make any new parent happy.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Wooden wall letters to your children’s room and it will enhance your decor. Parents and children will enjoy adding these accents to their nursery and room. The handcrafted letters come in an array of designs, sizes, shapes and colors. Styles range from block, script
, to the whimsical and the can be done with a single monogram letter
or used to spell out a full name.
The letters whether classic or contemporary can also be displayed in a variety of ways to accent your room. All finely crafted and made from quality materials, we have put together a selection of letters from designers that will personalized their space and make your child’s room special and fun. These letters will make your kids room a place they can truly call their own.
SOURCES: Huge variety of Wooden Wall Letters in all shapes, colors, and sizes from www.BabyBox.com
Monday, April 12th, 2010
Children’s Lighting is one of the most important parts of designing a nursery. Add one of our children’s lamps or children’s chandeliers and make any room bright and cheerful. Lamps, chandeliers, and sconces can add a decorative touch to the room and provide the right amount of light for reading, play and other activities. Alternatively, adding just the right lighting can turn a basic nursery or child’s room into something very special and warm.
BabyBox.com offers a full range of luxury lighting options from Art for Kids, Charn & Company
, Gilbert Designs, Serena & Lily, Jubilee
and other notable collections. Classic and contemporary styles for all rooms are available in a diverse range of colors and materials. We also offer shades and custom designs.
Friday, April 2nd, 2010
Every kid loves a tent. They are fantastic for rainy days when things get a little stir crazy in the house. Tents provide kids a world of their own and for this reason there are many tents designed specially for childrens’ playtime. But many parents underestimate the power of the play tent. It has many more uses and benefits than you might know of.
The obvious use for a play tent is for play! Kids love a play tent because they instantly have their own clubhouse, princess castle, space ship, cave, time machine, store, etc. Imaginations are allowed to run wild many times over. It’s just so fun to set up the family room or the downstairs rec room with a tent for the day. Mom, jump in and play along. Make your kids their jungle safari lunch or a space age meal & serve it to them in their tent.
In addition, just about every tent out there is large enough for multiple children, so interaction and cooperative play is easily encouraged. I love that a tent or a teepee can instantly tranform a room quickly and easily. Within seconds you have a whole new play area within the walls of your own home. When play time is over, the tent is easily broken down to a fraction of its size – a big plus for any family limited on space.
BabyBox has a great selection of gorgeous tents in all kinds of patterns and designs for boys, girls, or gender neutral in their selection of Cloth Teepees, Cloth Play Tents, and Fabric Play Houses.
BabyBox Listing of Play House, Play Tents, Play TeePees
Article Alley – Why play tents are so fun