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  • Archive for March, 2012

    Spring Fowers

    Friday, March 30th, 2012

    At this time of year, I fall in love with the outside world all over again. Every day it seems that the world changes. There are buds on the trees, flowers poking through the dirt and mamas pushing baby carriages in the park again. The air smells fresh and clean with the newness of Spring and smiles plaster the faces of all and sundry after surviving another long winter. Toodle-oo old man winter! Mother Nature is painting the town pink, purple and cheery yellow with her flower wand again. I think I have to join in with my own flowers as well today.

     

    So take a seat and let me spin you a picture painted with flowers today. This delightful flower child princess chair is the perfect spot to rest amongst a garden of flowers. The elegant floral design and ultimate comfort of Child Princess Chair & Ottoman from Angel Song will surely allure your child to sit and enjoy her story time. The trimmed border of the back rest at top and soft arm rest provides a fashionable way for your girl to rest and relax. Light green fabric with golden dots composes the skirt of the chair. It comes with a spongy ottoman in corresponding fabrics and design to provide you added comfort. It is meticulously made by expert craftsman to make sure finest quality possible.

     

    Don’t feel like you have to sit still though, as this flower-themed stroller blanket can go wherever you do. Get your kid’s room beautiful with Flower and Scalloped Edge Blanket. With different available colors and fonts, it makes for an interesting buy. With a comfortable size of 22” x 30”, the stroller size blanket is a perfect gift for infants. It is made of 100% acrylic which makes it non-shrinkable. This custom designed piece looks elegant and attractive and is available in cashmere and acrylic. Sample shown in Bleach White/Fuschia.

     

    I can never resist bringing flowers indoors though and these flowers will never fade! The “Blue Flowers in Pink Pot” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Gale Kaseguma brightens the room with vibrant colors and shades. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designed by artist, Jenny Kostecki with biography attached to the back.

     

    Perhaps the best way to enjoy spring flowers though is to wear them! This personalized spring flowers pattern baseball tee shirt will look adorable on your little girl. Designed with mint green, fuchsia, blue, red, green and pink spring flowers print, it is classic and unique. This fun baseball style shirt is one of our favorites. Available in three colors; white with blue sleeves, white with black sleeves or white with pink sleeves, it works on any child. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for.

     

    I Spy a Bunny Rabbit

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

    As I was sipping my steaming coffee this morning, I gazed into the back yard and guess what I saw? A nervous bunny hopped into view, sniffing at the new growth that has been slowly emerging over the last few weeks. The cute little guy nibbled here and there for a few minutes, then disappeared out of sight. The whole incident took only a moment, but left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside and more content to face the day. Perhaps that wee rabbit is one of the Easter bunny’s kin, out early to check out spots for his annual Easter Egg hunt next week? That is the story that I am going to stick with today and in return, I will share some bunnies with you from Babybox.com‘s store. Hope you have a bright and hoppy day!

     

    Scanning through our site, I spy a sweet bunny hiding under this cute lamp! This adorable bunny lamp with Green Check Rose Shade is perfect for any nursery. The base features a sweet bunny and the green check silk shade is accented with pink pearls, green beaded leaves and pink ribbon rosebuds. The top and the bottom of the shade are lined in pink pearl gimp. The adorable design is perfect for any decor and will bring a smile to everyone. A great way to create an enchanting room for baby.

     

    There is another rabbit in the garden that has hopped right onto this shelf! The A Bunny in the Garden Picket shelf by Sweet Beginning is great for displaying your most cherished photographs, trinkets, or trophies and in any room. Decorative, sturdy and versatile, this piece features a charming hand painted garden motif on a shelf made from the finest wood. There are also many colors available, so that you can truly customize the piece to match any room. Perfect for any home, the wall decor works well with other pieces in the Sweet Beginnings collection or by itself!

     

    In fact, those fuzzy bunnies seem to be climbing the walls straight into this wall art. This charming Bunny Topiary with pink frame is wall art that is sure to make your decor special. The artwork is a mounted giclee of cute birds and a topiary in a pink decorative pot. It is also available with several different distressed frame colors and with personalization. Font and personalization location is at the discretion of the artist.

     

    My goodness, you even have to watch out overhead, as those frisky rabbits have taken to the sky on this bunny mobile by designer Louise Helmersen. This mobile is made of 5 playful circular bunnies hopping, jumping and rolling along. The bunnies are in shades of grey and white which is ideal for newborns whose eyes are most attracted to bright colors and contrasting patterns in their first months of life. The cardboard mobile measures 19 H 21 W and will delicately spin in the faintest breeze, drawing your child’s eyes and interest.

    Man’s Best Friend

    Monday, March 26th, 2012

    What a lovely weekend! At my house, there was time spent with my family, friends and even an opportunity for a long walk with my faithful companion,  the family dog. Any pet owner knows that a dog is more than just a furry friend though. They are a member of the family. And as such, they deserve a spotlight here at Babybox.com. So today, we bring you a look at man’s best friend, the dogs of Babybox.com.

     

    bashful spaniel dog by jelly cat (medium)

    This super plush Bashful Spaniel Dog by Jellycat is the newest dog to the bashful collection and is sure to be a hit with your little one!

    Jellycat, a successful high-quality plush company from London, England is now available in the U.S. These fine products have been loved in Europe and now are finding homes here in the U.S. Jellycat toys are known throughout the world for their charm, creativity and that distinctive hint of attitude built into each design

     

    sleeping dog nightlight by oopsy daisy

    This Oopsy Daisy “Sleeping Dog” nightlight brings a cute and adorable companion into your little dog lover’s room. 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 Jessica Flick, whose biography is included with each unit.

     

    puppy dog hooded towel

    Whether they’re shivering after swimming, too many runs through the icy sprinkler, or after a bath, this 100% cotton terry towel will help get your pretend puppies warm and dry! The hooded towel gets its doggone charm from the appliqued felt eyes and realistic, plastic nose that is applied using extreme pressure. (Adult supervision is recommended if this towel is used by children under the age of three just in case a budding barber decides to cut it out of the towel and then decides it sort of reminds them of a chocolate covered raisin, just to be on the safe side.) Made in U.S. Machine wash.

     

    bea the boston terrier wall art canvas by meghann o’hara

    This “Bea – The Boston Terrier” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Meghann O?Hara brings a cute and adorable friend ?Bea? into your little dog lover?s room; it is the perfect addition to match the d?cor of your child?s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. Each canvas is decoratively finished along the 3/4 inch thick sides. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designer?s biography comes attached at the back.

     

    hand painted picture frame - paws

    The paws hand painted picture frame is perfect for showcasing your favorite puppy photo anywhere in the home. It has an adorable small paws print design around the frame and a coordinating gingham border on the side. The frame is available in several color combinations and can be personalized (additional cost) with your dogs name. Everyone is sure to enjoy this delightful and decorative frame!

     

    This is just a small taste of how Babybox.com honors the family dog though. If you want a few more doggy inspired items, please visit our website and type in “dog” in our search window for lots of other options, from wall art to baby gifts, and toys to furniture. We love man’s best friend as much as you do!

    Let’s Accessorize Baby!

    Friday, March 23rd, 2012

    As the temperatures rise, the amount of clothes we put on starts to lessen. That doesn’t mean we have to lose our sense of fashion though! Just because we have ditched the sweaters and parkas, doesn’t mean we can’t accessorize to make an outfit shine. Of course, Babybox.com can help you take your children’s outfits from drab to fab in an instant with some of these funky additions.

    While diapers are a must for your babies, that doesn’t mean you can’t jazz up their cute little behinds! Any little tush will look so cute in these sweet embroidered whale monogrammed bloomer diaper cover. Summer is made for time at the shore, and your little girl will look simply adorable in her embroidered whale bloomers. Sweet as can be these embroidered name monogrammed bloomers diaper cover is the perfect finishing touch for your little one’s summer dress. When they are doing flips in the playground or handstands this is the part that most people will see! Double seat panties with eyelet lace at the leg openings. Embroidered onto the seat is a preppy green whale! And stitched below is her name in navy thread! Just adorable.

     

    Your little man can shnazz it up too with a cool belt to set off his outfit. These boy’s belts are a playfully preppy accent to any outfit for children ages 2 to 10 years! A classic for any little boys closet, our preppy belts will be used often. Constructed of sturdy, cotton elastic stretch webbing with interlocking buckles, this stretch belt simply and stylishly keeps pants in place. There are several patterns to choose from, so be sure to check them all before you make your choice! Plus, they are made right here in the U.S.A.

     

    Don’t leave the flowers in the ground! Add them to your little girl’s hair as well with these adorable embroidered flower headbands. Oh my goodness! This is one of the most adorable headbands we have found and every little girl will love wearing it. Made with a white 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon, trimmed with ric rac. Sewn inside is a plastic headband. Embroidered on the headband are three flowers with 3-D white pom pom centers…YES 3-D WHITE POM POM CENTERS!!! Each headband is made with three color variations, light, medium, dark with the ric rac coordinating (not all ric rac colors are going to be an exact match, but they are close enough to be cute). Four colorways available are: pinks, purples, greens, turquoises..

     

    The last thing to set off the perfect outfit though has got to be the shoes! Yes, Babybox.com sells baby shoes also. These adorable cow sneakers are perfect for your little boy or girl. Each shoe is handpainted with a happy cow face at the toe and cow print on the sides. Designed with a strong durable sole, these shoes are perfect for your active child. Also make a great baby gift (add onesie and socks) and addition to any wardrobe. Available in sizes ranging from infant to youth (see size chart on website).

    Summer Hats

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

    Can you believe this brilliant weather? I swear that all of North America is being treated to way above seasonal temperatures. I for one am loving it! That being said, I know that my delicate skin is not quite used to it just yet, so I have to watch out. You do too! Grab your sunglasses and dig out the summer hats. Of course, sometimes a new season just deserves a change in accessories as well. Would you care for a peak at some of our summer selections in the hat department? Take a look at just a few of our summer hats.

     

    Let’s start with the baby, as their skin is always the most delicate. They need a hat to protect their skin, eyes and beautiful smiles, so get one on your little darling quick! A summer necessity, our Infant Sun Hat is the ideal shield from the harmful effects of the sun. It is perfect for a day along the beach or just strolling in the park or through town! These sun hats are made from 100% soft cotton with a chin strap that ties beneath baby’s chin ideal for windy days and playful children. Each sun hat is accented with any of our signature grosgrain ribbons and can even be monogrammed, if desired.

     

    For the older child, why not pick up one of these bucket hats? This personalized bucket hat is perfect for the hot sunny days ahead! Your little one will looking adorable in this his/her hat. Each hat can be personalized with name or initial or monogram. Available in white and in 2 sizes: infant (small 44 cm) and toddler (large 52 cm). Makes a great gift for twins or triplets too. Shown here with navy block lettering.

     

    Or how about something with a bit of color and great all around coverage? Snapper Rock flap hats are a must have for baby’s summer. These ‘stay on’ hats, protect delicate neck and ears and are so soft that tots don’t know they are wearing a hat. Ideal for wearing in the water. Plus, they have UPF 50+ broad spectrum sun protection, are ultra lightweight, quick drying and breathable. The flap protects neck and ears, has a soft elastic at the back to ensure the hat stays on and matches with our rash tops and water shorts. Perfect!

     

    If your little girl needs the protection of a hat, but isn’t interested in jamming one on her head, why not pick up one of these for sunny days around the pool or at the beach. This white hooded cover up by Snapper Rock is a must have for Summer fun. It is light weight and versatile, perfect for even the hottest days. This delightful summer accessory even comes in sizes 2-12+, so all the girls in your house can get one!

     

    Welcome Spring!

    Monday, March 19th, 2012

    While tomorrow is officially the first day of spring, Mother Nature has been treating us this month. I cannot believe how mild the weather has been! It is only March, but I have already seen more shorts and t-shirts this month than I normally see in April. And I am liking it!! Bring on that sunshine! If you haven’t already, maybe now is the time to peruse the summer clothes you packed away last Fall and bring out some warm weather gear. Better yet, why not take a look at some of the newest fashions that Babybox.com is sporting this season.

     

    For the little guy in your life we have madras shortalls by CPC Designs. CPC Designs madras shortalls are the  perfect outfit for your little man. The shortall features double buttons on each shoulder and snaps between the legs for easy changes and the classic madras fabric is great for any occasion. They are 100% cotton and machine washable, so you can feel proud to dress your little boy in this fun and functional outfit.

     

    What little girl wouldn’t love this pretty dress? New to our Spring Summer collection this year, this sweet and classic feminine sleeveless party dress features pink and white stripe, finished off with a white eyelet ruffle petticoat, peter pan collar and sash tie. This is a dress your little girl will love to wear for all occasions! It’s 100% cotton and fully lined for comfort. Available in Size 12 months – 6 years.

     

    Let’s not forget Mom either! You will look and feel feminine and fine in this ruffle pique polo by Bella Bliss. Perfect as it is or worn under a vest or cardigan, Mom will set the mood at every play date she hits. This pretty shirt comes in white, periwinkle, coral and aqua, so don’t think twice about getting more than one!

     

    And we certainly can’t forget the newest member of the family this year! That’s why we have this beautiful royal layette collection that includes 6 pieces of luxurious 100% pima cotton essentials for any baby. The outfit includes three pieces–a long sleeve shirt that snaps on the side and is edged in picot trim, with a matching footed pant and hat. Our signature long sleeve onesie trimmed in the coordinating picot trim is also included along with a bib edged in picot. The double layered blanket measures approximately 26″ x 36″ and is truly luxurious and features the same picot trim. Personalize the shirt, onesie, blanket and bib to make this gift extra special! Outfit available in sizes 0-3 months. Onesie available in sizes 3-6M and 6-12M. Select choice of picot trim: baby blue. baby pink or navy (as shown). Monogram thread color will coordinate with picot trim.

     

    Celebrate the Green this Weekend!

    Friday, March 16th, 2012

    Check your family trees and see how many potatoes fall out, as this weekend is St. Patrick’s Day and we are celebrating our Irish heritage by painting it green at Babybox.com. Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friends!

     

    Get ready to dance a jig in these cute toe-tapping shoes. These adorable shamrock mary janes shoes are sparkly and fun all year, however especially perfect for St. Patrick’s day! Each shoe is hand-painted on a white canvas shoe.

    They are available in infant/toddler whole sizes 1 – 10 only! Designed with a strong durable sole, these shoes are perfect for your active child. Also make a great baby gift and wonderful addition to any wardrobe. Available in sizes ranging from infant to youth.

     

    If your Irish lineage touches more than your toes, than wear your shamrock proudly on your chest this year! This personalized shamrock pattern classic short sleeve tee shirt will look adorable on your kid. Designed with white and kelly green shamrock print, it is classic and unique. This classic style short sleeve tee shirt works on any child and comes in heather gray, white, navy, black, grass green,  or fuchsia. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for, these tees come in sizes 2T, 4T and 6T, but you can also get other styles such as short and long sleeve lap tees, long sleeve tees, capsleeve tees, baseball tees and tank tops in sizes that range from 3months to 12 years.

     

    Or if you just want to sport a little green this St Patrick’s Day, what about this pretty dress? This sweet personalized dress is perfect for any little girl. Made in the USA with the highest quality pique fabric, this dress is perfect for spring and summer. It slips on easily and you will enjoy watching your little girl prance around as a personalized princess! Now available in multiple toddler sizes, perfect for a pair of siblings. With a high waist and snap shoulder closures, this precious outfit is not only adorable but practical as well!

     

    Whatever you wear, make sure that you have fun on this festive day. Put a few drops of green into your toddler’s milk, tint their morning pancakes a shade to match and serve them up on this appropriately designed personalized plate. Bring the element of nature in the mealtimes of your child with this Shamrock plate. The plate is approximately 10 inches in diameter and is dishwasher safe and non-toxic. It features a matte finish and can also be personalized in your choice of dish style, color and font. This BPA free plate is durable and safe for children of all age groups. It makes an excellent keepsake item that will be treasured for long time.

     

    A Fascination with Dinosaurs

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

    With all that glorious weather that we have been having, who can resist a trip to the park with the kids. There are certainly enough other folks with the same idea as myself. The local park was packed today! There were toddlers on swings, kids on slides and even more kids on the big climber that dominated the corner of the playground. It took me a minute, but then I realized that the reason why the kids loved it so much was that it was a giant dinosaur! That is certainly a far cry more sophisticated than the parks that I went to when I was a kid. When I looked around I realized that there were dinosaurs everywhere. The popularity of the park was testament alone to our fascination with those long-ago giants that roamed the land. Babybox.com understands children’s fascination with dinosaurs. That’s why we have lots of different dinosaur themed items in stock. Let’s take a look, shall we.

     

    You can serve up dinosaur fun on this personalized plate. The Personalized Dinosaur Baby Plates are a bright, cheerful and decorative way to enjoy mealtime. The plate features a handpainted dinosaur design in the center and brightly colored dots bordering the edge. The plate can be personalizated with your baby’s name to make it extra special. Available in two sizes. Makes a great gift.

     

    Get wrapped up in luxury even at bath time with our personalized dinosaur towel! Your little boy will love bathtime with his personalized towel. Each terry cloth towel is lined in soft, decadent minki and personalized for your favorite bathing buddy. Perfect for toddlers and roomy enough to use for years. This is simply one of the most plush and softest towels you will find anywhere.

     

    This “Dinosaur Lake” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Justine Bassett & Jill Bachman is a gathering of children’s pre-historic favorites all beautifully drawn. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kids’ rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Justine Bassett & Jill Bachman and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.

     

    This gorgeous Dinosaur Canopy Iron Baby Crib by Corsican, is truly timeless and sure to coordinate with any room decor. Think big, think grand, think Dinosaur Baby Crib. This Jurassic marvel has ancient reptiles stomping along its canopy base. It’s hand crafted of iron and powder coated to resist the scratches from prehistoric giants. Skilled craftsmen uphold a tradition of hand-crafted beauty and attention to detail. The cribs have steel tubing, iron rods and aluminum castings and are some of the finest cribs available.

       

      Who Remembered to Change Their Clocks?

      Monday, March 12th, 2012

      Yawn…

      Okay, who else forget to set their clocks forward this weekend? Yes, Daylight Savings Time began this past weekend, in case you forgot. Even if you remembered, I bet your children are still suffering from the time change though. I always find the Spring and Fall change of clocks are hard on kids. Just because it is marked on the calendar, doesn’t mean that their little bodies can adjust automatically. I expect that there will be many a nap time that will suffer this week! Babybox.com understands and feels for you! So let’s all throw a pitch at our clocks today!

       

      Let’s take aim at this cute clock for starters, but don’t throw the book at this one! This pink table top clock makes any nursery or children’s room fun. Ball feet, whimsical clock hands, and funky numbers make this clock unique. Available in pink, blue, and green stripe. A great time piece for any room.

       

      This “It’s time to” personalized wall art from Oopsy Daisy by artist Shelly Kennedy, teaches your little one the value of time; an ideal addition to the décor of your little one’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designed by artist, Shelly Kennedy with biography attached to the back.

       

      As we value time, sometimes we just need to prioritize how we use it. That’s why this time flies notepad is so handy! This notepad from the Bonnie Marcus Collection features a purple dragonfly with a tranquil green patterned background. The text on the note pad reads “Time flies, enjoy life”. The Note Pads measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, are printed on recycled white text weight paper and come with 60 lined sheets per pad.

      A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations promoting breast cancer awareness.

       

      Who are we kidding though? When everyone is feeling a little run-down by that missing hour, it is time for drastic measures. An extra hour of cartoons, a pick-me-up cookie or how about some snuggle time with baby with this lullabies & daydreams: book for mom – music for baby set? This is a gift that both mom and baby can enjoy. The text is a treasury of reassuring advice and selected tidbits of wisdom for a new mom. The music CD contains some of the world’s most beloved lullabies performed by the renowned flutist James Gallway, and others. It is compiled by Lois Kaufman, with original text by Suzanne Siegel Zenkel and original illustrations by Amy Dietrich. The book measures 6 3/4″ square, has 64 pages and full color illustrations by Peter Pauper Press.

      Babybox.com feels that This is the best way to adjust to the time change. Wouldn’t you agree?

       

      Mooning Over You

      Friday, March 9th, 2012

      While the moon is full once a month, it always amazes me how beautiful it can really be. This week the moon has been waxing towards full and it is just breath-taking to spy every time. Something I notice, as do my children as we scurry from activity to activity. With Babybox’s Trunk show coming to an end on Wednesday, I couldn’t help but feel like it gave us a little boost this year. Yes, the show was spectacular and I hope for those of you who stopped by to visit, you enjoyed it as much as we did. So I think I will give a nod to the powers of the moon this week and give thanks for all it brought. Hope you have a great weekend!

       

      Children often dream of sailing to the moon, so why not indulge them with this exquisite print. The ‘Fashion –Sailing To The Moon’ by Art For Kids features a ship sailing towards the moon in the clouds. Made of fine-quality material, the timeless imagery captured in this framed print makes a high quality, lavish and classically styled children’s interior room decoration piece. This lightweight print features a silver frame. Child-friendly plexi-glass is used to protect the print so there are no worries about broken glass in your child’s bedroom.

       

      There are a few mothers I know who have dreamed of escaping to the moon as well. Catch a moonbeam on your wrist with this beautiful personalized the moon sixpence bracelet. An exquisite piece of contemporary jewelry designed especially for the loving mothers. The exclusive deign of this lovely bracelet features double-strand wrap around style incorporated with sterling silver round alphabet beads, Swarovski crystal, faceted iolite and marcasite beads. Its unique concept makes it an eye-candy. And when you add your name on this bracelet it becomes even more adorable. Go get it now after all you deserve the best!

       

      While you have the powers of the moon round your wrist, lasso a handful of stars to go with it and dress your baby in its beauty. Yes, you can give your baby the moon and stars with this adorable embroidered Moon and Star Layette Set. This set comes with 100% cotton pieces; long gown, burp cloth, blankie, bib, and beanie hat so that your baby will match wherever they go. This makes a great gift for a boy or a girl!

       

      And at the end of the day, pluck those stars and the brilliant moon out of the sky to wrap around your child so that they can drift off to sleep. All babies deserve a beautiful quilt and this naptime teddies baby quilt is perfect for them! This quilt with pastel bears, moons and stars is traditionally hand-quilted. Edges are finished by machine for durability. This quilt is made from soft, all natural cotton of the finest quality, including batting. White background with detailed border. Designed as a crib quilt, but great as a wall hanging or play throw. As with any hand-stitched item, each piece is an original.

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