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    Blue Moon!

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Not quite as rare as you might think, but tonight we will be graced with a Blue Moon! What exactly is a blue moon though? Well, it is the third full moon that occurs during a cycle that contains four full moons. Normally there are only three full moons per season, so when we are graced with a fourth it is a special affair.  It’s not every day we get that extra moon! In fact, a blue moon only happens on average every two and a half years. That’s as good a reason as any to go blue today!


    Make your child’s room special with Flavia vintage “Blue Moon” wall decor. Created from solid wood, each can be personalized with your child’s name. Award winning artist Flavia Weedn creates original artwork in her timeless vintage style. The text is customized and personalized to your own specifications then applied by hand onto a planked wood board. This wall art makes a most uncommon gift and will become a treasured keepsake to the recipient. High quality wall art comes ready to hang. This item can be customized to your preferences and is made especially for you upon order.


    Here’s another Blue Moon! These personalized invitations “Moon And Stars” are perfect for inviting friends and family to a baby shower or other special event for the mother-to-be! Choose from several font styles (shown here is Douglas font). Personalize these invitations with 10 lines of text to announce your special event. These 5″ x 7″ flat cards are perfect for invitations or announcements!


    And yet another Blue Moon (well, almost with this silver one)! They aren’t as uncommon as one would guess at all! This Always Kiss Me Wall Hanging by Sherri Blum Designs gives the illusion of looking out the window at a peaceful night sky…It will soothe your little angel to sleep and remind you daily of the importance of the little things. This is a 24″ x 36″ canvas wall hanging complete with a wooden dowel rod and ribbon so it’s ready to hang. Background is blue with a pale sage green and white curtain awning. Moon and stars are metallic silver.


    And we couldn’t resist one more Blue Moon for you to admire -the moon and lola acrylic block necklace. Feel proud to wear your monogram with this gorgeous cut necklace by designer Moon and Lola. Cutout monograms are the hottest jewelry trend ~ seen around the necks of so many celebrities. The choice in monogram, its size and color is yours, plus you even have an option between silver and gold for the chain. With something so beautiful, make a point in wearing it often, not just when the next blue moon happens along!

    Keeping Your School Day on Track

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

    Back-to-school means back to organized and that is so hard to do after a summer of leisure! You have to get reacquainted with your alarm clock and face the wrath of making lunches all over again. Hot, lazy days by the pool turn into after-school homework at the desk and that means you parents have to step in and make it happen. It can be a hard transition for everyone, especially those that are starting school for the very first time. The best way to handle it is to get organized early, so that you don’t feel harried and over-worked by Hallowe’en. That might mean packing lunches the night before and designating a certain time and space for homework to get done, before downtime takes over. It also might mean investing in a new clock to keep your well-oiled machine moving on time. Do you need a hand with that? Let help.


    From first thing in the morning, we’ve clocks to keep your eye on to make sure you get out the door on time. Here is a snazzy way to keep track of time from Boxwood Paper Co. – with a personalized desk clock! Add dazzle to your desk, dress up your dresser or pretty up your powder room with this eye catching timekeeper. You choose the color, pattern, font and style. We will send you the best clock on the marketplace that you will be happy to watch to keep life ticking smoothly!


    Once you’re up, lunch is the next step and its in the bag with these great lunch bags at the ready. These monogrammed children’s lunch bags are a must have for any family with children. Brighten up their peanut butter and jelly with these adorable retro oil cloth lunch bag. They’re fun to pack and easy to wipe clean. Available in several different color options and can be personalized with your child’s name. A must have for any family with children. Perfect for school, beach, playdates or any where you travel.


    Once the kids walk in the door, send them straight to their desk to get homework out of the way. This is a desk that will make it easier to accomplish. The planters desk made by Seabrook Classics is a well-constructed work space for furnishing your kid’s room. It is constructed from class-one solid wood  and has two adjustable shelves on either side, plus beadboard backing and plantation shutter doors, that give sufficient space for storage. It is available in the Victorian white shade, as shown, or a wide variety of other finishes and stains. Homework will be a breeze, when the work space is this perfect!


    If you are keen and organized you might even find that there is time at the end of the day to unwind and have some fun. Hopefully! What better way to relax and come back together as a family than with family game night. Grab the cards and get shuffling! You can even think of it as a little math practice, if it justifies the fun a bit more. Personalized Playing Cards by Dabney Lee are sure to add some glamour and fun to your game night. Easy to carry and travel with in lucite box and perfect for those spontaneous poker games! These stylish cards will look great on your coffee table. They come boxed as a set of two in a clear lucite box.


    Good luck with your back-to-school routines!

    Extra-Curricular Inspired Items

    Monday, August 27th, 2012

    Back to school equals back to routines in my world. That means the beginning of after-school extra-curricular activities , like soccer, football, dance and more. After a summer spent in a more leisurely fashion, it can be hard to adjust, so we are offering you a fun bit of inspiration to kick you back into gear with these activity inspired items.




    A beautiful ballerina for your beautiful ballerina! Super cute, reversible doll flips upside down to reveal a different character in a contrasting outfit, how fun!! The Practice Dancer in black leotard, wrap skirt and slippers with ribbon ties flips to Recital Ballerina in glittering dress with full tutu and ribbon accents.



    Would your hockey fan enjoy a personalized hockey stick to show his love for the game? Our hat trick mini hockey stick is made of a lightweight wood composite, allowing it to be easily hung on any wall by our leather, old-time hockey strap. And the hat trick mini stick is durable enough for your passionate young hockey player’s rousing game of knee hockey. Make your classic mini hockey stick even more special by choosing his or her favorite team’s color hockey tape available in black, blue, green, red, and pink. Personalization is laser-etched directly into the wood composite stick creating a gift made especially for your hockey fanatic. Stick measures 21″ long with a 5 1/2″ blade. Personalized with one line of up to 20 characters and wrapped with your choice of tape color.



    The Tennis h2o bottle makes a great companion of your child to his tennis lessons. This bottle is made of aluminum and can hold up to 600 ml of liquid. This well-designed bottle comes with an exclusive option of personalization as per your requirements. You can select your favorite color, font and name to be imprinted on this bottle. It’s a great gift choice for your child.



    The football player personalized name plaque is perfect for your little boys room. The hand painted ceramic tile features a football trading card motif with your childs name (and year/optional). The original artwork is heat-sealed into each plaque, ensuring a high-quality finish, and a long lasting keepsake. Each tile measures 6″ x 8″ and comes with coordinating ribbons, already assembled and ready to hang.



    This custom basketball shirt is perfect for your little basketball fan! This logo is printed on a 100% ringspun cotton tee in white. This is the perfect personalized shirt for your child to show off their age or favorite number and love of basketball. These shirts are not pre-shrunk. They come in onesies up to size 12 months, classic or long sleeve tees from 18m-12 and girly tees in sizes 2-12.



    The Personalized Equestrian Blanket is a different and a unique blanket with equestrian motif. It is extremely warm owing to the material used, that is, either cashmere or acrylic. It never fades or shrinks as it is made from 100% acrylic. Many varieties of hues and fonts are available for the blanket. It has been designed keeping in mind the needs of an infant and elder children. With an appropriate size of 36” x 53”, it makes the child comfortable.


    What other extra-curricular activities are your kids involved in?

    Get Organized This Fall!

    Friday, August 24th, 2012

    The summer is a time of lazy days and long nights watching the stars twinkle overhead. Schedules and routines take a well-deserved siesta for a season, as we relax into the beauty that is summer. With the school session beginning and September almost upon us, it is time to get back into the swing of things again though. How do you get organized after a summer spent at the beach, pool or lazily watching the days whiz by in the comfort of your backyard? Do you need a few ideas of how you can smoothly re-organize you and the kids back to school, homework and extra-curricular activities, without spinning out of control. Put overdrive on pause and think about adding these helpful tools to keep life on an even keel.


    Let’s start with a weekly planner that will catch your eye. The momAgenda Weekly Planner Desk Pad is a great gift for a new Mom and a great addition to the household as well. Same great format, now for the whole family! The momAgenda family schedule pad features the unique momAgenda weekly format, with separate spaces for each person in the family? Whether you keep it on the kitchen counter or on the fridge, the whole family will be more organized!


    That covers the big things, but what about the everyday items like chores? Our custom children’s chore charts are unique and fun. With custom option specific to your child’s age and chores, each column can be personalized. From “practice piano, water plants, make bed, to practice violin, walk dog, make bed, each can be original to your own household. Cuter than any that we have seen, your little one will be eager to earn gold stars with our adorable chore chart. Specify up to nine tasks and we include the classic gold star stickers to make marking accomplished chores a breeze. Set a goal each week and fill in the “prize” that will be won if the child earns enough stars. An age-appropriate reward system that will encourage responsibility and independence. Your child will be scrambling to clean up those toys in order to “win” a scoop of ice cream, a new Matchbox car or a trip to the Zoo! Printed on natural white, text-weight paper. Order includes (2) pads with 50 sheets per pad, plus 275 gold foil stickers. Additional stickers available for purchase. Pads measure 9″ x 7.5″ inches.


    Now we’re cooking! Oh, speaking of cooking, sometimes that can be a chore in and of itself, don’t you think? I don’t know how often I have debated what to make for dinner and realize that I better make up my mind fast, as the clock says that should be served now! Take the stress out of mealtime with this weekly meal planner by MomAgenda. It is fabulous for the mom who has it all together. Our combo meal planner/day planner pad comes to the rescue! Here, you can track the weekly activities and plan meals accordingly. Now evening carpools won’t leave you scrambling to get something on the table. Each sheet has a bright orange border, and covers one full week. This undated pad has a magnet on the back so you can hang it on the fridge and keep the whole family on track.


    Now all that’s left to organize are the myriad playdates that should ensue when your child finds a new best friend at school that they have to hang out with. These fun personalized calling cards for Mom make life easy. No more searching for a pen and scrap of paper to scribble phone numbers on. Play dates and other arrangements can now be easy. This item features 48 2.5″ circles printed on 110lb card stock created with a professional inkjet printer. A great gift for mother’s everywhere.


    Happy Back-to-School season and good luck with your new routines!

    Skirt the Issue

    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    There’s no denying it. This time of year many of us prefer skirts to pants. It is still warm enough to get away without long pants, but a mite cool in the mornings for shorts. Skirts are the perfect answer. If its cool, you can add nylons or knee highs. If its warmer, let your legs be bare and free! They are great for grocery shopping, dinner parties or just puttering around the house. appreciates that and has skirts for all the girls, big and small. Which ones do you like?


    If you have been living in your Mom-jeans and board shorts, then take a look at this pretty skirt to make you feel feminine again. Here is the soire skirt giant pink and green roses. This flattering skirt with side pockets goes effortlessly from day to evening in bright floral designed to brighten up any day. For all you do for your family, you deserve the very best. Dressing to feel that way can make all the difference some days.


    While older girls might not be quite ready for elegant dinner parties on a regular basis, they still like to feel pretty on occasion too. In fact, there are lots of girlie girls out there that wouldn’t dream of being seen in anything but a dress or skirt. This skirt is perfect for them. Stylish yet comfortable, the classic pink wool plaid skirt is a nice Fall wardrobe staple for any girl. It has soft colors that match many outfits. A must have for Thanksgiving. The best part is that the sizing is available for ages 2-12 years.


    It’s not just older girls that like to be pretty though. Little girls have been known to sport a skirt or seven as well. Of course, more often than not little girls have a penchance for getting a little messy. Good quality clothing that can stand up to the washer can be a life-saver for any busy mom. That’s why you need to consider this pretty skirt. Classic A-Line styling for every day and very comfortable, the new button skirt will be a wardrobe staple this Fall Season for back to school. Available in 4 corduroy color combinations perfect for Fall. With sizing from ages 2-12 year, both your big and little girls can enjoy this pretty skirt.


    What about the youngest girls though? The selection is all yours as far as outfits are concerned. And which mother out there hasn’t dreamed of their baby girl all dressed up in ribbons and bows in the cutest outfit going? You know there will be plenty of skirts in your baby’s wardrobe. You know what you need underneath it though; a bloomer to make the outfit shine. These pique diaper covers are a wardrobe staple that will also make a memorable gift. The diaper covers are made with the highest quality Swiss imported pique fabric and trimmed with 100% cotton ric rac.


    Now don’t skirt the issue. Go check out all the rest of the pretty things that has to offer.

    Back-to-School Picks

    Monday, August 20th, 2012

    So have your kids started back to school? Was today the big day or will your big kindergardener be starting later this week or next? For the parents who are introducing junior to school for the first time, I am sure that sunglasses might be in order (whether it is a sunny day or not – sniff!). You seasoned parents have been counting down the days though and I am sure a fist-pump or two might occur. Ah, back-to-school season is upon us again! A new year and so much to look forward to. Of course, us at are excited too. That’s why we are holding our annual back-to-school trunk show from September 5-7, 2012 and September 10-12. From backpacks to lunch boxes and a new outfit to strut to school in, we have everything you need for this year’s back to school season. Here is a preview of what you can expect;


     There are lots of cute new outfits for little girls. They will love the fit and style of our new Ali jumper in green with vintage front pockets. Shown here in green corduroy that will match so many items for Fall. Available in size 18m – 6 years.


    From our newest designer, Kayce Hughes, we have plenty of clothes for boys as well. These camel corduroys are a great pair of basics and a perfect for just about any occasion. They are for boys and the pull on pant style make them easy to wear from the youngest baby to the toddler on the go.


    Before your little ones step on the bus, Mom will need one of these customized school note pads too. We can’t live without these personalized school notepads. Your teacher will love receiving these in your child’s backpack. Made just for you with (almost!) all the information you need, our customizable school note pads are nifty notifiers and perfect as permission slips, for playdates, early pick up, health notes etc. So bring your own personal style to note taking by choosing this preppy cards version. Printed on natural white, text-weight paper. Order includes 4 note pads with 100 sheets per pad [400 sheets].

    And didn’t we say something about lunch boxes too? The green with envy chalk Board lunch box is (lead free) and makes a great lunch time accessory or treasure box to keep trinkets or toys organized! Monogrammed with your child’s name adults too! Measures 7-5/8″ x 6-3/4″ x 4″.


    Throw it all in their backpack and they are set to go! This green and white giraffe back pack is perfect for preschool age kids who want something trendy to carry their stuff in. Personalized with your child’s name or monogram for a finishing touch. Adorable white spotted giraffes march across the front of this green back pack with dotted border and straps. It is made from upholstery fabric and is washable with a zip enclosure on top to keep all your child’s belongings secure. Perfect!

    Between the Sheets

    Friday, August 17th, 2012

    We’ve looked at beds and sleepwear this week, but there is something we’ve forgotten – bedding! Before you climb into bed, you need something to it in & something else to pull up over you in your pjs. has plenty of bedding to choose from, whether it be for a crib, cradle, bassinet or big kid bed. Here is just a small sampling of some of the many items we carry.


    Starting with cradles, let’s go royal! Luxurious, rich fabrics in tones of gold and ivory add to the elegance of our new Royal Palace cradle linens set by Little Bunny Blue. Cream satin and cotton stripes are accented with a sheer and gold scroll print. The Royal Palace (3) piece cradle bedding set includes bumper, sheet, and light cradle blanket. Boudoir pillow may be purchased as well if desired.


    Bassinets are a luxurious item all to themselves and has plenty of them. Here is the blauen elegance pink bassinet by blauen. This is one of our newest bassinets from Blauen, exquisitely done, sparing no detail. Welcome baby with our ‘Pink Seedling’ Bassinet, an ensemble, fit for your little prince or princess. Surround the little one you hold dear in the sheer elegance that they deserve. This set comes with bassinet skirt, pillow, bonnet, wicker bassinet, and halo, everthing to make your baby as comfortable as you would want for them.


    At some point you will need a crib and the selection is par excellence at for crib bedding. We carry custom , designer and even round crib bedding! The Cape Cod toile crib bedding set comes from our Sterling Anabella designer crib bedding line and introduces a nautical theme to your nursery. Classic shades of blue and white, these 100% Egyptian cotton crib linens will compliment any baby boy nursery. The fabrics used in this ensemble include 100% cotton, blue and white toile and solid blue premier sateen. White Pique with dark blue scalloped edge and ties crib bumper features a removable filler for easy washing. Optional blue toile crib bumper is available separately.


    When it is time for your child to move up into a big kid bed, we have lots of options to choose from there too. Like the Doodlefish Bubbles kid bedding collection, which is perfect for your growing little boy. The set is retro modern and features fabrics in blues, chocolate browns and apple green. The reversible duvet, tailored bedskirt and pillow shams create the ultimate bedding. The three piece twin bedding set includes a reversible duvet, bed skirt and standard sham. The four piece full and queen sets include a reversible duvet, bed skirt, and 2 standard shams. Add more shams, pillows or window valances as extras to complete this look. Works with many decors.


    Be sure to visit our website for our full line of bedding for your needs!




    Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

    It’s mid-August and you can tell that the summer is marching on. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures at night are definitely dropping. While there certainly will be plenty of time left for shorts during the day, pajamas are beginning to look more appealing again after so many hot summer nights. is going to rifle through its sleepwear selections to offer you a look at what you could be snuggling into this Fall.


    Baby feels cold first, so make sure they are nice and warm at night in one of these hand embroidered footies. Our luxuriously soft embroidered footed stretchie is the perfect cozy piece for any baby. These cute footies come in sizes from 3m-12m. They are available in designs for boys and design for girls. Just perfect for the cooler evenings of Fall!


    Just because your kids are a little bigger, doesn’t mean that they miss out on the newest sleepwear styles. Our printed jammies by bella bliss are as soft as they come. Adorable prints, perfect for boys or girls, will keep your child both happy and cozy. Your children will want to wear these over and over again, so you may consider purchasing more than one in a few different prints!


    Don’t worry Mom. can’t forget about you either. The Women’s Pima Loungewear by Bella Bliss offers comfort and style. selected by Oprah’s “O” list! The pull-on pant has drawstring closure. The top has three-quarter sleeve and button front closure. Available with and without patches on the sleeves and with many color trim. Makes a great gift!


    Even Dad will appreciate one of these fabulous robes when the temperatures drop. This sumptuously soft, cushy robe is made from CozyChic®, a machine-washable microfiber that won’t ever shrink or pill. Oprah recently Picked the CozyChic Adult Robe as one of her “Favorite Things”. Envelope a new mom or dad in our luxurious CozyChic® Robe by Barefoot Dreams, and discover peace and tranquility. Made of ultra soft CozyChic® 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 defining style and comfort for him or her.


    The “Big Kid” Bed

    Monday, August 13th, 2012

    It’s time to face facts. Your baby isn’t a little baby anymore. The moses basket is a distant memory, as is the bassinet that lived beside your bed for so many months. Darn it all, but they have even outgrown their crib! Now what do you do? I guess you know the answer to that, right? It’s time for some big kid bed shopping! Let them know that they are all grown up (or at least beyond a wee baby anyway) and deserve a proper place to rest their heads. And because we know that you want quality at every stage of your child’s life, carries more than just baby items for you. We have “Big Kid” beds too! Take a look!


    This DucDuc Campaign daybed comes with coordinating mattress and bolster. The DucDuc Campaign daybed is customizable; choose from a large selection of fabric or use your own! Like all DucDuc furniture, made of all sustainably harvested hardwoods. Made in the USA.


    The Newport Cottages Westport Bunk Bed, like all Newport Cottages heirloom-quality beds, is bench-made using fine craftsmanship and traditional woodworking techniques; each piece is individually built from start to finish by a highly skilled carpenter. Made in the United States of America, each piece is constructed from select hardwoods and a hand-rubbed finish is carefully applied. Individually applied, these finishes can be customized in color and style, to provide an endless array of options. (Please note that different species of woods may vary in terms of finishes, and each has its own inherent qualities.)


    The Art for Kids Dominique Queen Bed is a beautiful place for any older child or adult to rest. The decorative head board and footboard are handcrafted from wood caning. This decorative bed will enhance your room and have your little one feeling rested and special. Available in many finishes as well as in different sizes. See options.


    The classic Cody Bed by Art For Kids is a handsome choice for any little boy’s room. The head board and footboard are handcrafted from the finest wood will enhance your room and have your little one feeling rested and special. Available in many hand painted motifs and finishes as well as in different sizes. A great bed for boys and girls. See options.


    The Relics Furniture Classic Bedboard Double Twin Corner beds are the newest addition to their beadboard line of furniture, inspired by traditional cottage styling. The beds are designed for a mattress and box spring combination and can be hand painted in your choice of one the many Benjamin Moore colors listed in the options. We also offer the option of finishing this item with ANY Benjamin Moore paint color, for an additional charge. This item can only be shipped within the 48 contiguous states. Made in the USA. This is a classic bed which will work in any room.


    The Art for Kids Courtney bed will make you child feel like a princess. The four poster design will make your room and child feel special. The bed is made from 100% alder and birch wood. The piece is available in many hand painted motifs and finishes.


    Happy Shopping!

    Back to School Essentials

    Friday, August 10th, 2012

    Summertime is winding down. Parents have already begun to count the days til the school year begins. While your kids might not be too terribly excited, you could always include them in the back-to-school shopping. They would love to be able to pick out their own backpacks and lunch bags. You could even confer with them about what they want for a back-to-school outfit. What you need to do first though, is some ideas. can help you there!



    Be the envy of all the kids at your school with this cool Mad Pax Back Pack! We cannot keep these fun back packs in stock. Grab them while you can. Why blend with the same old style bag? Store your books, your gear, dangle your widgets or bury your treasures with a style that says you are one-of-a-kind. There’s a new pack in town, introducing the Spiketus Rex™ from MadPax, creators of cutting edge design backpacks for kids and big kids alike. The Spiketus Rex is part dinosaur and mad scientist with a dash of double dare. It is a backpack covered with soft fabric spikes available in an array of both vibrant and neutral colors. Mad Pax book bags are three parts funk, a pound of punk, a dash of dare and a tab of turbo…the perfect way for kids to express their inner creature. Perfect for someone who wants to stick out from the crowd, we have mixed fabric form with function to create a progressive spin on the ordinary backpack,” continues Huber.


    The backpack is the first thing, but they will also need something to put their lunch in too. How about this cool lunch box? Your little ones are going to love this skull-o kiddy lunch box! These fabulous lunchboxes are perfect for storing toys, crafts or snacks in your home, car, class or for play dates. Personalize with the child’s name!

    These lunchboxes are made of 0.30 millimeter lead free tin and covered with high-tack adhesive on all sides. As an added bonus all lunchboxes comes with a chalkboard on inside lid. This is perfect for drawing or leaving a note for your child. How sweet is that? You can even personalize this tin lunch box and it will not only never get lost at school, but will remain a keepsake item for your child for years to come. Your child will love their name featured on their own lunch box and feel proud carrying it each day.


    What else will your kids need? How about a water bottle to keep them hydrated during their extra-curricular activities. Your children will make sure they’re hydrated with these personalized water bottles by Clairebella. Apart from being stylish and convenient, they are Eco-friendly as well. Your children can take their bottle with them to school, sports practice, a friend’s house, anywhere they want, and they’ll gladly show it off. A perfect gift for any child, especially if your kid needs to give a birthday present to one of their friends. Customize the bottle to any child’s interests with personalized designs and patterns.


    And of course, what is back-to-school shopping without a new outfit! For your little girl, we love this classic pullover cotton sweater with ruffle sleeves and bow at neck. Short sleeve design and easy to wear with so many outfits. Sizes 4-14 years, soft grey.


    For your little boy, rugby shirts and boys seem to be the perfect match. This classic striped polo sweater is perfect for casual school days when you want a soft, 100% cotton durable shirt. Coordinates well with Bella Bliss pants and jeans. A great addition to any wardrobe.


    Don’t forget to check our site for lots of other children’s clothing, backpacks, lunch bags/boxes and other back-to-school essentials. 

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