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    Babybox’s Newest Baby Shower Favors

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

    Do you know a pending Mommy that is just about ready to pop? Are you the friend or relative that has volunteered, or possibly been hand-selected (lucky you!), to host the baby shower for the Mommy-to-be? If you are in the market for new and exciting baby shower favors for the party, you have to take a look at some of Babybox’s cutest, must-have items to make this baby shower a day to remember for the newest lady to hit the world of Mommyhood.

     

    BABYBOX’S BABY SHOWER FAVORS

    This baby shower favor smells just like baby. A frosted glass container holds a powder-fresh scented candle and is sure to win smiles with the adorable baby, arms stretched wide, as if to say “Hold me!”. When guests take a closer look, they will love baby’s potty humor…what baby really means is “Change me!”. Everyone will get the joke once they see the dirty diaper drawing! This baby shower favor is a breath of fresh air that’s “Heaven Scent.” Arrives in showcase 2.5″ by 2.75″ box with organza ribbon and “Heaven Scent” tag.

     

    Fill the hearts and mugs of your baby shower guests with this “Baby is Brewing” coffee. This favor is just what mom will need as well, with its special “hearty” blend that is sure to help after all those sleepless nights. A great way to get the morning started! Each glossy white pouch contains 2 ounces of flavorful coffee and comes with a chrome heart-shaped coffee scoop that can be attached with the white organza ribbon.

     

    This baby shower favor is perfect for giving to all of your guests – indulge them with these tiny cases of luxurious hand cream. This delicate “whipped” blend of peonies, jasmine and white lilies is sure to become every girl’s favorite. The perfect size to pop into your pocket or handbag for on-the-go hand replenishment. These luxurious hand cremes come personalized with your chosen text, color and design – a “goo goo” baby symbolizing the sweet bundle on it’s way, a onesie to coordinate with the shower details, or a little ducky to show your playful side.

     

    These scrumptious-looking Lollipop Towel Favors will leave a sweet feeling with all of your guests. Each Lollipop Towel favor features a colorful cotton towel wrapped to look like a charming swirly lollipop. The tasty creation is then placed on a stick and wrapped in cellophane to offer a 100% authentic look. Arrange these delightful favors as a bouquet or put one on each of your guest’s place settings. You could easily use these treats for bridal showers, baby showers or even as wedding favors. Available in three delicious flavors–pink, blue and chocolate brown–these Lollipop Towels Favors make the perfect confection for your unforgettable event.

     

    This might be the cutest baby shower favor yet, as wherever there’s a mom-to-be, there’s going to be a pop! With our “About to Pop!” Microwave Gourmet Popcorn, delicious anticipation and excitement are in the bag and, by far, this the best way to thank your guests, because our pops are tops!

     

    There are lots of other great baby shower favors at our site, so make sure you go take a look. Don’t be afraid to share this article with others who might have the task of hosting a baby shower. And Please pin anything you love as much as we do!

    January 28th: An Ostentious Day

    Monday, January 28th, 2013

    “Hello, hello! Can you hear me?”

    As of January 28th, 1878, the people in Connecticut could. The first telephone switchboard was installed in New Haven, CT 135 years ago today. Folks have been gabbing on the phone since that day forward. We have certainly come a long way since then, don’t you think?!

     

    Across the way in Vermont, the first ski tow started operation in 1938. Way to go Vermont! What a great addition, to help enjoy all the fabulous ski weather you receive. A ski tow certainly means a lot more enjoyment on the slopes, as you can get in that many more runs in the fresh powder. Yippee!

     

    Going back a few years before that, in 1915 the Coast Guard was created by an act of the U.S. Congress to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea. While they had sailed the seas around the US since 1790, as of today in 1915, the Coast Guard was officially linked to the US military and has sworn to defend our coasts since then. They are ranked on par with all other branches of the US military and proudly support our country in all its needs. Babybox.com salutes you in all you do!

     

    And there were a few famous people born today too. It was a good day for a party for these Aquarius folks. Happy Birthday!

    • Sir Henry Morton Stanley (Journalist & Explorer) -1841
    • William Seward Burroughs (American inventor) – 1857
    • Jackson Pollock (Abstract painter) – 1912
    • Susan Sontag (Writer, Filmmaker, Professor) – 1933
    • Alan Alda (Actor) – 1936
    • Susan Howard (Actress; best known for role on “Dallas”) – 1944
    • Barbi Benton (Model & Actress) – 1950
    • Sara McLachlin (Canadian Singer) – 1968
    • Nick Carter (Singer in the Backstreet Boys) – 1980
    • Elijah Wood (Actor) – 1981

     

    And happy birthday to you too, if you are celebrating your special day today. It was a good day to be alive, don’t YOU think!

     

    Climb Every Mountain

    Friday, January 25th, 2013

    Little girls might dream of castles, but little boys are a completely different ball game. They are roll around and get dirty kind of creatures. They tend to explore every rock and set their eyes to the skies for new mountains to climb. No hill is to steep. No mountain to high. At Babybox.com, we like to encourage these young men to reach for those distant peaks and climb every mountain. Dreamers are what makes the future.

    CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

    Every mountain climber has to start somewhere, right? How about a little practice running up this hill! This Oopsy Daisy canvas growth chart “Cars up the hill” features zooming cars driving all the way up your wall, just as your child will grow all the way up your chart. Your little guy is going to grow quickly, so celebrate every magical milestone with this wonderful growth chart! Measures 12″ x 42″, enough to take you all the way from the infant years to late toddler years. Along the way, there is pure fun. The chart features whimsical images in eye-catching colors to compliment every child’s room. Can be personalized with child’s name. What will the next hill look like?

    Before you reach those distant peaks, you have to get a little practice in closer to home. That’s where the Cedarworks Blizzard Warning Indoor Playset comes in. Stay inside and play on our luxury indoor playset, Blizzard warning. The windchill might be minus 10 and snowing like crazy, but your kids can still play strong all day without a bulky coat to slow them down. The Blizzard Warning Cedarworks indoor playset will keep your kids busy all winter long. Thank you, Rhapsody for creating such a great indoor playset! Since we all want our kids to be healthy and more active – now be it rain or shine, they can. Children spend more than 90% of every day indoors where healthy active play is a challenge. This playset is your answer. And its the perfect start to every mountain climber’s dreams.

     

    If they could go back in time, these mountains would be just the thing for your young explorers. This “Dinosaur Mountain” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Justine Bassett & Jill Bachman portrays some of the more volatile creatures of the pre-historic period in their natural habitat. 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.

     

    So strap on those shoes and get climbing boys! And make a statement in your Converse All Star Chuck Taylors Monogrammed at the same time. Dream of a design, and we can embroider it. Your boy or girl will be the most popular kid in school with our child size chuck taylor converse sneakers personalized any way they want. The best part is that they will never get lost – everyone will know whose sneaker is whose. Featured in Town & Country, these will be your child’s favorite birthday gift. Plus, they will get them started right, as they step out into the big world and eye up all the mountains around them.

    I’m in the Mood for Love

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

    Valentine’s Day is coming up fast. With all the cold weather, I have been trying to cuddle up close to my sweetheart and that has me in the mood for love. What gets you in the mood for love?

    I’m In The Mood For Love

    love birds personalized cap sleeve tee

    “I’m in the mood for love
    Simply because you’re near me
    Funny but when you’re near me
    I’m in the mood for love.

     

    gift from heaven vintage sign

    Heaven is in your eyes
    Bright as the stars we’re under,
    Oh, is it any wonder
    I’m in the mood for love.

     

    heart shadow box keepsake frame – blue hearts

    Why stop to think of whether
    This little dream might fade,
    We’ve put our hearts together
    Now we are one, I’m not afraid.

     

     

    showers of happiness gift card

    If there’s a cloud above
    If it should rain, we’ll let it.
    But for tonight, forget it
    I’m in the mood for love.” *

    *Lyrics by Dorothy Fields 1935

     

    Hope your upcoming Valentine’s Day is full of love!

    I Have a Dream…

    Monday, January 21st, 2013

    Today is Martin Luther King, Jr day. In honor of this day, Babybox.com is sharing a portion of the momentous speech that he shared with the nation in Washington on August 28, 1963. With the help of this speech, and the work of many other people, we have come a long way with our human rights in the United States. Equality is a basic human right that many people have fought for. Let’s let that fighting be a memory and praise peace today…

     

    imagine peace

    “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’

    peace around the world wall art

    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

    I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

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    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. 

    I have a dream today.

    dreams come true vintage sign

    I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

    I have a dream today.” *

    *Martin Luther King, Jr – August 28, 1963

     

    Isn’t it time we all had a dream of our own? Peace to you all from Babybox.com today and every day

    Vacation Time

    Friday, January 18th, 2013

    As the January doldrums set in, my eye drifts towards images of tropical getaways. Hmm, there has to be someplace warmer than here that I can escape to. Maybe Mexico, Vegas or even Hawaii might be nice! Mmm, hot sand between my toes, warm water lapping at my ankles and a good book on my lap to pass the idle hours with. That is exactly what I need!

    This book is the perfect start to get your inspiration started. Now your little boy or girl can take a trip around the world, while he/she is learning his or her ABCs, with our new ABCs Around the World children’s book! ABCs Around the World gives children a peek into 26 different countries, helping them learn their ABCs through fun, rich, and colorful worldwide topics. ABCs Around the World concludes with an interactive page to help the child learn the importance of being a global citizen and Fun Fact pages that highlight information from each of the countries in the book. Perfect for your preschooler!

    For even more fun, you can personalize this hardcover book by including the child’s name, birth date, and picture, as well as the gift-giver’s name. The child’s information will be included on a passport page. The child’s name will also appear on those pages with letters from his or her name, helping them learn how to spell their name.

    As you can see, Mexico is included in the list of countries from around the world! Where else do you want to explore?

    How about a taste of the beaches in Hawaii in your brand new hawaiian board shorts (orange/white)! The Snapper Rock Orange and White Hawaiian uv50+ swim shorts are ultra cool board bottoms for boys and girls, babies to teens. The Hawaiian prints and solid colors mix and match with our swim shirts, and new bucket hats. Perfect for a day outside at the pool or the beach. Or on one of the many beaches in Hawaii!

    Wherever you go, I hope you have fun. Make sure you hold that airplane ticket tight as you dream of adventure tomorrow and in the days to come. And this “Fly the Skies” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Aaron Christensen just might help. It is a gorgeous vintage style depiction of a massive white plain soaring over the jungle. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas reproduction 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. Great gift idea. Designed by artist Aaron Christensen and it comes with his biography attached to the back.

    Now start your list of everything you need to do and pack before you head out for your fun in the sun vacation. Here is the perfect notepad to keep it all organized with! This notepad from the Bonnie Marcus Collection features colorful swirl background and a pair of black sunglasses, a pink bikini and green and pink flip flops. The text on note pad reads; fun in the sun!

    Note Pads measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and is printed on recycled white text weight paper. There are 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.

     

    So grab extra sunscreen, your swimsuit and a smile. It’s high time for a vacation!

    Princess Castles

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

    Every little girl dreams of being a princess. Well, every princess needs a castle to call home, right? Definitely! If your daughter rules the roost at your castle, then better start her off right with her very own castle collection. Here ae some of the many castles that Babybox.com has in stock to help your little princess along

    PRINCESS CASTLES

    The Castle h2o water bottle makes an ideal choice for every child that can be carried to school as well as to other sports activities. It is made using quality aluminum material and is BPA free and non-toxic. This cute bottle has a great option of personalized in your favorite color, name and font style. It can easily hold up to 600 ml of liquid.

     

    Measure your child in style with this beautifully illustrated, heavily laminated Up In The Castle Growth Chart by Melissa Sweet. The chart folds up and fits inside a sturdy 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 gift box. The chart comes with stickers for marking Birthdays and other important occasions and extends to 5 feet tall.

     

    This charming castle keepsake chest is ideal for keeping your child’s most precious momentos. Baby’s first pair of shoes, cards, pictures, silver spoon, first rattle or birth announcement – they can all fit easily into this special box. The chest will add a special warmth to your little boy or little girl’s room. Finely crafted from 100% poplar wood, this chest is hand painted with a fabulous castle on the lid.

     

    The “Très Jolie Princess Castle” enjoy the nature in this world full of fantasy with this custom canvas wall hanging! This detailed painting is wonderfully reproduced on the museum-archival-quality canvas into an original design by using the giclée method of fine art printing.

    It is hand-trimmed that brings to life the detailed edges of this canvas. This”Il Était Une Fois I” wall hanging is available in “Regal Bleu” color or it can also be ordered in the choice of your favorite color. You can also get the canvas personalized with the child’s name (e.g. Princess Gianna) or one of your standard text (i.e., Live The Fairy Tale).Please specify your canvas size, color, embellishment, and personalization preferences when ordering.

     

    The hand-painted castle baby plate is a wonderful gift for any girl. The plate is decorated with a pretty castle in the middle and has flowers along the sides. The plate can be personalized with your baby’s name. Your little princess will enjoy this plate for years to come.

    Babybox’s Hearts

    Monday, January 14th, 2013

    Today is January 14th, 2013. You know what that means, don’t you? There is exactly one month til Valentine’s Day! Time to think hearts, Cupid, chocolate and everything having to do with expressing love to people that are closest to you. It is a celebration filled with romance and feel-good emotions. Who can resist a dozen long-stem roses, Cupid’s arrow or those cute little candy hearts with sweet sayings on them? Certainly not us here at Babybox.com! And we’ve got the hearts to prove it!

    BABYBOX’S HEARTS

     

    Speaking of candy hearts, we have them here on these sweet personalized candy heart placemats. Your kids will love waking up to a special breakfast on Valentine’s Day laid out on their very own personalized placemat made just for them. Choose your style of font and name of choice. Just as sweet as the candy hearts they are designed from.

     

    The Valentines Container Burp Gift Set is a wonderful present for that special little one. The set includes 2 diaper burp cloths embroidered with “love” and “be mine” and arrives in reusable ceramic container (Container may vary from photo). A sweet way to say Happy Valentine’s Day to a new little one!

     

    Sweet Hearts and Little Girls are a perfect match. Make a little girl smile with this sweet Floating Hearts blanket with and Scalloped Edge. It can be ordered in various colors and font sizes. Measures 22” x 30”. Made from very soft acrylic, it never fades or shrinks. As a luxurious choice, this blanket is also available in 100% soft cashmere. Sample shown in Fuschia/Bleach White.

     

    These adorable pink hearts maryjane shoes are perfect for your little girl. Each shoe is handpainted with cute loving hearts, and finished with a coordinating red bow. 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 (sizes 0-10).

     

    This “I Love You More Than…Girl” is a personalized wall art from Oopsy Daisy by artist Shelly Kennedy. It is an adorable way of announcing to a little girl that she is loved more than anything else in the world. 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.

     

    Observing January

    Friday, January 11th, 2013

    I have opportunity to surf the net quite a bit over the course of the day. I discover all kinds of interesting things. Like the fact that January is a pretty popular month for observances. For example, did you know that January is Oatmeal Month? It is also Adopt a Rescued Bird Month, Soup Month, Eye Month and Birth Defects Prevention Month. Wow, who knew? The National Cervical Cancer Coalition also recognizes January as Cervical Health Month. And the folks at the California Dried Plum Board celebrate January as Prune Breakfast month too! Don’t forget the people at the Retail Bakers of America or the Tea Council of the USA. They both claim January as Retail Bakers Month and Hot Tea Month respectively. So many celebrations! I suppose that we should toast a few of these worthy causes ourselves at Babybox.com then. So today, we are;

    OBSERVING JANUARY

    How about starting with a spot of tea as we raise our glass to the Tea council of the USA.

    The Poodle Party Garden Tea Set is an enamelware Tea Set your toddler will enjoy for years. The Poodle Party Tea Set is a fun way for your pink princess to pretend its time for high tea! The enamelware set include a teapot, 3 cups and 3 saucers. They are large enough to really hold liquid.

     

    We can’t have tea without a little something to go with it. Wouldn’t baked goods be just the thing! The Retail Bakers of America would probably agree.

    Make any child feel important in the kitchen with their very own personalized kid sized royal blue chef’s apron and hat. Piped in bright red with their name in red, Boys and Girls will enjoy dressing up to help Mom and Dad. Personalize it for the young chef!

    Apron measures approximately 18.25″ long (without neck strap), 17.5″ wide and ties measure 16″ long on each side.

     

    If you need something to warm up your bones more than that, how about a steamy bowl of soup to sustain you. The Campbell Soup Company of America would approve.

    Let your child and practice their abc’s with this clever alphabet soup plate. This non-toxic and dishwasher safe plate is BPA free and ideal for children of all ages. It is made of melamine and is virtually indestructible. This matte finish plate has 10 inches diameter that can also be personalized in your choice of dish style, color and font. It also makes a perfect gift for any child who loves to learn.

     

     Now you should have the strength to go out and rescue a bird or two for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This should inspire you.This “Birds In A Tree” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Rachel Taylor is an attractive wall art which depicts the picture of friendly birds sitting on the tree, colorful butterfly and beautiful flowers. 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 or playroom. Designed by artist, Rachel Taylor and designer’s biography comes attached to the back.

     

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    And if there is nothing closer to our hearts at Babybox.com, it has to be babies! They are the reason why we came into existence in the first place and of course the health of newborns is of the utmost importance. So to add our voice to National Birth Defects Prevention Month is an honor that we cannot pass up. The health of all babies should be everyone’s top priority and ensuring that children are born as healthy as possible is everyone’s responsibility. So all you pregnant Mommies out there, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

     

    Happy January!

    Ocean’s Alive!

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

    I know it hasn’t been that long that we have even had any, but I think I need a break from the snow already. I am dreaming of warm waters lapping at the shore of my very own ocean. Care to jump in with me for a splash?

    OCEAN’S ALIVE!

    One of our favorite new styles for 2013. This brand new style, Ocean Raspberry Flowers 3 Piece Sport set Bikini with raspberry rash top is gorgeous. Features sports top with matching UV50+ sun protection rash top. Comes with Ruffle bikini bottom. For all those girls who loves bikinis and the moms who want sun protection.

     

    The coral cay design clipboard is a wonderful addition anywhere. Dry erase clipboards are great for office, school or home and are multifunctional. For to do lists, cards, coupons, homework, these clipboards are great for so many uses and especially any time you need a hard surface to write on. Features dry-erase board on the back. Measures 9 x 12.5. Included in the price is the option to personalize your board adding a gentle touch of sophistication as well. A must have grab and go accessory for anyone.

     

    Part of the charm of this blanket is that each is handmade. Each design is hand-traced and cut by hand, and a lot of attention to the special requests made for each blanket. As a result, it generally takes four to six weeks for an order to be completed.

    Each blanket is machine washable and safe to put in the dryer. To keep your blanket looking like new, we recommend washing it on the gentlest cycle, tumble drying on low and removing promptly when dry.

    The personalized ocean commotion blanket comes in a variety of sizes and your choice of fabric. Choose from mini, crib, toddler, stadium, twin or tummy in minki or silky fabrics.

     

    The “Ocean World” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Donna Ingemanson gives an inside look to what lies beneath the waves with every size of animal. 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 Donna Ingemanson and it comes with the artist’s biography attached to the back.

     

    Calm your mood by adorning yourself with this cool Ocean Wrap bracelet crafted for the loving mothers. Gathered together in the form of four strands decorated with Swarovski crystals and sterling silver, this splendid bracelet draws its inspiration from the Pacific Ocean. You can choose from different sizes and get your name or any other words of your choice become a part of your daily wear in the form of this gracious bracelet.

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