Archive for April, 2013
Monday, April 29th, 2013
Are you in and around Darien, CT this week? If you are, you have to make a point of stopping into Babybox.com’s Mother’s Day, Teacher, Summer Hostess Gift Boutique! It is happening at 22 Tower Dr and it starts tomorrow at 9:30 am. Doors will be open from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on April 30th, May 1st and 2nd, and 9:30 am – 1:00 pm on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. And as an added incentive, you can receive 15% off your order if you present the coupon attached at the link above. For those unable to attend in person, you can still shop online for all your Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher and Summer Hostess gifts. Use code BBSHOW1513 up to May 15th to receive the same discount. Of course, we would love to see you in person, so please stop in if you can! We even have items not available online to tempt you with, so it is worth your while! Here is a sneak peek of what you will find;
Babybox.com’s Gift Boutique
Add a pop of color this season to any outfit with our fun bold acrylic lace letter monograms by jewelry designer Moon & Lola, in your choice of a Sterling Silver or 18kt gold filled chain. Each chain measures 16-19″ with extender. Choose from one of twenty-three colors and three sizes available.
Cutout monogram necklaces are the hottest jewelry trend ~ seen around the necks of so many celebrities. This necklace will become a favorite and once you own one color, you will be tempted to purchase another to match other outfits in your Spring wardrobe. Priced well, most of our customers come back and get a few. Great accent piece and ideal for layering.
These coasters are our new favorite go to gift ! Choose any monogram or motif you want! We love them and so will ANYONE you give them to! Perfect for teacher gifts, Mom, Dad or as a hostess gift! You pick paper (white or cream) and ink color, as well as shape (round or square), motif, monogram and font style. Letterpress coasters are the ultimate personalized gift.
Our clients love our Monogrammed Tennis Racquet Covers. Made from a natural-colored canvas and can be personalized with a colorful monogram. Holds 2 rackets and more stuff too! It has a heavy duty strong zipper and a shoulder strap that matches the binding. Can be ordered with an applique colored DOT or we can embroider your initials or monogram directly on the canvas.
Celebrate the Year a special baby was born with our personalized name & year pillow. Available in your choice of color. All pillows are eco-friendly, made with a natural cotton and linen blend fabric and custom designed, printed and sewn in the United States. Choose your color with your choice of two lines of text below!
Our “Teacher’s Tote” Mini BonBons are the perfect gift for every teacher! They feature a stylish tote bag with “#1 Teacher” written across! Colorful polka dots and stripes are in the background.
These small, yet very stylish, 80 sheet note pads fit perfectly in your purse and definitely come in handy when jotting down those last minute notes!
Mini BonBon Notes measure 2 3/4″ x 4 1/3″ and printed on lined recycled natural white text weight paper.
Friday, April 26th, 2013
monogrammed wine glasses – set of 4 (clarus)
Psst, I want to tell you about an event going on next week. It’s happening at 22 Tower Drive in Darien, CT and YOU are invited! That’s right, Babybox.com wants you to personally stop by to say hi. Why? Well, we’ve got a sale going on is why!
hand engraved single initial leather cuff bracelet
It is time for our annual End-of-Year sale, featuring lots of great items for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation gifts and more! Now that Spring has arrived, Summer can’t be far behind and we want you to be ready. We’ve got summer hostess gifts, monogrammed bags and clutches, personalized glassware and stationery that just can’t be beat. Don’t forget our luxury towels, swimwear, decadent throws, personalized trays and cutting boards too!
square carved personalized guest soaps
With that introduction, need I say more? Hmm, I suppose knowing the hours of when to stop by at 22 Tower Drive might help. We will be happily waiting to serve you from;
Tuesday, April 30th 9:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 1st 9:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday, May 2nd 9:30am – 4:00pm
Friday, May 3rd 9:30am – 1:00pm
Beautycounter – the Face Collection
PLUS, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest line at the show – a new face and body skin care collection from Beautycounter.com. This product is a very exciting addition to the Babybox.com line. It contains products that cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, as well as creams for your eyes and face. It is not tested on animals. The packaging is made from recyclable or sustainable materials, as well as it also being able to be recycled after use. The line contains no parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, SLS, or secrets. The only ingredients used are ones that are and appropriate for all skin types. Don’t just take our word for it though. Try it and see the difference quality skin care products make for your whole family’s skin.
personalized fringed throw blanket
(several colors available)
And in case you are wondering where the sale part comes into all of this, don’t worry. Just for reading all the way to the end of this post, we are offering 15% off any purchases made during the show. Click on this link to take you to our coupon, print it and present it at the show. If you are shopping online, use the code BBSHOW1513. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on our popular Spring and Summer savings this year.
See you starting Tuesday!
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
There’s something fishy going on at Babybox.com today. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I think this guy said it best,
“All men are equal before fish.” ~ Herbert Hoover
What does that mean? Well, you could take it that everyone is equal, no matter their race, creed, sex, skin color, political affiliation or however else you want to classify them. And that means that everyone is eligible for our Sunny Days Sale on until April 27th, 2013. You get $20 off anything in the store, just because we are so happy that the weather is finally starting to warm up and feel Springlike. Why only three days though? Well,
“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
That seems reasonable, doesn’t it? So act now on this fabulous sale. And check out some of Babybox.com’s fishy business while you are at it.
This nautical pink fish sunsuit by Snapper Rock is a must have for all babies and toddlers, providing broad-spectrum sun protection, blocking 99% of all harmful rays. Front easy open zip allows for quick ‘take on and off” Protective zip flap prevents rubbing on delicate skin One piece prevents gaps, reduces sand from entering, holds diapers in place. Perfect for any day or any place in the sun!
The “Friendly Fish Party” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Gale Kaseguma is a vibrant image with colliding colors and never ending activity. 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.
Seabrook Classics give you the opportunity to furnish your little one’s place with this cute and appealing Fish Daybed. The outlook of this bed offers a charming experience as it as finest edge-cuttings and vibrant color finishing. The designing is done in such a way that it prevents the little one from any kind of falling or miss happening as it has tall headboard and foot board made of high-quality wood. It is a well-creation of experts completed with fish-cut outs.
These personalized everyday notes ” Gone Fishing “ design by Kelly Hughes are perfect for saying thank you or writing a personal message to a friend! They are available in two layouts – Flat Notes and Folded Notes. Perfect for sharing some news or sending happy greetings or invitations. Choose from several font styles(Shown here is the Tork font). Personalize these with your child’s name or be creative and use a favorite quote or saying.
Good luck fishing!
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Today is Earth Day!
go green for all wall art
Three cheers for this wonderful planet that we call home. It provides us with food, shelter and nourishment of the senses. We need to remember that on Earth Day, but really we should consider every day Earth Day, as the Go Green for all wall art suggests. We all know that if we don’t take care of our planet, it won’t be able to take care of future generations.
musical fairy tree growth chart by eeboo
So what can you do to ensure the health of the Earth? Plenty! For starters, why not think about planting a tree? Any old tree will do. They help the earth by removing carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air. They also produce oxygen, which is vital to humans, plus loads of other creatures. Trees also improve water quality, reduce noise pollution and are just plain nice to have around. That’s a fact too, as they have been shown to improve mental health, just by seeing them.
Waste Basket – flower border
Another idea to put into action today is to do a cleanup of your area. That could be a local forest, stream, schoolyard, business, neighborhood or wherever you find an excess of refuse. Put your money where your mouth is and put that trash in its place! Its amazing how much garbage you can find around, when you open your eyes and truly look. Do the Earth and all its creatures a favor and clean it up so that it can breath and flourish.
oeuf classic crib – birch
And keep the health of the Earth in mind as you go into the future. Choose items with less packaging. Select products that come from recycled or sustainable materials. The Oeuf classic crib in birch is the perfect choice for that in any nursery. It is made in Latvia, a nation with a strong woodworking heritage, from locally sourced wood from managed forest. Environmentally friendly E1 certified MDF made from recovered wood fibers. The finishes are non-toxic and water-based, free of VOC health hazards. Made in a Forest Stewardship Certified facility. Wood wastes and finishing materials are recycled. Packaged in recycled cardboard. A perfect crib that was created for parents who love modern design and want the safest possible environment for their baby.
Happy Earth Day!
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Happy Birthday my Aries friends!
zodiac signs baby blanket by egg – Aries
There are a whole pile of birthdays to celebrate today. If you are a fellow independent, generous, optimistic, enthusiastic and courageous soul, then you are in good company today. Check out some of these famous folks that share your birthday!
starbabies zodiac onesies – Aries
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (sculptor) – 1897
- Jayne Mansfield (actress) – 1933
- Dudley Moore (actor) – 1935
- Tim Curry (actor – Rocky Horror Picture Show) – 1946
- Rod Morgenstein (musician – Winger) – 1957
- Al Unser, Jr (Indy car racer) – 1962
- Ashley Taylor Judd (actress) – 1968
- Jesse James (motorcycle builder) – 1969
It’s a good day for more than just birthdays though. There are a few famous couples that have tied the knot too. Do your wedding bells ring in unison with these super-celeb couples?
- Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III were married in 1956
- Tennis superstar Andre Agassi married Brooke Shields in Monterey, California in 1997
- New York Giants NFL Quarterback Eli Manning married his sweetheart Abby McGrew in Mexico in 2008
We also sadly said goodbye to a few people on this date over the years too. Before they left us, these folks added a little more life to our days though;
wall art – tree of life – critters
- Queen Christina of Sweden died in 1689
- In 1831, German mathematician Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger ceased to be
- Famous Naturalist and author of ‘The Origin of Species’ Charles Darwin passed away at the age of 73 back in 1882
- In 1916, Ephraim Shay (locomotive inventor) chugged out of the station for the last time
- Charles Funk (Encyclopediest – Funk & Wagnalls) left this world a little more educated when he died in 1957
- English writer Daphne Du Maurier penned her last word in 1989
- Mexican Nobel prize laureate, Ocativo Paz took his last breath in 1998
How is today special for YOU?
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
wall art – nurture nature
April is a perfect choice for Earth Day. The snow has melted in the Northern Hemisphere, revealing a whole new world underneath. The earth is slowly warming and coming back to life. And as the world reawakens, we can take the opportunity to give back and do a little something for Mother Nature. That might be planting a tree, cleaning up garbage from your property, school or workplace, or maybe just getting into your garden and doing some spring cleaning there. Whatever you do benefits the world. Aside from taking care of the world on Earth Day, you can also make choices to benefit it every day with Eco-friendly choices, like these;
Opt for organic items whenever possible, like this Naturepedic Organic Cotton Quilted Deluxe will grow with your child for many years while providing a more natural, healthy and comfortable sleep environment. The luxuriously quilted organic cotton surface offers a plush comfortable feel. Add to this a premium medium-firm innerspring and strong edge support for long lasting comfort. Makes an excellent choice for parents seeking to eliminate potentially harmful chemicals and allergens from their child’s mattress. Naturepedic is a GOTS certified organic mattress manufacturer and has earned the trust of moms and doctors across the country. Naturepedic also meets the strictest GREENGUARD® certification standards for eliminating chemical emissions.
Choose natural, renewable or reusable products. Say goodbye to plastic and/or paper bags at lunch time. Grab your monogrammed lunch bag – green dot instead. It is perfect and can be used over and over again. 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. Plus it’s a little easier on the landfill too!
Don’t forget your three Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle. Of course, that doesn’t mean that recycled items you use need be ugly. This beautiful letterpress personalized “El Paso” gift wrap is 50% recycled and recyclable. This Eco-friendly wrapping paper is the perfect way to gift wrap holiday gifts, birthday gifts and baby shower gifts. It is different from others as a unique nine step stamping process is used to produce each roll.
So now you can show how special the gift receiver is by personalizing this gift wrap. Choose your lettering style, imprint color and wording and we will create something special for you or your recipient.
Monday, April 15th, 2013
Have you started your spring cleaning yet? With the weather holding so much rain, there has been plenty of time to purge, clean and organize your home this year. If you haven’t started yet, here are a few helpful hints to get you on track;
Spring Cleaning 101
In the Bedroom:
baby hangers – white satin with blue dot ribbon
- Discard any clothes that are worn or beyond repair. Donate any clothes that you have not worn in the last year or that no longer fit you. If you are hoping to eventually get back into your skinny jeans, do yourself a favor and reward yourself with new jeans if you make that milestone.
- Once you have purged your closet, make sure it stays organized by installing a closet system with shelves for sweaters, shoe storage, multi-level poles to maximize storage space and proper hangers. The metal hangers you get from the dry cleaner stretch and mishape clothes, so add them to the toss pile!
- Another super tip is to place all your hangers in the same direction and turn them around once you have worn the item. That way when you check your closet later, you will know what has been worn and what hasn’t!
- Dust dressers, wipe lights, wash walls and windows. Don’t forget to wipe baseboards as well
In the Bathroom:
hand painted waste basket-retro dot
- Go through your medicine cabinet and discard any expired medications. Clean the inside and outside of the medicine cabinet
- Thoroughly scrub tub and/or shower enclosure
- Reseal any grout lines
- Recaulk bathtub and/or shower enclosures
- Launder shower curtain
- Empty garbage and clean waste basket
In the Kitchen:
personalized dishwasher bottles
- Discard any items in the fridge that are past their expiry date. Toss any items in your freezer that may have freezer burn or have been there too long
- Clean all shelves and bins in the fridge. Place a box of baking soda in your fridge to help absorb food smells
- Pull out fridge clean behind it. Vacuum fridge coils to improve fridge efficiency
- Thoroughly clean stove, including burners and oven
- Pull stove forward and clean behind it. Wipe down sides of stove while you are at it
- Clean other small appliances, like toasters, microwaves, coffee makers
- Clean cupboards, inside and out. Don’t forget the kitchen drawers
- Wash counters and floor
- Inspect dishwasher and clean trap in it. Run it empty with vinegar or baking soda to sanitize. Wipe outside of dishwasher
- Refill dishwashing soap dispensers
In the Playroom:
storage console traditional americana
- Toss any toys that are broken or damaged
- Purge any toys that are no longer actively played with. Collect them for a garage sale or donation
- Store some toys to create a rotation of them. This helps to renew interest in toys that would otherwise become dated and mundane
- Thoroughly clean floors, walls, baseboards, door knobs, drapes and light fixtures
- Empty toy shelves to wash and disinfect them
- Organize toys into bins, shelves and other storage receptacles. Using labels helps children to remember where to put the toys once they are done playing with them
- This room is an excellent place to have your children assist in. Play music to make it more fun. Encourage them to get rid of items, by informing them they will receive the money from any items sold in potential garage sales. Remind them that a tidy room is more fun to play in, as then there is more space to play with the remaining toys.
Happy Spring Cleaning. Don’t forget your rubber gloves!
Friday, April 12th, 2013
It has been a dreary week.The weather just refuses to warm up and wind and rain have lashed wide swathes of the Eastern US into Canada. With the weekend upon us all I want to do is curl up and either stay in bed all weekend long, or maybe curl up with a good book in a comfy chair by the fire. What do you have planned? If you are about the same as me, let me tempt you to stay in with some of our luxurious comforts that you just shouldn’t be without…
The Comforts of Home
This little guy has got the right idea! I want to snuggle in there with him in the Classic weight Monarch comforter by Ogallala. It screams true comfortable. The Monarch classic is known for moderation, not too light and not too heavy. Filled with soft Hypodown 700, the Monarch is made of long staple cotton sateen bordered by a satin piping that brings you warmth anywhere you need to relax. Its classic box design is baffled for consistent appearance and warmth. 300 thread count cotton is a gentle nest that caresses a sleeping body from dusk until dawn. Available in twin, full, queen, super queen, king and super king sizes. For additional comfort add a Hypodown pillow.
If you do find yourself inspired to crawl out of bed, I know exactly where you are heading; the sofa! And who can blame you if this exquisite sofa is in your home. The Eloise Sofa by Art for Kids is a pretty, elegant and comfortable seating option for your room. The exquisitely crafted piece features a fine design with the option of many wood finishes. Add your own fabric to coordinate perfectly with your room decor and create a truly unique seating. Perfect for snuggling into on gray days.
If you make it to the sofa, then you will need a blanket to keep the damp out. This super plush and super soft throw blanket in 100% cotton features herringbone pattern and is elegant and cozy. We love these and they are some of the softest throws in the softest colors. Cotton, when brushed, undergoes a transformation that gives it a plush, alluring texture this side of heaven. This throw blends soft color with cream in a herringbone weave and finishes it with a twisted, natural fringe. Cozy up on the couch in style and in sophistication.
Now what could make it any better? Why snuggling with baby of course! All you need to add is a little soft music and a good book and you are set. The lullabies & daydreams: book for mom-music for baby is the perfect choice! It 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.
Have a great weekend Babybox.com fans!
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
When was the last time you talked to your siblings? How long ago did you see them last? Did you share a laugh, tear or hug? While you may have many friends in your lifetime, your siblings are the only ones that are there through it all. So often they are your first friends and quite possibly your best. They are there through the good times and bad in your formative years and that bond is a hard one to shake. So often it is a bond that endures the test of time and life. It is a bond that should be celebrated and today is the perfect day to do that. April 10th is National Sibling Day.
So today Babybox.com recognizes brothers and sisters and the bond that exists between them. We know how special our siblings are. They are usually the love behind our smiles, the strength in our convictions and the understanding in our compassion. Without siblings, the world would be a harder place to live in. Babybox.com thinks that the bond between siblings should be celebrated and that bond starts as soon as a second child is born. It starts at the very beginning and only grows from there.
National Sibling Day
We all know it takes a little adjustment for children, when a new baby is announced. An initial feeling of worry on behalf of the first child might exist and that feeling should be addressed. They are not being replaced and they need to know that. Siblings need to be celebrated too when the new baby arrives. What better gift than a sibling tee shirt. “Big Brother” or “Bib Sister” will feel important too with a personalized tee shirt embroidered just for him!…or matching shirts for baby and brother make an adorable pair! Each tee shirt comes wrapped and tied with a bow.
Here is another way to reduce any anxiety a new big brother might have when you are expecting a new baby. Get ready for the new Big Brother with this delightful, personalized keepsake book celebrating the transition from only child — or younger sibling — to Big Brother. This personalized photo journal addresses his excitement, anxiety, and limited understanding of what it means to become an older sibling. The journal starts with Mom’s pregnancy and continues right through to the birth of the new baby. The fun and easy fill-in-the-blanks format allows for fast customization of the entire story with photos from your child’s life, making them the star of the book! Long after helping your child adjust and prepare for this milestone transition, our keepsake photo journal will have a permanent place next to his much-loved baby book.
And that ultimate in having sibling has got to be in the incidence of twins! Built in siblings and best friends all in one go. A Twins Personalized Birth Tile is a wonderful way to commemorate their arrival.The hand painted and personalized 6″ x 8″ tile is individually crafted with the babies’ name and other birth information. This original artwork is heat-sealed into each tile, ensuring a high-quality finish, and a long lasting keepsake. The tile comes with coordinating ribbon. Makes a great gift!
Of course sometimes having a sibling means compromise, like sharing a room. What girls would complain about that with these beautiful lily rae twin double corner platform beds? The Relics Furniture Lily Rae 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.
How will you reconnect with your siblings today?
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Dreaming of sunny days. Holding out for a whole bunch of sunshine. Soaking up every ray that comes my way. That’s the way I have got to face the day. Especially with all the rain in the forecast this week. So every bright beam that crosses my path is another piece of Spring that I will wrap around myself. How about you? How is the weather in your part of the world? Do you need a little more sunshine? Here’s a helping hand from Babybox.com.
The “You Are My Sunshine” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Carter Carpin brightens up the room with a massive sunflower and a special message. 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, Carter Carpin with biography attached to the back.
Your little ones are going to love this sunshine lunch box! This sunshine will make lunch time fun!.These fabulous lunchboxes are perfect for storing toys, crafts or snacks in your home, car, class or for play dates. Personalize it 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?
Add a burst of sunshine to your nursery with this cheerful crib bedding set. This fine collection is beautifully coordinated in white pima, yellow gingham, and white ric rac. Pamper your little one in shear elegance. The bumper is exquisitely tailored with white grosgrain ties finished with piping. Our coverlet is pima pique on one side, flannel on the reverse side, with a ric rac edge.
The Sunshine Day Dream 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 dreamy design theme 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!
Wishing sunny days to you!