Archive for August, 2013
Friday, August 30th, 2013
School is back in. New relationships are being formed on the playground every day. It is an exciting and scary time for little ones who are just starting into the school stream.
One way to make the transition easier is to encourage the budding relationships between your child and their new playmates. Now is the time to chat to other parents and think about setting up a playdate or two for your child and their new friends. Instead of fumbling for a scrap piece of paper and pen in your purse, why not be prepared. Get your personalized calling cards and start setting up playdates for next weekend!
Babybox.com’s Calling Cards
These pretty pink personalized calling cards with flower design will make Mom’s 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 set features 36 2.5″ circles printed on 110lb card stock created with a professional inkjet printer. The contact information is listed on the back of the card as shown. A great gift for mother’s everywhere.
Dabney Lee camo calling cards are perfect for any occasion. Whether it is for personal or business use, calling cards have become the new must have stationery accessory. Dabney Lee’s custom calling cards are perfect to slip into a gift, hand to your friends or give to the parents at school. Pick your pattern, fonts and images and you will be ready to hand out your new snappy happy cards! The pattern design is carried onto the back of the card too.
These Posh peacock calling cards with a beautiful, little “Asian Branch” printed on it, is a very unique way to communicate and to stay in touch. It is great for both business and personal use.
These calling cards are printed on sturdy 15 pt matte finish stock. It can be customized based on chosen imagery and provided fonts. Reverse side printing is available for additional cost. A free digital proof will be provided prior to printing.
These calling cards are perfect for any Mom. Perfect must have for any Mom, ideal for coordinating play dates at the playground, or as a stylish alternative to the often stuffy business card. Printed on heavyweight, natural white cardstock. Available in your choice of sets of 50, 100 or 250. Standard business card size measures 3.5” x 2” inches.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
How goes the return to school? Are you drowning in paperwork yet? There are permissions to sign off, updates to make on personal files, and a ton of new activities to sign up for. Is your child interested in dance lessons? How about music lessons? Do they want to try out for the football team? Are they being eyeballed by the basketball coach, because they shot up in height over the summer? Or would they rather just keep up with golf lessons and leave the team sports to someone else? Whatever your child’s interests are, there are clubs, activities, and tryouts aplenty available in the weeks after school gets back. Babybox.com has the paraphernalia to go with all of them.
Our personalized football pullover for children is year round favorite. “TOUCHDOWNNNNNNNNNNN”!! Classic little boy theme and perfect for any little sport. Knit in 100% cotton yarn and personalized for each child. Choose from 26 beautiful colors to match your favorite team’s uniform and add your child’s name as well. 100% cotton. Custom knit with a football along the front and your child’s name on the front and the name and/or number on the back.
This personalized soccer pattern long sleeve tee shirt will look adorable on your little girl. Designed with light pink, black and white soccer print, it is classic and unique. This classic style long sleeve tee shirt works on any child. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for.
Shirts available in your choice of several colors: Available in white, pink, red, black, brown, navy, light blue, baby blue, gray. Available in size 2T, 4T or 6T
Tummy time is a ball on our adorable basketball-shaped blanket, which also makes a unique (not to mention incredibly soft!) addition to any sports-themed nursery or kid’s room. While the basketball design appears on both sides, personalization is limited to one side only Diameter: Approx. 47″. 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.
This Schoenhut 44 key string upright piano is a best instrument for the junior pianist which features a true piano sound. This piano is just of his / her size, due to which a child can reach the pedals comfortably. It will also grow with your child as it is adjustable in height. This string piano is an output of the requests from customers for a new sound. Studies have proven that learning music at the early age develops child’s listening skills and learning ability.
Set the dining table with this bright pink Ballet Slippers plate and watch your child dance her way to the table. The plate features a matte finish and is made of easy to care for melamine. This indestructible and safe plate for children is personalized in your choice of font. It measures approximately 10 inches in diameter and is BPA free, non-toxic and dishwasher safe. The plate makes a perfect keepsake that will be cherished by your child for years to come
This “Game Ticket – Golf Classic” wall art canvas reproduction from Oopsy Daisy by Roger Groth is a vintage style ticket to the classic golf tournament, filled with nostalgia. 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 Roger Groth and it comes with the artist’s biography attached to the back.
What team, group or activity is your child interested in?
Monday, August 26th, 2013
The first bell has rung. School has begun. Once all you parents have finished your happy dances, you can get back into routines again yourself. Did you think that you would get away scot free? Sorry about that! It’s time for PTA meetings, running kids to after-school activities, and maybe even a trip to the gym (if you can fit back into your sweats after a long lazy summer). Up and at em. Let’s get the adults back into shape today.
Ok, PTA meetings are something that just has to get scheduled in.No questions asked. And unless your kids are already old enough to stay home on their own, that means a babysitter for you. That’s where this handy little journal comes in. This is the perfect gift for a new mom. Instead of scrawling instructions on the kitchen notepad every time you hire a sitter, jot them down once and for all in “A Parent’s Journal for the Babysitter”. An extremely well-organized diary of all your baby’s routines, special likes, dislikes, and important phone numbers. Works well for older kids too! Comes equipped with tabbed sections and categories. There’s even a separate pad for contact information and schedules. It’s so simple, stylish and useful, this will be one of the most valuable gifts you can give. No more worries about leaving your child to new caregivers or visiting relatives.
Before you hit the first PTA meeting, you might want to hit the gym. Grab your sweats, runners and a water bottle. It is time to work off all those summer cocktails ladies! Everything that you need for the gym will fit into the new Captain Louis tote by Henry Brown. It is a must have in every household. This large stylish canvas bag is an ideal choice whenever you need a bag to carry a lot of stuff; beach towels, ski jackets, weekend toys, riding boots, tennis or gym clothes. With a bit more style than a LL Bean tote, this bag is a nice alternative. The Captain Louis is made of durable all canvas exterior, finished out with handles and a bottom in bourbon barrel brown. Inside is finished with a brown and white stripe and is trimmed with a coordinating velvet ribbon. Each Captain Louis Tote Bag measures an oversized 26 x 17. It is available in 7 colors each with cream colored top stitching. Features a single interior zipper pocket; an easy top tabbed closure.
Along with resuming your trips to the gym, how about getting back into other healthier habits. Drinking water now and again wouldn’t hurt. Make a statement at the gym, park or beach with our Clairebella personalized water bottles. Apart from being stylish and comfortable, they are Eco-friendly as well. Take it any place from gym, park, office or even for shopping girls! It comes in 8”t x 3”w size with 20 oz. The bottle is extremely handy with two lids and a carabiner key clip for attaching it easily. It is BPA free as well. The maximum characters that can be written are 7.
The only thing left is to organize routines for the entire family. Easy, right? Not when Jimmy’s got football practice at 6pm, 3 night a week, Jenna’s got piano twice a week, and Nathan takes both karate and Scouts to fit in. The Wall Calendar from MomAgenda is a brilliant new addition for every busy family. This Wall Calendar’s unique format separates planning space for mom and up to four children so you can manage multiple schedules without multiple headaches. This new design has new colors and more space!
Now the whole family is ready to swing back into routine!
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
This weekend is the last one before school starts in Darien, CT. I know that some schools are already back in, while others won’t start until after Labor Day, but sadly it is the last weekend of summer vacation for families in our neck of the woods. It is the last chance to pick up backpacks, lunch bags, and all the goodies to stuff into them. You are in luck though, as Babybox.com has a whole bunch of new clothes online just in time for the Fall Season. So regardless of whether you have all the pencils, pens, erasers and other school supplies, Babybox.com will make sure that your child is ready for Fall this year.
Your young man will look super smart in his new sweater this Fall. This classic children’s knit sweater vest is an essential addition to boys’s closet. This pullover style is easy to wear with turtlenecks or button down shirts and can be personalized with monogram. It is available in navy or red, in sizes 2 Years – 8 years. It can also be personalized with a monogram if desired.
Busy Bees Harriet dress features classic striped boatneck design and is a must have in every girls Fall closet. The go everywhere, do everything dress. Ideal for playdates, a fun Fall afternoon or a lazy day lounging around reading a favorite book. Extremely soft spun 100% cotton knit with two horn knit contrast stitched buttons on the shoulder and 3/4 length sleeves, and easy A-line shape.
This classic brown corduroy pant by CPC Designs is an essential Fall must have for your little guy. Smaller sizes feature an elasticized waist, while larger sizes are flat front with button waist. They feature 100% cotton Featherwale brown corduroy. A must have aspect for any busy boy’s wardrobe, these pants are machine washable.
This new Harper Skirt is so trendy, you will want one for yourself Mom! It features white dots on red corduroy, and has the same fit as the Anastasia skirt. Instead of hidden pockets though, we have added vintage inspired Harper pockets. Super cute in an a-line trim.
The Sophie Blouse features tiny blue flowers that are so pretty in this whisper thin cotton fabric. We love this shirt paired with jeans and under the ali corduroy jumper.
The sailors classic cotton pea coat has become a landlovers favorite. Sweatshirt-like weight makes this a great jacket option for the playground. Like the original adult jacket this sized down version is adorable. Four-button double-breasted style is understated, yet confident. Two outside handwarmer pockets. A great staple for Fall, this hooded coat feels more like a favorite sweatshirt thanks to its soft fleece interior. Available in hot pink, classic navy or red. 100% cotton; machine wash. Sizes 12m-6y.
Good luck on the first day of school next week!
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
It is beautiful out again! Summer has returned in time for us to enjoy the last bit of it before the kids head back to school. It is a lovely day to be outside, so get out there and enjoy it. Go for a walk, run, ride a bike or do whatever makes you happy, while you soak up some sun. The seasons will change before you know it, so enjoy this before it’s gone.
The last of summer deserves the slower pace of a walk. Make a statement on that walk in your monogrammed custom Converse All Star Chuck Taylors. Dream of a design, and we can embroider it. Nice way to show off your style and favorite colors adding a “kick” to your everyday slip on converse. Featured in Town & Country, these will become one of your favorite shoes. Get ready for loads of compliments “where…did you get those shoes”
If you are going to pick up the pace to a run, don’t forget to take along some water. The temperatures have risen, and so too your need to stay hydrated. Make a statement at the gym, park or beach with our Clairebella personalized water bottles. Apart from being stylish and comfortable, they are Eco-friendly as well. Take it any place from gym, park, office or even for shopping girls! It comes in 8”t x 3”w size with 20 oz. The bottle is extremely handy with two lids and a carabiner key clip for attaching it easily. It is BPA free as well. The maximum characters that can be written are 7.
Here is a bike that your child will never want to get off of. Now you can own the road in this reproduction of a 1936 Sky King Tricycle. A true classic! It will be a collectible for years to come! Designed with child safety standards in mind, it is made of heavy gauge steel, and comes complete with sealed ball bearings in the front wheel, a functional headlight, solid rubber tires and an adjustable coil seat. This model features an adjustable seat with spring for comfort, a working headlight for when playtime runs into dusk, and solid rubber tires for whatever terrain the day may bring.
Do you know what makes most children happy? Some down time to just be kids. Whether that be giggling with friends, going on wild adventures with siblings, or quietly playing in their very own space; and they can do it all from their very own teepee. Modern colors and shapes make our Modern Chic teepee a must for any girls room. Lively and happy, this teepee will become any little girl’s favorite place. Our teepees are made with high end designer, drapery-weighted fabric.
The teepee is extremely lightweight yet durable. Weighing only 9 lbs., it is very easy for a child to move and carry around on their own. The poles are 78″ long and the teepee sits about 5 1/2 feet tall when opened. Conveniently there is NO assembly required. This Teepee is easily put up and then just as easily taken down in only seconds and stores away easily in a corner, a closet or under a bed. Great to bring to your weekend home or visit to Grandma’s house. It’s even perfect for those backyard escapes on lazy summer afternoons, like today…
Monday, August 19th, 2013
Are you enjoying the last of your summer? Have you started the transition back to the regular, daily grind? School start is coming at us fast and furious, so now is the time to get ready for back-to-school routines, if you haven’t started yet. That means going to bed earlier, getting up earlier, and cleaning up in order to be organized for school, extracurricular activities and the faster pace that is life most of the time.
So how do you convince kids to start going to bed earlier? How about fresh pillows to rest their heads on? The Naturepedic Organic Cotton Toddler, Queen or King size Pillow combines Organic Kapok/Cotton which are made with soft sateen organic cotton fabric and an organic cotton/organic kapok blend fill. These pillows are completely organic and are very comfortable, but they must be spot-cleaned only, please note. They are a luxurious 300 thread count organic cotton fabric, filled with a 50/50 blend of organic kapok and organic cotton. Now how is that for a little inspiration to rest your head?
As far as getting up goes, it might be time to turn back to the alarm clock for everyone in the family. Do you need somewhere to put it? How about here! The hand carved Basket Weave Nightstand is traditionally styled by Seabrook Classics. Keep your bedroom clean and tidy with this well-constructed drawer having multi-storage capacity. It is made up of environment-friendly, hand carved wood in black shade. This graceful, time-honored nightstand stylishly compliments your magnificent bed and helps in giving orderly look. It can be used to support a lamp, alarm clock, mobile phone, book, medication or any other handy items, required during the night.
Now that you are awake, how about tackling some of that organizing? First step is to clean the house, and then move on to organizing. Why not try a bookcase in your child’s room to help keep the clutter at bay? The Madeline Bookcase is just what your little girl’s room needs! This 9-hole cubby storage system is shown in Swiss Coffee, but you may select any of Country Cottage’s distressed finishes to match your kid’s room perfectly. They can tuck books, collectibles, nick nacks and NO more than that on these pretty shelves.
Now the only thing left is to re-start those routines. A little hard work never hurt anyone and just might help to keep the whole family on track. 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.
Friday, August 16th, 2013
How are you doing on your back to school shopping? Do you have backpacks, lunch boxes, and a new outfit to send your child back to school with? Super! Have you thought about what happens when they come home from school though? It’s time for homework to resume! The kids might not be thrilled by that, but if you create a space for them to work in that fits their needs, that is half the battle. Doing homework on your bed might seem good enough, but a proper work space can make all the difference. They need dedicated space where they can open their books, lay out their pens, pencils and calculators, and focus on the task at hand (vs the distraction of TV, video games, cell phones and other electronica). The faster they can get their homework done, the faster they can get back to what they really want to do – Play!
How to set up a child’s workspace
choose a child-sized chair and desk for them to work at. Ensure that it will have enough space for all of their homework essentials, like books, computer, lighting (if necessary), and whatever else your child might need
- remove distractions like televisions, gaming systems, and electronica from the area
- make sure that they have any materials they might need handy, like pencils, rulers, erasers, extra paper, etc.
provide sufficient lighting for the task at hand
- locate the workspace in a handy location, so that you can help out as necessary
- if a computer is part of your child’s workspace, set up parental controls to ensure their cyber-safety while surfing the net
set up rules about when homework will be completed. Will it be immediately following school, after a snack, when you come home from sports practice, after dinner, before bed? Whenever it is, is up to you, but making sure there is enough time to complete any assignments will help your child to succeed in their school careers and set up good lifelong scheduling habits
make sure that the space is your child’s own. Let them add some finishing touches that make them feel comfortable and that they own the space, whether that is photographs, a special trinket, or picking out their own bulletin board
Remind children that homework is part of their schooling and it will help them in the long run. Having a space to do it in, is key. It is one step in helping them do the best that they can and will get them farther in life. Ultimately it is up to them, but starting them on the right path today is something you can help them with, and they take that into the future.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Dare I note that there is a chill in the air? Where did summer go? Has Fall arrived already? As much as I don’t want to pack away my flip flops yet, I think it is time to stock up on sweaters for the coming Autumn. Don’t worry though. Babybox.com has lots of sweaters in our inventory. Whether you want one for baby, boy, girl, or Mom, you have a huge selection to choose from. Babybox.com has cardigans, hoodies, Intarsia sweaters, personalized sweaters, all in a wide variety of colors and styles. Which ones do you like best?
No child’s closet would be complete without a personalized knit letter sweater. A classic choice that will be worn again and again, and will be a very welcome baby gift or toddler gift. Made from soft 100% cotton and available in 22 different colors. Each sweater features your choice of monogram single initial. Excellent quality and workmanship. An initial of your choice covers the front of this sweater, sure to look adorable on any baby. They are 100% cotton. Machine wash and dry. Sizes 12 months through 10/12 (makes a great sibling gift too for family photos). Matching personalized knit hat is available as an option for an additional $22.00
We love our classic cotton knit cardigan, that is a must have in any closet this season. Add a monogram for an added touch in an accent color or just order it in all one color. Made from soft 100% cotton and features pearl buttons down the front.
This adorable wagon sweater by Bella Bliss will make getting dressed and keeping warm fun for your little guy. Features 3-button closure at shoulder with banded border styling along edge. This sweater is knit with the Intarsia method which utilizes a number of different yarns that are hand loomed into the sweater. Perfect paired up with jeans or dress pants. Your little boy will love this sweater and will actually “ask” to wear it (we all know how hard it is to convince little boys to wear sweaters). He will look great and keep warm on a Spring or Fall day.
Our half zip sweater is designed to fit your little girl like her favorite cozy sweatshirt, making this the go to sweater for those cool summer nights! Great for a summer boat trip or tennis game as well. Made from 100% Peruvian pima cotton. Comes in snow white or peony pink.
This classic children’s cable knit sweater is an essential addition to boys’s closet. This pullover style is easy to wear with turtlenecks or button down shirts and can be personalized with monogram. Available in chocolate, navy or red, from sizes 2 Years – 12 years. Can be personalized with monogram.
Can’t forget Mom. This cozy chic hoodie by Barefoot Dreams is a must have for any household. You may even want more than one once you feel one; one for home…one for travel…and one for work…you’ll never run out of excuses to wear it. This hoodie is available in 5 striking shades. These fitted, fashion conscious zip-up’s are made of famous BambooChic® making them just as irresistible as our Barefoot Dreams robes. This is sure to keep you cozy and warm all year long.
So the question is; how many sweaters do you need?
Monday, August 12th, 2013
It is mid-August. While the calendar might say that there is still a month of summer left, I that there are a few kids out there that are bemoaning the difference as they head back to school. If the school bell hasn’t rung in your area yet, it will be ringing any time now. Have you done your back-to-school shopping yet? Babybox.com understands how hectic life can be. That’s why we are here for you for your last-minute shopping. And that is also why we are holding a Back-to-School Sale!
15% off, PLUS No Sales Tax (on orders over $100)
til August 15th, 2013
Use coupon code FALLPEEK2013
So grab your pencils and books, then jump online to Babybox.com, and outfit your children to the 9′s for all their back-to-school duds. We’ve got dresses, tops, bottoms and accessories for both boys and girls.
A Bella Bliss girls favorite for back to school, the lean toothpick jean. This style gives the traditional 5-pocket jean our fashion-forward treatment. Super soft stretch denim with a slimmer fit through the leg. Adjustable waistband. Cotton blend; machine wash. Sizes 4-14y.
We love these super soft cotton turtlenecks from CPC Designs. Perfect to wear under longalls or alone with corduroy pants. Features long sleeves, ribbed collar and ribbed cuffs. A must have in every boys wardrobe for Fall. 96% cotton / 4% Lycra. Available in red/white stripe, navy/white stripe and solid white in sizes 12m-8 years.
Our pouf sleeve dress in this season’s fabulous peony pink (solid or plaid) is ideal for Fall! But, at the first sign of frost, layer it over a turtleneck or a pair of leggings and you are good to go from morning to night. Dress is fully lined in soft navy cotton with single loop closure at back. Pink corduroy, Blue Denim, Navy/pink/blue floral. 100% cotton. 2-8y.
The Ali Skirt in navy denim will be the perfect addition to your little girl’s wardrobe this fall. This new skirt style has the same fit as the Anastasia skirt but instead of hidden pockets we have added vintage inspired Ali pockets. Classic denim design.
The Personalized Kindergarten Rocks Tee shirt is perfect for the first day of school! Let your child announce that he/she is excited to start Kindergarten with this personalized Kindergarten Rocks tee! This logo is printed on a high quality 100% ringspun cotton tee. These shirts are not pre-shrunk.
This shirt can also say: Preschool Rocks, 1st Grade Rocks etc…..just let us know what Rocks!!!
Available in many sizes, styles (classic and girly), short sleeve, onesie, and long sleeve.
We love the classic look of this light Fall jacket in red corduroy with pink buttons. It is made from very soft wide wale corduroy and is a nice choice for Fall. Makes a statement and is both stylish and comfortable. Available in sizes 2 years – 8 years.
There is plenty more to choose from in children’s wear, so stop by Babybox.com to start AND finish your Back-to-School shopping today!
Friday, August 9th, 2013
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
pond life living freshwater blue -personalized wall hanging
Wise words from a book that has inspired millions. ‘Walden’ was published on this date in 1854. It is a book that looks on life and the way we live it. Thoreau lived at Walden Pond for two years, exploring the concepts of self-resilience, simplicity, and the questionability of progress. He sees man as one with nature, and in fact that nature reflects our human emotions. For anyone that has ever gone for a simple walk in the woods, or taken the time to sit and reflect beside a simple pond, I think you can see where he was coming from.
enchanted forest cradle
Think about what you do when you step into nature. You slow down. You take more stock of the world around you. Maybe you even breathe a little deeper. More often than not, you are more aware of birds chirping in the trees, the colors of the leaves on the trees, and the fresh smell of the forest that surrounds you.
As you might be able to guess, Babybox.com appreciates all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Everywhere you look on our site, you will find images pulled from nature. We’ve got;
gordonsbury froggy pond towel set
Maybe you should take the time to step out into nature yourself this weekend and see what all the fuss is about.