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    Babybox.com’s Fall Fashions

    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.

    Fall Fashions

    v neck sweater vest 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.

     

    harriot boatneck knit dress by busy bees 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.

     

    brown corduroy boy pants (two styles) 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.

     

    harper skirt - dots on red corduroy 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.

     

    sophie blouse - blue mums floral 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.

     

    cotton pea coat - unisex (other colors available) 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!

    May Day at Babybox.com

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

    Today is May 1st. In some parts of the world Beltane or May Day is celebrated. Bonfires are lit, flowers are collected and worn in the hair or used to fill baskets. A Maypole is erected for people to dance around. Traditionally a Maypole was a young tree cut down and then planted in the ground. Often ribbons were tied to it, so that as people danced around it, the ribbons then decorated the Maypole. It is a beautiful sight to behold and there are still places where Maypoles have been spied.

    Like here on this beautiful Maypole bed by Sweet Beginnings! It has a French Country style that is inspired by the hillsides of rural France and will look terrific in any room! The four poster bed also features a wonderful hand painted design and their fabulous embossed carving applique design. Hand crafted from solid maple, birch and poplar wood and high quality hardware and then hand painted, this bed can be customized in many colors to complement your decor. A canopy kit option is also available to make this extra special. This bed is of heirloom quality and can be enjoyed for many years to come.

     

    If you have a yen to decorate your own Maypole, you’ll need some ribbons. This ribbon just might do the trick. Plus, this 5/8″ personalized satin ribbon with large dots on it is perfect for children’s party favors and holiday gifts alike. This luxurious ribbon comes in a continuous roll allowing up to 45 characters for Upper/Lower case and 35 characters for ALL CAPS. Ribbon comes with 8 to 12 imprints per yard with 1 to 1½” of spacing between each imprint so you can personalize it with a message or child’s name on it.

     

    What about flowers though? You cannot celebrate May Day without plenty of flowers to go around. If you want flowers for your Maypole dancers hair, then these embroidered flowers headband are just the thing. This is one of the most adorable headbands we have found and every little girl will love wearing it. Made with a white 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon, trimmed with ric rac. Sewn inside is a plastic headband. Embroidered on the headband are three flowers with 3-D white pom pom centers…YES 3-D WHITE POM POM CENTERS!!! Each headband is made with three color variations, light, medium, dark with the ric rac coordinating (not all ric rac colors are going to be an exact match, but they are close enough to be cute). Four colorways available are: pinks, purples, greens, turquoises..

     

    The reason for all the celebrating is to herald in the coming summer with joy and hope for the new season. Joy that winter was finally over and hope that the new planting season will be prosperous. At Babybox.com, our hope comes in the form of Hope’ Garden. These whimsical hand painted wooden wall letters (“Hope’s Garden” Design)  are the perfect addition for any nursery, children’s bedroom, playroom or bathroom. Each wooden wall letter is hand painted and is one of a kind. The letters are sanded, primed and then painted to match ANY theme you desire. (If you provide us with a sample or the name and manufacturer of your child’s bedding, we will coordinate the letters to match. We welcome swatches as well as links so that we may match your theme as closely as possible.) You can spell out your child’s name for the bedroom or the words “bath”, “let’s play!” etc. to add some fun to the bath and playroom. Please let us know if you have something special in mind for the designing of your letters. Ribbon is available upon request, otherwise hardware will be attached to your order. You are not limited to the designs you see on this web site. Custom order requests are welcome.

    Babybox.com is keeping the joy alive with our Summer’s Almost Here Gift Boutique as well. We’ve got plenty of summer-inspired items to choose from to ensure that everyone will be full of hope, joy and a lot of fun to herald in May Day and the summer months to come. Stop by 22 Tower Dr, in Darien, CT to shop all this week!

     

    Countdown to Thanksgiving

    Monday, November 12th, 2012

    Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Are you ready? Have you sent out the invites, ordered your turkey, organized your place settings and prepared for guests to arrive? Time to get on it, if you haven’t already. Let Babybox.comhelp you with your prep.

    Countdown to Thanksgiving

    First things first, get those invitations sent out now! These personalized invitations “Autumn Harvest” are perfect for inviting friends and family to a party or other special event such as engagements, anniversaries and Thanksgiving! Choose from several font styles (Shown here is Sweetheart 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!  

     

    Once the invitations have been mailed, perhaps you should take the time to make a list of what else you need to do before Thanksgiving arrives. With “order turkey” written at the top, turn to your handy note pad and start writing! Any Mother needs a stylish magnetic note pad to keep track of her busy days! This card features a busy mom juggling all of her to-do items. The Juggling Mom note pad comes beautifully wrapped in a cello bag with a pink grosgrain bow. You might even think about getting more than one, to kick start your Christmas shopping.

     

    Now, was there something about place settings on that list? What about one of these festive placemats for the children that will be at your table this Thanksgiving?  This Tom the Turkey personalized placemat has a nice festive turkey which will make any child look forward to setting the table at mealtime. Perfect for home, eating out or traveling! Each placemat measures 18″ x 12″ and is sealed with 10 mil heavy weight laminate for durability and ease in cleaning. Design is carried over onto the back of the placemat. Personalized with child’s first name for no additional charge.  

     

    If you have overnight guests that will be joining you for the holidays, don’t forget to make them feel welcome and at home. One way to do this is by providing them with freshly laundered sheets, and their very own guest towels to enjoy while they are with you. The Rosebuds guest towel by Gordonsbury is a part of their wonderful embroidered towel collection. The finely crafted terry towel features the sweet floral design and is available in pink and yellow on soft white terry. It coordinates with the Rosebuds crib bedding collection and other towels in this pattern.  

     

    What else do you have to organize before Thanksgiving day?

    What a Girl Wants

    Friday, October 26th, 2012

    What does a girl want? I am not talking about Christina Aguilera’s take on what she needs here folks. I am thinking about a younger set of girls; infants, toddlers and little girls. What is it that they really want? Christmas is coming and I am sure there are a few folks out there that still need an idea or two to help them along. Babybox.com has a few suggestions.

     

    WHAT A GIRL WANTS

    Oh, you shouldn’t have! But this is exactly what all little girls want – a hint of pink with a few flowers thrown in for good measure. Our precious Ashley dress by Bella Bliss features 100% cotton feather wale corduroy with contrast print fabric along the middle waist. Features buttons up the back, empire waist with attached sash and zips on the side. Elastic scoop neckline with elastic “puff” cap sleeves and scoop neckline, this dress is easy to wear and comfortable. 100% cotton corduroy; machine wash.

     

    Don’t forget the accessories for her hair! She won’t want to be seen without them! Finish off any little girl’s outfit with one of these adorable custom embroidered headbands. This embroidered headband is made with a 1 1/2 inch wide grosgrain ribbon, ric rac trims the edges. There is a plastic insert sewn inside. Embroidered on the headband is your little one’s name in your font choice.

     

    One other accessory that she will love to own is a very special necklace, all her own. Stella & Dot has the perfect thing – the Kristin Charm Necklace. This silver plated chain comes with 3 charms to change as you please. Pink enamel flower accented with a ladybug, white enamel flower accented with a tiny flower and a sparkly pave ball. Look who’s sophisticated now!

    Little girls can never get too much pink, so grab her this hot pink apron. She will wear it with pride while she helps Mommy in the kitchen. This fun hot pink children-sized chef apron and hat set will be enjoyed by any little girl in the kitchen. Girls will enjoy dressing up with these and helping Mom and Dad. Personalize it for the young chef!

     

    What about a doll to dress up in pink too? The Ballerina Pal Knit Doll is the perfect thing. She is just the way to enjoy a playdate too. The adorable ballet dancer is decorated with a hand knit dress complete with fun tutu. So soft and cuddly, this Sweeters Pals can be personalized and done with brown or blond hair. A great companion for any girl.

    What else could your little girl want?

    By the Light of the Harvest Moon

    Friday, September 28th, 2012

    I can hardly believe that September is coming to an end! School is in full swing and Halloween is around the corner, with Thanksgiving and Christmas hot on its heels. Before we start ramping up for those holidays, we get to wave goodbye to  the month with the beauty of the Harvest Moon on Sunday. Will you be out in the fields reaping your harvest under the light of the moon? I suspect that I will be dreaming under a warm duvet myself, but that big, bright moon will help farmers harvest lots of corn, squash and the necessary pumpkins to feed us all in the days to come (like in my pumpkin pie!)

     

    Did you know that the September full moon is called a Harvest Moon because it seems to rise at virtually the same time for the few nights around its fullest, and it is thought that its light helps farmers to reap the last of their harvest for the season. The cow jumping over this moon has got its work cut out for it as well in the cow and moon nursery rhyme print.  Bring this classic nursery rhyme alive in your child’s room. The cow jumping over the moon is surrounded by a hand painted pale green gingham mat, framed in a pale pink and white polka dot frame with crackled finish, and has child-safe plexiglass so that it can be hung safely anywhere in the room. The print is square and works great with other prints in the series. Perfect for your little one’s room!

     

    Think of all those busy farmers harvesting their bounties long into the night in their fields. In days not that not gone, the light of the moon allowed the harvest to be brought in even after the sun had gone to bed. It made for a long day, but it was worth it when the turkey was surrounded by all the delicious harvest on the Thanksgiving table. This Pilgrim plate will remind your child of their roots, plus it makes for unique tableware. The plate is approximately 10 inches in diameter, is dishwasher safe and non-toxic. It features a matte finish and can also be personalized in your choice of dish style, color and font. This BPA free plate is durable and safe for children of all age groups. It makes an excellent keepsake item that will be treasured for a long time.

     

    And what did the farmers harvest, but pumpkins of course! We still love them today in pies, soups and on a baby’s bottom! Dress your little one this holiday in our pumpkin diaper cover. A bounty of belly-laughs will be your reward from baby and everyone that sees them in this festive garb.

     

    Dress them in pumpkin-inspired wear from top to bottom with the halloween dot personalized headband. Your little pumpkin will love this adorable personalized headband! Made with a 1 1/2 inch wide orange with white dotted ribbon, trimmed with black ric rac…sewn inside is a plastic headband. Embroidered on the band is your name in your choice of fonts.

     

    Babybox.com hopes that you reap a bountiful harvest under the light of the full moon this weekend!

     

    Labor Day Blues

    Monday, September 3rd, 2012

    personalized kindergarten rocks tee shirt – school

    That’s it. It’s Labor Day. Summer has unofficially come to an end. If your kids haven’t started back to school already, tomorrow is the day. It’s back to school and back to routines. Labor Day might have originally been a celebration of American workers and their contributions and achievements to the workforce, but as summer vacations wind to a close, it feels more like work is just beginning again. Bummer…

     

    personalized football hat

    Are there any perks to the coming of Labor Day though? Well, I know plenty of parents who are more than happy to see school start back up again. Plus, I can think of more than a few other folks who are ready and waiting for the NFL and College Football season to begin. Go Huskies! Aren’t we a nation that can’t live without our football? Doesn’t this give a reason to celebrate?

     

    carnival rides – wall art by alison jay

    There will be plenty of fairs and festivals going on this weekend too, so perhaps you can get in a ride on the ferris wheel, before worrying about the alarm clock ringing tomorrow morning. A little cotton candy will be just the thing to end of the summer season with style!

     

    new madison sky – child club loveseat

    But maybe you just want to rest and relax from the labors you generally are under. You deserve a little R ‘n R every once in a while! So put your feet up and relax this weekend. Read the paper. Finish your summer reading list of juicy books.

     

    Whatever you get up to, Babybox.com wishes you a lovely Labor Day!

     

    Let’s Accessorize Baby!

    Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

    It’s a Boy!

    Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

    You get the announcement and are overjoyed for the new family. While they are settling into their new life, you remember when you were there and know how hectic it can be. Laundry, cleaning and even making meals takes a back seat to the demands of the new baby. That is why you want to help. How can you help though, you wonder? How about dropping in with a casserole and leaving behind a few new items for the baby to push off laundry for a day (or hour).

     

    Some babies are droolers. Others spit up at every feed. Even if you have a relatively clean baby, when they start eating solids you will need a mountain of bibs. The sailboat bib set is a great gift for baby. The set includes a bib and burp cloth with bright cheerful color pattern. The bib can be personalized with the baby’s name or initial. Choose your own font style and color to make the item unique. Perfect for mealtime and any occasion!

     

    Another thing that you can never get enough of is baby blankets. One is just NOT going to cut it. You will use it to keep baby warm, to protect your shoulders from spit-up and to discretely breast feed your little angel. So presenting the new Mom and Dad with another baby blanket is a gift that they will appreciate over and over again. Swaddle Designs make some of the best receiving blankets available. This is one of our most popular newborn baby blankets. Every new parent knows that swaddling a baby is one of the first things you are taught before leaving the hospital. Now with the exclusive 1-2-3 Swaddle Tip Tag, the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket makes it easy. Securely swaddling a baby helps them feel safe, cozy and relaxed. The double napped blanket also offers a soft decorative non-slip finished edge for added functionality and style points.

     

    You can’t go wrong with another outfit for the new baby. This adorable take me home outfit is made from a luxurious 100% pima cotton, suitable for the most precious of babies! The outfit includes three pieces–a long sleeve shirt that snaps on the side and is edged in navy picot trim, with a matching footed pant and hat. For additional comfort, add the double layered blanket measuring an approximately 26″ x 36″, perfect to wrap baby up and take him home. This luxurious little outfit makes an extra special gift monogrammed! Outfit available in sizes Newborn and 0-3 months. Monogram thread color will coordinate with picot trim.

     

    If you want to get away from practicle, then how about a toy! This charming Lamaze musical toy is a delight for both parents and babies alike with its soothing sounds; bright, friendly colors; and adorable design. The bright bouquet of five happy colorful flowers has three musical modes that are activated by baby’s touch and help to develop visual and auditory skills and teach cause and effect. In the exploratory mode, baby can produce a different chiming tone by pressing the center of each flower. The second mode requires baby to continue pushing the flowers to finish out the full version of If You’re Happy and You Know It. In, the last mode, baby plays one of two classical tunes with a light pat of any flower. The flower’s faces light up during play to keep baby’s attention, and fabrics of different textures (and some with crinkly sounds) make up the petals of each flower and the leaves, promoting tactile stimulation. The chimes, although electronic, are a pleasure to listen to and parents won’t mind hearing this toy over and over again.

    A Valentine’s Poem

    Monday, February 13th, 2012

    Babybox.com cannot resist sharing a Valentine’s poem with you today for all of you lovely people out there that are in love this week. We ♥ you all!

     

    knit heart pillow with name

    My heart is like an apple
    full, ripe and oh so red
    forever presented
    with a love unsaid.

     

     

    floating heart hat

    Yet today I pause
    and cannot deny
    this love for you
    that makes me want to cry.

     

     

    angel drawer pull

    You have beauty uncompared.
    Grace that none can match.
    A face that angels dream of
    and a heart I dream to catch.

     

     

    frog wall art canvas reproduction by maria carluccio

    Lo, but then you turn
    and to my surprise (which makes you smile)
    I find your hand in mine
    ‘twould seem you too are beguiled.

     

     

    Oh cupid’s arrow
    flown straight from you.
    Thank you so much
    for my Valentine’s wish come true!*

     

    sweet cupcakes - valentine

     

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    *Poem written by Katherine Krige

    Getting Ready For Halloween

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

    Halloween is just days away! Is the house decorated in its spooky finest? Do your little zombies know what they want to be when they head out to trick or treat, or are they still undecided over Hannah Montana or Scooby Doo? Are you a hay bales and scarecrow kind of house or does the sound and light show from your scary setup have the neighbors ticking off the days til November 1st? No worries, we have a few tricks up our sleeves still to help get you organized and ready for some fantastic fun on Halloween!

     

    If you find Halloween too hair-raising for your liking, then you need to get one of these. Keep flighty locks under wrap this Halloween with festive style. Your little pumpkin will love this adorable personalized headband! Made with a 1 1/2 inch wide orange with white dotted ribbon, trimmed with black ric rac…sewn inside is a plastic headband. Embroidered on the band is your name in your choice of fonts.

     

    Once your frightful doo is tamed, then grab your witches broom to set the house in order for all the trick or treaters who will descend upon you soon. You know what I’m talking about; bats in the attic, black cats crossing your path and those creeping cobwebs that cover everything. You need them all! If your little Henry is into the cobwebs too, then dress him in one of these halloween personalized long sleeve tee when he goes wandering around that night. This personalized halloween pattern long sleeve tee shirt will look adorable on your kid. Designed with black and white halloween 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.

     

    With skeletons scattered in your outside graveyard and phantoms flitting through the trees, have you thought about what you are going to be giving out to the little demons who dare your dastardly domain that night? Grab the ghosts (or your kids) and an apron to create these creepy treats: Spooky Witch Fingers! Guaranteed to gross out even the most gallant super heroes around! Here’s the recipe to make your own;

     

    SPOOKY WITCH FINGERS

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup whole almonds
    • 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel

    Directions

    1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
    3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
    5. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.

     

    Last, but not least, put some eyeballs on ice for any friendly (adult) zombies/neighbors that wander through your witches den. They just might need a drink after haunting the hills and dales around your home. So pour them a wicked witches brew in their travel bottle to go and wish them a Happy Halloween for all and sundry! Happy howling BabyBox.com Fans!

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