It’s a snow day. Not only in Connecticut, but clear across the Northeastern seaboard and into Canada. Roads are a mess. Thousands of flights have been cancelled. Schools are closed left and right. I’m sure you knew that when you heard the kids screaming in glee this morning! In fact, this storm is being touted as one of the worst in years, with places expecting several inches to several feet of snow! This storm is so bad it has even garnered its own name – its Winter Storm Nemo!
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Well Nemo, Babybox.com isn’t afraid. We know how to batten down the hatches and even have a little incentive for you to stay put at home today – $20 off your order during the storm. You heard us right! Stay cozy and dream of warmer days ahead while you browse Babybox.com’s newest Spring and Summer collections.
So plug 22 Tower Drive, Darien CT into your GPS and head over to pay Babybox.com a visit. Hours will be;
Thursday, February 28th 9:30am – 4:00pm
Friday, March 1st 9:30am – 4:00pm
Monday, March 4th 9:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 5th 9:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 6th 9:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday, March 7th 9:30am – 4:00pm
Friday, March 8th 9:30am – 1:00pm
personalized beach towels – cabana wide stripe
We will also have signature gift items such as Monogrammed Beach Towels, Skin Care, Monogrammed Baby Blankets & Burp Cloths, Personalized Sweaters and Tees, Knit Hats, Lunch Bags, Personalized Plush, Hand Painted Frames, Easter gifts for children and basket ideas.
PLUS, For Mom, we will also feature Elizabeth Daniels Shirts, Queen Bea Basket Bags (new styles), Wraps, Belts, Tara and Michel Beach Coverups, Home Decor, Stationery, Throws, Decorative Home Accents & Gifts.
So keep warm and dry this weekend and snub your nose at Nemo by summer dreaming as you shop from the comfort of your own home!
Are you all ready for Super Bowl XLVII? On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:30 pm EST, the 47th Annual Super Bowl rolls into New Orleans, LA. The Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers’ at the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the tension is mounting! Who will take home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy? You will have to tune in on Sunday to find out! Even if football isn’t your thing (God forbid!), you have to watch Super Bowl for the commercials and this year’s half-time show featuring Beyonce. That will definitely be a show worth watching!
So make sure to buy your antacids early to counteract all those sinfully good game foods you indulge in this weekend. Check your stats and get ready to cheer your favorite team. You know we’ll be watching the Super Bowl at Babybox.com. We love football! Here’s just some of our football paraphernalia to get you in the mood.
FOOTBALL; A LA BABYBOX.COM STYLES
This warm personalized football hat makes a perfect gift for the baby who is about to arrive in this world. So, if you are an expecting mother who has started planning and arranging presents for your baby, this cute little hat with earflap is for you. Get his or her name printed in Antique Roman font on the hat in your favorite color, below the football design featured on the hat. There are 18 colors to choose from! It is handcrafted from 100 % acrylic which is surely going to do no harm to the sensitive skin of your baby.
The “Football Star Trio” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Aaron Christensen highlights the most exciting moments of football in a vintage art style. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each piece 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 Aaron Christensen and it comes with his biography attached to the back.
Comfort your child with our Personalized Football blanket embroidered with their Name and/or Birth date. Each blanket is custom made and handcrafted making it all the more appealing and long lasting. Available in your choice of different shades and fonts, it appeals to every taste level. Perfect for infants and the older children as well. Made from very soft 100% acrylic, making it non-shrinkable and unfading. Sample shown in Chocolate/Light Blue and Copperplate Font.
This personalized football pattern long sleeve tee shirt will look adorable on your little boy. Designed with red, brown and white football 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. Available in white, pink, red, black, brown, navy, light blue, baby blue, gray. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for. It comes in sizes 2T-6T. There are 9 styles altogether to choose from, so why not think about getting more than one!
The Football h2o bottle will help your child quest thirst and refresh his mind during a heated football match. This bottle is made of aluminum and can hold up to 600 ml of liquid. This well-designed bottle comes with an exclusive option of personalization as per your requirements. You can select your favorite color, font and name to be imprinted on this bottle. It’s a great gift choice for your son or daughter.
Your little ones are going to love this football lunch box! These fabulous lunchboxes are perfect for storing toys, crafts or snacks in your home, car, class or for play dates. Personalize with the child’s name!
These lunchboxes are made of 0.30 millimeter lead free tin and covered with high-tack adhesive on all sides. As an added bonus all lunchboxes comes with a chalkboard on inside lid. This is perfect for drawing or leaving a note for your child. How sweet is that?
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!
Today is the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. Officially, it is the first day of winter and we can look forward to several months of snowy, blowing weather to assault us with. Joy to the world! Never fear though. Babybox.com has lots of winter gear to keep you warm in the months to come though. Whether you need sweaters, mitts, scarves, hats or jackets, Babybox.com can outfit you, so that you can enjoy the outside winter wonderland to your heart’s content. So grab your excitement and a shovel to go with your outerwear and head outside to enjoy those flakes. Here’s hoping you make the best snowman ever!
WINTER WEAR FROM BABYBOX.COM
This personalized knit letter sweater designed with classic stripes is a wonderful baby gift or toddler gift. Made from soft 100% cotton and available in 22 different colors. Each sweater features your choice of stripes and monogram single initial in lowercase. Excellent quality and workmanship. An initial of your choice covers the front of this sweater, sure to look adorable on any baby.
This custom knit fire truck will guarantee your child will never lose their hat. What little boy would not LOVE to wear their hat all the time with a fire truck and their name embroidered across the front. Such a classic. An ideal choice for a young fireman to be. Made from 100% Cotton and personalized with your child’s name. Knit in the USA. Available in sizes preemie through adult in your choice of color. Shown here in navy with red firetruck and name.
This warm flower designed scarf is a perfect gift any girl, young or old. Her name will be embroidered at the bottom in Antique Roman font in your favorite color. It is handcrafted from 100 % acrylic which is soft for a baby’s delicate skin. This scarf comes in dual shades, one is the main color of the scarf and the other is the accent color, which must be in contrast.
This Fattamano jacketfrom Germany is the very best for staying snuggly warm. It slips easily on and off and keeps your little one toasty year-round. This is a perfect baby gift that will definitely become a favorite. It is 100% cotton fleece. Machine wash warm, tumble dry low heat. No bleach or softener.
These 100% cotton striped mittens are adorable and soft. Designed by Bella Bliss, each is handknit and a fun way to keep warm and add style to your child’s wardrobe! Available in pink, blue, green, or red stripe. One size. For an adorable set, add the matching knit scarf (fits toddler size 2-4 years). Attached with a string that can be looped through a coat for safekeeping.
With the first flakes of snow falling in Connecticut, Babybox.com is feeling festive. Care to join us for a little carolling, compliments of Frank Loesser? He wrote this famous song back in 1944, but it has been recorded by many an artist since then, including this variation by Norah Jones and Willie Nelson. Enjoy!
I really can’t stay – (But baby it’s cold outside) I’ve got to go ‘way – (But baby it’s cold outside) This evening has been – (Been hoping that you’d drop in) So very nice – (I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry – (Beautiful, what’s your hurry?) And Father will be pacing the floor – (Listen to that fireplace roar) So really I’d better scurry – (Beautiful, please don’t hurry) Well maybe just a half a drink more – (Put some records on while I pour)
The neighbours might think – (But baby it’s bad out there) Say what’s in this drink? – (No cabs to be had out there) I wish I knew how – (Your eyes are like starlight now) To break the spell – (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I simply must go – (But baby it’s cold outside) The answer is no – (But baby it’s cold outside) This welcome has been – (How lucky that you dropped in) So nice and warm – (Look out the window at that storm!)
My sister will be suspicious – (Gosh your lips look delicious!) My brother will be there at the door – (Waves upon a tropical shore) My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious – (Boy, your lips look delicious!) Well maybe just a cigarette more – (Never such a blizzard before)
I got to get home – (But, baby you’ll freeze out there) Say, lend me your coat – (It’s up to your knees out there) You’ve really been grand – (I’ll thrill when you touch my hand) But don’t you see? – (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow – (Think of my life-long sorrow) At least there will be plenty implied – (If you caught pneumonia and died) I really can’t stay – (Get rid of that old out)
If you haven’t already, it just might be time to think about breaking out the Fall/Winter Outerwear at your house. It’s October and you can tell by the nip in the air first thing in the morning. Keeping warm doesn’t have to be frumpy though. Take a look at these fabulous and fun items that you should add to your “Must Have” list this season.
FALL/WINTER OUTERWEAR 2012
From our fabulous designer Stella & Dot, comes a must-have accessory for Mom – the Bryant Park Scarf (Poppy). Add a pop of color to any outfit with this luxuriously printed rayon scarf. It is 70” by 38”, and comes in blue, green, pink, poppy, and tan. If you have admired other people’s scarves, but haven’t bought one for fear of not knowing how to wear it, fear no more! Click this link to see “How to Wear a Scarf 10 Ways” and start setting trends wherever You go from here on out! It doesn’t hurt to be stylish AND warm…
We have all heard that we lose the most heat from the top of our heads, so a hat is a must for little people. This personalized knit beanie hat is a must have for any new baby. Perfect weight for spring, summer and early fall, this hat is not only practical but adorable as well. Made from soft 100% cotton and available in 22 different colors. Each hat features a personalized name. Excellent quality and workmanship.
Don’t forget about those other exposed parts – your child’s little fingers! Bella Bliss offers these adorable, soft applique mittens for a cold day. Available in several colors and with a variety of applique designs, your little one can keep warm and look adorable when it gets cold.
And don’t forget a scarf for the kids! Give a boost to your little Rockstar’s hobby by wrapping him in this stylish guitar scarf. He will love to wear it to school, or during his music sessions. To add to its charm, this scarf will display his name on his favorite color. This handcrafted 100 % acrylic scarf can be completely customized in accordance with your child’s preferences and will never fade or shrink. This scarf comes in dual shades, one is the main color of the scarf and the other is the accent color, which must be in contrast.
While your bigger kids have their feet protected by socks and boots, little baby feet can’t handle heavy boots. That’s why we offer cable baby booties – egg by susan lazar. Cable baby booties are perfect to warm the soles (and the souls) of your little one! As egg products are known for their unexpected details, these cable booties feature stitched ultra suede bottoms while the ribbed ones have the egg symbol embroidered on the sole! They are available in a variety of colors too (a different pair for different outfits perhaps?)!
Whew! We were almost blown off the map last night with those winds. I suppose that’s what you get from the tail-end of a hurricane and the rapid approach of Autumn. There’s no denying it now; Summer is history. Sure, there might be sunny days for a bit yet, but I fear that the heat of summer is gone and the return of outerwear is upon us. Time to pull out sweaters, coats and hats. It’s Fall!
FALL WEAR 2012
Whether you like it or not, it’s time for a Fall coat. Lucky for you, our newest designer Kayce Hughes has you covered with the Smocked Swing Coat in Winter Blue Corduroy. We are in love with the timeless vintage look of this coat that is crafted with beautiful smocking. It is lined in cream polar fleece, so your little girl will stay warm even on the coolest Fall days. It comes in sizes 6m-5.
Break out the turtlenecks and keep the wind away from your tender neck this fall. 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.
Before it gets too cold, perhaps just a simple hoodie will do though. Barefoot dreams has done it again with this super soft hoodie for infant and child. This super soft, bamboo poly microfiber hoodie by Barefoot Dreams will be a comfort against your childs skin, not to mention it will keep them toasty. This luxurious, eco-friendly fabric is naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic, making it blissfully soft for your baby’s tender skin. Machine washable. Makes a great gift along with a Barefoot Dreams blanket. Available in blue, espresso, pink or white. Coordinating adult sizes available!
I don’t care how “cool” you are, cold ears just don’t cut it in my world. A hat is a must in my household and should be in yours too! Babybox.com has lots of hats to choose from, including this fairisle hat. This adorable pink and white fairisle hat is sure to keep your little ones head warm all Winter long. Available in pink or blue, beanie style or warmer earflap style. Add a monogram for an adorable touch
Don’t think that you are immune to the cold either, as just because you’re a Mom doesn’t mean that you can’t take your own advice about dressing for the weather. That’s why we offer the Infinity Scarf from Bella Bliss’s Fall & Winter line. They offer warm and stylish clothes for boys, girls and babies, as well as Moms! This scarf is an acrylic/Poly blend; machine wash. It comes in Mango, Grey or Chocolate. One Size.
Above all, don’t forget that you can always be stylish, even when you dress for the weather. Stay warm!
The United States adopted the good old Stars and Stripes as its National flag on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson decided that we should celebrate that day, and signed a proclamation that went out to the people. It wasn’t until August 1949 that Flag Day became a National event though, as issued by an Act of Congress. There is no stopping this patriotic day now though and Babybox.com looks for any excuse to wave our flags too. Come wave with us!
We encourage flag waving for folks of every age, so why not start your children off young with this personalized flag baby gift set! All these personalized baby gifts in one adorable bucket hat! Your baby will look perfect this summer for their July 4th weekend, on Memorial Day and especially on June 14th for Flag Day. Patriotic American Flag designed as your choice of heart or star and personalized with your baby’s name.This (4) piece gift set includes:
an extra soft short sleeve bodysuit made of 100% cotton interlock; Choose bodysuit size 6 or 12 months, or both
2 coordinating burp cloths beautifully wrapped and tied with a bow;
an infant size pink twill bucket hat – to keep the sun off baby’s delicate skin
personalize with baby’s name, up to 10 characters. (choose thread colour – red or royal blue and font type – block or script
Your toddler can get in on the fun too by sporting their own patriotic stars and stripes shortalls. The blue seersucker shortall features double buttons on each shoulder and snaps between the legs for easy changes. It comes in sizes 3-6 months up to 3T. The front pocket features an embroidered American Flag. It is made from 65% cotton/35% polyester and is machine washable. The best part is though, that this product is made right here in the USA.
Here is a way for the whole family to get in on flag-wearing fun; with our USA striped knit hat with ear flaps. In sizes ranging from preemie all the way up to adult, the whole family from baby to Grandpa can sport the stars and stripes as they line the parade route. This custom knit cotton ear flap hat is perfect! Here’s a patriotic hat, a fun, peruvian style cap to keep yourself warm! Made from 100% Cotton. Knit in the USA. Stars and stripes, finished with braided ties. Wash by hand, cold water; dry flat.
A functional momento ~ this cotton hat is great for hiking, biking, boating; all your outdoor fun activities ~ a fun 4-season’s accessory. Knit with organic cotton that was cultivated with organic methods under fair-trade practices.
After being surrounded by flags all day, you might be inspired to add a few more to your home. After running “Old Glory” up the flagpole in front of your home, where else can you put it? How about proudly displayed in baby’s nursery with the sleigh crib Americana! The Americana sleigh crib by Sweet Beginnings brings a patriotic theme to the room. The crib features stars and stripes and custom details. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. This crib is heirloom quality and sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
Happy Flag Day to all our American friends on June 14th!
What a day! The weather outside is down right wet and not fit for man or beast. It is a good day to curl up on the sofa and play couch potato, if you ask me! Oh, but the kids are at school and that means I have to go out. Darn! Well, that puts me in mind of outfits to keep me warm and dry. Perhaps while I go out, you can keep toasty perusing some of our new fall fashions for Moms, kids and babies!
You can’t knock me for thinking that winter is on the way with a day like today. The first thing I want to grab is my women’s angora scarf by bella bliss. You might call me silly, but I just don’t like being cold! The women’s angora scraf by Bella Bliss is a lovely accent for any outfit. Made from soft angora blend, throw on over a tee or knotted under your sleekest coat on a cold day. It comes in blue, mango, camel or chocolate and can even have a monogram added to it, if you desire. It is a must-have for fall!
Well now, I guess we can’t just think of ourselves though, can we. If baby has to come out in the cold with you, then better dress them warm too! If you are grabbing a scarf, then you better think about a hat for them. In Style Baby Gift Guide featured these adorable booties and hats in their Holiday Gift Guide, so perhaps you should pick up a set of cable booties and hat set-egg by susan lazar too!
Keep your little one warm and protected with this adorable egg hats and matching booties. Made from 100% cotton and designed with soft cable stitch. Convenient draw string to keep on for windy days. The set is available in red, mint, pink, army, ivory, baby blue and pink and comes in sizes 6-12 months. Perfect to protect baby’s delicate extremities.
A hat won’t completely cut it though, if you have to walk to go pick up your big kids. That wind is blowing cold! Better grab a stroller blanket too for baby on a day like today.
This very sleek and unique baby blanket features a vintage motorcycle and your child’s name. Measures 22” x 30” , making it convenient for travel and strolling. It is comfortable and available in acrylic or cashmere. An ideal gift for infants and young children alike. Made from 100% acrylic, it never fades or shrinks. With wide range of available hues and fonts, it is chosen by the masses. Sample shown in Black/Bleach White and Copperplate Font.
What about the big kids who are out already on a day like today? Did you dress them warm enough this morning or are you still coming to terms with the fact that Fall is here to stay. Don’t worry, we have them covered too – in a quilted riding jacket by bella bliss.
The new Bella Bliss quilted riding jacket is an ideal choice for cool Fall days. It is medium weight, with snaps up the front, and both cozy and easy to wear. It has a coordinating gingham border along its lining, which peeks out at the cuffs and front when open. Available in Size 4-12 years, this stylish jacket comes in Camel or Red. They are so comfortable, that your daughter might want one in both colors and will praise you for thinking of her!
The faster you pick up the kids the better though. I am thinking a hot meal and a hot fire are in order tonight. If you have to go out though, make sure to dress warm!
Memorial day weekend is coming up fast! Do you know what you are doing this long weekend? For those of you going camping, have you started to pack yet? If not, why not pack a little bit every day this week, so that you can get away early next weekend. Let’s start by making a checklist. You will need;
children's waterproof ponchos
tarps in case it rains (but it won’t, think positive!)
hand broom to brush dirt out of the tent that will get in regardless of what you do
lanterns & flashlights
personalized playing cards
dishes & cutlery
entertainment for around the campsite (ex. cards, books, balls, butterfly nets, whatever fun things your kids or you might be into)
food (think breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and don’t forget your condiments!)
either long skewers or an appropriate knife to whittle a marshmallow stick (it just isn’t camping without smores! – so bring graham crackers, plain chocolate & of course a bag of marshmallows too!)
uv50+ short sleeve sunsuit by snapper rock (pale blue/chocolate/white)
beach towels & bathing suits (you have to get to the beach at some point between all that food!)
toiletries and sundry, ie. shampoo and soap to wash all the sand off at the end of the day
sunscreen for the beach and bug spray for the evenings
boys pima pocket short by bella bliss
clothing for all (think light long sleeves for when the bugs do arrive, as well as all the shorts and t-shirts for daytime fun)
and just maybe a bigger vehicle to pack all that stuff in!
It may seem like a lot of stuff and even more work to collect all the essentials for a weekend away, but once you can sit back and enjoy that special family time together in the great outdoors, you will remember why you love camping so much. So breathe deep, put your head down and dive into that checklist. You will be laughing on the beach with your kids before you know it!