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    Portrait of a Company

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

    Once upon a time…

    there was a woman with a dream. She liked to shop for gifts for friends, family and co-workers, but found that finding the time and the right product was a challenge. So she decided to make it easier for others by simplifying the process. And in 1996 was born.

    Now this woman wasn’t content to just sell a bib here or a mass-produced toy there. Oh no, she wanted to sell only the highest quality baby products that she could find. She also wanted the process to be easy, as she knew how precious time could be. Who has the time to shop umpteen numbers of stores to find the right product that you desire? Some do, but enough other people struggle with time management during the day and just want to go home to relax at the end of it. Hence online shopping was key to‘s mission. Shopping from your own home simplifies any shopping experience, especially when helpful customer service representatives are just a quick phone call away to help you with your shopping needs.

    Sometimes the magic of a gift is in the packaging of it though. Who doesn’t recall the excitement of staring at an unopened present, wondering what could possibly be inside? What would Christmas and birthdays be like without that thrill? That’s why also makes the effort to present all of our orders in beautiful packaging. Sometimes the surprise is just as important as the gift itself and we know that.

    Ultimately, the vision was all about babies though. They are a wonderful addition to any family and celebrates that. We offer personalized gifts, custom-made furniture, unique on-of-a-kind items, and products that are just plain perfect for kids. Because not only did Katherine Styne Type want all of this for her customers, but she has a family of her own that deserve only the best as well. So if you are wondering where to find a great baby gift, try Katherine had a vision 17 years ago, and it has only grown bigger through the years.

    See why she stands out in the e-commerce marketplace today!

    The Apple of’s Eye

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

    This time of year, the doctors must be afraid that they will go out of business then! Autumn might be when other produce is done for the season, but apple picking has just begun. That means apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, apple butter, candy apples, oh heck, its apple heaven in my booksConsidering apples are a great source of vitamin C, fiber and are low in calories, it’s no wonder that they are one of America’s favorite foods. They help to lower cholesterol, regulate insulin levels, and are a good part of a heart healthy diet. No fat or sodium is found in these delicious treats, so help yourself to one today! is!’s Apples

    personalized everyday notes - apple of my eye These personalized everyday notes “Apple of my eye” 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 Papyrus font). Personalize these with your child’s name or be creative and use a favorite quote or saying.


    bloom in apple crib bedding set New Arrivals Inc. Bloom in Apple Baby Bedding set lends a chic and sophisticated look to baby’s nursery. The set features a charming damask print in pink and green colors. Bloom in Apple’s bumper is made of Bloomin’ in Apple fabric with Cotton Candy Pink Solid cording and pink grosgrain ties. All bumpers are slip covered for easy cleaning. The sheet is of Bojangle in Apple fabric, and the 17″ drop tailored skirt is made from Birdseye Pique fabric with Bloomin’ Damask in Apple panels, Cotton Candy Pink Solid band and Scalloped Pink Ribbon bows. The three piece baby bedding set includes bumper, sheet and skirt. Make it a four piece set by adding the coordinating blanket, made of Bloomin’ in Apple fabric with Cotton Candy Pink Solid ruffle. Also available coordinating Curtain Panels, Throw Pillow, Changing Pad Cover & Memoboard. Handmade in the USA.


    apples and inchworms wall art The “Apples and Inchworms” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Gale Kaseguma is colorful with soft hues that every child will love. 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.


    personalized teacher apple christmas ornament This handpainted ornament for that special teacher in your life is a perfect gift for all ages. Each tile is finished at the top with a coordinating ribbon for hanging. Personalized with your teacher name and year and greeting, each ornament is heat sealed using original artwork. Makes a wonderful keepsake.

    Peace from

    Monday, September 16th, 2013

    It has happened again. Tragedy has been meted out in the Nation’s Capital. Today, 13 people were killed in the heart of a Navy Complex in Washington. It is early to speculate, but in the wake of these senseless killings, we are reeling at this fresh loss of innocence. It is too soon on the heels of the anniversary of 9/11. It is always too close for comfort. One cannot help but remember the recent scenes of death in Boston, at Sandy Hook Elementary, in a movie theatre in Aurora Co, at an army base in Fort Hood, Tx, and too many more place where terror has reigned supreme.

    We are due for a whole lot more peace.

    We need an end to war in Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Mexico, and beyond. People need to stop fighting in Israel and Pakistan, in Niger, Yemen and in too many hotspots around the globe. What we really need is Peace around the World!

    What has happened to people spreading love and happiness, goodwill and friendship to all around us? Don’t enough parents teach their children to respect others, their thoughts, feelings and rights? Haven’t we learned enough from others past mistakes? Can’t someone just wrap the world in a blanket of peace and make it stick?

    I don’t know what is going to happen in Washington tomorrow. People there will need to get over their shell shock. They will need some way to feel safe and secure again. They will need answers and a means to be able to return to some kind of sense of normal once more. It makes me sick that tragedies like the one in the Washington Navy Yard happen. All we can hope is that one day we will learn from the mistakes that continue to plague us.

    All we can pray for is peace for all.

    Celebrating Pregnancy

    Friday, September 13th, 2013

    I saw the cutest baby bump this week. Pregnant women are just beautiful, aren’t they? They just have a brilliant glow about them that is hard to resist. Now, that doesn’t mean you should go and massage every pregnant woman’s belly that you see. You might get knocked into next week! You see women have these things called hormones that rage pretty good during pregnancy. All the Moms out there are nodding vigorously right about now. While I remember the excitement, I also remember the swollen ankles, aching back, and the time I yelled at my husband because he…

    Hmm, perhaps that’s a story for a different time. Anyway, loves pregnant women regardless of their good days and bad. That’s why we have so many items that are specially crafted with them in mind. 13 cheers for round bodies this week!

    Celebrating Pregnancy

    pregnancy dress forms note pad - set of three (pdbb) For the changing moods of pregnancy…

    Keep track of all your pregnancy moods with this Pregnancy Dress Forms note pad. Daddy will appreciate this perfect gift for Mom. The perfect magnetic notepad for an expecting mom.

    Text on note pad: Pregnant and feeling… ( ) glamorous ( ) sexy ( ) energetic ( ) exhausted ( ) hungry ( ) other

    Note pads measure 3 3/4″ x 9″. Printed on recycled warm white text weight paper.

    A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations promoting breast cancer awareness.


    butterflies & hiccups guided pregnancy journal This Butterflies & Hiccups Pregnancy Journal, beautifully illustrates the miracle of pregnancy with such grace and charm. Each month contains thought-provoking questions that prompts the new mother-to-be (and father!) to capture the most important moments of pregnancy. There is plenty of room to record practitioner visits, baby’s development, the physical changes and symptoms as well as special circumstances during pregnancy so you can customize your journal to reflect your unique experiences during this exciting time in your life. There is even room to include a picture each month, if desired!


    baby shower favor hand cream What’s pregnancy without a baby shower? This baby shower favor is perfect for giving to all of your guests – indulge them with these tiny cases of luxurious hand cream. This delicate “whipped” blend of peonies, jasmine and white lilies is sure to become every girl’s favorite. The perfect size to pop into your pocket or handbag for on-the-go hand replenishment. These luxurious hand creams come personalized with your chosen text, color and design – a “goo goo” baby symbolizing the sweet bundle on it’s way, a onesie to coordinate with the shower details, or a little ducky to show your playful side.


    circle of love mother's bracelet And for the days when the Mom-to-be’s emotions are getting the best of her, why not give her a little something to let her know how special she is. This beautiful bracelet just might do the trick. An assorted arrangement of beads displaying amorous Circle of Love charm, this handmade, fine silver bracelet can be personalized as per your own choice. Embellished with multiple strands of delightfully mixed semi-precious beads including Amethyst, Peridot and Tourmaline, this contemporary bracelet is filled with enchanting charisma. To add to its strength it has been incorporated with a heavy duty sterling lobster clasp and silver linked chain. It’s a total dazzling and exclusive piece of jewelry!

    3 More Days!

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

    That’s right, there are still 3 days left of’s Annual Back to School, Fall/Winter Trunk Show. We are located at 22 Tower Dr in Darien, CT and if you are anywhere in the area, you NEED to stop by for this not-to-be-missed event. Our hours for the last three days are;

    Wednesday, September 11th 9:30am – 3:00pm
    Thursday, September 12th 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Friday, September 13th 9:30am – 4:00pm

    That leaves plenty of time to come in and grab some excellent savings. To help those savings along, is even offering a coupon good for 15% off any orders made at the show. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in, as the coupon is still good for orders made through our website until September 15, 2013.

    Save 15%

    To receive 15% off your purchase, please print this coupon and and present it at the show in person. Have a friend? You are welcome to share the offer with friends and family.  This coupon can also be placed through any purchase on our website by visiting us at Offer Expires: September 15, 2013. Use Coupon FALLBTS2013. Some items are excluded in the offer.

    Private shopping appointments also subject to availabilty during non show times and weekends.
    Call 203.655.0185, ext 11 to make an appointment

    Have a friend? You are welcome to share the offer with friends and family.

    On top of the savings there are other great perks to be had. All show clothing orders are available for immediate shipment. No need to wait. We have teamed up with Greenwich Kids Photography for a special offer for you too. For any orders over $500, they are offering a complimentary photo shoot at their Greenwich, CT location. Think holiday greeting cards!


    Plus, for any orders placed over $600, you will receive a Beautycounter Body Collection worth over $70. It includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hydrate lotion. Free, just as a bonus of you shopping for items that you already want! If you don’t quite hit the $600 mark though, you can still try out this fabulous new skin care collection, as we will have it available for sale, plus there will be samples available to try this all-natural product.


    And of course there will be all of our usual home decor items, monogrammed blankets, fashionable bags and totes, personalized lunch boxes and bags, personalized sweaters, layette sets, and burp cloth sets, baby keepsakes, jewelry, stationery and so much more. You won’t want to miss Darien’s most talked about Trunk Show. Pick up holiday gifts, hostess presents, teacher gifts and even something for yourself!

    But remember, there are only 3 days left, so hurry in soon!


    Parents: A Child’s First Teacher

    Monday, September 9th, 2013

    School is all about the ABC’s and 123′s. Children learn how to read, write, count, calculate, and question the world around them. As parents, we teach our children from the moment they are born though. We help them learn how to talk, walk, and understand the world around them. One of the best ways to start a young life on the right track is to take the opportunity to spend quality time with your children. That means hugging and cuddling them from the time they are born. That looks like slowing down enough to take the time to see the world through their eyes. Sometimes, that is getting down on the ground to inspect insects with them. Sometimes, that is boosting them up to the sky, so that they can better reach the stars. Sometimes, that is cuddling into a comfy chair to read stories and connect over a good book. It is called love, and it comes in so many ways. When we teach children how to love, we give them a bigger piece of the world to grow and learn in. There is no better gift.

    At, we appreciate the bond between parent and child. We are all about quality time and the joy that it brings. That is one of the reasons why we offer our high-quality products, so that you can easily and comfortably spend more time with your children while they are young and keen to soak it all in. You have the opportunity to give your child a head start on the more formal schooling they will receive later when you teach simple color recognition, counting, vocabulary, and more over fun one-on-one games, during mealtimes, in the bathtub, and when getting ready for bed.

    Think what your child can learn during any of those moment. At bathtime, they can count their fingers, toes, arms, and legs. At mealtime, they are introduced to the senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and even hearing (have you ever heard a fajita being made? sizzle!). At bedtime, grab a book and inspire an imagination that soars when you flip through the pages of a book together.

    If you think about it, by the time your child reaches school age, they have learned a vast amount of knowledge already. Even if reading and writing haven’t been completely mastered yet, I bet you have taught your child enough to make it an easy jump. Most preschoolers recognize stop signs, whether it be by color, shape, or the words upon the sign. The concept of history might still be a vague notion, but children certainly can grasp dinner time, bathtime and bedtime. Politics is a far cry to understand for the young learner, but children have already been introduced to some of its concepts, like sharing, listening to others, taking turns, compromising, and voting (think about when a group of kids has to agree on which movie to watch, game to play, or snack to eat). Sometimes I think our politicians could learn something from kindergarteners!

    Regardless, learning is something that we begin upon birth and follows us til death. When you take the time to be your child’s first teacher, you set them on a path for quality lifelong learning. Think about that. And think about what you learn from your children along the way too.

    What have you learned today?

    Calling for a Play Date!

    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!’s Calling Cards

    moms round calling cards with flowers 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.


    camo calling cards 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.


    calling cards – asian branch 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.


    playdate calling cards 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.

    Back to Routines for Mom

    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.

    parent's journal for the babysitter 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.


    The new Captain Louis tote by Henry Brown 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.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.


    personalized water bottles 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.


    wall calendar by momagenda 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!

    Getting Ready for Back to School

    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.

    organic sateen pillow - toddler, queen or king size (spot clean) 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?


    basket weave nightstand 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.

    madeline bookcase

    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.


    personalized children chore chart (set of 2) 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.’s Scavenger Hunt

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

    Summertime is the perfect time for slowing down. It is a great time to reconnect with yourself and nature. Oftentimes, that kick starts a little creativity that you just won’t find in the busyness during the rest of the year. Consider taking a walk in the woods with your kids and making an adventure out of it. Can you find a fairy ring? How many nests can you discover? Do you know which tracks belong to whom? Wouldn’t it make a great place for a scavenger hunt? Of course!

    Babybox’s Woodland Scavenger Hunt

    birds in a tree wall art

    birds in a tree wall art

    Let’s start with something easy. How about you track down some feathers. One would be great, but why not try collecting several different colors from different birds. How many birds do you spy in our birds in a tree wall art? I see yellow, pink, brown and more! Start collecting.


    fatboy co9 rabbit bean bag lime

    fatboy co9 rabbit bean bag lime

    How about something a little trickier. Can you spy a rabbit in the woods, or at least the tracks he has left behind? The tracks from the fatboy co9 rabbit bean bag lime would be fairly easy to spot, I’d think. Although the little guy in the picture doesn’t look like he realises that this rabbit is sneaking up behind him.


    stationery - nest

    stationery – nest

    Now how about a nest? The babies might be flown already, but there is sure to be a nest or two hidden amongst the treetops. Perhaps you might be lucky enough to come across one dug under a fallen log even. In fact, has a custom nest on this cute stationery right here!


    flatofrog with green bow - 25 inches by north american bear

    flatofrog with green bow – 25 inches by north american bear

    Follow your ears to find this creature. Ribbit, ribbit… Why it’s a frog! Here is the rare 25-inch flatofrog with green bow by north american bear. While he might be hard to find in the woods, carries them in 8 and 15 inch sizes too!


    What other things might be found in the woods? Make a list before you head out and check off as many as you can while you are exploring. You might even find some other exciting items you never dreamed you would. Have fun tracking! Let us know what YOU find.

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