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Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
What: Pack up the family and head out to McKinney to the Heard Musuem. The dinosaur exhibit is under way!
Where: The Heard Museum, Country Club Road, McKinney
When: October 19th - February 3rd
Need More Info: http://heardmuseum.org/attractions/exhibits/dinosaurs.asp
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
We recommend the Sesame Street Table Toppers because 1) they keep your kids hands off the table that you can't be sure was disinfected from the last family that ate at the restaurant you're eating at...and 2) they can keep little munchkin occupied while you are able to quickly peruse the menu and decide on your meal for the evening. Just remember to ask every once in a while, "Where's the ball?" "Where's Elmo?" "Where's Cookie Monster?" "Point to the green" and so on. Lots of stores carry these oh so fun little stick on mats - we did a quick search and found them on amazon.com - 50 for $18.99.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The following instructions on sanitizing were found on www.ehow.com.
Keep two or three different sets of toys and alternate their cleaning and sanitizing. Most babies have plenty of toys to choose from, so taking them in and out to clean and sanitize won't be a problem.
Put the toys you wish to clean into warm soapy water and let soak for about 5 minutes. Regular dish soap is fine.
Scrub toys after soaking to loosen dirt and grime. Germs can cling to surfaces, so scrubbing is important.
Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues.
Make a sanitizing solution of ¼ cup of household bleach to one gallon of water. Diluted bleach is considered safe for cleaning children's toys since chlorine evaporates quickly.
Dip toys in the bleach solution and place in the drying rack to air dry. You can also soak the toys in the bleach solution all at once and then place in the drying rack.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
That's what I'd be singing if I were a toddler/kido and had these funky rain boots to play in the rain in! Super cute and super trendy, found at Modern Tots. The best part about these boots is they are fairly reasonable at $27....and yes, they even come in blue stripes for boys.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This fun barnyard plush animal set even makes sounds. We really like this one because you can carry all the animals in the barn. Makes it a great toy to take on the road...if you can handle the farm animal sounds on your trip to see grandma, that is. We found this cute toy at Genius Babies.
Monday, October 15, 2007
A friend of mine makes these oh so sweet designs....and I just had to let you guys know about her and her work. All you have to do is give her a name and she can write it out for you on some really cool paper. Take a close look at each individual letter...they are the words of a Bible verse. LOVE IT! What a sweet and precious gift for that special little one in your life. You choose the verse, the paper, and let her know the name and she will create this one of a kind gift for you. Check out, In Jesus Name Designs for some more information.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
So we all love the address sticker label - saves us time, right? No writing your address on all your cards and letters. I do love them and I do use them regularly, but I always feel kind of childish - putting stickers on my envelopes. We searched high and low and found these awesome stamps. Heavenly Press has about 100 customizable stamps to chose from. The stamps range in price from $28 - $40. While you're there check out some of their oh so cute stationary and other items...like their initial engraved soaps. Fun Fun Fun! Stamp Away!
Monday, October 1, 2007
We found these oh so cute mini art folios at Teacups & Tadpoles. They are $19.99 and include a drawing pad and 12 crayons. They have lots of patterns to choose from. So if you have a little artist in the family, check them out. And we have to mention that this is one of our FAVORITE online retailers. They have tons of other really cute unique gifts.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
When: September 22 - October 31 9am-5pm
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children (3-12), kids under 3 are free -- parking is $5
Need More Info: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/Events/AAA.htm
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Beep beep, honk honk. That's what your little one will be saying with these way cool Little Tike Cars . This site has TONS of cool cars - and range in price from super cheap - $29.95 to super pricey - $509.99. These are our three personal favorites but we're sure that you'll be able to find one of your own. Check them out....Christmas is just around the corner - and this would be a great gift from Santa :)
Monday, September 24, 2007
We recently came across a fun little online shop, Warm Biscuit. They are a bedding company - offering lots of cute bedding sets and other accessories for children's rooms. Our favorite thing on their site is this really cool vintage fabric elephant. Check it out for yourself, $29.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I'll have some pumpkin cake please...delicious recipe and cute design elements of this cake made it worth sharing with all of you! Found on FamilyFun.com. I'll have to admit that if I make this cake...I will more than likely use a boxed cake and ready-made frosting...but here is the recipe for those who are daring!
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups sugar
6 large eggs, at room temperature
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Approximately 9 cups powdered sugar
Green food-coloring paste
Orange food-coloring paste
One flat-bottomed green ice cream cone
12 large yellow and white gumdrops (6 of each)
Sugar (to roll gumdrops on)
2 tbsp. chocolate chips
Clear edible cake glitter
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Mix in the vanilla extract. Then beat in the powdered sugar gradually until the frosting is a spreadable consistency.
Color about 1 cup of the frosting green and the rest orange. 8. Assemble the Cake:
Trim the bottoms of the cakes so they lie flat against each other.
Frost the flat surface of the bottom cake and place the other cake on top.
Frost the entire cake orange. When the frosting dries, add green frosting leaves and top with the ice cream cone to create a stem. 9. Decorate the Cake:
Sprinkle sugar over your work surface and use a rolling pin to flatten 12 large yellow and white gumdrops together into a pancake about 1/4 inch thick. Adults only: use a knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.
Microwave 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips for about 60 seconds. Dip the left side and bottom of the facial features in the melted chocolate. Dab a small amount of water onto the top surface of each feature, sprinkle the edible glitter on top, then press the facial features onto the cake.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
As promised with the relaunch of The Trendy Mommy Spot - we are excited to issue our first Weekend Edition! We hope to add more cities in the future - but for now we'll be sticking to our home turf - Dallas, Texas.
What: 75 colorful and fun hot air balloons fill the skies over Plano, arts and crafts, fun and games, music - a great time for the entire family! Don't miss the fireworks show on Saturday evening and the Balloon Glows on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Where: Oak Point Park & Nature Reserve
When: This weekend (9/21 through 9/23) - Friday 4p-10p, Saturday 6a-10p, Sunday 6a-7p
Cost: $5/person - Kids under 3 ft. are free
Need More Info: http://www.planoballoonfest.org/
Addison - Oktoberfest
What: The 20th Anniversary of the Addison Oktoberfest is this weekend. Grab your polka gear and your German food appetite, bring the kiddos out for some folk dancing and great kid entertainment.
Where: Addison Circle Park
When: This weekend (9/20 through 9/23) - Thur 5p-11p, Fri 5p-12a, Sat 12p-12a, Sun 12p-6p
Cost: $5/person - Kids under 3 are free
Need More Info: http://www.addisontexas.net/
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Simply BOOOOO-wlicious! These adorable bows are perfect for your little ones hair. For $6 your little pumpkin can be a fashion plate for the upcoming Halloween party. Check out Bownanza for these and other styles...they even have turkey bows for Thanksgiving...although they aren't nearly as cute as these Itsy Bitsy Spider bows!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
This week is going to be dedicated to Halloween here at The Trendy Mommy Spot. Have your little one say Happy H - owl- oween with this adorable shirt. $18 - the designer of this shirt can make them long sleeve for those of you who might have to endure cooler temps this Halloween or short sleve for those of you in the deep South. This adorable design can even be put on a onesie! As the maker of this designer shirt says...Have a HOOT this Halloween!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
After a long hiatus, we're pleased to say that The Trendy Mommy Spot is back! Over the past few months we have found some great items and can't wait to start sharing them with all our loved readers! We are also excited about a little twist we are taking from our usual product only showcasings...we are going to start sharing tips of the trade (the mommy trade that is). As fall is just around the corner, we at The Trendy Mommy Spot thought it would be great to dive back in with a plug for this awesome indie marketplace. We stubled across ETSY a few months ago and are totally in awe of it! LOVE IT! It is an online marketplace...kind of like eBay - but way cooler! Etsy describes itself as your place to buy and sell all things homeade. Take some time to browse this awesome site. If you're just looking to waste some time, they even have a feature where you can browse by color...Of course you can go through the normal browsing channels as well, such as by category. We'll leave you to browse away...expect to see some great uniquely eclectic items out there...ENJOY!
Friday, April 6, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
A few weeks ago we told you about some great cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma for all you little chefs out there. Today we're going to help out those of you who are not the best in the kitchen. You guys still deserve to have some oh so cute and yummy Easter cookies. Check out these we found at Cookies by Design, prices start at around $15.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Yesterday we focused on you and looking cute in the kitchen...today we focus on the toddler. We found this cute toddler apron at Lucky Ducky Designs. They offer 24 cute styles to choose from at $24.00. The best part is...you can throw it in the washing machine when you're little "helper" is done in the kitchen.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Easter is just around the corner, are you having family over to your house for brunch or dinner? We are and I want to look cute while cooking. I found this great apron from SommerDesigns and plan on forking out the $36 bucks for it so that I can look super snazzy while fixing up all those great dishes. You're sure to find something you like as they have LOTS of designs to choose from! HAPPY EASTER COOKING in STYLE!
Monday, March 19, 2007
When my daughter was in daycare, I was asked to write her name on her bottles and sippy cups. I used all kinds of pens and markers (even those claiming to be permanent), but it never failed after a few washes in the good old dishwasher there I was again in need of a marker to rewrite her name on the cups. So I thought to myself, there has to be an easier way (and one that looks less tacky). Check out these bottle/sippy cup labels. They slide on very easily and can be reused over and over again. If your child has a common name, you can get 3 for $7.95. Bumpy Name. This company is really cool, they even offer name bands in brail.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
We found this great company that creates wall art. So if you're not the artsy type, but still want your kid's room or playroom to have some wall art, check out zoe b. One of my favs below, Bubbles Wall Decal, $25.00. They can also do custom wall art if you've got some ideas of your own.