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Monday, October 29, 2007

Dreamin' of Winter

Too cute! Love these dresses from Hanna Andersson. The already on sale which seems a little weird to me, but hey we aren't complaining! If you haven't checked out Hanna Andersson yet, you definitely should.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Weekend Edition - Dallas Trendy Moms

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

Mom vs. Germs



We like the Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer. Why? Because it's large enough to put toys in! You can find this great product at One Step Ahead.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Table Toppers

With cold and flu season quickly approaching we thought we'd help a mommy out with some simple tips to help reduce baby's contact w/ germs.

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

Tip - Sanitize

The following instructions on sanitizing were found on www.ehow.com.

Step One
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.

Step Two
Put the toys you wish to clean into warm soapy water and let soak for about 5 minutes. Regular dish soap is fine.

Step Three
Scrub toys after soaking to loosen dirt and grime. Germs can cling to surfaces, so scrubbing is important.

Step Four
Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues.

Step Five
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.

Step Six
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

The Weekend Edition - Dallas Trendy Moms


What: The Dallas Farmers Market -- produce, flowers, meats, specialty grocery items, and my personal favorite --- International Market (an association of artisans and merchants selling hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, furniture, and other household items)
Where: 1010 S. Pearl St. - Dallas, TX 75201
When: 7am to 6pm
Cost: Not a penny - unless you buy some oh some yummy goods

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rain, Rain, [please, don't] Go Away

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

Moooooooo



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

Need a UNIQUE baby shower gift?

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

This is not a night dress...


Although this dress is made out of pillowcases....it's definitely too cute for sleepin' in. Boutique Mia sells this pattern as well as many others. What is even cooler than the print and design of this simple little dress...is that it can be worn twice. What I mean by that is your 18 month old can wear it as a dress....you can pack it away for 3 years and then when she hits 5 years old you can bust it out again as a shirt....PERFECT!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Weekend Edition - Dallas Trendy Moms


What: The Pumpkin Patch of Flower Mound - face painting, pumpkin house, halloween cutouts, hayrides, mazes, train ride, bounce house, food, crafts.

Where: 5000 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028

When: 9am - Dusk EVERYDAY from 10/1 - 10/31

Cost: Free

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Home Run!




Don't strike out with another boring gift for that 9 year old in your life. The Discovery Channel has all kinds of neat gift ideas. One of our favorites is this baseball with built in speed analysis. Pretty cool if you're into that kind of thing!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ruffle Bum



Have a sweet little girl on the way? We stumbled upon this great shop, JJandMe and just adore their oh so sweet little ruffle bum onesies. They have tons of styles...check em out!

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Metro Wrap


Here's a unique twist on the baby carrier for ya! We can't say that we've actually tried this one out....but it does look pretty comfy for the little one. The step by step instructions on this site are pretty cool...maybe I'll look into this again with our next little one.

Friday, October 5, 2007

What day is it, anyways?



2008 Calendars are ready! I received one of these calendars last year as a Christmas gift and I cannot say how much I absolutely love it! They come in this really sturdy plastic box that converts to a stand. Each day I look forward to flipping to the curent day to see what purse they have in store for me. I just absolutely love purses and to getting to see a cool new one each day is great :) - they also have a shoe version for those of you with a shoe fettish. Check them all out at Page-a-Day, $15.95.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Weekend Edition - Dallas Trendy Moms

Kid's Day @ Calloway's Nursery
What: Free fun family activities including hourly drawings, bounce houses, chalk gardens, pumpkin decorating (each child gets a free pumpkin to decorate), picture taking & more.
Where: Area Calloway's Nursery locations - call your local Calloway's to make sure they are participating before you drive out there :)
When: Saturday, October 6 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE - you don't see that too often!
Need More Info: Call your local Calloway's

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Puppets from the Street





Sunny Days....Always a classic show, always a classic toy. Check out these fun puppets from SmartStartBaby, $14.95.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Just Stamp It!



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

Arts&Crafts


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.