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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Weekend Edition: Father's Day

With Father's Day just around the corner we thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight a great company - My Publisher. You can gather up all those digital photos and make dad a great book! and the best part is if you're crafy and include some shots of your own dad with the grandkids you can give the book to your own dad as well - they are currently running a special create one book - get another copy free! Great deal! You might want to hurry though - to allow enough time for shipping!

Click HERE, give them your email and they will send you a coupon code for a second photo book (same book) FREE!
During checkout, under quantity in the MyPublisher shopping cart, enter the quantity you desire. You will be charged for one less book than you enter. (Example: If you want to receive 5 books, put 5 in quantity. You will be charged for only 4.) For the Coupon code to work, the quantity ordered must be at least 2.

Input your coupon code and click the 'verify coupon' button.

Click next. You will be charged for one less book than you ordered.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Menu Planning

We recently ran across this site - - it's a site filled with organizing tips - and the owner of this site truly believes that organization is a process not a destination - in that once you think you've finally conquered all that there is to be organized life happens, kids grow, situations change and it's time to start the organization game all over again. We hear that!

This site offers helpful tips and humor (which we all need when tackling those oh so fun but dreaded organizational projects). While this site has some great tips and fun stuff, our favorite thing about the site is Menu Plan Monday - where each week over 200 gals around the net share what they have planned for the weeks menu. You can get some great ideas here - even if you never post your own menus and remain a lurker - you can still get some great recipes and it just might inspire you to sit down at the start of the week and plan out your meals. This is something that my sister does at the start of each week and it truly helps her get through the week - I've tried it a few times and it does make the week less stressful - especially when dinner time comes, the kids are cranky, and hubby is MIA! So check out Org Junkie and Menu Plan Monday (there are a couple of rules if you want to participate -- and by participate we mean if you want to post your menu --- however, you can always lurk (read) whenever you'd like- so check it out!)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Just Add Cake!

We are so impressed by our next feature - Just Add Cake - what a fun and great time saver! Just Add Cake is a party supply store that does exactly what the name implies - they provide everything for your party - all you need to add is the cake. Great concept! Plus they have reasonable prices and some really fun party themes. Just Add Cake doesn't sell the generic themes seen at other online retailers - you know the ones I'm talking about....the themes at Just Add Cake are really fun and definitely something Trendy Moms should look into before their next party (baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower - you name it). So check them out - we think you'll be glad you did!

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Glamourous Girl

The feature of the day is Glamourous Girl Accessories. They have some super cute hair clips and even some vintage enamel hair pins that would look great in mommy's hair too ;) Check em out.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Weekend Edition: Dallas Trendy Moms

We are a big fan of all things the Arboretum puts on and summer camps are just another one of their great programs. Check out this great listing of summer camps for your little ones...hurry registration is already starting to fill for some of these camps!

Arboretum - Go Wild Summer Camps -

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fingers & Toes

We absolutely love to feature Etsy sellers - and this is one of our all time favorites! Fingers & Toes has some of the cutest stuff around.

They have the most adorable gift sets around - and at a reasonable price $48. Most of the gift baskets include the following items: a Diapees and Wipees Pouch, 2 modern burp cloths 16 1/2" x 12 1/2" (you will be burping and wiping in style!), 1 reversible bib: 7 1/2" x 11" (very durable and holds their shape when washed), 1 onesie: 3 months (perfect for lounging around the house in style), 1 taggie toy: 4 x 4 (for your little one who LOVES tags), and it all comes packaged in an adorable basket (great for keeping toys in later or diapers on the changing table)

We also really love their custom bedding sets and pretty much all their other products as well.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our newest Trendy Mommy find is Dejaroom. They are a quaint little online boutique with a huge variety of infant and child products. All of their products are either hand-made or hand-painted. We searched their site and came up with our top two picks and they are:

1. Great gift for coaches everywhere!

2. Cute custom dress

and...they are offering our readers 25% off ---- just enter this code at checkout


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Monday, May 19, 2008

Hooked on Houses

This feature is a little out of the ordinary for us here at The Trendy Mommy, but we found this site and fell in love with the great information it has, so check it out, Hooked on Houses. Our favorite things about this site aside from the daily posts about cool houses, is the information contained in the right sidebar - under categories - you can find everything here from decorating tips, how to install crown molding, to green home tips, to famous houses. There is just a huge amount of information here and we love that!

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weekend Edition Giveaway: 818 Images

Man, oh man, are you lucky Dallas Mommies in for a treat with this one. Matt Davis, owner of 818 Images, has graciously agreed to do a giveaway for The Trendy Mommy readers in the Dallas metroplex. The lucky winner will receive the following:

~ a complimentary photography session for their family

~ complimentary 4x6 print

~ complimentary 5x7 print

~ complimentary 8x10 print

~ complimentary 16x20 print

{all prints can be of different poses or all the same - you decide}

~ DVD with all session photos with images in a high resolution

additional prints can be purchased if desired

I cannot even begin to tell you the total value for this package - as I said before - this is an extremely generous giveaway and we are so excited about it!

Excerpt from 818 Images, "It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. When we view a unique photo, there's just something about the spirit of man that fills the mind with thoughts of inspiration, excitement, joy, solitude and beauty. I suppose that's what draws me to photography and it's not just any image that drives these feelings. Most often it's the one that catches a unique moment or composition that we might otherwise miss. With a child it's that special expression or with a family that special connection that you catch as they are pulled together in a special place for that unique image. In nature it's that waterfall, tranquil stream or awesome sunset caught in just the right light that may never be captured the same again. It is that mystique about photography that sparked my interest several years ago. I suppose the creative aspect of seeing a photo from my perspective is the drawing force that intrigues me.

~ Matt"

Giveaway Rules:

1) You must reside in the Dallas metroplex

2) Leave a comment on this feature - or - send an email to with the subject line 818 IMAGES PHOTO SHOOT Giveaway

3) Contest ends June 5, 2008

4) One winner will be randomly selected. And I think there just might be a little something in store for all those who don't win - SO ENTER! Additionally, the winner will be announced here on June 6, 2008.

5) Good luck!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Giveaway: Ali-Oops!

Giveaway is now closed
Allison, owner of Ali Designs, a children's accessory business has been generous enough to give us one of her signature Ali-Oops! toyclips so that we can pass it along to one of our wonderful readers! So that's right ladies (and gents) get ready for another fabulous giveaway.

We just love the idea of the Ali-Oops! toyclip and were very impressed when we received it in the mail. The packaging was so cute - all wrapped up in fun paper and a pretty bow (ready to give as a present - a definite plus in our book - we'll file this one under help a mommy out). This product is for all mom's/dad's/grandparents/caregivers out there who are tired of playing the neverending "uh-oh" game with their little one. Just attach one end of the Ali-Oops! toyclip to a child's toy, sippy cup, pacifier, snack trap, or whatever item it is that you have to keep picking up, and then tether the other end to the stroller, the car seat, the swing, or bouncer. Perfect! And did we mention they are so fashionable? They come in a variety of fun colors and are of very good quality. So check them out, order a few and pass them around to your friends! They'll love you for it! While you're there check out some of Ali Designs other products (we think the picture frames are equally cool).

Ali-Oops! toyclip Giveaway Details:

1) Visit Ali Designs

2) Leave a comment here telling us which of the Ali Designs Bitty Bows you like the best.

3) Contest ends Monday, May 26th at midnight.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Perfectly Named

What a sweet gift to give to a family either expecting or having just received a new little blessing in their family, these very well crafted name frames are made by a little company, Perfectly Named. You select the main color and the frame you'd like and then they will personalize it with the name you give them. The frames are $29.99 each (includes shipping and handling).

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Design a Posh Plate

We found a great company, Laurie's Lagniappe, where you can design your own posh plates. The plates are 10 inch rounds and are dishwasher safe. They have some great patterns and icons to pick from. You even get to choose your own font. Super fun! See above for some of our favorites.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Weekend Edition: Dallas Trendy Moms - Special Mother's Day Edition

In honor of Mother's Day - our weekend edition will be dedicated to all the wonderful places your family might take you for a Mother's Day Brunch.

1. Nana Grill
2201 Stemmons Fwy (In the Wyndham Anatole Hotel), Dallas, TX A Mother's Day champagne brunch from 11am to 2pm is $85 at this lofty perch atop the Anatole.

2. Blue Mesa Grill
7700 W Northwest Hwy Ste 740, Dallas, TX It's first come, first served. The buffet brunch is $14.95 with complimentary mimosas.

3. The Marriott at Legacy Town Center

7120 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX - Featuring a live duo, Jazz Harpist Cindy Horstman, as well as coloring books and puzzles to entertain our younger guests. Adults -- $35.95, Seniors -- $28.95, Children 6-12yrs -- $16.95, Kids under 5 eat free at the Mothers Day brunch Dallas

4. Mignon

4005 Preston Rd #518, Plano, TX - Three Course Brunch or Three Course Dinner. Reservations recommended - Brunch $39.95 per person (children 10 and under $14.95)

5. (and here's the best one yet - or should we say the most RIDICULUS one yet) The Adolphus

A Rolls Royce will be your private chauffeur for the weekend - you will enjoy afternoon tea - a superior night's stay in the Queen Elizabeth II's Suite, where you will be serenaded by a string quartet - a romantic candelight dinner in the French Room followed by a horse drawn carriage ride and a wonderful nights rest in the Queen Elizabeth II's Suite. The following morning you will have a superb brunch and then be whisked off to Neimans in your Rolls - to spend your $25,000 gift certificate. Cost of this package is $50,000.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Giveaway: Tutu's are HOT!

Giveaway has ended, but you can still get your own Tutu from Stacy at Sara Rose Tutus.

Ok - so what's the newest craze for infants and little girls these days? TUTUS! We found an awesome company - Sara Rose Tutus - that makes the most adorable little tutus. Stacy handmakes these adorable tutus and has an incredible selection of colors to choose from. We can vouch for the quality - we got one for our little dancer - she absolutely LOVES it! Now if I can just get her to take it off long enough to go to the grocery store ;) JK! I'm so not one of those moms - my child wears normal attire to the grocery store - but our little dancer sure does love her lavender, pink and white tutu - and she looks absolutely adorable wearing it. I've already started thinking about ordering another one - and how I can incorporate this into a Halloween costume - perhaps a little fairy princess - or maybe some sort of ladybug - I'll keep thinking on that one :) So check out Sara Rose Tutus for your little one - Stacy is offering a 10% discount to all of The Trendy Mommy readers - THANKS STACY! Just tell her that Trendy Mommy sent ya and you'll get the discount.

And on top of the discount - Stacy has agreed to give one tutu away to one of our lucky readers. See below for the contest rules.

Contest Rules:

1. Visit Sara Rose Tutus.

2. Leave a comment on this post - telling us which of the tutus is your favorite.

3. Contest ends Monday, May 12th at midnight. Winner will be emailed as well as announced on this site. GOOD LUCK!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Trendy Cards - take one and pass it around!

Send someone a little note to let them know you're grateful.
Or just to let them know you're thinking of them.

Miller Manor Designs makes some of the trendiest cards around. The quality is great and the cards are super cute. Cards start at $2. Miller Manor also has some unique items such as checkbook covers - check em out.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Felt Dolls and More

Our trendy find of the day is an adorable little company called, Mama Made It. Silvia, owner and handcrafter grew up making little things to play with. All of her items are high quality, beautiful objects, carefully imagined and lovingly crafted just for your little one. She only has a few items in her shop currently - but we think that makes her and her items all the more special. She also has a little note on her shop that recent demand has wiped her store out ~ but she will be creating a new batch of fun handcrafted items soon. (You can check out her sold items to see the other products she makes and maybe send her a convo if you're dying to have one before she reposts it). Two of our favorites are the felt dolls and the strawberry felt cake. Her packaging is adorable as well - making this an easy gift to give. Take a look at her shop - you'll be glad you did ;)

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Weekend Edition Giveaway: One Day Room Redesign

Giveaway has ended - but you can still check out Stephanie and her great work at

We're so excited about our newest giveaway, Stephanie, owner of Redesign Your Decor, is giving away a One Day Room Redesign (a $250 value) to one of our lucky readers residing in the Dallas Metroplex (sorry to everyone else - we have another great giveaway coming up next week that you can all enter!).

In 2004, Stephanie went into business for herself and created Redesign Your Décor- Interior Redesign and Home Staging. Stephanie believes most people enjoy purchasing items for their home. It's where you put these items when you bring them home that make all the difference in the world. Redesign Your Décor will take your treasurers- your existing furniture, accessories, and artwork and rearrange it to give it that "pulled together" designer look. The end result is a room you love!

Recent Client - Before One Day Room Redesign

Have great stuff, but just don't know what to do with it? It's all in the Power of Placement. Stephanie will rearrange your existing furniture and accessories to give you a pulled together "designer" look. It's cheaper than the cost of a new chair or having the room painted! It's "use-what-you-have" decorating. As seen on Oprah and HGTV's Decorating Cents and Freestyle, One Day Room Redesigns are the hottest trend in decorating! One lucky reader of The Trendy Mommy will receive a free One Day Room Redesign worth $250.

Same Client - After One Day Room Redesign

Still not sure if you should enter this giveaway? Take your time - Stephanie will be featured on May 7th on CW33 News at Nine in their Discount Diva segment. Make sure you take a look at Stephanie's website for some other great information about the services she offers as well as pricing!

Contest Rules:

1) You must reside in the Dallas metroplex.

2) Leave a comment on this feature - or - send an email to with the subject line Room Redesign Giveaway Entry

3) Contest ends May 12, 2008 at midnight

4) One winner will be drawn at random - winner will be contacted via email. Additionally, the winner will be announced here on May 13, 2008.

5) Good luck!

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