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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Weekend Edition: Dallas Trendy Moms

What: Dive In Movies (yep DIVE not DRIVE) - Movie: No Reservations

Where: Hawaiin Falls Waterpark (Colony Location)

When: Friday, June 27th

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Giveaway: Paisley Baby Wet Bag

We think our next feature is INGENIOUS! Wet bags from Paisley Baby. So you might be asking, what are wet bags?

Wet bags are made of 100% cotton and are lined with waterproof fabric. They even close with a since of a drawstring. Wet bags can be used at the beach, the pool, or even kept in your diaper bag for those UH-OH dreaded accidents - Toss the dirties in there and save the rest of your diaper bag. These bags are perfect for carrying wet and soiled items while keeping the inside of your suitcase, diaper bag, purse or swim bag dry and clean.

Such a great idea! and Paisley Baby has some great fabrics to choose from - making this not only a functional item but a very trendy item :) They are offering our readers 10% off - you can use the code "trendy" at checkout @ for 10% off any item! They have lots of other great items so check them out!


Paisley Baby has been gracious enough to give one of their small wet bags away to one of our lucky readers! You even get to pick your own fabric! So check them out and leave us a comment telling us which wet bag fabric you'd choose if you win!

Giveaway ends at midnight on July 8th. Winner will be announced here on the 9th.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Giveaway: $25 GC to MonkeeMoos

WOW! What a generous giveaway we have for you guys today! Stephanie, owner & mother to one cute little MonkeeMoo has been gracious enough to offer one of our lucky readers a $25 gift certificate to the MonkeeMoos online boutique.

We absolutely LOVE the cute little sock/booties they have for both girls and boys. Check out their little gator shoes for boys - aren't these adorable!!!!
And of course, we found something equally adorable for little girls - check out these little sprout sneakers :) VERY CUTE!
And one more favorite of ours - even though it's not Christmas yet - we thought we'd mention this one because we know many of you will be due right before the holidays or know someone who is - what a great gift this would make - why not go ahead and order it now and not have to worry about it later! ADORABLE little reindeer lovie! Super soft and super cute!

Giveaway Rules:

MonkeeMoos has some great products - check them out and leave us a comment telling us what you'd use the $25 for if you won!

Giveaway ends July 8th at midnight. Winner will be announced here the next day and contacted via email.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Need a Sitter - try a mommy mixer!

Ever heard of a Mommy Mixer before? Nope, it's not something used for's the hipest new way to meet a qualified sitter for your kids.

What a fabulous idea the ladies over at Mommy Mixer had when they came up with the idea to introduce sitters and mommies in a fun setting like a hip boutique. Mommy Mixers are held in various cities across the U.S. -- check here to see when the next mixer will be in your city!

Mommy Mixers give moms and babysitters a chance to scope each other out in a a fun and laid back atmosphere. Each mixer is structured so that all the sitters and all the moms quickly introduce themselves to the group and tell what their needs/schedules are --- and then they are free to mix and mingle.

What a great idea!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Launch Party 2008

We're expecting! a new website that is - due in mid-September 2008!

Join us as we celebrate with our Lanuch Party 2008.

Want to be a part of The Trendy Mommy's new site? It's going to be the trendiest place on the internet for mom's to hang out - find great products, get new ideas on everything from decorating nurseries and big kid rooms to fun birthday party ideas to great kid friendly activities!

We're still going to have our blog - but we've got an amazing site full of great products and articles lined up and we want YOU to be a part of it. So you might be asking - how can I be a part of this awesome new site? There are three ways...

1) Become a "friend" of The Trendy Mommy

By participating in our Launch Party 2008 and providing something for our giveaway - you will be given "friend" status --- which means you will FOREVER be listed on our site in our "friend" section. We're starting to collect quite a few awesome items for our giveaway and we'd love to have something from you as well. We're going to hype up this event all over the place -- so don't miss out on this 'almost' free publicity! And when we say almost free - all that means is that you are donating an item to the giveaway {retail value of at least $12} and paying to ship it to us :) Nothing else - that's it - and you're listed for life with either a text link or your 125x125 button on our "friend" page on our new site.

2) Be a part of our Trendy Finds section of The Trendy Mommy

This is a paid advertisement on our new site. We will determine which of our categories best suits the products you sell and will give you a 125x125 ad spot on the corresponding page.

Ad spots are sold in a variety of time committments.

And we're running a Launch Party 2008 Special Rate right now....

1 month for $15

3 months for $25

6 months for $40

1 year for $60

3) Be a part of our Trendy City Guides section

This is a paid advertisement on our new site. If you'd like to drum up some local business, tell us which city you'd like to advertise in and we will give you a 125x125 ad spot on the corresponding page.
Ad spots are sold in a variety of time committments.
And we're running a Launch Party 2008 Special Rate right now....
1 month for $15
3 months for $25
6 months for $40
1 year for $60

If you're interested in any of the above options - shoot us an email at with Launch Party 2008 in the header and we'll get you set up!

We're super excited about the launch of our new site and hope to partner with you for a future filled with fun stuff and great traffic!

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Weekend Edition: Dallas Trendy Moms

What: Spend some quality time with your child (no distractions)

Where: Your house, backyard, local park

When: Sometime this weekend

Need More Info: Ask your child what he/she'd like to do/talk about

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Swanky Cups

What a fun trend - add some pizazz to your cup and label it in the process!

Check out Swanky Cups to see what we're talking about.

1. Select your cup (sippies, straw tops, and mommy cups all available)

2. Select your fabric or ribbon

3. Select your font and thread color

4. and magic ~ you will soon have your very own swanky cup

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Animal Chalkboards - you gotta see this!

Today's feature is the Simple Me Boutique. What a fun site - and great products too! You've got to check out their "hair candy" ~ We absolutely love their Personalized Hair Clips. What a great little gift these adorable clips would make!

They also have some great decorating items, or "wall candy" as they like to call it - like their chalkboard animals - haven't seen these anywhere else. The Simple Me Boutique is definitely worth a visit - they pretty much have a little bit of everything. And don't forget to check out their blog ~ they always have some sort of discount or giveaway going on over there.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

101 Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress

This past weekend I was cruising the aisles of our local Costco and decided to take a peek at the dvd section. Well, I grabbed the movie 27 dresses because I thought it was a cute movie and it came with a free book - 101 Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress. So to inspire you all to get out those sewing scissors and get those creative juices are 5 of my favorite ideas from the book (the book was written to poke fun at the sometimes horrendous dresses we have been asked to wear so many times and the silly things you could do with them - the illustrations to match the suggestions are great - you can totally see some of the dresses you might just have in your own closet).

1) Turn it into a matching beach umbrella & hat

2) Fashion part of it into a stylish sleep mask for your next long flight.

3) Give the dress another chance - wear it to your next IRS audit --- maybe they'll take pity on you.

4) Make your husband some golf club covers (WE HOPE THEY WERE KIDDING W/ THIS ONE!!!! ~ how ridiculous would that be??)

5) Make a lovely baby carriage for the new mother. (Are they about too much work!)

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Weekend Edition: Dallas Trendy Moms

What: Dallas Arboretum Cool Thursdays - Perfect for family, friends, or a date. Picnics and coolers are encouraged so guests can enjoy the show on White Rock Lake.

When: Thursday's this Summer 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Dallas Arboretum on White Rock Lake

Need More Info:

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Giveaway: Express Yourself

Today's feature is something we at Trendy Mommy think is really cool. There are so many uses for this product and so many ways to let your own creativity flow. The company is Uppercase Living, they specialize in decorative lettering. Uppercase Living decorative lettering allows you to transform your home into a more wonderful place to live. It's so simple and the results are so dramatic, it will almost seem magical. You can transform almost anything you desire - your children's playroom, the drawers in your laundry room, a beach bucket, the back of your car, your shower door and even your refrigerator.

Bring the incredible expressiveness of words into your home with witty phrases, spiritual quotes, and meaningful sayings passed on for generations. Choose from hundreds of professionally designed expressions or let Meagan Skidmore, Uppercase Living - Independent Demonstrator, help you create your own custom expression. You'll find that the expressions will compliment your home with what they say, as well as the way they look.

To try it out you need to login to Meagan's Customer Corner to view the 2008 Spring/Summer Idea Catalog, purchase a Catalog and use the MyDesign Tool, Uppercase Living's exclusive custom expression design tool. Rest assured that Meagan will not sell/trade your contact info (she is a SAHM--no time to!) Click here to go to Uppercase Living, click "Customer Corner Login," & use ID# 676777 and registration token "skidmore." Fill in your details, choose a username and password and then you will have access to the fabulous tools.

Giveaway Details:

For everyone who registers at Meagan's Customer Corner as a result of reading this post, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20.00 Uppercase Living gift certificate that is good toward any product purchase, not including tax and s&h. In order that Meagan knows Trendy Mommy sent you to her Customer Corner, when entering your city please write "Trendy Mommy" first and then your city name (i.e. "Trendy Mommy Dallas" or "Trendy Mommy Plano") so that Meagan will know to enter you into the drawing. Please note that Meagan will handle the drawing and will notify the winner. The winner will also be posted on The Trendy Mommy on June 26th.

Also, for the first 3 Trendy Mommies who register at Meagan's Customer Corner, create a custom design using the "MyDesign Tool," save it, then email Meagan, at my.sentiments.exactly{at} to tell her will win a FREE 2008 Spring/Summer Idea Catalog with FREE shipping and a FREE gift of product tucked inside. Very Fun! Thanks Meagan!

The possibilities are endless with what you can create with Meagan and Uppercase Living - we do hope you give it a try - transform something in your home and make it all the more special.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Summertime Match Game

Today's feature is MamaOm, a great online retailer of swimwear, coverups, sandals - basically all things summer! We absolutely LOVE their Mommy & Me Beachwear. It is adorable! You can coordinate your swimwear with your daughters - we're seeing some cute photo ops with this one! Check them out for yourself...but here's a sneak peak at some of our personal favorites.
MamaOm offers free shipping on all orders over $100.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

It's Party Time!

Dust off those party clothes and get ready to indulge your little princess at her next party. We've found the cutest party favors!

You don't want to miss this...Sassy Pink Boutique has a really neat thing going on with their Tutu Party Package. Throw a princess party for your dear daughter and order the Tutu Party Package from the Sassy Pink Boutique and get those cameras ready to capture the cuteness that will follow as each of the little girls attending the party puts on her tutu and has some fun! LOVE THE IDEA!

We also absolutely LOVE the Sassy Java Baby - this is an adorable gift to give an expectant mother. The large java includes a onesie, pants, hat and socks all rolled up with a cute bow and placed in a Sassy Java Baby cup. Very cute!

DISCOUNT for Trendy Mommy readers - Sassy Pink Boutique is offering 15% off to you all on anything you want to purchase at their awesome boutique :) YEA!

Enter code: Trendy

at checkout to receive your discount. Please note this discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Winner of 818 Images Photo Session

Thanks so much for entering our giveaway! We've selected our winner for the amazing 818 Images giveaway - and the lucky winner is The Safrans.

To all those who did not win: Matt at 818 Images has graciously offered the following for all those who did not win - but would still like to get some amazing family portraits done. This is a great offer and we hope that many of you will take advantage of this!

The special offer includes:

$75 Session Fee (discounted from the normal fee of $150)
$150 Minimum Print Order (discounted from the normal minimum of $200)
A complimentary 5x5 and 8x10 of your favorite shots

The session must be booked by June 30th to take advantage of this great offer!

You can contact Matt via email, mattdavis{at} or by calling him at 214.578.4737

We have quite a few exciting giveaways coming in the next few weeks so keep visiting The Trendy Mommy!

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Weekend Edition: Dallas Trendy Moms

What: Plano Concerts in the Parks Series (Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Band)

Where: Oak Point Park Amphitheater

When: Saturday, June 7th --- Gates open @ 6:30 - concert starts at 7:30 --- picnic baskets and coolers are welcome

Cost: Adults $12, Children $6, Seniors $6 -- tickets can be obtained online or if they are still available at the door

Need More Info:

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cupcakes - no, not those kind!



Simply Refreshing!

Tasty Treats!

But without all the calories! These yummy little treats are for your bath not your mouth, silly! Drop them in your bath and enjoy an oh so yummy smelling, fizzing moisture releasing bath bomb.

The above pictured bath cupcake bombs and TONS of other flavors can be found at:

Feeling Smitten

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Princess oh Princess

How precious is this bow holder? We love it! So frilly and oh so princess! Luscious Little Treasures makes these one of a kind bow holders for around $21 each. Check em out!

Their etsy shop only has a few items in it - but you can take a look at their blog for a host of the designs they've done. Very fun!

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Monday, June 2, 2008

No More Lost Pacifiers!

Ingenious! Isn't it? No more losing the pacifier - no more having to clip the pacifier just in the right spot so that it doesn't hurt baby when you pick him up and so that it doesn't get knocked off and on and on...

This great little company BinkTees started out of necessity and has grown to an almost overnight success! Their designs are adorable! You can't get them straight from the BinkTees website - so make sure you take a look at the 'where to buy' link to find an online retailer of this cool product. While you're there take a look at the 'how it works' link - for a better understanding of what it truly is b/c the first time we looked at it we didn't quite get how great this product is....we thought well, that's am I going to wash a shirt with a pacifier attached to it...but oh, yes....they have that check it out!

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