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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Morning Chicness Bags



Introducing Morning Chicness Bags! These are the ultimate in must-have items for all you trendy mommies-to-be out there who are suffering from the joys of pregnancy, otherwise known as morning sickness. Morning Chicness Bags are lined - making them leak-proof and are actually quite 'chic' --- so you don't have to hide them :) Morning Chicness Bags come in 6 different designs - so you can choose your fav design or mix and match. Great gift for yourself or friend who is dealing with morning sickness.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shi Shu Style ~ Baby

Soft, Luxurious handwoven baby blankets and throws made from Bamboo. ----{yes, you heard that right - soft & bamboo} We can vouch for the softness and wonderfulness of these fine baby blankets!

SHI SHU STYLE now offers families an elegant line of hand-crafted Bamboo/Cotton blankets that are soft to the touch, yet free of unnatural and chemically treated fibers. SHI SHU STYLE blankets are 60% cotton and 40% Bamboo, a textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass which is light, strong, soft, smooth and naturally antibacterial. SHI SHU STYLE allows only the best fabrics next to your family's skin.

There are millions of fluffy blankets out on the market for infants - but this blanket is special - many of those other blankets are made of polyester/microfiber blends and can cause some babies skin to be irritated and induce rashes -- the SHI SHU STYLE blankets are made of all natural fibers. We definitely recommend this soft blanket to anyone with a newborn!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

JellyBaby Mat


We absolutely LOVE this first of it's kind memory foam changing mat to be ergonomically shaped to fit baby. The K├╝ster JellyBaby is comfortably warm to the touch and safely holds baby while being changed. JellyBaby is free from PVC and offers a much happier experience for baby’s delicate skin during daily changes.

JellyBaby can be easily cleaned with a baby wipe and is ideal to use on its own or with its separate terry backed machine washable liners (a two-pack of JellyBaby liners can be purchased separately).

Available in Cream, Pink or Blue.

This is a great gift to give a first time mom - or even a mom who has other children because this product is unlike any ordinary changing mat.


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Giveaway: The Urban Thimble

Recently we ran across this wonderful little etsy shop, The Urban Thimble. Adorable & Unique items for your little one. Kelly Ventura owner and designer of everything at Urban Thimble has a knack for creating sensational one-of-a-kind pieces that can adorn your child or child's room. We also absolutely love her headbands and cards - so fun and spunky!

Kelly has graciously given us one of her signature wall decor pieces (The London Bus) - pictured above to give to one of our lucky readers.

Giveaway details:
Visit The Urban Thimble and leave us a comment with your favorite product {aside from the London Bus of course} and we'll pick one lukcy winner to receive this awesome item! Giveaway ends November 5th at midnight CT. Winner will be announced on thetrendymommy.com. Good LUCK!



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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not Your Ordinary Mattress...


This is not your ordinary baby mattress - the Coco Mat by Natural Mat is made of 100% natural fibers. Since the mattress is made of 100% natural fibers it is an extremely breathable object - which is important for newborns who are very temperature sensitive. Another great feature of this mattress is that it is non-allergenic and is anti dust-mite. Check out Natural Mat before purchasing your next baby mattress.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Finger Painting Fun

Today's busy lifestyles don't allow for as much quality time to be spent with family as we typically would like. Fingerprints makes it easy for you to have fun with your child while creating an original piece of artwork to last a lifetime and more.

Complete with a stylish, gallery frame, Fingerprints allows you to forever cherish the time spent with your child. By framing your child's creation, you can rest assured that your child's artwork will not be lost in a drawer, tattered and torn, never to be seen again.

Our little tester had a blast painting with this kit - she created 4 beautiful works of art and still has some paint left over for another day. A plus for moms was that the paint came off so easily and the kit comes with a little apron - the perfect solution to keeping paint off the clothes. We definitely recommend this product and love that it comes with a frame so you can let your child pick his/her favorite work of art to display in a special way. This kit can be found at ColorgoRound.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The New Spider - no, not that kind...

Mutsy a wonderful company offers parents a wide variety in infant and toddler mobility options. The Trendy Mommy recently had the opportunity to "test drive" a Mutsy Spider Ocean (pictured above) and we must say that the ride is awesome! Extremely easy to push, fold up and store, light weight, and our little tester loved riding in it - we think because she felt so unrestricted in this great stroller. The Spider has a great three wheel design and folds into an incredibly compact little unit. The three wheel design makes it so easy to swivel this stroller and makes pushing a breeze! Great for traveling with baby (from the airport to the mall to the park) - we definitely recommend this stroller. Oh and did we mention that the handle is adjustable????? LOVE THIS FEATURE! Now you and your hubby can move it up and down to suit your height.


We love Mutsy and their entire line for it's unique modernistic feel. The company has a great range of eye-catching fabrics.


If you're looking into purchasing a new stroller - visit Niniandloli.com - enter in tmmut10 at checkout for 10% off your new Mutsy Spider.




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Monday, October 20, 2008

Giveaway: The Munny Journey: Keepsake Journal for Baby's First Money


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The Munny Journey is a wonderful gift for any newborn or infant. This new journal shows how you can give one of the greatest gifts of all - a financially secure future for your little one.

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, rising home foreclosures, record gas prices and falling stocks one veteran financial advisor has some great news - it is possible to set your newborn up to be a millionaire for just a dollar a day.

The Munny Journey is a keepsake journal for Baby's First Money. Modeled after a traditional baby book it contains pages to record money "firsts", such as baby's first dollar, first savings account and first investment. The journal also serves as an educational tool - teaching your child about saving and investing and illustrating the magic of compound interest and how it can create wealth.

We LOVE this journal and think it is a great 'investment' for your child's future. The journal can be purchased at
Munny Journey.

GIVEAWAY: One lucky Trendy Mommy reader will win this fabulous journal! So go visit the Munny Journey site and leave us an insightful comment (none of the "I want to win" or other silly like that comments). One winner will be selected on November 1st. Winner will be posted on www.TheTrendyMommy.com. Good luck!!


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Friday, October 17, 2008

Pillsbury Recipe Creations

Pillsbury has some new products out on the market now, one of which is the Crescent Recipe Creations. Recently we were contacted to review this new product - so Kristen, our resident Cooking Guru tested it out. She said it was super easy to work with and tasted oh so yummy! Great for the mom on the go! Kristen wrote the following post on her super cool blog, The Spicy Texan.

"I know it is weird but I'm not a sweets person. So, every time I go to a donut shop I get pigs in a blanket instead. I like them with a little mustard. Well you can have these cute little treats at home too. Plus they take no effort at all. The key is the Pillsbury Crescent - Recipe Creations. Recipe Creations are prefect for the holiday season coming up. You can pretty much make any appetizer with them. I just love how they are so versatile. Just use you imagination. Other great no fuss breakfast items Pillsbury are their Grands Cinnamon Rolls. They now come in the freezer section in a resealable bag. Perfect for baking however many you need plus they even have minis! It can't get easier or more delicious than that. Stay tuned for more Recipe Creations ideas for the Holidays.

1 package smokey breakfast links (sausage)
2 packages Pillsbury Recipe Creations
favorite dipping sauce

1. Unroll crescent rolls.
2. Cut crescent into thirds to create 3 rectangles. Then cut diagonal to create 6 triangles. Repeat.
3. Roll each sausage in a strip of crescent dough starting on the large end. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 375° for 12 - 16 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Serve with barbecue sauce, ketchup, or mustard for dipping.
The Spicy Texan recently featured a super cool pancake mold and some hard boiled egg cups --- both great tools to add some pizazz to your little one's breakfast! Check them out!


Also, if you've never checked out the Pillsbury website before - you definitely should - they have tons of recipes on there that are quick and easy! We found these other great ideas on the Pillsbury website for using this awesome new product, The Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations!








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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gal to Gal Foundation: Help Support the Battle Against Stage IV Breast Cancer


I received the email below {in pink} yesterday and decided that we, all the Trendy Mommies out there, need to step up and help this organization meet their goal. So many of us have either had breast cancer ourselves or have had a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, or close friend that has endured it. The super cool chicks that started Design-her Gals started The Gal to Gal Foundation and are seeking to raise $250,000 to help support those battling Stage IV Breast Cancer and you can help out in this effort.


Join thousands in the support of those battling Stage IV Breast Cancer -- give just $5 and you too can participate in this virtual walk - make sure you enter your team as "Team Trendy Mommy" and we'll select one person on our 'team' to win a Trendy Mommy Goodie Bag full of all kinds of great stuff. The virtual race ends October 31 - so time is a factor - go ahead and do it now. Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt from the Gal to Gal Foundation.


Email received:


To our dear friends -
It is with great sadness that I must let you know that our Gal to Gal Foundation President, Dorit Shapiro, lost her brave battle to Stage IV breast cancer yesterday. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Dorit - I can tell you that she was an incredible woman who believed passionately in the purpose behind the Gal to Gal Foundation.
As you may know, this year's virtual walk hopes to raise $250,000 by asking each and every one of us to take 5 minutes and $5 and go to
www.galtogalwalk.org and create your virtual walker. It is our hope to grant hundreds of wishes for Stage IV breast cancer patients and their families this holiday season. With your help we can!
Dorit's wish was not for herself. It was that we make this goal and that no woman living with Stage IV should feel alone in this journey. Please join Dorit's virtual self and all of us today in her honor!
Attached is a tribute to Dorit where you can listen to her own words spoken 1 week ago (!) as we kicked off this event. Unfortunately after this speech she took a turn for the worst. She will be missed by her family and friends very much! Dorit just turned 38 years old with 2 daughters (ages 4 and 8). Please help us grant Dorit's wish.

Watch now!
With hope in my heart!
Jeanne Fitzmaurice
FounderGal to Gal FoundationDesign-her Gals


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pedi Ped - New for Fall

We're excited to tell you guys that the pediped new fall line is out and it is adorable! Some of our favorites include:
the McKenna - choc brown {pictured above}, the Giselle - choc brown boot {lovin' the polka dots - we told you guys a few months ago that polka dots were going to be hot this fall and here's just another example of that - love them!}, and the Abigail - pink {precious}.

For boys we absolutely love:
the Charlie - brown {sooooo cute}, and the Jake - light brown.

pediped™ is offering readers of The Trendy Mommy ----- FREE SHIPPING! ----- YEA! This is a great offer from them and we hope that many of you take advantage of it!

To take advantage of this free shipping offer, visit http://www.pediped.com/ enter code: pp1008 at checkout - this code will be valid until 12/31/08.

If you're not familiar with pediped™ - check out their website to see all their great styles - and read about what makes their shoes so wonderful for little ones! The three best selling points of these great little shoes are their super soft-cushioned leather soles, velcro fasteners, and dual indoor/outdoor use. Simply ‘the next best thing to bare feet’, pediped™ footwear are designed with love. Made with premium, non-toxic, ECO grade leather throughout. Foam insoles & cushions provide for a comfortable fit and the heels are padded to absorb shock. pediped™ simply offers the ultimate in comfort and protection. Velcro fasteners make them quick and easy to put on, and even more importantly, they actually stay on! With the quality and durability parents expect, as well as the comfort their children require, pediped™ footwear are approved by pediatricians and applauded by families.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Giveaway: Simply Fa BOW lous!

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You have got to check out our featured retailer, Simply FaBOWlous. Simply FaBOWlous sells the cutest and trendiest Crochet Bohemian Caps - they fit sizes 18 months and up and are adorable! They also have a great selection of Infant Ribbon Caps {see pic above}, Lil' Rocker Wraps {styles for boys, too!}, and great Flower Headbands. All things faBOWlous!

Giveaway Details: Cheri White owner of FaBOWlous has graciously agreed to give one lucky Trendy Mommy reader their best seller, The Brown Infant Cap with Pink Peony. We have to tell you how adorable this cap is and can't wait to give it to one of you! It truely is FABOWLOUS!

To enter: visit FaBOWlous and let us know which product is your favorite {aside from the Brown Cap we're giving away, of course :)}. Leave a comment - giveaway ends November 1st at 11:59 CT. GOOD LUCK! Winner will be announced on the Giveaways page of www.TheTrendyMommy.com.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Giveaway: Between Me and You, Mom

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Hello everyone! You may have noticed our absence this week - we're sorry about that! But we're back now and have a great product to tell you about and also a giveaway! YEA!

The Between You and Me, Mom book is a great product. We are specifically interested in the MOM version - but they have several others as well. Inside each journal are several fun, non-sappy, and sometimes even humorous questions. Give them to the people you love and they are returned with handwritten responses. The ultimate result is a great keepsake to cherish for years to come.

Keep this gift in mind for Christmas - you could order the Daughter version and fill it out and give it to your mother - she would feel so special that you took the time to fill in all your memories of her :) AND the best part (aside from the cuteness of these books) is they are only $14.95! Super Deal!

Giveaway details: Sand Dune Books is giving a The Between You and Me, Mom book to one of our lucky readers! To enter this contest - tell us why your mom is so special to you! We'll randomly select one lucky winner for this awesome book and you'll be able to give it to your mom for her to write about you or you can fill it out and give it to your own child as a keepsake! Giveaway ends November 1st at 11:59PM CT. Winner will be announced on http://www.thetrendymommy.com/.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

The Hunt is On!



Halloween and a fun-filled night of Trick~or~Treating is right around the corner, 25 days to be exact! The Trendy Mommy has been on the look-out for the top 10 Halloween Costumes of 2008, and we're happy to share them all with you! We've found a winner in each of these categories: Cutesy, Funny, Affordable, Adorable, Doggish, Darish, Foodie, Scary, Wild, and Magical.

Click here to come see what our TOP TEN TRENDY Costumes are this fall!


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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Giveaway: Precious Sterling For You & Your Little Ones

Giveaway now closed. Today's Trendy Mommy find is Emmie Kate, an awesome online retailer of the most precious sterling silver jewelry you can find for your little ones! You've got to check out all their designs. They have a little bit of everything from beautiful necklaces for moms to adorable bracelets for baby girls to keychains and even belt buckles. You really should go check them out ---- and we'll say it again...you really should go check them out! They have TONS of really great items....would make great Christmas gifts! The owner/designer Maquel Christopher is amazing and has a wonderful mom-preneur story - read about what inspired her to create Emmie Kate on the Emmie Kate website.

And one lucky Trendy Mommy reader is going to win the bracelet pictured above! Thank you to Maquel for sponsoring this awesome giveaway.

To enter:
1. Visit Emmie Kate {take a look around - find your favorite goodies}
2. Come back here and leave us a comment, telling us which is your favorite piece of Emmie Kate jewelry
3. Contest ends Wednesday, October 15th at midnight CT....winner will be announced the following day on www.TheTrendyMommy.com - click on giveaways {on the left}.



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