Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Couture Keepsakes: Making Celebrations Special

In another life, I used to cater weddings and parties. It started off as a way to pay for college, but I continued after I had my first "real" job because I truly loved it. There's is something amazingly fun about sharing those special moments with people.

I am also a packrat with things from all those special moments in my own life. If you sent me a card for my birthday ten years ago, I've still got it in my treasure boxes and once a year I go through everything and the memories make me smile.

Keepsake Concepts has created a line of Couture Keepsakes that are truly amazing to help mark those special moments in your little ones lives. Each miniature from the couture collection features a mini child inspired outfit on a little wooden hanger with a special clothespin with a personalized message for your own event. They are filled with Kosher Parve Jordan Almonds or can be filled with other candy.

These treasured creations are perfect for your next baby shower, birthday, baby announcment, invitation, or memento keepsake. They will certainly be a treasured keepsake for years to come.

Keepsake Concepts has developed quite a celebrity mom following, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marcia Cross have each received special keepsakes to mark their children’s special occasions.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Jenna Elfman Shares Some Of Her Favorite Baby Products

Actress Jenna Elfman and husband Bodhi Elfman are expecting their first child - a son - later this summer. The actress recently shared some of her favorite baby items with Gifts.com.

The folks at Gifts.com offer a free service that delivers the Web's best gift ideas, customized for any recipient or occasion.











For the nursery, Jenna and Bodhi have selected the Dwell Baby Dots and Stripes Crib Bedding Set in pear. The design features a sophisticated and modern crib design in a warm color palette.

Another item high on Jenna's list is the Quilted Oeuf Baby Lounger in blue. This lounger is designed to fit seamlessly into today's modern grown-up decor. The canvas seat is deeply padded in machine washable cotton with 100% flame-retardant filling.

Of the modern designs she exclaims, "It's great to have baby decor that's as modern as our adult furniture."

Jenna is also a fan of soft and delicate hand-knit baby products. One of her favorites is an ice blue and mocha pima cotton knit romper from arte bebe designed to be ultra soft against baby's tender skin.

Keeping an eye on the details, Jenna selected the jungle animal mobile by oompa toys. This adorable hand-knit mobile twirls jungle animals directly over the baby's crib. Created by skilled artisans in Peru, each work of art is individually made of super-soft cotton yarns in fun circus colors.

For extra baby luxury, Jenna selected the Barefoot Dreams Hooded Towel Set. This set lets you snuggle your baby in the ultimate softness with this double-layered towel with a luxurious microfiber outside and thirsty terry cloth inside. It comes with a matching bath mitt.

Jenna says, "The fabric is so soft. It's perfect to wrap a baby in after a bath!"

Jenna also registered for the popular Bumbo Baby Sitter. The Bumbo helps baby practice sitting as soon as they are able to hold their head up. The soft and comfortable design supports baby's back and torso and the passive restraint keeps them safely in place.

Another baby must-have making Jenna's shopping list is the Boppy Bare Naked with Amy Coe Slipcover The bobby has been indispensable to new moms and infants for new moms nursing and those early months as baby learns to sit up. The chocolate and green Amy Coe design selected by Jenna mirrors the greens selected in her Dwell crib set.

Source: Gifts.com

Swaddledesigns: Swaddling Heaven Rain in Style

Brooke Burke and fiance David Charvet welcomed daughter, Heaven Rain Charvet, on January 8th. The couple were recently featured in Hello! Magazine in the UK holding Rain all wrapped up in a Swaddle Designs Pink Polka Dot blanket. See our review of this great product line here.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Just Too Cute: Whimsical Lighting for a Children's World

Children's rooms should be full of whimsy and imagaination. Parents carefully select the perfect color, furniture, bedding, and accessories to foster their little one's imaginations and creativity.

The lamps created by Just Too Cute are the ideal accessories to add the extra touch of whimsy for your child's room. From their handpainted bases to their carefully selected fabrics on their shades. These lamps add an element of whimsy and texture to the room around them.

Born from a home schooling mom's need for a creative outlet and an immediate financial need, Just Too Cute, has grown into "the" high-end decorative accessories for Hollywood nurseries.


These heirloom quality treasures are true pieces of art that are top quality full of whimsical creativity and innovation. Whether it's their Aladin collection, their tea collection (pictured), their ballerina collection, their cowboy collection, or their froggy collection (pictured) you can find a special treasure for your own little ones room.

Available at fine retailers around the US and select online retailers such as Poshtots.

Lamps by Just Too Cute were scooped up by Celebrity Moms at the recent Golden Globe Boom Room.

Bluebird and Black Rabbit Tag Sale

Los Angeles readers only - we've received an announcement for Bluebird and Black Rabbit!

They are having a tag sale on June 2nd from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Location: Little Bird Gallery, 3195 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Free Sample Offer from Murad

Those tiny wrinkles that start to appear around your eyes and mouth are just a fact of life when you enter your thirties and forties. Thankfully we live in a time when there are some things we can do to minimize and even eliminate these signs of aging.

One of the newest options is the Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® by Murad. This is the most advanced product yet in Murad's fight against aging. Their exclusive formula has been proven to reduce wrinkles, while significantly increasing skin firmness. The Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® is formulated with their exclusive anti-aging GlycoNutrient Complex that delivers dramatic results in just minutes which continue to improve over time.

For a limited time only, you can get a free sample of this great product by clicking here. Quantities are limited so our yours soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

New Parent Apology Cards to Help You Apologize for Anything Your Child Does



One thing every new parent finds out is that you have to apologize for your growing child - A LOT. You will find yourself uttering apologies to the waitress, the babysitter, the people waiting with you in line, and even your own family.

A sample of what you can expect:

With extreme awkwardness and no small amount of embarrassment, we would like to apologize for destroying your restaurant. We know it looks as if a disgruntled hard rock band just left, but, the truth is, we're only an average family. If, during the excavation, you find you need to call in the HazMat crew, please do send us the bill. Again, we are sorry and promise not to return with our baby for at least the next few months.

The New Parent Apology Cards by The Organized Parent are perfect for just those moments when a standard apology just won't do.

Available at The Organized Parent for $9.95.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Jakc Designs: Taking Embellished Tees to a New Level


I love hand-crafted baby clothing. These treasures remind me of simpler times and have a uniqueness to them that you just can't find in mass marketed products. Our latest find are the embellished blankets, tees, and onsies by Jakcdesigns.

Each of their products are crafted from high quality combed cotton and embellished with felt of fleece either hand sewn or embroidered. Their creations include numerous child friendly designs that speak volumes in their simplicity. The selection of fabrics and attention to detail in the embellishments make each product by Jakcdesigns a treasured addition to your baby's wardrobe. (The cupcake tee even includes hand embroidered sprinkles on top!)

Available in sizes up to 24 months and reasonably priced at $25 - $28.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lucy Sykes Sample Sale!

It's time for the Lucy Sykes Baby Friends and Family Sale!

Lucy Sykes Baby is a celebrity favorite fashion line that manages to find the perfect blend between style and sophistication.

The sample sale offers 30% off select fashions for boys and girls. You can get your child ready for summer and they can make room for their upcoming fall line!


Here are all the details of the sample sale:

When: Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM

Where: Lucy Sykes Baby Showroom, 95 Horatio Street, No 233 (Between Washington and West Streets)

Payment: Cash and all major credit cards

Phone: 212-242-0860


For anyone outside the New York Area, the sale will run concurrently on their website, www.lucysykesbaby.com

Friday, May 11, 2007

Little McDeal Mix-and-Match in Celebrity Style

Spring is a time when we get to see many of the new products out there for kids. One of the new lines sure to be a celebrity favorite is Little McNeal which introduced their fall collection at last weekend's Hollywood Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Buffet.




Little McNeal is a spin-off from the very popular celebrity brand, Lily McNeal, which has been worn by celebrity moms Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Teri Hatcher.

The Little McNeal line fatures both chunky combed cotton and lightweight pima cotton pieces that are ideal for mixing, matching, and layering all year long. Their line is full of classic colors in a combination of solids and stripes that have a mix simplicity with sophistication.



This adorable line was recently featured at the 4th Annual Hollywood Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Buffet. Celebrity recipients included: Jason Priestley and Wife Naomi (pictured with a Little McNeal knit had), Fred Savage and son Oliver, Samantha Harris, Tori Spelling, Kelly Hu, Rena Sofer, Melanie Paxson, and Shanna Moakler.

Currently available at fine retailers and coming soon to littlemcneal.com

Visit The Stylish Child for more incredible baby and children's products!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bruz Wear: Pants for Toddlers Endless Adventures

Toddlers are full of adventure. Everything is new and exciting. And every new adventure is full of bumps and bruises.

Bruz Wear has created a line of bold graphic tees and crawling / stumbling pants that can stand up to the rugged adventures toddlers dish out. Each set comes in Crawling sizes for infants in size 6, 9, and 12 months and Stumbling sizes 18 and 24 months. The gift sets even come in their very own reusable exploration box that your little one can use to collect all the treasures they collect in their daily adventures (my seven year old promptly confiscated the exploration box for his outdoor adventures).



Each pair of Bruz Wear pants feature machine-washable knee pads in boy-friendly color combos of metal and khaki canvas pants with orange, red, blue, and sage knee pads. With Bruz Wear pants you can say protect those little knees from the bruises and scraps sure to come!

Bruz Wear hasn't forgotten about the girls and have just introduced two new gift sets with only the girls in mind -- their popular metal canvas with red knee pads and a new floral variety are now available in little girls sizes.



Another bonus a percentage of Bruz Wear profits is donated to hemophilia research and support programs.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Metro Mama Wrapping Baby in Bling

One of the products featured at the the Silver Spoon Hosts 4th Annual Dog and Baby Buffet over the weekend and grabbed up by celebrity moms including Tori Spelling and Shanna Moakler is the Bling MetroWrap by Metro Mama.

The MetroWrap merges the traditional baby wrap with that extra bling for the celebrity lifestyle. The simple design makes it easy to adjust and the lack of belts and buckles make the wrap extremely comfortable to wear.




Tori received their "Crown" Bling Metro Wrap which she proudly tried on for baby Liam. The bling collection combines the original wraps available in four neutral colors - black, sand, sage, or chocolate - and add that extra bling with an embellished peace sign, skull, crown, or dragon.



One size fits all so the wrap will adapt as your post-baby body shrinks and even fits dad. The extra bonus is that since a wrap is more like a piece of clothing than baby gear when it comes to wash time just toss it in the wash and wear it again tomorrow!

Customized Candy Wrappers at Rachel Ray

Looking for a unique customized birth announcement or party favor? Got a little while to put them together yourself?

If you answered yes to both questions, you've got to check out the adorable personalized wrappers that you can create at Rachel Ray's website.



All you need is a computer, printer, some candy bars (5 oz variety), a pair of scissors, and some tape and ta-da a unique favor to help mark your next special day.



With designs for baby, birthday, and weddings you can find something for your own special occasion.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Mia Moda Cielo: Bringing Euro Style to the Traditional Stroller


Mia Moda is a brand new line of affordable, European inspired stroller that hit the market last fall. Their compact-fold, lightweight Cielo just won an Innovation Product Award at the 2007 Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).

The innovative design allows the user to fold the lightweight frame with one hand into a compact cube in about five seconds. The folded cube is easy to carry and can be stashed just about anywhere including your car, your home, or even under the seat of a plane.

It's the perfect go-anywhere stroller to keep up with a busy mom's fast-paced lifestyle.

Available in a selection of style colors with a detachable storage bag, one-touch brake, five-point harness, front wheel suspension and an adjustable recline.

Pick up your own Mia Moda Cielo at select retailers for $150.

Zutano Introduces New Spring Styles


The folks at Zutano are ready for summer with a new collection of bright and bold colors for boys and girls. The collection includes whimsical dresses, vibrant hoodies, and screen printed tees. Available in sizes from baby to size 6. Shop now at the Zutano Online Boutique and get a head start on your child's summer wardrobe!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

All Weather Woobee: A Baby Blanket Built for the Outdoors

Spring and summer are a time when the weather can quickly change and a good blanket is a must-have for the mom on the go.

The All Weather Woobee is the perfect blanket for the mom who refuses to let the weather stop her and baby from going outside. The blankets. Combining the soft, plush blankets that are so popular today with water resistant fabric that makes the woobee perfect for outside.

Created by Heather Correa, an outdoor enthusiast who wanted to combine her two great loves -- the outdoors and her daughter. The blankets are the perfect combination of outdoor function and modern style. Definitely "the" blanket to have for the outdoor mom for those summer walks and hikes to come!!

Each Woobee blanket and bib features a soft velvet, animal, or plush material on one side and a wind and water reistant backing on the other. The Woobee design allows you to protect your little one from wind and water.


I adore the selection of bright colored fabric selections! Definitely not the traditional pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. The combination of bright fabrics and plush texture make this blanket really stand out from the crowd.

Featured at this year's Pre-Golden Globes Boom Boom Room and Big Kid Style Villa. Recipients included Alison Sweeney, Angela Bassett, Tia Carrere, Jean Louis Kelly, Ming Na, Laura Leighton, and Diane Farr. The stylist for Marcia Cross requested a care package for the actress who was on bedrest at the time of the event.

Bloom Love: Feeling the Classic Baby Love

There is something very refreshing of simple, classic baby clothes. The market is so saturated with overly bright, overly cutesy baby clothing that the classically inspired designs of Bloom Love looks incredibly fresh.

The adorable 100% cotton creditions full of knit mix-and-match pieces, gorgeous cardigans and pullover sweaters, and even a coordinating hat. The entire collection has a sturdy and timeless appeal that is sure to be passed on as treasured family hand-me-downs for the next generation of stylish kids.

Bloom Love has a growing celebrity fan base that includes: Brooke Shields, Madonna, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Available at select retailers including Saks and online at Bloom Love.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

VedaPURE: Calming Natural Skincare for Busy Moms


Today's busy lifestyles take a lot out of us. We often seek to replenish our bodies and faces with products full of chemicals and dyes. I love the line of gentle, natural skincare products by vedaPURE.

veduPure has created a collection of skincare products created by one of New York City's Top Doctors, Dr. Natalie Geary. Its specially developed lines for moms, dudes, and babies use the ancient Ayurveda principles of balance and health and herbal remedies for calming and soothing.

New just in time for Mother's day is the luxurious "New Mama" gift set which includes several of their most popular products for mom and baby. Each set includes their vedaBaby Soothe Body Cream which is perfect for everyday care of tender baby skin, vedaMama Refresh Body Cream to help reduce lines and stretch marks, vedaMama Supple Stretch Mark Cream to reduce the appearance of pregnancy related stretch marks, vedaMama Purify Detoxifying Body Cream to restore the elasticity of mom's skin, and vedaMam Relax Body Cream to refresh your skin with a rich moisturizing cream.

Each product has a fresh, natural scent without the extra preservatives and steroids found in many other skincare lines. The vedaPure products are 100% natural, free of animal and petroleum-based ingredients, artificial dyes and fragrance. In place of the artificial ingredients, vedaPure utilizes essential oils extracted from plants, leaves, and other naturally exiting products.


The perfect Mother's Day gift for all the new moms and moms-to-be in your life!

A Favorite Celebrity Bag Gives Back to Charity

Forget the bags that cost more than many people make in a week, one of the hottest new bags making waves with A-list celebrities costs between $100 - $130 and part of the price of the bag goes to charity!

Intuition has introduced their new Market Bag and will even monogram it with your initials to make it stylishly yours.

Intuition has partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide an education for war-affected children around the world. Intuition will donate $35 of each purchase of a Market Bag to the IRC (www.theIRC.org).

Celebrity fans of this great bag already include Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Vanessa Minnillo, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Simpson.

Found Cameron Diaz's Cute Swimsuits

I love the adorable swimsuits was photographed wearing during her recent Hawaiian vacation.

The sexy, sporty swimsuits were created by Le Doux Swimwear to capture the spirit of Brazilian beach sexiness with the relaxed California lifestyle.

Cameron was seen wearing their green and spring stripe, Lollipop, and camo and white, War, swimsuits.

Available at select retailers - check their website for a store near you!