Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve update

So...if you are in the Fargo-Moorhead area, you already know that the roads are still terrible out there so unfortunately we will be closed for the entire day. I'm still planning on opening at noon tomorrow unless the weather doesn't allow it so check back before venturing out.

I hope everyone stays safe and warm and has a wonderful New Year's Eve!


Thursday, December 30, 2010


We will be closing for the remainder of the day due to the no travel advisory in Fargo-Moorhead. Hopefully we will be open our regular hours of 10am-6pm tomorrow but I will keep you posted here and on Facebook.

Now off to snuggle with my girl! Stay safe and warm!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

With the weather getting increasingly worse out my window, I thought I should give you an update on what the store hours will be providing they don't advise no travel in Fargo-Moorhead.

Friday, December 31st: open regular hours of 10am-6pm
Saturday, January 1st: noon-5pm

I will be sure to update Facebook at the blog if the hours change due to weather.

Now for something fun that I can't believe I haven't shared yet! I'm such a sucker for Melissa & Doug food toys and I'm dying to bring this one home to play with...umm, I mean for Lucy to play with!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Wean Machine

When I was at market this past October I saw this simple device in action and let me tell you, it was IMPRESSIVE! It's a great way to introduce foods to your little one without all the work. Just pop one of the many on the list of approved foods into the Wean Machine, squeeze the handle and Voila, it seperates all the skin, seeds, and chunks that you don't want for baby and leaves all the good stuff!

•Makes baby food wherever you are
•Easy to use, just fill, squeeze and feed!
•Portable, compact and includes spoon
•Allergy friendly
•Saves time and money - no need to cook extra meals
•BPA, Phthalate and PVC Free
•Easily sterilized and "top-shelf dishwasher safe"
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Lucy and I had a blast and I'll try to post some pictures soon.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a great Christmas and thanks so much for your business! I truly appreciate every single one of you.

December 24th, 10am-2pm
December 25th, CLOSED
December 26th, CLOSED


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scandinavian style and a little inspiration...

Check out the cute European line I just got in! Those of you with lil farmers in your life are going to LOVE the tractor tees!

Cute huh?

As we get closer to Christmas, I try to remember how lucky I am and be thankful for all the great people and things in my life. Last night however, I found that hard to do as my little Lucy figured out that she is able to get out of her room at bedtime! I knew it was too good to be true that she just stayed in bed like she couldn't move!! Long story short, 3 1/2 hours later she finally gave up and I was one frustrated momma. I have to admit, the holidays can be hard when your divorced or single and have to share you child/children. Family outings like visiting Santa, watching holiday movies on tv, and driving around looking at Christmas lights just isn't the same. Well, add that to the fact that the little stinker LOCKED me out of the house this morning as I was shoveling and I have to admit, I was feeling a bit frustrated and "un-grateful"! Then, as I got to work and was reading my daily list of blogs, I came across this "no matter how hard things have been, no matter how hard things are, no matter how hard things become, she has been, she is, she will be the reminder that something great is just around the corner."

Stinker or not, I am feeling a little more grateful.


Monday, December 20, 2010


When I saw "Bamboobies" on a sign at market this past October, I couldn't help but stop and find out what they were! Turns out, they are a line of reusable nursing pads that aren't only soft and super absorbant but eco-friendly as well!

What makes Bamboobies better than other nursing pads?

SOFTNESS: Bamboo is much softer than cotton, hemp or wool and doesn't feel cold and clammy when wet like cotton does! Your tender nipples deserve nothing but the softest,most soothing fabrics.

ECO FABRICS: You deserve only all-natural, untreated, certified organic fibers.

HIGHER ABSORPTION: Ultra-soft wicking fibers close to your skin and
hemp inner layers to wick and hold 4 times more liquid than cotton.

DESIGN: Regular Bamboobies are less visible through shirts because they have
a waterproof backing and their heart-shape cups the breast without a seam!

If you still have shopping to do, we still have lots of great toys and clothes in stock. In preparation for our early Spring shipments a lot of our Fall and Winter clothing will be marked down starting today so stop in and check it out!

Also, our holiday hours for this week are the following:
Friday, December 24th: 10am-2pm
Saturday, December 25th: CLOSED
Sunday, December 26th: CLOSED


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Extended hours tonight!

Stop by tonight to get that Christmas shopping done! Eco Chic and Pout will be open until 9:30pm!

Hope to see you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ergo is here!

Since we opened, I've gotten SO MANY requests for the Ergo carrier that when I went to market this past October, I KNEW I had to make an appointment with them! When Lucy was little I tried almost every type of sling but never tried this carrier. I assumed it was just like the Baby Bjorn but I was wrong! Although I am a HUGE fan of the Baby K'tan sling, I love that the Ergo is one size so mom or dad can use it!

This is the all-in-one soft baby carrier, assisting you through all the stages of your baby's growth and moving from front to hip to back position easily.

It was designed by Karin Frost and has undergone extensive testing by tens of thousands of parents. Its innovative design makes wearing your baby comfortable for hours at a time, gives you the freedom to remain active and productive in your daily life, and holds your baby secure to your body so you are HandsFree.

ERGObaby’s baby carrier design supports a natural sitting position for babies, eliminating compression of the spine and hips that can be caused by unsupported suspension. The baby carrier also balances the baby's weight to parents' hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.

If you are looking for a carrier, stop in and try this one out. It comes in different colors and styles for you to choose from.

Also, remember that we will be open extended hours until 9:30pm this Thursday the 16th. Christmas is right around the corner so stop in and get that shopping done!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Another late night of shopping and new stuff!

Since our last evening shopping was such a success, we thought we'd do it again! We'll be open this Thursday until 9:30pm for all of you who have last minute Christmas shopping to do.

We seriously have gotten so many new things in each day that it's hard to keep track of it all! Check out our new naturual based, baby-friendly, Earth-friendly line of dish soap and toy cleaners...

Dapple is a line of natural-based cleaning products for households
with children. Dapple products are baby-safe and baby-specific -
using ingredients found in nature that are also proven to tackle
unique baby cleaning challenges, from dried milk on bottles to
sticky fingerprints on toys.

More on the shopping night and more new stuff tomorrow. Have a great day and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my bestie Holly! LOVE YOU GIRLY!

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Brest Friend

After lots of requests, we've finally gotten in the My Brest Friend nursing pillows! Not only do they come in lots of fun prints, they also have a inflatable travel pillow that you can pack in your bag and take with you! Here's a little more about them...

My Brest Friend was developed in a laboratory of new moms, babies, and breastfeeding experts who set out to create a pillow whose sole purpose was to answer all the needs of breastfeeding moms and babies. 50 prototypes and a global patent later, the pillow is loaded with features moms love:

•Wrap around design secures to the body helping mom and baby maintain positioning and latch-on
•Back rest helps you maintain good posture during feeding and prevents sore back and neck
•Firm, flat cushion keeps baby from rolling
•Adjustable, silent-release strap fits Moms or Dads comfortably and unlatches without waking baby
•Arm and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress
•Convenient pocket keeps water bottles, burp cloths, phone, and other items within reach

We have the original pillows, slipcovers, and travel pillows in stock so stop in and check them out!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

They're here!

The Rody horse inflatable toy is here! How cute is this thing?

Rody comes in a variety of colors so stop in and check them out!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meet one of the "girls"

So, as some of you may have noticed, there has been a few new faces around here lately. It's been so great being able to hire a few great girls to help out around here. Meet Crystal....

I know, adorable right? Her beautiful little peanut's name is Adia and that cutie of a husband is Chris. I oringally met Crystal & Chris when we first opened and she was pregnant with her little one. She's such a sweet and fun girl and I feel lucky to have her!

I had a list of fun questions that I made her answer for this blog post but of course I lost them so I threw that idea out the window (pretty surprising huh Crystal?)! She is my "organized" girl and I swear just a few hours here with me and I feel like the place is whipped into shape! Soo happy to have you here Crystal!

And now for new stuff! Look at these adorable socks sets we got in last week!

And really, does it get much more fun than this "mowhawk" hat for your lil man?

We've gotten a lot of new stuff lately so be sure to stop in to check those kiddos off your Christmas list!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

teach your kids to sleep in!

The cuddly Owl teaches kids to do just that! What could be better?

Kid-Friendly Plush, Parent-Friendly Design. Kids love the soft and cuddly Owl! His tummy is fun to press. Parents appreciate the function and form. Concealed "parental" control panel provides access to clock options and instructions.

Soft-Glow Nightlight With "Ok to Wake!" Timer. OK to Wake! Owl's face glows a soft yellow color when the tummy is pressed and lights green ("OK to Wake") in the morning at a time programmed by the parent.

Nap Timer OK to Wake! Owl's nap timer is programmable (up to 12 hours). When nap time is over, the Owl's face glows green to show that it's "OK to Wake!" Pressing the Owl's tummy will play a fun wake-up tune.

From the same makers of the populare Teach me Time clock, this is a perfect present for both kids AND parents!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shop til you drop event!

Can't wait to see all of you this Thursday night, December 2nd!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ooh La La!

Check out a few of these ADORABLE sassy outfits that we just got in....

It really doesn't get much cuter.

Also, did you know that its the first ever SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY? Sounds a little happier than "Black Friday" huh? I know it's hard to pass up some of the flashy "must have" toys and gifts from the big box stores but be sure to stop in to some of your favorite local businesses this Holiday season. $68 of every $100 spent at a locally owned business STAYS IN THE COMMUNITY.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I hate to break it to you...

but I AM NOT a girl who gets up at the crack of dawn for Black Friday "deals". This means Pout will be open regular hours of 10am-6pm on Friday. In keeping with the holiday spirit however, we will be having some FABULOUS sales going on so stop in if your out and about shopping!

Now lets catch up on the new stuff that's been coming in...

Check out these ADORABLE "lacette" legwarmers!

I also got more of my "rocker" blabla hand knit dolls in! Seriously, how cute are miss Lola and mr. Otto?

And for you cloth diaper mommas...we just got in the BRAND NEW "Funk Rock" by Rockin Green detergent. It's an ammoinia buster treatment that you can use periodically or in every wash to help get rid of the "stinkies".

There is much more to share so I promise to be better at blogging!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Although Lucy will be with her dad, I have so much to be thankful for and am lucky to have such wonderful friends and family to share my day with.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

simple wishes

As a mom who nursed and pumped for a year, I KNOW how inconvenient and trying pumping can be. I was lucky enough to have borrowed an awesome "hands free" strap from my sister and honestly don't know how anyone pumps without one. While I was at market, I came across an updated and more user friendly version of a hands free bustier and ordered them on the spot.

Simple Wishes Bustier allows multi-tasking moms the chance to be more productive while they pump, or simply to take a breath and recapture a moment for themselves. Stylish and functional, and grounded in innovative, thoughtful design, the Bustier is an affordable and quality alternative to the fussy and unflattering hands free alternatives on the market. Although the pictures are kind of silly, any pumping mom will tell you how AMAZING it would be to be able to work, put make up on, or even just talk on the phone while pumping!

If you don't have one of these you need to stop in and check them out!


Monday, November 15, 2010

For a good cause...

My friend Melissa who I've known since high school is doing a great thing that I thought I'd pass along.

During parent/teacher conferences for her oldest son, she was made aware of the fact that there are 5 kids in Anthony's class that do not receive milk each day at milk break. 5 kids that cannot receive it because there families cannot afford it. When she had the conversation with his teacher about it she thought instead of feeling sorry for them she was going to try raise the funds needed. So starting in December Melissa's goal is for them to receive milk just like their friends every day. She needs to raise $420 total and anything that goes over that she will be donating to Reinertsen School for any other kids that are not receiving milk. To make a donation you can go here. On Melissa's behalf, I thank you for all of your support and helping to "be the change"!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Babysigns story time is BACK!

Stop in tomorrow morning at 10:30am for Babysigns story time with Stephanie.

Hope to see you!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

more Earth friendly toys!

This adorable line of toys from EverEarth(TM) is kid safe, eco friendly, and manufactured with wood taken from renewable forests, as well as recycled rubber wood. They’ve also taken care to only use water color based paints that contain less chemicals than the traditional acrylic paints used by most manufactures. EverEarth's hope is that others will also take the “eco” high ground and follow their lead for a better tomorrow. Green Today… Here Tomorrow. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they are ADORABLE too.


Monday, November 8, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

These just arrived in sizes 2T-5 so stop in if you want to check them out. I have a feeling these are going to go FAST!

Friday, November 5, 2010


When I was at market last month this was one of my absolute favorite finds! Most of you know that I'm divorced which means my little Lucy goes to her dad's every other weekend and has since she was one. I keep expecting it to get easier but unfortunately I think it's one of those things I'll just have to learn to deal with. She LOVES going to her dad's but there is definitely challenges that come along with that. I've always wanted to have something special to send with her to remind her that I'm always with her but haven't found the right thing...until now.

Check out these amazing "family tie" jewelry sets!

The idea behind this unique line of jewelry is to allow you and your child to wear a bracelet that symbolizes your unbreakable bond. Whether you are together or apart, the bracelet serves as a symbol of this cherished relationship. The centerpiece of each piece is a pendant made from 925 Sterling Silver. One side of the pendant features your choice of either a heart or a star. The pendant is linked by an adjustable Italian woven nylon bracelet.

Family Ties jewelry is available in two sizes: adult and child. Available for purchase individually or in sets. Presented in a beautiful box that makes them a perfect gift.

I can't WAIT to give Lucy her bracelet!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Packin' Smart

Check out the new cereal/snack/formula containers that arrived today...

All-in-One Storage Solution for Moms On-the-Go! A must have diaper bag essential to store, dispense and organize formula, snacks, pacifiers and more in one convenient unit. Put an end to a diaper bag mess or an endless search for the items you need with our stacking & interlocking Packin’ SMART®.

National Parenting Media Award Winner and iParenting Media Award Winner 2008
•Each one includes 5 containers, 5 inner lids, 1 cap, and 1 base.

•Each container is securely stacked together until ready to use with its patented secure-click system.

•Access the container in need by simply pressing the oval imprints on each side.

•High quality, durable construction.

•Removable funnel shaped inner lids make dispensing easy.

•Each container holds approximately 1/3 cup or up to 8 oz. of powdered formula.

•Designed to store dry contents only.

•Stack as little or as many containers as needed with interchangeable lid, base, and containers.

•Available in various designs, colors and set options.

•Dishwasher safe.

•Phthalates-, PVC-, Lead Free.

•Bisphenol-A Free (BPA free)

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Preggie pop drops

My biggest goal on my trip to market last month was to add some "momma" products and this is just one of the many new things to come. I get SO MANY request for Preggie Pops that I finally have them on the shelves so stop in and grab some if you are battling morning sickness!

Doctor recommended, drug-free, and made with Natural ingredients, these are definitely a great way to ease the queasiness that can come along with those first few months of pregnancy.

I'm still getting together my Halloween pictures so I'll be sure to post some of my lil bunny and her best bud Scooby Doo later in the week.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Who doesn't love the Tickle Monster?

I have been DYING to get this book/kit forever and after lots of searching, I FINALLY FOUND IT and have it on our shelves just in time for Christmas shopping! The tickle monster is loveable monster with big puffy mitts has just flown in from Planet Tickle. His mission is to bring joy and laughter to planet Earth. How? By tickling anyone who comes across his path. Get ready to read aloud and tickle along with this wonderful little rascal, while your children squirm and giggle with delight. There is no better childhood memory than time spent laughing together. "The best sound in the world is the glorious sound of my children laughing. Children love playfulness. They love silliness and they LOVE being tickled! This isn't just a book, it comes with big furry "tickle mitts" too! I LOVE IT!

By the way, we have our Sale going on today and tomorrow so stop in and check it out!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween SALE!


Stop in this Friday and Saturday, October 29 & 30, for 20% OFF all regular priced shoes and clothing and up to 75% OFF SALE items! We'll have candy for the little ones and maybe even something yummy for Mom & Dad!

Fall & Holiday lines from Fore! by Axel and Hudson, Daily Tea, Hula Mula, Knuckleheads, Kicky pants, See Kai Run and MORE....


Hope to see you here!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

blogs I love

So, instead of the usual post I thought I'd try something different today. I read a lot of blogs, friend blogs, parenting blogs, kids product blogs, store blogs, and on and on. Aside from the friend blogs, most of the others are for store and product ideas and although I enjoy readng them, they aren't quite as good as some of the fun, hilarious, or just down right heart felt and touching blogs that I follow. Here are some of my "can't miss" favorites...
1. rialee photography Who doesn't like to look at babies and kids right? Ria's talent and creativity amazes me and I just can't get enough of it! I suppose it doesn't hurt that she's just a great girl too.
2. Matt, Liz, and Madeline At risk of sounding too cheesy, this is a blog that has definitely changed my life in some ways. Matt's story of losing his wife just hours after delivering their only daughter is beautiful,real, and heart wrenching.
3. Ms. Single Mama Because I split from my hubby when my little Lucy was born, I was thrown into single motherhood without any warning or preperation! I somehow stumbled upon this blog and can't tell you how much I relate to some of her posts. She doesn't play the victim and I admire her strength so much.
4. Dooce I've mentioned this one before and really she is just downright hilarious. She verbalizes what many of us think but would never say and that's just totally entertaining!

I must warn you that with the exception of Ria's and Single Mama's, these blogs may use some pretty harsh lanuage so if you get offended easily, you might want to skip those.

I could go on and on because some of my greatest girlfriend write some amazing blogs that keep us all up to date on what is going on in each other lives. What did we do before the internet? Anyway, now it's your turn. What are some of your "can't miss" blogs?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hope your staying cozy inside!