Friday, May 28, 2010

SUN, FUN, and even a little SALE!

So, as most of you head out for the long Memorial Weekend for fun & sun I wanted to let you know what our hours will be this weekend. We will be open normal hours of 10am-5pm on Saturday, closed (as usual) on Sunday, and open from 10am-2pm on Monday. To make up for the short day on Monday and to celebrate Memorial day, we'll be having a little SALE! You won't be in town on Monday? No problem! We will also be offering all of our sale prices online so you can shop from ANYWHERE (as long as you have internet access that is). Here's what you can look forward to...

15% OFF

(yes, that includes pettiskirts & tutus)

And, if you are shopping in store, you can also take advantage of an EXTRA 10% OFF ALL ITEMS ON THE SALE RACK!

For you online shoppers, just enter promo code MEMORIAL to receive your discounts and remember we offer $5 FLAT RATE SHIPPING. If you are local and want to pick up your merchandise in store instead of having it shipped enter LOCALSALE and let me know when you'd like to pick it up in the comment box upon checkout.

If you're going to be in the sun all weekend, be sure to stop in and pick up some of our safe, Earth friendly, and kid friendly sunscreen.

Since opening, we've learned a lot about what truly is "safe" and sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to find out the real truth about a product.
A great tool that all moms can access is The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep rating website. It's amazing and scary to see the ratings of some of the most common "natural and safe" products on the market! Generally, you want to keep all of your products in the 0-3 rating (out of 10) to make sure you're doing the best to keep your kids safe from harmful chemicals.

I hope everyone has a safe and FUN Memorial weekend!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

oh soy!

Using simple and fresh designs, babysoy has created a sustainable and modern baby wardrobe for eco-babies without sacrificing comfort or style. Most of all, it is made with nature's own ingredient - soybean protein fiber. It is about recyle, reduce and reuse soybean pulp to create baby's first wardrobe. And now, they've launched a new line of organic cotton/soy products in these beautifully vibrant colors.

I just wish you could feel these through the screen because they are oh soy soft. Ha...get it, oh SOY soft? Hee hee, I crack myself up. Maybe I spend too much time around a three year old?!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

let's play!

We've carried this environmentally friendly line of toys for awhile now but we just recently got in some fun new things. Check these out...

If you aren't familiar with Green Toys, they make an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet. And it doesn't hurt that they are so adorable! We also have a great tea set and dish set that are great for both boys and girls and will last forever.

I know Lucy is going to get lots of use out of her little Sand toy set!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

simply beautiful.

There is really no other way to describe these luxuriously soft bamboo/muslin swaddling blankets. The natural ivory color has FLOWN off the shelves since we got them in just a few short months ago and now these....

I'm in love.


Monday, May 24, 2010

single tooli

In a previous post, we introduced the great Tooli nightlights that have been an absolute hit since getting them in the store! Now I'm excited to say that not only to we have the great "pairs" of Toolis but now the single one as well.

The OXO Candela Tooli is a great bedside companion to ward off the darkness. LED lights provide eight hours of soothing light, plenty of time to send the restless little ones off to dreamland. Tooli lights up automatically when lifted from the charging base or if there is a power outage. Place Tooli on the patented Safe-Charge base and it automatically recharges for the next use. The charging base doubles as an optional nightlight that can be left on even when Tooli is charging.

Features and Benefits

* Two lights in one: lamp lights automatically when lifted off the base and charger bottom glows
* From playtime to bedtime, Tooli is cordless and ready for the    next adventure
* Safe-Charge system has no exposed electrical components which means it is not a fire hazard and is safe for little fingers to touch
* Tooli stays lit for up to eight hours after each full charge
* Cost-efficient rechargeable light prevents frequent battery changes
* LED Technology eliminates the need to change bulbs for the life of the product

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sweet peanut

Not only is the name of the brand adorable (Sweet Peanut) but check out these short suits we got in today!

I can just picture chubby little baby legs peeking out of these!

I also wanted to say good luck to all of you participating in this weekend's Fargo Marathon! I'll be at the store all day tomorrow but I know that the community will be out in full force to support all of you along the way.

Just another reminder regarding our online shopping as well. If you don't have time to shop but need to have me put something together for you for yourself or a gift for someone else, you can now purchase things online, enter promo code "pickup", and leave a message in the comments as to when you will need it ready.

Have a great Friday everyone!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

my little superstar?

I'm pretty sure it is safe to say Lucy's future does not include any sort of stage. I'm normally not one to subject people to home movies but this is too funny not to share. Lucy's daycare class sang some songs during church recently to celebrate the week of the small child. Because her dad and I are divorced, it's quite the feat to get all of us together for something like this but there we, dad, 3 grandmas, and 2 grandpas all anxiously awaiting the "show". After a week of practicing, I of course expected my daughter to SHINE during this performance but instead, she did this...(she's the well dressed adorable girl with the flower in her hair closest to the camera)

Seriously??? I don't think she could look more disinterested if she tried!

Man I love that kid!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

for my cloth diaper mommas...

With the great sucess of the Flip diapers by Bumgenius, it's been awesome to see so many families embrace the cloth diapering process. The ease of using the "new" type of cloth has definitely been a huge factor in this and I often hear "it's SOOO much easier than I thought it would be". That being said, cloth diapers are definitely a bit bulkier than disposibles. For the most part the extra bulk is a small thing to deal with(especially when you look at the amount of money that can be saved!) but with the new Organic All in Ones by bumgenius that we just got in today, you'll hardly be able to tell the difference! It's great to at least have one or two of these on hand for special outfits that require a little trimmer bum.

For you Flip users, we also got in the organic inserts which are so soft and are ideal for those overnight heavy wetters.

Oh and look at how cute cloth is?

We also have some great wet/dry bags and hemp doublers on the way so I'll keep you posted as they arrive.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Most of you are familiar with the AWESOMELY adorable and loveable Jellycat animals but for those of you who aren't...check these out.

I normally am not much of a stuffed animal girl but these are seriously the softest most adorable things EVER. Love them!

I hope everyone is enjoying the GORGEOUS weather!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

He's Ba-aack!

Many of you have been patiently waiting for our friend "Dancing Aligator" to return and he is finally here! Stop in and pick one up if you've been wanting one because he goes fast.

Also...there are still spots open in our Kindermusik class starting June 5th. Please email me at if you are interested in signing your little ones up.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Can it really be?

So....after months and months of working on it, our online shopping is FINALLY up and running! Go to and check it out if you haven't already. We are offering $5 flat rate on all orders (within the US) so pop in and take a look. Also, if you are in town and would like to order online but pick it up in store to avoid shipping costs, just enter promo code: pickup in the shopping cart and it will not charge you shipping. Then just make a note in comments as to when you would like to have your items ready for pick up and Viola! your shopping is done.

Feel free to send me any feedback about the site to All feedback is appreciated.

And now for the good stuff...Shonna, you are the winner of the free potty watch. Email me with your contact info so I can get you your watch.

I hope all of you had a fantastic Mother's Day!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

happy momma's day!

I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there, especially my sweet momma. Many of you have met my mom because if she's not helping me with Lucy, you can sometimes find her helping at the store. She truly is the best mom I could wish for. She has supported me through good and bad and there is a true comfort in knowing that I could go to her for anything. I looked for a good picture of us and all I could come up with is a picture of my mom, sister, and I from one of my baby showers when I was like 12 months pregnant!! ugh...who decided it's a good idea to take pictures when you are that prego?!?

I love you momma!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lets bake!

As if the Birthday cake, cupcake set, cookies, and ice cream sets by Melissa & Doug Toys weren't enough, look what came in today?

These food toys are so fun and provide HOURS of entertainment for kids of all ages! PERFECT gift for that kid who has everything.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's Radioactive! not really but look at the cool Piggy Paint nailpolish we got in today? The name of the color is "radioactive" because it GLOWS IN THE DARK?!?

It's still the same non-toxic, water based formula as the other Piggy paint just now in a clear polish that GLOWS! Seriously, I'm hoping this will amuse my kid enough at bedtime to keep her out of the hamper.

For those lil boys out there, we also just got in some great new stuff for my FAVORITE boys brand Knuckleheads!

I want one of each...oh wait, maybe I need to have a little boy first.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

my girl

It's so hard to believe but my BABY is turning THREE today! When I think of everything we've gone through together since that wonderful day that she was born, I'm sometimes amazed that we made it through in one piece! I heard a song the other day that made me think of my girl and thought I'd share it on this special day...

I pinch myself sometimes to make sure I'm not in a dream
That's how it seems
I close my eyes and breathe in the sweetest moments I've ever known
It feels like home
And here I am I want to be your everything
There you are
Turning winter into spring

And everyone that sees you
Always want's to know you
And everyone that knows you
Always has a smile
You're standing ovation after years of waiting
For a chance to finally shine
Everyone calls you amazing
Yeah I just call you mine

I fall apart
Just a word from you just somehow
seems to fix whatever's wrong
Oh, you reach into the weakest moments
And remind me that I'm strong
You've got to know
I'd be a fool not to see you even worse
To forget that you're more than I deserve

Cause everyone that sees you
Always want's to know you
And everyone that knows you
Always has a smile
You're the dream that I've been chasin' after years of waiting
For a chance to finally shine
Everyone calls you amazing
I just call you mine
Everyone calls you amazing
I just call you mine

Happy birthday my sweet Lucy Adeline....I love you more than words.

Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Potty Time!

Parents Have a New Ally in Toilet Training!
Half the Battle of Toilet Training is to remind the child when it's time to go potty. The Potty Watch™ by Potty Time takes care of that job for you. It's easy for parents and fun for kids.

Children Respond to Musical Reminders
Music and blinking lights get children's attention in a way that's gentle and entertaining. When toddlers are busy playing, getting their attention can sometimes be a challenge. A child wearing a Potty Watch actually stops what they're doing and gets your attention to help them go potty.

Experts Advise Parents to Make Toilet Training Fun
From sinking cherrios to reading Once Upon a Potty, experts are stressing how important the fun factor is to potty training. Creating a high-stress situation in which children are unhappy about potty training can leave parents frustrated and children wet. Plus it comes in pink, green, and blue so little ones can choose which color they want!

Having just gotten over the whole potty training thing with Lucy, I have to say that this would've been so HELPFUL! Leave a comment on your best potty training tip or if you haven't gone through it yet, what is your biggest worry and I'll choose one person at random to WIN A FREE POTTY WATCH.

Can't wait to hear the potty stories! I've got way too many to list!