Wednesday, June 30, 2010

rock. love. peace.

Good for the Earth and babies, these handmade, eco-friendly teethers are perfect for green babies to chew on! Made of 100% natural and sustainably-harvested cherry wood, these teethers from Rock Love Peace are also coated in 100% organic beeswax. The narrow width is just right for little hands to hold, yet sturdy enough to outlast the toughest chewers. Comes in three different styles: Star, Heart and Peace.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

They're back and better than ever!

JJ Cole Bundleme's are always a popular item for us and this year they are even better! Not only did they come out with some great new colors but they also changed the lining to a softer fabric to make it even cozier for your little ones.

I know it seems way to early to worry about Winter but if you are having a Fall/Winter baby, this is one of those "must haves".


Monday, June 28, 2010

Are you ready?

This weekend is the 4th of July and just in time, we got our new stock of the awesome JJ Cole outdoor blanket! It's a generous 5 ft x 5 ft when opened, water-resistant, and has a great wipeable lining that makes it easy to clean when you are out and about. What better way to enjoy your weekend outdoors than with this great multi-purpose blanket? Stop in quickly if you want one of these because these always sell out FAST!

Make sure you also have your bug spray/stick ready...


We also have swim diapers and sunhats if you need to stock up before your weekend.

Hope you all have a great week!


Friday, June 25, 2010

cowboy cutie

Check out this super cute organic "cowboy" polo we got in today

Seriously, I'm in love with this outfit! We also got in the coordinating pants (not the crops shown) that are so deliciously soft.

And now to continue the summer savings! Stop in today for 25% off ALL Daily Tea and Tea brand clothing!

Have a great Friday!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer fun!

Since it's officially the first week of summer, I thought I'd start it out right by having some SALES! Stop in the store today for 25% OFF ALL KICKY PANTS clothing! If you are familiar with this line you know that it almost NEVER goes on sale so take advantage of it while you can. Just look at some of these great pieces...

Not only is this line ADORABLE but because it's made from bamboo it's incredibly soft as well.

Check back tomorrow for another great offer!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Let's roll!

After much anticipation, we finally received our shipment of strollers! Over the last two years, I've gotten so many inquiries for a higher quality stroller than what we have available here at our big box stores. I talked to quite a few local customers who had traveled to Minneapolis to get what they wanted and after much deliberation, we have chosen to carry the Teutonia line. I spent the whole morning playing with all the different options and can't wait to see what all of you think of them! One of the best parts of this line is that you can go simple and buy a solid color option or completely customize colors and fabrics! It all starts with the chassis...

Then choose if you want the carseat...

The carrycot (which can also be used as your bassinet)...

The toddler seat...

or all three!

We have floor models here and ready for you to play with so stop in and check them out.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Minneapolis, teddy bear parade, and my favorite man!

This has been quite the week! As most of you know, it's not often that I'm NOT at the store so when I got the chance to head to Minneapolis for a quick visit with one my favorite cousins from California, I jumped at it! She was in town for a conference and I couldn't miss the opportunity to see her even if it was just for dinner. Thankfully I have the best momma EVER and she stepped in an watched the store for me on Wednesday so I could make the trip. It also gave me the chance to stop at Ikea and get a few things for the store that I've been needing. As a side note, remind me to never go to ikea ALONE if I'm picking up HEAVY furniture!!!

On Friday, Lucy and I joined some friends for a trip to Island Park for the Teddy Bear Parade! It was a great way to start my Friday since it's a "daddy weekend" for Lucy and I wouldn't get to see her for the next couple of days. When do you suppose these weekends away from my girly will get easier? Anyway, Lucy and her little friends Sam and Amelia had a great time playing and she was a tad bit devastated when we had to leave. I guess that means we'll have to do it again soon.

Which brings me to Friday night with my favorite dad. Due to the previous trip to Ikea, he was a trooper and spent all night at the store with me in what I like to call "Ikea hell". Boxes, screws, tools, and instruction booklets were spread all over the store as we put together three new pieces of furniture. What would I do without this man...

There really isn't a way to describe how much he means to me. My parents wanted me to go to college. I dropped out after a few months and moved to New York. Get engaged and have a nice Catholic wedding? I bought a house with my boyfriend and got married in the Bahamas, then divorced! Oh, or how about when I quit my job to open a baby store with my best friend? Through it all my dad has always been supportive even though at times I'm pretty sure he thought I was crazy! As cliche as it sounds, I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. I feel lucky every day that Lucy gets to grow up with such a great man in her life!

I love you dad...Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rockin' Green

Cool name huh? Well, it's also a cool product! These detergents are safe for you and the earth. Rockin’ Green is: Dye free, Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version for sensitive skin), No fillers, No enzymes or optical brighteners, 100% Phosphate free, Vegan, Great for sensitive skin and especially cloth diapers. It comes in three great formulas: soft for those who have sensitive skin or soft water, classicfor those with moderate hard water, or just those that are battling with stinkies (in their cloth diapers), and hardwhich is designed for the most troubling of water types.

Having hard water is no longer a problem with this great detergent. And with cool scents like "Rage against the Raspberries", "Smashing Watermelons", "Bare Naked Babies", and "Motley Clean" you are sure to find something that appeals to you!

And if that is cool enough...check this out!

Shake it up! Pail Freshener

Does your diaper pail or wetbag smell like....a diaper pail? Then freshen things up the Rockin' Green way with their all natural pail freshner. You get 8 ounces of freshner in an ultra-cool shaker bottle. Just sprinkle a little in the pail when things start to get "grungy." Best of all? It comes in the same great scents as the detergent.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I guess I'm a sports fan too!

For a girl than knows virtually nothing about sports, I sure was excited to get these adorable Vikings color rufflebutts! And just to be fair to all you Packer fans out there, they don't make your colors in these adorable bloomers...

Go Vikes!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

calling all boys!

Look at the ADORABLE boy hats we got in today!

Also for those of you waiting on our new shipment of muslin blankets, they arrived today! Unfortuately, the bamboo muslin won't be here until mid to late July (unless I get lucky).
Have a great day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

my daddy rocks...

Seriously, how cute is this "my daddy rocks" outfit? Don't forget that Daddy's day will be here before you know it! I tried and tried to find a boy version of this outfit with no luck but how about a cute picture frame with a shot of your little man?


Thursday, June 10, 2010

finally....big & lil's worth buying!

We always get tons of requests for Big Sister/Big Brother, Little Sister/Little Brother shirts but haven't had a lot of luck finding cute ones. Well, thanks to our friend Kelly who makes our adorable appliqued tie onesies, we finally have ones I'm proud to show off. Check these out!

So...what do you think?


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rockabye baby!

Children's music can be cool--not only for babies but for their parents too. These fun new albums are the perfect gift for a newborn, new parents, or yourself! These lullaby renditions of some of your favorite rock bands are a great way to play kid friendly music without going crazy!

Metallica, Guns N Roses, U2, the Beatles, Johnny Cash...seriously it doesn't get much cooler!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Let's bounce!

Svan Bouncers are crafted from natural, safe, eco-friendly materials in a classic style. Unlike mechanized bouncers, the Svan Bouncer moves with your baby's motion or by a gentle tap from an adult – no high-tech gizmos get in the way of parent/child interaction. And they adjust easily, allowing your baby to nap, recline comfortably, or sit fully upright when she's ready!

Pretty cute huh? The best part is that they fold down flat so it's easy to store or travel with them.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

Friday, June 4, 2010

New stuff!!!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost TWO years since Holly and started this adventure (I guess technically it's almost three if you count the year of planning it took)! The store has changed so much yet still stayed true to our original mission of providing unique & safe accessories and clothing with that personal touch that is necessary when shopping for the most important little ones in your life. As we approach our two year mark, I'm happy to report that sales are better than ever and we continue to experiment with new types of products. Some of our best sellers have come from customer suggestions so keep them coming.

This summer, I'm excited to announce that we'll be getting high chairs & strollers which are two things we get requests for all the time! I'm hoping to have them both in by the end of this month so I'll keep you posted on that. The product we received today is another one of those great customer suggestions that I've received over and over and now they are finally here!

From the French company renowned throughout Europe for baby food–related products, this compact countertop appliance makes it easy to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby – from start to finish.

•A steamer, blender, warmer and defroster in one compact appliance.
•Steams vegetables, fruits, meat and fish in less than 15 minutes, preserving vitamins and flavors.
•Purees or blends foods to the desired consistency.
•Quickly reheats or defrosts precooked foods.

Seriously, how cool is that? To use along with this, we also got these great multi-portion trays to store baby food.
Made of BPA-free silicone, these containers are designed with 7, 2-oz. cups for freezing your baby's favorite sweet or savory foods.

Includes airtight plastic lid to preserve the foods fresh flavors, textures and nutrients in the individual portions. Portions can then be reheated in a bain-marie or microwave.

Oh how I love new "stuff"! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bug Off!

Bugs what bugs?! Like it or not, it's that time of year again...mosquito season! Not to worry though, our favorite skincare line comes through once again with a product that works AND is all natural so there is no need to worry about getting this in your little ones eyes or mouth. Plus it smells good! Not at all like bug spray or citronella. This essential oil blend uses concentrated catnip which is said to deter bugs even better then DEET! The stick is great for the face and the spray is easy to use everywhere else. Definitely a MUST HAVE summer product!

I've already sold out of one set of the stick so make sure to stop in if you want one.

So, as I said yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to tag along with my friend Melissa to Jewel last night. It was a great show and her voice is A-MAZ-ING live! We even got to go to a fun "pre-show" performance and Q&A session which was great AND I even ran into quite a few of you so that was fun too! I even had one sweet customer pull up a picture on her cell phone of her lil 6 week old in one of our headbands. I can't tell you how much I love that. I don't know if seeing little ones in our "stuff" will ever get old. So thanks again to my friend Melissa and to for the great night.

So...were any of you there and what did you think of the show? Isn't the Fargo Theater a beautiful venue? Love it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

teething bling

Teething Bling by SmartMom was inspired by babies who like to tug on our jewelry. Stylish and beautiful, it's designed for little ones to handle and chew, all while looking great on mom!

Pretty cute huh?

In other exciting friend Melissa was chosen by to get two free tickets to the Jewel show tonight at the Fargo Theater and she asked yours truly to accompany her! We have VIP passes to a pre-show meet and greet/ Q&A with Jewel! YAY! This momma doesn't get out much these days so it's kind of a big deal. Hopefully I'll have pictures to post and stories to tell about our fun night. A big THANKS to Melissa for letting me tag along.