Fabulous Book Sale For Christmas

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Our friends at Chronicle Books want our readers to save some money this Holiday Season.  Take advantage of this fantastic deal and stock up on great finds.  We especially love their cook books and children selections.  Use promo code  FRIENDS.  Happy shopping!

Perfect Christmas Outfit Found

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You can search every mall and store and still be nowhere closer to finding your toddler’s Christmas outfit.  To save your time and sanity, we found what we believe to be a fabulous outfit that’s festive for the holidays, and throughout the cold winter season…and you won’t have to step near a mall…or even change out of your own PJ’s to go shopping.  Tiny Pants Kids is where we discovered a gorgeous deep purple velvet blazer and matching ruffled skirt.  Love the detachable petty coat on the blazer and the detailing on the skirt.  Super soft and so festive with it’s rich jewel shade.  Very chic, but smart and appropriate too.  The best thing about buying a skirt and blazer is that they can easily mix and match with other pieces of your child’s wardrobe. The blazer will look super cute paired with jeans and boots for a mid winter birthday party, don’t you think?  Tiny’s brilliant (a def must have) clear raincoat was just featured in Real Simple’s Holiday gift guild.  We suggest you get a piece of Tiny Pants in your kid’s closet before Katie and Suri catch on, just so you can say you discovered them first.

Tiny Pants is having a sale this week:

Black Friday Blow out sale everything 40% off

Sale starts Friday, 11/26 ends at midnight 11/27

Use Discount Code: Fun Friday

All sale items are final- NO REFUNDS, size exchanges ONLY

Offer excludes clear raincoats, come back and shop for the rain coats 11/27

Best Rainy Day Activity Books

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The weather can sure turn a mommy’s day upside down.  Rain and snow can turn a sunny playdate into a whiny session of “I’m bored mommy…what are we gonna do today?”  We’ve been avoiding this scenario by keeping a big box filled with rainy day fun activities and fun.  With all the terrible weather this month we’ve been cruising through our two favorite new additions to the box from our fabulous friends at Chronicle Books.  The first, Alphabeasties, contains pages of mazes, word searches, puzzles and coloring.  Lots of letter stickers too.  It’s a modern approach to learning the alphabet, and kept both mommy and kids busy for hours of rainfall.  We all learning something too. Our other favorite activity book comes from that uber clever children writer Taro Gomi…yes the author of the best potty training book, Everybody Poops (love tat book…funny and it worked).  Gomi’s activity book is called Play All Day and is chocked full of  animal punch outs, a ring toss game, picture frames, and animals.  Love the finger puppets he included too.  Clever and intelligent way to pass the time with the kids.Or…it can keep them busy so you can have that much needed latte and put your tired feet up.

Yes, You Do Need Another Baby Blanket

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It’s getting cold and nippy out there mommy…time to get the warm blankets out and cuddle up.  What baby blankets are we super sussed about this season?  The fabulous designs and creations from Big Fat Hen, a family run company that makes gorgeous baby blankets, and organic sleep sacks.  We have their unbelievable soft blanket in Lily’s Flowers…so pretty, and just the perfect size for our stroller and car seat.  We also think it makes a brilliant play mat for when baby is having a bit of tummy time, as they can gaze at the bright patterns or feel and rub the soft fabric on the underside.  Very functional.  Gifted to fancy stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey, these blankets are sure to impress even your fussiest mommy friend, and make a stylish, yet practical gift.


Organic Onesies We Know You’ll Want

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There is nothing like onesie shopping to brighten a pregnant ladies day.  The only thing better is finding the perfect one…and we did just that when we opened our package from the fabulous folks at Cate & Levi.  We gushed about them last year after we discovered their gorgeous hand puppets, which are still a favorite in this house, we’re happy to say.  Fab Christmas gift idea.  Now Cate & Levi have ventured into the clothing side of things…and the results are just as expected, spectacular.  Soft organic onsies that are adorned with reclaimed woolen appliqués.  Perfect baby gift for a mommy who is eco savvy and into original, one of a kind clothing. Like us.


Real & Beautiful: Cake Lingerie

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You are beautiful.  You just need reminding once in a while.  Being pregnant or nursing your baby is one of the most wonderful times in a woman’s life.  So why do we feel so tired, unattractive and not our selves during these periods in our lives?  Because we don’t take time for the little things…cups of tea…reading a few chapters curled up in bed and wearing clothes that make us feel like the beautiful woman we are.  All these things separate and combined can make you feel recharged and more like your former self.  While nursing our babies we took it up a notch by wearing some of Cake Lingerie’s fabulous creations.  They make the most gorgeous maternity and nursing bras with matching knickers and lingerie sets.  We found their nursing bras secure, comfy and very flattering.  Love the attention to detail and the rich colors and soft fabrics.  Cookies and Cream for day time…Plum Pudding at night (you may want to give the husband a wee bit of warning). One more reason we think Cake Lingerie is brilliant, is their commitment to making undies for real mommies and mommies-to-,be.  So committed, that they launched a campaign called ‘Real Mums, Real Fit’Cake found real moms that wanted to rejoice in their new curves and beautiful bodies.  No models, and no touch ups…just the real deal as you see above.  How fabulous is that?  You’ll want to flaunt it too once you slip into their posh and swanky bras.