Simple & Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift

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Father’s Day is fast approaching.  Time to plan a day of fun and relaxation for dear old dad…and give him a present too.  We like to keep it simple and classy around here, and this year we’ll be giving dad a little pampering from L’Occitane.  We personally are completely addicted to their shea butter hand cream and now that we’ve had a whiff of the Cade Shaving Cream we just may have another L’Occitane addiction.  Made with essential oils and shea butter, it’s supper creamy and lathers quite nicely (can you tell we may have used some ourselves?  Best leg shave in years mommies!).  Love the vintage look of the silver tube and French touch it gives the bathroom.  Guess we’ll have to go get the hubby another one as we can’t keep our hands…and legs for that matter, off of his shaving cream.


She Likes The iPad Too

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We think the baby likes the new iPad2 as much as we do.  This is a pic we took with the iPad camera  right after we opened it…or tore open the package in excitement…depends who you ask.  Love all the features so far and we must admit that we are a bit blurry eyed from staying up too late playing with all our new apps….good thing the baby sleeps well.  Favorite app thus far?  Gotta be the Flipboard .  So cool. You pick all the subjects you like to read about…add in some news….twitter (if you’re into that)…some Oprah, a dash of Bon Appetit and some fave blogs (like ours….) and presto!  You have a personalized magazine at your finger tips, which we find is best enjoyed while the kids nap and you have a very large coffee while in Continue reading »


Happy Birthday Sophie!

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When you’re turning 50, you deserve a big party…and that’s just what Petit Tresor did in honor of Sophie The Giraffe. Wish we could have made it to West Hollywood to see celeb guests such as Ali Landry and daughter Estela and Cortney Mazza with daughter Gia (daddy is Mario Lopez). Both brought toys to donate to Baby Buggy, snacked on Sweet E’s cupcakes (yum), made their own custom Silly Bandz packs, and took photos for flip books made by A Little Scene.  The grown ups even sipped champagne from Nicolas Feuillatte …oh la la.  Sounds very posh and quite fancy.  Just as it should be when you are celebrating the birthday of France’s favorite baby toy.  Keep up the good work Soph…you’ve kept thousands of teething babies content and thousands of mommies sane.

You Can Do It!

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Do you hear yourself mumbling that to yourself (you can do it….you can do it…) while you scramble and rummage through your bare cupboards and fridge for things to make for supper?  We do.  But now we really feel like we can do it, now that we have the very fabulous cookbook called Time For Dinner.  It’s written by the brilliant team behind the much loved and missed Cookie Magazine (we still have all our old issues…dog eared and worn).  Pilar Guzman, Jenny Rosenstrach and Alanna Stang all former editors of Cookie decided to get together and share their smarts tips, ideas and recipes for making supper way less stressful and fun again.  Love the layout and we now have total fridge envy once we had a look at the essential fridge pics and diagrams in the first few pages.  Even if we had all those ingredients and items, our fridge would still be a disaster….but now we have a vision and a goal.  Best recipes that we’ve tried so far are the Crispy Chicken Sandwiches (yes, you should totally roast those tomatoes on a cold rainy day), the guacamole and the fish stew (yum).  The kids liked these meals too…just as long as they could have the sandwich without the bread and the stew with the mussels on the side.  Very reasonable requests and mommy only had to make one meal each night. See…cooking can be fun.  Honest.  For all you die hard Cookie fans, the lovely authors brought back the “one ingredient” recipe…you have one main ingredient and then have a look through the kitchen and pair it with the basics they have on a chart, and voila….supper is served.

PS…check out Pilar’s web site…very fabulous too.




Be Happy

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Thank you Meagan Francis for making our day a little easier and sunnier.  Your book, The Happiest Mom is making a difference in our house.  We only wish it had been written when we had our first baby…but better late then never,right?  Broken down into ten “secrets” to enjoying motherhood, this book really takes away some of the guilt and stress us mommies feel throughout the day.  It’s the perfect book to read while your toddlers are (hopefully) napping and you can curl up with a cup of tea. You’ll feel like you’re getting helpful advice from an old friend who’s been there.  That’s how we felt. It’s a book we’ll refer to for years as we raise our tots.  Loved the 7th secret titled “Make Your Bed”.  Our big stresser is clutter and mess…having three under five will do that to ya….Meagan’s chapter on this matter has made the mommy of this house happier for sure in this respect.  Honest.  A made bed, clean sink and tossing unneeded clutter really will improve your mood. We’re also pretty smitten with Meagan’s blog too…especially on days we need to smile, laugh and feel less crazy.


Sandbox Style

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Sandbox Style Reviewed

SANDBOX THREADS has the coolest vintage tees and onesies.  Cheeky, and smart, these tees will make you smile and your baby comfy.  SANDBOX THREADS was started by a stay at home dad who was frustrated at the lack of hip clothes out there for babies and children.  That gap in the market is no longer a problem thanks to his stylish creations.  All tees and onsies are made of 100% sweatshop free cotton.  Our favorite?  Well, we love all the tees in the travel category, especially the Aussie kangaroo and the Union Jack.  So hip and now.  The surfer tee makes us want to put on our Havaianas and chill.  One design that will get you and your mamma friends talking (and raise your husband’s eyebrow) is the Milkman onesie.  Enough said.  If your baby is a rocker at heart we suggest the Deborah Harry tee in pink & chocolate.  Or how about the “Make Cookies Not War” onesie for the little activist in your life?  You don’t need a stylist on your payroll to tell you how fabulous and happening SANDBOX THREADS is…we just did.  Get your dose of vintage fun at www.sandboxthreads.com


Badd & Loving It

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Our little man of the house really has a thing for super heros lately.  Loves ’em all.  That makes discovering Badd Baby’s super hero tee even more of a brilliant find.  One look and he’s been hooked.  Will. Not. Take. It. Off…ever.  Quite a battle at bath time.  Anyway, the stylish mom in us loves it for the vintage look and cartoon style. The vrooms and splats take us back to easier days of reading our favorite super hero comic under a shaded tree all summer.  The practical mom part of us loves the soft fabric and tag less back.  So if you’re bored with the onesies at the mall and need to inject some originality into your tot’s wardrobe, you’ll find some hip designs at Badd Baby.  We did…and we heard that Pink, a momma to be herself, recently ordered some Badd for her little bundle.  Us & Pink…like two peas in a pod shopping at the same place……

 


Hair Accessories Perfect For Spring

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Spring is the perfect time to add a little color and pizazz to your little girl’s wardrobe. Even something small like a new hair accessory will brighten up a gloomy rainy day in no time. We really like the new Felt line from one of our favorite companies, Ribbies Clippies. Gorgeous headbands and ponytail holders that look stunning while staying put even after a few hours of running around the playground.  Our little girl’s short, baby fine hair manages to keep Ribbies hair pony in place to out utter amazement. Our favorite accessory?   Has to be the red peony…what a gorgeous burst of color.  A definite season must have.  It would take even the most simplest of outfits up a notch.  Promise.