Wednesday, January 31, 2007

We're Growing

Over here at HipKidBlog we are on our way to serious girth..ok, not quite yet.
8 weeks pregnant but anticipating that morning when I wake up and my favorite jeans don't quite fit.
Well look what I found
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B-BUCKLES fit onto your jeans giving you a tad more room as you grow.
I think I would opt for the plain black buckle but choose for yourself

Friday, January 26, 2007

Think Spring

Last year our family signed up to participate in a local organic farm.
We heard about it through the grapevine and it was a really great experience.
We purchased an individual share (enought to feed 2 people but we always had extras) and it was about $17 a week. Each week on our designated pick up day I went to the farm with my extra grocery bags in tow and shopped at the farm stand for organic lettuces, beets, green beans, berries etc...whatever was harvested that week we got a share of. Each week there were also "pick you own crops" like snap peas, beans and strawberries and everyweek you could cut your own wildflowers. Pretty abundant for only $17 a week.

There just might be a farm in your area and I urge you to check it our HERE

Henry was too little last year but this summer he will be able to trot through the fields with me and taste those sun warmed strawberries fresh from the field as we pick them together.

A great experience for the whole family!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

All Aboard

Check out this cool train set from IKEA
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Simple, cute and best of all only $12.99

What a super birthday gift for that special Hip 3 year old you know!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Blog Tip

Do you read alot of blogs?
I do - I must have 40 bookmarked.

Make it easier on yourself and subscribe to BLOGLINES

You put in the URLs of your favorite blogs and it serves them right back to you in list form all accessed throught the bloglines can even see at a glance if your favorite blogs have been updated or not. Saves Time!

Nifty, right?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A little help

Anyone out there looking for anything kids shoes, decor, baby food, art, bibs, a nursing chair, a pump...anything?
Let me know via the comments section if you are on the hunt for something and I'll see what I can do!

Saturday, January 20, 2007


If you love hip and modern but don't love the price tags associated with most modern pieces then you have to check out these two cribs.

Crib#1 - the Roxanne
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$299 at WALMART!!! it looks like such a great piece. Similar to the stylings of Nurseryworks or Offi Cribs for about 1/5 the price. Walmart is also selling super cute bedding and dressers.

Crib#2 The Slotti
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$250 at Target

This one I don't love as much and I would paint the pink&white sides either a dark chocolate brown or plain white. It is a bit less modern but really cute for a baby girl.

Either way you can't go wrong for a great modern crib under $300.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Do you know Etsy?
If you don't we suggest you make a web pitstop today to check out all the wonderful handmade wares on the site.

If you want yor Hipkid to have something no one else will then Etsy is the site for you.

How about a sweet hand knit pink pom pom hat
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or a friendly monster tee
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Baby mukluks....fugeddaboutit
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And there are groovy bibs galore to be had.
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Start shopping folks...and you can feel good about spending because you are supporting artisans and crafters!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Happy Birthday

Big Henry turns 1 today!!
In honor of him we are taking the day off and headed to the local Aquarium for a day of fun!

Yesterday he had a big party but cried through the Happy Birthday song and wasn't the least bit interested in the cake.

Maybe this cake would have been a bigger hit
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Buy it here

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Cheer Up

If you ever find yourself a little glum and in need of a spot of cheer
head on over to CUTE OVERLOAD for some sickly sweet cute animals...
like this
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or this
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or how about this guy?
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Cute right?
Don't you feel a bit ligher now.....Ahhhhh.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Coupon Crazy

I used to think people who spent hours clipping coupons were crazy - but now I think that it's the people who don't who are nuts!

For instance this week I got
8 free toothbrushes
4 free tubes of Aqua Fresh
4 free boxes of Elecrosol dishwasher tabs
4 free pouches of dry cat food
1 free mascara
Advil Cold& Sinus for .99 (from 6.29)
4 boxes of tampons for $1 a box
..and get this Target paid me .13 to buy a small bottle of Purel Hand Sanitizer.

I saved 41% on my shopping bill at ShopRite.

Who is crazy now?

Want to get your crazy on...head over to THE GROCERY GAME (sign up for a 4 week trial for only $1) and see what the talk is all about. Oh and check out their message boards for tips.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Sneak Peek

Hip Kid Art is about to release 8 new designs...they look something like this (though the colors will be changing a bit)
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Look for new designs on the website by the end of the week!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Til Next Year

I read a tip over another blog...
They say to pack away your children's holiday/Christmas books along with your ornaments and decorations. Chances are they are bored with them anyway and this year they will seem brand new.

Simply Genius.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

I have to talk about this cool stroller.
My NYC friend Shannon has it and her kids ride in style.
It is such a great alternative to those bulky double strollers.

It is Phil&Ted's E3

What I like about it is that the second child rides below closer to the ground.
Shannon's older son rides low and seems to have no complaints at all.

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When our #2 comes along we are definetly jumping on the Phil&Ted's mean Buggy.