Monday, July 30, 2007

Cool Dolls

From the SF MOMA:
A collector’s delight: Alexander Girard’s hand-painted wooden dolls, originally made in 1963 for his own home in Santa Fe, are reproduced in Poland by contemporary furniture company Vitra. $145.00 each

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I dont do glider.

Teddy is due in 48 days (but who is counting???)
We have the nursery pretty well set up and stocked.
We used Henry's old crib and dresser bought a new modern lamp which is on an old short bookcase on which I placed a round piece of glass and plain white tablecloth.
And...we borrowed a glider from a friend.

The husband didn't want to shell out any more money on cool nursery stuff as we are moving next spring and the boys rooms will get re-do's at that point anyhow.

However, I just can't get into the glider thing.
Henry tipped it over trying to climb into it so I don't feel like it is really safe first of all. Secondly, I am so in love with Henry's Sleepytime rocker from Nurseryworks that I want the same for Teddy.

It was the most comfortable nursing chair and now it seats us both comfortably for storytime before bed. I like it better than their "storytime rocker" as the back is higher and more comfortable for my head while late-night nursing.

I met Kay (one of the owners of Nurseryworks) at the ICFF in NY in May and she couldn't have been nicer. She did mention that if I was looking to buy stuff for the new nursery to contact her directly for better pricing. If I could shave off a few pennies then maybe the husband will let me splurge for another rocker.

It truly is gorgeous - dontchathink?
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Check out their whole line of great furniture and new textiles on their site!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Too Cool For School

How cool!!!
Custom photo lunchboxes!

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You can order yours here for $35

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted...the summer heat & 32 weeks pregnant...nuff said.

Are you a blackberry gal like me or are you old school preferring to write things down?

Old School Mammas listen up...the MomAgenda rocks.
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In different sizes and different colors it has rom for you to put your daily activities and then list activities by child (up to 4 kids!)

You can buy it on their site HERE


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Baby Names

2 blips on baby names today.

1. Head over to GAWKER today where they will post the finalists in the Pretentious Baby Names contest. Personally I am really sick of people thinking they are rock stars when they name their kiddos. What ever happened to Lisa and Brian as names? Now it is Blakely, Danforth, Pemberly, Chardonnay, and Kant. I find it rather annoying.

2. If you are currently pregnany without a name for your little one may I suggest Henry (tee-hee-hee...or Teddy!) no seriously, NYMBLER Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
may help you find what you are looking for. You click on names you like and from there the name finder suggests more names.

Names I like besides Teddy: Vaughn, Oliver, Thane...though they are all a little too trendy for me.

Monday, July 09, 2007


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Children want to be just like mom and dad and their older brothers and sisters. They reach a point where they no longer want to sit in a high chair or booster seat for "babies" anymore. In fact, many children would rather sit on their knees and eat rather than use a booster seat.

KABOOST's spring-loaded arms grip chair legs into place and elevate the chair so your child can sit at the table just like you. With KABOOST, the entire dining experience is enhanced for both child and family.

Age 20 mos. to 6 years; holds up to 300 lbs
Shiiping in August you can pre-order HERE

Friday, July 06, 2007

Wonderful Graffiti

The good folks at WONDERFUL GRAFFITI sent me a sample of their cool room decor that they call "the art of interior typography." If you are looking for a way to spruce up your nursery or playroom these removable vinyl tansfers could be your answer. I think they are the fresher answer to those wooden nursery letters everyone uses to spell out their child's name.

Start here for some of their best a brightest ideas.

They also will print your design on canvas or make them 3-D for wall hangings in your choice of typography.

Their whole site is in flash so I can snag a photo for'll havew to trust me that it is worth checking out at

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Surf's Up!

Surf's Up Wooden Van is SO COOL.
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Totally awesome. This sturdy "Surf's up Dude" all wood vehicle has playshapes people with strong magnets on the bottom. They lock into place for lots of fun play. Ages 3+

Available from Amazon or HERE $32.99

Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer in full effect

With summer in full effect be on the lookout for those pesky mosquitos.
The folks over at Thrifty Mom provide 10 thrifty steps for dealing with mosquitos...especially good if you are hosting a 4th of July BBQ~!

An interesting tip: Spray garlic powder and water all over the yard.

Read all about it HERE