Ja*Lu is yet another line of organic baby clothes, but with a big difference. These clothes are CUTE. No beige and oatmeal combinations here, all of their products come in beautiful birght patterns in chocolate brown baby blue and pink. Even better the company was started by a Mompreneur...
"What can I say, having children changes the way you look at life, and it's been no different for me. I love staying home with my boys, but also craved the sense of accomplishment I had in the professional life. My goal was to create a company that allowed both and could actually make a difference in areas that are important to me. That is when I came up with the idea for an organic line of baby gear. I see it as an opportunity to take care of our environment and our babies with products that are made with both in mind, after all, they both deserve our best."
A one stop shop for parents looking to decorate with eco and wallet friendly products, Hazelwood Children features bedding, decor even clothing from some very talented designers.
"In a continued commitment to the environment and your wallet many of our products will outlast your child’s infancy by having a second life as a beautiful accessory in your home or wardrobe. Our designers represent many diverse cultures from Japan to New Zealand to Brooklyn, NY. Their designs often reflect the wisdom gained through within the spectrum of their cultural and ethnic experience. Our extended office is the community of like-minded designers with whom we collaborate; namely, women, parents, and artists striving to attain creative and financial independence through beautiful and thoughtful design. We are always working on bringing you new and unique products. "
Were loving the Argington shete sets for infants and toddlers featuring butterflies or dinosaurs.
and the P-sling NY baby sling made from natural organic bamboo and linen fibers.Happy Shopping
This is why Ithe stainless stell water bottles by OtterBottle, you can fill them up at home, they hold a lot of water, and their super cute!
Canadian-based Otterbottle Inc. was founded in 2007 in Calgary, Alberta. While seeking better solutions for the planet and alternatives to BPA, the founder and mom of two preschoolers saw stylish designs on a stainless steel bottle as the perfect answer. She was right and here we are over a year later with over 15,000 Otterbottles sold and no end in sight.
Available February 15th
Mayu is a line of wonderfully soft hand knit accessories that will amke you feel warm and cozy on the outside and warm and fuzzy on the inside. Created by Kate Robertson, Mayu works directly with women who live high in the Andes mountains, who create the beautiful pieces.
The pieces are well designed and beautifully made, and while they are defiantely a splurge (pieces start around the 90 dollar mark) they are well worth it.
Shop the full collection here
These cards are off the cutometer! Letterpress cards by Dee & Lala are sure to bring a smile to their recipients faces with designs featuring owls, whales, giraffes,and more.
The complete collection features wall prints, birth announcements, invitations and cards for all occasions.
See the full collection here,
Dee & Lala
CitéFuzz Presents our newest flap hats Mini Monkey!!
Mini Monkeys are made with %100 Cotton yarn and they are scrumptious!!!
They are available in varying colors, and this hat will fit babies from 0-6 months and the flaps are the perfect size to protect little ears from wind and cold.
Other sizes and styles available!
Mini Monkey's make wonderful gift who can resist a baby with Monkey ears!
This is a brand new Gerber onesie, size 12 months.
I appliqued a sweet little scene of two love birds made of vintage fabrics. They are stitched on with a machine applique stitch and I added some straight stitched details, like eyes, beaks, little feet and a heart. Their little wings are hearts.
The applique is a little stiff right now but should be more pliable once it’s washed. I didn’t use any stabilizer under it so it isn’t rough underneath.
I would advise washing this on the gentle cycle if possible, although regular cycle cold would probably be ok.
The birds bodies measure about 2 ½” across. The onesie snaps at the crotch and is 100% cotton.
Lulu is new here at Tiddlywinks! She's a SweetPea Bunny!
She stands about 12 inches tall. She's got safety eyes and a hand embroidered face. She's made from kitchy cute reproduction yellow floral feedsack and robins egg blue corduroy. She's got a tiny crocheted flower secured to the side of her face, cause she thinks it's pretty. :) She's perfectly snuggly, totally cute and best of all?? She's totally washable! :)
Beautiful black framed Mirror, completely made with cardboard, enhanced with swarovski beads.
Stylish and sophisticated, it will provide a kind of drama, a "boudoir" atmosphere in the room.
Hand sculpted entirely out of paper and wire, ‘Red Rose Blooming’ lights up the room with an explosion of vivid color and texture. Abstractly modeled after roses in bloom, this piece has been sculpted to mimic the dips and creases of a rose in full bloom. The base has been indented to allow for a cone of hot pink to rise out of the vibrant pink and orange. Accentuated delicately with vibrant goldish orange tones, this piece has an iridescent quality about it. This piece took many, many painstaking hours to complete. I do not wrap these vases in a single sheet of paper. The colors are built up around the wire framing with hundreds upon hundreds of individually pieced pieces of paper. Set this vase in a sunny spot to allow for the full complexity of color and texture to shine through.
Whimsical Ballerina Chandelier
These chandeliers are professionally handcrafted and sold in a local upscale children's boutique, but you can get yours here for a fraction of the price. Similar chandeliers can be seen in fine upscale boutiques retailing for upwards of $900. These chandeliers are all the rage for celebrity kids! This beautiful ballerina chandelier would be a fabulous accent for any nursery, child's bedroom, or playroom.
The stage will be set for your prima ballerina with this beautiful chandelier. A ballerina dancer along with pink toe shoes, crystals and beading grace this fun light! The chandelier would not be complete without pink tulle shades which are included.
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Recently created in 2008, Faubourg Saint Denis resulted from five friends coming together from different nations (Portugal, Sweden, France, Switzerland and China). Their designs truly reflect a global influence with a little of each influencing the brand creating a unique international flavour. This might sound like a hodge-podge mix and match of apparel separates, but it’s quite the opposite. The label describes themselves as a casual chic brand for boys and girls. And that it is - think Marni meets Marc Jacobs priced like J Crew kids.
Having viewed the collection I have to say, it features seriously some of the cutest designs and accessories for children I’ve seen.
Pick up an Ox onesie for your new baby and something else for your other special little person. Faubourg Saint Denis can be purchased in stores worldwide and directly from their web site. To view the full collection visit: www.faubourgsaintdenis.com
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It's not as sexy as a makeup kit, but it's also a lot more affordable. Learn how these tool box essentials can right a bunch of bad fixes in your home.
Hammer: The building block of your tool box, so don't skimp. This is an item that should last a lifetime so stay away from dollar store versions. Stanley makes a new 16-oz graphite hammer with a ribbed grip handle to increase air flow and channel perspiration. A tempered edge helps reduce chipping.
Tape measure: Look for a locking tape measure that offers both metric and imperial measurements for convenience, in a minimum 16 ft. length (they go all the way up to 30 ft.). Tape that is one inch wide isn't as likely to kink when it's fully extended.
Screwdriver: The Picquic sixpack screwdriver has interchangeable heads stored right in the handle where you need them, and makes it easier to keep track of bits (they are pretty tiny). Just push out the head you need for the job and pop into the magnetic handle.
Vise grip locking pliers: These one-up regular pliers, especially when you are working on a job on your own and need a sturdy grip.
Cordless drill: Drills have changed over the years, it's not so much about power as it is about having a lightweight drill that doesn't require a ton of muscle to operate, and can go anywhere.
Drill bits: Cheap ones break. DeWalt Heavy Duty Twist Drills come in a sturdy protective metal cases with the sizes of the bits clearly marked for organization. The better the case, the more likely you are to put things away when the job is done.
Torpedo level: Don't just trust your eyeballs when hanging a shelf or mounting a picture. Torpedo levels are compact enough to fit inside small toolboxes, and keep your artwork straight so it doesn't look like your home is sinking.
Wrecker bar: Smaller than a crowbar, a wrecker bar helps to safely take apart, pry or pound things down – handy when working on projects like decks or when installing flooring or shingles. Look for one with a claw design for pulling nails, Lee Valley has a heavy-duty version with a double-claw rocker head and twin blade designed to straddle joists, studs and trusses.Source
Painted walls are boring, and wallpaper? Way too much work. So what options do you have?
Single Stone Studios has a great solution with their gorgeous vinyl wall decals. Make a ststement in your home without the hours of tedious work. The best part? Their removable so you can change your look as often as the mood strikes.
They even do custom work.
My fave is the Safari Giraffe Growth Chart
Are Winnie the Pooh and Dora a little too tame for your kidlets? Then this is the brand for you.
"Milkshaxs Baby Gear is a funky, cool clothing company made especially for babies. Our outdoor-inspired designs bring the first range to life, hoping to give you the funky, cool baby clothing range you have been waiting for."
With designs ranging from snowboarders, to mountain bikers, even butterflies and windmills, milkshaxs has a range of baby and toddler clothes that are perfect for the outdoor loving family.
They even have celeb cred, Tori Spelling, Ali Landry and Denise Richards are some of the better known fans of the brand.
(San Francisco, CA – Spring 2009) With Spring around the corner, maternity fashion is getting a boost of energetic color in the Ingrid & Isabel BellaBand Colors Collection for Spring 2009. The new colors--Canary, Turquoise, and Silver--will be available in stores throughout the nation starting March 2009.
Now that spring cleaning is well under way, and were all feeling s little better, with memories of winter slowly fading from our minds, it’s the perfect time of year to clean out your makeup bag. Most makeup is only designed for a shelf life of a year, and after that it will start to break down, and besides being a little gross it wont look so hot anymore. The best part about spring cleaning your makeup bag? You now you have a great excuse to go shopping.
Cleaners and Moisturizers
These should be good for a year, or so. To make them last longer just be careful about how you apply them, your fingers or your face should never come into contact with the top of the bottle, as this can contaminate its contents, instead apply creams to a q-tip or sponge, then apply to your face.
Sunscreens should be tossed at the end of every season, after that they wont be effective. Since you should be applying sunscreen every single day, a bottle shouldn’t last you longer than a season anyway. Tip: Keep your sunscreen by your door in an easily visible place, that way you’ll be more likely to remember to put it on before you leave the house.
There are mixed messages about how long self tanners can last, most say two, but I wouldn’t keep them more than one because the color can break down. You don’t want to turn a shade of orange more suited to fruit than skin.
Foundation: Cream foundation is good for about a year, mouse foundation for about 9 months.
Powder Compacts: The power itself can be good for up to two years, if stored separately from the puff, puffs should be either cleaned or replaced about once a month. If you store your puff inside of your compact the shelf life is closer to six months.
Eyeshadow: Powder eye shadows will last indefinitely as long as they are kept contaminant free. Creams are good for up to a year if kept the same way.
Eyeliner: Eyeliner pencils can be kept forever as long as you sharpen them before or after each use, you can also wipe them down lightly with alcohol every few weeks just to be safe. Liquid or cream liners last closer to a year if kept properly. Tip: Always have two clean liner brushes available so that no double dipping is required in your eyeliner tins.
Mascara: Mascara should be tossed after 3-4 months, no matter how much it costs!
Blush: Powder blush, the same as powder eyeshadow, cream blush, the same as cream eyeshadow.
Lipstick and Lipgloss: Both can last up to two years
Lip liners: Same as eyeliner pencils, the bacteria is removed when you sharpen, so sharpen often and it should last you several years.
Sponges and Puffs: Sponges should be replaced every single week, no exception. Velour Puffs can be washed with your makeup brushes.
Makeup Brushes: Good brushes like good friendships can last forever, as long as you nurture them. Brushes should be washed with a gentle baby shampoo once a week or every two weeks, and them dried standing handle down. If you think your brush has been contaminated you can also rinse it in rubbing alcohol.
Tools like Tweezers, Eyelash Curlers and Sharpeners: Metal tools should be cleaned after every use, especially tweezers. To clean them just soak in rubbing alcohol for two minutes and rinse.
Now keep in mind, these are all just guidelines, you know what your products should look, smell, and feel like, if it’s off, don’t use it. Also how you store your products will determine how long they last. The bathroom is the absolute worst home for your products as the heat, and humidity will break them down. Keep your makeup in a cool dark, easily accessible place. I keep mine in my top dresser drawer.