Archives for August 2008

We love Mabels Labels so much in our home. So much that my 8 year old daughter decided one day, to use her labels as stationary. She'd gone through a whole sheet of them before I caught on. I had to catch my breath. They are economical as clothing/stuff labels. Not so much as stickers for all her many notes to her friends! But Mabel's Labels was of … [Read more...]

Special times call for jewelry! There's just something about a rite of passage that makes me want to commemorate it with a unique and sentimental piece. It's been almost five months since I delivered my son, and yet I am still clinging to the precious moments of pregnancy and cherishing all the moments since. And I am wearing my necklace from … [Read more...]

Now here's a deal too hot to pass up -- the Nicola Gift Set by Jimeale. It's a travel collection that you can get at a discount and give back by doing so: the Nicola Gift Set by Jimeale not only makes the perfect present, but after purchase, 15% off the proceeds go towards breast cancer awareness. And as a nice bonus, use coupon code Uptownliz … [Read more...]

Nearly 20 infant toys recalled today by the German manufacturer, reported by CPSC. More information, click here. … [Read more...]

A new release for the Nintendo DS is Backyard Baseball '09. It's entertaining as you can pick your favorite MLB game or create your own with various known players. And also fun, you can play wirelessly with other DS players on the same game. You use the stylus to hit the ball, pitch and more. It's a brand new release and $24.99 on Amazon. … [Read more...]

Recent and upcoming releases of interest include: The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Beginning - it just released and it's on sale on Amazon for 47% off retail price, for $14.99. Little girls will go nuts for this - this is of course her story pre the whole human and Prince thing. A young Ariel joins a secret underground music club. That Ariel's such … [Read more...]

Recently, we teamed up with Robeez to giveaway 3 pair of their newest shoes. Entrants were asked which shoe they would chose, and we loved reading your favorites. Congrats to our winners! Brandy from CA who said, "omg these are adorable! i'd pick Mini Shoez Marigold Boot Grape Suede" Katie from NM told us "This is a hard decision! I would either … [Read more...]

Don't forget to enter the Lands' End backpack giveaway in honor of back to school! We extended it a day - meaning you have until midnight ET tonight to enter. All you have to do is comment and leave us a message about what your favorite subject was in school. (Please leave an email address so we can contact you if you win!) … [Read more...]

We weren't actually planning to take a road trip this summer. We'd booked a house in coastal Oregon for a week of rest and relaxation, planning to fly our family of six to Portland and rent a car. But the cost of airfare and the lure of the road, as well as the chance to break in our new Honda Odyssey Minivan, led to a change of plans. Here is our … [Read more...]

The summer's coming to an end but it doesn't mean we still can't shop for cute suits - those of you lucky enough to live somewhere warm year round will appreciate the look of these suits, as well as those of you with warm weather trips planned in the fall and winter. Moms and girls especially will love the site as they can match two piece … [Read more...]