Archives for November 2009

Blue Aster Designs creates amazing multi media collage art that is simply beautiful! They specialize in magnetic memo boards, magnetic photo frames, memory books, framed invitations and customized photography art. Last year when I was searching for the perfect memo board for my kids’ rooms, I was amazed at how expensive the boards can be. So … [Read more...]

For Moms & Dads, the Garmin nuvi:  Amazon's running great promotions all week in honor of Black Friday.  Here's one that caught my eye right away:  the Garmin nuvi 260W, normally $229.99 is marked down to $119.00 all week long (48% off!)  We have a Garmin nuvi for one of our family cars and I seriously do not know how I lived without it … [Read more...]

I fondly remember having this amazing book read to me that was personalized with a few facts about me when I was a child. I thought the book was the neatest thing! So when I was sent a book called, “The First Adventures of Incredible You,” for my son, it brought back memories of my favorite childhood book (which I think I have laying around … [Read more...]

This Good Nite Lite behavioral modification nightlight is all about me. Sure it keeps my kids from feeling insecure in the middle of the night, but lets look at what that means for ME, shall we? A secure kid falls back asleep. Kids asleep = mom asleep. Well rested mom = happy mom. Where this nightlight succeeds and other frequently fail, is in … [Read more...]

A couple of years ago, I had some bags stolen when I was out shopping on Black Friday.  It was my one and only attempt to ever shop on that day and I swore I'd never do it again. Thankfully, with online competition and Cyber Monday, there's really no need for me to brave the crowds anymore.  Folks like LeapFrog are doing deals for both days.  … [Read more...]

The squirmy wiggliness of babies is one of their most endearing qualities.  When it's time for a diaper change though, the constant movement can prove to be more than a little challenging and messy.  With its circular design and 30" diameter, the Patemm Pad offers a practical and stylish solution to diaper changing drama.  Grace Welch, founder … [Read more...]

Normally I would not consider a tour of the offices and design lab of a shoe company a rare treat, but my recent tour of Sole Technologies and Etnies, was the rare exception. I had the privilege of a behind the scenes look at what goes into the design and technology of this popular brand of skater shoes, based in Southern California. You've … [Read more...]

I recently attended the New York  Stop & Shop Holiday Luncheon and learned some great holiday gift ideas and tips from their Consumer Advisor, Andrea Astrachan (pictured above). This year, with so many families experiencing financial trouble, why not give the gift of food? You can awaken your crafty side and create yummy presents like Chocolate … [Read more...]

Recently, I was on the Vera Bradley site today and noticed they have their adorable reversible belts on sale for $5 - down from $26 each.  You can't beat that price.  I'm stocking up - can you say teacher gift?   And getting one of these in the stocking isn't too shabby of a gift for us Moms... hint, hint Dads! … [Read more...]

Does your little one (or spouse) like trains? Lionel Electric Trains has opened a pop-up store in Rockefeller Center that will be open until January 5, 201o. Located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues), the store features a train display visible from the street and features many of Lionel's best selling trains … [Read more...]