Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summertime Fun!

Here are some stylish must-haves for the Summer:

Wet Bikini Bag - Slip your wet bikini into this hand embroidered 100% cotton bag with waterproof lining. Your swimsuit will stay dry, changing will be a snap and your suit will have a chance to breathe even as it's packed away ($18).

Compressed Beach Towel - Lightload has the perfect sized beach towel for your summer vacation. Its dries quickly, very soft on the skin, extremely durable and machine washable ($7).

Beach Ball Sprinkler - Your kids will love this fun sprinkler from Pottery Barn Kids ($24).

Rocket Ship Freezer Pop Molds - Give your kids a cool & tasty treat this summer with these fun pop molds from Prarie Moon ($10.95).

Sunday, June 24, 2007

bitty braille!

bitty braille is a new modern & unique children's tee collection. The concept is to introduce Braille to the young and offer a hip and trendy collection of tees. They are custom handcrafted by the owner/designer in her central NY home studio on 100% cotton American Apparel tees.

bitty braille tees feature simple "kid-friendly" words set in braille type in either sparkly swarovski crystals for the girls or metal studs for the boys. The translation is hand-embroidered underneath in a simple print or cursive.

Brianna's bitty braille "laugh" tee arrived in very cute packaging (see above) complete with an explanation of braille & the braille characters. Once opened, she and I touched the swarovski crystals as I explained to her that it was braille for the word "laugh" and is used by people with vision loss for reading and writing. I loved the awareness that this collection brings and how children are able to closely interact with braille.

I was really impressed with the quality of the shirt and the cursive stitching (amazing work Julie)! In addition to the "kid-friendly" words, you can also get your bitty braille tee personalized with your child's name. The sizes range from 3 months to size 4 with great colors to select from and they make wonderful gifts for showers, birthdays or whenever a unique gift is needed!

A portion of every sale is donated to the American Foundation for the Blind. The AFB is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1921 to provide research, representation, information and discussion regarding the possibilities for people with vision loss.

Visit bitty braille to get your child's tee today!

CocoMyles - Custom Formal Wear

Looking for beautiful, custom-made dresses at affordable prices that YOU design? Visit CocoMyles because they know that today’s young women are savvy when it comes to both fashion and technology and are more than capable of designing their own stunning dresses for any occasion.

Too many stores offer similar dresses in the same colors. How many times have you gone to a store – or another website – only to see dresses that you think may work for you but, for one reason or another, don’t quite cut it? Maybe the color isn’t right, maybe your size isn’t in stock, maybe the sizing is too generic with only “small”, “medium” and “large” dresses available? At Coco Myles, nothing is ever out of stock and they cater to sizes 2 to 32! Finally, you do not have to compromise. Instead, you pick the tops, the bottoms, the beading patterns, and the colors. And their precise sizing specifications ensure a fit better than you will receive by buying a pre-made, off the rack, dress!

CocoMyles dresses are custom-made to YOUR specifications and are cut and sewn by their professional dressmakers. Their talented tailors and seamstresses will hand make and hand bead your dress to your satisfaction. At Coco Myles, you get to make your dress, your way.

They also have an amazing Celebrity Inspired section, offering some of the most talked about styles making their way down the Red Carpet. Most of these celebrity-inspired dresses are available not only the in color originally seen, but in any color in our wide-ranging palettes. Try getting that kind of selection at a retail store - impossible!

The next time you are in the market for a stylish dress - try CocoMyles for a unique shopping experience!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Bounty One Sheet Challenge!

I had the opportunity this week to try the NEW Bounty One Sheet! It worked wonders on those tough spills that either Brianna or I created. The one sheet did not fall apart quickly like other paper towels when faced with liquid messes either. It was thick, durable and kept working. I could rinse, wring and continue cleaning up - very impressive!

I certainly recommend moms trying the NEW Bounty One Sheet for all your household messes. The best part is after trying it, you can share your cleanup story by taking the Bounty One Sheet Challenge where you can enter to win a $30,000 kitchen makeover!

Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Put one sheet of the new best-ever Bounty to the test on a tough household mess.

Step 2: Share the dirty details — the more descriptive, the better — by telling Bounty how one sheet cleaned up when put through the wringer. Click Here

Step 3: Be one of the first 50,000 to submit a story, and you will receive a $1-off coupon for new and improved Bounty.

What can you win?
Grand Prize (1): The Ultimate Kitchen Makeover (ARV, $30,000)
First Prize (2): Complete Kitchen Appliance Makeover (ARV, $8,000)
Second Prize (10): Year's Supply of Best-Ever Bounty (ARV, $65)

While visiting the Bounty site for the One Sheet Challenge, let Katie Brown tell you the Top 10 Tips To Maximize Your Time and Get That Hour Back This Spring!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Cozi Central™

Need some online organization? Cozi Central offers a shared family calendar, shopping lists, quick messages, and even a photo collage screen saver. It is a FREE service that is easy to use and accessible wherever you are!

Organize your family's schedule through a color-coded-by-person
calendar that syncs with Outlook, a shopping list feature that can be
text'd to your cell phone or read to you on cell while you're standing
in the freezer section at the grocery store, and enables you to send
notes and reminders via SMS to tell your spouse that Johnny is at
baseball practice and needs to be picked up.

And a final added bonus of the PC version is that it creates a Photo Collage of all the photos on your hard drive that then serves as a screensaver, complete with a clock and notations on appointments for the day.

Join thousands of happy families by using Cozi Central today!


Where are the new posts for Stylish Moms?

I know this is the question on your minds because I have received some emails about it :) I have been so busy with a friend's wedding, events, work, etc. Lucky for you - I did find the time to do several product reviews, website reviews and secure some new contests. Starting today and over the weekend expect an abundance of reviews. Thanks for letting me know you love this site!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stylish Diaper Caddy

The award winning SaraBear Diaper Caddy is the perfect solution for storing those baby care essentials like the baby wipes container, diapers, creams, ointments, burp clothes, swabs and more!

The Diaper Caddy is a smart alternative to the changing table and combines style & function. It features five easy to reach compartments (with the center one fitted to hold the baby wipes container in place), four easy to reach pockets, comfortable matching handle gripper, shaker style real wood basket and stylish fabric choices in boy, girl or unisex.

Choose from a number of stylish fabrics:

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fight Indooritis

Lipton Tea has started a new campaign that calls attention to the healthy benefits of tea. Visit their official Indooritis site to view some fun videos, fun messages you can send to friends and family, and a rebate for up to $15 savings on Lipton. You know Moms love their tea!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Poppi Swimwear!

Searching for that perfect swimsuit for the summer? Well, Poppi Swimwear offers retro-inspired women's bathing suits that flatters all body types. Their swimsuits are easy to move around in, covers up the right stuff and still have a great sense of style!

They believe you don't have to "show it all" to be sexy and you may want to do more than just lay around the pool in your swimsuit.

I love their best seller - the Tankini because it has "meet and greet" sizing at the waist - which means the "bottom of the top" hits the "top of the bottom" to have the look of a one piece swimsuit.

Another popular item is their swim skirt! The skirt is made of swimwear fabric so it can be worn in the pool or used as a fun summer skirt. Either way it is a stylish must-have for the summer!

You can choose from different top/bottom fabric designs to create the style that fits you. Visit their site to order online or if you happen to live near Portland, Oregon - stop by the Poppi Swim & Sport Boutique!

Poppi Swim and Sport
4831 Northeast 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Ready to Pamper Yourself?

Carol's Daughter

Inspired by nature, Carol's Daughter's unique line includes over 300 products for face, hair, body and home - allowing for product combinations and possibilities that are endless for every man, woman and child regardless of skin type, tone, or need!

All of their products are presented with an abundance of love and quality ingredients. The concentrations in their moisturizers are among the highest you’ll find tested on people, not animals and do not contain harmful additives or cheap fillers. From head to toe to home, Carol's Daughter strive to enhance your life by providing the best, the sweetest and the most luxurious products their hearts can offer!

Try popular favorites: the Almond Cookie gift sets and the Ocean Bar Soap.

KLEAN Bath & Body

KLEAN’s Scent-sual Sugar Body Polishes are formulated to clean, exfoliate, soothe and moisturize! The quality and luxury of the products are comparable to those found in high-end spas, but come with a much friendlier price tag with 5.4 ounce sizes of the scrubs starting at $12.

All of their polishes are made with pure cane sugar from Mexico. They mix each batch by hand, to ensure the quality of each product. Their sugar body polishes comes in a variety of "flavors" which includes German Chocolate Cake, Pink Martini, Mango Mandarin, Apple Body, Tangy Watermelon, Toasted Coconut, or Just Peachy to name a few!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Find Hip Baby Clothes at Tiny Revolutionary!

Looking for baby clothes that make a statement? Well, Tiny Revolutionary not only celebrates the modern family, but helps teach kids to celebrate their individuality and approach the world with a kind spirit and sense of social responsibility.

Their shirt designs are creative, innovative and a breath of fresh air! The phrases on the shirts are very clever and really address what is going on today.

Brianna sported her new Tiny Revolutionary shirt to a family picnic over the weekend and everyone loved it! The shirt said "My Mommy Doesn't Dig the Gold, She Makes the Gold" with a picture of a shovel and gold coins. (See below)

Each shirt comes with a description that details the logic behind each phrase. Here's the description for Brianna's shirt - about me making Gold :)

Sure, it made for a killer song hook, but a model to teach our kids about a woman's worth? Maybe not so much. Consider that women now account for almost half the workforce and in 2006, more women than men entered institutions of higher learning. Women have been key executives in business and leaders in government for some time now. Are there Gold Diggers out there? Sure, but there are a whole lot more women makin' it than takin' it. Maybe it's time for a song about them.
The shirt came in a very nice package and the Pima cotton fabric was soft to the touch - and good quality. Their shirt sizes range from 3 months - 4T and are very true to size (so you don't need to order up a size).

The cool thing is that Tiny Revolutionary proudly donates $1 from the sale of each item to charity. You buy 5 items, and they donate $5 bucks. Currently, donations are being made to Infant Crisis Services and Doctors Without Borders, but they also invite you to suggest a charity, too!

Drive a Hybrid

Double the Mommies, Double the Love
I'll Change the World Someday

All Babies are Created Equal

Flower Power

Visit Tiny Revolutionary today for hip, fun baby clothes for progressive families!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Although the title of this blog is Stylish Moms - we always honor and recognize the Amazing Fathers out there and Sunday, June 17 is devoted to expressing thanks to them! Here are a few ideas to celebrate Father's Day:

1 - As you know, one of my favorite sites is Shutterfly because of its uniqueness and ability to capture memories. For Father's Day, choose from a photo memory book, personalized desk organizer or other gift ideas.

2- The latest buzz has been about the "Brad Pitt bag" which is simply a stylish diaper bag for dads. Lucky for you it is available at Koo Koo Bear Kids and can easily be shipped for Father's Day. (Available in black or brown)

3 - Its no secret that all men love gadgets! Best Buy names the following as their top picks for Father's Day!

-Digital Cameras
-Home Theater in a Box
-Universal Remote Control

Another option is a gift card to Dad's favorite electronic store!

4 - Personalized Cards are a great way to show Dad how much his child cares. Grab some paper and lots of crayons & markers and let the little ones go to work! I know it will bring a smile to his face :)