Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Photo Contest! Category 3:Fantastic Duos

Fantastic Duos!
3 free polls 

Winner will be announced October 31st, votes are being taken in-store as well.

Halloween Photo Contest! Category 2: Everything but Fuzzy!

Everything but Fuzzy!


Winner will be announced October 31st, votes are being taken in-store as well.

Halloween Photo Contest! Category 1: Animals & Fuzzies Costumes



Winner will be announced October 31st, votes are being taken in-store as well. l.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Designer Room: Whoo's Too Cute?

This Designer Room features a perfectly girly owl theme with white classic furniture from the Hudson Collection by Bonavita, and owl-dorable bedding in Dena Designs Happi Tree by Kidsline. Dena Designs utilizes a span of manufacturers including Kindsline, CR Gibson, and Room Mates to bring you coordinating products from the very best in decor and keepsakes. Fun and funky color additions are incorporated into this room with cute Bookends by Skip Hop, the luxe Owlivia blanket by Little Yellow Chick, and a sweet PackaBe diaper bag in Perky Perennials by JuJuBe. A unique wooden "chandelier" lighting fixture comes to us by Twelve Timbers in a perfect shade of pink to complement the pretty pink plaid on a white framed Dutailier glider and a pink shag rug by Fun Rugs. This room suites styles that like to stick with brighter hues of traditional colors in an off beat yet trendy theme.

Furniture (center)
Hudson Classic Collection in White (Also available in 2 piece, 3 piece, and 4 piece packages with FREE DELIVERY Online Only)

Bedding (top left)
Dena Designs Happi Tree by Kidsline

Lighting (top right)
Twelve Timbers Wooden Hanging Chandelier

Decor and Accessories
CR Gibson Calendar (bottom right-center)

Room Mates Scroll Tree Wall Decals (bottom left)

Skip Hop Owl Bookends
(top center)

Owlivia Blanket by Little Yellow Chick (bottom left-center)

PackaBe Diaper Bag by JuJuBe in Perky Perennials
(center right)

Chair (center left)
918 Series Glider Chair by Dutailier - these chairs are custom ordered for you, other finishes and fabrics are available to view at our showroom, however the closest fabric to the one shown is No.5049, and the finish is 10 - White, which you can order by calling .

Rug (bottom right)
Pink Shag Rug by Fun Rugs

Friday, October 21, 2011

Britax Boulevard 70 Review and Winter Travel Event

Britax is one of the best know car seat brands available and has been for years. The Boulevard 70 is a convertible car seat that holds babies from 5-40lbs in a rear facing position and children from 20lbs (at 1 year of age) to 70lbs or 49" tall.

I personally have one in my car, and it is the easiest of the three different convertible car seats our family owns to install. My son is tall for his age and is very comfortable in it (more so than in the other two seats, his escape attempts are far fewer and never successful in this seat). Unlike with our other seats, this car seat has never damaged the surface of the seat below it. The cover stays on well and the recline is suitable for even my tall toddler, boosting him enough to see out the window. When we replace the unmentionable second car seat, we will be getting another Boulevard. I definitely recommend a Convertible Car Seat Child Cup Holder or two, sold separately, to hold your kiddos drink and snack in the car.

This car seat has many safety features, including:
- SafeCell™ Technology - significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat
- Integrated Steel Bars - strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash.
- Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether® - staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat
- True Side Impact Protection - offers a head restraint creating an extra layer of energy-absorbing EPP foam, keeping the head, neck and spine “in true” or aligned, and deep side walls lined with EPP foam to distribute crash forces, shield from vehicle intrusion, and contain the head, neck and body
- Tangle-Free, Five-Point Harness - distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit
- Harness Ultra Guard System (HUGS™) - provides resistance to forward movement in the event of a crash

Other great features:

- High Density Comfort Foam provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion your child
- Plush, Easy-Remove Cover with matching comfort pads and infant body pillow to provide extra comfort and easy cleaning without disassembling or uninstalling the child seat
- Two Buckle Positions for your growing child
- Infant Positioning Insert may be necessary for small infants to achieve a snug fit of the harness around your child (sold separately)
- Quick-Adjust, No-Rethread Harness repositions the harness shoulder height without disassembling the harness straps
- Premium Lower LATCH Connectors for a quick and simple installation featuring a push button for easy release
- Built-in Lock-Offs ensure a snug lap and shoulder belt installation with minimal effort
- Anti-Slip, Contoured Base grips and protects the vehicle seat while offering optimum vehicle fit
- Convenient Harness Holders keep harness straps out of the way when placing your child in the car seat
- Certified for Aircraft Travel
- Made in the USA with global components

One month only special offer!*

* This promotion is available October 15, 2011-November 15, 2011 while supplies last, CS only available in Onyx

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Alyssa Milano Loves...

On her official blog, new mom Alyssa Milano shares her favorite products to use with her baby Milo Thomas, who was born this August.

An avid tweeter, Milano shared the news that she was having a boy with her fans, as well as thanked them for their well wishes upon his arrival, saying "My heart has tripled in size. I love him more than all the leaves on all the trees."

These are some of the product she "can't live without":

Prince Lionheart Warmies Warmer

Wubbanub Infant Pacifier

Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water

Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddles

Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper

She also uses products like:

Baby Wearing Wrap

Swaddle Sack

Also on her blog, she shares some of the other brands and companies who "were so supportive during [her] pregnancy", including:
Baby Bjorn
Baby K'tan
Bebe Au Lait
Cocalo Couture
Fisher Price
Little Giraffe
Mustela Skincare
Noodle & Boo
Orbit Baby
Petunia Pickle Bottom

What are your favorite brands?

Monday, October 17, 2011

To Bumper or Not to Bumper?

That is the big question currently being asked by bedding manufacturer and retailers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is re-evaluating the issue. Scott Wolfson, a CPSC spokesperson said, "We haven't come to a policy decision, but we are working to be able to give parents the best advice we can." For now, we are waiting to hear from the CPSC on this matter and in the meantime, offering advice and alternitive options.

Many bedding manufacturers have begun selling their bumpers as an option rather than part of their crib sets, such as this Carter's Elephant Green set; or selling pieces individually, such as the Tribal Tails set by Kidsline. Also, alternatives to bumpers are cropping up on the market recently. A few innovative products were seen by our buyers at the 2011 ABC Kids Expo last month that will be in stores later this year and early next year. In the meantime, we do carry some alternative mesh breathable bumpers. What are your thoughts regarding using bumpers?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Designer Room: Chartreuse Elegance

This designer room features elegant furniture from Munire's Savannah Collection. With swooping curves and delicate details, the Savannah Collection in a deep Onyx pairs perfectly with bold stripe and damask patterns in bright green, black, and ivory in the Harlow bedding collection by Cocalo Couture. Add in the Valentino Glider by Little Castle in Vintage Black damask fabric, a Mini Damask Rug by the Rug Market, as well as a Three Light Chandelier in Ivory or Black by Cocalo, and you have the perfect gender neutral room to match your couture lifestyle.

Savannah Collection in Onyx by Munire

Harlow by Cocalo Couture

Valentino Glider in Vintage Black by Little Castle (This item is not available online, call to order)

Mini Damask Rug by The Rug Market

3-Light Chandelier in Ivory by Cocalo (also available in Black)

Decor and Accessories
McKenzie Rectangle Pillow by Glenna Jean

All Because Two People Fell In Love Board Sign by Twelve Timbers

Baby Carrier by Ergo in Petunia Pickle Bottom Print Evening in Innsbruck

Glazed Boxy Backpack in Evening in Innsbruck by Petunia Pickle Bottom

Security Blanket- Little Giraffe Luxe Brocade Satin Blanket

JellyCat Bunglie Black Kitty

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Ergo Carriers in Petunia Pickle Bottom Prints

Two of your favorite brands have teamed up to bring you Organic Ergo Carriers in Petunia Pickle Bottom Prints!

Our sturdy beloved pal, Ergo, got a makeover by Petunia and is now both durable and pretty. The three prints available match Petunia Pickle Bottom's Line of Boxy Backpacks and Accessories.

Celebrities, such as Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Bullock love Ergo and Petunia Pickle Bottom, I wonder who will be the first to be spotted wearing one of these new beauties?

Also look for some of this seasons new Petunia prints here.