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Calling all tea lovers!  I don't need to tell you that there's nothing more relaxing than a cup of hot tea and a book, right?  We, at Celebrity Baby Scoop, recently had the opportunity to enjoy two very yummy loose leaf teas;  Ginger, Orange & Ginseng Oolong and Sweet Grace Vanilla Rooibos, both from the Village Tea Co.

Village Tea Co: Time for a Tea Party

Calling all tea lovers! I don’t need to tell you that there’s nothing more relaxing than a cup of hot tea and a book, right? We, at Celebrity Baby Scoop, recently had the opportunity to enjoy two very yummy loose … »» Read the article

Your little girl will look as pretty as a princess in these beautifully custom designed outfits for babies and tots! Gigi Apparel has the most unique and feminine wear for little girls that is perfect for birthdays, weddings, photo shoots or any other special occasion. Both of my daughters received matching pink outfits a few months ago and they looked so adorable with their matching pink leggings and swing coats that we ended up using them for our Christmas card photo shoot! One of my favorite details is the jewelled button fastener which adds a certain amount of glamour to the swing coat. Made from 100% cotton, these outfits come in sizes 12-18 months right up to 4T and are available in pink, white and black. 

If you are looking for something that adds a bit of chicness to your child's current outfit, check out Gigi's flower hats and beautiful headbands! They add just the right amount of pizzaz for outings,  playing dress-up or for those special tea parties.  Beautiful flowers in different sizes and colors adorn these adorable accessories and are sure to turn your little girl into a mini diva. 

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Gigis Apparel: Sweet Boutique Clothing For Little Girls

Your little girl will look as pretty as a princess in these beautifully custom designed outfits for babies and tots! Gigi Apparel has the most unique and feminine wear for little girls that is perfect for birthdays, weddings, photo shoots … »» Read the article

Just last November one of our favorite celebrity moms, Reese Witherspoon, released her signature fragrance which was developed in partnership with Avon. In Bloom is a golden hued fragrance which glows in a beautifully rounded glass bottle with Reese's monogram, topped with a delicate flower cap. 

This alluring and romantic fragrance is Floral, Oriental and Woody containing notes of Georgian Peach Tree Leaves, Crisp Greens, Star Gardenia, Magical Magnolias, Night Blooming Jasmine, Enveloping Cashmere Woods, Hypnotic Florals and Amber Wood Crystals.

 In a press release, Reese explained the inspiration to her scentual creation,  "In developing In Bloom, I found myself drawn to the scents of my childhood in Tennessee,” explains Reese Witherspoon. “We had a great big Magnolia tree in the back yard, and it's that beautiful white blossom that inspired the perfume. In Bloom is indicative of where I am in my life today. I'm feeling very strong and independent, and so happy, so full of life. The fragrance truly captures that feeling—it's very sensual, very romantic and alluring.”

Available through Avon, this beautiful fragrance collection consists of the Eau de Parfum ($34), Limited Edition Parfum ($59), Body Mist ($15) Body Lotion ($15) and a Shower Gel ($15). 

Strong, sensual and mysterious, In Bloom suits the elegant, confident woman. It would make a beautiful, fragrant gift for that special someone this Valentines Day!

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In Bloom By Reese Witherspoon

Just last November one of our favorite celebrity moms, Reese Witherspoon, released her signature fragrance which was developed in partnership with Avon. In Bloom is a golden hued fragrance which glows in a beautifully rounded glass bottle with Reese’s monogram, … »» Read the article

Celebrity Baby Scoop was recently introduced to Cloud B, a children’s toy company specializing in plush toys that help children sleep better.  Cloud B, the baby sleep specialist, was established by two new mothers with the philosophy that every baby deserves a sound night’s sleep for healthy development. Cloud B’s products are developed in consultation with an advisory board of pediatricians and sleep specialists with a single focus: to achieve a better, safer sleep for babies and children everywhere.

Cloud B: Plush Toys for Better Sleep

Celebrity Baby Scoop was recently introduced to Cloud B, a children’s toy company specializing in plush toys that help children sleep better. Cloud B, the baby sleep specialist, was established by two new mothers with the philosophy that every baby … »» Read the article

I'm not one for plastic highchairs.  Not only are they bad for the environment but the cleaning aspect is a real pain. All those crevices are horrible for removing small particles of food and pasta sauce tends to stain the surfaces. 

You know what I do love? Products that are environmentally friendly and give you a bang for your buck, allowing you to use them way past the infant and toddler stage.

The award-winning Tripp Trapp Highchair from Stokke, was sent to me for review and after weeks of testing, we couldn't be more pleased with its performance! Assembly was easy and took about 1 hour in total, thanks to the clear instructions and minimal parts.

Tried, Tested & True: Stokke’s Tripp Trapp Highchair

I’m not one for plastic highchairs. Not only are they bad for the environment but the cleaning aspect is a real pain. All those crevices are horrible for removing small particles of food and pasta sauce tends to stain the … »» Read the article

Known for some of the most comfortable nursing bras on the market, Bravado! Designs has launched two brand new dazzling styles for nursing moms! Both styles are extremely comfortable and look very attractive and I especially love the matching underwear which completes the set! There is no longer a need for nursing mothers to sacrifice style for comfort as these bras offer both. 

The Sublime is a lace bra which is extremely airy and lightweight and offers a surprising amount of support even for those with larger breasts. It also features Bravado's proprietary double-cup sizing to accommodate changing shape. The multiple panels create a beautiful shape and full support without underwire which is wonderful for those in the early months of nursing. Available in French Vanilla, Black and Black Cherry (my personal favourite), this bra is perfect for those missing their pretty lingerie pieces!

Allure & Sublime: Beautiful New Nursing Bras From Bravado

Known for some of the most comfortable nursing bras on the market, Bravado! Designs has launched two brand new dazzling styles for nursing moms! Both styles are extremely comfortable and look very attractive and I especially love the matching underwear … »» Read the article

When Ergobaby sent me the Organic Dark Chocolate Ergo for review I was beyond excited to try it out! Over the years I have heard nothing but positive feedback on this carrier and now after testing it out myself I can completely understand what all the fuss is about! We've seen Ethan Hawke carrying his precious Clementine and Karolina Korkova toting baby Tobin with the Ergo Baby Carrier. Even Kelly Rutherford and Carrie Ann Moss are fans of this fabulous product!

As a babywearing mother I've tried pretty much everything. Ring slings, structured carriers, pouches and mei tais; you name it I've tried it! With most of the carriers I have tried in the past, pressure and stress build in my shoulders and neck after prolonged periods of "backpacking" my baby.  What makes the Ergobaby carrier so fabulous is its ergonomic design which not only disperses most of the baby's weight in a natural sitting position but it also alleviates physical stress for the parent by balancing the baby's weight between your hips ad shoulders. I can carry my 12-month-old daughter around for 2 hours straight with no pain or stress in my back or shoulders! The one inch high-density foam in the shoulder straps and quarter inch high-density neoprene foam in the waist band give an added amount of comfort.

My favourite feature of this carrier is the attached sleeping hood which supports my daughters head when she ends up falling asleep. The straps have a row of snaps to adjust the fit depending on the parent or size of the child. This gives complete piece of mind and eliminates the worry of whether or not your child's head is falling from side to side while napping on your back . It is also a great way to shade smaller babies from the sun during outings or hikes.

You can wear your baby on your hip, back or front depending on preference and every feature on this carrier is adjustable so it can be used by any member in your family regardless of weight or size.

If you have a smaller child, the infant insert is a new design with padded cushioning intended to support the natural curvature of a baby's developing spine. It is sold separetely and is to be used from newborns to 4-5 month old children. Sucking pads, weather covers, front pouches and changing pads are also available.

The Ergobaby carrier is highly durable, made from 14 ounce cotton canvas, reinforced stitching at all fabric intersections and high quality buckles tested by SGS. It is currently available in 5 standard colours and 8 organic colour choices.

The award-winning Ergobaby is the only carrier you will ever need! It may not be the most glamorous looking carrier on the market but it is definitely one of the best!

Tried, Tested & True: Ergo Baby Carrier!

When Ergobaby sent me the Organic Dark Chocolate Ergo for review I was beyond excited to try it out! Over the years I have heard nothing but positive feedback on this carrier and now after testing it out myself I … »» Read the article

A 200 year-old tradition from mystical Bahia, Brazil, "Brazilets", colorful bracelets, are worn throughout Latin America and provide a spiritual significance for all who wear them. Wrap Brazilets around your wrist and tie three knots, making a wish with each knot. When your Brazilets naturally break down and fall off (they last up to two years), it is believed that your three wishes will come true! With Brazilets, you now have a colorful, attractive way to proclaim your wishes while also making a real contribution to future generations.

Brazilets: Authentic Brazilian Wish Bracelets

A 200 year-old tradition from mystical Bahia, Brazil, “Brazilets”, colorful bracelets, are worn throughout Latin America and provide a spiritual significance for all who wear them. Wrap Brazilets around your wrist and tie three knots, making a wish with each … »» Read the article

Most parents are now on high alert when it comes to food contamination. At CelebrityBabyScoop, we're no different.  As news of foodborne illness and unsafe food supply continues to mount, a new food cleaner line aims to help parents take the safety of their meals into their own hands.  EAT CLEANER is the first all-natural, odorless and tasteless food wash that is laboratory-tested to be 99.9% effective in removing pesticides, waxes and surface debris that can carry bacteria from produce, seafood and poultry, including Salmonella and E. Coli.

Eat Cleaner: Food Wash for Fruits & Veggies

Most parents are now on high alert when it comes to food contamination. At CelebrityBabyScoop, we’re no different. As news of foodborne illness and unsafe food supply continues to mount, a new food cleaner line aims to help parents take … »» Read the article

Quality, durable running shoes are a must-have for kids and Saucony delivers on both accounts! Saucony makes a range of sneakers for girls and boys that are perfect for all kinds of sports, the playground or day trips with friends.

My 3-year-old daughter put the Saucony Girls Baby Ride A/C running shoes to the test over the past couple of months and has officially declared the "purple comfy ones" as her favourite pair. Running, skipping, bouncing, dancing and jumping in puddles (woops!) are just a few of the many "tests"  my daughter put these shoes through.

The Saucony Baby Ride's have durable rubber outsoles which offer kids superior traction.  Leather and mesh uppers  allow for breathability and air flow, while the large flex grooves provide the ultimate flexibility. My little girl had no problems slipping these shoes on herself as the alternative hook-and-loop velcro closure allows for easy on/off and adjustability. For a toddler who wants to do everything herself, this is a a great feature!

We've tried various brands of sneakers but the Saucony Baby Rides are the best out of the bunch. For boys, the Cohesion GT Hook & Loop is a great choice!

Saucony Baby Ride running shoes are available in two colours: Hot Pink and Surf. Sizes for babies and toddlers range from 4-10.

Discount: Free shipping on orders of two pairs or more (US only). Offer ends at 11:59 p.m January 31, 2010.

Saucony Sneakers: Durable, Lightweight & Flexible Comfort

Quality, durable running shoes are a must-have for kids and Saucony delivers on both accounts! Saucony makes a range of sneakers for girls and boys that are perfect for all kinds of sports, the playground or day trips with friends. … »» Read the article

Here at Celebrity Baby Scoop we've seen countless celebrity moms wearing bracelets and necklaces adorned with their children's names or initials. As moms, we take an incredible amount of pride in our children and what better way then through personalized jewelery? It is meaningful, sentimental and close to our hearts!

Baby J Jewels is a business owned and run by a mom-of-two,  specializing in beautifully detailed, custom-made bracelets for women and children. Every one of these gorgeous bracelets are unique and custom made to your specifications. Your favorite colors, child's birthstones, wrist measurements and names (up to four can be used) are all taken in to affect  creating a bracelet individual to you.

When I received my bracelet with the names of my two daughters, beautiful precious stones and charming silver fastener, it took my breath away. These are stunning heirloom pieces that you are sure to cherish forever!

Baby J Jewels can also create bracelets for:

* Grandmothers
* Aunts
* Children
* Best Friends
* Mommy/Daughter
* Birthstone
* Cancer Awarness
* Memorial

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Baby J Jewels: Gorgeous Personalized Bracelets

Here at Celebrity Baby Scoop we’ve seen countless celebrity moms wearing bracelets and necklaces adorned with their children’s names or initials. As moms, we take an incredible amount of pride in our children and what better way then through personalized … »» Read the article

We love Little Pim and just recently reviewed their fun DVDs as one of our "Tried, Tested & True" products. A couple of months ago Little Pim added two new products to their award winning line and I was super excited to try them out.

The Little Pim French Bop CD is a collection of 15 fun and cheerful songs which highlight vocabulary taught on the DVDs - three of which are originals by  Milkshake, a popular band on the kid music circuit. My daughter loves her tunes and the ones featured on this disk were cute without being cheesy. Some of those children's songs can get a tad irritating at times however the French Bop was very pleasant on mamas ears. The CD also contains a 16-page lyrics book which includes an English translation of all of the songs. Musical learning is a fun and easy way for children to pick up a different language and the CD makes it easy to "bring" learning along on car trips!

Little Pim: French Bop CDs & Flash Cards

We love Little Pim and just recently reviewed their fun DVDs as one of our “Tried, Tested & True” products. A couple of months ago Little Pim added two new products to their award winning line and I was super … »» Read the article

It's not always easy to find high quality children's clothing that's fun (and your kids will wear) and made well.  Tyler Trends accomplishes both.  Founded by mompreneur, Annette Tyler, and mother of two, the Tyler Trend collection features designs of bold, adorable animal faces including a giraffe, tiger, polar bear, panda, ladybug, and monkey, for boys and girls ages 0-6.  Annette was inspired to design the collection by her kids' love for animals, colors and shapes.

Tyler Trends: Eco-Friendly & Fun Kids Tees from Norway

It’s not always easy to find high quality children’s clothing that’s fun (and your kids will wear) and made well. Tyler Trends accomplishes both. Founded by mompreneur, Annette Tyler, and mother of two, the Tyler Trend collection features designs of … »» Read the article

Mom-of-three and five-time Grammy Award winner Faith Hill, recently unveiled her debut perfume and I recently had the opportunity to test out this much buzzed about fragrance. The bottle itself is elegant and vintage-inspired with a delicate black grosgrain ribbon tied around the collar. Just sitting on your bedroom or bathroom vanity alone would make a timeless statement!

The fragrance Faith Hill is not a typical heady floral and I was actually quite surprised with the subtle warmth when I tested it. Inspired by the "luminous radiance at the heart of every woman", Faith Hill Parfums "A Sparkling Floral Bouquet" has notes of aromatic crisp pear, refreshing neroli, lush pink peony, bold yet delicate southern magnolia, exotic jasmine, gardenia, smooth cashmere skin musk, calming iris and smoky vetiver. I found it to be very sophisticated and elegant unlike some of the "teeny bopper" fragrances I've tried in the past. 

Available in sizes 15 ml  ($18) , 30 ml ($24.50) and 50 ml ($31.50), Faith Hill Parfums is available at a wide range of department stores including JCPenney and Sears. 

Visit Faith Hill Fragrances for exclusive interviews and Q & A with Faith Hill! You can even catch the amazing country music star live on webcam January 13th, 20th, 27th and February 3rd at 1 pm EST to hear answers to questions asked by her fans. Be sure to enter the contest (ends 2/11/10)  for a chance to meet Faith in person!

Faith Hill Parfums: The Beauty Of Being A Woman

Mom-of-three and five-time Grammy Award winner Faith Hill, recently unveiled her debut perfume and I recently had the opportunity to test out this much buzzed about fragrance. The bottle itself is elegant and vintage-inspired with a delicate black grosgrain ribbon … »» Read the article

Blankets and stuffed animals are always a source of comfort to young ones, but what if you could have an all-in-one? Angel Dear Blankies are sweet charming characters that are cashmere-soft and oh so lightweight! The 14" square is available in a huge assortment of fun characters in soft colors. Harlow Madden was spotted carrying hers while just recently, Gwyneth Paltrow was seen clutching 2 of these cuddly creatures while holding her son Moses.

If you prefer a larger size of these blankies check out the Animal Napping Blankets. They are great as stroller blankets and for naps in the car. Both the blankies and blankets are made of the softest cashmere-like polyester which does not pile and washes up beautifully. I have thrown both blankets in the washing machine and dryer a few times already and both of them feel just as soft as when I received them.

Angel Dear is an expert when it comes to soft, cuddly comfort! Their Chenille hoodies are deliciously soft and warm enough to wear as a jacket during the spring or fall seasons. They come in a wide assortment of colors and sizes from 6 months-4T.

Maxine Bahnes, Kelly Rutherford and Nicole Richie just a few of the many fans of Angel Dear!

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Angel Dear: Soft & Snuggly Accessories

Blankets and stuffed animals are always a source of comfort to young ones, but what if you could have an all-in-one? Angel Dear Blankies are sweet charming characters that are cashmere-soft and oh so lightweight! The 14″ square is available … »» Read the article

Looking for a crib that is perfect for travel, incredibly lightweight and easy to assemble? Well, look no further as the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light is essential for parents looking for an alternative to a bulky Pack 'N Play. This travel crib is designed to grow with your child from the newborn stage right up to age 3 and is available in two gender friendly colours, blue and silver.  

When I received this crib and opened the box, I was impressed with the compact carrying case as well as the lightness of the entire set (11 lbs).  I was even able to set up the entire crib in a mere 30 seconds! A father in BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light competition was able to do so in 21 seconds making this one of the easiest on the market. The entire crib measures 32 x 44.8 x 24 inches when opened and 24 x 19.6 x 5.6 in when folded up. 

For accidents or juice spills, the water-repellent mattress cover and soft outer fabric on the travel crib can be removed and machine washed if needed. All fabric parts (as well as the mattress cover) that come in contact with your baby or toddler have been approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 class 1 making it incredibly safe!

Tried, Tested & True: BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light

Looking for a crib that is perfect for travel, incredibly lightweight and easy to assemble? Well, look no further as the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light is essential for parents looking for an alternative to a bulky Pack ‘N Play. This … »» Read the article

Infused with Japanese culture, Noko's clothing for girls is both elegant and classic. After living in Tokyo for several years,  two American moms Maureen Chianese and Jennifer Friese took elements  from traditional Japanese silhouettes, reflecting hues of a kimono, obi and contrasting colors in nature to create their company. This unique line of baby clothing is made up of out of tenugui - an authentic Japanese fabric which has been made in Japan for over 1000 years. Tenugui has been used by farmers as a work cloth, Kabuki actors as business cards and Sushi chefs are known to wear it as head scarves. Now thanks to Noko, this beautifully hand printed fabric is now being used to make clothes and accessories for babies and toddlers in sizes 0-6 months - 6T.

The Fuku wa uchi (meaning “"let happiness in") jewel toned velvet dress is stunning - perfect for holiday parties or photographs! It is machine washable and made up of 100% cotton. beautiful holiday photographs. Back zip, ties at waist, fully lined, with bloomers to 2t. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold with like colors.

The Ogawa is a lady-like frock, suitable for back-to-school wear or just casual outings. I've washed this dress 5 times already (hung to dry) and it still looks brand new. It has proven to be surprisingly durable!  Noko's matching headbands (also available in adult sizes) is great for keeping my toddler's curls out of her face and look equally beautiful with her other outfits. 

Since its inception in 2006, Noko has sold over 5000 dresses worldwide! Their latest fan, Miss Suri Cruise was spotted wearing the Hana dress while shopping at American Girl with her mom Katie Holmes.

Be sure to take advantage of Noko's sale of 25% off all dresses,  currently on until December 31, 2009!

Noko: Japanese Inspired Baby Clothing

Infused with Japanese culture, Noko’s clothing for girls is both elegant and classic. After living in Tokyo for several years, two American moms Maureen Chianese and Jennifer Friese took elements from traditional Japanese silhouettes, reflecting hues of a kimono, obi … »» Read the article

With my daughter beginning her transition to "the sippy cup" I was excited for her to try out BornFree™'s Trainer Cups. Matthew McConaughey's son Levi, Harlow Madden and Gwen Stefani's son Zuma were all spotted recently using BornFree™'s line of BPA free products. Even Martha Stewart listed Born Free as one of their "Baby Must Haves"!

BornFree™  is trusted by celebrity parents everywhere due to their safe and smart line of bottles, sippy cups and pacifiers that are completely free of harmful Bisphenol-A (BPA), Phthalates and PC. In case you aren't aware, BPA is a known estrogen mimicker that is used in the production of polycarbonate plastic. It is a very harmful substance that researchers say could cause developmental and neurological problems if leached from plastic. Thanks to BornFree™'s products, this is something you don't have to worry about. 

Another great feature from this company is their unique venting system which is designed to reduce colic and ear infections. The training cup in particular has a low vacuum valve which is designed to create a free flow of liquid, perfect for children getting used to cups. 

BornFree™ is a brand trusted and respected by many and I think their sets are an especially neat gift idea for expectant moms or babies!

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Born Free: Natural, Safe & Smart Baby Products

With my daughter beginning her transition to “the sippy cup” I was excited for her to try out BornFree™’s Trainer Cups. Matthew McConaughey’s son Levi, Harlow Madden and Gwen Stefani’s son Zuma were all spotted recently using BornFree™’s line of … »» Read the article

If you are pregnant or if you are currently breastfeeding your baby, I highly recommend checking out Mayreau's stylish clothing line for the holidays!  I received the Long Sleeve Mia Top a few weeks ago and fell head over heels in love with the style and comfortable silky fabric. This top is so versatile! Not only can it be worn during your pregnancy but the draped fabric camouflages your recovering figure post-partum. To nurse you just lift the inner layer to enjoy complete discretion.

Mayreau also carries a wide range of long and short sleeve tops, bottoms, jeans, dresses and sleepwear as well as a  variety of gifts for expecting and new moms. The 1 In The Oven "Just Baked" is a fantastic gift idea for the expectant mama!


Countless celebrity mothers are fans of Mayreau, in fact - Jessica Alba and Brooke Burke were both spotted wearing tops from Mayreau's line. During her pregnancy with Johan, Heidi Klum was spotted wearing the Double Layer Maternity/Nursing Henley  while out and about.

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1 in the Oven/Mayreau: Classy Maternity & Nursing Wear

If you are pregnant or if you are currently breastfeeding your baby, I highly recommend checking out Mayreau’s stylish clothing line for the holidays! I received the Long Sleeve Mia Top a few weeks ago and fell head over heels … »» Read the article

There is nothing better than giving (and receiving) unique gifts during the holidays. INK + WIT's modern urban illustrations and designs are all created by the lovely Tara Hogan who's appreciation for nature's intricate beauty shine throughout. All products are then printed on 100% cotton paper made from tree free fibers along with 100% post consumer recycled paper and the ink used is soy and water based.

INK + WIT: Letterpress Paper Products

There is nothing better than giving (and receiving) unique gifts during the holidays. INK + WIT’s modern urban illustrations and designs are all created by the lovely Tara Hogan who’s appreciation for nature’s intricate beauty shine throughout. All products are … »» Read the article

They are back! Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girl's are back for a limited time only this holiday season as Snow Bunnies! The "caps" of these cute little perfume bottles are actually collectible super kawaii dolls, making them the perfect gift which also doubles as a decorative item. Love, Angel, Music, Baby and "G" (the leader of the pack) all have their own unique and individual scents which can be purchased individually or as a set. These are definitely not bottles you want to throw out once the fragrance is finished! 

Love is pretty in pink, bundled in a peacoat with the cutest bobby pins which are inspired by the Décora Girls in Tokyo! Her fragrance is a sensuous floral with notes of Sparkling Bergamot, Pink Pomelo, Hint of Peach, Bamboo Leaf Mist, Watery Peony, Living Hydroponic lace Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Nectarine, Creamy Paperwhites, Egyptian Jasmine, Petally Ylang, Creamy Vanilla Orchid, Sensual Musk and Blonde Wood.

Collectible Fragrances For The Holidays: Harajuku Lovers – Snow Bunnies

They are back! Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girl’s are back for a limited time only this holiday season as Snow Bunnies! The “caps” of these cute little perfume bottles are actually collectible super kawaii dolls, making them the perfect gift which … »» Read the article

Oh how I love this line! After speaking to Tori a few weeks ago about the launch of her new clothing line Little Maven, I was excited to test drive these clothes on my two girls.

The vibrant colors, bold prints and beautiful designs are simply to die for and the quality is outstanding - which really  shouldn't be surprising considering Hartstrings' 30 years of expertise in designing top quality, lasting garments. My favorite collection for girls The Bohemian Chic, has the cutest sweater dresses, tights and tops for toddlers and infants! For boys, The Liam collection is equally adorable! 

If you are looking for some spiffy pieces to dress your children in during the holidays check out Little Maven's new Holiday collection. The Lurex Sweater Dress and Marble Print Jumper are beautiful and unique! For your little man, check out the Infant Tie T-Shirt and Pinstripe Blazer. 

All of the pieces are designed to fit slimmer and close to the body - available in infant and toddler sizes from 6/9 months to 6x for girls "little buggies" and 6/9 months to 4T for the boys "little monkeys".  Little Maven retails for $24-$88 and is available and in Department and Specialty Stores across the country. 

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Little Maven: Chic & Iconic Fashions For Children

Oh how I love this line! After speaking to Tori a few weeks ago about the launch of her new clothing line Little Maven, I was excited to test drive these clothes on my two girls. The vibrant colors, bold … »» Read the article

To capture all of those memorable moments during this holiday season, a digital camera is definitely a must have item. Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to test out Nikon's new COOLPIX S640 digital camera. As a photographer, my camera of choice is a Digital SLR but I really wanted to try out a camera that could be slipped into your shirt pocket (yes it was a gift idea for my husband ;-).

Nikon has really thought of everything with this camera! The slim compact design is great for traveling and features a high-quality 2.7 -inch Clear Colour Display with an ultra wide-viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, fingerprint and water repellent layer, and screen brightness boost function.

Nikon COOLPIX S640: A Digital Camera Built For Speed & Ease Of Use

To capture all of those memorable moments during this holiday season, a digital camera is definitely a must have item. Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to test out Nikon’s new COOLPIX S640 digital camera. As … »» Read the article

This is one company that is truly unique! Founded in 2004 by Jennifer Cura, The Patchwork Bear offers beautiful homemade teddy bears, quilts and pillows using buttery soft minky and chenille fabrics. They even offer customization options! Whether it be a wedding dress, your child's favorite T-shirt or a piece of clothing that holds sentimental value, the original keepsake/memory bears can be made up of 1 or up to a combination of 6 pieces of clothing.

Adoption bears are a wonderfully unique and memorable gift idea for those either going through an adoption or someone who has just adopted a child. Just ask Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as each one of their six children were gifted with one of these cuddly friends!  Handmade with the utmost quality and care, these bears feature the flag of your the child's birthplace sewn on it's foot .  A portion of every adoption bear order is donated to Children's Hope Chest, an orphan care ministry that reaches thousands of orphans through their orphan sponsorship programs.

The Patchwork Bear: Cherishable Keepsakes & Unique Gifts

This is one company that is truly unique! Founded in 2004 by Jennifer Cura, The Patchwork Bear offers beautiful homemade teddy bears, quilts and pillows using buttery soft minky and chenille fabrics. They even offer customization options! Whether it be … »» Read the article

How cool would it be if you could buy comfortable and affordable designer clothing for your children while giving to charitable organizations at the same time? Well, thanks to Baby Eggi you can do just that! 

Jennifer and Julie, the founders of Baby Eggi put together the Good Eggi program to provide much needed funds to a network of non-profit organizations. Once you have finished adding items to your online shopping cart and hit checkout, you will be asked to choose from one of the partnering non profits that you choose to support through your purchase. 20% of Baby Eggi's net proceeds go straight to these charities! 

This incredible company features one-of-a-kind designs from celebrity tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. Their Bell Sleeve jacket for girls is stunning and definitely a must-have this holiday season! Other favorites from their line are the Cherry Blossom long sleeve T for girls and the Collar Button Down and Peace Hoodie  for the boys. These 100% cotton pieces are machine washable - however please keep in mind that the girls wear does run on the small side. 

Baby Eggi has quite a large list of celebrity fans such as Angelina Jolie, Tori Spelling, Marcia Cross, Poppy Montgomery, Kim Raver and Jenny Garth (to name a few). 

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Baby Eggi: Designer Clothing With A Conscience

How cool would it be if you could buy comfortable and affordable designer clothing for your children while giving to charitable organizations at the same time? Well, thanks to Baby Eggi you can do just that! Jennifer and Julie, the … »» Read the article