Archive for February, 2010

Nursery Decor or Personalized Baby Gift?

February 27, 2010

Nursery decor or a perfectly personalized baby gift?  You tell us what you think!

These gorgeous nursery prints are  made with environmentally friendly biographic matte paper.

Choose from different personalized designs and colors to add color and class to any nursery.

Safe Toys?

February 24, 2010

I have recently been asked by numerous clients what the guidelines are for purchasing a safe toy.

Funny, but when my kids were small that was never an issue. We actually never even thought about a toy being not safe. We would look for sharp points, small pieces that could accidentally be swallowed but that was about the extent of our concerns.

Today there are many many many concerns! Here are a few tips to help you make an educated decision when purchasing a toy.

1) Any and all fabric on the toy should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant

2) Stuffed (plush) toys should be washable.

3) Painted toys should be covered with lead-free paint. 4) Art materials should say nontoxic

5) Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package, which means that they’ve been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials Don’t forget…. hand-me-down toys may have sentimental value but probably don’t meet with todays safety standards.

At we carry only the safest toys available…check us out!

Kaloo, Kaloo, Kaloo, Last Chance

February 23, 2010

What a sale!  Don’t forget , today is your last chance to get 30% off all instock Kaloo plush toys.

Use coupon code kaloo for 30% off your entire order of Kaloo plush toys

A Hoodie for all Seasons

February 22, 2010

Today is snowing….seriously snowing.  Looks like winter is finally here.

We are nearing the end of February and spring will be here before you know it although with the snow storm outside I believe convincing you will not be an easy task!

New to our spring collection at are hoodie sets.  Yup, that’s right…hoodie sets for boys, hoodie sets for girls, lovely hoodie sets and best of all these hoodie sets are made right here in Canada!

In our ongoing effort to make winter go away we are offering a 10% discount on all hoodie sets for one week only …until February 28th use coupon code hoodie for 10% off the set or hoodie sets of you choice and don’t forget…all of our hoodie sets ship for free!

Calling all Kaloo Lovers (for a Kaloo sale)

February 22, 2010

Here is our best sale ever but it is only on today and tomorrow (while quanitities last).

30% off all Kaloo (in stock), yes that is right 30% off all in stock Kaloo.

use coupon code Kaloo at check out for 30% off (valid until Feb 24/10)

Grobags are Great!

February 19, 2010

Grobag baby sleeping bags are great because:

1) Keeps baby at the right temperature all night long.

2) Baby stays safe in the Grobag, no slipping under the sheets and blankets.

3) Baby can find its pacifier or play and go back to sleep with no danger of squirming out  of the covers, the Grobag baby sleeping bag always stays in place.

4)  Pick the tog of your choice for a vacation spot, whether it be hot temperatures or a cold ski holiday there is a grobag baby sleeping bag with a tog to match the weather.

5)  The Grobag baby sleeping bag makes it very difficult for your toddler to climb out of bed or crib.

6) Prevents little feet from getting stuck between the slats.

7) There is a stylish grobag for every fashionista baby!

And just in case you have no idea what a Grobag baby sleeping bag is:

A grobag® baby sleeping bag is a wearable blanket that will keep your baby at a comfortable temperature all night long. A safe and sound night’s sleep for your baby means peace of mind and more sleep for you!

Until quite recently baby sleeping bags were a little known form of bedding in the UK. Convinced of the inherent safety benefits and the related improvement in sleep for both child and parent, in 2000, Rob and Ouvrielle Holmes, working in close partnership with the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death (FSID), introduced grobag® baby sleeping bags to the UK.

As a result of grobag’s continued work with FSID and dedication to safety, grobag® are now the only baby sleeping bags to be recommended by FSID, our official partner in promoting safer sleeping for babies

Dresses for the Little Fashionista

February 17, 2010

We all know that little girls love to dress up.  They love to dress in pretty clothes, dresses, shoes, anything that will make them feel pretty and feminine even at the earliest age.

Winter is a time for bundling up ..go explain that to your little fashionista.

Keeping this in mind I went on a search to bring dresses that can be layered with reversible fabrics that little girls can wear in the winter.  Dresses that will take these little girls from winter to summer without breaking the bank.

These reversible tie dresses can be worn over other clothing to keep warm in winter and worn alone in warmer weather.  These little girl dresses are reversible so they look like 2 dresses in one!  You can’t get any more budget concious than that!

Valentine Treat – Tasty and Delicious!

February 12, 2010

seem to always wait for the last minute for everything!  I admit it, I procrastinate.  Although I love to be “crafty” when I leave my creative project for the last minute I feel rushed and don’t enjoy what I am doing at all.

This year I wrote on my calendar ( yes, wrote, not entered in my blackberry but pen to paper wrote) a week before Valentine Day to get my act together and buy whatever is needed for an easy Valentine recips.

It is now 4 days before Valentine Day.  I have forwarded my note in my calendar every day since February 7th…..yup, still procrastinating.

Here is the easy, simple and quite yummy Valentine treat that I will be making………eventually!conversation-heart-fudge-valentines-day-recipe-photo-420-FF0203VALENA12 Valentine Treats - Lovingly Easy


  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Dash of salt
  • Aluminum foil
  • 64 conversation hearts
  • 64 red foil bonbon cups or mini muffin cups
  • Clear or red cellophane wrap, cut into 64 5- by 6-inch rectangles
  • Sparkly pipe cleaners in red, pink, or silver
  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl, combine the dark chocolate layer ingredients. Microwave the mixture on high at 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted (about a minute), stirring at each interval. When the mixture’s smooth, use a spatula to spread it evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. In another medium-size microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate layer ingredients. Repeat the melting process as described in step 2, but stir at 20-second intervals, as white chocolate tends to scorch easily. Spread the white chocolate evenly over the dark chocolate layer.
  4. While the fudge is still warm, use a knife to gently score it into 1-inch squares, then put a candy heart on top of each square.
  5. Chill the fudge uncovered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until firm. Lift the foil to remove the fudge from the pan and place the whole hunk of fudge on a cutting board. Use a large knife (a parent’s job) to cut apart the squares, then peel off the foil from the bottom.
  6. Place each fudge square into a foil bonbon cup or mini muffin cup. Center the cup on a cellophane square and wrap it as shown on page 53, using 1-inch pieces of pipe cleaner to secure the ends. Makes 64 bite-size pieces. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for added firmness.

(I can’t take all the credit for this easy recipe…I found it on Disneys Family Fun website…enjoy!)

Microwavable Heating Pad for Kids – Plush, Warm & Squishable!

February 12, 2010

Plush and warm with squishability!  That is our newest line of microwavable heating pads for kids ( and big kids alike)

Not only are these adorable microwavable heating pad pets cuddly and cozy they are fair trade, hand made!

Grobag – The Baby Sleeping Bag that Grows with Baby

February 8, 2010

Grobag are the leaders in baby sleeping bags, constantly working to innovate and improve both safety and function.

  • 1 chin guard at top of zip to prevent rubbing
  • 2 Double popper system for extra security
  • 3 Under arm poppers (0-6 mths only)
  • 4 Front or side zips available (varies by design)
  • 5 2-way zip on multifunction designs
  • 6 Zip guard on inside of zip
  • 7 Zip opens from the bottom so that little fingers cannot easily tug the puller
  • 8 zip click cover stops little fingers undoing zips (6-18mths & 18-36mths)

Grobag Baby Sleeping Bags Sizes

You can start using your Grobag baby sleeping bag once your baby weights just 8.8lbs.

Approx age Min child weight Max child length Grobag length
0-6 months 8.8lbs/4kgs* 68cm / 27″ 76cm
6-18 months 18lbs/8kgs 86cm / 34″ 95cm
18-36 months 24lbs/11.5kgs 98cm / 39″ 110cm

Choosing A Tog

A tog measurement is a European warmth rating: the higher the tog, the warmer the product. Grobag baby sleeping bags are available in three tog ratings:

2.5 tog Ideal for standard nursery temperatures of 16-20°C (61-69°F)
1.0 tog Use during warmer weather and in nurseries of 20-24°C (69-73°F)
0.5 tog For hot weather and very warm nursery environments over 24-27°C (73-80°F)

What To Wear

The table below shows guidelines for the amount of clothing for your baby and the correct tog of Grobag baby sleeping bag that should be used in different nursery temperatures.

2.5 tog 1.0 tog 0.5 tog
16°C (61°F) Long-sleeved bodysuit & sleepsuit/pyjama set
18°C (65°F) Long-sleeved bodysuit & pyjama top
20°C (69°F) Long-sleeved bodysuit Long-sleeved bodysauit & pyjama top
22°C (71°F) Long-sleeved bodysuit
24°C (75°F) Short-sleeved bodysuit
26°C (79°F) Short sleeved bodysuit or just a nappy