Cool Mom Picks and The View From the Bay

Hey, Bay Area CMP readers – got anything to do at 3PM PST today? Well stick the kids in front of the computer with a DVD so you can tune in to watch co-editors Kristen and Liz live today on ABC’s The View From the Bay or watch it streaming online if...
Handmade Dolls for Your Little Doll

Handmade Dolls for Your Little Doll

Until I got involved with CMP, I confess that I had no idea there were so many wonderful handmade dolls out there. I assumed that you either had a crafty grandma in the family, or your children were pretty much stuck with whatever was on the toy store shelves. Well...
Flowers for Mothers Day? Oh yeah.

Flowers for Mothers Day? Oh yeah.

I have to seriously stop clicking over to Twig, because every time I do my covet list gets a little longer. Also because I could write forty posts just about what’s for sale there and then suddenly this will be the Cool Twig Picks blog. (Which, come to think of...
Shrinkage. The Good Kind.

Shrinkage. The Good Kind.

I realize that pregnancy does give you some type of justification for those wiggly bits that would ordinarily drive you nuts. But the third time around, I have no patience for the extra juicy thighs or my favorite, the five part wave —  hand, hand, elbow, arm...
Dear Husband, Get In My Head.

Dear Husband, Get In My Head.

One would think that because I run a shopping website, my husband would have no trouble finding me gifts. Every year I tell him to just click on anything in our Baubles and Bags category and he’ll be the world’s greatest husband. But every year, he ignores...
Earth Day Pick: Old Tees Made New

Earth Day Pick: Old Tees Made New

After discovering Courtney Chu’s original recycled t-shirt dresses, I am pleasantly reminded that eco-friendly kids wear doesn’t necessarily mean expensive organic onesies. Hooray for that! Her sweet, definitively cool kids dresses combine sometimes old...
The Rorshack Mobile

The Rorshack Mobile

I have a soft spot for felt crafts, pun only intended a little. So of course when I discovered UK etsy shop Lupin from brilliant felt crafter Laura Howard, of course I got click happy. The brooches are darling of course, but I really swooned over this abstract felt...

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