Month: June 2010

Summer brights for summer babies

I’ve had a heart for the adorably luxe baby clothes from LA’s PAIGELAUREN baby since I found them earlier this year. The sweet pastels and softer than soft cottons are exactly the kind of shower gift that steals the stage. But now I’m excited to see the label branching out a bit with a new summer collection. The trademark dreamy pastels are giving way to brighter neutrals in their summer collection of baby clothes, with names like kelp, midstream and sol – that’s green, bright blue, and lemon yellow for us English speakers. Everything from the bodysuits and rompers...

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T is for Twilight – Squeeeeeeeee!

If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not know that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is premiering today. Now, I humbly admit that I’ve yet to get sucked into the Twilight series, however, that doesn’t mean I don’t get the obsession with vampires or with Robert Pattinson. Hello! So we couldn’t help but share this super cool Twilight Alphabet poster spotted on Etsy that features original letters and artwork all inspired by the movies, printed on heavy white stock and ready for framing. I’m guessing any Twi-fan would go nuts for this, regardless of age. Heck, you could...

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Three cheers for the red, white, blue and handmade. Or is that four cheers.

Call me sappy but I love the idea of getting all festive for the Fourth of July. And I really love the idea of doing it in a way that doesn’t involve my children blowing something up. So sign me up for giant watermelon slices, sparklers on the cupcakes, and this sweet handmade July 4 fabric garland from Sparkle Power. As far as 4th of July decorations go, I just love the combination of pretty fabrics, and how the dots, flowers and plaids stay with the traditional flag palate, but make everything just a little more modern and fresh....

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Easy Summer Travel Week pick: SuperGoop Swipes

Unless your family summer plans involve hibernating in the local million-plex theater and surviving on popcorn and Twizzlers, you can be assured of one thing: There will be sun. Which means we mamas can’t leave home without packing plenty of sunscreen. But since I am still skittish about putting anything white and liquidy in my checked baggage after the Great Moisturizer Explosion of ’94, I’m pleased to see that Doctor T’s SuperGoop! has created a new sunscreen application that should set my mind at ease: SuperGoop! Swipes. Much like a package of diaper wipes, SuperGoop! Swipes are little towelettes...

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This birthday, give your prince or princess the royal treatment

Edited to add: Unfortunately, Kate Landers Events no longer exists. Why settle for paper plates with generic movie princesses on them when you can actually have a party fit for a princess, complete with a hand-made felt crown and personalized party pouches? These are just some of the gorgeous goodies I discovered at Kate Landers Events. Kate’s passion is creating charming, good old-fashion, sophisticated parties and accessories. Nearly all her items are specially made, and look it. From a personalized hand-painted plate to hand-stitched invitations, no one will mistake your party stuff as having come from a mega-store. Obviously...

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If you’re a regular Cool Mom Picks reader but have yet to become a newsletter subscriber, then let us just say that this is the perfect time to join.  Because you might just win an incredible prize package valued at $500 from Micralite, Lillebaby, and Polka Dot Peacock. Of course, there’s a slew of other benefits to being a subscriber, like exclusive features and hot celeb trends, as well as our popular dedicated emails offering fantastic deals and discounts from hand-picked boutiques and brands that you just won’t find anywhere else. Granted, you won’t get any spam from us,...

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Easy Summer Travel Week pick: Phil & Teds Metoo travel high chair

One of the greatest joys of travel is not having to cook, do dishes or feel the slightest bit insulted when one of my kids pushes something off their plate. Yes, I do love eating out, though I know all too well what can happen when I arrive at some funky little eatery for lunch and the few kids’ high chairs are already in use: Unrestrained toddler mayhem. [see the giveaway after the jump] Thankfully, BYOHC, or bring-your-own-high-chair, isn’t as crazy as it sounds, especially if you check out the Phil & Teds Metoo travel high chair. It’s the...

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Clothes for your little baby Buddha

Come on, you know your little man fits the bill. Chubby cheeks, laughing eyes, and a perfectly round Buddha belly. Wouldn’t he look utterly delicious in a kimono? A masculine (but snuggly) kimono? [see our giveaway after the jump!] We’ve always loved Noko baby clothing for girls but we’re thrilled that they’re now offering clothes for boys in 100% pima cotton prints and solids inspired by tenugui, a traditional Japanese fabric that draws on the diverse patterns and colors in nature. But more importantly, these boy clothes are cute, soft, and definitely built to last.   You know how...

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A poster that’s fabulous from A to Z

I have a thing for great alphabet posters, as you frequent Cool Mom Picks readers probably know by now. I suppose there’s no greater joy to a writer than watching her child find a love for letters and words, and surrounding those babies with them early can’t hurt.  Sol Linero’s fantastic ABC poster is making me so happy right now as little 150 pixel wide image on my screen, so I can only imagine how I’d feel owning it in a full 50×70 centimeters.  The mid-century inspired color palette is magical, and I just love the graphic imagery, from...

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Presenting Easy Summer Travel Week with Cool Mom Picks and Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine this week to present some of our favorite picks to make summer travel a bit easier with baby in tow. Check out our picks each day this week, then make sure to click over to Pregnancy & Newborn’s website to see all of their great picks too, with a chance to win all of the featured products on both sites! Any parent who gets to the airline’s gate on time carrying a baby, a car seat and any semblance of a smile should be immediately given a first-class seat,...

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