Month: February 2011

Sipidee doo dah

I just saw the cutest ever sippy cups–so cute in fact that despite the fact that my girls are (thankfully!) almost past the sippy cup stage, I immediately thought about whether I could justify owning them. The sippy cups from SugarBooger (I know, ignore the name) are minis–just 6 oz–making them great to grab on the go. The designs are just fabulous, from the pretty butterfly design seen here, to the sleek vintage alphabet, and the funky Day of the Dead motif. But what I really love is that they work just fine without that BPA-free sippy lid too,...

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Web Coolness – sexy nursing bras, awesome playhouses, and a $20,000 crib

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. On Momformation, Kristen asks should nursing bras be sexy? (You can guess the answer.) Mamas of boys: You’ll love this new site, The Frog and Snail Society, started by talented blogger and CMP friend Roxanna Sarmiento. We’re blown away by these amazing kids playhouses inspired by modern architecture. (Eh, who needs to save for college.) Speaking of splurges, yes, Mariah Carey spent $20,000 on a crib. We’re digging one of our reader’s imaginative new homemade baby food blog, Yumnums. Quince Puree, anyone?...

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The winners of the 2011 Handmade Olympics! Gold hand-embroidered medals all around.

One of the fun things about judging the children’s category of the Handmade Olympics this past week, was discovering so many super incredible new finds for you all. It certainly balanced one of the hard things–actually having to pick among about a zillion gorgeous items. The winners are now posted and we’re proud to announce the big winner that all of you chose: the gorgeous paper doll blocks from Tiny Giraffe previously seen right here! What can we say, great minds… Congrats also to silver winner bybido for this totally awesome doll in a trunk by bibido, and mazska’s...

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Birthday Goody Bag Giveaway – Day 3 (Wheee!)

We hope you’ve been having as much fun with our fifth birthday week celebration as we have. And it’s still going. How fun are these goody bags, mamas? (Answer: Very fun!) Today we’ve got five of the wildly popular Go GAGA Messenger bags to give away. These adorable and ergonomic bags are awesome because dads can use them too. They’re also awesome because for five winners, they’ll come filled with: 1.A  $50 gift certificate towards the uber hip boys and girls clothing at red21boys.com2. A pair of Stride Rite Slingshot shoes for big kids–your choice of girls or boys.3....

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Meal planning just hooked up with your local grocery store

There’s plenty of websites where you can go check out this week’s grocery sales, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Not judging, just, um, snore.) And we’ve reviewed plenty of websites and apps to help you do your weekly meal planning, too. But this is the first we’ve seen of a glorious melding of the two. At Food on the Table, you enter some basic information like your family’s food preferences, plus your preferred grocery stores, and then not only can you then pick from amongst suggested recipes, it’ll highlight items on sale this week with approximate savings...

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Cupcakes just for grownups

I have come to love looking forward to my Foodzie tasting box at the beginning of each month, and all the little nibbles and gourmet noshes contained therein. A few weeks back, I opened my box to such an amazing treat: Mini cupcakes in very adult flavors. I had heard of Kyotofu cupcakes, because they get a lot of buzz around NYC, but I had never bitten into one of these moist little gourmet cakes until just now. Subtle, delicate flavors like Matcha Green Tea and Miso Chocolate are a welcome change from that traditional cupcake flavor: Lots and...

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Birthday Goody Bag Giveaway – Day 2

The fun continues in our big fifth birthday week celebration! It’s like the birthday gift that keeps on giving. To you. How fun! Today we’re giving away five more goodie bags, packed with some of our faves. Starting with a super swanky, celeb-favorite Timi & Leslie bag filled with: 1. A beautiful PAIGELAUREN Baby newborn set featuring a baby hat and sac2. A muslin swaddler set from well-loved aden + anais3. A $50 gift certificate towards the wonderful Heart & Stone Jewelry4. Baby Face nesting blocks from Chronicle Books TO ENTER: Leave us a comment here with *the link...

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Say goodbye to shoelaces, kids.

If I can give you a tip in the sneaker trend department, it’s that laces are going away. Not in favor of Velcro, but in favor of nothing at all. I’m seeing lots of plain, unlaced eyelets, all preppy boat-shoe style. So cool. If you’re a Converse fan, you’ll like the new All Star Simple Slip sneakers in seven swell colors.You’ll get all of the on-and-off easiness with none of the struggle. They start in toddler size 2, so even your pre-walker can look snazzy this spring. For bigger kids, I happen to adore what long-time fave Umi shoes...

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Celebrate your baby’s birth with robots

The best post-baby gift I ever received was half of a chocolate cake–which I ate with a spork at midnight in my hospital bed. But if you’re looking for a gift that’s thoughtful, hip, memorable, and won’t leave crumbs in the baby’s hair, I’ve got to recommend these adorable birth prints from Oh So Smitten. And smitten we are. First of all, the birth prints are perfect for framing, from the thick, beautiful paper to the archival inks. Secondly, they’re fully customizable, from the colors of the design to the name and birth information. Thirdly, one of the three...

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Happy 5th Birthday, Cool Mom Picks! (And prizes!)

KRISTEN: Back in early 2006, a few months after I started blogging, I thought it might be fun to start another blog that highlighted the cool, handmade goodies I found so many online moms making and selling to help keep their households afloat. It’ll be cheeky! And fun to read! And it’ll save moms time! And it’s called ‘Cool Mom Sh*t, I said in an email to a few of my newfound online friends and writers I admired. Liz emailed me back with a few ideas for the blog and asked if I wanted a partner. Then she told...

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