Month: December 2012

5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us and find fun pins like this every day. 1. Such a pretty 2013 calendar from Etsy. It’s that time! 2. The necklace we’re all coveting for New Year’s Eve. 3. The best photo editing and sharing services of 2012 for those of us who use our phones for picture-taking. Uh…yeah. We know that’s all of us. 4. Coolest nightlights ever? We’ll go with yes. 5. Awesome brunch idea for New Year’s Day. We’ll cross our fingers for you that the kids let you sleep in just...

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The most fabulous New Year’s Cards on Etsy: long live the procrastinators!

By my calculations, we still have another two weeks or so to get our New Year’s cards out. Now not only does sending New Year’s cards buy us a little more time (and often some nifty sale prices), it avoids that question of what your diverse roster of friends and family might be celebrating. From custom photo cards to fancy letterpress and DIY printables, here are some standout New Year’s cards from talented artists on Etsy–cards that I’d love to open a week or so into January, when Christmas cards suddenly seem kind of old. –Liz Custom New Year’s...

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The coolest new baby gear: Editors Best of 2012

While our annual guide to the best baby shower gifts is always a smart place to search for the coolest baby gifts and gear, so many fabulous new gear essentials have come out in 2012 that we’re excited to share some of our very favorites. Liz Bloom Zen Stroller When one of our resident stroller experts, Melissa, swears by a stroller I sit up and take note. She called the Bloom Zen “the perfect compromise between an umbrella stroller and a heavy-duty buggy,” with a super easy fold, and compact profile for small spaces. And if you’re not up...

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Web Coolness: New Year’s printables, Disney Housewives, and a new take on the family vacation

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too! Free printable New Year’s Eve hats from Ellinee. Are you ready for 2013? Printable champagne bottle tags from How About Orange make that bubbly a little more gifty. It will have you reaching for a tissue, but The Lives They Loved from the New York Times is a beautiful tribute to some well-loved people who passed away this year from their own families. Watch this super-fun video! Let’s just say it’s got a kid, a washing machine and…you have to see....

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The coolest boys’ clothes and accessories: Editors Best of 2012:

Every time we hear a parent say, “We can’t find cool clothes for boys,” we say, “Visit Cool Mom Picks!” We like a challenge. However, it is getting easier each year, and it’s fun finding the clothes that make our little fellows a little funkier. Liz Aven clothing If I had a cool little guy to style, I’d be hitting this website first. From rockin’ denim jackets with leather sleeves, to plaid blazers and topstitched jeans, you’re dressed for Williamsburg or Silverlake in a snap. I mean uh, your kid is. Okllo boys’ tees We already gave a shoutout to the cool...

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The coolest girls’ clothes and accessories: Editors Best of 2012

Okay, so we moms of girls try to play it down, but we admit it can be pretty darn fun shopping for them. On the other hand, it can get a little harder as they get older and the designers want our kids to grow up faster than we’d like. So kudos to these brands which really made us happy this year. Kristen Inspiring women tees for girls by Okllo In the sea of blinged out, sequined covered girls’ clothes out there, I was thrilled to find these awesome inspiring shirts for girls featuring historical female heroes. We need...

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The coolest collar necklace and bib necklaces: this year’s must-have New Year’s Eve statement jewelry

Should you be lucky enough to have willing grandparents or a dedicated babysitter for New Year’s Eve this year, it’s a good excuse to find yourself some sweet jewelry to jazz up last year’s little black dress. (Or you know, the one from 2008. Should it still fit.) The bib necklace and the collar necklace are pretty much the hottest things right now, and I’ve rounded up just a few that I’m loving, in every price range. How to wear them: Both tend to look best with a low cut top that leaves enough skin for the necklace to sit...

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The coolest modern kids furniture: Editors Best of 2012

Finding modern kids’ furniture has gotten so much easier in recent years (hooray!) that the only downside is having to choose what you want. And what you have room for. And what’s worth the investment. Hopefully these picks of 2012 will help. Kristen: A desk that’s also a playhouse? That’s exactly what the Deskhouse from Cool Kids’ Company is (at top). There’s just too much awesome about this concept. Plus, it’s perfect for families with lots of kids like mine. They’re tables! or ottomans! or both! Either way, the Quinze and Milan Jellyfish Ottomans are brilliant, and remind me...

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The cutest baby clothes: Editors Best of 2012

There is something about buying cute baby clothes that we think parents never get over, even when our own babies couldn’t squeeze a single toe into those little onesies. This year brought a slew of gorgeous and fun clothes for babies, and here, we’ve pared it down to our very faves. Kristen: I’m so sad all my babies aren’t really babies anymore, because I’d be dressing them in Winter Water Factory every single day. The unique patterns are unlike anything I’ve ever seen, which is saying a lot from someone with four kids. This year they also added a...

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Merry Christmas, Cool Moms!

Merry Christmas from Kristen, Liz, and the entire team at Cool Mom Picks. We’re home enjoying our families today and we hope that whatever you celebrate, you get the chance to do the same. We also hope you got to sleep a little past 5 AM this morning, no matter how excited the little sugarplums in the next room might have been. We’ll be back tomorrow with our top picks of 2012. Until then…back to the spiked cider! [Handmade Ornaments: Creative Butterfly...

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