Month: March 2012

Web Coolness – Flying Babies, Easter tips, and our blogs as our legacy

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. We’re not sure how she did it, but we love this series of Flying Babies photos by Rachel Hulin (via Swiss Miss) Inhabitots’ tutorial for dying Easter eggs naturally is super easy to follow, with great tips for even brighter eggs. Our own Kristen has her own smart and funny show coming to Cafemom Studios! Sign up now to be notified of all weekly episodes of The Kristen Chase Show. This mama has some sage advice (and the cutest baby...

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Eye-tricking handbags now for less. (No trick!)

I remember when I first linked to the amazing cartoonish-looking handbags from Taiwan’s Jump for Paper, I spent a lot of minutes trying to convince my brain that these were indeed handbags and not flat pictures.  Created by designers Chay Su and Rika Lin, JumpFromPaper get its distinctive look from cartoon-like outlines and bright color accents that make the bag look like it was ripped out of a comic book. I half expect to see cartoon bubble “WOW”‘s popping up as I walk down the street. Made from polyester, not cardboard, these bags can be wiped clean with a...

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April showers bring a good excuse to shop online for Hunter boots and bags. Yes, bags!

I love my Hunter rain boots. Unfortunately, I live in LA where it almost never rains, even as the rest of the country wades through those upcoming April showers. Okay, I lie; It drizzles, sometimes. And that’s when I climb into my fabulously green Hunters and I rock them all day long…even when the sun comes back out. But you may not know Hunter makes more than boots. [don’t miss some of their most gorgeous spring items after the jump] In addition to those signature boots, the Hunter collection also includes cute sandals, bright clogs, trenchcoats, and a fantastic...

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Fly the friendly skies

It’s officially spring, hooray! And while I’ve got a slew of spring and summer play clothes ready for my son, I always find that scoring a cool dressier option to be a challenge. If you’re in the same boat as me, moms of boys, you’ll want to check out Muny. You don’t need to have a pilot for a husband like I do to be smitten with the boys’ airplane shirt which is available in three color schemes in sizes 1-4. The handblocked print is cute without being cutesy, and the super light, comfy cotton has enough structure to...

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Love product samples? Yep, us too.

I’ve often wished that I could buy samples of items before trying them because with my luck, I end up grabbing the biggest bottle of something and then hating it later. Well with this new service from CMP fave Abe’s Market, you can do just that. The new Discover Natural Samples program is simply brilliant, especially if you’re like me and love to be able to try new lesser known products in small amounts before purchasing them. Simply browse their offerings and then pick three samples you’d like to try — everything from natural health and beauty products, to...

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A mug of one’s own

As my kids get older we are (gasp) transitioning away from the non-breakable plastic wear and gingerly setting down proper plates and drinkware at their table settings. They still have their personalized placemats so it’s not like I’m turning them into little adults, and in fact we’re not quite out of the HOW COME SHE GOT THE BLUE PRINCESS CUP? I WANT THE BLUE PRINCESS CUP! stage. So what a genius solution these tumblers are. The espresso mugs from Pigeon Toe Ceramics all look beautifully uniform on the outside–but turn over the bottom and a colorful painted bottom reveals...

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5 beautiful cake stands that take the cake.

If you have your cake and eat it too, what are you left with? A whole lot of pretty is what, so long as you own a fab cake stand. You bakers may already have cake stands, but we promise that thse picks are worthy of a spot (or two!) in your collection. You don’t even need to be a serious baker to treat yourself to one of these.  They make pretty displays out of anything from fruit to kiddo’s art supplies, can be used as a pedestal for centerpieces, help set the mood with pillar candles, and can...

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What do Ron Burgundy, Yoda, and Pee Wee have in common?

There’s something to be said for small children looking adorable wearing characters on their chests, and yet having no earthly idea who they are. We’re smitten with the Micielomicielo shop on Etsy, where pop culture icons are transformed into adorable eco-felt and screenprinted designs applied to handmade bodysuits and t-shirts for kids and adults. Their Star Wars designs go beyond the main characters– because they have 17 different choices. That’s so awesome, I just “felt” a tremor in the Force! Other options include Mr. T, badgers, Spock, Totoro, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, Muppets, and Transformers. Speaking of Ron Burgundy,...

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4 ways to get your daily dose of cool

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Pretty cameras fit for the wall

As much as I love seeing my camera savvy friends’ own photos on their walls, I think this cool print from Project Type might just be the next best thing for that favorite shutterbug in your life. The colorful Oh Snap retro camera print features a set of six cool old skool cameras and is such a perfect gift or addition to your own office or studio. Each print is signed, dated, and ready for framing. Just be prepared to feel your age when your kids ask you what those things on your wall are. Film? What’s that, Mom? ...

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