Month: August 2012

Subscribe to Cool Mom Picks for a heck of a ride

We know our readers have style, but we offer extra swagger to our subscribers. For example, we’re offering prize packs to eleven subscribers this month, including the mother of all statement strollers. You could use one of those, right? One Cool Mom Picks subscriber will snag this super fabulous Bumbleride Indie stroller, valued at $605, and ten (10!) more will receive Bumbleride Parent Packs worth $25 each. And that’s not all. Every subscriber get the best Cool Mom Picks has to offer, including discounts, deals, and editors’ top picks not listed on our site.   And all you have to do is click here and...

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The baby girl gift that warrants an extra-nice thank you note

My favorite baby girl outfits were ones that could be worn for a fun little playdate or a special day out with just a simple change of shoes. And that’s exactly why I love this adorable tunic and leggings combo from Cool Mom Picks fave Bean New York. [don’t miss a limited time discount for CMP readers after the jump NOW EXTENDED] Maybe because it reminds me of what I brought all my kids home in; but this simple, beautiful, pebble knitted swing baby tunic and leggings outfit is the perfect addition to any little one’s fall wardrobe and a...

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DIY Free Printable Tooth Fairy Notes – oh the cuteness!

When we found this DIY project at one of our favorite design blogs, Handmade Charlotte, we nearly died. The best part is that the instructions do not include mentions of glue guns, professional equipment, or paper stock only found in the foothills of Sweden.   With as little as some basic card stock, a printer, a ruler and an old-fashioned X-Acto knife, you just print out her adorable designs and you’ve got both a mini card and envelope for scribbling a quick note to the taker of teeth; along with a thank you note from the sprite (complete with...

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Web Coolness – Fun printables, hilarious kid movies, and Minnie Mouse–the fashion model in need of a sandwich?

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Such a cute, free, and easy printable Labor Day party for your Monday barbecue (and Happy Labor Day!) What a lovely idea: Saving for Someone Else’s Rainy Day. Kristen has found some cool, age-appropriate dresses for tweens from the land down under that won’t be on every other girl in class. Disney icons go anorexic, as some say, in the name of fashion. What do you think? What are you grateful for? A wonderful post with ideas for living a gratitude-filled...

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WhyTripIt is keeping me sane when I travel

Exactly a year ago I discovered the genius that is TripIt, a super simple organization and travel management app for pretty much any smartphone you’ve got. And we’re talking simple. If you’re a frequent traveler like I am, it is nothing less than a lifesaver. Including right now this very second–in fact, I’m waving hi to all of you from sunny Copenhagen. Hej! Here, I’m going to show you how I’ve been using it this week so far to keep me from going insane, and just why I love it so much. It’s also why I’ve been so happy...

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Gustafer Yellowgold’s musical tour through the holidays is a trip worth taking

Yes, the years are going by so fast, though I’ve never had one whiz by in 28.4 minutes, thank goodness. But if anyone can make that happen in a way that will put a smile on your face, it’s the musical, yellow-hued cartoon Gustafer Yellowgold, whose latest release takes us through a year of holidays, seen from the point of view of an outer-space creature who came here from the sun in 2005. Yeah, it’s a bit weird, but a whole lot of awesome. As with Gustafer Yellowgold’s previous releases, Year in the Day is a combo DVD/CD. I love the combo concept...

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Poketo for Target – Back to school shopping gets cooler and more affordable

When the first Poketo for Target collection hit stores, I snatched up a few awesome pieces before it was too late. And so you can bet I’m ready to track down their newest Target collection, ready for the picking starting now.   Poketo’s 2012 Target collection is perfect for the back to school season, with a series of modern, functional date planners, desktop calendars, and wall calendars from artists Betsy Walton, Joe Rogers, and Katharina Leuzinger. And I just love that buying these items supports smaller artists who might not otherwise see their work available to the masses.  I’ve already...

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Come to the Dark Side; we have tea!

That’s no moon– it’s… a tea diffuser, and it’s fully operational, Star Wars fans. You lovers of Star Wars and loose leaf teas: rejoice! This exquisitely detailed stainless steel Death Star Tea Infuser is an officially licensed Lucasfilm collectible — and dishwasher safe, of course.  Simply add your favorite loose leaf tea, twist the Death Star shut, wrap the TIE fighter weight around the handle of your favorite mug, and pretend you’re the Emperor as you enjoy that hot cup of Darth Vader Tea. Gooood. Goooood. –Delilah Find the Death Star Tea Infuser at ThinkGeek. Man we love that...

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8 tasty nut-free and gluten free lunchbox snacks for kids

With back to school in full swing, I’m mulling over lunch box ideas to keep things fresh for the next ten months. (Ten!) I recently posted 13 healthier versions of kids’ favorite lunchbox snacks and this week I’m sticking with snacks; specifically those made without nuts or gluten. These snacks are great for nut-free and allergy sensitive classrooms and eaters, but the best part is that they’re tasty, too. It shouldn’t be any other way with snacks, right? -Stacie Corn-free popcorn? How’s that for allregy-free. Mini Pops are an allergy-free popped snack that’s remarkably like popcorn, in flavors like...

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Hats off, Aussies. These kids’ accessories dazzle.

When I saw this adorable little outfit on Planet Awesome Kid, I knew I had to track down the hat immediately. It brought me to the most wonderful Australian webshop filled with so many amazing kids’ accessories. Including possibly the  most awesome kids’ boots I’ve ever seen. Australia is always rife with great kids clothes, and because the dollar and the AUD are pretty darn close right now, it can be a decent deal to shop from there. Especially if you’re getting something really special that you haven’t seen anywhere else. Milk N Soda is a fun source for...

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