Archive for July, 2010

Eco Lunches R’ US

We are loading up for Back to School and have been eyeing these Stainless Steel lunch containers for awhile now and are very excited we just them in stock. 4 sizes, all re-usable and dishwasher safe so you can use them every day for your (or your kids!) lunch. The eco- lunch category has really grown in the last few years, and there is all sorts of cute & clever stuff out on the market now- including the Lunchskins that we have been selling like CRAZY–

More styles and patterns to choose from in store and online. These re-usable baggies replace plastic baggies and also can go in the dishwasher (hundreds of times)- saving tons of plastic bags from the landfill. Lunchbags will be in soon too- so hold tight!! Reduce your carbon footprint, eat healthy and PACK YOUR LUNCH!!! Lunchbots PICO $13.50, Lunchbots UNO & DUO $15.50 each, Lunchbots ECO $17.50. Lunchskins Snack size– $7.95, Sandwich Size- $9.95.  And a special thanks to all who participated in our FRIDAY FREEBIES on our FACEBOOK Fan page! We gave away 5 fun treats this month, one each Friday- CONGRATS to everyone who won!!!

Start Swaddling!

I have always loved to see babies get all swaddled up in a cozy blanket. It is soothing to the new little ones who feel protected (like being in the womb), it inhibits spontaneous movement too so babies stay asleep longer. The tradition of swaddling goes back to 4000 BC, Ancient Greeks and Romans did it, there is even evidence in the Bible of swaddling. These yummy muslin blankets are perfect for swaddling. Muslin is a durable yet breathable and stretchy fabric so air can circulate around the babe, allowing for even more comfort. Plus, these lovely patterns are so compelling- makes me want to wrap a little nugget up!! The single blankets above come tucked in a pretty bag and are $22 each. A customer just snagged the Pink and Blue stars up for a friend having twins. The moo cow one is so sweet too! We also have some 2 packs ($32) and 4 packs ($44, arriving soon). These blankets can also be used in the crib, stroller, anywhere- long after swaddling time in over!

Lit Libs on the beach…

Rob and I had a fun time out at the beach the other day, thanks to our wonderful friend Ellen. We camped out for a full day at the beach on Monday- everyone said we picked the best day, and they were right. The heat had settled back to a respectable 88 degrees, there was even a breeze in the air. It was a white flag day at the beach- meaning the water was calm and we rode some waves. Back on the beach I pulled out one of my favorite new items- Lit Libs, like adult Mad Libs. Lit Libs are 40 literary rewrites where you brainstorm fun adjectives, nouns, body parts, goofy birds, etc. and then fill them in to the stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe, Hemingway, Jane Austen, even Aesop. Rob was particularly good at plucking interesting words out of thin air (his choice of GIRDLE for woman’s clothing in the Moby Dick rewrite was quite brilliant) so we had a great time. For the curious, and literary challenged there is even a summation of each work at the end of the book if you want to get the real deal meaning. Lit Libs are great fun! $9.99.

NEW, FUN Stuff at the shop…

We have been patiently waiting for this new product for months… CHARM BRACELET SHRINKY DINKS fun pack!! Remember Shrinky Dinks? Those plastic sheets you draw/color on, then put in the oven and they shrink to 1/3 of their original size and nine times thicker?! I spent hours making these when I was a kid, but none were ever as cool as this Nature Doodle Charm Bracelet Fun pack– with four 8″x10″ sheets for tracing charms (enough to make 80 bracelet size charms), 200+ translucent beads in fun colors, 36 jump rings, 5 feet of elastic string, etc. and so forth to make fun charm bracelets! $16.99 for the pack.

Dino (and Robot!) Hands- temporary tattoos for your hands of cool Dinos and Robots! $6.95 each.

And aren’t these Dog Toys fun? We got them in the BLUE RIBBON color of course. They squeak too! $7.50 and $9.50, small & large.

And this cute little book  on the Markets of New York City. It covers antique and flea markets, artisan markets, farmers’ markets, seasonal markets, and more- recently released, $16.95. We have LOTS more new stuff at the shop in too (new shipments every day!) so come in and see us soon! ONLINE TOO!!!

It’s HOT, but we can help you keep your COOL…

great wiffle ball pics from charamelody on flickr

It’s HOT here my friends. I know its summer, but I mean it’s REALLY HOT here. Of course, I am SUPER COOL inside at the shop with our AC on full blast. A customer even called us a “local cooling center!” Love it! Anyway- I got here early this morning and straight out of the bat (literally) as I was opening up the gates we sold yet another Wiffle Ball & Bat. Nothing says summer like a little wiffle ball action. $6.50 for ball & bat, extra balls $2.25.  Keep cool everyone!!

Bubble Bears!!!

We just unpacked some more Pustefix Bubble Bears (everyone’s favorite bubbles!)- yeahhh!! Squeeze the stomach and the wand pops up. Perfect for younger children (these bears don’t spill!).  We also got in the little tubes too. $2.50 for small tubes, $6.95 for Bubble Bears- available in Red, Yellow and Blue.

LOVE THESE!! Ring Erasers :)

LOVE these ring erasers! They come packaged in a cute little plastic bubble (like from old bubble gum machines). Fun & Function at its finest. $5 each- available in Yellow, Pink, White, Green and Blue.

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