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Thursday, November 29th, 2012
The very cutest things I get to see in my job as Senior Lifestyle Editor at American Baby are the tiny outfits. Babies are a joy to dress, or at least mine were. My brother joked that my daughter Grace was like Diana Ross, with several outfit switches in a day. And although boys’ clothes are somehow never as cute, I had a good time dressing up my son in plaid pants like a little old man. Dress your babies up before they have opinions of their own, is what I say!
I find myself with some teeny-tiny holiday outfits here in the office, and they need some babies to go with them! Maybe yours? The smallest outfit is for a baby girl from The Disney Store, in size 6 to 12 months. It’s actually a shirt attached to a bodysuit, with a tulle skirt that can be pulled over top. It sells for $29.50 here at The Disney Store.
This lavender number is from The Childrens Place, and is sized 12-18 months. It’s now on sale for $10.50, so seriously, if you don’t win it and still want it, find it here at The Children’s Place web site!
And then we have a bunch of holiday goodies from Tiny Tillia, sold through Avon, so I’ll divide that into one set of Polar Bear pajamas and a robe in size 2T, and a second set of baby accessories that includes socks, a bib, a hat, and red mittens. The robe is $20 and the pjs are $15, sold here at the Tiny Tillia site. The total worth of the baby accessories is $28 and they’re also sold on the site.
To be eligible, leave a comment below between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, December 5th. Tell me what your big baby photo opportunity is this season. (Visit with Santa? Christmas morning in pjs? Dressed up for dinner at grandma’s?) For the complete rules, click here. Goody luck!
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
If you love Etsy.com and you live in the New York area, stop by the Etsy Holiday Shop in SoHo. Your favorite online marketplace has become a pop-up store featuring a well-curated and wide selection of artisanal and vintage gifts: art, clothes, jewelry, home decor, and paper goods.
You’ll discover thoughtfully displayed items, meet shop owners giving demonstrations of their handmade products, and also learn what unique gifts certain tastemakers (like Martha Stewart and teen blogger Tavi Gevinson) love. You can also RSVP to free daily events and workshops with limited seating.
Parents.com attended a press preview this morning and couldn’t help falling in love with a variety of baby and kids items: tongue-in-cheek onesies from The Wishing Elephant, Gnome baby dolls from Warm Sugar, fox and bear jumpers from Wild Things Dresses, canvas teepees from House Inhabit, paper mobiles from Gosh & Golly, face pillows from Vintage Jane, and colorful ties and bow ties from Handmade By Emy. (We even met Emy and learned how she got started making matching tie and and bow tie sets for adults and kids.)
The store lasts for 10 days only, running from Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 8. Hours are 10 am – 10 pm. Even if you’re not in the New York area, visit Etsy.com/HolidayShop to see a list of featured of shops and items to inspire your holiday shopping. (And even if you don’t know what to choose, Etsy gift cards are always available!)
Categories: GoodyBlog, Holidays, Shopping & Gear | Tags: etsy, etsy holiday shop, etsy.com, handmade, holiday, holiday shopping, Holidays, online shopping, shopping
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
A laptop for $249? It does exist–and not just on Black Friday! Google’s new Chromebook, in a partnership with Samsung, is thin, light, and has an aesthetic design similar to the pricey Apple laptops. So what’s the catch? It doesn’t run off of Windows or the Apple OS. Instead, it runs off of a system designed by Google, which allows for Chrome web apps. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a first computer for your kid or even a second family computer for Web-surfing or to take with you on the go. Click here for more information on the Samsung Chromebook.
Categories: Entertainment, GoodyBlog, Holidays, Shopping & Gear, Time for Fun | Tags: chromebook, computer, deal, google, kids, samsung, technology
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
All of us grown-ups are likely to be in our kitchens over the next few days…chances are, our kids will be underfoot. Especially toddlers, who love to imitate. Well, guess what I have here in our prop closet? A brand-new Fisher-Price Servin’ Surprises Kitchen & Table! Set this little beauty up near your kitchen and your kid can go nuts being his or her own chef, leaving you better able to actually get your cooking done.
Of course I can’t get it to a winner by tomorrow, but leave a comment here and you’ll be entered to win it in time for December holidays. You can comment up to once a day, between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, November 28th. Don’t get freaked out if your comment doesn’t show right away; our server can be slow. You can read the complete rules here. Goody luck!
My daughter (here at Thanksgiving with her Aunt a few years back) resists dressing up for the holidays, leaving me wishing for the times when I could dress her up like a little doll. Check back next Thursday when I’ll be giving away some cute new baby holiday outfits from Disney, The Children’s Place, and Tiny Tillia for Avon! Think stuff for 6-month-old boys and girls! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 16th, 2012
Meet Esio! This countertop drink system serves hot and cold drinks with the push of a button. Its innovative E-Paks hold up to 14 servings of your favorite drink, from Maxwell House coffee to cool Crystal Light, in a tiny pack that’s easy to store. And now you can win it! To kick off the holiday season, we’re giving away one Esio and a bundle of E-Paks to a lucky reader. Enter now by leaving a comment below. We’ll pick a winner in a random drawing. For the full rules, click here. Goody luck!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 years and older. Begins: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on November 16, 2012. Ends: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on November 26, 2012. Subject to Official Rules at www.goodyblog.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.
UPDATE: The contest is now closed.
Categories: Entertainment, Giveaways, GoodyBlog, Holidays, Shopping & Gear, Time for Fun | Tags: beverage system, contest, esio, free, freebies, gifts, give away, win it
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
With all the talk of Black Friday starting ridiculously early (sigh), I feel like I may as well start handing out some holiday gifts before Thanksgiving! We get some pretty sweet surprises in the mail over here at Parents and American Baby magazine, and there’s no reason you all shouldn’t get a crack at some of it.
For instance, we’ve been jamming over here with Master Moves Mickey. He’s hanging out in our office, but should be singing in your home! The toy is for ages 2 and up and sings, flips himself over on one hand, and otherwise rocks out.
Master Moves Mickey has a retail price of $50. But leave a comment here, up to once a day, and you’ll be eligible to win him when we do our random drawing the day before Thanksgiving. Maybe tell me one of the toys you’ll be looking to buy this holiday season! (My kids want something that doesn’t exist: A Lego school. So that’s probably going to translate into a big box of Lego bricks and a “good luck!” note!)
Sometimes folks leave a comment here and it doesn’t show up right away, but it usually registers with our server within a few hours. Don’t panic! And we promise more holiday gift-giveaways in the next few weeks. For the full rules, read here. Goody Luck!
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
If you’re stumped about what to get your loved ones for the holidays, fear not! We’re bringing you a special seasonal treat: Free gifts! To help spread cheer, we’re giving away a present every day this month from this year’s Parents Gift Guide! There’s sure to be a prize perfect for everyone on your list–even the babysitter. Click here to enter the sweepstakes and to see what awesome gifts you can score. Be sure to enter the sweepstakes each day for a new chance to win. Goody luck!
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
If you’re looking for a last minute holiday get away, check out the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico – the queen bee of family stays. Located on 500 acres of a 73,000-acre Native-American reservation, the resort hosts unbeatable views of the Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande and an even more unbeatable lineup of activities for the holiday season.
The Tamaya Resort and Spa has an assortment of family-friendly excursions year round, ranging from hot air balloon rides to tribal dancing performances. But when you go in November, you can take part in hay ride tours, landscape painting classes, treasure hunts, and a pueblo-style Thanksgiving celebration. Or enter a New Mexico-style winter wonderland in December, for ornament making, gingerbread house decorating, and stories and s’mores under the stars. The best part? Most of the activities are either free for guests or super affordable.
Don’t miss out on booking one of the 350 pueblo-style rooms from now until February 28 for the awesome $155 per-room winter rate that includes 20 percent off trail rides, spa and salon treatments, and green fees at the Twin Warriors Golf Club. It’s definitely a steal for the gorgeous setting and one-of-a-kind amenities, but more so for the peace of mind that even though Albuquerque and Santa Fe are less than 50 miles away, there’s enough excitement at the resort to keep your kiddies entertained from check-in to check-out.