Posts Tagged ‘ Cute Animals ’

Affordable, Original Art for Your Baby’s Bedroom

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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Just a month into my new gig at Parents, I’ve been staying late at the office most nights. And since I seem to have made myself at home in my cubicle, I thought it made sense to make my cubicle a little more, well, homey. The challenge? I don’t have much of a budget for office décor, but I can’t stomach the thought of putting up something mass-produced (no Starry Night poster, please!). So, I turned to my favorite source for affordable, original art: Etsy. While browsing for prints to brighten up my workspace, I happened upon this amazing, graphic Alphabet Pipeline poster. Intrigued, I decided to check out what other cool, kid-friendly designs might be out there. Turns out, when it comes nursery art, chic (and cheap!) options abound. I couldn’t keep my excitement to myself, so I rounded up a few of my favorite finds (from $14 a pop) for you to check out. From left to right: Birds in Tree, Monstropolis, I Like to Rock, Daryl No 78365, and Jungle Animals.

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Puppy Overload!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

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If you're like me, you're hopelessly addicted to following the day to day adventures of the puppy cam. You'd think they were  my own canines by the way I track their every move. Well here's another doggie obsession to take over your life: The Puppy Channel. Serious cuteness with a side of slobber. I dare you to look and not go, "awwww!"

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Good Deed Friday: Doggie Dress Up

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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To promote October as Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, the ASPCA is sponsoring an adorable photo contest called The Best Dressed Dog. The top 10 pooches receive a prize pack and get featured on the ASPCA website. They even give safety tips for pet Halloween costumes. The deadline for entries is October 31.

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Adopting a dog is a big commitment, but checking out the contest and telling your friends about it might get the right person reading the Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog, and give the right dog a home.

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Soap and a Hope

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

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Check out this adorable animal-shaped soap set, a new addition to the Mom & Baby skincare collection from L’Occitane. The soap’s main ingredient, shea butter, is gentle enough for your baby’s skin, yet nourishing enough to make yours feel super-soft. No alcohol or parabens here, either. And while you’re having some bathtime fun with your baby, you’ll also be helping others. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of this product will be donated to charities working to prevent avoidable blindness throughout the world. 

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Christian the Lion (is it just me or is this mindblowing?)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

My kids have been away at camp for seven, SEVEN Empty What Do I Do With Myself weeks! I have been missing them so much that I’ve had to turn to animal videos to make up for the severe drop of cutest quotient in my life. Seriously. But they’re are coming home today!!! And so in honor of their impending arrival, I’m sharing my most favorite, most heart-warming of all the animal videos that have gotten me through my lonely summer.

Will my kids be as happy to see me as Christian? Will they remember me as vividly? Will someone cue up really corny music when they get out of the car? If you want to track our reunion in real time follow me on twitter. To read more about Christian’s amazing story read this.

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Good Deed Friday: Save the Pandas

Friday, July 11th, 2008

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Now that we’ve fallen in love with a slightly plump Kung Fu Panda this summer, why not introduce a new kind of panda to your kids? This one’s not a cartoon, and he’s desperate for our help. For $30, you can get a copy of Ultimate Pandas, a documentary that has some great kid features like Panda Guide soundtracks for younger kids and five original panda music videos by Juri Panda Jones with sing-along subtitles. Included in the package is a matching adorable plush. Half the proceeds of the kit will go to the earthquake relief efforts at the Wolong Nature Reserve, where the DVD was filmed. You can also support the cause by buying some panda-inspired art (like the one pictured in this post) that would look adorable in a baby nursery.

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Polar Enthusiast

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Not that I wasn’t always smitten, but ever since polar bears were added to the “threatened species” list, I’ve been a little obsessed. They’ve become the latest wildlife celebrities for reasons good—they’re just so lovable—and not so good—they’re officially the first animals to make the list due to global warming.
As the new poster bears for climate crisis, they have inspired some supportive (not to mention cute and cuddly) stuff. One of these may even help you kick-start a wildlife conservation talk with your own cubs.

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Tiny Revolutionary’s tee falls in line with the brand’s motto, “All change begins small.”

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Sales of this little cub from Polar Bears International support conservation programs.

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There’s never been a better time for a cool polar bear backpack from Dante Beatrix.

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Organic cotton and lambswool bears from Branch have a removable insert you can warm up for extra-loveable hugs. 

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Prints Please: Cute Kids Clothes

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Gb_image1_2I’m sucker for Scandinavian prints (can’t help but love Marimekko) so ittikid immediately caught my eye. The website is the brainchild of a Danish designer/mom who now lives in California and imports the clothing and accessories from Sweden and Denmark. Check out the Bib Feed Me! Viking (sadly, unavailable at the moment), the funny pilot caps, and the beautiful mobiles.

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