Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Baby picture frames are one way to keep memories of your baby's first years fresh and alive. The joy of life is about the people that share your happy times as well as the sad. When push comes to shove, memories are the glue that holds families and friendships tight.

When baby is little, the idea that you could forget who was in the hospital waiting area while you were giving birth to your little one might seem impossible. How could you fail to remember the policeman's name that had the audacity to stop your speeding car when your birth pains were just a few minutes apart? Believe it or not, the years fly by and there are so many special occasions and events that they each begin to over shadow the other to the point that there's just not enough room in the memory banks to file them all to recover at a moment's notice.

When your baby girl or boy grows up and has their own newborn, won't it be fun to hug them tightly on the sofa and share the baby memory books, time capsules and signature
baby picture frames
filled with pictures and
baby keepsakes
from the days when your family was so new?

Chances are that your rough and tumble boy will go through stages in development and growth where you might find it difficult to imagine him ever being sentimental enough to be interested in the baby memories and keepsakes of long ago. Your little girl may seem to care less about what happened to her cradle or crib than she does about what a friend said about her new hairstyle. Just remember that you were the same when you were a child and yet when your baby was born you were thoughtful enough to save those baby memories for days down the road.

When couples are just starting out, the mortgage and car notes take a big bite out of their financial resources. Precious pictures get tossed into a box or drawer because the money is just not there to buy a frame for each one. For this reason, one of the most thoughtful gifts for any new mom are personalized baby picture frames.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Primigi Kids - Rossana (Toddler) (White/Red) - Kids' Shoes

Primigi Kids - Rossana (Toddler) (Pink) - Kids' Shoes

Pretty little girls have noticed the trendy look that peep toe pumps add to their mommy's special outfits. It's nothing to see perfectly manicured and painted toenails on toddlers so, why not buy a sweet pair of shoes that will match their bright red polish for Valentine's Day? If red hearts and polka dots aren't your taste, there are flats to pick from in pick and yellow as well as sparkling white!

A lovely pair of red dress shoes is the perfect gift idea for your child's Valentine Day present. She'll get lots of wear before it's time for the bunny to bring a new pair for her Easter basket!

If patent leather is too formal, there are precious casual sandals with red cherries as well as white shoes with tiny hearts. If your little one isn't walking outdoors, a pair of infant size red Robeez or soft felt crib shoes with a heart applique on the toe would be cute!


What's ruffled, precious and covered in sweet tropical hibiscus flowers? Well, your little girl will be if you want her to be as stylish and trendy at the beach this summer! Lilly Pulitzer is the prize winning author of the book in charge of the "what's fashionable in kids' swimsuits" book! Every fabric she touches turns to pure Hawaiian (or is it Florida?) gold. From bikinis to bike shorts, her creations are masterpieces in pink flamingo, starfish and other patterns that have to do with days at the sea.

I love clothing with sea horses and ocean critter motifs as much as the next swimmer, but what I truly adore about Lilly's clothing lines are very much in evidence in these tiny toddler swimsuits for girls; the colors! The shades of pink and lime green that she uses on the bathing suits are just as cool for babies as they are for teens or adults for that matter. The Baby Lilly line is just the best, so check out the mom and baby matching dresses as well as the Lilly swimsuits.

How about this precious little blue whale skirt with sunny yellow and white accents? Or a sweet, hot pink shift dress that looks just like mommy's? Nobody does cotton spring and summer clothing for girls like Lilly!


tinkerbell camouflage purse tote bag

Tinkerbell purses make lovely baby gifts for a mom to use as a diaper bag and are a cool gift idea for any girl who loves fairies. Peter Pan's Tinkerbell fairy is one of the more recognizable and popular among the mythical creatures. She may be one of the few who have an actual name! For the most part, the wee ones are unnamed and not nearly as sexy as this little lady.

If you need a compact place to store your cellphone or musical devices, a small purse may provide all the storage you need, but for larger items like books or gym clothes a tote bag or backpack might be best.

These cute backpacks make cool gifts and I'll leave it to you to come up with some ideas on how to make the gift more personal by tucking little pretties inside that your friends will appreciate.

If you are having a birthday party with Tinkerbell as your theme, small purses with beaded handles and her picture on them would make lovely inexpensive party favors. A small token of appreciation for your guests to take home is always a lovely gesture. Return to Unique Baby Gifts Baskets, Decorations and Party Decorating Ideas for more unique Tinkerbell purses and gifts.


Circus furniture is frivolous, fun and if there's one style of kid's bedroom decor that hasn't been getting enough coverage lately, it's circus clowns! For the decorator that is looking for a reason to paint the bedroom in bright colors clowns are the way to go! The key is to buy big top furniture for kids like striped book shelves and toy boxes that are painted like the old animal cracker boxes made to look like train cars with caged circus animals pacing back and forth. There's a place for decorative figurines and toys, but I really like the idea of decorating with storage shelves and magazine racks that have been painted with circus animals as well if not better than lots of collectibles. Besides, you will need a place to display your precious collectibles safely!

Painted clowns, trained seals and beautiful bareback riders on majestic white horses with elaborate feathered headdress and jeweled bridles will all be vivid memories that a kid will keep of his or her first Circus performance. This unique experience will be something that will probably be shared with your little boy or girl's grandchildren so why not decorate the bedroom to savor the moment?


Decorating the walls around circus art, posters or circus clown pictures might be a bit of a challenge. You want something unique and modern because vintage has been done so many times. Fill the space with a utility item with pizazz and pick up a collectible of tomorrow with this intriguing circus wall clock. The clowns are juggling, the ringmaster is directing and the tightrope walker is hanging on for dear life with a twist; it's all very colorful and exciting and this decorative timepiece actually plays circus tunes! It rotates various songs, Alt Kamer, Libiamo, and The Entertainer, by organ as well as the piano. How very cool is that? All this entertainment is run by battery which gives you maximum flexibility on wall placement and you won't have to worry about an electrical cord throwing the balance of your creative circus wall display.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Noah's Ark Table & Chairs

Noahs Ark table and chairs may be the best way to keep the dining room or kitchen table free of paper, markers and coloring books so that they can be used as a place for the family to eat their meals in peace. Plus they will provide a special place for your children to draw, paint and be messy and creative without interruption.

Set aside a special corner in your child's bedroom where clutter is considered to be a positive element and indicator of your little one's artistic abilities. A set of handpainted Noah's Ark table and chairs will make the area much more inviting especially if they match favorite wooden toys and gift items. If it's clear that you put thought and care into designing a special area for toddler activities it won't seem that you are punishing your child when you tell them to "Go and draw something!"

Noahs Ark bedroom furniture for children covered in pictures of rainbows and wild animals that match the prints on the walls and the Noah's Ark figurines and collectibles on the shelves is an excellent way to tie the room's decor together in one neat package.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Thomas Kinkade Noah's Ark Collectible Figurine Collection

There are elegant, collectible Noah's Ark figurines that are musical, rotate, are hand carved out of precious wood and some that still just sit there and inspire us by reminding us of Noah and his faith in God. All of that is certainly desirable so far as collectibles and figurines go, but I would be negligent if I didn't highlight this wondrous design by Thomas Kinkade.

As you may or may not know, Thomas Kinkade, is a master painter with a unique method of painting light so that it seems to glow and reach right off of the canvas to speak to you. The sweet, peaceful mood that those paintings create are a wonder to behold and no home should be without one of his masterpieces.

Now, here's a Noah's Ark pretty that you can use as the crown or centerpiece of your baby shower gift basket!

Monday, February 04, 2008


Does your have plans to decorate your child's room with Noahs Ark Gifts that you got at your baby's shower? If animals and characters from the story of Noah's Ark are your preferred decor or if you need some special gifts to present to your friends here are some excellent gift ideas.

A step stool is very helpful to give a toddler a leg up to the bathroom sink so that the toothbrush is in easy reach. What a grand feeling of independance when mom or dad no longer has to help so much their little with their everyday routines.

Being mommy's little helper by hanging their own coats and clothing is a precious sight as well. And how much more fun will that be with a Noah's Ark clothes tree with a carved wooden ark and a beautiful rainbow overhead?


Noah's Ark Vehicle Wooden Name Train Set by Maple Landmark Woodcraft

Your toddler will love this wooden Noahs Ark toy that can be pulled along without worrying about breaking or damaging one of the animals. Wood toys are just so much nicer than hard plastic in that regard. Plus, where else are you going to find a blue whale, a black elephant and a giraffe that will follow you everywhere you go?

This Noahs Ark toy will take the place of baby's choo choo train in a flash! It even comes with its own track to use as a wall shelf.

If pull toys are not your toddler's cup of tea, pull up a floor pillow and enjoy a few precious moments with Noah, the ark and six of the most best behaved animals you could ever want to entertain at a tea party. There are lions, elephants and black and white zebras for your child to hold and enjoy placing inside the ark through the removable main deck.


Where will you put your child's Noahs Ark toys and collectibles when company comes or just to organize and straighten the room? A toy chest with a painting of the Ark and lots of unique storage capabilities may be just the thing! Rotate your vintage, wooden Noah's Ark collectibles' on display. Keep the bedroom from being too cluttered with all the animals and figurines so that every animal and Biblical character has a turn to be in the spotlight for story hour.

If you would prefer a less colorful Noahs Ark toy box made of wood, perhaps this custom painted piece that can do double duty as a bench would suit you much better. It's slightly more expensive than the one at the top, but for what's offered either one is rather cheap when you consider how helpful all of that extra storage will be! Plus an extra seat around the toddler table will be nice for play dates when the kids want to work on artwork or crafts.

Custom Handpainted Noah's Ark Toy Box


What a special project for parents to share with their children. A great chance to discuss all of the particulars and see virtual plans or blueprints of the most famous boat of ancient and modern times. The wooden Noah's Ark Model kit is better than a trip to the Museum. History will take on an entirely new meaning when your child imagines what it might have been like to be a carpenter in Biblical times.

I'm not sure if this is a scale model or just an example of an antique boat made of wood known to have been in existence in the time of Noah, but it will go a long way towards learning how to make a reasonable replica of Noah's Ark.

Once you've completed building your handmade model ark, you can treasure the memories of precious moments spent together and have the lasting pleasure of displaying the beautiful results of your labor.