Thursday, August 28, 2008

This Week in Reviews

This week I was lucky enough to review 2 great products by WAHMs.

The first review that I did was about Grey's Harbor Designs. Sarah makes beautiful matching name hangings and blankets.

This is the one that she made for Sara Rose. Don't you love it!


They make the perfect baby-shower present, birthday present, just because I like you present. So head on over to Grey's Harbor Designs right now.

The second review is about Envision Photography. Kelly is a spectacular photographer who is now selling prints of her amazing pictures.

I look at this and just feel happiness, I don't even know how else to explain it.

Right now she is having a giveaway on her blog where you can win a free 8x10 print of your choice!

Halloween Costumes Are Now Available at Sara Rose Tutus

Do you have an angel?

Or is she a little devil?

Maybe you want your pumpkin to be a pumpkin?

Is she too sweet? Maybe she could be a candy corn.

These tutus and more are all available at Sara Rose Tutus and Sara Rose Tutus on Etsy. Let me know that you are a Posh Mama and I will give you a 5% discount.

Trick or Treat!

Here's a real treat!
Scare up some Halloween fun with this cute ghostly necklace, hand stamped BOO.
Just $12!
This and many other fun and sweet treats can be found in

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pure Wool Scarflettes

click to visit the Sheeps Clothing Etsy store
With the end of August upon us, thoughts turn towards the coming cooler weather.

The age old dilemma of how to keep a scarf on a busy child has been solved with the new range of Sheeps Clothing pocket scarflettes. The clever design of these scarflettes incorporates a pocket that allows one end to be threaded through the other to keep the scarf secure.
Being hand knitted from pure wool, they are sure to keep your little one warm, yet the shorter length means the ends won't get in the way from some serious playing.

click to visit the Sheeps Clothing Etsy store

They will fit most sizes from toddlers right up to teens and adult sizes are available too. For more information, please click on any of the images to visit my Etsy store, or you can visit the Sheeps Clothing website for additional details.

click to visit the Sheeps Clothing Etsy store

Snanimals Giveaway!!

Okay, here we go. Our first giveaway!! We are giving away a pair of our fabulous cow sneakers, your choice of pink, blue, green, yellow or purple in infant/toddler sizes 1 - 10!

Here's what you need to do: Visit and comment on our post at from Wednesday, August 27th about your favorite item we sell (other than the cow!) One entry per person UNLESS you have your own blog. If so, post this contest with the link on your blog and you get 2 more entries (once you have posted your entry on your blog, enter 2 more times here with your blog name!)

You must put your email address in the post along with the color/size you choose. We will pick a winner on Wednesday, September 3rd so you must enter by midnight EST on Tuesday the 2nd.

So enter now and post this on a blog you have or know and get 2 additional entries! Random drawing will choose the winner!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Baby Dayz are Here!

Baby's here, and what to get the new mommy? New baby seems to get showered with gifts, so how 'bout treating mommy to a special treat? What could mean more to her than this hand stamped layered disc necklace in sterling silver, featuring a hand print and baby's name and or birthdate. Hangs from a sterling silver box style chain. How sweet! $33

Com echeck out this and other great gift ideas in The Taffy Box!

Earring Giveaway!

Earring Giveaway Through the End of August.

Purchase any pendant in Lady Lynn's Boutique and receive a free of a pair of Sterling Silver gemstone earrings as a gift!

As the Holiday season approaches, please visit
and find the perfect gift for your loved ones or a sensational piece of unique handcrafted jewelry to accessorize your wardrobe.

Earring giveaway offer ends on midnight September 2, 2008
Happy Labor Day

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Put it in Your Wish Pot

Do you know about Wish Pot? I just found it myself, forgive me if I'm way behind. Anyhow it is a fabulous site where you can create a free account and a button comes up on your toolbar so that you can create gift lists for your loved ones, wish lists for yourself to share with your loved ones (it doesn't really feel like a hint if you don't say it out loud), and organize everything in one spot.

You don't have to bookmark pages and try to remember what they were there for when your neices birthday rolls around - just create a gift list specifically for her - very easy and convenient. LOVE IT!

You can imagine my surprise (read delight) when I found out that the No Slip Charlie was already featured on a Baby Must Have list from one of my reviewers, Wendy Stetson, of Babies Gotta Have It! I am so thrilled to know that moms to be can find the No Slip Charlie and add it to their registry - even if they can't find it in stores (yet!).

"Wet Babies are Slippery... Get a Grip!"

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ecobag Organic Produce Bags

If you love your envirosax and have not yet added reusable produce bags to your shopping routine, it’s time to make the switch!

They are extremely affordable and easy to use, saving hundreds if not thousands of plastic produce bags from going into landfills each year. The organic net bags are lightweight and durable. They work well for potatoes, apples, larger bulkier fruits and vegetables. The finer weave organic cotton bags are great for bulk and dry goods like nuts, cereal etc.

They are easy to use and carry as well. Simply machine or hand wash and hang to dry. Shop for reusable grocery and produce bags today at Shop Kir Devries.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Sew Fabric Crib Rail Guard Tutorial

I am excited to announce a new product in my Etsy Shop! I have written a No Sew Fabric Crib Rail Tutorial. This is an easy project that anyone could complete, even if you have no sewing experience. You only need a sharp pair of fabric scissors, a measuring tape, 6 basting safety pins, fabric, and about an hour of time. That's right, this project should only take about an hour of time from start to finish, once all of the materials are gathered. This tutorial is a 3 page PDF file with step by step instructions that include color photos. This tutorial also has a simple formula to help you figure out how much fabric to purchase, so you won't buy more than is needed.

Pick out your own fabric to match the bedding in your nursery, or a fabric that your babe would love – ducks, bears, frogs, trucks, pink polka dots, etc. This pattern is available in My Etsy Shop for $10. This week I will also be adding kits with everything you need, so you won’t even have to leave your house!

Giveaway from Lady Lynn

Rose Quartz & Garnet Sterling Silver Pendant

To enter to win this giveaway, please go to

Lady Lynn's Boutique
and sign our guest book and mention the Rose Quartz & Garnet Pendant in your comment. You email address is entered so I can contact you if you are the winner and is not visible nor will it be distributed in any manner.
A name will be drawn at random on Monday, September 1st.
The winner will be announced on our blog home page and on the contests page of our website. You will be contacted via email if you are the winner.
Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Meow Memory Matching Game

I saw these fabric in the store and know that I wanted to make another game with them. I lve the sweet little kitties and their paw prints. Remember playing memory as a child? This fun game is educational as it builds deductive reasoning and logic forming skills. There are 18 quilted game pieces, 2 of each picture, and a Fun Kitty Drawstring Bag. Visit my Etsy Shop, New England Quilter, to find this game for sale as well as other themed games as well.

Children's Space Adventure Book: Starry Night

Great news for those of you with little astronauts at home! My husbands space adventure book, Starry Night is now available through Barnes & Noble online. As a Dad with almost 20 years of experience as a space officer, he has really captured the spirit of space exploration in a way that young children can enjoy, relate to and learn from.

He is not only the author but also the illustrator, masterfully integrating images of our son, Tristan (the main character) with his technically accurate and simply stunning 3-rendered space art.

I love the Posh Mama community and we would be thrilled to send along a personalized little space note, from Savan or Tristan, for your little astronaut to put in their book. Just contact me through my Posh Mama profile (kristenbeck). Enjoy!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Shop on Etsy - ThreeLittleGoblins

Just had to mention a new favorite shop of mine on It is and they have a special place in my heart! This is someone I know who makes hand made bears in all shapes and sizes. One of the bears listed on her site is called a memory bear. This bear can be made from any fabric you like, one for her to choose or one maybe from a favorite piece of clothing. You can have your child's favorite shirt or dress made into a bear when it no longer fits!

But I have to say what is most special about this memory bear is it was one made especially for me in memory of my darling daughter Emma (you can read about Emma on my site at - it has a link to information and also to her carepage.) Emma passed away suddenly last year from pulmonary hypertension. Recently my friend surprised me with this beautiful bear, done in purple ribbon fabric for the pulmonary hypertension association and with Emma's picture on the belly (with a bumblebee on the foot--Emma LOVED bees!) So you see just how special these bears can be.

But there's so many more. I am also showing one that she makes for teachers! It is a fantastic idea and a wonderful gift. A bear that has the class picture (or any picture) on it's belly and colorfull apples all over for the class to sign to give as a gift! How ingenious! I imagine you can do this sort of thing for all types of jobs, not just teachers, as a special gift! Please drop by their shop and take a look around!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Shake The Salt Giveaway

Check out my latest giveaway at Shake The Salt another cool website designed for women! Great info, cool giveaways a nd a lot of informative info!

Here is the giveaway:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Buy a Sara Rose Tutu and Help Out a Charity

I have had the idea for awhile that I would like to find someway to be able to use my tutus to give to charity, and I finally figured it out.

Every 6 months, I will be picking a charity to work with. I will design a special tutu using the colors of the charity and then I will donate 30% of the proceeds of each tutu to that charity.

For example, the first charity that I will be working with is The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Friends of Heroes team. When you purchase one of the special LLS tutus, 30% of the proceeds from the tutu will then go to LLS through theFriends of Heroes team.

The special LLS tutu red and black tulle with a black ribbon waistband.
Pricing is as follows (does not include shipping):
Newborn- $17
Infant -$19
Child Size 3-4- $24
Child Size 5-6-$26
Child Size 7-8- $28.50
Child Size 10-12- $30.50
Adult Sizes- varying by size

Speaking of Friends of Heroes and LLS, I wanted to add a reminder about the Blogging for Cancer Event. It is going on this week, please take a moment to check it out.

If you would like your charity to be our next charity, please contact me at

Simply Stated

Simply stated, this necklace is letter perfect! A - Z, Whatever your monogram initial , have it hand stamped in large font on this 3/4 inch sterling silver disc, accented with your birthstone color! Makes a great gift too!

Come take a peek into The Taffy Box where you're sure to find something sweet for yourself or someone you love!
And, while you're there be sure to enter my contest for a free name pendant charm!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

pure wool open knit hats

The Sheeps Clothing range of open knit hats are perfect for that in between weather. As they are knitted by hand from the finest quality pure Australian wool they are sure to keep you warm, yet the open nature of the knit guards against overheating.

The hats are available in a wide range of colours and in sizes to fit infants through to adults.

Our ever popular flower details are this year joined by our new vintage button embellishment range. Both styles are attached with brooch fastenings so they can be removed or repositioned as you like.

The beautiful photos featured here are by Boise photographer, Melissa Niu. More of Melissa's stunning photos can be seen at her website.

Green Party Goods reviewed on Busy Mommy Product Review

Today I reviewed a great website, Green Party Goods. It is a great site that carries tableware, goodies boxes and felt bags, party favors, decorations, green toys and games, eco-friendly green gifts, and tote bags. In addition to being good for the environment, the products that she carries are gorgeous and affordable.

I have to say that one of my favorite items that she has are the party hats. Oh how I wish I had the felt princess hat for Sara Rose for her birthday party. Photobucket

Another one of my favorites are the handcrafted wooden toys made in the USA. How cool is this log cabin! Can you imagine how excited a kid would be to get this? I can!
Head on over to my blog and enter to win some prizes from Green Party Goods.

Hand painted onesies at Snanimals

Halloween is just around the corner and at we've got some adorable hand painted onesies for baby! Choose from spiders, pumpkins or candy corn OR custom order a design you like!

At just $13.50, they're a bargain too! Feel free to ask for the design on a t-shirt too. We can do those up through adult sizes. Come on over to see all of our hand painted designs!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

♥ Another Belli Cosmetics Giveaway! ♥

Okay, once again we are hosting a Belli Cosmetics Giveaway! They are still honoring the 30% discount code until August 22nd so make sure and take advantage of the amazing deal!

This week, we are giving away the Pampered Pregnancy Body Wash, Eye Brightening Cream, and Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer

How can YOU win this lovely set? It's easy as...

1- Go to
2- Tell us what you think of the new site...any suggestions on what YOU would like to see as a Posh Parent yourself?
3- Go to, leave a comment and provide us some feedback!

**BONUS** Sign up for the newsletter while you are leaving your comment (just make mention to add you to the list) and you will be entered TWICE!

Go ahead...have fun!!

Contest starts...12am EST on August 13th and ends 12am EST on August 21st.
Winner will be announced on this blog Friday, August 22nd!

♥ New Onesies available at Tres Couture ♥

Just wanted to share with you all that there are a few new onesies added to the site! I have so much fun with these and I hope that you enjoy them as well!

Snanimals on Etsy

Hey, did you know that has a shop on Etsy? Well, we do! Come on over and visit us at to find the latest steals, deals, discounts and more on overstocks, one of a kinds and even the latest styles! We try to give great pricing on Etsy and will accept custom orders also (while always giving the best pricing!)

So come on over and see what we've got going on!! We love Etsy and we know you will too!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Magnet Sets - only $12.50

A fun & funky gift, this set includes (3) 1 1/2" designer fabric covered magnets, an adorable tin adorned with coordinating designer paper. The tin is reusable and makes a great "little extra" to the set.

Placement of fabric may vary, however the pattern remains the same

Coordinating paper will vary


Extra strength magnets used.

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Posh Mama, The Hip Hangout for Haute Mamas!