Tuesday, December 29, 2009


A hunk a hunk a burnin' love!! You gotta love this Elvis dress (0 - 3 mos) on sale for just $15 (my custom 4T was $30) at http://www.singmeamelody.etsy.com/

Cross posted from my blog at http://snanimals.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hello Kitty!

Just look at this adorable hand crocheted Hello Kitty inspired hat from www.theheadsaid.etsy.com Just $16.50 and custom made (many many styles available) Perfect for the Hello Kitty fan in your family!

Be sure to pair it up with our Hello Kitty inspired sneakers (or maryjanes!) $23 at www.jlperillo.etsy.com!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gift Ideas for Dinosaur Lovers and Scurvy Pirates

Still looking for gift ideas for your beloved? Today Kobold has selected his favorites for dinosaur lovers and survy pirates.

Kobold's picks for dinosaur lovers include:

1. I Dream I Was a Dinosaur board book from Barefoot Books. Join a young boy on a dreamland adventure to prehistoric times, where he meets dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The rhyme filled text is followed by fascinating notes about the age of dinosaurs and includes illustrations by Kobold's favorite Clare Beaton.

2. The 63 piece Mighty Dinosaur puzzle is is a wonderful gift for advanced puzzler. Kobold Toys also offers an adorable puzzle for the starter set with Shure's "My Dinosaur's Puzzle & Book."

3. For the artsy dinosaur lover, Kobold recommends the Calafant Dinosaur craft (only $6.99!). Children can use their imagination and creativity to color their own dinosaur and then play with it. This beautiful craft is made of pre-punched white cardboard, so it can be put together without glue or scissors. In addition, it comes with 6 markers and building instructions, all sealed in a plastic bag.

You will not have to walk the plank if you take Kobold's suggestions and wrap up these gifts that the scurviest of pirates will love:

1. The Little Pirate Bag of Books set lets your child set sail with this merry crew and enjoy all sorts of pirate fun with Port Side Pirates! with music CD and Pirates: Fun Activities, filled with puzzles, mazes, treasure maps and reusable stickers which will keep young landlubbers happily occupied for hours.

2. If you have a Pirate Girl, consider the cute pirate tooth pillow doll by North American Bear Co.

3. Pirates encounter many dangers in the deep blue sea. The Bloco Marine Creatures Scholastic set lets your child build and learm about sharks and other creatures so your pirate is prepared!

Have fun learning! And for more gift ideas and discounted items, visit the website every day.
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Layered Mamma Love!

Sterling silver layered discs say it all! Keep your loved ones close to your heart with this beautiful necklace in hand stamped discs from
Discs measure 1 inch to 1/2 inch and can be custom designed. Each name is chemically oxidized to highlight the letters, then polished to a shine.
Hangs from a 16 or 18 inch sterling silver ball chain necklace. Jump rings are soldered.
Names, words, phrases...whatever you'd like stamped, as long as it will fit, you can special order to your hearts delight! ..........$34
** Think Valentines Day! Mothers Day! (no longer able to guarantee Christmas delivery)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Get it Now!

Yes, rush to www.gingerlouiseclothing.etsy.com to get this beautifully made Christmas dress for your little princess at just $38 (get the matching ruffled leggings for $18.) I had this dress in the Halloween fabric and it was gorgeous! You will love her clothes!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter Plaid

This is one of those outfits that is perfect for the holidays and for the months after. I just LOVE Christmas clothes (and shoes from my shop www.jlperillo.etsy.com) but hate that after Christmas day I have to put them away. Solution! This adorable plaid skirt (with the leggings and shirt if you choose) from www.gingerlouiseclothing.etsy.com is just $20 and will last through spring. Dress it up with sparkley red for Christmas day or leave it tonal with the browns, just gorgeous.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Super Hero!

Looking for just the right present for that toddler or girl or boy you know? Well, I have the answer (not just for young kids either, my niece, 13, LOVES her cape!) These CUSTOM super hero capes! You can get plain or printed fabric with his or her favorite designs. Looking for spongebob, pirates, princesses, horses, elmo or thomas? Look no further. Pam can do all of that. From the printed fabric to the emblem on the back (with personalization too) you can't go wrong. She also offers different lengths from toddler to child to get it right.

Visit Pam's site at www.threelittlegoblins.etsy.com to order now!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shoe of the Month at Snanimals

Yes, that's right, the show of the month for December is........ Our Pink Minnie Maryjane!! Whohoo! For the whole month of December you can get this shoe for just $15. Great for gift giving, or vacations or just for fun!! Hurry! www.jlperillo.etsy.com

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday ornament set featuring women from around the world. Countries included in this set: Mexico, Italy, Nigeria, France, Scotland, Japan, and India. Each ornament measures approximately 3 inches, includes a sewn in ribbon hanger and has a floral cream backing.

Ornaments may be stored in drawstring bag.
Visit my Etsy Shop or Artfire Shop to view my Women of the World Doll Set too.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Layaway for Christmas!

Eclectic jewelry that makes a statement. What does your jewelry say about you? Layaway for Christmas - free shipping to anywhere in the U.S. Visit Studio a la Mode.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Scarf

I love this monkey scarf from www.rosaleendhu.etsy.com ($25) Also available in bunnies (lots of colors) So cute and makes a great gift. Here is the description:

This monkey scarf is made from anti-pill fleece. It is approximately 31 inches (78 cm) long before tail, so it fits close around the neck. The tail and legs are meant to be tucked through the tab on the back to keep the scarf snuggly around your neck.

Pair this up with our Monkey shoes (now in red or pink) and you have a ready made (hand made!) gift to give. Find ours at www.snanimals.com or www.jlperillo.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kobold Toys Salutes Veterans!

On Veterans Day we thank and honor those who served in the military. There are many ways to talk to your children about this special day...attend a parade in your neighborhood, discuss bravery and freedom, and just say "thank you" to these men and women for their service and sacrifice. One idea Kobold likes is to make a card to thank veterans and send the card to a local VA Medical Center. What a morale booster!

Kobold introduced the new COBI building blocks line on Monday. In addition to the Formula 1 models, Kobold Toys also offers a variety of military blocks for your little colonel or for the military toy hobbyist. Some of Kobold's favorites:

Happy Veterans Day!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Ready to do some serious Christmas shopping yet? Get on over to www.snanimals.com (or our etsy shop at www.jlperillo.etsy.com) and browse our selection of Christmas & Holiday shoes! Let your little ones shine like stars this holiday season!
Candy cane maryjanes, sparkley and fun and can be made as sneakers too.!
One of our newest designs, Candyland! So sweet, perfect for the holidays but also all year round! (Think Valentine's Day, Easter, anytime!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ginger Louise Holiday

Okay, by now you must know that my absolute favorite place to buy Anna's clothing is through http://www.gingerlouiseclothing.etsy.com/. I can't even begin to describe the quality, cut and fabrics she uses to make these custom creations. And that she will custom size them for your little girl is just beyond! She has started listing her holiday line, which is very limited. She also is having a blow out sale, be sure to get your favs at reduced prices (I did.!) Here is her new Jubilee, Ferry in Red for Christmas ($34) I have this top in blue and it is divine!!! I want this and will likely get it for Anna!! Here is the Jubilee holiday twirl set (both top and skirt) for $54.00. I have these tops in many colors for Anna and they are fabulous! I have many skirts but not the twirl (yet) but can say that the others are phenomenal so I know this is too. She puts so much into each piece and it shows!

Angels We Have Heard On High

Okay Halloween is officially over, so now the decorating plans turn towards Thanksgiving and Christmas! I love decorating for the Christmas holidays. We started a tradition of letting Miss E decorate her own little tree each year, and it is fun to let her select the ornaments. Some will become keepsakes and others are fun little whims from the Target. I think it is nice to have some holiday decor that the children can touch and even play with through the season. Our little Kobold has selected some adorable pieces that will add to you and your beloved's holiday joy.

Music lovers will love the adorable wooden angel with a violin. She also has friend in the choir who loves to sing, and a friend holding the candle of hope for the season. These wooden angels by HABA are sure to delight. And what a perfect gift idea for your music teacher!

Collect the family of HABA angels for your child's mini- tree, hang from greenery on the mantel, or tie to a holiday gift. With wonderfully unique colors, striped socks and curly hair, these will bring a smile to faces of all ages! Gloria, Felicia, Marina, Lemona, Rosa and Stella are keepsakes that will delight for years to come.

Kobold Toys is a fan of the Angel Dolls by North American Bear Company. Lovably sweet in soft velboa with embroidered facial features, in blonde and brunette, ribbon accent and attached tricot wings. This soft doll is a keepsake friend for baby and is machine washable!
The holidays are upon us, and Kobold will be sharing his and Santa's elves favorite toys for the children on your list. Keep checking our site daily for updates on holiday items and gifts.

Happy Holidays! ~ Ashley

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Have a Ball!

This past Saturday it rained and rained and rained. Miss E and Little C created this crazy game with a ball and a child-size broom. I never really understood the gist of the game, but I did love listening to the giggles on such a gloomy day. It also reminded me that sometimes the simplest toy- the ball!- can provide endless laughter and entertainment. Here are some of Kobold Toy's favorite balls- perfect (and affordable!) birthday and holiday gifts:

For the baby/toddler, we love the Allegro stacking ball. This colorful and extra soft plush ball is perfect for grabbing, stacking and rolling. The ball can be separated into 4 pieces. We also love the Lilliputiens Musical Handles Ball. This ball is perfect for little hands. It emits 8 different sounds and is suitable for children from 6 months up. Lilliputiens also offers the pretty in pink Musical Humps Ball.

For the toddler and up interested in kicking, rolling, and creating crazy in-door ball games, Kobold offers the brightly colored balls by Tatiri. These balls are perfect for inside and outside play and come in fun designs. We especially like the cars, rockets and hearts patterns.

Now, I appreciate that not everyone would appreciate an indoor game with a real ball (hello, Mimsi!). For those who prefer a quieter ball experience (stocking alert!!), Kobold recommends the puzzle balls by Ravensburger. These perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled together to form a solid, smooth ball - with no glue required! Kobold Toys offers the sports ball in the form of soccer, basketball and baseball. And for the holidays, we are offering the puzzle ball in seven beautiful patterns. The end result of one of these 60-piece puzzles is an unique decorative piece that can be displayed in your child's room or hung in the Christmas tree as an ornament.
Also, just a reminder that there are only a few days left to complete a product review on the site and be eligible for a $50 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Have a ball! ~ Ashley

Monday, October 26, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

As a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at age 44, I urge all Posh Mamas to be aware that this disease strikes women of all ages. Know your risk factors and fight for early detection. There's no doubt early detection saves lives!

The Taffy Box has a special breast cancer awareness section and offers FREE shipping to any US address through October! We also offer lots of hand stamped jewelry such as rings, pendants, mommy necklaces and much more! Put in your Christmas requests to your loved ones today (hint hint, wink wink) :)

Check out The Taffy Box at www.TheTaffyBox.com for our free monthly giveaway as well!

And visit my educational web site launched this month in honor of my 1 year cancer free anniversary at Reduce Your Risk! Discover ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer!

Etsy's Starving Artist Team Wrist Candy Holiday Giveway and Sale!!

The SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveway has begun!

Several members of SATeam combined talents to create this beautiful holiday themed charm bracelet, and it's looking for a good home on the wrist of one of our fabulous customers.
Artisan Holiday Charm Bracelet
Artisan Holiday Charm Bracelet
Artisan Holiday Charm Bracelet
So how can you win this gorgeous holiday charm bracelet? Each time you purchase an item from a participating Etsy shop, the shop owner will put your name into the draw to win this stunner. How easy is that? (See additional rules below)

The SATeam Holiday Sale begins today, October 26, 2009 and continues through December 6, 2009. You can find a list of the SATeam Etsy shops participating in the sale at the Starving Artists Blog. You can also find holiday sale items on etsy by searching for SATEAMWRIST

The SATeam blog features artisan handmade creations by the Etsy starving artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current etsy shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com.

Happy Holiday Shopping Everyone!

Eligibility: Each purchase made from a participating shop automatically enters you into the drawing. However, NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Making a purchase will not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to enter: This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m.EST on December 6, 2009. Any buyer of an item from a participating shop will automatically be entered into the drawing. To enter without purchase, hand print your full name, complete address with zip code, and email address on a standard size postcard and mail with the proper postage affixed to:
SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway
K. Smith
PO Box 4712
Wichita, KS 67204
All mail-in entries must be received by December 6, 2009. All entries become the property of the Giveaway host and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Holiday Cheer

Here are our new gingerbread men maryjanes, just in time for the holidays! Super sweet and made to match Gymboree's new line! Visit our etsy store at http://www.jlperillo.etsy.com/

How about these adorable hair clips, love the gingerbread man! $595 at http://www.celesteandcompany.etsy.com/
Here is a custom gingerbread man shirt for $20 by http://www.littlebittledesigns.etsy.com/

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kobold Celebrates Author Clare Beaton

On one of his many adventures around the world, our little Kobold discovered the talents of Clare Beaton. Ms. Beaton is an award-winning artist and author who creates children's books using a colourful range of mostly vintage materials. She is a highly sought-after creator of handcrafted children's picture books. She has had nearly fifty books published, many of which Kobold is happy to offer through Kobold Toys. The illustrations in her books are filled with color and texture, sure to captivate the eyes and mind of any child.

Here are some of Kobold's favorites- sure to be wonderful additions to your child's libary:

There's a cow in the cabbage patch, moo, moo, moo! She should be in the dairy, what shall we do? Tour the farmyard and help all of the animals find their way to their rightful spots in this topsy turvy jaunt. Rhyme and repetition complement the story of a farm full of animals that are each exploring another's home.

Elusive Moose. Search for the elusive moose in the snowy north, and meet lots of other northland animals on the journey. The hardcover edition includes endnotes about all the creatures, a guessing game of animal footprints, and a page of informative facts about the moose.

I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur. Join a young boy on a dreamland adventure to prehistoric times, where he meets dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The rhyme filled text is followed by fascinating notes about the age of dinosaurs.

Playtime Rhymes for Little People. Act out each of the imaginative selections in this hand-sewn anthology. The forty rhymes and games encourage active play and participation with step-by-step instructions to follow. Book with CD edition includes songs and rhymes performed by Susan Reed.

Welcome a new baby into the world with Baby’s First Book, featuring Clare Beaton’s exquisite hand-sewn collages. Paired with a cuddly White Bunny Rabbit puppet, this gift set makes the perfect present and is presented in an eco-friendly, reusable green shopper tote with a gift tag to personalize it.

We know you'll love these illustrated books as much as Kobold does. Kobold Toys has a wide selection of books available on our site for ages newborn to seven. Happy Reading!

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