It’s Movember! Bring Back the Moustache

It’s November, aka Movember. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow mustaches during Movember to spark conversation and raise money for men’s health programs. My husband is participating in Movember, and while I don’t mind a nice winter beard, this mustache thing is making me nervous!

Support me through this November mustache episode by donating to my husband’s team. He is also welcoming new team members so if your or your loved ones want to participate, please sign up and join the Scratchy Face Boys, then watch those mustaches grow– thanks!

Moustaches for Movember

1- Moustache Up!: A Playful Game of Opposites- $8
2- Grey Mustaches Blanket from New Mom Designs- $88
3- Mr. Moustache Baby Mobile from Jaell und Tofta- $29
4- Mustached Yodeler Lantern- $12
5- Circo Woven Sheet- Moustaches- $10
6- Mister Numbers Art Print from Sugar Fresh- $20
7- Mustache Walnut Wooden Pull Toy from Seven Acre Toys- $42
8- Hold Me Tight Mustache Pillow from blabla kids- $52
9- Mr Bell Wine by Lucky Boy Sunday- $64
10- Chill Baby Stache Teether Novelty Mustache Shaped Teething Ring- $10

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6 Oct 2014, 11:20am
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Olli + Lime Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Stephanie O, the winner of our Olli & Lime Miller range giveaway! She has chosen the Line Crib Skirt and the Twig Charcoal Crib sheet.  Such a chic combo!

Giveaway Winner Combo

Congratulations Stephanie! I will email you shortly. I can’t wait to see photos of it in your nursery!

Thanks to Olli & Lime (one of our lovely friends and advertisers) for this generous giveaway.

23 Sep 2014, 9:19pm
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ABC Kids Expo 2014: Thanks for Reading!

Hope I didn’t miss anything!  But I’ve been home for almost two weeks now, so it’s time for the show coverage to come to an end.

That's a wrap!

And now back to our regularly scheduled posting! Well, it’s not actually “scheduled”. I post things fresh as I write them in an effort to bring you the latest information as soon as possible all year long, not just during our trade show coverage.

2014 JMPA Innovation Awards at ABC Kids Expo

As part of the festivities at the 2014 ABC Kids Expo, the JPMA announced its 2014 Innovation Award winners.

Judges Pick Award: Cloud Q Infant car seat from CYBEX
With safety and quality comparable to the Cybex Aton 2 and Aton Q, the innovative Cloud Q can recline completely when used on a stroller.  (coming early 2015)

Cloud Q Infanct Car Seat from CYBEX

Parent’s Pick Award: Baby Camera 0 Emission by Babymoov
The first and only video baby monitior with no electromagnetic wave emissions. (coming March 2015)

Feeding/Bathing/Changing category: Wow Baby Spill Free 360 Cup by Wow Gear, LLC

Wow Baby Spill Free Cup

Safety category: Buddy Tag by Le Vise Products

Buddy Tag

Child restraint category: Doona Car Seat by Simple Parenting

Doona Car Seat

Nursery category: Duux Bluetooth Baby Protector with Lullabies and Nightlight by Duux

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Play/entertainment category: SoapSox

SoapSox

Infant/parent care category: Love to Dream 50/50 Transition by Regal Lager, Inc.

Love to Dream 50/50 Transition

On-the-go category: Chicco LullaGo Bassinet by Chicco USA (*less than $100*)

Chicco LullaGo Bassinet

Carriers category: Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier

Ergobaby 4D Stretch Baby Wrap

Stroller category: UPPAbaby Vista Stroller

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Congratulations to all the winners.

5 Sep 2014, 8:30am
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ABC Kids Expo 2014 Preview

It’s that time again!  I’m packing up and heading to Vegas tomorrow for my 5th year at the ABC Kids Expo, the nation’s largest kids and baby trade show.

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I’ll be meeting and visiting with many of our favorite brands and companies as well as other bloggers and retailers.  It’ll be a busy few days.  Coverage on the blog will start next week and run through September, but you can follow on twitter, Instagram and Facebook to catch some of the early news and photos.

Follow our coverage to preview what the year ahead will bring!

4 Jul 2014, 10:53am
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Happy Independence Day!

Here’s to 238 years of the U.S. of A!

Enjoy this festive day and stay safe!

15 May 2014, 9:05am
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Skip Hop Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Laura I., the winner of a new Butterfly Zoo Pack and Lunchie from Skip Hop!  Laura, this is going to be so perfect for your little girl!

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If you want to get the latest addition to the Skip Hop Zoo– either the Hedgehog or the Butterfly, you can find them on the Skip Hop website or on amazon.com.

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11 May 2014, 12:14pm
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mothers Day 2014

We managed to take our annual Mother’s Day photo this year without too much fussing or fighting so I’m calling the day a success!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you modern moms, moms-to-be and mothering types.  Give yourselves a pat on the back.  I hope you’re getting all the appreciation you deserve– today and every day!

with love,Esther

The Most Expensive Crib

I’m merely posting this for your entertainment… at $16,320,000, the Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold from Suommo has got to be the most expensive bassinet of all time.  I imagine it being the bed of choice for the offspring of ancient Pharaohs.

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Fortunately, the bedding is included.  How about throwing in the child’s college education while we’re at it?

For the older baby, the Bela Luxury Cot Gold Edition is merely $62,288 but I’m afraid the bedding is an additional $5,168.  For some reason they throw in a free bottle of water.Suommo-Bela-Gold-0631

You could also choose the La Perla Crib Gold Edition for $81,600 or the Limited Edition La Perla Crib in Gold Rosé ($353,600), also with a free bottle of water.

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I’m not even going to mention the pacifier– oh wait, I just did.

Have I sufficiently knocked your socks off?

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