Monthly Archives: February 2010

The pregnancy problem solver: Health edition

If milk does a body good, an expecting gal should be in great shape,what with the rate at which she’s consuming the stuff to build up the bones of two human beings and calm the ring of fire slowly easing … Continue reading

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Clek Oobr

If your firstborn will soon become a big brother or sister and you plan to use your toddler’s current convertible car seat for the little one on the way (which is the circumstance we found ourselves in), you’re likely in … Continue reading

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Art to grow by

Written by: Kera February 23 2010 I was recently introduced to Oopsy Daisy, an online company that features art collections. These collections have grown from a handful of pieces to over 2,000 works of art, created by more than 70 … Continue reading

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I'm so stereotypical

Written by: Ginny February 22 2010 Would anyone care to guess what I had for lunch today? OK, I’ll tell you. No-sugar-added applesauce, a (light) tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat loaded with pickle slices, and for dessert, chocolate ice … Continue reading

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Evenflo Serenade Infant Car Seat

I’ve been using my Serenade infant seat for a couple of weeks now, and I am a big fan. Evenflo’s SureLATCH technology gives me peace of mind (it’s a system that uses two connectors to your vehicle’s LATCH system to … Continue reading

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A new lineup for Target

Written by: P&N February 18 2010 We never thought the day would come, but Target has added a new designer in their maternity clothes department. Well, at least they are testing this new line. Time to share the stage Liz … Continue reading

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bliss/philips bikini perfect deluxe spa edition

Written by: Betsy February 17 2010 I’m guessing most of you ladies will agree when I suggest that pregnancy requires your nether regions to be on display more frequently than any other time in your life. Endless trips to the … Continue reading

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bliss/philips bikini perfect deluxe spa edition

Written by: Betsy February 17 2010 I’m guessing most of you ladies will agree when I suggest that pregnancy requires your nether regions to be on display more frequently than any other time in your life. Endless trips to the … Continue reading

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Love is in the hair … and more

Written by: Kera February 17 2010 Well, it's that time of year, and what better way to celebrate this lovely holiday than with your little munchkins? Here is a Valentine's Day gift guide for your little ones from the handmade … Continue reading

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Meet green mama Beth Shea (part I)

Written by: Kera February 17 2010 Happy Friday! Today I'm excited to featurea widely published writer, mom, activist and world traveler. Beth Shea, founder and author of the popular blogPetite Planet is here! While researching green design for children to … Continue reading

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Meet green mama Beth Shea (part II)

Written by: Kera February 17 2010 Read the remainder of my interview with the amazing Beth Shea, founder and author of the popular blogPetite Planet. What fostered your passion for green design? Becoming a mother fostered my passion for green … Continue reading

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Bring it on, winter!

Written by: P&N February 16 2010 Believe it or not, Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog saw his own shadow earlier in the month, which means more winter weather … I’m starting to think he knows what he’s talking about! My solution? … Continue reading

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Joovy Caboose Ultralight

Written by: Sarah February 14 2010 While planning a recent trip to Disney World that would include three kids under the age of 5, I knew that a good stroller was a must-have—it could seriously make or break our trip. … Continue reading

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Snow day duds (for cheap!)

Written by: P&N February 10 2010 OK, so maybe baby's not quite up for a snowball fight at this point in his life, but he can still look the part with snuggly, bundly goods for cold weather. And since we're … Continue reading

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Live and learn

Written by: P&N February 10 2010 Lesson from last year’s Grammys: Even celebrities get a little confused on what to wear when they have a sprouting star on the way. It’s a new year, so it’s time to turn over … Continue reading

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Be my Valentine

Written by: P&N February 10 2010 Calling all moms-to-be! Bring sexy back just in time for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner. (Yes, 13 days and counting.) Check out some of my favorite little numbers that guarantee an … Continue reading

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Great date dresses

Written by: P&N February 10 2010 Now that we’ve got the lingerie covered for Valentine’s Day, I guess it’s time to figure out what to wear to dinner. I’ve found some amazing dresses at bellablumaternity.com. Check out the Sultry Charmeuse … Continue reading

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Zooper Tango

Written by: Eileen February 10 2010 The Zooper Tango is a great stroller right out of the box. It’s easy to figure out even without reading the directions (although I do recommend reading them!). I have twin grandsons and their … Continue reading

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Order up! The youngest child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Inglesina Zippy

Written by: Julie February 05 2010 The Inglesina Zippy is a versatile stroller that's an excellent compromise between size and utility. Listed as an umbrella stroller, the Zippy may fall somewhere in between that and a standard stroller, considering its … Continue reading

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Order up! The oldest child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Order up! The middle child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Your baby’s personality type

Any mom with more than one child will tell you that no two babies are exactly alike—they come into this world with diverse temperaments and inclinations. As you interact with your little guy, watch his reactions, learn his habits, and … Continue reading

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The joy of becoming your mother

It’s one of the most common fears among women, perhaps even more frightening than grey hair and saggy skin: becoming their mother. I was absolutely determined that this would not happen to me. My mother, while a wonderful person, has … Continue reading

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Color splash

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I'm loving these colorful kid-friendly spaces courtesy ofDos Family.Carolina, a Swedish blogger, mother and artist created these lovely, inspiring spaces with her partner Henrik. How can you achieve this cheery look if you happen … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Playful Learning

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 The internet has replaced the encyclopedia set my parents got me when I was in 5th grade, and moving to the UAE means no more public libraries. So when I want to do research, … Continue reading

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Loving Moomah

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I found about aboutMoomahthis week, and I'm in love! I cannot wait to go to New York this summer and let my son experience this place. With activities, classes, a cafe, art projects and … Continue reading

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Etsy finds

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 Check out this adorable Etsy shop, faithworks4u. Are you kidding me with these photos?! So retro. The dresses are handmade, fabulous and reasonably priced. Who doesn't remember having a dress like this? Mine looked … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 So living near Dubai has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the greatest advantages is having access to all the great European specialty baby shops. I had never heard ofMamas and Papasbefore coming here, … Continue reading

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Little Ella Bug

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 The company Little Ella Bug was started by Amber, a mother of a new baby girl. I was introduced to these sweet little charms on her site, and think they would make great gifts … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Iran

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I live a boat ride away from Iran. Most of my produce comes from there, and I know lots of people from there as well. I never thought I would say that. So I … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Persimmon and Pink

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I think I can call Susan from Persimmon and Pink my friend. We both read each other's blogs and comment frequently. She makes art that I buy and love. Although I've never met her, … Continue reading

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Insight

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I've been thinking a lot about design lately. I have to think about it because (a) I love it, (b) my house desperately needs it, and (c) it's my job. What is design though? … Continue reading

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I heart Anthro

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I wonder if it's painful for the art directors at Anthropologie. I mean, they have so much talent, create so much inspiring art, that it's oozing out everywhere. I love Anthropologie's November 2009 catalog. … Continue reading

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You name it

Written by: P&N February 03 2010 When you choose your baby's name, you're assigning him or her a label that will stick for life. (And that's why we spend so many hours pouring over books of 2,000,000+ baby names!) If … Continue reading

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Strolling in style

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I have been in Dubai this week. Beautiful place, but I'm glad to be home. I was able to meet up with a friend who has a 3-month-old baby girl. We went to the … Continue reading

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Birthday inspiration

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 This weekend is my oldest son's birthday. He is turning 3. Wow. The time has flown. And even though he won't appreciate it, and most likely won't remember, I want to throw him a … Continue reading

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Bookcase project

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 This looks exciting! I'm usually not a DIYer, but (1) I've always wanted to be, and (2) I'm being forced to if I want more than beds in my children's rooms. I found a … Continue reading

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Finishing touches

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I wish. I had such a great week! Lots of finishing touches are going up in my house. Lighting, shelves, draperies. It's all coming together. Last week I posted about coming up with great … Continue reading

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Space to fill …

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 So now that I'm in Abu Dhabi and getting more and more settled, I fear that my kids' rooms have been neglected. Furnishing a 3,000+ square foot house takes more money and furniture than … Continue reading

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Photography tips from Savanna Tate

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 So, my hubby got me a NEW camera. Which is so surprising, since 85% of the technology I buy either ends up in the toilet or lost. But this bad boy isn't going near … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Le Papier Studio

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 OK everybody, we have another great giveaway! Vana, one of my favorite designers from her company Le Papier Studio is giving our readers fabulous holiday greeting cards! Perfect in time for … oh no. … Continue reading

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Glam to go

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 So I'm heading to Dubai to live for three years with my family. If you know one thing about the country, it's that it's extremely wealthy. I knew I had to have a super … Continue reading

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Making plans

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 So I'm moving out of the country in less than two weeks. Bon voyage, hasta la vista, adios. If I wasn't so excited about the notion of decorating my children's rooms, I would probably … Continue reading

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Giveaway: print*pattern*paper

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 We've got another great giveaway, folks! Rebecca of print*pattern*paper is the amazing artist behind this company, and I'm so excited to feature her here today. Here are some of my favorite pieces: vintage zinnia … Continue reading

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Chic moms, chic rooms presents Megan Carty!

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 I'm very excited to introduce Megan Carty~ a graphic designer and mom from Massachusetts. She is absolutely lovely. She created a drop dead gorgeous room for her first baby, Paige. Below, she tells us … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Ambrosia Girl

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 Today I'm terribly excited to feature a graphic designer who is a HUGE inspiration to me. Jenn Kirk is a mother of two boys who runs a graphic design studio out of her home … Continue reading

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Giveaways: Trendy Peas

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 Trendy Peas, a fabulous line of contemporary children’s art and wall decor, is offering a giveaway at Design to die for! I’m a huge fan of their work and am so excited to be … Continue reading

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Chic moms, chic rooms presents Sharstine!

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 Welcome to the first of regular features I will be doing here at Design to die for! I'm going to be spotlighting parents around the country who have used their design skills to create … Continue reading

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Falling in love again

Written by: Kera February 03 2010 So I'm moving. And I'm soooo excited to have a new little nursery and toddler's bedroom to create. I've been collecting prints to put in my little ones' rooms, and I just found another … Continue reading

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