Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mail a kid? Wordless Wednesday

This year instead of going on vacation, we decided to do our own "staycation" and stay home during my husband's vacation time. We had a list a mile long of things that need to be accomplished around the house. One of those things, was putting up a new mailbox. Our old mailbox was really beat up. So I sent my husband to the store to purchase a new mailbox. As usual anything that guys do, it has to be big right? So my husband comes home with what I think might be world's largest mailbox. Don't believe me?

Check this out. This is my 13 month old who easily fits inside with plenty of room to spare.


So much room to spare, that we thought, well lets see if my 4 year old will fit? Here he is carefully backing into the mailbox

Can he make it? Yep the door can shut!

A little fun!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Marielynn Boutique - Website Review

I am pleased to introduce to you a wonderful children's boutique Marielynn Boutique.
Marielynn Boutique
captures handmade elegance for babies and children. All of the products are loving handmade by Cales the boutique owner.

At Marielynn Boutique you'll find all kinds of beautiful handmade Hair-Accessories

One of our favorite holidays in our house is Halloween of course, I'm loving this Ghost and Pumpkin Deluxe hairbow

Or this Halloween Barrette
Its never to early to start shopping for Halloween!

Everyone knows kids go with us everywhere, so make your life easier by some of Marielynn Boutique's On The Go Baby Gear

Change your little one's posh bum on this fabulous Blue and Brown Damask Minky Dot diaper changing pad.

Ah, after a busy day out and about with your children, Marielynn Boutique has
Play and Bed Tme covered too! With Minky baby blankets, Chalk mats
and so much more!

Marielynn Boutique has lots of items on sale for 15-50% off. And if that was enough, here's a coupon code good for 10% off! Simply enter MLB09 at checkout. What you want to save even more? Sign up for Marielynn Boutique's newsletter to save 15% off on your first purchase.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Its almost back to school time!

Can you believe its almost time for the kiddos to go back to school? Don't forget to shop with us for Crocodile Creek backpacks and Crocodile Creek lunchboxes!

Each lunchbox and backpack has beautiful graphic designs on them. Shop with confidence with our selection of lunchboxes and backpacks - they are non toxic, phthalate and PVC free.

Don't get the same boring shirt that the kid down the street has, get a personalized firetruck tee for the boys!

Or how about a Bling My Dad Rocks tee for the girls?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

PST Designs - Website Review

Ah its summer and in my household, that means birthdays! I was on the hunt for a cute boys birthday outfit for my little man turning 1. There are millions of websites out there that have girls clothes, cute adorable girls clothes. But as a mom of all boys, that doesn't help me much. I was looking for something cute, yet practical and I found it at PST Designs.

PST Designs is owned by Patty. Patty is another fabulous boutique owner that I have had the pleasure to work with and she extremely talented! PST Designs! has everything from custom birthday outfits!, Character outfits, Towels and hairbows

Check out osme of the Character outfits, they are so precious!
My 4 year old son Logan loves this Spongebob one - Hmmm wonder why?

Maybe you have an Elmo fan?

Adorable Elmo Boys outfit!

Here is my little man in his custom birthday outfit!

Mention our blog with you place your order and you can get a free basic hairbow with the purchase of any girls outfit or free monogramming for the boys outfits. Just mention your choice in the special instructions section (towards the bottom of PST Designs product page).

Oh and if you are doing the monogramming don't forget to mention your little man's name!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

On Paisley Lane - Website Review

I've been doing a little Christmas shopping - yes I know people its only July. Since we specialize in dress up costumes, August thru December are my very busy times for my business, so got to get all I can get done now. Besides, Christmas will be here before we know it!

Recently we received our fabulous

Soapsicles from On Paisley Lane. They look good enough to eat and smell great too! I'll have to watch my 4year old, cause I expect he will try to eat them!

Robin the site owner is fabulous to work with and super friendly!

I'm not a coffee drinker, but if I was, I would be scooping up these trendy coffee contures. They are so trendy and cute!

I'm totally digging the Bahama Mama

She even has Kiddie contures!

So now that you have had a chance to browse On Paisley Lane Enter the code PAISLEY at checkout and 15% Off until July 31st!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Coming soon - Site Reviews!

As a business owner, I have been blessed to network with many other awesome business owners. Along the way I have had the pleasure of shopping on their fabulous sites. I'd like to share with my readers, some of these wonderful sites that I've shopped with. Starting Sunday July 11th I will launch my first site review and continue writing about each business in coming weeks on or about each Sunday. I say on or about, because I am a mom and lets face it - life just gets busy sometimes!

So stay tuned to "meet" some fun websites and businesses!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Where to find Milo's Creations, friend us, fav us, follow us!

Social media is huge and we are not going to be left behind. So feel free to "fave us", "friend us", "follow us" Click all the links below to be directed to our profiles on each of these popular social sites!

First of course is our website - Milo's Creations



Blog if you are not following us already, please click on the friend connect on the right side bar to get hooked up to our latest blog post. Hey you don't want to miss anything do you?

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Crazy Day - Monsters vs. Aliens movie

So we decide after the kids swimming lessons we'll take our kiddos to the movie theatre. The local theatre is a historical building that is close to 100 years old. Today they were doing 1.00 movies day. Today's feature? Monsters vs Aliens.

Our first stop was swimming lessons. We were running late and I was trying to grab all the "stuff" that we would need for swimming and a change of clothes afterwards. I stuffed all our clothes in our niffy Blue Animals Zoo Wetbag and we were off. Got to swimming, peeled the boys shirts off and ushered them in the pool. I decide today I'd let my 1 year old (who's not walking yet) splash around in the wading pool. Boy oh boy did he splash. Got me soaked.

Kids get done swimming, I propel them to the locker rooms to get changed into street clothes. I frantically stuff their wet clothes in our wetbag, rush out to the car, load everyone up with about 20 minutes to spare.

I discover my 4 year old neglected to bring along his shoes. This kid goes barefoot most of the summer, so I am not surprised. Mental note to self to verify he is wearing his shoes from now on when leaving the house. Simply telling him to get his shoes on the way out the door apparently isn't good enough. Now what I think. Going home and getting them is out of the question. After a quick mommy assessment, I decide to run to the local CVS and buy a cheap pair. I find a size too small spiderman flip flops. I stuff them on his feet and we are off to the movies!

We pull up to the movie theatre at 1:25 and there is a line about a block long out front of the theatre. I'm muttering to myself there can't be a line to get into this movie can there? Its not a new release and anytime we go to this old theatre we and about 15 other people have the place to ourselves. After a quick assessment of the situation, I decide to drop my husband off at the end of the line and go park. Why I didn't send a kid with him to wait in line I don't know. I guess its because there was tons of traffic and people every where and I felt pressured to move out of the way.

Three blocks later I find a parking spot. We get out, I grab my sleeping baby, his blanket and his bottle. I stuff the shoes back on my son's feet and we walk. Along the way I learned something new about my 4 year old son. He does not like Flip flops. He doesn't like the little piece that goes between your toes. And kept walking out of them and leaving them on the sidewalk. I would realize this after we were several paces away and we'd run back and get them, stuff them on his feet again, only to repeat this process again a few steps later. This was the source of entertainment for people who were walking behind us. Finally I gave up and let him walk barefoot down the sidewalk, keeping a watchout for anything sharp.

We arrive to the front of the theatre. No husband. We go inside and he is just walking away from the ticket window - yeah! My first lucky break of the day. Then we get in line for popcorn. Son takes off shoes several more times. Sleeping baby is awake and not happy about being woken up. Not to mention he is sliding further and further down my hip as he sqirms around in my arms. And my oldest can't stop chattering. Finally I do another mommy assessment and decide to take the kids and find seats. No seats on first floor, must walk up three flights of stairs to the balcony, with a squirming baby, chattering kid and the shoe escape artist. We retrieve the shoes at least 2 times on the stairs. No good front row seats so we must go to the fourth or was it fifth row. I get the kids situated. I'm sitting between my oldest and middle child, cause I know better then to let them sit next to each other in a dark movie theatre. I situate squirming baby on my lap, then I think, um how is my husband going to find us? Movie previews have already started, its very dark in there. The walls and floors are dark red, which makes it even darker, he'll never find us! Then I whip out our modern day invention - the cell phone! Only he doesn't answer it cause his hands are full of popcorn and drinks. I manage to flag him down, we hand out the popcorn and the kids are quiet for awhile. That is until the popcorn ran out, sprite was spilled on my legs by both kids and the movie began to get a little boring.

So that was my day, how was yours?

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Summer Mommy Diet

Since summer has started, unbeknownst to me, I started a diet and actually lost a few pounds. I'm dubbing it the Summer Mommy Diet.

Here's how it works. Full meals are a thing of the past. Instead you sneak one of your kids french fries as you fix their plate. You finish the half eaten apple that was left on the kitchen counter. You get a morsel or two from the kids half eaten leftovers as you scrape them into the garbage. You steal a bite here or there when you are testing your baby's food to make sure its not to hot. My kids are so active that the little bit of food I manage to wolf down, I run right off while shooing my kid from one thing to another. That or while I am trying to eat, they are wreaking havoc in the other room and my meal gets abandoned.

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