*New - Personalized Stationary and Lunchboxes

Oh My Baby is so excited to announce we have added new personalized stationary and personalized lunchboxes to our store.

All of the personalized stationary is printed on smooth professional cardstock. There are 24 different designs to choose from for your special boy or girl. Choose either flat notes or folded cards. Each set includes 12 cards with white classic envelopes. Different shades of pink and brown make up the modern look of the taffy stripes note cards

Or choose the classic baby blue notes for the little boy in your family!

Check out our great personalized lunchboxes. These lunchboxes are lead free and food safe. Don't limit them to just the cafeteria. You can use them to store crafts, toys or snacks. Choose from one of our 14 beautiful designs for your special ballerina, football player, or butterfly lover. My son's favorite is the Rockstar design. Even though he hasn't started school yet, he loves to carry his cars around in it.

Make sure you stop by Oh My Baby and check out our new (and some of your old favorite) products.


Baby Bling Onesie Giveaway

Too Hot Tot Bling makes some amazing custom baby bling onesies. These onesies are totally unique because they are customized just for you. You choose the name or phrase and one of their fabulous designs. Don't see a design you like? Too Hot Tot Bling can make a custom design to your specifications.

Need a onesie for Halloween? How about a cute "Boo!' with a pumpkin design.

One of my favorites is the "Kids Rock" onesie. The guitar with wings is just too cute!

Too Hot Tot Bling onesies are quality soft onesies that any baby would love to snuggle in. They are made with the finest bling available and make the perfect gift...or keep one for yourself like I did! They even do special orders in toddler and kid sizes. You have a choice of long or short sleeved. The onesies can be washed gently inside out and low dryer heat to make cleaning a snap. Make sure you stop by Too Hot Tot Bling's blog site too for the latest and greatest news and updates as well as some really cute pictures of some of their customers.

Want to win one of these great onesies for yourself? All you have to do is stop by Too Hot Tot Bling or their blog site and leave a comment about your favorite design or a suggestion for a new design. Make sure you leave your comment by midnight Friday, Oct 31st. Winner will have their choice of name and design. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!


The Snuggle Herd Review & Giveaway

All-natural and Earth-friendly...does it get any better than that? Well it does if it's a stuffed animal for your precious child. The Snuggle Herd is a great company owned by Beth Hempton. Beth is the brilliant mind behind Elsa the Elephant, Lyle the Lion, Zandra the Zebra, and Ginny the Giraffe. All 4 of these super cute animals are handmade from unwanted t-shirts and stuffed with shredded, reclaimed sweater wool.

Beth was nice enough to send me Elsa the Elephant. When I first opened the package I loved her. She is so cute with her light green body, stripped ears and rosy cheeks. She's soft to the touch and perfect for little ones to snuggle with. When my son saw her he immediately took her from me. Elsa came with her own story and a description of her personality. She's very playful and loves to tell goofy jokes. After hanging out with a 2 year old all day she got a little dirty. Elsa was easy to clean as she (and the rest of the herd) are machine washable in a lingerie bag on gentle cycle and air dryed. She came back as soft as she was when I first opened the package.

Now is your turn to have a chance to win your choice of one of these great handmade and earth-friendly animals. Simply stop by The Snuggle Herd between now and midnight Friday, Oct 24th. Leave a comment below about your favorite animal and why. A winner will be chosen at random and recieve their favorite animal. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. U.S. addresses only please. Good Luck!


Bumble Bells Product Review

Are you always worried about keeping an eye on your child? I know as a mother myself I'm constantly worried my son will take off and I won't know where he's gone to. He runs down a different isle in the grocery store or likes to hide in between the clothes racks of stores. I know every mother out there can relate. I've got the perfect solution to your worrying...Bumble Bells . Bumble bells are beautiful sterling silver, expandable anklets that have non-removeable bells on them that lets you know everytime your child moves. If your infant is rolling over, your baby is crawling away or your toddler is running off, you'll be able to hear every move they make.

I got a chance to try a pair of Bumble Bells. When I first opened the package I didn't expect them to be so beautiful. Made of 925 sterling silver they have a diamond and line design that adds character to these anklets. I tried them out on my niece who was a little scared at first by the jingling but before I knew it she was running around the house just to hear the bells, and my son was chasing behind her. Because these anklets are expandable I don't have to worry about her outgrowing them too soon. They come in two different sizes, Size A - 0-9 months and Size B - 9 months to 4 years. These anklets make a perfect gift for any new parent or a birthday gift for your special boy or girl.

You can order these special Bumble Bells by visiting their website Here or by visiting them on Etsy. A portion of every sale goes to Head Start. Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the US, providing comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Nearly 25 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start. Place your order for these beautiful anklets and do your part in helping other children at the same time.

Personalized and Photo Confetti Review and Giveaway

Trying to find that special touch to add to an invitation, help decorate a baby or bridal shower, or enhance scrapbook pages? Have you thought about personalized and photo confetti for those and many more ideas? Pink Poodle boutique specializes in personalized and photo confetti. When I say personalized I really mean it! I was lucky enough to try out this special confetti and I got to choose everything from the shape of the confetti, up to 4 different printed messages, font and font color, confetti color combinations, and 4 different photos.

With all these choices you'll be sure to find a combination that fits your decorating theme or event. I chose the classic butterflies and hearts combination in pink and green to go along with an upcoming baby shower. I chose to use photos of the baby's big brother to make sure he was part of the celebration too. I will use the confetti to help decorate tables and use as accent fillers for the party favors. You can choose doves and bells for a wedding theme or cinderella for your princess' birthday party. There are even premade shapes such as "Just Married", "Happy Anniversary", palm trees or balloons. The possibilities and combinations are endless!

All of the confetti is made from 76 lb. acid-free paper so it's safe for scrapbooking and won't fade. The personalized and photo pieces are 3/4" in diameter and the solid pieces vary in size from 1/2" to 1 1/2". The confetti is double sided so no matter how you use it you will always see your messages and photos. If you have any doubt about your choices you have the option of receiving color samples to make sure they match your color theme. If your on a time crunch, urgent orders can be processed and shipped within 48 hours at no additional cost.

Now is your chance to to win a gift certificate for 1 free bag of personalized and photo confetti. Stop by Pink Poodle Boutique and leave a comment below about your favorite confetti shape. Leave a comment by Friday, Oct 10th. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

Hurricane Ike

Oh My Baby is located in Houston, Texas. We were affected by Hurricane Ike, experienced water damage and lost power for several days. We are working hard to catch up and get back into the swing of things. Check back soon as we have many product reviews and giveaways that will be posted in the next few days. Thanks for your patience.

No Slip Charlie Giveaway

Any one who has given a baby a bath knows just how slippery and dangerous it can be. With No Slip Charlie Bathing Gloves by Mom Sense you can take the worry out of your baby slipping right out of your hands. No Slip Charlie are fingerless gloves designed to improve your grip on a wet and slippery baby.

I was lucky enough to get a chance to try these gloves to see just how well they worked. At first, I assumed well if they have to get a grip on a wet baby then the material is probably textured and will be harsh on babies skin. I was wrong! No Slip Charlies are made of a soft poly/lycra fabric that gives you the extra grip you need without irritating baby's sensitive skin. The open fingertips make it easy to wash babies hair. They are a one size fits all glove for both mom and dad. No Slip Charlie also comes with 2 terry cloth wash mits that easily attach to the gloves to make washing the rest of baby a breeze. When you're finished simply wash the gloves with a little baby shampoo and hang to dry by their attached loop. The wash mitts can be thrown into the washing machine.

Now is your chance to win a new pair of No Slip Charlie. Simply stop by here choose your favorite color and leave it in a comment below by Friday, Sept 19th. A random winner will be chosen and will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!!


And She Lived...- Blog Giveaways

Stop by And She Lived... for a chance to win a black cherry hair clip by Cherry Canary. Leave a comment by 9/1. Winner will be annouced on 9/2. Good Luck!


Book Review and Giveaway - Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life The First Year

Are you really prepared for your baby's arrival? No matter if it's your first, second, third or more each and every baby will change your life in a way you never thought it could. Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life The First Year is a wonderful book that will provide you with the "real story" about how a new baby will change your life. These changes—which occur in 7 key areas of life—may surprise you:

Love: A new baby will introduce you to the deepest, purest love you’ll ever know, but how can this also be a painful love?

Self: Having a child “completes you” and makes you a better person, but in what ways will it also challenge your sense of “self”?

Marriage: Baby’s first year of life exerts many pressures on a marriage. How can you and your partner work toward moving the pendulum from confinement, confusion and chaos back to fun, reward and growth?

Career: There are so many decisions to be made. Will you be able to balance all of the responsibilities that go along with making a living and raising a child—and do them both successfully?

Spiritual Life: The miracle of new life can be spiritually awakening, but in what ways can it also test your faith?

Friends: Friendships come and go throughout your life—but especially when a new baby arrives. How does having a baby attract—but also alienate!—friends?

Extended Family: Having a baby is a “family affair” that impacts—both positively and negatively—your relationships with parents, in-laws and siblings. Is family harmony possible?

This book offers you practical advice through narratives, questions and experienced advice that is easily relatable to our everyday lives. I know reading this book I thought to myself several times, "I've done that..." "I should try that..." or "that happened to me!" Each narrative gives you a brief background of each couple, their lives together and how they got to the point that they are at now. There are questions throughout that make you stop and think about your own life. You find yourself saying "OMG we're Anna and Steve!"

After having my son, my life drastically changed. He's the most amazing person I've ever met. It's true I found a new sense of the word love. Now that I'm pregnant with number 2, my life has already changed and she's not even here yet. You can prepare the nursery and buy the diapers but does that make you ready to be a mom? Or a mom again?

Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life The First Year is a proud winner of the 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the only award program to ever be honored by as well as the winner of an iParenting Media Award and a Moms' Choice Award! This is a great gift for any new or expecting parent.

Now is your chance to win your own copy of Oh, Baby! One of the authors Susan Heim, has been kind enough to donate an autographed copy of her book to be given away to one of Oh My Baby's lucky blog readers.

To enter simply leave a comment below by Friday September 5th telling us one way a baby has or you think will change your life. One lucky winner will be chosen at random. Winner will have 72 to hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!


Hopscotch™ and Snoodle™ come to Oh My Baby

Oh My Baby is excited to introduce our newest products from babyGUND...Hopscotch™ and Snoodle™ activity animals. Hopscotch™ is a yellow giraffe and Snoodle™ is a blue puppy. Both animals are made from different fabrics, textures and patterns to help babies develop their senses. The animals both jingle when shaken and have mirrors on their tummies. Each paw has a different toy attached that crinkles or rattles. Make sure you stop by Oh My Baby and take a look at our new friends as well as some of your favorites like Spunky the puppy and My First Teddy.


Little Ladybug Designs Scavenger Hunt


Little Ladybug Designs is having a scavenger hunt! Click here to enter If you answer all 5 questions right you will be entered to win a FREE DVD PHOTO MONTAGE with 30 photos and one song. Winners will be picked randomly and notified by email after August 31st. You have 5 days to claim your prize before I pick a new winner. Only one entry per person, email, & household. All contest entries will be added to our newsletter list. Good luck and have fun!


Tees For Change

Tees for Change is a line of eco-friendly tees that inspire positivity. All of the organic cotton and bamboo tees are adorned with positive messages such as CHOOSE HAPPINESS, TODAY MATTERS, PRACTICE KINDNESS and EMBRACE CHANGE. Tees for Change are designed to inspire you to live life with passion, purpose and positivity. Some of my favorites are the organic tees with the messages Laugh Often and Chase Dreams. It's too important to go through life forgetting to follow any of these messages

Want to help the environment? Tees for Change has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for EVERY eco-friendly tee they sell. Their tees are available in women's and men's styles and they also just introduced their 100% organic cotton baby line. Tees for Change has been kind enough to offer Oh My Baby readers 15% off any order through August 31, 2008 by using coupon code "OHMY". Make sure you stop by Tees for Change and take a look at all the great products they have to offer.


Your Little Sweet Pea

Your Little Sweet Pea is one fabulous store you need to check out! If you've got a little one at home, one on the way, or know someone who does, this is a one stop shop for all your needs. Your Little Sweet Pea offers some gorgeous crib bedding for both boys and girls. Don't have an infant, then choose from one of their childrens bedding collections. I know my son would just go crazy over their My New Car bedding set.

To match their beautiful bedding collections, Your Little Sweet Pea has coordinating accessories like picture frames , storage bins, and blankets. One of my favorite items are these Tulip Picture Frames Set
If you don't even know where to start when it comes to decorating a child's room, don't worry! Your Little Sweet Pea offers design services to help you get the exact look you want. Your in good hands with owner and professional designer Amy Ulekowski. Amy holds a B.A. in Interior Design, F.I.D.E.R. accredited and has 7 years of experience designing interiors. I'm sure she'll be able to come up with something truely amazing that you will love for years to come.

All the wonderful products at Your Little Sweet Pea is already 10% off MSRP. On top of that, if you spend $35 or more save an additional $5 by using coupon code "FIVEOFF". If that doesn't convince you to stop by and check out this great site how about the guarantee that if you find a lower price somewhere else they will match it or beat it. Make sure you stop by today and take a look at all the great products Your Little Sweet Pea has to offer!

It is time for a MJennings Designs...GIVEAWAY!

Check out MJennings Designs for a great giveaway. Here are a few words from Melissa Jennings herself

I have never hosted a giveaway myself before and I decided with my new blog "redesign" that now is a great time! I am giving away a single strand sterling silver name bracelet customized for you or your child (or you could give it as a gift). You do not have to be a mother to enter :-) The bracelet is valued at $35.00!

To enter visit my website and then come back to my blog and post a comment telling me what your FAVORITE MJennings Design is! To get an "extra" entry all you have to do is blog about my giveaway on your blog and post a link when you make your comment!

The winner will be drawn randomly on June 30th in honor of my son Peyton's 3rd year as a member of our forever family! This is the day that we landed back on U.S. soil from Guatemala with our precious son and he became a U.S. citizen!!!!

Good luck and I can't wait to see who wins!


Wordless Wednesday

Walking the beach in Mexico on vacation last week.

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L'Bri Pure n' Natural and Giveaway

L'Bri Pure n' Natural is a great aloe vera based skin care company. That means when you look at their product's ingredients the first thing you see listed is aloe vera. Aloe has unique healing and rejuvenating properties and their formulations also contain an abundance of vitamins, herbs, selected sea plants and botanicals such as Japanese Green Tea, Passion Flower and Ginseng, to name a few.

I was lucky enough to be able to try out a few of their goodies including their 3 step skin care program which includes 1) Deep Pore Cleanser 2) Gentle Freshener and 3) Gentle Moisture Lotion. They say for best results use their products as part of your daily routine for 30 days. Well after one use I could already feel a difference. My face was refreshed and was so soft to the touch.

My samples also included L'Bri's Exfoliating Facial Scrub, Smooth n' Firm Eye Repair Gel and Facial Masque. The facial masque was fantastic! I could feel my skin tightening while wearing it. After that, I tried out the Smooth n' Firm Eye Repair Gel, it did just as it's name said it would. I felt like I was having a day at the spa right in my very own bathroom.

You can have your own spa day in your bathroom with your own free sample of some of L'Bri's wonderful products. Just click here to sign up and you only pay $5.75 for shipping and handling. L'Bri is so fantastic they know how important your skin is and how everyone's skin is different. So when you order your free sample you don't just click for a pack, you actually get to choose which products work for you and your specific skin type.

L'Bri has a line of make up and gift sets that may include one of their adorable totes. Make sure you take a look around and see all that L'Bri has to offer.

And now for the giveaway! One lucky person will win a free 8oz. hand and body lotion. If it's anything like the facial lotion I tried I'm sure you'll love it! It's a complete treatment for hands and body that nourishes, protects and repairs. The natural ingredients absorb quickly and form a protective shield to reduce moisture loss even with frequent hand washing.

To win this fabulous prize all you have to do is check out L'Bri Pure n' Natural, pick out your favorite product and leave a comment here about it by June 25th. That's it! One winner will be randomly selected. Good Luck!!


LIttle Ladybug Designs Giveaway

Little Ladybug Designs is giving away a custom mommy calling card design to one lucky winner! The contest ends June 30th at 6:00pm. The design is designed with Vista Print's specifications so that you can print your own cards.

Visit to Enter the Little Ladybug Designs Mommy Calling Card Design Contest!!! Please put Mommy Calling Card Contest in the comments box. All contest entries will be added to our newsletter list. Winners will be picked randomly. Only one entry per per person.


Girl Mogul T-Shirt Winners!

We had such a great response for the Girl Mogul surveys that Girl Mogul was nice enough to give away not 1 but 2 t-shirts! The winners were notified today and if we do not get a response back in 72 hours new winners will be chosen. Make sure you stop by and check out all the great products Girl Mogul has to offer!


Fun and Free Giveaways!

Who doesn't like fun or free?? Stop by Fun and Free Giveaways for a chance to win TWO great gifts. The first giveaway is for a personalized placemat from Rock Paper Scissors Invitations.

To enter, visit Rock Paper Scissors Invitations, choose your favorite personalized die cut sticker and leave at comment at Fun and Free Giveaways about it.

The 2nd Giveaway is for 1 Tiny Tie Onesie from from The Babys Bundle. How cute would your little boy look in this

To enter, visit The Babys Bundle and leave a comment about your favorite item at Fun and Free Giveaways!

Good Luck!


Win a Dyson

Check out An Ordinary Life for a chance to win one great Dyson Vacuum. The giveaway is for a Dyson DC25.


Parents with Style Giveaway

Make sure you stop by Parents with Style for a chance to win one of two great gift baskets. These baskets are full of some fabulous things including
Wet Wipes Designer case
Luxuries Childs blanket
Smart Mom Jewelry
Belly Bars
Walk O Long
Drip Stik
Plus, many other great prizes.


Wordless Wednesdays

Ready to travel the world!
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Me Before This Post!

1. My favorite color is blue
2. I love Tex-Mex and all Asian cuisine
3. I have a terrible sweet tooth...I'm actually eating cotton candy right now as I type this!
4. I have 2 boston terrier dogs
5. I'm left handed

Check out more fun facts about some other great moms at MommyFest

MommyFest Has Begun!

Today is the first day of Mommyfest. Make sure you stop by and join in all the fun.

My introduction...

Hi! I'm Kimberly. I'm a SAHM to one amazing little boy. I am about to celebrate 5 years of wedded bliss to my college sweetheart and best friend. My husband and I are both Virginia Tech alumni and we love Hokie Football! I'm a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt...well the list can go on and on. I have a large family whom I love dearly and even on the days we forget to say that we just know it's always understood. I own Oh My Baby and sell personalized baby gifts. I specialize in embroidery and sell personalized baby blankets, burp cloths, Lovies, onesies and more. Every new mother loves having her child's name on things an well I just got tired of paying other people to do it for me. I learned how to embroider and the rest is history!


Mother's Day Blog Bash

The Mother's Day Blog Bash has started! Make sure you stop by Notes from My Nest for a chance to win some really great prizes. See you there!!

Win a Free T-Shirt and Help Encourage a Girl's Success

Do you believe in girl power? Girl Mogul does! They believe in encouraging girls' dreams, in empowering successful girls. You won't find any princess messages here. What you will find: Positive, encouraging messages for girls on apparel, gear and books. They call it "GirlPower Apparel" and think you will find it refreshing, hip and funny. And hopefully encouraging and inspiring!

I was lucky enough to get a chance to try one of these great inspiring shirts. I only have a son but I was able to help inspire my niece. I chose the "Dream Big" onesie in pink. Just take a look at how cute she is in it...

This is a soft, high quality onesie! Not only is it adorable but it's inspiring and it's great way to start at a young age. Girl Mogul carries sizes for baby all the way up to adult women. Some other great encourageing slogans offered are "Future Leader of the Free World", "Future Marine Biologist" and "Reach For The Stars..."

One of my favorites are the cute encourageing characters like "Future CEO Rose"

Girl Mogul has been kind enough to offer a great giveaway! Now is your chance to win one of these great inspiring shirts in your choice of slogan, color and size. It's so easy all you have to do it fill out this brief survey to help Girl Mogul make their business better and feel free to leave a comment. Make sure you stop in a take a look at all the great products they have to offer to help encourage successful girls of all ages.

5th Annual MommyFest

Stop by MommyFest for their 5th annual MommyFest Blog Party May 12 -16th! It's a great way to make some new friends, read some new blogs and win some great prizes!


What I know now that I wish I knew before motherhood...

life goes on. Life goes on if the laundry doesn't get done today...or tomorrow. Life goes on if you don't pick up the toys tonight...because they're going to get pulled out again in a few hours. It is more important to me to sit on the floor and plays cars with my son then to make sure the dishwasher gets emptied. Don't get me wrong my house is not dirty I'm just not a clean freak. I clean as I go but if I don't get to something because I'm taking my son to the park instead I'm not going to worry about it. When my son was first born I would go crazy over everything and it's order or it's place. Now after 2 years I've realized life still goes on if it doesn't get done right away. There are so many other more important things to do then to sweat the small stuff.

Feel free to leave a comment about what you know now that you wish you knew before motherhood. Check out a great contest about this here


Cake You're Not Allowed To Eat??

That's right you heard me! Put your fork away! Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc isn't your typical bakery because the cakes they make are out of diapers and towels and then they're stuffed with some amazing homemade gifts. Diaper cakes have been all the rage lately and taking one look at what Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc has to offer you'll understand why!

Check out all the great goodies that come inside one of these beautiful cakes

Hidden inside each cake is a handmade swaddle blanket, handmade reversible bibs, Johnson & Johnson bath products and more then they are topped off with a plush toy. Fabric for these cakes are hand selected to coordinate with each cake's theme. They have gorgous line of boy and girl diaper cakes and there's even a line of Unisex diaper cakes for those that want to be surprised. Custom orders are also welcomed!

Sweet Pea Cakes' newest addtion are bathtime towel cakes for both babies and children. The baby bathtime towels are too cute and include 2 handmade hooded towels, handmade pajamas available is sizes 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, and 2T, Johnson & Johnson wash and lotion, bath toys inside soaps and of course the matching sponge!

Don't think you have to just limit yourself to only baby gifts from Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc because they also offer a variety of Spa Towel Cakes , Wedding Towel Cakes , and Graduation Towel Cakes. There truely is something for everyone here.

I just loved the line of organic diaper cakes like the organic girl teddy diaper cake pictured above. With everyone "going green" these days it's only fitting. These cakes are truely organic inside and out from their Seventh Generation™ diapers to the handmade 100% organic flannel bib and organic cotton onesies stuffed inside.

Make sure you stop by Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc and use coupon code "SPECIAL" at checkout to save 10% off your order through May 31st! Cakes are shipped anywhere in the U.S.


Wordless Wednesday

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MJennings Designs Giveaway

Several weeks ago Melissa, owner of MJennings Designs, did a giveaway and the winner, Tara, was so excited that she decided to do a giveway of her own celebrate her 500th post! The winner will get one of MJennings Designs beautiful bracelets. Check out this link to visit Tara's blog and register for a chance to win!


2 Weeks of Toys Giveaway!

Two Weeks of Toys - Giveaway Event

Make sure you stop by 5 minutes for mom for a chance to win a ton of new toys. Everyday for two weeks April 9-23 they are giving away some amazing toys. I've just entered to win an Evenflo ExerSaucer. They are giving away a Step 2 canopy wagon, an Easy Bake Oven, Lego Police Headquarter and so much more! Make sure you stop by and enter to win each prize individually. Entry deadline is May 7th!


Giggles and Sugar Kisses

Who says babies can't wear black?? Giggles and Sugar Kisses has a Yummy'licious Layette that includes 3 pieces: A black cotton onesie with a satin stitched ice cream cone applique, and a matching bib and burp cloth. This layette will make a delicious treat!

Giggles & Sugar Kisses is a family owned business. Owner, Rhonda started with fabric gift baskets, which she's been making for approximately 15 years. She expanded the idea and filled the baskets with items for baby showers, Christmas, birthdays etc.

"I created my first diaper cake for one of my nieces 4 years ago. Her request for the new baby was disposable diapers. Rather than hand her a package of wrapped diapers, I decided to make a diaper cake. She was thrilled, and suggested that I create other cakes for new mothers.

My daughter who has a degree in business and 13 years of retail experience, fell in love with onesies while she was pregnant. The cake for her baby shower was designed as a onesie, lol. As a result, we created our Yummy’licious, I’m Calling Grandma, and Pimp My Ride layettes.

We created Giggles & Sugar Kisses, and are now offering our items world wide."

Can't get enough? I asked Rhonda what other items are offered in her store, "Giggles & Sugar Kisses offers a diverse line of products. We offer gifts for baby showers, christenings, girlie girl totes to upscale couture layettes and hand crocheted dresses.

Pimp My Ride Layette - Your little prince with love his new friend. Our Pimp My Ride Layette includes 3 pieces: A white cotton onesie with a satin stitched monkey driving a banana car, and a matching bib and crib shoes. Great outfit for the summer!

What makes you/your store unique?

"Giggles & Sugar Kisses offers one stop shopping for busy moms. We specialize in baby shower/new baby gifts. We also offer free hosting tips, games, recipes, and cake ideas for customers needing assistance with hosting a baby shower as well as the diaper cake for the center piece." I checked out her recipes page and I'm dying to try the Oreo Cookie Cake

Giggles and Sugar Kisses' top 3 sellers are their Snoopy Diaper Cake, Winnie the Pooh Gift Basket, and the couture layettes. They plan on expanding their Yummy'licious line this summer and are already hard at work on another layette, several rompers and tees. Make sure you stop by and take a peek.


A Day Of Rememberance

One year ago today the worst shooting in U.S. history took place on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Our hearts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the victims. This tragedy was very hard for us as my husband and I both are VT alumni. We fell in love on that campus, he proposed to me on that campus. Hokie Nation is still very much alive in us. We hope and pray no one will ever go through anything like this again. Today on campus, classes are cancelled and memorials are being held all day. For more information visit We Remember.


Messy Baby Contest

Head over to Giggles and Sugar Kisses and enter their free Messy Baby Contest. Send a photo of your messy baby to Include your child's first name and age, your name, phone number, and mailing address. Deadline is May 31, 2008. The winner will be announced June 1, 2008 and will receive a Spa Cake

Free Candles Contest

Check out Sampling the Good Life for a chance to win 12 assorted Mia Bella/Scent Sations candles. Drawing will be held April 30, 2008 so enter today.


Hip Hop Mama Shop

What little girl wouldn't look beautiful in a handmade tutu dress? Tara, the owner, of Hip Hop Mama Shop custom makes a line of georgous tutus for newborns all the way to 7 years old. Each beautiful tutu is made with 75 yards of the finest tulle available. Then they are embellished with silk ribbon and dainty flowers. Each tutu is custom made to order.

When asked, "How did you get started with your business?" Tara replied "Actually my business is truly a family biz. My kids are to credit for 90% of my creativity.My daughters have a huge say in my designs from web site to my items they are 100% kid approved. I consult my board members on everything I do! I have been encouraged by my family to pursue this and it is truly becoming a dream come true!"

Did I mention Tara is the mother of 9 kids? That's right 9! So how does she have the time to make these beautiful tutus? "Ah goodness I do have to say I am so unorganized lol and somewhat a FREE spirit. My kids eat at 9 o'clock at night I am famous for appetizer dinners and pizza lol. But I love them and we are doing this together and that's what matters. I am also famous for being on my laptop in bathroom while they are bathing lol. My sidekick is my best friend that's usually how I handle order inquires. I also am very tired all the time lol."

Along with the tutus, the Hip Hop Mama Shop offers Baby Slings, Hip Maternity wear, tutus by other designers, beautiful jewelry for mama and her princesses and soon to come whimsy wall art! New stuff is always being added so check back often. Make sure you order early, it takes about 7 days for shipping because each custom tutu is made with loving hands and handled with extreme care.


Loot 4 Mama Giveaway

Check out Chicks & Cubs for a chance to win some great prizes in their Loot 4 Mama Giveaway where everyone wins!

It's free to enter and you have 4 more additional ways to enter and win a prize. Every person who enters will win something. Prizes range from free shipping to gift certificates and so much more in between. Check out Chicks & Cubs for a list of their great sponsors and prizes. The grand prize drawing for baby shoe bronzing will be held September 30, 2008. Place your order now for baby shoe bronzing and if you're the winner you can use it on your past order.


Special Giveaway!

5minutesformoms is giving away a two-wheel trailer bike called the Caboose Trailer Bike on Monday May 5th.

The Caboose is a stable, two wheel trailer bike that attaches to a regular bicycle. It is designed especially for children and adults who are not otherwise able to ride a bicycle.

If you want to have a Caboose now don't wait until May 5th to find out if you're the winner. Order one now and if you are chosen as the lucky winner they will refund your money so your bike will still be free. Who could pass that up?!


Little Ladybug Designs Virtual Baby Shower has started!!

We're in the middle of the Little Ladybug Designs Virtual Baby Shower. Make sure you stop by for music, fun and a chance to win some great prizes!

They're Here!!

Our GUND baby products are here! They are up on the website so take a look and see all of our new products. We have an assortment of plush animals, playmats, pacifier clips, blankets, rattles and more. We are so excited to have them as a part of our store! Here are just a few samples....

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