Thursday, March 31, 2011

Summer Tea is Here: Buy 5 pieces, get 20% off. One week only!

You, dear blog follower, get a head start on this deal. Buy 5 pieces of regular-priced Daily Tea or Tea Collection, get 20% off. Enter Tea coupon code LIMONADA at checkout. Shop Tea's new summer collections now: Costa Brava and Spanish Nouveau. Offer ends Sunday, April 10.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Uncle Goose Wooden Blocks

This week's giveaway: a set of Uncle Goose Wooden Blocks in a language of your choice! Uncle Goose makes these beautiful blocks in many languages, including Spanish, Korean, Russian, French, Norwegian, Chinese, and Hebrew. Check our website for all languages available.

To enter, tell us: If you your child could learn an additional language, what would it be? Double your chances by entering on Facebook. We'll randomly select the winner tomorrow!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Skip Hop Zoo Backpack

Today's giveaway is your choice of a Skip Hop Zoo Backpack (a $20 value)! Perfect for toting along toys, snacks and loveys. Choose from 6 designs. Here's the monkey:

To enter, tell us below: What is your little one's lovey, and does it have a name? Double your chances by entering on Facebook! A randomly drawn winner (using will be announced tomorrow on Facebook. Good luck!

Yes, that was my toddler screaming on the plane

We had a lovely 5 days in Florida last week with my in-laws. We ate ice cream.

We walked to the beach almost every day.

And we played in the sand to our heart's content.

Unfortunately, the plane ride home was not so lovely. We sat on the tarmac for about 40 minutes before takeoff. This means we blew through one or two toys that were supposed to keep Nico occupied for the duration of the flight. Next time I'm taking at least 3 extra toys. And a bag of lollipops. I guess surviving the 20 hour flight from Korea made me a bit overconfident.

Anyway, Nico melted down for about 3 minutes, complete with kicking and screaming. I noticed a lady in front of us turned around and gave us "the look." OK, I get it - she was annoyed. I've been there. But don't I get any credit for keeping a squirmy 2-year-old quiet the other 3.5 hours?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Powder Room Case and I-Belong-To Tag by Petunia Pickle Bottom

I kind of wish I could enter to win this today's giveaway: a Powder Room Case and I-Belong-To Tag in Heavenly Holland by Petunia Pickle Bottom (a $40 value).

Powder Room Case in Heavenly Holland
I-Belong-To Tag in Heavenly Holland

To enter, tell us below: What's the best beauty or make-up tip you have ever received? Remember to double your chances by commenting on our Facebook wall! A randomly drawn winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Little Boy

My little boy recently turned two. It was an extra-special birthday, because it was the first one we got to celebrate with him. We adopted him from Korea when he was 14 months old, so we missed his first birthday.

I have to say, what a difference a year makes. Last year, I was depressed to be missing such an important milestone and tried to be cheerful by going out to dinner with hubby. It didn't work out too well because we ended up having the most dreadful food and service at Salut, a local place that is usually pretty good.

This year, we started out the day with a birthday pancake.

The hot pancake melted some of the blue wax candles, but he seemed to enjoy it anyway. The next day, he got a "real" birthday cake at his first birthday party with us.

I could finally say in person to my little boy, "Happy Birthday, dear Nico." We are so lucky to have you.