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Thea Showroom
Los Angeles, Ca.
June 12-16th
Showroom Rep/Owner* Brandi Bartels

I have a little show in LA that starts tomorrow at Thea Showroom. This is for all you modern baby stores out there that need some cool unique art in your stores for that cool unique customer of yours. And, for any Cali residents who don’t own a store and would love to see what’s in the showroom, contact Brandi for an appointment. Most of the art there is from my main site.

Have a great day-Marnie V.

You might remember from a previous post that our No Slippy model, Ryan Newman is starring in a brand new series, “Zeke and Luther” on the Disney XD channel. Well, this just in: the series will officially be airing on Monday June 15th at 8:30 PM. The Disney Insider just posted a new article and had this to say about Ryan and her integral part on the show:

Just like everyone else in this crazy economy, I also did a little cutting back this year with things concerning my business. In Dallas, I cut my showroom space in half to save on half the rent and it was honestly for the better. I think because now when people walk up the art is right there in front of them, where as before they had to come in and look to the sides. so, I’m actually getting more exposure…which I love.

My new name banners are so sweet and the perfect addition to a child’s room.

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The front man of popular rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell, is one of the biggest stars that rock and roll has ever seen. He boasts an impressive four octave vocal range, (which is pretty cool in case you didn’t know) and a charisma and presence that can not easily be duplicated.

These days he is doing solo projects, his most recent album is Scream, and working on his most important venture of all, his family. Chris is married to a beautiful publicist, Vicky Karayiannis, with whom he has 2 children, Toni and Christopher Nicholas.

These are some photos that were taken recently by my friend Jason Munford.

When you were growing up, did your mom ever tell you she hoped you had a kid just like you? My mom used to say it all the time. She also said that she would raise 10 boys before raising another girl. Hum… so hard to believe. Even though my kids have fur, I still ended up with 2 that are just like me.

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Who doesn’t love Jessica Alba? She is beautiful, sweet, funny, obviously talented and now… she is a new Mommy! So we are thrilled that has posted pictures of her 3, count ‘em 3, different times with her daughter Honor Marie Warren wearing No Slippy accessories.

Also courtesy of, we have an adorable shot of Danneilynn Birkhead celebrating birthday #2 at Disneyland! Look how enamored she is of Snow White. awww Personally, I like Danneilynn’s bow better… sorry Snow White, but don’t worry, you are still the second fairest of them all. Smile

Quick review: I stayed at a long-time friend’s house in LA this past Sunday, a house that just happened to be Ozzie & Harriet’s back in the day. (Rumor has it that Ozzie haunts the place – he died there.) I spent the night in Ricky Nelson’s old bedroom and the next morning, I could not find my phone. Of course, I’d turned it off to sleep, so I couldn’t call it and follow the ring. I tore the place apart, went through all my bags, told my friend, she searched with me – all to no avail.

Finding a sales rep—the right rep—isn’t easy. Here are a few suggestions to help make your search a success.

Online resources in your industry are a great way to find reps. In the kid’s industry, the following websites are terrific resources that give vital information about regional sales reps including contact information, the territory that they cover, trade shows that they attend and other lines that they represent: