Items tagged “Online Stores”

The air inside our homes and schools can be more toxic than the air outside! Why? Because the very materials and products we use to furnish and maintain our indoor environments can release hundreds of pollutants such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ozone and even biological allergens.

The GREENGUARD Certified Mark on products, ranging from mattresses to fllooring, drywall to paint, offers peace of mind to parents seeking solutions to poor indoor air quality and chemical sensitivities. GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), considered one of the world’s foremost resources on indoor air quality, will be at The ABC Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 13-16, Booth 2135, in the Naturally Kids Pavilion.

This is one of my favorite times of year. It’s warm, beautiful and green outside and instead of going Back-to-School, I start Part II of my bi-annual trade show circuit. Current count: 2 down, 6 to go.

Trade show season is in my top 3 “Things I Love about my Job.” It starts with unpacking box after box of Spring 2010 samples and continues with meeting new clients, networking with colleagues and visiting beautiful cities all over the US. It’s crazy, it’s busy and I occasionally feel like I’ll never “get it all done” by October 31st but… I’m happily addicted to this time of year. We can always sleep in November, right?

At The Giggle Guide™, our “Road to Success” series shares the interesting paths leaders in the children’s industry have taken that have guided and influenced their businesses. We recently heard about the journey of Pat Martinek, founder of Martinek BéBé. We’ve all heard about “Renaissance men,” but nothing about “Renaissance women.” Pat is a true Renaissance woman. She is known for her award-winning furniture products — round & rectangular cribs, hand-forged cradles, armoires, toy chests and other baby-oriented furniture — plus innovative, elegantly designed store fixtures.

In addition to the fabulous new, eco-friendly packaging on our original line, we’re launching delicious new prints in our popular Chic line of Clean Shoppers and Clean Diners as well! And our Chic line comes complete with adorably trendy, reusable drawstring totes. We’ll be showing off our new Loop D Loop and Black & White prints at the September ABC show, so you can buy everything in time for the holidays! Visit us at the show, Booth #320, for a sneak peak at everything Chic!

Our frames by Posh Pics are original and made in the USA. The creative process begins with a splash of paint, random crackling and all over distressing. We go a little crazy with bows, metal crosses and fleur de lis, swarovski crystals and some bling here and there. Whether the frame you chose has some or all of these applications, the end result is a stylish, one-of-a-kind hand made piece. It’s perfect to enhance your photograph.

Contact: Pam or Georgia / (469) 964-2676

With August fast approaching us, you start to think, “Where did July go?” Or more so, “Where did summer go?” We tend to be so wrapped up in work, family, our children’s events and finding time for ourselves in the mix of it all that time flies by us. But there is still plenty of time left in August to get in fun, cheap activities you haven’t done yet this summer while still enjoying the sun and warm weather.

I reviewed a beautiful little online store called Brea’s Baby Boutique a bit earlier this month. The owner is a wonderful mother of two girls and does a really wonderful job with her business as well. I just love the tutu’s and petti skirts that she sells, they are extremely charming and a bunch of fun! Anyway, she has just recently wrote a post on her blog about No Slippy Hair Clippy and it is really terrific. She uses our products on her own two daughters, a toddler and a new born, and she has nothing but good things to say. Here is an excerpt:

Happy 31st Anniversary to le top!

The people behind le top are highly respected, admired, and looked up to in the children’s industry as an example of so much that is great about the children’s business. Co-owner Chris Lun shares the birth, growing pains, challenges and triumphs of le top’s history. Chris always talks about the le top employees, and their retail customers, as “family.” Here’s a behind-the-brand look at this family’s success.

I’d love to say I’ve been on vacation these past few weeks, but the truth is I’ve been doggedly focused on the final approval stages of our new eco-friendly, biodegradable, fully recyclable, and utterly adorable new packaging! Effective October 1st, the entire line of Original Clean Shopper shopping cart covers and Clean Diner highchair covers will be packaged in trendy, eco-friendly containers. We’ve just made the best value on the market even better!

Bebe Bella designs honestly claims all of the companies merchandise is made in the U.S.A…to get even more specific they are based right here, out of our very own Minnesota! Being a Woman owned and run Minnesotan based company is a statement not many businesses can make. It is also something our founder and entrepreneur Melissa Sachse prides her business as being.

Spit-up on a clean crisp white blouse? You are dropping your child off at daycare while hurrying to get to a meeting at work and now your outfit went from polished and put together to dirty and sloppy. What’s a parent to do in a situation like this?

Hungry for some new products? The Giggle Guide™ offers a menu of innovative feeding items from Juvenile Solutions, My Plate-Mate, Baby Bistro Brands, BabeEase (Clean Shopper), OnTray by 42 Kids and Itzy Ritzy. All provide essentials that make kiddie mealtimes better, and most importantly, neater! Better a neater eater than a picky one? Now, if only adult-size bibs were also in fashion!