Thursday, March 31, 2011

{BIG} Giveaway at The Vintage Pearl

The Vintage Pearl Blog is having a {BIG} Giveaway in honor of Erin's Birthday!

Pop over here and leave a comment to be entered to win one of five $100 tvp gift certificates!!

I *love* The Vintage Pearl.  They were wonderful when I helped design a memorial bracelet for a dear friend.  And they have THE BEST personalized, handstamped jewelry.

Easter Egg Hunt Coloring Printable

I think this Easter Egg Hunt Coloring Printable from Julissa Mora on Etsy is adorable! And a steal at $1.50.

This coloring page would be perfect for building the excitement for Easter. Only three-plus weeks away!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Inspiration

Here is a little Easter inspiration:

from Fine Day Press on Etsy

from Simply Perfect Decor on Etsy

from Little Batch on Etsy

from The Abby James Co. on Etsy

from Hybernate on Etsy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Revival Bracelet {link to giveaway}

Another fabulous GIVEAWAY on my Stella & Dot Facebook page!

You can win this Revival Bracelet ($34) {designed for Stella & Dot by the amazingly gifted Nancy Liebowitz of nathan&moe} by 'Like'-ing my page.  Easy as that!

This GIVEAWAY ends Thursday, March 31st. 
The winner will be announced on Friday, April 1st.
Good luck!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just Dance Kids

Easter is less than four weeks away - YAY!  That means it time to gather goodies for the Easter baskets.  We've really enjoyed Just Dance Kids for Wii.  Its priced at just $19.99 on Amazon right now but don't wait to snag this one because Amazon prices change without notice.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Paperless Post

Second to collecting gift ideas, party planning is at the top of my favorite things list!  My little girl's birthday is about two months away so we are busy gathering ideas for a theme, and in turn decorations, favors, and food.  While I'm obsessing over party ideas I thought I'd share my new favorite invitation service - Paperless Post.

What I love about Paperless Post is how it feels like you are receiving an actual invitation like you would find in your mailbox complete with your guests name written on the envelope.  I also love the texture, how the font almost looks letter-pressed like fine stationery.  Yes, I'm {swooning} over an online invitation service!!

Here are some samples (to see the entire collection you must register but its well worth the three seconds and I've never received spam from Paperless Post):

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

13.1 Necklace {by resonates on Etsy}

When I saw this 13.1 pendant from resonates on Etsy the first person I thought of was my friend Suzy.  She has a personal goal to run 13.1 once each month of 2011 - wow!  Suzy is such an inspiration to me, I love reading about her running adventures at Running on My Time.

This half-marathon distance pendant is made using a United States 10-cent piece, hangs from a hangs on 16-inch stainless steel wire, and is available in six colors (below).

Priced at $15 (plus $2 shipping) this would be a wonderful gift for the runner in your life.  Other repurposed sports pendants from resonates include Tri, Bike, Ski, Soccer, and Boston.  Not a sports girls?  Check out their other repurposed necklaces and bracelets!

ETA:  resonates is offering Penguin's Gift readers a special discount!  Enter PENGUINSGIFT0311 during checkout and receive 20% off your order.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lands End Luggage for Kids


My friend {and loyal blog reader ♥} Brooke asked me to keep an eye out for kid's luggage. Her children like to have sleepovers with their grandparents but often Brooke is searching for the right sized bag to pack their things for the night. When the new Lands End catalog arrived yesterday and I saw the new line of luggage for kids I had to share it with Brooke!

The duffel bags (pictured above) are $29.50. Find the girls bags here and the boys bags here.

With summer camps, sleepovers, and vacations just a few months away, personalized duffel bags would make great Easter gifts for the older children!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Style for a Steal {Stella & Dot}

Style for a Steal is back at Stella & Dot and better than ever with markdowns up to 70% off!! The items featured on Style for a Steal would make great gifts for the upcoming spring birthdays.  All Stella & Dot jewelry is packaged in beautiful boxes perfect for gifting {making the chore of wrapping not a chore at all!}.

Here are some of the fabulous finds:

$19 (was $44)

The Uma Silk Wrap Necklace is a great way to add color this spring
(its even more beautiful in person, promise!)
$19 (was $49)

Colorburst Enamel Cuff is perfect for adding amazing color to your wrist for Easter
$49 (was $128)

Cortez Bib Necklace is a mosaic sea of glass beads and malachite on chocolate suede {swoon}
$49 (was $148)

The Mini Bloom Flower Necklace and Mini Soiree Bracelet both in coral are perfect match for the little girls
$12 and $7 (was $26 and $16)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Birthdays, Birthdays, and more Birthdays

Our mailbox has been flooded with birthday invitations in the last week!  I'm not complaining because its so nice knowing we are breaking out of our winter hibernation.  Some of these birthday parties are for school, or ballet, or gymnastics friends that I don't know so well.  Its tough buying a gift for a child you aren't familiar with so I thought I'd share some of my go-to gifts.  Enjoy!

All net proceeds of the Foundation Bracelets support ACCION USA, buildOn and Girls Incorporated, which in turn support the Stella & Dot foundation's mission to create positive change for women.  Gotta love a gift that gives twice!  Each bracelet comes in a beautiful tin {for safe keeping when the little girls isn't being stylist}.

This is not just for boys!  My girls *love* this outside toy, and springtime is a great time to gift this to a little boy or girl on your gift list.

This has been very popular with the children in my daughter's Kindergarten class.  The early school years are a perfect time to encourage creativity as well as working on writing skills.  And the child has a beautiful, real book they made themselves!

I discovered these tabletop sandboxes in THE COOLEST toy store while we were on vacation last month.  I think I'll plan another vacation to the same destination next winter and block off a day just to hang out in the toy store because it was so much fun!  Find more themes here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mitetees Shamrock Tee {20% off}

Happy March! 

To help celebrate the {FUN} March holiday of St. Patrick's Day, Mitetees is offering their Shamrock onesies, tees, bibs, and bucket hats at 20% off.

Get the above pictured long-sleeve Shamrock tee for just $21!
Website reflects discount, discount good through March 17th.
Mitetees is a source of wonderful baby gifts - known for their Production Series and Sibling tees, and soon to be known for their Paired with Plush gift sets because they are oh-so-adorable!