Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trend Watch: Purple

Purple is hot for fall. It is all over fashion magazines, on award show red carpets, in stores and on runways. Eggplant, lavendar, violet, and more....

Monday, September 29, 2008

Etsy Baby Gift Guide

Yeay! Sweet 'n Sassy Baby made it on the Etsy gift guide, which is a collection of suggested gift items created by Etsy staff. Our black and white swirl diaper clutch is in the top row.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Baby Loves Disco

Well mommy loves disco so I was sure baby would, and she did! On Saturday, my husband, daughter and I went to Baby Loves Disco for the first time. If you have never heard of it you can read more about it on their website. Basically it is a dance club that is kid and family friendly held on a Saturday afternoon. Once a month in many cities around the US they hold Baby Loves Disco at a local club. Here in Houston it is held at a longtime nightclub which they ensure is cleaned very well before the event. I have been to this club in my younger days and I still cringed every time my daughter touched the floor, or anything else for that matter. There was lots of anti-bacterial hand spray on hand though! It was actually a lot of fun. She seemed to enjoy it. She danced around and they have little shakers and hula hoops for the kids. A DJ plays 70s, 80s, and 90s dance music at a much lower decibel than normal. There is free food, juice boxes, and the bar is even open for the adults, just make sure to follow the rule and keep your drink 3 feet above the floor at all times! They have a face painter and some other treats for the kids. There are some tables set up with advertisers and some freebies and gift bags when you leave. There is also a room to relax in, feed the baby, or just take a break from dancing. The older kids there seemed to be having a great time. It is a great place to go with a group of friends who have kids. The only drawback is that admission is $12 "per walking human" as they say on their website. I thought $12 was a little high for a one year old. I would still recommend trying it out, especially if your child is 3 years or older. It's something fun for the family to do on a Saturday, and you can reminiscence about your old club days.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Etsy Feature: Vanilla Bean Organic Bake Shop

If you are looking for delicious desserts, look no further than Vanilla Bean Organic Bake Shop. The pictures alone will leave you drooling. Alima of Vanilla Bean began baking 7 years ago. She uses only the highest quality organic ingredients and everything is made from scratch and in small batches. No artificial ingredients or preservatives in these yummy treats! These desserts make great gifts too. Just let her know where to send your order and she will package it as a gift and include a hand written note at no charge. Head on over to Vanilla Bean Organic Bake Shop now and check out all the sweet treats! You won't be able to resist!

Newest Addition

Here is our newest wipe case in Michael Miller Disco Dots. Very cute! You can find it and matching items in our store.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Halloween Giveaway!

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. #4 Renee G is the winner!

Enter to win a 3 pack of Sweet 'n Sassy Baby Halloween appliques!!

All you have to do to enter is go to our etsy shop and pick your favorite Halloween applique from the applique section, then leave a comment on this post telling us which one is your favorite. Please leave a some sort of contact information such as an email, etsy shop link, blog link, etc! The winner will get to choose any three Halloween appliques from our shop. There are 9 to choose from. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator on Thursday, October 2nd at noon (central time). We will contact the winner for an address and the appliques will be mailed out within two days.

Trend Watch

Open toe boots and booties?! Seems a little weird at first and I'm not sure I'm ready for them, but they are all over the place for fall. Check these out...
Steve Madden

Steve Madden
Arden B

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Back From Ike!

So I am finally back in the real world. We were without electricity for 10 days and without cable or internet for 2 more days, which we just got back this afternoon. We had minor damage...fence down, trees down, porch canopy destroyed. Everyone is safe though. Many of my family and friends are still without power. Ike was very powerful and caused a lot of destruction especially in Galveston. Here are some pictures of our damage which does not compare to the loss many others have experienced.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008


So it looks like Ike is definitely coming towards Houston now. People are going crazy stocking up on water and other supplies. The lines for gas are outrageous. Everything is closed tomorrow. We will probably lose power at some point. Doesn't Ike know Sweet 'n Sassy Baby can't run without electricity!? How dare he!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Back Off Ike!

Ike's heading our way (Houston). Hopefully that will change by morning.

The Search is On

Where oh where is my first ever blog giveaway winner?! So my first winner is MIA. I have emailed a few times with no reply. Perhaps others don't check their email every other minute like myself! If you happen to know Gianna of comment #35, please tell her she is the winner of a very cute diaper clutch! If I do not hear from her by Monday, I will have no choice but to use the random number generator to choose another winner from the 118 entries who entered by the deadline. We shall see!

Update: Winner located! She is now in possession of her new super cute clutch!

Newest Addition...

These cute drawstring bags are the newest addition to Sweet 'n Sassy Baby Boutique. They are great toy bags and gift bags. I have given many baby and kid's gifts in these bags. They are very cute to fill with goodies for a baby shower gift or birthday present. After that, they are great to use to carry anything. My daughter uses hers to take some of her toys to her grandparent's house when she goes to visit.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Winner of Our First Ever Blog Giveaway!

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway, visiting my etsy store and blog, and for all the wonderful comments! And the winner of the black and white diaper clutch is….

#35 Gianna! Congratulations!

The number was picked using a random number generator:

Here are your random numbers:35
Timestamp: 2008-09-09 17:02:25 UTC

Keep visiting our blog. We will be having a Halloween giveaway next week sponsored by Zingo Tots!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Woo Hoo September 24th!

If you haven't seen Lipstick Jungle before you should tune in for the premeire on September 24th. It's one of my favorite shows! Last season was the first season. It is about three fashionable women living in New York City dealing with work, marriage, boyfriends, and kids. If you are a Sex and the City fan, you will enjoy this show. It's based on a book by Candace Bushnell of Sex and the City fame. I initially didn't watch it because there are so many shows like this, but I accidentally caught part of an episode one night and was hooked. If nothing so far tempts you to tune in, this guy is on it. That's Kirby. Now I'm pretty sure you will be watching.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Etsy Feature: Sweet Irie Originals

If you are looking for just the right keychain for your keys, you must visit Sweet Irie Originals. Michele makes the cutest wristlet key chains you can find. Sweet Irie was established in 2005 and is named after her sweet cat Irie. The name means supreme joy and that’s just what these little wristlets will bring to you. There is such a variety of fabrics and patterns to choose from, you are sure to find one you will love! Sweet Irie also carries exquisite jewelry. Right now you won’t find any jewelry in her etsy shop, but that’s just because she is getting ready for Christmas and will soon be adding some great gift sets, so visit often or request a custom order. You can see some of her jewelry on her website. Now, head on over to etsy and check out Sweet Irie Originals. You can also visit the Sweet Irie Blog.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yum Yum Yum!

I went to one of my new favorite places today, Crave Cupcakes. It is a stylish cupcake shop that opened a few months ago in Houston. I went to get some cupcakes for a gift, but of course I had to get a few for myself. It is a sleek chic little cupcake boutique. These cupcakes are a little different than the ones I usually like. They are not super sweet with tons of frosting. They are simple and plain in appearance, but taste wonderful. Crave uses the highest quality ingredients without preservatives or hydrogenated oils, and they bake them in small batches to insure the quality. If you are in Houston, you should drop by the store in Uptown Park, though it may leave a dent in your wallet at $3.25 a cupcake. If you aren’t in Houston, you can drool over the menu on their website.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

More Flo!

Oh my gosh! This is so funny! If you scroll down a few entries and look at my blog post a few days ago, August 31, I wrote about Alice and Flo. I logged onto AOL today and saw this headline, "Remember Flo on 'Alice'?" Isn't that crazy! Well I think it is! Here's the link to the pic of her now.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What I made today....

Here is the latest addition to our birthday hats. We have many different types of trims and fabrics and can match almost any birthday party theme. You can also pick the number you would like on the front, or I can do a letter instead. Check out other birthday hats in our Etsy shop, and feel free to contact us if you are looking for a special hat for your little one’s upcoming birthday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Ever Giveaway!

This is our first giveaway!! We are giving away this great diaper clutch. We purposely picked this design because you don’t have to have a baby to use it. It would make a great everyday clutch purse! It measures 10 x 7 inches. You can see more of our diaper clutches here.
To enter the giveaway:

UPDATE - GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED (Sept 9th at 12:00 central time)! Winner has been posted!

1. Visit our Etsy shop and pick a favorite item.

2. Come back here and make a comment on this post telling us the name of your favorite item. Be sure to leave an email address, your blog, or etsy shop name so we can contact you if you win!

3. On Tuesday, September 9th at noon we will pick the winner using a random number generator. (Your number is the number of your comment.)

4. We will contact the winner for your address and mail your clutch out by Thursday, September 11th.

Good luck!