Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Every Tuesday we list some great giveaways to enter! Here are this week's giveaways. A few end today, so hurry and go enter!


1. A set of 10 design your own dog silhouette notecards from Brown Dog Boutique.

2. A ribbon binky clip from CJ's Fine Designs.

3. A ceramic and coral bead necklace from The Crafter's Guild Place. (left column)

4. A crocheted hat from Yarnlovertn on LillyShayStyle.

5. Jewelry from Liv'n Good Jewelry.

6. A card from Colorfly Studio on Houston's Weekly Chic. (every comment receives a free card!)

Monday, March 30, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthday!

Here are some of our recent custom birthday hats...
To see more Sweet 'n Sassy Baby birthday hats, visit our birthday hat gallery. If you would like us to make a hat for your little one's big day, email us at info@sweetnsassybaby.com. We can match almost any theme or color scheme!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Trend Watch: Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are back. How very 70s! I'm not sure how I feel about this. I do think some of them are kind of cute. You decide!
The last three can be found at Express.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lipstick and Chocolate

These are a few of my favorite things....So on Nightline the other night they said that sales of red lipstick and candy go up during times of recession. During the great depression cosmetic sales rose 25%. People apparently find pleasure in little things during bad economic times, so throw on some red lipstick and grab a bar of chocolate. You are sure to feel better, and pretty!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This is a funky one! It's the Valenka from Nine West. Find it on their website for $159.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways to enter!


1. Sophie the Squirrel plushie from Plush Goodness on Nature Manipulated.

2. Cosmopolitan Chic Earrings from Satin Doll & Co.

3. A project bag from Vegancraftastic.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pasty by Choice!

I don't like the sun and the sun doesn't like me. I burn. I sweat. It hurts my eyes. I like it while sitting under a nice big umbrella maybe, but that's about it. Because of this, I rarely have a tan. Not a real one at least, but the kind that come in a bottle are just fine with me. Visit www.pastybychoice.com to learn more about skin cancer caused by the sun and tanning. I hate the word pasty though! I prefer, beautiful ivory skin. Ivory by choice! Anyway, it's great website with lots of information and they sell Pasty by Choice merchandise to promote taking care of your skin and a portion of the proceeds go to skin cancer awareness.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Newest Addition...

Zebra stripes are hot right now, so here is our latest diaper clutch and wipe case set. Visit Sweet 'n Sassy Baby to see more or email us for a custom order, info@sweetnsassybaby.com. The set is $28 or you can purchase them individually. It's the perfect gift for that stylish new mom you know!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Gavin is coming! Gavin is coming!

Gavin who?! Well Rossdale of course! Lead singer of Bush, husband of Gwen, father of Kingston and Zuma, easy on the eyes...Gavin! He will be performing at the House of Blues in Houston on Sunday May 24th at 8 pm. Let's just hope he sings some Bush songs and not only his new stuff, though what I've heard of it is great. I just prefer the old stuff, but I'd probably pay just to watch him sit silently on the stage. Go to the House of Blues website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This week's hot shoe is the Sardinia by Franco Sarto. It is a Nordstrom exclusive. You can find it on their website for $99.95.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways to enter!


1. A $45 gift package of various items from EtsyQ.

2. Several different prizes from the Etsy Bag Maker Team on Carried Away.

3. A Kokeshi doll of your choice from Beladonna.

4. A pendant, magnet and button from Cranky Pickle on Nature Manipulated.

5. A bath set and earrings from J Crafty Designs.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Product Recommendation: Easy PC by Comfy

My almost 2 year old daughter recently received this as a gift and she loves it. The keyboard attaches to your computer and it is very easy to set up. It comes with one game but you can buy a variety of others. It has little stories for them to follow and interact with involving colors, shapes, animals, and many other acitivities as well. There are games available for ages 1 - 5. Ours was purchased at Imagination Toys in Houston. Visit the Comfy website to read more and find out where to buy one near you.

Friday, March 13, 2009


My friend Jill over at Zingo Tots was looking for a cute gift set for her cousin's new baby. She wanted something with a Hawaiian flair. She makes the cutest initial onesies and shirts so she bought a burp cloth set from our shop and made one of her cute onesies to match. Here's the set! Perfect!Read more about it on her blog and be sure to check out her shop!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Trend Watch: Lavender and Yellow

The black and white of spring is lavender and yellow! Mix and match the colors together for a great spring time look. Wear a yellow tank with a lavendar cardigan or a lavendar button down shirt with a yellow jacket. Throw a lavendar scarf on with a yellow top. Here are some cute items for mixing and matching.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

I love nude color shoes, but strangely I don't own any. The color of this shoe is actually called clay. It is the Olivia platform sandal. You can find it at Banana Republic for $140.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways!


1. A 4 pack of lip balms from Mountain Mama Chic.

2. 15% off an item from New Hope Beading on Gifted Designs.

3. A Sweet Dream Fairy Pillow from Blueshine Baby on We Blog Artists.

4. A bracelet and earrings from Jenny Bunny Creations on WendiWinn.

5. A vintage coin pendant from FleurDeIrk on 10 One World.

6. A vinyl chalkboard from Spell It Out Designs.

7. Stud Earrings from Sarah Kathleen Warner on Nature Manipulated.

8. A 12x12 print of Sarah Cruse's "Feather Drifter" on Ocracoke Island.

9. A grab bag of green jewelry from Randomocity.

10. A handcrafted cala lily soap favor from Enchanting Soap Favors on Audrey's Give Away Blog.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I Hate to Cook!

But I love to eat! I recently started trying to use my crockpot more because I thought that would be the perfect way to cook without really having to cook. I found this great turkey chili recipe for the crockpot. It's low fat too! Enjoy!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 (10.75 ounce) can low sodium tomato soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch ground allspice
salt to taste

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place turkey in the skillet, and cook until evenly brown; drain.
2. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray, and mix in turkey, tomato soup, kidney beans, black beans and onion. Season with chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, allspice and salt.
3. Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High.

*If you like it spicy, put up to a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. You can also use a can of tomatoes with green chilis instead of the regular diced tomatoes.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Solar Cooker Project

I recently read about this great project. It is called the Solar Cooker Project and it is dedicated to protecting and empowering the women of Darfur. Women in Darfur are often attacked, raped and even killed when going out on their own to collect firewood for cooking. Collecting firewood is something they must do to cook for their family, but it is often very dangerous. This project provides solar cookers to these women and families so they do not have to go out for firewood. It also allows the women the opportunity to make an income by learning how to make the cookers, train others to use them, and make carrying bags for them. What an amazing project! A $30 donation will provide two solar cookers for a family, two pots, two pot holders, a year supply of plastic bags and skills training for refugee women and girls. Learn more on their website.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm 1/2 a Year Old!

Check out this sweet little girl in her Sweet 'n Sassy Baby 1/2 birthday hat! I wrote about these fun 6 month celebrations and photo ops several weeks ago. These hats are so cute for marking your little one's 6 month milestone. This little cutie's mommy bought her one to match her tutu. How adorable is she?! Thank you to her mommy for sharing these photos with us!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week!

These shoes are so inexpensive, I'm featuring two pair this week! If the economic situation has you tightening up your cute shoe fund, here are some great bargains from Target. Ruffles are hot right now, even on shoes! The first shoe is the Panya Ruffle Wedge by Mossimo and is $29.99.

The second is the Takia Ruffle Sandal by Xhilaration and it is $19.99.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here they are! This week's great giveaways!


1. A free print from Kristine Noel on Houston's Weekly Chic.

2. Candles, earrings and a gift certificate on Love Etsy Feedback.

3. A pet collar and a necklace on The Giveaway Diva.

4. A Prickly Pair toiletry giftset on Trendy Bindi's Bits of Bliss.

5. An owl pillow from LillyShayStyle.

6. A set of postcards from The Curious Rabbit.

7. A hair clip or comb from Fairy Wallah on Nature Manipulated.

8. Your choice of pendants from Beadwork by Amanda.

9. A mosaic and flower card set from Tamar Hammer on World Market Potraits.

Monday, March 2, 2009

You're Dirty!

I read this in Redbook Magazine the other day and thought it was interesting. It said that a study by the University of Colorado at Boulder found that women have a greater variety of bacteria on their hands than men do. Um.....DUH! Women do so much more and come in contact with so much more that of course they have dirtier hands! Right ladies?!