Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my little one!! She turns 2 today!Birthday hat created by me, Sweet 'n Sassy Baby, birthday shirt created by Zingo Tots, and skirt created by 3 Lil Muses.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our Newest Addtions

Here are a few of our newest items...a sushi diaper clutch, an Amy Butler french wallpaper diaper clutch and a monkey birthday hat.
Visit Sweet 'n Sassy Baby to see these items and more!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

Funky funky! This shoe is the Steve Madden Merriee Bootie. It comes in gold and black and you can find it on the Nordstrom website for $89.95. On the Steve Madden website, it is $99.95 and also comes in blush, which is a nude color.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways to enter. Win...

1. You favorite item from her shop from Maya's Kalupi.

2. A free custom save the date design from Double Trouble Designs.

3. Genuine Turquoise and White Coral Earrings from Originals by Terri.

4. A set (2) of Simply Elegant hand embroidered Tea Towels from Very Pretty Things.

5. A vintage goodie bag from My Piper Dog.

6. Rhinestone flip flops from Soley Charming on CJ's Fine Designs.

7. A print of 'Familia' from Claudia Olivos.

8. An 8x8 TTV print of your choice from Urban Pink Photography.

9. A marketing opportunity from Live Love Create.

10. Earrings from yourMommakesjewelry and SilverExpression on LillyShayStyle.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Restaurant Recommendation: Mark's American Cuisine

If you are looking for a great restaurant in Houston for that special occasion, you should try Mark's American Cuisine. It has been around a while now. I ate there years ago but didn't remember much about the food. Last Friday our friend proposed to his girlfriend there and had a small dinner party. The food was excellent and the staff was very courteous. They have private rooms for different sized functions. We were seated on the loft, which was a separate area upstairs that overlooked the restaurant. It sat about 25 people. They had a special menu for us where we could choose between two items for each course. The crab cake was wonderful as was the corn chowder, salad, shrimp and dessert, of course, which was warm chocolate cake and creme brulee. If you haven't been to Mark's, it really is a great restaurant, especially for that important date or party.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Yummy Hummus

We went to my friend's daughter's 1st birthday party a few weeks ago and they had really good hummus as a dip for their veggie platter. My husband loved it so he asked for the recipe. He thinks he cooked because he stuck it all the food processor and pressed the button. Here's the recipe...

Mix all ingredients in the food processor.


1 16 oz can garbanzo beans
1/4 cup of liquid from the can of beans
3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
dash of cayenne pepper

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Etsy Feature: Wild Art Designs

I really like the big flower rings everyone is wearing right now but I'm not ready for something too big and flashy, so I looked around on Etsy for something cute yet affordable, and I found the perfect ring. I thought it looked great in the picture and when it arrived it was even better in person. The Etsy shop is called Wild Art Designs and Vicki makes the most wonderful pieces. Not only is the jewelry beautiful, the customer service is excellent. The package arrived quickly and the ring was wrapped like a little present. I was so happy with my purchase that I just placed a second order for one in white and one for my mom. Vicki was so nice and helpful. If you are looking for unique jewelry at great prices, you must visit Wild Art Designs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hot (but practical) Shoe of the Week

The hot shoe of the week is usually a more dressy and trendy shoe. This week I thought I'd feature a more practical shoe. I wish I could have a closet full of the shoes I have featured, but in reality I go very few places to wear such shoes since having my daughter. This week's shoe is the Caribe Espadrille by J. Crew. It is a great everyday shoe for summer. I do actually own this shoe in black. It looks great with shorts if you want to dress them up a little and leave the usual flip flops at home. It also looks great with summer dresses, capris and even jeans. It is such a versatile shoe and also very comfortable. You can find it on the J. Crew website for $88. The metallic version is $98.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways!


1. A soap and lotion gift set from Intentions on Splendid Things.

2. A baby quilt/lap quilt from BekahsQulits.

3. A java cozy, mini wallet, and $5 Starbucks gift card from acrudele on WendiWinn.

4. Your favorite item from Nikkimichele on Retro Handmade.

5. A pair of rhinestone black flip flops from Solely Charming on CJ's Fine Designs.

6. A gift pack from ScrappinCorner on 10 One World Giveaway Blog.

7. A bracelet from Silver Sunshine on Audrey's Giveaway Blog.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Three Times the Fun!

Here are our most recent birthday hat customers. Triplets!! How cute are these guys?! Their mom sent us this great photo of them in their birthday outfits. We hope they had a fantastic 1st birthday! We can make birthday hats for your little ones too! Visit our Etsy shop, our birthday hat gallery, or email us at to discuss a custom order. Here are a few of our other recent custom birthday hats...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Our Newest Addition

Here is our newest product. It is a gift card adorned with a removable applique that the recipient can use to decorate a onesie or shirt for their new baby. This card is perfect to add to a shower gift or just to send to a new mom to congratulate her on the new arrival! All she has to do is detach it from the card and iron it on! Read more about our applique gift cards in our shop.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Best Cheap Cupcakes

If you need a lot of cupcakes for a birthday party, Sam's is really the way to go! Someone told me to get them for my daughter's birthday party and I just didn't think they would be very good. I'm a bit of a cupcake snob. I called some bakeries and their prices were outrageous. I decided to get some Sam's cupcakes to try before the party to make sure that they tasted OK. They weren't just OK, they were soooo good! I couldn't believe it! Her birthday theme was brown and pink so we bought ones with chocolate frosting and ones with pink frosting. You get something like three dozen for $13. Now I get all of our birthday party cupcakes at Sam's, and I tell everyone I know to get theirs there too. They really are some of the best I've tasted, and I pride myself on being a cupcake connoisseur!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

I have not been able to get myself to purchase this style of shoe yet, but they are definitely growing on me. This one is very cute and versatile. I think it would look great with skinny jeans, regular jeans, skirts, long dressy shorts, capris, anything! It is the Phedra by Steve Madden. You can find it here for $179.95.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here is this week's list of great giveaways to enter!


1. A set of birdie decals from Home Sweet Walls on Splendid Things.

2. A pair of Midnight Black Earrings from Jewelry of Lav on Designs by Vanessa.

3. A mystery vintage sewing notion grab bag from secret cake.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Trend Watch: Floral Headbands

Headbands adorned with feathers have been hot this season, and they still are, but flowers are the new feathers! Here are some great floral headbands from Etsy sellers.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Owls Owls Everywhere!

This is currently one of our hottest fabrics. Our owl burp cloth sets, diaper clutches and wipe cases are very popular right now and we recently had a request for an owl baby shower gift set. This gift set included a burp cloth set, blanket, diaper clutch, and wipe case. We can make a gift set of any combination of items in any of our fabrics. They make great baby shower gifts! Visit our shop or email us at for more information.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Coolest Kid on the Block

We were at the park the other day and saw a little girl, probably around 8 years old, riding a lowrider bike! Awwwesoooome! It was purple and similar to the one pictured above. I have never seen one for a kid. She is definitely the coolest kid on the block. They need to make a tricycle version for toddlers!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This week's hot shoe is the Kwest from Nine West. This is the orange, but it comes in several colors. It was recently featured in Harper's Bazaar and you can find it here for $89.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways! Go enter now!


1. A head band from Bow Sweet on Audery's Give Away Blog.

2. One of 25 gift boxes full of handmade goodies donated by over 40 indie shops on Zu-Li Designs.

3. A gift box of 5 gifts from NC Triangle Street Team.

4. A silk clutch from MS Handbags.

5. A mystery vintage sewing notion grab bag from secret cake.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Trend Watch: Coral and Turqoise

These colors are hot hot hot right now according to many fashion magazines such as In Style. We were already fans as you can tell by the Sweet 'n Sassy Baby logo. The colors are bright and fun and you can mix them together for a great summer look. Here are some great finds from Banana Republic in these fashionable colors.
And a little something from Sweet 'n Sassy Baby for the fashionable mom on the go...a diaper clutch!