Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lollipops for Lilly

Hopefully you read Lilly's story yesterday. To donate, you can do so through the link on the top left of this blog or on Zingo Tots Blog. No amount is too small! Another way to contribute is by purchasing a Lollipops for Lilly Iron On Applique. You can find Sweet 'n Sassy Baby appliques here and here and the Zingo Tots applique here. All proceeds go to Lilly's family. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hot Shoe...Not!

No hot shoe of the week this week, instead, please take a moment to read Lilly's story....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Giveaway Tuesday!

Well I was a slacker today so I only have one giveaway to feature, but it's a good one...

Win a $75 or $25 gift certificate to Zingo Tots! Read all the details on Zingo Tots Blog.

Also, be on the look out for a huge raffle/giveaway next week hosted by Zingo Tots and Sweet 'n Sassy Baby on Zingo Tots Blog. It will benefit a great cause!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

I made this last week and it was really good. I added some tobasco and crumbled up baked tostitos and shredded cheese on top.
1/2 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small red or green pepper, seeded and diced
1 8-ounce package vegetarian ground beef substitute
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, undrained
1 15-ounce can corn, undrained
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin

Heat water in a large pot. Add garlic. Cook about 5 minutes.

Add bell pepper and ground beef substitute. Mix in tomatoes, beans and their liquid, corn and its liquid, chili powder, and cumin. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Potty Training

We potty trained my daughter over the holiday break. We are still working on it a little but I thought I'd share a few of my favorite potty training items. This potty seat is the best thing I have purchased for potty training.It is from One Step Ahead. I never really understood those little potties. I sure don't want to clean one all the time and then they would have to transition to the big potty at some point, so I think this is perfect. My daughter can easily climb on all by herself. She even puts it on and takes it off by herself.

The other item I love is this potty training reward chart that my friend gave us.

You can find it here. It's great because it is not by the day or week. You put stickers on as you go along, and it comes with a ton of really cute stickers.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hot Shoe of the Week

This is the Charles by Charles David Prissy Platform Sandal. Find it at Nordstrom for $149.95.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Giveaway Tuesday

Do you love sprinkles?! Well now you can have them with you all the time. Enter to win these sprinkle filled earrings from Ella Etc. Visit her blog to enter.
Cabin + Cub is giving away a cork coaster set. Visit the shop for some great items, and visit the blog to win this Branch and Blossom Coaster Set.

Win these Wishbone Earrings from Muffin Top Designs. Read a feature on the shop and enter to win on Julie Ellyn Designs Blog. Check out the great jewelry at Julie Ellyn Designs too!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Etsy Feature: Jamie's Jewels

I discovered a great Etsy shop over the holidays. Jamie's Jewels (Jayval on Etsy) had the perfect simple leaf necklace I had been looking for, so my mother bought it for me for Christmas. I love it! I layer it with a shorter necklace and it is a great everyday piece of jewelry. You will find more wonderful jewelry in Jamie's shop and her pieces can even be found at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey. My mom said the customer service was excellent and the shipping was prompt even during the busy holidays. It came packaged ready for gift giving with a ribbon and little rose. Check out her shop to see all of her beautiful jewelry. Her items would make great Valentine's Day gifts!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Chorus Line

I went to see this musical last night and it was great. I love A Chorus Line. I saw the movie a long time ago before I ever saw it on the stage. Now I want to go rent the movie again because I haven't seen it in years. If you love dancing and the 80s (which I do!), you will love the movie. It came out in 1985 and stars Michael Douglas. If you don't know, the movie is based on the 1975 stage production of A Chorus Line. It is the story of a group of dancers auditioning for a chorus line and Michael Douglas plays the director. Check it out!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hot Shoe of the Week

OK this shoe is not so much hot as it is cute, so we are going with cute shoe of the week this week. I was out looking for some boots, which are hard to find by the way since winter is almost over. I was at DSW where there used to be five aisles of boots and now there is only one. I guess I waited too long. They had tons of sandals out though so I thought I'd check those out before they are all gone. I bought this sandal and it is much cuter in person than in the photo. The photo is a little small so click the link below to see it better. Mine are pewter, not the multi color in the photo. They look really good on and I think they will look great with skinny jeans, leggings, summer dresses and more. It is the Audrey Brooke Dingo Sandal. Find it at DSW for $49.95. You totally have "The dingo ate my baby!" stuck in your head now, don't you!? If not, you do now!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's featured giveaways....

For the Texans out there, win this shirt from on Houston's Weekly Chic. After you enter, be sure to stick around and check out the great blog!

Win a giveaway that includes all of these items on The Green Haven:
~ Set of cards from Leslywrytes
~ Bath fizzie samples from Bathgasm
~ Set of place cards from Ohhappydaycreations
~ Pendant and zipper pouch from Jo's Jewels
~ Donut charm from Emariecreations

Win a Janie XY plush kitty on dig under rocks. Cute!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Valentine Cutie

It's time to find Valentine's Day outfits for your little ones! Here is our first Valentine customer this year. What a cutie! Thanks to his mom for sharing this great photo of her little Valentine. He is sure to be a heartbreaker!
Visit our Etsy shop to purchase your Valentine iron on appliques.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Happiness Project

I highly recommend this book, even though I just started reading it! Who doesn't want to be happier, and if you think you are just as happy as you can be, good for you! I don't believe you, but whatever. The author, Gretchen Rubin, decided she had a great life but just knew there were little things she could do to make her happier and make her life better. The changes she describes are just little common sense things, nothing too deep, anything from organizing closets to jumping in the air to exercising regularly. They are things you probably already know you would like to do but reading them how she explains them may inspire you to actually do them. Visit the website for tons of great information and to purchase your copy of the book. It is currently #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Cutie!

Look at this little cutie enjoying his birthday cake! We hope he had a fabulous 1st birthday, and thanks to his mom for sharing this photo!

Visit our birthday hat gallery or our Etsy shop to find a hat for your little one's big day.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hot Shoe of the Week

While I was staring at the photo of these on the computer screen and deciding if they should be the hot shoe of the week, my husband walked in, glanced at the screen and said, "Ooh, those are crazy" and that was the deciding factor. I don't even think I have heard him comment on a pair of women's shoes ever. I'd call them rocker chic. Find the Rock & Republic Alayna on for $302. A little expensive, but hey, they're crazy!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Giveaway Tuesday

Enter these great giveaways...

Win this Birdhouse Blanket from Audrey's Country Crafts. Also, be sure to check out her Etsy shop.

Enter to win this Crystal Nest Ring from Allu Ring. Check out her jewelry shop too.
And last but not least, visit Smart and Trendy Moms Blog to win a Violet Mist necklace from californiablue. Also, be sure to explore the blog for some great ideas, products and other great information for moms.

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Christmas Surprise

One of our customer's purchased 5 of our pregnancy announcements to share the good news that she and her husband were expecting. She had both sets of grandparents-to-be and her sisters all open them at the same time on Christmas morning. What a great idea!

Share your good news with a Sweet 'n Sassy Baby pregnancy announcement! Visit our shop to read more and purchase yours. They come in purple or yellow because most share the news before they know the sex of their baby. We can also make them in pink or blue and even change the wording if you would like to use them to let someone know if it's a boy or girl!