That's right. Free Comic Book Day. And what could be better than a free comic? How about all those OTHER comics you'll invariably walk out with, the ones that your friendly neighborhood retailer certainly hopes you'll load up with in addition to the free titles... After all, the retailers don't actually get them for free -- they end up paying 12-50 cents for the privilege of giving them away. So spend a few bucks while you're in there!
Rooms By You offers a super-cool way for transforming some of your most precious artwork crafted by your most precious little ones into keepsake pillows you'll treasure. As a parent of two kids who love sharing their art with the world I love, love, love this idea and can't wait to customize a few pillows using the online service offered by Rooms By You. Pillows range from $24 to $44 dollars and are quality pillows.
Thank you notes, necessary handwritten expressions of gratitude. Yes, I do my job maintaining propriety when it comes to sending my very best and yes, I do get teed-off if someone doesn't do the same (hey, those Little Marc Jacobs Days of the Week onesies were NOT cheap!). Yet, I would gladly do any chore in order to not have to write them (except perhaps expressing my dog's anal glands).
A recent outing to a UC Berkeley symphony concert epitomized my family's appreciation of (rather, lack thereof) classical music. My 10 year old son--a novice violin player himself--complained: "I'll never be as good as that soloist," my 4 year old daughter chirped: "These songs are WAY too long!" and my well-meaning husband fell immediately asleep, chin to chest, later explaining that "the music was just so beautiful that I couldn't keep my eyes open."
Good one, I know.
What do you get when you cross an iPhone with a See'n Say? An app of course...One of 3 new apps now available through iTunes for kids ages 2 to 5 years old. Fisher Price and iPhone have teamed up to bring some app-y goodness to the pre-k set in the hopes of scoring big with their parents.
While the goodie bag is the highlight of any school holiday party they are a pain for any parent to put together.
Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane so eloquently articulates the feelings most of us parents share towards them stating " am in charge of the goodie bags for my 6 year oldâ€™s holiday party. I was racking my brain for filler because I didnâ€™t want to just buy some junky little toys that would probably never be played with (those tiny pinball things, plastic tops that do not spin."
I really do love children's holiday books. We fill our humble living space with decorations and a full basket of themed books we've collected over the years. At this point we have such a nice collection of books for each holiday that we are, perhaps, even slightly more excited about the books than the decorations.
Dollar Store Crafts has posted a link to a genius idea from member Care for making baby leg warmers out of a dollar store scarf. Yup, for practically pennies and with very minimal sewing skills you can whip up a pair of cutie-pie leg warmers or "baby legs" from a cheap scarf...Those sweet socks can cost a pretty penny.