I have a new resource for my favorite new baby gifts...Maggie & Alison. I always give friends a monogrammed burp cloth or bib for the new arrival, and the quality of these bibs is amazing. TCP Baby received some (the company is owned by the sister of a good friend) and I can tell you that they have stood up to all of the abuse that TCP, mashed peas, and a leaky sippy cup can dish out! Their website is brand new, so there aren't tons of options yet, but keep watching for new fabrics in the future.
I have my own personal Holy Trinity of style: Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. (Blasphemous? Maybe. Oh well.) Each of them has inspired me in some way, above and beyond the sartorial. The NY Times had a great article on Grace Kelly today, you should check it out (registration required). And if you've never seen it, watch her in High Society. It just might be my favorite movie of all time. Grace? Bing? Sinatra? Singing and dancing? Great one-liners? Check, check, check, and check.
I apologize for being rather scarce these days...work is busy, busy, busy and the TCP Family is leaving for vacation next week, so I have much to do! I'm stopping in to shamelessly ask for tips and recommendations: are there any must-sees or must-dos for this preppy girl in Seattle or Vancouver? It's our first trip out there, and I'd love to hear about any of your favorites!
You all know how I love a bargain. Well, I've been searching for the best deal on a new car seat for TCP Baby and I finally found a great one at Traveling Tikes. Today I pulled the trigger and ordered it online. Less than a half hour later, I got a phone call from them, telling me that the color I ordered was out of stock, but that they would receive a shipment of the new versions in about a week. Not only that, but they will honor the price of the old models for the new ones, and let me pick out which version I would like. Nice!
Good customer service seems to be more and more rare, so I'd like to give a gold star to Traveling Tikes! Check them out if you have a little one!
I'd have to say that I'm "working mom preppy". In my world, this means that while my pearl stud earrings are standards, I have to forgo the pearl necklace because Sweet Baby Son finds it so appealing. It also means that my Tide Pen makes regular appearances on my crisply ironed (for about 5 minutes until I come downstairs) Talbot's blouse and khaki trousers. Sometimes it means that I pop my polo collars just to hide the little stain that simply refuses to be removed. It means that while I love cute little monogrammed bags, they don't hold nearly as many sippy cups, file folders, pens and diapers as do the monogrammed tote bags. Oh yeah! The totes clean up better too! Sometimes working mom prep is only a nice pair of denim trousers, simple polo, and coach wristlet. ;) I'm all about classic simplicity, but my little men look smashing in their "little man prep" outfits! Sweet Son #1 wears madras shorts with a navy polo, and Sweet Baby Son #2 wears a plaid romper. And that's the "working mom prep" for you!"
This is my life. I am in love with the Tide Pen. And I'm going to have to check out winner author ElleBee's blog now, because I think we must have a lot in common!
For a limited time only, we are offering you 30% off our entire collection of Spring Sweaters. From cable cashmere to striped cotton, we have something for everyone. But hurry, this sale ends Sunday, June 10, 2007. Use Discount Code: 2597.
Speaking of car seat covers, you can get a Burberry "inspired" cover from Snobby Babies... Tempting, seeing as I love Burberry as much as the next girl, but I think this might be a bit too "chav" for my taste.
Ever since Melissa at Perfectly Pink posted that super cute madras car seat cover, I have become obsessed with finding a cover for TCP Baby's soon-to-arrive big guy car seat. I found some I love at Vintage Lily, especially this green stripe version. How sweet would that look with a navy monogram? The navy pique version is cute too, and of course there are a ton of girly options. (But then, aren't there always?) Alas, a $100+ car seat cover is not in the budget right now. If only I had the sewing skills to make one myself...
One thing I might be *forced* to pick up from Vintage Lily is this Nautical Flag Growth Chart. We have TCP Baby's initials in nautical flags already on the wall, and I think this would be a perfect addition to his room.