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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Choices...Choices

Getting dressed in the morning is one of my biggest obstacles - still half asleep, trying to blend my clothes in a fresh, new way. Today was no different, except for the fact that I found $30 in my jacket pocket. While we all know I should use my $30 on more diapers, I instead thought of all the fun things I could potentially splurge on.

Item #1: This snap tee is genius when your child begins picking out their own clothes. Plus, at $28, it's a great deal because you are really getting 4 shirts in 1! If you have time, browse the Mahar Drygoods site. There are a LOT of cute things floating around.


A closer look at some of your design choices.


Item #2: Two items from one of my favorite toy companies, EEBOO. The first is a candy matching game for $14.95. I love colors, and, for those of you who know me, know that I also LOVE all things sweet, particularly candy. Perfect!


EEBOO also has darling growth charts for $16.95. I like this one for its girly, whimsical vibe.


Item #3: Two words: Petit Collage. I know I've posted about this company before, but now the artist, Lorena Siminovich, sells prints that are within my budget. Hooray!


Item #4: Emi has a couple of these plushies, but this set is adorable. It's being sold at giggle for $30, both on-line and in their stores. They are made out of 100% organic cotton and are wonderful for teething babies.


Item #5
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A manicure is a major splurge for me. Since Emi's arrival, it has been hard to sneak away unless a babysitter (like my parents or sister) are called in advance. Recently, however, my friend introduced me to Mani+Nanny.

At this spot in San Francisco, you can get a manicure while someone watches your little one. Genius! If you are worried about leaving your child in someone else's care, Mani+Nanny has a flat screen monitor that allows you to watch what your child is doing. It's a bit pricey, $20 for a manicure, plus $10 for the nanny, but saves you from having to coordinate with a babysitter.

Item #6: Last, but not least, I had to add these because I'm still not sure what to think of them. Yes, they are cute, but at $35, ouch! I guess it's all in the name of fashion. Heelarious? I'll let you decide.

At the end of the day, I decided to keep my $30. Instead of splurging on one of these items, I added it to Emi's college savings account, also known as her "therapy fund" in our house.

-Kacey

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23 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Francesca, don't kill me. I forgot to do the wedding story. I'll just e-mail it to you, ok? :)

amanda said...

what cute options. i like the mani and nanny thing. 30 bucks is worth it sometimes for that!! :)

Debbie said...

A maninanny? I think it is a good thing I live where I do and had my kids when I had them. I am so not a maninanny person.

The Thompson's said...

What the heck are those things? Some kind of strange kids dress up shoe? Weird

Jillene said...

Great products!! Thanks for sharing all of the info!!

forever folding laundry said...

I can't get behind the Heelarious shoes...those truly creep me out...but the mani & nanny? Sheer genius! I do something similar but I'm married to the nanny and he works very cheap.

hippo chick said...

Although I voted for the Mani+Nani, I would have, like you, saved the $30. The shoes are just plain scary.

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I will do a post on the story behind "hippochick" someday soon.

I enjoyed this post.

~hippo hugs~

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE those shirts. And I saw those shoes in an article. They made me laugh, and made me cry.

Mainly a midwife said...

Good for you for sticking it in the college fund. Yea..I saw the Heelarious shoes a few years ago. I think the gals who created them were interviewed on Good Morning America and were completely blindsided. They thought they were going on the show to plug their fun new creations and instead they got totally grilled for sexualizing infants.

TrueLoveIsaMama said...

How do find these cute things? I am glad you do so that I just short cut to the websites@ Thanks!

Lori said...

oooh, yes, I heart Mahar Dry Goods, I've ordered from them before.

"Mainly a Midwife"... really? Oh, I can totally see where that would be a little awkward.

Scribbit said...

Those are so cute! I'llhave to Twitter this!

Counselormama said...

I love the shirts! Oh and about your twitters, I say "man up" all the time to my students! They laugh but know what I mean at the same time.

Stesha said...

Hello there other bay chick!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Loved the fruit teethers - but the baby heels were kind of creepy.

Cindy (and Brian) said...

oh my gosh those little little heels - HOLY CRAP! I LOVE THEM!

KGW said...

I love the concept of Mani + Nanny! It's a great mommy gift.

blueviolet said...

I have a Petit Collage print and I love eeboo!

pam said...

All great little treats, but I like the growth chart the best!!

Melissa said...

Oooohhh... fun stuff!! Too bad I don't have $30 to spend :)

Nana said...

Oh my goodness I am on overload. What cute things.

TuTu's Bliss said...

LOL All that stuff is adroable but we are a "therapy fund" house too.

MEGAN said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing these! I'm afraid reading this post is going to cost me $30 though- since now I HAVE to buy at least one of these products. Sigh.