the pursuit of cute

These are a few of my favorite things…

I’m having flashbacks. The good kind. February 28, 2009

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I’ll admit it. I’ve been extremely hesitant to get the boys wooden toys. Sure they’re safe, but could they possibly be fun??

Then I saw this little ducky from imagiPlay and it hit me – I OWNED a duck just like this when I was little! I can see it now – sitting on the pink shag carpet of my (pre-Michael Jackson/The Ricker) Holly Hobby bedroom. It was held together by duct tape because I played with it so much the wheels were falling off.

Hmmm – I guess maybe wooden toys ARE fun afterall! Help me…..I need suggestions. Which wooden toys do your kids love??


I heart BabySoy…alot February 17, 2009

Filed under: baby stuff,green stuff — dinadingo @ 8:54 pm
I love everything about Babysoy. The rich chocolates and soft blues and pinks, the mix-n-match pieces and, of course, the really really soft cotton.
BabySoy basics are must-haves but when I was digging on their site I noticed these cute graphic t-shirts! Who knew? Sadly, they all look pretty girly so I can’t buy them for the boys but since everyone and their mom is having a girl right now, I’m dogearing this page for gift ideas.
Did you know? Babysoy is the 1st company in the world to create baby’s newborn wardrobe using soybean protein fiber – otherwise known as leftover pulp from tofu, soymilk and other soy products. All that and they’re adorable!
p.s I love everything BUT their URL which has a pesky USA at the end making it hard to remember. Whoever owns the fake page at should give it up already!

RIP Babystyle…I miss you already! February 15, 2009

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Struck by how many of my favorite stores and sites have closed because of the recession. I took for granted they would always be there and now I have gifts to buy and….very very sad.





Mmmmm….method February 7, 2009

Filed under: green stuff,home stuff — dinadingo @ 8:55 pm

Method’s delisciously evil plan to use sleek packaging and cute little names to convert me to a green cleaner has finally worked! Tried out this this new wood cleaner and am happy to say it not only cleans well but man does it smell great. Plus, the bottle is just so darn pretty…

Eat your veggies! February 6, 2009

Filed under: baby stuff,green stuff — dinadingo @ 9:09 pm
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It’s no secret I love buying baby gifts. I can’t stop at just one thing. I’ll buy a dress – then the tights – the shoes – then a little barrette just because its the oh-so-perfect shade of hot pink to match the dress – and to top it all off, some sort of teddy bear or teether or something. (and yes, since I am cheap I somehow manage to get it all on sale)

Lucky for me, I was able to stock up on the adorable fruits and veggie teethers from Under the Nile. There are so many to choose from all in cool colors sure to match whatever else you have in the gift bag. Plus, it’s a great way to get kids to eat fruits and veggies….even if they are just (Egyptian organic) cotton.