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We were on Show Me St. Louis talking baby trends this week!

May 24, 2012 14:01

First we covered the latest in kids' decor and gifts: woodland creatures are in! Squirrels, raccoons (ahem), badgers, owls, mice ... all very hip in kids' gear. Our newest line of personalized 3 Sprouts gear - launching soon! - features the cutest storage caddies and wall organizers festooned with some hilariously adorable forest creatures, and of course you can also add our mouse and owl icons - as well as many others - to nearly all of our gifts at no additional cost.

3 Sprouts Storage Caddie

Coming Soon to Makaboo: Personalized 3 Sprouts Caddies

And preppy is always in for summer! Our Bella Bliss personalized swim trunks and monogrammed girls bikinis with matching sun hats are flying off the shelves.

Bella Bliss Toddler Swimwear         Bella Biss Baby Swimwear

It was my first appearance post-baby, and we are living in a loft downtown while some work's being done on the house (you know, because having a 10-week-old isn't enough change for us) so I had limited access to my wardrobe and decided that since they never, ever show feet on TV I was going to wear flip-flops. Little did I know that Show Me's adorable new host Julie Tristan is an Amazon! Hence the optical illusion that I am Elvish. I am 5'5! OK 5'4 and a quarter but when you add the flip flops I'm sure I break 5'5.

Next time I will be wearing the biggest heals I own. They are peep-toe Pradas that make me taller than everyone in my immediate family with the exception of my 6'3 husband. The first time my 83-year-old Aunt Suzie saw them she exclaimed "In my day we called those hooker shoes!" I love Aunt Suzie.




It's Because of Mom...

May 10, 2012 13:51

So, I'm a new mom. As of 44 days ago. Naturally, it's given me a new appreciation for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday this weekend!

Our fabulous new marketing director Susan Etter, who I've wanted to hire since starting this business and finally got the opportunity to snatch up, asked that I write a quick email for Mother's Day, and for some reason the wonderful Apple "Here's to the Crazy Ones" ad happened to be running through my head. I wrote an homage, if you will, and when Susan read it she rightly proposed that it would be best enjoyed with some photos.

We asked our family and friends to give us a few shots, and my amazingly talented friend Peter Engelsmann put the piece you'll find below together in a few hours. I'm really happy with it and I love that everyone in it has helped Makaboo Personalized Gifts to be what it is, in some way shape or form. Makaboo has many amazing moms!

We hope you enjoy and share, and of course, Happy Mothers Day from all the Moms of Makaboo.

Free To Pee On You And Me

May 4, 2012 17:09

On Fridays we have a lovely young woman named Stacy come and watch Walt so I can squeeze in some work before going back full-time next month.

Stacy watches the sons of very good friends of ours, so she has way more experience in all things boy than I do.

A couple weeks ago we're in the nursery together changing Walt's diaper and I say:

"So, how do you keep from getting peed on?"

Stacy: "I don't know, I've never been peed on."

Cindy: "Uhm, that's funny, because I was peed on three times. Yesterday."

Stacy: "Huh. I guess it's just timing."

Cindy: "Yes, I'm sure that's what it is."

My friend Liz gave me the bright idea, after that, to use a cloth diaper as a shield while I'm changing him. I haven't been peed on since! The shield, however, has been peed on at least seven times.

Stacy, I don't know what the heck you're doing differently.

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