Friday, October 29, 2010

DEXTON is on Totsy!

Looking for some amazing holiday gifts?

Look no further...

Dexton is a leading manufacturer of upscale, top quality specialty toys in today’s market. Dexton’s mission is to deliver innovative play environments and inspire imaginative play with playhouses, teepees and riding toys for children. Dexton takes pride in providing unique and safe products that the entire family can enjoy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Haircut time!

My sons were beginning to get that "shaggy" look. So much so, that when we were in the market this past weekend, a woman said to me, "Oh... look at their hair. It's so shaggy." Yup, that was the red flag I needed to get my sons to the nearest Snip-its! My sons aren't lovers of getting their haircut. Usually my husband or sister-in-law do the deed... but I knew it was time for a professional job!

I promised the boys a good time... and thankfully, Snip-its delivered!

Thank you, Christine for being so utterly amazing and so sweet with my sons!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Costumes at ThredUP

If you're looking for a way to Green your Halloween - look no further...

Moms... you will LOVE THIS!!

thredUP has extended their eco-friendly swapping platform to kids Halloween costumes. Children outgrow clothes every 3-6 months - needless to say, kids' costly costumes are worn only once and typically tossed the following year. This fall, recycle your kids' outgrown costumes and get ones that fit in return!

thredUP's Halloween Costume Swap works like the regular service!

  • Build and list a box containing an outgrown Halloween Costume - be sure to flag it as a "Specialty Halloween Box"

  • When someone picks your box, send it free of charge (thredUP sends you empty flat rate boxes at registration & even schedules home pick-up!)

  • To find a costume for your child, browse boxes of kids clothes flagged as "Halloween Boxes" - pick one you'd like to receive. Pay only $5 + shipping & the box is sent right to your doorstep.

*thredUP's Costume Swap will run throughout the month of October.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Moody Mamas at Totsy

After having 4 boys... I can dish on maternity wear from here to eternity!

I love, love, love finding some fabulous, fashionable maternity wear that makes a woman feel comfortable, stylish and beautiful.

Moody Mamas is a luxury maternity brand that provides chic clothing for the expectant mom. Loved by celebrities and everyday moms alike, Moody Mamas has revamped the maternity fashion world. Moody Mamas is the maternity brand of the new generation of moms and is determined to “take the frump out of the bump” and restore style and confidence for all moms pregnant and post-partum!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Interview with Tiffany Noth, Founder of Bloggy Moms

Bloggy Moms is a phenomenal destination for moms online. I am a HUGE fan! I recently had the opportunity to ask Tiffany Noth, founder of Bloggy Moms, some questions about her amazing site.

Tell me a little about yourself...
I am a 30 year old stay-at-home mother of two {and wife} who has always had a love affair with the online world. I am a home-educator and we live in Liberty, Indiana..... a very small town.

1. When did you start blogging?

I've been "blogging" and "logging" my life ever since my parents gave me my first computer in 1996. I was immediately drawn to the connections I could make through early social networks and instant messaging such as mIRC and ICQ.

I don't believe the term "blog" was even around when I first began creating websites {through outlets such as angelfire} and logging my thoughts and activities. I'm sure no one from my high school is at all surprised I'm still sitting in front of a computer.

As I entered new stages of life: college, marriage, parenthood... my websites/blogs changed a long with the new era...

Now being a mother, I can't imagine I'll ever be in any other niche besides mommy blogging.

2. What made you start blogging?

I didn't realize I was "blogging" when I began my infatuation with the computer and the online world. I had something to say and what better platform to say it than to the entire world through a website. I actually have so much to say that i have a notebook dedicated to the posts I have not yet had time to write!

3. Why was it important for you to create Bloggy Moms?

Bloggy Moms came about in an effort to support and provide resources for mommy bloggers {especially those new to the world of blogging or looking to branch out}.

I want to provide information and help to those who maybe don't know how to connect with other moms online or don't understand what terms such as "meme" mean.

I get a little sad when I find a fantastic mom blog and realize it hasn't been updated in months or even years. Most of all I want to reach out to mommy bloggers and to provide community, help moms connect and not see each other as rivals in the blog world.

4. What do you want other blogging moms to walk away with from your site?

I want them to find the resources they were looking to find as well as information they didn't even know existed. I want them to find community and make connections with other mommy bloggers.

5. What's been the best thing you've discovered about blogging?

"I'm not alone" is the best thing I have found about blogging. I had stepped away from it for nearly a year when my daughter was first born... I was so busy, I thought it best to walk away. One of the best things I have done for myself and my family has been to return to blogging. It is a stress release, it's a connection to other moms who are going through or have gone through what I'm experiencing. Writing in my journal is nice, but it doesn't compare to logging my life online and meeting others moms who are there and know what I'm talking about.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What to Wear with Plaid

Plaid is a very big trend right now, especially Boyfriend Plaid Blouses. They're very chic and very fashionable to wear. I saw a bunch this weekend while at the mall - walk into American Eagle, Target, Old Navy, GAP, Macy's... you'll find some.


But what to wear with them? Can you actually wear one to work? Can you make one look oh-so-chic? My thought... yes, you can.

Jeans... high tall boots. Keep the blouse open with a camisole underneath it. Very chic to head out in! This works for Girl's Night Out... date night...

Leggings with a cozy sweater. Add some tall black boots, and you've got a sexy outfit!

Heading to work? Add a pencil skirt and belt with some boots. Very elegant... love this look!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Miraclebody Jeans at Getting Gorgeous

Miraclebody was one of our Getting Gorgeous sponsors this past August.

When they first told us what the jeans can do you for - actually make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds - we weren't sure we believed them. And then we tried them. And we were transformed...

We had the OH-SO-AMAZING celebrity stylist Robert Verdi style us in our jeans and we were feeling pretty cool.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Moment Caught On Camera...

It warms my heart beyond words to have caught this moment on film...

There's something very special about seeing your child start to read and then pay it forward...

Thursday, October 14, 2010


O.P.I. Ski Teal We Drop.

I'm all about wearing "funky" colors once in a while. I'm usually pretty boring when it comes to painting my nails. I go with lots of pink sheers... but this past weekend, I decided to go a little BOLDER!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Remington at Getting Gorgeous

Check out Remington's some of the tools from the newest line! It's AMAZING!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baby Designer Socks: Trumpette Christmas

There's aren't many baby items that leave me speechless... I pretty much feel like I've seen all the cuteness, especially after having 4 little boys. But, oh my, was I wrong! Trumpette's sale on Totsy this week is absolutely-fabulously-adorable!

As most moms knows, Trumpette Christmas socks and tights are a perfect Baby’s First Christmas or Baby Shower gift. They really are the perfect accessory for the perfect outfit for Christmas picture taking (not to mention all parties/gathering/events for your baby, too!). Plus, all the socks are gift boxed and ready for Holiday gift giving.

If you know someone who is pregnant this Holiday season - OR know someone with a little baby... you MUST, MUST MUST check out the Trumpette Totsy Sale, the prices are amazing!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Designer Band-Aids by Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley has created a limited-edition line of designer Band-Aids that are fashion-fabulous!

They come in some really cool designs...

20 assorted for $10... not bad for fashion-sense-ability. ;)

A piece of this that I love, $1 dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects that address social issues in their own communities.

Who knew you could look fashionable with a paper-cut?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Party

My sons had their Halloween birthday party this past weekend. I don't know about your kids, but we've been talking costumes since July (no joke). I wanted them all to do something together, my 3 little guys were excited to do that, but my oldest buy - not so much. Since it was his 6 year old birthday party (and Alex's 5th), I let him do what he wanted!

So... without further adieu, here were the costumes!

We had a Storm Trooper, Woody, Big Buzz and Little Buzz...

Friday, October 8, 2010

ALEX Toys now LIVE on Totsy!

ALEX Toys has always been a staple in my household. I have always loved the quality and selections that ALEX offers, but as soon as we had our son, Alex... well, ALEX Toys took on a whole new meaning. My son actually thinks all these toys are personally for him.

I'm ecstatic to have them on Totsy this weekend... they are a fabulous shopping destination for moms, dads, aunties and uncles (and friends!) looking to stock up on Holiday items.

Founded in 1986, ALEX toys started out as a collection of high quality basic arts and crafts products for children. Over the years, ALEX has grown and today produces over 1,000 items in expanded categories of toys. ALEX's mission is to provide children with quality creative products and activities that foster personal expression, build self-esteem and open a child's mind to new skills, new ideas and new worlds.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Twitter Party TONIGHT!

We're talking our Holiday Toy and Gift Event tonight!

Our first sale begins tonight at 9PM(EST)! We are so excited to kick off our Holiday Toy and Gift Event tonight with our Twitter party! Our Holiday Sales will now be going live every Thursday evening at 9PM(EST) and be live until Tuesday morning at 10AM(EST).

Details for tonight...

Where do you go?
Hop onto and make sure you're following 3 handles:
1. @mytotsy
2. @AudreyMcClellan
3. @MomTrends

What time?

What do you do?
Just join in the conversation. We will be using the hashtag #totsyparty. So every tweet you send out, make sure it has that hashtag attached to it.

What is the conversation about?
We will be talking about the upcoming sales and will have some of the brand and company representatives joining our Twitter party! So you'll have the opportunity to chat with some of the folks from your favorite brands!

And there will be PRIZES... !!

Excited to see you tonight!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Totsy Holiday Toy Sale!!!!!

Get ready, moms! Starting tomorrow, Thursday, October 7th at 9PM (EST) and every weekend through the weekend before Thanksgiving, Totsy will be hosting a Holiday Toy and Gift event! You will have access to the Toy Sales from Thursday evening through Tuesday morning at 10AM (EST). This will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on some great Holiday toys and gifts at amazing prices for the special little ones in your life!

There's something for everyone - educational toys, plush, infant toys, furniture, games and puzzles, preschool toys, art projects.

You don't want to miss our Totsy Holiday Toy and Gift Sale! We're so excited about the selections and companies we have for it. This will be a great chance to get some wonderful toys for the Holidays. The best part? You can do it from home!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Are these not the coolest hats ever from Melton?

How adorable are these?

My sons LOVE hats, so I absolutely had to scoop them up some of these.

When fall and winter winds blow, keep your little ones warm and cozy in great winter hats for baby’s and kid’s from Melton. There are great little soft and warm baby booties too.

They cover the bases that you want out of a hat in the colder months:
1. Coverage
2. Softness
3. Warmth

Watching my son walk to the bus stop with a cozy hat is the best thing for me to see. Not to mention, he's looking pretty cool, too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Fun for the Family - Even getting lost in a Corn Maze

This weekend was all about Fall. We got pumpkins. We got mums for our front stoop. We got cornstalks to put out front. We did it all. We love this time of year, so we always go overboard!

Well... we did a Corn Maze this weekend and got lost in it for 45 minutes. 45 MINUTES. It was insane!

But you know what, it was FUN!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Where to BUY some PINK this month

Yesterday marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month... It's PINK OCTOBER. I have pledged to wear something PINK every single day throughout October - 31 Days of Pink. Awareness comes in many different forms, I'm extremely excited to embark on this 31 Day journey. But that's not all I'm planning on doing... you can SHOP PINK, too.

Buy some PINK Products this month to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Here are some of my favorite products that GIVE BACK to Breast Cancer Support and Awareness upon purchasing:

Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection: Lip Design ($25.00) Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 in connection with the sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to BCRF.

Sonia Kashuk for Target: Donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - 15% of the purchase price of each product.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup ($33.50 for 1 fl. oz.) Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 in connection with the sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to BCRF.

Soma Intimates will donate $1 from the sale of each item in this collection to Living Beyond Breast Cancer,
a national non-profit organization that assists women at all stages of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Estée Lauder Jeweled Pink Ribbon Pin - Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 from this collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available at Bloomingdales: La Mer Collections Pink Tie-Dye Leather Watch ($90)

Available at Bloomingdales: Tweezerman Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, a portion of the sales of these Special Edition Precision in Pink Slant tweezers are donated to breast cancer awareness and research in finding a cure.

Hanes Pink Collection Hope Tee By Melina Kanakaredes($9.99)

AVON's Lips for Life tote – With 100% of the proceeds ($3.74) going to support the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum Spray (Limited Edition) ($92.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.) Donna Karan Cosmetics will make a donation of $15,000 in connection with the sales of the Limited-Edition Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum Spray to BCRF. - Bling Ribbon Pashmina

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday TOTSY!! You're 1!

Happy Birthday to YOU,
Happy Birthday to YOU,
Happy Birthday to TOTSY!
Happy Birthday to YOU!

It's been an amazing 1st year... here's to many, many more!