Aprons from Anthropologie

anthropologie apron

Ever since I saw those mother-daughter aprons from Uncommon Goods, I’ve been on an apron kick.

Have you seen the Apron Collection at Anthropologie?

There are so many stylish designs – all so very flirty and feminine – but this one (The Lady’s Apron) is my favorite.

Uncommonly Cute and Witty Onesies

Peace, Love & Cookies Bodysuit

I was just browsing at ModernNursery.com and PokkaDots.com, and found these adorable little baby bodysuits – aka onesies.

The one above, for your little cookie monster, is 100% cotton and very mom friendly. From Uncommonly Cute.

Here’s another one, which features a quote I’m known to spout on occasion:

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner Bodysuit

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner Bodysuit

And here’s one more I think is cute:

Chicks Dig Me Longsleeve Bodysuit

PokkaDots.com has a whole bunch of witty onesies. Browse them all here >

Eco Friendly Lunch Solutions

With three kids, each of whom take a lunch to school nearly every day, I go through an embarrassing number of plastic Ziploc sandwich bags during a typical school year.

Sooo, one of my goals this summer was to look at some options for snack and sandwich bags that would be reusable, as well as some more eco friendly lunchboxes.

Here are a couple of the standouts in my search for a more eco friendly lunch for my kiddos.

The Goodbyn Lunchbox
- $22.95

The Goodbyn Lunchbox is designed with five compartments that are perfectly sized to keep lunches from spilling, sloshing, or mixing. The little compartments keeps tastes (and moisture) separate, so you don’t need individually baggies. It’s made of FDA-approved materials and is free of BPAs, phthalates and lead. You can wash it out by hand quickly and easily, but it’s also dishwasher safe.

Best for kids 5 and up. Available in red, blue, green, and pink – and it comes with a reusable drink bottle.

an eco friendly lunchbox

We found the Goodbyn for $22.95 from Diapers.com.
Momscape publishes all the latest Diapers.com coupons here >

Reusable Snack and Sandwich Pack $15.95

Did you know the EPA estimates that one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year, and each bag takes more than 1,000 years to break down? During this time, they don’t biodegrade; they photodegrade, which means that, over time, they break down into more smaller and more toxic polymers.

What’s more, fewer than 1 percent of these bags are recycled. (I’m so ashamed!)

But here’s a good solution, if you don’t ditch the plastic bags altogether and get the Goodbyn. Each of these $15.95 packs come with a patterned sandwich size (about 7.5” x 6”) and a solid blue snack size (about 6”x5”). And cleaning them is a breeze. You can throw them in the washing machine or the dishwasher — though for the longest life, you should probably just wipe them with a soapy sponge and let them air dry.

These reusable sandwich bags are from the awesome and amazing Isabella catalog, which we like so much that we publish all the latest Isabella Catalog coupons and specials here, so check before you buy.

We were also impressed by the:

The Wrap-N-Mat from From One Step Ahead - 8.95

This reusable sandwich wrap keeps food fresh and protected and doubles as a personal placemat, so your kids have a more sanitary surface than those lunchroom tables.

The wrap-n-mat has a cotton/poly exterior, an FDA-approved PEVA lining and a hook and loop closure. (Hand wash only.)

The Wrap-N-Mat is available from OneStepAhead.com. Momscape publishes OneStepAhead coupons here >

“My Heritage” Personalized Book for Kids

my heritage book

My Heritage Book

Children are full of questions:

Why is the sky blue?

Where do I come from?

This beautifully illustrated and educational book allows you to begin introducing them to their own unique cultural heritage.

When you order, you’ll be able to choose up to 4 countries, from which the child’s ancestors came. The “My Heritage Book” will come with information about the countries you’ve selected.

The book is further personalized with your child’s name printed through the book and includes a family tree that you can fill out with your child. The first page of the book includes a letter to the child from the gift-giver, personalized with the child’s first, optional middle, and last names, as well as your chosen date.

The completed book will be between 16  to 33 pages (depending on how many countries you have selected). Click here to see available countries for your Heritage Book.

The My Heritage Book is sold from Red Envelope, which is one of Momscape’s favorite online stores. Click here for to check for current Red Envelope coupons >

The Nod Chair

The Nod Chair from the Land of Nod

Nod Chair

If your kids are like mine, they love

a) a chair of their very own and

b) just about anything with their name on it.

The Nod Chair (from the Land of Nod) will soon be your child’s favorite seat in the house. It’s frameless and comfy, and each chair can be personalized with your child’s name (up to nine letters long).

Fabrics come in a variety of colors and prints (from the pink toile shown above to the blue and tan stripe – at right, Kids' Personalized Seating: Kids Personalized Blue and Tan Stripe  Nod Chairas well as a number of other prints and solids) so you can find one to suit each child’s personality.

Firm, polyfoam construction gives the cozy chairs support and durability, and there’s a pocket on the back that is an ideal place to tuck your child’s favorite book.

From the Land of Nod.

About the Land of Nod: The Land of Nod specializes in everything for your kids’ rooms, from unique quality furniture to bedding, accessories and baby gear – including unique and beautiful beds, bunks, bookcases, desks, play tables and chairs, cribs, dressers, wall décor, kids’ bedding, rugs and soft seating. The Land of Nod is also a great source for skin care products, and organic and eco-friendly products.

We like the Land of Nod so much that we publish special offers, when available here: The Land of Nod Promotions Page at Momscape.

Peel and Stick Chalkboard Panels

Peel and Stick Chalkboard Panels from Lillian Vernon

Peel and Stick Chalkboard Panels

I bought a couple of these for each of my kids at Christmas this year, and we love them.

A patent-pending product from WallCandy Arts, these chalkboard panels are removable and repositionable. Because they are simple vinyl chalkboard sheets, they stick to walls wherever you need them – any smooth surface, really – and are great for the office, kitchen or playroom. My daughters each have one of the outside of their bedroom door (so we can write notes as we pass by) and one on the inside (so they can write notes to themselves.)

These chalkboards wipe clean with a dry tissue. Each set includes chalk and 4 convenient 9”x12” sheets.

From Lillian Vernon. (We publish coupon codes from Lillian Vernon whenever available, so make sure to check here before you buy to see if there’s a way you can save even more – or get free shipping on your order. This link will open in new window so you don’t lose your place.)

Make it Your Own Dress from Soft Surroundings

Make It Your Own Dress - Blue

Make It Your Own Dress

This simple dress can be worn 7 ways. And with the simple accompanying style guide, you’ll be able to create a dress that is perfect for every occasion.

The dress is fashioned from two long bodice pieces and a sweeping, ankle-length skirt. And that means you can wear it as a halter, one-shoulder, strapless, tie-waist, cross-back, or backless. A styling guide is included, or available online, and it shows instructions to create the following: twisted empire dress, twisted front halter dress, halter dress, belted skirt, strapless dress, cap sleeve dress and one-shoulder dress.

This is a versatile essential that you’ll want in every color. The fabric is a soft and fluid poly/spandex.

Here’s a link to the guide (which comes with the dress) that tells you, very simply, how to create the 7 styles.

This dress comes in blue, black and a black/white print. And it comes in petite and tall, in addition to regular misses sizes 54′ long.

Cuisipro Herb Keeper

Cuisipro® Herb Keeper

Cuisipro® Herb Keeper

This is clever.

I love to use fresh herbs whenever possible in my cooking. Problem is, I get inspired at the store with all of the savory meals I think I’m going to cook, I buy the herbs (for a small fortune) and put them in the fridge, and by the time I get around to wanting to use them, they are all sad and dark and limp.

This Herb Keeper by Cuisipro is a great idea.  The suspended tray holds even large bunches of herbs together. The stems of the herbs are immersed in water so they stay hydrated and fresh. The tray rests on interior supports so you can easily access the herbs whenever you need them, and it lifts for easy draining. (The keeper is small enough to fit in refrigerator doors.)

We found this herb keeper at Organize.com where you can get 2 free samples with any purchase (no coupon code required – click here for details.)

Artisanal Chocolates from Julia Baker

16 Piece Artisanal Chocolates from Julia Baker in Signature Oval Box

If life is like this box of chocolates, you’ve got it made. And if you need a simple gift that makes a lasting impression – whether for a thank you gift, a hostess gift, or a housewarming – the recipient will treasure these.

Julia Baker is a culinary artist and confectioner whose artisanal chocolate gift sets are featured on Artful Home. And this is Baker’s most luxurious offering yet. This signature box of chocolates contains 10 truffles (an assortment of Caramel, hazelnut and coconut) and 6 hand-cut chocolates (in Dark Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry, Irish Crème, Passion Fruit, Milk Chocolate Ganache).

These confectionery works of wonder are presented in a textured box of chocolate brown and bedecked with a lush brown satin ribbon. The presentation is gorgeous and the chocolate is amazing.

And if you really want to spoil someone, give them the

32 Piece Oval Box, which features 16 truffles and 16 hand-cut chocolates.

To ensure freshness, this item is shipped Next-Day, so there are some delivery restrictions. Check the Artful Home site for details.

On occasion, Artful Home (which is one of our favorite sites) offers coupon codes for percent off or free shipping, so check our Artful Home coupon codes and discounts page before you place an order.


Fleurville Sling Tote

Fleurville Sling Tote Diaper Bag - Cocoa Stripe

Fleurville Sling Tote Diaper Bag in Cocoa Stripe

This diaper bag is so darling, it almost makes me want to have another baby. Okay, not really, but it’s nice. Really nice. Maybe I could put my puppy in there and tote her around. That would be cute. Or maybe I could use it as a beach bag.

No matter what you plan to put in there, this diaper bag from Fleurville is particularly nice because you can wear it three ways: as a messenger bag, over your shoulder (as a tote), or attached to your stroller. It’s smaller than the Fleurville MotherShip diaper bag by about 20%, but still big enough to carry just about everything you need – and then some.

If you want to wear it as a messenger bag, it has a padded, adjustable mono-sling. It also has comfortable wide handles for use as a tote. There are a total of 10 pockets, 2 of which are lined with fleece, so they’re perfect for storing your iPod, cell phone and sunglasses. This bag also has an insulated beverage holder, key-clip/carabiner, a Fleurville translucent wipe case and changing cloth.

This bag comes in a variety of colorful prints and color combinations. My personal favorite is the one shown above (Cocoa Stripe) but it also comes in “Botanical Azure” (so poetic) as well as “Black Bouquet,” “Fiesta Flower” and more.

We looked around at a variety of websites and found the best price and best selection for color combinations at Babyearth.com. Plus, at the time of this writing, they’ll ship orders free when you spend $99 and up. (No coupon code required. See site for details.)