Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Reading Program

One of our favorite summer activities is the summer reading programs offered through our local library and Barnes and Noble. Both are free and a great way to keep kids reading through the summer. 
The reading program through Barnes and Noble is for grades 1-6th. This year's theme is based on books by the popular children's author, Andrew Clements. All your children have to do is read 8 books, take their reading log to the store, and they can chose a free book from the list of paperback titles.

Have fun reading!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Erin Condren Winner

Congratulations to Stephanie who said, "I love the note cards in rockstar orange. So cute for my little man to send to his grandparents and cousins who live far away! What a awesome site!"

Please email us with your contact information!!

Also, don't forget to check out Marizey Dotes and their wonderful blankets, bibs, and burps!! The coupon for 20% off expires July 8th!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summertime at the Movies

What child doesn't love going to the movies? Last summer we discovered this lovely freebie from Regal Entertainment Group. They offer the, Free Family Film Festival, for 9 weeks out of the summer. Select movie theatres offer free "G" & "PG" movies every Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. and they are on a first come first serve basis.

Click the following link and see if your movie theatre is offering free movies this summer! It starts 6/24!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

A Savvy Baby Fabulous Find & Give Away

If you haven't been to you must go NOW.
Erin Condren is the creator of family stationary and other great finds!
One of our favorites is the "This book belongs to..." & "The Growth chart
measure me"!

See how your child compares to famous people, four-legged friends & family members...keep track and compare as they grow!
For years we have been making pen marks on our bedroom wall to track the fast-growing height of my son & daughter.
The measure me growth chart is printed on CANVAS!
The chart is water resistant, smudgeproof, and of course, PERSONALIZED.
The top of the chart features the child’s name and birthdate.
The left side is a list of everyone from R2D2 to Shaquille O’Neill (go online to see a list of names)
The right side can be printed with your family members & friends, or if it is a gift, the names can be handwritten in later under the corresponding heights. (I suggest using a “sharpie” so they last forever, like the chart will!)
The best part is that it can go with you whereever life may take you.
Two grommets allow you to hang it on any wall, but it can easily roll up and move whereever you fun to think that someday your kids might use it to compare the growth of your grandkids! crazy.
The Erin Condren Team is doing a giveaway!!! A free pack of flat notecards!
So go online and tell us your favorite thing on Erin Condren and we will pick a winner on Friday!!! keeps getting better. Erin Condren has also offered A Savvy Baby readers 10% off any online order!
Enter "Savvybaby10" in the coupon redeem bar and double click and it will automatically deduct the 10% off discount!
Enjoy Shopping.
Thank you Erin Condren!
We love your site!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Recycled Chunky Crayons

One of our favorite sites is Make and Takes. It is full of fun craft ideas, recipes, and loads of fun things to do with your little ones. One of our favorite projects is the Recycled Chunky Crayons. It is a great way to transform all of your broken crayons into something new and exciting. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to turn your broken unused crayons into something new.

Recycled Chunky Crayons:

Get out your old crayons. Take off the paper (if it is still on) and break them up into smaller pieces (kids love to help with this.)

Spray your muffin tin (below is a mini muffin tin) with vegetable spray and pour some crayons into each spot. The more or less you put depends on what size you want for each chunky crayon. You can also group the crayons into colors that are fun together, red and blue for purple, pink tones for girls, or blue tones for boys.

Place the muffin tin full of crayons into a preheated oven of 275 degrees F. I used both mini muffin tins and large muffin tins. Watch them carefully, they will melt fast. Bake them for about 7-8 minutes. When they looked melted enough, carefully and slowly remove them from the oven. You can stir them with a toothpick for a swirly look, or leave them as is. Let them cool completely (can be placed in the freezer to speed up process once the tin is not so hot.)

Once cooled, the crayons can be popped out of the muffin tin, tap the back to help this process. Then get the paper out and your ready to color.

We hope you enjoy this fun craft that we discovered from Make and Takes. Stay tuned....Marie, the founder of Make and Takes, will be a guest blogger in August! We can't wait to see what fun ideas she has in store!!

(directions and photos courtesy of Make and Takes)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mairzey Dotes

We first learned about Mairzey Dotes when we discovered their wonderful vintage blankets. The two-sided blankets are made from fabulous 100% cotton fabric on one side and chenille fabric on the other and they are handmade in the USA. They come in two sizes, the "blankie" which is 15" x 20" and the "blanket" which is 29" x 35".

Not only do they have the vintage blankets, receiving blankets, and reversible blankets, they just launched a new line creating bibs and burp cloths that are adorable!! We love the beagle and dottie bird!!
Go to Mairzey Dotes and check out all their wonderful things. For a limited time enter the code "savvybaby20" and you can receive 20% off your entire order!!
(offer expires July 8th)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Savvy Baby...Fabulous Find...

Fitz Farm is a FABULOUS Find.
One of our Avid Readers Tamar told us about her friend that creates these amazing paintings! They would be great for a nursery or play room!
Please check out her site as you will LOVE IT!

We are loving all the comments about the site and what you are looking for! We can't wait to share the new blog with you once it is done!!
Keep the ideas coming!!

"A Savvy Baby Team"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Looking For Fun Unique Ideas...

Greetings A Savvy Baby Readers!
We are in search of 
Companies for Moms, Babies and Children.
If you have a new company or an existing company and would like to be featured on our site we would love to hear from you!
Each month we are going to pick a "Company of the Month"
So Please Email us at

Also...if you have a baby shower, birthday party or any event involving babies, mommies or children we would love to see it and your inspiration behind the event!

Please comment or email us!

Happy Friday the 13th!
The " A Savvy Baby Team"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Savvy Baby Featured Favorite

Today's featutred favorite is a company called My Baby Nest, LLC
The Baby Nest Carrier is the best thing to come along in along time.
The Baby Nest Carrier was just honored with iParenting Media Award for Product Excellence!
It is the most comfortable and versatile baby carrier anywhere and is the original double loop carrier with no wrapping required!
They are 100% Hypo Allergenic, ultra soft, flexible specialty fabric that makes it the only baby carrier on the market that offers the necessary support premature and newborn babies need; yet it is uniquely versatile, allowing for careful support and several different carrying positions as the baby grows-up to 35lbs.

My Baby Nest is offering A Savvy Baby Readers 10% off their orders!
So please enter the code "savvy" at checkout to receive your 10% off!!!

My Baby Nest is also donating and supporting the March of Dimes in their fight against the silent crisis of premature births in America!
Through the month of June, each time a carrier is purchased on My Baby Nest will match it by donating a baby carrier to the March of Dimes!!!

We love to see companies giving back!!
Pay it Forward...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Savvy Baby Wants to Know....

A Savvy Baby 
Wants to know who reads our blog?
Are you a mom? Do you have your own business?
Are you a friend of ours?
What are you looking for in our blog?
How can we make our blog the most beneficial for you?
What do you like best about our blog?
What can we do better?
What would you like to see more of or less of?
We are looking for some great answers and creative answers!!
We are getting ready to revamp the blog and make it more exciting and add a lot of new and exciting post so please email us at
We want to hear from you!
The Best Email will receive a Fabulous Prize!!!
You can also comment too!!!
Thank you to all our readers!!!
Stay Tuned as the A Savvy Baby keeps evolving!!

Enjoy the Photo of this Oh So Fabulous Nursery we Found!!


To Kari who said, "My youngest is a Pisces & not sure if he would fit the category just yet! My Aquarius girl is def. a perfect description of her tee! :o) These are very cute."
Please email us with your contact information to receive your Cosmic Bebe Tee!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Little Tees for Big Personalities

This week's favorite find comes from Cosmic Bebe! Julie, inspired by astrology, designed these one of a kind tees for little ones sizes 3-6 months to 4T. There are 12 designs total, one for each sign representing your childs zen and features a brief description of their super star traits.

Be sure to check out Cosmic Bebe to see which sign your little one should be wearing and if it matches their personality!
**One lucky winner will win a tee of their choice!! Just go to Cosmic Bebe and tell us what sign your little one is and leave us a comment! A winner will be picked June 6th.**