Jumat, 28 Mei 2010

WIP Metro Stroller

I was starting to think that the WIP Metro was just another concept stroller that would never see a sales floor. But after four years in development, I just received word from the company's PR department that the stroller will soon be available. It will feature a stunning retro design rendered in thoroughly  modern materials.

If you saw a list of just the materials used you would assume that it was a racing bicycle or another piece of sporting equipment. The frame is made of lightweight ERGAL aluminum alloy tubing. While the components that compose the patented folding mechanism are made of IXEF fiberglass reinforced techno-polymer.  And there are three magnesium alloy wheels with centralized brakes. I wasn't joking when I said high tech.

Read more here.

Kamis, 27 Mei 2010

Minted Graduation Announcements

Minted designs some of the best looking graduation announcements around.  And they are also affordable. you will only pay around $2 a card if you order 50, and the price goes down as the quantity goes up.

See more announcements below.

Selasa, 25 Mei 2010

Moved Blog

I've my blog over to Wordpress. It seems like it will be easier to use once I get the hang of it. Blue Badger Baby is now at

Senin, 24 Mei 2010

Big Savings on Burlington Baby Bassinet

I'm not sure if this a mistake or not, but the Burlington Baby Bassinet Combo with Wicker Baskets is on sale for between $33.71 and $67.50. That is a savings of up to $77. And it qualifies for free shipping. And the bassinet includes a pair of wicker storage baskets. So if you are in the market for a baby bassinet but don't want to waste a lot of money for something that you will be using for just a few months buy this.

Rabu, 19 Mei 2010

Shit My Kid Ruined

This hilarious site shows the damage that an unattended child can do in just a few seconds. It will also make the childless want to stay that way.

Kamis, 13 Mei 2010

Ferris Wheel Toy Box

I totally love, love, love this ferris wheel toy box by Kansas City stylist Kate Dixon.

Ty Pennington also did a version for Extreme Home Makeover. 

J. Crew Prom 2010

It's no secret that I love J. Crew, even though I'm tired of overpriced tees with weirdly placed ruffle flowers. But they do produce classic occasion dresses that will look good in photos in 20 years. And most are relatively inexpensive.

Cotton Organdy Galette Dress, $285

Silk Taffeta Bow Monde Dress $250

Silk Chiffon Taryn Gown $425

Delphina-Gown, $350

Pearlized Sequined Silk Dress $650

Selasa, 11 Mei 2010

Otete & Anyo

I fell in love with these keepsake stamps from Kawamura Hideo the moment I saw them over at Notcot. You can choose between a custom, lifesized stamp of your baby's hand (Otete) or foot (Anyo). The stamps can be used for paper crafts or they can be kept as a keepsake. Each stamp is mounted on a black grip engraved with your child's name and birthdate, and stored in a paulownia box with a print of the little hand or foot. The stamps are priced at 8,800 Japanese Yen (or about $95).

Quail Bridal Peony Dress

Are you looking for a prom dress that is full of ruffles, but still totally kick ass. Look no further than the Peony Dress from Quail Bridal. It's a bridesmaid's dress not a prom dress, but it's just too cool to pass by.

The silk blend mini dress is available in eighteen standard colors, and custom colors are available if you provide a swatch. It is available in sizes from 2-12, and by special order in sizes form 14-22 at an extra cost. And I think it is such a classic dress that it would look great on a plus sized girl. Be proud and strut your stuff. Trust me this dress will look good on you no matter what your size. The Peony dress costs $350.

Senin, 10 Mei 2010

Caylee Anthony Update 10 May 2010

The Associated Press
Monday, May 10, 2010; 10:07 AM 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jurors in the trial of a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter will be picked from outside Orlando after attorneys argued residents there were tainted by negative media reports.
Chief Judge Belvin Perry ruled at a hearing Monday that the 12 potential jurors and six potential alternates in Casey Anthony's trial will be chosen from somewhere in Florida outside Orlando.
The judge says he will tell attorneys when he decides where to hold the trial, but that information will be kept secret until just before the trial begins.
Anthony has pleaded not guilty to murdering her daughter, Caylee, and said a baby sitter kidnapped the toddler. Her trial is set to start in May 2011.

Prom Dresses from Net-A-Porter

I love prom time. I don't know why. I didn't have the greatest time at my prom. I was dating a twenty-something physical therapist, so I couldn't get permission for him to attend. My mother and grandmother found a more appropriate date for me. It was a disaster. I'm five-two (I will tell you my true weight, but never my real height.), and he was six-five. And it didn't help that we didn't have a thing in common.

And don't get me started on my dress. It was black satin and gold lame. At least it had a classic shape. I loved the sweetheart neckline and short tiered skirt. But now I wish it had been plain black satin. But my family didn't have a lot of money, and it was affordable and kind of pretty.

So this week I am going to have a week of prom dresses. And I'm am going to start with dresses from Net-A-Porter. Think of it as prom dresses for spoiled brats. But all of the dresses will be under $1000, because no parent, no matter how wealthy should pay more than that. After $1000 I feel the daughter should be chipping in. But that's just my opinion.

Antik Batik Walice Gown, $970.

3.1 Phillip Lim Sequined Shirt Dress, $995

Rachel Gilbert Imogen Beaded Dress, $685

Halston Heritage Asymmetric Dress. Halston Heritage is all over the newest Sex in the City movie, and this is one of the dresses the Carrie will be wearing. $325

Minggu, 09 Mei 2010

Jumat, 07 Mei 2010

J. Crew Maternity May 2010

I'm here with another installment of J. Crew pieces that could be used for maternity. Each month this post gets a ton of viewers, so I'll keep it up until no one is reading it or J. Crew finally realizes there is a market and does a maternity line. But until then J. Crew addicts will just have to buy pieces in bigger sizes.
V-neck Lundi Dress. Wear it with a belt around the empire waist line.  $68

Embroidered Siesta Dress. Beware of the fact that the "light as air" in the description probably translates to sheer. $88

Ruched V-neck Dress. $59.50

Drawstring Tank Dress. Drop waisted and knit, what else can you ask for. $55

J. Crew is currently offering 20% off and free shipping on knits and tees. So three of the pieces are cheaper than the prices I have listed. The sale lasts until the 9th of May and can only be used for online purchases.

Kamis, 06 Mei 2010

Links For 6 May 2010

You have to love Mariachi Cabos version of Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall. I would love to go into a Mexican restaurant and see something like this. I also love their version of Michael Jackson's Beat It.

Bristol Palin: I'm On My Own Financially
Bristol Palin is claiming that she is getting no help from her wealthy mother, and is struggling like tons of other teen mothers. Not buying it. And of course most teen mothers don't get $1750 a month in child support from their baby daddies.

Justin Bieber Fans Demand He 'Breakup' with Kim Kardashian
Maybe they are just trying to save her from that fame whore. Maybe they think she is using him for free publicity.
Dwyane Wade's Wife Sues Gabrielle Union, Charges Sexual Behavior In Front Of Kids
Dwyane Wade's estranged wife is suing Gabrielle Union for emotional distress because she and Dwyane were "engaged in sexual forplay" in front of the couple's boys. I'm assuming this means kissing. A lot of what the suit says sounds like Siohvaughn is putting words in the oldest boy's mouth. He is alleged to have told a court appointed rep that he wanted the police to put his dad in jail so he wouldn't have to go to visit. And that home is "where the woman kissing daddy lives."  Family court has already thrown out these charges. I guess Siohvaughn couldn't sue for alienation of affection.

Halle Berry & Baby Daddy Split Over Her Nagging
Gabriel Aubry left Halle Berry because she was nagging him about making enough money. He only makes around $700,000 a year. But it wasn't enough to pull his own weight in Halle's world. And I don't think it helped that he has been getting physical with the photographers.

I think she just wanted to make the perfect baby, and Gabriel was just a long term sperm donor. She also admits that she isn't sure that commitment is forever.

Rabu, 05 Mei 2010

Babies The Movie

I can't wait to see the movie, "Babies."  It follows four babies, in four different countries for the first year of their lives. It may just be the sweetest movie of the year. I'm really excited to see the differences in child rearing around the world. And it nice to know that despite all the differences, so many things are the same.

The movie will be released Friday, just in time for Mother's Day. And to celebrate the release Kodak has provided a list of tips for photographing the babies in your life.

Senin, 03 Mei 2010

Silver Cross Surf

In the United States Silver Cross is primarily known for it's traditional prams, but they also make modern stylish stroller systems. Their newest stroller is the lightweight Surf. Silver Cross made the stroller 1/3 lighter by using magnesium alloys normally used in aerospace manufacturing. The stroller can be used from birth when used with the included Babynest. The Babynest allows the stroller seat to be used in a fully reclined position. It can also be used with the Ventura S infant seat. The seat can reversed, has an air ride suspension, and a compact single hand fold.