Although I may have no kids of my own, I’ve finally reached a stage in my life where many of my friends and family are welcoming new members to the clan. I have to admit, one of my favorite things about being an Auntie is discovering and giving the perfect baby gifts. Discovering great new gifts for babies is also one of the great parts of my job here at AxlsCloset. I’m excited to share a few great new brands and products for babies that I hope you enjoy. Here’s a small sample of the beautiful new baby products we have available for your next gift giving occasion.
Haddon & CO.
Adorable Cardigan Onesies & Bow tie Oneses
Dress up your little dude with a cute baby bow tie.
I’ve found it hard to find cute onesies that aren’t labeled with some random graphic or catch phrase. What I love about Haddon is that their casual yet unique onesies. Haddon’s line of baby onesies feature adorable cardigan onesies and bowtie onesies. You can also purchase the baby bowties separately.
Elks & Angels
Oh So soft, Australian Lambskin Baby Rugs
Wish these came in adult size! Sheepskin Baby Snuggle Pods by Elks & Angels
As a kid I have fond memories of having my own personal sheepskin rug. Elks & Angels is the best brand we’ve found at Axls for baby sheepskin runs and accessories. Elks & Angels offer super soft sheepskin rugs and snuggle pods, as well as lambskin versions. Their motto is “A baby’s environment should be as natural, safe and as comfortable as the one they just left” and I couldn’t agree more. I think I may actually get one of these for myself.
Dandy Lion Clothing Co.
Adorable Prints…this baby bib and burb cloth set features elephants.
Chevron Baby Bib. Green is the perfect neutral color for baby gifts.
We’re continually finding great new products that make perfect baby gifts. Check back often or sign up for our emails here for great new brand announcements.
Happy Gift Hunting!
~ Lisa McCreary
AxlsCloset.com Channel Marketing Manager
As a news reporter and anchor, Jenn Stagg has dedicated her professional life to sharing other people’s stories. Earning three Murrow awards and two Emmys, Jen has established herself as a renowned story teller. Jen wanted the chance to share her story, her interests and her passions which led to the creation of her inspiring blog, www.withheart.com. On WithHeart.com Jen shares stories about everything from fitness, food to fashion and of course, her beautiful baby girl, Ruby.
We are thrilled to introduce this new blog and our newest Tastemaker Spotlight to you. Jen was kind enough to put together her favorite AxlsCloset.com picks for ‘Essential Items for Kids Fashion’. Click here to discover her essential items for kid’s fashion!
We also got Jen to share a little bit more about herself through our Mad Libs style interview. Check it out below:
Spring has Sprung! Depending on where you live, this may mean rain, sunshine or even snow (like here in Utah). No matter what, spring weather can seem a little unpredictable at times. The best way to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store is with the proper footwear. For this reason, we are very excited to announce our newest brand addition, Bogs Rainboots for Kids.
Bogs have long been known for their outstanding quality and value, comfort and waterproofness. These kids rainboots are amazing in snow, slush, rain or mud and with many great colors and patterns to choose from you’re bound to find a pair your kids are crazy about. Take a look and grab a pair of these great Bogs for Kids and be ready for spring conditions anywhere!
Why are Bogs for Kids so great you ask? Well, here are just a few reasons why these stand out as the best rain boots for kids:
1. Comfortable in temperatures from -30 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Easily removable Aegis antimicrobial footbed for easy washing
3. Rubber outside to easily wipe off and keep out mud, wetness and snow
So, don’t wait to grab a pair. Spring has arrived! Click here to shop all Bogs for Kids
It’s FRIDAY! We hope that you all are receiving some of this amazing spring weather that we have been fortunate to have here in Salt Lake City and are heading out to enjoy it the weekend. We’ve made it through the week to another Friday and wanted to wrap it up by sharing a few of our favorite finds, stories, videos, and projects with you!
Meet Straight Grain, and be careful you could get lost in this blog for hours. These adorable styles and tutorials remind us that sometimes all you need is a needle and thread.
If only Halloween were tomorrow the adorable Etsy shop, The Whishing Elephant, would be the answer to our costume prayers.
Have you discovered Nuna? If you haven’t, you must! We’ve become complete obsessed with these design conscious products that are not just amazing functional and convertible but will also look great in your house. We love all of their products but have been eyeing their Leaf for quite some time now.
This great DIY Utility Ottoman has made its way onto our weekend project list. The perfect solution for toys, blankets, or odds and ends. What projects have made your weekend list?
Hatch launches their spring collection for all of you prego mamas out there!
Craving soft and shiny hair for spring? Check out this home beauty mask by the Beauty Department.
Kids today have is all. All the talent that is! If you missed this great piece on the Today Show be sure to check out the amount of talent packed into these tiny bodies, pretty impressive if we do say so.
Car dancing at it’s very best gave us a much needed laugh this week!
Toys from around the world. This great photo editorial is worth the 5 minute break from your day to check out.
(*photo from fotoblog)
I hated our family garden as a child. The pear and apple trees shed their fruit and left a minefield of rot and buzzing bees. Instead of climbing trees, I was tasked with gathering the fallen apples and pears. Weeding was even worse. Our straight rows of carrots and peas endured a constant invasion of unforgiving weeds. Saturday mornings we were banished to the backyard to care for our garden. If we even wanted a chance at pizza and a Saturday night movie, the gardening chores had to be completed.
Things have changed over the years and now as spring blossoms I can hardly wait to break ground on my garden. I’ve been starting to study the options of what I can grow this summer. I had eggplants coming out of my ears last year and you can only eat so much eggplant parmasen. Tomatoes are a garden staples but I’m not so sure if I have the heirloom touch. It’s time to start planning people! Get your little munchkins, grab your shovel and get ready to get dirty. Here are few gardening sites and ideas for the spring!
I love Rachel Turiel‘s suggestion for involving kids in gardening. Some great ideas include planting a grazing garden with items like snap peas and cherry tomatoes that kids can harvest and eat on their own.
It’s always a good idea to get fun tools. I love this watering can with a happy floral print.
Kid size shovels and rakes also make the job easier for your little helpers.
I’ve also learned to ask the experts when it comes to planting. There are so many things to think about from planting schedules to soil types. Here are a few of my favorite places to look for ideas. If you are in the West, Sunset magazine is not only a great resource for gardening but also has amazing recipes! The Vegetable Garden has planting schedules, companion plant tips and great gardening articles. My Square Foot Garden has easy tips on getting your garden started. Finally Johnny’s Seeds has a great collection of seeds to get you growing. Spring is coming! Get your green thumb ready.
When it comes to luxury accommodations in one of the best ski areas in the world, you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot than Tivoli Lodge. Voted the #1 Vail Hotel on TripAdvisor year after year, Tivoli Lodge can’t hide the fact that it provides the best in personalized service, amenities and comfort. Click here to learn more about this amazing hotel. We’ve partnered with Tivoli Lodge to bring you an exclusive 25% off any stay of three nights or more now through 6/27/2013. Just click here and use promo code: Tivoli13
And…don’t forget to stock up on the gear you need for your stay! Shop our great selection of this season’s kids ski wear on sale now.
I don’t know about you, but here in the AxlsCloset office we’re all feeling a little bit of spring fever. But here in Utah the weather can be a little unpredictable. Preparing for the day means layers of clothing. You almost never know what to expect and it’s necessary to bring along clothes that can shield you from a random blizzard or that you can shed to enjoy a warm, sunny day in the valley. So as we dream about far away beaches and palm trees, we’ll take some time to be realistic about preparing for spring.
We wanted to share some of our favorite spring discoveries with you to prepare you and your kids for the weather that lays head. An adorable kids rain jacket that will keep your kid dry and happy is essential. When we discovered little IMBUE, we had to share them with you. Now a part of our Axl’s Market, these water repellent jackets come in bright, vibrant colors and are perfect for the spring.
Our go-to’s for spring, also include this favorite among us at the office. The Girls Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket offers the Patagonia quality you trust with great H2No waterproofing with features such as a built in visor to shield rain and reduce glare. Also check out The North Face Tailout Rain Jacket for babies…another great way to protect your kid from the rain.
As the weather starts to warm up, a light layer is all your kid needs sometimes. A great mid-weight piece for spring is the Patagonia Synchilla Cardigan for babies. Soft, quick drying and generously sized for easy layering.
Spring also means you can finally venture outside to play, enjoying the sunshine and activity it brings. Keep your kid mobile and happy with a longboard skateboard from GoldCoast. A local Salt Lake City, and California, based company, GoldCoast longboard skateboards offer kids a great way to get outside and enjoy the spring air.
For those first days back at the park, prepare with one of Eco Vessel’s line of innovative BPA free water bottles and lunchboxes. We’ve been digging on the cool features like the Eco Vessel Tea Strainer for boulder bottles and their line of insulated stainless steel water bottles.
So, come rain, shine or snow, prepare yourself for the spring adventures that lay ahead.
Have favorites of your own? Please share with us here!
It’s Friday, and who doesn’t love a Friday?! The anticipation of the weekend is upon us here at the AxlsCloset offices as fresh snow is falling outside and filling us with the hope of a powder filled weekend spent in the mountains. What are you’re plans for the weekend? Heading somewhere warm? Bundling up by the fire? Or maybe catching up on that never ending to-do list? As we leave the office and being the adventures of the weekend we leave you with a few of our favorite finds from the week…..
Hungry? Check out Tide and Thyme for mouthwatering recipes that will inspire even the most amateur of chefs to spend a little time in the kitchen this weekend.
Searching for a little fashion inspiration as we move into spring? So Lead Us There is packed full of images that will get you itching for a wardrobe revamp.
Cuddling up on the couch to watch the Oscars? Make it an event with these Oscar party ideas via Pinterest.
Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie is topping the playlists here in Salt Lake City, the verdict is still out on if this will be added to our daily playlist. What are your thoughts?
Looking to revamp your kiddos room? Wander over to The Boo and the Boy for some of our favorite inspiration for kids spaces.
If the weekend has you looking for some new projects for your kids be sure to check out Small Fry as it’s packed full of fun ideas.
We’re off, but hope you have an amazing weekend filled with adventure, family, and a little relaxation!
(*photo via pinterest)
Allison Waken of www.AllForTheBoys.com knows how difficult it is to find awesome things for boys in a market saturated by all things cute for girls. That’s exactly why she started her blog, www.AllForTheBoys.com. Her blog has become the ultimate resource for all things cool in the world of boys. It features awesome posts dedicated to super cool forts (love the Fort Friday features!), guides on what her own boys are wearing this weekend plus tons of great ideas to inspire, create and adventure seek. We keep checking in to discover what’s in store next and think you should too. That’s why we were more than excited when Allison agreed to be a featured AxlsCloset.com Tastemaker.
Allison as joined us as a featured Tastemaker Spotlight and has put together her favorite AxlsCloset.com picks for boys fashion. Click here to discover her top picks for boys clothes!
We also got Allison to dish a little about herself, her style and her favorite things. Read Allison’s Madlibs interview below to find out more about her:
If you are not receiving the daily Etsy email, it’s time to sign up. The email highlights cool new Etsy shops and unique products that will having you grabbing your wallet. I decided to share a few of my favorite finds from Etsy this week. Enjoy!
I’m hoping this little guy flies south to my house. Wouldn’t it look great tucked away on a book shelf?
I love the contrast of these earrings. The gold dipped in pyrite gives a very natural but polished impression.
Aren’t these cardigan onesies the best? We just brought Haddon and Co. onto Axls Marketplace as a new brand. Babies are adorable when they are all dappered up!
I’m kinda of a thrift market junkie. I love finding forgotten old objects and adding them to my eclectic home decor approach. So far the Brooklyn Flea Market has blown everyone out of the water but this shop is pretty fun too!
Ashley Pahl’s stationary is gorgeous. I’m tempted to frame this card and hang it as art instead of send it. Selfish, I know but look at how great her work is!