New Cath Kidston Maclaren

Maclaren has launched yet another Special Edition Quest - Cath Kidston Spray Flowers. The stroller became available this week in the UK and will have some limited availability in the US very soon. Includes a co-ordinating floral footmuff and rain cover.

I wanna live here and imagine these things:

I was driving the other day and drove past the welcoming I looked at it, it felt like the trees neatly lines up on each side of the driveway, with a canopy-tunnel of trees...seemed to say:
"it's cozy down this way"... I pulled over and took a picture so I could remember and show you guys what it looked like. (may this be a vacation and escape for your imagination too!)

I imagined strolling down the road with the kids on their bikes, baby snug in her sling on mama, watching the sun twinkle and dance through the leaves as we'd walk down the road in the afternoon. I imagined the sweet welcoming, peaceful feeling that just looking at this picture gives me.

I want to follow this road and smell fresh baked cookies.

I want to string twinkly lights in all the trees at Christmas.

I  imagine my cozy home, where I would have my front door painted red. I've always wanted a red front door.
I would imagine me going for walks with the kids on saturday mornings, with a mug of yummy tea in hand as we took in all the beauty.

How lovely this would be to have this view as your driveway. I would love this road. I do love this road, even if I never get to drive down it.

My imagination will drive down the road, and see, we even already went for a walk down in, with a mug of tea!

mugs of yummy tea and a walk down a beautiful road... your friend, dreaming of red front doors, kandee

Clek's Oobr Saddle

Clek is introducing the Oobr Saddle, a limited edition booster seat in Top-grain Leather. The Saddle will be available soon at Clek's top specialty stores and you can preorder at any of these.

New from Mobi

Mobi is introducing new products in each category of its family-oriented electronics. MOBI's newest offerings in its award-winning TykeLight series of huggable night lights include the GloMate Plus. It is both BPA and Lead Free

Award-winning Headphonies' newest character is Ninja, which plugs into iPods, portable game consoles and other mobile smart devices such as phones and tablets, amplifying mobile music libraries to surprisingly loud and clear levels.

Mobi's new line of AnimaLamps provides young readers with fun and safe, heat-free LED rechargeable illumination.The lamps come in Gloraffe, Monkey Shines and Bunny Bright.

Last, The tempTub Safety Bath Thermometers come equipped with hot/cold warning. Floating fun with Ducky, Buggy, Crabby, Hippy and Monkey.

LOOK AT THIS! It's a hot rod for your kitchen!

These are hands down, the COOLEST Kitchen-Aid mixers- no, the coolest kitchen appliance period, that I've ever seen! Prepare for a list if the coolest mixers you've ever seen:
Yeah yeah, to know me, is to know my love of animal print things. Oh, just let your eyes take in that zebra mixer for me.
I could whip up a some fierce bowls of whipped cream with this leopard baby!

Need to "man-up" your kitchen, check out this bomber plane style, complete with pin-up girl!

Men custom paint their cars, bikes, choppers, helmets...why not your turn your cooking appliances..into a mixer worthy of showing off in all your pictures.
"Aunt sue, can you move over to your right, we can't get the mixer in the picture with you standing there..we need to have the mixer in all our pictures!


Just sayin", this may be the perfect gift for that wine lover in your life! I don't drink, but one of these babies is as close as I'd get to having wine in my kitchen! ha ha ha

You won't want to put your appliances away when they look like this!
Are you more of a classic, chic or girly girl? There is a mixer masterpiece for everyone! (I love that turquoise color!)

Even a "Katy Purry" edition with pink and pearl leopard spots!

 Please look at this little Pin-Up Doll that paints these bad boys:
Nicole Dinardo is the airbrushing master-artist, behind these Kitchen-Aid wonders. She is talented beyond belief. She had painted mixers, been talked about and sought after by some of tv's greatest food celebrities. Ever a Kardashian sister has sent her praises for her custom Kitchen-aid.

Check all her other Kitchen-Aid "hot-rods" here:

All I can say is: what would a "kandee kitchen-aid" look like!?!

wanting to bake something now.... your sweet-toothed, kandee

Kidville on Living Social

Kidville has a special deal on Living Social right now, good for all Kidville locations. For $65 your package of fun from Kidville (a $298 value) includes three creative classes for kids (newborn to 6 years old), two playspace passes, and a $50 credit toward one of Kidville's birthday parties. The annual registration fee is waived and you'll receive 15% off all boutique items.

baby showers and bows...

where: baby shower saturday
what: my favorite new face that Ellie Bellie makes
she is wearin':
Outfit from Tarjay (aka target)

*this face cracks me up!

Baby, precious preggy friend, Teresa and my mama in the pretty, green, country backyard which was decorated with little glass vases on white tables, sprinkled all over a grassy backyard with light sparkling through the trees.
baby making my 2nd favorite face...and my mama right before we dished up some yummy plates of salad, strawberries and this yummy cream cheese-marshmallow cream dip, little quiches and some yummy orzo pasta.
My favorite thing in the world...holding and watching my lil ones. I just want to cherish every second of Ellie's babyness...because this baby time only lasts months...then they are big and you always miss holding them as babies.

and thankfully we didn't play any of those baby shower games like...guess which candy bar is melted in a diaper to look like poop OR
my "all-time NOT favorite"...guess which flavor baby food this is- yeah, no wonder babies don't like  canned baby food (ok, I did try some organic kind that is actually tasty) each flavor tastes gross.
I'll be happy if I never play one of those games ever again.

sending thoughts of green, grassy, garden backyards and pink lemonade to your day, kandee



and sometimes... couch looks like this on a friday night.
What the hay-bales is going on in this picture, you might ask?

No, don't be fooled what looks like the leftovers of a wild just a typical day of little people of mine "de-perfecting" the cushions on the couch.
-a my little pony doll (her name is Starshine) that sings a really fast "starshine version" of twinkle twinkle and a star on her belly lights up- the baby loves this, but it's real owner is Alani.

-a magazine, that I thought, I would have a free minute to look at...but the only looking I've done is when I looked at the couch and saw it was opened by a misplaced couch cushion.

-my blue baby sling that seems to make everyone think SHE is a boy....I don't even correct people anymore, "yep,  he sure is big alright".

-and the zebra pillow thing is my nursing baby pillow, it's by Luna Lullaby - the Bosom Baby Nursing pillow. This thing is 596,064 times better than a Boppy...Boppy's are too firm, puffy, weird shaped -it's like balancing a baby on a semi-soft log. This zebra pillow is the bees-knees for breastfeeding moms and it makes a nice back rest or cushion for baby to sit, just check out what I mean HERE.

Bonus: at dinner while I tried to hold a bouncing baby with one arm, I managed to spill salad dressing all over my pants, shirt and who knows where else.
I ate a cupcake for dessert.
Then tore up the town, er I mean the grocery store, jump to me scooping spoonfuls of watermelon out and typing this blog...
and that's my friday night.

"she's a bad mama-jama" in my head, love yo... kandee

Jordana Brewster shops at Petit Tresor

Actress Jordana Brewster was spotted shopping at West Hollywood baby boutique Petit Tresor this week. The above pictures is from @JordanaB_fans.

Bellini Buzz Post

Here is my post on the Bellini Buzz about where celebrities buy birthday cakes for their babies.

Things to make you happy on friday: (aka what's in my iphone)

 this is/was my week, according the diary of photo called: "what I took pictures of these with my iphone"...

1. first we have miss alani, who dressed herself, complete with accessories and her most requested hair-do ever..which we call the "Palm Tree". (yes that is a princess tent in the background and Alani's collection of goodies on the chair)
 2. pictures of Ellie Bellie Boo Bear (no that's not the name on her birth certificate)...lots of pictures of my babies, but this post would be way to long if I put all the pictures I took of them this week.
 3. Frozen yogurt has long been a love of mine, way before there was a frozen yogurt shop almost next to ever Starbucks you see. I went crazy and got the Pistachio - it used to be one of my favorite flavors as a kid...this was not the same. But I always go for the rainbow sprinkles! The tahitian vanilla flavor was the favored winner for my tastebuds. Pistachio was more like poop-stachio..ok, no I don't know what poop tastes like but it sounded funny.
 4. Giant sunglasses in Target- sometimes I' have loved the giant things hanging in Target so much, that I'm almost, sort of, thinking about, being brave enough to ask someone what they do with them when they are done...and what I would need to do to see if I could have them! Giant hello kitty all I'm sayin'!
5. Brownie batter being poured and ready to hang out in the heat of the oven to be a treat! I only got to sample a bite or two...the rest were devoured by everyone other than me...which is fine. With my sweet tooth, I could easily polish off a whole sheet of brownies- but that would not be good!

happy friday...hope this was a fun vacation from your day, huge hugs and pans of brownies....
i love you more than friday!!! kandee

What would Jennifer buy?

With rumors spreading that Jennifer Aniston wants to have a baby, West Hollywood boutique Petit Tresor spoke to Star Magazine about what they think Jen might pick for her nursery. Click the image above for details.

You know you're tired when:

1. You can't find your mascara anywhere....until you brush your teeth and realize you put your mascara away with your toothbrush.

Ok, maybe I should've named this post: "you know you're  tired, because you have a baby, and don't remember what it's like to sleep"
If you have a baby, or more than one baby, you know what I'm talking about. People will say, "oh, I'm so tired", and you look at them, with the 1.5 hours you slept the night before and more rings than a jewelry store under your eyes, and think, "are you sure you're tired, because I can tell you a tale of tiredness, that will make you tired."

Having a baby, if you are not prepared for the sleeplessness, will make you exhausted beyond exhausted. If they are "colicky" and you spend 90% of your night walking, bouncing, dancing, singing your baby back to sleep (hopefully), or you baby is teething and all previous sleeping patterns are gone and out the window. Or you have toddlers that wake up during the night...or even older ones that can't sleep, had a bad dream, or are sick, let me just tell you...eventually you will sleep through the night.

Until then...I cherish each moment (even if they are waking up every 15 minutes)...because one day I will sleep al the way from the time I go to sleep until I wake up in the morning and I will miss those little eyes looking at me with love, knowing that I can make everything better for them. The world is a cruel place and someday I won't be able to make everything better for them. But until then, I can hug, cuddle, sing, rock, bounce, and pour every ounce of "it's-okay-ness" and comfort into their hearts.

Sleepless but full of love....kandee

please feel free to pass this along to any and all tired mamma's you know to let em''s ok, you're not alone (even in the middle of the night when you think you're the only one up nursing, cleaning a pee soaked bed, or dancing a sleepless baby to sleep, or wondering if you'll ever sleep).


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You oughta' smell my kitchen!

 this is my kitchen's new addiction...yes I know, kitchen's don't have addictions! Well,
 when somethin' smells this good, they will!
I bought Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Countertop spray & the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Liquid Dish soap in BASIL scent...and who knew BASIL scent would smell so good! It smells like some delicious smelling person just walked through my kitchen leaving a heavenly aroma behind. I have never wanted to smell like a cleaning product, until now. They need to sell this as perfume.
And it's all natural and doesn't have any of this junk in it:
ammonia, chlorine, glycol solvents, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, artificial colorants, phosphates or petroleum distillates.
and it's animal cruelty free and doesn't contain one iota of an animal by-product ingredient!
 I even got my laundry in on the action: I also bought the BASIL fabric softener from Mrs. Meyer's too! (I got my Mrs. Meyer's cleaner and dish soap at Target and I think I've even seen it at Walmart. But I got my fabric softener at Whole Foods.) If you want to give your kitchen or laundry room a new delicious-calorie-free addiction, you can order it here: 
(they have even more yummy scents I want to try and they have candles!)

Oh and don't forget the most right little guy in the picture:
my J.R. Watkins Orange Citrus Hand Soap (I got it at Target)...
this smell like a dreamy afternoon and the packaging is so adorable, vintage and chic...
it looks like it came out a beautiful bathroom or kitchen in a french chateau.
I bought one for my bathroom too.
And J.R. Watkins has none of this stuff:

  • Ammonia

  • Animal Ingredient

  • Benzene

  • Bleach

  • Boron

  • Butyl/Ethyl Cellosolv

  • Diethylene Ether

  • Dye

  • Formaldehyde

  • Isopropanol

  • Kerosene

  • Mineral Spirit

  • Paraben

  • Petrochemical

  • Phosphate

  • Phosphoric Acid

  • Phthalate

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

  • Sulfuric Acid

Next up....I am slightly germa-phobey. They find poop on doorhandles and shopping carts is all I'm sayin'!
May I introduce you to the natural anti-bacterial, Clean Well, which has no triclosan! I have stopped using all my "anti-bacterial" anything with Triclosan, because Triclosan is what's called an endocrine disruptor, and may interfere with the normal functioning of your thyroid hormone and estrogen. There's more, but after all this post wasn't about the "dangers of triclosan", it was about my yummy smelling kitchen cleanin' treats!
 this is my little glass soap dispenser that I love, got it at Target in the bathroom section...and my ORANGE VANILLA All-Natural Antibacterial soap. (they're paraben free, animal cruelty free and all that good stuff too!)
So if you're ready to give your kitchen an all-natural make-over and make it smell wildly delicious...go and treat your nose and your health to these...and we our kitchens will smell the same!
And in case you were wondering what I cooked up for dinner last night:
My mistake-turned-delicious recipe: "Would you like some veggies with that: Turkey Meatballs", they are delish, even my most picky Jordan and Blakey devoured them, and Alani asked for seconds!

And my yummy Mashed Butter Butternut Squash and to be like Bugs Bunny, everyone got a huge carrot on their plate! ha ha ha

Maybe I'll have to do a youtube video on my recipes.

And last but not least...
#1. Come watch me ride my "dooder" (scooter).

#2. "but I yuv (love) mud"...when I asked Blakey not to play in the mud while I washed the porch off from all the mud he had place in a nice, little dirt pile right when you open the front door. We used our new soap to help "de-mud" Blakey's arms and hands.

And now you've got the squeaky clean scoop on all natural, animal cruelty free, eco friendly and deliciously scented cleaning products and soap!

sparkling clean hands and shiny kitchen counter tops....kandee