Rachel Zoe is the latest celebrity mom to own a 4Moms Origami stroller. She and her son Skyler were spotted on Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood yesterday, pushing the fashionable pram around. Other celebs with an Origami include Kourtney Kardashian and Mel B.
After the success of their Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case for the iPhone, Fisher Price has released a similar case for iPads. This one is also able to protect from dribbles, drool, teething, dropping, unwanted button pressing and sticky little fingers. And of course, it also comes with the free downloads for Fisher Price's baby apps.
I love room ideas.... especially kid's and baby room ideas.... So yesterday when we went to The Grove, I always love to whirl through Pottery Barn kids...and this is what I saw.... Okay, the adhesive tree with the paper butter butterlies, chandelier with fabric cord cover, white wooden trim- sold- I love it all!!!
Next, this scrumptious summer sky blue is called HEAVEN ON EARTH by BENJAMIN MOORE paints.
Metal Letters with prints on them- adorable....but looks like "A" is in many more names than they thought, since "X" does not come before "b". ha ha ha ha
My little Elyse, checking out all the "bee-bee's"....her favorite, also knows to you and me, as babies.
I think these modern "flying bird" mobiles are so beautiful....here's boy blue......and
and pink...this would be one amazing idea to hang over a "baby changing" area...maybe it would keep baby's attention long enough to get a diaper, in a very "amused" manner.
I just love the "sailor-esque", classic navy blue and white, star pattern pillowcase....this was on a little toddler bed, next to a crib with the same pattern. Love this! You know me and stars!
Look at this retro play kitchen in pink! Two words: I LOVE!
Anytime there's a chandelier anywhere.....I'm instantly endeared. Please, look at the "tutu" like bedskirt.
Now, because I have boys...I appreciate the boy decor too...and this R2D2 rug....is pretty droid, cool!
And then with a turn of the rug rack, we're back in the pink! How timelessly adorable is this pink rug?
this rug has one of my favorite color combos: light pink and pale sage/lime green
this lavender rug...with this white design......I la-la-la-love....
I just think these ruffle curtains would make any room so girly and gorgeous...it's like a dress for any window that wears it. This would be so romantic in a beautiful bathroom with white french doors or floor length windows. And any girls room would look so soft and adorable! I am in love with these!
and last but not least....the little paper flags are so charming and adorable....I asked the guy if they sold them and he said no, they made them by just cutting out all the triangles from paper with cute prints, punch holes in them, then wove a ribbon through them and hung them. He said it took sooooo long. But it was adorable and worth every second, I think!
Hope this gave you some fun roomspiration ideas to adopt and add to the already amazing ideas you have in your head!
hugs and thanks for "virtual shopping" with me! The best part is, neither one of us spent any money! ha ha haha
Facts of Life: Did you know the Bangles, sang that song and that Prince, wrote that for them.
See you learn things when you read my blogs.
Ok, that was not a fact of life, at all, but as you will see above, some "fun of life", is when you realize your nail polish matches the outfit of your little love-bear.
Punkin' in her Harajuku outfit, but the pants have gotten all "bally", you know when the fabric gets all "fuzzy-balled-up", need to bust out my "lint-ball" tool.
(in case anyone wants to know, it's Greycian Goddess, I think, nail polish from L'Oreal)
We had such a fun, fun, fun Sunday.....I will blog more about it, but it's 12:46 am and my camera is sitting next to me with it's memory card still in it, full of pics to go through, and I am a wee bit too tired to upload and go through them! ha ha ha These pics were just from my good ol' iphone.
My earring disappeared faster than a slice of cheesecake placed in front of me! So this is the only earring I took out tonight, since the baby pulled the other one out at dinner and the back fell off. I set it on the table and it must have been swept into the plates when the guy cleared out table...no where to be found.
Ha ha ha ha....I people wonder why I wear mis-matched earrings! ha ha ha ha But really, when you wear the mis-
AND- best compliment I got all day: The girl that recognized me from Youtube, that was our waitress, told me she has met other Youtube gurus who weren't very nice, but she said, "you are so sweet! And you're just like you are in your videos!"...
leaving a trail of earrings everywhere I go, your kandee
Not baby related really, BUT I still had to post about this because it's that cool. I recently got a Pong iPad case and I just love it. If you didn't know, Pong is the only environmental case maker that is also dedicated to the health of both you and your family by protecting you from unnecessary exposure to cell phone radiation. It was developed by a team of scientists that wanted to create a product that redirects cell phone EMR (electromagnetic radiation) away from the user's head and towards the cell tower.
You can read more about it on their website. A great idea if your children like to play with your iPhone or iPad.
Maclaren sent me a statement last night on the post we did yesterday. It's very similar to the one they sent to Baby Gizmo and other sites. I'll post it here if you haven't read it yet. Good News: They are staying in the USA.
"Please be assured that Maclaren Group is a fully operational organization. To clear the confusion, the specific details reported in Daddy Types do not relate to Maclaren Group. Here are the facts for your reference:
· American Baby Products, formerly known as Maclaren USA, was a third party distributor for Maclaren branded products in the US market.
· American Baby Products lost the rights to distribute Maclaren products, and the right to use the Maclaren name, in the Fall of 2010.
· American Baby Products filed for Chapter 7 in December, 2011.
· Maclaren, as a brand, changed its distribution strategy over the past years moving from third party distributors to distribution within the Maclaren group, allowing Maclaren to better ensure management of its products and its brand.
· Maclaren is one global company which controls its distribution, following a common trend within the retail industry.
· Today the Maclaren brand is unified worldwide. All 2012 products feature a single Global Safety Standard, which means that Maclaren buggys around the world will meet and exceed even the highest safety standards mandated anywhere in the world.
· Within its industry Maclaren, by far, has the most comprehensive and highest level of safety standards around the world.
I hope this reassures you that all is well on our end"
This is how I look when I travel.... This is me on a plane... You gotta love Southwest airlines....free bags, baby! As you all probably know, I was born in LA....moved to the boonies....moved back to LA (which is where I really got my start in make-up)....now I live back in the boonies...but I travel to LA...allllllllll the time. (plus all my family is there, so for birthdays and especially when my sister has her baby- I'm gonna be on stand-by on the phone- to race to the airport when she goes in to labor- she asked if I'd be there to help her!) The last 2 months, I think I 've been here for work like every other week...for some kind of shoot or filming of something. The awesome part is, everyone that I work with knows I have a baby, and works with my "baby schedule", usually during a shoot- when everyone else takes a lunch break, that's when I go feed baby (still nursin') and get her to go to sleep for a nap with my mom, then go back and finish..by the time she wakes up again, I'm done! It is so great. Even when I worked on How Do I Look, for the Style channel, baby was with me on set (and my precious mom, who has helped me with all my babies, including Jordan), and everyone was so great- they even bought her a travel baby swing! I don't work on long shoots anymore, because it's too hard to work a long day like that with all my little ones. Quick trips, even flying, can be exhausting...and my "mom-tourage" comes with me.... Like when I got to go to the Emmy's - all the kids and my mom, got to visit with my sister right next door to the Emmy', then I ran back as soon as I had a chance. And Alani thought I looked like a princess...which totally made my whole night!
But now that baby is walking, it makes things a little trickier in the airport, because she just wants to go everywhere...she wants to walk down the aisle in the plane... she wants to wave at everyone, she even tried to pat the guy's hair, who was sitting in front of us while we waited to take off! ha ha ha
The screeners at security always "love" my Zuca bag- they're like, "what is that"...."what are all those things in your bag", from all the metal or magentic palettes or other things in my make-up kit! ha ha ha
The Oscars are today. Now, boy do I wish I got to go to that! I will not be at the Oscars at all...but we can all pretend we are there together ok! What are you going to wear our "imagination" trip to the Oscars?
I've been thinking about doing a "how to travel with your make-up" video and maybe "what to take when you travel with your kids" or "what to take when you travel with a baby" video...because I travel a lot with not just my make-up gear, but my all my babies' gear too!
Plus, while I'm here I'm trying to set up something really super cool to film to show you guys on youtube- like this is going to be a pretty huge before and after, if I can do it! We'll see- but if I can, this is gonna be soooooooooo fun to show you guys!
Let me know what videos you'd like to see. I better go for now, I'm so tired, it's like 12:47am and my whole "mom-tourage" is asleep already ...baby is not sleeping that well because of her teething, she wakes up a lot during the night, so I better sleep while I can, because we are certainly not getting much sleep during this teething time of life....huge hugs from the City of Angels....I love when I'm here, I just wish I had more time to visit with all my family and friends, kandee
I usually stay away from posts like this, but it's quite a mystery and I am intrigued. For those of you who are unaware, Maclaren USA filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Connecticut on December 29, 2011. Greg at Daddytypes has all the details in this post, and a follow up here. Chapter 7 is not an attempt to reorganize. It means the company is done and closing, which is exactly what Maclaren USA has done. But this is where it gets weird.
A new company called Maclaren N.A. has now taken over handling Maclaren's business here, and they are owned by Maclaren Europe, LTD. Maclaren N.A. has been posting job offering on monster.com recently, the last one only a day ago. About 9 jobs were posted in the past three weeks. So obviously Maclaren is still around in the USA and still operating out of Norfolk, CT.
So far no statement from Maclaren has been issued, but I'll keep looking for it.
Get ready because this blog post is prett-teeeee fanceeeeeeeey! This is my lil' love, who brings so much joy to our whole house - from the moment she wakes up with her big, 2 tooth, smile, to just watching her sleep.
But back to the fancy-ness!
And nothin' says fancy like striped leggings and a "fancy" shirt! Oh, and sitting on a fancy chair!
This was her first official "purse" and that blue and hot pink thingy, under her arm, is her "first lipstick" that came with her first purse. I know, it just keeps getting fancier and fancier.
And if you want to know where we got our fancy chair- good ol' Home Goods! I love there! Baby Style breakdown: I think her leggings are from Target. And I'm having a hard time remembering where the shirt came from..I know it came with pants and a jacket- but we don't wear those. hmmm, maybe Ross, I don't know...it's late and my brain isn't that great when it's tired.
see you in the flip-blog- that's the equivalent of "the flip side"... sha-fancy flance flam, kandee
Jessica Simpson was spotted leaving West Hollywood baby store, Bel Bambini, this past week. The singer stopped in to register for gifts for her shower, which were allegedly all pink and girly. The above picture was posted on Bel Bambini's twitter.
we have a little trail we've discovered we like to go walking on....(well, this is on ly the 3rd time we've done it! ha ha ha)
This picture was taken with my one arm way over my head to see if she was still awake. After she was asleep I pulled the lil' sleeping shade over her head and we finished our walk. Or as we called it the other day, "A treasure walk"....because Blakey found a really cool treasure- a golf ball.
Little lady, Elyse, fell asleep shortly after leaving the house and me singing songs... yes, no one was around to hear me, so it was ok.
We've discovered that she loves to be in the Ergo Carrier when she's on my back! Alani and Blakey loved riding in it, front style- but every baby is different!
This ERGO CARRIER is one from their super cute Petunia Pickle Bottom prints....
these are soooooo cute! We love our Ergo....Alani was always in hers. All day at Disneyland. Grocery Shopping. While I would do chores around the house, going for walks, anywhere!
It felt so good to be outside in the sunshine, breathing in fresh air and hearing our steps in the dirt! I suggest everyone take a "treasure walk", wherever you live this weekend! Walk by yourself with your music or enjoy the company of a friend or your little ones.... it's amazing how relaxing, calming, and just good for your soul...a walk can be!
PishPoshBaby is allowing pre-orders for Skip Hop's new stroller liners, due to ship in April. The liner is made of breathable memory foam with water repellant fabric and the back of the liner has a special layer of non-slip backing to help it stay in one place. Colors include red, blue, green, and platinum.
If you live in NYC (or are planning to visit soon), this is something you'll want to check out with the kids. In celebration of their the 150th anniversary, FAO Schwarz is showcasing "A Gallery of Historic Toys" now through April 11. More than 25 vintage versions of toys ranging from a 1905 Richard Steiff Teddy Bear and first edition Hot Wheels Cars to Hello Kitty’s first U.S. products and a 1982 hand-sewn Cabbage Patch Kid will be on display for the public. Other cools displays include the original Nintendo, the first Mr. Potato Head and even the original Barbie.
Can't make it to the store? You can still see the gallery online at FAO.com.
I know I already blogged about how you guys may have seen me featured as a"guest mommy blogger cool-baby-stuff-picker-outer" on Walmart's website!
So even though you can see me and my "right after baby was born" picture on the Baby Days event page, and all the cool "kandee-esque" baby things under my picks....
I thought it might be a fun time to do an "Our Baby and kid -tested, Mom approved" picks of things we love from good ol' Walmart!
Especially since I just did our "Target Haul (aka shop n share!)"...and you guys had asked for a Walmart haul too!
Look at her face....it crack me up- I love this little face!
(and ofcourse her Hello Kitty outfit and purple leggings are from Walmart too)
We need a new name for Walmart, like how Target, has Tar-jay...ha ha ha
Oh me and my little love bugs had so much fun making this video together..Alani and Blake even make a sneak peek to show off their favorite things! (but you don't see their faces....since my ex-hubby, asked me not to show their cute lil' faces, upclose on youtube- and they got pretty upclose! ha ha ha)
Some cozy up to the monitor for a second and watch little Elyse (aka Cupcake, AKA Ellie)- steal the show! No one even probably will listen to what I'm saying because she's so much more entertaining to watch!
You can see all the things on the "Kandee Johnson Mommy Blogger Picks" here:
So now I did my Target haul, walmart haul- that you guys asked for- now I just need to do my Whole Foods haul! ha haha
BONUS RANDOM VIDEO FACTS:
1. I was dressed like I was gonna have time to work out in this video- I never made it to fit in a work out! ha ha ha 2. I moved my flower ball, lamp and table (I got both at Home Goods) to use because my room looked empty, and I love it so much, I left it!