Sunday, April 29, 2012

Start happy hour one hour earlier...


Admittedly we are not scientists, but our unofficial parenting studies have determined that the earlier our kids go to bed, the sooner we can grab a nightcap! We think cool kids' furniture and room accessories are the secret to getting your Psychobaby excited about hitting the hay. Who wouldn't be amped to cozy up with a personalized pillowcase?! We'll take one that says "Mom" with a martini on the front, please.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

20% Off Founders' Summer Picks!

To redeem this offer enter code: NINEDAYS20 at checkout or print and bring into our brick and mortar. Cannot be combined with any other offers or prior purchases. Cannot be redeemed for cash, drop shipments or special orders. One offer per person. Valid on 12am on 4/28/12 - 11:59pm 5/6/12 CST. 

Today we launch the first of our 9 days of giveaways and discounts celebrating our 9th birthday!

Take 20% off Marlo & Lisa’s top picks from April 28 - May 6. 
Use code NINEDAYS20 at checkout.  

Fancy winning one of our founders' favorite picks? Head on over to our Facebook page and enter our "Because I Said So" battle of the bragging rights. Pick your favorite item by leaving a comment on the daily Facebook contest post and be entered to win the winning favorite item from that day!

Celebrate Our Birthday with 9 Days of Discounts and Giveaways!


Happy 9th Birthday to Us! 
We are celebrating BIG with 9—count ‘em, NINE—days of giveaways via our Blog, Twitter, and Facebook! RSVP to our Facebook event and mark your calendars for birthday fun:

Starting April 28, we have a $250 gift card up for grabs, simply for telling us about your favorite Psychobaby swag! 
To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite items from our store. Who knows, we just might grant your birthday wish and give you $250 to spend online or in our brick & mortar store. One entry will be selected at random from the comments below and announced on our blog May 8.

Keep your eyes on our Facebook page starting April 28 for "Because I Said So," where founders Marlo and Lisa’s favorite items battle for bragging rights. Who decides the winner? You do! Pick your favorite item by leaving a comment on the daily Facebook contest post and be entered to win the winning favorite item from that day. Everyone can join the fun online and take 20% off Marlo & Lisa’s top picks from April 28 - May 6—use code NINEDAYS20 at checkout.

May 3-6 the gifts keep on giving at our Bucktown location! Stop by the store to celebrate our birthday and The Summer of Rock. Snack on yummy cupcakes, and get a free tote bag with your purchase (while supplies last). Did we mention select items will be 10-50% off?!!

We are cool, crazy kids at heart so we can’t let the adults have all the fun!  
May 5 will be our official in-store birthday party, and we hope you will join us for the celebration. All day long kids can get their hair styled in punk rock ‘dos, and from 11am-1pm Psychobabies can snag a rock-n-roll photo op to celebrate their awesome rocker look. Discounts, prizes, and giveaways will be going on all day—because when it’s your birthday you can do whatever you want!

Big birthday thanks to everyone for helping us celebrate 9 cool, crazy years!



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day the Psychobaby Way!


Psychobaby is going rock-n-recycled in honor of Earth Day! Being good to the environment means getting creative with discarded items, take one of our favorite lines, Sandbox Rebel, for example.

Made from previously-worn concert and band tees, this line of upcycled kids' clothing is truly unique. Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of this line, it is only available in our brick and mortar, but don't fret non-Chicagoans; shoot us a tweet or email, or give us a holler and we will be happy to let you know if we have a rockin' piece that fits your needs! Items featuring Devo, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Morrissey, and more are currently in stock along with the items pictured above.

Sandbox Rebel's upcycling skills got us wondering about other ways to rock out in an eco-friendly way, and we found a ton of cool rock-n-roll crafts for kiddos of all ages! 

Photo courtesy of Random Nicole
 Kids who have no clue about vinyl will get a kick out of crafting with your old albums. Check out a great tutorial from Random Nicole for turning albums into record bowls or boxes.

Younger kids will dig crafting a rock-n-recycled band! Mini eco has an awesome tutorial for making rubber band guitars, balloon bongos, and bell shakers from stuff you have around your house.
Photo courtesy of Mini eco

For more rockin' crafts and fun fashion check follow Psychobaby on Pinterest, and let's hear it for Mother Earth - one of the hardest working moms we know!

Your Favorites are Back in Stock!!


Top sellers are back in stock, which always calls for a collective "Rock On!" around these parts. Spell out a name in alien letters, snag a hipster one-piece for your kiddo, or hit the mute button with a snarky pacifier; we've got that and more stocked and ready to ship. Do you have a favorite go-to baby gift that's always a hit? What about a suggestion for a custom printed one-piece or tee you would love to see in our shop? Let us hear 'em via twitter @shop_psychobaby!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hats Off to the Weekend!




Cool hats for kids are sometimes hard to find if you aren't rooting for a specific team. 
If your Psychobaby would rather don an alien hat than a baseball cap we've got you - and your kiddo's head - covered! Don't worry baseball fans, we have sports hats as well, along with cupcakes, hearts, and skulls! From personalized hats, to buckets, and visors, we'll keep your kiddo's head lookin' hip. The summer months are on their way, and a hat is a great way for your Psychobaby to stay cool in the shade. Put a lid on it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

You're Gonna Flip Out Over These!


Boys' and girls' shoes are about to make their annual transition to our favorite time of year: flip flop season! The arrival of the warmer months means it's time to say bye-bye boots, so long socks, and smell ya later sneakers; let those toes wiggle! Plain ol' flip flops are a little too boring for the Psychobaby crew, so we printed a slew of unique sandals for your kiddos' feet. From donuts and skulls to rainbows and rockstars, it's sandal mania up in here!

In the spirit of flip flop season, check out the beach style of some of our favorite rockers 
via the folks at rollingstone.com:

Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
AC/DC

Bayley/Retna  
Debbie Harry

Josh Cheuse / Retna
The Beastie Boys


This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our Monogram logo one-piece! Choose between several different body colors, logos, and design colors! Hundreds of combinations to help you make a one of a kind gift!
To win this week's one-piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.




Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Day Break: Take 15% Off and Shop for Your Little Deduction!

 
To redeem this offer enter code: TAXDAY15 at checkout or print and bring into our brick and mortar. Cannot be combined with any other offers or prior purchases. Cannot be redeemed for cash, drop shipments or special orders. One offer per person. Valid on 12am on 4/15/12 - 11:59pm 4/17/12 CST. 

Ahh tax time... when our delightful children are categorized as mere dependents. Did you know if you are volunteering for a not-for-profit and need a babysitter you might be able to deduct child care expenses? Apparently playing the clarinet could also qualify as an orthodontics expense deduction, according to TurboTax. Admittedly we know more about lego blocks than H&R Blocks, but this sounds pretty awesome! What's the strangest thing you've ever been able to deduct from your taxes? We'd like to find a doctor who will sign off on deducting coffee as a medical expense! 

Whether you waited until the last minute to file, or you were on the ball with your W2s,
Enter code TAXDAY15 at checkout and blow your refund on your little deduction!



Friday, April 13, 2012

Gifts for Boys Get Our Motors Running!


Rally with our newest gifts for boys, and grab your tickets to the demolition derby - it's monster truck time! If your little dude is into souped up four-wheelers, tough trucks, and ferocious flame details (and who wouldn't be?) they will dig our latest rough and tumble swag. Make tracks with personalized one-pieces and tees, or grab your own set of trucks to crash, bash, and smash. Honk if you are a rowdy boy, squeal those tires, and let us hear you rev those engines!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kidzapalooza Style!

Festival Fashion for Kidzapalooza!

Rock and roll gifts for kids are one of our specialties, so with yesterday's announcement of the Lollapalooza line-up we had to provide our hip festival fashion picks for all the Psychobabies out there! Kiddos 10 and under get free admittance to Lolla with a paying adult ticket, which has got to be the deal of the century for rock stars in training. Expect some serious style, and some major rockin' and rolling from the Kidzapalooza crowd. Keep your eyes peeled for Okutani, Chaser, Jannuzzi, and Psychobaby's personalized tees and bibs in Grant Park come August. We think this year's fashion line-up is pretty solid, but what about the bands? If you could take your Psychobaby to any concert, who would be rocking out on stage? When we find a time machine we will plan some sort of fantasy Grateful Dead/Led Zeppelin/Johnny Cash tour, with plenty of beer, free onsite babysitters, and mandatory double encores. Who's in?!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Make Some Noise!


Make some noise and celebrate the Beastie Boys' 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with these future DJ gifts! Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock have been bringing funky beats to the masses since the 80's, an if our hunch proves correct, they will be around to entertain future generations for years to come. Here's hoping for a new party anthem by the time your Psychobaby hits high school!

Check your head, and check out two legendary Beastie Boys videos below:



While waiting for the Brooklyn boys to drop their next track, keep your little one stylin' in our hip hop gear. Tees from Chaser, Rowdy Sprout, and Sourpuss will be a sure shot in the fashion department, and Psychobaby's personalized clothing and pillowcases are perfect for your MC in the making. As each rockin' band knows, they would be nowhere without their predecessors, so if your kiddo likes the Beastie Boys' beats they might want to give some made props to the amazing bands they sampled, from AC/DC and the Beatles, to Jimi Hendrix and 2009's hip hop inductees, Run DMC. Congratulations to the Beastie Boys and the other 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our Mommy's Little Monkey One-Piece.  Pick between Fuchsia or Chocolate body styles, and you can even put a Name on the back at no extra charge!  It's Bananas!
To win this week's one-piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.




Sunday, April 8, 2012

Have a Happity, Hippity, Hoppity Easter!


 We hope the Easter Bunny brought your Psychobabies the best plush toys, the yummiest candy, and a basket full of EGGcellent goodies today! If not, grab an emergency stuffed bunny ASAP, and give 'em the "Easter Bunny is still on his way to our house, and he will be here before dark" speech. 
From our crazy, cool crew to you and yours: may your Peeps be fresh, and may your chocolate bunnies be solid, not hollow. Happy Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Margery Ellen Baby: Zoo Animals, Electric Guitars and More!


Margery Ellen Baby gifts are adored by newborns everywhere, and a slew of her fun new prints have just hit our shelves! Baby Blankets with electric guitars could not be cuter for your little rocker-to-be, and you can never go wrong with infant clothing covered in zoo animals. Margery's super-soft blankies are the kind kids fall in love with and have until they go to college.* Each piece in the Margery Ellen collection is made from 100% cotton - easy for mom and dad to care for, 
and cozy and comfy for baby.


*Blankies can also be taken to college. Not that we know from experience or anything.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Shop By Band: Psychobaby Rock Tees



 Shopping for Rock and Roll gifts for kids just got easier! Browse our styles like you are perusing you favorite jukebox - all sorted by your favorite band. Your son needs a Johnny Cash tee, but your daughter wants a Grateful Dead dress? Click on the artists' album and shop away. From a Rolling Stones one-piece to a Ramones bib, and everything in between, we have you covered.



While we are on the subject of jukeboxes, enjoy some browsing music courtesy of The Stones. 
Vinyl just sounds better, doesn't it?

This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our No Crying In Baseball One-Piece
To win this week's one-piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.


75% Off The Entire Site!!!

 To redeem this offer enter code: FOOLEDYOU20 at checkout or print and bring into our brick and mortar. Cannot be combined with any other offers or prior purchases. Cannot be redeemed for cash, drop shipments or special orders. One offer per person. Valid on 4/01/12 from 12am - 11:59pm CST. 

Psychobabies must think every day is April Fool’s Day! They just can’t seem to get enough of pranks - like pretending they will go to bed even when they intend to stay awake all night, giving you a surprise in the diaper you just changed, and suddenly deciding they despise the food they claimed to love yesterday. Ha ha, kids. You are pretty funny.

We know you aren't an April Fool, so celebrate being a good sport the other 364 days of the year and