Friday, June 27, 2014

Fourth of July Roundup: Food, Fashion & Fun!

Summertime Barbeques are the best part of the Summer season - which in Chicago lasts roughly three months, so we pack everything in pretty tight. There are birthday party BBQs, break-in-the-new grill BBQs, and of course, holiday BBQs. This year is extra awesome because the 4th of July falls on a Friday - which means an entire weekend of chillin' & grillin'! Get ready for your get-together with some of these super fun ideas for Fourth of July!

Obviously, the most important element of any BBQ is the food.  Here are some DELICIOUS looking Star Spangled Snacks that are sure to impress.

Just add Sparkler Candle...instant celebration!

* Patriotic Breakfast Toast - a healthy way to start the day before you see the dessert table...
* Taco Salad Flag - if you want to get technical, just mix in white cheddar instead
* Flag Fruit Kabobs - SOO easy and will offset all of the negative health effects from delicious  BBQ
* Chocolate Covered Pretzels Flag - another flag-themed dish...way more sugar than the fruit flag
* Watermelon Keg - FOR ADULTS ONLY...based on what you put inside.
* Sparkler Cupcakes - almost as good as regular cupcakes, but you get to light something on fire.
* Red, White & Blue Popsicles - made with fresh strawberries, blueberries, yogurt & honey
* Stained Glass Jello - obviously we saved this for last because there's ALWAYS room for Jello
* Grab one of our Hey Hey USA Placemats and save yourself a little clean-up!
  Psychobaby Hey Hey USA Placemat BrightPsychobaby Hey Hey USA Placemat Bold

Any old American can rock the red, white & blue on the Fourth of July, but the true fashionistas personalize their patriotism!
Stella Blu Born Free TeePatriotic Suspender Tee FrontPsychobaby World's Biggest Fan Tee
* Psychobaby World's Biggest Fan One-piece - A design for the World Cup, but applicable to pretty much any and all Summer BBQs
* Psychobaby Hey Hey USA Tee - It doesn't matter which of the 50 you're from, so show your home state a little love.
* Stella Blu Born Free Tee - seriously does NOT get more American than this! 
* Psychobaby Patriotic Gentleman Tee - It's too hot to actually dress up with suspenders, so this is the next best thing!
* Psychobaby World Love One-piece - Wear your flag on your chest with pride...and also your bum.
* Psychobaby Bomb Pop Tank - An absolute summer favorite! (Not just the dessert, this tank too!)

Fireworks and Fun!

In the land of the free and the home of the brave (enough to let their kids hold sparklers) it's important to be safe!  However, not everyone is old enough to partake in the pyrotechnics, so we've gathered up some crafts to make everyone feel involved in the celebration!

Super fun craft! Just don't glue yourself to the table...

* Safe Sparklers - much safer, less fire.
* Red, White & Blue Tin Can Candle Holders - add a citronella candle to ward away those pesky bugs
* DIY Flag Tee - not too messy and super easy!
* Fireworks Painting Project - pipecleaners and (washable) paints.
* Popsicle Stick Flags - really cute decorations! Just don't glue yourself to the table...

And last, but certainly not least: 
* Firework Safety Rules - print this off, put it somewhere EVERYONE can see it...just in case.

You can see all of these awesome ideas (AND MORE) to make your 4th of July Holiday BBQ awesome on our Fourth of July Pinterest Page.  Hope you all have a safe and happy Holiday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our New Personalized Chevron Gift Collection

Our Personalized chevron gift collection just got a makeover - we electro-CUTE-d it! Meet the brand new Electric Chevron collection, with pieces for babies, kids, *and* grown-ups!

 Psychobaby Electric Chevron MugElectric Chevron Personalized Cutting Board
While our Electric Chevron Wall Panel or  Electric Chevron Gift Set  will make a super fun new baby girl gift!

Psychobaby Electric Chevron Wall PanelPsychobaby Electric Chevron Gift Set

 The Electric Chevron Flip Flops  and Electric Chevron Coin Purse are perfect for older girls (that's an awesome birthday gift for $20)!
Psychobaby Electric Chevron Flip FlopsPsychobaby Electric Chevron Coin Purse

Shop all of our awesome chevron gifts here - but if you need even more zig zags in your life, check out this awesome post with 10 DIY chevron craft and project ideas, including this perfectly summery DIY chevron tote bag!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Be The Perfect Party Guest With A Personalized Hostess Gift!

Personalized Cutting Boards + Custom Hostess Gifts

Personalized cutting boards - sure, they're great for chopping stuff up. But let's be real, there's a really good chance your kitchen counter is either gray, beige, brown, white, or black. And you know what can really 'spice' up your food prep? Some fun summer colors! We can't think of a better gift to bring to a summer party or cookout than one of our new, super bright personalized cutting boards!
Check it out, here are a few of our faves:
Gelato Stripe Personalized Cutting Board

 Gelato Stripe Personalized Cutting Board - How about these rainbowriffic stripes? We're not going to tell you how to make gelato, because really... come on. We'll settle for the awesomely bright and cheerful colors of this cutting board!

Blue Monday - looks like the beach! #cocktail #summer #blue #fancyParadise Stripe Personalized Cutting Board
Paradise Stripe Personalized Cutting Board 
 looks like the beach, and so does this pretty blue & green summery cocktail! This recipe would be cute copied down and tied to a bag of limes as part of a hostess gift!

Blue Monday
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz. Blueberry Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime.
  Yes! Take advantage of #summer #fruits!Strawberry Field Stripe Personalized Cutting Board
Strawberry Field Stripe Personalized Cutting Board  - perfect for chopping up some sweet summer fruits to make a delicious (and easy) fruit salad!

Check out all our colorful custom cutting boards here and then visit our Summer Recipes pinboard for more tasty seasonal treats!

Yummy Summer Treats & Recipes

Sunday, June 15, 2014

48 States, 113 Hours... And A Road-Trip Worthy Wardrobe!

Hey! It's that time again... time for a summer vacation! Feeling ambitious? Skip the drive to grandma's house or the beach and check out this all-American road trip route... it's the 'most efficient' way to drive through the lower 48. Along the way, this twisty, turny, 113 hour drive will take you through each and every state in the contiguous U.S.A. - and you'll get to pass through:
A. South Berwick, Maine
B. Brattleboro, Vermont
C. Westerly, Rhode Island
Psychobaby Hey Hey USA Tee Gray
D. Wilmington, Delaware
E. Washington, DC
F. Chesapeake, Ohio
G. Greenville, South Carolina
H. Texarkana, Texas
I. New Buffalo, Michigan
Psychobaby Hey Hey USA One-Piece Pink
J. Wahpeton, North Dakota
K. Cheyenne, Wyoming
L. Four Corners Road, Apache, New Mexico
 M. Spokane, Washington
And end your journey in...
N. Taft, Montana
That's 6,813 miles and almost an entire WEEK of driving! Read more about this epic hypothetical quest through the contiguous U.S.! Apparently hitting up Alaska and Hawaii will only add an extra 36 hours (and how many $$$?!) to this trip - so, whaddya say guys? Got the road trip mix ready? What's that... you don't want to spend 160 hours traveling? Well... can't say we blame you. How about grabbing one of our awesome hometown or home state shirts and calling it a day?

No matter if you're a small town girl from somewhere like Lewiston ID; Gainesville, FL; or Hollis, NH... or a big city boy from Miami, New York, or Los Angeles, we have a cool city or state shirt for you! 
Stella Blu LA TeeStella Blu New York Tee Stella Blu Santa Monica Tee

Let us know where  you're reppin', and don't forget our Hey Hey USA Personalized Cutting Board  - grownups can show some hometown pride too! Check our travel Pinterest board for great travel games and snacks for the kiddos... can't promise we can keep them occupied for 113 hours, but it's a good start.
Home State Tees for Kids

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Soccer Shirts For Your Little Hooligans!

Sports Gifts for Baby & Kids
Personalized soccer shirts and world cup gear for your little hooligan are all we're thinking about - cause we've got a fever and the only prescription is MORE SOCCER! Check out Jasper rocking his new Say Soccer shirt!
Jasper (our fave hooligan) rocking the Psychobaby Say Soccer Tee
We added a ton of new soccer shirt styles so you can proudly rep your fave team, whether its Argentina, England, Brazil or Jamaica!

Psychobaby World's Biggest Fan One-PiecePsychobaby World's Biggest Fan TeePsychobaby Global Game Soccer Tee

We're digging this kid-i-fied version of the 2014 groups - also useful for explaining the World Cup to friends and family members who don't know FOOTBALL from football!

The Group Stage Teams of the World Cup Easily Explained!

Check out the Top Ten Soccer Players To Watch - who knows, maybe your Psychobaby will end up on this list someday!

We'll leave you with this great compilation of Ray Hudson clips- besides loving his amazing soccer commentary... listening to his accent doesn't hurt either, ladies!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Parental Advisory: Immature Content

Funny Gifts for Baby and Kids 
Funny gifts for babies and kids will win the baby shower every time - check out a few of our #1 combos and you'll be the star of the party! Can't promise that Grandma won't be giving you a funny look, but it'll be worth the happiness you're bringing to the new parents when their Psychobaby wakes them up at 4 am for the 6th straight night. We promise.

 Don't know what gender the baby is, but are going to the shower? Let us suggest either the I Drink Until I Pass Out Hat and I Only Cry... One-Piece, or Milk Naps & Rock & Roll One-Piece,  they're hilarious for little ladies or gents, and (kind of) true!
Psychobaby I Only Cry... One-Piece Red Milk Naps & Rock & Roll One-Piece Gray

 If your friend has a new baby girl on the way, we like the My Mom Does Not Want Your Advice Bib with this Cute As Hell one-piece by Pop Kids.
My Mom Does Not Want Your Advice BibPluto Cute As Hell Pink One-Piece

And if your buddy has a little bro on his hands... hands down, this is our favorite gift!!!
 Psychobaby Boob Man One-PiecePsychobaby Ladies Man Infant HatDude In Training Bib Trio

See all our somewhat inappropriate, always appreciated funny gifts for babies and kids here!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Father's Day Gift Guide for The Raddest Dads

Gifts include: 1. My Dad Used To Be Cool Tee 2. Unicorn Blood coffee beans 3. World's Awesomest Personalized Mug Red  | Sweet Child O' Mine Personalized Dad Heart Mug 4. Show Dad How book 5.MO'Baby Tattoo Pop Heart Bib Pink  | My Mom or Dad's Tattoos Bib  6. Baseball Bat Bottle Opener 7. Mr. Mustache Phone Case | Eat 'em Up Cheeseburger Phone Case  8. Vinyl Record Tie 9. I Love You / I Know Cufflinks

Welcome to our Father's Day Gift Guide for the Raddest Dad out there - YOURS!

1. Kicking it off is our My Dad Used To Be Cool Tee ... 'cause it's true, no matter who your papa is. It's a proven fact that once a guy has a baby, he starts making dorky dad jokes and listening to uncool music. Well... it happens to the best of dudes, so just embrace his inner dad lameness and let him know you know that he USED to be COOL!

2 + 3. We can't think of anything a dad needs more than a strong cup of coffee (except for maybe a strong cocktail every now and then). We love the pairing of one of our funny dad mugs with this crazy (and locally roasted in Chicago) espresso blend - it's called UNICORN BLOOD! C'mon, people!

4. For a newbie dad - this hilarious (and genuinely useful) book goes over the very basics of parenting, and a few out of the ordinary situations that may arise, for instance, delivering a baby on the subway. What's up, Super Dad!

5. For an inked up daddy, one of these two awesome tattooed baby bibs will be right up his alley, and unlike a tattoo, whatever ends up on this bib will totally wash off. Just make sure to hide the Sharpies from the kiddos, or you may have some less-than-temporary self-administered tattoos to deal with!

6. Got a sports-lovin' papa? Well, nothing goes with watching the game like a nice cold one, so how about hooking Pops up with this cool bottle opener, made out of a recycled baseball bat.

7. Techie dads can't afford to have Junior throwing their iPhone around, so make sure Dad's cell is protected with one of these funny phone cases.

8. And if Dad has one of those jobs that requires wearing a tie every day (boooooo), grab this super stylin' vinyl record necktie (yaaayy!!!) and let him show off the fact that he used to be cool is still totally cool...

9. Last but not least, may the force be strong throughout all those ups and downs of fatherhood. Show your intergalactic love with this awesome pair of Star Wars cuff links. Cause Dads, we love you. And you know it. But you know it a little more when we give you a really thoughtful, really great Father's Day Gift, right?'Baby Papa's Lil Chi Guy One-Piece
See more cool personalized gifts for dad here and even MORE rad dad presents on our Dad Pinterest board