Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine's Day Round-Up!

1. Psychobaby Personalized Little Valentine Kitchen Towel | 2. Valentine Pom Pom Monsters by Create Craft Love | 
3. Valentine's Dipped Rice Krispie Treats by Cooking on the Side | 4. Strawberries and Cream Cake by Gimme Some Oven | 5. Valentine's Moccasins by MyLOMoccs Etsy Shop | 6. Finger-less Heart Gloves by beyazdukkan Etsy Shop | 
7. Conversation Heart Brownies by Gimme Some Oven | 8. Love You More & Most Pillows by AndersAttic Etsy Shop 

Valentine's day gifts and grub for your sweetheart can be easy to find, if you know where to look! Lucky for you, we already found a ton of fun, food and fashion for those of you that share our love of all things pink and heart-covered.


1. Conversation Heart Toast 
by Hungry Happenings
2. Heart Shaped Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
3. Cutest Chocolate Covered Pretzels
by The Paper Piñata
4. Red Velvet Melting Moments
by Raspberri Cupcakes
5. Heart Shaped Homemade Gumdrops
by Melissa's Cuisine


1. 25 Cent Kisses Tee 
by Psychobabyonline
2. Red Heart Snuggle Mittens
by isewnaked Etsy Shop
3. DIY Cross Stitch Heart Sweater
by Über Chic for Cheap
4. Be-You-Tiful Raceerback Tank Top
by Joy & Chaos
5. Valentine Nail Art
by Being Genevieve

1. DIY Heart Scribble Mug
by Messy Little Monsters
2. Beary Love Valentine Cards (and Snacks)
by Cupcake Cutiees Designs
3. Be My Valentine Personalized Gift Bag
by Psychobabyonline
4. Conversation Heart Bingo
by Create Craft Love
5. Personalized Lace Heart Placemat
by Psychobabyonline


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Super Bowl 2016 Recipes & Football Crafts for Kids

Football fashion for baby and kids, football food, football crafts, and most importantly football SNACKS! Woo-hoo! We were thinking it was just that sad time of winter when all we have to look forward to is Mardi Gras (an excuse to eat doughnuts is still a whole month away) - then we remembered the greatest day of the year is right around the corner! SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! We did a round-up of our fave football food, fashion, and fun from our Football Pinterest Board, so check out these yummy, cute & cool ideas!




See the rest of our Superbowl ideas on our Football Pinterest Board, and don't miss out on our entire collection of personalized football gifts. Who are you guys rooting for this year? Horses vs. cats... we literally have no idea who's going to win in this years game!!! 

If you're like us and kinda just watch for the snacks and the halftime, at least you'll be treated to what will probably be a weird performance combo from Queen Bey & Coldplay! GAME ON!

Flawless T-ShirtRockabye Baby Coldplay Lullaby CD

*originally published 1/2015 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy Hour is Back!

Do you Rosé all Day or Save Water and Drink Champagne? We love a funny women's tank top as much as we love a well-mixed cocktail, so we've rounded up our favorite spirit-inspired fashions and accessories to put the HAPPY back into your happy hour! 

 (Okay, we know that Friday isn't exactly a happy hour tank, but seriously, who ISN'T happy on a Friday? It means the weekend is almost here.  Hence, happy hour.)

If you're more of a cocktail chica than a wino woman, we've got an entire collection of gift bags and kitchen towels featuring some of our favorite fine-spirits recipes:


Because we understand that some of you like to earn your delicious, alcoholic rewards - here are a few tanks for the lady who works hard and THEN drinks hard.

And for those of you who prefer the bubbly before noon, we've got the Mornings are for Mimosas designs to please the brunch crowd.

And because you're worth it, take a look at the rest of our Joy & Chaos line to find the perfect tank for every mood (not just the boozy ones!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

See You Next Tuesday!

Don't let Grandma catch ya wearing this - then again, maybe she won't get it. Be the bad girl you secretly are with our newest and naughtiest tanks, totes, mugs & more!

See You Next Tuesday Tote Bag New  See You Next Tuesday Mug New


And for the little people who are just, like, you know, SOOOO cute, we offer up our  Sofa King Cute Baby Shirt

Not everyone's on board the Ke$ha train, but how could we leave you without reminding you of this little musical... gem. ENJOY, and we'll see you next... week? 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Grandma Dargento's Chicken Soup

(Originally published April 2009) 

My littlest son Jasper (he's 4) is home with a sad spring fever. So, I did what any other anxiety ridden Italian mama would do, made him chicken soup. Passed down from my sweet Nana, it is also now my cure for everything. I have been asked countless times to share it with friends and family. So,finally, here it is. I hope you enjoy. -Marlo
This is a very hearty chicken soup that my grandmother used to make for me to cure everything. It was her cure for colds, a bad day at school, to seal a long term deal with your boyfriend (Worked for me! Married 12 years and counting!)I have been making it since I was a teenager. My family likes it with too many veggies and too many noodles. I cook a variation of this soup at least twice a month and have my prep time down to 15 minutes. Then, I can read the Sunday paper while it is cooking!
If it is too hearty for you, cut the quantities of veggies and noodles a bit.
Grandma Dargento's Chicken Soup
1 Whole Chicken (Fryer works best )
4-5 carrots, diced
4-5 stalks of celery, diced
1 onion, diced
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, optional (I like Organic Muir Glen with Italian Herbs best)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 -1 lb noodles (tortellini's, thin egg noodles, rice or any other of you favorites)
About 8 or so cups of water. Just enough to cover chicken.
So, here is the MOST important part. Getting the fat out of your broth.
Rinse the chicken in warm water and place in a pot (I use a 7 1/2 quart Le Creuset Dutch oven that my grandmother gave me a hundred years ago! But any pot will do). Fill the pot with cold water, just enough to cover the chicken. Cold water gives you a clearer broth. Bring to a soft boil, uncovered. I always chop my veggies while waiting for my water to boil. As the water begins to heat, you will see the fat rise to the top. Use a large spoon to skim this off. This part takes a few attempts but is well worth it. You may lose a lot of water while doing this. Don't worry, you can add more if necessary.
After you feel you have skimmed as much of the fat off as possible, add the vegetables, tomatoes (you need less salt if you use tomatoes, nice!), salt and pepper. Add more water if necessary. Cover and lower the heat to the lowest possible setting on you stove for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
You will know when it is ready. Your chicken will be practically falling apart. I use two large spoons to take the chicken out and transfer it into a large bowl to cool. If you lose any chicken pieces, just use a slotted spoon to pick up them up out of the soup. After the chicken cools, remove the breast meat(or dark meat if you prefer). Tear it into rough, bite sized pieces or dice the chicken and add to broth. This is a good time to check your salt and pepper again.
Lastly, cook the noodles in a separate pot of water until al dente. Add to broth.
*I made the mistake in my early twenties of cooking my noodles in my broth. Big mess! It soaks up all the broth leaving you with a noodle stew!
*Another variation that I love is to make is a Spanish chicken soup! Everything is the same, just add a full squeeze of lime juice to your broth and 1 minced jalapeño (seeds removed) with the other veggies. Use rice instead of noodles. Serve with fresh minced cilantro, favorite hot sauce and lime slices. I sometimes serve it with simple quesadillas. Yum!!!

Share some of your family favorite recipes!

Friday, January 8, 2016

9 Red Baby Names for Valentines Day

Red baby names? Why not? There are plenty of Rainbows and Blue Ivys running around. If you're expecting a February baby - you might like one of these red-iculous baby names! In the spirit of Valentines Day, here are our nine favorite "red" baby names.

1. Red 

Meaning : the color red!
Famous people named Red: Red Skelton, Red Buttons, Redfoo (member of LMFAO)

2. Rusty 

Meaning : "redhead, fox-colored" - variation of Russell
Famous people named Rusty: Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9 astronaut)

3. Carmine: 

Meaning: "vivid red" - cool Italian name
Famous people named Carmine: Carmine Giovinazzo (actor on CSI:NY)

4. Radley: 

Meaning: "red meadow" -a fun offbeat choice for a first name

5. Adam: 

Meaning: "son of the red earth" - pretty much one of the most classic boys names ever

Famous people named Adam: so very many, including Adam West (Batman), Adam Driver, Adam Sandler, Adam Lambert, Adam Clayton (bassist for U2), Adam Brody, Adam Yauch (MCA) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock)!

6. Scarlett:

Meaning: "scarlet, red" - retro girl's name
Famous people named Scarlett: Scarlett Johannsen, Scarlett O'Hara (fictional character from Gone With The Wind)

7. Rose / Rosie

Meaning: "rose, a flower"
Famous people named Rose: Rose McGowan, Rose Byrne, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez

8. Ruby: a classic & classy choice.

Meaning: "deep red precious stone"
Famous people named Ruby: Ruby Rose

9. Cherry: 

Meaning: Fruit name - super cute, especially if you're a fan of hair metal.

*** Pink: We're giving her an honorable mention!

Meaning: Color name
Famous people named Pink: just the one! (Her real name is Alecia.)

Do you have a favorite colorful baby name? Let us know! You can shop our entire Valentines Day collection below, plenty of fun red gift choices for all the P'Babies in your life!

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