GAIA Text Pouches

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These handmade GAIA Text Pouches are made by refugee women who have resettled in Dallas, Texas (which accounts for the “Y’all” option).  They’re woven from organic denim with a metallic leather reverse–so cute for girls of any age! Buy one for $48 (and use coupon code “HOLLYJOLY” for 25% off sitewide, limited time only) at Wisteria.

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Crazy 8’s Holiday Collection

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Crazy 8 Sale On Now!

Before you know it, the winter holidays will be here.  If you’re like most other busy moms, you have no idea yet what your kids will be wearing for various events and activities of the season–everything from school holiday concerts to family parties to playing in the snow.  Luckily, Crazy 8 has got you covered for everything that your kids may need to wear during this busy time of year.  Even better, it does so at affordable prices for clothing that is always on-trend, colorful, and mix-and-matchable. Some items to check out: the super-value, super-cozy micro fleece hoodies like the one shown above (click through the banner to check them out–they’re a steal at $6) and the fun and festive Crazy 8 New Holiday Girl Collection and Crazy 8 New Holiday Boy Collection that’s got your kid covered for all the parties.

Let Crazy 8 help your kids #ShineYourWay in casual-cool looks perfect for winter, and be sure to bookmark it for more big sales coming up for Black Friday weekend.

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Hooray for Hanukkah Pajamas

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It’s easy to find family Christmas PJs online, but not so much Family Hanukkah Pajamas.  This year, though, I spotted a great option early on at Kohl’s.com.   These sweet Hanukkah jammies are warm and fuzzy with an all-over polar bear pattern.  They’re available to fit just about anyone in your family, including Baby Hanukkah Footed PajamasToddler Hanukkah Jammies, Girls Hanukkah Nightgown (with matching nightgown for a doll),  Boys Hanukkah Pajamas, Women’s Hanukkah Pajamas, and Men’s Hanukkah Pajamas.  Some sizes are selling out, so buy them quickly for the whole family.

p.s. Originally, they cost $10-$44 but they’re on sale now for just $6.00 – $25.99; plus, you can Take an additional 15% off your order of $100+ with code CATCH15OFF.

 

 

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Best Holiday Photo Cards at Minted (Plus Up to 20% Off Your Order)

It’s almost Thanksgiving which means it’s time to think holiday cards! I’ve ordered my holiday cards from Minted for several years now, and for good reasons:

  1. I am a paper snob and I love Minted’s superb paper quality and high-quality contemporary designs.
  2. Minted offers discounts and free perks like recipient addressing (which I took advantage of this year–what a time-saver.)
  3. Customer service is exceptional–this year Minted tweaked the font size on my card to look even better–free of charge.
  4. There are many types of holiday cards & greetings available including  “Happy Holidays” photo cards, Christmas photo cards, Hanukkah photo cards, and even non-photo holiday cards for the purists.

PLUS you will get Up to 20% off your Minted order via this link.

Here are some of my favorites.  Each sells for approximately $199 for 100 cards, but note that is BEFORE any discount and will also include free recipient addressing!

What Matters Most Holiday Photo Cards

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Festive Watercolor Stripes Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards

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Traditional Hanukkah Whimsy
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Frosty Leaves Non-Photo Holiday Card

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Updated for 2017! Best Doll Strollers for Older/Taller Girls

One of the most popular searches that leads people to this blog is “doll strollers for older/taller girls.”  I answered that question here a few years ago, but wanted to provide some updated picks now.  So if you’re in the market for a high-quality doll stroller this holiday season–but your girl is past (or taller than) a preschooler–here are some safe bets:

Triokid 2 in 1 Deluxe Baby Doll Stroller Sportline X1 Grape Purple Drawable Fabric with Swiveling Wheels & Adjustable Handle ($99.99). This one is my overall favorite so I’m sharing it first. I love the modern fabric here and the styling–a very lightweight aluminum body frame, weather-resistant canopy, and removable bassinet. And this is the very tallest of all the options listed here–with a stroller handle that goes all the way up to 33″ (or as low as 22″ to accommodate a little sister and her dollies). Extra perks: the wheels swivel, and there is a seatbelt for extra doll safety. It’s available in lime yellow or light blue, too.

 

Mommy & me 2 in 1 Deluxe doll stroller EXTRA TALL 32” HIGH ($69.99).  This modern, multi-function doll stroller/pram can be adjusted up to a full 32″ high, is convertible by removing the bassinet portion, and includes a fabric basket at the bottom. It can also be switched to front or rear-facing, just like the real thing.

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Badger Basket English Style 3-in-1 Doll Pram, Carrier, and Stroller (fits American Girl dolls) ($59.99, sometimes on sale for $30.29).  This one’s a classic.  This old-style pram fits dolls up to 22″ (such as American Girl, Madame Alexander, Our Generation, Wellie Wishers, or Bitty Baby). It rolls smoothly with EVA tread on the wheels and has a ribber grip on the handle for comfortable pushing.  It’s specifically made for ages 3 and up. I love the classic navy color, too!

 

My Sweet princess deluxe pram (32” high) with FREE carriage bag ($49.99).  This one was on my previous list, too, but is still quite popular, for good reason.  This one is made of top-quality materials and is safety tested (even for lead).  It takes just $5 to assemble, and the bar is a high 32″. Bonus: there’s a nice storage basket underneath, and a free diaper bag is included!

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Joovy Toy Doll Caboose Tandem Stroller – Pink Dot ($73.99, also available in blue dot pattern).  Lots of kids are drawn to this “Toy Caboose” stroller which lets your kids transport 2 or 3 dollies at once.  With its toy car seat adapter attachment system, the Toy Caboose is fully compatible with the Toy Car Seat – just like the real thing. Love the snack tray and stand-on platform, too!  Note that it has a high 30″ handle but it is non-adjustable.

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Like Bugaboo Deluxe Doll Stroller Purple & Pink ($49.99). It was only a matter of time before there was a Bugaboo doll stroller, right?  Like the original Bugaboo, this one has a movable handle so that doll can face your child or face the street.  It, too, has an easy fold and it can be assembled in less than 1 minute.  There’s also a seat belt inside to keep dolly extra safe.

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Modern Twin Doll Deluxe Babyboo Stroller- NEW LUXURY COLLECTION – Adjustable Height – FREE Diaper Bag – EXTRA TALL ($66.99).  This one fits up to two 18″ dolls on top and bottom, folds flat for easy storage, and boasts a height of 29″.  Coordinates with the rest of The New York Doll Collection, including doll furniture, clothes, shoes.

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Trend Alert: Magic Sequin Pillows

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If you’re looking for a go-to gift for a tween or teen girl, check out the newly popular Mermaid Pillows.  I got one for my hard-to-please 14yo daughter for her newly redecorated room and it’s a hit.  Measuring 16 x 16 inches, this sequin pillow is already filled (you don’t need to buy the insert separately) and the high-quality sequins flip easily for lots of fun (trust me, it is addictive and actually relaxing to flip the sequins back and forth). I bought her the champagne gold pillow shown here, but there are tons of color combos available.  And they work just about anywhere in the house to liven up a room, whether a bedroom, living room, den, or playroom.  Buy them for $14.99 at Amazon.com.

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Personalized Baby Photo Album

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How sweet are these Personalized Baby Photo Albums from UncommonGoods? They’re designed by Kerri Lee who makes beautiful eco-friendly baby accessories you may have spotted at this blog before. I love the light wood, the laser-engraved name and birth date, and the metallic spine. Inside are 40 pages to insert photos as well as an area to jot down special captions or dates. Buy it for $60 at UncommonGoods.

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Oh Joy! for Target Furniture

Have you seen the newest collection of mod furniture designed by blogger Joy Cho for her Oh Joy!  line at Target? It’s my favorite one so far, combining some of my favorite colors, textures, and elements like blush pink, velvet, acrylic hardware, and gold (faux) leather.  Take a look:

French Seam Settee ($1099.99) in Blush

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Arm Chair with Acrylic Legs ($599)

 

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Gold Pouf Ottoman ($59.99)

 

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