Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for other fabulous mom-prenuers to feature

In the upcoming weeks, Capitol Moms will be launching our new site and we are looking forward to some new fun features and events in the near future.

Right now, we are looking for other mom-prenuers and ladies doing fabulous things to feature and get the word out.

I, personally, believe that women need other women and resources to help make the road a little more pleasurable and the work a little more fun. But in the same vein, I believe that resources, like really good friends, are sometimes hard to find, so share the love and let us know of the good things, services and people that help make your life little easier.

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Cosmo Tots closing 12/30/2006

Sorry to report that Cosmo Tots in Clarendon is closing its doors. As a result, Juliette and staff are offering fabulous products at 50% off. Everything is on sale from the goodies to the wardrobes.

The store's last days are rapidly approaching, stop in while you can.

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays!

From us here at Capitol Moms, Merry Christmas, happy holidays and have a fabulous holiday season.

We wish blessings to you and yours.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A neat find in DC - Dragonfly Design and Decor

One day while we were walking to the Whole Foods at 14 and P, NW. We stumbled upon a treasure in Washington, DC. Dragonfly Design and Decor. From the street, I saw something beautiful shimmering in the back of the warehouse. We went in manuevered around luxe Asian inspired prints and screens, decorative goodies, jade bracelets and other things that passed my vision on my way to the shimmer.

The shimmer was a fiery red silk kimono. No pictures were available, but let me tell you, the fabric felt so luxurious and smooth against my skin and reminded me of a treat that I hadn't indulged in since before the birth of my daughter. It was worth the journey in.

Nonetheless, they have a beautiful warehouse in DC and one soon to be opening in Fairfax on the 20th of January.

Their site is and the DC location is at 1457 Church St. NW.

Loving Mama Love and Pasley Place Photography

A couple of weeks ago, my husband, daughter and I attended a gallery closing after reading an intriguing article in the City Paper. There we discovered Mama Love.

Soon to be a book featuring DC area mothers and their babies. The picture to the left is just one of the shots from the book. Beautiful, right?

Amazing how one picture really can be worth a thousand words. For more information and for details on how to get your own portraits with the Mama Love look, check out her site at

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Just a note... a reminder

As the holiday shopping season blows in at full force, I wanted to post a bit about taking a breath and enjoying this season with its beautiful and suprisingly warm weather. We are so busy, hustling from store to store that it is so easy to miss the meaning of this season with its new birth and the start of a new season and a brand new year.

Find lovely products that let you treat yourself in a few spare minutes. What I am really enjoying right now is Vosges Haut Chocolates. I find them locally at the Curious Grape in Shirlington, but they have a beautiful site, with lovely blurbs about each chocolate. It's like taking a trip with each exotic bite. I adore the slightly sweet and salty taste of the Gogi Chocolate bar and the spicy heat of the Red Fire Bar. Try several and pick your favorite.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Miss Lucy Lion at Karibu Books in Bowie

Too cute!!! A Lion's Grocery List is a wonderful little treat that we discovered while at this year's Green Festival at Verizon Center.

A Lion's Grocery List is a music cd, made a local DC teacher, that uses unusual instruments and funky beats to reinforce educational concepts in young children.

My little one likes Ritmo Latino, but the title song is really cute too. Check them out a

Also, if you are in the Bowie area, go see Miss Lucy Lion in person at Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center
15624 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD on December 16, at 11:00 AM.

Messy Baby alert -- Chic and Clean Coverall to the rescue

If your little one is anything like mine, the "I can do it myself" phase is the messiest one yet. We spend more time picking up random bits of pasta sauce, gooey crushed Oreos and mushed up Cheerios off the floor, her clothes and out from under other unlikely places. Local Moms Michele and Jennifer have come up with a solution, the Chic and Clean coverall.

It is a snap closure coverall that will make cleaning up after a self-feeding adventure a snap. It is washable, comes in lots of fun colors and makes a neat present for any mom with little ones running about.

Check them out at Also as a special bonus for Capitol Moms readers, they are overing 15% off and free shipping now through December 31. Just enter "capmoms" in the promotions/coupon code section to redeem your discount. While you are at their site, be sure to check out the slings and other goodies to be arriving soon.

Happy Holidays!!!

After a much needed semi-sabbatical, we at Capitol Moms are back and looking forward to a blessed holiday season and a fabulously new and event-filled year.