Thursday, May 29, 2008

Something to Swaddle Me In: Baby Star and Petunia Pickle Bottom

Here at Capitol Moms, we are big fans of swaddling. Not only does it help baby feel all nice and snuggly, but I seen a good swaddle soothe, calm and help a baby rest better and what mom doesn't love that.

Here are a couple of our favorite swaddling blankets:

Baby Star's Star Swaddler is an environmentally-friendly luxurious, plush blanket that is lightweight, in great colors like lavender, chocolate, yellow and celery green, in fun combinations with an adorable star that will make this a blanket a favorite for years to come.

On sale now, $33 at

Petunia Pickle Bottom's Swaddling Blankets Gift Set is a must-give, if only for its' long-enough-to-wrap-baby-in size. The soft, stretchy, 100% organic cotton in gentle patterns that are sure to please, make it an everyday go-to favorite. Check out the coordinating organic onesies -- equally fabulous favorites.

Available on-line at and

Friday, May 16, 2008

Glass Addiction by Mark Jellen: Capturing the Imagination

I love beautiful things. In fact, I'm not sure that I have met a woman that doesn't. And occasionally, a mom wants a treat that isn't kid-proof, but rather lovely, delicate and unique -- Glass Addiction by Mark Jellen bring all of those to mind. Mark is a devoted father and artist in Nebraska. He crafts and hand-blows, one-of-a-kind, couture pieces that you can't find anywhere else. Pictured are some of my favorites.

To order your own custom-crafted piece, click here to visit Mark's site,

Monday, May 12, 2008

Carrying stuff: totes to love

Like most moms, I carry a lot of stuff, especially with two it seems like I always putting something in a bag. So, I'm looking for a summer bag to pack everything in and look fabulous while I do it. Here's a few that caught my eye.

Free People's Maui Tote, on sale now for $69.95

A great find from Sekund Magazine, Smarty Pants Shop's custom-made Leather Classic Woven Tote, in 12 great colors like camel, pistachio green and bronze.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Why I Wear Mary Kay...and Girl's Guide to Gorgeous

Ok, girls, I want to share a beauty secret of mine, Mary Kay Cosmetics. I won't tell you that I've never worn another product or even that I don't enjoy other products, because that I would be a big fat lie, but I will share why I wear Mary Kay and chose to add "Independent Mary Kay Consultant" to my other titles. Let me preface this with, this is not your mother's Mary Kay.

For years, I have been on a quest to find the perfect shade, the beautiful chocolate brown that is my skin is difficult to match. I have tried Clinique, Mac, Cover Girl, Revlon, Lancome, Arbonne and Fashion Fair -- some worked better than others, but none made me say, "Wow." Years ago, I had worn Mary Kay, but a couple of months ago, I saw one of those fabulous pink Cadillacs near Ballston, I chased her down and I thought I would give it a try again.

I found a great friend, fabulous shades, that required no blending to match and that flawless finish that I adore (and my husband noticed). I found a system that allowed me to pamper myself and look fabulous with minimal effort and expense. It's all about feeling beautiful and Mary Kay helps me do that.

I love to share a good thing and here's your chance, visit to see the new Mary Kay that brought me back and to shop online. There are games and quizzes, tips and trends. To receive, "The Girl's Guide to Gorgeous", send an email to

Have fun,

Monday, May 05, 2008

Mother's Day Mini Spa hosted by the SingleMamaPrenuers

Thanks Maxine of for the tip.

Who are the event coordinators: SingleMamaPreneurs
"Living out or dreams as successful entrepreneurs of the Single Mama persuasion!!"

Where: Rose's Dream 1370 H. St. N.E. Washington, D.C.

When: May 10, 2008 Saturday before Mother's Day
Time: 4pm - 8pm

This is an Appointment-based Event only, Entry will only be obtained with a Pre-Paid Package. There are packages available for little Princesses as well as well as Mom and Dad.

For more information, please visit or call us at 240-286-5542.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Join local mamas at today's Celebrate Mama - Bethesda event

Celebrate Mama, a local event for "moms of all ages and stages" is being held today in Bethesda from 11am -4pm, free of charge at Downtown Bethesda Row. It's going to be fun time and great way to meet local mamas and shop -- just in time for Mother's Day.

For more information, visit