Monday, December 29, 2008

Getting Prepared to make resolutions Stick: Best Tools

Every year, we make resolutions. I think that about 50% of people actually stick with them. Here are a few tools that can help.

... Getting the Finances in Real Simple's Finance Organizer.
An easy-to-use pocket binder with grids, layouts and hints to make creating a budget and "hopefully" sticking to it a breeze.

Shop here,

To purchase, click here

...Being ready for baby in any room in the Sarah Bear Baskets.
Great basket caddies, that can go from room to room and can match almost any decor. I swear by these and recommend getting at least 2 and keeping them well-stocked.

Shop here,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Coffee for mom and Rock for Kids: Kids' Shows at Jammin' Java

With almost daily performances at Vienna's Jammin' Java, there is sure to be something for your little one to love including the fabulous Miss Belle, Rocknoceros, Oh Susannah and The Banjo Man.

It's a great way to get your coffee fix and watch your little one rock it.

For more information, visit Jammin' Java at

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Holiday Giveaway: Disney Soundtrack Gift Pack

Tis the season for giveaways and good things that we love to share.

Capitol Moms and Walt Disney Records have put together an awesome CD holiday prize pack with three of their biggest soundtracks of this year: Camp Rock featuring Demi Lovado and the Jonas Brothers, Bolt and the Disney Box Office Hits compilation (my personal favorite of the group).

This grouping is a sure fire way to make a teen very happy, but keep them, give them away or indulge in a little early morning shower singing.

To enter, simply sign-up for our newsletter to right and you are automatically entered to win.

Here comes Santa and a booksigning at Kinderhaus

This weekend and next bring your camera and capture the moment that Santa visits Clarendon toy store Kinderhaus, 1220 N Fillmore St in Arlington for a couple of hours.

While there, you can get your copy of the sweet, children's book (perfect for a unique Christmas present or gift to children coming in for Inauguration, "Call Me Madame President." personalized by the author, Sue Pyatt. Also, available in our amazon store, to the right.

Santa details:
Sunday December 7 3-4:30pm
Sunday December 14 3-4:30pm

Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas Giveaway: Mannheim Steamroller Christmasville

Here at Capitol Moms and DC Mama, we love to Hook A Mama Up. We've got our hands on some really sweet Christmas music that we would love to share. Just sign up for our newsletter and you are automatically entered to win.

If you haven't signed up yet, just enter in the "Sign Up Box" to the right.

Here's a taste of their first single, LISTEN HERE.

Mannheim Steamroller's new album "Christmasville" is a cherry mix perfect for your holiday party with classics from The Grinch. We have been listening to it for about a week now and my little ones just happily bounce along.

Available from Amazon in our store.

12 Days of Christmas Recipes with Food Network.

UPDATE: We tried these on Wednesday and they rock. The chocolate and the creamy nuts with the coconut -- seriously good, like an upscale Mounds bar.

Ok so every year, I look forward to getting the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie newsletter from Food Network.

Here's a teaser from today's newsletter. Alton Brown's Paradise Macaroons. They look seriously yummy with all that coconut, chocolate and toasted macadamia nuts.

Click here to access the recipe. Yum!

Click here to watch Alton make them.

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