Olive Kids: Bedding for the Big and Little Kids

Slowly but surely, we have transformed my toddler's crib into her "big girl bed". We went from lowering the mattress, to taking down one rail, to transitioning to a full-on bed with no rails (up against a wall). Sure, it's a tad bit smaller than a twin size but all thirty-four inches of her (including at least 10 stuffed animals) fits onto it just swimmingly.

Speaking of swimming, for the entire month of March, the Mermaids kid's bedding is on sale at Olive Kids. The Mermaids' designs are so colorful and cuddly. Along with the bedding, you will find other matching room decor, such as; the Mermaids clock, wall border and framed prints to name a few. Some items can also be personalized. Click HERE to view all of the Mermaids' items at OK. This is one of the things that I love most about Olive Kids, they give you the ability to coordinate your child's room decor and accessories.

Now, I opted for OK's brand new Tea Party design for our bedding, since we have more of a "pretty in pink" kind of theme going on. Nothing says "big girl room" like tea cups and muffins! I love the light-weight, cotton comforter and sheet set. There have been some peaceful nights in our house now that she's all cuddled up in her Tea Party toddler bedding.

Olive Kids has a great selection of colorful, fun designs for both boys and girls alike. Whenever I am in search of some new decor and accessories, I always turn to Olive Kids because I know their selections will not disappoint.

News of interest:
-OK is offering free shipping on orders over $175 within the continental U.S. until May 31, 2008.
-Sign up for the OK catalog and email list and you're automatically entered to win a $25 gift certificate (offered on a monthly basis)
-OK has an Outlet sales store
-OK also has sales!
-It's easy for you to hear about what's current at OK by reading and subscribing to the OK blog!

Check out the big girl Tea Party bed!

Prima Princessa: Dreaming of Ballerinas

It's no secret that I have a punk rock princess running around my house. I hope some day, she fronts the top selling punk or indie rock band and is adored by millions. Though, if she's going to be any good at dancing around on the stage at all, she's going to need to master some coordination. Therefore, while she's still a punk rock princess in diapers, she's going to have to become a ballerina.

Prima Princessa is just the help we needed. The Prima Princessa DVD features scenes from the ballet, Swan Lake, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. It's quite an adventure for some pre-school-aged girls who are featured in the DVD, dancing around and having a blast in their tutus. Guided by the animated fairy herself (to your right), Prima Princessa, your little princess is able to live this adventure right along with them.

My toddler has fallen in love with this DVD. She asks for her "princess" movie all of the time. She likes to try to mimic the dance sequences and I just watch on with a huge smile across my face. It won't be long now...

Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake is available in DVD format for $19.99 by clicking HERE. You can view a short video clip by clicking HERE. While you're at it, print out some coloring pages HERE. We're really into the printing out of coloring pages right now.


We have TWO copies of Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake to give away to TWO of our readers!


Answer two questions. Submit your answers to the following questions to mumsthewurd[at]gmail[dot]com with "Princessa" in the subject line:

Question 1: "How many coloring pages are available on the Prima Princessa website?" (Hint: read my last paragraph above for link)

Question 2: "What are the names of the moms behind the Prima Princessa DVD?" (Hint: click HERE)

Two winners will be chosen at random and notified via email on Wednesday, March 26th at 10PM CST.

Good luck! (Oh, and check out my little punk rock princess ballerina in action below!)

PS: Want to double your chances of winning one of these fabulous DVDs? Click over and visit Amanda's site and enter her giveaway too!

The Learning Tower: The best addition to our home

My daughter is two and a half and loves to be where all of the action is. Cue The Learning Tower. I couldn't ask for a more sturdy, multi-use stool in our home for her age. We have our Learning Tower up against our breakfast bar/kitchen island. She climbs up to have breakfast in the morning, among other things like playing with play dough or "bathing" her toys in the sink. It's a Godsend, I'll tell you. Instead of her milling around under us, she props herself up in her "tower" (as she calls it) and watches/interacts from our level.

Some of the fantastic features of this piece of furniture are the adjustable (no tools needed) notches to raise and lower the floor, depending upon your child's height/age. The Learning Tower is available in three different stains; dark cherry, ebony and soft white. It is also available in a natural finish (lead-free).

An added plus is the Playhouse Kit. We've put on some pretty fabulous puppet shows using the roof and curtains. The Playhouse Kit is sold separately.

If you need to know anything else about The Learning Tower, head over to the manufacturer's website, little Partners. There you can view the numerous awards that have been given and find a list of retailers.

*The Learning Tower is available for the lowest price ($179.99) at Kiddin' Around. You can also purchase it together with the Playhouse Kit there.