Saturday, March 26, 2011

Adorable Baby Hangers

I was looking for personalized gifts when I stumbled upon these ADORable hand stamped baby hangers from Julian & Co.  These would make a great addition to a baby shower gift or just a cute way to spruce up the nursery. Also, the backside can be stamped with either a pig or lamb, which I think is precious.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Leading Moms in Business

Need a cute and unique gift for a baby shower!? Want to give back to your community? Want to help The Ladybug and Bean become a more recognized brand? If you answered yes, please keep reading!

We are part of the Start Up Nation "Leading Moms in Business" Competition and need your help! By visiting the link below and voting for us daily, it will help us rank higher in popularity votes. Then,
Start Up Nation will rank the top 200 mom-run businesses across the United States as determined by the combination of popular vote and the special recognition of their judges for certain outstanding contestants.
This is a huge opportunity for us as being a recognized winner {if we are so lucky} because it will allow for more exposure of our products. In turn, we will be able to give back more to the Children's Cancer Research Fund, the ASPCA, and Susan G. Komen Foundation {5% of each sold criblanket gift set will go toward one of the charities listed}. My family personally donates as much as we can yearly, but this would allow for an even bigger donation with help from our supporters. :) Please vote for The Ladybug and Bean once a day until the competition ends on April 22, 2011.

Please visit the following link to vote for The Ladybug and Bean! 

Visit our shop to see the latest criblankets available!

Thank you in advance for all of your help and support!
Christina ♥

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When our daughter turned one a year and a half ago, we had decided that it would be ok for her to watch 30 minutes of "educational television" once a day.  We flipped the channel to Nickelodeon, which I hadn't viewed since being a kid myself, and there appeared a show called Yo Gabba Gabba. Since then, we have watched countless episodes and bought numerous DVD's, a Brobie t-shirt, a pair of Gabba walkie-talkies, and the latest a pair of sneakers! I SWORE that I would never fall into the trap of kid brand marketing, but ahhhhh, these are so darn cute! ;)

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Ladybug and Bean launches online store

The Ladybug and Bean online store is finally launched! Please take a moment to check out at all of the chic fabrics available! I look forward to hand creating a blanket for that special little one. ♥

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Inspire Your Van Gogh

Bored? Need a fun activity to help get you all through the day? Try painting outdoors!

Activity: Art/Following Directions/Colors

Age: 1 year+

Materials: small-medium painting canvas {Hobby Lobby has buy one get one free specials - got 2 for $8!!!}, non-toxic paints, various sized paint brushes, small cup of water, paper towels

Inspire your little "Van Gogh" with this painting activity. Place the different colored paints in a row, as well as the different sized brushes. Identify each color and brush size to your toddler then ask them to repeat.
Have them start with the small brush and a specific color and draw a line. Then have them clean the brush in the water, then move on to another color that you select. After going through each color you can start showing them what happens when you mix colors {yellow + blue = green; red + blue = purple; red + white = pink, etc.}
After this activity you will not only have a happy toddler, you will have a new piece of art to hang on your wall that you will cherish forever. ♥