Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer News and Sale!

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a great summer vacation! So far, I have been really busy, unfortunately, the kids, are bored out of their minds. We had all these plans for the summer that have now gone down the drain since my husband's injury. So, since going out of town is probably out of the question {we'll know a bit more once his cast comes off next month but so far, we stay put} we decided to "redo" Natalie's room, and for Claire, since she just got a new room makeover a few months ago, we will be working on school stuff. Natalie went back and fourth on what kind of decor she wanted, this was very painful. So, the new plan, is to decorate the room with everything she likes, "Natalie's world" per say {lol} and we are starting with her bedding, after looking at about 50 bedding sets online {I know, I know, what am I doing looking at that stuff online if I can make it for her, read the rest of the story} she decides she wants ME to make her one, with "cool fabrics" ... well, after looking at HUNDREDS of "cool fabrics", we decided to go with a quilt, nothing very fancy, just a regular patchwork quilt with cute fabrics. OK, went through my fabrics, found quite a few we could use, narrowed it down to around 11 prints ... started cutting, and then it hit me, Natalie can sew straight lines! So, she did, I had her put together the pieces in rows, and then I sewed all the rows together... over 200 pieces of fabrics and about 4 hours later, we had the top of her quilt! Tomorrow, after all my "work projects" we will be working on the batting and the backing. I'm so proud of her, I think this is going to be a great and inexpensive way for us to spend our time this summer, at least for a few weeks! lol

Now for the sale, if you did not know, there us a coupon currently for all my readers, good until the end of next month, 20% off your entire purchase, use code LESC when you check out, and if you are purchasing multiple items, we are offering a "multiple order discount" {up to 30% off on select items} click here for details. In addition to these, we have added to our site once again our great diaper clutches, perfect for the summer! The regular price is a steal $16.99, but this week you can purchase them for $14.99. Sale ends July 5th.

I will continue to add pictures of the projects for Natalie's bedroom as we go and thanks so much for reading!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Well, until I decided to actually write and put in words my thoughts on Father's Day, I had not realized how incredibly fortunate I have been. I know a lot of people do think they have the best Dad in the whole world, I'm one of them. There's many reasons why so many of us believe this, mine is really simple, love.
My Dad, is truly one of the most fascinating people I have ever met, and this is not just because he's my Dad, and you'll see why. He was born in the 40's, just one of 2 children, they lived in a very rural area in Puerto Rico. It seemed he had it laid all his life laid out to what he wanted it to be, he married to his childhood sweetheart and he was serving in the Army until something very unexpected happened, his wife sadly and suddenly passed away from a very rare and undetected disease. This was just one of a series of events that taught him to live life at it's fullest, and this is exactly what he did, aside from the Army, he also worked in a bank, ran the first movie theater in our town, worked in cruises, moved to a tour guide in the Caribbean Islands, started working in hotels, and this is where he met my Mom, fell in love, married, had us kids and took us all along for the ride. One thing that has always impressed me about my Dad, is really the amount of dreams he has reached, he has done more than what a normal person, in one lifetime can accomplish, really!
We grew up moving almost every year from country to country, in hotels all over the place, the Hotel was our home, the staff was our family. {We have "cousins" all over the world}. We grew up very differently from most people, and from most our "blood" family, we didn't get to share much with our real cousins, aunts and uncles. But somehow, he made it all work, I think this is the reason why we are so tight as a family now.
My Dad has taught me many, many things, of course, but if I could narrow, I will always cherish and hope I can teach my own kids is, life is truly amazing if you let it be, you should always follow your dreams, even if your dreams take you thousands of miles away from your comfort zone, keep an open mind and an open heart to things that may come your way, and always remember, we are all loaned on this world, at any moment, you or your loved ones might not be here anymore, so we should never put yourself in the position of regret.
On this day, I say"I love you, Daddy" a little sweeter than ever, I think about him {wishing I could be closer to go to that BBQ he's probably preparing in his new Gazebo}, think about my Paul, who's a little bit like him {they share the same birthday, how about that? Happy Father's Day, honey}.
And Lastly, I'd like to send a huge hug to my dear friend Therese, who lost her father recently, I'm thinking of you and your family, I know your Dad is in your heart every day and especially today.
Lots of love to all and have a wonderful, loving Father's Day. Thanks for reading! xoxo Eloisa

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Want to win a stroller liner?

Then you need to enter our new giveaway! We have teamed up with the wonderful Sage, the creator and writer of the blog Sage and Savvy, who calls herself a "light-green" mommy, she offers reviews and information of products she uses or comes across, and it's a wonderful source for honest opinions. Sage and Savvy is currently celebrating their "Blogiversary" with giveaways every day until July 10th! So don't miss your chance, the Natitys Stroller Liner giveaway ends June 22nd. And there's plenty more to giveaway on this spectacular celebration!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some cute etsy finds

Buy Handmade

Now these are cute! These shops along with about 3 times more are offering a special Customer Appreciation sale that ends 6/15. I found many, many favorites, if you are searching for unique, one of a kind items, don't forget to check out etsy. And to view all the beautiful shops participating in this special sale, click here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Local shop in Orlando, FL

It's official, if you are in the Orlando area, you can now purchase Natitys Design items {along with an incredible collection of other designers like my Mom} in a wonderful Co-Op shop called Cottage Industry, the building has a tea shop where you can sit, relax and enjoy a drink, plus, you can walk to the other side and shop for handmade items by local artists and other co-op events, you will just love what this shop has to offer. The Cottage Industry is located at 1600 Edgewater Drive,Orlando, Florida 32804, Phone: 407.999.5251 and it is open 7 days a week.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Custom Universal Toddler Covers!!!

We designed these covers for ease of fit on those toddler car seats that have the one hand adjustable harness like the new line of Evenflo car seats {Triumph Advance LX} and most other seats like Eddie Bauer, Sunshine Kids, Graco, Safety 1st. Combi and more!

The secret to these covers are the velcro closures and the vertical slot openings. They make these covers virtually universal!They even git on the Britax Lines!

Choose from one fabric to a combination of two fabrics and you may also select if you would like it to be padded or not.

Hurry! They are now being offered at an introductory price of only $40.00 for the non-padded version and $50.00 for the padded! Prices available through June 15th.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Custom Booster Seat Covers!

You read correctly, we have added to our collection the new booster seat covers! These covers will fit most back-less booster seats but they are displayed in a Graco.

Add comfort and style to your booster seats with these custom made booster seat covers! Your not-so-little-anymore one will absolutely love this product, we ensured that the padding is nice, sift and push, over twice as thick as the original cover, perfect for those long trips!

They are available in all the fabrics we use for the other covers! And as a special offer for our readers, click here to save 30% off introductory price until June 15th. {You will only be able to get the special discount through the above link!}

Thanks so much for reading!

Time to SAVE! Customer Appreciation SALE!

Oh, you are going to be so impressed by these deals! If you are looking to save money in your baby boutique goodies, this is the time to buy! We are working with tons of awesome designers of handmade items on etsy to help you save and get what you want! {A.K.A. "need" lol}. We invite you to shop at Team EtsyBaby 2nd annual Customer Appreciation sale! Shops are offering sales {everyone's sale is different but I've seen 10% off to free shipping etc} We are offering rock bottom prices in our etsy items! You will find baby apparel, accessories, mommy items, bedding, gifts and more! So stop by, and shop these great summer deals!