Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Awesome Birthday Crowns by Maureen Cracknell - click here

Another wonderful Etsy find!

Maureen Cracknell's birthday crowns are one of the most beautiful and well crafted I have seen on Etsy. You can customize them and they are adjustable so they have room to grow with your child. Make this a family tradition as Maureen has with her own family. You child will feel even more special on their special day with a crown made special for them

Monday, June 27, 2011

Throw Away That Sharpie - click here

Throw away that sharpie!! This is an easy way to tag all your kid's things for camp, school, day care, you name it. You can create your own labels. Check out the packages or choose per sheet. They are dishwasher and laundry safe. I am so happy that friend told me about these. Thanks Kathleen!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Good cop, bad cop, which one are you in the family?

Why is it I always seem to be the bad cop in my family? Why am I always the one telling Xander "no" or "sit down and eat your dinner"? The best is when "Doc" says " Xander what did Mommy say?" or "Xander, Mommy said no" I would like to believe it goes with the territory and it's the same for all mommy's. So tell me which one are you? - Click here

I stumbled across the best site next to Etsy, of course, It is a Groupon for Etsy sellers!! How fantastic is that? For me anyway. You can receive up to 70% off some pretty cool items. So go check it out. I already have my eye on a few things on there.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rocky the Zombie - Click here

I love finding awesome clothes for Xander on Etsy and I hit the jackpot here at Rocky the Zombie on Etsy. They have a variety of infant, youth and women's clothes. You will want one of everything and the best part is you won't break the bank. So stop in and take a look.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Celentano Woodworks - Click here

So I stumbled upon this shop one night and it brought back my desire to learn an instrument. Now if I could get past the fact that I am dreadfully uncoordinated. Their ukuleles are so amazing! Take a peek in their shop. It will put a smile on your face :o)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Copy Crafts - Click Here

Copy Crafts has some great quiet book patterns that would make a great project or gift for anyone with kids.  They have so many great projects.  Their patterns are so easy to use also!  My favorite is My Fan Club.  Not a sewer?  Check out their Print and Play sets.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Miss Pretty Pretty Imaginative Play Toys - Click Here

Pick of the Day:  Miss Pretty Pretty Imaginative Play Toys

I love this shop.  I own the "Not So Spooky" Playhouse and it is a favorite in my house.    They don't stop at just playhouses there are also other fun things, like, the mermaid tails and crown or the pirate vest to go with the Pirate Hideout Playhouse.  If a playhouse isn't in your budget they also off awesome patterns or DIY kits.  I have a few of the patterns myself and they are so easy to follow.  They are also offering discounts on sample playhouses yet to be made.  So stop by this awesome Etsy store.

Monday, June 20, 2011

ICandy Designs - Click Here

Pick of the Day:

I know I have featured this shop on my Facebook fan page before but I just love her work.  The second picture is something she made for me to give to Doc for Father's Day.  I love the superhero painting.  What kid wouldn't want to be turned into a superhero?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Favor Box Bakery - Click Here!

Pick of the Day:

Here is an amazing little shop I found on Etsy.  I think this is one of the best party favor ideas ever.  It's a box of cupcake mix for your guests to take home.  Who doesn't love cupcakes!! They have something for every occasion.  Birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, kids theme birthdays you name it.  Take a look!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cutie Hats - Buzz Lightyear Click Here

Check out Cutie Hats @ Etsy for some of the cutest hats around.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Oh Boy!! Here We Go!!

This picture sums up my everyday life :o)
Hi, my name is Danielle and I am a slave to Xander's World.   There I said it.  They say the first step is acknowledging you have a problem.  I didn't always have this problem.  I was once a well rounded, contributing person to society.  I had a successful marble and granite installation business and a great social life.  Then almost three years ago my world got rocked.
August 29th at 10:21am life, as I knew it, changed forever.  Coming into this world at 6lbs 13oz, Xander Grey arrived.  I always knew what kind of mother I would be or should I say wouldn't be.  I wanted to be the well put together, always dressed perfect with the perfectly behaved and dressed kids.  I wanted to have Martha's ease of crafting, cooking and her impeccable organizational skills and Carrie Bradshaw's closet all wrapped into one.
Now let's fast forward to the present or should I say reality.  You think "How does she do it all?" I would like to say with their ability and style, but let's get real here, I am lucky if Xander eats his defrosted Bagelful for breakfast and I remember to change out of my pajamas and brush my hair and teeth before dropping Xander off for school.
I am venturing into the blog world not to showcase my writing ability because, let's face it, I'm a Jersey girl!  We pluralize all our words or just make them up as we go along, but because I am a mom, and a wife that has made my life about my son, my hardworking husband and a little venture in making children's clothing.  I think most people can relate to the craziness and the struggles that make up my life.
So come hang out with me over here in Xander's World.  If you get nothing else, you will at least get a laugh at the crazy people I encounter or things that not only happen to you but happen to me too.  And, if all else fails you will get some awesome ideas for gifts, throwing parties, or even some fun crafts.
**** If you love Xander's shirt I am having a giveaway to anyone who follows my blog, they will get a Xander's World tshirt free with the purchase of any XW item in our store. When you make a purchase put in the seller's notes BLOG ****  (Limit one per customer.  Limited time only)