Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pretty as a Peacock

Happy Halloween! Are you getting into the spooky spirit? Because we are, and so are our kiddies. We scoured stores far and wide, online and in our neck of the woods, to find the perfect getup for our baby. We are positively in love with the Pottery Barn Kids Baby Peacock Costume, which has layers of coloured felt and shimmering tulle. Made of micro-fleece and lined with poly cotton, our little peacock will stay warm and cozy as she trick-or-treats from door to door. Bonus for mom: the body suit has a Velcro closure — very helpful when you're struggling to put on and take off the costume from a squirmy toddler. And really, when you have a little one, any day is a dress-up day, so the costume will most certainly be re-used often for make-believe and playtime.

Check out more of the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Costume Collection in this cute video:

Visit the official Pottery Barn Kids site to view the entire collection - it's never too early to start thinking about next year's Halloween. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Supernaturally Sexy

Halloween's just around the corner  time to get into the supernatural spirit! We're loving the OPI So So Skullicious Mini Lacquer Set that's made up of four mini lacquers in bold shades. The vivid colours included in the pack are "Hi, Pumpkin!" (jack-o-lantern orange), "A-Rose from the Dead" (hot pink), "Mourning Glory" (black), and "Candlelight" (bright yellow). The set also comes with skull decals to help make our nails look extra spooky. Now we just have to find a costume that's going to look as delightfully frightful as our manicure!

$14.95 at professional salons and spas

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Friday, October 5, 2012

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

We are teenyboppers at heart, and no one does infectious pop music these days as well as Taylor Swift. Enjoy her latest hit as you break up with the work week:

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

Ever wonder where the line "Keep Calm and Carry On" came from? The well-known slogan dates back to 1939 when the UK government was looking to create a campaign to boost public morale during the beginning of the Second World War. Though we're not in war times, we can certainly identify with this slogan during stressful work periods.

Check out this short video - produced by UK bookstore Barter Books - to learn more about the catchphrase's humble beginnings to its widely popular status in today's society:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Confident 30s

If you're a twenty-something CCG, it seems your most stylish years are yet to come. CCGs in your mid-thirties? You've hit your stride and are looking (and probably feeling) more confident than ever. These are the findings of a recent study conducted in the UK, which had conclusions such as three out of four women believe their sense of style improved greatly after their 20s, and that six out of ten women believe men age better than they do, with two thirds attributing this to the fact men don’t have to give birth.

And who did women in the study vote as the female celebrity most considered to be in her prime? Find out by clicking here to read Study: Women Peak at 35, Become Most Confident or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Getting Bookish with Baby

Call it the ambitious CCG mom in us, but boy, do we ever enjoy story time with our little one—the quality family time is just what we need to unwind from a work day, plus we're a big believer in helping our child to develop a love for reading at a very early age. One of our very children's books is Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, Illustrated by Marla Frazee (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The large size format (it's 10.75" by 9.25") of this board book makes it extra easy for baby's small fingers to flip the pages. Your little one will revel in excitement over each page, depicting all the wonderful things that babies do (play, sleep, eat, make noise, etc.). You'll find that you can't help but have fun reading the clever, rhyming text to your little and, after many readings of this book, she's sure to imitate the sing-song tone. We're positive this will be a much-loved addition to the baby library collection.