Thursday, February 14, 2013

Are You Irish?

Shamrock Onesie/Leg Warmer Set
It may be Valentine's Day, but I've already set my sights on the next big celebration! You probably have guessed what I'm referring the saying goes..."Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!"  Is this true for you? If so, and if you live in or near St. Louis, then you really have the luck of the Irish because we celebrate St. Patty's Day not just once, but twice! The city hosts festivities each year on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) hosts another celebration on March 17th, the real St. Pat's Day.  The St. Louis celebration begins on Saturday at the Top of the Morn with a 5 mile run/walk event that winds through the downtown region. Then at 12 noon come "rain or shine" the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade begins with its approximate 120 units including marching bands, floats, character balloons, and family clans.  Irish entertainment continues throughout the day at a special "Irish Village" set up in the midst of all the activity.  Then after recovering from all the excitement, food, and drink it's time to gear up for the next big St. Patty's Day celebration!  On the actual feast day of St. Patrick, March 17th, the AOH hosts another fabulous parade that occurs in the Irish neighborhood of St. Louis affectionately known as Dogtown.  The residents of Dogtown consider their community "a province of the Republic of Ireland."  The St. Patrick's Day Parade has a neighborly touch with lots of Irish dancing, bands, and family units marching proudly and displaying their family crests. Booths with food and drink can be found along the route with traditional servings of corned beef, cabbage, and beer in abundance. It's truly a day to celebrate family and its Irish heritage. So if you are needing some family apparel for the festivities, Zoey's Attic is here to help with custom Irish shirts for all your St. Patty's Day needs. Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day too!

St. Patrick's Day Tees

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Birth Announcement Pillows

Custom train birth announcement pillow
Custom birdie birth announcement pillow
Let's just be honest here. We all know as our families grow, our 
lives become ever more complicated, and yes it is easy to forget certain things we never imagined we wouldn't remember forever. Sadly, I'm referring to the details of certain life changing events like the births of our children. Of course we will always (let's hope!) recall the actual date of birth. But, if I'm going to be brutally honest here, it isn't always so easy to remember all the specifics including the actual time down to the minute, exact length, and exact weight of each child. Is it bad if I can only remember that my daughter was born in the early evening hours and need a reminder that the actual time was 5:28 p.m.?  You know, life is so hectic at times that I really can't beat up on myself over the fact that I am human and can't remember everything! So here's a solution (a cheat sheet, if you will), a birth announcement pillow for every new addition to the family. These adorably sentimental throw pillows from Zoey's Attic with all the pertinent facts make me look like a genius! They make great gifts too and can be custom made to match your nursery or child's room color and theme. Loving this great idea, the perfect keepsake!

Custom puppy birth announcement pillow
Custom owl birth announcement pillow