Saturday, December 29, 2007

Puppy big brother to be t-shirt

Check this one out. I love our first new design of the year (even though we're not quite at the beginning of the year). It's a new spin off an old favorite. If you have a big brother to be in the family who loves puppies or doggies, we've got the perfect surprise pregnancy announcement.

Here's what it looks like - click here to see this cool big brother t-shirt on the site.

Like it? Let us know about it. Have another idea, we'd like to hear about that, too. Don't forget we can personalize any of these designs, so click here to request a personalization or just provide us with some great idea of yours. If we use it, we'll send you the shirt for free!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Big Brothers and Big Sisters

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all our loyal Zoey's Attic customers out there! We hope your holiday season is full of happy and sweet holiday memories with your loved ones. At Zoey's Attic we are all about family so it is our sincere wish that you have a magical holiday season.

Calling all mommy and daddy's to be! Are you planning to surprise your family this Christmas with a pregnancy announcement? If so, after the big event, PLEASE PLEASE send us in how you did it and if you used any of our t-shirts, ornaments, cards to do so, we'd love to see a photo of your loved ones with the items. You can send in your photos and testimonials here and if we publish them on our website or this blog, we'll send you a free t-shirt of your choice.

Here at Zoey's Attic, we have a little Christmas surprise of our own - our baby girl (and the inspiration for this site and so much more) is going to be a big sister this May! We actually told most of the family at Thanksgiving, but we are still excited this holiday season and we'll be keeping everyone posted on the growing family here at ZA.

Happy Holidays to all!
Peace & Love,

Zoey's Attic

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcements

We're on a roll this time of year. Yes, the Turkey's are being trimmed, the table is being set with all the perfect fall holiday touches, and we're busy creating exciting and fun Thanksgiving big brother and big sister t-shirt pregnancy announcements. (We have a little secret of our own we will be sharing this Thanksgiving, so this one is especially personal!)

Check out our li'l turkey design. What do you think? We happen to think it's gobble up good! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to All from Zoey's Attic

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

More Halloween Pregnancy Designs

If you haven't checked them out yet, we've added to our Halloween maternity and pregnancy announcement section. Our latest designs include two designs specifically for the mommy (or mummy) to be. The first is a playful design with an adorable little mummy (hey, mummies have feelings, too!)
Next, we have a design perfect for an easy halloween costume. I had a friend use this idea last year and I thought it was so good, I made one just for you guys.
Visit all of these designs and a few more, here. Happy Haunting all!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Little Pumpkin - Halloween Pregnancy Announcements

Looking for a cute and clever way to announce your pregnancy this Halloween? If it's your second or third or fourth or (gasp) even more - we've got a great way to let your other little pumpkins in on the action. This cute "little pumpkin has a secret" t-shirt and gifts will be perfect. The front features one little one decked out in a pumpkin costume and reveals the big pregnancy announcement on the back as well as his or her new status as a big brother or sister.

The sister design will be up later tonight, but here's a sneak peek at the big brother halloween pregnancy announcement design available for purchase now!

What do you think? Have another idea for a cute pregnancy announcement this halloween? Let us know about it by leaving a comment below!

Happy Haunting and check back for more fun ideas for the little ones this halloween!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Guess What? I'm going to be a big sister.

We were looking for a unique twist on the big sister to be shirts that are already some of our biggest sellers. So, where did we go? Straight to the source themselves: the big sisters to be. We asked how they would tell their family and friends that they were going to be a big sister. Overwhelmingly, we heard, "guess what" . They turned it into knock knock jokes, too, but that's for another t-shirt and another blog entry.

So, while we're still working on the big brother guess what, here is what we came up with for big sisters: (we've already sold more than a handful in less than a week - i think this one might be a big hit!)

Check 'em all out on our big sister to be page now!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Real Life Zoey!

I was perusing the internet this morning, looking for zebra's and trying to learn a little bit more about these awesome creatures, when I came across a real life Zoey the Zebra. Here is her website and you can learn more about what this wildlife organization does.

Monday, August 20, 2007

National Grandparent's Day - September 9th

I've always loved Grandparent's day. I think it's such a great idea - of course we have mother's and father's day, but grandparent's day is a great way to pay tribute to our grandmas, grandpas, nanas, papas, or whatever name you call those special people who looked after you, played with you, baked brownies or tossed footballs - your grandparents!

Did you know?

Grandparent's day is always the Sunday after Labor Day. So, this year, Grandparent's day falls on September 9th, 2007.

This year grandparent's day has double meaning for me as it is not only a day in which I can celebrate my grandparents, but now my parent's are grandparents and I can use this day as a way to reflect on how much they've helped me out this past year as I got used to becoming a parent myself. I can give them a present (from babygirl of course) and show them just how much I appreciate the babysitting hours, food preparation and just general support they've given me and the babygirl over their first year as grandparents.

I found an interesting website on grandparent's day:

National Grandparent's Day Website - This gives a little background information on why the day was created. Actually, it wasn't until the mid-70's when a housewife named Marian McQuade decided to push for the creation of grandparent's day. Her main purpose was to help lonely elderly in nursing homes and help young children to gain a better appreciation for the wisdom and heritage provided by their grandparents.

Have any fun ideas about what to do for your grandparents or your parents from your kids? Let us know about them. If we use your idea, we'll send you a free t-shirt (perfect for giving as a gift for grandparents day!) :)

Here are some things I thought might be cute to give as gifts to the special grandma and grandpa in your life. Also, if you're looking for a good time to announce a pregnancy, this grandparent's day might just be perfect! Imagine surprising the grandma or grandpa to be with a present from his or her future grandson or granddaughter!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bun in the Oven T-shirt and Pregnancy Announcement Idea

When I was pregnant with my first baby (the same one that is about to turn 1 in two weeks!) I was trying to find a funny, cute way to tell my husband that we would be expecting a baby. Even before we decided to have a baby or even talked about getting pregnant, we used to always joke about "bun in the oven"... not sure why, but we did.

When it came time to announce my pregnancy to him, I did so by placing an actual hot dog bun in the oven and then printed out a sign that said "Tim, open me". After walking in and out of the kitchen numerous times again and again without noticing the sign and with me about to DIE of nervousness/excitement, etc. I couldn't take it anymore and marched right in there and pointed to the sign. It took a second but he opened the oven to find the bun and a card I had put in there and just said slightly dumbfounded, "no... no... really?"... don't get me wrong he was thrilled, just overly shocked and emotional. It was such a fun memory for us, I bought (before I had this site and store) a t-shirt that said just very plain "bun in the oven" - it took forever to find it and I couldn't find one I liked, so since starting this store I have of course made a few for purchase. I think they are just funny cute t-shirts, but also make for great surprise pregnancy announcements for first time parents and repeat offenders alike.

Here's my newest bun in the oven design for t-shirts and gifts: click here to see them all.

Anybody else use something like this? If so, how did you tell the exciting bun news?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Grandpa to Be Baseball T- Shirt

I have a friend whose dad is a HUGE baseball fan. I mean his basement would work as a double if Cooperstown ever needed a stand-in. Well, due to this fact when she found out she was pregnant with a little "future hall-of-fame baseball player", her dad was over the moon. In fact, when she was only about 3 months pregnant, he showed her the little baby baseball mit and bat he had already purchased for his future grandson.

So, knowing about Zoey's Attic and my propensity to design practically anything that someone asks me for, she phoned me up and asked if I could make a "subtle yet cute" grandpa-to-be t-shirt that had a little baseball feel. She wanted to give it to him as a birthday / grandpa to be gift. Of course - I could! Here is the subtle, yet too cute not to wear t-shirt we designed for a special grandpa to be:

Since then, I've had a lot of people tell me that this is perfect for the future grandpas in their lives. I had one customer use it for a pregnancy announcement at the baseball game. How cute is that? She and her husband took her parents to the baseball game and gave them grandpa to be and grandma to be t-shirts as they were routing their beloved Braves on to victory. I thought that was such a fun and unique way of telling them she was pregnant.

Don't forget, I love to collect unique and fun pregnancy announcement ideas. If we use them we'll send you a FREE t-shirt of your choice, so send me them now, internet friends!

Monday, August 06, 2007

New look for Zoey the Zebra

After much debate over who/what Zoey would be and look like, we have settled on this cute little guy. We knew Zoey was a Zebra because of our naming history, but we were looking for the perfect Zoey look. We think this Zoey is just cute and funny enough to best represent our style. What do you guys think about our new Zoey? Hopefully you will be a big fan, too! Here is our "official" new Zoey's Attic logo!:


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Monday, July 23, 2007

Cute t-shirts for the Birthday Girl!

My little baby girl is getting ready to turn one. (I honestly can't believe it!) I knew the time would fly by, but it really happened in a blink! Anyway, in honor of this momentous occasion, I thought Zoey's Attic could use a line of t-shirts for the birthday girls and boys. Here is the first in what I hope will be many new birthday girl and birthday boy designs. What do you guys think about these? I'd love to hear what you did to make the first birthday special and any ideas or suggestions you may have for me!

I also designed a first birthday invitation to match for the first birthday girl. I think these are too cute and may keep designing more of these so that you could have a matching theme that matched the t-shirts, stickers, thank you notes, etc for the big party.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Big brother race car

What a great suggestion -race cars! I've been wanting to add this for a while, but it took a great big brother shopper to actually request this design to get me into gear. Especially with the Nascar Race in my hometown of St. Louis this weekend, we are in race car mode.

This cute big, bigger and biggest brother design features race flags and a cute "kid" style race car. Here's a sample of the big brother design:

Click here to see the whole big brother race car line!

Thanks again for great suggestions and keep 'em coming. We love to hear from you and want to know what we can do to make our site continually better and growing!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Trendy vs. traditional gifts for the big sister and brother

I just added these new big sister and big brother designs over the weekend and already it has become a big best seller. This look is definitely the new trend in t-shirts and design these days. The grunge font can be found everywhere from t-shirts to signs, billboards and I even saw it on my local news promo yesterday. So, of course Zoey's Attic is here to make sure you have only the hippest, trendiest of items for your kids. We have big brothers, big sisters t-shirts and gifts all made up in this trendy font.

Of course, if you're more of a traditionalist, never fear, of course we have classic and clean designs that never go out of fashion. We even just added some cute (at least I think so) varsity designs. Actually, my husband was the brain behind the university big sister t-shirt. Of course, all of these designs are also available for the little and middle brother and sister, too!

What do you like better? Are you more a traditionalist or trend setter?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Stuck in the middle is a great place to be!

Middle brothers need shirts, too! We always think about big brother t-shirts, but we have to remember the middle brother when a third baby is on the way! I personally think buying two big brother shirts is just as cute, but if you are looking for some great middle brother t-shirts, we've go them of course!

Here are some of our hot off the press, literally, new t-shirts and gifts for the middle brother in the family.

Let us know if you have some great ideas for little, middle or big brother shirts and if we use your idea, we'll send you a free onesie or t-shirt of your choice!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Vacation on the Brain

I'm back in the real world after having just spent the past week at the beach. It was a great time, but as usual the time passed too quickly and I am back at work thinking of new designs for you all! Here is one of my florida retro inspired designs. I personally love this style for the cool little brother or beach loving family. We've got designs for the entire family in this style - little, big and middle brother, plus I'll be working on one for sisters here shortly, too.

Don't forget I love hearing feedback from you all - so let me know what you like or what you'd like to see and if we use your ideas we'll send you a free t-shirt! Leave me a comment or send me an email!

Take a look at all our big brother shirts and gifts.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

While my family is spending the 4th of July on the sunny beaches of Florida, I know we will want to make sure we are all in good 4th spirit with these too cute t-shirts from Zoey's Attic. These shirts are perfect for fourth of July family gatherings, family photo shoots, and perfect for an adorable big brother big sister 4th of July pregnancy announcement. Here's a small sampling of some of our too cute fourth gear. Click here to jump to all designs

Don't see what you're looking for? For crying out loud - let us know about it! We're here to help you! Contact us now!

Monday, June 11, 2007

That's my dad, daddy dad dad

This year, Father's Day is a double whammy for me. As I get set to think about a present for my dad, for the first time my husband is a dad, so I'm in new territory - husband's father's day presents. I actually have a great idea, but I can't post it here for obvious reading reasons, but it is tricky to find great Father's day gift ideas that are unique but also desired - read: a dog playing poker tie is unique, but is it desired?

Anyway, happy father's day to all those dad's out there. We've created a fun father's day line of t-shirts that we think make great add-on gifts or just gifts in general! To start, here's one of our favorite dad t-shirts:
Some other fun ones are from the simplistic dad line, here is my favorite - since this was my dad's big thing:

To view all the fun Father's day t-shirt ideas, visit our father's day section.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

So little time to design, so little time to Blog

I've been so busy working up new designs, that I've been completely remiss in blogging about them. We have some exciting things coming up for Zoey's Attic including the launch of a new site (shhh..., it's a secret) new designs and wholesale products!

Here's our newest featured shirt for baby on father's day. Imagine how cute your little one would be wearing this little shirt this father's day! We have lots more great gifts and shirts for dad on the way.
Check out some more great stuff here

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mother's Day isn't just for Moms anymore!

Remember Grandma this Mother's Day! After all, she also kissed away the tears, baked brownies and made everything better. If you're looking for a unique and clever mother's day gift for Grandma, our t-shirts and other gift gear is sure to please. This is our pick for favorite grandma gear:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Let's get personal

Newly popular at Zoey's Attic is our collection of personalized gear. I worked them up for fun for some friends and family and found they were really popular. So, to meet demand we launched a personalized section of the website. Here is a sample of a personalized design:

Got any ideas for personalized shirts? Let us know about them!

Monday, March 26, 2007

new big sister/big brother collection

big sister and big brother t shirts and gifts are all the rage these days. i can understand it, even though i only have one child at the moment, you better believe the second there is another one on the way, i will plaster my daughter in big sister and "going to be a big sister" t shirts and apparel! so far, one of my meant to be kind of funny designs seems to be taking off the best. it's the "i'm the big sister/princess design." it's available for all places - little/middle or big and basically just plays off the princess angle.

here's a preview of what i mean:

Friday, March 02, 2007

an easter egg announcement

we were getting a lot of search engine requests for "easter pregnancy announcements" so we decided to oblige the public!

we think this is one of the cutest designs to date for a surprise big sister pregnancy announcement. on the front there is a cute little chick surrounded by easter eggs and the message below says, "this chick has an easter surprise..." on the back you see the same chick image but now one of the eggs has hatched and a little chick-let is popping his head out and the message is "i'm going to be a big sister". too cute! we're sure this will rapidly become a seasonal best seller.

more and more we are seeing requests for pregnancy announcements around holidays. after all, what better fun and unique way to announce a new member of the family when you are surrounded by family at a holiday gathering. we will be adding to our seasonal collection of pregnancy announcements and be sure to keep providin unique ways for announcing a new baby on the way over the next few weeks. we're sure this isn't the only cute easter pregnancy announcement we've got hidden up our sleeve (or in an egg)!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Top of the Morning to You!

We're getting ready for St. Patrick's Day! We've developed a line of St. Patrick's Day pregnancy announcements that are perfect for both the irish and irish at heart. What better way to announce your pregnancy than on St. Patty's day with these adorable shirts and gifts.

Here's a sample from the new St. Patrick's day line of announcing pregnancy gifts:

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The new pink and purple line

Tim made fun of me for this one, but we've already sold two different designs, so it might just be our newest in demand line for little girls!

From little sister to middle sister to big sister shirts, we have one of each as well as all kinds of great sayings, like my personal favorite here:
Check out all the great new shirts and gifts from the pink and purple line!

Don't forget to leave your comments about what you think about these designs or you can leave us some ideas for new designs. Again, I love the comments and it really helps us out, friends!

Friday, February 02, 2007

looking for creative pregnancy announcements!

First of all, if you have a creative way to announce a pregnancy, please share it with us! We love your ideas and we can help turn them into reality by creating a product or card. We have been trying to compile a list of good ways to share the news with your husband, significant other or family and friends. Here are some of the things we've come up with so far:

Don't forget to give us some feedback and other ways to announce your news that we haven't thought of yet! Thanks!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

creative pregnancy announcements

i have to do better at keeping up with all the new stuff happening with zoey's attic! i could easily feature some great new stuff everyday, but i'm just too busy working on great new stuff! we are definitely "growing" (punn intended) in our pregnancy announcements and announcing pregnancy departments EVERY day! it is rapidly becoming our biggest seller and i think for good reason - these are adorable, unique and creative ways to announce pregnancy - something i know i couldn't find good information on just last year at this time.

so, here are two of our cute new t-shirts in the "i have a secret" line of "going to be a big brother/sister" apparel and gifts.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

one tough cookie

Okay, I think this shirt is pretty self-explanatory. Inspired by my "tough" babygirl, I created a "one tough cookie" baby tee. There is also a brother shirt entitled smart cookie... clever, I know...

Anyway, my husband thinks that is not self-explanatory and that no one will "get it". So, I'm posing the question to you all... do you get it? We (and when I say we, I guess I mean Zoey and me?...) think tough cookies are awesome and you should definitely show them off with cool tough cookie apparel...What do you guys think? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts/ideas!

Monday, January 22, 2007

pregnancy announcements - who knew?

We've been getting a lot of hits from people searching for "Pregnancy Announcement Greeting Cards". I guess it's a new thing to send out cards to people expecting a baby. It is a cute idea to surprise your more distant friends and family with a little announcement. Well, anyway, the people spoke and Zoey listened! Here is one of our new announcing pregnancy greeting cards:

They are even personalized with the month of your special arrival. We have every due month available and we can even personalize them with the due date. Great idea for the mom to be!

Friday, January 19, 2007

who's making money?

Libby! She gave us this great idea of adding the train to one of our top selling "big brother/big sister apparel and gifts". Within one day of posting Libby's idea, we had already sold one and to date we've sold about 8 different train shirts. They've been active for about 9 days so she is almost averaging one a day!

Way to go libby - here is the design:

This design features a classic front and back layout. On the front, with bright and primary colors, text reads "I have a secret..." while your little one can turn around to show off the secret that "I'm going to be a big brother". A great way to announce pregnancy and make your little one feel special at the same time!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

your little princess

Whether your little princess has a blonde, brunette, red or dark head of hair, we have a way to show her off in style. Zoey's introduces our first princess line of t-shirts and assorted apparel. Make sure to pick one up for your little princess today!