Monday, December 29, 2008

Calling all Bloggers!

I'm building my blogroll! If you have a blog that features parenting, family or fun products, let me know about it and I'll feature you in my blogroll. We'll be ramping up our Zoey's Attic blog in the new year and we'd like to feature you all, too!

Email me or leave me a comment and we'll be sure and get your blog added!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Santa Baby's First Christmas

Even though he spent his first Christmas morning in the E.R. (don't worry everything is fine, but he had a rough morning - not the fire in the fireplace and Santa presents I had envisioned) he still makes the most chompable Santa Baby ever, doesn't he?

Big Sister had to wait until the day AFTER Christmas to open all her Santa presents. Luckily, being only 2 and all, she didn't really notice. Of course, now she keeps asking for more presents everyday... I don't think she really get's this whole Christmas is supposed to be only one day a year - not stretched out into four nights!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Great Giveaways over at Mudpies and MaryJanes

Not only is Zoey's Attic featured over here at Mudpies & Mary Jane's, but so is this great Seagate External Hard Drive giveaway. Need a place to store all your priceless digital photos or kid's artwork files? Enter the contest today!

After you enter that, make sure you enter the Zoey's Attic t-shirt slogan contest also going on during M&M's 2 weeks of giveaways! Be sure to check back at their site often for great finds!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Personalized Christmas Photo Cards! Oh my!

I've been designing these forever for Family and Friends and due to many many requests, we are finally able to offer these to our loyal Zoey's Attic customers!

If you are interested in customizing your own holiday card that you can then print at the photo provider of your choice, read more about our Christmas photo cards. We will customize these at no additional charge and even send you a proof before.

I know I got tired of all the same designs that my friends had from the major photo players and I wanted more of a designer/custom feel, so that's what we did!

Contact me if you have questions, or just check them all out here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've gone ETSY! Personalized orders, here I come!

I LOVE what I do - I love creating unique designs and personalized designs for families, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, etc. I love Cafepress and that it allows me to produce designs and have lots of different options as to what I want to do with those. But, I still felt something was missing. I am happy to say, I think I've filled in the blank. I am now offering custom, personalized products directly from the horses mouth (that's me in case you didn't catch on). Instead of having to order through cafepress (although I still highly recommend that in most cases) if you are looking for a customizable order, you can now go through my Etsy store and order a onesie or t-shirt that will be produced in house by me and me only. I will custom design and oversee the printing of your special announcement or gift - it's a win win.

If you're not familiar with Etsy, it's this great little community of highly talented people. Ranging from artists creating amazing paintings to artists of other persuasions - sewing, quilting, beading, etc. These people are amazing! If you're looking for a unique and highly personalized gift - you've got to check out Etsy. Just be forewarned, you will spend waaayyy too much time there.

Here's where you can check out our Etsy shops. Make sure you bookmark them and check back often as new designs are constantly being added!

Zoey's Attic etsy has most of our usual designs, although we have added a few that are specific just to our etsy shop!

Zoey's Organic Baby is our newest creation. These are so cute and trendy right now! Eco-friendly baby onesies printed on 100% organic baby cotton onesies - they are so soft and adorable. Perfect for the family that's "going green" or maybe always been green! Makes a great new baby or holiday gift!

Check it out and let us know what you think. We love feedback from you guys - our loyal ZA shoppers!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Big Sister Mix and Match

I am still trying to get caught up with all the new designs around this joint! Sorry for such a long delay in posting!

However, I am finally happy to share with you the new "sister designs" consisting of big sister, middle sister and little sister stick figures. I am working on expanding the selection so you can pick your hair color, skin color, etc. but for now, we are kicking this new sister design line off with three cute stick figure t-shirts. The first is the big sister:

To see all three new big sister t-shirts, check them out here: new big sister mix and match gear. Don't forget, personalization is always an option, simply let us know what you'd like by filling out our personalization form. Usually, no extra fees apply for personalization!

We always love hearing from our Zoey's Attic customers. Let us know what you think of this new design and any other ideas you might have!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Guess what a little birdie told me...

Birdies are all the rage these days. One of my best friends just welcomed a new babygirl last month and has the cutest birdie nursery set. I couldn't help but get inspired by all this too cute birdie wear. So, of course I went straight to the designing board!

Here is the newest i'm going to be a big sister birdie design, hot off the presses!

Check out all the shirts here!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Testimonial Monday: The big brother t-shirts are too cute!

Our next testimonial monday comes from one of our very satisfied customers. Julie was expecting her third baby (around the same time I was expecting our second!) and was looking for matching shirts for her whole gang. Big sister, Middle Brother and Little Brother for the newest family member. We set her up with the three shirts and got them to her in time for her latest arrival.

Here are her little ones sporting their too cute Zoey's Attic Big Sister and Brother t-shirts!

Here is what she had to say,

"Here are some pics of the kids in the t-shirts! These shirts got so many compliments. Everyone thinks they are adorable. The shirts are good quality. Thank you for all your help!"
Thanks again Julie and Congratulations on your new little man - we can't wait to help you with in the future!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baby caption contest!

I thought this pic needed a clever caption/slogan and I'm not coming up with anything so what do you guys have oh clever internet folk? The winner of the caption contest will get to choose a shirt of his or her choice from Zoey's Attic. Be creative and have fun! Here's a little info to help get your creative juices flowing: they are 10 and 7 weeks old (exactly 19 days apart) and they are cousins (mine is the boy on the left with the giant towering head and his cousin, my niece, is on the right).

The caption possibilities are endless... leave your captions in the comments and win a t-shirt today!

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Whimsical Big Sister Design

I created this cute new design yesterday, but haven't posted it on Cafepress yet. Perfect for the big sister in the family and full of bright colors, whimsical flowers and butterflies, too!

What do you think?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Testimonial Monday: Custom Pregnancy Announcement Cards

Starting today, we're going to try to post one testimonial a week. If you have a Zoey's Attic experience to share, please let us know about it! If you are featured on Testimonial Monday (or Tuesday or whatever day of the week we happen to post it) you will receive the free t-shirt or gift item of your choice.

Our first testimonial Monday comes from Rachel. She ordered these pregnancy announcement cards to announce her first pregnancy to friends and family. Rachel also customized the pregnancy cards by adding her very own special message . (Remember, customization/personalization is always available at Zoey's Attic!) Here's what she had to say about her ZA experience:
"Zoey's Attic has exceptional customer service! They were able to customize our pregnancy announcements very quickly, and all of my questions were answered promptly. The cards were outstanding and arrived very quickly! I will definitely do business with Zoey's Attic again!!
Thanks Rachel and Congratulations again! We love to hear how we're doing in order to better serve you in the future and keep our standards high! Send us a testimonial now!

Are you looking to customize a pregnancy announcement card? Visit our pregnancy announcements page.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Father's Day Gift Ideas and Pregnancy Announcements

Are you looking for a cute father's day gift idea? Whether your man is an experienced father pro or you're looking to tell him he's going to be a new daddy, we've got the gifts for you.

Since my husband had his first father's day last year, I've learned a lot by watching him interact with our daughter. He's so good at playing with her and making her feel special. This father's day he has twice the reason to celebrate! Three weeks ago we welcomed a son into our family! (Thus the reason this blog has been a little out of date lately!) So, this year I made fun matching daddy and kids shirts as a surprise. I'm sharing them here with you all first of course -luckily he doesn't check this blog at all - so that you can get in on the father's day act, too!

What are you doing for the dad in your life this year? Let us know about your fun father's day plans!

Here are some designs inspired by my baby's daddy - plain and simple just like him, but that say it all:

Monday, April 07, 2008

Going to be a grandma again?

If you're looking for a clever way to tell your mom or mother-in-law that she is going to be a grandma, but she already has other grandkids, we've found the perfect t-shirt! This grandma to be again t-shirt ensures that she will get the hint!

This is too perfect for a mother's day surprise! If you're announcing your pregnancy this mother's day, make sure to visit all of our grandma to be t-shirts and gifts!

Do you have another fun way to tell a repeat grandma? Let us know about it and help out your fellow pregnant comrades!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fool me once - Shame on you! Fool me twice, Shame on Me!
April Fool's Day Family Fun Pranks

My daughter is still to young to participate in the funny antics of April Fool's but I remember loving this day as a kid... and well, maybe even as a big kid now. To help you guys come up with some fun ideas to play with your kids, I found these links. I love the blue milk thing, next year I'm all over that one! And that, rubber band around the sprayer, I've been doing that one for years. I'm sure I'll get my unsuspecting hubby with that one tonight!

Anybody got a great prank to share with me for next year? I'd love to hear them!

Fun April Fool's Ideas
More fun Pranks to Play
Family Fun April Fool's Ideas

oh and ps - your shoe's untied... a ha April Fool's - made you look! :)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Turtle T-shirts are ALL the rage these days!

Okay, so there may not be a HUGE demand for turtle t-shirts, but one little 18 month old girl (you guessed it - my little 18 month old) loves them! So much so that she is always saying "tur-tle" and pointing them out. You really would be shocked how easy it is to find turtles in everyday life! Who would think she could find one in Trader Joe's? But, she did and then the rest of the shopping trip it was "tur-tle, tur-tle, tur-tle" promptly followed by some screaming when her mean mom (that would be me) wouldn't buy the wine bottle with the turtle on it!

So, in honor of my little budding herpetologist, I came up with a line of animal t-shirts. Now your little turtle fan or whatever animal fan can wear his or her favorite animal. Currently, I only have about 3 designs, but I'm taking requests and would love to hear what your son or daughter's favorite animal obsession was or is. Leave me a comment and let me know!

Here's a preview of the turtle and monkey t-shirt designs with more to follow!

You can find more funny baby and animal t-shirts here. Don't forget to tell me your little one's favorite animal in the comments!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Your Big Ideas: Pregnancy Announcement Cards

Thanks to Eden from Georgia for submitting this great pregnancy announcement suggestion about using pregnancy announcement cards to reveal a new baby's gender:
"Use a card to announce the sex of the baby. The card can be sent from the big brother/sister. "I'm a big brother-to-be of a little sister/brother." My 20 wk ultrasound is next week and I'm looking for a cute fun way to announce the sex to my friends that live in different states."
For this great suggestion, Eden will be getting a free t-shirt for the big brother to be in her family. Don't forget, if you have a great BIG pregnancy announcement idea, to submit it here or comment in the comment section of this blog. If we use it, we'll send you a free t-shirt, too!

Speaking of big announcement ideas, has anyone else come up with a fun or unique way to announce the sex of the baby on the way if you found out before the big arrival? We're currently running a contest for this big announcement, too, so if you have an idea for that, let us know how you told family and friends the new baby's gender and again, if we use your idea, we'll send you a free t-shirt.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Let the Big Brother and Big Sister to Be Announce It!

Announcing pregnancy is becoming a family affair. I can digg it.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fun links for Family fun

Need some creative ideas to keep the kids entertained through the long winter months? Perhaps your looking for great baby gear and gifts. Either way, we're launching a new family fun links and resources section to Zoey's Attic. Here you'll find only Zoey approved links (that basically means we like their site, we don't actually take any responsibility for the site itself!) but hopefully you can find cool stuff and ideas for family fun ideas and products.

Check out our resources area here.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Family Wear!

It's getting close to our favorite time of the year - St. Patrick's Day! True, I'm not really Irish, except by marriage, but my first name (Erin) certainly seems to fit with this holiday and so I've always adopted it as my own. So, whether your Irish or not, this time of year can be a great time to announce your pregnancy. We've got all kinds of cute St. Patty's day designs for your lads and lassies. If this is your first pregnancy announcement, this super cute "our irish blessing" maternity t-shirt might be a big hit at this year's St. Pat's day party!

Check out all our St. Patrick's day family wear and pregnancy announcements - then let us know what you think or if you would like something that you don't see, tell us that too!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Valentine's Day Pregnancy Announcements

It's that time of year - hearts, candy, roses and more! Did you just find out an extra special Valentine's day surprise? If you're expecting a second or third or fourth or more... baby and thinking Valentine's day would be the perfect time to announce this pregnancy, then we've got plenty of ways for you to do it!

From candy heart "I'm going to be a big sister" shirts to t-shirts for the big brother to be as well. Make sure to check out our super cute Valentine's day shop. We've even got a little something special for the mommy-to-be.

We didn't forget about you first-timers out there, either. If you haven't told the daddy to be, we've got a super cute way to do it. This Valentine's day, give him one of our cute Teddy Bears wearing an adorable t-shirt that says, "Happy Valentine's Day, Daddy". One of our customers told us she seatbelted the bear in the passenger seat of her husband's car. He got quite the surprise when he left for work that morning!

If you've got more great Valentine's Day pregnancy announcement ides, let us know about them. Maybe you've spread the news in the past, send us those great photos and stories and if we publish them, we'll send you a free t-shirt!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Retro Rainbows: Perfect for the World's Best Big Sister

Sometimes I hear we need to add more plain big sister shirts - something that would be a perfect gift from a younger brother or sister. Well, we're here to make you all happy! This is the first in a new series of "big sister and big brother bests". We'll be making all kinds of sibling t-shirts perfect for birthday gifts, christmas gifts (hey, there's only 350 days, 12 hours and 4 minutes, but who's counting?) and memorable moments - graduation, etc.

Here's the first design I came up with for the best big sister in the family. It's a rainbow design - a throwback to my love of drawing rainbows and clouds as a young lass. Then I coupled it with the text, "world's coolest big sister" because, I was after all the worlds coolest big sister, right Mark?