Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Calling all Twitter/Blogging mommies!

I'll let you all in on a little secret - I'm a blogger. Not just here - but for my family. I blog about the kids and work and what shoes to buy for that party next week. AND - I tweet. Yup. A. Lot. So, I've made some fun little products for myself that a couple of my other blogging friends wanted and so on and on, so I thought maybe you guys reading this blog might like them, too!

If you're as in to blogs, tweeting, facebook and more as I am - than you might just be a Social Network Addict, too! :)

Grab a coffee mug or t-shirt and tell the world about it. Hey, if we can't poke fun at ourselves, who can we? I think these make great Christmas and anytime gifts for the mommy blogger (or reader) in your life. HINT HINT husband!!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Halloween Time AGAIN?!!

Help ZA fans! QUICK! I need some Halloween costume help for my kiddos. My just-turned 3 year old is very set on being "Ariel" aka a mermaid for Halloween. I could just go buy the canned costume, but I was looking for some fun ideas to make it a little more special and homemade then just the Disney out of the box Ariel. Any thoughts? All I have so far is a stuffed Flounder add on... original I know, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Also, my 1 year old is probably just going to get his big sister's lion costume of a few years back (too bad she wouldn't be Dorothy.. how cute would that be?!) but again, any suggestions/help would be awesome.

Tell me - what are you all doing for Halloween? What was your most favorite Halloween costume/idea?

Does anyone have any cute t-shirt ideas or slogans they'd like to see? If you submit one and I use it, I'll send you the shirt for free! Visit our Halloween Pregnancy Announcement section for inspiration!

Happy Halloween prep everyone and PLEASE send ideas STAT!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Because who doesn't love Moms and Babies?

We're excited to give you a sneak preview at our newest "baby" in the Zoey's Attic family:

After searching near and far for one complete "directory" of cool sites for new moms and baby gear, we decided why not just create one? While this is still in early "beta" stages, we're excited to share this new hip site for hip moms like you. We'd love some feedback about the site navigation, layout, overall feel, etc. and most of all, we'd like you to use the site!

If you are looking for an adorable baby birth announcement, a unique baby gift or maybe even a special treat for the new mom, but don't know the cutest most trendiest sites on the web, look no further. Mom and baby will be your best new mom friend!

Take a look around and let us know what you think. We hope you like our new baby, and we are just getting started!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We interrupt this (non-regularly scheduled) blogging to bring you a vacation recap

Sorry friends. I've been horribly negligent with my blog over here at ZA. See, to be truthful, I maintain many a blog in many a different areas and keeping up with them all is not always as easy as I think it should be.

In addition, we've been busy over here! Our birdie line is taking flight (sorry, couldn't help it)! We are selling Pecking Order shirts like crazy and have had a little bit of a hard time keeping up with the demand, so things like blogging have suffered a tad!

We also snuck away for a little family vacation. Well, I'm not sure if I can actually call it a vacation. Sure, there were beaches, pools and palm trees but with two kiddos under three the word "vacation" doesn't seem to be a perfect fit. However, we did have a blast showing them the ocean and building sandcastles. It was really a great time - car problems, ear infections and all!

We've got some exciting more stuff coming later this summer including some fantastic photo contests and more - so stay tuned. We're back and we're blogging better than ever!

Hope you all are having a wonderful summer. What are you all up to? Anybody take a vacation this year? Where did you go and how did you manage all the work of getting there and staying there? Let me know!

Friday, June 12, 2009

daddy - superhero

I just finished this shirt for an Etsy customer and I thought it was so cute, I had to post it here. What a fun father's day gift! I bet he'll feel like a superhero wearing this cute shirt! I love it when shirts look this good.

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A new kind of Baby Announcement - Birth Announcement Shirts!

I think this is so cute, but I can't take all the credit, I had a customer request it and now I'm sharing it with you all.

If you're looking for a fresh, fun birth announcement we've got the onesie for you! After the new baby arrives, you can outfit them in this adorable onesie, we'll fill in all the details for you - birth weight, height, date, parents names and any siblings and then ship you this adorable shirt. Take a photo of the little one in this outfit and there you have it - all the information right there on the shirt.

I'm working on a sample later this week, but so far the response has been great. Let us know what you think. If you like this idea, let us know.

ps - Did you know? When you comment on a Zoey's Attic Blog Entry, we automatically enter you in a drawing for a free shirt. Shirts are drawn at the end of each month - so don't be shy friends. Tell us what's going on with you and you might just win free cool stuff from ZA!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sail away with me...

Every mom needs a break sometimes, and I finally got mine when my husband and I took a 7-day cruise through parts of Central America, Mexico and the Bahamas! It was so relaxing. I mean, take a look at that beach. I loved all of the places along the way, but I think Honduras was my favorite. It is so beautiful there, and the people are incredibly friendly.

Give your hubby the hint with one of our designs. Try our “Mom Needs Coffee” t-shirt or throw on our adorable “Crabby” t-shirt. He’ll get the idea, and you’ll be on your way to Aruba! OK, maybe not, but it’s worth a try, right?

Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts!

New moms and dads, don't worry! St. Patrick’s Day can still be fun with a kid or two. Or three or four as the case may be! This year we went to the St. Patrick’s Day Run. It’s a five mile run, and you can sign up as a competitive or non-competitive runner, or you can even participate while toting the kids in a stroller. Here are some pics of my baby girl and me at the start line. Bridget was such a trooper!

And, of course, we at Zoey’s Attic we believe there’s no better way to get your family in the St. Patrick’s Day mood than a lucky Irish t-shirt! We’ve got special shirts for everyone from your St. Patty’s princess to her Irish grandpa. Just think how adorable the pictures will be!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More birdies - birdies, birdies everywhere!

I am barely keeping my head above water these days with my Etsy shop. Apparently, the birdie shirts are quite popular with the sibling set. I am definitely NOT complaining about having all these shirts to print, it's just I often lose of how awesome what I do is. These aren't just white t-shirts, they are really exciting things for the recipients! Whether it's a gift or a pregnancy announcement, someone on the receiving end of my hard work is really excited. That's probably why I spend too much time (from an economic standpoint) making sure each one is just right and that the birdies are spaced right and the font looks just perfect on each shirt. When I question the time I spend and the amount of headaches that go into printing these shirts myself, I get a picture like this from a happy customer and I get tears in my eyes looking at those beautiful girls meeting their brand new baby brother with their "big sister" shirts on! Aahh! It's so awesome!

I thought I'd also post the biggest birdie order to date. I shipped out this order for four siblings today! We've done our fair share of threesies, but this was the first "foursie" and adorable it was, even if I do say so myself! I'm sure before long, this adorable set of four shirts will be worn by four very excited siblings and I'll think about that next time I'm cussing out my printer for jamming! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Not That you Asked, but I'm so gonna tell you anyway!

I have a few favorite bloggers, okay, I have a lot of favorite bloggers, but one of my first favorites that I became a loyal reader of was Not That You Asked. Emily is the blogger and she truly makes me laugh out loud almost everytime I catch up on her life with a two year old son and newborn baby girl. Plus, I can SO relate, with a 2 1/2 year old girl and a baby boy of my own.

Since I love her blog so much I sent her son and new baby matching big brother/little sister shirts a while back and she posted some adorable pictures of her cute kiddos sporting them. Check 'em out at this post over here.

Since she posted the shirts, I've had a few of you wondering where you can get your very own personalized (or not) birdie shirts, hop on over to my etsy shop or contact me directly if you have some specific requests!

You really need to check out her hilarious blogs is you don't already. She also blogs for, so catch up with her now...go... read! Thanks again Emily!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I mean, seriously, how cute is that?

Yes, I design shirts and yes, I like to make money designing shirts, but really - really why do I do this? Cause I know personally how much fun it is to see your little one in an adorable shirt announcing your family is expanding.

Now, if you know me in real life, rest assured, my family isn't growing again any time soon, BUT I thought this shirt was too cute not to model my babygirl (who's almost 2 1/2 now!) in it during a recent cupcake baking and decorating session! Think how fun that would be to email to friends and family and see if they figure it out or have your little one wear a pregnancy announcement t-shirt to a family birthday party, gathering, etc... I just love the element of surprise and better yet, the look on everyone's face when they figure it out!

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentine's Day T-shirts and Family Fun Ideas!

I've added a couple of really cute designs for Valentine's Day this year. For some reason I've always thought Valentine's day pregnancy announcements would be really special. There's just something about all the love in the air I suppose! Regardless, here are some of my favorite new designs. What do you think?

I also looked up some fun ideas for crafts and projects to do with your little ones on this holiday - so I'll post those soon for everyone. If any of you have fun, creative ideas for this special day, leave us a comment!

Also, don't forget to enter the Zoey's Attic t-shirt giveaway and stay tuned for more great giveaways to come!

You can always check out our previous post about Valentine's Day here. Or view our entire collection of shirt for Valentines Day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Zoey's Mommy to Be T-shirt Giveaway

Seems like everyone we know around these parts is pregnant and we couldn't be more excited! So in honor of mom's to be everywhere, we're giving away an adorable maternity/pregnancy t-shirt of your choice. If the little one is due any day, though, you could also select one of our "new mommy t-shirts".

All you have to do to enter is leave us a comment with a valid email address. Winners will be chosen at random on January 30th.

For a bonus second entry, leave a comment that you subscribed to our newsletter!

Good luck!

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Thanks to Caitlin for the kind comments and since she sent these in, we'll be sending her a free shirt when her new little one arrives this Summer!

If you've had a great Zoey's Attic experience, don't forget to tell us about it!