Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby, you're a firework!

Hey, have a pyrophobic Psychobaby on your hands this holiday weekend? I definitely was one. I hate fires in a fireplace, matches, birthday candles... you name it, I'll be standing 10 yards away. So the Fourth of July was always TERRIFYING to me. The only kind of fireworks I could handle were those silly little popper things that you throw at the ground.

I can still barely hold on to a sparkler for fear that it might explode.

Don't worry, even if you or your little ones are scaredy-cats like me or this kid, you can still have some slightly explosive fun this Fourth of July weekend.

Going to the beach or have a sandbox/nice pile of dirt in your yard? Grab the baking soda and vinegar and build a mini volcano!

Form the sand into a mountain shape, scoop out a place in the top to stick a plastic cup, throw some baking soda in, and top it off with some vinegar! No fear here... Get as close as you want to watch your super scientific eruption ensue!!

I made one of these volcanoes last fall to entertain a bored little dude at a wedding reception, and I think I might have even had more fun with it than he did.

Bubbles are always a fail-safe outdoor activity, chasing & popping them never gets boring! Melissa & Doug makes these great bubble buckets, less mess and more fun!

And if you're somewhere with some concrete that could use a little color - here's a cool alternative to sidewalk chalk!

Spray Chalk

List of Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 cup of warm water
4 - 6 drops of food coloring
1 small spray bottle

Mix all ingredients in bowl. Pour mixture into spray bottle. Shake and spray. This spray chalk washes off. Use it to paint on sand, snow or the sidewalk.

I would totally pick up several of the little travel spray bottles you can get at Target or a drugstore and make a whole bunch of different colors... it's kind of like liquid rainbow fireworks!

Have fun & a SAFE, awesome Fourth!!

Katy Perry - Firework

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rockin' New Organics!

Zubels are our new heirloom quality toys which we think are AMAZING for babies and infants. All Zubels characters have been tested safe and are suitable for ages from birth and up. These 100% super soft organic cotton knit characters also wash beautifully and they are budget friendly. With prices that start at $12, Zubels are one of the most affordable hand knit organic toys on the market. Did we mention they are ORGANIC!?  So come on in and check them out! 

Do you tweet? Are you taking advantage of One Piece Wednesday yet? Well, what are you waiting for?! We're giving out a FREE one-piece every week to a random re-tweeter. All you have to do is click the graphic above and post the tweet that will magically appear in the status box. If you're the winner, we'll notify you on Twitter! Piece of cake, right?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy 82nd Birthday, Eric Carle!

Yesterday was Eric Carle's 82nd birthday! In honor of this special event, we've been a bunch of Very Busy Spiders over the past couple of weeks. We've gathered a handful of the coolest and most creative Eric Carle inspired toys to show our love for his work and give your Psychoartist something to exercise their creative muscles.

Part of the reason we love Mr. Carle so much is because of his ability to make learning creative and fun. He once said, "With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held."

We also dig Eric's artistic style. His use of collage technique on hand-painted paper is often complemented with interactive elements like twinkling lights, cricket noises, and artwork that is fun for your little one to play with. His appeal to all of the senses will engage your Psychobaby for hours. Head over to our Eric Carle Shop and check out our toys, books, art supplies and more!

Friday, June 24, 2011

On an Island in the Sun...

The heat is on this month, so make sure you keep your Psychobaby cool in some sweet custom gear. Whether you're on an "Island in the Sun" or spending a "Summer in the City" our personalized tanks and tees make for smooth sailing (and strolling) all summer long.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Every Little Monster Has a Birthday!

Do you tweet? Are you taking advantage of One Piece Wednesday yet? Well, what are you waiting for?! We're giving out a FREE one-piece every week to a random re-tweeter. All you have to do is click the graphic above and post the tweet that will magically appear in the status box. If you're the winner, we'll notify you on Twitter! Piece of cake, right?

And speaking of cake... 

 Sink your teeth into our tasty tees that celebrate one of the most important days in your Psychobaby's life. You won't even have to check under the bed or in the closet to find our friendly Monster Birthday tee for guys and gals, just head on over to the Custom Shop and we'll whip one up in a jiffy. If your babe is still a little scared of monsters, we've got plenty of other awesome birthday gear to choose from!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You Don't Need to be British to Enjoy a Good Tea Party!

I was the life of the party...and the only one alive, so...

The tea party was a time-honored tradition in my household. Back during my hostess days, I had a bright pink plastic tea set with a floral print and served my guests fake biscuits made out of grass and flowers and pretty much anything else I could find in our backyard. The next day you could always tell where I had the party set up because of the miniature crop-circles that appeared in the grass from my "cooking".

Imagination was really all I needed, until my father made me promise not to ruin the lawn anymore. Therefore, in honor of the arrival of Summer I have compiled a list of my favorite pretend food toys to keep the little party planners AND all the lawn-loving dads out there happy!

It a good thing that Mr. Bunny and your Jem and the Hologram dolls will never taste the difference.
Alex's Heart Tea Set
Melissa and Doug Felt Sandwich Set
Melissa and Doug's Picnic Basket Fill and Spill

Melissa and Doug Sweet Treat Tower

With any one of these awesome pretend food sets, your tea party will be rocking in no time! So, put the grass down, keep calm and party on.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stand Out With Personalized Psychobaby Threads

Don't let your Psychobaby blend into the crowd when you're strolling around town this Summer. We've got tons of designs that you can personalize for your kiddo in our rapidly expanding Custom Shop. For bad boys and riot girls, check out this sweet Rockin Skull tee (also available in one-piece). Don't worry, we've also got cool gifts for your sports fan, princess, little monster or future tattoo lover covered.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

School's Out For Summer!

Kids know that the greatest five minutes of the year are the minutes that you spend walking out of school for the last time before summer. We've got all the cool clothes they need while frying eggs on the sidewalk, frolicking through open fire hydrants and chasing after the ice cream truck. But it doesn't end there. Psychobaby also carries a whole bundle of awesome toys to keep your kids occupied during those long summer days.

Give Dad a Hand This Father's Day

Let's give it up for the big man of the house. He spends his days working hard so that our Psychobabies can play hard. This Father's Day, make sure dad knows who his #1 fans are with some of our hand picked "Must-Haves for Daddy." We guarantee he'll like these more than any boring old mug or picture frame.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Keep It Old School With New Arrivals at Psychobaby

 Ch-ch-check it out. We're throwing it back to decades past with our new arrivals. B-boys and fly girls alike can be stoked to rock some classic designs this summer. Keep your little lady cool in a trendy Stella Blu tee paired with a Januzzi tutu skort. For the dudes, we've got tees and one-pieces with serious flow. Stella Blu's boombox sporting "Old School" design goes perfect with our funky rock star accessories.

Just in Time for Father's Day

Our favorite new Psychobaby design is perfect for new dads who are skipping happy hour so they can hang out with their new partner in crime. If you know of a dad who would prefer beer in bed to breakfast in bed,  this comfortable tattoo-inspired tank is a perfect summer top for his little dude.

While you are at check out this video of our number-one picks for gifts for Dad and Baby.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Trend For Summer: Flames


With temperatures almost hitting the triple digits today, we know this summer is gonna be a scorcher. Make sure your Psychobaby looks cool in these hot threads. We've got you covered from head to toe with blazing summer gear for your babe or big kid. Check out some sizzling shoes from Vans, trendy designs from Stella Blu and, of course, a bundle of Psychobaby brand tops and bottoms. We've even got a spicy "Flame Name" tee that you can personalize with your youngster's name.

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