Black Friday Savings

Tons of merchandise temporarily marked down.  
More great deals:
  1. Buy any pair of BabyLegs and get a Free Wristlet Key Ring 
  2. Buy 3 Wristlet Key Rings get the 4th Free 
  3. Free Shipping on all orders of $100 or more
Avoid lines and stress and shop online!  It's safe and convenient and you can do it in your pajamas :)

Happy Thanksgiving!



I know I said I was doing all my holiday shopping online and I am, but I will have to venture out to Swoozies on December 4th from 8:00am-10am to help my nearest and dearest favorite charity the Place of Hope. Swoozie's will be donating 10% off all sales to The Place of Hope.

Place: Swoozie's - Downtown at the Gardens
Date: December 4, 2008
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Suite 4104, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
P: 561.839.1808 | F: 561.839.1806 | PalmBeach@swoozies.com

What is the Place of Hope? It is a faith-based, family style child welfare organization that places children and sibling groups and other special needs ("hard to place") foster children in consistent, long-term care. The Place of Hope provides healthy family care, comprehensive case management, therapy and counseling, tutoring, mentoring, educational, physical and spiritual development, essential life -skills training, healing and restoration. Each cottage has professionally trained live-in cottage parents and no more than 6 children in each home. These parents devote their time, talents and energies to the children, creating a stable and structured traditional family setting. Although the courts determine the length of stay for each child, the Place of Hope provides a stable and loving family home for them until they either attain permanency (family re-unification or adoption) or are of age to live independently.
The A.B. Baby Boutique and my family are big supporters of this wonderful place and we encourage you to learn more about this organization. They are always in need of donations, tutors and mentors. Please consider helping the Place of Hope by shopping with us on Dec. 4th or in your own time. To learn more about the Place of Hope, please visit their website at http://www.placeofhope.com


I have converted

I’ve converted! I am now a Mac thanks to my wonderful husband who surprised me yesterday with an early Christmas present.   I am officially no longer a PC (not really officially just yet because I need to figure out how to use it for it to be “official”). My sneaky husband snuck out to my car before I left the office yesterday and hid it under my sweater on my passenger side seat!  I found it mid drive while still in my paranoia state from the traumatic incident last week.  I decided I was afraid driving around downtown with my purse visible on my passengers seat so when I grabbed my sweater to cover the purse there it was a cute and very slender MacBook complete with all the programs I need to do all the things I do!  This is also my first laptop as I have been using my hubby’s whenever I needed to be mobile. Now I will be able to get much more work done once I figure this thing out.  It is much different than a pc and I am quickly getting frustrated to say the least.  I want to instantly be able to do everything I want to do and I feel lost at this point.  I just may have to take up Amy or Andie’s offer to give me a tutorial.  Anyone switch to a Mac and have any advice?  I would love to hear your suggestions on where to start.  So far I have my email all set up and my phone and contacts all synched in but that’s about it.  

I also can’t wait to tell you about a very cool project and I am going to teach you how to do it. You will have to check back to find out but here is a hint….it involves a little bit of sewing and a pair of scissors but is very easy to do.


Weekly Deal...a little delayed

Thanks to my incident last week with the attempted mugging, it turns out I have some pretty bad injuries. It is amazing how your adrenaline can fool you and you don't feel the pain until later. I have an appointment with the Orthopedic for Friday to check out my neck, back and shoulder. I am pretty sure I tore something in my right shoulder and with all the poping and cracking I am hearing, I need it checked out. As far as the neck and back go I have never had so much pain. All because of a jerk who wanted to steal my purse (at lease he was unsuccessful at that).

Enough about my complaining and lets get right to our Weekly Deal. This week purchase any pair of BabyLegs (we have some great new styles in) and get a Free Wristlet Key Ring. All you have to do is purchase a pair of BabyLegs and when checking out just mention the key ring style of your choice and we will include one Wristlet Keyring for each pair of BabyLegs. So, if you get multiple pairs you get 1 Wristlet Key Ring for each pair. It's perfect, a little something for baby and a little something for Mom! It is a great opportunity to stock up on gifts! Our Wristlet Key Rings are the perfect gift for your girlfriends, teachers and neighbors. Anyone with a set of keys can use one and with 12 styles to chose from there is sure to be one for everyone!
Here are just a few of the newest styles of BabyLeg we have in stock with many more options to choose from:
So grab this deal while you can and get yourself something out of it too!


A warning to all women

I had an experience yesterday that I feel is extremely important to share. I come from a family of police officers, my dad, my brother, my brother-in-law and even my husband was a police officer before becoming an attorney. I am well schooled on protecting myself and being aware of my surroundings. I grew up with it! Yesterday these things didn’t matter. I was walking to my car after grocery shopping at 2pm.in the broad daylight with people all around. I was pushing my shopping cart carrying my purse on my shoulder tight with one arm on the cart and the other on my purse. I was just about to get to my car when I felt something hitting my leg. It all happened so fast I was not sure what was happening but I did know that a car was hitting me. Within a flash I found myself being dragged by the driver of this car. As he drove by he had reached his arm out the window and grabbed hold of my arm and my purse. I was being mugged while being dragged across the parking lot! Next thing I knew I was facedown on the pavement, shopping cart upside down and groceries scattered all over me. I tried to look up and get a license plate or anything to describe the car but he was gone. It happened so fast I didn’t have time to do anything! Somehow I held that purse because it was still on my arm when I hit the ground. I wasn’t trying to keep my bag I didn’t know what was happening. I thought I was being hit by a car!

Luckily a nice man sitting in his car saw the man drive off and was able to help me give a description of the car and the driver. Another man called 911 for me and a very kind lady put all of my groceries (what was left of them anyway) back in my car. I am so thankful that all I ended up with was some nasty roadrash and two very swollen very black and blue beat up knees. I am also thankful that my children were not with me and I am thankful and know that God was watching over me. Maybe if it hadn’t happened to me it would have happened to an elderly woman who wouldn’t have had the strength to get back up or worse. Thankfully I was able to handle the fall and make out alright.

This world is a scary place and getting worse every day. The economy is very bad and we are all feeling the pinch. Unfortunately some people choose to victimize others. With things the way they are and the holiday shopping season here we need to be extra careful! Thieves and thugs are out there and waiting to prey on anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Things I learned yesterday:

  • NEVER walk with your purse on the side where a car can drive by and grab it
  • Try to have someone with you when you go shopping (If I had let the bagger at Publix take the cart out for me this probably wouldn’t have happened)
  • Thank God for his protection each and every day

Things I plan to do to further protect myself:

  • Take photocopies of all my credit cards so that if I do get my purse stolen I can quickly call and report them all
  • Carry cash, credit card and driver’s licence in a pocket (don’t even carry a purse) so to not have anything visible to entice a thief
  • Do most of my Christmas Shopping online: I am too freaked out to shop in person right now and it does make things much easier.

What do I want you to do? Post this on your blog, link to it whatever. Tell all of your friends and family. It doesn’t hurt to be reminded to be on the lookout and it doesn’t hurt to take a few extra precautions to ensure your safety during the holiday season and anytime!

Be safe and be smart!


Great gifts for any mom

The holidays are nearly here and I have a few items that make great gifts for any mom or grandmom. I don't think I know a mom that doesn't like jewelry and no matter what their taste, we are sure to have something to suit.

For the Mom-to-be we have these adorable
It's a Boy or It's a Girl Little Birdie Pendant Necklaces. These square sterling silver pendants are sealed with a permanent glassy waterproof finish. The back can be engraved with up to 3 lines of text in one of 6 different engraving fonts. Perfect for engraving a monogram, name or your own special message. It's a great way to answer the question "What are you having?" without actually having to say anything.

Or how about a more classic look like the Mother and Baby Pendant Necklace also in Sterling Silver and available in 2 chain lengths. This precious silhouette of mother and child is crafted in high polish sterling silver and dangles gently from a dainty sterling silver curb chain. Simply sweet!

More than one child? No worries you can sport the Parents with 2 Children Pendant. This darling family pendant features 2 loving parents standing with their 2 children. Crafted in high polish sterling silver and dangles gently from a dainty sterling silver pendant rope.
Want to see more jewelry? Click here to view our entire jewelry department! Check back with us each day to see what is new!
Happy shopping and thanks for reading!


We have another winner....

We wanted to know how many of our readers were participating in the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt so we asked you to comment on our post and let us know how it is going. Each commentor was entered into a drawing for a Wristlet Key Ring and we have our winner! Brennan would you please pull a winner out of the coconut pirate?

And the winner is...................

twylabug! Congratulations twylabug, now all you have to do is go here and pick your favorite keyring and we will send it to you ASAP! Don't forget to email me your address so I know where to send it! Keep checking back because we have tons of giveaways in the works including a BIG one for an expectant Mom! Stay tuned...


We have a winner for the 1st What's Your Story drawing

Back in September we asked you to share your parenting and life as a Mom stories. We also told you that we will put all entrants names in a box and select a winner. Well with the help of my wonderful assistant Susy we have selected a winner.
And the winner is..................................

Kim I. with her touching story about her experience with co-sleeping. You can read Kim's Story Here. Congratulations Kim you are our first winner!

We still want your stories so please share! The next winner will receive a Magnetic Fridge Grid Pad to keep track of all of your families chores, appointments and activities. This handy pad has a magnetic strip to easily post up on your refrigerator. The undated 7 Colum Weekly Grid Pad comes with 52 weekly pages.

Some Useful Ways to Use the Fridge Grid Pad
  • Family Member's Routines & Activities
  • Home Projects
  • Meals
  • Personal Goals
  • Work Projects
  • Clients
  • Personnel
  • Lesson Planning
  • Family Chores


A.B. Baby Boutique on Facebook

We would like to invite you to join the A.B. Baby Boutique Group on Facebook! We will be doing additional giveaways and prizes from time to time on our facebook group so it certainly won't hurt to join! We would love to have you a part of it!
I hope to see you there!