Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome Little Trendstar!

Can we please give a warm cupcakeMAG welcome to our newest oh-so-fab sponsor, Little Trendstar!  The Little Trendstar® brand is dedicated to creating fashion-forward tees and onesies that demand a second look! 

A little note from Little Trendstar:
We think kids t-shirts should be as fun and stage-worthy as kids one-of-a-kind personalities. Our designs are all about capturing attention by focusing on bold, creative graphics and lots of style. 
All of our t-shirts and onesies are screened with non-toxic, water-based inks and are made of 100% cotton!
{ummm...can we say love?}

We can't thank Little Trendstar enough for supporting cupcakeMAG! 
Make sure you head over now to check them out!
Like them on Facebook & tweet them on Twitter too! 

Want to be a cupcakeMAG sponsor? 
It isn't just ad space. 
Sponsor dedicated post, weekly Facebook & Twitter mentions too! 
We have a few spots left at our super-FABulous discounted launch price!
 Sponsored will be listed 3X on the new site launching Monday! 
You won't believe the deal! 
Email us for all the details:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we are currently finishing up our Holiday Gift Guide for Littles! Our very first online issue is packed with goodies that make oh-so-perfect gifts. Take a peek below at one of our favorite pages!

{Click above to enlarge!}
Stay tuned for our first Holiday issue soon! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We LOVE it and YOU can WIN it! Mountain Buggy's Terrarin and Freerider with Connector

{sophisticated & sleek. it makes you look even better when jogging on-the-go}
Yes, it's official. Officially genius! Mountain Buggy has brought us the terrain, all-terrain jogger and well, it's hot! Not to mention -- it's the official stroller for Baby Boot Camp and is used by professional runner, Kara Goucher, who came in 5th at the Boston Marathon. As a runner - this stroller will become your new best friend. We were beyond shocked at how well it transitions from grass to pavement from the boardwalk to the beach. Yes, we said it -- the beach! What other jogging stroller do you know makes running on the beach easy? Mountain Buggy's Terrain does it! See why we said genius?! Not a runner? The Terrain gives you reason to start.

The Mountain Buggy terrain ($499) blows all joggers out of the ball park with it's 16-inch, all-terrain tires. Snow, sand, grass - you name it, it plows right on through with no problems. Not to mention the 3-mode front weel can be locked back or forward, or left in the full swivel postiion. Don't worry about your Littles head bobbling back and fourth and all over the place. We found, because of the adjustable tracking and shock absorbing suspension system - they are in for a oh-so-smooth ride. With an adjustable seat position from full recline to upright they can enjoy the not-so-bumpy ride. And never worry when dodging traffic in the city or loosing control on a trail because the hand operated active brake easily helps control speed. 

Benefits as a Runner: Avid jogger? This is perfect for roads to trails! The all-purpose tread on the tires give you excellent traction over uneven surfaces. You can even adjust the handle to fit your height! 

Perfect for Walkers:  No more struggling through rough and hilly terrain. Take hikes without a struggle! Walk quickly without worrying over little bumps in the sidewalk! The terrain buggy makes walking a breeze.

We {LOVE} the little features too. Bottle holder and peek-a-boo flap complete the package. 
See for yourself why we are pretty much (okay, we are!) obsessed with the terrain. Watch the video here!

Now, it gets even better with the Freerider! While one rides in the stroller another Little can grab a free ride. The Freerider stroller board ($99.99) attaches via a connector that fastens to the rear axle of the buggy and let's your Little ride close! They will just love it. But than, it gets better, yet again! (is that even possible? oh, yes!) The quick release button attaches and detaches stroller board from the connector so they can ride freely if desired. Best invention ever! No more having to push the stroller and carry the bike when your Little gets tired. The freerider does it all for you. The connector can even be positioned anywhere on the rear axle -- so change it up when needed. We love the rear wheel brake when in scooter mode, grip pad, and anti-slip surface too! Safety first, always. It is pretty amazing how the freerider followed our buggy in every and any direction. Yet, the 2-mode rear wheel castor easily became fixed for scooting. You can quickly get it out the way when not in use - just toggle to fasten it up! Check out this video and see why we think it's the coolest thing ever! Comes in four colors - orange, pink, blue and black. 

{details: freerider max weight, 20kg. free rider connector 2 compatible with phil&teds classic, sport, hammerhead, explorer and verve buggies, Bugaboo Cameleon,BOB Revolution (not compatible with CE versions), Britax StriderPLUS, Easywalker Duo}

Read on to enter to win not just the Mountain Buggy Terrain but the freerider and connector #2! Over $600 worth of swag for one very lucky reader!

{Mountain Buggy sent us items to review. The opinions expressed in this review are strictly cupcakeMAG opinions & we were not paid to show our love.}

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oh for the love of the Puj tub!

Ok, so we are all about the Puj tub. It is the best baby bath time invention - umm, ever! Pretty much a revolutionary (yep, we said it!) way to bathe your Little! It simply makes your life 110% easier.
Most parents are breaking their back learning over their bath tub, and basically - getting so wet from bath time mess - you will probably need a bath next. Bath time becomes a chore rather than a relaxing time with your little. This is when the Puj tub comes into play! It is so easy to set-up you can do it while you're holding your Little. Yes, we do not lie! 

When you experience your first bath with the Puj tub you will agree when we say it's the quickest, easiest bath ever. All you have to do is snap it together in two simple folds and place it in the sink -- time to get your bath on! It's oh-so-super-lightweight, easy to use and store for infants up to six months. The soft piece of foam that fits in your bathroom sink is what we needed five years ago -- just so convenient!

Another reason we are oh-so-in-love with the Puj tub? It stores perfectly in the towel rack in the bathroom or hangs behind the door! Unlike other infant bath rubs (that take up an entire shower!) the Puj tub lies completely flat and out of the way. And, no worries when it comes to cleaning the Puj tub - it's made of an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial material that virtually does NOT need scrubbing! Not to mention, the super soft flexible materiall just wraps around your Little - no cold surface like other infant bath tubs.

So, let us sum it up for you. The Puj tub doesn't break your back, doesn't take up the entire bathroom, doesn't need to be scrubbed, delicate on sweet baby skin and is easier than saying your ABC's! What's not to love? Head over to Puj tub and get yours now. While you're there, buy one for your BFF or as a gift for a Mom friend! We are sure you will thank us later!

Check out what Kelly Rippa and Rachel Ray said about it on The Rachel Ray show!  Make sure you LIKE Puj tub on Facebook too!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mommyhood to Hollywood Interview with ME!

I finished up in interview with the lovely Founder of Mommyhood to Hollywood, Michelle yesterday! It was one of my favorite interviews I have ever done. I really enjoyed answering the questions and giving my readers a little peek into my life! I announced new things coming to cupcakeMAG too.

So head over to Mommyhood to Hollywood now and read it! Leave me some comment love if you can. I would LOVE to know what you learned about me! While you're there cruise around the FABulous Mommyhood to Hollywood site! {BIG THANKS to Michelle!}

lots of love cupcakes!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

cupcakeMAG shops -- fort & field


Yesterday we showcased our FABulous Pink Silhouette 1st Birthday Party that was featured on Pizzazzerie. Well, today we are taking a closer look at one of the FABulous ladies who helped us pull it together! fort & field is one of our favorite places to shop for unique party supplies and more!

The oh-so-sweet centerpieces from the party were completed with with pink paper millinery flower bunch ($2, per bunch) and milk glass vases. Urn Vase was from the amazing Vntage Queen on Etsy. The pink bunches gave just the right amount of color while keeping to the simple color scheme. Simply adorable for parties! 

fort & field has really great bags too! We placed stickers from WH Hostess on their light pink paper bags with glassine lining ($4, per 12) so guest could fill them with candy and have a treat to go! 

And let's not forget the best treat of all -- ICE CREAM! fort & field has the perfect pink spoons and bowls for little hands -- and we mean perfect!

We just can't get enough of their vintage straws too! 
We like to have these around the house just because they are soooo cute! 
Who doesn't love pink straws? 

 Jessica of fort & field deserves a HUGE thanks! 
Shop Fort & Field for all your party needs! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

cupcakeMAG party inspiration: Pink Silhouette 1st Birthday Party!

Do you remember our Pink Silhouette 1st Birthday Party featured on Pizzazzerie? 
Well, we are here to finally bring you all those ahh-mazing details (and vendors!) that made it possible! 

{Inspiration: WH Hostess Invitation & the perfect Silhouette Plate from Le Papier Studio!}

First, we have to give HUGE thanks to Kelly of WH Hostess. (You may remember our chat with her here.) Without her creative skill - the party would have had no inspiration. 
It was Kelly's custom silhouette invitation that inspired this special event. 
Kelly also created the banner, candy jar tags, toppers, stickers and food tent cards. 
Seriously, hands down - Kelly is truly a joy to work with and we adore her so very much! 

{We LOVE Fort&Field. These ice cream cups and spoons are the perfect size for tiny hands!}
Magnolia Creative Co. did a great job creating a custom hand-painted plate to perfectly match the  invite.
The birthday girl was under the weather on her birthday but her wardrobe wasn't! Ruffle Pants bloomers, Ruffle Pants pettitskirt worn by the birthday girl are from one of our favorite shops, Polka Dot Market
{Almost to pretty to eat! Neapolitan Marshmellows from Fusion Sweets}

Crossroad Cottage worked so hard with us to create the birthday hats and custom pinwheels to match our theme. They did an amazing job! And the White Chocolate Brownie Pops from  Sweet Cresendos and  S’mores from Sweet Lydias gave the table just the right amount of sprinkle, not to mention 
- simply delicious! 
{Sparkle Sugar Cookie Lollipops from Fun Favors and WH Hostess centerpiece sticks completed each table and made the perfect centerpieces -- all tucked in a pink bucket.}

{One of our favorite pictures! Beautiful silhouette cookies from the amazingly talented Sandy of Firefly Confections  paired with a vintage inspired block from Tiny Giraffe}

Now, take a browse around to check out all the amazing vendors that made this day so perfect. 

{The FABulous Banner by WH Hostess that still hangs today in the birthday girls room -
 pure perfection!}
{SHOP} them NOW! 

Cake Pops, Posh Pops
Milk Chocolate Pretzels, S’mores, Sweet Lydias
Square Silhouette Cookies Sandy’s Baking Memories
Strawberry Cheesecake Fudge & Chocolate Covered Cherry Fudge, Jewel of the Lion
Sparkle Sugar Cookie Lollipops, Fun Favors
Polka Dot Chocolate Covered Oreos, Sweeties by Kim
Neapolitan Marshmellows, Fusion Sweets
Rasberry White Chocolate Shortbread Sandwiches, Southern Hands Studio
Strawberry Ice Cream Nougat Almond Candy, Kettle Confections
#1 Lollipop, White Chocolate Brownie Pops Sweet Cresendos

Personalized princess notepads, Really Cute Stuff
Personalized favor bags, Perideu Designs
Personalized Playdoh, Miss. Nibbit
Silhouette Cookie Favors, Fun Favors

{Everything Else}
Plates & Shabby Chic Napkins: Plates & Napkins
Silhouette Plate, Le Papier Studio
Pin Wheels, Party Hats, Crossroad Cottage
Hand painted tray and happy birthday plate, Magnolia Creative Co
Shabby Chic Plate (with tea pot on it), My Girlie Goods
Tea Pot was from Pottery Barn Kids
Milk Glass Urn, Vintage Queen
Birthday hat, Lehla shop
pink paper millinery flower bunch, Light pink paper bags, Pink small spoons & bowls, paper drinking straw, Metal food tent holder, Fort and Field
Banner Boutique bow in birthday girls hair, and headband on sister, Embellish Kids on Etsy Dress on sister
Table cloth – Sweet Tea Linen
#1 Block – Tiny Giraffe Shop

And of course, we can't forget the most-perfect Personalized Thank Yous  from Party Box Design
Simple, chic and just oh-so-cute! The birthday girl thanked her guest with class thanks to Party Box Design.

Check out all the pictures from the event on our Facebook page. LIKE us while you're there please! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Little Giraffe is LOVE!

Little Giraffe is our absolutely fave when it comes to keeping our Littles snug & stylish. So, when we heard the news that Little Girrafe is campaigning to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- we were beyond thrilled! 

During the month of October, Little Giraffe will be donating 10% of all proceeds from their popular pink Luxe blanket and throws to Breast Cancer research. Giving back never felt so cozy and comforting! 

Head over to Little Giraffe now where you can shop & give back. You can't go wrong with the Little Giraffe Pink Luxe Blanket ($85) or Throw ($175) - especially when it's for a great cause. 

Celebrity fans of Little Giraffe's soft & luxurious products include Victoria Beckham, Rachel Zoe, Christina Applegate, Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie, Kelly Preston, and Miranda Kerr. And of course, cupcakeMAG & our Littles can't get enough of Little Giraffe! A serious must-have in our homes! 

Friday, October 14, 2011


Okay readers -- we need your HELP! (we never do plugs around here so you know how important it is!) Could you please take ONE second, seriously that is all it takes and LIKE Lilah on Facebook. All you have to do is LIKE this photo below by clicking here. Easy as 1-2-3! Our really good friend worked with an amazing photographer and NEEDS to get into first place! 

As if Lilah isn't cute enough? Don't make her beg! 
She needs your VOTE! Head over to LIKE the photo now!
The contest ends Sunday night so hurry up and vote now! 
We can't thank you enough! 
Happy Friday! 
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