Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hits and Misses-(Life as a First Time Mommy)



A New Mom's Hits & Misses

These are the items I couldn't live without right now!
1. Binky holder from Target - Dean's bink falls out so many times a day that it would either get lost or I'd go crazy from washing it a million times after all those spills on the floor
2. BKLYN Yard onesie - this is the softest onesie I've ever felt! Stylish and a great color combo too!
3. BabyBeHip burp clothes - these adorable monogrammed burp clothes were a gift from a really good friend. I adore monograms, but I love even more how they save my shirt from getting destroyed after Dean eats.
4. Co-sleeper from Target - this mini crib slides right up next to my bed, but allows my son to have his own sleeping area (all while still being within my reach).
5. Boppy pillow from Babies 'R' Us - I use this thing ALL the time! Dean nurses on it, he naps on it, it makes holding him for long period of time easier, etc.

Now I know better....
1. Swaddle wraps - my son hated to be swaddled....he would cry and fight to get his arms out, so needless to say, these were a waste for us. Maybe baby #2 will like them one day???
2. Sleep sacks - never used them....even the smallest size was too big for Dean.
3. Baby sling - a lot of these were recalled because of suffocation. I didn't want to chance anything.....

The Verdict is still out on.....
1. The Baby Bjorn - my son does not like it right now, but I'm not giving up hope just yet. I'm thinking once he is big enough for me to turn him around in it, he might actually like it. Then I will have both of my hands free to do things when my baby just wants to be held :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sneak Peek-F/W 2010 You Have a Friend in Brooklyn


Prepping, printing, planning, pretending, prepping, planning, printing and more printing is how it goes when getting ready for the Fall/Winter 2010 line. There are new colors (really cool gold pieces), new pieces (soft, soft hoodies) and cool designs (*check it-ABOVE). Enjoy and get ready to see what's next!!!

Play Nice!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday Melody (on a Tuesday)

You can't help but love this talented little musician....diapers and all!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's Hip to be a Parent


Once in a while a parent may find themselves tired of doing the park thing or perhaps sing alongs are not music to your ears-fear not good parent! New York has got the cure to mix things up in the Kid'dom. Some favorites from Alison Lowenstein, author of “City Kid New York: The Ultimate Guide for NYC Parents With Kids Ages 4-12” is Baby Loves Disco where they offer a monthly afternoon dance party at a nightclub where kids can dance and play and parents can mingle. Also, The Bell House, which is normally a concert venue, holds Bell House Rocks on Sundays for children, where they can jump in a bouncy castle and hear great children’s bands and finally Jazz Standard has a Jazz Brunch for children on Sundays.

And to find out more words from the wise (Alison) such as: "Can you please tell us some great FREE things to do w/the kids in New York City.." then check out and Play Nice!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eee Ey Eee Ey Ohhhhh....


with a chirp chirp here...


and a'ruff-ruff' there...


here a cluck....


there a tweet...


everywhere a hop-hop...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sneak Peek-F/W 2010

As promised as the designs come together we want to give you a little peak of what's to come. Here are one of the pieces, still in the works.

Picture 1

Get ready for F/W 2010- our F/W 2010 Shoot is coming up at the end of the month and we cant wait!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The adorable Taylor Reviews: Mischievous Mary Margaret



Lucky us! Today we have one of our cute BKLYN Yard fans, Taylor, reviewing her favorite book, Mischievous Mary Margaret, by Gloria Ritchie. Take it away Taylor...

BKY: What is the name of your favorite book?
T: Mary Margaret

BKY: Why is this favorite book?
T: Because it is.

BKY: What do you like about the book?
T: I like Mary Margaret because I like to say Mary Margaret, I like to say her name.

BKY: What is your favorite part in the book?
T: When she is at the beach, and she can’t find her home and the lifeguard helps her.

BKY: Who is your favorite character?
T: Mary Margaret

BKY: Who do you like reading the book to you?
T: Mommy, because I like her to.

BKY: Do you think this book is good for other kids?
T: Yea, because it shows you to be nice to your friends.

BKY: Anything else you'd like to say about the book?
T: My GiGi gave it to me.

Thank you so much Taylor for your wonderful review and for introducing us to this cool book. Play Nice!

(*if you know of or have little ones interested in reviewing their favorite book we'd love to have them. Email us at

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Melody-Bohemian Rhapsody

The Muppets take Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and make it their own with Animal on drums (of course). Enjoy today's Monday Meoldy

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Obsessions & Confessions-(life as a first time Mommy)

As many of you new moms know finding time to sit and write can sometimes be a challenge. That's why we are grateful for all of Kates (aka Deans moms) posts in our series of "Life as a First Time Mommy"-

Life with a Newborn


Obsessions and Confessions of a New Mommy......

Without sounding too much like a complete snob, I must "confess" that I'm "obsessed" with my baby boy. Here are a few of my obsessions and confessions:

Obsessions - his crooked smile :), the way he giggles at my funny faces first thing in the morning, how sweet he looks when he's nursing, his chubby belly, tubby time, and how I'm the only one that can truly comfort him

Confessions - I'm already stressing about leaving him to go back to my teaching job in September (I don't wanttttt tooooooo.........), I've already started planning Dean's first birthday party (I'm a little crazy like that....ha!), and my boy sleeps in bed with me every night *gasp* (doctors always preach it's a major no no but I LOVE it!).

Thursday, May 6, 2010

These are Few of our Favorite Things

Every so often we love to share a few of our favorite images, inspirations and things that just plane excite us. Well, here is another one of our favorite things. Brooklyn Artist Matt Schwartz from She Hit Pause Studios showcasing some if his brilliant work on one of our favorite Brooklyn haunts...Coney Island:





To view more of Matts work check out (they're even for sale) You go boy!

Play Nice

Art is Where It's At



Brooklyn loves kids. And so does Brooklyn. In Red Hook they offer K.I.D.S (The Kentler International Drawing Space ) Art Education Program where it offers various programs to teachers, students, and families to learn to appreciate and create art. Research shows that children exposed to art and art education have a lot of benefits that extend far beyond their formative years. They develop their imagination, cognitive skills, sense of place and time, ability to focus and risk taking skills. So, to all you Brooklynites take your budding artist on over to uncover the Renoir, Dali, and Monet inside. Play Nice!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cincio de Mayo

from your pals at BKLYN Yard

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Melody's

On Monday's we want to share with you some of our favorite melody's that are not only dope but also kid friendly. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Summer Time Treats


Eat and be happy this season while the sun is out and shining bright (at least that's how it is here an BKLYN) We wanted to share one of our ol' time favorite summer treats we used to make with our moms when we were kids and thought you'd enjoy it too:

HomeMade Ice cream Sandwiches

1. 1/2 gallon or your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
2. 1 box of large chocolate chip cookies

To Do:
1. 1 ice cream scoop of your favorite ice-cream
2. layer scoop on to cookie and cover with another cookie.

Enjoy and please share some of your favorite summer time treats.

Play Nice.