25 Days of Giveaways: Kaivalya Spa

ilissaHealth & Safety, Local Peeps, Mom's Corner

I was talking to Pam from Two Birds One Stone one day about trying to find a chair massage person for our Small Business Saturday party. She recommended a friend of hers, Katie, who works at Kaivalya Spa. Long story short, Katie was fantastic, and I was able to connect with the owner of Kaivalya Spa, Heidi (who is also … Read More

25 Days of Giveaways: Lola Accessory Boutique

ilissaLocal Peeps, Mom's Corner

There is a hot new store in downtown Saratoga! I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Lola Accessory Boutique, Megan Druckman, when she hosted a party collaboration with The Pink Orange (who designed our fab logo!).  Lola has gorgeous accessories to jazz up any outfit. They have beautiful statement pieces and some more subdued items as well. All … Read More

25 Days of Christmas: Hold Onto Your Hats

ilissaLocal Peeps, Product Review

A few weeks ago I came across Hold On To Your Hats. I knew I had to have them in the store. They have become a best seller since we got them in! Hold On To Your Hats are fun play hats created by local mama Ashlee Girard. They are extremely well made and have a great attention to detail. … Read More

25 Days of Giveaways: Honey Bee Child

ilissaLocal Peeps, Product Review, Toddler Needs

One of the hottest products at the ABC Kids Expo (a trade show for retailers) was the SwingEase by HoneyBee Child! It turns a regular playground swing into an infant swing! How many times have you been stuck at a playground and there’s only one infant swing? It stinks! In comes the SwingEase! Here’s how it works…   The SwingEasy … Read More

25 Days of Giveaways: Go Kids

ilissaLocal Peeps, Toddler Needs

There is this great program for kids and exercise, it’s called Go Kids! I love that they have classes for the little kids; they’re programs go from age 2-6. Each class encompasses a bunch of different activities to get kids active and engaged. Go Kids believes that starting a child at an early age with physical activity creates a life-long … Read More

25 Days of Giveaways: Baby Boot Camp

ilissaHealth & Safety, Local Peeps, Mom's Corner, Pregnancy

A good friend of mine is Britta Hogue, the mama behind Baby Boot Camp of the Capital District. She runs the Baby Boot Camps in Albany, Loudonville, and Clifton Park, and she also runs Karna Fitness in Clifton Park. Baby Boot Camp is a fitness program that includes your stroller and child. It’s great for new mamas that are trying … Read More

25 Days of Giveaways: Rosebud Johnnies

ilissaLocal Peeps, Product Review

Some of you have noticed the cute knit hats and other Rosebud Johnnies goodies that are in our store. The creative mama behind RBJ is Jessica Fernandez. She makes knitted items and some very well made sewn items. Some of the products of hers that we carry in store are her Chalkboard/Crayon Roll sets ($20), some Crocheted Hats ($18-20), Crocheted … Read More

25 Days of Giveaways: The Hair Bar

ilissaLocal Peeps, Mom's Corner, Product Review

So my friend Kate from Ivory Lane Photography told me about this business her friend Kelly had just started. It’s a genius idea really! It’s called The Hair Bar. Kelly is a hair stylist/cosmetologist and certified lash extension specialist and she travels to your house! This is so great for pregnant mamas (especially those on bed rest), new mamas who … Read More