Sunday, February 14, 2010


You are at a restaurant with your little one and of course you have brought with you and arsenal of stuff. You have something for them to play with while the food is being ordered and prepared, some type of food they can feed themselves like maybe fruit slices and you have with you whatever you think they will eat as their meal. Whether you are lucky enough to have a child who will eat food prepared by the restaurant or you have had to bring food from home for them to eat one thing is for sure. What is the little darling going to eat with? Those restaurant utensils are much too big and you don’t want to have to wait for someone to bring you a spoon anyway. So you pull out your sandwich bag with the appropriate eating utensils for your precious little angel. As you pull the child size fork out of the baggie it rips and you think “that is going to be fun when I have to put this food covered fork back into the baggie which goes into my bag! There is another mess I can count on having to clean up.” Ewww! I get so tired of cleaning up food don’t you? This, my friend is exactly why you will want to “roll up the mess.” A Spooneez is a place mat, place to stash those dirty utensils and a cute little accessory all in one. You really need to check out their site to get the full picture. They even have a video to show you how it works!

I met Maythi Calvert several months ago and it was like we were old friends. She is just like you and me. Maythi and her business partner Robin are the developers of Spooneez. In addition to what you see on their site they are adding new patterns and new products like bibs and placemats soon! If you live in the Winston-Salem area you can find Spooneez at O’Baby Organics or Kari's Children's Boutique Resale. Maythi and Robin will be at the CBR sale which is February 26th and 27th - 9am-2pm and the location is where "If It's Paper" used to be off of Reynolda Road. I encourage you to go and see a Spooneez for yourself!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gift the Bambino

A friend told me about Lauren and once I saw her work I wanted to spread the word! Lauren Dillard-Shoffner is the founder of Gift the Bambino which is basically a cute and creative alternative to the diaper cake. The best way for you to see what I am talking about is to go to her site and check it out for yourself. The best part is that Lauren has offered to give the readers of the Kidding Around in Town web site a very special 10% discount at check out when you mention the site.

If you know someone who is expecting a little one her Bambinopops are sure not to disappoint! Order yours today!

A little about Lauren:

I am 27, married; living in Greensboro and have always had a love for entrepreneurship, kids and design. I am fortunate enough to have these ideas come together in the form of various businesses. A former children's party planner (KiddiEvents) and nanny, I am currently well into my second year of Gift the Bambino and the new owner of a small home day care and I am a web designer. Gift the Bambino came about after I attended a baby shower that used diaper cakes for centerpieces. I'd never seen them before anywhere else but later when I was in need of a new business idea, the thought of revamping and modernizing them was great! Since then, I have done countless cakes, custom and personalized orders, Bambinopops, the 'Lello Submarine (sandwich), cupcakes, muffins, the list goes on. I am always happy to take custom orders (about half our product styles are customer requested) and also provide quick shipping, or delivery on some local orders.