Monthly Archives: June 2008

Congratulations to our Scribbit Giveaway Winner!

 

 Congratulations to our Scribbit Giveaway Winner! 

Last month we gave away to Scribbit readers one Peri Poncho !  Tina’s daughter chose the Kitty in Pink and we’re so happy for her!  She looks cute and super happy…  Congrats again!  Stay tuned for more giveaways! 

~Starlooks B.

P.S Check out the winner’s blog here:

http://tinamlapa341.blogspot.com/

And the host of the giveaway, the famous Alaskan mom:

www.Scribbit.blogspot.com

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Special & Cool Things to do or Make for Father’s Day 2008

Want to get crafty this Father’s Day?  Send your kids over to make this cute decoupage postage stamp tin box (or you could use photos of the the kids with dad or use old sporting, fishing, golfing, or other theme). Just go to http://www.allfreecrafts.com/homemade-gifts/stamp-tin.shtml for this and other great free crafty ideas that are fairly easy.  

 

Want to treat dad to dinner but not sure where or which places have what dress policies and are kid-friendly, etc?  Restaurant.org has just what you need:  links to the most useful databases of restaurants, national, state, or by city. Fine yours now!  Just go here

Does dad have a need to go to the game?  Does he want to go to a concert?  You can check sporting events, concerts, plays, and all kinds of events at StubHub for listings, locations, and times of events. 

Check out StubHub.com now!

 

Or perhaps he (or you or the kids) want to spend the day at a museum or event at a museum?  We found some great places to research locations, hours, events all in one place.  Here they are:

Or you can stay home, make lunch or dinner (a BBQ is always nice but he may not be able to resist doing it himself) for dad.  Don’t forget the desert!  Here are some great places to get some recipes for food and dessert:

Hope this helps & have a wonderful Father’s Day!  P.S. For reallyl awesome gifts for dad check out this place:

   Go there now!

 

Oh and P.S.S.  I really love reading Babble.com because they are chock-full of information on the latest trends, news, and information related to parenting.  They just came out with the Top 50 Coolest Celebrity Dads. Check it out! 


Starwars Clone Trooper Cookie Jar

OK enough with all of the girly stuff at the kids boutiques.  We need some gifts for the boys too!  Sometimes I want to puke at all of the 99.9% of the frilly stuff I see out there.  Starlooks Boutique {4 Kids & Babes} is guilty of it too.  But we’re getting better, just give us a little bit more time to bring  you cute or cool boys clothing and gifts.  Like today.  We’re featuring this awesome cookie jar.  You like?  It’s on sale.  Go check it out.   

 


Top 10 Stupid or Smart Things to do When You’re Bored on a Vacation

1.  You usually have the video camera with you, right?  Record yourself (& significant other) sleeping.  If your camera has a timer on it, you can set it to start in 30 minutes, usually the time it takes the average person to fall asleep (or however long you think it’ll take).  You might learn something:  sleep apnea, scratching, talking in your sleep, stuff like that.

2. Make a prank call to someone you don’t like.  Privatize your number.   Better yet, go out and pretend you’re going to take a walk and use a payphone.  Just make sure they don’t know where you’re vacationing.   

3. Call Dr. L (Laura).  I could think of a bunch of things I’d like to ask HER, especially regarding her stance on so-called “shack-up honeys” and why she likes to refer to some women as “unpaid wh*reS” when they are asking her for help.  And since I am happily married with five kids it would probably be a waste of my time to go on there.  Hey, it’s just an idea when you’re bored, right? Taken from her website:

I have a dilemma. How do I call Dr. Laura?
A:
First – Turn Your Radio OFF – NOT Down. While on hold, you will be able to hear the show

  1. Be sure to call between 11:30am – 3:00pm PT (2:30pm – 6:00pm ET; 1:30pm – 5:00pm CT), Monday-Friday. 1-800-DRLAURA (1-800-375-2872). Call from a land line phone, or get stationary with your cellphone.
  2. Once you get through to the screener, be prepared with your question. Focus on the overall philosophical problem, not your specifics. Immediately, tell the screener how you expect to be helped by Dr. Laura.
  3. Write your question down so you do not forget while you are on hold.

4. Go out and buy a package of Nathan’s Hot Dogs.  They’re yummy.  Eat as much as you. Order pay-per-view and watch Beverly Hills Ninja, American Pie/Wedding, Dumb and Dumber, Superbad, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, or one of your favorite hysterical comedies.  Eat a bowl of ice cream afterwards.  Make sure you drizzle it with chocolate and top with goodies.  Then eat another bowl.  JUST KIDDING.  AGAIN, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Oh yeah, if you’re into scary or dramatic, how about The Grudge or The Grudge 2, War of the Worlds, The Exocist Returns, The Omen, or go here and pick  your own:  Filmsite.org or the popular IMDB.com

5.  Surprise the significant other with a treat (eh em).   ?  You’ll get major brownie points 🙂  What are you keeping score? If you really love him (or her), you don’t keep score.

6.  Get on the net and google your name, your nick-name, your surname, etc.  Then do your hubby’s or wife’s or significant other’s. Dig.  Dig real deep.  If you don’t have one or you’ve already done this, go look up sex-offenders in the area you’re vacationing.   Click here for USA.  Click here for International.

7.  Be snoopy.   After that, check out www.AMW.com for America’s Most Wanted.  Keep your eye out for these guys while vacationing (hey, you never know).  Also MissingKids.com is good.  I even googled international just in case you’re in Rome or Australia or anywhere else on the planet and came up with this site: click here. Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t run into thugs and be a hero.  There are some crazy people out there. 

8. Not too many people do this, I think.  But here’s a good one:  when you first arrive to your hotel room go and do a sweep of the entire area.  I mean clean sweep as if you’re a crime detective.  Get this:  once my son found prescription drug samples in the closet.  My toddler could have eaten them and suffered God only knows what.  Yes this is a high class chain of hotels beginning with the letter “H”…  needless to say, we got a free stay out of it but we never went back…

9. If you have kids, let them jump on the bed if you don’t normally let them at home (they probably do it behind your back anyway).  Let them take as many baths as they want.  Run the jacuzzi.  All with supervision, of course 🙂  Let them feel special and order their own room service.  If they can talk, they can order.

10.  Retail Therapy.  Works almost every time!  For this, I know of a great place:  Starlooks Boutique {4 Kids & Babes} ! Otherwise, get your heiny out of the hotel room and shop sista! /brother 🙂

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  Follow or do not follow these at your own risk.  We can’t be held responsible for the stupid or smart actions that one takes.


Starlooks’ Top 10 Guide to Party Time Bliss: How to have the Best Party

1. Food: best, if possible {hire a caterer, preferably the best}!

2. Drinks: have a bar, if possible, {hire a bartender, preferably the best}!

Otherwise, go to drinksmixer.com for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks alike.

For kids go to http://www.smoothieweb.com or check out a favorite punch recipe here!

3. Music: live, if possible, for USA & Canada {hire a band}!

If you’re in the UK check out this place.

If you’re in Australia, click here.

If you’re somewhere else, sorry. Google it.

4. Atmosphere: lighting, fragrance, neat and clean, nice decor, etc.

5. Play Host/Hostess: mingling, intro’s, conversation, etc.

6. Personal best (hygiene, dress, deodorant, brush your teeth kind of thing & ATTITUDE).

If you’re female and want to smell good, you can always get {Dolce & Gabbana The One}.And if you’re a male that might want to attract someone, you might try this {Virgin Island Water by Creed for Men}.

7. Kids at sitters, in yard or pool with supervisors, or if it’s a kid-centered party, well, there you go!

8. Invite list: make sure all of the guests get along. PLEASE, for the love of the children.

9. Dessert: mmmmm…. yum! A tried and true recipe, perfect for summer: The Strawberry Poke Cake (yes, it’s a Blue Ribbon Contest Winner at Taste of Home)!

And #10! Have designated driver or hail a cab for guests: don’t let them take the keys if they’ve had too much! How can you tell they’ve had too much to drink? We don’t know. But we found a great website that explains it better (be social host responsible) and click here.

We know throwing a party is a lot of work. But throwing the best party takes blood, sweat, and tears. Are you ready?


Starlooks’ Sweet Summer Picks

This year we want to bring you the best of the best, the coolest of the cool of what we sell in our store. In review of our inventory, we stopped in our tracks and noticed one thing: we have waaaaaayyyy more girls clothing than boys’! So in light of that, we will be adding more cool boys clothing very soon. For now, here are our top picks (some are gender-neutral, which is nice):

The Rock Star Celebrity Gift Bag

We love organic personal care products. But there are many that don’t measure up. What do I mean you might ask? Well, basically we mean chemicals. That’s why we chose Rock Star Baby Organics (not just because of the cool name). We are pleased to bring you this superior line that is also fashionable. How can shampoo be fashionable? Well if you get this set, take a look and you’ll see why: they include a very cool beanie hat! It’s the Rock Star Celebrity Gift Bag. $72 bucks gets it. Go here to see what’s all in it.

Rock Star Celebrity Gift Bag

Peas Peace on Earth by Liliputians NYC

Next in line is the much-beloved Liliputians Peas Peace on Earth Shirt! We can’t get enough of this shirt–we even featured it in our newsletter, for those of you Starlooks Loyalists 🙂 It’s black and green (so it’s gender neutral), has the peace sign on it with peas, and it’s Made in the USA! What more could you ask for? Sizes 6 Months to 8 Years. $39.95 Go get one now! Click here.

Limited Edition Comic Book Skidpants by Dittany Baby

We chose these because they are so dang cute. And we have lots of other designs if you aren’t into the comic book thing. I mean LOTS. So go check us out! If you know of a design or color you have in mind that we don’t carry, just email us at info at starlooksboutique dot com and we’ll dig something up for you. $18 bucks gets the baby these cute lightweight leg warmers! Celebrity babies love their Skidpants! Go get them here now.

Handle with Loving Care T-shirt

Are you leary of new babysitters? Just want to politely REMIND people that children are precious? You’ll love this new “Handle with Loving Care” t-shirt designed by PCS Creations. Very affordable–it’s not boutique, but it’s UNIQUE and CUTE! We love it. If only they made these in adult sizes for pregnant moms! $14.95. Sizes 6 Months up to 14-16 Years! Grab one!

Camo Cargo Set by Kait Emerson Designs

Can you say skater boy? And so very cool. It’s professionally handmade AND Made in the USA! By Kait Emerson Designs out of Huntington Beach, California. Get your boy(s) one here now! Available in sizes 3 Months up to 4T. $55.00 Camo Cargo Set


Cool Dad Gifts for ’08

What does dad want? To be appreciated? Feel loved? How about showing his allegiance to the organized crime dynasty? After all, doesn’t he yearn to be a bad boy once in a while? While he may stay home, missing poker night with his buddies to be with you and the kid(s) this week-end, why not take this time to show you love and care for him by getting him a cool father’s day gift this year. For the thug in him, you’ll want to consider this lovely matching father and son “Godfather” and “Godson” gift set by Stardust Kids. Oh so crime-u-licious! $64.50 Get it here.

Another great gift idea, if your guy is into poker (and pretty much this is going to get you a lot of brownie points), is the WSOP Winner Bracelet! Yep, can you say bling? Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. $308.88 Get it now in time for Father’s Day! Click here.

Don’t forget that he wants to smell good too. We have a handful of designer fragrances in our store but the one that stands out the most is this Giorgio Armani Limited Edition Gift Set with Playing Cards. $65.00. Go Now!

If he might not be into the matching son and father t-shirts or the World Series of Poker Winner’s bracelet with a diamond, a universal gift he’s sure to like is this personalized picture frame! Yes, YOU get to customize it with whatever you want to say–it’s sure to make his day! Buy it now here at Starlooks Boutique {4 Kids & Babes} for $34.99.

Got a fisherman in your life? How about this very cool, 1950’s retro cookie jar! We like it… and we think he will too… $42.00 Learn more about it or get it here.

For more cool dad’s cookie jars, clothing, poker stuff, or other Father’s Day gifts, you might want to go to www.StarlooksBoutique.com and click on their “Just for Him” link or you could just click here!