What I Love About U.S. Cellular

Mr. Alist is a brilliant conversationalist! He is wise, witty and a great listener in person….but when we are apart, he prefers texting to talking on the phone! Mr. Alist turns into Mr. Caveman when I try to talk to him on the phone! Thank goodness for the UNLIMITED texts I get with U.S. Cellular! Mr. Alist and I can text all day and trade photos. (Like photos of Balboa Island when I am boating with my nephews and niece!) This is extremely nice when we’re traveling and away from each other and we can trade sweet notes and little snapshots with one another.  This was especially helpful when I was visiting my mom this past summer and fall. It was nice to get a picture to see how things were going at home, and I could keep him updated with pictures of everyone out in California. It’s the little things in life that sometimes make all the big differences. I’m a happy U.S. Cellular customer, and I’m not alone. They have the highest satisfaction rating of any national carrier. If you want to know more about why I chose them, visit their website. Or you can like them on Facebook to receive special offers on new phones.

Compensation was provided by US Cellular via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of US Cellular.

Luxury Baby Bags

Do you remember back in the 1980′s, when mom’s carried around “diaper bags” in pastel colors with teddy bears on them? The teddy bears were usually holding a bouquet of pastel balloons. Well, I am glad we have moved past that! Baby Bags are arguably the most essential accessory purchase for moms-to-be. We all know you carry them EVERYWHERE, so they have to be good. We love these fab four choices, all from Saks. From left to right: Armani, Burberry, Kate Spade and Gucci.

Our pick for Blue Ivy

Beyonce and Jay Z’s precious baby girl, Blue Ivy, is sure to be the most fashionable tot in Manhattan. We think her coming out dress should be this $165 frock from Burberry. What do you think?

AListBaby Loves: Knot Genie

Long hair is so pretty on little girls…but many dislike having their hair brushed! Especially when there are tangles. The Knot Genie™ detangling brush was created for every mom that has endured the foot stomping that comes with brushing their child’s hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. You gotta love that!

AListBaby Loves: Wean Green

We are so over plastic food containers. I truly believe heating up plastic in the microwave inserts hazardous chemicals into our food. Now that cancer has affected our family, I am becoming very weary of chemicals. One resolution we will keep in 2012 is freezing our food in glass containers, like these from Wean Green. They have little, tiny ones perfect for baby food! And we also checked out the sandwich-sized containers, too. We love how the tops snap on easily–and they can be removed before you place the containers in the microwave.

AListBaby Loves: Kardashian Kollection at Sears

Hello Ladies! I stopped by Sears today and picked up the cutest new accessories from Kardashian Kollection. I am just loving my new handbag and leopard heels. I feel like leopard is a neutral this winter…it goes with everything. I will be wearing these accessories during our jaunt to Colorado after Christmas.  I got both the shoes and the handbag for under $75, which is a TOTAL STEAL! And I will be completing the look with a red cashmere sweater, which at $215 was a TOTAL SPLURGE. But accessories make the outfit, and I am excited to spice things up with these two new pieces. We think the Kardashian dolls hit it out of the park with this fun, on-trend Kollection. Well done, ladies! {No monetary compensation was provided by Sears or Glam Media for this post. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.}

Free Giveaway: Ann Taylor Sequin Scarf

Every time we walk near the Ann Taylor store at Northpark Mall in Dallas, we are captivated by the glamorous photos of Demi Moore. There is glamour and sparkle to spare at Ann Taylor stores lately. We are loving their collection of refined clothing and accessories for women…perfect for work, a cocktail party, or dinner with the girls. Ann Taylor wants to treat one AListBaby reader with this beyond gorgeous sequin shimmering scarf, which retails for $99. It is the holiday season, and mommies are doing everything for everyone…but it is time to treat yourself to something fabulous. Dusted with iridescent sequins, this skinny tulle scarf imparts a glittering dose of glam for endless styling options. 2” x 52”. To win this fabulous scarf, just send us an e-mail to alistbabyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com by Noon Central on November 13. Good luck!

Holiday Gifts from Red Envelope

The holiday season=sparkling lights+fun times with family+pecan fingers+shrimp cocktail+packages to open! And we all know the earlier we get our shopping done, the more time we will have to relax and enjoy some hot cocoa in front of the tree with our loved ones! This is why we are so in love with Red Envelope holiday gifts! This website has a phenomenal selection of gifts for everyone on your list…husband, mom, dad, sister, friend or baby! I snagged this Meanings of Friendship bracelet for my sister! It is sterling silver with 18 colorful semiprecious stones! The bracelet has a five sterling silver strands that gives the piece a liquid, clustering effect. A great value for $79.99. And it even comes in an elegant red box. We are sold on this site for thoughtful, high-quality gifts. Also, we love how we can save time by skipping the mall and the post office!

 

Fine Stationery: Holiday Cards

AListBaby loves paper goods, and this time of year, we are on a mission for the perfect holiday photo card. We are loving this Boatman Geller Stella Cranberry card! Here are a few reasons why:

  • The printing quality is fabulous! No bleeding ink.
  • The photo looks crisp and clear.
  • The envelope quality is nice and thick.
  • The design is fresh–we have not seen this color combination before.
  • There is a great photo upload feature on Fine Stationery’s site, so you can preview the card with a photo before you place your order.

Fine Stationery has so many fun photo cards and invitations! From birthday party invitations to Thanksgiving dinner invitations….we love the options! Check out Fine Stationery on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Basq: Lavender Calming Oil

It is Friday! What a relief! It has been a hectic but fun week. I have to admit, I was in the mood for some aromatherapy this week. I am loving the calm feeling I bet after using this Basq Lavender Calming Oil. It is part of Basq’s “Disney: It’s a Small World” collection. I rubbed the oil on my pulse points and added it to my bathwater. It was soothing, and it smells great. It really helps to get me into sleep mode. This is also formulated to be great for expectant mommies and little ones. You can massage it onto baby’s feet or back before bedtime, and also place a couple of drops into baby’s bathwater. A relaxed baby is a happy baby, right?!