Sunday, 31 January 2010


I was checking out hotels in NYC when I came a cross the newly renovated Plaza Hotel. Browsing through their website I came to a sudden halt and I got so excited I wanted to jump up from my desk hahah. What did I see you might be wondering? Let me tell you. A 2100 square foot Eloise retail store!! Eloise was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Decorated from top to bottom in pink and black, oh how much I want to be there! It will definitely be one of my first stops when traveling to the big apple.

For all you mamas out there Elise is a must have children’s book for your little princess.

Images: The Plaza Hotel

Nuddle up and get cozy !

Ok so I must admit that i'm a couch potato, if I could get my way I would lay on the couch all day watching my favorite TV shows or surfing the net but unfortunately that is not possible with 2 kids running around. I get my moment of bliss at 7pm every night. Kids are tucked in bed, its nice and quite and its time to relax and unwind. I’m the kind that loves to get cozy, I always wrap my self in a soft blanket and have a cup of tea/milk so i'm always on the look out for the next best blanket and I think I have found it. I stumbled upon the Nuddle (Nap+Cuddle=Nuddle; cute!) while browsing the net and i'm in love!! It looks so comfortable. They are available for adults, kids, and babies. So get the family together watch a movie and Nuddle!

LINK: Nuddle

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Forever 21 launches stylish kids collection

I’ve always been a fan of Forever 21s graphic tee collection and vintagy feel accessories. It is an affordable brand that doesn’t damage my bank account!
Mothers of little ones rejoice Forever 21 has launched a new kids line yesterday called HTG81. The affordable line is available for boys and girls from age 6 to 14. The collection includes hip and affordable tees and dresses, woven tops and classical cardigans, all ranging from $3 to $23, a collection that will please every budget.

I haven’t been to our Kuwait branch yet but will definitely pass by this week to have a look.

Images: HTG81

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Baby concierge

When I was pregnant I was so overwhelmed by the amount of things going on. From work, doctor visits to getting things organized and prepared for the arrival of our little bundle. I had stacks of books, post its and notes stuck everywhere, I wanted to get everything right. There were days where my brain stopped functioning. I laugh at my self now remembering how crazy I got.

Now this is a service I would have loved! The Baby Planner is a complete baby concierge and consulting service that caters to the needs of new and expectant parents. From shopping to spa services – They take care of all the details to get you ready for your little bundle of joy.

Whether you’re expecting, or have tiny ones already, parenthood opens the door to both joy and the unexpected. Their goal is to help you make this special moment in life absolute perfection.

Would you consider using such service ?

Source: Baby concierge

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Bikini body

Nadya Suleman aka Octo-Mom is now down to 120 lbs, from a whopping 270 lbs.
The mom-of-14 flaunts her new body just a year after her record-breaking delivery in a stunning set of bikini photos.
Nadya shows what exercise and good diet can do in an eight-page special in Star magazine. And she insists there was no help from any plastic surgery.

“No way, I would feel like I cheated,” she tells Star. “I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it on my own, naturally. My friends call me Rubber Band because I always snapped back so quickly after my other kids!”

Hmmm after having 14 children is it even possible to have a flat stomach without any help ? all you mamas out there, there is HOPE !! LOL

What do you think ?

Source: Star Magazine

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

mom Agenda

I’m the type of person that still saves dates, writes down notes and tracks appointments using the good old fashion way. I still carry around my filofax everywhere I go, even though I have my blackberry and Iphone with me. I just love having post its stuck on every page, highlighted appointments and little ideas that I get written down. Being a mom and at work full time my day gets filled pretty quickly, my filofax has ran out of space so I went and purchase an agenda called momAgenda, oh my god what can I say, I LOVE IT!! Its perfect for me. At the front you have your monthly notes, then it goes to week-by-week view with space for your own notes and space for up to four children. It also comes with a couple of pages of the top websites and blogs for moms. If you havent purchased your 2010 planner then i highly recommend the momAgenda.

LINK: momAgenda

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Lavish by Heidi Klum

There is no stopping super model Heidi Klum. Just after having her fourth baby 4 months ago she is back with a new project. She is collaborating with A Pea in the Pod to create two new lines for pregnant women.

Lavish by Heidi Klum for A Pea in the Pod and Loved by by Heidi Klum for Motherhood are set to arrive in stores and online on Feb. 12.

"I experienced fashion challenges during my four pregnancies and combined my knowledge of what works in terms of style, comfort and practicality to create these lines," Klum says in a press release. "They are all about making you feel beautiful; being pregnant shouldn't stop you from being fashionable and feeling great about your changing body. It's an exciting journey."

Will Heidi Klum's new maternity lines be in, or will they will be out?

Source: US Magazine

Claudia Schiffer

The lovely Claudia Schiffer and her husband Matthew Vaughn have announced that they are expecting their third child. They are parents to Caspar, 6, and Clementine, 5.

This is what she had to say about being pregnant "I love being pregnant. You can do whatever you want. You don't feel guilty, because I used to feel guilty about having a day off.

"And, you know, something really strange happened to me. Before my pregnancies, I was someone who had to watch their weight. I had a personal trainer, I was working out, I would never eat anything sweet. Anyway, I got pregnant and when I was breastfeeding it just came off. I can eat whatever I want. If I don't eat enough I will lose weight."

Source: Telegraph

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Loving Kiehl's baby line

Available at the Avenues Mall Phase 2

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Zaki infant pillow

Ok, i know that there is a logic behind this or so they say, but honestly this just freaks me out !!

The zaky pillow helps the baby feel comfortable and protected. It conforms to the baby's body and imitates the look,feel, weight, scent, and warmth of the parents hand and forearm. I read the reviews and a lot of people have used it and loved it. Would you buy this for your baby ?

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


BONPOINT winter sale starts today with discounts up to 50%.

Location: Bonpoint Boutique, Salhiya Complex, Mezzanine1
Tel: 22979014

Monday, 11 January 2010

This is hilarious !

PLEASE NOTE: The opinions on the youtube video are not those of nineblossoms ;) I love pregnant woman lol

Sunday, 10 January 2010

These are a few of my favorite things…

Its Etsy time again. I know i said i would do this every week but i think i will end up doing it on a monthly basis.

Here are my adorable Etsy finds, i just cant get enough of this site !

1.Apt General Store: Onesies are one of my favorite baby items. You can dress them up or wear it simply by itself. The print one these onesie just gives it a little more chicness don't you think ?

2:We choose joy: How cute is this ? Like father like son ! what makes them different is that every one-Z appliqué is backed with coordinating felt from 100% post consumer recycled water bottles to make it EXTRA STURDY, better quality, and gives it a 3-D affect!

3:Cheeky chic baby: Nothing is more fun than dressing up a little girl, and this is just perfect ! This lovely little pettiskirt has double-the-fluff! Miles of chiffon ruffles create the perfect skirt for twirling and girly fun.

4. Heidi & Finn: What a Chic coat! This pattern is for the Chic Cocktail Swing Coat.A modern and classic design that will look great for years. I wish they made them in adult sizes, i would so buy one !

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Clever crib sheet

As my baby gets older I find it very difficult taking his measurements. He wiggles and moves and doesn’t stay still, it always take a joint effort from my husband and me! I found this really simple but clever idea called The Baby Measuring Fitted Crib Sheet. It is a simple and soft 100% cotton sheet that doubles as a baby measuring scale so you can keep track of your baby’s measurements when he is asleep. This allows the us to see the growth our baby on a daily basis. Available in six soft shades.

Available at supermarkethq

Tooth Fairy Kit

How cute is this ?! When i was little i used to get visits from the tooth fairy. It was my moms way of making it more exciting for us and I tend to do the same with my kids. It is one of those special moments when you child loses his first tooth.
The Official Tooth Fairy Kit contains one letterpress Certificate
of Record for filing with your local Tooth Fairy and one reusable silk screened cloth deposit bag for your first and all subsequent transactions. The official certificate keeps record of name, age, tooth lost, method of extraction and compensation information.

available at tooth fairy kit

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Taking breastfeeding to another level

Through the design and production of infant care essentials, mimijumi products are made for both baby and parent to create the most natural experience possible.The benefits of breastfeeding are well known, but breastfeeding is not always practical in today's society.
Created with input from Designers, Mothers, Nurses, Physicians, and Lactation Experts, mimijumi's first product. mimijumi "Very Hungry" 8oz bottle is designed to replicate the look and feel of a mother's breast. Bold color and soft textures are combined to give the bottle a distinctive, eye-catching appearance. The Very Hungry is the first of an upcoming line of products that are mindful of the ways infants bond with mother. Notably through sight and touch, mimijumi products allow an enhanced experience to be created for the infant and parent alike.

Im all for breastfeeding and think it is the right way to go but is this taking it a little bit to far ? What do you think ?

Credit: mimijumi

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Skin maternity dress

Shopping for maternity wear can be a nightmare specially here in Kuwait, we have very limited choices when it comes to maternity wear. Most often we have to get a new wardrobe every couple of months. Skin is here to solve that problem. Marisol Rodríguez the designer behind the concept was fascinated by how the Japanese art of paper-folding could transform a perfectly flat material into something 3D. But fabric, not paper, interested her as an origami medium. In Skin, her limited-edition line of stylish, expandable clothing for pregnant women, she applies origami to organic cotton to break the hide-the-bulge mold of most maternity wear. “We want to highlight the belly,” says Rodríguez, now 29 and based in Brooklyn. “This is happiness that is showing through your clothes.” When she found out that her sister in-law is expecting her first baby she decided to design a maternity dress for her. Recognizing how little money most people in her native country Colombia have to spend on clothes, she conceived a design that would last throughout a woman’s pregnancy, minimizing what a mother-to-be would need to buy for herself. Suiting the pre and early-pregnancy body, right through to the larger last days, the middle section expands as you do, using both vertical and horizontal slits. The wider the openings, the more apparent the bright colors hiding underneath!

Pure genius !

Source: Via The Design Observer Group


When I first had my baby I went through a paranoia stage where I kept checking on him every 5 minutes, he would never be out of my sight for a second I was always worried that something is bothering him, is he sleeping ok, is he to cold, warm enough or to warm? thoughts would be running through my mind like a crazy woman I seriously had to chill! that’s what I tell myself now looking back at all of it. When they are that small you never know whats wrong with them. They tell you that if your baby starts crying it can be one of three things they are hungry, tired or need their diaper changed. When it’s not one of these problems, it may mean they are uncomfortable and one of these discomforts is being to warm. Now here is where the Babyglow baby suit comes in. The Babyglow baby suit is designed to change color when your baby’s temperature rises to a dangerous level. How genius is that ?? Babyglow is designed and calibrated to change color when the temperature of the body rises over the normal body temperature of 37*C. This will assist parents to see early signs of fever or illness even before its visible in your child or to the human eye.
The Babyglow baby suits come in pastel green, blue and pink. When your child’s temperature rises above 37C (98.6F), the suit turns white, instantly alerting you that they are too hot.

Babyglow has not been released into the market yet but will soon be available to purchase.


Your help is needed !

Dear Readers

We are undertaking a personal campaign to raise KD75, 000 to cover the costs of a bone marrow transplant and hospitalisation for Farah, an 11 year old Egyptian girl who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2005 and underwent chemotherapy treatment at NBK hospital with a very good chance of making a full recovery. Unfortunately she has had two relapses since then and a bone marrow transplant, which is not available in Kuwait, is now her only chance of survival. To achieve this I am looking for 150 people to each raise KD500 from their families and friends within one week. Monies should be delivered to Cheryl at the KACCH office (to ensure the donations are properly accounted for ) with name and contact details for receipts. I would be very grateful for your support and speedy response because although Farah is currently in remission she could relapse at any time so the window of opportunity is very small, and I believe she deserves this chance to live.

Thank you

Cheryl office: 22464723

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Ministry of Health WAKE UP !!

I always get depressed whenever I go into a government hospital or clinic because of the poor conditions they are in. When you enter them its as if we are in another country, a country that doesn’t have all the privileges that Kuwait has. Today I had to take my son to get his vaccination at Mishref Clinic, a day that I always dread! As we walked in heading to the nurses room, my heart pounding as to the reaction of my son when he finds out its not just a routine check up I stand in shock to what I see in front of me.

Is this a scene you want to see walking in to a clinic? Does this give you the feeling that everything around you is clean and sterile, how a clinic should be. I felt like screaming from the top of my lungs !!! Where is the Ministry of Health, are they allowed to do this ? or do they just think they can get away with it? have all their disposables and waste thrown in the middle of the clinic ?? ☹ how sad is this?!? Im so frustrated and ashamed that people in my country are not educated enough to know that there is a place for waste and it is not in the middle of the clinic !!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Barney in Kuwait

After the huge success of the Barney musical castle all over the world and after having more than 1 million fans watching it,the Original Barney will perform live on stage and for the first time in Kuwait.

Join Barney on a new musical adventure to a faraway castle with more than 16 actors, flags, trumpets and knights in shining armor.

Barney, Baby Bop and BJ have found a lost crown in the Enchanted Forest and must return it to the King.
Joined by children and animal friends, the dinos make their way to the kings castle – a memorable visit featuring dancing, singing and a colorful costume parade.

from the 23rd till the 27th of February 2010 in the Ice Skating Arena-Kuwait city.

For more information check out their facebook page


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