March 22nd, 2012
It’s time for the Puddles Collection annual spring photo contest! We love to see pictures of children in Puddles Collection clothing. With Easter, Communion and other spring events, this is the perfect time to show off your children. Have those cameras ready to capture the moment! Winners will be featured on our blog, website, and facebook.
HOW TO ENTER
- The grand prize winner will receive a $75 gift card to Puddles Collection
- Runner up will receive a $25 gift card to Puddles Collection
- Prizes will be awarded based on the number of votes the picture receives
RULES FOR ENTRY
- One entry per household per child
- A photo may include more than one child, but multiple submissions for a single child will not be accepted
- Entries must be received by April 30, 2012, 11:59 pdt
- All entries are final on submission
- Entrants authorize Puddles Collection to use submitted photos in marketing, promotion, or advertising
TIP: Have your friends and family visit daily to vote!
November 2nd, 2011
Shopping online is the easiest way to prepare for the holidays. The internet makes it possible to shop from the comfort of your house. You can research gifts and comparison shop saving time and effort. As you prepare to start shopping online, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Start early to avoid rush shipping fees, especially with personalized or custom items
- Make a list of everything you need to buy and try to combine orders to avoid increased shipping costs
- Comparison shop on several websites before making a decision
- Check the company’s return/exchange policy
- Check the shipping and handling time frame
- Ship gifts directly to the recipient if time or distance is an issue
- Sign up for a website’s newsletter and facebook group to receive coupons and sale notifications
- Choose a site that has a payment option you are comfortable with
- Double check the order before confirming
- Save all e-mail receipts until after you know the item does not need to be returned or exchanged
- Keep track of how much you have spent on your original list
Shopping can be overwhelming, but being organized and starting early can make it much easier!
September 30th, 2011
Visit our Facebook Page and for a chance to win a $50 gift card to PuddlesCollection.com. Become a fan and them make a comment on the contest entry post. It’s that easy!
May 19th, 2011
It was so fun seeing all the cute photos that were entered in the contest. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted a photo. The winners photos are featured in our home page banners!
The grand prize winner of the $75 gift card is Triin, with her little one in the Hannah Dress.
The runner up winner of the $25 gift card is Kristy, were her boys in our dress shirt and tie 26.
April 15th, 2011
Puddles Collection is having our first photo contest! We love to see pictures of children in Puddles Collection clothing. And with Easter, Mother’s Day and other spring events, this seems like the perfect time for our first contest. Have those cameras ready to capture the moment.
TWO WAYS TO ENTER (Please provide a brief description along with the picture)
- Upload your photo to our Facebook page
- Submit your photo by e-mail to email@example.com
- Grand prize is a $75 gift card to Puddles Collection.
- Runner up will receive a $25 gift card to Puddles Collection.
Winners will also be featured on our blog and on facebook. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2011.
The winners will be chosen by the Puddles Collection team. We will take into account all comments made on the photos when posted on Facebook so make sure you have friends and family stop by and comment! E-mail submissions will be posted in the photos section of our facebook page by a Puddles Collection team member.
April 8th, 2011
Last week I received an intriguing phone call from Melinda at Womentorz. A young actress named Tiffany Espensen (now appearing in the movie Hop) needed a dress for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Is this something I could help with? Of course! That evening I met with Tiffany and her mom, Robin (and her grandma!) on the set of her new Nickelodeon show “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”. She tried on six dresses and looked fabulous in all of them. We spent an hour being girly and looking through dresses and getting ideas of which would fit her style the best. This family is so nice and they were very easy to work with.
The next day I came back to the set during rehearsal with the final selections: the April Dress and the Trinity Dress. The only decision left was which dress to wear to the Friday pre awards party and which she would wear down the Orange carpet to the Awards show. Tiffany invited me to have lunch with her family (which I tell you was much better than the Lean Cuisine I was planning on eating back at the office) and a tour of the stage. How fun is that! This looks like it will be another great Nickelodeon show for kids with some laughs for parents as well.
Here is Tiffany trying on the dresses.
The Pre Party Dress
The Awards Show Dress
And here is Tiffany on the Orange carpet with the cast.
Cast of Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures at the 24th Annual Nickalodeon Kids Choice Awards
Tiffany at the 24th Annual Kids Choice Awards
This was truly a fun experience and I look forward to working with Tiffany again in the future. You can catch up with all her tweets or find her on facebook. I suspect we will see a lot more of this talented young actress in the near future!
And one last picture, me and Tiffany!
March 24th, 2011
Puddles Collection had the opportunity to be part of a baby gift basket for Grammy award winning singer Jewel and her husband Ty Murray. They are expecting a boy who will make his debut later this year. We hope baby boy Murray will enjoy the Justin infant boys tuxedo. This outfit comes with shorts, shirt, vest, bow tie, and hat and will be great for any special occasion the family will be attending.
Along with Puddles Collection, nine other companies contributed to the gift basket: Western Journeys (Little Journey’s World), BooB TooB, Bibagogo, Annabellea Jewelry, Find Me Book, Jewelry by Andrea, My Smart Hands, Toyconomy, and Dr. Heather: Human Body Detectives. A fabulous group of small business owners!
March 10th, 2011
The smaller your children are, the easier it is to convince them to dress up. As they get older, particularly the boys may start to give you a hard time about getting in a suit so it’s good to make it a tradition. Easter is one of those great holidays where many people still put on their dress clothes. There are tons of girls Easter dresses to choose from, but boys have fewer options. A classic look that has come back into style is this four piece boys suit that includes the pants, shirt, vest, and tie.
Colorful shirts are very fashionable right now with turquoise, fuchsia, and purple being the most popular. For Easter and spring you will find lavender, pink, yellow, sage, and periwinkle also top the list. Clip on ties are a life saver for young boys. They don’t feel tight around the neck and you don’t have to worrying about tying them. Elastic in the back of the waist makes the pants flexible.
If you want a more casual look you can pair a dress shirt and tie combination with a nice pair of dress pants. These two will make a handsome outfit.
And don’t forget the feet! A nice pair of dress socks and shoes will complete the outfit. Choose 100% nylon socks for the dressiest look. You want to make sure the socks are thin and will fit well inside dress shoes. Never try to shove athletic socks into a dress shoe! A new pair is best so there are no holes when he inevitably kicks off his shoes.
It always a good idea to have your child help you pick the outfit. Narrow it down to a few selections that you like and then let the child make the final decision. Or choose one outfit and let him pick the color. You want it to be a happy day for everyone!
March 4th, 2011
St Patrick’s Day is almost here. This is a holiday kids really get into. It’s fun to be green! Children celebrate this holiday in a very different way than adults do. Many schools have leprechauns that come into the classroom leaving treats and causing a little mischief. You can even try this at home for some fun. Treats can be anything from stickers to gold coins to a piece of candy. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to have some fun together
- Have green eggs and ham for dinner
- Get free printables on line and do some coloring
- Make and decorate a leprechaun hat
- Play find the lucky clover (the adult can hide, children can find)
- Write a poem about St. Patrick’s Day
- Check out and read a book from the library about St Patrick’s Day
- Bake clover shaped green cookies
- Hide gold coins around the house and collect in a pot of gold
- Make a rainbow mobile
- Play Irish hot potato
- Make homemade shamrock shakes
- Listen to some traditional Celtic music
Most of all this is an opportunity to have some fun!
February 25th, 2011
Little girls love playing dress up and there is no better time for fancy outfits than Easter! You can help make your daughter feel like a princess with so many Easter dresses to choose from. You can complete the outfit with fancy socks or tights, a cute sweater, nice shoes, and even a hat. Dress styles range from casual to formal. Having your little girl help you pick out the dress will be a fun experience for both of you and make her feel special for the holiday.
Some appropriate traits for Easter dresses:
Sleeve length: Sleeveless, cap sleeve, short sleeve, long sleeve
Dress length: Above the knee, knee length, tea length
Color: Pattern, solid color, pastels, bright colors
Features: Sashes, bows, flowers, ribbon
Dressing up for Easter can be such a fun experience for a little girl and will make the day even more special. Consider some nice age appropriate jewelry for the occasion. A necklace or bracelet will complete the outfit. And don’t forget about he hair. You can style it up with a bow, a cute headband, or flower clips.
Make sure your little girl will be comfortable in the dress and that it fits properly. If your child is between sizes, choose the larger size. You can use a cute hair clip to cinch the dress in the back if it is a little baggy. Also be sure the length is long enough so it still covers when she is bending over to pick up Easter eggs. And don’t forget to take lots of pictures!