Winter Fun

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Lauren and Tatum were very excited today.  Their Amaryllis Flower finally bloomed!  We planted it three weeks ago and have been keeping an eye on it every day.  The plant grew about 1/2 inch every day so it has been fun for the twins to monitor its progress.  I think it was a surprise to them that the flower is so pretty.

Growing an amaryllis flower is a fun way for kids to learn math and science.  When I taught fifth grade, we would measure and graph the plant’s progress and talk about photosynthesis.  Since Lauren and Tatum aren’t too interested in photosynthesis at the moment, we measured the plants growth while practicing our numbers instead.  We used a ruler to mark inches on a poster board and measured the plant as it grew.  The plant grows so fast, it was fun for them to count the number of inches as the plant grew bigger and bigger.  These flowers are so easy to grow and you can pick them up at the grocery store or hardware store.  We got ours at Target, our favorite place to shop.  It’s from Smith & Hawken and comes with the cute planter for under $15.  The flower is seasonal, so if you want to grow one yourself you need to get started!

Let’s Stir it Up!

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I am fortunate to be surrounded by many “beginning bakers” including Lauren and Tatum.  Many of them have adorable pretend kitchens and can spend hours creating make believe favorites and serving them to their friends, parents and sometimes less than enthusiastic siblings.  Baking, whether real or pretend is fun for kids of all ages.  Kids Today, an online magazine has a wonderful article “Stir Up Some Imagination” that highlights some great gift ideas for kids who love to cook, and they included the Cupcake Caravan Pilloroo.  Check out all of the awesome Kitchen Accessories for both boys and girls at Kids Today Online.com.

Pick A Pilloroo Giveaway Winner

We are so happy to announce the winner of our giveaway: Elaine Criado.  Please contact info@pilloroo.com with your contact information and we will send you the Pilloroo of your choice.  Thank you to all who left comments.  There will be more giveaways in the future so please check back. 

Fairy Fantasies – sold out

fairies-editted-copyThere is always a favorite!  And Pilloroos are no different.  We got an order yesterday for the last two Fairy Pilloroos.  This has been the most popular pillow everywhere we have gone from retailers to customers.  I have to admitt when I first saw the fabric I did fall in love.  I think it was the Redhead Fairy who really won me over!

Although every week I seem to get a different “favorite”,  these Pilloroos have been so fun to put together.  It has been even more fun seeing everyone’s reactions.  So thank you to everyone who has ordered and huge apologies to anyone who was planning on having a Fairy Pilloroo before Christmas.

Pilloroo is now in Special Occasions & Gifts

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Hello everyone!  Pilloroo is now in Special Occasions & Gifts located in Porterville, CA.  Carrie Brinkley originally opened the boutique 25 years ago and has now brought her daughter, Jennifer, into the family business.  They offer a wide range of beautiful home decor items as well as wonderful gifts for that special someone for any occasion.  And now they offer the one and only Pilloroo!  Oh what fun!  If you are in Porterville and looking for a great gift, please go into their specialty boutique or visit them online at Special Occasions & Gifts.

Pilloroo wins the Moms Best Award!

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Pilloroo Pillows has been chosen for the Moms Best Award!  We are so excited that the panel of judges and their children recognize our pillows as a product to recommend to other moms.  Of course my nephew Jacob, the owner of the first Pilloroo is probably not surprised at all.

Remember to leave a comment for the Pick a Pilloroo Giveaway.  The winner will be announced on December 18th.  Good Luck!

Win a Pilloroo for Christmas!

princess-giveaway-copyWe are so excited about Christmas we’ve decided to host a Pilloroo Giveaway! This will be a “Pick a Pilloroo Giveaway” -the lucky winner will be able to choose from our line of 18 designs. Just leave a comment telling us which one you would pick, which one you love the most, or what you could hide in the surprise pouch! (Click the word comment to leave a comment.)

Winners will be announced December 18th in time to ship for Christmas! Make sure you leave your e-mail address or check back to the site to see if you have won.

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