Happy Holidays

7:43 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Readers and Sponsors a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

We will be spending some well deserved quality time with our family during the Holidays, my Mum is even flying in from England on Friday (Boxing Day for the Brits). We are hoping they will be landing in Chicago OK, we have had a lot of snow the past week and there is more coming.

We would also like to thank all our sponsors for the support, we were able to donate many things to Charity this year, we couldn't have done it without you.

All the shopping and preparing we have all done will be worth it when we see the smiles and Magic of the Holidays in the eyes of our children.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Claire, Steve & Alex

All Pop Art

8:02 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit


It is a great pleasure to tell you about the great design and artwork over at All Pop Art. We have an amazing piece of artwork they made for us, a Warhol Style portrait of Alex. This is very high quality work that will look fantastic in any home. Whether you are shopping for yourself or a gift we think you will not be disappointed. They offer a bunch of different deisgns, from the Warhol style to silhouettes to Manga Style (like anime), to suit any taste. This artwork will not fade into the background, it will become a centerpiece of your decor.

allPopart.com is brought to you by a group of artists and professionals with a great passion for art, decoration and design. Since they started in 2003, they have served over 20,000 happy customers all over the world, while avoiding the price and hassle that custom services and products usually entitle. All of their customized pop art portraits are professionally created by an award-winning team of illustrators, design artists and professional framers. They hand illustrate all of their designs with digital equipment but they never use artificial or pre-made software filters in our work.

Kuster - Contest!

12:09 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

I am so excited to tell you about the great UK based company that is hitting the US - Kuster


They have fabulous modern highchairs and nursery furniture, Changing mats and a great design called a Bath Toy Store.




The Bath Toy Store is 2 buckets, one fits inside the other and the smaller one has water drain holes in the bottom. You scoop the toys out of the tub, then place the bucket inside the other bucket and you have a no mess, easy way to take care of your kids bath toys without them taking over the tub! The Kuster Bath Toy Store looks great in any bathroom with stylish color combinations to choose from.




The Jelly Baby Changing Mat is a great product that has raised sides to stop baby from rolling off, and as it is a jelly mat it is amazingly comfy for baby. The K├╝ster changing mat is the first ever memory foam changing mat to be ergonomically shaped to fit your baby. And because baby is being changed constantly, day in, day out, the clever people at Kuster have made it not only easy to wipe clean, the special high tech material is warm to the touch, soft and gentle for your baby and free from PVC. A much happier experience for baby's delicate skin, all round. The changing mat comes with a 100% cotton and towelling, machine washable liner. A travel bag is also included. If you want the whole baby changing experience to be much more comfortable for your baby, there's now really only one choice.




The Highchairs from Kuster are ultra stylish and functional. The latest must have, ultra stylish highchair in the Kuster range offers practicality at an affordable price. Ergonomically designed and easy to clean, the K2 has an adjustable, removable tray, simple folding mechanism and comes complete with a 5 point safety harness, handy basket and self levelling feet.

The line of Nursery Furniture is great too, they have Cribs that turn into Junior Beds, Dressers / Changing table combos and Wardrobes all available in 3 color choices - oak, blue and pink, so you can put together a great nursery for your little one with these beautiful, high quality pieces that have been carefully designed to grow with your child.

Visit http://www.kuster-usa.com/ to check out the Kuster Line, and visit http://www.goores.com/ for where to buy these great products, enter code bfbku to receive 10% off.



The very generous folks at Kuster have one of these great K2 highchairs to give away to one of our lucky readers, just visit their site here and leave me a comment telling me your favorite Kuster product and why. Please remember to include your email address so we can contact you!

Lands End - Contest!

11:14 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Yes, we have another great Lands End Contest for you all!

First I would like to tell you about these great products, then you can pick your favorite and enter to win one!

The Lands End Cashmere Collection is great. Super soft and stylish - a MUST HAVE for the women in your lives! Even the most hard to buy for on your list will love these beautiful sweaters. More luxurious than most — and a great value too! Two-ply yarns lend richness, Cashmere Tee sweater layers comfortably under a jacket, Adds a touch of luxury to a casual look, Designed to flatter without hugging your curves , Natural Fit: classic; neither too slim nor too loose.

For the Men in your life they also have these great vests. I will be giving one to my Hubby this year. Such a good deal, you'll want more than one! Wind-resistant 100% nylon shell, 500 fill power goose down (note: fill is 70% goose down/30% feather), Snap front, Slash pockets, Drop-tail hem for extra warmth, TEMPERATURE RATING: 0° Fahrenheit. Over a light layer, the Goose Down Vest will keep you warm in 15° weather; over layering pieces.


And last but of course not least these great Sleeping Bag sets are perfect for your kids. Sleepover fun or camping, any kid will love to snuggle down into one of these great sleeping bags that also include matching pillow cases. Feel at home away from home wrapped in its pure cotton comfort. Same soft cotton as the Kids' Bedding, Includes coordinated pillowcase and storage bag that can be monogramed, With smooth-operating zipper for easy in and out.
Click on the pictures and check out each of the products, then leave us a comment telling us which one you would like to win and why. Please include detail of your size or color preference, and your email adress. Good luck!

Our Holiday Favorites - Keren Jewelry

10:25 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit


The Beautiful Collection of jewelry from Keren is a MUST HAVE this Holiday Season. For Christmas or New Year, add this to your list. The pieces are amazing!


Inspired by her travels around the world, and the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, Latin America and Europe, Keren's jewelry designs are delightfully intricate. She incorporates Sterling silver and 14 karat gold filled wire, with semi-precious gemstones such as Amber, Garnet, Labradorite and Freshwater pearls to create an elegant mesh of wire and gemstones. Her favorite technique is Macrame knotting with wire, which results in an ethereal and romantic piece of jewelry.


The collections have participated regularly on the runways of major fashion weeks.

Our Holiday Favorites - Butler Bag

8:33 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

I am a huge purse fan, I love them and "need" every color and every style I can find. My favorite bag of all is my Butler Bag, it is super stylish and it keeps me organized. I love it when I am driving and I don't need to take my eyes off the road to find my cell phone, it is always easy to reach with the great organization of this bag. A MUST HAVE for all the women in your lives, expecially Moms!

The Classic Butler Bag was designed to bring fashion and function together. No more searching or digging. Fits more than you ever imagined, all in an organized fashion. This fashionable classic bag is made from quality leather and finished with stylish silver hardware. It is the perfect bag to carry you through from day to night.
The Inspiration Behind the Butler Bag
The Butler Bag is a product created by Jen Groover. Jen was inspired by the common problem of digging through a purse in panic wondering whether something was lost or if she was holding up a line of people. Time after time, Jen thought, "There has to be a better way; there has to be a way to design the interior of a purse to be more functional but also fun and fashionable on the outside." As a creative person without boundaries, Jen took a dishwasher tray and placed it in her bag and "voila", everything had a place and was at her fingertips: cell phone, cosmetics, keys, etc. No more digging. She knew instantly that this was the solutions he had been searching for and knew other women would feel the same. Jen has re-invented the purse and elevated the expectations of purses forever.

Vote for Noreen's Girls in the Dial Clean Hands Campaign!

8:27 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Vote for Noreen's girls in the Dial Clean Hands Campaign!

Family A

http://www.campaignforcleanhands.com/vote/

Holiday Gift Guide

8:26 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

As many of you will have discovered, our Holiday Gift Guide is up. It went live on Thanksgiving Day and we will be adding many more great Gift ideas over the next few weeks.

Just Click on the Holiday Gift Guide Button at the top left side of our page.

Countdown to the Holidays is on so check out our great gift ideas, we will also be posting some great giveaways so stay tuned!