new year, new giveaway

by Tara on January 7, 2013

Brrrrrr.  It’s chilly at the beach.  My Dad who lives much further north laughed yesterday when I told him it was cold here.  Really, how cold, he prodded?  Yeah, yeah, I know it’s not below zero cold, but when you live at the beach, 40 is plenty cold.  I love winter, and I miss snow.  Nothing quite like a freshly fallen snow on our family farm back home.  It’s peaceful.  Snowmobiles, ice skating, snow angels, hot cocoa, lots of fond memories of growing up in Illionis.  My parents had an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bit of snow at Christmas and I haven’t laughed so hard in a long while as when my middle daughter laid flat on her back in the yard trying to make a snow angel in the cold leaves. Barely a spit of snow, but bless her heart she had to try.

Trying to be better this year about blogging, it’s such a great way to introduce new products and connect with my customers, and of course since I am back in a blogging mood, I thought it would be fun to have a January Giveaway  too. So I am giving away a Penguin Wall Organizer.

He’s awfully cute and ready to lend a hand, or wing, to getting books and toys off the floor and into his fun pocket belly.

To win this Penguin Wall organizer you must leave me a comment telling me what you or your little ones like most about winter.

The January giveaway winner will be announced on January 31.


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if only I were Swedish

by Tara on December 27, 2012

I’m always wishing that Christmas lasted just a little bit longer.  Turns out Swedes stretch the season of light all the way until January 13 with one last Christmas party. The grown-ups pack away the Christmas decorations while the costumed children eat the last of the wrapped candies left on the tree. Then out goes the tree, often out the window, to the tune of the last song of Christmas.


guide me to the best gifts

by Tara on December 4, 2012

It’s the end of year, and you know what that means?  Gift guide time!

So very excited that Real Simple included us in their 29 Cool Gifts for Kids! As a former Biology teacher, I am in big love with any gifts that encourage kids to get outside and explore the great outdoors.

Here’s what they said about our Outdoor Explorer Kit

For your little entomologist (that’s bug scientist) in training: a collection of necessities, from a headlamp to an insect checklist.

So thankful for the inclusion.  Happy, happy, happy holidays to you and yours!


pockets please

by Tara on November 20, 2012

Bib and Bell Dress with Apple PocketsI would like for all of my clothes to have little felt pockets like these.  Tiny felt pockets for tucking away treasures of rocks and leaves and feathers and barbie shoes… unfortunately they don’t yet come in my size and I’m not as crafty as I aspire to be.  In the meantime, my sweet littles can wear them, and yours can too, find them here.


oh where, oh where

by Tara on November 17, 2012

Where oh where has the little blog gone, where or where could it be?  Sorry for the lack of posts of late.  I guess you could call it writer’s block, but mostly this hard working mama was taking a much needed break.  You know, sometimes when you feel yourself being pulled in so many directions that you feel like you might just get pulled apart straight down the middle, it’s time to step back, reevaluate, spread yourself a little less thin.  Hard as I try, I know I can’t actually do it all. No worries, the blog is getting back on track with all my favorite posts to come, random stories and pics from our family, plenty of new arrivals, and of course, everyone’s favorite, giveaways!  Stay tuned for more, and be sure to leave a comment here and there.


boys rule and the girls know it

by Tara on May 2, 2012

Black and White Striped PoloBoys rule and the girls know it was the cover of one of my favorite greeting cards when I first opened.  It got the most attention and sold out quickly with each reorder.  Over and over again I hear the moms of boys say, oh how I wish I had a girl because the girls have so many more choices.  Well this mom of three girls is coveting all things boys these days!  Our latest arrivals for boys combine country club classic and modern fresh and are absolutely the coolest clothes hanging on the racks these days… rumor has it there’s a girls line in the works.


marching right along

March 13, 2012

Spring is marching right along here at The Pajama Squid.  Take a look at some of our newest arrivals!  Despite the neon craze that seems to be all the rage, it’s pretty pastels and all things striped that are finding their way to the squid this spring.  So pretty!!

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february sale

February 4, 2012

Dear friends, It’s the month of love, and gloriously warm here at the beach, so you know that that means… time for our end of season sale. All fall and winter clothes and shoes are now 50% off!! The SALE has only been going for two days and already it has been crazy!!   Here today, […]

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all things merry and bright

December 24, 2011

Many blessings to you and your families for a safe and very merry Christmas!

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getting lost

December 13, 2011

I’ve been spending so much time online every day that often I get lost… or perhaps tangled shall I say?  Tangled in the world wide web.  Today I am somehow completely and utterly immersed in the travels of a little Christmas mouse staying over in Australia at the home of two young boys and one […]

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