Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas is almost here....

Well, hopefully most of us can take a deep breath, sit back and relax. The shopping is done, the cookies are made and the Christmas presents and cards have been sent. WHAT....who is living in this world..not me! I just finished ordering gifts online today, have baked since 6:00am this morning and Christmas cards..forget it, too late this year to even think about that. Every year I vow to be more organized with Christmas and have everything wrapped up by mid December, however that never seems to work. I usually end up wandering the mall on Dec. 23rd looking for last minute gifts. Well, maybe 2010. New decade, fresh start. Sounds good to me.

Happy Holidays!


Saturday, December 19, 2009


OK. I am going to admit it, I love my snuggie. I would always laugh at the commercials and could not believe who on earth would wear such a thing. Well, I received one for a gift and I have to say I am in love! Last night I put on my snuggie and got cozy in bed and browsed through my celebrity gossip magazine (I know..but it is my only bad vice). Since it has arms, it is great when you are watching a movie and want to snack. I know watching movies, snacking and reading celebrity gossip..I have to get a more exciting life..maybe one day.

I hope everyone is finished with their Holiday shopping. I am almost..thank goodness. The only thing I did not start on is baking...that will come next week, however starting to put on a little holiday weight so will have to lock the cookies up after they are thing I cannot resist is anything with chocolate.

Snuggies, movies and cookies...yeah!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last Minute Gifts....

Corn Bag Critters, along with 139 other last minute gift ideas can be found at The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (don't you love the name!):

Happy Last Minute Shopping....


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


If you have been one of our many returning customers, you know that in the past few years there has not been one sale on Corn Bag Critters. I always felt and still do my pricing was extremely fair for such a high quality product. However, with the economy being as it is, I decided it was about time to have a sale. Starting Thanksgiving through Monday you can take 20% off your entire purchase.

I wish everyone a very safe and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Stock up and Happy Shopping.



Cyber Monday Deals and Sales 2009

Gifts for Baby and Kids

Something About Baby:
Deal: 10% off all items in the boutique.
Coupon Code: Use code SAB10. Offer expires 12/31/09

Dreamscapes Baby: Designer baby products.
Deal: 20% off
Coupon Code: Use Coupon Code: cyber

Heavenly Hold: Baby carriers, nursing pads and more:
Deal: 10% off
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: code: NEWBABY

Milos Creations: Adorable Costumes for baby girls, boys, toddler girls and boys , big kids and adults.
Deal: Free shipping on orders over $100.00,and FREE embroidered name personalization of costumes.
See Cyber Monday link
for full details.
Coupon Code: Use code FREESHIP09 at checkout

Shop Baby Tree:
Deal: Store wide sale on baby products. Save up to 40% off.
Coupon Code: No coupon code needed.

The Pitter Patter Boutique: Baby Travel Gear, Gifts for Mom and more.
Deal: 15% Discount
Coupon Code: Enter Coupon Code: CyberSave

The Crafty Moms: Girls hair accessories, binky clips, diaper wipes cases and more.
Deal: Free Shipping all day.
Coupon Code: No coupon code needed

I am the Princess: Princess and girly items for baby girls, little girls and big girls.
Deal: 15% off everything including sale items.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: cybermondayseog

Itzy Ritzy:
Deal:Celebrate Cyber Monday with 15% OFF celebrity loved baby gear at
Coupon Code: MONDAY

Katey Jades Baby Boutique: Christmas Clothing for kids, personalized gifts, baby products and more.
Deal: 20% off
Coupon Code: hol20

Lollipop Book Club: Children's book of the club month:
Deal: $10 off any 12-month package
Coupon Code:Please use Coupon Code: sale10off

Che Demis Boutique: Upscale and Baby boutique.
Deal: 10% off
Coupon Code: GIFT4U

Abby N Kay: Designer Baby Products: Diaper bags, crib bedding and more:
Deal: Free Shipping plus 10% off all Ride On Toys from Warehouse 36. No coupon code need for the
ride on toys.
Coupon Code: Use Code: FreeShip

Merrimack Valley Diapers: Cloth Diapers and Accessories:
Deal: Good for $5 off a purchase of $50 or more plus free shipping.
Coupon Code: Please use Coupon Code CyberMonday

Snooty Booty Diapers:
Deal: Free shipping on any order, plus a $5 gift certificate for each $50 spent. These offers will be in
addition to any product markdowns in
the store.
Coupon Code: Use Code: cmonday
Shabby Bebe: Designer Children's product
Deal: 15% off your order of $50 or more use coupon code: shabby15 and 10% off your order if less
then $50 Please use code shabby10

Teacups and Mudpies: Trendy children's clothing, baby girl and baby boy clothing and more.
Deal: Free shipping on all purchases.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: CYBER09

Born Fabulous:
Deal: We will do free shipping on all orders.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code:FREESHIP

Laughing Ladybugs Boutique: Couture Girls Clothing:
Deal: 10% off the entire store.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: CYBER10

Little Fox Fashions: Designer Kids Shoes, Hair Bows and More!
Deal: 10% discount on all sales plus free shipping
on all orders over $100.00
Coupon Code: CYBER10
Clothing, Hand Bags and Accessories for Men or Women

Get Dolled Up Boutique: Personalized and Monogrammed handbags, diaper bags, garment bags and
Deal: 15% off plus Free Shipping.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: 15OFF

QT Sunglasses: Designer Inspired Sunglasses:
Deal: FREE SHIPPING and 20% off on all orders. Free Shipping for US and Canada orders only.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code:Cyber09

Hair Accessories

Little Miss Julia: Hair bows, barrettes and more.
Deal:15% off everything
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: Promo20

My Bonita Boutique: Crochet Headbands, Flower Headbands, Hair Bows and More.
Deal: 25% off all items.
Coupon Code: Please sure coupon code: cyber25

Pop Tots Boutique: Fabulous hair accessories for girls and beanie hats:
Deal: Free shipping
Coupon Code: Please Use code: Cyber Monday


Nanny Deprived: Gifts for Moms.
Deal: Free Shipping.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: FREESHIP

Lone Star graphics: Custom Vinyl Decals, Custom Shirts, Hats and More!
Deal: 20% off any order of $20 or more
Coupon code: cyber20

Label Creations: Personalized Address Labels, Canning Labels, Tic-Tac Labels, Bag Tags, Checkbook
Covers, Canning Labels, Bookplates, Favor tags, Note Cards, Hang Tags for Crafters & Events
Deal: 20 % off and Free Shipping for US only.
Coupon Code: Use DISCOUNT COUPON: LC1115

Sassy Sparkle: Personalized Rhinestone Clothing:
Deal: 15% off any order
Coupon Code: cyber09

Home and Garden

Scentsy Wickless Candles: Decorative warmers that fit into any décor and
Deal: Free Shipping
*Email at* with FREESHIP in the subject

Luxury Baby Nursery: Designer Nursery décor, Baby Furniture, Crib Bedding and more.
Deal: 15% Off
Coupon Code: CYBERSALE


TLC Silver Jewelry:
Deal: 20% off Jewelry and Holders. Valid Cyber Monday only.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: Checkout

Caribbean Jewelz: Handmade Artisan Jewelry:
Deal: 25% off total purchase.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: cyber60

Pendora Pendants: Glass Tile Pendants:
Deal: 25% off all items.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: cybermonday.

Organic Products:

Tidbit Couture: Organic cloth diapers and Baby products.
Deal: Free Shipping. Plus, additional sales will be offered throughout website.
Coupon Code: Please use code: FREESHIP

Krave Natural: Earth Friendly products for Home, Baby and Body:
Deal: Free site wide shipping and there will also be additional savings on items throughout the
Coupon Code: FREESHIP

Pet Products

Punk Luxury Dog Carriers : Buy luxury dog collars, high end dog carriers and a Christmas costume
or two for your dog.
Deal: Free Shipping for US buyers all day long.
Coupon Code: No coupon code needed

Photo and Greeting Cards

Fun and Sassy Designs: Modern Photo Cards and Personalized Gifts for Adults and Kids:
Deal: Free Shipping on Orders over $50 + $15 off Orders of $99 or more through 11/30 at midnight
Coupon Code: Use Code: CYBER15

Bunny Prints: Personalized Photo Cards for Birthday and Baby Shower plus matching birthday
Deal: 10% off
Coupon Code: cyber09

Photo Card Designs: Photo Cards for Weddings, Birthdays , Baby Showers and more.
Deal: Good for one day only- 5% off .
Coupon Code: Please Use Code: cybermonday

Pitter Patter Creations: Trendy birth announcements, birthday invitations, baptism invitations and
Deal: Receive free shipping for orders over $30.
Only one promotional code may be used per order and cannot be combined. May not be used on
previous orders.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: FREESHIP09

Lemon Tree Cards:
Deal: 15% discount expiring 12/25/09
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: LEMONADE

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well, I finally figured out how to create a business page for my facebook account. Between the web site, twitter, facebook and linkedin it makes my head spin. I am not sure what I am going to do with the page, but now I have it, a small success!

I have talked about it before, how I have my weekly laugh therapy with LD on Curb Your Enthusiasm, however last night was way over the top. I am loving the fact that all the Seinfeld characters are showing up on the show, however some of last nights' content was way over the top even for Larry David. Not in good taste Larry!

Another one of my small, but embarrassing indulgences is In Touch Magazine. I know it is shallow, however I love to read celebrity gossip. Hey, if that is my only bad habit....not to shabby! Anyway, I have not received it in months...apparently an address mix up and I am in celebrity withdrawal. Hopefully the problem is fixed and it will be coming to my mailbox soon. I look forward to that quiet hour once a week that I do not have to think or worry about anything......but reading my celebrity gossip! Ahhh..the little things in life!

Have not started Christmas shopping yet, and it will probably be a year like all others...a few weeks before I will run around like a lunatic trying to get everything done. I am planning on purchasing some gifts online....I love the fact it takes a few minutes to order and shows up on my door step a few days later!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Item!

I really have the creative juices flowing this week. I just finished designing a new item for the shoulders and neck. Now, as you all know I am not a fan of the heat therapy bags that wrap around and extend up the back of your neck and are very heavy. I think this hurts more than helps, especially if you have neck problems. I have been tinkering with this for quite some time and finally perfected it. This heat therapy bag is contoured perfectly to fit on the shoulder/lower neck area-not the upper. I am sure most of us are stressed or will be with the upcoming holidays so this is perfect. Just heat up the bag, sit back and feel the stress melt away! It is going to be available in my favorite super soft chenille fabrics and a few designer choices as well, however still working on those.

You may be all wondering why then do I also have a shoulder/neck buddy? Well, the 5x18 heat therapy bag is designed to be used on one side of the body. If you have pain on one side running up and down the neck and into the shoulder, than this is the one for you. You can contour it to fit the area you have the pain.

The more choices the better..right!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sleeping with your corn bag....beware!

My kids have always went to bed with their corn bags, especially in the winter months when it is downright chilly. However, lately my son has been waking up in the wee hours of the night asking for his corn bag to be warmed. Now, I love my children, however getting up at 2:00 am to warm a corn bag is something else. Try to reason with a 4 year old in the middle of the night, it does not work. I held my own though, and did not warm it. Once you start something it will become a nightly ritual. I told him that the only way to get his corn bag warmed at 2:00am is 1) to be spitting up 2) to have the swine flu 3) to have a major injury. So now when he gets up we go over the list and of course the answer to all the above is NO..he goes back to bed. Hopefully, he will get over this and sleep through the night...I am getting weary!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cannot sleep so I thought I would write a quick post

I just got finished watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David really makes me laugh! Probably should have done something peaceful like reading or listening to music as I cannot sleep now and it is getting late.
Well enough about that, I just wanted to post quickly about the neck/shoulder buddy that I just designed. I really do not like the heat therapy bags that go from side to side hanging off the shoulders and pressed up against the back of the neck. I think it puts a lot of pressure on the back of your neck and spine and can do more damage than good. I designed this to fit in the curve of your neck reaching down to your shoulder. I have been told by many customers that this has really helped their rotater cuff injuries. The shoulder/neck buddy comes in select designer fabrics for men and women and also in the super soft chenille fabrics that I love so much. Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gearing up for the Holidays!

Well before we know it, Christmas will be here. I envy the people that start Jan. 1st and have presents bought and wrapped, cookies baked, decorations put out...all by November! I, of course, am a last minute person. I do start out good, buying one or two things early on, but somehow become wrapped up in life and gift shopping gets put on hold. I do love the holidays with the decorations and cookies, but can do without the weather. You can give me 90 degree weather and a beach any day!

We are starting to get in gear for the holiday season. We have many new designer patterns that are here or are coming in. I know last year we ran out of men's patterns early, so I have decided to expand that area a bit.

I know Ella and Elton the elephants were coming quite some time ago, but am having a designer moment and cannot decide on fabrics. Hopefully, they will get here before Xmas.

So when you are starting your holiday shopping, think of a corn bag critter. They are Eco-friendly, multi-functional and most important (especially in this economy) affordable!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bad Blogger, Bad Blogger!

I know once again it has been quite some time since I wrote my last update. Since my blog is business focused I will write about my business...but then maybe just a little bit on the personal side! I added some really nice chenille colors to my 9x12 rectangles and have also added chenille sinus bags. I also have a few super soft minky fabrics that I will be adding so check back in the next week or two.

Since I am really getting back into the reading mode I have another book on my list of good reads, Eat, Pray and Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Just wonderful. After reading this book I want to travel to Italy, India and Bali as well. Ahhh just to take a year off from life to find yourself..what a luxury that must be! Again, I can dream!

Well am going to sign off to indulge in one of my guilty pleasures...watching "Curb Your Enthusiasm". A good way to end a night..laughing!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I have really been slacking off writing on my blog, as the last post was March 15th! Well, what is new. Ella and Elton the Elephants are coming soon. Just working on some final details. Very cute I would have to say! Also, should have the "milk buds" due here any day. I have some really pretty fabrics coming.

On a personal note, just waiting for the summer to begin. Found a really great author-Alice Lipman-and am really enjoying reading her books. They are very insightful and great summer reads. Am in the process of changing my hair color-I need to make some changes and this is a good one. I am slowly changing from blond to red. My children really want me to have the bright red/orange color, but that is too drastic for me. be a kid again, no worries about self, hair color, clothing (well sometimes!). I am loving wearing flip flops and am enjoying the warmer weather. I really should be living near the beach. What a great life that would be! Somehow the ocean has a really calming effect. Ohhhh..I can dream!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Olive is here!

Olive the bunny is finally here. She is an adorable lilac bunny with floppy polka dot ears. Olive makes a great addition to the Easter basket. If your children are like mine-one piece of chocolate makes them jump off the walls for hours-this is a useful, yet adorable gift. If bunnies are not your thing, check out Quackers the Duck. Any child would love seeing these cute critters in their basket Easter morning.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Well since my last post was Nov. 6th, I figured it was time to add another. My mother is the biggest fan of my corn bags. She lives in Montana and everyone knows it can get downright bone chilling bitter at night there. She also sleeps with multiple corn bags for that exact reason! As most of us do, she gets up at least once during the night and then has trouble falling back to sleep. She decided that since they had an extra microwave in the workshop, she was going to bring it into the bedroom. When she gets up in the middle of the night she pops the corn bags into the microwave and several minutes later she is back in bed dosing off quickly with the warmth of the corn bags next to her. She swears they work better than a sleep aid! So, a microwave in the bedroom...not a bad idea! Corn bags as a sleep aid..possibly!