Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Closing Tickles

I would like to announce that Tickles will be closing its Bethel, CT location at the end of February. Due to the exciting news of my pregnancy, as well as the attention and time I want and need to give to my children, my husband and I have decided to close the downtown store so that I can work from home.

I will be pursuing some of the business from home while being closer to my family. I will still personalize various items, create wonderful dresses and more, as well as design and produce custom invitations, announcements and more.

I want to thank all of the loyal customers and friends who have supported Tickles through the past two years. I truly enjoyed this experience and the friendships I have developed with many of you. I would like all to know that I am just 2 miles away and available to work as before. I will be working from my home office and can be contacted as before. For those interested in speaking to me about a project or request, please send me a message through facebook or email at psanta5@aol.com

Once again, thank you for your support and understanding as I pursue my business and a growing family!

Thank you,
Paola S. Kaoud

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LunchSkins Make for an Eco-Friendly lunch!

After researching for many days and thinking what will be the best way of not being wasteful I came across LunchSkins. Lunskins are an Eco-Friendly lunch. LunchSkins are reusable Sandwich and Snack bags that are designed for us to reduce landfill and ocean waste in our future. These clever bags are durable, stylish and dishwasher safe (once you are ready to wash them, put them in the dishwasher and have them cleaned).

Whether you care about our environment, saving money, eating healthy, or looking stylish, LunchSkins are the answer to your plastic baggie blues -- they offer an environmental benefit (reduce landfill waste), a practical benefit (they can be used hundreds of times and save you money over the long run), and a healthy choice (food tastes better in a pastry bag).
We need to think of the world for our kids' future. 

Come to tickles and see LunchSkins. You will love them!
They can be personalized too!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Zoobies Are a Child's Best Friend

Tickles is pleased to offer the award winning collection of Zoobies, plush animals that are a friend, a comfy pillow and a cozy blanket . . . all in one! Zoobies are available in a variety of characters for boys and girls of many ages and are a great travel companion.

Zoobies are a plush friend, pillow, blanket
When I first saw a Zoobie, I loved the way it looked. Then, I discovered this plush animal flattens to become a soft pillow and then unzips to expose a big, soft blanket. I immediately got one for my son and he has loved it ever since.

A Plush Friend
Zoobies come across as looking like very cute, unique and soft plush animals. These lovable animals have a velour feel with a microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability. Underneath are two hook and loop velcro tabs that can be released to turn a Zoobie into the shape of a pillow. Zoobies are machine washable.

A Soft Pillow
Open up the two velcro tabs underneath your Zoobie and this little friend becomes one of the softest pillows your little ones can lay their heads on! The extra soft velour feel polyester invites children of all ages to cuddle up with their cute friend for a nap or just to relax for a while. A great pillow for road trips or a visit to the grand parents!

A super soft fleece blanket is inside every Zoobie

A Cozy Blanket
Each Zoobie contains a super soft color coordinated fleece blanket inside. Unzip the side of your Zoobie to reveal the softest blanket ever. The blanket can be unzipped off the Zoobie as a separate blanket or it can be left zipped to the Zoobie. Whether it is for a daily nap time, for travel in the car or for a visit and sleep over at the grand parents, this blanket is sure to be a hit to keep children cozy and warm.

The Zoobies collection contains animals of all types and is available at Tickles in Bethel, CT. As a special extra, Tickles can personalize the blanket with the child's name for that special touch!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Event

On Saturday, October 30th, 2010, between 2 PM and 4 PM, the town of Bethel, CT will be hosting a Halloween Event/"Trick or Treat" Street and from 4 PM - 5 PM there will be costume judging on PT. Barnum Square.

So if you want to have your kids march all dressed up in costumes and use them actually twice in a year, come down to Downtown Bethel and have fun with your kids Trick or Treating. We can't wait to see all the great costumes walking up and down the street! Do not forget to stop at Tickles we will be giving out candy!!

Happy and Safe Trick or Treating!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

3 Sprouts Makes Storage Fun and Eco-Friendly

As a mom, I constantly find myself looking for ways to store all the little toys, books, puzzles, etc. I have decided against those plastic Rubbermaid bins that have no character. I decided to bring home a few of the wonderful 3 Sprouts storage bins from my store.

3 Sprouts took the idea of storage and turned it into a fun, organic theme. These great bins are practical, safe and portable. My son finds no problem filling up these organic bins and the only decision he needs to make is what to put in the monkey bin and what to put in the owl bin.

These 3 Sprouts storage bins are made of 100% organic cotton canvas and 100% eco- spun felt. They measure 17.5 inches tall and 17 inches round and are generous enough to hold quite a few items.

Each bin is able to stand on its own even when empty and include tucked in side handles for easy to carry times. The fun and creative designs include a yellow monkey, orange fox, brown owl, black and white zebra, purple hippo and blue or pink elephant. These organic storage bins are also a blessing for those dirty little hands as they easily spot clean with soap and warm water!

These bins are tough enough to hold tons of stuff and playful enough to compliment any playroom, bedroom and your child's imagination. They are also very cool as laundry bins!

Tickles in Bethel, CT is pleased to carry the full line of 3 Sprouts products to include these bins, picture frames, art smocks and more to add some fun and safe times for children of many ages

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tickles Proudly Presents Pediped Kid's Shoes

I couldn't wait to for the first shipment of pediped children's shoes to arrive my store! They are finally here and they are some of the nicest kid's shoes I have seen, not to mention some of the better quality I have seen as well.

Boys and girls alike can benefit from the orthopedic nature of pediped shoes. This line of shoes is not only good looking, it also concentrates on the proper form for kids and their feet. Pediped is the best footwear that provides soft flexible soles for children from newborn to size 12. Pediped is approved by The American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development. In a few words our kids' feet will develop naturally with these shoes while also having the best in comfort and style.

Tickles offers the three different lines of pediped shoes depending of the kids' age and needs.
-The Originals® line for pre-walkers is designed to most closely mimic barefoot walking and the natural foot shape of a child.
-The Grip n Go® line is the perfect line to help toddlers transition from early walking to walking with a more confident stride.
-The Flex® line combines everything high quality, fine leather and a soft flexible rubber sole.

pediped features:
- Soft, cushioned leather soles
- Washable
- Memory foam technology
- Approved by podiatrists
- Stylish and comfortable
- Aid in the development of child's foot

Visit Tickles for the complete line of pediped children's shoes:
The Originals most closely mimic barefoot walking
Grip 'n' Go - The Perfect Shoe for the Active Toddler
Flex - Combines everything you would want in a rubber soled shoe

The Originals® most closely mimic barefoot walking.  
When children learn to walk they tend to shuffle, so rubber soles or shoes with grip, force children to change their natural stride and can actually make them trip.  Originals® have a durable, slip-resistant leather sole. They’re roomy so the foot can move and grip and they’re flexible so your child can actually feel the floor.  The hand-stitched leather sole allows your child’s foot to breathe.
Plus, Originals® have two layers of the highest quality leather on the market today plus a soft foam insert, so your child’s feet are protected while they’re on the move, INDOORS AND OUT.  Originals® are the most comfortable shoe your child will ever wear and won’t want to take off.
Children’s feet need to last them a lifetime so it’s important to start taking care of them from birth.  pediped® is designed to protect your baby’s feet from crawling to those first amazing steps and into the toddler years.

pediped® Grip ‘n’ Go™ - the perfect shoe for the active toddler!  

Pediped Flex® combines everything you would ever want in a rubber soled shoe.  High quality, fine leather and a soft and flexible rubber sole makes Flex® the “next best thing to bare feet”

Visit Tickles for the complete line of pediped shoes and turn your child's feet into little happy, comfortable feet!
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Critter Caravan's visit to Tickles

Kathryn of Critter Caravan visited Tickles on September 25th, 2010.
She brought all kinds of exotic animals to show us. Kathryn brought us three mammals: a Hedgehog, a Chinchilla, an Angora Rabbit. three reptiles: a Bearded Dragon, a Tortoise, and a Snake. Two Insects: two cockroaches.
Not only did we learn all about these animals, everybody got to touch and pet them!
These animals were from different parts of the world like South America ( I got to know one of my kind), Africa, England and Australia. As we learned about each one of them we got to know their habitats, what they like, how they live and how unique each one of them is.
Hedgehogs are spiny on the outside, so you have to be careful when you touch them.
Their spines help protect them from predators!

Chinchillas are SO soft!  They have to take lots of dust baths to keep their fur clean.
Those whiskers are long and cute! 

 Angora Rabbits are also super-soft. You can shear their wool and make a sweater, just like with a sheep!

 Bearded Dragon have spiny scales arranged in rows and clusters. These are found on the throat, which can be expanded when threatened, and at the back of the head.
  Tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. Tortoise live on land and they can live up to 150 years!

Boa is a large, heavy-bodied specie of snake. From adults to kids we all enjoy holding and wearing the Boa! There were some brave boy who wanted to try on their necks! I could not past that opportunity. The body was cold!
The show ended with a cockroach race. With pom poms we all kept shouting for our favorite Cockroach to win!
 From Adults to kids we all had such a great time learning, seeing and touching. There were so many kids and parents and I am so happy we had such a nice activity for every age. It was an hour full of fun and no one stopped paying attention to this great show. Kathryn is really good with everyone and the animals are so cute.
Thank you to all the kids and parents who made this show so fun. All the kids were so well behaved and were very patient waiting for their turn when we were passing the animals around. 

So, if you are thinking of something exciting and educational for a birthday party, Critter Caravan is a great way to go! Here is the info:

Critter Caravan
Kathryn: (203)333-5689 or Tori: (203)922-1826
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