Archive for April, 2012

Unforgettable Mothers Day Gifts

April 30th, 2012

It’s almost May (yay!) which means it’s time to look for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If you’re like us and procrastinate, check out our gift guide below. One of our favorite holidays at Just Ducky, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13 this year. Time to start shopping!

Expanding their offerings to more than spas, mom can use a gift card on pilates, travel, beauty and a lot more at spafinder.com. She’s bound to find something she’ll enjoy doing! http://www.spafinder.com/

Etsy describes itself as the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace and we couldn’t agree more! Find unique, vintage and handmade jewelry, scarves, pottery, picture frames and more (we could go on for days). Check it out for yourself and make sure the item can ship in time for the May 13th holiday. We love the cream seaglass necklace by astash. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/tags/mothers+day+gifts/?sort=hotness&order=desc

Cappuccino - cream necklace with 9 sea glass - crocheted - OOAK - handmade gift for her Birthday summer autumn Mom Weddings

Does mom have a green thumb? Gardenart.com has various styles of wooden and metal garden art, birdhouses and feeders. Many of their items are made with reclaimed wood and metal. We love this piece that’s made of salvaged tin and a recycled stair spindle for the body.

If she appreciates a good cup o’ joe like we do, we have the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Dean & Deluca has an Artisan Coffee of the Month Club. You can choose from three-month, six-month or full-year program, and they deliver their delicious new blends or varietals directly to her door every thirty days or so. http://www.deandeluca.com/coffee-tea-cocoa/coffee-by-type/artisan-coffee-of-the-month.aspx

Artisan Coffee of the Month Club

For a gift with a southern touch, check out http://www.swoozies.com for items with a personal feel. Many can be monogrammed. We especially love the South Drink Dispenser shown below. You can also find customizable trays, stationary, tableware, totes, baskets and candles.

The South - Drink Dispenser

Barnes & Noble currently has a wonderful section on their website to giving back to momma. Check it out at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/mothers-day-gifts-books-for-mom/379003502. We particularly like the Cutting Board Set and the Lilly Pullitzer Falling in Love Nook cover.

Cutting Board SetLilly Pulitzer Falling in Love

Stella and Dot is all over the fashion magazines lately and we can’t get enough of their trendy jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces, brooches and charms in all colors of the rainbow are sold on their website and at trunk shows. For an updated take on the birthstone charm, check out this look. www.stelladot.com 

Birthstone Charms

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Double Trouble Twin Videos

April 26th, 2012

Have you had a long week? Need a smile? Look no further! Here are a few videos that will have you seeing double. We have a lot of Ducky moms who have twins and we give them props. It’s hard enough to take care of one little Ducky!

Dancing Twins

Twins Dancing to Lady Gaga

Justin and Jeremy’s Version of The Lazy Song (G rated)

Laughing Twins

Twin Girls

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Fall 2012 Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

April 23rd, 2012

Our Fall 2012 Collection has something for every personality! With styles ranging from classic to trendy, we were inspired by turquoise, contemporary florals, warm cords, soft dots, larger than life prints, geo coordinates and lots of sweet ruffles. We’ve refreshed some of our best-selling dresses, tunics, overalls, leggings, rompers, skirts and jumper styles from previous collections.

The photo shoot took place this past Friday at Charlotte St Park in Asheville, NC. Our little models did a wonderful job and were so patient! A big thanks goes out to them and their parents. Here’s a sneak peek of the Fall 2012 Collection. Like what you see? Sign-up to become a Trunk Show Consultant. Fill out the application today and we’ll be in touch with you. Click here>>>


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Just Ducky Custom Flower Girl Dresses

April 17th, 2012

Just Ducky Flower Girl Dresses

Who can resist the charm of a flower girl? So darling and innocent, flower girls can melt hearts and steal the show! Whether your flower girls are a size 3 or 10, Just Ducky Originals has you covered. We create sweet, quality made flower girls styles that are perfect for all weddings whether it’s a vintage afternoon garden wedding or an evening black tie affair.

Choose from luxurious fabrics and customize to make your darling flower girl feel like a princess for the day. A custom made dress with a monogram can be a keepsake your flower girl keeps long after the wedding. We love the idea of more than one flower girl and our custom dresses allow you to mix and match different styles, colors and coordinating pieces like monogrammed tie sashes. Visit our website or call us today at (828) 258-3366 x 10 to start customizing flower girl dresses that are in line with your wedding vision. Click here to find Just Ducky Originals flower girls styles.

Just Ducky Originals flower girl dressThe 817 Sashed Dupioni Silk Flower Girl Dress is fully lined and tea-length. Dress shown is our luxurious ivory dupioni fabric. A cummerbund gathered monogrammable sash is included and can be a coordinating or contrasting color. Choose from 9 colors. More info>>>

Just Ducky Originals Flower Girl Monogrammed Sash

 

 

 

 

 

The monogrammed flower girl sash will be an adorable detail people will notice as she walks down the aisle.

The 817R Ruffle Neck Dupioni Silk Flower Girl Dress (below) is  fully lined, tea-length and has 1.75″ attached ties in the back.  Featured dress is our light sage dupioni. Dress can be monogrammed in color of your choice across the center chest for a customized touch. Choose from 9 colors. More info>>>

Just Ducky Originals Dupioni Flower Girl Dress

First dress featured in our 288 White Pique Flower Girl Dress. Light and comfortable, the white pique is beautifully simple and perfect for a summer wedding! More info>>>

Many of the dresses from Just Ducky’s  Spring 2012 Collection dresses can be customized for a flower girl or junior bridesmaid to wear. Click on the photos below for more info on each dress

For flower girl tips and ideas, check out this article from The Knot: Flower Girls: Flower Girl Duties in Detail – wedding planning – bridal party http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/bridal-party/articles/flower-girl-duties-in-detail.aspx#ixzz1sIv3InGq

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Expect the Unexpected During Photo Shoots with Kids!

April 16th, 2012

As with any activity that involves kids, you always have to expect the unexpected. We embrace this mantra when we have 10-15 babies and kids on location for the Just Ducky Originals spring and fall photo shoots and have some pretty funny photos to prove it! Check out the adorable shots below. Our little models put smiles on our faces and remind us why we work so hard to bring cute, classic fashions to the mamas and little duckies around the country. Like the outfits you see? Click on the links below each to find them on our website.

Just Ducky Originals Children's ClothingWhat’s rustling in the bush? Karmen (on the right) is wearing the Angel Wing Float Dress in #09 French Blue Dot with #02 Juliette Monogram in white with white cotton piping. Find on our website>>>

Alana (on the left) is modeling our Gathered Neck Blouse in #28 white Swiss Dot and the Circle Skort with Ricrac in #10 French Blue Paisley. Find on our website>>>

Just Ducky Originals Girls Clothing

 

Cori and Karmen, the camera is this way! Cori (on the left) is wearing our knit Tier Top in Rosy Dot and Capri Leggings in Green Stripe.
Find on our website>>>

Karmen looks so cute her Just Ducky Originals Ribbon Swing Dress in #13 Kiwi Dot with #39 Strawberry Dot Bird Applique.
Find on our website>>>

Just Ducky Originals Boys and Girls Clothing

This one makes us smile every time we look at it. Look at those muscles! Ella’s ready to party in the Straight Yoke Sundress in #07 Cupcakes and Raspberry Dot with #13 Single Curlz Letter. Find on our website>>>

Hey Piper, quit texting so we can take your picture! Piper had to take a break to text her agent during the shoot. She’s modeling our Reversible Sashed Bloomer Set in #25 Sweet Treat Calico and #07 Cupcakes. Find on our website>>>

Just Ducky Baby Clothing

Ben’s looking handsome in the Boys’ Brown Polo with #09 Monogram in light orange and the Structured Plaid Shorts in brown plaid madras. Find on our website>>>

 

Our Fall 2012 photo shoot is this week! We can’t wait for our loyal Just Ducky Original customers and consultants to see the amazing collection. We’ll be sure to post a preview soon!

Interested in becoming a consultant? We offer lots of incentives and perks for you to share our quality girls, boys and baby clothing with your family and friends. Home shows are fun and our clothes sell themselves! Click here to sign up to be a consultant for Fall 2012.

 

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Family-friendly Vacations

April 9th, 2012

Planning a family vacation for this summer? Family-friendly vacations are much less scarce than they used to be. There are more and more resorts being built with the entire family in mind. Outdoor activities for the tots and spa treatments for the parents are just a couple of ways resorts are catering to the entire family’s wants and needs. Check out Parent Magazine’s “Top 10 Best Family Friendly Vacations” article and start planning your family’s dream vacation today! They rated each vacation based on the perfect package — ideal locations, great programming, and first-rate accommodations.

Below you’ll find the top 5 family-friendly vacation spots and Just Ducky Originals must have custom clothing suggestions to keep your kids cool and comfortable while on these or any other adventure-filled vacation.

1. The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL
Parents’ perks: Five-diamond restaurant; two championship golf courses; 20,000-sq.-ft. spa; three fitness centers; designer boutiques.
Family Features: Year-round kids’ camp all day and some evenings; private babysitting with screened sitters; playground; free use of bottle warmers, mini refrigerators, stepstools, strollers, infant bathtubs, and childproofing items.

Have to have Just Ducky Originals outfit for this kid-friendly vacation: Monogrammed Seersucker Shortall

2. Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Parents’ Perks: Adventure & Wellness Center with personal trainers, state-of-the-art gym, and free Pilates and yoga classes, opening May 19.
Family Features: Free children’s morning program during the summer; evening program for 3- to 12-year-olds three nights weekly from June to late September; private babysitting with screened sitters; two outdoor heated pools plus baby pool; dive-in movies (family films shown poolside); walking path to the beach.

Have to have Just Ducky Originals outfit for this kid-friendly vacation: Boys Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt in Blue Sky Check

Just Ducky Originals Boys Clothing

3. Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Williamsburg, VA
Parents’ Perks: Championship golf courses; spa with “Sampler Massage,” combining classic Swedish, hot stone, aromatherapy, and other techniques; fitness center with 30 cardio stations.
Family Features: Seasonal kids’ camp all day; evening kids’ programs; private babysitting with screened sitters; indoor and outdoor pools plus baby pool with fountain, all staffed by lifeguards; dive-in movies; playground; kids’ menu at all eateries; free shuttles to Busch Gardens, Water Country, and Colonial Williamsburg, all nearby.

Have to have Just Ducky Originals outfit for this kid-friendly vacation:  Girls Straight Yoke Romper

Girls Clothing

4. Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, San Diego
Parents’ Perks:
One of the few spas in the country offering Watsu (water-based massage); farmers’ market trips with the resort’s head chef.
Family Features: Seasonal kids’ camp all day and some evenings; private babysitting with screened sitters; private pedestrian underpass to the beach; families’ and kids’ heated pools; dive-in movies; toddler beds; childproofing upon request; free meals for children under age 5 at all restaurants; discounted second rooms.

Have to have Just Ducky Originals outfit for this kid-friendly vacation: Reversible Sundress in Turquois Seersucker and Boats

Girls Clothing Dress

5. Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Longboat Key, FL
Parents’ Perks: Spa with treatments such as salt glow rub; organized morning power walks; restaurant with award-winning wine list.
Family Features: Year-round complimentary kids’ camp all day and some evenings; private babysitting with screened sitters; 800 feet of private beach; heated outdoor pool staffed by lifeguards; on-site gourmet market.

Have to have Just Ducky Originals outfit for this kid-friendly vacation: Seersucker Sport Shorts and White/Navy Contrast T-shirt with Whale Applique.

View the full article in Parents Magazine here. Happy planning (and shopping)!

 

 

 

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Building a Better Easter

April 5th, 2012

We love Easter at Just Ducky Originals and try to put our stamp on the holiday each year with festive girls Easter dresses, boys shortalls and onealls, and precious baby outfits that are fitting for the spring holiday that has us enjoying the outdoors at egg hunts and family get-togethers. This blogger mom is on a mission to make Easter as celebrated as Christmas. How does your family honor the Easter holiday?

Building A Better Easter

by Patricia of “Uncool Mom”

“Last year, in true Uncool Mom fashion—me always trying to re-engineer things and make them better—I once again set my sights on Easter.

I’ve always thought that Easter, the foundational holiday of Christianity, should be a much bigger deal than it is, and have always wondered why Christians don’t make as much fuss over it as Christmas. I mean, at least in my family, people don’t bend over backwards at Easter to try to be together by plane, train or automobile. Each individual family usually just “does their own thing” and that “thing” usually means new spring dresses for the females; Easter baskets hidden for the kids on Easter morning, filled with a few presents and candy; going to church; participating in an egg hunt or two (egg hunts that often are a week before Easter); and maybe going out to eat.

As kids grow older, the “Easter Bunny” and Easter baskets go away and the excitement over egg hunts diminishes as well, so eventually we’re down to going to church and going out to eat. Ho-hum.

Some would say great, that keeps the focus where it needs to be—church, but I say that Easter is a celebration that should go on all day, not just for an hour at a morning church service.” Read more here>>

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Fall 2012 Trunk Shows

April 4th, 2012

Just Ducky Originals

While we’re dreaming of lazy summer days, we’re hard at work on our Fall 2012 Collection in mind! Just Ducky’s design team is busy assembling fabrics, styles and trims for a Collection with more details and customization options than ever before! Get ready for  fun matching sibling outfits, ruffles, bright and bold colors, coordinating patterns and refreshed classics. Our Trunk Show Consultants are the first to see a sneak peek! You won’t want to miss Fall 2012. Sign-up to share  Just Ducky’s Fall Collection with your family and friends. Earn darling kids clothes  for them and extra cash for you!

Sign-up to host a Trunk Show today and secure the dates that fit your schedule. Shows start July 12. Don’t delay. Click here to sign-up today!

If you have a question about our Trunk Shows or would like more information, please email hostesscoordinator@justduckyoriginals.com.

Just Ducky Show Dates – Fall 2012
WEEK NUMBER SHOW DATES ORDERS RECEIVED BY ORDERS SHIP BY
Week 1 July 12-15 July 18 September 4
Week 2 July 19-22 July 25 September 10
Week 3 July 26-29 August 1 September 17
Week 4 August 2-5 August 8 September 24
Week 5 August 9-12 August 15 October 1
Week 6 August 16-19 August 22 October 8
Week 7 August 23-26 August 29 October 15
Week 8* Aug 30-Sept 2 September 5 October 22
Week 9 September 6-9 September 12 October 29
Week 10 September 13-16 September 19 November 5
Week 11 September 20-23 September 26 November 12
Week 12 September 27-30 October 3 November 12
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