Tuesday, September 10, 2013

love from the media: Pregnancy & Newborn Mag

We're featured!  Thrilled for our camera imagination toy to be included in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine's Fall 2013 Buyers Guide.  Yahoo!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

sneak peek: 2013 personalized ornaments

Our new 2013 personalized holiday ornaments are almost complete!  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for you this year.  We've got lots of new, one-of-a-kind designs along with some updated best sellers from last season.

+ 23 designs to choose from
+ free shipping to anywhere in the US
+ crafted from solid maple hardwood (sustainably grown)
+ personalized with your name/phrase of choice
+ comes with red ribbon for hanging, bag for gifting/storage, and a free sticker

Ideal for baby's first Christmas, young/old kids alike, newlyweds, hostesses, and teachers. A true heirloom gift for any age!  Want to buy for your employee Christmas party or the family get-together? We offer generous discounts on large orders.  Just email us for more info.

{ VISIT Smiling Tree's website TO SNATCH SOME UP }
Available for purchase very soon.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

homemade apple cider

This time of year at our house is all about brilliant orange and yellow squash from the gardens, raking leaf piles for the little ones to lose themselves in, cool evening bonfires, and crisp, juicy apples from the family orchard.

Feast your eyes on this visual recap of our recent apple cider pressing, and then visit your local apple orchard to get some for yourself!

Freshly picked from the family's organic orchard
"...Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees. Please!" - Joni Mitchell

We send the apples through a garbage disposal fashioned just for this purpose
(Maybe it's cheating a bit not to grind by hand, but it's much easier on the
 muscles and the end result is just as good)

Crushed apples go first into a cheesecloth bag and then into our 40+ year-old wooden cider press

And out comes the good stuff


Then into quart jars for canning

So pretty

And oh-so good

For a little more fall fun, grab a mug of hot or cold apple cider and head on over to 
our toy shop for some autumn baby finds:

autumn-inspired teethers by Smiling Tree Toys