Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing week sale!

Christmas has come and gone, and it's been hectic! So much visiting and eating- now it's time to relax from the comforts of your living rooms and do some shopping online!

Keeping with the holiday shopping spirit, Apples'n'Oranges is having a Boxing Week Sale! Everything in our store is 25% off until January 2nd. Stock up on your favourite Canadian brands like Peekaboo Beans, Kid Brother, Fig Organic and Babes in Black.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The LBD- a wardrobe essential

The most essential piece of clothing in every woman's closet- the LBD or Little Black Dress - is now available for the littlest girls! These fabulously adorable dresses are hand-made especially for Apples'n'Oranges with the finest attention to detail. And I'd just like to add that they are made by Joel's very talented and loving Mamie (my mom!)

Mamie decided that since she had some free time, now that she is retired, she wanted to get back into sewing. She has perfected these dresses, and part of the sale of each dress will be donated to a charity. Mamie hasn't yet decided which charity she would like the funds dontated to, but she's still doing some research.

So please let us know what you think! They come in a variety of colours- so check out the Little Blue Dress and the Little Jean Dress too!
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas gift ideas

I thought it might be fun to highlight some of our products in case people are looking for last minute gift ideas. And remember, if you're in Ottawa, delivery is always free. Plus shipping free everywhere in Canada until the 17th, and 1/2 price to the states ($6 instead of $12).

For the mom to be or new mom

These change pads are a must-have for my next baby. The inside is made of minkee and about the most heavenly feeling fabric you've ever felt in your life!!

For the baby you KNOW has the soul of a little old man

Little old man slippers... uhhh... I mean penny loafers. I love these!

Xmas loungewear

What's better than lounging around all day on Christmas day playing with new toys. We love peekaboo beans here at Apples'n'Oranges and only have a couple of pairs of their holiday loungewear - check them out!

Cozy for Xmas eve

A common Xmas tradition is the Xmas-eve pyjama tradition - one I couldn't wait to start with Kiernan. And he'll have a pair of these super comfy cotton PJZZZZZ to open Xmas eve. (well not the ice cream ones ;)

Computer guys

This organic shirt by fig cracks me up - and kind of reminds me of the old Mission Impossible game I used to play on my Commodore 64!

Pretty girls

Accessorize! Girls like to be pretty and flower pot clips are unique!

Do you have any favourites? We'll try to post a few more suggestions in the coming weeks... just to help inspire :)
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Monday, December 3, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Our Holiday Open house was great - despite the horrible weather here in Ottawa lately (we got something like 50 zillion centimeters of snow in the last 24 hours - ok, well - I swear it was at least a foot of snow!)

To celebrate the upcoming holidays we've got some special promotions going on.

15% off on P.S.Tees, Red Fish Kids, and Babes in Black. We're also offering free shipping to anywhere in Canada, and half price shipping ($6 instead of $12) to the US from Dec 3 - 16.

Come shop with us!!

Thanks to 5 minutes for mom for promoting our latest giveaway and free shipping promotion. I love finding other mom owned businesses and the gals from 5 minutes for mom are not only examples of moms who started businesses (A Rocking Horse to Love and Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles) but they're Canadian and really great about promoting other mom run businesses!
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Come see us tonight!

1440 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, Ontario

Mark November 29th in your calendars and join us to kick-off this holiday season in style. Book your best shopping partners. HUSH & HUSH little baby are hosting a holiday shopping PARTY!

Food, Treats, Vino, Giveaways, Manicures (does it get any better than this?!).
Gorgeous items for the holidays: women, men & children. Expert advice on-site to help you create fabulous looks and way too cute outfits. 20% off store-wide.

:10 Minute Manicure will be on-site. $10 to gorgeous holiday nails - what a treat!

Great gift giving ideas from local designers and retailers: Apples N Oranges, Monkey Leggs, Stork.

A locally owned online baby boutique providing a collection of unique
and stylish baby goods - a great alternative to the generic box store

:10 Minute Manicure caters to busy women wanting (or needing!) beautiful nails in a hurry! Leave looking and feeling fabulous in just ten minutes!

Apples'n'Oranges proudly carries exclusively Canadian brands and features an original selection of the latest trends in clothing, shoes and accessories for children aged 0-5.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Did you know Apples'n'Oranges has a registry system? Registries are an easy way to let people know what to buy you, or your child, so you actually get things you want! :)
Anyone who sets up a registry between today and Christmas day will be entered into a draw for a $10 Apples'n'Oranges gift certificate. So go ahead, tell people what you want!

(PS. anyone who emails to sign up for the Apples'n'Oranges newsletter will be entered into a monthly draw for another $10 gift certificate)

Good luck!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Perfect time of year to win a hat!

Congratulations Alexia!!

Gramma is thinking about creating a new size of her hats and wants to know what you think!!

Check out the hats on Apples'n'Oranges and then answer the following questions and you will be entered into a draw to win a free Gramma's hat of your choice!!

- Do you think Gramma should create a 6-12 month size?
- What would the best design be for her to start with?
- Which hat would you want?

If you post about the contest on your blog you'll get a second entry. Contest closes December 8 at midnight. Good luck!!
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Come see us!

We're super busy over the next couple of weeks doing shows all over the place and we'd love if you came out and saw us!!

Sunday, November 25, 11am - 5pm
Mary Kay Open House
1700 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

Thursday, November 29, 7pm -10pm
Hush Boutique Holiday shopping night
1440 Wellington Street West

Saturday, December 1, 10 am - 3pm
The Beautiful Pear shopping day
320 McLeod St (corner of McLeod & O’Connor)

and of course our own open house in Orleans on
Sunday, December 2, 1pm - 5pm
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Too cute girls shoes!

You must check out the latest product we've added from Little Soles! These pink and chocolate girls' shoes are so adorable, and are perfect for all those 'girly girls' in your lives! Again, one of those products that I would definitely be snapping up if I myself had a daughter.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

You're invited!

Apples’n’Oranges invites you to attend our Holiday Open House
Sunday December 2nd

1:00-5:00 pm

Shop for unique gifts for the whole family at our Christmas open house! Save 15% on all Apples’n’Oranges purchases.

Looking for a gift for grandparents? Bring your little ones - Precious Prints will be on-site taking walk-ins. Receive a free Christmas ornament with purchase ($30.00 value).

M Chen Wears will be featuring her original t-shirts.

Pick up some unique items designed and created by Betsy and Meredith of Weknotme

Stock up on scrapbooking supplies from Creative Memories.

Beautiful jewelry made in wood, imported directly from Costa Rica. Shop for hairclips, earrings, bracelets, chokers, necklaces and other small items.

RSVP or 613-282-9386
by November 25th

Kids and friends are welcome!
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Photo gallery

We've been so busy we haven't gotten around to announcing our big winner of our October cutie contest. We got so many fabulous entries and they're all highlighted in our new photo gallery. Go have a look!!

And now for the big reveal. The winner of our contest - and the winner of Peekaboo Beans hoodie!! is:

Savhannah in her Hatley Bloomin' raincoat!

Keep sending in your cuties in Apples'n'Oranges clothing - we'll add you to our photo gallery and we'll be having another contest in January!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What's new - Fig organic

We just got the fall line of Fig Organic in and it's SO adorable I just gush over it all! :) It's cute, and organic - what more could you want? Have a look!

PS. Anyone who signs up to our newsletter in November by emailing or creating an account on our web site will be entered into a draw for a $10 gift certificate!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

PSSST, check out this sale!

This month p.s.tees are 15% off this month (I think I'm hilarious for this post title btw ;)

I love the positive messages on all their shirts: unstoppable, pint size wonder, I am my own superhero, and strong, fast, and feisty (or fabulous)!

All their shirts are 100% Baby Rib cotton, combed for softness and comfort and you can feel good about your purchase because p.s. tees donates a part of all sales to non-profit charities NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information Centre) and SickKids Foundation.

Check them out!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Y'All giveaway!

** Congratulations to the winner Adventures of an Awesome (somtimes) mom Want to win a $10 Apples'n'Oranges gift certificate? Just sign up for our newsletter, and we'll automatically enter you in a draw! To enter, and to receive our newsletter, send an email to info(at)apples-n-oranges(dot)com before November 30th.***

We're so excited to be taking part in the Fall Y'All giveaway from Rocks in my Dryer!!

Here's what we're doing. Leave a comment telling us what you'd buy from Apples'n'Oranges and you'll be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift certificate to Apples'n'Oranges, plus free shipping! (this is open to anyone in Canada or the US)

If you don't know what Apples'n'Oranges is - we're an online childrenswear store that specializes in ages 0-5 bringing you hip and funky clothing from exclusively Canadian companies.

Fun stuff like:

We hope you come and visit!
As a bonus use coupon code fallyall15 at checkout for 15 per cent off on orders over $50.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some more cutie photos of kids in Apples'n'Oranges clothing

Ryan (with a little support from daddy :) in his Kid Brother Trucking shirt

Sophie in her Peekaboo Beans flutter pants and storytelling top.

Dylan in his Tricky & Titch Monkey shirt

Liam in his Rock&Rattle "Super cute in Japanese" t

Van dressed in babes in black

Maya wearing an Apples'n'Oranges original creation - dresses made exclusively for us!
Little Miss cutie in her Hatley Bloomin' raincoat

Carys in a Bugalug hair band and Anything but Ordinary long sleeve shirt in fuschia.

Kiernan in some PJZZZZZ

Roanen in his Rock'n'Rattle mohawk hoodzie
We're sold out of them right now, but we're getting more in! Start a registry if you like them :)

Keep entering!!
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Monday, October 15, 2007

And we're launched!

This past Saturday was our Official Grand Opening! The party was a hit, and we had a really great turn out! We would just like to thank everyone who came to support our home-grown business, as well as all of our new customers. Sometimes I have a hard time believing how far we've come since April!

We're looking forward to keeping the momentum going with Apples'n'Oranges over the next few months.

We have a couple of new brands on our website, so check out Beba Bean and Hatley for more great Canadian finds for your kids.

Don't forget about our Cutest Kid in Apples'n'Oranges Photo Contest! Send us pictures of your kids showing off the latest Apples'n'Oranges fashions and they could be entered into a draw to win a boys or girls hoodie, generously donated by Traci from Peekaboo Beans. Contest deadline is October 31, 2007.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some very handsome young men

Here are a few entries for our cutest kid in Apples'n'Oranges clothing contest. We want more more more! Send them to

Josey wearing a Kid Brother Trucking shirt.

Roanen wearing a Kid Brother Demolition crew shirt

Jacob wearing a magic spell top in spellcast from Peekaboo Beans

Joel also wearing a Kid Brother Trucking shirt.
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Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy...

.. when you get such a nice write-up!

Check out what Pinks and Blues girls wrote about Apples'n'Oranges today!

And stay tuned because I'll be posting some entries for our photo contest tonight. We have some very handsome young men to show off - but we need more entries - especially girls. Get snapping!
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Get em while they're hot!

When we get new items, they are highlighted in our "what's new" section, but when we get re-orders of really popular items, there's no way for people to know we've gotten more in. So I thought I'd give a little recap here on some of the hot items we've recently gotten more of in.

The Peekaboo beans line is always popular, but the Fairytale coat is out of this world cute and she sold out so quickly that she had a whole new batch made. We got our order this week and they're flying off the "shelves". Check them out, we won't have them for long!

The bugalug clips are now in, so check out the selection and don't forget you can use the coupon code blogclip10 for $2 off if you buy two pairs.

From kid brother we now have the long sleeve Trucking and Railway shirts available in both red and brown, and also up to size 8 (they fit small, so that would probably be more the right size for a 4 year old).

We also have a bunch of new inventory we need to get into the system, so keep your eyes open :)
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Monday, October 1, 2007

Trade show tales

Vicky and I now have a few parties under our belt, and this past weekend we attended the Starr Gymnastics baby show. Every time we set up, we learn a little something more. And almost every time we set up, something different is the hit of the party/show. Which is great - is good to mix things up! :) These shoes were so popular we sold out of all the pairs we had with us!

And we're practically sold out of the clips we told you about the other day, so if you're interested in using the coupon code, wait a week or so until we get our new stock in.

We decided we need to invest in some heavy duty signage, so if anyone has advice on where to go, or what to get, we'd love to hear. Less than two weeks to our big launch party - so much still to do! :)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Show off your kids and win a prize!

So you've probably noticed that at Apples'n'Oranges, we just can't get enough of contests! In our latest giveaway you could win your choice of a girl's or boy's Peekaboo Beans hoodie. All you need to do is send a photo to of your child showing off an Apples'n'Oranges item, and we'll feature it our photo gallery (to be unveiled in October). We will pick our favourite photo and highlight your child as our cutest Apples’n’Oranges kid for October!

Contest deadline: October 31st

Damn they're cute- too bad company employees aren't eligible for the contest!
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