Thursday, September 25, 2008

Modern Boutique, Timeless Properties

Lisa Haskins, mother of two, online boutique owner, and full-time nice person, knows a thing or two about carving out an identity. In a dog-eat-dog retailing world increasingly inundated with competitors for the “mom market,” finding a way to run ahead of the pack is always a challenge. But there are no gimmicks behind the success of Queen Baby Bean, and the only performance-enhancing substance she would ever be accused of imbibing would probably be Fair Trade coffee served in a darling poppy-red mug. Instead, she relies on a more conventional set of sales boosters: an unfairly cute product line featuring neo-nostalgic finds like the Chalet Dollhouse; modern environmentally-friendly ideals; and of course, flawless service. There is no “big box” homogeny to her site, either—the only predictable aspect of this store is its unfailing uniqueness. These are just a few of the reasons Wishing Willow is pleased to feature Lisa’s generous giveaway of the Musical Band Drum Set.

What is it with our parental aversion to percussion toys?It couldn’t be the noise, since we happily put up with Blue's Clues jingles and the exultant victory shrieks of Dora the Explorer, at penetrating volumes, all day long. It can only be our fear of the unknown. Well, here’s something you might not have known: Drum and cymbal sets aren’t just ideal outlets for the Robin Williams instinct (everybody look at me!) common among children. These kits also hone hand-eye coordination, allow for rhythmic experimentation that works the left and right sides of the brain simultaneously, and set the foundation for a love of music, whether your kid is a future Keith Moon or not. And as a plus, these earth-friendly toys are also pretty darn cute!

Becoming eligible to win the Musical Band Drum Set is simple: Visit Queen Baby Bean, browse the site and let us know what your favorite item is in Lisa's shop. Leave your comments here on Wishing Willow. To get an extra entry, subscribe to our newsletter (Leave a second comment, and confirm your subscription. The winner will be chosen randomly.) You don't have to have a Google account to participate. Click "anonymous" to enter. Contest ends 10/2/08. Best of luck!

Super cool bonus: Wishing Willow readers will save 15% off their purchases at Queen Baby Bean. Use the promo code: willow when checking out. Promo code expires 10/9/08.

**We have a winner - Brook who said "Ramalama Ava Diaper Bag in Chocolate! Holy Moly!! It's absolutely beautiful!" Congratulations!** This contest has ended. Check out our other giveaways here.

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cdziuba said...

I like Fred Organic Plush Monkey! cdziuba@aol.com

peg42 said...

What a great site Queen Baby Bean is. They have so many items that I'd love. I really love the Rescue Center and this drum set is so adorable. I love the quality of these toys. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway.

Sandy said...

Frog Pod Toy Scoop I love this- it is so cool

Sandy said...

subscribed

Berry said...

Subscribed.

Berry said...

I love the sled desk and the doodle drawer desk!

Shannon said...

The sky babylegs gift set.

rosannepm said...

I like the music boxes

CrazyDaisy said...

I love the Victorian Dollhouse, looks like the dollhouse I had when I was little.

Jenn S. said...

I love the Plantarium Garden Lab and the Nyokis. Too cool.

patty said...

I love the Baby Victoria Organic Plush Bunny. Looks so soft!!

ThreadBeaur said...

I love the sports car. They said it was a great way to strengthen their little legs! How Flintstone! Fun!
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Abby said...

They have an amazing selection! I loved just about everything, but the Creative Cookery Club is awesome.

leftymylou at gmail dot com

EDRing said...

The doodle drawer desk would be great for my grandaughter.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

samsakara said...

The Gel Greenhouses for Plants looks so neat! Would be great for the kids to watch the plants grow.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

samsakara said...

I subscribed via email
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Anonymous said...

Lots of great stuff. My favorite is the Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit.
-Terra
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Anonymous said...

fred organic plush monkey

toughturtles said...

Plantarium Garden Lab
$25.00

agordon10 said...

I like the sports car.

Stevie said...

I love the DottiLicious WallCandy--so cute!

piece of me said...

I love the Chantella Light Pink Strip Skirt, it is so adorable.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

littlelatina said...

I like the English to Spanish dominos

the schirano triplets said...

i love the little tool box! what a great site!

the schirano triplets said...

i also subscribed to your newsletter!

jffryclough said...

the drum set is awesome. also like the dollhouse

AmandaSue said...

I like the "Blanket & Poncho in Magenta" I love how it can be used as two different things and the colour is so pretty!

kygirl said...

My favorite is the Plantarium Garden Lab

hminnesota said...

I like sky babylegs gift set
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Baba said...

Wonderful Items! I love the Mia Rose light pink ribbon tutu and the Lovelines Organic Crib Set and the Baby Victoria Plush Bunny. All would be so great for my grand-daughters.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I really like the Plantarium Garden Lab. Looks like fun for all. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Steph said...

My favorite item is the Voila Toys Pirate Ship. My daughter would LOVE it!

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the "Boy's LTT Slip-On in Tornado Grey".

shelley said...

That doll house is so cute I'must buy it for my grandaughter for her birthday.

cathy54321@hotmail.com said...

Everything looks so fun - makes me want to play with my kids!! The Plantarium Garden Lab would be a huge hit in our house! But the drumset is perfect for my nephew's #2 birthday - mo brother is a drummer and constantly protects his "real" drums from being destroyed by his son! Thanks!

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter is all about fairies and princesses. I love the Just in Case Classic Musical Treasure Box with the fairies. All the Musical Treasure Boxes are fantastic!

imjasonc said...

The sky babylegs gift set is my favorite.

cathirushing said...

Victorian Dollhouse

Kristan said...

i love the dollhouse, and the pretend food play stuff, like the vegetables.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

jenny said...

wow every thing is so neet and well i realy dont have a fav i could see well my little one playing with a lot of things even this drum set its realy nice thanks

redron said...

music boxes

Lena said...

She has so much great stuff in her shop, I can't choose just one. I do love the Victorian Dollhouse, though, because I always wanted a doll house, but never got one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

kristilb19 said...

I'd love to win!!!HoweePup Lamp - Green Levels of Discovery is great!
kristilb19@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

Love the Plantarium Garden Lab! Cool stuff.

vboackle said...

i like the victorian doll house.

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

Planetarium garden lab

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

subscriber

Laurie said...

Baby Lion Backpack is crazy cute!

laurie at goodhappenings dot com

JACLYN said...

COOL- we like the Robots Create a Card Stationery Set- so different!

Mia J. said...

I like the Victorian dollhouse.

llinda29 said...

Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit is my choice

jenna said...

I think my son would love the Nuts & Bolts! So cool!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) com

Karen said...

I love fred organic plush monkey :)

layla said...

Wow, lots of great stuff to choose from. I like the Green Toys Tea Set and the Nest Whipstitch Diaper Bag in Black.
laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

layla said...

I'm a subscriber.
laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

Kimberly said...

I am so loving the bear and the cat lamps. We have four cats so of course we are cat lovers, but the bear reminds me of a giant gummi bear (LOL). Those are too cute!

Thank you for a great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

danandmarsh said...

Hey I really like the Snuggle Sac Sleeping Bag, my grandson has been wanting one!

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite item is the Ellaroo Mei Hip Baby Carrier - Mahogany. Plus its on sale:)
thanks
jen62728@aol.com

mommyjen99 said...

I just subscribed
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Natasha said...

Wonderful items!! Love the organic section!! My favourite has to be the Breastfeeding Support Kit - I could still use that!! My son would definitely get a kick out of the drum set, what a wonderful giveaway :) I would love to be entered if I'm eligible (I'm from Canada) thank you!!
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

Natasha said...

I'm already a subscriber :)
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

janetfaye said...

I like the Made U Look Spacekidz Tee.



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janetfaye said...

I subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

silverbele said...

The sports car for the grand son

Anonymous said...

I really like the shopping cart and microwave.

sweepmom@comcast.net

Allyson Hill said...

What a great shop! Picking a favorite will be hard, but I'd have to say the "Boys Totem Cardboard Building set" would be most enjoyed by my son at this stage.

JDWolfe said...

Love the whole site! The EVA Foam Stools really caught my eye, though. Wonderful!

ellen cunningham said...

My niece would love the victorian doll house. Thanks for the chance, ecfreitas579@hotmail.com

JMARIE said...

I love the TerriBear & Siamese Cat lamps

Thanks for the giveaway,
gordyneve@yahoo.com

RE said...

Plantarium Garden Lab would be fab for both of my kids to use! Thanks for the giveaway!

CanCan said...

Is there a doctor in the house? I just got Baby Fever browsing the "Layette" clothing section. I love the Long Sleeve Kimono Bodysuit - Chocolate!!

My 2 boys would love this amazing drum set! My brother is a drummer so they would love to be like their uncle!

mannequin said...

eeek..You found the Bento Boxes for me! I've searched the web last week looking for those and what a selection at Wishing Willow!
That is by far, my favorite!
Thanks so very much for the review and thanks to the sponsor!

mannequin said...

and I subscribed!
What a lovely site you have!

torinem said...

I love the Vegetable Set! So cute!

laura said...

I love the Long Sleeve Kimono Bodysuit - Chocolate, too cute! Thanks. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

laura said...

I subscribed via email, yay!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Harry Barbee said...

doodle drawer desk
Butchbarbee66[at]aol[dot]com

Abby said...

I love the little cooking aprons! ADORABLE !

valerie2350 said...

doodle drawer desk

Bhav said...

I love the Long Sleeved Jumpsuit! Adorable!!

Bhav
bvbabybv at gmail.com

Catalina said...

I loved the sports car the best. Great site!

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the pretend food 'main dish'.

=) melanie
htt://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I subscribed.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

The girl's tea set with the beautiful storage box is so precious.

Tamara said...

I subscribed,thank-you.

LINDALSHOT said...

Planetarium!

Krista said...

Oooo, she has the Boon Frog Pod! The Plantariums are cool too...
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Ginny said...

I just fell in love with the Princess Toy Box Bench

Stacy said...

I totally want the Plantarium Garden Lab for my office.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What a great site! i would love the sports car and the Planterium Garden set but then the Drum Set would make the little guy very happy as he is in the banging pots and pan stage!! Thanks for the chance to win

typhi599@aol.com

Minxy Mimi said...

I like the blue Orvar Clogs
mimibunny31@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I like the Window Crayons, my daughter loves to draw on our glass storm door for some reason, and atleast now it would be easy to get off!

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Minxy Mimi said...

I am a subscriber
mimibunny31@gmail.com

windycindy said...

Hi, I adore the "Organic Hooded Towel" and "Washcloths" Set! Please enter me in your delightful giveaway contest. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jenny said...

Love the BlaBla mini violet doll! My daughter loves dolls. I think she would look so cute playing drums though. It would be perfect for Christmas.

the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

Stacey @ satcyGirl.com said...

My daughter is really into puzzles these days so we like all of the puzzles they offer.

staceyheneveld (at) mac (dot) com

NateAndJakesMom said...

Maybe it is because I am totally beginning to freak out about breast feeding again but I would love to try the booby tubes.

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

Wehaf said...

I love the Nyokki animals (chick, frog, bunny, etc. They are little ceramic containers pre-filled with seeds so you can grow a mini-garden.

urchiken at gmail dot com

- Marybeth I. said...

Plantarium Garden Lab is my favorite

gunzie said...

I love the Jen Jen hot pink tank and berry bliss skirt. What a great site! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
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gunzie said...

I'm also a subscriber!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

jennem said...

I love the TerriBear Lamp - Yellow. Cute!
jennem22 at yahoo dot com

miss bliss said...

I like the peel and stick chalkboard wall candy. Looks like lots of fun!
michelleharrod at hotmail dot com

ann marie said...

Great site! I love the vegetable garden...thanks for offering a giveaway!

Madeline said...

Nice shop! I like the Plantarium Garden Lab.

Cynthia said...

I have to go with the drum set. LOVE it!

Garett and Maquel Christopher said...

The blackberr pocket skirt is cute
maquel@emmiekate.com

Naomi said...

I love the BB2 twin bed. So great!

Heather said...

I love the Ellaroo Mei Hip Baby Carrier - Mahogany!

semtaylor said...

I subscribed. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

semtaylor said...

I love all the furniture for the dollhouse. So real looking just tiny. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I love the Ballerina Music Treasure Box. It would make a beautiful gift for my daughter. I love Queen baby Bean - I visit that site all the time!!

Shannon said...

The City Station looks like fun for my son.

gkstratos said...

Love the Victorian Dollhouse.
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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mom2bears said...

I love the Victorian Dollhouse. This is what my dd wants for Christmas. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Shelly said...

I love the Moon and Star Butterfly Mobile

Shelly said...

I subscribed

Kandyland29 said...

I love the Fred organic plush monkey!

sweetsue said...

My 4 year old grandson would love the Native American Set. They have wonderful toys!

sweetsue said...

I subscribed!

paula h said...

I love the Pig and Zebra Anamalz. My son has a couple and loves them.

Julieh said...

I love the cat lamp.

Regina said...

I love the percussion set and the stacking rings!

BAL's mom said...

I love this site, my little boy walked in when I was looking at it, and wanted to reach in and grab the family and start playing in the house. I'll have to start shopping.
beagan419(at)yahoo.com

barbarabaker said...

Everything there is so cute. I really love the lunch bag collection they offer. These are so precious!!!!

Mary said...

Hard to make a choice, but will go with Blomma Rain Boots

justicecw said...

I like the black chalkboard circles! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

michelena2000 said...

music boxes

Anonymous said...

to life to life

zwriter said...

Gel Greenhouses for Plants looks like it would give my godkids hours of fun and learning! It is my favorite.

Teresa said...

I love the Plantarium Garden Lab! Thanks for the chance to win!

ky2here said...

Here's another vote for the plantarian garden lab.

sherri419 said...

Oh man, this site is great!!! The Treasure Tower Musical Jewelry Box is so unique and whimsical!!!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Monalisa C. said...

I like the fun abacus and the doll house is really cute. The fun abacus was a educational toy I had as a child and it is nice to see something that I grew up with.

Doty Family said...

I love wooden toys. I think they have a old time charm about them. I love the Pirate Ship. My boys would love it!

Doty Family said...

subscribed. Put me in for another!

David and Andra said...

I love the pirate ship. Very cool.

Ardy22 said...

Like the Gel Greenhouses and makes a good teaching tool

JoEllen said...

I love the Play and Grow...how neat! My boys love to play musical instruments and I know they would aboslutely LOVE the drum!!

JoEllen said...

I subscribed...

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cathleen n. said...

The Zip Hoodie in Chocolate color is so cute. It's getting cold and time to think of fall apparel! I'm wearing a hoodie as I type this :) I love the drum set by the way, there's a future Buddy Rich in my family :)

c81280 at hotmail dot com

DV- Rebecca L. said...

I love the baby sling- and the pirate ship- Awesome!!

Stephanie said...

I love all the different zoo "animalz" but I can just hear my 2 year old yelling "Pay da dums!!" as he brandishes my make-up brushes every morning. I know his favorite would be the drum set!

Stephanie said...

I'm a subscriber too!

quitecontrary1977 said...

The veggie play set is so awesome! My daughter would love that!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I subscribed!

Sue said...

I loved the toys. The pirate ship, noah's ark, the kitchens! That is just to begining! I loved them all!

Andrea said...

There's so much cute stuff! I love the HoweePup Lamp - Orange though...SO cute!

Krista said...

I love the sports car and the pirate ship, my boys would LOVE them too.

Naomi said...

Love the site!
My fave is definately the Early Walker Shoes in Strawberry Sundae and Aspen!! (I have boy/girl twins and couldn't leave one out .. hehe) They are just so adorably cute!
My little ones are definately not early walkers but as they were considerably prem they are small and it is hard to find decent shoes in thier size!
Winning the drum set would be great as my 'little boy' has been asking for a drum set for months!

Naomi said...

I subscribed! :)

Andria said...

What a tough choice. I think that the kiddos would love anything from the pretend play. I really like the kitchens and dollhouse though.

rgbchic said...

I love the Pirate Ship toy. Our family loves pirates. Thanks.

klainejm at yahoo dot com

rgbchic said...

Subscribed

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blueviolet said...

I like the chalkboard wall candy, amongst other things!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I subscribe now too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I like the foam table and chairs!

Anonymous said...

wow, what a great site! you have the most adorable toys on this site.I really like the wood barnyard set or the dollhouse.I will shop here for christmas because your prices are very affordable.way to go!

stacibee said...

The diaperbags are darling. My favorite is the Nest Whipstitch in bronze. LOVE it! stacikoudelka@hotmail.com

tlcfromtn said...

The Frog Pod Toy Scoop is an awesome idea! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Melonie said...

Wow, so many fun things! I love all the wooden toys, the happy engine is my favorite. I also like the Growing Tree WallCandy. So cool! meloniew a t g m a i l d o t c o m

Erin said...

All of the toys are fabulous but I really love the Scivolino Bamboo Run for marbles. My toddler could spend hours playing with this!

Dover Fam said...

HOW TO CHOOSE!!! I love the victorian dollhouse and I love the Drum set as well! What a fun site.

dover381@yahoo.com

Hannah said...

I love the bear lamps

Kory and Tiffini Howard Family said...

I love the victorian doll house it reminds me of the one I had growing up!

kaylee8 said...

Wow! Wonderful stuff! I love the Plantarium Garden Lab and the Nyokki Kitty!

Leiann said...

Too many things to decided from. I liked the Frog Pod toy scoop, but I also liked the diapers and the sling. Can you tell I have kids??

dhunt said...

Frog Pod Toy Scoop I love this- it is so cool

sachidewey said...

The Toaster toy is too cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jodi said...

I love the Frog Pod, and also like the qbb0035 TerriBear Lamp - Green Levels of Discovery

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Kasey P said...

What a great site! I like the Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit.
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Anonymous said...

I LOVE the "Planetarium Garden Lab" they are so flippen sleek looking too!
leahtardo[at]gmail[dot]com

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the My Own Beauty Salon set!

InMyHeart01 said...

I LOVED the toaster and the pirate ship

I Am Nacho Mama said...

The Tippy Flower looks adorable.

ellen cunningham said...

I think the caterpillar puzzle is real cute. Thanks for the chance, ecfreitas579@hotmail.com

RodsAngel said...

I love the Victorian Doll House.

NesieBird said...

Fred Organic Plush Monkey rocks!

Emily Shaw said...

Wow! What an amazing woman! I LOVE the Chalet Dollhouse with Furniture! But I can't get over how neat the Plantarium Garden Lab is! Amazing!

Emily Shaw said...

subscribed

julie604 said...

I love the Doodle Drawer Desk. My son could use it for his homework.

Jodi Renshaw said...

Lovin' the Plantarium Garden Lab!

Love,
Jodi

Jodi Renshaw said...

Subscribed :)

~ Jodi

retc said...

The manger building blocks are going on my Christmas list!

yellowlabs said...

I love the Pink Infant Kimono Wrap

cpullum said...

I like the Ballet School Music Jewelry !!! Reminds me of my old jewelry box!

noreen said...

Plantarium Garden Lab would be fun to play with my girls, they love watching plants grow

Anonymous said...

love the victorian doll house!

Sandy & Rick said...

I like the Noahs ark and the cardboard playhouse that you can decorate.

HG-Rachee said...

I love the bento boxes!!! I love bento also!! laiebennetts@gmail.com

ali said...

I like the Baby Victoria Organic Plush Bunny! It looks so sweet. :)

Thank you! alison523 at gmail dot com

Betty said...

Crafty Flowers Create a Card Stationery Set. I want one for myself.

Betty said...

Subscribed to your feed.

Roseann K. said...

I like the Sled Desk. Thanks!

Seeryus Mama said...

I'm so loving the My Own Beauty Salon vanity! It's so darn cute! Thanks for this great giveaway!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Seeryus Mama said...

I subscribed via google reader

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