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Meet Taylor!

Taylor is the youngest employee of Stork Craft, but he is wise beyond his years. I consider Taylor one of the funniest people we have in our office. He has interesting taste in music but we won’t hold that against him.

Meet Taylor…

1) Where are you from?
White Rock, BC
2) What do you do at Stork Craft?
National Sales Manager – Stork Craft Canada

I deal with all of the major retails collaborating marketing efforts and strategic sales initiatives to promote our product and succeed in the Canadian marketplace.

3) How long have you been working at Stork Craft?
5 years
4) What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy fly fishing, tying my own fly’s, 4x4ing, ATVing, Boats, Reading outdoor Canada Magazine, Golf, Hockey and Helicopters.
5) Tell us a weird/quirky fact about you that we might not know.
I use very odd sayings sometimes;

“ I was all over that like a hen on a June bug”
“ Nobody likes a guy that pumps his own tires”

Long Horn Bunkbed on Rollback – only $199.99

**Bed pictured above is the Stork Craft Long Horn Bunk Bed

The all-new Stork Craft Bunk Beds, Caribou and Long Horn, have been flying off the shelves since they were introduced just over a month ago. They have been so popular that the Caribou is currently sold-out everywhere. Customer reviews have been very positive, mostly 4 and 5 stars. These beds are not only attractive but sturdy too, made of high quality wood. Did you know that the bunk beds can be separated into two twin beds? You can’t beat that for the price.

You can purchase the Stork Craft Long Horn Bunk Bed online now from Walmart.com for only $199.99 (for a limited time only).

World Cup fever at Stork Craft!

Even though the Canadian national soccer team did not qualify for the World Cup, we still have many soccer fans within the Stork Craft office. Loyalties are divided:

-USA is naturally a popular choice within our US office as well as our VP of Sales & Marketing Dan, though he can’t be that big of a fan if I just had to inform him that the US scored in injury time to advance to the round of 16 :)

-Portugal is the team of choice in our warehouse, as we have a few people of Portugese descent. This is also Taylor’s team of choice because he really likes Nando’s Portugese flame-grilled chicken.

-Brazil is Debbie, Jorge, Carolina and Melissa’s favourite team and is always a safe bet to advance far in the World Cup.

-Mexico is my team of choice as I’ve had several relaxing warm weather vacations there

Some other countries Stork Craft employees are cheering for: Spain (Annie), South Korea (Ed), England (Daniel).

5 popular Stork Craft cribs on sale

**Stork Craft Aspen Stages Crib pictured above**

Stork Craft is now offering a price reduction for some of their most popular cribs:

-Stork Craft Aspen 3-in-1 stages crib

-Stork Craft Heather 4-in-1 stages crib

-Stork Craft Rochester 4-in-1 stages crib

-Stork Craft Monique 4-in-1 stages crib

-Stork Craft Chelsea 4-in-1 stages crib

You can find sales prices on these select five cribs from from all retailers that carry Stork Craft products.

They grow up so fast…

It’s really amazing how quickly newborns grow both physically and mentally. I’ve been able to watch my niece Kacey mature quite a bit physically in her first 8 weeks. I’ve noticed her get taller and put on some cute baby fat. She’s now allllllllllllllllmost fitting into her onesies. Her appetite has grown considerably. She’s starting to down bottles like it’s nobody’s business. Lots of milky burps. Even mentally she is much more aware. Her eyes are open more, and she loves staring into the lights. She’s always looking all over the place, a very curious girl! I’m really looking forward to the coming months and seeing her grow even more.

Rockin’ Roll

Jennifer, who won the Stork Craft Rocking Horse a few months ago, has been kind enough to send us pictures of her son and his brand new toy!

In Jennifer’s words: ‘Here is my little one “Rockin” on Christmas on the adorable Stork Craft Heirloom Rocking Horse I won on sweet Pierra’s blog: www.jollymom.com. Thank you so much for sponsoring this giveaway. My son loves his “horsey” and I love that it is so well made that he will be able to pass it along to his own little ones one day:)’

Thanks again!
Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer, we hope that your son enjoys his rocking horse for years to come.

Win a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider!

Jennifer at J Leigh Designz is giving away a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider and Ottoman to one lucky reader. Visit the highlighted link above to read her review on the glider, and enter to win one, color of your choice! Contest ends July 12th, and is open to both US and Canada. Enter as many times as you want.Good luck everyone!

Enter to win a Stork Craft Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Crib

ENTER HERE TO WIN! (please post entries on the Blush Magazine Blog by clicking this link)

Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Fixed Side Crib by Stork Craft- The beautiful solid construction of the Tuscany crib, with its magical sleigh design, makes this a royal centerpiece for your nursery. The attached trundle drawer provides ample storage for your babies’ necessities and has a solid wood product construction, offered in beautiful finishes. All four sides are staionary and include an adjustable one piece mattress support bsae to add to the security and stability of this versatile crib. Designed for multiple stages of life; it converts from a full size stages crib to a toddler bed, to a daybed, to a full-size bed (bed rails not included). Set-up this extravagant piece effortlessly with it’s easy to follow directions into a crib that’s perfect for your babies’ sweet, delicate slumber.

Citrus Full Bedding Set by Babylicious- This amazing package includes 2 Fitted Sheets, a Blanket, Quilt, Crib Skirt and Bumper, all in fabulous Sorbet and Polka Dot designs. This sets you up with all you’ll need for your little one to have the some of the most fashionable bedding available.

Enter to win by telling Blush Magazine your favourite bedtime experience, whether it’s from your childhood or your little one’s.

Contest ends: September 1, 2010.

"Harnessing the Power of Digital Mums"

**pictured above on either side of me are Erin and Annemarie from YoyoMama

Last night at the Opus Hotel in downtown Vancouver, myself and 30 mum bloggers gathered together to meet one another and discuss the relationships between bloggers and marketing/pr firms. I came in with a different perspective than most of the people there, as I was representing the Stork Craft brand, which is why this event was so intriguing to me. I wanted to hear what moms had to say about their own personal blogs, their reasons for having the blog, their values, the importance of their followers, and how they would like to be treated by companies seeking product reviews.

What was great about last night was the openness of the discussion. There was a panel of 5 very insightful women, and everyone in the room was encouraged to speak up, ask questions and give their opinion on some very controversial topics. I sat and listened to various perspectives before I piped up myself and joined the conversation. Again, I felt like I had a unique take on mom bloggers and some different experiences with them that I could draw upon.

I was asked what type of mom blogger was ideal to work with, and truthfully any of the mothers I met last night would have fit the bill. I was impressed with the candidness, integrity and passion that these women had for their blogs. I definitely learned a ton last night, and wanted to thank everyone involved with organizing the event, specifically Jeanette from Limelite PR.

My first experience with a crying baby

I went over to my sister’s place last night to visit my 6 week old niece Kacey. She was lying in her bassinet swinging back and forth and seemingly happy. Instead of leaving her be, I became a selfish uncle and wanted to pick her up and hold her. So i put her in my arms, started rocking her back and forth and I could see her face scrunching. I think she was realizing that I was not her mom or dad and that must have upset her, because the tears started streaming down her face! My sister told me that it could have been because she was hungry, so I’m hoping that it was for that reason and not something personal against me :p

This was my first challenging experience with Kacey and this gave me a very small taste as to what parents with babies have to go through each and every day (and hour). I certainly have a new-found respect for new parents.