Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Last weekend was the big Palos Verdes Music and Street Fair, and it was quite the adventure!!! From tap dancing performances and pie eating competitions, to live music and a petting zoo. My favorite thing was the fact that this event was dog friendly, so everyone and their brother brought their pooches. I saw gigantic great danes, Bernese mountain dogs, and every other kind you can imagine walking by my booth. Sweet!



Here are a few photos of the weekend, just to document. It was the first show using the NEW canopy (that rocked). Fun was had by all :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Had a great time this weekend at the Uptown Village Market in Long Beach! Met really nice people and listened to the cutest jazz band ever :) chocolate covered strawberries and wine tastings in the back room topped it all off. A special thanks to my niece, Jesse, who rallied and ventured over to help man our booth!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Frida, the official T is for tadpole pooch, is hard at work this week - making frequent trips to the printers in preparation for the Uptown Village Market sale at the Long Beach Art Walk this weekend :) Hope to see you there!!
For info on the market, you can go here: http://www.uptownvillagemarket.com

Thursday, May 24, 2012

EZ UP Canopy tent for street fairs!

OK, so my father and I researched out every kind of canopy tent available for vendors at street fairs and outside selling venues, and came up with the EZ UP canopy, which rocks.
We even went down to the factory outlet in Norwalk, where "Jim," the EZ UP expert gave us the 101 on how to set up and take down the canopy, as well as what not to do. Go ahead, ask me what to do in case of a wind storm, because I totally know now!!! Anyway, the first usage will be the Palos Verdes Music and Street Fair on June 9th and 10th, so we will see how it fares :) Best thing ever: this little number sets up in about 8 minutes flat! Yay!! Here it is in the sun stretching out for a few days, with 40 lb weight bags around the legs, which "Jim" recommended :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

This is the cutest picture ever of our first model!!!! Adorable!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

We survived Unique LA!!! :)

This weekend was completely consumed with the super fun Unique LA!!! I was sooooo fortunate to have  both parents in town to help me not only man the booth,  but prep the day and night before, and schlep all my props and merchandise up 13 flights to the penthouse of the California Mart. The other vendors were really nice, as well as lots of people milling about - buying everything from clothes, to cool jewelry, to home decor. My booth mate and super sweet friend, Maria (from mandonia.com and mandoniakids.com) sold many fabulous purses, and a good time was had by all. Here are some quick pics from the show.....
 Next up: The Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival in early June!!







Wednesday, May 2, 2012



Here are a few fun pics of my adventure at the St. George's Dragon Faire last weekend. It was a fundraiser for my friend Maria's (from m.andonia.com) children's preschool in La Canada. Fun was had by all, and it was a good practice run for Unique LA, which I should be prepping for right now instead of blogging!!!! My good friend, Kimiko was there selling her one of a kind gorgeous pillows (kimikodesign.com), as well as artist Barbara Kosoff (barbarakosoff.com), who had very clever artwork to share :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

This weekend, T is for tadpole will be selling organic kid's clothes at the St. George's Dragon Faire :)
808 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011. 10am-2pm. Stop on by and say "hi!"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Yayyy! We found out recently that we got into the Spring Unique LA show, which is happening on May 12th and 13th at the California Mart. We are super psyched to share a booth with m.andonia.com and m.andoniakids.com - come on down and visit us! And bring your mom-after all, it IS Mother's Day weekend :)
For details on the show, here is the link:

http://stateofunique.com/unique-la/

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Did you know that if you have children under 17, that they can become a member of LACMA for free, which also includes one free accompanying adult? Ya gotta do it! Here is the link:
http://www.lacma.org/arts-for-nexgen-lacma

Monday, April 2, 2012

Finally it really feels like spring today! Beautiful and sunny - I am craving one of my favorite places to go in the city: Trails Cafe in Griffith Park. It's terrific for kids, as it's all outdoors in the middle of the park, and the kids can play on the hay bales while you hang out at the picnic tables sipping hot coffee with lots of vegan and veggie options. And the music is usually great too - check it out!
Here is the link: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-trails-los-angeles




Thursday, March 29, 2012


Yesterday I spent all afternoon at the printers, and I have to say they are the sweetest and most patient people to work with! I may be a bit too close to my own art, so after quite a few picky changes from me on color corrections, they worked their magic - I am so happy with the outcome! The first T is for tadpole samples - yay!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Wednesday! It's a sunny, gorgeous day outside in LA, so here are three very kid friendly hiking trails for those moms and dads who want to get out and enjoy the weather....http://bit.ly/GVoaA4

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Hi Guys! Welcome to "T is for tadpole!" We are super excited to launch our brand new business, and it is all finally coming to fruition. We just finished designing our logo, and thanks to our wonderful website programmer, Bill Bonk, our website should be up and running in the next week. Stay tuned for more progress as it develops. Cheers! Oh, and try and stay dry out there this weekend -Los Angeles is very wet and windy at the moment :)