Monday, November 21, 2011


Oh my, what a month it has been! We have been so busy lately that we have not even had the chance to tell you all about our recent events. 

We had a great time at the Munchkin Masquerade Parade hosted by Hilarie's Helpful Hints last October 23rd.  There were lots of activites, entertaining shows and demos and of course, super cute little munchkins in their adorable costumes.  We were also able to meet some of our fans and followers, which made the event even more special.  We will definitely see you all again at next year's Munchkin Masquerade Parade.

November, so far has been great.  With the Holidays fast approaching, we have had at least one event every weekend which have been pretty amazing and exhausting at the same time.  Nevertheless, we are happy to have experienced it and are looking forward to the many more to come. 

Our last event for the year will be in Concord at the Super Holiday Boutique.  If you live locally, we invite you to drop by to get your holiday shopping done and to come see us.  It is always nice to see familiar faces during these events.  If you haven't stopped by to see us yet, please do, we would love to meet you!

In the few months that we have been in business, we have been presented with so many wonderful opportunities and have made so many new friends...supporters, fellow vendors, event coordinators and promoters.  As this holiday centers on the pleasures of friends and loved ones, we are counting our blessings because indeed, we have so much to be thankful for!

Most of All

Thanksgiving Day brings to mind
the blessings in our lives
that usually go unnoticed:
a home that surrounds us
with comfort and protection;
delicious food, for pleasure
in both eating and sharing;
and freedom to worship our God.
Most of all we are thankful
for our family and friends,
those treasured people
who make our lives extra special
You are part of that cherished group.
On Thanksgiving, (and every day)
we appreciate you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
By Joanna Fuchs
kitten & nana

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Favorite Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

Halloween is right around the corner and most parents are already shopping for costumes for the family.  What will your little munchkin be this Halloween?

Here are some of our favorite costumes we found online:

#5 Lobster


#4 Shark


#3 Tom Arma Skunk


#2 Baby Chun Li


#1 Owl Costume


If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us at the Munchkin Masquerade Parade in Walnut Creek on October 23 from 3-6pm.  There will be a lot of activities for the little ones to enjoy including trick or treating!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tis' the Season to Wear Poncho!

It will be cold before we know it, and what better way to keep your little munchkin warm by having him or her wear one of our stylish hooded poncho sweater!  Our comfortable ponchos are made of fleece, and comes in 4 different designs for both girls and boys ages 1-3 years.  Check our these ponchos and available designs at

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Giveaway

October is a popular month for owls, so we are giving away something owl-themed to one lucky winner! In this month's giveaway, the winner will receive an Owl Charm Necklace from Kitten and Nana. Here's how to enter: "LIKE" our Facebook Page and enter "October Owl Owner Over Here!" for 1 entry and/or on a separate post tell us why you want to win this giveaway for 1 more entry. The giveaway period will run from October 1-31, 2011. We will pick a random winner and we will announce it on November 1, 2011. Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We will be at the Faz Fall Harvest Festival Tomorrow

Join us for Drinks, Shopping and Free appetizers!  If you RSVP to to attend the Faz Harvest Festival, Faz Restaurant will send you a $1 Cocktail via Bartab to enjoy tomorrow evening! Cheers!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kitten and Nana Newsletter: Now Accepting Subscribers

Learn about new items, promo codes, and giveaways!
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After two months of procrastination, we have just activated a mail management tool so we can create and send you all our monthly newsletter!

We will try to keep it to ONE email per month, or 2 at the MOST (if something really important or exciting comes up!).  Once in a while, we will offer discounts that are exclusive to our subscribers!

There are a few ways to subscribe:

  • Fill out the subscribe form above with your email address.  The subscription form is also available on the upper left hand corner of our blog and on the main page of
  • Visit us at any of our events and sign up (who knows, we might even bribe you with a discount if you sign up there, hehe).
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  • And last but not least, you will be automatically subscribed when you purchase anything at
Of course, like any sincere-legit-and-anti-spamming Mailing List, there is an option to unsubscribe in every newsletter we send via email. 

So subscribe now and join our growing community!  Here are other ways to stay in the know:


Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Tee and Onesie Designs from MYlil'TOES

MYlil'TOEs for Kitten and Nana have released new onesie/tee designs that are now available at! For those who don't know, all these onesies/tees are fully customizable. To get the perfect fashion statement for your little munchkin, you can customize based on the following (depending on the design):

  • Size - Available from Newborn to 5T
  • Style - Onesie or Tee
  • Fabric Color
  • Print Color

Here are the new designs recently added to the collection:

Girly Skulls and Crossbones 

Since we launched the MYlil'TOES for Kitten and Nana collection, these have been the most popular designs so far:

Miso Cute
These designs have been catching a lot of shoppers' attention too...
Active Doodie
Parents for Sale
The Bottles
Mini Pooper
Recycled Fluff/Diaper
Neck Tie
I'm Cute, Mom's Cute, Dad's Lucky!

Check out the rest of the collection HERE.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Can you tell we love owls?

We are truly excited about the new products we just added to!  We are now carrying these adorable crocheted owl hats:

We also enjoyed taking photos of the kids wearing them, the tough (and fun!) part was getting all 3 of them to sit still and pose for the camera...

"Where's everyone?"
Wander girl in the background...
"Who turned off the lights!?"

I fired over 70 shots of these 3 girls and I only got one doable advert shot...

But believe it or not, when I was going through the photos, my favorite ones were actually the first three above.  It was so fun looking at them and they surely brought a smile to my face.

So, if any of you are owl-addicts like we are, go ahead and check these cute hats out at our store!  It comes in 4 different designs for both girls and boys, and also comes in 3 sizes.

Of course, we are not leaving the grown-ups behind.  We also added something for you to enjoy...

This owl necklace is really cute and is perfect for the coming fall/winter.  It comes with a 32-inch chain so you can easily wear it over thick sweaters!  I always get compliments when I wear this necklace so we made it available here at Kitten and Nana.



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fun Family Festival

It was a lot of hard work but it was definitely worth being there.

We pitched our tents Friday night in preparation for the 3-day-long event:

Yes, we did it on our own and we sure learned quite a few things. We felt so triumphant when we finished  and it sure made us miss our brother who resides in Virginia so much.  He was always around to lend a helping hand when our hubbies are not available!

Here are a few more photos taken during the long weekend:

Our little booth

The event was really fun and we had a few friends drop by and met new ones too.  Thank you all for the support, most especially to Hilarie's Helpful Hints members who dropped by to say hi.

Our next event will be on October 23 at the Munchkin Masquerade Parade in Walnut Creek and we wish to see you all there again!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Funny Shirts and Onesies Galore!

We've partnered up with MYlilTOEs!

Our good friend, Alyssa and her husband, decided to make some unique custom onesies when their gorgeous son was born in April of 2010. Their son's onesies created a surge of interests from their family, relatives, and friends like us. This prompted them to venture in the children's clothing market. They branded their shirts and onesies with the name My Lil Toes and their cute logo is extra apecial because the feet and toes in it are actually their son's foot prints when he was a newborn!

My Lil Toes uses quality materials for all little munchkins to wear. The short sleeved onesies & Tees are made of 6.4 oz 100% cotton interlock knit or 35% cotton/65% polyester interlock knit material. Unlike silk-screening, the prints on all My Lil Toesshirts and onesies are non-ink/paint that may cause skin irritation. My Lil Toes uses a rubberized material that is known as heat transfer material, which will not fade, crack, nor peel. This is very flexible and the colors are very vibrant. The prints do not have direct contact to the skin, therefore there is no skin irritation.

All items are customizeable. Choose the size, style, fabric color and/or print color! Have Fun!

Check out all the different designs for girls and boys at

September Raffle and Giveaway Brought to You by Hilarie's Helpful Hints

We have good news, Hilarie's Helpful Hints has partnered with Kitten and Nana, so all of it's members can enjoy a 5% discount to everything in our store! We are also holding a raffle for this month and the winner will receive a surprise package from Kitten and Nana. Here's how to join:

1) Go to Kitten and Nana's Facebook page at, "LIKE" the page and enter "Piles of Smiles for my little girl! " or "Piles of Smiles for my little boy!" in the comment box. - 1 entry

2) Go to HHH Facbook page at, "LIKE" the page and enter "Piles of Smiles for my little girl! " or "Piles of Smiles for my little boy!" in the comment box. - 1 entry

The contest will run from September 1-30. We will randomly pick a winner from all the entries and we will announce it on October 1, 2011. Kitten and Nana will giveaway a gender-specific package to the winner and will base it on your entry: "Piles of Smiles for my little girl!" for a surprise package suitable for little girls or "Piles of Smiles for my little boy!" for a surprise package suitable for little boys.

Join now and spread the word!


Here's more about Hilarie's Helpful Hints:

HHH is a free informational website offering monthly organized family activities for the expectant parent, new parent and toddler parent. Visit us at: if you are looking to connect with other families and parents in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially for the age groups of 0-5 years old.  We have a lot of fun activities & events you can choose from and join!

Supported by many local businesses & children’s activity centers, by becoming an official member, you are also entitled to discounts and savings from our sponsors, like Gymboree, MyGym, Studio Grow, Little Swimmers, Right Start, Kindermusik, Giggles and more! You will also receive RSVP priority for each month’s events, special private events and VIP treatment at events!

Membership Information & Savings:

Sign up for the FREE monthly newsletter to know about Local Events, special savings & coupons and all of our organized playdates & events for the month. All are welcome!


HHH hosts several monthly playmates and highlights local events. As a member, you will be invited to special events and learn about family-friendly restaurants in the area.  Our goal is to offer a network for parents to meet other families by building a forum for our community. We offer a Book Club, Cooking Club & an Outdoors Club for all our members.

In addition, each year we hold our very own Munchkin Masquerade Parade, a safe way to ‘trick or treat’ with your little ones as you, the parents, are able to gather information on local businesses and other resources. With demo classes, raffle prizes, games and more, it’s definitely a ‘can’t be missed’ event!

Hilarie’s Helpful Hints: A website that is “Created by Parents, Endorsed by Parents and For Parents In the Know.”

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Introducing the Rose Bouquet Felt Headbands

Rose Bouquet Felt Headbands in Heather Gray, Hot Pink and Yellow

My sister, Nana, fell in love with a couple of my daughter's headbands that we got when we were on vacation a few of months ago.  After months of trying to get our hands on the felt headbands with no luck, my sister decided to use those headbands as inspiration and created the Rose Bouquet Felt headbands.  They are now available at!  The colors above are my favorite though if you want to add a little spunk, this one could be perfect for you:

Zebra and Fuchsia Combination

This collection comes in 9 different colors, all solid with the exception of the Zebra and Fuchsia combination above.  She PASSIONATELY handcrafted each and every headband with love... I must share though that she even got burnt by the glue gun at one point while making these.  My poor sis!

Show her some love and check out these headbands at our store!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Vintage Moderne GLAM Headbands

We have added 6 new items to our Vintage Moderne collection over at Kitten and Nana:

Vintage Moderne Glam Headbands

These headbands are designed and personally handcrafted by yours truly.  I really had an awesome time making them this past week.  :)

Check them out and let us know what you think!

Also, stay tuned for another set of headbands that are personally handcrafted by my sister, Nana.  It should be available at some time this week!



Friday, August 26, 2011

Going Bananas!

With one week left before the 2011 Walnut Creek Family Fest, we have been very busy with preparations for the event and making new products to add to our collection of hair accessories.  Add to that chasing after our three girls, being carpool drivers, homework, attending playdates, etc. and we are indeed going bananas!  In as much as we have been so busy, we really can't complain.  The joy and excitement we feel over the overwhelming response we have gotten so far for Kitten and Nana more than makes up for it.

We just added these cute little monkeys to our store.  The Trisha & Francis Hair Elastics are sold in pairs.  Like the Corduroy Owl Clips, they are handmade with love from felt and are  perfectly imperfect.  I must say, we really are getting very good at mastering our clip-making skills.

Trisha and Francis
You know how some of our products are inspired by or named after actual people, places, events, etc. in our lives?  Well, as I was making these hair elastics, they were the first ones to pop into my head.  Meet my good friends, Trisha & Francis...

Theirs is a story of true love and friendship.  They have been together for so long, yet everything about them is so new.  I have such admiration not only for their devotion and commitment to each other, but also for proving that the honeymoon never ends.

Oh, and did I mention that they happen to LOVE monkeys??? :-)


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Who doesn't love leg warmers on your little ones?

We have just added a collection of Leg Warmers at Kitten and Nana today.  We are truly excited about this because our kids are a leg-warmer-wearing bunch!  Leg warmers help them keep warm during cold weather but when it is not too cold, we find that:

♥ it helps protect new walkers' knees from scrapes when they fall down
♥ it gives crawlers a little bit of padding when they move around
♥ if worn with a onesie, it makes quick diaper changes even quicker
♥ it makes potty training easy
♥ it completes an outfit, wear them with onesies, shorts, skirts, dresses, pants... the possibilities are endless!

It's definitely a STYLISH, FUN and FUNCTIONAL accessory for any child!

Are you one of us?


Monday, August 22, 2011

Busy Mommas!

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau

I surely wish that Mr. Thoreau, an American essayist, poet, and philosopher, is correct on this one!  My sister and I have been really very busy the past week making more items for the store in preparation for our very first festival on Labor Day weekend.

We've been busy brainstorming and making new stuff for Kitten and Nana, busy chasing after and taking care of our daughters, busy being homemakers, busy being momtrepreneurs, and the list goes on... The past week has been crazy-fun and it will continue to be this way (or even busier) until our first vendor appearance in the Kids Fest in September.

This morning, in the middle of all these, I realized that we've been socially quiet as well, and a part of me felt a little guilty for forgetting to update this blog, our Facebook page and twitter account.  I used to have a mommy blog which I committed on updating DAILY during the first year of my daughter's life that a few days of inactivity on this blog felt like I was slacking, haha! But, despite being missing in action the past few days, we can't be more thankful because we have seen the most activity on our Facebook page.  We have seen a rapid increase in Facebook fans this past week, we are at 345 fans (and growing!) as I write this blog entry! Thank you so much to all our family and friends... old friends and NEW friends, for the love!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our First Appearance

We will be very busy this Labor Day long weekend! We are excited to attend our very first festival as vendors!  Yes, Kitten and Nana (and the whole gang) will be in the Annual Walnut Creek Family Fest!  It will be held at Heather Farm Park so if you are local, join in the fun and say hi!

"Walnut Creek FamilyFest has moved to the 3-day Labor Day Weekend for our outdoor childrens and family festival in upscale Walnut Creek, CA. Our spacious venue in tree-lined Heather Farm Park with several entertainment stages including music, dance, ethnic performers, animal shows, martial arts, gymnastics, circus and much more. Free kids activities, face painting, carnival games, balloon hats, inflatables, Sports Field of Dreams. Rides include ferris wheel, climbing wall, giant slide, EuroBungy trampoline, mechanical bull, ZippyPet cars, petting zoo and more. Eclectic Food Court and over 100 arts & crafts and exhibitor booths. Admission $5 with donation of canned food to Food Bank."

To learn more about the event, please visit  For directions to Heather Farm Park, click here.

See you there!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vintage Moderne Collection by Kitten and Nana

After a very long time of personally making the first set of headbands for our Vintage Moderne Collection, we finally put it up for sale at!  These versatile headbands come in one size that fits most so it's perfect for mommy-and-me outfits.

For now, we have released 5 vintage-inspired prints perfect for fall...

Stay tuned because we are planning on releasing a couple more prints in the near future.


If you haven't already, please check out our Facebook page at and join our growing community!