Thursday, August 26, 2010

Congratulations to Nicole S., Winner of the ModernBabyDigs Giveaway! Here's the next one!

Pup and Stroller not included ;)
Nicole, thanks for being a follower and a Fan!  You've won our first ever giveaway, a fantastic Skip Hop Duo Bag, which we know you will enjoy.  Wear it proudly!

For all of you other fans & followers out there, thanks for following and don't worry - you are still in on the fun, we have lots more good times, giveaways and goodies in our near future!  Spread the word, have your friends comment on this post when they become a follower and tell us that you referred them and you will be entered into our next giveaway!  What will it be?  Come back real soon and you will find out!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big News in the Modern Living World!, sister site to, experienced a little- ok BIG - makeover and the results were released today!  Here's a snippet from the press release:

Rebuilt virtually from the ground up, continues to sell cool and hip products for kids, but its redesigned website brings new and improved attributes that make it one of the most customer-friendly Internet retailers around. 

This website is so much more than new, brighter colors and rearranged logos. gives its customers wonderful flexibility in how they shop.  Parents and parents-to-be will love the new gift registry and wish list features.  Customers add their favorite eco-friendly toys, designer stroller or organic baby clothing to their list, and grandparents, aunts and everyone else need only visit the list at for perfect gift suggestions.

Improving the shopping experience for its customers was the primary motivation in rebuilding this already successful site.  "We know that our customers love our products," said Carissa Kennedy, Pokkadots' Director of Customer Service. "We just wanted to improve their shopping experience."

Won't you stop by and go for a stroll today in our newly release online storefront?  Give it a whirl and let us know what you think! And for all you moms-to-be out there be sure to check out the great new registry and wish list features...friends and family, give 'em what they want!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Richmond Times-Dispatch Showcases Modern Living

In the Biz Buzz section of today's Richmond Times-Dispatch, you'll find a great article showcasing Modern Living and all that we do in our new office behind the Baseball Diamond. We are proud to be featured and excited to share the news on what's to come with the websites and how the business is growing.  Please take a minute to read through the article (click on the link below) and let us know what you think!

Biz Buzz: Modern Living grows under new owners

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New (Physical) Digs for the Modern Nursery Team

We've just moved over to a new office space so we can spread our proverbial wings! The space is fantastic and in a convenient location near other locally-owned, community based businesses. A little of the Richmond old with exposed brick and a whole lot of the Richmond new, completely renovated & with all the fixings. We are thrilled to have individual offices, an expansive warehouse and a real deal lobby - perfect for hosting visitors, taking a break, maybe even a little product preview party one day!  It was up to Shannon and me to make this space livable, functional, modern and reflective of our company's vision.  Personally, I think we nailed it! Take a look at the 'before and afters' and be sure to check out the links below to the products you see featured in the showroom.  A special thanks to Oilo for letting us display their gorgeous 'Wheels' Crib Bedding Set you see really pulled the room together and is a great representation of the quality partners we enjoy working with daily.
The office during move-in month

Main wall area to showcase Modern Nursery wares

Cutest Oilo Wheels Motif Crib Set and Wallies Play Alphabet Wall Stickers

Modern, Fun and Comfy

It's not complete until there's an Uglydoll in the picture!

Main Wall Area Products (top to bottom, left to right):
Avalisa Pattern 65 Modern Wall Art
Plan Toys Twisted Tossing Game
Edward the Bear
blik Mario Brothers Wall stickers
Treasure Chest Pets Monkey
Plan Toys Activity Clock
Melissa & Doug Mighty Builders Jet Plane
Boon Baby Food Dispensing Spoon
Rubber Duckies
KLT Works Ollie the Dotted Owl
Around the World 63 Piece Puzzle
Beaba Multiportion Food Storage Container
Great Category of Books for Kids, Moms & Dads
Diaper Dude Skull & Crossbones Messenger Bag
Dante Beatrix Little Kids Penguin Backpack
Fleurville Silver/Cocoa Stripe Lunch Pak
Sozo Sweet Pea Bunting & Cap Set
Sozo Top Banana Bunting & Cap Set
Plan Toys Push Along Duck
Plan Toys Big Drum Musical Toy
notNeutral Tetra 2 Dresser 

Nurseryworks Aerial Crib Dark Pine Ends
Oilo Studio Wheels Motif Crib Set in Cobalt
Wallies Play Alphabet Wall Stickers
Little Uglyworm Uglydoll
IceBat Uglydoll

Oilo Wheels Motif Throw Pillow in Cobalt
avalisa Polar Bear Modern Wall Art

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blog Bites - The People Have Spoken!

Don't you love getting a recommendation?  It's like someone doing the work for you and you skipping right to the enjoyment!  Here's a quick way to do just that...check out our new 'Blog Bites' section (you can find it by clicking on the 'Blog Bites' tab located next to the 'Home' tab right under our banner), it is a running list of our blogger friends that have something to say about, or  Who knows, you might just find a new favorite read in the process.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Modern Nursery & Bumbleride Sponsorship of Postpartum Education & Support Strollerthon! is thrilled to announce our dual sponsorship, along with Bumbleride, of the first annual Strollerthon to benefit Postpartum Education & Support.  The event is scheduled for October 2nd and will take place in Cary, NC.  This morning of family fun will feature a three-mile walkathon for teams and individuals, entertainment and activities for children, Tot Trot races specifically for kids, and fun for the entire family.  Prizes awarded to individuals and teams. 

Postpartum Education and Support (PES) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the emotional wellness of mothers. We offer support for mothers and their families; provide resources for health care providers; and heighten public awareness of perinatal mood disorders. This good work was started eleven years ago by a mother who experienced postpartum depression and anxiety herself and didn’t want other women to suffer in silence. Every woman experiencing a postpartum mood disorder deserves quick and appropriate treatment. All money raised will help provide necessary services for mothers and their families.

In addition to our sponsorship, we will be forming the & Bumbleride Team.  If you can't make it to the actual event, please consider making a pledge, of any amount, to help support this terrific organization that has helped so many women and their families.  You can also support PES by shopping on, or Simply enter the code PES10shp at checkout between now and the end of October and you will receive FREE shipping (for orders of $50 or more) and PES will receive a donation of 10% of the value of your order . For more details and information on the event or other ways to help, please visit the event site by clicking here or feel free to leave a comment here and we will email you back.  

In addition, be sure to check out the other great sponsors for this event -, StrollerStrides & Bounce-U of Apex.  


Thursday, August 12, 2010

10% Off - Hip Back To School Backpacks!

Skip Hop & Beatrix Backpacks & Lunchbags
Say it ain't so!  Back-to-school time is here and to ease the end of Summer blues, is having a sale on hip school backpacks now through August 18th.  Click on the image above to view the Modern Nursery Fan Email and get details on the sale! 

And don't forget to sign up as a 'follower' to the blog to be eligible for our Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag giveaway!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pregnancy & Newborn Reader's Choice Award Winners! Read more for the GIVEAWAY...

Some of you may have already seen the announcement on Facebook but we have incredible news to share– took second place in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Favorite Online Nursery Shop!  As a thank you to all those who voted and our followers, we are hosting a GIVEAWAY!  Entry is easy:  just sign up as a ‘Follower’ to our blog by clicking the ‘Follow with Google Friend Connect’ on the bottom right column.  Once you sign up, you will receive a message each time we post an update to the blog.  Just think, you’ll be the first to know when we host another giveaway, extend special offers to our followers or let our fans know of limited quantity items!  A winner will be chosen randomly from the list of those who sign up by Friday, August, 25th at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Check out the prize…only one of our most popular stroller/diaper bags!

Hangs neatly on stroller and can be worn over the shoulder. Waterproof changing pad included as well as adjustable stroller bar straps and adjustable/removable shoulder strap. Large rear pocket holds changing pad and diapers.

Large roomy main compartment including two interior bottle/organizer pockets, two roomy front pouches for bottles and sippy cups, two easy access zippered pockets that keep personal items safe and dry, convenient side phone holder, adjustable side mesh pocket for baby bottle or water bottle, and easy access pen holders. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

CoolMomPicks Back-to-School Shopping Guide selects product from

Did you catch the CoolMomPicks segment on the Today Show this morning?  Check out our Ecotot’s Bedside Book Caddy that CoolMomPicks recommends in their ‘Back to School Shopping Guide’.  

 Encourage your tot’s love of reading, and your love of a neat and tidy room with this bonsai book caddy. Made from just 4 pieces of 100% formaldehyde-free, FSC Certified real wood, this clever little caddy is accessible from both sides making it easy for tots to store and retrieve books of any size or shape all by themselves. Books literally fall into place as they are stored at a 45-degree angle. And because the spines face out and up, finding a favorite title is child’s play. Use it in the playroom, family room or at bedside. Enjoy years of use with a patented no tools assembly method and a lifetime construction guarantee. Like all ecotots products, our bonsai book caddy features an eco-friendly, non-toxic, water-based finish.

This caddy looks great and tots love having a place of their own to keep all their books and toys handy and at a level they can reach!  Check out and you can find a special created just for their readers.