Archives for the month of: August, 2010

Have your friends and family use this 1950’s Pay Phone
and watch the money pile up.

PUBLIC PAY PHONE
Forget E-mail, try a little chit chat on your replica
1950’s pay phone. Drop in your nickel and you will
hear the original brass jingle. It accepts and stores
coins as a full feature coin bank with lock and key.
Features include a rotary look keypad with push
buttons, pulse/tone, ringer volume control, wall
or desk mount. Build of heavy ABS Plastic cabinet
with chrome accents Great for kids and adults!
18-1/4″ H x 9″ W x 6-1/2″ D

Find this many more fab retro pieces at
http://www.shoptotallykids.com or call a Totally Kids
personal shopper at 952-881-2425 to help you
find just what you are looking for.

7876 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55420
Give us a call!
952-881-2425

http://www.shoptotallykids.com

Showcase your talent and wares. There is no admission fee to attend or exhibit.

Local artisans and crafters are invited to apply for the Totally Kids Artisans Market
handmade arts and accessories for kids, which will be held indoors on Sat., Jan. 15, 2011 and Sun., Jan. 16, 2011 from 11 AM-4 PM

at 7876 Portland Avenue South in Bloomington, MN.

Items for kids truly HANDMADE by you ~ including wall hangings, pottery, jewelry,
holiday items, photography, baby and kids’ gifts, baskets, paintings and prints,
scarves and other fiber and fabric items, and more.

Artisans must reside and produce their work within a 200-mile radius of Totally Kids

Applications are due by December 15 for consideration. Questions: Contact Kelly Stone,
kayrocks@gmail.com

All items are to be hand made by the artisan who must be present for the entire market
day. Artisans will determine a fair retail price for their goods and can not set higher than
Etsy or at their web site. Totally Kids will handle the transactions; process the sales,
collect the sales tax and package the items. There will be a 30% gallery fee for items
sold. Checks for 70% of each artisan’s sales will be mailed seven days after the market
ends. Set up will be 2 hours prior to store opening.

Hot cider and cookies will be served through out the market days.

Vendors and product representatives should not apply.

7876 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55420
Give us a call!
952-881-2425

http://www.shoptotallykids.com

If you want your children to grow up to be environmentally conscious, you must start teaching them at a young age.  When kids see the trash from their home being taken away by the garbage collector, it may be very difficult for them to grasp the concept that garbage does not magically disappear, but it actually goes to a landfill.  By using environmentally responsible practices in your home, you will be teaching your children both where the trash ends up, but  how they can help produce less garbage and helping protect our environment.

The Totally Kids fun furniture & toys Hallo-Green Costume Exchange is a fun way to begin an echo-friendly lesson for your children, plus a great way to find the perfect Halloween costume for girls, boys and even dogs.

We will be serving Betty Crocker’s recipe for Hot Spiced Apple Cider and cookies.

CAMP OLSON FORT LOFT
Camp right at home with our too fun for words Camp Olson Loft. Crafted in the good old USA of solid pine then stain light honey or cinnamon finish as shown. Included: top twin bed, fort canopy, 4 drawer chest/bookcase unit under  the fort canopy end of the loft, leaning ladder and 2-guardrails. Add a full size bed shown under the loft or leave it open for creative play.   Scroll down for side view.     84″W x 84″L x 76-1/2″H

Find this great bed and many more at  http://www.shoptotallykids.com or call a Totally Kids personal shopper at 952-881-2425 to help you find just what you are looking for.

7876 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55420
Give us a call!
952-881-2425

http://www.shoptotallykids.com

For most parents, choosing the best mattress for their child can be rather confusing since there are so many different types of mattresses available. Without a right mattress, sleeping could become a problem for your child. At a glance, mattresses may all seem the same. However, there are few things you need to consider before making the decision to purchase.

1. Growing widespread concern regarding the effects of potentially harmful chemicals.

As your child will spend about ten to twelve hours a day sleeping on their mattress for many years, it is best you avoid heavily-treated mattresses containing polyurethane foam, Eco-foam (which is mostly polyurethane foam), vinyl (PVC), phthalates, chemical fire retardants or barriers and industrial chemicals. Many chemicals may release gases from the mattress and be inhaled by your child.

2. Mattresses that are made of organic and non-toxic materials are ideal for children. A good choice is a mattress made with organic cotton or organic wool fabrics and filling. Children are especially sensitive to toxic chemicals so care should be taken to limit their exposure.

Remember that not all organic mattresses are alike. For instance, “natural latex” or “coir” may actually be allergenic for your child. Look for a mattress that has earned the recommendation or certification of a reputable organization.

Avoid vinyl, nylon, polyurethane. Ask for FDA food-grade polyethylene, the safest way to waterproof and dust mite proof a mattress.

In addition, you will want to purchase a good firm mattress. A firm mattress provides a child with proper support for their growing bodies which is recommended by pediatricians.

3. Certainly, price is also a factor. A cheap mattress would mean that your child could end up loosing sleep when the springs start to poke through or when the mattress starts to sag.

Make sure to do a research and focus on the materials used.

4. It is not a good idea to use a hand me down mattress. Be aware that if the mattress is no longer comfortable for an older sibling, it will not be good enough for a younger child as well.

5. Always buy a mattress with an extended warranty. Kids often jump on their beds, and this could cause damage.

To extend the life of your new mattress, be sure to turn the mattress regularly and use a padded mattress topper on it to reduce wear. A breathable mattress protector to keep the mattress dry as well as free of dust and perspiration is a wise idea. Be sure to change the sheets regularly and vacuum the mattress occasionally.

Remember, a good comfortable mattress enables your child to sleep more peacefully and this in turn will help him or her to be attentive during the day. So, shop around and pick the best children mattress available within your budget.

Folks ask us almost everyday about how the different sizes of mattresses vary. Here is some basic sizing information:

·         Mattress Sizes

o        Twin–39″W x 75″L or 99 x 190 cm

o        X-Long Twin–39″W x 80″L or 99 x 203 cm

o        Full–54″W x 75″L or 137 x 190 cm

o        Queen–60″W x 80″L or 153 x 203 cm

o        King–76″W x 80″L or 198 x 203 cm

o        California King–72″W x 84″L or 182 x 213 cm

·         Fitted Sheet Sizes

o        Twin–39″W x 75″L or 99 x 190 cm

o        X-Long Twin–39″W x 80″L or 99 x 203 cm

o        Full–54″W x 75″L or 137 x 190 cm

o        Queen–60″W x 80″L or 153 x 203 cm

o        King–76″W x 80″L or 198 x 203 cm

o        California King–72″W x 84″L or 182 x 213 cm

·         Flat Sheet Sizes

o        Twin–66″W x 96″L or 167 x 243 cm

o        X-Long Twin–66″W x 102″L or 167 x 259 cm

o        Full–81″W x 96″L or 205 x 243 cm

o        Queen–90″W x 102″L or 228 x 259 cm

o        King/California King–108″W x 102″L or 274 x 259 cm

·         Comforter Sizes

o        Twin–68″W x 86″L or 173 x 218 cm

o        Full/Queen–86″W x 86″L or 218 x 218 cm

o        King/California King–100″W x 90″L or 254 x 229 cm