Monday, May 31, 2010

We Are Open!!!

Happy Memorial Day!!!
We are open and we have a GREAT SALE going on today!!!

This is the Crib to College by Baby's Dream. This crib will convert to a toddler and to a twin bed. You can get this crib with the Combo and Hutch in either Cinnamon or Espresso. Our Regular Price on this grouping is $1880.00. Today only. You can get all 3 pieces for

This is the Serenity crib by Baby's Dream. It is Convertible to a Toddler Bed as well as a Full Size Bed. Today only you can get this crib for $299.99 in stock. The colors available are Cherry, Espresso, Snow Drift, Cinnamon, and Chestnut.

We will be open until 4:00 today. Don't miss out on these great deals.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ABC Spring Show

I have said it before and I will say it again. This is my favorite show of the year. This show is much smaller than the ABC show in the Fall...well that is really a huge understatement. There are only 200 manufactures allowed into this show and only specialty stores get to come. NO BIG BOX no E-tailers...So I get time to have meaningful conversations with my manufactures without having BRU walk in behind me or have AMAZON watch what I am picking out. I have almost enough time to make it through the entire vendor area with out killing myself. There are lots of stores that have one person who buys metal (strollers, carseats, etc) one person who buys bedding, one person who buys furniture. But not StorkLand....Jo, Doug and I do it ALL and ALL together!!!
Another big reason I love this show is the social and educational side of it. We begin the Show with a Welcome Reception. This year it was at Glass Works...TOO COOL!!! The next day we spend most all of it in workshops with different Industry Speakers. We learned alot about Social Networking and Improving our Customer Service as well as Holding Special Events. Great information from INCREDIBLE speakers. Then late that Afternoon the trade show begins. After we have shopped our hearts out the Louisville Bourbon Buses arrive to take us to the Convention Center where 2011 and 2012 Fall ABC show will be held. We are truly given the RED CARPET treatment. Yummy Food, Great Drinks, Cigars, Entertainment (my fav was the photo booth-Yvette we are still waiting on our pics) Great Great Show...lots of work, lots of learning, and lots of FUN!!! This is Mary-Baby's 1st Furniture in Houston, Karla-Kid Stuff Super Store-Lincoln NE, and ME!! Our hotel had a fun sports bar where you could always find a group of our friends hanging around.
This is Jon Chamberlain. The CEO of Britax. This year I was asked to serve on the Britax National Advisory Committee. It was a HUGE honor. There are AMAZING things coming from Britax. You wont believe it. Thank you Jon for allowing me to be a part. One of my next blogs will introduce part of their up-coming news. The rest you will have to wait until JUNE for!!! Your going to want to keep up with this...It is amazing!!!

ABC Welcome Party at Glass Works
May-Baby's 1st Furniture in Houston, Terri -Moonlight Slumber, Yvette-Baby's 1st Furniture in Houston, Joellen-StorkLand, and Lori-Tots to Teen in Kalamazoo

Glass Works was a great venue. The work they do there is amazing.

Great Friends Shelby and Shannon from Luv Stuff, Haily Bug, Simple Stuff, and Maci Moo's These are Busy GIRLS!!!

They were actually blowing glass while our party was going on. We could watch each step. This is truly an art!

This is the view from the roof. I greatly preferred the roof to the smoking room...The guys could smoke their cigars without it bothering us and we could still socialize and be around them without complaining about the smoke...Everyone WINS!!!

This was the cigar there is nothing wrong with my camera....That is how much SMOKE was in that place...CRAZY!!!!

Jo/Mom, Me and Doug/Dad

Me, Antoinette-Baby's Dream, Karla-Kids Stuff Super Store Lincoln, NE, and Kelly-Baby's Dream. Great set of girls....We have so much fun together.

This is that RED CARPET treatment I was talking about. This is the actual guy that plays the horn at the Kentucky Derby. He played as we arrived and walked down the Red Carpet while the staff stood on either side clapping for us.

This is the outside fireplace at the Convention Center. Have you ever been to a Convention Center Like this...Me Neither...

One of the amenities that was brought in for our party was a cigar roller....Boy the guys loved this. This is Carol from Baby's Dream trying one on for size.

This is Jacob from Baby's 1st in Houston. He is one of my buds!! I know I can call him and vise versa for anything...and we do!!! LOVE YA!

NINFRA Annual Meeting

Just before the Spring ABC show NINFRA (our buying group) holds our annual meeting. This meeting has evolved so much over the past 5 or 6 years. When I was younger Doug would drag me kicking and screaming into a room filled with long narrow tables. Where I was forced to endure hours of arguing/debating/mandatory buys/catalogs discussions....the list goes on and on. But now the meetings are TOTALLY different. We actually discuss ways to improve our businesses, what is working for each of us, we are educated on the most relevant avenues for growth, such as Social Networking. It is a wonderful meeting to attend. Evey time we get together with our NINFRA business partners I learn something new that I can take back and implement. It was a GREAT Meeting.
In these pictures we are speed dating. It was great way to meet members that we might not have had a chance to socialize with before.

Thanks Rafael and Barry for putting on the GREAT meeting.

And the Winners Are!!!

A while back I blogged about the Baby's Dream Display Contest that we were entering. The objective was to create the most outstanding Display using their newest group of furniture-Legendary. Well in Texas THIS IS WHAT LEGENDARY LOOKS LIKE!!!
And guess what...we WON!!!! Thanks Baby's Dream. Dinner was GREAT!!!!
Our OKC store also won. Hopefully they will get me a picture of their dinner and I will post it for you guy with their winning display!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

StorkLand and Kids Too You have to see it to believe it

Check out our latest Commercial!!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

mamaRoo by 4moms

Ok Here is one more video that shows a little more details...


This is one of the coolest new products we have had in a long while. Please take a few minutes to watch the video. You are going to LOVE this and want one. We have ordered Green and Silver they will ship the end of May. These mamaRoo's have been out of stock all over the country for a while. If you want one of ours you can pre-order. The price is $199.97. You need to call ASAP. I am only getting 4. We will also take order if you want one of the other colors for our next shipment.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Did you get to see the Mother's Day episode of Ellen. It was so great! I think that is my favorite show she does all year. I have found several products to carry at the stores and to use myself. Well on this years show Ellen gave away TONS of products that StorkLand already carries.
  • Timi and Leslie Diaper Bags are on their way to the Wichita Falls and OKC locations as I type

  • Puj Tub. You have to feel it to believe it. SO GREAT!

  • Baby Silk by MD mom's- My favorite is the sunscreen wipes. I keep one in my diaper bag at all times. So easy to pull out and wipe the kids down. I always seem to need sunscreen in the most unexpected places.

  • Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets-Found these when Mr. H was a baby and fell in love. They are the perfect weight and breathable. Never to hot or to cold in these blankies

  • Baby Bjorn-We have carried this line for years. The Comfort Carrier that is on the show just came out. I don't have it in stock but I can order it for you ASAP
  • Teutonia Strollers-Our OKC stores has this amazing stroller but you can order it from any of our locations. This stroller system is amazing! I love how customizable it is.

So thanks Ellen. Your show is so much fun!