Introducing Modern Milk

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Ties & Tutus wants to help spread the word about an amazing new opportunity for all the Mamas out there!  Modern Milk is a new valley company that is focused on helping moms-to-be, new moms and even experienced moms with their “baby to boob” relationships.  Stephanie Nguyen, founder of Modern Milk, is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, mom of two girls and your new breast friend!  A word from Stephanie about Modern Milk:

“Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience – when both Mom and Baby are happy! Almost every mother, whether it’s her first or fourth child, has experienced breastfeeding challenges. Modern Milk is here to help you through these challenges. We provide in-home breastfeeding consultations and evaluations, helping you to establish your perfect baby to boob relationship.”

Stephanie is going to begin teaching breastfeeding classes in the North Scottsdale area in March.  In addition to this Stephanie provides in-home consultations where she can help Mama and Baby in their own comfortable environment to obtain and maintain a wonderful breastfeeding experience.  You can “like” Modern Milk on Facebook to get more information on classes as well as contact information!


{FREE} Mommy and Me Dance Class

Does your little one have some extra energy to burn off?  Well, I’ve got the perfect way to make nap time last just a little bit longer.  Arizona Dance Artistry is offering {FREE} Mommy & Me dance classes for kiddos over one-year and up.  They are during the month of April (the 2nd-23rd) from 11:30-12:00 at AZDA (1745 W. Deer Valley Rd., Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ 85027).
The class is an introduction to creative movement, colors, counting, music, social skills and tumbling/stretch.  Parent participation is required per child (1:1 parent/child ratio), so get ready to move!  To enroll, click here.
(Max enrollment is 10 parent/child combo enrollment. Parent must enroll prior to class.)  Parent and child should dress in comfortable play attire. Bare feet or socks only, no street shoes in studio.
Happy dancing!

Happy New Year! I bet you can guess one of our Resolutions…


So yes, it seems as though Ties & Tutus has fallen off the planet, but we have excuses, we swear!  Before I divulge all of the reasons it has been MONTHS since our last blog post, let me first say that we hope that all of you had a lovely holiday!  For both Nora and myself it was a wonderful holiday season, where we were excited to see the joy in our children’s eyes as they marveled at lights, presents and of course their new-found friend, Mickey Mouse.

Ties & Tutus has unfortunately taken a back-burner to our intensely busy schedules. I took some crazy pills and decided to have another baby, making me now a mother to two under two.  My second daughter, Elliana is already two months old and it has been rewarding, yes, but at this stage, a bit more on the exhausting side.  Nora has been busy herself, not only running after a toddler, but taking on a position with Origami Owl!  We are thrilled to say that while adding quite a bit to her plate she has been very fortunate in business and has truly enjoyed the experience that has come with joining the company.  We have therefore neglected our lovely blog… when we began we had young babies who napped twice a day; we now have toddlers that run a mile a minute!  We’re lucky if we get in one hour nap at all and when we do, we usually end up napping ourselves…

However, like mentioned, we our hoping to resume our blogging on a (semi) regular basis in this upcoming year!  We wish you nothing but joy, health and happiness in the upcoming year!  Here’s to lucky 2013!

Free Holiday Labels

Hurry over to Vistaprint today to get your {FREE} holiday address labels!  Shipping starts at just $3.50 and is only valid for a limited time, so do it now!  Click here to claim your offer.

Sesame Street Live is Coming to Phoenix

Sesame Street Live and Elmo’s Super Heros are coming to Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre November 16-18 and YOU are in luck!  Ties & Tutus is offering a $3 off deal just for being a follower.  Go to and use the promo code “USF” to receive the deal.  Elmo is a childhood favorite, so you better believe I will be there with my 16-month-old son.  As always, thank you for loving Ties & Tutus!



Got a Wannabe Super Hero At Home?

Then you must attend the Super Hero Cape Craft Workshop!  Pottery Barn Kids is hosting a workshop where kids can create their own Super Hero Capes!  Either a perfect addition to a Halloween costume, or just for around the house for dress-up, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser!  The workshop is going to be held at the PBK at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Sunday, October 21st at 12:00 & 1:00pm.  Click here for more info on all the Super Hero Action!

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

First opened in 1984, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium features 66 developed acres with hundreds of animal exhibits, 5 ride attractions, 3 retail shops and several dining options.  As home to Arizona’s largest collection of wild animals, Wildlife World displays over 600 different species with more than 6,000 individual specimens.  Popular attractions include: a lory parrot feeding three times a day, a giraffe feeding station, a baby animal nursery, the African Safari Train Ride, Wildlife Encounters educational shows, a stingray touch tank, the Verizon Skyride, a kangaroo walkabout, tide pool touch tanks, a log flume ride, and children’s carousel, play area, and petting zoo.

Notable species include: white tigers, sharks, otters, penguins, flamingos, giraffe, zebras, oryx, lions, ostrich, kangaroos, rhino, jaguar, some 20 varieties of primates, eels, stingrays, tropical fish, rare albino alligators and many more!

New in 2011 – Dragon World.  See giant reptiles like the state of Arizona’s first saltwater crocodile — the largest species of croc in the world.  Plus, there will be monitors, iguanas, a 20-foot long & 200 lbs. python, Aldabra tortoises and more.  New in Feb. 2012 our 4th Aquarium Gallery featuring otters & river monster fish from South America.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located at the intersection of State Route 303 and Northern Avenue in Litchfield Park at 16501 W. Northern Ave.  The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the aquarium is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Daytime admission to both the zoo and aquarium is $29.00 for adults and $14.25 for children 3 to 12 (plus state sales tax), children under three are free.  Special reduced admission (after 5 p.m.) to the Aquarium only is $16.99 for adults and $8.99 for children 3 to 12 (plus state sales tax). Save $3 Off of admission to the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium Coupon

Tolmachoff Farms

Make this fall season unforgettable, come on over to Tolmachoff Farms and experience the ultimate holiday outing where there is something for the whole family: 6 acre family corn maze with a scarecrow theme (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), mini corn maze (perfect for little ones), petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, farm theme activities (corn grinder-grind corn to feed chickens), play area (corn box, adult/child pedal cart track) and much more.

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Imagination Movers

Want to add some rock n’ roll excitement and entertainment to your family’s life? Then don’t miss the Imagination Movers’ 2012 Rock-O-Matic Tour! Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the Emmy-winning TV series “Imagination Movers” will be bringing their high-octane rock concert to Phoenix at the Comercia Theatre on October 4th! The key to the Movers’ appeal is they combine danceable power pop songs with extremely catchy choruses and a knack for inspiring audience participation. Throw in a heaping helping of onstage silliness and you’ve got a recipe for a live musical event that will truly engage the entire family! Get your Tickets Today:

Green Apple Hair Party

Attention All Phoenix Area Fashionistas!


Mark your calendar, there’s a hair party coming up on Friday, September 21st that you do not want to miss.  My favorite salon is hosting a {free} event where you can learn how to get those perfect tousled waves while enjoying a glass of wine and hor d’oeuvres.  I don’t know about you, but this sounds like the perfect opportunity for a GNO (girl’s night out), so call up your friends and have them meet you at Green Apple Hair Lounge from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Please RSVP for this event at 623.580.9156, as space is limited.

As an added bonus, Green Apple is offering a very special Ties & Tutus special.  Are you ready for this?  All you have to do is “like” Green Apple Hair Lounge on Facebook by clicking here, then call and schedule an appointment to receive 20% off your next service.  (Be sure to mention Ties & Tutus sent you and that you’re a fan on FB.)  I already scheduled my appointment, will I see you there?