Friday, August 29, 2008

Inspirational thought

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Stephen Leacock

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shop hpp at our retailers: Choices, Sudbury, MA

Please join us in welcoming Choices in Sudbury, MA as one of our newest brick and morter retailers. At their shop you'll find a collection of our pocket tee and bloomer sets, crew playsuits and hoodies.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shop hpp at our retailers: Winkie's, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Please join us in welcoming Winkie's in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin as one of our newest brick and morter retailers. At their shop you'll find a collection of our long sleeve pocket tees, long sleeve crew bodysuits, hoodies, blankets and burp cloths.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Between The Shows By Tina Barry

Many thanks to Tina Barry for featuring Hand Picked Pumpkin in her new article, Between the Shows.


Homebase: Oak Park, Illinois

DESIGNER: Allison Case

Sizes: 3 months to 4T

Allison Case launched Hand Picked Pumpkin, a wholesale and retail collection in 2006, to offer discerning buyers "stylish, comfy clothing proudly manufactured in the USA." Each item is crafted from durable cotton interlock for ease of movement. They're simple, comfortable and modern.

Hot pick: To her girls' collection for Fall 2008, Case is adding the Audrey Shirt Dress (up to 4T). "This great bridge dress is made of 100 percent cotton interlock knit and is trimmed with woven accents at the collar and chest. It's terrific worn alone or paired with flared pant," she says.

Tel: 708-524-1812

Monday, August 25, 2008

Many thanks to Hot Moms Club: Beautiful Clothing!

Many thanks to Natalie Klein of Hot Moms Club for this review of Hand Picked Pumpkin.

How often do you get to design your children’s clothing? Here’s a company that lets you do just that! Well, sort of. Hand Picked Pumpkin lets you choose the colors and designs from a variety of different outfits, hats, blankets, shorts, skirts, hoodies...You’ll feel as if you’re designing the clothing yourself. They’ve got a great online tool at Hand Picked Pumpkin that lets you point and click your choices and see what your clothes will look like. The knit fabrics are comfy and with my son now crawling, he needs the roomy fit and comfort of these clothes to get around.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Many thanks to LilSugar

Many thanks to LilSugar for this review posted last week:

Undoubtedly a staple in every person's wardrobe, hoodies say a lot about those who wear them. Now you can customize one to fit your child's fashion needs at Handpicked Pumpkin. The reversible sweatshirts ($64), available for tots sized 3-24 months, allow mamas to choose the inside and outside knits as well as interlock woven accent fabrics. From retro designs like Farm Kids and Rodeo Music Blue to mod swatches of Jim Dandy Orange and Floral Fusion, the finished garments have the "wow" factor and are machine-washable.

Monday, August 11, 2008

August Pumpkin of the Month!

Here's Brynn our August Pumpkin of the Month!

Her mom Nancy added this note:
Brynn is excited that she can wear hpp like her little sister now that the shirt dress is offered in bigger sizes. I love that this dress can be dressy or casual while still being comfy. I plan to design coordinating dresses for both my daughters for the holidays."

Congratulations Brynn and Nancy on receiving a $50 hpp gift certificate!

Friday, August 8, 2008


The only limits are, as always, those of vision. - James Broughton

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Playgroup Breakfast Pizza

Passed along by our Chicago Sales Representative, Nancy Fullerton, this Playgroup Breakfast Pizza recipe is sure to be a hit at your next get together!

1 lb pork sausage or ground beef
1 pkg(8) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 1/2 cup frozen or thawed loose packed hash brown
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
(Many times I use two cups(one bag) of Italian mixed
shredded cheese instead of the Cheddar and Swiss))
5 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese(optional)
fresh vegetables(optional)

In a skillet, cook sausage till browned, drain off
excess fat. Separate crescent rolls into eight
triangles. Place in a ungreased 12" pizza pan with
points toward the center. Press over bottom and up to
form a crust, seal perforations. Spoon sausage over
crust. Sprinkle with potatoes. Top with Cheddar and
Swiss cheese.

In a bowl beat together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
Pour over crust. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and/or
vegetables(bell pepper, brocolli) of choice.

Bake in 375 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One Goodie Feature Today!

One goodie a day and one great price, that's's speciality. Today you'll find our Collin Reversible Hoodie and brand NEW Audrey Reversible Hoodie on sale for $42.95.

We thought we'd match this very special offer today. Email after you order your Reversible Hoodie at and we'll send you a special code for 20% off coordinating bottoms, William Drawstring Pant and Audrey Flare Pant.

William Drawstring Pant

Audrey Flare Pant

Friday, August 1, 2008

Inspirational thought

Our belief in one another is what unites us and encourages us to be our best. - Sarah McLachlan