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RT Favorites: Hot List

Publisher's Note: As many of you know, the first Friday of each month we give you the inside scoop on what is happening with our local business partners in this, our Hot List. Advertising is our main source of revenue and we believe our advertisers provide useful information and products to our audience (often in the form of special discounts). We've had so many new subscribers lately, we though this was worth repeating for the newbies (and welcome aboard!)

This month, we're psyched to share with you a baby photo contest, a 'Mother Who Is Hot' photo call, a car seat safety event, a special deal for moms of twins, a new drop-off childcare, plus tons of cool summer camps and fab new shopping ideas, including a massive sidewalk sale. Check it out below, conveniently arranged by category: Eat, Shop, Play, Save and Treasure.

Designed Dinners for Summer Entertaining
Summers here and with the sunnier weather comes outdoor barbeques, weekend camping trips and vacations to the coast, let Designed Dinners help you make it all easier.Our meals are ready to cook and they make the perfect camping/vacation companion or elevate the backyard barbeque as they are all self contained, all the ingredients are included, and most of them can be cooked on a portable grill! Think of how much less you would have to pack for that next camping excursion bringing along Designed Dinners meals! Coolers feel lighter already, don’t they? Check out this month's menu online. Red Tricycle readers use the following promotional code (DD08053095136) on the check out page and enjoy a 10% discount on your next order.
Designed Dinners
Locations throughout Seattle and the Eastside

Shop Lemon Meringue's New Designer Shipments
Spring is finally here and summer's on the way! Lemon Meringue boutique is freshly stocked for the season with shipments arriving all the time. Housing styles for all shapes and sizes, from petit to plus, and maternity, too, we want to see you bloom. We're featuring new goodies from AG Jeans, Tocca, Level 99, SNAP bags, Kiyanna, Zovo Lingerie, Language, Gentle Fawn, XCVI, Park Vogal, Odd Molly, and many more! Nurturing yourself is so important; let us take care of you with styles and smiles. Lemon Meringue Boutique, where mommies meet fashion.
Lemon Meringue
On the corner of Greenwood Ave and 78th (Phinney Ridge)

Car Seat Check-Up and Sidewalk Sale at Merry Go Round
Merry Go Round Children's Store Hosts the Washington State Safety Restraint Coalition for Car-Seat Check-Ups. Learn hot to properly choose, fit and install your car seat, or drop by for a Certified Safety Technician to check your car seat installation. All Car Seats $10 off and $10 is donated to the Washington State Safety Restraint Coalition on June 7 and June 8. PS-- Massive Sale! Look for clearance pricing on dent and ding furniture, canceled orders and floor samples.
Saturday June 7 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday June 8 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Merry Go Round Children's Store
1014 116th Ave NE (Bellevue)

Cotton Caboodle Spring Collection
Spring has sprung at the Cotton Caboodle Outlet, with pretty poplin sundresses, modal stripe tees and tanks and loads of shorts and capris in dozens of colors! That's just for the kids - check out our new spring styles for Mom's in the same luscious fabrics and colors. Everything discounted!
Cotton Caboodle
Located on lower Queen Anne at 203 W. Thomas St.
Open 10-5 Mon-Fri and 10-3 Sat.

Head to Snoqualmie and Shop at Peanut Butter & Lili
More reasons to head to Snoqualmie this summer! On June 14th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Snoqualmie Ridge Town Center is hosting the Kid's Art Walk at Cascade Elementary School. Theme: What I like best about Snoqualmie. On July 19th & 20th, the 2nd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will host players from all over the Puget Sound region, showcasing a wide variety of participants of all ages, ranging from kids to competitive athletes. Play on city streets, enjoy food and live music with activities for the whole family! For more information, visit And of course, shop PB& L while you're in town.
Peanut Butter and Lili

Nico and Zoe's Cool Summer Toys
Get ready for fun in the sun with these three distinctive toys from Nico & Zoe! BBQ Play Set --start grilling just like the big kids with this bright and colorful play set. Includes grill plate, three skewers, and all the removable veggies pictured. Hop Ball --The perfect size bouncing ball for preschoolers and small children. Sturdy ball is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, and the generous easy-grip handle guarantees a firm, safe ride. Great for developing coordination! This latex-free ball is crafted of resistant, non-toxic & phthalate-free vinyl. Soft Dough --a great, safe alternative to traditional playdough, this soft, non-crumbly modeling dough that will facilitate hours of fun. Five colors include purple, blue, green, yellow and red.
Nico and Zoe, founded by 2 West Seattle moms

Retroactive Kids' Summer Art Camp and Classes
Retroactive Kids' Summer Art Camp runs from July 14th-18th, 10:30-12:30 and cost $120.00 for all 5 days. The theme is Design-Paint-Construct and every day is a new project! Also check out the awesome Saturday Drop In Art Classes Every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 - for Ages 5-10yo (toddlers accepted if accompanied by an adult) $10.00 plus $1.00 material fee. Students complete a new project and learn a new art process each Saturday. For more information contact: Kathy Quenzer at 901-634-2155 or call.
Retroactive Kids

Horses are the Stars at Red Gate Farm DayCamp
Located on the Sammamish Plateau, Red Gate Farm is a special place where young campers ages 6 to 11 can build their self-confidence while enjoying the pleasure of riding and developing a friendship with their camp horse. Campers learn everything about horse care including instruction in show grooming, braiding, saddling, walk and trot commands, arena etiquette, and other fun arts and crafts activities. On Fridays our campers demonstrate their new riding skills with a horse show for friends and family! For more information please contact Jamie Smith at 425- 392-0111 or [email protected].
Red Gate Farm Summer Camp

playmatters Celebrates Twins in June
playmatters, Seattle's newest indoor play space, is ready for summer! Our air-conditioning was greatly appreciated last week during the hot weather as was our wi-fi for caregivers needing to get in some 'work hours' while their children played. We are celebrating twins this spring! The last week of June all caregivers of twins can enter for half price. Check out our upcoming workshops such as ‘Toddler Tantrums’, 'Post-Partum Exercises' and 'Raising Financially Responsible Children'. Our website provides you with times, dates and prices. Children are always welcome! (unless specifically stated otherwise). Make sure to sign-up for our e-news on our homepage and stay updated on our Specials and Events!
playmatters (Phinney Ridge)

Tix for Bellevue Philharmonic's Little Maestro Series
Go on an adventure into the world of music where instruments sound like animals! Three chances to catch the Little Maestros summer show, Singin' Safari with Lisa & Linda. Move-along and sing-along to classical music in these interactive concerts designed especially for children ages birth to six. Show dates are July 12 at Bellevue Arts Museum, July 19 at Kirkland Performance Center and July 26 at Mercer Island Presbyterian. Concerts are at 10:00 and 11:30 am each day. Tickets are $10 for all ages (Groups of five or more receive one free ticket). For more information and tickets visit website.
Bellevue Philharmonic

Paint The Town Summer Camp Sessions
Take your kids to Paint the Town for a week of creativity. Have fun painting, sculpting, hand painting and much more. and doing other cool crafts. Sessions Start July 7 and run Monday through Friday 9:30 - 11:30. PS-- Mention Red Tricycle and get 10% off on any camp session. Located in the SW part of University Village, in the Breezeway between Bank of America and Fireworks.
Paint the Town

Nurturing Pathways Creative Dance Classes
Looking for and activity that will impact every aspect of your child's development? Creative dance classes for babies, waddlers and toddlers bring the best of movement and music together for you to bond and play with your child. Parent Materials include a Dance CD, Nursery Rhyme CD and booklets about your child's motor, social and cognitive development. Visit the website to learn more and register for classes.
Nurturing Pathways

Emerald Ballet Theatre's Summer Camps
Roots and Wings Cultural Arts Institute (weekly camps June 30th- July 25th) Bring cultures to life through the arts this summer. Weekly camps explore Irish, Russian, French, and Spanish traditions respectively. Mornings begin with language immersion classes, storytelling, and traditional national dances & music. Afternoons feature visual art, costume making, and ballet inspired by traditions of the week. Children age 5-12, all ability levels, enjoy a faculty of professional artists and educators. Full or half day. Our Spring concert features an original ballet of King Midas and the Golden Touch June 7th @ Newport High in Bellevue. For more information visit us online or call.
Emerald Ballet

Beach Comber Kids Cuts Adds Drop-off Childcare
Summer Cuts and Summer Drop-off Childcare! Beginning June 13th Beach Comber Kids Cuts will be offering drop-off child care from 10am- 3pm on Fridays. It will be $10 per hour/ $5 per hour each additional sibling. Care is provided by an experienced nanny that kids love. She is CPR certified. It will be held in the awesome indoor beach playroom which now includes a ball pit (which will be kept clean!) and an air hockey table!
BeachcomberKids Cuts

Dizzy's Bus Stop Day Camps
June is here and it's time for summer fun at Dizzy's Bus Stop! We have day camps scheduled throughout the summer where your child will have loads of fun as we tumble, jump, sing, dance, imagine, create, learn, and explore! Our theme-based camps incorporate basic gymnastics skills with engaging, lively activities designed just for children ages 2 to 8. We limit our camps to only 15 kids per session, so be sure to sign up soon. You even save 10% if you sign up with a friend (or sibling). To enroll for the summer, a week, or even just a day, print out an enrollment form from our website or call.
Dizzy's Tumblebus and Bus Stop

Sleep Well with Whole Family Financial Services Planning
Is your family feeling the pinch of higher gasoline and grocery prices? Whole Family Financial Services can help you find ways to save my money by thoroughly reviewing your family's spending habits, financial obligations and tax situation. To best suit your needs, we offer consulting services on an hourly basis and comprehensive planning for a flat fee. Call for your FREE conversation with a Certified Financial Planner ™today, 425-424-2222 or [email protected]!
Debbie Gianelli, CFP®, Whole Family Financial Services
17830 86th Ave NE, Bothell
Securities and Advisory services offered through KMS Financial Services, Inc.

Moms the Word at Salmon Bay Community Lending
Salmon Bay Community Lending is an independent all-mom Seattle company that specializes in securing personalized and stress-free home loans. SBCL has built a reputation for delivering solutions tailored to the unique challenges and objectives of their clients. These ladies believe that helping people enjoy the benefits of home ownership with surprise-free home financing is healthy for our community! Also check out SBCL's free Family Finances Series of seminars. Experts in their fields come in and speak monthly on topics like couples and money, college savings, and savings savvy kids. Call Colleen Butler at 206-856-0319 or email [email protected].
Salmon Bay Community Lending

Barbie Hull Summer Photo Session
Summer is when the best memories of your life are made! Dressing up, playing in the sprinkler --spending all of your time in your swim-suit and jelly shoes! A fun photo shoot in your front yard will capture these special moments that fly by so quickly! Email Barbie to set up your appointment and mention Red-Tri to receive 20% off of your package! [email protected].
Barbie Hull Photography

Shutterbox Photos Baby Photo Contest
It's a Grin - - Reserve your time today! Visit On the Way Maternity in West Seattle on June 21 from 10 am to 2 pm for a complimentary mini-photo session provided by Shutterbox Photos! Bring a donation for WestSide Baby (diapers in all sizes, gently used items such as baby carriers, and carseats) and you will receive a complimentary $75 gift certificate from Shutterbox Photos. We will also choose three winners (categories include Next Hollywood Sensation, Cutest Smile and Most Dramatic.) who will receive a $40 gift certificate to spend in the store. In addition, all clothes and accessories will be 10% off this day! Please email [email protected] to reserve your time today! Kids age 2 and under.
On the Way Maternity
5446 California Ave SW (West Seattle)

Christina Mallet's 'Mother Who is Hot' Photo Call
Calling all Sexy Mamas! Be the face and body of "Mother Who is Hot". Prove to the world and yourself that mothers can rock lingerie, various states of undress and still be Mama. Christina Mallet, the photographer behind Katrinka's Secret Boudoir Photography is teaming up with Sandra Coan, the maternity and baby photographer to create a book illustrating women in two seemingly contradictory roles, Mother and Sex Symbol. Sign up to be a Mother Who is Hot and $100 dollars of each participants session fee will be donated to The Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Reaseach. For more info, contact Christina Mallet (aka Katrinka) at [email protected] or call.
Christina Mallet Photography

Jump into Summer with Alyssa Rose Photography!
Offering studio and on-location portraiture of newborns, babies, children, families and maternity, summer is a great time to capture beautiful, unique portraits to last a lifetime. Come into the Greenlake studio where Alyssa shoots on her signature white backdrop or meet up at your favorite park or beach for a session to remember. For the month of June, all Red Tricycle members will receive 15% off of all Digital File Collections and Session Albums. Session must take place by then end of June to qualify. We look forward to seeing you in the studio soon!
-- Alyssa - Portrait Photographer

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