Monday, January 31, 2011

Grow Featured in Chicago Home and Garden

One of our favorite eco-friendly furniture lines has been featured in a great article by Home and Garden. The spread is all about creating a great space for your little one, a space that will grow with your child, and mixing and matching. This article will be featured tomorrow with the Nursery set up on The WGN Midday show from (11am-12pm) locally on channel 9. The segment will also be airing on the  WGN website.

The Roh Crib, by Spot on Square, is featured in the article and is also a Grow favorite. Made here it the USA ( Midwest to be exact). Made of solid natural walnut, and it's most talked about feature; 100% recyclable clear acrylic that is BPA and Phthalate free. This design savvy crib is not only a piece of art, but one that will last. The crib also has a toddler conversion available.

Available in three styles:
Walnut with Grey panels and one side acrylic
Walnut with White panels and one side acryilc
Or, the option to have both side acrylic.  All options available at Grow

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grow Modern Design

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our new design services at Grow. With access to the top eco-friendly and organic products, Grow carries only the best products in each category to narrow your options and ease the potential chaotic-ness of trying to plan a healthy space.

You can come into Grow for a consultation or set up an in-home consultation to help plan your Nursery, Child's room or playroom. We have at least one piece of furniture from each of our vendors to help display their quality and finish in the store. We also have access to many more products, from bedding, to lighting to paint colors. Also available are wood swatches and catalogs, so please stop by or email us with any questions!

Here is an example of a design we put together for a current customer expecting a baby girl:

                               Contact us today with questions or ideas! 
                                                     773 489 0009

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SMRT update

SMRT series has been postponed, we appreciate your interest and will update with new dates as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SMRT - Child Development 101 for busy parents

UPDATE:  If you are unable to make it to the 6 week course we are now offering a drop-in option every Thursday evening from 7:30-9pm. We are thrilled to have the following local community professionals speak at Grow:

Milestones & Medical Care: Dr. Erica Dayan ( Soothe & Sleep: Janeen Hayward (
Eat: Elena Marre (
Movement: Malik Turley (
Communications: Wendy (
Touch & Affection: Greta Huizenga (
Family Astrology: Julie Lampert ( Creativity & Play: Bubbles Academy (
Grow is very excited to be partnering with SMRT, the hands on education tools needed to help today's busy parents organize and prepare for one of life's greatest and most chaotic gifts, babies! We will be hosting the SMRT classes at Grow every Thursday from 7:30-9pm starting January 20-February 24.

This six-week course is designed to help new and expecting parents connect with local experts and receive great tips on raising children and being the best parent you can be.

Two Mom Extraordinaires, Hope Firsel and Robyn Miller Brecker, have come together to combine their knowledge plus years of dedication and experience with life coaching to help people in all areas fulfill their life goals.  After becoming a mom, Hope and Robyn have decided to gear their effort towards helping new and expecting parents simplify and organize their lives, enabling them to have the most time to spend on what is important. 

Here is a sample of just one of many easy check list SMRT provides to help achieve these goals:

This six week course is $90, please call 773 489 009 or email to register.

"Through SMRT we strive to provide education, awareness and simple everyday tools and solutions. We believe if parents have what they need to make conscious decisions, our next generation will have the best chance to mature into confident and extraordinary people ready to transform our world".

Monday, January 10, 2011

Introducing ducduc at Grow

We are so excited to be carrying the Eco-Friendly and Non-toxic furniture line Ducduc based in New York City. They are known for their amazing style, versatile options and functional furniture. Ducduc thrives on great design with a great mission: "We believe that being responsible for your environment means taking care of yourself, those around you, and your world"

Their furniture is made in the United States in their own renovated and restored factory, a reclaimed brownfield site in Connecticut. Having their own factory allows the company to ensure customers their product is both non-toxic and not harmful to our environment. All Ducduc furniture is made with sustainably harvested hardwoods, water based paints, and non-toxic finishes.

Grow will soon have the following pieces on their showroom floor:

The Alex crib in Pink & White $1295. Made of 100% hardwood, water based non toxic paint

 The Cabana 3 drawer Changing table/dresser $1595. Made of 100% hardwood, water based non toxic paint.
Ducduc has a variety of collections which are all mix and match. They allow you to use bright color with sophisticated design. 
Please contact with any questions or design inquires.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Recycle Your Holiday Lights and get 10% off!

What do you do with your burned out, broken or old holiday string lights? Recycle them!

Plus, receive a 10% discount at Grow.  Bring us your lights before January 16 and receive 10% off any regular-price item as our thank you for helping the environment!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Turn your Christmas tree into mulch for gardeners!

From Jan 1-17, trees can be dropped off inside of the tree corrals set up at 23 locations.  Here are a few:

Grant Park , 900 S. Columbus
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento
Lincoln Park, Parking lot east of Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave.
Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Please remove all decorations including lights, ornaments and tinsel.

Stay tuned to find out where to recycle your Christmas tree lights!

Please share with friends before they start to take down their tree.