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round about: plastic fungi & cardboard horses

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For the first time in a very long time, I’m stuck this morning wondering where the heck the week went? Anyone know what happened? Last I checked it was maybe Tuesday morning. I guess I’ll blame it on the weird virus that’s plagued me all week. That, and a much more relaxed schedule and fewer […]

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worth 1000 words: land of giants

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Now I have one more reason why Iceland is amazing. Read more at Express-O.

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your new play table: bawa kids

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Genius things for kids can sometimes seem hard to come by. Then you’ll see something like this play table from Bawa Kids, and anything seems possible! Bawa Kids play table deceptively clean and simple, until you pull back the top to reveal the numerous tracks and blocks and colors. Then everyone will want to take a […]

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10 DIY Valentines for Kids

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Do you have hearts in your eyes yet? Valentine’s Day is so much more exciting when you have kiddos to celebrate it with. Suddenly, all those sappy, silly cliches are totally fun. I actually embrace the hearts and the pink and red explosion. It’s all part of the kid-friendly version of the holiday. I don’t […]

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traipsing through the enchanted forest

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Dappled sunlight, fluttering butterflies, wind in the branches, birds tweeting, and a little itty bitty fox sitting primly on a log, crown in hand, just waiting for you. Isn’t that what comes to mind when you see these foxes from The Enchanted Forest? I could have romanticized things a wee bit, but it’s been one […]

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round about: snow turtles & see through shoes

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I think the last time I did a round about I was bemoaning my lack of work ethic? The general malaise that followed me from our low-key holidays into the New Year? I take it all back. It’s turning into a whilrwind over here! I’ve got some new partnerships in the works that I’m super […]

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worth 1000 words: robot trails

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I just want to reach over and give this little fellow a big fat squeeze! Image by Ion Anthos Photography.

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code your own apps with bitsbox

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Even with so many subscription boxes out there already, I’m still not sick of them. The joy of getting a “present” in the mailbox every month is just too awesome. And it’s doubly so for kids! Bitsbox is one of the newest to the subscription category, and I’m super excited about it. Every month, Bitsbox […]

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Happy Handmade: the new craft book must-have!

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I’ve been waiting for this for a veeeeery long time. There’s this great new craft book debuting today that is just perfect for you and all the kiddos in your life. It’s 115 pages of experienced crafters/bloggers sharing a unique craft just for you and your littles to make together, and you can get it right […]

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baby baazaar is a trip in time

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You love your wooden toys right? And, I’m betting many of you are also a fan of vintage, retro fabulous finds too. How about some handmade wooden toys that look totally retro but are probably more safe than those old painted versions? Baby Baazaar toys are handcrafted in South India of hale wood and lac, a […]

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valentines, donuts, and monsters, oh my!

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I just wrote that title above and now I’m thinking I need to do some illustrations of monsters eating donuts! What do you think? Could be hilarious. But until that happens, we have these new Valentine DIY Printables for your class Valentines, family, and other lovey dovey needs! The monsters are not only Valentine cards, […]

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worth 1000 words: a pile of houses

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In the midst of my too-small, too-busy, too-full house, all I can think about is what my dream home might be like. Perhaps one of these would fit me better? Illustration by Elena Fernandez Prada.

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anorak mag goes digital

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This is such great news for cold, dreary, boring, Winter days with the kidlets. The kind of days where all you want to do is get home stat and curl up under a warm blanket – and the last thing you want to do is run around stores to hunt down the latest issue of Anorak […]

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happy ancient egypt birthday party!

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My little early birdie has suddenly turned into a six year old. As we all say, how did that happen?! One of my favorite parts of watching her grow over the past months is seeing her ongoing passion for all things Ancient Egypt. This year’s birthday theme was a no-brainer! We held the party at Kidcreate […]

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stacking up the dolls and pirates

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Whew, I’m still recovering from Birdie’s 6th birthday party over the weekend, visiting with family, and a massive trip to the Science Museum to boot. So today, I apologize if my words are brief, but I’ve found a sweet set of items from Flatout Frankie to make up for my blogging faux pas. Say hello […]

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