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round about: puppets, pajamas, and zero gravity

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This has been a week. My sweet little Birdie only had a 3-day school week thanks to a faculty retreat. I may work at home, which sounds incredibly convenient when school is out – at least, it sounds convenient to everyone but me! There is still work to do. So, here we are, stumbling through […]

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worth 1000 words: paper wigs

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Can you imagine if you showed up to your next grand ball wearing one of these? I’d sure like to give it a try. See more from Russian artist Asya Kozina at Bored Panda.

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a little bit princess, a little bit quirky

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Handmade toys, made with love, full of personality. That’s been kind of the heart of Small for Big, isn’t it? So Milipa fits right in, with her sweet selection of toys and wall accessories all handmade in southern Italy. Personally, I’d like to go visit her studio – who’s ready to expense that trip for […]

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Target kids decor gets a total makeover

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You may remember Target’s decision to remove the boys and girls signage in their toy departments. It was a move that myself and many other moms  felt was a really good thing: now my girl can go look at Legos without feeling like she’s crossed into “boy” territory. Or vice versa for the boys – […]

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round about: hearts and more hearts

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It’s interesting to note that 2016 has so far been a very calm, slow, kind year to me. I can only cross my fingers that it continues. The best parts about this week are little things that turn out to make a big difference towards getting to that calm, peaceful feeling. I’ve started meditating with […]

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worth 1000 words: adding your crown

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I’m going to put on a paper crown and smile just as big today – wanna join me? Illustration from Lao Studio.

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you can grow a mermaid tail in no time

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One of the silliest – and enjoyable – gifts Birdie received over the Holidays was the ability to turn into a mermaid whenever she feels like it! It’s easier than drinking a magic potion or singing like the Little Mermaid. All you need is a Blankie Tail. Available in different colors and made of the […]

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make it: smallful valentines just for you

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Ah, the month of lurve! It’s here, and I’ve got you covered. I have new Valentines ready and waiting for you over at Smallful! Heart Thief Valentines:: The Heart Thief Valentines come in a pack of 4, perfect to cut out and give to classmates and best friends. “You stole my heart! But I’ll let you […]

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your pals barry, wilby, chloe, ralph …

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It was one of those wonderful weekends where I actually felt good at the end of it, like I’d accomplished something. Even though, to be frank, it really wasn’t much at all. Just living life. So, to be honest, I don’t have a lot of words for you today – I’m still basking the glow […]

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round about: balloon clouds & barbie hips

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It has been a slow, introspective kind of week around here. Which I have to say, was so well-deserved. I’m in between big deadlines, and had time to finish up some long overdue things. Plus, there are new Valentines over at Smallful – but don’t worry, I’ll share those with you next week! In the […]

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worth 1000 words: well coifed sunshine

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With all the cloudy weather we’re having, it’s obvious the sun hasn’t been combing it’s rays. See more illustrations from Lim Heng Swee.

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cat rabbit or pineapple on your shirt?

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I’ve always loved Catbird Plush for their totally unique stuffed animals. But today I realized they have something else just as cute: brooches. You know what brooches are perfect for? Valentine gifts. Seriously, you want something small, special, unique, and sweet. Cat Rabbit Plush’s pins fit that description and then some! Each one is made to […]

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pompoms and blankets go beyond cute

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PIck a subtle, sophisticated palette, throw in some pops of super on-trend color, and maybe a tribal print. What do you get? The perfect hipster baby gift. Each handmade cotton/wool blend blanket from Little Louise NYC is the perfect size for strollers, with beautiful wool pom poms giving a little flounce around the edges. The […]

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round about: anatomical hearts & modern campers

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This week flew by in a haze of the usual flotsam and jetsam of life. Not much happened really, and yet each day was full of stuff. You know how it goes: life is in the little things, right? That’s what this week was – one big bowl of little things. So though I don’t have […]

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worth 1000 words: into the deep

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While researching animals for a project, I stumbled onto these amazing creatures: the perfect inspiration. Illustrations by Tracy Walker.

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