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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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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all new: plaeful erasable frames wall decals

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I am so excited for my friend Agnes, from the blog Hello, Wonderful. She asked for my help earlier this year to illustrate a new Wall Decal of frames that was erasable – so kids can create as many frame-worthy illustrations as they want! I think the results are pretty fantastic, don’t you? Each Erasable Frames […]

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cushions full of kitty cats

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Birdie has just discovered the power of cat videos via Pinterest. Her squeals were cute in the beginning, she is such an animal lover. When it turned into her recounting each video with a blow by blow description, it began to wear thin! Still, it’s obvious she has a thing for cats – like lots […]

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let’s teach our kids to think big

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Want a simple way to tell the kids that the sky’s the limit? Try out this quick pillow DIY. They’re so easy to make, and you can try out all kinds of amazing quotes. They’re great to add to a playroom or the head of the kids’ beds, and you can even let them do most of the […]

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monster alphabet

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Usually a stuffed menagerie of animal letters makes me think of kids rooms – let’s write their name or add their initials, right? Somehow, I think the Monster Alphabet creatures would be better suited to something a little loftier. Perhaps it’s the extremely unique handmade approach to each individual letter. Or maybe it’s the price, […]

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with a name like blooey hobbel horse …

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It’s got to be interesting. This rocking horse is more than interesting, it’s pretty much awesome. If you love a more modern look, then Blooey’s Hobbel horse clearly falls in that camp. Plus, it looks lightweight, portable, and potentially indestructible. Think it would work indoors and outdoors? On top of that, just think how easy […]

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your last bit of ice cream pillows

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It is the last day of August, which to me, is synonymous with the last day of Summer. I don’t care what the equinox says, and I know September will still be fairly warm and sunny for the most part, but when August is done, everything shifts. It’s only fitting that we celebrate this last […]

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pillows that come in all flavors

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Average pillows, poufs, and bean bags are ok. They serve their purpose. But I think any kid would agree that Woouf! has made some much more appetizing options! But where do we start? The bean bags shaped like cupcakes, ice cream cones, or maybe a giant tennis shoe? Or, you can start smaller and choose […]

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gobble up those toys!

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Little kids need a place to sit too, right? And it doesn’t have to look like a boring old mom chair. In fact, let’s go beyond what you might expect and try out a chair that kids will love: the chairs from Gobble by Form Maker They look like they’re about to eat you up, which […]

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save your cents with these piggies & more

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Birdie found a stash of spare change in the car today, and spent a significant amount of time counting, and sorting her riches into one of her piggy banks. It turns out we have several – thanks in part to a favorite paint-your-pottery shop in our favorite weekend spot. One of these days I’m going to […]

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let’s be compatriots

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I like to think my home has some life to it, and these Compatriot Stools would definitely add to that vibe. I prefer the subtler stool with all four legs on the floor, but the other version, with hands holding up the seat, is pretty sweet too. Or maybe one of each?

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make it: handknit wool roving cushions

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Birdie and I were knitting yesterday, and boy did it feel good to knit side by side! I’ve taught her the basic knit stitch a couple of different times over the past year or two, but I wasn’t sure it really sunk in. Well today, she was on a roll, doing it all by herself with just […]

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chasing paper for your walls

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I have been a firm wallpaper-hater for years. I’ve seen too many home improvement shows where someone else’s decor choices mean backbreaking labor for the new homeowners! Why would I ever want to choose something so permanent for my walls? I’m too indecisive for that. Luckily, I’ve found Chasing Paper. They make removable wallpaper. Actually, […]

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bring some roars & growls to bedtime

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One of a kind kids pillows have become The Thing lately, have you noticed? There are lots of options out there, but I’m loving these sweethearts from Ava & Yves. Ava & Yves is a stationery and housewares brand based in Germany, and these brand new pillows are actually similar to some of their prints. […]

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