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school starts right with bright star kids labels

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It’s that time of year:: when all those new and improved school things we buy for the kiddos are about to get lost forever. Unless, of course, we take the time to label each. and. every. silly. little. thing. Let me share a little secret with you. Bright Star Kids labels makes the process easy, […]

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back to school: decorate your lockers with these DIY printables

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It’s Back to School season! For some of us, that’s a cause for rejoicing, and for others, it’s alot of dread. Plus, of course, the usual feelings of where did the summer go? Well, I’ve got a little something to make your back to school prep more fun. A cool set to decorate the lockers […]

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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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6 baby must-haves for summer time

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Summer is such a wonderful time, but when you have a baby it can sometimes feel so much more complicated! Dragging things around, remembering everything you need or might need! The obvious esssentials were what always ran through my head first. Things like pacifiers, snacks, diapers, wipes and changing gear, and sunscreen. (I always forget the […]

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a new balance bike system: Leg&Go Bikes

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I was watching Birdie practically fly down the street with her new bike the other day (we just graduated to a 20″ salmon pink hottie), and thinking how far she’s come. We started with a balance bike when she was around 3, and I can’t recommend them enough. It was almost exactly a year ago […]

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the cutest bowls you didn’t know you needed

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I’m fighting the urge to place an order for a complete set of these bowls. I want my every cereal, fruit snack, and lunchtime soup to be greeted with these sweet faces. These bowls from Marinski are not only sweet, but handmade to order. That means that the bowl you receive is unique to you and […]

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your living, bioluminescent, easiest pet ever

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When I was little, I remember one day my dad came home with this little vial of water. He was a music professor, and had nabbed this little vial from a colleague in the science building. When he shook that water, it lit up like a glow stick. Why? It was filled with tiny living […]

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you’re going to love mae

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I’m currently considering getting rid of all our more child-friendly plates, snack bowls, and little cups, but if Birdie was a little younger I’d be hoarding these sets of dinnerware instead. Love Mae creates the sweetest little illustrations on these bamboo plate, bowl, cup, and spoon sets. Bamboo is one of these eco-friendly renewable resources […]

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so much better than chewing your arm

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Chewbeads newest teething accessories just might be the prettiest of the bunch. Already known for their teething necklaces and bracelets (the ones I wish I’d had when Birdie was small!), Chewbeads is expanding to include these uber-cool car seat and stroller accessories. I hear some of the beads glow in the dark, crazy right? Thanks […]

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worth 1000 words: leather swing

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In my dream home with the endless budget, there is an old-fashioned attic painted entirely in white with fancy dormers, lots of play space, and a couple of these leather swings by Fritz Hansen & Louis Vuitton.

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add some color to your baby’s world

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Burp clothes in white? Eh, so boring. I just saw these gorgeous rainbow muslins and had to share – I love seeing lots of color in a baby’s world, and these burp clothes from Faye & Lou are the perfect answer to a case of the blahs. I also love the British way of saying […]

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want some dolls with your coffee?

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Coffee tables can be anything from boring, too big, too small, painful corners, great storage, running all the way to unusual. But for families, coffee tables become even more: game time, train table, Lego central, movie night meals, etc. etc. But I’d never considered using one as a dollhouse before. Designed by Ulyanov Architects, this beauty of […]

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back to school backpacks

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I tried to convince Birdie that she needed one of these amazing little backpacks designed by Michelle Romo for the Land of Nod. But she’d already found a unicorn backpack she prefers, and I’m not really surprised, since unicorns are one of her top most favorite of favorite things! Still, if we hadn’t seen the unicorns, […]

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iimo trikes for your tots

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I’m such a sap when it comes to tricycles, I can still remember the big red trike when I was little, it’s one of those things you never forget. Even though I have a feeling I didn’t ride it all that much, it’s one of those still images from early childhood that’s burned forever into […]

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to play, or not to play with your food

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As a general rule, most parents I know would probably agree that we shouldn’t play with our food at the dinner table. And yet, when Birdie decides her half-eaten bread is shaped like a dinosaur – ROAR – I usually go with it. Maybe that’s why this Dinner Winner plate makes me smile so much. This goal-oriented […]

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