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shiny new notebooks – my top faves

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There are lots and lots of wonderful things about fall. But one of my favorites has got to be the plethora of new notebooks that are available. Or, perhaps more importantly, the ready excuses I can find to buy said notebooks! Even though Birdie is in preschool – and has no immediate need for notebooks […]

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worth 1000 words: little red riding hood

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Look at the lascivious glare on that wolf, poor little Red better watch out. Pistacchi Design’s nesting Matroyska dolls are also a concept design in stacking/nesting food containers – each base is also a bowl.

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bounce it on the floor: brinware

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There’s something so gorgeous about Brinware’s photography that I keep salivating. So, first of all, thank you Mr/s. Product Photographer for creating such awesome product shots! But Brinware is, in and of itself, pretty fascinating. These kid-friendly dishes are made of glass – but it’s tempered glass. So it’s about as sturdy as you can […]

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Swoop Bags:
swoop up every kid-made toy mess

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Toys. Messes. They kind of go hand in hand. When you’re in the glittering toy store dreaming of your kidlet’s countless happy hours playing contentedly and lovingly with all those beautiful toys, one forgets the harsher reality: toys everywhere and underfoot, literally! I’ve had my eye on Swoop Bags for awhile actually, they’re such an […]

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leggo my trigo!

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Did you see our advent calendar this year? Aside from the activities and some handmade things from me, my favorite advent gift for Birdie was one of these recycled pouches ($9 – $15) from a local fave: Trigo. Awesome, right? Recycled bicycle tires, cute little stamped images, and that perfect red tongue! (and by the […]

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luv their pudge: Puj Baby

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I’d planned on writing about Puj Baby months ago. Months and months ago. In the world of blogging, that can seem like a lifetime. Still, there are outstanding design examples that heartily deserve to be revisited and adored. So I’m going for it anyway. Particularly because this baby bathtub is one of my if-we-have-another-one-must-haves, which […]

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find your inner organista: school labels

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So. It’s August. As you may have noticed, back-to-school season is in full swing. I’m kicking and screaming like a toddler about the whole thing. I don’t want summer to be over! More importantly, we’ve got big changes happening this fall – Birdie starts PRESCHOOL. It’s bittersweet, as I’m sure many other moms are well […]

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giant erasers overtake local schools

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Giant Erasers, of course. Forget all those collectible mini masterpiece erasers. This school year, stomp out the little ones with one big, giant, slightly squishy elephant foot. Giant is a relative term of course, these guys are around 3″ tall. Jonathan Adler (King of Hip, but of course) is thoughtful enough to provide you with […]

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summer? pass the kids’ plates please!

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Have you noticed summer is the time when melamine just starts pouring out of the woodwork in all kinds of stores? Picnic season! And we all know melamine is a great option for the kiddos in your life. I’m gathering some of my favorites – from the megastores to the online faves. Let’s start with […]

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top kids sale websites

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It’s time to update my listing of the best flash sale sites for kids and their parents, one of my favorite fascinations. All those gorgeous things in the above image? We own all of it (or a slight variation of it), thanks to flash sale sites. Flash sales are online boutiques that focus on short-term […]

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mimiTENS are a TEN

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There’s a fascinating side effect to making Babble’s Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms. Companies are suddenly seeking me out. And I gotta admit, I’m enjoying it a bit. By and large, the conversations are friendly, the products are cool, and everyone benefits. But it’s the absolute best when  a company I already like contacts […]

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Scouting at ABC Kids Expo 2010

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The second in my three-part series covering the ABC Kids Expo 2010 is now live at Kid Style File. Read all about my favorite decor and accessories found at the show!

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Scouting for KidStyleFile at ABC Kids Expo 2010

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You can see the first of 3 posts I’ve written rounding up some favorite picks from the ABC Kids Expo over at Kid Style File starting today. First up? The best in Baby and Kids Gear!

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where’s my pebble mattress?

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I’ve been eyeing Nook’s organic Pebble Mattresses for some time. Then I sat kitty-corner from their booth for 3 days (while helping man Numsi’s booth) at the abc kids expo. Now I feel it might be bordering on an obsession. This is at the top of the list of reasons why we need a second […]

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Oxo expands with Oxo Tot

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One of my favorite lines at the ABC Kids Expo – and one that gathered lots of buzz and lots of people – is Oxo Tot. You remember Oxo? All those kitchen gadgets lounging around your drawers and cupboards? They were one of the first companies to focus on ergonomic grips and modern design innovations, […]

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