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your easter basket goldmine!

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You guys. I am here to share with you the motherload of cool, classic, fascinating, little somethings for your Easter baskets (or Stocking stuffers, party favors, etc.!). You may know of Seedling’s adorable crafty kits, but have you seen their perfectly named Pocket Money toys? Seedling’s Pocket Money Collection showcases 3 pages worth of classic playtime -from paddle […]

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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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the humblest of toys can be the prettiest

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My virtual collection of Toys-I-Wish-I-Owned is growing again. I really really pretty please with a cherry on top want a couple of these sweeties from Humble Toys! Each doll is unique, partly because of the fabrics chosen, but partly because of how they’re made. Arwen Sutherland, the creator behind Humble Toys, intentionally decides they won’t […]

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toys made of unicorns & mountaintops

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It’s always extra special to find an individual maker who is able to turn anything they make – across a variety of categories – into something original and unique to them. It’s hard to stay true to your own vision, but I think Lord and Little does it so well. That rustic, so-cal vibe isn’t new […]

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and the oscar for most fashionable doll goes to …

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Yep, I’m still dealing with the Oscars buzz. I don’t know why I love it so much, because every year I end up feeling a little disappointed by the end of it all (where are the innovative, new, exciting dresses? Is it just me or does it all start to look the same?), but there’s […]

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mastodonts are your master do’s!

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First of all, you have to watch this video for your daily dose of laughter-inducing cute animals. I want to reach out and hug each and every one of them. Did you see the baby rhino and baby elephants? I think I swooned. Since we can’t own our own baby rhinos, or most of those […]

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springtime for toys

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Spring will get here eventually right? It has to be on it’s way, at some point. Even though so much of the country is blanketed in snow and cold and windy gray days right now, when I see sweet things like these toys from Willowynn, I have a little hope! Willowynn’s toys are handmade using […]

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new kid o for your kiddos!

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There are toy companies, and then are there are Toy Companies. Kid O is in the latter category – full of whimsy, modern details, and the all important play value for each and every toy. I love seeing what they come up with! Their latest products for 2015 are no exception. Whether it’s the musical […]

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gilded bean bags

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Birdie spent yesterday sick with a stomach bug. By early afternoon, she was also sick of the sofa, the side chair, all of her pillows and the floor. She just couldn’t get comfortable. I couldn’t help but wish we had a beanbag to comfort and mold around her little body! Especially if it was one […]

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tees, sox, & being an imperfect toy

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I am trying more and more to find ways to be just a little rough around the edges in the work that I do. Not in that “I don’t care” kind of way, but more in a life is messy, things are imperfect, and imperfections are beautiful kind of way. It feels more real, less […]

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wild x dear with fleur & dot

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Anyone else get a little lonely in the middle of the winter? I know here in the cold North, the joke is everyone hibernates until Spring returns – and so you won’t see people for months at a time! I’m definitely feeling a bit of human interaction withdrawal right about now! Until I can organize […]

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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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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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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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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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