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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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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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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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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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wooden toys you might never expect

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I can’t believe I’m doing this, but apparently I need to share a nother post about wooden toys at Target. It seems to me wooden toys are finally hitting the mainstream – at least in Target’s eyes. Well, Target and Fisher-Price both believe in the importance of wood toys, apparently! Check out this new collaborationL Fisher-Price […]

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origami playhouse

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I saw a T-shirt the other day that fits my Monday mornings almost perfectly: it said “I can’t adult today”. Anyone with me? Let’s go hide out in Origanid’s French Playhouse. You bring the hot cocoa, I’ll bring the pillows and blankets. Seriously, if the cost wasn’t quite so splurge-worthy, I’d probably be ordering one […]

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worth 1000 words: itty bitty boxes

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If I had the time and space, I’d like a zillion of these to keep all my jewelry safe. Found via Spoon & Tamago.

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where the buffalo roam

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I sometimes think the best parts of my job are the moments when I find something none of us knew we needed. The things we didn’t even know existed. It always gives me a little rush to stumble on something that feels brand new. Today, it’s all about the Chuck the Bison. Yep, you didn’t know […]

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these wooden bricks look familiar

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I wasn’t even looking at the toys, I swear I’d just used a random aisle at Target as a shortcut to my real destination (the Christmas clearance items, ha!) and what did I find?! Wooden Legos. No, I shouldn’t use the L word, because these Eco Bricks from Once Kids have nothing to do with […]

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play it again with encore toys

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Aaaah, do you feel that? It’s the start of a brand new year. Clean, fresh, and unknown. Even better, it’s the start of school again! I loved having Christmas break with Birdie and lots of family time, but boy howdy we are all ready to get back into our usual routines. (though I’ll admit, the […]

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make it: claymation winter wonderland

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One more Play Doh craft for all of us over the holidays, and this one is a beauty! I had no idea that Play Doh would work so well for claymation-style scenes. We decided to make a little Rudolph-inspired winter wonderland, and then let various plastic animals and creatures from around the house traipse through […]

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small and cute and cuddly

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These sweethearts have stolen my heart for the week, I wish I could find each and every one of them under my Christmas Tree. Handmade and hand embroidered, these little guys are full of lopsided, lumpy, perfect imperfections. Stop by Woodland Tale and see them all for yourself, along with some rubber stamps and other adorable-ness […]

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worth 1000 words: last chance for mathkit games

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I’m so intrigued by this awesome Kickstarter project: MathKit. MathKit is a set of math games and hands-on learning tools for kids K-3 – and it’s beautifully designed. Head over to MathKit’s Kickstarter page stat and support them so they can reach their goal!

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the splurge-worthy baby and toddler gift

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i had planned to include this in last week’s toddler gift guide, but I forgot! That’s ok, because this Zebra Rocker by Newmakers is so cool, it deserves it’s very own spot to shine. The rocker is designed and manufactured in the Devon (UK) countryside, by designer Dan Cox. But those of us here in the […]

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