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if you like jeans, you’ll love these guys

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Denim. It’s everywhere. Yet, it’s really rare to see it done well in toys – unless you’re looking at a Bratz doll, maybe. It seems Evie Barrow has found a way to make denim and stuffed toys look just right. The Sweet Dreams characters are each one of a kind, with faded, well-loved denim and […]

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munching with your munchkins

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Toddlers and food. They may be cute, and say funny things, and squish you tight over and over, but toddlers can be little terrors when it comes to food! I can’t guarantee that the Munch Eco Hero Feeding Set will calm the savage beast that is your toddler saying nononononono. But, at least it’s cute enough […]

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these toys are meant to fray

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My 6 year old’s blankie is turning into one of those childhood relics: frayed edges, holes in the corners, and threadbare spots. She keeps asking me to sew it up, but I can’t, it’s not the kind of holes you can repair. But it’s also a memento of a childhood full of love and comfort, […]

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missa made it – and it’s for you

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Our weather has suddenly flipped to cold and blustery, and I can’t help but want to cuddle up with something and think thoughts of Fall! Missa Made It has my number with cozy, soft, sweetness perfect for every single kid I know. The bold patterns, the soft furry details, and the quirky faces are such […]

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rawr with your kids & roxy marj

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I have loved Roxy Marj’s blankets since day one. I remember when I first tried to find them and they were always out of stock – clearly other people like them as much as I do! I secretly wish they’d make a larger size to cover me while I work on my sofa at night! […]

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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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I’m joining the polka dot club

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Even though I consider myself a fairly modern gal, with a love for clean lines and bright colors and new, innovative design ideas, there is something so beautiful about a classic teddy bear. Now, I think I’ve found a place where that classic style has met a modern, yet heritage-based, result. Meet Polka Dot Club, […]

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kids and anthropologie

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You would almost think Anthropologie is trying to hide their kids selections online. You have to click into the House & Home section, then Books & Gifts, before you’ll find the category Kids. Though there isn’t much rhyme or reason to the selections, you can bet you’ll fin things there you haven’t seen before. A […]

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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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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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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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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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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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pi’lo linen toys

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With the fresh start of a New Year, I often realize I need a fresh start visually too. Suddenly all the beautiful cozy colors and rich patterns of the Holidays just feels like too much. So imagine my delight at finding the perfect antidote to all the business of the old year. It’s the fresh […]

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