ages 1 to 3

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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when you need a toy to be a little bit of everything

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There are toys being made that don’t fit into our preconceived ideas of what a toy is all about. It takes some innovative thinking to really step back and look at what it means to be a plaything. Ember Design has created a toy that may, at first glance, look like a railroad car. But […]

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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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animals of all shapes from bleebla

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A little cork, a little sycamore wood, some gorgeous animals … Bleebla makes high design toys look deceptively simple. Look at how perfectly all the sea animals in the Critters Box nestle into their cork box home? Or, once they’re removed, how beautifully they stack together. That kind of detail makes me want to see […]

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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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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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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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floating in the clouds house

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Ok, step away from the computer, and right into a cloud world that’s even better than that brick-building Cloud Cuckoo Land claims to be. That’s because the newest dollhouse from Rock & Pebble lets you – erm, your kids – decorate and populate your cloud house any which way you’d like to. I know for […]

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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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