ages 5 & up

travel the world in the mail

Thumbnail image for travel the world in the mail

Travelling the world isn’t really an easy thing to do for most families. It certainly isn’t an option for us right now. Birdie, of course, knows how to make me feel extra guilty. She has asked many times “When can I go to China?”. Or Japan, Egypt, Paris, and other far-flung locales. Don’t you wish […]

… keep on reading

a sweet hello to studio escargot

Thumbnail image for a sweet hello to studio escargot

Simple and sweet, sometimes that’s all we need to get the point across. These dolls from Hallo Studio Escargot are a mix of that sweet simplicity and an original flair. They feel like a throwback to a vintage era when toys were nearly perfect, and handmade. I’m especially in love with the closed eyes and […]

… keep on reading

your living, bioluminescent, easiest pet ever

Thumbnail image for your living, bioluminescent, easiest pet ever

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 […]

… keep on reading

did you know you need an archer bird?

Thumbnail image for did you know you need an archer bird?

Hipster trends be damned, these perfect creatures make me happy – regardless of their hipster-friendly bows and arrows and perfect capes. Popetse Toys creates beautiful handmade little friends in Paris, France. So you know, they’re already cooler than the the toys in your house just in the nature of their birthplace. One of Birdie’s favorite […]

… keep on reading

I’m joining the polka dot club

Thumbnail image for I’m joining the polka dot club

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, […]

… keep on reading

floating in the clouds house

Thumbnail image for floating in the clouds house

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 […]

… keep on reading

kids and anthropologie

Thumbnail image for kids and anthropologie

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 […]

… keep on reading

your easter basket goldmine!

Thumbnail image for your easter basket goldmine!

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 […]

… keep on reading

the humblest of toys can be the prettiest

Thumbnail image for the humblest of toys can be the prettiest

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 […]

… keep on reading

and the oscar for most fashionable doll goes to …

Thumbnail image for and the oscar for most fashionable doll goes to …

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 […]

… keep on reading

mastodonts are your master do’s!

Thumbnail image for mastodonts are your master do’s!

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 […]

… keep on reading

springtime for toys

Thumbnail image for springtime for toys

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 […]

… keep on reading

gilded bean bags

Thumbnail image for gilded bean bags

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 […]

… keep on reading

tees, sox, & being an imperfect toy

Thumbnail image for tees, sox, & being an imperfect toy

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 […]

… keep on reading

wild x dear with fleur & dot

Thumbnail image for wild x dear with fleur & dot

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 […]

… keep on reading
Google+ Tag Code: