monster hands

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It’s the week before Christmas, and everything over here is a flurry! Everything except the weather that is. It rained yesterday. In Minnesota. In December. We’re all very very confused around here. But, it means hilarious gloves like these mitts from Warmsters are just the right garb to keep up with the warmer temperatures. (Because […]

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put a badge on it

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I think my favorite part of my short-lived stint in the Girl Scouts was the badges. Perfect little icons, all sewn in a row. Collecting them was addictive, and there were certain ones that were so much cuter and prettier than others that I wanted them the most – even if I didn’t like the activity […]

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this can help those school separation anxieties

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Do your kids have a hard time going to school about this time in the year? The excitement begins to wear off and the honeymoon phase is over. Birdie is normally a very confident little girl. But when she doubts herself, and when new situations begin to overwhelm her, separation anxiety rears its ugly head. […]

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your kiddo is ready to up up and away!

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It happened. Fall has arrived. School is starting, And I swear, no joke, there are some trees in my area that are already turning colors (it makes me hurt, I can’t take it!). You know what comes along with fall and all the other back to school madness? The holidays. They’re around the corner. I […]

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back to school backpacks

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I tried to convince Birdie that she needed one of these amazing little backpacks designed by Michelle Romo for the Land of Nod. But she’d already found a unicorn backpack she prefers, and I’m not really surprised, since unicorns are one of her top most favorite of favorite things! Still, if we hadn’t seen the unicorns, […]

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make it: geo necklaces DIY

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There’s a new Design Star challenge in town, and I intend to … well, to be a part of it! I’m not sure I’ll win, but I’m having a blast playing around as part of the Cricut Design Space™ Star Competition. Contestants have been grouped into teams, and we design new concepts every month to […]

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you’ll need these for your lille lova

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I have a serous case of baby fever right now. No, I am not pregnant, but having a 5 year old makes you realize how far we are from baby-dom.  I do want to share with you a beautiful line of hand-knit lovelies that are perfect for your own babies. Lille Lova Knits has a name […]

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which animal are you?

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Pretend play makes me so very happy. Well, I’m happier when I’m watching it happen – it’s kind of hard to really get into pretend play as an adult. Sad but true, right? Maybe we just haven’t found the right accessory. These printed canvas masks from the Lucky Fish Shop look like just the thing […]

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april showers bring may umbrellas

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Birdie’s favorite umbrella is broken. Not just a little bit broken, but a whole heckuvalot broken. Of course, she still demands to use it. Even though she’s walking around with a half-cocked umbrella, the other half smushed flat against her head. She’s a determined little girl. But it makes me sad to see her trying […]

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the littles for your little’s hair

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We’re always on the hunt for hair barrettes that stay put, but don’t look like cruddy crud crud (as Birdie would say). With her long hair and her kindergarten hours it needs to stay put until I pick her up from school, which is a tall order. It’d be nice if it could look fabulous […]

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baby shoes so good you’ll want a baby

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Dear me, it’s happening again. I’ve found something so sweet and perfect that I need to find a baby to give it to. Even if that involved stopping a random new mom in the grocery store and shoving the shoes on her little baby’s feet! Ok, I think instead of scaring a perfectly harmless stranger, […]

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clear out your kids closets with the new Kidizen app

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Are you in the throes of Spring cleaning? Perhaps you’ve just realized, as we have, that the kids have absolutely nothing to wear in this warmer Spring weather, and way too many winter clothes left. I think I’ve found the perfect app to get us through the shift in seasons (and every other week thereafter): […]

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cutie tattooties brings temp tats to toys

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Temp tats. Oh yeah, I’m into them. Hardcore. I like my ink impermanent, to match my whims and the random nature of my 5 year old. I collect them like candy. Our favorites have always been Tattly – they last longer than the Hello Kitty crud from the dollar aisle, and the designs are just […]

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our favorite girlie stocking stuffers

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Feeling a little stocking stumped? I have a favorite source for ah-mazing stocking stuffers that will make you and your little girl grin from ear to ear. It’s a chance to take an average item – hair accessories – and find an extra-special version! Hello Shiso is the best place for gorgeous hair barrettes, necklaces, […]

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h&m does halloween

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I really should have been reading those weekly emails from H&M. I just fall so behind that I start deleting every email I can in an effort to catch up. But then I nearly miss beautiful things like H&M’s All For Children 2013 Collection. The costumes feel both timeless yet very 18th century: like a […]

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