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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lately lily

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There are babies popping up all over the place around here, and baby shower gifts are the next step! I think I’ve found the perfect thing. Practical, but designy. Special, but useful. Check out these adorable gift sets from Lately Lily. Each package contains 3 onesies with some of the best illustrations on a onesie […]

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finally: buy h&m kids clothes online!

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My iPhone loves to switch my typed “hmm’s” to “H&M”. I don’t know why. I do know it makes me want to go shopping more often than I should! Especially now that H&M finally offers online shopping in the US! Rejoice! I happen to live in a city with brick and mortar H&M stores, but […]

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accessorize the first day of school

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Yeah yeah yeah, the first day of school is all about shiny new backpacks and crisp new clothes. I get that. But why not add a little something extra special? Something you can almost guarantee no one else will have? Enter these truly unique Schoolyard Badge Necklaces available at Romp. I can’t get over the […]

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go go go to ko ko ko!

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Sometimes Etsy shops feel like a carefully curated boutique full of several different makers, and that’s my favorite kind of shop. Ko Ko Ko Shop includes sweet wildlife watercolors, funky kids clothing and accessories, and dishes and mugs too. It’s an entire smorgasbord of amazingness.   I’m drooling for the neckerchief, the pocket bunnies, knee […]

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DIY: flower crown

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Have you noticed flower accesories are taking over Pinterest and Etsy lately? Big, luscious, over-the-top cornucopias of florals. My favorite finds are the gorgeous headpieces. Every time I see one, I want one. But clearly in my day-to-day life it’s a rather useless accessory. I wonder what the moms at preschool pickup would say if […]

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DIY dress makeover {with handmade charlotte stencils}

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I ordered my Handmade Charlotte stencils months ago and have been waiting to finally use them. (There are never enough hours in the day!). The dresses came from Old Navy. I’m hoping that by the time I write this post they are still available. But if not, you can use any plain dresses, t-shirts or tank tops. […]

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zuzii is a zinger

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Can I please spend the entire day as happy and fashionable as the little girl in this photo? Holy Hannah she’s just too much! Apparently it’s all because of Zuzii’s adorable sandals. Which, ok, I can believe it. Zuzii started out making jersey knit sandals and booties, and has graduated to these beautiful leather creations. […]

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four eyes are so cool

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You didn’t get the memo? Kids glasses have come such a long way baby. I look back at the glasses I grew up with, and the glasses Birdie has the pleasure of wearing, and it’s practically comical. Yet, I’ll admit it, we might be glasses snobs. Her local eye doctor’s childrens selection was rather slim, […]

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DIY washer necklaces

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These necklaces are the bomb. Simple and fun to make, plus they are completely wearable. My daughter made these obsessively for about a week. She then sold them at a fair and now her friends are all walking around wearing them at school! My little entrepreneur. Supplies: ~ Washers from hardware store, ranging in size […]

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