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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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Swallow’s return

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The perfect name. The timeless silhouettes. The lovely prints. The faded but rich colors. The fanciful vibe. These are the things that are hard to find when you shop at, oh, Old Navy. Luckily I’ve found Swallow’s Return to save us all from mediocrity. Because from start to finish, this little gem of a clothing collection features […]

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how to match without being a stepford wife

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Before I counted myself among the hallowed elite known as Mothers, I wholeheartedly frowned on several mom-related things. Whether dressing girls in head-to-toe pink, watching Dora, following a strict routine, or allowing licensed toys into my home, I intended to refuse it all. But, as all well-seasoned parents know, I’ve seen the error of my […]

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urban kids need urban bonnets

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The sun is shining! And for once, it’s not shining on blinding white snow! Get your kiddos ready for all of those beautiful rays with a new bonnet from Urban Baby Bonnets. If Birdie wasn’t such a stinker about hats, she’d still have one of these for her 4 year old head. I remember a […]

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spring in your steps

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I’ve been splurging on lots of new dresses for Birdie these last couple of weeks. I think it’s my only way to deal with the overwhelming longing for Spring that has plagued me for all of the month of March. The plague is made worse by temperatures that are consistently hovering in the range of […]

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these books will make your clothes amazing

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Need an inexpensive, DIY, and totally FUN way to update and personalize your kiddo’s wardrobe this spring (and yours too!)? I didn’t realize how many cool iron-on options there were, but thanks to Chronicle Books, I think every possible fashion dilemna you might have could be solved with Suzie, Julia Rothmann, Mike Perry, and Gamago. […]

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minima to the maxima

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Little girls can have their fashionista moments. Unfortunately they may not gel with our own ideas of fashion! Birdie’s favorites currently tend to revolve around “princess twirly” dresses and a dash of sparkle I don’t mind encouraging some self-confidence in what she’s wearing and how she feels about it, luckily we’re finding some happy compromises. […]

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DIY: birdie’s wire flower princess crown

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She’s hitting her Princess phase. Oh dear, I’ve been dreading this! But so far, I’ll admit it’s been fairly manageable. She may love princesses and the color pink, but this weekend we spent a significant amount of playtime making Lego airplanes and playing with her new Hot Wheels race track (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!). So […]

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guest who?
Celina from petit à petit & family

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I’m so excited to share this amazing tutorial with you today! Celina, from the gorgeous Petit à Petit and Family blog, has generously agreed to share this massive and very very awesome necklace DIY for your kids. She’s done it all – from kool-aid dying the pom pom yarn, to making the beads, to the amazing […]

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