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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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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