worth 1000 words: coloring dresses

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I wonder what kind of image you might make if you take a large piece of paper, and roll around on it while wearing your custom crayon dress? See more crayon dresses from Bloomingdales in NYC.

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spring dresses: fancy enough for everyday

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Do you have a daughter who wants to pull out ALL the fashion stops at rather random moments? One day Birdie is fine with me picking out everything she wears, and the next she has very specific ideas. It’s fascinating to see her coming into her own (and yes, a little frustrating when it happens […]

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new from Smallful: in the clouds mobile

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I have been fascinated with mobiles since I was a kid. I remember the first time I saw Alexander Calder’s work in person – back in grade school – and being absolutely mesmerized. He developed the most amazing mobiles, and many of the modern mobiles you see now use similar balancing techniques and sometimes the same forms. I’m […]

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a cupboard full of characters for you

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Sometimes Monday mornings need a little extra cheer. A ltitle pick me up to help breakfast and teeth brushing and finding shoes and packing lunches seem less than ordinary. We can start with a cup from Meyer Lavigne. Meyer Lavigne’s collection of cups, flower pots, and dream saver boxes (and other textiles too) make an everyday […]

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round about: little green men & the nugget

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It turned into a very unusual week for me. Technically, my head thinks it’s Wednesday, not Friday. That’s because I lost two days this week to the dreaded scourge known as Pink Eye. Birdie had a terrible cold, and then Pink Eye came to play and we just had a lovely time. That’s sarcasm. Though […]

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worth 1000 words: chicken wire animals

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The most intriguing things can be made from the most mundane materials. Check out more of Kendra Haste’s sculptures.

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keeping warm with twiggy and opal baby quilts

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The cold weather shows no sign of letting up. It’s the end of February, and yet the forecast still shows below average cold weather into the first week of March. I’m really sick of being cold. Keeping warm is essential, isn’t it? When Birdie was small, I swear I had blankets of every size and […]

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toys made of unicorns & mountaintops

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It’s always extra special to find an individual maker who is able to turn anything they make – across a variety of categories – into something original and unique to them. It’s hard to stay true to your own vision, but I think Lord and Little does it so well. That rustic, so-cal vibe isn’t new […]

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and the oscar for most fashionable doll goes to …

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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 […]

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round about: virtual giggles & colorful log smiles

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It was the week that was. Not much happened really. The frigid temperatures remained below freezing 24/7. In fact, they remained almost entirely in the single digits. The same dang project I was hoping to finish on Monday is still unfinished as of this post. Several emails still await my reply. I’m really not sure […]

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worth 1000 words: frozen sand canyons

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If I thought our winter landscapes were riveting and otherwordly, check out these amazing images of a Lake Michigan Beach shot by photographer Joshua Nowicki. Learn more at Colossal.

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mastodonts are your master do’s!

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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 […]

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springtime for toys

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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 […]

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new kid o for your kiddos!

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There are toy companies, and then are there are Toy Companies. Kid O is in the latter category – full of whimsy, modern details, and the all important play value for each and every toy. I love seeing what they come up with! Their latest products for 2015 are no exception. Whether it’s the musical […]

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round about: smiling pillows & frowning dolls

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I’m really looking forward to having the holiday on a Saturday this year, so we can fully enjoy a family day together. Life is moving too fast lately – even on the weekends – so taking some time to hang out as a fam is exactly what we need! I’m thinking […]

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