dino handles and smiley mugs

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In keeping with my need to anthropomorphize everything around me – and I do mean everything – I had better highlight these amazing mugs from Creations Li. Based in Canada, these mugs from Creations Li will give you such a chuckle. Seriously, I would rather drink my hot beverage out of one of these than some […]

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5 rugs that make your kids go wow!

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Kids and floors. They go together like chocolate and peanut butter, there’s no way around it. The trick, it seems, is to find rugs worthy of your kiddo’s cool factor. It can’t be any old striped affair! No, it has to have some wit, some whimsy, and a little extra flair. Let’s get playful and put […]

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round about: golden eggs & delicious peeps

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It’s Easter weekend! We’re planning a low-key affair, but with enough Easter eggs to keep the smaller member of the household quite satisfied. I’m wishing I had some Easter eggs planned for myself, if I’m honest. Anyone know if the Easter Bunny will drop off eggs for older, erm, children? Have a wonderful weekend – […]

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worth 1000 words: starry bunny

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I hope your Easter weekend is filled with magical flowers, stars, wands, and bunnies! Art print by Vicky Riley found via Petite Louise.

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bringing STEM to your kids the fun way

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When life gives you lemons, make more than lemonade. Support the next generation of female scientists with StemBox powered by Green Works! With only 1 in every 1,000 girls pursuing STEM careers, Green Works is looking for unique and fun ways to continue inspiring young girls to pursue a career in science. Through a partnership […]

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ever heard of babyoshka?

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Nesting dolls are such a wonderful tradition wouldn’t you agree? Check out the Latest from Omm Design and illustrator Ingela Arrhenius – these sweet Babyoshka. Omm Design already sells several different modern (and awesome) matryoshka sets, and now they’ve added these squat, baby-fied versions to, ahem, “round” things out. Choose from either the animal set […]

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love your sweet dollface

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I suppose the official term for these beauties is rag dolls. But I have a hard time putting those words with these dolls! Reminding me of very refined dolls by Jess Brown, these sweethearts from Dollface are a tad bit more affordable. Also, they have a little more glitter and whimsy that’s extra endearing to the […]

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round about: lick your flowers & feather your eggs

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It’s Springtime! Close enough anyway, as the Spring Equinox is finally happening this weekend. Birdie has literally been counting down the days, certain that come Monday morning somehow the world will have turned green, sunny, and fragrant with flowers. Unfortunately, here in Minnesota, that won’t really be the case. But hey, we’re on our way […]

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worth 1000 words: stars and sea

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Can you believe we get to live in a world that can look like this? See more illustrations by Svabhu Kohl.

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best toys for spring playtime!

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Are you ready for Spring? It’s that time of year when all of last year’s toys are unearthed out of the garage, only to find them broken, faded, dirty, or the wrong age for the kids you now have! That’s one of the reasons I love Easter baskets and egg hunts. No matter what your […]

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play on the floor mats!

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There are so many ugly playmats for little ones, and then you see something gorgeous like these and realize there’s hope after all! I’m particularly fond of Babee and Me’s map playmat – because it can serve so many functions. Babies as giants, car races, fantasy rescue missions, this mat will grow with your kiddo way […]

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worth 1000 words: wild animals

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We all need a healthy dose of natural things by this point in the wintertime, I’ll take mine from Papio Press.

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ceramic sippy cup?

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Plastic sippy cups. Necessary evil, bane of our existence, or thing of the past? One of the most annoying accessories of young kids are those dang sippy cups! Now, I know, ceramic anything is not high on a mom’s list of must-haves when leaving the house with a kiddo. But at home, at mealtime, maybe […]

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coffee table + dollhouse

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If you’re like most parents, one of the most frustrating hurdles of kids and their stuff is the way everything spreads. Through every room in the house, constantly. Maybe instead of trying to corral it, and cajole back into the the kids’ rooms, we just need to find a better way to “hide” it in plain […]

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round about: happy clouds and dancing wigs

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March is definitely not starting off with a bang. I’ve talked with several people who all feel the same way: this first week kind of sucked. Things going wrong, stinky attitudes, short tempers, and general discontent. I’m not enjoying it. Apparently, astrologically there’s a reason for it, but I’m not the one to explain it. […]

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