Month: February 2010

Wearing 77 hearts on your sleeve

Valentine’s Day or not, I am so taken with the new heart pajamas from Kideko, it’s almost a shame that they’re designed to be worn in the dark. The color is wildly vibrant in person, reminiscent of European brands like Kit+Lili and Plastisock. And the cotton jersey is so soft and stretchy and bedtime-ready, it’s not surprising they come from the same Australian company whose funky kids’ bedding we adore (and also happens to be on sale for up to 70% off right now). If you’ve got a boy, check out the other sleepwear styles including the fun blue...

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Taking a bite out of love

Our love for the creative handmade wooden teethers from Little Sapling Toys runs deep, and this adorable American Sign Language “I love you” teether is no exception. And just in time for Valentine’s Day to boot. Using reclaimed or FSC certified hardwood that’s sanded smooth and finished with local beeswax and organic jojoba oil, all their teething toys have love written all over them, even without the sweet ASL sentiment. So surprise your favorite baby with one of these on February 14. Just don’t forget the big box of chocolate for her mama. -Kristen Visit Little Sapling Toys for...

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An auction to raise money for Haiti. Get something great while doing something great

What happens when some of the most creative bloggers set their minds to raising money for Haiti? Only an auction filled with incredible artwork, handmade toys, clothing, and plenty more we’d like to own even without knowing all the proceeds are going to a cause that’s near and dear to all of our hearts right now. Proceeds from the To Haiti with Love auction, coordinated by one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Kate Inglis, all go directly to the St. Josephs family of homes through the Broken Wings Mission. You will swoon over Kate’s breathtaking photographs, and the fact...

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Fancy Nancy meets Bob Ross

Okay, friends, we’re going to put a happy little flower right here, just a sparkly little daisy…. (Come on, I’m not the only Bob Ross fan here right?) If you’ve ever looked at a cute hair clip only to say, “I can make that myself!” (but you never do), then you’re going to love the clever Kensey Lu Create-a-Clip set which is more than a Bedazzler and a Hairigami combined. Unless you’re me, and then you become more of a backseat artist/maidservant as your pint-sized princess takes creative control. First of all, the box is so cute that my...

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Gold keepsake lockets, now free

We’re always excited to learn when there’s something new going on at The Fine Art of Family, one of our favorite-est ever independent designers of heirloom keepsake jewelry. Because it’s inevitably something we will covet. But while not all of it is within everyone’s budgets right now, here’s one lovely new item that everyone can afford: The new MRK eLocket. This iPhone app lets you upload and crop your favorite photos, insert it into the “locket,” type a personalized engraved message on the back, then put it up on Facebook or send it out to friends and family. It’s...

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Whatchoo talkin’ bout, Emma?

I am dying over the awesomeness that is the “Say What” personalized stationery gift sets from past CMP pick, Just Jenn Designs. Just email the designer a good headshot of your child (or dog or BFF) that can be easily silhouetted, and she’ll send you back personalized notecards and a 40 page notepad with the face underneath a cartoon talk bubble and the words blah blah blah subtly printed in the background. It’s such a cool way to send thank you notes from your kids and add a personal touch, especially when they’re not even old enough to scribble...

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If you didn’t want to eat up your kids before, these clothes may very well inspire you to.

The new spring 2010 line from Masala Baby is fusion at its finest. A little bit of the New York urban vibe mixed with a lot of Indian spiciness and tradition. Blended together, they create one of the coolest kids clothing collections I’ve ever feasted my eyes upon. True to its name, Masala Baby combines bright, bold colors, sophisticated styles (great for boys like mine who may not always want a giant truck emblazoned on the front of everything) and practical pieces that will keep both moms and kids happy–babies too–with their stylish, yet fun, aesthetics. And does your...

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Atlantis Resort Bahamas – Disney meets Vegas meets pruney fingers

All things being equal, I will admit I enjoy reviewing warm beachy family resorts more than, say, iPhone apps. So when I had the opportunity to check out the new Kids Club at the Atlantis Resort Bahamas last week on a press trip with my four year-old daughter–and most of the expenses covered by Atlantis, Jet Blue (my favorite airline!) and LEGO who’s sponsoring a LEGO fantasy camp there starting this summer–I didn’t play coy. I was more like, tell me whose feet to kiss! Atlantis is sort of an Orlando theme park-meets-Vegas-in-the-Bahamas kind of resort, the theme being...

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