A kinder, gentler gift wrap

A kinder, gentler gift wrap

I’ve admitted here before that I’m a terrible gift wrapper, but as long as there are children aging in the world, there will be presents to wrap. Which is why I’m so happy to have found the Eco Deco line of green gift wrapping from Olive Paper. Yes,...
Let’s go to the clip

Let’s go to the clip

Just when I think I’ve seen every hair clip known to man (or diva-in-training), I discover the adorable children’s barrettes from artist Hayley Hackler of Flying Frog Apparel.  She takes fabric scraps and buttons, layers them, and refashions them into...
The joy of bins

The joy of bins

With three kids running circles around me, I’ve made some concessions when it comes to cleaning up. And one of them is that I’m not going to be doing all of it. My philosophy has always been that if my kids can make a mess, then they can most certainly...
From the landfills to your playroom

From the landfills to your playroom

If only there was a way to make children’s furniture stylish enough for your taste, but durable enough that you can drag it outside for birthday parties and spring playdates. If only there was a way to make that furniture from recycled milk jugs and detergent...
Recycled art

Recycled art

“Recycled art” sounds like something my kids create with egg cartons and paper towel rolls, but in the case of Dolan Geiman’s Panel Paintings, it means something much cooler. Using recycled wood panels, non-toxic, water-based textile inks and even...
All you need is love

All you need is love

I made the mistake of not purchasing “holiday” themed clothing for my daughter and I heard all about it, thanks to all her friends dressed in pumpkin and snowman covered t-shirts. So, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m not going to...

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