Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We Heart Sequoias!

We are loving these one of a kind Sequoia Tree Pillows by Hi Tree! at Craftsbury Kids.  Each tree is handmade and will make a wonderful addition to any room.  They'll be a wonderful way to teach your little ones about the important role trees play in our lives! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I Spy With My Little Eye...Jupiter!

Add some color to those playroom walls and teach your little ones all about those twinkling lights in the sky with Wallie's Solar System wall decal -these peel & stick pieces can be moved all around to create endless hours of learning and play!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bargain/Brahmin Baby: Summertime Denim Dresses

Nothing is more adorable for a sunny day than a demin jumper with matching bloomers! These high - low options can meet any bank account.

For the bargain baby check out this lovely embroidered duo in a light blue denim at Zara for just $32.90.

For the brahmin baby you cant say no to this denim dress with plaid bottoms by Burberry priced at $143.00.

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Safari Time!

We've just stumbled upon the most playful designs by P'kolino.  Their Tree Table with Giraffe and Zebra Chairs does not need to be tucked away into a kid-friendly zone, but can brighten up any living space with it's clean design and bright colors. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Crystal Ships Bring Sweet Dreams

We admit that these may be a bit extravagant for a nursery, but we love them anyway!  Pottery Barn Kids has a collection of chandeliers that are sweet and whimsical.  Take a peek at the entire collection!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Swimmin' in the Rain! Just Swimmin' in the Rain!

While the gardens are enjoying all of this rain, the little ones are probably starting to get bored!  Make an adventure out of it and take them under the sea (or just out for a walk) with Uncommon Good's Goggle Umbrella.  They'll have fun and it will give you a chance to get out of the house!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rainy Days Call for Bright Prints!

Loving the cozy stroller blankets by Petunia Picklebottom -the Peaceful Portofino print is calming and cheerful!  Also, check out her shopper totes (love Holiday in the Hague) -they are perfect to pop under your stroller so you'll be ready to shop green!

Friday, May 4, 2012

To Do List: Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla of 1862.  Cinco de Mayo is not a major holiday in Mexico, yet it has taken on a life of its own here in the US.  Its a great opportunity to bring some fun and culture into your family's day!

Breakfast:  Chilaquiles.  Chilaquiles are a delicious traditional breakfast served throughout Mexico.  They are easy to make, and make good use of some leftovers you may already have in your kitchen.  To make the meal complete, serve along side scrambled eggs and a fruit salad.

Storytime:  Grandma's Chocolate, by Mara Price.  This wonderful story introduces a young girl into a whole new world when she asks her Grandma to play princess.  The story will educate your children on Aztec and Mayan cultures, and offers a much welcomed twist on the typical "princess" definition.

Playdate: Make & Break Pinatas:  We all are familiar with pinatas, and no doubt have seen them hanging in every major big box party store around town.  But in reality, pinatas are not difficult to make, and are a fun creative project for your family.  If you don't have the time (and/or the patience) to make a paper maiche pinata, then try this super easy alternative that uses a paper bag and the base.

Dinnertime:  Fish Tacos & Corn on the Cob.  Save some tortillas from the chilaquiles you made in the morning, and use them in this easy healthy recipe for Fish Tacos.  The perfect Cinco de Mayo side dish is a delicious Mexican style corn on the cob.  Such a tasty meal - you'll wish every day was the 5th of May! 

Late-Nightcap:  Georgia Peach Margarita.  Once los ninos are asleep, let the real fiesta begin!  Try this delicious Patron and Peach Schnapps margarita - que rico!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Throw a Fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and we can't wait to treat our friends to a garden party decorated with these festive oilcloth pennants by Modern June.  Check out her shop for bright patterns and add a pop of color to your life!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Travel Smart!

When you're heading out for vacation this summer, don't forget to pack Prince Lionheart's Flexi Bath for your baby or toddler (ages 0-4).  This lightweight, foldable, BPA-free and portable tub comes in a variety of colors and will ensure that you don't run into any unpleasant surprises when the house you rented on the cape only has shower stalls!  Crisis averted!