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Wonderful Woobie Wear

Wonderful Woobie Wear

My daughter has surprisingly become an accessories princess. And she loves to “mix and match.” So these cute handmade flower clips and crocheted hats from Woobie Wear are a perfect fit. Stretch your children’s fashion dollar along with the hem on these cute hats–with an adjustable ribbon the hat is one size fits most (newborn through 12 years’). The flower is a stand-alone clip that also transfers from hat to hairband to even your child’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Back to School, Charity, Featured, Hair Bows and Clips, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

The Most Interesting Ones are the Monsters

The Most Interesting Ones are the Monsters

Kids love to design their own–customizing gives them sense of accomplishment, plus it is creative and fun. Why choose an ordinary gift that anyone can buy when you can make your very own unique CurlyQ Cuties plush monster? CurlyQ Cuties gave my daughter an opportunity to design her own plush monster and my preschooler is delighted with the results! First, we had a fabulous time choosing the shape and color for the body, belly, mouth, and eyes. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Birthday Gifts, Charity, Featured, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers

Mama’s Got a Brand New Old Recycled Bag

Mama’s Got a Brand New Old Recycled Bag

For Mother’s Day, how about an eco-chic gift that also helps women in impoverished areas avoid or overcome slavery? The Emancipation Network (TEN) is an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. Through Made by Survivors, TEN provides survivers of slavery and people at risk of being trafficked into slavery with an opportunity for a  sustainable income, education and help reintegrating into society. They had me at saving women from slavery. As if that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bags, Charity, Earth Day, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Women's Issues

These Animals Get Wild: Color Zoo Plush Friends

These Animals Get Wild: Color Zoo Plush Friends

Unique, funky, and oh-so-chic, Color Zoo from Allen Ave. is a perfect gift forany child or even a kid-at-heart, animal-loving adult. Exuberantly vivid, retro prints will add flair to any child’s room and, if your kid insists on bring her friend along, you’ll have no problem spotting the brightly-colored plush animal hidden in the jungle gym. Also check out cuddly, tossable Bunkies, a pillow-soft ball with personality, perfect for energetic infants, toddlers, and older kids. With infant-safe embroidered … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Featured, Hip Find, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Craftsbury Kids Coupon Code for 10% Off (Deal of the Day)

Craftsbury Kids is the place to look for unique, handmade toys, clothing, art and decor, and gifts for babies and children. So it is no surprise we’ve featured some of their selections in our Guide to the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2008. This gorgeous Caterpillar Pull Toy ($34.00) is handmade of hardwoods in the USA. Stack, pull, and watch the wheels spin–and you’ll still enjoy him as he rests on your shelf. I think this adorable Plush Matryoshka … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Coupons, Fair Trade, Made in the USA, Teething, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages)

Hair Clips That Actually Stay Put. Really. We Mean It.

Hair Clips That Actually Stay Put. Really. We Mean It.

My girl is addicted to hair accessories. She chooses carefully every morning and then heads over to the mirror to primp. Within a few hours, unfortunately sometimes even minutes, the hair clip has slipped and then I have to chase her around all day, pinning the hair out of her eyes. We’ve tried a lot of “no slip” clips and they will sort of work until the velcro starts to peel off but Bugalug is different. Bugalug uses … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hair Bows and Clips

Grow Organically With Natural Pod

Grow Organically With Natural Pod

Natural Pod has one of the most unique selections of heirloom-quality, natural and organic toys, clothing, and gifts. This Canadian-based store only stocks eco-friendly and child-safe wooden and cloth toys, organic clothing, and sustainable items, most of which are made in Canada, the USA, or Europe. My tot checked out a few of Natural Pod’s toddler toys and pre-schooler favorites. She’s carrying around the Poot & Boogie Doll from their Natural and Organic Dolls section. Poot … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques, Dolls, Eco-Friendly, Featured Store, Musical Toys, Organic, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Come On, Let’s Bounce

Come On, Let’s Bounce

I’m happily discovering that expecting a little baby boy does not mean sacrificing fun baby clothing shopping. Bouncing baby boys will look hip in the stylishly retro shoes from Buskins. Buskins has been in the biz since the early 1980s–far longer than other soft-soled baby shoe makers. And the experience shows in the quality. Buskins has the softest barely-there leather I’ve felt–perfect for tiny feet. I want a pair in my size to wear indoors. And … Read entire article »

Filed under: Footwear (Baby), Hip Find, Shoes (Baby)