Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Okay, so right about now, you’re probably thinking to yourself, what am I going to have that elf do tomorrow? Lucky for us, there are some very creative parents out there coming up with amazing ideas from easy to extravagant. You be the judge on how far you want to take your elf’s antics. Personally, I’m more in favor of fun than mischief, but to each elf their own! (more…)

Paddington Gilt Sale

Paddington Poster

The iconic bear from our childhood storybooks, Paddington, is taking center stage on the big screen.  We had a sneak peek of the adventure-filled film, and it’s sure to be a big hit! To celebrate the upcoming January 16th release of Paddington the movie, Gilt.com is hosting an exclusive sale featuring authentic props and memorabilia straight from the movie set.

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Room Tour: Gutsy Girls Rooms

Purple Girl's Room Tour

We have a group of girls rooms that are gutsy with their design choices—from stripes on the ceiling, glamorous gold furnishings and even leopard print. We love rooms that embrace the child’s wishes, and all of these rooms feature elements that were requested by the girls. Take a look in our room tours below. (more…)

Using Artwork to Update Your Kids’ Rooms

United States Gold Foil Map

As your kids get older, their tastes change—sometimes a lot and often! One thing we suggest is using artwork as an easy way to change up the feel of a room. We are big fans of the artwork available at Minted. Not only do we love their mission of supporting independent artists with their array of ever-changing artwork, we love that their collection is so diverse. You can truly find something for every age and every taste.

We went searching for prints that we thought would work for those kids who don’t want anything “babyish” in their rooms anymore. There were so many great choices that we had to cut ourselves off well before our options were exhausted.  You’ll find a few collections of artwork from Minted we pulled together down below. Which would your kids like? (more…)

Frozen Birthday Party: Elsa’s Tea Party

Disney Princess Party

I love to throw a fun birthday party as much as the next girl, so when my five-year-old daughter, Marin, requested a Frozen birthday party, I got right to work. Since her birthday falls at the end of October, I usually try to coordinate the theme of her party with her Halloween costume. Dressing up for your party makes it just a bit more fun!

Marin asked me to make her an Elsa costume for Halloween, so I was going to get as much use out of it as possible. I decided to throw a Frozen tea party so all of her friends could dress up as their favorite Disney princess too.

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Foodstirs Dreidel Cookie Kit

Foodstirs Dreidel Cookie Kit

Chances are you’re going to be spending a lot of extra time in the kitchen this holiday season cooking up tons of treats for festive meals.  I love setting aside special time to bake and cook with the kids. It’s a great opportunity to teach them a few cooking techniques, and it’s quality (electronic free!) bonding time.

This year, we tried out Foodstirs. You may have seen them over on the Project Nursery blog in our Holiday Gift Guide, but in a nutshell, Foodstirs offers a convenient way to be creative in the kitchen with your kids . Everything arrives at your door ready to go, in one box. Gotta love that!

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The Birthday Poster

birthday poster

Have you seen those birthday chalkboards everyone’s been making to mark their children’s milestones for the year? What a fun way to celebrate your child and document their stats and accomplishments! Sticky Bellies has introduced a new product, The Birthday Poster, that takes the effort out of it yet still let’s you customize something special for your child. (more…)

Making Thanksgiving Fun for Kids!

Thanksgiving Day Craft

Okay, maybe it was just me, but as a kid, I remember Thanksgiving being dull. It didn’t help that I was a super picky eater who did not enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving meal (don’t worry, I’ve since come to my senses!). We have a bunch of fun ideas for making Thanksgiving fun for kids if any of your kids tend to find the holiday a little boring. (more…)

Hanna Andersson Hanna Home Collection

Hanna Andersson Home Collection

We’ve always loved Hanna Andersson’s children’s clothing—their collections are always filled with beautiful pieces that you’ll want to pass down from child to child. We are so excited that they are jumping into the home decor world to lend their impeccable taste to making your child’s space just as lovely with the Hanna Home collection. Here’s a taste of the new collection below. (more…)

Organize with Urbio + Giveaway

Urbio Happy Family

I was always a crafty kind of kid, and I’d really like to instill the same love of making things in my kids. Recently, I realized we just weren’t doing enough of the crafty stuff I loved as a child. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that all of their art supplies were packed up in a tub, on a shelf too high for them to reach, you think?

I wanted a solution that put things at their fingertips, ready to be used at a moment’s notice but still keep everything fairly neat. Enter Urbio, the cool magnetic storage system that can be used for nearly everything you can think of—from art supplies to plants! (more…)