22 Feb 2018, 9:57am
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The Eames Toys

Last available for children (and adults) of the 50’s, The Toy from Eames is available for the kids of this generation. You can’t get a more Mid-century modern buildable play structure set. As the text on the box describes, The Toy is “Large-Colorful-Easy to Assemble-For Creating A Light, Bright Expandable World Large Enough To Play In and Around.”  Sounds good to me, but what is it?

The Toy includes PVC Vinyl panels, hardwood dowels, and pipe cleaner connectors. Retails for $118.


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The Coloring Toy is also being reintroduced 60 years later. Sheets of card-stock along with crayons and clips allow for all kinds of artistic creations. Retails for $25.

Get creative!

Monroe Workshop Toys

The toy collection at Monroe Workshop has really expanded since I first noticed them at ABC Kids Expo back in 2015.

Now there’s a whole wooden menagerie including Cecily the Pig,
Josh the Lion,

Jean-Pierre the Longhorn

Avinash the Elephant,

and Chloe the Frog.

There’s also a goat, mustang, giraffe, chicks and a rhino. You can check them all out on Monroe Workshop Toys.

Happy Valentines Day

Hope you’re having a love-ly day!

Miller Goodman HeartShapes Blocks– $100

13 Feb 2018, 9:56am
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Eames Plywood Elephant

The Eames Elephant is an icon popular in the most exclusive modern nurseries, and soon you’ll be able to get this even more exclusive plywood version. Originally designed in 1945, it was briefly available as a limited edition in 2007 in honor of Charles Eames’s 100 birthday, and the 2,000 pieces sold out quickly.

Now it looks like Vitra is making the Eames Elephant Plywood available again. This playful objet d’art can be yours for $1520.

Makes the plastic version look like a steal at $330!

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2 Feb 2018, 7:02am
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Happy Groundhog Day!

It’s a beautiful day to remember the groundhog.

Groundhog Pillow from A Little World- $36.50

Eliot Groundhog Poster by Sandy Lutz Art- $17

Mama Groundhog Wooden Pull Toy by Emilie Cazin Design- $48

And to celebrate, of course,I’ll be watching this movie masterwork…

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31 Jan 2018, 10:05pm
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Moba Moses Basket

When I was awaiting my second little one, I wanted to update his sleeping quarters from the bassinet of our stroller to a simple moses basket. I shopped around, but never found one that was quite worth it. If the Moba Baskets had been around back then, it would have been different, and I would just have had to choose which color!

The baskets come in Snow, Dove, Linen, Cornflower, Rose, Apple Tangerine, Raspberry and Grape. Yum!

The baskets come with liner and mattress and are safe, breathable, portable and eco-friendly. The Moba Stand ($75) turns the basket into a bassinet and can be used as a rocker or stationary stand.

You can also add blankets and sheets to complete the sleep sets for your infant.

MLK Jr. Day Books for Kids: 2018 Edition

It’s not just a day off of school. In the United States, today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which celebrates the life and achievements of an American civil rights leader and icon. It’s a wonderful idea to have a few of these books around to remind our children and ourselves of the struggle Martin Luther King Jr. represented, the non-violent tactics he preached and the vision he had for the future of our country.

I Have A Dream (Book & CD) by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Illustrated by Kadir Nelson- $19
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore, Illustrated by Amy Wummer- $7
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo, Illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney- $7
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by James E. Ransome- $18
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, Illustrated by AG Ford- $18
We March by Shane W. Evans- $17
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Bryan Collier- $18
The Cart That Carried Martin by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Don Tate- $17
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Robert Casilla- $18
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos- $15

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11 Jan 2018, 9:48am
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New Year, New Sesame Street Collection from The Land of Nod

As if the Care Bears weren’t enough to spark some nostalgia, now Sesame Street for Nod is hitting your neighborhood. I’m such a sucker for the Muppets of Sesame Street that I might have had to do a themed nursery if my kids were being born now.

Check out some of my favorites from the collection!

The showstopping Sesame Street Cookie Monster Bookcase will proclaim your love of cookies (and reading) forever. $500. You can also see the Sesame Street Wall Decal here. Order a few and create an amazing statement wall.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Bert and Ernie so I’m a little nutty for the Sesame Street Bert & Ernie Woven Wall Hangings. $39

There’s a great variety of fun Sesame Street bedding in twin sizes, toddler sizes as well as crib sets. Pick your favorite characters, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird or Oscar.

You can stick with plain bedding and just add some of these amazing throw pillows,

or even spell something out with these Sesame Street Letter Throw Pillows.

Add some seriously awesome pattern with the Sesame Street Organic Twin Sheet Set ($80), which you can mix and match with almost anything in the Sesame Street collection. You can also find the design as a floor bin, crib sheet, toddler sheet, changing pad cover, and lunch box.

Who wouldn’t love this Sesame Street Swaddle Blanket Set ($49)?

And you’ve now found the perfect Sesame Street Play Mat. $128 as shown

The fun and colorful Sesame Street Hopscotch Rug will be a playroom favorite. $250-$350

Add fun to the walls as well with the Sesame Street Sign Growth Chart. $59

The Cookie Monster and Big Bird Storage Bins are the most amazing I’ve ever seen. $59

Even if you’re not doing a Sesame Street theme, the Oscar the Grouch Hamper with Lid is totally appropriate for and kid’s room. $79

For lots of playtime fun, the Sesame Street Puppet Theater Set is incredible. The brownstone illustration is fantastic. $129

There’s lots of fun for toddlers with this graphic Sesame Street Wooden Stack and Pull Toy. $59

The finishing touch for any Sesame Street themed space is the Sesame Street Sign with Wall Hooks. $59

You can take Sesame Street on the go with you. I may put this Travel Duffel on my wish list– it’s so cute and reminds me of my childhood in the 80s. $49

And the kids can take backpacks and lunchboxes out with them. The designs are adorable, and The Count even makes an appearance in lunchbox form!

There’s so much more to explore in the Sesame Street for Nod collection so if you like any of this, please take a look. Try searching by your favorite character too. It brings up such cute results! Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, or Oscar the Grouch.

Now get nostalgic and check out my favorite Sesame Street memories on YouTube!

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