Play Kitchen From TrueModern

There’s nothing like a great play kitchen and these pieces from TrueModern are a beautiful choice.

The 4 piece set includes a fridge, sink, stove and cupboard for $1112.

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You can also purchase the pieces separately for $289 each.

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I might be so obsessed with play kitchens because I never had one. Please don’t let this happen to your children. Follow my Play Kitchen Pinterest Board for more lovely modern options.

 

30 Sep 2014, 8:58am
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Limited Edition Holiday Gifts from The Land of Nod

I’m giving you the heads up on these limited edition gift items from The Land of Nod. These are the grand finales for your holiday gift giving, but be sure to order soon because there are only a few of each.

My favorite is this Bungalow Play Home. It’s for indoor use only, but this modern playhouse will be the highlight of the playroom. $700

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Nearly as dramatic is the Grandest Prix Plush Speedster. It’s both fun to play with as well as an exciting decor statement. $250

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Finally these three giant limited edition plushies can be your child’s new best friend and plaything. They’ve got Paleo Plush (aka Spike), Sugar Plum Hippo and Giant Plush-Bot. If nothing else, they’re more unique than the ubiquitous giant giraffe.  $250 each.

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Hope it’s not too early to start talking “holidays,” but forgive me! These are limited editions and I don’t want you to miss out.

Giveaway: The New Olli + Lime

We’ve loved Olli & Lime as part of the modern nursery bedding world since 2010– our very first year blogging. Since then, I’ve been impressed with how they’ve kept updating their business and product lines to provide parents with beautiful crib bedding options to fit the latest nursery styles.

Just last week, Olli + Lime launched their latest update to both their site and their product lineup and I’m excited to share it with you!

Today’s Olli + Lime is a collection of beautiful neutrals and soft accent colors that can be mixed and matched to create your perfect custom look. You can shop by nursery inspiration…

Black + White Nursery

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Neutral Nursery

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Pink + Gray Nursery

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Blue + Gray Nursery

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Bright Accent Nursery

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… or select your favorite quilt or blanket, sheets, accessories, decals, skirts and bumpers.

To celebrate the launch of their new look and help you get started with your modern nursery, Olli & Lime is giving away a choice of crib sheet and crib skirt to one lucky winner!

Check out all the crib sheets.

Olli + Lime Crib Sheets

And then pick your favorite coordinating crib skirt.

Olli+Lime Crib skirts

You can enter to win your choices via the rafflecopter app below. Visit Olli + Lime to decide which items you would choose if you won. There are a few additional entry methods you can take advantage of to increase your odds of winning.

This sweepstakes is open to US resident over the age of 18. It starts right now and ends October 6th, 2014 at 12:01 am EDT.

Thanks to our friends and advertisers at Olli + Lime for this fun and generous giveaway and good luck to you!

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26 Sep 2014, 10:38am
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My Modern Nursery #88: Summer Coral Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

You all know I’ve got two boys and I’m not super “girly” anyway, so pink is always a challenge for me. Fortunately, Summer Coral isn’t really “pink” even though it functions like a shade of pink with a cozy, feminine feel.

From Lullaby Paints, Summer Coral is a shade exclusive to the Project Nursery shop. They’ve got 14 beautiful new zero VOC paints that are perfect for the modern nursery.

This board is my new favorite but if you need any additional or alternative items to make it YOUR favorite, there are lots more perfect choices on our Pinterest board!

My Modern Nursery 88 Summer Coral

1- Summer Coral by Lullaby Paints from Project Nursery the Shop- $59 a gallon
2- Bronze Moon and Star Cloud Mobile from Baby Jives- $70
3- We Are Young Flag- $34
Modern Day Camp Out by Anna Swanson Kamburis- $29 to $325 depending on size
Stacks by Annie Clark- $29 to $325 depending on size
4- Utzon Lamp JU1- $650
5- Echo Dresser from Kalon Studios- $1600
6- Mustard Southwest Diamonds Fitted Crib Sheet from Iviebaby- $65
Echo Crib from Kalon Studios- $1200
7- Milo Glider from Monte Design exclusively for The Land of Nod- $1500
Inka Cushion (rose) from Ferm Living- $82
8- Bella Bunny from Sleepy King- $48
9- Organic Pillows- Southwest Collection from Little Korboose- $44 each
10- Luna Mae Rug- 8′ x 10′- $971

Thanks as always to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest, and keep a lookout for next month’s new board!

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25 Sep 2014, 9:01pm
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Kickstarter Project: Less Mess Happy Mat

Here’s a Kickstarter you don’t want to miss! Just a few more hours to go to support this one and get a Less Mess Happy Mat for $25, two for $45 or five for $110.

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What’s so amazing about these? The Happy Mat features sturdy silicone, a cute design, it’s dishwasher safe, but most importantly, it suctions to the table so no dumping or spilling!

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Watch the video on their Kickstarter page to get the whole idea!  I really wish we had these when my kids were little!

23 Sep 2014, 9:19pm
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ABC Kids Expo 2014: Thanks for Reading!

Hope I didn’t miss anything!  But I’ve been home for almost two weeks now, so it’s time for the show coverage to come to an end.

That's a wrap!

And now back to our regularly scheduled posting! Well, it’s not actually “scheduled”. I post things fresh as I write them in an effort to bring you the latest information as soon as possible all year long, not just during our trade show coverage.

Bedding Finds at ABC Kids Expo 2014

You can start looking forward to two beautiful new bedding collections from Oilo.  The top is a floral inspired modern light pink shade and the dark gray is called Finn.

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From Nook Sleep, more toddler and twin bedding options will be available soon and the newest mattress color is a not too dark navy.

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For a limited time, the changer will be available in this trend gray color they’re calling Misty.

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And you can accessorize your Nook with these colorful pillows.

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Finally, Stokke has teamed up with Aden + Anais to bring you super soft bedding for your Stokke Sleepi!

Aden + Anais bedding for the Stokke Sleepi

The Latest Gear and Accessories from ABC Kids Expo 2014

There’s a ton of baby gear on the show floor at the ABC Kids Expo and here’s the best of what I saw.

The Travel products from KidCo are no-nonsense, do what they need to do products, that work at home, while camping, or while traveling. The new items in the travel collection are the DreamPod Portable Bassinet ($150) and the TravelPod Portable Play Yard ($170). KidCo also added a lighter weight “Plus” model of the GoPod and updated the PeaPod as well.

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Diaper Dekor diaper pails were getting larger (classic, plus and xl), but now they’re coming out with a smaller mini version for those who don’t prefer to store dirty diapers for very long.

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For a limited time, this Dots by Karin BABYBJORN Bouncer Balance Soft will be available exclusively at Kohls.com.  If you want to go all in on the black and white for baby, you don’t want to miss this one.

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Babyhome is coming out with another version of their Dream bassinet. The Dream Air has sides that unzip for ventilation and visibility. This type of mesh on travel sleepers and bassinets for air flow and ventilation was a huge trend across the board at the expo.

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Regal Lager‘s newest brand, Qdos, has some great modern baby gate options including a transparent acrylic gate. I’d suffer a few hand prints on that thing rather than use a clunky unsightly gate, but that’s just me. Qdos is a whole line of safety products and I look forward to seeing the rest of the line when they launch.

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In case there aren’t enough color options for your Maxi-Cosi Mico car seat, soon you’ll be able to customize your seat when you order it. It’s a great car seat to begin with and now buying your Mico has never been more fun.

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There are all kinds of fancy special edition strollers out there with fun or fashionable fabrics and finishes, but this iCoo stroller is the first I’ve seen with a copper frame.

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I got to check out Stokke’s Trailz, their heavy-duty all-terrain stroller.  $1300

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The Scoot is the compact Stokke stroller.  I love that it it forward or rear facing and has an upright seating position.  $600

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Check out all the accessories for the Stokke strollers. And the Stroller Style Kit Seat Print (center with Beige Cubes) makes one super stylish stroller!

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Fisher Price seems to be heading in a good direction with this Comfort Curve Bouncer.

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Nuna showed the Mixx stroller and the full sized Tavo stroller.

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The new Wind attachment for the Leaf keeps the seat rocking automatically.

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And here’s a new changing tray top for the Sena.

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There was plenty of new stuff and many brands I didn’t even get to! For more baby gear and stroller coverage from the Expo, check out Growing Your Baby, Spilling the Beans, Baby Chic 101 and Baby Gizmo.  It’s no wonder they had good coverage because I saw them all over the place!

Feeding Finds at ABC Kids Expo 2014

Everyone would love to find the perfect infant and toddler feeding solution, but there’s not one single line that is perfect for everyone. Just like we all eat different foods, there are different feeding products that work for each family. Maybe this new crop of feeding products contains the perfect product for you.

First from Puj, this Filla kids cup is actually really perfect for MY family. I let my boys get their own cups and water whenever they like, but somehow two boys manage to use about a dozen cups a day! With a Puj Filla, they might actually use a cup more than once! With this type of great thinking, I hope Puj continues to grow beyond the bath and starts to expand more into the kitchen!

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I’d never heard of jj rabbit before so I consider this one of my great finds from the ABC Kids Expo 2014. Starting with the adorable eco-friendly Cuppies with hidden animals inside, the line also includes plates, utensils and bibs. These are really awesome.

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Re-Play is another great eco-friendly brand of recycled kids feeding products. Available in a range of bright colors, their product range is comprehensive enough to be all you need at home.

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Another new product I’m REALLY excited about is the Straw Top from Silikids. They’ve already had the Siliskin Top that turns your glass into a sippy cup, but now you’ll be able to cover almost any cup and turn it into a straw cup. These are great for home and for when you’re on the go. You’ll be able to use these for years.

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Wean Green has always been a favorite of ours (and not just because they advertise with us), but I think these starter sets like the Kitchen Set and the Baby Feeding Starter Set are a great way for people to get started with Ween Green. Great idea!

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I’ve admired the silicone placemats from modern-twist and while they now have some new placemat designs

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… what’s really fun are their new silicone cups and covered bowls. These go with their baby bibs and placemats and are soft and cute.

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Kid Basix is expanding beyond their safe steel cups and sippies.

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Soon they’ll have steel food containers as well as some fun dishware for kids.

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Zo-li has a reasonably complete set of feeding products, but I did find myself admiring the Snip ceramic food scissors. We usually use a pizza cutter, but this would be great for so much more. Why did I never think of these?

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Boon‘s 2015 additions include this new Nosh container. Looks so space-age, no?

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On the feeding gear side, Babyhome is phasing out the Eat high chair and will be replacing it with the very similar Taste. The upgrades are to how easy the tray is to remove. Coming in December, the Taste will retail for $170.

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The Childwood Evolu high chair is one of those European designs that is usually out of reach. I was excited to see Childhome showing at the ABC Kids Expo. I hope this means we’ll be seeing them domestically in the near future. Fingers crossed!

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Delta showed a high chair that actually looks cool too! The 5-in-1 High Chair (needs a better name) is also a kids chair and booster. It’s a prototype that they really should move forward with– hopefully keeping this great stylish design.

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So who’s ready for a snack?!

Coming Soon: What’s New from Mamas & Papas at ABC Kids Expo 2014

I looked for the perfect, reasonably priced, lightweight stroller for years, and now that I don’t need it anymore, I finally found the one I’ve always wanted (and lots more) at Mamas & Papas.

The Armadillo is an award winning stroller that is big on function but folds up small. I’m a fan, but now with the Armadillo Flip that can go forward or rear facing, I am 100% sold!

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The Armadillo City is even lighter (about 15 lbs) and extra slim. This is the lightweight no-nonsense version.

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The Special Edition Mamas & Papas strollers really caught my eye as well. This Urbo2 is a limited edition with a great triangle print.

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The Mamas & Papas Signature Edition features a cute doodle fabric and a fun yellow handle.

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The Special Edition Donna Wilson strollers aren’t new, but they’re still among my favorites. You can get an Urbo2 or Mylo2. Scroll down to see the matching diaper bag and you can purchase a matching toy as well!

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This is another chic fabric coming out for the Urbo2– gotta love the tweed, and look out for other color options.

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I’m glad they’ve got a new neutral color for the Baby Bud Booster Seat

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…and their Babyplay 4-in-1 Tummy Time Play & Explore Playmat was one of my favorite infant playmats at the show.

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There are plenty of cute diaper bags from Mamas & Papas including ones that match the special edition strollers, but my favorites are the solid bags that unfortunately aren’t in the photo.

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Overall, a great showing from Mamas & Papas.

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