22 Oct 2014, 8:50am
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Gabriel’s Library

I always love a great kids library. Beautiful books are fuel for the imagination and Gabriel is lucky to begin his journey with a lovely collection like this one.

Gabriel's library

I wouldn’t mind bringing this collection of titles home as well!

Top Shelf

A Balloon for Blunderbuss by Alistair Reid- $13
This Is Venice by Miroslav Sasek- $14
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty- $11
This is Hong Kong by Miroslav Sasek- $14

Middle Shelf

This is Australia by Miroslav Sasek- $14
Cars Galore by Peter Stein- $12
This is the Way to the Moon by Miroslav Sasek- $14
This is Israel by Miroslav Sasek- $14

Bottom Shelf

This Is New York by Miroslav Sasek- $14
Zebedee’s Balloon by Alice Brière-Haquet- $12
It Wasn’t Me: The Hueys, Book 2 by Oliver Jeffers- $13
This is Rome by Miroslav Sasek- $14

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DwellStudio New Baby and Kids

I got a little peek at these at the ABC Kids Expo, but the new baby and kids collections from DwellStudio are now available.

First for the nursery, there’s the beautifully feminine Posey collection.

DwellStudio-Posey-Percale-Crib-Skirt

Pieces in this collection include the dark Posey Percale Crib Skirt, the lighter Posey Canvas Crib Skirt, the Posey Fitted Crib Sheet, the Diamond Fitted Crib Sheet, two pillows, a play blanket, a night sack, bumper, hooded towel, changing pad cover, and bib and burp set.

Posey Crib Bedding DwellStudio

The second new nursery collection is called Flight.

DwellStudio-Flight-Canvas-Crib-Skirt

Pieces include a canvas crib skirt, percale crib skirt, flight crib sheet, compass crib sheet, play blanket, two pillows, a night sack, stroller blanket, hooded towel, changing pad cover, crib bumper and bib and burp set.

Flight Crib Bedding DwellStudio

I have to mention that there is also a new crib and dresser. They’re more Hollywood Regency and less modern in style, but you can check them out of you’re interested… Vanderbilt Crib and Dresser.

DwellStudio-Vanderbilt-3-Drawer-Dresser-French-Gray

The kids collections are also worth mentioning.

Click through to see the kids furniture and bedding…

Ten Modern Cribs Under $400

The foundation of the modern nursery is the crib, but the price of the crib does not determine the fabulousness of the nursery. You can spend less on the crib and have more in the budget to spend on the fun stuff. Even a simple, inexpensive crib can be the crib over your dreams once you add your favorite bedding, the perfect plushie and your lovely little one.

Here are 10 cribs you can order right now for LESS than $400…

10 Cribs Under 400 price tags

From Top Left, lowest price to highest:

Stork Craft Sheffield Fixed Side Convertible Crib
Dream On Me Synergy 5 in 1 Convertible Crib (available in 5 finishes)
Stork Craft Monza II Fixed Side Convertible Crib
Ikea Sundvik (available in gray-brown, black-brown and white)
Delta Children Manhattan 3-in-1 Crib in Gray or Dark Chocolate
Baby Mod Modena 3 in 1 Convertible Crib, Espresso or White
babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Crib with Toddler Rail, Espresso or Two Tone
babyletto Skip 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail
babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail (available in 5 finishes)
DaVinci Highland 4-In-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail, Chestnut with Natural or Espresso

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New Forget Me Not and Jardin Bedding from blabla kids

I got to preview these at the 2014 ABC Kids Expo, but the Forget Me Not Dijon and Forget Me Not Bleu bedding pattern are now available from blabla kids.

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The Forget Me Not fabrics are used for coverlets, play pads, pillows and totes. Pair the pillow and coverlet with a Jardin Pink or Jardin Grey crib sheet for a fresh modern look in your crib.

Coverlet-Dijon-Sheet-Grey-updated

Also be sure to consider the Pointelle knit blankets shown in the photos. $76

10 Oct 2014, 8:10am
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Kickstarter Project: SumBlox

Here’s another Kickstarter you really want to get in on. These amazing number blocks go well beyond stacking and knocking down– although you can start there!

SumBlocks

Make learning math into play and exploration with SumBlox. The number value is represented by it’s height and helps reinforce value concepts.

 

Sum Blocks adding

These don’t just work for addition… you can even explore multiplication and fraction concepts. I could use these right now for my 3rd graders’ factors!

Pledge $65 for a set of 43 blocks and activity card. Retail price for this set is $90 (add $16 shipping).
Pledge $150 for a classroom set of 100 blocks plus 3 teaching manuals. Retail price is $200 (add $28 shipping).

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Wee Workout Baby Gym

Congratulations to The Land of Nod on the addition of these lovely baby play gyms / activity centers to their collection of baby toys. These are a great gift option or registry addition!

The Wee Workout Baby Gym comes in natural

wee-workout-baby-gym-natural

… and gray. There are 3 themed sets of rattles (animals, cars or food) that go with the gym, or you can purchase just the frame and add your own toys.

wee-workout-baby-gym-grey

The Wee Workout Baby Gym is $99 with toys or $79 without. Additional rattle sets are $34.

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8 Oct 2014, 8:13pm
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New from Decoylab

Yet another fantastically fun clock from decoylab.  The new Hot Air Balloon Clock comes in 5 different colors for $98 each.

decoylab hot air balloon clocks

You can also find a decoylab mobile exclusively at The Land of Nod so if you’re a decoylab fan or are just looking for an awesome mobile option, check out the Night Owl Bamboo Mobile.  $64

decoylab mobile

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Halloween Books

I love Halloween-time and this is the perfect week to add some new titles to your holiday library. We’ve got a children’s selection that ranges from not scary at all to just a tiny bit scary.  Enjoy!

Halloween Books

From top left:

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberley
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Shivery Shades of Halloween by Mary McKenna Siddals
Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell
Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
Bone Soup by Cambria Evans

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3 Oct 2014, 8:24am
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Ikea Duktig Toy Cash Register

Need something to do this weekend?  You may want to rush to Ikea and get the new Duktig toy cash register!

duktig toy cash register

This alone might make the trip worth it!  Hurry, because for $15, I’m considering buying them all up to donate to for Toys for Tots this holiday season.

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.

truemodernkitchensetwithkid

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

True modern play kitchen pieces

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.

 

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