Baby’s First Easter Basket 2014

In our annual effort (see 2012 and 2013) to inspired the most incredible, inedible Easter baskets, we present these five modern collections for your shopping and gift giving pleasure.  In case you’ve been able to resist the Easter aisles at Target since February 15th, the time to shop is now!

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Playme Magical Beans- $65
Soft Bunny Rabbit Pillow
from Mini Boheme- $50
Lilac Pixie Wooden Toy Camera from Twig Creative- $40
Grey-White Stripe Laundry Hamper- $40
Welcome Baby! Baby Keepsake Book- $28

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Personalised Easter Egg from Summer Svenson- $12
Tina the Bunny- $25
Bunny Easter Nesting Dolls- $22
Red Stripes Around the Cube Bin- $13
Jojo’s First Word Book
by Xavier Deneux- $17

Easter2

Chick Pal from Corl & Tusk- $20
Melissa & Doug Slide and Seek Egg- $8
Sidewalk Chalk Eggs- $18
An Egg is Quiet
by Dianna Hutts Aston- $14
Naturally Neat Jute Bin- $20

Easter4

The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers- $12
Bunny Chalkboard- $25
Personalized Rabbit Teether from Smiling Tree Toys- $12
Rabbit Thread Drawing Plushie from KLTworks- $24
Heart Print Cotton Floor Bin- $50

Easter5
Playme Pluck Carrot- $45
Bigjigs Toys BB012 Chunky Puzzle Mom and baby Rabbit- $20
ZoLi Bunny Teether- $11
P’kolino Book Buggee in Orange- $40
Green Rabbit Lovey from Baby Cool Creations- $23

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27 Mar 2014, 8:42am
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My Modern Nursery #81: Kenzie Sponsored by Modified Tot

When designing your nursery, you’ve got to pick a piece or two to serve as inspiration and the spring board from which to start making choices.  I usually like to use the most colorful pieces as my spring board.  This is often art, a rug, or as in the case of my own child’s nursery, the bedding.

If you’re looking for colorful combinations of modern patterns for your nursery bedding, I recommend browsing the set offered by our sponsor, Modified Tot.  One of my favorite Mod Tot Exclusive designs is the Kenzie collection.  I love the coral, aqua and pink combination and I particularly like the Triangles fabric pattern.  I think Kenzie was a great inspiration for this modern feminine nursery board.

1- Peach Sherbet Eggshell Paint from Lullaby Paints- $76 a gallon
Soneca Pendant Lamp from CB2- $150
2- Abstract Muted 3 Gold Multicolor by Kelly Nasuta- $ based on size and framing
Modern Day Camp Out by Anna Kamburis- $ based on size and framing
Cinque Terre Collage by Paper Rose- $ based on size and framing
Abstract Herringbone Turquoise by Paper Dahlia- $ based on size and framing
3- Kenzie Crib Bedding Set from Modified Tot- full set- $375
4- Flying Pigs Mobile from Eleni Creative- $325
Eicho Crib from Spot on Square- $690
5- Kenzie Triangles Changing Pad Cover from Modified Tot- $50
Eicho Dresser Changer from Spot on Square- $790
6- Acapulco Multi Lounge Chair from CB2- $250
7- Surya Fanore Rug (coming in June)
Curious Cat Modern Doll from Petit Collage- $36
8- Pink Dots woven hamper- $90
9- Casa Cabana from kidsonroof- $60
10- Cloud Shaped Pillow Wide Stripes from Colette Bream- $68

Thanks to Modified Tot for sponsoring this post.  It was so much fun to work with the Kenzie fabrics!

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26 Mar 2014, 9:28am
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Kickstarter Project: Tinyme Name Blocks

Name blocks are a sweet personalized gift and the Tinyme Name Blocks are a new stylish puzzle version.

Right now you can order your 4 to 9 block puzzle at the Super Early Bird rate (25% off RPD).  The 4 block puzzle with felt cover is $24 AUD (approximately $28 US including shipping to the states).  The price will go up once the first 200 units are sold so hurry!

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There’s something really special about seeing and hearing your own name.  As an Esther, I didn’t have many personalized products readily available.  I never had a novelty license plate for my bike or a souvenir mug, so I know how precious these things can be.

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I really like the color combination in the Esther puzzle, but you can choose the fonts, colors, pattern and design options to really make the puzzle custom for you.  Each custom piece comes with the felt pouch and two slide in cards to practice color and letter matching.

You can support this kickstarter today and ensure you can be among the first to get your Tinyme name puzzle!

25 Mar 2014, 10:00am
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Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Part 3: Bugaboo Banana

Bugaboo + Andy Warhol Banana collection

The third installment of the Andy Warhol + Bugaboo partnership is inspired by his iconic banana image from The Velvet Underground and Nico album.  The Banana Collection is available for all Bugaboo strollers.  The star of the collection is the bright yellow Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Cameleon³ Banana.  It’s an all over print on the canopy, bassinet and seat back fabric with a black chassis.  There are foot muffs and seat liners to customize existing Bugaboos.

Bugaboo Banana

The Banana Collection will be available beginning May 1st, 2014.

Two Handmade Co-Sleepers

The co-sleepers currently on the market are not the most beautiful bedroom accessories.  I KNOW (based on my blog stats) that you all are looking for a better options.  Unfortunately, there are some serious safety issues to consider when it comes to baby sleep arrangements (remember drop-side cribs?) so manufacturers tread very carefully when considering and developing products that support co-sleeping arrangements.

If you search the web, you can find numerous creative individuals have designed lovely co-sleepers for use by their own families, but for those of us who don’t have a wood shop or don’t even have the first clue how to approach a project like that, there are a couple etsy sellers who are sharing their skills and creations.  Would one of these fit your bedroom decor?

From Old New House, the Little Mod Co-Sleeper Wooden Baby Bed ($550)

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From Rosette Custom Furniture, the Cherry Sidecar Co-Sleeper Baby Bed Attachment ($319)

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The big question is, would you be comfortable using one of these handmade creations?

Play Kitchen Bamboo from North Forty Design

You know how sometimes you’ve been looking for something just right for a long time and you have no idea what it looks like, but then you find it and you just know?  Well, I have finally found THE modern play kitchen.

North Forty Design Play Kitchen Bamboo 1

From North Forty Design, the Play Kitchen Bamboo is a stunning open ended, modular design that can be arranged and rearranged in your home for the ultimate pretend play time.

North Forty Design Play Kitchen Bamboo 2

Unfortunately, “ultimate” usually comes with a matching price tag.  As shown, the kitchen combination is $1300.  There is also a birch version for $900, and the pieces can be purchased separately as well.

Also worthy of mention from North Forty Design is the Framehouse.  This open structure is made of FSC White Oak and can be used in any number of ways.

Playforms_framehouse4x5 from North Forty Design

This retails for $725.  Inspiring, no?
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Modern Quilts from Bunch & Rosa

I love these colorful, modern, organic cotton quilts from Bunch & Rosa.  They’re just as perfect for wrapping up your little one as they are hanging on the wall as art.

Abstract Baby- Multi

Abstract modern baby quilt multi from Bunch & Rosa

Star Baby- Multi

star baby multi modern quilt from Bunch & Rosa

Star Baby- Multi w/ border

Star baby multi quilt with border modern organic quilt from Bunch & Rosa

There are a few designs with a more tame color scheme, so check those out as well.  The quilts are handcrafted in North Carolina and retail for $150 to $250.

13 Mar 2014, 10:53pm
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Rascally Rabbits

I’ve been working on our annual Easter basket post, but here’s a preview on the etsy rabbits I’ve been “collecting” on one of my etsy pages.

Do you have any other favorites that you think should make the cut?

11 Mar 2014, 9:38pm
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Perfect Purim

The Jewish holiday of Purim begins Saturday night.  As an Esther, I’ve always been partial to this celebration of Queen Esther’s heroism in saving the Jews of ancient Persia from destruction.  It’s a fun holiday with food, drinking, storytelling, noise-making and parading in masks and costumes.  The most popular costumes are of the characters in the story– mainly King Ahasuerus, Queen Esther and the villian of the tale, Haman.

I can’t believe I just realized that Oeuf’s collection of dress-up goodies has you covered for all three characters.  There’s a crown for Esther, a beard for the king and a mustache for Haman! ($24-$40)

Perfect Purim mustache beard and crown from Oeuf

The Most Expensive Crib

I’m merely posting this for your entertainment… at $16,320,000, the Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold from Suommo has got to be the most expensive bassinet of all time.  I imagine it being the bed of choice for the offspring of ancient Pharaohs.

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Fortunately, the bedding is included.  How about throwing in the child’s college education while we’re at it?

For the older baby, the Bela Luxury Cot Gold Edition is merely $62,288 but I’m afraid the bedding is an additional $5,168.  For some reason they throw in a free bottle of water.Suommo-Bela-Gold-0631

You could also choose the La Perla Crib Gold Edition for $81,600 or the Limited Edition La Perla Crib in Gold Rosé ($353,600), also with a free bottle of water.

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I’m not even going to mention the pacifier– oh wait, I just did.

Have I sufficiently knocked your socks off?

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