Skip Hop Toddler Bedding

Expanding their line once again, Skip Hop has released three new 4 piece toddler bedding sets that coordinate with their Zoo collection and three 3 piece toddler sheet sets.  These expand the life of your Skip Hop nursery decor and bring your toddler’s favorite Skip Hop Zoo characters right to bed with them.

Owl Toddler Bedding Set

Skip Hop Zoo Bedding Ladybug and Monkey

The 4 piece sets include Owl, Ladybug, and Monkey.   The sets fit crib sized mattresses that are used in toddler beds and include a pillow sham, reversible comforter, fitted sheet and flat sheet.  The character prints on the comforters are a little more cartoony than I like for bedding, but toddlers tend to have their own opinions about things so these cartoon characters might be a good compromise to avoid other more obnoxious options… yeah, I’m looking at YOU, Dora the Explorer.

Now, the 3 piece sheet sets are fantastic prints on their own.  I especially love the banana print on the monkey set, and the red spots from the owl set are very versatile.  These retail for $30 and if you’re buying a 4 piece set, you probably want to get an extra set of these for quick bed changes.

Skip Hope 3 Piece Sheet Set

Finally, rounding out the toddler bedding options are the zoo pillows for $20.

Skip Hop zoo Throw Pillows Ladybug, Owl and Monkey

So, is the zoo for you?

Coming Soon: New Home Collection from Mini Rodini

Well known and loved for their children’s clothing line, Mini Rodini launches a new home collection online and in their stores coming in October. They announced a sneak peek so we could have a look!


This collection will feature their whimsical, modern eco-friendly dyed prints on organic bed linens and upcycled cotton products.


The pufferfish print is one of my favorites that I have seen on children’s bedding. I look forward to more details next month!

Stay tuned to Mini Rodini for their launch announcement.

Cat Kidston Maclaren Quest

In case you want your stroller to look like your great-grandmother’s favorite armchair, Maclaren’s Cath Kidston Spray Flower Quest Buggy is back.  $335

Cath Kidston Maclaren Quest

Nothing against Cath Kidston, I just prefer her modern vintage English style in smaller doses…

Cath Kidston kids

Clockwise from top left:

Garage Kids Mini Backpack– $26
Penguin Double Duvet Set– $90
Puppies and Kittens Nursery Set– $20
Kew Sprig Kids Backpack– $42

Cath Kidston Changing Bags Diaper Bags

Posy Zip Changing Bag– $120
Spot Changing Bag– $105
Spot Zig Changing Bag
– $120
Cowboy Changing Bag– $100

And now please excuse me as I redecorate my son’s bedroom to suit that penguin bedding!

Mobiles from Argington (and some new bedding)

Argington, an Eco-friendly and affordable modern baby furniture brand, has recently debuted a versatile pair of mobiles that would perfectly accessorize any modern nursery.

The Birds of a Feather and 5 Little Monkeys mobiles are made of laser cut walnut plywood and retail for $65 and $55 respectively.

Notice the new bedding above as well.  There are a few new Bam Organic bedding pieces from Argington.  The orange in the photos is their Plaid pattern and there are lots of other patterns that can be used to mix and match.

You can see the Birds of a Feather mobile above as well as the Nest bedding pattern.  They’ve got some really beautiful options and they’re available for twin beds too!

Happy Holiday Giveaway 2012 with fawn & forest: Stroller Blanket and Boudoir Pillow from DwellStudio

My boys’ birthdays are at the end of November and the beginning of December, so while I’m focused on that, the holidays ALWAYS sneak up on me.  To make sure that we are all prepared in plenty of time this year, we’re going to start this year’s holiday celebrations right now!

This year we’ve teamed up with fawn & forest, a beautifully curated online shop with modern children’s furniture accessories.  Together we’ve come up with a series of four gift giveaways that will take place over the next month leading into the holidays.

Our first giveaway in the Happy Holiday Giveaway 2012 is a stroller blanket and boudoir pillow set by DwellStudio.  You can choose one of their two new designs, Galaxy or Meadow.  The retail value of this prize is $84 and it would make a lovely gift for a child of any age.

I previewed the new collections at ABC Kids last month and these new designs are great, unique bedding options and inspiration for a spectacular modern nursery.



We’re thrilled to give you a chance to try out these brand new designs by winning a blanket and pillow set.

This sweepstakes is open to US residents over the age of 18.  It starts right now and ends November 23rd, 2012 at 12:01 am EST.  There are several ways to enter via Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to fawn & forest for sponsoring the Happy Holiday Giveaway 2012.  You can find many more gift ideas in their Holidays 2012 Magazine.

Annette Tatum’s New Tailored Bedding Collection and Giveaway of a Moses Basket

We’ve talked about Annette Tatum before, and now I’d like to introduce you to their new Tailored collection of baby and child bedding from Little House by Annette Tatum.

While it seems that the pink and blue colors are no-brainers, the patterns are modern and super sophisticated.  If you’re doing pink or blue, you can do it right with these new designs.  Looking closely, you can see that there are many different shades and variations to the fabrics.

With the Rose Sea pattern, you even find a feminine mix of pink AND blue.

Take a look at their catalog to see the entire Tailored collection of nursery bedding and child’s bedding.  I love that all the crib bedding patterns are available in a bumper-less version with Annette Tatum’s Perfect Fit Crib Sheet.

To celebrate the launch of their Tailored collection, Little House by Annette Tatum is offering one of our lucky readers their choice of a Moses Basket featuring fabrics from the Tailored line.  A Moses basket is a simple and beautiful alternative to a bassinet, made even more beautiful with this collection of fabrics.  The eight choices are pictured below, but visit the Little House page to find the name of your favorite pattern.  The prize is valued at $160 and the sweepstakes is open to US residents over the age of 18.  It starts right now and ends November 5th, 2012 at 12:01 am EST.  There are several ways to enter via Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

New Sponsor Welcome

I can’t believe that we’ve already reached October and are starting the 4th quarter of the year!  Even my 6 year old just said that 2012 is going by very quickly.  The final quarter of the year is very busy for me with ABC Kids Expo, Halloween, both my children’s birthdays, Thanksgiving, and the winter holidays.  It’s a lot of fun, but things are going to get crazy!

To help me through this busy and exciting last quarter, I’m welcoming a new blog sponsor this month.  I’m thrilled to welcome my friends at Olli & Lime to my lovely family of blog supporters.  I’ve been a fan of theirs all along and it’s fulfilling when the feeling is mutual.

It’s been fun to watch as Olli & Lime have gone through some exciting transitions like moving to the US and tweaking their collections.

They have recently even added twin bedding sets for all their ranges.

I hear we may have a fourth range coming soon as well as some other really cool changes, so keep your eye out for those!  I’ll share them as soon as pictures become available.


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