7 Jan 2014, 10:45pm
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Kids’ Design: Going on My Wishlist

This book is going on my own wish list.  How do I not have this already?

Kids' Design by Michelle Galindo

Kids’ Design by Michelle Galindo- $35

And while I’m at it, I’ll take Designed for Kids by Phillis Richardson

Designed for Kids

Then to round out the collection, Kids Design by Eva Minguet.

Kids Design

Stack and Scare Blocks from Uncle Goose

Celebrate Halloween by ordering a set (or all 4 sets!) of Stack and Scare Blocks from Uncle Goose and Invisible Creatures.

Stack and Scare Blocks from Uncle Goose

These are so much fun.  I want them for myself!

Stack And Scare! from Invisible Creature on Vimeo.

“…Stack And Scare™ is a series of 4 stackable wooden monster block sets. Each set contains 14-18 pieces in various shapes and sizes. Featuring eyeballs, teeth, horns, arms, rounded shapes for shoulders and eyes, monster heads, hands, feet, legs, torsos, patterns and more. Mix and match shapes or combine with other Stack And Scare™ sets to unleash endless (and taller) creature combinations!

Camper Play Tent and More New Tents from The Land of Nod

I want this and I want my kids to want this and I want to have a place to keep it.  Obviously, I love the new Jetaire Camper Play Tent from The Land of Nod.  $200


Paired with the The Smore the Merrier Campfire Set ($70), I can’t think of a lovelier pretend play environment.  You’ve got indoor camping any day or night, regardless of the weather!

The Land of Nod Camping Set

If the camping scene is too elaborate, these other new tents from The Land of Nod could be an equally exciting addition to your child’s play area.  With two new teepees, three new pup tents and two shiny new canopy tents, there are going to be lots of happy children with picture perfect playrooms out there this holiday season!

The Land of Nod Tents
A Teepee to Call Your Own (Black Stripe)
A Teepee to Call Your Own (Grey and White Dot)
Indoor Explorer Pup Tents (Multi Stripe)
Indoor Explorer Pup Tents (Blue Stripe)$100
Indoor Explorer Pup Tents (Pink Stripe)$100
Home Sweet Play Home Canopy (Silver Stars) $150 + $70 for the cushion
Home Sweet Play Home Canopy (Gold Confetti) $150 + $70 for the cushion

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Coming Soon: Automoblox Emergency Line

Coming in a few short weeks (around August 5th), Automoblox will be releasing their brand new Emergency Line of Original Automoblox.  These are the larger size vehicles with the peg people inside.  The new cars include a rescue truck, a fire SUV and a police car.

The new vehicles will retail for $45 to $50, which is on par with their other special edition cars.  These are well worth the price for their detail, durability and play value.

The Emergency Line is destined to be a favorite part of our collection…

I can’t wait!

New Swoop Mini

I just discovered these wonderful little beauties in my Facebook feed this evening and wanted to get the word out asap.  The Swoop Mini is a smaller 16″ diameter version of one of the most useful items in our house– our Swoop Bag.

Let me just tell you, I need a half a dozen of these pronto.  We’re going to need one for Lego Ninjago, one for Lego Hero Factory, one each for the extra Legos floating around in each boys’ bedroom, one for one for the car, and one extra for any other small toy emergency situation that might creep up.

You can order the Swoop Mini in Red, Orange, Bubble Gum or Aquarium right now for $22.

Swoop Bags are one of advertisers but they didn’t even give me a heads up on this one!

Circus Stuf and Robot Stuf

I’ve been waiting for these new collections of Stuf to come out and here they are–
The Circus Stuf collection (Elephant, Ringmaster, Lion, Clowny)…

and the Robot Stuf (Green V26, Yellow 8, Blue X3, Red V8.2) collection…

My little one wants all the robots!

They’ve also updated their Bird Stuf with the new Owl and Greenbird.

They are about $25 for the large size and $12.50 for the small ones.  You can find them at Wry Baby or in Canada at Babybot.

The Milestones Poster from StrageBirdyStudios

First I have to apologize for my unexpected absence last week.  I had planned to blog while on our family vacation, but apparently campgrounds are a little late to the wifi game.  Go figure.  I hope that those of you who followed along on our vacation adventures via twitter and Instagram enjoyed the pictures, but now we’re back to business as usual!

The first thing I have to share this week (since it’s on Kickstarter and therefore it’s time sensitive!) is The Milestones Poster.  We’ve seen Chase Simmering’s work before.  Her Paloma Poster is still available through Kalon Studios and her etsy shop, but this time she’s looking to Kickstarter to launch her newest work.  Think of it as an artistic baby book in poster form…

This 20 x 30″ poster comes with fabric stickers to help you fill in and share baby’s milestones.

Take a look at the video to get the whole picture and then pledge $60 or more to the Kickstarter project to be among the first to get The Milestones Poster for 40% less than its retail price.  So, who’s getting one?

Loki Playhouse with Furniture Set from Room & Board

Well, I’ve found the Modern Playhouse + Loll Designs collaboration!  Meet the Loki Playhouse with Furniture Set from Room & Board.  This is just what I’ve always wanted!… for my kids ;)  except I do wish it didn’t cost quite as much.  The set sells for $1600 and comes in seven different colors.

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New Prints from Draw! Pilgrim

How do you like these new prints from Draw! Pilgrim?  The pieces in this series are inspired by stories, poems, ballet & fables. (approximately $20.20)

The Musicians of Bremen
The Owl & The Pussycat
The Tortoise and the Hare

I only wish these were bigger.  I think The Tortoise and the Hare would be lovely in our family room.  Tempted…

And if you want more of draw! pilgrim’s bright, fun style, just visit her blog.  It’s really rad.  Yup, I said “really rad.”  I’m on Thanksgiving vacation here people!  Give me a break.  And speaking of Thanksgiving, Pilgrim’s got editable Thanksgiving placecards available to print!  The procrastinators out there can be thankful for Pilgrim this year ;)


Happy Holiday Giveaway 2011: Oeuf Snake

For the 7th giveaway of our Happy Holiday Giveaway 2011 series, I am pleased to present one of Oeuf‘s Goodies– the Snake.  Made of 100% Baby Alpaca, the Snake, like all of Oeuf’s knits, is unbelievably soft and cuddly.  Oeuf’s knits are made in Bolivia by a community of indigenous women.  These fair trade products are hypoallergenic and eco-friendly.

The snake is 55″ long and about 3″ wide.  With a beautiful rainbow of colors, he fits with any color scheme.

To win the Oeuf Snake worth $68:

Take a look at Oeuf’s collection of Goodies, and tell us one item you think that they are missing from the collection.

Be sure to enter your email address when you comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

The deadline to leave your comments and enter the giveaway is next Tuesday, November 29th at 8 am.

The winner will be chosen randomly (using random.org) from among the unique entrants.  The giveaway is open to readers in the US only and who are over the age of 18.  Show your appreciation to our giveaway sponsor by liking them on Facebook, and following them on twitter.  Good luck and tell your friends!  *full rules

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