Ace & Jig for Nod

The Land of Nod just debuted a new LIMITED EDITION collection with Ace & Jig, who are well-known for their clothing line featuring yarn-dye woven textiles from India. You’re going to have to shop these pieces quickly because once they’re sold, they’re gone for good.

Pieces include a play mat, crib bedding, plush rattles, a rug, wall hanging, as well as a Mobile,

and a Teepee!

Shop The Land of Nod today to access these beautiful artisan pieces.

Playhouses Galore with Antsy Pants

There are hundreds of wonderful tent and playhouse styles for kids and we’ve shared many of my favorites in the past, but now Target has a clever system of buildable play spaces from Antsy Pants.

The system starts with a set of poles and connectors. The sets are available in small, medium and large sizes. The small size shown below is used to create a shop like the Donut Shop or Farmers Market.

The medium set is perfect for tents, playhouses and castles, while the large set can be used for even more complex designs like the ice cream truck or pirate ship as well!

With the addition of fabric covers, the building sets can transform into any number of fun play areas like this circus tent

the amazing pirate ship

or this adorable lemonade stand.

There’s even a convenient storage container to contain all the pieces.

The Antsy Pants system is exclusively available at Target and you may want to get all the pieces you like sooner than later because you can never be sure how long they will carry this uniquely wonderful collection.

Famous Oto Truck Play “Houses”

I’m all in with the food truck phenomenon and you can bring it home for your kids with the cardboard truck play “houses” from Famous Oto.

Select the Ice Cream Truck,

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or the Taco Truck. $69 each and shipping is free.

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Don’t forget to print out a custom license plate for your vehicle as well!

The Land of Nod Holiday Gift Preview 2016

It is not too soon to start shopping (or at least saving!) for holiday gifts for your favorite little ones. Year after year, The Land of Nod curates the best holiday gift collection and I’m here to share the most impressive best-bets for the ultimate in gift giving for 2016.

For the littlest ones, one of these new activity gyms or play mats are perfect! Choose the Blooming Baby Activity Gym designed by Elizabeth Olwen($100),

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the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym from Roxy Marj ($90),

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or the Emoji Baby Play Mat from Michelle Romo ($80).

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Designed by Colin Walsh, the Carry Home Rocket Ship is portable fun for kids 3 and up. ($80)

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The Street Vendor Cart will make the ultimate lemonade stand or whatever other entrepreneurial plan the kids dream up. ($250)

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For the performers, the Superstar Stage ($300) and the Superstar Microphone ($60) will make the up the gift of their dreams.

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The Land of Nod always has the most exciting and creative play tents and this holiday season is full of new introductions. The Decorate a Teepee and Patch Set add and extra layer of fun to the now ubiquitous teepee. ($200 for the complete set)

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Suzy’s Cottage from Suzy Ultman is a charming play home that will look incredible in a little girl’s space. ($180)

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The Floral Applique Pavilion Playhouse is another beautiful play space that might look perfect in a little girl’s room. ($200)

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With a print designed by Virginia Crofts, the Perennial Playhouse has that look of your grandmother’s bedsheet turned into a tent. Of course the tent is a fancy framed camp tent so you’ve got the best of all worlds. ($200)

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The most unique playhouse is this Horse Stable Playhouse ($200) designed by Danielle Croft. Don’t forget to throw in Scout the Horse Ride-On to complete the scene ($150).

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The dreamiest playhouse of the bunch is the Planetarium Playhouse Canopy. I love these space-saving hanging canopy style tents. ($190)

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This season there are also tons of new dolls for both boys and girls. The Ringside Pals are fun playmates designed by Colin Walsh. ($15)

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My favorite dolls for the ladies are the Fairytale Dolls from Nun Studio. Choose Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel or the Princess. ($40)

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Dolls can be just as spoiled as the kids this season. There’s the Rosa Doll Size Teepee by Leah Duncan. ($34)

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There’s also a Mod Doll High Chair ($50), Mod Doll Pram ($70),

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as well as the Mod Doll Bed ($60).

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The Pint Sized Table and Chairs are just as cool as the doll-sized furniture, but for kids 1 to 3 years old. ($200)

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I love the Off-Broadway Puppet Theater. It’s all the fun without taking up any space. ($40)

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This year’s new giant plush is this friendly Dragon designed by John Murphy. ($150)

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I’m always on the lookout for the coolest rocking horses and the Zebra Rocking Horse, designed by Dinara Mirtalipova, is my pick of the season. ($150)

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Finally, Suzy Ultman’s A-Frame Dollhouse Deluxe Set is going on wishlists nationwide. I’m blown away by all the adorable details like the kettle grill, the crib and the swimming pool! ($300)

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What’s going on your holiday shopping list?

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Miley DIY House, Chair and Desk

It’s been a while since we’ve shared an interesting cardboard playhouse house design, but you can now order the Miley DIY House as well as the chair and desk from the MOMA store.

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Designed by Jaewon Kang and Sooyoung Yoo, the recycled cardboard collection is lightweight, durable, and easy to assemble. The house is $45, the desk is $18 and the chair is $15.

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These are a great way to get kid-sized furniture which, lets face it, is something you only need for a short period of time. It doesn’t cost a lot, you can customize it easily, and when you’re done, just recycle it!

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Total cuteness!

Nobodinoz Ibiza Cabana

This seems the ideal setup for summer. The Ibiza Home from Nobodinoz will be the base for your child’s imagination. Play, lounge, read or add a play mattress and have a nap.

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Mix and match your favorite roof design with Nobodinoz pillows to create your child’s picture-perfect environment.

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The Ibiza structure with roof retails for $170. Mattress and cushions can be ordered separately.

17 May 2016, 8:02am
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French Bull Play Tents and More at Target

I’m a Target shopper for life and you never know what cool little collections you’ll find in the store. Even with  Marimekko at Target right now, The French Bull tents and sleeping bags caught my attention and could be really fun this summer!

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You have to get these in store but there are four tent styles and matching sleeping bags that come in a convenient backpack.

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You can also find luggage and other travel and home accessories in fun French Bull patterns throughout the store. Maybe a perfect way to send the kids to camp out at grandma’s?!

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Marimekko Play Tents at Target

The Marimekko for Target collection has been out for a few days now but there’s still plenty of stock online and in stores. Yesterday I grabbed a black and white beach tote. I love the XL size for towels and it has multiple pockets for sunscreen and snacks. For your modern tots however, I have to point you to the play tents. After the paddleboard and bicycle, these are the most expensive items in the collection ($120), but they come in great prints and are so great used in this fun way.

This Play Tent in the Lokki Print coordinates with the other blue prints in the collection. It’s a beachy look that’s perfect for both patio and playroom.

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The Teepee in the Koppelo Print is my favorite in black and white. This would be beautifully at home in so many of your modern kids spaces!

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The bravest among you will choose this bright and cheerful tent in the Auringonkukka (Finnish for “sunflower”) print.

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All the tents feature a bamboo frame and polyester outdoor fabric. You can order the tents online and they are in stores for a limited time.

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