National Bird Day: Celebrate at Ikea

January 5th is National Bird Day, which reminded me of the awesome bird plushies I was admiring at Ikea last week.

Part of the ÖNSKAD collection, this colorful Rooster for $4 will be their partner in playing farm.ÖNSKAD Soft toy, rooster
The pink Flamingo is a Florida favorite so I may have to snag one for $7 on my next Ikea run.
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This “clown of the sea”, the Puffin, makes an adorable friend for $5.
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And finally, the Parrot is a beautifully detailed soft toy for $5.
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These are some of the most lovely stuffed animals I’ve seen at Ikea and I was truly tempted to grab them all.

Also this National Bird Day, help preserve bird habitats and consider donating to the National Audubon Society.

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New For Fall 2016 From The Land of Nod – Part 4: The Soft Stuff

From bedding to buffalo (yes, I will show you the giant stuffed buffalo), the soft goods coming out this fall at The Land of Nod are going on your wishlist.

First the new crib bedding collections are both simple and sweet. On the simple side, the Atomic Crib Bedding and Quilt from Ampersand Design Studio features some great patterns and shades of blue.

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The Rosy Cloud Flannel Crib Bedding is a super simple modern pattern in a peachy shade of pink.

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On the sweet side, the Royal Hippo Bedding is cartoon cuteness and the coordinating pieces are full of wonderful textures.

 

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And maybe it reminds me of some of my parents’ floral bedding patterns from the 70s, but the Floral Rush Crib Bedding by Sarah York is really calling to me. I love the pattern on pattern of the sheet and the skirt.

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Beyond bedding, Ashley Goldberg’s Shape Up Baby Activity Mat is going straight onto my baby gift pin board.

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Then there are three new stuffed animals that are additions to the Charley Harper for Nod collection. You’ve got the Snake,

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Armadillo,

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and the Cardinal (also a must-buy for you St. Louis baseball fans!!).

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Finally, when you cross a beanbag chair with a mattress and a sleeping bag, you get the Soft Sidekicks. There are two Soft Sidekicks coming in September, the Dog,

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and the Buffalo. See, didn’t I tell you? Bedding to Buffalo.

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