Reading Nooks

Sep
17
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Oh how I would've loved to have a reading nook when I was growing up, what a dream! Instead, my sister and I built forts with mattresses and blankets, took a desk lamp in there and did our homework in the heat haha well that just shows you how much little kids like to hide and have their own territory. It was just fun to be "away" from the rest of the house. I'm pretty sure we also slept in there a few times even though there was barely any space. So now instead of dreaming of my own reading nook, I'm dreaming about giving the little guy one.

Party At Sea

Sep
12
1

This blog post is a little late, but definitely worth the wait. We went to Max's first birthday party last month and had a blast. His mom (and my good friend) had told me she wanted the theme to be nautical/water-related because Max loves the water, and as always, she and her husband threw a fantastic party with lots of wonderful details. So even though I knew some of her plans, she still managed to exceed my expectations and I had fun seeing all the things they made! The menu consisted of fish-n-chips, clam chowder, goldfish crackers and ice-cream cone cupcakes.

Delightful Books: The Day The Crayons Quit

Sep
10
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It's actually very simple, we LOVE this book! I'm pretty sure we read it 10 times within the first two days, and all upon the little guy's request, not mine. "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt is a fun story about a little boy's crayons writing him letters and giving him a piece of their mind. How do your little one's crayons feel? Over-used? Under-used? Treated unfairly? Happy and content? I'm pretty sure our little guy stopped peeling off his crayon wrappings thanks to this book!

First Day Of Preschool!

Sep
5
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It's hard to believe that our little guy has started preschool, but he has! Yesterday was his first day which means that the day before that, we actually had a "back to school prep day"! We decided to send him to a Japanese school because we want to expose him to the culture and strengthen his language skills while he's still little. We know that English will be easier to transition into once he starts kindergarten, so now's the time to take advantage of his spongy brain! We love how organized the Japanese preschool is, but that's also a nice way of saying "there is a lot of prep work!".

Drawing, Doodling & Coloring

Sep
3
0

We've been long time fans of USborne children's books, and a couple of weeks ago, while out with some friends on a play date, I came across these (absolutely) wonderful doodling and coloring books for kids. It was love at first sight, and I wanted to take all of them home! It's brilliant books like this that will take kids on a journey of imagination, fun and creativity. I love the way little minds think, and these books enable them to tell their stories.

Zoe's Baby Shower

Aug
26
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It is exactly two months away from my little sister's due date, and we are getting more and more excited about meeting our nephew/S's baby cousin! This past weekend was Zoe's (my little sister's) baby shower, and it was a great success thanks to her friends (some from VA and NY) and colleagues who are just a blast to be around! The theme was "confetti". I wanted it to feel like a celebration, and even though we know it's a BOY, I wanted to keep it gender-neutral. I love that confetti doesn't restrict the color palette at all.

Washi Tape Dispenser

Aug
20
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I've been trying to figure out how to organize my (slowly but surely growing) washi tape collection so that it's easily accessible when I need to use it, and they're so pretty they're perfect for displaying in a home office. I came across some cute tape dispensers to share with you today! Enjoy!

Back To School!

Aug
16
0

Our little dude isn't in school yet, but (it seems like) everywhere on FaceBook, my friends are preparing for the new school year! I remember when I was in school, I'd love preparing my new pencil case with newly sharpened pencils and I would align them next to the ruler and eraser, gently place it in my backpack which would be placed by my room door, and I would go to bed feeling really excited for the next morning. I loved getting on the school bus and seeing familiar faces.

Lego Minions

Aug
12
0

I love that you can create just about anything and everything with Legos. That's why they're timeless and will never grow old amongst the young and old. S is excited to ask his daddy if they can build these minions together when he returns from his business trip! 

BlaBla Petit Home

Aug
9
0

I was introduced to BlaBla's unique and whimsical stuffed toys a few years ago, and am excited that they've added their most recent collection "Petit Home" that offers sweet and comfortable pieces for a little one's bedroom. From traveling play pads to colorful bean bags.

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