Made in Canada. To us, that’s music to our ears. It just screams quality and care. Doesn’t it? Cate & Levi, an eco conscious Canadian company is in the business of making one of a kind, completely original puppets, stuffed animals, bags, clothes and art out of reclaimed wool. How cool is that? Josh Title, owner of the Toronto toy company sources all the reclaimed wool as close to home as possible, reducing their carbon foot print greatly. We love hearing about toy companies that really care and make a difference while creating amazing designs for children to grow and learn with. Cate & Levi’s newest edition is their Unicorn puppet. It’s been a huge hit in our house, generating lots of imaginative playtime and many snuggles at bedtime. Cate & Levi have been featured on Martha Stewart, adorned Sir Elton John’s hand and collaborated with Jessica Alba’s Honest Company on the sweetest bear hat you’ll ever see. Can’t wait to see what they create next!!
Our 7 year old has lived in her Pediped Flex Gina boots all winter. They were perfect for fun days out when you wanted your feet a little more dressed up. A part of the Flex line, they came with an insole that helps prolong the life of the shoe…if your wee one’s feet are a little too small, the insert makes then fit more comfortably. This combined with the attention to detail, perfect stitching and amazing style makes Pediped a wise choice for growing feet. However now that Spring will soon be upon us ( we can only hope…) its time to check out Pediped’s Spring and Summer collection. We love the Flex Mae in white…gorgeous eyelet design and made with memory foam for your wee one’s feet. This is the shoe for dancing and prancing on a summer vacation. Also on our radar? The Grip & Go Bree in Bubble Gum. We’re not sure if it’s the sweet , whimsical design, or the fact that’s its washable that has us excited. The G2 technology on this striped mary jane makes walking easier for wee ones with it’s soft rubber sole and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor.
Would you like to win a pair of Originals shoes (0-24 months sizing) from Pediped? Simply like their Facebook page and this post. Super simple and you may just win a fabulous pair of summer shoes for your tot. Contest closes Feb, 28th at midnight. If you share this post you will get an extra entry. Good Luck momma!
If you like pediped make sure to check out Brian James Footwear, www.brianjamesfootwear.com the women’s footwear line from Angela Edgeworth founder of pediped.
Are you like us and always on the go? You’ll understand our enthusiasm then at our discovery of the Totseat. From the geniuses at Svan, a fabulous fabric chair harness for babies from 8 to 30 months. Perfect for restaurants, your coffee/play date with your BFF and vacations. Nothing worse then arriving at a restaurant only to discover there are no high chairs left …or worse…the one they have is so covered in food you don’t want to use it anyway. Totseats fold up to pocket size and are portable and WASHABLE…a deal breaker in our books. Lots of colors and patterns to choose from. Its going to become our “go to” baby shower gift because a gift that helps mom get out of the house is priceless.
Where were hooded towels when we were little? Since having kids they have become my must have, go to, gotta get and gotta give item. Kushies makes a super soft and extra big hooded towel that we are loving. They come in a few different colors and have super sweet deigns. Our wee one is enamored with the big pink heart right on the top of the hood of her towel. If she had it her way we’d wash it everyday so she could use it every night. It’s big enough to take swimming and makes a fabulous cover up on beach days after a dip in the ocean. We first fell for Kushies back when we were in newborn baby mode…their crib sheets and receiving blankets are amazing…but now that our kids are growing we have discovered all their brilliant bath gear. Pair their hooded towel with the Kushies bath squirties and washcloths and you have a baby shower gift worth many “ohhs and ahhhs.”
Do you have a crafty kid at your house? Someone who sees potential in old cereal boxes and milk cartons? We have just that person living with us and she was thrilled to get Box World Adventures by Suzy Ultman. It’s this super neat craft pack that comes with everything you need to make everyday cardboard boxes into such amazing things like British double deckers, Dutch windmills and Scottish castles. You and your mini artist can even re create the Great Wall and the Eiffel Tower. It comes with lots of stickers and an instruction book that’s very easy to follow. What do we like most about it? The slick design and attention to detail used. The finished projects look good enough to display and have provided hours of entrainment at our house. It’s certainly much easier for the 7 & up crowd, but with a little help and guidance, even your 5 year old can get in on the fun. The whole book of crafts will make you want to check out all the last minute flight deals to Europe and will keep you day dreaming of Paris all day.
Still searching for that perfect toy for the little boy in your life? That hard to buy for 5 year old? Well we found just the toy for you. It’s fun, educational, creative and encourages imagination. All that and no batteries required (music to any parents ears). The Stage & Play Dinosaurs is a really neat three dimensional, prehistoric play set that any child who loves dinosaurs will be thrilled to open up Christmas morning. The keepsake box it comes in is chalk full of 18 double sided characters and scenery. Each days its a new toy just waiting to be re-invented. Dino’s are pretty popular in this house…now even more so thanks to Bab Barner’s cool designs. Perfect way to entertain your kids on a cold, chilly winter day.
It’s that time of year when you will be invited to all sorts of fun dinner parties and family get togethers. It’s important and very thoughtful to not only have a hostess gift ready to go, but a hostess gift you know will impress. Look no further then celeb and magazine editors fave, Archipelago, a bath and body product company that believes in natural ingredients and essential oils. Featured in just about every magazine we can think of, Archipelago is a beauty insiders go to for luxurious bath bars, gorgeous smelling soy candles and amazing hand creams. We are currently drooling over their Pomegranate line. The soaps and creams in this particular line are full of natural extracts of pomegranate and chamomile. The hand cream smells way too good not to eat (totally dont eat it…) and leaves a fresh soft feeling on your hands. Perfect scent for the Holidays. We have a Pomegranate gift set all ready to give away to one random reader. Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us which Archipelago product you’d love to see under your tree. Share our post and we’ll give you a second entry. Contest closes December 10th, midnight Mountain time. Best of luck!
What makes a great gift for a 3 year old? A game that teaches, entertains and one that sparks imagination and role playing. We have been on the hunt for a matching game that looks as good as it teaches. Impossible? No…we found the perfect one at Chronicle Books. The Princess Matching Game is based on the gorgeous book Twelve Dancing Princesses by Bridgette Barrager. The illustrations are amazing…full of bright detail and lavish embellishments. Matching games are great for learning to memorize, concentrate and teaching your wee one to take turns. The drawings on Barrager’s matching game are so lush and inspiring that when your tot has mastered the game and doesn’t want to play anymore, you could get super crafty and use it as room decor. Chronicle Books has a special on right now of 35% off with coupon code FRIENDS. That’s something to memorize!
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