Archive: February, 2015

February 26, 2015

Colorful Children’s Decor


Eeek, wanted to share this beautiful home featured on The colors, patterns, children’s artwork… i die!

Photos – Sean Fennessy. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

Categories: Bedrooms, Decor
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February 25, 2015

SoYoung Lunch Boxes


Lunch Boxes used to seem unimportant to me. I’d pick one up at Target at the beginning of each school year. Throughout the year it would get spills & stains, the velcro would wear down everytime I threw it in the washing machine, & I would do what I always do… just buy a new one.

This year I received 2 SoYoung Lunch Boxes, 1 for Rexy & 1 for Harper. I was lucky enough to meet the lovely founder of the company at a children’s trade show. My world of packing lunches completely changed. SoYoung Lunch Boxes are so so pretty- and they will stay pretty! They are made of coated linen which never stains. (trust me, we’ve been using our’s almost every day for 4 months now!) If your lunch box does get sticky from juice spills you can simply wipe clean with wet wipes. When you unzip the lunch box you will find a leak proof insulated insert for easy cleaning. This makes life soooo much easier for us lunch packing mamas. Again, NO stains from spills + food stays COLD!

On the weekends I love using their lunch boxes as snack containers when we go to the park, zoo, or even on road trips. They look super cute carried as backpacks or cross body which keeps your children hands free (convenient, since my kids never want to carry things!)

Find the entire SoYoung collection HERE, including their beautiful backpacks, cooler bags, diaper bags, & accessories.


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February 25, 2015

Decorative Wall Shelves

Hi there, Irene from designstiles today.

I’ve had this image saved in my head of this curio cabinet. Adds antique richness to the otherwise contemporary room. I loved the way it’s filled with pretty little treasures. Collections that are accumulated by kids.


This piece inspired me to search for similar pieces that can hold our kids’ treasured belongings.


one :: two :: three :: four :: five

Each is unique in its own way. Circular one for the person wanting modern. Industrial wire one, a vintage feel, and one with a really cool shape of the United States. Something for every room.

Happy Wednesday!

room image via Bailey McCarthy

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February 24, 2015

Harper Gets Her Ears Pierced


(we took a quick “before” pic!)

Last week Harper mentioned that she was ready to get her ears pierced. I had brought up the idea when she turned 5, but at that time she was not ready.. she just thought it would hurt too much! So I told her to let me know when she was ready and that was that.

She turned 6 in December and a few girls in her Kindergarten class recently had their ears pierced so I think that was what triggered her decision. On Sunday afternoon we headed over to the mall. I decided on Claire’s, it reminded me of the little jewelry shop where I had my ears pierced as a little girl. Ear Piercing at Claire’s is FREE with the purchase of a Starter Kit. This includes your choice of piercing earrings, Claire’s Ear Care Solution and a special offer for your next visit (our’s was a 20% off coupon). You can actually browse their piercing earrings online before you go which makes it really easy. Harper chose the Stainless Steel Stars. In person they are teeny, perfect for tiny ears:


(Our total ear piercing package was just about $20 USD including tax.)

I have to compliment the kind girl who pierced Harper’s ears. She was so sweet and calm, it was really reassuring for me (& Harper as well but I was way more nervous!) She had Harper hop up onto the piecing stool, cleaned her ears, then marked with a purple pen where the hole would be made. She also gave Harper 2 lollipops to hold on to.

As the first earring pierced Harper’s ear I could see tears in her eyes. She looked caught off guard, like she wasn’t expecting it to hurt! I tried to chat about the color/flavor of the lollipops and urged her to taste one (to forget about the pain!) Within about 1 minute she said it did not hurt anymore, but she did ask if the second ear would hurt that much and if I could hold her hand. The nice Claire’s piercer quickly pierced her second ear while I continued to talk about the lollipops. This time Harper was actually smiling and enjoying her lollipop!

The entire experience took about 10 minutes and I was such a proud mama… Still am! Harper has to clean her ears 3 times/day with the provided Ear Care Solution: morning, after school, & before going to bed. So far so good, no pain or issues. Here are a few pics of H with her new earrings:


Necklace: Pirates & Ponies
Mini Rodini Yellow Fishes Sweatshirt
Bobo Choses Watermelon Dress

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February 23, 2015



Over the weekend I discovered french boutique ATARGULE + CONSTANT. Sweet, quirky, playful children’s toys, decor & accessories that you will fall in love with. A few of my favorites…

the collection culbuto, cushions & t-shirt collection!


Categories: Accessories, Apparel, Toys
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February 18, 2015

Silikids Makes Everything Easier!


Traverse City-based Silikids was founded in 2006 by two moms, Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab. Silikids is the first mom-founded brand focused on creating products that are safe, modern and made entirely out of SILICONE. Silikids combines function with high design and innovation along with technological advances of silicone, making the company a pioneer in the children’s market.

A few of my favorites, or better yet “must have” items:

1. Siliskin® Sippy Top:

-Added stretch and shock absorption bands help protect glass.
-Silicone top stretches over and grips the top of a cup while air suction keeps the top in place.
-Add it to a Siliskin® Glass or a glass of your choice to make it an instant sippy.
-Dishwasher safe.
-Can be boiled to sterilize.
-Comes in 2 pack.
-Recommended use for 2.5″ or less diameter cup.

2. Silispoons™ 2pack

-Silicone spoon for young children learning to eat solids
-Encourages independent eating habits
-Textured handle stimulates tactile experience.
-Wide shovel head makes it easy to scoop up food and hold it in place.
-Dishwasher safe and can be boiled to sterilize.
-Comes in 2 pack

3. SiliBag 2pack

-Silicone sandwich / snack bag
-Stores flat.
-Gusseted bottom allows bag to stand up for easy snacking.
-Food can be warmed up directly in the microwave!
-Can be written on with washable markers and a pen!
-Replaces disposable plastic bags.
-Dishwasher safe and can be boiled to sterilize.
-Comes in 2 pack

4. Siliskin® Straw Tops

-Give Your Cup a Straw Top!
-Silicone top stretches over and grips the top of multiple size cups while air suction keeps it in place!
-Add it to a Siliskin® Glass or a glass of your choice and have an instant, no-spill cup.
-Dishwasher safe.
-Can be boiled to sterilize.
-Comes in 3 pack.
-Recommended use for cups with 3″ diameter or less.

5. Siliskin® Glass Training Cup {8oz}

-Siliskin Top and Glass come together as one making an 8oz glass training cup
-Combined with the Siliskin sleeve, the glass is completely encased in silicone
-Silicone top stretches over and covers the top of the glass
-Silicone grips glass and air suction keeps top in place
-Dishwasher safe
-Can be boiled to sterilize
-PLEASE NOTE – This product does not prevent breakage. The Siliskin Training Cup should be used at the table
under adult supervision at all times.
-Ages 24mo and up

Categories: Baby Gear
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February 17, 2015



Dutch company Coming Kids designs & manufactures exquisite furniture for children. You’ll find beautiful modern cribs and twin sized beds as well as armoires, dressers, desks, etc.

I’m especially smitten over the Right Wood Bed and the Strand Mini Crib! To find a Coming Kids dealer near you visit their dealer page.


Categories: Furniture
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February 13, 2015

FLEXA® Play Collection


FLEXA® was founded in DENMARK in the 1970s, but there is nothing vintage about their modern designs! Their children’s furniture is refreshing, colorful, and most importantly affordable.

I especially LOVE the FLEXA Play collection, the single bed is to die for!


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