From the moment i opened the box i knew that little bundle was a package i would love to receive every month.
“A little Bundle is a monthly curated bundle of products for both the mom and the baby. Products are hand-selected to meet the highest-quality and design standard. Our mission is to bring laughter, excitement and love to the journey of motherhood.” from a little bundle website.
Inside the box is the sweetest printed lid, i am a sucker for pretty packaging. The boxes include items for mama and her baby. A beautiful linen scarf and bracelet for mama. For baby a handmade crochet wooden teething toy and some art cards for infants. You can tell that each item is perfectly picked and put together. And one of the sweetest things inside the box is a beautiful blank card. It is a little bundle tradition that each month a new card is included for mama to write a letter to her baby.
There are five main criteria little bundle uses to choose products:
- natural and organic preferred
- attention to detail during construction from the start to finish
- proven to be efficient and functional
- made with love and care
my very favorite thing inside the box is the mr fox. who doesn’t love a fox. in addition to the monthly service their is a shop that carries some products that you can order, like fake tattoos and mr fox.
make sure you sign up for a bundle by this Saturday, November 30th to be sure that it will arrive before christmas.
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:: Heather ::
As soon as we saw this submission from photographer Hayley Simmons we knew these had to be shared. As she said, “I just took a three month long road trip across America with my family, and I did a photo project of my children on the journey. It was an amazing experience; we traveled in our Prius with just a couple duffle bags of clothes and camping gear. We were ready for a big life adventure and decided to move to Sydney; we thought we’d show the kids America before we left. The images span from New York, Chicago, Memphis, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Craters of the Moon, along Route 66, The Redwoods and California.” Enjoy!
We couldn’t get enough of these images by photographer Erika Verginelli that she took for Little Darling Co. Beautiful right? Check out our post on Little Darling Co here and check out their website here.
Green Genes is an amazing shop located in Chicago that was founded by best friends and partners, Heather Muenstermann and Christina Isperduli. Green Genes mission is to help leave the planet just a bit better, if not a whole lot better, than its current state. They strive to provide products that have been produced in an eco-friendly manner and are cool at the same time. Here are a few of our favorite items in their shop! Get 10% off using code Babiekins at checkout!
Eco Glue , Bubbles , Cardboard Kitchen
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I am thrilled to share Susan Petersen’s hip moccasin company, Freshly Picked, as our featured workspace of the day! If you aren’t familiar with the fashionable children’s moccasins I highly recommend you check them out. My Jessica owns two pairs and they rarely leave her feet. Each pair of moccasins, no matter who they are being made for, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet that will eventually fill them.
We asked owner, Susan Petersen, a few questions and here’s what she had to say.
Do you feel that your workspace is reflective of your personality?
Yes! I feel like we are trying to have an open space where everyone will feel welcome. We love for little visitors to pop over and say, ‘Hi!’
Your business has turned into quite a success! How do you balance work and motherhood?
Thank you! This year has been a whirlwind. The secret to work-life-balance is that the whole concept is a myth. The truth of the matter is that I don’t balance it. Sometimes I go to bed and the house is a mess or sometimes you leave the office feeling like you haven’t accomplished much. For me it comes down to choices and what I say yes to. I try really hard to not commit myself beyond the responsibilities that I have. I hope that people don’t look at my life and think, how does she do it all? I would never want anyone to feel inadequate, I don’t do it all! I have lots and lots of help and the path that I’ve chosen isn’t for everyone. It does, however, work for us.
Each season you are turning to new colors and tones for your moccasins, what inspires your designs?
This season we tried to go for deep rich colors, I was really inspired by the changing seasons. I’m getting really excited about the colors/styles we are cooking up for spring! I don’t want to give too much away but we are really going to turn it up!
When you were a child what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
I wanted to be a business owner! People often ask me if I ever imagined being here and my answer is always, yes! I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do!
Susan, thank you for sharing your creative workspace and a little insight into what makes Freshly Picked such a unique company!
Liz // Yellow Finch
I see her stuff all over Pinterest, she is one of my favorite children’s artists. Her work is dreamy and whimsical but also a little mysterious and magical. Meet Sweden based illustrator and designer Maja Lindberg. She says her work is inspired by fairy tales, dreams and childhood memories so I wanted to hear how she came up with these amazing drawings.Fishing for Stars : Sometimes you feel lonely, even when you are surrounded by friends and family. But tomorrow is a new day…
Night Meeting : Face your worst nightmare, and hopefully you’ll learn that it wasn’t that bad.
Up In The Air
: In many of my illustrations the children are up in the sky and flying. The best dreams that I’ve ever had is when you realize that you are able to fly. It’s so easy and you wonder why you never done it before. I still remember one special dream that I had when I was a kid, I just moved my legs and started to raise up in the sky and I flew over the landscape, looking down on the hills, fields and the ocean.
Field of Dreams : This illustration makes me think of one of the most beautiful places in the world. My family has a summer place in the southeast of Sweden, and it’s surrounded by moorland, forest and the ocean. A lot of the atmosphere in my illustrations are inspired from this place.
The Frog Prince
Thumbelina : These two illustrations are inspired from fairytales by HC Andersen. I love fairy tales, I always have and I believe I always will. Stories can make us understand each other and the world that we live in.
: The ice is melting on our planet, everything is calm now, but if we don’t go together and do anything about it, we don’t really know what will happen, do we?
: Last january I started to write a little children’s book from this picture. It’s the same boy as in the illustration ”On the sea”. Normally I draw pictures inspired by old fairytales, but here I’ve twisted it, and decided to get inspired by my own illustrations instead. Unfortunately I’m not a writer, so I don’t know if I will ever finish it.
: Who hasn’t been surrounded by kids and felt like this?
Maja, tell us about yourself : I live in the south of Sweden together with my husband and two children. I started my career as a ceramic artist, but after a couple of years I decided to change tracks and began to work as a web assistant. But in 2005 we moved to Beijing, since my husband got offered a job there. We enjoyed China a lot but after three years, we missed family, friends and the fresh air, so we moved back. I didn’t know what to do and it was hard for me to find a job, since I hadn’t been employed for several years. So I started to draw and after a while I decided to try selling my work at Etsy. Now it’s almost four years since I started my business and it looks like I’ve finally founded what I’d like to do for the rest of my life.
These aren’t just drawings right, you use the computer as well? : I always begin with paper and pencil. When satisfied with the drawing, I scan it and continue the work in Photoshop, where colours, shades, background and texture are set.
: Don’t you just love them? Which one is your favorite? -Stephanie :
I can confess, I am a terrible artist. I mean horrible, I really cannot even draw a proper stick figure. So when I came across these sweet and whimsical paintings by Houston based artist Lisa Chow, I was in awe.
I absolutely love your work! Tell us about yourself :: I am a self taught artist/illustrator born, raised and currently residing in Houston, TX. Like most kids, I started drawing from a young age but unlike most kids, I never stopped. I always loved art but never took it more seriously than a side hobby. So, when it came time to choose a career, I received my business degree and worked in the corporate world for several years. While working a very routine office job, I started itching to do something creative. Slowly and tentatively, I gathered up a small collection of drawings and proceeded to sell them at a local art market. Having my work reviewed was terrifying but selling my work was intoxicating. The first seeds of a potential art career were planted and I couldn’t shake that dream even while sitting through hours of meetings and presentations. After a few years of building up my art as a side business, I decided it was time to pursue my creative endeavor full time. It has been a bumpy ride but a hundred times fulfilling.
What medium do you use? :: I’ve experimented with everything; acrylics, oils, pastels, colored pencils, even clay. But I keep coming back to watercolors. I love watercolors’ ability to be sheer and delicate and ephemeral.
Typical questions, I know, but what inspires you? :: I draw a lot of inspiration from childhood. I love stories and fairy tales and magic and mystery. Childhood can be a place of whimsy and wonder but also loneliness and frustration.
Are you a big daydreamer? :: Absolutely. When you get lost in thought is when creativity is found.
And what else? :: I purposefully use delicate lines and subdued color palettes to give my illustrations a bit more sophistication. My hope is for my work to be appreciated by children and adults alike. I love when a parent buys one of my pieces for their child because it is something they both enjoy. I love hearing my work will be baby’s first piece in baby’s art collection.
All paintings and prints by Lisa Chow
Remember if you are an artist or know someone who draws, paints or even scribbles awesome things for kids email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With fall quickly approaching in less than a week we are trying to squeeze in our last little bit of summer with these beautiful images by German photographer, Beatrice Heydiri.
If you know me, you know two things I love are black and white photography and the beach so I instantly fell in love with this series of kids surfing in South Africa by Beatrice Heydiri. I love how she shot them as a total observer and captured these kids I asked her a couple of questions about these pictures because I just had to know more.
I just love these! So where were these pictures taken? :: These images were taken in Soth Africa, in a small surfing community where surfing is to the people what air is to everyone else. The place is Kommetije, on the West Coast halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point.
This wasn’t a planned shoot, right? These are all real surfer kids? What inspired you about these kids? :: Yes, this was not a planned shoot, these images are a reflection of a weekend on my local surf beach. These children come here every single day after school and spend their lives surfing. I think this incredible spirit of these small but very passionate people needed to be captured in it’s natural environment.
: Photography by Beatrice Heydiri :
:: This is the first of a new series showcasing kid related fine art- photography, illustration, painting and prints. If you are an artist or know someone who paints or draws awesome things for kiddos and would like to be featured on the blog write to me at Stephanie@babiekinsmag.com ::
Minti Clothing found here has been such a inspiration to my boys. These clothes are so playful, very soft, & fun. Wacky images and patches shown on super cute tees & sweats are a good reminder that they are for kids! Who doesn’t love that?!
More Minti shown here on my boys in a family lunch outing earlier today! Crew stuck on a mask and altered his outfit to fit his superhero lifestyle & Cash just went the easy route by hopping in boots. I love these pieces & finding a brand that even your child can style!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend from my Babiekins to yours!
Are you looking to purchase some designer threads for your little Babiekins? We have the perfect shop for you to discover called Ladida. Ladida is a boutique based in New Jersey that offers an amazing range of clothing brands, accessories from babies to the age of twelve. They happen to carry some of our favorite designers including Imps & Elfs, Neige, Bang Bang Copenhagen, Bobo Choses and more! They are currently having a huge sale (up to 50% off) on all these amazing brands to make room for their new Fall/Winter collection coming soon! Below is a terrific photo shoot that Ladida did for their Spring/Summer collection — check out all they have to offer here.