All of these cool, beautiful and one-of-a-kind goodies are from unique boutiques from a mix of different cultures. These handmade goodies are all ethically sourced and each item plays a part in helping to serve a larger purpose by helping to fund several humanitarian initiatves: provide women in Malawi, Africa and Guatemala with business opportunities and honorable incomes; help care for orphans in Makindu, Kenya; help feed malnourished children and provide literacy classes for women. Fashion with human impact is important in todays world of mass commercialism, and who doesn’t love goodies that are uniquely artisan made, respect fair trade and are globally philanthropic. Being able to make an impact and look cute as a result is pretty amazing and this round-up of goodies for your babiekins is just that!
It’s 4th of July weekend, a celebration of American Independence that includes enjoying BBQ, family, friends, fireworks and hopefully some fun in the sun. The most patriotic way for your babiekins to celebrate Independence Day and to salute the American flag is to match it by wearing stars and stripes. Stars are a trend in apparel and accessories that are fashionable and classic enough to wear even after the 4th of July day. I have a round-up of some adorable fashions that will have you seeing stars and wanting to pledge allegiance to the American flag. Enjoy and have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!
I am literally going bananas over bananas! This yellow tropical fruit is adding a bit of whimsy and fun this summer season on everything from apparel, accessories and shoes to decor (Warhol’s iconic banana print is even on a bugaboo bee fabric set!). Who doesn’t love this yummy fruit? Soon your babiekins will be asking for bananas for breakfast, bananas for lunch, bananas any time of the day! Go ahead, let them go ape!
Cacti, though perfect for ones amongst us who do not have a “green thumb”, areperhaps not so perfect for ones who have nosy little fingers around the house. With this, ahem, growing trend, it’s hard to resist adorning the plant’s iconic shape into your life. Here are some fun ideas for you to safely and stylishly incorporate these prickly beauties into your home and wardrobe.
Today is National Donut Day (celebrated in the United States on the first Friday of June each year), and who doesn’t love an excuse to indulge on one of these delicious deep-fried and sweet pieces of dough? Me and my babiekin do! However, this round-up of Yummy Donut goodies includes much healthier, cuter and trendier treats for your babiekins. Donut these goodies make you smile? Happy National Donut Day!
This Mother’s Day I want nothing more than breakfast in bed and a day in my pajamas with my boys. Imagine waking up to one of these delicious breakfasts made for you by your loved ones. I am drooling already! All of these breakfasts show that they were made with Love and are easy enough for your babiekins to help in the kitchen. Enjoy your Mother’s Day, I know I will – especially if my boys whip me up the Strawberry-Brie Waffle Bites and present me with a bouquet of Strawberry Roses that I can eat – Yum!
Sometimes the line between classics and trends is just a teeny bit blurred. Case in point: plaid, gingham, check. The simple grid pattern is definitely having a moment right now. We love it! If you’re heading to a baby shower this summer and you can’t decide between trendy and classic — go with both. Our favorite patterned picks from Jacadi’s baby collections (and their home/nursery line) are both perfectly heirloom-quality and perfectly up-to-date.
01. Check Print Dress : shop the entire Les pieds dans l’eau baby girls’ collection | 02. Check Print Romper : shop the entire Dans le sable baby boys’ collection | 03. Cotton Gingham Dress : shop the entire Ma maison de vacances baby girls’ collection | 04. Cuddly Dog Toy : shop the entire A l’ombre des pins baby boys’ collection | 05. Plaid Sleeping Bag : shop the entire Tout Petit Jacadi nursery and home collection and the complete Jacadi home and nursery collections | 06. Striped hat : shop the entire Les pieds dans l’eau baby girls’ collection | 07. Cotton check print hat : shop the entire Dans le sable baby boys’ collection
I’m lucky enough to experience my third Mother’s Day this year, this time with the addition of a new little munchkin! While my boys usually gift me with a beautiful—let’s call it “abstract”—handmade card, some of you out there might be looking for something more accustomed for the mom in your life! Here are some things that will surely brighten up her day and help say thanks for all she does.
Credits // 1. Succulent Cell Planter – Succulents are easy to maintain and liven up any space, these cell planters are a beautiful complement to an already charming plant | 2. Headphones – A little melodic therapy helps anyone relax and these rose gold headphones do so in such style | 3. Liquorice – Send a little love from Copenhagen with a Danish favourite, Lakrids by Johan Bülow quite literally sweeten any deal | 4. Wylden – Delicately handmade in Vancouver, Canada, Wylden’s silver and gold jewellery are simply lovely pieces for everyday wear | 5. Cereal Magazine – Publishing isn’t dead and Cereal magazine is a great example of that. Easy to digest, its pages are filled with captivating imagery and thoughtful words | 6. Birkenstock Arizona – A true classic, Birkenstock sandals are the ultimate marriage between style and practicality—an essential for every mom’s summer wardrobe
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Here are a few of our favorite items for the little men and girlies in your life!
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This spring season eye glasses replace mustaches as the new cool icon; the polo makes a return as a fashion staple; and chemistry blurs with art creating Pop Lab. I am loving this new ‘geek chic’ trend because I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and I have always loved experimenting with science. I consider the most wonderful experiments to be the ones that don’t turn out quite as expected – it’s the mistakes that surprise us with a fusion of Pop Lab. I am looking forward to creating science experiments with my little babiekin that teach him about the wonderfully unexpected world of science.
Easter egg hunts are my favorite part of Easter morning, I love the excitement and joy in my son’s face when he discovers the hidden little treasures. Have you ever had an Easter egg hunt with eggs as pretty as these? Imagine the looks on your little babiekins, when they discover: a chalk egg with their name on it, an egg with a funny saying, an egg with their favorite emoji, eggs with mix-and-match faces they can create a sculpture out of, a pretty strawberry egg, or bright fun colorful neon dip-dyed eggs. These eggs are, pardon the egg-pressions egg-traordinary, egg-cellent, and egg-ceptional! They are also a fun craft for you and your little babiekins to enjoy together this holiday weekend.
This time of year is just happy, isn’t it? Here at Babiekins, we think it’s high time to celebrate the longer days and the extra sunlight filtering in through the windows. And what better colors for a spring celebration than a little splash of watermelon, mint and chambray? From the vintage feed sack florals strung along a Czech bead necklace, to the classic look and feel of a linen dress, to the comfy made-for-weekend-mornings lounge set, we can’t wait to get this spring party started.
1. Vintage Feed Sack Necklace via Juvy’s Jewels | 2. Sofia Dress via Velveteen | 3. Miro Handbag via Velveteen | 4. Beatrice Bunny pillow via Live Sweet Shop | 5. Tati Linen Dress via Disa NYC | 6. Cactus Garland via Little Dovie | 7. Lounge Set via Leitmotif | 8. Retro Bow Tie via Sweet and Shy | 9. The Story of Passover | 10. Watermelon Pillow via The Land of Nod