The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… – Clement Clarke Moore
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These past few months have been a different experience to us all but if there is a positive that has seemed shared among most it is that simplicity is appreciated. Moments of calm with loved ones and unplugging from technology to take in the beauty of the world around us has been a comfort.
The sudden halt of what felt like the world slowly spinning and days no longer flying by has allowed our family to take a breath and enjoy playing games indoors together. It was during this time of us using our imaginations when we grew a love for Candylab Toys uniquely beautiful products.
Our son has always been fond of planes, trains, and automobiles. The fascination of how they work, where they can take you, and their different models + sizes seems to add a certain sparkle to his eyes as he contemplates these thoughts. Candylab takes a different approach than other brands when creating their products to add whimsical details and bright colors that only fuel a child’s imagination in the most beautiful way. Practically any car model that one could hope for they have created using natural materials with a midcentury aesthetic. The sizes vary but are easy to play with and as a parent who does enjoy a well styled space they go along with any home style perfectly. As if the race cars , drifters ( toy trucks ) , food trucks, really the selections seem endless of vehicles to choose from was not in itself wonderful they also have created stackable buildings. A day at the beach can be dreamt up with their Malibu Beach Tower and their Woodie Redux which has a magnetic top for a Waimea Surfboard to sit on top. From the coastline to the desert with Motels, a Toll Booth , and Drive In for stops along the way Candylab has created a little wooden world for littles to enjoy.
Wooden Toys // Candylab Toys
Spring and Easter are just around the corner and I can’t wait for Spring because it is my favorite season. I love Spring because the weather starts to warm up, flowers start to bloom and bunnies hop around our garden. Here are some Spring Bunny Goodies that are hippity hoppity cute for babiekins. This round-up includes fun Spring trends of hair clips, fun necklaces, straw baskets, sweatshirts and a cuddly Bunny. Enjoy & Hop to It!
A Trend I love for this Spring Season is Print-Mixing. I am seeing Print-Mixing being utilized as patchwork or by mixing prints together, like florals and classic shirting stripes, in unexpected and refreshing ways. This is a round-up of my favorite Spring Trends utilizing Print-Mixing for babiekins: scrunchies; flared dress; a paper doll; classic button-down; long skirt; romantic blouse; hoodie; belt bag and oversize collars. These Print-Mixed fashions are a little bohemian, a little refined, and full of youthful fun.
As a mother, I see the need for a better future for our babiekins and do my best to shop brands that are aware of the impact they have on our environment and who practice sustainability in the production of their goods. The future of fashion includes new alternative materials and new technologies; one alternative is organic farming which works with nature instead of against it. Organic farming creates products in a way that enriches the environment and improves conditions for farmers. Here are some of my favorite organic goodies for babiekins that are fashionable and made by brands who do not compromise social and environmental aspects in their production practices – I LOVE that!
One of my favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day because I love Love. My babiekin loves Valentine’s Day because he gets beyond excited to hand out Valentines to his friends at school. On my search for Valentine Goodies I came across many unique – No Sugar Valentines – instead of sugar these Valentines are tattoos, masks, pennant pencils, paper dolls, bubbles and rulers. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite No Sugar Valentines that are so cute they are sweeter than sugar. Happy Valentine’s Day – YOU RULE!