A Few of Her Favorite Things

So who else has Julie Andrews’ voice in their head now?  “These are a few of my favorite thiiiiiiings…”  (for those of you raised in a house that didn’t want musicals, that is from “The Sound of Music”). Okay, enough blog karaoke.  I thought I’d do a little round-up of some of Eleanor’s favorite things, which–of course–are not special baby toys at all, but random items she has found around …continue…

Eleanor’s Favorite Toys

Eleanor (9 months) is pretty easily entertained by any new object that she encounters, but often she quickly seems to tire of them.  I have compiled a list of items that seem to be her go-to favorites (at least for the last few months): 1) Käthe Kruz Rainbow Baby Grabbing Ring Doll This is actually a hand-me-down from Eleanor’s cousin, and it has proven to be a great toy for …continue…

{Gift Guide} For a 1-year old

This is the first in a series of gift guides we have planned for the upcoming holiday season. Jax will be one on Christmas Eve and then it’s Christmas Day. So he’ll be a happy boy with all of his new things. Although I’m sure he will like the packaging as much as any of the contents. Here are some of the items we love for a boy or girl …continue…

Feeling Robotic?

(Robot Cotton Linen Blend Fabric from Fabric Bubble via Etsy) Well, it’s my friend Sara June’s birthday today, so in honor of her and her nephew I thought a post of all things robot would be perfect!  Sara and I used to have craft parties when she lived here in San Francisco, and she decided to embroider a robot at one point.  Since then robots always make me think of …continue…

thredUP

My sister passed this link on to me the other day, so thanks Jen!  thredUP is an awesome website that facilitates the swapping of gently used clothes and toys for kids.  You pay $5.00 for the box plus $10.95 for shipping and voila!  A whole new box of goodies for your tot. thredUP has been featured in all sorts of places, like The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, and Daily …continue…

Tegu Wood Blocks

So, I’m a sucker for toys that you can build with and use your imagination.  Add magnets and awesome packaging to the mix, and I’m in love.  These blocks are beautifully made of wood and are magnetic to expand the possibilities of construction.  I have had my eye on these Tegu blocks for years, and I might just have to find a little one to purchase these for.  Hmmm…Conor does …continue…

Sustainable Wood Toys

(image courtesy of Automoblox and Cool Hunting) My husband sent me a link to an article on Cool Hunting as an idea to post here and I thought it was just perfect! They did a little roundup of some toys that are not only fun, but also teach skills and sustainability. Click the link below for the article. Wood Toys: Four sustainably-made playthings that teach more than fun