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Etsy Boutique: LalaKa Hand-knits

23 Jul

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Hand knitted sweaters, hats, overalls, rompers, blankets, pillow and even toys – you name it I love it! They just look so cute and timeless plus they last long and feel comfortable. I wish I knew how to knit but until I don’t I’ll just have to keep looking for cute boutiques like LalaKa from Etsy. I think I’ll be a grandma by the time I learn how to make things as cute as Nora does. And I love she’s using natural fiber yarns like wool and cotton plus her price range is really budget friendly, don’t you think?
 

Mini Mocks: The Cutest Thing for Baby’s Feet!

21 Jul

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Baby Talan is only 6 and a half months old and he’s not only crawling and sitting himself up but he’s also already trying to pull himself up and stand on his own two tiny feet! I am so not ready for this. I wish there was a formula for slowing time down. But I try to console myself with a fact that the sooner he starts to walk the sooner he’ll need shoes. Cute ones of course! Moccasins are the first ones on my list – firstly they look cute as heck, comfy as shoes can get and perfect to wear both inside and outside. There’s not much to think about really.

My heart skipped a bit last week when I spotted these ones from Mini Mocks over on Instagram. I mean how cool are they? I’m not even sure which ones I want the most! Maybe the “Jagged”. No Chippy! Or the “On the Visit”. “Pigeon”? Then how chic are those pacifier clips? And you can also get all the products stamped with the text of your choice!

Mini Mocks products are made by hand in Sweden and can be shipped worldwide
 

Light and Timeless Clothes from NUN

9 Jul

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I love more than just one style for my kids but if I could only pick one it would be simple, vintage clothes made from natural fabrics like cotton and linen. If you’re not sure what I mean, just check NUN.

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Their clothes stun me every single time. The quality is beyond amazing and their beautiful timeless designs make me want to keep each and every single piece from them – even when they don’t fit my kids anymore! Do you also keep some clothes that you want to pass on to your kids’ kids (grandchildren just sounds too weird too say yet) later in life someday? I wish my parents kept more of my clothes and toys that I could use with my children now so subconsciously I keep a little more than I probably should…

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But look at these photos – how could I get rid off anything? Isn’t the one-piece (the second photo) on baby Talan just the most darling thing you’ve ever seen? And the linen towel he’s sleeping on is something I decided to keep for myself – it is so gorgeous and light and dries out in a matter of minutes! The tunic and shorts the garden gnome is wearing are my favorite pieces for Tila this summer and they are so simple to match with anything. Did you see these onesies yet? I need the grey one for Talan!

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There are a few more pieces from NUN I’d love for you to see on my Instagram
 

Beautiful UV Protective Beach Wear from Sunuva

26 Jun

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Rash vests and Sun protective clothes in general are one of the smartest inventions a human kind has ever made. Before I knew they existed our day at the beach usually went something like this: we came and while I was still unpacking Tila was already running towards the water, I start screaming “sunscreeeeen!”, she of course didn’t hear me (or did she?), I was trying to catch her and make her stay still while explaining the sea will wait for her and pouring about half the bottle of sunscreen all over her, then she went in to the water and after she came back out the whole fun started all over again! So UV protective vest is the first thing I pack when we go now! So much time and nerves are spared! The only thing that bothered me at first were the ugly neon colors and big brand names written all over them!

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But that is a thing of the past now! Sunuva has the most beautiful range of clothes (rash vests and swimsuits) that block out 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. They also have everything boys and girls need outside the water like fun t-shirts, shorts and super cute dresses and tunics just perfect for the beach


I love the pieces they kindly sent for baby Talan and Tila! Aren’t they cute? And I’m absolutely impressed by the quality and the fact that they can be machine washed. As perfect as swim wear gets

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Organic Cotton Baby Range from Lola & Stella

4 Jun

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There is hardly anything cuter than a baby wearing a set of leggings with cute prints all over his chubby legs. Maybe only a baby that’s wearing a matching hat! Something like these from Lola & Stella – how cool are their geometric animal prints? So baby and parent-friendly at the same time! And there are also blankets and baby teethers (I so need one of these so my baby doesn’t eat one of his socks or swaddles one of these days), everything made from 100% organic cotton
 

PIPUPIA: Soft Organic Baby Clothing

3 Jun

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There are so many organic cotton baby clothing brands already but not all are the same. Some have great quality but boring designs and others can brag with lovely looks but poor quality. But Piupia is one of the rare ones that has it all.
I received a few pieces from their sweet baby collection and the first thing I noticed is how incredibly soft and thick they all were. And the super cute prints made me use my high pitch voice. I just love their adorable bright-color illustrations and the contrasting pattern combinations. So fresh, unique and baby appropriate.

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The graphics are made by Claudia Carvalho, the founder of Piupia and all materials are locally sourced. A lot of effort is also put into providing the best comfort possible by using soft elastic bands, non-scratch tags (there should be a rule about that!) and comfortable designs that are easy to dress and undress – one of my favorite features these days as timing is everything with a super wiggly snail baby that needs to be changed about one hundred times a day. Ok, maybe a little less but it certainly feels like that many.

Ps. There are a few designs on sale right now but hurry up as they are selling out super fast!

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New! I Adore Little Feet Boutique

23 May

I Adore Little Feet

There’s a new online shoe shop for kids that you should know about. It’s called I Adore Little Feet and they sell beautiful shoes for girls and boys between the ages of 1 and 8. All the shoes are handmade by local craftsmen from Spain and Italy from brands of different budgets. They also have a printable size guide so you don’t have to bite all your nails off before the shoes arrive – like I usually do!

To celebrate the launch of their new website they are also offering a 15% discount with code IADORE15 by the end of this month
 

Bastida: Clothes that Grow with your Child

21 May

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How cute is this onesie on baby Talan? And thanks to the brilliant solution Alicia, the founder of Bastida came up with it’s going to grow with him for the whole first year of his life! Yes, it fits a baby from 1 month and all the way to 12 months! In the front there are five snap fasteners on each side and gathered elastic on the back that allow the length and width adjustments. What a simple and cool solution to prolong the life of an essential piece like onesie and also to save some money by not having to switch sizes all the time? The fabric (100% cotton) is also so soft and thick that will easily last the whole year and later even be passed on!

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Bastida is a children’s clothing brand from Barcelona that started out in 2010 with a super clever jacket that had a few extra features like additional folds, zips and buttons which helped lengthen the jacket and adapt to the child while growing up. Since the collection grew up into a nice range of clothes for babies, girls and boys up to 8 years. All products are made from natural, high quality materials only, meant to survive the long and frequent use
 

Nobodinoz

25 Apr

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Nobodinoz is a Spanish brand that started out as a shop and with a few of their own products like decorating cushions and backpacks. But they’ve outdone themselves in the last couple of years.

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Today they have an absolutely gorgeous range of clothes, home accessories, beddings, toys and even furniture.

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I love the sweet pastel colors and sweet prints, the perfect combination of quality and style at affordable prices but most of all I love that everything is manufactured in Europe, all materials carefully picked and that dyes and coatings are non-toxic
 

Nadadelazos is back!

24 Apr

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I was a big fan of this Spanish brand Nadadelazos ever since it was founded in 2010. Their designs are just perfect for a girl like Tila. The bright colors, fun prints and wide and comfy cuts have her name written all over. Last year, to my big disappointment, for some reason stopped their production but decided to come back this spring! What wonderful news!

I don’t understand why all brands make rompers and jumpsuits only up to size 2 or maybe 3 and apparently they don’t too since they make them all the way up to 10 years! How cool? I can’t wait to see Tila quacking around in them! Big like!
Welcome back Nadadelazos! You were badly missed!
 

Fun and Creative Sets from Trim Toys

18 Mar

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I received an email from Catalina and Gabriela from Argentina, friends and the founders of the brand called Trim Toys. They have started the company in 2011 with a desire to design innovative and creative toys that would encourage children’s’ imagination and creativity and keep them away from unproductive toys like video games.

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Their current collection consists of a collar, an apron, a dress and a cowboy suit and each set comes printed on a 100% cotton canvas sheet along with paint, a brush and of course the instructions. It needs to be painted, cut out and then used to have with! The packaging can be recycled as a pencil case.

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My Tila is not the biggest fan of painting and drawing but when she received this dress from Catalina and Gabriela she couldn’t wait to do it – I think it might have been the knowledge she’s getting a dress out of it that made her so excited. I have never seen her so still and devoted to painting before. And she was so proud of her masterpiece that she insisted on wearing it to her Kindergarten the next day! How could I say no?

You can see more photos of their projects on their Facebook page. Their products will soon be available to buy on Etsy but until then you can contact them by email (trimtoy(at)gmail.com)
 

Oh Wow: The Summer House Baby Shoes

12 Mar

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I just came across this small boutique called the Summer House selling baby shoes and hair accessories and I swear I could hear my heart beating faster. The brand is based in Munich and established by Zaida Martin who was born in Madrid but later moved to Germany. Everything is handcrafted by Zaida’s own two hands and with only natural materials like pure wool, leather and organic cotton only. Music to my ears!

I have a serious crush on these Oxford Baby Booties for Talan and the hairclips for Tila! Pure gorgeousness!
 

Day 24: Body Bela from Macarons

24 Dec

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I developed a giant crush on this incredible German brand Macarons ever since it was founded and last month I finally ordered a few items for Tila and my baby boy. And oh I’m so glad I did – the quality of their products is out of this world. I have never seen anything like it!

Julie and Veit, the leading force behind the Macarons developed an innovative doubleface textile called IQ fabric. The name came after its warming, water-repellent and temperature-regulating qualities and the secret is in the organic merino wool on the outside woven together with the also organic cotton on the inside.

There are also the delicious designs that are truly one of a kind. The two sides come in contrasting colors and by folding or rolling the hems and collars you can play around with the looks and create individual styles.

Ok, I’m getting to the best part now. Julie and Veit kindly offered this beautiful organic cotton onesie Body Bela that comes in three different sizes (see here) and by commenting below the size you’d pick you enter the giveaway. Easy as that.

There are also extra entries for the ones that share the news on this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media just make sure to let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Silvija! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 22: A Pair of Leggings and a Tutu or Baggy Pants from Funky Legs

22 Dec

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Bright colors, fun designs and funky prints are the keywords to describe the Funky Legs collection of tights, socks, pants, tutus and accessories for kids from 0 to 10 year. We’ve had a chance to try a few items from their organic range and Tila just loves them – they couldn’t be more perfect for her (click here to see for yourself)!

Today’s giveaway is either one pair of Star Tights and a Tutu in a color by the winner’s choice or a pair of these funky Baggy Pants on the right side on the picture above in case a boy wins! To enter simply leave a comment below and let me know which prize would you choose.

Get extra entries by sharing the news on this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media just don’t forget to let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Sonia Chevallier! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 19: €30 to be Spend at Sweetcase

19 Dec

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I’ve written about Sweetcase and Murielle Sitruk who came up with this genius idea that moms-to-be will especially love before. While she was expecting her second child she tried to find one place where she could find everything for the baby to fill up her hospital bag but she couldn’t. And so an ide was born! She started producing her own line of suitcases made of thick cotton canvas and lined with cotton that has the most precious prints designed by studio Minakani, solely for Sweetcase. The suitcase is available by itself and fully or partially pre-filled. The complete set contains all the pieces of clothing a baby needs in his first weeks plus a bed set, sleeping sack, a towel, toiletry bag and the cover for the babies health book. Like the suitcase all the other pieces can also be bought separately.

Murielle offered to let the winner of this giveaway choose his/her own favorite item(s) within the amount of €30. For your chance to win this giveaway simply leave a comment below.

If you also like her Facebook page, share the news on this contest via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media you get extra entries but let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open to EU only!

This contest is now closed and the winner is barbara-la-belge! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!