Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cubino chair

I'm in the process of collecting ideas for a playroom at our house, and I came across these great cubino chairs today at project nursery. Great color combinations and a nice modern aesthetic. The fabric is water repellant and stain resistant. $109 for each chair. I'm adding these to my inspiration board and hoping they'll go on sale.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Between a Smock and an Art Place

Land of Nod is having a summer sale, and these kids art smocks are on sale for $16 each. Free shipping! Cute prints and a great gift idea. There are lots of other great items for sale. I'm trying to stop myself from clicking 'add to shopping cart.'

Children's Garden Photography

Here's one of my favorite photos from our recent session at Children's Garden, a locally-owned studio here in Cincinnati.

The sets are really nice and they have a big closet full of great clothes that the kids can wear during the shoot. The girls love the pretty dresses and they feel like they're playing dress up. I love that they use natural light whenever possible. They also have a beautiful garden out back for outdoor summer sessions. Check out their gallery and specials for 2009.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Allergy-free baking mixes

Our kids don't get to eat store-bought baked goods because of allergies, and Rowan can't even eat most of the sweets we make at home due to her egg allergy. We do have a few special recipes for her, but they can be time consuming and the ingredients are expensive.

Cherrybrook Kitchen makes cake, cookie and brownie mixes that are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and egg. Just add water and oil. They also have allergy-free frostings. We're going to use the cake mix for Rowan's birthday in July.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kids Crooked House

Oh my gosh, I am in love with these playhouses by kids crooked house! I can't decide if I want one more for myself, or for my girls. Great designs and great colors. All of the playhouses come with exterior wood siding, a cedar shingle roof, windows, a peep hole, and a kid-sized door with handle! They're not cheap - the standard model is $1949. I guess I need to start saving my pennies.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Healthier Lunch Containers

I'm trying to find ways to replace plastic whenever I can. LunchBots are a healthy alternative to plastic containers for packing lunch to go. Made from the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel, LunchBots do not leach chemicals like plastic does. Eco-friendly and reusable means saving money and the environment. Top rack dishwasher safe.