Diesel Kids Fall/Winter 2014

December 3rd, 2014

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Diesel Kids Fall/Winter 2014 is a mix of urban jungle and the essence of rock. Animal and jungle themes collide with noir rock attire and casual glamour as the Diesel Kid FW14 collection equips its kids for life in the Big City!

And look who is featured in this campaign which was shot in New York City…Oona’s little friend Ace, (above), looking cool as a cucumber, I might add!
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VW Camper Van Play Tent

December 1st, 2014

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We just received our VW Camper Van Play Tent which the girls had tried out a couple of months ago at an expo and I can’t get them out of it! They want to sleep in there too so it seems I will have to get some sleeping bags as well. And don’t worry…they make a large VW Camper Van Tent for adults in case you are yearning to use the kids’ one when you go camping. Made by The Monster Factory, all of these are modeled on the 1965 VW Camper Van. Must have been a good year.
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Children’s Bike Made from 100% Recycled Carpet

November 28th, 2014

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Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition is made from old carpet. Seriously. Wishbone Design Studio uses pre-loved, residential carpet.  It’s collected from home-owners in the United States, shaved to remove the backing, and shredded.  They then add glass fibre for strength and turns it into millions of little resin pellets, ready for molding into a bike frame.  This bike is reinventing how children learn to ride a bike and helping the earth, one recycled bike at a time.
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Easy Thanksgiving Decorations

November 26th, 2014

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“I am Thankful for” placemats from Oh My Deer. There’s a nice DIY so head over there to take a look.

 

If you are in the US like me, we are all getting ready for a very important and emotional public holiday tomorrow. Thanksgiving! And whatever one’s background, we can all celebrate Thanksgiving and that’s a wonderful unifying thing as far as I’m concerned.

And even though I get caught up in the beautiful Thanksgiving dinner (and adore cooking and eating good food in general) and celebrating with friends and family, it’s so important to remember why we celebrate in the first place. We don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity that Thanksgiving affords us to reflect and give THANKS for all that we have and not just how perfect we want dinner to be! And I do love that there is more and more of a focus on that giving thanks at Thanksgiving meals.

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Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes for Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2014

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I’m always searching for amazing yet easy recipes… and in my quest for exactly the amazing and easy for Thanksgiving, I came across these Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes. I don’t really eat Oreos but for some reason, I find them very appealing when added to a dessert. It’s a sort of fun element, I guess. And kids of course, love anything with an Oreo in it! I also like the sculptural facet of these little desserts.

I will be trying these out but might modify the topping a bit. Endless possibilities for the toppers. For the full recipe, take a look at Inside Bru Crew Life blog.
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Smokks – Effortless Style for Girls and Moms

November 24th, 2014

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Okay, so here is the label when you want your girls to look good no matter who dresses them! Smokks was born from a need to have girls be dressed with no fuss and look pretty and be comfortable all at the same time.

And girls go crazy for these girly but easy to wear dresses made mainly from gorgeous Liberty prints. Oona absolutely loves her Winnie Dress (above middle) which we paired with some patched leggings so she can wear it even in this cold weather. Give her a dress with deep pockets that can twirl and has smocking or tucks or some kind of vintage feeling and she’s a happy camper!
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J.Crew Crewcuts Spring 2015

November 21st, 2014

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Winter has just started and I am yearning for the Spring already. So, J.Crew Crewcuts Spring 2015 Collection is a breath of fresh air. Filled with a myriad of different blues, and other scrumptious lollipop colors, hearts and polka dots of varying sizes and their recognizable vintage/modern style, this range hits all the right notes.

And so interesting that the kids of some J.Crew staff are featured in this shoot and are also the stars of the adorable video where they are asked their favorite color. See below! To view the rest of this range go to the J. Crew site.
 

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Gorgeous Handmade Rag Dolls from Around the World

November 20th, 2014

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I thought it was about time to devote a post to rag dolls especially with the Holiday season upon us. Rag dolls (and soft toys actually) make such wonderful gifts, especially when they are handmade and have all the love and creativity of the artist poured into them. Nothing better. And I have found some super dolls here in a variety of styles and mediums to eat your heart out with.
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The Small Gatsby – Voyage Collection

November 18th, 2014

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I just discovered this very elegant, luxury brand The Small Gatsby from Vienna which takes its inspiration from the Roaring 20′s.

The girls wear very casual play clothes like most kids do every day, but we do love to have a special outfit here and there. And the 20′s was always a favorite era for me in Fashion. Add the sweet memories of my time living in Vienna and my penchant for F. Scott Fitzgerald and I’m well…completely in love with this label! Their whole philosophy of how they design and create their garments has integrity and poetry.

And with the Holiday Season on our doorstep, I’m always looking for something festive and classy. And I must say that it is always a pleasure to see boys dressed like little gentlemen!

This season they shot at Palais Coburg and believe it or not, it was a kind of last minute arrangement.
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