June
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Oh, mon coeur! Ocechou does adorable right

As much as I like modern design, I still want to see a heavy dose of adorable in a baby’s room. Thankfully, Switzerland’s Nicole of Ocechou does adorable right–not by using the same old licensed characters or doe-eyed puppies, but with sweet, ori...
June
21
23:00

Getting a head start on organization

This is the first of Cool Mom Picks’ four-part series on organization, sponsored by the most delightful momAgenda, makers of smart products like the the myAgenda Desktop planner, which happens to be perfect for busy people–not just moms!We’re fin...
June
21
23:00

X is for that cool coffee table in your playroom

Oh how I love the new Xylophone Music Table from the quirky, nostalgia-tastic furniture makers at Jellio. This 40-inch long coffee table inspired by that ubiquitous toy xylophone of my misspent youth would look so fantastic in a colorful kid’s pl...
June
21
23:00

Never too little to say thank you

Santa got some help at our house this year thanks to a bunch of super generous friends and family. So after my kids enjoy a few days in a toy-filled trance, they’ll be responsible for sending out thank-you cards. With the awesome color yourself h...
June
21
23:00

Starting the new year off with a little desk beautification

Ooh, what a nifty little 2010 desk calendar we found on sale from the Sure As Blue Etsy shop. Each beautifully designed little page is actually a postcard that sits on an open jewel case.  Or if you’ve got a bulletin board or magnetic board above...
June
21
23:00

I love my calendar girls

I’m having the best time looking at all the beautiful new 2010 calendars that are out on Etsy. Earlier this week it was the Sure as Blue calendars  and today it’s the imaginative one from artist Stephanie Fizer. Her Kokeshi Darling 2010 calendar ...
June
21
23:00

Write appointments inside the lines, and then color outside of them

Like a field covered in a fresh blanket of snow or the top of a just-opened jar of peanut butter, there is something so exciting to me about having a fresh beginning. So I am giddy every January when I get to crack out a new calendar, all unmarke...
June
21
23:00

Around the world in 10 flashcards

I wouldn’t say I’m the mom who wanted my babies to come out of the womb speaking four languages and then send them to a tri-lingual preschool to learn a few more. But I do think it’s cool to see more and more children’s items available with multi...
June
21
23:00

Custom home design from Jonathan Adler? Welll, sort of.

Far too much of my time this weekend was devoured as I messed around with the wonderful Design Your Own tool on Jonathan Adler. According to the description, it lets you “unleash your inner Adler” and go crazy with colors to create the modern ...
June
21
23:00

Scribble me an I Love You

If I had to contribute one bit of mom wisdom to the new parents of the world, it would be to always have a stack of kid-friendly cards at the ready. My favorites have been the ones with space for your own children to scribble a drawing or scratch...
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