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'The New Baby' - an activity book for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters
June 21, 2016
This book, The New Baby: an Activity Book for Soon-to-be Big Brothers and Sisters is excellent. It brings your child along the journey as the unborn baby grows (and you grow too)! I purchased it at the last ShopUp as a stocking stuffer for my daughter. The New Baby has lovely illustrations, and sparks interesting conversations. It ...
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New YouTube video: A DIY gym bag tutorial
May 9, 2016
Here is without any further ado our latest YouTube video! Esther had been sent some beautiful fabrics by Little Cube so we got together to make some sweet little gym bags for our kids. We really had a lot of fun making them and wanted to share this tutorial with you. We experimented and tried ...
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Thursday Thoughts: I think I quite like my wrinkles
May 5, 2016
Being around 40 is an interesting thing because, there is no denying it at this point - I am now officially a grown up, a fact that I have been trying to ignore! It is also quite confronting as my features are changing, and no matter how much cream I splash on, age is changing my ...
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FASHION
Motherlove, a new collection by Lennebelle
May 2, 2016
Mother's Day for us here in the Netherlands (like in the US and many other countries) is traditionally celebrated the second Sunday in May. Of course, mothers are spoiled that day with a breakfast in bed and showered with kisses. Perhaps, there is also a gift? Lennebelle, the Dutch jewellery label, just came out with ...
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COATT Jewellery
November 30, 2013
COATT is a gorgeous jewellery line from Los Angeles we are very happy to have recently discovered. Designer Rebecca Coagan hand makes the jewellery using gold dots and dashes strung along beautiful silk threads, forming feminine morse coded words, names and phrases. We love the subtile way to carry around an almost secret message, like ...
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ShopUp tote bags!
November 12, 2013
The ShopUp is now less than 3 weeks away and we're in the final countdown. Esther came to London last week and we spent two days ironing out all the details and making final preparations. We spent nearly an entire day at the venue going over all the logistics and getting super excited as we ...
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Sharing a room -- a girl's and boy's side
November 8, 2013
Sara and Pim have shared a room since Pim was born. I recently asked them if, when we have a bigger house, they would like to have separate rooms or still share. They both said they still would like to share! So sweet. Sara is now 8, and Pim is 6, and I imagine that in ...
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A fantastic Glow In The Dark Owl Poster
November 6, 2013
How cool is this Glow in the Dark owl poster? Fast asleep during the day, but when the lights go out, Mister Owl wakes up and keeps an eye out for whoever needs the reassurance. It is available in a fantastic neon pink or orange, and (literally) brightens up any kids room. Available from the ...
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Praising children, an interesting suggestion
November 5, 2013
I read this post on A Cup Of Jo recently and it has really stuck with me over the past couple weeks. Joanna suggests that instead of telling your child he's a great piano player (for example), we should say 'I love to watch you play piano'. She argues that the latter is a way ...
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Growing up with animals
October 11, 2013
I grew up in the country side, and my dad was the local country vet. I was always surrounded by animals; we had dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, a pig, sometimes we even had cows. And, lucky me, I was always allowed to have my own pony. When I left my parents ...
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AMSTERDAM
Kid & Coe, a vacation rental website for families!
October 8, 2013
I am really, super excited about the recent launch of Kid & Coe, a vacation rental website featuring stylish family homes all over the world. Imagine travelling to New York, Paris, San Francisco, Copenhagen... Mexico even (!) and being able to stay in a family home, complete with child-sized beds, toys for your kids, a ...
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My house, featured on Design Mom
October 1, 2013
The wonderfully kind and thoughtful Gabrielle from Design Mom has featured my home, and an interview about our family life, in her Living With Kids blog series today.  What I love about this series is that she asks such thought provoking questions -- she really tries to draw out the kind of answers that give a genuine glimpse of ...
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Hartendief lamps
September 26, 2013
Even though we have been living in our current house for over three years, Ava still had a temporary lamp up in her room... until this weekend! We finally installed the adorable 'miracle lamp' from Dutch design company Hartendief. Hylkia, the sweet and super creative owner behind Hartendief, introduced the 'miracle lamps' a little while ...
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Erik Bagger Bag Hook
September 23, 2013
I know bag hooks have been around for a while and that they are a wee bit gimmicky, BUT in a dirty, dusty, big city like Paris, they are actually great (If you remember to bring them). Normally they are just functional at best, but trust a Danish designer to come up with a great ...
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Mark your diaries: Presenting The ShopUp!
September 13, 2013
We are really, really excited to announce some BIG news: we are organising our first ever LIVE shopping event!!  The ShopUp will be held in London this coming December and will bring together a selection of the finest shops and brands all under one roof! We're thrilled to offer the chance to shop the good ...
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Cheeky Monkey Home
September 11, 2013
Cheeky Monkey Home has the cutest collection of pillows, floor cushions and murals, all made from 100% wool felt and available in fun, bright colours. The designer, Holly, makes each piece to order in her studio in Belmont, MA (USA) where she hand cuts the felt appliqués, hand embroiders all the details, and then machine ...
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New Hatch Fall collection!
September 4, 2013
We're nearing the end of summer... and we will miss it! Those juicy watermelons, the long days on the beach and the perfect picnics in the park. But, drinking hot chocolate after a long walk in the forest, and curling up cosy with the kids in front of the fireplace also has its charm! Seeing ...
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ColorQuarry -- original letterpress announcements
September 2, 2013
Sending birth announcements is a wonderful tradition. Here in the Netherlands, one of the first things we do after a baby is born is to let the printer know what the name, weight and time of birth of the baby is so that the birth announcement can be printed and sent out as soon as ...
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An (attempt at an) organised entrance way
August 30, 2013
With 6 people in the house, we have to deal with a lot of coats, scarfs, hats, shoes and boots in our tiny little entrance area. It's so difficult to keep this area in some sort of order! This is how we organise our entrance at the moment (suggestions are welcome of course!): A coat ...
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My workspace on the Babiekins blog
August 29, 2013
I've been away all summer... and while I am so sad that summer is slowly coming to an end, I will admit that I am a little bit ready to be back in my home, back in my office, back to a bit of organisation and routine. Elizabeth from Babiekins Magazine recently asked me to ...
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A new, gorgeous collection from Bloesem Wear
July 22, 2013
Irene from one of our favourite blogs Bloesem and Bloesem Kids recently shared the new Bloesem Wear jewellery collection on her site, and I've been drooling over them from the start. Isn't it gorgeous? So lucky me, to be spoiled by Irene with one of her Citrine necklaces, which I've not take off since she ...
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Cute, handcrafted espadrilles from Slowers
May 20, 2013
How cute are these espadrilles from the Spanish brand, Slowers!! Ivy and I recently got a pair of matching ones (see photo) in the mosaic print and they are so fun -- I'm not sure which one of us loves them more! I like that they've taken the traditional Spanish espadrilles and have given them ...
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BABY
Boob design to the rescue!
March 21, 2013
There's something so contradictory about the first weeks after giving birth. Of course there is that wonderful, magical feeling of bliss -- the birth, that beautiful, earthy smell, seeing and holding your baby for the first time, admiring every detail of him (her), spending your days on the couch, in bed, being so proud, feeling ...
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BABY
Manimal
March 14, 2013
When Esther and I were in NYC this past weekend we had the enormous pleasure of meeting the lovely Kirsten Lombardi, founder and creator of Manimal. We fell so in love with her moccasins that we immediately bought a matching pair of baby moccasins for Marlow and Casper, and then just couldn't resist buying matching ...
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