Stationery

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Cotton Twist's cute customisable invites
Birthdays are such highlights for children -- the anticipation of the weeks (months!) ahead, the days leading up to it... Thinking of which presents to ask, what party theme to choose, which friends to invite, preparing the invites for the big day. It is all so exciting and makes children feel so very special. We already know ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Lollipop year planners
I was in my friend Julie's lovely apartment the other day and as always I couldn't stop gazing at all the pretty things around me. She's just so creative and has such great style, it's apparent in every little corner of her house! One thing that struck me and which I thought was SO clever, ...
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INTERVIEWS
5 Questions with Joke from Tokketok
I absolutely love paper. Seriously, I'm addicted -- sturdy notebooks, stylish correspondence cards, a pretty stack of patterned origami paper... I never seem to be able to resist a nice stationery product! So when the incredibly talented and stylish Joke from Tokketok, who I have been following for many years, launched her new stationery collection, I knew I was ...
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STATIONERY
Hurray for Stamp-tastic!
A week after moving house (again) the girls also went back to school. They were super excited to be back in a routine again and to see all of their friends. Now usually this time of year I'm tearing my hair out franctically labelling all of their school clothes as well as their stationery and I ...
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FUN
Practising English with Storytime Magazine
Bringing up bi-lingual, multinational kids has many advantages. The main one being that, from a young age, they speak two languages fluently, without thinking about it. But I have had to put some work into it. Speaking English whilst living in France was relatively easy -- I just had to be strict (mostly with myself) ...
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BOOKS
Sarah Glover and The Paper Creative
Sarah Glover of The Paper Creative is one seriously talented lady. Not only does she illustrate beautiful children's books, she writes them, self publishes them and has even launched her own line of greeting cards and prints! Her designs are fun, bold and well, contagiously creative. One of my favourite books of Sarah's is The ...
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STATIONERY
Nina and the Little Things
A few weeks ago Esther and I met up in Brussels to go to the new Little Fashion Week trade fair. One of the absolute highlights was meeting the super talented Italian designer Eloise Morandi. Esther had been following her and her brand Nina and the Little Things for a few years and I got to ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Heart Origami notepaper from Lollipop
As a young child, growing up in America, we would hand out Valentine cards to every child in our class. We used to create our own Valentine's Day letterboxes and tape them to our desks and everyone would go around sticking the Valentine cards into them. I remember taking home all of my Valentines cards ...
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BABY
Baby Milestones -- the heirloom set
Gorgeous, these letterpress Baby Milestones cards from Sycamore Street Press. Stamped with real gold foil and printed by hand on a vintage letterpress in the company's studio, they have an absolute exquisite appearance to them. I love how the set is limited to six milestones (Introducing, First Smile, First Word, First Step, First Haircut, and First ...
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HOUSEKEEPING, ORGANIZATION AND TIPS
Sweet paper goods from Ekaterina Trukhan
I've written about her books before (here), but Ekaterina Trukhan recently got in touch to let us know about her new range of stationery and paper products in her newly launched shop. I love her sweet and cheery designs and think they really appeal both to kids and grown-ups alike. I love the new 2014 ...
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BOOKS
Tutti Confetti, charming illustrations
I am so completely in love with the spanish ilustrator Tutti Confetti. I think they are not only lovely but the overall warmth and feel of them is just amazing. Sooo nice. But my favourite are the personalized ilustrations she makes. You send her a picture and she does the most beautiful drawing full of ...
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STATIONERY
Friendship Book from Pleased to Meet
Tila got her first Friendship Book to fill out last week from one of her girlfriends in kindergarten and you should have seen how proud she was first to receive it and then when she gave it back with all the information about her and the drawing she made and she even got to glue ...
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STATIONERY
Original 'winter cards' and more happy graphics by Bl-ij
I love these original 'winter cards' by Dutch graphic designer Bibi de Lang from Bl-ij. Such a lovely alternative to the Merry Christmas or Happy New Year card! You can even send them outside the holiday season -- how lovely to receive a lovely, warm (!), old-fashioned, handwritten card when it's cold and dark outside! ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Lovi wooden postcard puzzles
Finish company Lovi makes gorgeous birch-plywood postcards that can be sent as little presents and assembled as beautiful 3D puzzles by the lucky receiver -- without the need of any tools or glue. All designed by Anne Paso and 100% produced in Finland by the family owned company, these cards appeal to all ages, and ...
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BABY
Moon! And Sparrow
Over the month of December, I had a chance to go to a few craft fairs in my hometown of Montreal and I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my favorite Montreal designers and illustrators in the coming weeks. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Moon! And Sparrow - ...
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STATIONERY
Kikki-K Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set
It's no secret that I absolutely love stationery. After returning to New Zealand I was super excited to discover a new stationery shop in town. Kikki-K is my new obsession.  In fact, as I was writing this I went to the website to add the link and ended up spending an hour studying every inch ...
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STATIONERY
Rifle Paper Co. Desk Notepads
I was so excited to recently find a whole tabletop in the Liberty stationery section devoted to the beautiful Rifle Paper Co. products! I used to spend hours admiring all the pretty stationery on the Rifle Paper Co. website... but then get cold feet at the final ordering process because I was too cheap to ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Personalised presents
Looking for a lovely, personal gift for one of your best friends, you mother (in law) or your spouse? I thought I would recommend these three great ideas that I love and know would make the most perfect and personal presents: - What about a personalised iPhone cover, featuring a photo of the (grand) children? ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Rudolph Cards
I already mentioned how I love to send out holiday cards every year... but I also like to have a stack of more generic cards at the ready for teacher's gifts and other little holiday presents. How sweet are these Rudolph cards? They come in a set of 8, and I think they're the perfect ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Holiday cards from Hello! Lucky
Do you send out holiday cards? I know it's probably the American in me... but I think it's such a fun thing to do! I just love getting holiday cards, especially photo cards, from friends all over the world. It's such a fun way to keep track of growing kids, yearly adventures, exciting travels, moves ...
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STATIONERY
Remarkable - recycled pens and pencils
In our house we go through an extraordinary amount of pens, pencils, crayons and felt tips, as do a lot of you I'm sure. I don't understand what happens to them! I always feel at bit guilty throwing away broken pens and buying more and more...which is why I was happy to discover Remarkable, a UK-based eco ...
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KIDS
Mmmmmm, Minikin
Yes, LA-based web boutique Minikin is really delicious. We are loving the fresh take on fashion and accessories! Lots of gorgeous and special clothing pieces, fashion forward yet timeless, mixed with darling accessories and attractive stationery, this is a shop you will want to devour. (BTW, that darling dress pictured is now on sale -- I ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Ketiketa Stamps
We Continental Europeans don't have the greeting card culture of the Anglo world. No one really sends birthday cards, we don't have card shops, and in fact, it is really difficult to find a nice pack of greeting cards. It is 100% due to Courtney's influence that I have been made aware of this -- she ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Milk and Paper
I am a bit obsessed with this little website called Milk and Paper. I think it is because lately I have developed a taste for the Anglo tradition of wrapping presents prettily with all the bells and whistles, and it's really hard to find nice simple paper, cards and string in France.  We don't even ...
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Spring is in the air and it feels SO good! Esther and her kids just set up their Easter tree (we love this sweet tradition!) and she shares today on the blog beautiful photos full of sunshine of @mariepuceparis new spring collection. Simple and stylish, with lovely summery colours and cute details - have a look! (link in profile)
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Find a wonderful collection of carefully selected items for babies, children and their homes at @seedfactory! Those wooden legos - we just want them now!#babyccinoboutiques #newshop
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Happy Mother's Day to all you mums and mums-to-be in the UK! How about suggesting your kids to make those delicious lemon squares? Crunchy at the bottom and tart and gooey on the top, they're a perfect treat for this special day!(link in profile) #babyccinoeats
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Hello LA mums! Have you saved the date? Join us for for our ShopUp event at @thespringsla on April 23 & 24 from 10am! A free, fun family event with over 30 children's boutiques from around the world, sweet activities to keep your little ones entertained, and delicious food and drinks. See you there! (participating shops and info -> link in profile)@TheShopUp #TheShopUpLA
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Did you know that you could now do home exchanges with like-minded families, all over the world, on @kidandcoe? It's really easy and flexible (you can do the exchange at different times). Check it out!
2 days ago
It's the beginning of tulip season! 2 years ago Courtney shared the tulip tips she has learned from her dad over the years (she grew up in a tulip farm, after all!), and we thought now would be a perfect time to share them with you again. How to keep your tulips beautiful as long as possible, link in profile
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Check out the DIY to make those beautiful painted leaf skeletons on the blog today! Use them as gift wrapping decorations, make lovely bookmarks - or just frame them, they're so beautiful. Thanks @soloskates for this cool project! Link in profile
2 days ago
You will love the gorgeous selection of kids clothing and accessories from @egemgem (like those adorable bunny hoodies!)They currently offer a 15% discount on their whole online shop for Babyccino members - and for the very lucky families who live in LA, they will also be at @theshopup on April 23&24th! We can't wait to check out their great finds from around the world! #babyccinoboutiques #newshop #theshopup #theshopupLA
3 days ago
Two days to go before Mother's Day in the UK! We're celebrating motherhood this week with @impossible_hq, sharing Polaroid snaps of moments of our life as women and mothers. Today, 2 photos from Courtney - one day sitting around awaiting a baby, and two days later holding her tiny babe in her arms...#makerealphotos #putherfirst
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For your Mother's Day cards, check out the beautiful ones from @papier! They donate 30p from the sale of every Mother's Day card to Breast Cancer Haven, a charity who they've supported for the last 6 months that does amazing work for people going through breast cancer treatment #babyccinoboutiques
4 days ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
3 months ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
5 months ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
5 months ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
8 months ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
10 months ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
1 year ago
Hi guys! Here Bethie and I are showing you how to prepare a super easy dish that your family will love -- a video we bring to you in cooperation with Abel & Cole, deliverer of fabulous food boxes filled to the brim with organic freshness! Here's the list of ingredients:a royal 1 tbsp of olive oil1 butternut squash1 red onion2 red peppers2 garlic cloves4 vine tomatoes150g quinoasea salt & freshly ground pepper300 ml vegetable stock2 tbsp red wine vinegar25g raisins80g black olivesAnd for the garnish:a handful of chervilfeta (optional)Directions:Peel your butternut squash. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Chop the flesh into 1cm chunks.Peel and cut the onion into thick slices. Cut the pepper in half and scoop out the seeds and white pith. Chop into bitesized pieces. Peel and thinly slice the garlic. Roughly chop the tomatoes.Rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove any bitterness.Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy based pan. Tip in all the veg and quinoa. Pour in the veg stock and the red wine vinegar. Add the raisins and the olives. Season with salt and pepper.Pop on a lid and cook for 30-40 mins until the squash is soft and the sauce thick. Stir every now and then during cooking.Scatter over the chervil (or flat leaf parsley leaves) and serve in warm bowls. Top with crumbled feta if you like!A super colourful, super easy and super delicious dish for taste buds of all ages!Bon appétit!
1 year ago
Here Courtney joins Maureen from Pipsticks (www.pipsticks.com) to show you how to make a Superhero costume, including wristbands, a mask and a superhero cape! This fun and easy DIY is perfect for Halloween or any time your little ones need a costume to match their exciting superhero adventures! For additional info, you can find the DIY for the superhero wristbands on the Pipsticks site here: http://pipsticks.com/blogs/news/tagged/superhero
1 year ago
We show you what we have in our carry-on bags when we fly. This was filmed in Brooklyn when all three of us where together without our families. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun!
1 year ago
Here we show how to create two French braids in your daughter's hair. Achieve a sweet and classic look with this easy hair tutorial.
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