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It is soon that time of year again. The holidays are coming up very quickly and people are getting ready to wrap loads of presents! I don't know if this ever happens to you, but I routinely run out of paper and accessories and often have to write down people's names with a marker on ...
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FOR MUMS
Date Night
So I went to see “New Moon” this weekend.   I have been looking forward to it for months! And yes, I was one of the older people in the theater.  And yes, I think Robert Patterson is hotter than hell!  But in the final analysis I did not think the movie was as good as ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Eye can art -- art project in a box
It's such a great thing to do art projects with kids.  They really enjoy it, and it's so fantastic to see them explore their creative skills.  My 4-year-old is especially fond of craft projects, and she's getting really good at them too! Sometimes, though, I admit that my life is a bit too hectic to plan around ...
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BABY
Animal puzzle from Spunky Sprout
I think this wooden animal puzzle is so beautiful, and would make such a lovely gift for the holidays. It consists of 25 maple wood cubes which can create six different animal faces all in the same puzzle (or a funny imaginary animal, if you mix up the blocks)!  This is the kind of toy ...
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UNCATEGORIZED
A garage for drawings
My daughter comes home with tons of drawings from school and cannot stop creating artwork after artwork here at home. Obviously I think she has more talent than Botticelli and Picasso combined... and so I have plastered all of these masterpieces all over my kitchen cupboards! But there are just too many to display. The ...
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FOOD
Twitter, Tweets and Twecipes
You may have noticed... we have started tweeting.  Wow!  In the upper right corner of our website, you'll discover the Twitter logo, just click it to find our tweets... I must say, I have to get used to tweeting, it's not something I automatically do just yet!  But I can see the fun of it ...
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MATERNITY
Surviving bed rest and pregnancy in general
I knew being pregnant with twins was not going to be a walk in the park but when I went into pre-term labor at 27 weeks I was shocked and terrified.  After a short stint in the hospital I spent the next ten weeks on an IV drip at home, in bed, on my side, ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Christmas Stockings
When my first baby was born I went on the hunt for the perfect Christmas stocking to hang over the fireplace for his gifts.  I found a delightful old-fashioned one from Volga Linen.  It is Christmas red and has his initials embroidered onto it in a classic font (it felt very Clement. C. Moore's The ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Potato-stamped penguins
I have to admit that I have totally swiped this idea from my friend Sally.  She gave us our holiday gifts this week with the sweetest penguin card attached (see the photo), and I thought it was such a cute idea -- so festive but in a really original, playful way. My boys and I ...
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KIDS
Seed
Well… it’s almost summer here and we all know what that means: summer clothes!  I always find it exciting shopping for summer clothes –  it’s the promise of hot days on the beach, long balmy evenings, lashings of sorbet, endless swimming and those delicious summer fruits…. and as much as we complain about the heat ...
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BABY
Cute cuddles from Kayatine
As Emilie pointed out, in French a 'doudou' is a little soft toy that small children take everywhere with them.  I think all mums love the thought of a 'doudou', or at least I do -- a little toddling toddler, thumb in mouth and doudou in arms, what can be cuter?  (BTW, my kids never sucked their thumbs, but ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Mishmish prints
We recently moved and so we had plenty of white walls to fill up! I was looking for something to hang in my children's bedroom and landed on Mishmish studio. Artist Susie Lubell offers high quality prints of her original watercolor paintings, which means professional archival ink and professional museum etching paper. Her subjects are sweet ...
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BOOKS
Giant sticky notes -- fun for everyone!
Do you like my kids' art gallery they created? They drew sketches on giant sticky notes and then stuck their drawings up on the wall. And I didn't have to do a thing! The Genius Pads are great for kids, but fun for grown-ups too. Say you have a really big grocery list, or a ...
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KIDS
Oona L'ourse
I was recently in a shop and saw a little girl wearing a fabulous dress. It was one of these little dresses that looked comfy and yet chic, could be worn at any occasion and was special without being showy... I had to ask her mom where she got it. She told me about this ...
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BABY
Babyccino selection at Smallable
Like Mo said earlier, dragging the kids out to do holiday shopping is unbearable! And how are you supposed to buy gifts for your kids in front of your kids? Thank goodness for great webshops like Smallable -- which has SUCH a lovely and wide selection of beautiful children's gifts, toys and accessories.  Whether it's ...
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KIDS ROOMS
An odd obsession
I'm obsessed with bunk beds. There. I've said it. I don't know why. It's a strange obsession to have, especially as I only have one child. I think it's because I live in an apartment and if I was to have more than one child then they'd probably have to have bunks. Perhaps it's also ...
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TABLEWARE
A tray for the Stokke highchair
We have already sung the praises of the Stokke Tripp Trap chair here on Babyccino.  I think some of us have even admitted to owning two -- one for each child. (And I'm even contemplating buying a third one!) I personally think it's the best highchair on the market, especially considering how long it can ...
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BABY
The toy box at Cox & Cox
I know I haven't known you long but I'm so sure you will empathise with the fear and dread I have of lugging my 2-year-old boy and 11-month-old girl around the shops to do Christmas shopping. So this year I'm doing as much as possible online and one of my favourite places to do this ...
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BABY
Peekaboo Farm, fun Iphone app for toddlers
Sometimes we experience moments with our kids that bring tears to our eyes. Like recently, when my 2-year-old boy bravely stepped forward to sing his St. Maarten song for the strangers in the doorway, raising his homemade lantern in his hand, trying to sing the well memorized song but barely making himself heard thanks to losing his voice to a ...
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TIPS
Getting Around
Navigating London can give any newcomer anxiety -- the city is so big, so spread out, and has so many wonderful and different neighborhoods which you'll want to see... and if you add kids to the equation it becomes even trickier! Here are a few of the best ways to get around: 1.) By foot: ...
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COOK BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
Actually THIS is the best Banana Bread recipe ever
Seriously....throw out that one that your grandmother gave you that's forty generations old.  On second thought, just burn all of your cookbooks because you will probably not want to eat anything but this particular banana bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the rest of your life. I found this recipe in a lovely little ...
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KIDS
Coqueliquot et Paprika
There are so many things I would like to write about for Babyccino and just don't find the time! I have been wanting to write about the great children's clothes shop Coqueliquot et Paprika for ages and ages. The lovely boutique is nestled between the gorgeous shops on the rue du Bac in the 7th ...
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BEAUTY & CARE
Removeez -- remove with ease!
Here's a product that deserves a place in every family's first-aid cabinet...  Removeez is a natural solution which removes everything from sticky tar and sap to permanent marker, tattoos, bandages, chewing gum, etc. One little bottle with many different uses. (Have you ever had to get chewing gum out of your hair? It's not fun ...
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Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
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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!
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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 oil 1 butternut squash 1 red onion 2 red peppers 2 garlic cloves 4 vine tomatoes 150g quinoa sea salt & freshly ground pepper 300 ml vegetable stock 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 25g raisins 80g black olives And for the garnish: a handful of chervil feta (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!
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