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BABY
Adorable Baby Cashmere -- from Les Tricots de Margot
Winter has hit us, dear friends. It's been snowing here in Amsterdam and temperatures are dropping below zero constantly... which annoys me majorly because my pumpkins which were out on the garden table froze! Apart from that, I find this time of year super cozy. Especially when it involves warm, woolen knits... and most especially ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Outdoor ice baubles
I picked my son up from his kindergarten today and these were hanging on the trees outside -- what a 'cool' (get it?) idea! Yesterday, the children had chosen leaves and set them on plates covered in water with a loop of string hanging over the edge.  Overnight the ice had frozen into these beautiful ...
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KIDS
Kit + Lili
I have to hand it to my mother-in-law who has a knack for tracking down the most fabulous clothes for my girls.  One of my daughters practically lives in the dress pictured above from Kit + Lili and I can see why.  It's cool, comfortable and can be worn with anything - leggings and tights ...
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FOOD
How to bake bread
This is yet again a post that is not strictly related to children -- but I saw this video on the Guardian website and I just had to blog about it. I love baking and have been attempting to do some baking with yeast, but I truly had no idea about how it is done ...
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FOR MUMS
My house
One of the people I admire most in blogging land is fellow Dutchwoman Irene Hoofs from Bloesem and Bloesem Kids. Her sense of style is amazing, and she's also extremely kind -- even though I've never met her (she lives in Kuala Lumpur) I very much see her as a friend!  Irene has posted a ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Plan Toys Musical Band
How cool is this Plan Toys drum set? I have two little boys who would LOVE this gift for Christmas! It's eco-friendly, non-toxic, good-looking, and helps to develop hand-eye coordination and concentration.  Plus, unlike many other kiddie drum sets, the sound which comes from these drums is very natural and realistic. A great gift for ...
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TOYS & GAMES
A loooooong puzzle
This puzzle highly amuses my children (and me) -- not just for its cool graphics but because of its unusual shape: it's long, VERY long -- a mere 2 meters long! (That's 6.5 feet!) My 5-year-old really enjoys making it, and it looks really really cool when it's done. Available through cool Dutch design shop ...
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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Clothespin Ornaments
Do you remember the clothespin reindeer we made last year? This year we decided to use different clothespins (wooden ones with the round bit at the top) to make more Christmas ornaments. We ended up with a Rudolph, a soldier and a snowman. They're fun to make, and they look cute on the Christmas tree. ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Absolutely Beautiful Christmas Dresses... From I Love Gorgeous
Do you have a daughter, and do you know I Love Gorgeous yet? It's the perfect place to look for festive dresses! Birthdays, weddings, christenings, you name it -- I Love Gorgeous has the dress for the occasion. I especially like their dresses for my 5-year-old daughter Sara, who has outgrown the baby phase and ...
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BOOKS
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
We are all officially in the holiday spirit in my house. Our tree is up, stockings are hung, Christmas music is always on, and every night we read a Christmas book before bed. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree is one of our favourites -- it's a Christmas classic (first published in 1963) and is such a ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Snooshy!
Snooshy is the new style doll that is hand knit from 100% Tibetan yak wool. It's seriously way cool. Not only because of his looks, but also because of his fashionable outfits! Made from offcuts of the fashion industry, Snooshy's clothes are 100% recycled. And all the sets are one-of-a-kind, so you won't know what ...
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BOOKS
Subway Line to Bedtime -- A Book of Delays
Bedtime.  Sometimes it goes off without a hitch.  Most of the time it can involve negotiations more intense and complex than an international hostage release.  I can't count the number of times that my girls have tried to bargain for "just ONE more book" or claimed to be "completely starving" as I tried to gently ...
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KIDS
Diesel Straight Leg Jeans from Mini Wardrobe
My second son gets all the hand-me-downs from his older brother, which means that every single pair of jeans he gets comes with holes in the knees.  Poor kid. I recently got him a brand new pair of Diesel jeans (pictured) from the newly launched webshop, Mini Wardrobe... and now at least his knees are ...
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BABY ESSENTIALS
FlexiBath, the smart solution baby bath!
Some of you may be so lucky to have a bathroom that fits a Rolls Royce (or two) easily, but ours is on the smaller side (read: tiny)... This is why I'm so happy with our FlexiBath -- it can be folded completely flat! Genius. This bath is also great when you just have a ...
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KIDS
Hucklebones at Chic eKids
Before my daughter was born, and when I had just the two boys, Hucklebones was one of those brands that made me long for a daughter -- oh to dress her in beautiful, timeless pieces -- the dresses, the winter coats, the blouses, etc. Anyway, now that I do have a little girl, I am ...
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MUSIC, FILMS & APPS
Mary Poppins
We have re-discovered an old favourite video of mine, and it has been a huge success in our household: Mary Poppins. What is there not to love about a nanny who can make anything come out of her handbag and can clean up a childen's room by clapping her hands? It is such a great ...
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BABY
Flat Out a cozy cuddle!
I didn't realise when I first saw the pictures, that Flatout bears are really... flat! They are made out of 100% super soft Australian sheepskin and because they are so soft and flexible (and flat) they're the perfect cozy cuddle for any little lady or lad. And they also look super cute!! They are available ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Paper Snowflakes
The weather is miserable here in Paris. It snowed all weekend, and it never settled down, so we didn't even have the advantage of being able to make snowmen or partake in a snowball fight. Time for craft projects! One of the things we made this weekend are these simple paper snowflakes. They are so ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Christmas selection at Smallable
Smallable recently asked us to choose a selection of our favourite products for the Christmas season... and it was nearly impossible to narrow down a list as everything on that site is beautiful!  But, we managed to choose some favourites, and, as always, they made it look so beautiful! Click here to see what we ...
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BABY
Mr. Moustache mobile
Although this mobile was initially intended for the nursery, when it arrived I very selfishly confiscated it for a place in the living room. Is that bad? The Mr. Moustache mobile is the fantastic design of two young German designers, and is made with so much thought for detail -- I'm really impressed! The moustaches ...
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FOR MUMS
Hippopota
A friend of mine just tipped me off to Hippopota and I think it is such a cool idea!   As we all know, when you have children you wind up taking on an extended, and often "fuzzy", family over time.  By that I mean all the sentimental, can't-live-without objects that our kids acquire --  ...
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KIDS
Let it Snow!
As I write this, it is snowing heavily outside my window! Winter is really here and it's cold! Thankfully I stocked up on snow gear from Polarn O. Pyret this year -- my kids are staying toasty warm. Their collection of outerwear is superb -- wind-proof, waterproof, and with added details like fleece linings, thermal ...
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BOOKS
Win! An awesome give-away!!
We LOVE Dallas Clayton's books. They make us cry and laugh with happiness and gratitude. We have reviewed his 'Awesome Book' here and his very recent 'Awesome Book of Thanks' here. We can't help but love Dallas himself too because he's cute, super nice, and wonderfully generous -- he gives one book away for free ...
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This might be the cutest craft project ever! See how Polona @babyjungleshop makes these walnut shell animals on the blog today, link in profile! #craftsanddiy #babyccinocrafts
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Have you heard about S.S.L.W., the Secret Society of Letter Writers? It's for children, and has been created by @mrboddington to 'honour and protect the hand-written letter'. Pim (who's 10) applied and is now a member! Read about how exciting this secret club is on the blog today, link in profile️ #babyccinoboutiques
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How to keep baby warm and bundled when it's cold outside? By sharing the same coat! The smart, versatile coat and vest from @bme_nyc can be worn on its own, while pregnant and while carrying your baby underneath in your favourite baby carrier. ️Now 20% off with code BABYCCINO️Link to shop in profile ( @aritettamanzi) #babyccinopickoftheday #babyccinoboutiques
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Friendships! As well as mindfulness, recycling, adventures and a few more. Emilie shared her New Year's resolutions on the blog, link in profile! ( @thishouseourhome)
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Quantum Physics, Thermodynamics, Aerospace Engineering - believe it or not, but these are baby books! They explain complex science topics in a sweet and easy way, with cute and colourful illustrations. Read more on the blog, link in profile! #babyccinoreads #babybooks
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Tidying up is no longer a chore with the stylish, cute and convenient storage items we've selected in our Top Ten this week! Tap for details or follow the link in profile for more info! #babyccinotopten #storage #kidsroom
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When you haven't prepared anything for lunch/ dinner and the fridge is kind of empty... This homemade tomato paste will save the day! So simple and so good, check out the recipe on the blog! (link in profile) #babyccinoeats
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Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
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Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
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Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
9 months 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!
1 year ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
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Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
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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!)
1 year 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!
1 year 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 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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