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Apr17
The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

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I get email asking me for gift ideas for newborns and birthday presents for three year olds and I have to be quite honest here. I am the worst at buying gifts. I will do a round up of some good baby presents at some point in the near(ish) future, but until then, consider this […]

Apr11
The Best Bath Toys: A party in your bathtub.

The Best Bath Toys: A party in your bathtub.

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This year we sort of “lied” to our 5 year old. We told him the new bathtub we installed wasn’t really very good for taking baths. The truth is we were tired of giving baths. That’s nothing though because my friend Leslie who has 4 kids ages 5 and under has been done with baths […]

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Apr10
The Best Dollhouses: no mortgage, no showings, no bidding wars.

The Best Dollhouses: no mortgage, no showings, no bidding wars.

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I am addicted to real estate listings. Every morning I wake up and check for new ones, I check on old ones I’ve saved, I ponder why something isn’t selling. I make faces at new homes which come on the market and are clearly overpriced, as deemed by my oh so professional opinion. When there […]

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Apr05
Great Easter Egg Decorating Ideas: Procrastination– Eggs

Great Easter Egg Decorating Ideas: Procrastination– Eggs

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You’ve probably already colored all your eggs and prepared your baskets and rented the bunny costume you’re going to make your husband wear on Saturday night to hide all the eggs. You know, just to keep the ‘magic’ in the holiday for the kids. (“For The Kids” = “It’s Been A Long Winter And This […]

Apr03
The Best Tea Party Sets: Like the Boston Tea Party, only less important.

The Best Tea Party Sets: Like the Boston Tea Party, only less important.

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A very nice lady named Sara emailed me to ask, “I’m looking for a tea set to give my niece. I don’t even know where to find something which isn’t plastic and decorated with princesses.” We all know how I feel about character themed items, so I felt compelled to save Sara. I found a […]

Mar27
The Best Bookplates: “Mine. Mine. Mine.”

The Best Bookplates: “Mine. Mine. Mine.”

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We’ve talked before about how important it is to have books around very young children to promote literacy. I was reading an article a few days ago about how bookplates give children a sense of pride about their books. Bookplates play on children’s innate enjoyment of the word “Mine” and encourage a healthy dose of […]

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