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Jul24
Treasured: “Rosa” &  “Pomar”

Treasured: “Rosa” & “Pomar”

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These one-of-a-kind cloth dolls are by Portuguese designer Rosa Pomar. I gifted my son with these last year hoping he would take to them over those plastic licensed characters that make the toy economy go round. No luck, but he does appreciate them and I get a small thrill each time he calls the left […]

Jun19
The Best Play Tents, Forts & Teepees: Take Back Your Dining Room Table.

The Best Play Tents, Forts & Teepees: Take Back Your Dining Room Table.

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Our site has been experiencing difficulties accepting comments. Thank you for your patience. We have fixed the problem. If you are still having difficulties, please clear your cache and erase any TypeKey cookies. We apologize for the inconvenience. My dining room table is rarely a dining room table during the heat of the summer and […]

May15
Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

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We live in the suburbs of Detroit, I rarely lock my door and I feel pretty safe in our neighborhood. Safe from crime, I do not feel safe from the irritation of loud neighbors. So you’d think my kids would be living the same kind of carefree stay outside from morning until night life I […]

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 […]

Mar15
Great Children’s Birthday Traditions:  Birthdays On The Brain.

Great Children’s Birthday Traditions: Birthdays On The Brain.

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Birthdays are on my mind this month since we’ve been invited to 6 birthday parties since March 1st and since I’m hosting a little party for Max on Sunday. The kids are bowling on a day when the alley offers something called ‘Pindemonium’. I hope this involves alcohol. I’ve been storing lots of ideas for […]

Mar08
Best Birthday Party Favors: Less Is More And Consumable Is Even Better

Best Birthday Party Favors: Less Is More And Consumable Is Even Better

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I have a few allergies. I am allergic to not having the last word and to paying full price for anything. I am also allergic to Polly Pocket’s shoes, or more specifically, tiny pieces of clutter which never seem to have a place. If you open my vacuum bag right now, you’ll find at least […]

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