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more from ikea

IKEA is one of my go-to places for wrapping paper that's modern and colorful!  (Not to mention economical, which is always great.)  Here are some stripes that I found there recently.


hello hanna

Hello Hanna has some of the loveliest products around!  Check out their new sweet stands, made of embossed recycled paper and perfect for cupcakes!

I am just waiting until Avery is old enough to enjoy these get-set placemats!  How fun it will be for her to share these with her friends!

Images: Hello Hanna


dwell studio for tiny*prints

DwellStudio just announced a new summer party invitation collection at tiny*prints.  Check out their bright, modern and fun designs here!

Image: DwellStudio


wheels on the bus

One of Avery's favorite books is this brilliant Wheels on the Bus book, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.  "Wheels on the Bus" is Avery's favorite song in the whole world!  So, really what could be better than a storybook version of the song?  With moveable parts and pop-ups too, which she loves!

"The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish," Avery's favorite part!

Avery loves turning the wheels.

"The people on the bus go bumpety bump!"

"All overrrrrrrrrr town!"



bambu for kids

If you're looking for an alternative to plastic utensils and tableware for your kids, try Bambu.  The Bambu KIDS collection is made with certified organic bamboo with absolutely no bleaches or dyes.  Avery seems to like the length and size of her Bambu utensils.  And we don't know if it's just our imagination, but food seems to stick a little better to her Bambu spoon and fork, which is important in her current stage of learning to feed herself.   She manages to get quite a bit in her mouth now, but not without spillage!  Thank goodness we have the wonderful Mimi the Sardine messy baby bib there to catch Avery's strawberry mess!

You can read about Bambu's philosophy on renewable materials and more, here.