rent this movie!
This would make a neat gift for nieces/nephews, especially if they're travelers. It's a little backpack that folds out into a playmat, and straps onto the seat trays in airplanes. A play surface, plus zippered pockets for toys and snacks, and something that they can carry around themselves. I think it could also work for car trips, just put a little board of some kind under it.
Cute mittens from Kate Spade. My kids and I love to dance together, and one of their favorite songs is "High 5" from They Might Be Giants' Here Come the 123s. I immediately thought of that song when I saw the mittens. You should definitely check out the cd though if you have kids, it's really a great one, and also comes with a dvd of puppet/cartoon music videos for all the songs. The songs do get stuck in my head quite often, but they're not annoying like other kid songs. There's also Here Come the ABCs - next on my list after we tire of the 123s.
update: apparently the mittens went out of stock right after I posted this!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again ~ I have an obsession with mini things, and this newest one will be added to my list of all-time faves! You write a letter, she rewrites it in the teeniest handwriting and sends it off to your recipient. A magnifying glass is even included. I never thought I'd say a letter is adorable, but I'm saying it! I guess she (Lea Redmond) used to just set up her mailing station in cafes, and she continues to do that, but it's now available online as well. Lucky for everyone living outside the bay area!
This is the link to the giveaway:
GrosgrainStore.com Grand Opening & Giftcard Giveaway!!!!!!!!
And here's the link to her new store! Such fun stuff!
So my last weekend inspiration I actually ended up doing. I have a cute little bouquet of buttons sitting on my bookshelf now! I might also try this one, though probably not this weekend. I'm having Thanksgiving at my house for the first time, so I've been thinking of the tablescape. I think these placemats look rustic and go with the color palette I'm planning. I might get some linen, or even burlap, then paint on the frames myself!
hello slippers! These are funny, yet totally practical! The mop bottom is attached with velcro so you can rip it off to wash, and they come in two styles. I'd pick the pom-pom style. A funny thing about their description: "A great way to save your floors on a rainy day and warm up the feet of your visitors." I know what they mean, but it sounds like they're suggesting to make your visitors mop your floor!