Monday, July 22, 2013

Mini Boden Summer Clearance Sale

Mini Boden's clothes are so adorable and brightly colored with fun patterns and intricate appliques and right now, they are having an amazing sale. Many of their clothes and accessories are up to 70% off.
Summer embroidered play set
I picked up this lavender two piece set for $17 and found out yesterday the price had gone down even lower to $13!

Big applique t-shirt
I love their animal appliqued tees. This zebra would be equally cute for a boy or a girl.

Towelling Poncho 
And this little toweling poncho would be perfect for the beach. Sizes are limited so hurry and don't forget to check out the men's and women's. I snagged a few things for myself. Especially since my daughter's wardrobe is becoming far more stylish than mine!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


(image by Flitterin)

Loving all things Liberty of London, I decided to check out their website before the holidays and found the most adorable dolls and animals from Ragtales in their children's section. I ordered Molly the dolly (seen above with Patsy) for Lil Miss for Christmas and she has been a big hit. The quality is impeccable, and she is so charming and old fashioned. 

 (Pippa, image from Ragtales website)

So for Easter, I ordered Patsy, and Pippa the cat from the Ragtags collection. They are the perfect size for toddler and baby hands and a great price.

(picnic set, image from Ragtales website)

Their dolls and animals are filled with personality as are their accessories like this festive picnic set. Sadly, Pippa went missing at the grocery store. Hopefully, she's off having an amazing adventure!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ciao Ancora! E Senor Blum

Its been a long time since I've posted. The birth of my daughter in 2011 has not given me much time to travel or even fantasize about jetting off to exotic places. Most of my days are spent running after a very busy toddler. I hope to start posting again regularly, but I think this blog may evolve more into daily musings and will certainly become more child centric. That said, I did have the opportunity to take a long vacation to Italy last year when my daughter was only 7 months old. Our 2 night stay in Venice involved climbing 100s of stairs carrying a stroller in 90 degree heat! I did come across the little gem of a puzzle shop Senor Blum in quiet Dorsoduro where I picked up this cat puzzle. All the puzzles in his shop are hand cut and many have Venetian themes like the one above. I had hard time deciding which to purchase, but did not have room for many of the more elaborate designs in my suitcase. This one appealed to me as the silhouette of the cat is a reminder of the many stray cats one sees in Venice, and the window is so distinctive of Venetian architecture. It has been sitting on a shelf in my daughters room since I got it and she has just recently been requesting I take it down for her to look at. We work it together and it's a nice reminder of those hot days spent in Venezia.

Senor Blum
2840 Dorsoduro
Venezia, VE 30123 Italy
+39 041 522 6367