Ahhs: Mighty Twenty

mighty twenty takes the milestone of losing teeth and turns it into a totally fun (and stylish) activity for kids, which by the way, tomorrow i will have an official "kid" since it's mr. h's fifth birthday! 

it is a bit early to get started, but the excitement of a new project involving a magical creature and parts of his body has my little guy enthralled. mighty twenty's pillows are like an all-in-one activity bundle with a pocket for a tooth and another to hold your very own tooth tracker book. kids can color the teeth as they lose them and chart the progress. if the paper form is too low-tech for your little one, you can track online via the digital tracker--very cool! 

henry is so siked about the prospect of losing his teeth and having the tooth fairy come-- although he asked me to write her and request that she leaves his teeth and the money. 

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Adorn: Rebecca Kiff

the choices in children's bedding are still pretty slim considering the boom in the fashion and design realm for kids. uk designer rebecca kiff is certainly on to something with her collection of bold, graphic linens that can easily go from children's room to parent's. i am beyond obsessed!

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Fashion Coos: Zaikamoya

back to school shopping has been so much fun this year.  there have been a ton of cute statement pieces from the usual suspects, but i've actually been having a tough time finding neutrals that i love.  and it doesn't help that my two year old still refuses to wear denim!  i can't blame him because i prefer also not to nap in jeans (don't we all?),  but denim is such a great base for any outfit...woe is me with my first world problems.  anyway, i've been looking for a range of soft neutral pieces and was really excited to find the brooklyn based brand zaikamoya.

zaikamoya has the casual comfy look and palette that can both complement or replace key denim pieces, but it's made mostly from soft cotton or angora knit.  and i love that it's almost all produced here in new york.  new collection just dropped today - time to go shopping!

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Fashion Coos: Tiny Bitz

the latest edition of playtime new york, an international children's trade show, was filled with so many great brands.  but one that really stood out for me was the australia-based line tiny bitz created by petina chan and sera ng.  petina and sera have created the perfect baby gift:  the growing kit.

in each growing kit are three onesies sized to grow with the baby through a year.  and they're designed with the seasons in mind so if you are purchasing for a winter baby, the first onesie is long sleeved and the next one is suitable for spring and summer, and so on.  genius idea, don'tcha think?  not only that, but the designs are incredibly cute and mostly unisex.  the packaging is also fabulous so you know whoever receives your gift will feel really special as they open it.

tiny bitz is running a sale starting wednesday, september 10 so make sure to check out all the cute stuff they have in store, everything from growing kits to sleep sacks to knitted toys, and they ship worldwide.  shop t i n y  b i t z 

Adorn: Henry + Adela's Kids Room!

the grand reveal is here! it might be a little anticlimactic since i basically took the exact same scheme for the nursery with a few new additions to create the kids room. that is part of the beauty of the grey walls and basic black, white and grey palette--a few pops of color in any direction and viola! a new look!

this project started when we realized it was time for henry to upgrade from toddler bed to twin. i was basically happy with their room, but i wanted to create something extra sweet for adela, while allowing room for star wars and legos for henry.

after pouring over all the bed options, i decided the bunk bed made the most sense. the kids will be sharing a room until we either win the lottery or it gets too weird--the latter is probably going to come sooner. after kicking bed posts on all the bunk bed models i could find, the perch by oeuf was my favorite. 

besides the stunning design, i like the versatility in the configuration of the bottom bunk. we use it as a free-standing twin underneath and it is perfect. i imagine once the kids need separate rooms, one can use the loft and the other the twin. i wasn't sure at first if adela at just two years old would be ready for a twin, but the transition from crib to big bed was seamless...well, there were a couple of flops out of the bed before i ordered the guardrail. (bad mom!) 

little auggie was my go-to for bedding! i really wanted something that was fun for the little ones, but didn't overpower the room and could work together for a boy and a girl. i am sooo not a matchy person and little auggie's simple prints mix-and-match together so effortlessly it was a no brainer. bonus is if we need house guest to sleep in the kid's room--which let's be honest it's nyc, we will-- they won't feel like they are slumming it either!

we had outgrown our bookshelf that actually didn't work that well for books. i didn't have to look far to find the perfect one at land of nod. the smaller shelves keep books packed in tight while allowing for decor and toys to fill the larger spaces.

atsuyo et akiko's winnie the pooh series of pillows were the perfect accent to the auggie bedding. the kids love them since they are familiar characters and i could steal them for my bed. now, atsuyo et akiko needs to make a spiderman, ironman, and power ranger series!

throughout the room are the sweet handmade creations from h-luv: metallic rainbow clouds, snoozy bunnies, and amazing (custom) oversize mushroom friends in gold and pink!

 of course i know i have to soak this moment up before their room becomes overrun with princess-spiderman-power ranger-craziness. my decorating days are certainly numbered.

a sincere thank you to my sponsors for supporting the blog and this project:

little auggie for bedding; h-luv for rainbow clouds, bunnies and mushrooms; atsuyo et akiko for pillows, tutu and henry's cool brooklyn sweatshirt; and oeuf for the continued support of coos & ahhs.

this post was partially sponsored. all words are my own.

What We Wear: First Day of Kindergarten

i don't often write personal posts, but this feels like a moment to share. (sorry in advance if this is annoying)

this morning i walked my little boy to his first day of kindergarten at a new york city public school. i cannot believe i am a mother of a child in elementary school! it was a roller coaster of emotions from being excited to trying to be brave to feeling absolute sadness and happiness all at once. he is starting a dual language (spanish-english) program-- i am thrilled! when i picked him up he was glowing...

and looking so handsome in his outfit from wee mondine: long sleeved paint splatter topcuffed jeans and a polka dot backpack (spiderman colors are just as good as spiderman graphics--right?!)

i would love to hear other parents experience with first days! 

Fashion Coos: Back-to-School with J.Crew

it's official: i am freaking out!!! henry starts public school tomorrow and it feels like such. a. big. deal! to calm my nerves i have been looking for the perfect school shoes for mr. h (shopping naturally!) and i found these adorable mid-tops at j.crew among with some other fun picks for boys. of course lots for girls too, but i love the simple layering pieces j.crew offers this season: sport coats, plaid shirts, soft tees and my personal fave, the chino jacket.