Adorn: Sayer's Grown Up Room Revealed! {Guest Post by klt:works}

i did it! i moved this weekend. i tell ya, moving pregnant isn't easy. i am very lucky to have a little help tonight in the form of a killer guest post from kristin at klt:works. if you don't know kristin's work you better race to her site now (please come back!) to see some seriously creative toys, tees, mobiles, art and more for kids and adults. tonight kristin is sharing her son's updated grown-up boy room...


{guest post: kristin of klt:works}
my little guy just turned 4 this month so it was a perfect time to update his room a bit. i've loved the transition process from designing his nursery, to coming up with a big boy room & thought i would share some recent photos with you while amanda is busily unpacking boxes & dreaming about her new spaces. sayer, my 4 year old, loves numbers, fire trucks, trains, color, maps, music, books, & drawing. 


we worked together to represent all of these interests to make his room a place where he will be inspired to play & create freely - while keeping some of his favorite decor elements from his nursery. the "s" on the wall that my husband painted, the renovated childhood dollhouse of mine- turned changing table/ toy shelf, the klt:works b&w mobile (one his first and favorites!), carpet tiles, crib converted to toddler bed, & custom book ledges are some of the original nursery design staples. as for the new updates, we have lots of lego storage under his bed now, an old boom box for his audio books & music, a map & vintage globe light, an easel, colorful wall dots, a HUGE stendig calendarnew bedding that he helped pick out, lots of vintage finds & more book storage

this is a room that's  always  evolving & bustling with creative activity. it's safe to say that we all love hanging out in there. thanks for letting me stop by amanda! enjoy creating your new nest!

Fashion Coos: Ada Ada Spring Preview 2012

the ada ada spring collection does not disappoint! i love the little bubbles and the splashes of mint green in the collection. everything just looks easy and fun! sorry to be short, but i have to get back to packing...it's the final countdown! stay tuned for more ada ada love this season.



Fashion Coos: Bobo Choses Spring/Summer 2012 {Spring Preview}

hello summer! i can taste the sunshine, trees and ice cream sandwiches just by looking at the spring/summer collection from bobo choses. one of my all time favorites, bobo always brings it when it comes to summer wear for kids. they just launched an online shop too! but i always like to shop for bobo choses at shak-shuka.com (great overseas shipping rates!) or my local sweet william.

Fashion Coos: Introducing Trommpo {Spring Preview}


i dream elephants is rolling out the new collection from trommpo this spring. the uruguayan-based trommpo is created by catalina bouza and dean xavier. the duo is obviously extremely creative and talented, just take a peek at their website. i am head over freaking heels for that little dress! shop trommpo this spring at: www.idreamelephants.com

Moving Out!

so it's official! we are moving south! southern brooklyn that is. it's a bit bittersweet since i love my williamsburg, but i am trading in great shopping and endless coolness for trees and space. 

sitting here in a forest of cardboard boxes, i sat down to check emails and clicked through the kidsonroof catalogue, which is chock full of the cutest stuff for kids, and thought this picture accurately described my life at the moment. not to mention that these little dolls made from recycled fabric are hopelessly adorable. just quickie posts this week. 

Adorn: NYC Loves ABC's

i'm up to elbows in packing right now. but i did make time to pick-up this amazing abc poster from mr. boddington's studio that i saw on daily candy kid's this week. i can't wait to frame it and hang in my kid's room!!! i am finally going to have a room to decorate for henry and his little sister! can't wait! okay, back to packing in the meantime check out these illustrations...


Fashion Coos: The Winter Bubble

i am dreaming about sundresses and little bubble rompers for baby girl this spring. so while i wait for the spring collections to hit the shops, i am tracking down bubble silhouettes for winter. 
all styles 30% off at sweet william: 1. little lief romper 2. ketiketa overall 4. little lief puff pant ketiketa pant

Coos Reviews: Madii & Dyl, Australian for Pillow

madii & dyl's infant and toddler laxtex pillows are hypoallergenic, natural, washable and my son's current obsession! 

to back-up, this kid has had many opportunities to have a lovey: blabla dolls, jelly cat stuffies, etc. he could care less about them. place an ergonomic latex pillow on his bed and he is smitten! when he wakes up at 3 am and stands at the edge of my bed wanting to get in...what's in his hand? his madii & dyl pillow. in the morning he'll crawl into bed without his pillow and he'll be like mommy my little pillow. it's weird and totally cute.
my son's attachment aside, these pillows are great. i feel like my 2 year old sleeps better on it and doesn't get a sweaty head like he does with a regular pillow. i love that it is made from organic materials and it has two breathable covers to protect it. the pillows come in three sizes: sooki baby ( 3m+); teenii tot (18m+); and mini me (4y+). these hail from australia, but are available at numerous us retailers including amazon. buy madii & dyl teeni tot latex pillowhere.


Adorn: New from Ferm Living

i couldn't be more excited about the new spring collection from ferm living. i want every single thing! not sure if i need to say more much more. just feast your eyes. 
some of the most original bedding i have ever seen. available in april 2012.

Ahhs: Grasshopper {Sponsor Highlight}

henry has just gotten to the age that he is interested in puzzles and good at them! we have a lot fun matching animals and shapes. one of my favorite independent toy shops grasshopper in portland, ore. has an amazing selection of puzzles for all ages and much more! shop at www.grasshopperstore.com

Fashion Coos: Foxy & Winston

i came across these adorable onesies by red hook-based foxy & winston a few weeks back at the brooklyn flea. i had to share. mama loves an original graphic onesie!


Girl Problems...


dear readers,

i have a dilemma... i am expecting a baby girl this spring and all i want to do is look at little dresses and tights. would you feel abandoned if i started posting girl's fashion too?  (boy's would always be the focus since that is the harder sex to dress.) would coos & ahhs be just anther blog in the sea of blogs?  is this silly? let me know your thoughts.

xo,
amanda

picture: wovenplay tutu

Coos & Ahhs on Tada! Shop

tada!!! i am so honored to be a guest editor on tada!shop this week! check out my shopping list for baby essentials.

Books to Coo About: In the Meadow {Enchanted Lion Books}

dreaming of spring? winter blues? thanks to this beautiful new nature book from japan you and your little one can get a little breath of spring air! by acclaimed author and the illustrator from the snowy day, in the meadow's painterly illustrations and simple narrative take the reader on a walk through a meadow. experience the grass, the flowers and the insects through the senses of a child. calm. peaceful. a perfect night time read.


Coo Coo Changes...

my stomach is in knots and butterflies. we finally made the leap and decided we must move before baby number two arrives. well, today we found our dream home (apartment, above) and all i can do is dream of space... my heart does cartwheels thinking about finally setting up a kids room!! still a lot needs to happen before we know if we are moving. i will keep you updated and i might have to go a little mia at the end of the month while we transition.

Coos Reviews: My First App

i often wonder how parents made it through a dinner out or long flights before iphones. they are lifesavers to say the least.  i am constantly on the hunt for apps that are nicely designed and stimulating.
it comes as no surprise that my first app vehicles is designed in germany with delightfully quirky illustrations and a simple design. the app features tractors, police cars, trucks, horse carriages, spaceships and more! there are puzzles, mix-and-match and a handheld pinball game for little boys to explore. my henry adores this app. available for iphone and ipodtouch.  

Fashion Coos Spring Preview: Nadadelazos SS12

i am literally up to ears in black wool with my hands wrapped around a cup of steamy tea. january is really the worst month of the year--at least in the northeast. what better time to start previewing fun spring collections than now? sunshine and warm nights are not too far away.

first up, is the spring 2012 collection from the spanish label nadadelazos, for which i am totally obsessed with. this spring is all about the jungle with amazing prints and a gorgeous palette of brights and neutrals. sweet william in the us has been carrying them. i am hoping spring will be no exception!

Fashion Coos: Bright Winter Light

ugh. i am already having post holiday blues...the chilly weather has settled in and i can barely recognize my waistline.

but don't despair! (i say to myself) there are plenty of cheerful winter accessories for baby and kids! i am l-o-v-e with sunshine yellow, hot red and juicy bright pink! (p.s. loads of this stuff is on super sale!)
1. milk on rocks yellow hat at smallable 2. mor mor neckwarmer at sweet william 3. jcrew cashmere baby blanket 4. makie baby mittens (smallable) 5. ankle slippers at shak-shuka 6. manimal fringe baby booties