Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Amazing Maternity Photo Series...

You may have seen the first amazing maternity photo series from Ryan at Pacing the Panic Room. He took brilliant photo's of his wife, Cole, during her pregnancy, and they included decriptive details about each week of their journey. All the while, Cole is sporting the most AMAZING belly-enhancing outfits from American Apparel. I could show you every picture from the series, because they're that amazing, but I'll limit myself, and recommend that you go to the blog and see them for yourself...

Aaaaanyways, the point of this post is that Ryan is now onto a new maternity project for his friend, Tricia. Leigh from Marvelous Kiddo describes the series like this: 'Each week, mama-to-be, Tricia, is being photographed as she strolls around the neighborhood. One week at a time, the photos are threaded together on Ryan's blog and viewers can navigate them with the help of a horizontal scroll bar. The effect is that we see gorgeous Tricia moving through space and time, complete with an ever-expanding bump.' That sounds amazing! You can see the evolving new series here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

IKEA Recalls the new LEOPARD High Chair...

The newest high chair from IKEA has been recalled.

The LEOPARD high chair has been making the rounds on design blogs, becoming known for its sleek and modern styling, its (smaller) environment footprint, and its rad colors, but it's now been recalled.

Snap locks that secure the seat to the frame can break, making it possible for the seat to drop through the frame. Children can suffer injury to the head and other parts of the body from falls. Detached snap locks pose a choking hazard to children.'

So far, there have been eleven reports of broken snap locks, and in one case, the seat (with child) did fall through the frame. The child suffered from bruised legs.
In a second incident a detached snap lock was found in a child’s mouth but was removed before choking occurred.

This high chair has become a very popular item, so please pass the word on. If you own a LEOPARD high chair, IKEA asks that you stop using it immediately, and bring it back to the
store for a full refund. You can call (1-888-966-4532) or see their website for more details...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It's my favorite day of the year!
I hope you all have an wonderfully relaxing holiday, spending time with the people you love, and soaking up all the good things this time of year brings.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Gift Guide: DIY Decoupaged Notebook

Can you believe it? Christmas is only 10 days away!
If you're still trying to come up with that special something, we've got a great idea for a gift your kids can make themselves (with only a little help!). This decoupaged notebook is pretty, personalized, and easy on your wallet.

First, find a plain notebook (or sketchbook) that you can decorate. You might even have one laying around at home! Draw a border around the edges.
Have your kids pick out images from magazines that remind them of the gift-receiver, or choose some special photographs to print out. Photos should be cut into squares that will fit into the designated box.
Your kids can now arrange the pictures on the notebook, and once they have decided on the composition, they can glue them on. Then comes my favorite part...the modge-podge!
It's a good idea to do a few layers of modge-podge, and allow for adequate drying time between each coat. You can even have your little one inscribe the inside cover with a special message before wrapping this beauty, and placing it under the tree!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The babies are coming!

You love babies, right? Well, then this one’s for you...

Do you ever wonder about the significant cultural difference between the babies born here in Canada, and the babies born all over the world? ‘Babies’ is a film coming out in 2010, following four babies from around the world, from birth to first steps. Watch the visually-stunning trailer, and be amazed...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Gift Guide: DIY Pup Tent

Every child would love to have their own crawlspace...which makes this simple DIY pup tent a great gift idea! Parents can assemble this in the basement, the living room, or even in a child's bedroom! You can even leave the decorating of the tent-space up to the kids...
The tutorial comes from CasaSugar, and can be used for any number of special occasions. She made her's for Park(ing) Day, so her and some friend could get some shade. Find detailed instructions here.
Inspiration for a simpler version can be found here. This tent, made from a simple sheet, would be great for a rainy or snowy afternoon when you're stuck inside with the kids.