Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Most Luxurious Holiday Gifts For Kids

Welcome to the Good Life! The Most Luxurious Holiday Gifts For Kids

 Because only the very best will do for your little ones, we've curated a list of the very best luxury gifts for the playground set. While we don't believe in around-the-clock spoiling, treating them to a little something special here and there (especially during the holidays) is a practice that we stand by. Check out these luxe finds for your precious tots — from itty-bitty babes to bigger kids who love to live large.

1- Ralph Lauren Luxe Channel-Quilted Bunting

Welcome to the Good Life! The Most Luxurious Holiday Gifts For Kids

This is how the poshest of babies venture out in the cold — in Ralph Lauren's faux-fur channel-quilted bunting ($205, originally $275).

2- Jennifer Delonge Ava Child Chair

Welcome to the Good Life! The Most Luxurious Holiday Gifts For Kids

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

10 Gifts for Baby's First Holiday

10 Gifts for Baby's First Holiday

Babies are so fun to shop for because you can let your imagination go wild, and they will appreciate it no matter what. The first holiday season with your baby is a special time for everyone. Make it memorable by giving them gifts that they will enjoy now and in the future. Here are some of my favorites to consider this season:

1. Elks & Angels Cuddle Bear

Every baby wants a lovie and this one is the softest around. Made of Australian sheepskin, this cuddly bear will soon become your little one’s favorite. And parents love it too because it’s hypoallergenic and naturally repels stains and odors. So when your little one wants to take it everywhere with him (and I do mean everywhere) you can gladly say yes!

2. Jumbo Knit Stacker

A fun spin on a classic toy. This knit stacker has quadrupled in size and is the perfect toy to grow with your child. It’s soft enough for your baby to crawl all over and then once they are a little bit older they can have fun developing their motor skills by stacking the rings one by one.

3. Owl Clacker

Shake, shake, shake! This wooden owl clacker is a great toy for your little one to shake around. Made of all-natural wood, it’s safe for your baby to put in their mouth to soothe their little gums when teething.

4. Bannor Toys Rattle

Show some love for your home state with these wooden state rattles. If your little one is anything like mine and enjoys putting everything in their mouth, they will love chewing on these. Each rattle is handmade from cherry wood and finished off with an organic mix of flaxseed oil and beeswax, making it totally safe for your little one to slobber all over it. It’s completely customizable with an option to put baby’s name on it — and you can even pick out the disc colors in the middle.

5. My First Phone

It seems like we are always trying to grab the phone from our little one’s hands so don’t you think it’s time to get them one of them own? Made of a rubber wood, this phone is completely safe for your little one to chew on for as long as they desire.

6. Skylar Luna Pajamas

Every year on Christmas Eve, our family gets a new pair of pajamas, and this year is no exception as I have a new son to join the tradition! Skylar Luna makes all of their pajamas with 100% organic cotton and have tons of stylish prints to choose from. I can’t wait to see my little one in a pair on Christmas morning!

7. aden + anais Bamboo Dream Blankets

Cuddle up with your little one in this super-soft blanket made from bamboo fiber muslin. This will quickly become your baby’s favorite thing to snuggle up with — and probably yours as well. It’s big enough for both of you to wrap yourselves in on the couch, or you could lay it on the ground for playtime. (Plus, I give you permission to cuddle up with it while your baby sleeps. I won’t tell anyone.)

8. Freshly Picked Moccasins

Whether your baby is just learning to walk or still has a few months before they’re mobile, these handmade, soft-soled shoes will keep their feet nice and warm. Ditch the socks and shoes that always end up falling off; these moccs feature elastic at the opening so you can be confident that they will stay on!

9. Eric Carle’s Very Little Library

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby, so why not start with the classics? Revisit your childhood favorites with stories like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly, andThe Very Busy Spider. The perfect collection to begin baby’s own library!

10. Finn + Emma Wooden Play Gym

Baby gear doesn’t have to be an eye sore. This play gym won’t only be loads of fun for your baby, and it’s stylish enough to be on display in your living room. The play gym comes with four wooden toys and knit rattles that can easily be taken off and then put on your little one’s stroller for playtime on the go.
Source: Babble

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Marsala: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015

I know 2014 is coming to an end because Pantone just announced the next color of the year. For 2015, they’ve chosen Marsala, “a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul.” Sounds like a delicious way to start off the new year. If you’d like to add this “hearty, yet stylish” pinkish brown to your home or nursery, here are my best suggestions.
This was not an easy task, as wine shades aren’t typically used for kids products. While office chairs in shades like Marsala are plentiful, it may take a while before we find this tone in more higher-end design. Once we do however, it’s a really easy color to work with.

Marsala: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015

1- Bungalow 5 Tanjila lamp- $375 to $480
2- Dusty Rose Pillow Cover from Sophies Bazaar- $44
3- Jess Brown Doll – Rosa- $180
4- Everyone’s Lost But Me from todo TADA- $10+
5- 3 Sprouts Snail Storage Caddy- $15
6- Faux Leather Storage Basket – Burgundy- $15
7- babyroues letour II Bassinet and Stroller Black Frame System- $500
8- Antigua Jute Rug- $55 to $609
9- Axis II Chair- $1100
10- Southwestern Pouf in Maroon and Blue- $239