Feb 11


The official follow-up to Mike Davis’ Alphabet print – it’s a colorful collection of angular animal illustrations. Grab one for yourself and one for your niece / nephew / son / daughter / grandchild / elementary school classroom.

6 color print on French Cement Green paper
18 x 24″
$25 includes shipping @ burlesquedesign.com

Feb 11

Alphabet Print by Mike 2600

Perfect for fans of simple appealling design(that includes kids, nephews, girlfriends, you!) This one comes from Lab affiliate Mike 2600 and Burlesque, with a six color hand screened print on French paper. 24″ x 36″.

$30 @ TurntableLab.com

Jan 11

Favorite Kids Apps

This post was jacked from vitamindaily.com – view the full post in it’s original glory here:  http://vitamindaily.com/content/appy-days-are-here

Baby GO! (toddler) Free
Fabulous because it reinforces the letters along with the child’s keystrokes, and the girl’s voice is adorable to boot.
Katherine Holland,VitaminDaily.com contributor and blogger atwww.katherineholland.ca

Talking Carl (pre-schooler) $0.99
Fun little monster that repeats everything you say in a silly voice. Sort of like a real child!
Erika Pantages, VitaminDaily.com guest editor and blogger at www.thisishowistroll.blogspot.com

Pocket Pond and Cake Doodle (baby to adult/kindergarten) Free/$0.99
This realistic, serene koi pond lets you swish the water and make the fish change direction with a satisfying sound. Hours of zen. Got a little Cake Boss on your hands? With Cake Doodle, they can tip and shake the iPad to add ingredients, then mix, bake, ice, decorate and “eat” their cake creations.
Sarah Bancroft, VitaminDaily.com Editor-in-chief

Pocketphonics (pre-schooler) $1.99
I love this app because it helps children recognize letters and their sounds through repetition. It also tweaks their fine motor skills by having them trace letters. It involves three of their senses and thus reinforces learning. Just keep the volume down low because the mechanical voice makes you crazy.
Laura Keogh, co-founder ofwww.sweetpotatochronicles.com

Horse’s Collection and Audubon Owls (pre-schooler to elementary) $1.99/$0.99
Budding equestrians will love identifying the different breeds of horses in this addictive memory game while little naturalists will be all over Audobon Owls, which is like an interactive field guide with pictures, fun facts and video.
Susie Wall, Vancouver reporter, eTalk.

Total Baby (moms) $4.99
A lot of moms I know rave about Total Baby. It keeps track of everything baby related (feeds, poops, naps, doctor appointments) so you can keep your head above water when you’re too exhausted to remember your name.
Athena Tsavliris, VitaminDaily.com Toronto editor

Jan 11


Keeping it yummy with wholesome and easy to make recipes, visit www.sweetpotatochronicles.co/ – a great culinary online resource!

Jun 10

Keep Shoes – KID’S BENTEN

These cute as a button boat shoes sport a Velcro strap closure plus all the fun details of the adult version including the moccasin whipstitch and side lacing. The Royal Blue Kite features water-resistant rip-stop nylon to boot, making it weather and wear friendly all year round.

Price  $35.00 @ Keep Company

Jun 10

There’s a Party in my Tummy

Yummy Pancake Plush 12-inch – Yummy Yummy!

Wake up to this soft, friendly stack of flapjacks inspired by Heidi Kenney’s Yummy Breakfast keychain series.

This 12-inch plush features embroidered eyes, mouth, syrup & raised pat of butter.

$24.95 @ Kidrobot.com
View all products by Heidi Kenney at Kidrobot

May 10

Drawings on the wall – IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint

The best idea I’ve stumbled upon lately is IdeaPaint, a water-based product that turns any wall, cabinet front, or even a piece of furniture into a dry-erase surface. IdeaPaint requires only one coat and works with any brand of dry-erase markers.

$175.00 per kit @ IdeaPaint

May 10

Cool as Ice – Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Create your own customized frozen pops, including cream-filled varieties, in as little as seven minutes. Simple and easy to use, our freezer ensures flavorful fun for the whole family.

$49.95 @ williams-sonoma.com

May 10

Happy Worker Cards

I found these cards after I wrote the post about the Vancouver 2010 mascot toys. Super funny, creative and a nice way of letting your baby’s momma know you truly appreciate her.

Free @ HappyWorker.com

May 10

SuperMom Action Figure

Another awesome feature from HappyWorker.com. SuperMom – the action figure “Juggling kids & career while standing on her head.” As a huge fan of action figures, I think its a pretty neat and quirky gift to get for that hard-to-shop-for supermom in your life. Perfect for Mother’s Day.

$17.95 @ Toysonfire.com