Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Summer!

There will be a little slowing down around here at The Children's Corner. We're all doing just fine at our house, really great actually. I've just decided to give my everything to my little family this summer and do nothing but be with them. Completely and totally. We'll probably spend our days at the pool and our nights roasting marshmallows. I do hope you will take the summer as well and spend some extra time with those sweet little ones. It's the summers that they remember most. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Congratulations Jeanie!

Anonymous said...

Oh I would die for this! So sweet!



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Giveaway Week - Day 4: Restoration Hardware Lamby

"Baa baa" is not only a favorite at our house, he is a part of the family. We love and squeeze him all day and have no idea what we would do without him! Today we a giving away one of these  lovable RH baby & child plush lamby's. It's for their security, really :)

Just leave us some love! Winner will be announced Monday...we are on our way out the door for a long weekend. Hope you enjoy yours!


Congratulations Amy!

Amy said...

I love all of these and don't own any of them! I'd love to win!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Giveaway Week - Day 3: Children's Books

We love to read at our house, and our favorites seem change almost weekly. There are a few, however, that have stuck for quite sometime now. We love them and know you will too. Thanks to Waldenbooks, we are giving away four of our favorites to one lucky reader.

Just leave us a comment! Ends tonight at 12 pm EST

Congratulations Jennifer and Chelsea!

who said:

Jennifer said...

I'd love the sand play set!!

I'm a new follower

yours truly said...

The jump rope is absolutely perfect! I love their toys too. (and yes, I also cried during the Oprah:)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Giveaway Week - Day 2: Green Toys

We have a special place in our hearts for Green Toys at this house. My little guy could play with their trucks for several minutes (thats a long time) and they are durable, cute and eco-friendly. I just know you'd love their products too :)

Today we are giving away 1 jump rope and 1 sand play set for two lucky people! Go on and swoon over their products here, and come back and tell us which one you can't live without (jump rope or play set). This giveaway will end tonight at 12 pm EST.

P.S. Did you see Oprah yesterday? Good golly I love that woman.  Had to watch it with a roll of toilet paper. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Congratulations Alta and Amanda!

Alta said...

I'm a new follower! Love the blog, it's so fun - and this giveaway is awesome :) Pink bunny for sure!

I'd pick the sailboat tee for my little boy. It's so cute!

E-mail us right away for your darling tees! Thanks to all who entered. Check back tomorrow for another fun giveaway! 

Giveaway Week- Day 1: bobo choses tees

Good morning everyone! So happy you could join us on our first day of Giveaway Week! What an awesome way for us to start our summer out with a bang. We've been showered with wonderful things to give away this week and can't wait to, well, give them all away! They are all so so fun - and my favorite children's items by far.

Today we'd like to thank Estella-NYC for our bobo choses tees! Love, love bobo's tees and onsies with all my little heart. This giveaway will go to two lucky winners! To enter, please check out this wonderful children's apparel site, come back here, become a follower, and let us know which tee you are coveting most (boat or bunny). For additional entries, FB or blog about our favorite things giveaway.

This giveaway will end tonight at midnight, EST

Happy Monday friends and good luck :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giveaway Week! - Our favorite things

In preparation for summer, (and in honor of Oprah Winfrey) we are doing a full week of giveaways! Starting Monday and ending Friday we will be giving away a few of our favorite things. eeeeeeee! So excited for this. Check back tomorrow for our first official day of giveaway week....and go tell all your friends. These babies are going to be AMAZING!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kids with style - Finnegan

Holy mackerel what a hunk mr. Finnegan is. Just look at him, seriously! I totally have a baby crush on him, and I'm loving his style like, everyday. His mama, Megan, is uber stylish herself and can pull together the cutest. outfits. ever. Thrifty misty is her middle name and you would never know. Go see how good looking their family is here. You will crush too :)  

hat: thrifted
shirt and pants: target
shoes: old navy

There will be a little slowing down around here at The Children's Corner. We're all doing just fine at our house, really great actually. I've just decided to give my everything to my little family this summer and do nothing but be with them. Completely and totally. We'll probably spend our days at the pool and our nights roasting marshmallows. I do hope you will take the summer as well and spend some extra time with those sweet little ones. It's the summers that they remember most.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cloth Diapers

Considering cloth diapers? Check out Jen's post who absolutely loves them. She spells it allll out for ya :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I'm going to be totally honest with you by saying 3/4 of my closet could be considered nautical. I'm in love with stripes, and by default my little one wears almost nothing but. Some day we will live so close to a harbor that it is only natural to wear all things nautical. Some day...:)

Here are a few things nautical that I am loving.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Carousel Designs

Have you guys been over to Carousel Designs to design your own crib bedding? Go here. It's totally fun :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Moms with Style - Leslie

Our stylish mama this week comes to you from a room somewhere in the great state of Texas. Leslie is a mom of three, has the most beautiful locks and can work that SLR like nobody's biz. She is one classy girl and her shoes are to die for. Check out her "What I Wore Wednesday" for more outfit ideas. Love them! Happy weekend!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Vintage-Modern Furniture

I've been collecting these images for quite some time now. My eye has been drawn to vintage modern lately. It's fun and different. What do you think? Would you use some of this in your children's play areas?

Designed in the 1950s by the ELBE Fac­tory in Swe­den, from Retro Mod­ern Design

A cool tool for teach­ing your child their ABC’s! Inspired by vin­tage print­ing blocks, made by Kent and Lon­don

This beautiful Noah's Arc looking cradle is handmade by Katrin Arens. Looks like such a peaceful place to lay a bitty babe.

Isn't this fun? It's Mukaki

This rocker seems like a great idea, I don’t know why they aren’t more common.

This giant bird nest was designed by Merav Eitan and Gas­ton Zahr as part of the Green Gar­den Exhibition.

Looks so invit­ing, doesn’t it?

I've been in to clouds lately (literally). So cute, eh? This one is from Richard Shed's Kid City project. Check it out here

Zelig is a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of children’s chairs by Israeli designer Elad Ozeri. They would be very cool in a play room.

Saved my favorite for last. Love, love this Eames rocker. CoMods Etsy Shop is the place to find it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DIY - Bright White Onsies

If you're expecting your second (plus) baby and you've been pulling out those old onsies, here is a remedy for getting out all those yellow spit up stains. Supermom really is super.

First, she divided the clothes into two loads by size; one load for 0-3 months items and another for 3-6 months.
- Put the the first load into the washer with two scoops of Oxi Clean (she buys the big tub from Costco) and a small amount of laundry detergent. She lets the agitator run for about 5 minutes and then let the load soak overnight.
- In the morning she poured white vinegar into the fabric softener compartment on my machine. Vinegar is helpful during the rinse/spin cycle to break down excess detergent that might “stick” and create residue on the clothes. If your washer doesn’t have a fabric softener compartment you can get a fabric softener ball to throw into your wash — it automatically dispenses at the right time. Since these clothes will be going next to sensitive baby skin, she also sets her washer for a second rinse cycle to make sure everything rinsed out nice and clean.
- Once the washer was done, she transferred the clothes to the dryer but as she did so she checked each piece to make sure the yellow spots were gone. The soak and wash worked really well but there were a few pieces that still had spots. She kept those items out of the dryer (for fear of setting the stains), and applied spot stain removers and then rewashed. She also let these items hang out on the clothes line as the sun is supposed to help fade the spots.
- Repeat the above process with your second, 3-6 months load.
Now most of the stored baby clothes should be ready for new baby to wear, and whatever didn’t come clean enough can be added to the toss/donate piles.

Monday, May 9, 2011

If wishes were fishes...

I'd own this kitchen and every single thing in it!

Hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day weekend and was smothered with love and kisses!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Kids with Style - Tate

Ok, I know I'm the author of this little bloggy and I'm never supposed to pick favorites on the little kiddos I feature, but I just can't help myself on this one. Little miss Tate is my favorite. Yes... I just said it. It takes everything I have to not smile when I look at these photos. I am smitten with them. All of them and her style is everything I love in little girls. From head to toe, miss Tate's style screams modish. Could it be thanks to her incredibly talented/beautiful/about to birth two(!) precious boys mama Chelsea? I think so. Remember now when I shared these lovelies with you? Well, Chelsea is the creativity behind those beauties and you'd be silly to not run and buy yourself a little clippy or two. Now, go! But enjoy cute Tate first :)

Striped Sweater- Crewcuts boys 
Lace Eyelet Tank- Gap Outlet
Skinny Capri's- Gap kids
Boat Shoes- Old Navy (boys section)
Headband- Babinski's 

Leopard Cardi- Gap Kids
Sequin Bow Tee- purchased on Gilt Groupe 
Corduroy Skirt- Olive Juice
tights- Old Navy
Moccasins- purchased directly from Minnetonka Moccasins (and saved $30 as opposed to getting them from Crewcuts who buys the same brand:)
Hairclip- tatertot

Gray Tee- Old Navy
Jumper Dress- Misha Lulu (the BEST thing about theses dresses and why she owns so many is their width. They run wide, so they start out as a dress, and last years, because after they outgrow the length, they are adorable as tunics and babydoll tops). 
Jeggings- Mini Boden
Red Sneakers- Superga 

Plum Knit Sweater- Siaomimi Kids 
Gray Corduroy skirt- Olive Juice
cream tights- Old Navy
Yellow button boots- Siaomimi Kids 
Mouse wool animal hat- Nirvana Designs

Happy Friday Friends!

Oh, and before I forget! The winner of the Haba Toys Giveaway is...

Lucy May said...

I would love these for my 6 month old. Love haba toys too! I facebooked about the giveaway!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Baking Birthday Party

I probably would have died and gone to heaven if I were invited to a party like this as a little girl. Seriously. Check out their hats and aprons. The flowers are made from cupcake liners. And that garland you see there is made from the same. So stinkin' cute! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom for a tutorial for the garland done by One Charming Party. Never been there before? Oh, well give yourself a good two hours to peruse it. Loving every party ever created by those gals.