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Go visit LatteMama’s pop up

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LatteMama are having a pop up on the Kings Road from 15th – 28th August, in conjunction with Popup Britain.  A great part of London for a bit of shopping and a chance to browse through some cool AW13 stock, from the likes of Mini Rodini and Indikidual.  Our Lil’ Beans/Le Gun t-shirts will be there with the lovely LatteMama too, so you you can add a bit of guilt free shopping in to the mix, as all profits of them go to charity.  A visit is a definite must.

Happy weekend x

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our first batch of AW13 is now available

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Our first lot of AW13 stock of Indikidual, Jessie and James and The Bright Company (TBC) was added to the shop over the weekend.  There’s much more to come over the next couple of months.  There are lots of prints, colour to keep the sun shining, and lovely quality clothes for your lil’ ones.  See the full stock to date on the shop.

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easy peasy recipe

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I tried these over the weekend that I found via Pinterest.  They are so easy, super quick and delicious.  These will be added as one of my regular quick bakes along with my cheese stars.


2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of oats, big spoon of good quality peanut butter, half a cup of choc chips/raisins.

Mix all the ingredients together, roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.  Bake in the oven for 15mins at 175°c.

I made some with chocolate chips for the bigger people and with raisins for the lil’ bean.  All were gobbled up.



Stella kids AW13

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Some of the new Stella McCartney Kids AW13 collection has been launched!  We love the owl tights, and there is also a bat version, which is pretty cute too.

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Love the colour combos, yellow bobble hats and the sheep print sleep suits.

It’s hard to think about Winter clothing at the moment when the weather is so amazing, but at least there are some brights in there too.

images. Stella McCartney Kids

don’t forget the dads

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We love this site ‘Not a Bad Dad‘.  Founded by Simon Tyler in April 2012, it’s an online magazine offering great articles and cool finds for dads and their kids.


There is also a shop by Not a Bad Dad called ‘Father‘.  It has a selection of great hand picked products, full of design and quality.  The site has a cool feature where you can enter the birthdays you need to remember and it will send you a reminder a couple of weeks before the date, with a selection of gift suggestions.  These guys are truly creating something special and not forgetting the dads.

images. Not a Bad Dad and Father

colourful moses baskets from Moba

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Love these Moba moses baskets that I spotted in John Lewis.  So refreshing to see something that’s not wicker or white.

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Made in the U.K from eco-friendly recyclable material that has anti-microbial and hypoallergenic properties, so it’s an ideal choice for babies with allergies such as eczema or asthma.  Available in 8 bright colours, soft to the touch and comes with a 100% brush cotton liner.  Lovely and modern, could be recycled after as a storage tub (I thought), if not kept or passed on to a friend or family member.

images. John Lewis

Today’s the day

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It’s finally come around and we have launched our site!  It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but Lil’ Beans online kids store is now here!  Launching with our limited tee’s, (profits of them go to charity (NAS)), we hope you like what you see and stay with us on our little adventure to showcase lovely new finds as well as some brilliant brands that are already known and are awesome.  We will be introducing our AW13 stock from such brands over the next month, so please keep in touch, whether it be through the newsletter, blog, twitter or instagram for updates.

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A week today

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Our Lil’ Beans Kids Store launches a week today! We are launching our online store with a limited run of t-shirts, all profits from these tee’s will go to charity.  The t-shirts have been designed by Chris Bianchi and Bill Bragg from London collective Le Gun.  They are currently involved in an exhibition ‘Memory Palace’ that launched last week at the V&A.  We will then gradually add our brands to the shop for AW13 over the next month.


A little Ruff & Huddle

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RUFF AND HUDDLE A/W 13 from Two of Swords on Vimeo.

We love new British boy brand Ruff & Huddle, cool wearable streetwear for kids.  AW13 is their first collection which includes a collaboration with designer Zakee Shariff, consisting of star print sweat top and bottoms and a very cool embroidered jacket, which I love.  We were excited to also see some of what they have in store for us for SS14 at Bubble London last weekend.  The collection has grown, great check board top and shorts, reversible bomber jackets with a bone print and of course some cool tee’s.  The ‘Rude Boy’ tee caught my eye.

Below are our 3 quickie’s with Lucy, founder of this refreshing new brand:

Where do you live and with who?
Leytonstone with my boys, Rufus, 4 and Hudson, 2.

Why did you start Ruff & Huddle, and how would you like it to grow?
I started RH as a reaction to bringing two boys into the world and not finding anything cool to dress them in. It started off as an idea to make a couple of tees and organically grew into a line of sweats, crews, tees and jackets – all based on classic street wear pieces and shrunk down for the little ones.

I’d like to see the brand become a staple go to for parents with boys and girls. Continue to grow the product lines, perhaps increase our accessory selection – collabs with brands and artists… who knows… we’re open to suggestions!

What is your favourite thing to do with your children?
We love the park! They’ve got a ton of energy they need to run off. The youngest has started riding a scooter and my eldest a bike – we now fly round the park!

Ruff & Huddle  – also going to be in Selfridge’s for AW13.

Happy weekend x

Let’s get Bubbled!

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This weekend we’re off on our bi-annual trip to the UK kids trade show – Bubble London.  We’re excited to see what some of our favourite brands have in store for S/S 14, and hopefully discovering some new little gems.

I’m sure we’ll be letting you know our ‘loves’ on the blog next week.

Happy weekend and Father’s day x

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