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Shusha toys from Russia with love

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Shusha toys was founded when a  young couple with background in design, wanted to create some special wooden toys whilst waiting for their lil’ one to arrive.  All the toys are made in Russia, and are the some of the nicest modern wooden toys we’ve seen in a while.  The wooden faces from Shusha are great, somethings are made for keeping.

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images. Shusha

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.



a great birthday cake with surprises

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pinata cake

Love this pinata cake!  It looks pretty and delicious, and kids would go crazy when they cut the cake and see the naughty treats inside.  I’m definitely going to be trying this for my older bean when it’s his birthday.

image. A Subtle Revelry

2 for 1 from Right Bank Babies

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A mum (Ellen) of 2 girls under 14months started this brand, when she couldn’t find anything she really liked.  She wanted classic with a difference, so started sewing these little reversible dresses.  Obviously a great idea, especially with 2 little ones so young – saves on the amount of spare clothes you need to carry around.  They are made with some great printed fabrics, we love the rompers. Mainly girls clothes, but there are a few things for boys on the website.

images. Right Bank Babies

Land of Kids – Bank Holiday Monday

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If you haven’t made plans for Bank Holiday Monday (6th May) yet, then take a look at ‘Land of Kids’ 1 day festival.  Taking place in East London, this ticket entry festival looks to be packed with fun stuff to do with the kids for the day.  Things like, Anorak Magazine Making Machine, Indikidual Scooter Paint Party, Disco, Photo Booth, Flower Seed Bombing, Reggae Nursery Rhymes, Street Feast Food Market, is just naming a few.  Everything is free once inside, apart from food and drink.  It’s going to be busy and let’s hope for some more good weather to top off a great day out.

image. Land of Kids

unique Efvva

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This amazing Polish brand was founded in 2011 by Ewa Wróbel-Hultqvist, after the birth of her first son.  The limited hand painted clothes and shoes are eco-friendly for children 3months – 6years.  Totally unique and  made with love.  We love the hand painted desert boots.

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beautiful jewelry made in London by Rust

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Rust make lovely jewelry in London.  Their attention to detail is amazing, whether it be in the jewelry, displays, packaging or product shots.  It’s all beautiful.  I received a pair of earrings as a gift a couple of years ago from Rust and love them.  All the jewelry is made in small quantities, some being one-offs as they use vintage trinkets.

Rust are a husband and wife team in South London and Artemis also has a blog called Junkaholique, which has another separate little shop attached to it.  The lifestyle blog is as lovely as their jewelry, and very addictive (and inspiring) to follow the creativeness of this family.

images. Rust

Lovely free ‘to do’ stuff for children from Mr Printable

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There are so many lovely free printables from this great website (MrPrintables.com). Wall posters, colouring in pages, masks to make, flash cards, games, to name a few.

The designs are great, a nice modern way to do something with children the old school way, that doesn’t involve batteries or expensive gadgets.

images. Mr Printables

sounds of the lil’ bean

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My eldest and I were playing with my phone the other day,  recording the lil’ bean eating because he likes to vocalize how much he is enjoying his food!  In doing so, we came across these other ‘sounds of the lil’ bean’.  Sometimes it’s the littlest of things that can make you smile.

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