Wearing Monkeybar Buddies Every Day

My girls are obsessed with leggings; maybe it’s because they insist on wearing dresses every single day, no matter the weather or occasion. Monkeybar Buddies designs leggings ($24), capris ($24) and shorts ($16)that come in all the colors that match my daughters dresses. It’s a no-brainer.

I also love the way the leggings look on their own. They are slightly thicker than the leggings we bought from Old Navy. My daughter will be wearing them with long sleeved tees all winter long. The capris and shorts have a little bow at the bottom that looks great with dresses and skirts. The shorts are also available in a ton of cool prints. I can see wearing them over leotards or bathing suits in the summer.

Monkeybar Buddies are made from high quality cotton that doesn’t loose it’s shape or rip in the wash. They were created not to bunch under dresses or look bulky. Sizes run from 2T – 16.

Monkeybar Buddies were definitely designed with my daughters in mind. Yours, too?

(Blogtownmom was not paid for this post but I did receive a sample for reviewing purposes.)

Bitty Birdie: Your Favorite Brands at 20% Off

Bitty Birdie Boutique is a new on-line children’s consignment store stocked with the best brands. Bitty Birdie is like one of those friends who gives you all her well dressed child’s hand me downs. Don’t we love those friends? With high end brands like Tea Collection, Crewcuts, Mini Boden, Livie & Luca and more, Bitty Birdie is going to rock your child’s closet.

Shop Bitty Birdie and can get 20% off your first order of $75 this month of September with code: SEPTEMBER20.

Here is a sampling of what they have in stock at this very moment:

The top photo is a Janie and Jack top and pants, 2T, $24.99. Read more

Back to School with Kai from See Kai Run

My girls wore See Kai Run’s Smaller shoes when they were crawling,¬† See Kai Run when they were first walking and now they’re wearing Kai to preschool and kindergarten. The Kai Collection, for ages 3-6 years, looks as whimsical and stylish as the shoes for younger kids, but they’re sturdier and more durable.

Every season I am wowed by the styles, each so sophisticated and cool without losing the charm of a shoe for little ones. Yes, there are flowers and the colors my girls crave like pink and purple, but the shoes are neutral enough to wear with all their clothes and not as cutesy and sparkly as some of the other brands.

Kai has a new collection of sneakers that I’m in love with. The color combinations are very trendy and the styles are classic and almost old school. And for all those schools that ask for sneakers only, the Mary Jane sneakers are the perfect solution. They look fab with dresses and play well at gym time, too.

See Kai Run, Smaller (for babies) and Kai Shoes meet the American Podiatric Medical Association’s standards.

See the entire Kai Collection at See Kai Run.

Five Organic Brands You Will Absolutely Love

I had so much fun reviewing my five favorite organic brands for kids clothes. I got to “pretend” shop at these super fabulous stores and pick my favorites – the colors, bold prints and casual styles…. Perfect for summer! Read the full review on Momtrends!

Wee Westchester is Live and Ready for Business!

I’ve been a little busy lately and not posting much on blogtownmom, but here’s the reason. I started a new blog called Wee Westchester for parents living in Westchester County, New York.

Check out Wee Westchester for our DAILY calendar of cool things to do in the area, tips on mommy style and design, kid-friendly recipes from local chefs, day trips, date night ideas, and anything else of interest to Westchester moms.Every day, we’ll be writing about a hundred little ways to make living here even better.
Please visit us daily and sign up to receive our emails so you don’t miss a thing. Use our calendar to plan your day, but make sure to check back often because we will be constantly updating it. Tell your friends about it. Tell your college roommate’s sister who lives up here. Spread the word…and enjoy!!

A Little Bird Told Me About Tiny Tillia by Avon

Pssst, there’s a new baby and toddler brand on the market and it’s got just about everything a tot could want from toys, bath products, rain gear, clothes and even diaper bags for Mom.

Tiffany Lerman created Tiny Tillia in 2006 with a collection of bath products and, then, partnered with Avon to create the rest of Tiny Tillia’s extensive collection. Tiny Tillia’s products are made with the finest ingredients and along with a trendy packaging and quirky animals, the entire collection is absolutely charming.

The Flowers in Bloom Dress could just be the quintessential dress for little girls. They can twirl all day in this happy flower print. (In sizes up to 18 months.)

Tiny Tillia’s Duncan Dog Citrus Sorbet Shampoo and Body Wash smells fresh and clean and is dye, paraben and tear.

The Indy Sheep Berry Sorbet Shampoo and Body Wash smells like dessert and is also paraben, dye and tear free. Love the bottles!

Tiny Tillia’s layette will make every day special. There’s really nothing basic about them! Get a set of three bodysuits for sizes up to 9 months.

Babies and toddlers will love playing with the Tiny Tillia characters in the Plush House.

Shop Tiny Tillia and see the entire adorable collection.

(Blogtownmom was not paid for this post. I did receive samples for reviewing purposes.)

The Best Eco-Friendly Kids’ Furniture and Decor

Here’s another post I wrote for Momtrends about eco-friendly kids’ furniture and decor. I designed an entire room using sustainable furniture and it’s contemporary, fun and very kid friendly.

For the photo of a eco-friendly rug, I featured the FLOR tiles in our playroom. I love our FLOR tiles. They really make our little playroom feel spacious.

And check out this coat hanger! What a cute place to hang your child’s favorite hoodie, so you can just grab it when you’re heading out the door!

Read the entire post on Momtrends.

DIY Toy Box Redo

I spotted the coolest DIY toy box redo on one of my favorite design blogs, Little Green Notebook. She took a large Chinese chest, gave it a paint job, stapled some pretty fabric to the inside and now it’s a statement piece in her daughter’s room. Oh, yes, and it holds a lot of toys!

I feel like I’ve seen these chests before and if I see one again, I’ll be tempted to pick one up. I don’t think a chest like this is safe for a very small child because they could get their fingers stuck in it, but for an older child, it’s a stylish way to hold a lot of stuff.

I absolutely love the colors she chose, from the pink outside to the yellow fabric liner and orange and hot pink trim. Very glam!

And the chalkboard in the background is really hot, too. And the rug. And the black chair…

Check out the tutorial on Little Green Notebook.

Organic Diaper Bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom

Petunia Pickle Bottom designs the most exotic and lovely printed diaper bags. Check out my review on Momtrends of their two bags made from 100% organic cotton: the Sashay Satchel and the Wistful Weekender. Both are dreamy.

Feast your eyes on this blue love… It’s the perfect summer bag, whether you carry diapers or not!

Polarn O. Pyret’s Eco-Collecion

Polarn O. Pyret is one of my favorite brands. Look at that dog. They do cute really well. Some brands try to do cute and they just look cute-sy. With Polarn O’s signature stripes, this shirt is more than cute. It’s a classic. It’s also Certified¬† Organic.

Check out my review of Polarn O Pyret’s eco-collection on Momtrends