Tuesday 17 March 2015

Hello, Wonderful

It's raining outside and you've run out of ideas for entertaining the kids! So what in the world are you suppose to do to pass the time? I've got the answer for you! Hello, Wonderful. Many of you have probably known about Hello, Wonderful for ages, so I may be a bit behind on this, but for those of you that haven't, it's gonna make your life a whole lot easier.

Hello, Wonderful is a a simple creative portal where you can easily find creative inspiration to enjoy with your kids: crafty ideas, amazing new products, quick solutions, and everyday fun. You can save your favorite ideas or share them with your friends.
Founder Agnes Hsu wanted to create a website where busy parents could go to for creative ideas for their kids. Along with other talented parents she brings parents a library of go-to projects for all ages. 
Their main goal is to spark creativity through imagination, play and fun and creating memories.

Check out Hello, Wonderful and start encouraging creativity in your kids!


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Wednesday 11 March 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide

To all the mother's out there, I just want to let you know, you are doing a great job! Becoming a mother has been quite a spectacular experience. Challenging but also the most rewarding. I didn't know I could love someone as much as I love my little girl. She is my heart and soul and I would do anything for her. I now know what my mother meant, when she told me years ago how one day I would understand where she was coming from. She was right, I now know how she must have felt towards my sister and I. If your mother is close by, make sure and give her the biggest hug. And for those of you like myself that live half way across the world from their mother, give her a call and just tell her how much you love her. 

To all the beautiful mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day!

kelly xx

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Kowtow: Fashion Done Right!

I've just recently been introduced to New Zeland brand Kowtow. The amazing ladies at 69b Boutique came in to the showroom a few weeks ago and told me I had to check them out. After their buying appointment I went straight to my laptop and had a look and boy am I so in love! I felt like Kowtow was designed just for me! I want every single piece in their collection! 

Kowtow believes in designing beautiful everyday wearable pieces that are ethically produced. Realising that many fashion companies are taking advantage and exploiting garment workers in Third World countries, Kowtow decided it was time to do something about it. Their collection is certified fair trade organic clothing that is ethically and sustainably made from seed to garment. Every step of the garment making process is done with respect to the land and to the individual making the garment. You can rest assure your Kowtow garment is truly made with love, respect, and awareness to our beautiful world. 

Check out their collection here: www.kowtowclothing.com
You can also buy it at 69b Boutique

Monday 9 March 2015


I'm a big fan of Kickstarter and I like to keep myself updated with new campaigns as many of them are really really great, like Walk-in-Books! I have a toddler who loves to read, she loves to read so much she sleeps with her books, literally. I love this about her. She will ask me to read her a book, but then she takes the book from me and tells me she's going to read it to me instead. It's so important to encourage reading from a young age. It sparks imagination and allows children to create their own world of fun. When I came across Walk-in-Books, I was a big fan right off the bat! I want to introduce you to Story and give you an opportunity to help get their vision off the ground!

Read below to find out more about Walk-in-Boots!

STORY presents a new way for children to explore and learn about storytelling through imaginative play with walk-in-books.

A ‘walk-in-book’ is a book that has been pulled apart so you're left with just the important bits—the character, a map, a mask (to become a character!) and STORY cards to get you started. The first walk-in-book Adventure to the Woods, is available exclusively via their Kickstarter campaign at bit.ly/wearestory running until March 20.
A simple spark can fire up imaginations; with a series of simple beginnings, and the map of an imaginary world, children – especially those who are less confident with the written word – can become authors of their own stories. 

STORY cards give children the beginnings of different stories, acting as the launchpad for them to create their own adventures. For children who might find the open-ended nature of STORY more challenging, there are five ‘quest’ cards, which provide additional prompts to help the child on their way to amazing adventures.

Mother of two and creator of STORY, Melanie Smith, says, “Spaces and places that foster young children’s creativity and imagination go against the grain of modern life – they no longer occur naturally; they need to be designed.”
Walk-in-books aim to encourage children to read and write more by teaching them the thrill and joy of creating their very own stories.  Despite the literacy drive in primary schools, literacy continues to be a problem in the UK and around the world.
STORY’s walk-in-books address the decline in creative thinking and free play amongst children by combining storytelling with play – making literacy and self discovery fun for children, especially those who struggle with traditional learning techniques.  
Though the age range for walk-in-books is 5-9 years old, parents of younger children (from 2) can use it as a prompt to make up stories for their children - so even if the child isn't old enough to read or understand the concept, they can enjoy the character, map, and box whilst their parent makes a story for them.
For further information and images please contact the STORY team via email hello@wearestory.co.uk or on (0)20 7514-2344

Kickstarter Campaign: bit.ly/wearestory
Twitter: @we_arestory

Thursday 5 March 2015

I love Mini and Maximus!

I'm a huge fan of Mini and Maximus! Probably because Edith can't wear enough of it! Their collections are fun, easy and just look so so cool! This season Mini and Maximus brings you Sticks & Stones! Staying true to their quirkiness, the collection consists of funky leggings, printed tees, and the cutest dresses around! Hanging out in the great wonders of Laguna Beach, California, Mini and Maximus appreciate their beautiful surroundings and this is why they focus on sustainability. They believe it's important to teach your children about taking care of the environment and they can start by wearing clothing that are made with earth friendly fabrics. The collection is made from 100% organic cotton and the printed tees are printed using water-soluble ink. They even print all their catalogues on recycled paper! Boy, do they have the right idea! So check out their amazing new collection and by supporting Mini and Maximus you can say that you are a part of the solution, and your kids will thank you for it.


kelly xx

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Piupia- Off to Mexico!

Are you ready for summer sun, longer nights and holiday fun? Piupia's new Spring/Summer Collection takes you Off to Mexico where you can find cactus spikes, dessert rocks and donkey's running around on their 100% organic cotton collection. Designed in Britain and made in Portugal, this collection features bright summer colours and patterns that can be mixed and matched to create a diverse range of outfits! It's a collection you do not want to miss! 

I met Claudia, owner and designer of Piupia back at Bubble several seasons ago and the brand has really become a major contender in the world of children's fashion. Specialising in 100% organic clothing for 0-2 years, you are sure to find a beautiful outfit for your little one!

So Off to Mexico you go with with Piupia!!!!

Check out the adorable collection here: Piupia

Sunday 1 March 2015

Sundays with Mui Ma*

When I think of Sundays, I think of myself curdled up on the couch with a big cozy blanket and a good book with a tea in hand and chilled music playing in the background. That's my ideal Sunday. Mui Ma's home collection fits right in with my ideal Sunday as their home collection would make my Sundays amazing. To be honest, I know nothing about Mui Ma except that I am in love with their creations. I'm a massive sucker for a pouffe and they have absolutely gorgeous ones that would add a bit of beauty to your home. 

Your home is suppose to be a haven of comfort and self expression and I feel that Mui Ma's products are just this. I hope to get my hands on something beautiful from their shop. 

Check them out! 

Mui Ma*

Have a relaxed Sunday!

kelly xx

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