kids birthday

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Four kids in the house means we do celebrate a fair amount of birthdays – every year.

Every month. Paul & Paula share some great party themes and ideas. Recipes that please a crowd and are to prepare. We love to celebrate!

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16.10.17

Let’s Party

Let's Party
Good Morning!
After all the celebrations and anniversaries during the last weeks, I thought I will do a little party round up. There is always something to celebrate and I, for example, usually stock up on party essentials like paper plates&cups or confetti and balloons when I spot some lovely ones. So I never have to run out and buy for the moment.

And since the festive end of year season is really not that far away anymore, here are some ideas for good outfits and accessories as well.

I am especially fond of the birthday cake cushion, such a fantastic idea!
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Top row from left to right:

1. Sophisticated layered pink dress that is perfect for twirling!

2. Anemone PomPom headband – a party is always a good occasion for special headbands.

3. Party Mary Janes for twinkle toes! The sparkly bindings will help make every outfit extra special…

4. Party must-do: Confetti Balloons!

5. Very special Pompom Headband.

 

Bottom row from left to right:

1. Sparkling Cake Topper

2. XL Birthday Cake Pillow & Happy Birthday Crown

3. Oversized Tulle Dress in Powder Pink {also available in black}

4. Smart blazer with fancy pocket flaps and a fun lining
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02.10.17

Leonor’s & Josephine’s birthdays

Leonor's & Josephine's birthdays

September is a very busy month in our house {not that the others are boring …ha…}.  Back to the routine after the summer break, the husband always very charged with work and two birthdays to celebrate.

Leonor and Joséphine are exactly one week apart with their special day. Leonor turned 5 this year which meant that she threw her very first party with friends. A small, cosy and very selected party because for a long time she was not sure if she actually wanted one. My girl gets easily overwhelmed with too many people around.

And the little munchkin turned 2. Unbelievable.

We celebrated. Baked lots of cakes. Sang birthday songs. Decorated the house and saw happy eyes and lots of laughter.

 

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Funny enough one brand – House of Jamie – that I got to know and followed since their first steps, celebrated a big anniversary two. They also turned 5 and launched a special Party Collection!

I still remember when I first met Barbara in Amsterdam and her then headquarter – her living room. With baby Leonor in tow. 5 years on, we celebrate and I can see my girls in these adorable tulle dresses and see why I love my job so much. Congratulations House of Jamie, it is so exciting seeing your journey.

 

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October started. Autumn is here and when we need a little mood lift we take those happy dresses out and dance! It helps, promise!

 

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18.09.17

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven
Good Morning! Today I am taking you on a boho journey. I think it is a great way to start a new week and when I discovered this etsy shop last week I was smitten straight away.

Boho Baby Heaven* was founded by Mariann & Inez, a mother-daughter duo based in Debrecen, Hungary.

Their creative adventure really took off when Inez became pregnant with her son, Milán, almost 6 years ago.
Inez was never a fan of dinosaurs, robots and cars for little boys. And could hardly find things that she really liked in the shops.
Together with her Mum they started to gather ideas for Milán’s nursery and got amazing feedback from their friends.

This led them to consider the opening of an Etsy shop in 2013…

 

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Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven

Boho Baby Heaven
In 2016 the shop became a bohemian style makeover and today you can find original designs that are handmade with love and great attention to detail.

Creating heirloom soft toys, blankets and baby sleeping bags, play-mats that can be cherished and passed down to generations to come.

I really like those first birthday bibs*. The embroidery is stunning and this really makes a great photo prop that can be used afterwards.

The Llama mobiles are the cutest and just love who these two created such a charming universe.

 

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11.09.17

Joséphine’s first bike from Stadtlandkind

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Only 10 more days and our little Joséphine will turn two. Birthday preparations are in full swing {Leonor will turn 5 just a week later so we are having a very cheerful month here in the Paul & Paula house} and one gift arrived a little early and was already very well received.

The lovely people behind Stadtlandkind were so sweet to send Joséphine her first bike! A beautiful red pedal-less two wheeler from Banwood for the cheeky lady. With a matching helmet for safety and the perfect look.

Banwood is a family-owned Berlin-based company specializing in bicycles for children up to age 5. Their core values are safety, high quality and timeless design.

Since daddy assembled it {you probably witnessed it in my Insta-Stories} Joséphine is looking after her cute bike like a star. Making sure it is on the right spot and remembering everyone that is ‘mina” {hers}. She is very proud to bring her own means of transport to the park now…

And with the cool retro look we {parents} love it too!
 

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banwood

banwood

banwood

banwood

banwood

banwood

This ‘First Go’ Balance Bike is safe, durable and it supports your child’s development by taking advantage of the child’s own abilities to move forward by using his/her own balance and body.

It is designed with a classic child-friendly frame and height-adjustable saddle and handlebars for easy individual customization. The front wicker basket {love it!!!} is included and a good spot to bring essential items like a water bottle or to keep all the stones and sticks you collect during your outing.

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Some facts:
* Steel frame
* Minimal seat height 40cm
* Maximum seat height 50 cm
* Adjustable leather handlebar from 50 to 59 cm
* Ergonomic and comfortable seat
* Wicker basket & bell
* 12″ wheels
* Weight: 4.5 Kg

And: Buy one. Plant one.
You buy a bike and Banwood will give a donation to OneTreePlanted, on your behalf. The organization will then use their expertise to decide the best possible location for the tree you have just bought and make sure it grows.

For every single tree we plant, we can make a difference by lowering the carbon dioxide levels from the planet’s atmosphere. This in turn slows the Greenhouse Effect, and also provides us with enough fresh air to breathe.

Perfect bike for little people with a good cause and look. What is not to like?

 
What is your favorite color?
 

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08.09.17

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco
The creative team of the Djeco brand has launched a new line: Lovely Paper. And we were so lucky to be able to test and try some of those products here at home.

I have a very soft spot for anything paper. Books, magazines, postcards and of course craft supplies. This is perfect. Djeco is a brand that I always check when I need a gift, adding the Paper Collection is such a great extension because finding gifts for teens is not always easy but they {usually} all love crafting.

Everything is beautifully illustrated – of course- and the new collection includes notebooks, gums, pencil cases, masking tape, diaries, pens and colored pencils and also these cool glossy stickers that I still know from my own childhood. The ones we collected, got albums and carefully sticked them in those. And then showed them to our friends. Do you remember these?

This beautiful Djeco stationery range makes every kid’s heart beat faster.

There are also glitter and metallic markers,  secret notebooks and mini stamps sets.

 
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Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco
And those beautiful flowers that Leonor loved to put together. The set includes everything to create these Origami beauties and make a really lovely decoration for parties or in the kids room.

As you see there is truly something for everyone and a good craft session, on a Sunday morning for example, is always a winner here.

 

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco
We also got this really cool Silk Scarf set in the Peacock Design.
It contains a silk scarf that you tightly pin to the box to make a taut canvas. Then you paint the design with the silk paint. The paint will stay nicely in the ‘designated areas’ – it is made like this. Step-by-step, the scarf will be an absolute beauty.
Romy loved to do this!
 

This shop has a good selection of the Lovely paper collection!

 

Happy week end everyone, maybe with some crafty moments. Seeing the weather we have here now it is time…

 

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