kids – Nonpareil sprinkles of indie style Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:53:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 summer break. Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:58:58 +0000

Hi everyone! I took a little much-needed {and unintentional} blogging break…and it’s really nice to be back! June has been a little crazy: I’ve been to Oregon to visit my parents, to Thai Massage classes, had a visit from the in-laws, and have been driving my daughter to Chicago for two weeks to art camp at Lill Street Art Center {yikes}…which brings me to today’s post!

One of my daughter’s classes was a week long “metals” class from a fantastic teacher, Rebecca Zemans. Of course, I HAD to check out her site, and was totally impressed with her beautiful jewelry and metal sculpture…what a lucky girl to have such a talented teacher!

itty bitty sweetness. Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:17:34 +0000 bittybambu

I think the little goods from Bitty Bambu are darling. These adorable kids clothes, pillowcases and burp-cloths are from Maui. I think her designs are really fresh…I love the colors and the simple designs she uses. Perfect for the little one in your life!

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belgian plush. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:18:00 +0000 plush

What kind of cuteness are the tees and plush from Belgium based Plush?!! Their little creatures have such great character. Their sizes run from 3-6 months all the way up to 6 years. So cute!

I love the photos too…aren’t those kids are adorable! Oh how much I’d have to pay to get my dishwater-blond to look that gorgeous…ha ha!

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advertiser love. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:52:25 +0000 I have some talented gals who advertise with me…and I wanted to give a few of them a little extra recognition…And, if anyone out there is interested in taking out an ad, click the little “contact me” button at the top to drop me a line…my rates are super-reasonable!

sherrytruittFirst, is the fabulous map jewelry from Sherry Truitt. I’m in love with the bracelet, and think it would be great to have one custom made with a favorite vacation spot, or hometown! And, Sherry is just as sweet as she can be!

deepbluecNext, is the fabulously talented Rachel Culp and her shop Deep Blue C. Rachel is also a Southern California girl living in the Midwest…and has been sewing her funky clothes for over 20 years. Her list of rock star customers is extensive, too…I just love her jackets for kids…so sweet!!

polarityuncorkedLast, but not least are the shops Uncorked, and Polarity {owned by the same clever and creative momma}. The fantastic necklaces are made with repurposed and sustainably harvested cork as well as recycled steel. The packaging is fantastic too…I love her test-tubes!! She also has a really sweet blog called Olive Bites.

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pink olive boutique and giveaway! Wed, 20 May 2009 16:54:50 +0000 pinkolive

Pink Olive is a sweet boutique with a ton of great indie goods for little ones, as well as for grown-ups! Some of the brands they carry include BlaBla {monkey slippers},  Pink Chicken {dress}, Envirosax {floral bag}, 3 Sprouts {chicken towels}, Atsuyo et Akiko {baby shirts and footies}, Leather Zoo {owlie bookends}…oh, and Soapy Love {not pictured, but one of my favorites}, They have so many cute things, I had a hard time choosing my favorites for this post…

AND…they are kindly giving away this great crafty book called Sewing Green to one lucky Nonpareil reader!


If you’d like to try to win a copy:

  • Just visit the Pink Olive site, and comment back here about your favorite item from their shop!
  • You’ll get an extra entry if you twitter about it {make sure you let me know when you do by using @nonpareilblog in your tweet}.
  • You’ll get even one more entry if you mention the contest on your blog {leave a comment about it below}.
  • Make sure you get your comments in by Monday, May 25 at noon, central time. I’ll pick the winner that afternoon!

Good luck!

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wonder kids. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:11:45 +0000 wonderkidsI met the gals from Wonder Kids a couple of years ago at a craft show in Evanston, Illinois. It was great to see them once again at our show this past weekend!! I bought one of their plush, and adorable super-hero towels for my niece. She loved it. The towels are really well made, with extra-thick terry, and have a little button closure on the front. You can place an order by phone or email via their site…you are sure to get great service!

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sweet tooth. Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:46:16 +0000 toothfairy

The tooth fairy kit by Office of the Tooth Fairy is the cutest thing ever! The certificate is letterpressed, and has the most adorable winged tooth insignia. It sure beats my ziplock bag of kids teeth that I {for whatever reason} tucked away until I could show my kids, and TOTALLY gross them out. EEW! Thanks to blogs “Oh Happy Day” and “Design Crush” for finding this!

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cute + tiny. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 21:49:11 +0000

I love the pillows and things at Tiny Decor. This stay-at-home-mom run shop offers modern designs and uses organic fabrics, bamboo filling and non-toxic inks in her line of goods {hurrah for being green!}. I especially love the big floor pillows. I’d love to stack up a few of those in our house…they look so cushy and I love the patterns. Tiny Decor also has shop with green nursery items…it’s really quite lovely! Check it out here.

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this place is like a zoo. Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:31:17 +0000

Zooguu {by sweetest pea} is a site filled with adorable plush all handmade for you by Jen and Brian Gubicza. My very favorite is the little penguin. So so cute! Shh…don’t tell my niece…this will be part of her Christmas present! She also has a shop on Etsy.

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nonpareil’s first giveaway!! Fri, 07 Nov 2008 18:20:42 +0000

I’m really excited to feature 3cd Kid Stuff! They are a Chicago based design firm with a new etsy shop filled with fun prints for kid’s rooms. I love the sketchy quality of their animals…filled with character. Adorable!!

They have generously donated a signed Alphabet Letters print for me to give away to one lucky reader {see below…but the frame is NOT included…it’s just the print} . Here’s how you win: Visit 3cd Kid Stuff, check out all of their sweet prints, and leave a comment here letting me know which is your favorite. Mine is that adorable yellow bird {above}. I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, November 14th at noon. So, leave your comments before Friday the 14th at 11am {Chicago time}. Good luck!

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