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cute kids books gift guide 2014

August 31, 2014

It’s no surprise that many childhood memories include reading favorite books over and over again.  Take a tour to see what titles you can add to your library of learning and laughter…

cute kids books

1.  This magical book is a must have.  It turns simple story time into a whimsical adventure!  $15.99

2.  Ever wonder what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth?  Find out in this really cute read $15.99

3.  Farts will forever make boys and men giggle alike so you know this hilarious title will be a hit $15.99

4.  I Love You More is a book that never ends… just flip it around and begin again!  $16.99

5.  This awesome deck of story starters invites your imagination to complete the tale  $26.95

6.  Illustrate how you see the story plays out in this silly rainbow kitty escapade $11.95

 Just For Babies

kids books for baby

1.  Why wait until literature class to introduce them to the classics?  $9.99

2.  Match the mama and baby farm animals in this clever book within a book  $8.99

3.  This pet tails book has it all… squeaks, crinkles and plenty of textures to explore $15.95

4.  And even more fun with silly tails… makes a great baby shower or first birthday gift $15.95

5.  See all the layers of this funny monkey’s habitat in this die cut, finger puppet read $8.99

6.  Start counting two rich gentlemen… three houses in this cheeky Pride and Prejudice primer  $9.99

For Bedtime

kids books for bedtime

1.  Read a different short prayer every night with this heartfelt devotional  $9.99

2.  Turn off all the busy technology and enjoy the art of reading this too true book  $14.95

3.  Keep the magic of fireflies alive all year long when you flip through these colorful pages $12.99

4.  How do you say goodnight?  Every animal has their own special way in fish kisses $7.95

5.  This catchy rhyming board book is the perfect prose to recite before saying nighty-night  $6.99

6.  Bring your flashlight to shine through these pages for shadow play on your bedroom wall $12.99

About the Mitten State

kids books about michigan

1.  Make your way through our entire state using the ABC’s  $17.95

2.  Tour the mitten with the cutest pair of mice that lead the way in 12 Months of Michigan $14.95

3.  Michigan grads… I believe this text book belongs in your baby’s library  $10.95

4.  Teach your little one what it means to be a true Tiger fan $10.95

5.  Rhyme your way through our state in this adorable board book $9.95

6.  State grads… I believe this text book belongs in your baby’s library  $10.95

Just for the Parents

kids books for parents

1.  Moms-to-be… get a good dose of laughter paired with sweet sentiments about parenthood  $10.95

2.  Dads… no better time to start amping up some wisdom to pass on to your tribe $12.95

3.  Great laughs will be had at any baby shower when this cheeky book is gifted $9.95

4.  Write your little one’s own story with this sure-to-be keepsake memory book $16.95

5.  Those years FLY by so take the time once a year to document your cute kiddo.  This also makes a great ‘first birthday’ gift for the parents $19.95

6.  Take time to document those silly things your kids say… you won’t regret it (but your kid might if you choose to display it at their grad party ;-)  $14.95

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create a cozy reading nook for your kiddo

August 26, 2014

If your little ones have not already returned to the classroom–they will be soon! Now is the right time to create a space that is all their own….one that encourages them to relax and read (and *fingers crossed*, it just may become a habit).

diy reading nooks

A corner of a room that’s stacked with some comfy pillows and maybe a few shelves is all it really takes, but for anyone ready to go a step further–we found a few projects that might inspire you….

I love the addition of the lights above this Whimsy Reading Nook that we found on Mommy Mentionables. This reading space is truly fit for a princess :)

If you’ve got an unused fireplace or recessed area in your home–Emily from Life, Unstyled shows you how simple it is to turn it into a Cozy Reading Retreat.

Can you guess what this used to be? Randi from Dukes and Duchesses turned an old dresser into an inviting, Colorful Reading Bench for her son.

The Reading Chair that Kirstin from Kojodesigns created from two wooden palettes looks sooooo comfy. This project comes in way under budget when you consider the fact that they used discarded palettes from a big box store (just make sure you ask first).

Boys and girls alike will fall in love with this No-Sew Teepee. Ashley from the Handmade Home saw one of these in a mall and came up with her own version–and it has now become the official reading teepee at her house.

A really great way to organize any reading space is with these Rain Gutter Bookshelves. Again, very simple and very budget-friendly–this project comes in at under $20. Lily from Restoration Beauty also points out kids tend to read more when they can see the fronts of the their books as opposed to the spine.

This empty closet was transformed into a Big Girl Reading Nook. You can read all about the step by step process by checking out Megan’s post on her blog, Balancing Home.

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magical night and day giveaway

August 21, 2014

magical night and day giveaway Even though summer is winding down, you can still keep a little of the season’s magic alive in your home year round with these solar powered delights.  The rainbow maker crystal rotates creating a disco ball of color dancing around your room and these sweet fireflies dim and brighten like real fireflies caught in a jar.

These whimsical goodies could be yours if you just enter below. ($45.90 value)

We will draw a winner and announce it on our blog Tuesday, August 26.

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Have fun, good luck and thanks for playing!  

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April McCrumb

I'm April McCrumb ~ a creative gal from Michigan that loves to share clever gift ideas, simple recipes, my favorite tunes & all things crafty.  Thanks for stopping by my whimsical world. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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