Entries from September 2013

"kids-clothes-giveaway"When your first child is born, I think most parents tend to go a bit camera crazy.  I know we were super snap-happy!  We have tons of photo’s of Anya’s first 6 months, then a quite a few of the next 6 months but after that the photo collection really seems to fizzle out.  Recently while going through my photos I realised this and saw that I wasn’t taking nearly enough photo’s of her anymore.  Sure, we still take them at big occasions like her birthday, holidays, her first day of school but not enough of her playing in the park, going out for a family meal or just being silly at home.

So I thought it would be fun to photograph Anya in her favourite place, the park, but it would be even better to combine this with my other passions – kids style and this blog.  So I teamed up with Juliana of Captured by Juliana (a family and kids photographer) and Nick from French Blossom to bring you this fun shoot. And as it’s my first blog shoot, I wanted to celebrate with a fantastic giveaway for you too (read on to find out more about the giveaway and how to enter). "emile et ida fall winter 2013"Most of the clothes worn by Anya on this shoot are by Emile et Ida.  If you already know this French brand, I’m sure you are a fan… who isn’t?!  But if you haven’t heard of Emile et Ida, prepare to fall in love.  Very chic, very playful with a touch of retro, Emile et Ida is probably my most favourite French brand out there at the moment.  Anya loved wearing the clothes and had great fun on the shoot.  None of the shots are posed… Juliana just let her be and do what a 4 year old does in a park and took photo’s as Anya played and did her thing. "emile et ida winter collection 2013"The giveaway:  The winner gets to choose any one item of clothing from the Emile et Ida range at French Blossom in the size of your choice.  If I could enter, I know what I would choose but more importantly, what will you choose?  I adore the cat print dress worn in the first photo but there is also a very cool cat print sweatshirt (not shown here).  There are beautiful skirts and cool stuff for boys too so you may have a hard time choosing!

To enter:  Simply like ebabee and French Blossom on Facebook and then leave a comment below to say you have done so.  If you already like the pages, then just say so in the comment.  All 3 things are mandatory.

One entry per person and this competition is open to all my readers worldwide.  The competition closes at midnight (UK time) on Sunday 6th October 2013.  Any entries after this time will not be counted. Winner will be announced on this post and on my facebook page on Tuesday 8th October.  This giveaway is now closed.  The winner of this giveaway is Abigail Fahey. Congratulations Abigail!

* This is not a sponsored post.  I thought a shoot was a fun way to share these lovely clothes.  All the clothes were loaned by French Blossom for the purpose of this shoot and have been returned and the talented kids photographer Juliana very kindly did the shoot.  All dresses and tops by Emile et Ida, tights by TroiZenfants and black skirt and shoes were our own.

"beau loves autumn winter 2013"I’m in love with Beau LOves new Autumn Winter 2013 collection.  There’s drama and adventure in every piece.  With their signature mask motif and dark pieces mixed with yellows and golds, this collection is striking and so much fun for any kid to wear.  Imagine everyday clothes that can make you feel like a superhero or an adventurer; what more can a child want? "Beau loves autumn winter 2013"In addition to the clothes, there is a new black and white bed linen range with a tiny cat print and one with the mask print.  Both are very, very cool and the best bit about the entire collection… nearly all of it is unisex so everybody gets to enjoy the fun!  The British made collection isn’t yet available on Beau LOves own site but will be very, very soon.

Happy Friday friends and there’s a fab French giveaway coming on Monday!

mama & baby…

September 26, 2013

"mini heart wall stickers"This week’s picks for mama & baby… let mama decorate her room with this heart print while baby decorates with those mini heart wall stickers.

More from Maine…

September 25, 2013

"childrens shop Portland Maine"I love discovering little shops tucked away in far corners of the big wide world that we live in.  Before the internet you could only make these discoveries by traveling but now I keep finding little gems that make me want to go visit those places.  I have a growing list of small, independent shops from across the globe that I hope to visit one day and the latest addition to this list is More & Co in Portland, Maine.  I love their small but playful and fun selection of goodies many of which are their own creations.  Those colourful shapes t-shirts are so cute and the wooden toys on offer are playful and beautiful.  I also love that simple starry domino set.  If I ever go to Maine, I know I’d love to stop by More & Co and meet the people behind this creative little shop.

The cutest wall stickers…

September 24, 2013

"cute wall stickers for girls"When I was growing up, the one thing that was strictly forbidden in our home was writing on the walls or sticking anything on them for fear of marking the walls.  But I still couldn’t resist sticking one teeny-tiny sticker just on the side of my bed and I’m pleased to say (thankfully) my mother never discovered it.  In those days, the stickers were very glue-y and stain-y as there was no such thing as wall stickers.  But how I wish there were.  If somebody had given me super cute wall stickers like these ones by Swantje & Freida, I would have been the happiest kid on the planet!  I mean how sweet are these stickers?  And of course with wall stickers like these, there are no marks on the walls so my mother would’ve been delighted too.

These stickers have been created by Swantje, a graphic designer from Cologne and the main character featured is Freida – the girl with the red cheeks.  She is adorable as are the other characters and animals.  This range has been created specially for Poisson Bulle which is where you’ll find them but Swantje also does some other delightful illustrations for kids which will bring a big smile to your face… promise!

Pinterest palettes ~ 01

September 23, 2013

"pinterest inspired colour palette 1"Of all the social media sites out there, I’m enjoying pinterest the most at the moment.  I love looking at pretty pictures and pinterest is full of them.  So I thought it would be fun to occasionally share some of my pins and also pins from other inspirational pinners.  But instead of just sharing pictures randomly, I’ve picked a colour palette and have chosen images within these colours.  So for this first one I’ve gone with black, white, green and the slightest hint of a peachy pink.  I love this combination of colours and think they would work well together in a kids room or even as an outfit.

Are you on pinterest?  Do you love it too or what’s your favourite social media?

1.  Green knitted sweater,  2.  Black and white kids room,  3.  Don’t grow up poster,  4. Green striped jacket,  5.  Cat at the altar doll

mama & baby…

September 19, 2013

"polka dot cushion"This week’s picks for mama & baby… let mama wear these polka-dotted knee high socks while baby decorates his room with that spotty cushion.

Sweet hearts…

September 18, 2013

"heart baby blanket"Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of heart adorned stuff for kids.  A lot of it isn’t for me but sometimes, when it’s kept simple,  it can be super sweet like that black and white baby blanket.  So here are my current favourite {sweet} heart picks:

1.  Two hearts poster by Seventy tree,  2.   Louis Louise heart print duvet cover from smallable,  3.  Jess Brown Wovenplay doll from Miniluu,  4.  Knitted heart baby blanket by Yarning made,  5.  Oeuf NYC heart sweater,  6.  Mini hearts wall stickers by Ferm Living.

Autumn blues…

September 16, 2013

"blue accessories for girls"I always start thinking more about accessories come Autumn.  With the cooler weather you begin needing scarves and hats but more than that, accessories really lift an outfit and Autumn is a time when I need a lift.  Even more than me, I love accessorising my daughter’s outfits often with just one unexpected piece like a pretty necklace or a statement brooch.  I went looking for some accessories for her today and I loved these blue ones that I found.  The pale and deep blues are lovely for this season and will work well with so many outfits.  Here’s where you’ll find them:

1.  Flower hair clips by Cos…  2.  Louise Misha tulle necklace from Minikin…  3.  Polka dot bonnet with ears by Les Zigouis…  4.  Umbrella adorned scarf by Bobo Choses.

Cosy and so cute…

September 13, 2013

"hand knit baby clothes"I can’t believe that I haven’t shared this adorable brand with you before!  I love Misha & Puff not just for their beautiful hand knitted baby clothes but also for the cute overload.  Those little babies look so cosy and pretty in these knits.  That pointy pale yellow hat is just the cutest!  And the colour palette is very striking too.  Misha & Puffs hand knits go from 0 to 24 months so I’ve missed the boat on this one but I still can’t help drooling over the clothes and wishing I had baby to put them in!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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