June 2012

sunnies . blazer . tank . handbag . shorts . shoes  .  image

Mini Stacy Keibler, i switched out the boots for these adorable ankle strap flats – loving this casual little outfit!

Happy Friday, gonna be a super hot long weekend for us in Toronto – I’m very excited about our no plans (well other then our plans to relax and hopefully sneak in a nap and of course some exploring!).

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· June 29, 2012 · in Daily Dose,Mini Celebrity



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This accidentally super sweet moment made me think about how fast time flies – but not in the same “you’re growing too fast, SLOW DOWN” sort of way. More in a slightly sad way, sad that sometimes I forget to take it all in because before I know it these two won’t be so little anymore. I need to remember to take in the good, the bad and the super ugly (boy some moments/tantrums can get ugly) – even though in the moment I may feel new grey hairs growing or completely and totally at my wits end, I know there will be a time down the road that I will miss all of it (the ugly moments included). I know I will miss the tantrums, the cry’s, the fights, and the struggles (heck, I already miss the newborn stage of NEVER sleeping) – one day these two little kids will have real life problems and I’m sure I will say to Chris: “remember when those frustrating days that were filled with tantrums and tears? I miss those days”.

NOTE: Harlow was fine in the photo, a few tears shed from an accidental step on the foot.

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· June 28, 2012 · in Daily Dose,Real Life



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Odin, 2 Years Old, Hackney London

Tshirt Suit:Mini Magpie – Sneakers:Converse

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Lettie, 2 Years Old, Rochester Hills MI

Sunnies:The Children’s Place – Shirt:Baby Gap – Shorts:Old Navy – Shoes:Saltwater Sandals

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Submit a street style shot of your stylish little one, we’d love to feature them! Check here for details.

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· June 27, 2012 · in Daily Dose,Mini Street Style



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I get asked A LOT about how I am able to get photos of the kids, and truthfully it’s totally hit or major miss. Personally I carry our big Canon with most everywhere, and try to snap photos whenever I get the chance. Partially it’s the blogger mentality, to never leave a moment undocumented – but honestly my husband and I have always been severely camera happy (we have annoyed many a friends with our excessive photos). This excessive photo taking has really helped getting actual photos of the kids (ones where the whole photo isn’t a giant blur), because let’s be real: they don’t really stand still (ever), they don’t really follow direction (this is actually laughable), and things rarely (okay, never) work out the way you planned.

Half the time I dressed the kids in super cute outfits, we go for a walk and I find a great place to snap some photos, I snap away and we go about our day. When we get home look back and many times none of the photos are okay: too blurry, hilarious faces, too bright, too dark, or just bad.

So my tips for photographing kids? Take photos everyday, and take a lot. By the end of the week you will have a few good ones, and in a few months/years time you will have to take less (maybe not less often) to get really great ones (I’m still in the learning stages myself).

KING> Hat:77kids – Tank:H&M – Shorts:H&M (jean cut-offs) – Shoes:Old Navy

HARLEY> Tank:b.children’s wear – Shorts:Gymboree – Sandals:Zara

This was us playing around waiting for a bathroom to open up, the little game of tag? More like a run in a circle because WE HAVE TO PEE!!

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· June 26, 2012 · in Daily Dose,Little Style



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Our favorite organic, eco- friendly, Canadian made stylish kiddo clothing wants to give a lucky Baby Blackbird reader a chance to shop their little heart out. If you haven’t heard of Mini Mioche yet, you are surely missing out – they make the best kiddo basics (that really aren’t so basic). Mini Mioche’s little clothing is made in Canada, out of organic, eco-freindly super comfy and soft materials – plus they also have a fantastic selection of accessories and shoes (truly a one stop shop). Mini Mioche wants to give one of you a $75 gift certificate to outfit your little one in their stylish goodies. Entering is as always, super easy: Check out Mini Mioche, then come back and leave a comment below telling us what you would put in your shopping cart.

Giveaway is for North American residents only, ends July.2nd.

 

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· June 25, 2012 · in Daily Dose,Giveaways



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mini Kristen Bell> sunnies . shirt . jeans . bag . boots

mini Rachel Bilson> sunnies . jacket . dress . bag . sandals  .  image

Major double whammy, mini Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson – two super cute outfits for stylish mini BFFs!

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· June 22, 2012 · in Daily Dose,Mini Celebrity



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I was looking back through some old videos last night and got all happy sappy – thought I’d share a little King and Harlow THEN and NOW

THEN (3 weeks and 20 months old)

NOW (2 and 3 years old)

Two things: how the heck did my kids grow up so fast? And holy cow I forgot how Kingston loved Harlow so much right from the first moment.

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· June 21, 2012 · in Real Life



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I would love to have your shop, brand, blog or business be apart of Baby Blackbird, during July and the rest of the summer months – and to work with you and help gain exposure and grow your brand. If your interested send me an email at [email protected] for for my current stats and low summer rates or visit my sponsor page for a bit more info!

 

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· June 21, 2012 · in Daily Dose,sponsors



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