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June 26, 2013

What to Pack

Whether you’re sending your little ones off to sleep away camp for the first time or the fifth time, it’s never easy. Well, the packing isn’t ever easy. We know it’s almost impossible to not forget something, but we’re hoping this list will help make sure you remember the essentials – sheets and fan not included.

1. Pull out the iron on labels and grab a Rub-A-Dub marker. Many camps require that all clothing and equipment is marked with your child’s name, but it’s a good idea to label regardless of what’s asked. Send a marker along with your child to make sure the counselor can help with anything that was overlooked.

2. We understand that a monogrammed laundry bag probably isn’t required, but we suggest you take that extra step. Having a bag that’s unique and personal will make laundry pick up a little easier and drop off a little more fun.

3. Shoes. Slip on sneakers and a solid pair of sandals are an absolute must. Although they’ll come back worn and tattered, they’ll keep your little one covered and comfortable every step of the way!

4. Easy tanks and tees for everyday wear. Packing tops and bottoms that can be easily mixed and matched are ideal for summer camp outfitting. By sending basics, morning dressing won’t be hard on anyone.

5. Flashlights are helpful for the post campfire walk back to the cabin. This lantern/flashlight lights the way and will easily hang under bunks for late night letter writing.

6. Don’t forget the nice outfits! Dances and closing ceremonies usually call for dressier attire – A cotton dress and polo are easy solutions.

7. The days will be hot but the nights may be cold. It’s important to remember long sleeves, rain boots, and a lightweight jacket for maximum comfort.

8. Swimsuits! Splashing and diving could easily be an everyday occurrence, packing extras is a must.

9. Since they’ll be splashing and diving more often than not, make sure they’re covered with long lasting sunscreen. Wipes and mists seem to work best for kids.

10. Towels are important, but knowing which towel is yours is even more crucial. Having your child’s name marked very clearly makes it easy – and towel wraps are a necessity for crowded summer camp cabins!

Don’t forget to check with your local retailer to find perfect packing pieces!

June 19, 2013

Celebrate The Fourth In Style!

Looking for red, white and blue options for the fourth? We’ve got you covered with tops, bottoms, dresses and  more! Be sure to claim our free shipping over $50 offer on Facebook – the sooner you order the sooner you’ll be able to focus on parade fun and backyard BBQ’s!

Start shopping now:

  1. Venda Stripe Pocket Tee $19.50
  2. Baobab Blossom Wrap-Neck Dress $15.50
  3. Coastal Stripe Tee $19.50
  4. Sea Gypsy-Wrap Neck Tank Dress $22.50
  5. Venda Strappy Mini Dress $24.50
  6. Venda Stripe Twirl Top $14.50
  7. Coastal Stripe Flutter Tee $19.50
  8. Terrific Tank $16.50
  9. Umuzi Playshorts $15.50
  10. Sea Gypsy Halter Dress $22.50
  11. Venda Twirl Skort $22.50

 

Don’t forget to check with your local retailer to see what styles they carry! Find where your nearest retailer is here: http://bit.ly/VvddfE

June 17, 2013

Dresses + Leggings

June 13, 2013

#teacollection Instagram Round Up + Semi-Annual Sale!

Last week we asked you to tag your tea pictures with #teacollection and what great pictures you’ve shared! We absolutely love seeing tea in action – keep tagging your photos and we’ll continue to share them on Studio T.

We’re so excited to announce today that our Semi-Annual Sale is on! Save up to 50% off all spring items. Remember, sizes are limited and pieces are selling out quickly, if you see something you like – be sure to grab it while you can. Girls dresses can be found for less than $20 and boys tops are as low as $12.50!

Happy Shopping!

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June 7, 2013

Just do your little bit…

 

Things we found and want to share from this past week:

Interested in making your own baby food? Farm to Table Baby Mama is the perfect website for you!

This Turkish Marble Tea Cake is on our must bake list for this weekend.

These travel-keepsake kits are perfect for making sure all of your mementos in one place.

We’re such fans of these Modern Art in America stamps, they’re the perfect addition to your handwritten note!

Flea markets can be overwhelming, take notes on these shopping tips from Decor8

June 6, 2013

Our Top 10 Children’s Apps

 

We’d be lying if we told you we never pass our little ones a smart phone or an ipad to keep them entertained. The truth is, sometimes it’s just easier – especially when traveling! With so many game apps available today, we thought it would be fun to share our top 10 favorite apps with you. They teach new languages, allow world exploration, help quiet loud nights, and make fractions fun! And remember, while a lot of these apps are over $0.99, in the end you’ll appreciate the ad-free, no fuss design the cost gets you.

Do you have a favorite that you don’t see here? We want to know! Leave a comment below.

1. Sleep Pillow Sounds $1.99 – Although this isn’t a game your children can play, we thought it was important to include. It can be hard to sleep in a new bed with unfamiliar sounds when traveling, but with the help of this app the foreign sounds will be quieted. We consider this to be a must when traveling with children.

2. Endless Alphabet free – We must warn you that skipping the ad before you hand your device over to the kids is key to this ‘free’ app, and once you get to the drag and drop screen you might not want to let go! The idea is for your little one to match the letters on the screen to create a complete word. The longer you keep a finger on the letter, the longer the letter is sounded out (maybe headphones would be best in public?) and once you’ve completed it, the definition is acted out by your new colorful monster friends and you’re on to the next!

3. Toca Kitchen $2.99 – Your children will be preparing 12 different ingredients 180 ways in no time! Since this app isn’t a timed game, there’s no pressure to get to the next level – they’ll able to explore at their own pace. Prefer a vegetarian mode? No problem, they’ve got you covered!

4. Barefoot World Atlas $4.99 – Travel the world through your 4 inch screen with this beautiful app. Geographer and BBC TV presenter Nick Crane will be your guide as you fly around the (3D) world exploring oceans and continents, meeting different people and learning about their way of life. Explore and discover the big world we live in.

5. Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann $0.99 – You may know him as an illustrator from The New Yorker, but here you will see his illustrations come to life through alligator’s teeth as guitar strings and octopus arms as a mandolin. It’s silly, charming, and perfectly entertaining.

6. Stack the Countries $1.99 – A wonderful way to help your little ones learn country capitals, landmarks, and geographic locations. Want to start smaller? Try the Stack the States app.  They’re simple and effective!

7. PBS Parents Play & Learn free – This interactive app is specifically designed for parents. Providing you with dozens of games, you’ll be able to connect every day “teachable moments” to math and literally skills, making trips to the grocery store more exciting for everyone! This free app can be toggled from English to Spanish – perfect bilingual families!

8. Learn Spanish free – Or Japanese, French, Italian, German, Mandarin, or Portuguese with each MindSnack apps. With 9 different games, your children will build essential vocabulary and conversational skills. Unlock levels as you progress and watch your avatar grow smarter and brighter!

9. Peekaboo Barn $1.99 – Although language packages (other than spanish) are an additional $0.99 per bundle, we think this app is a wonderful way to learn animals and the sounds they make. You can also record voices so friends or visiting family can capture their own voice for your children to hear.

10. Oh No Fractions! $0.99 – Math isn’t always a favorite, but with this app it’s easy to see how fractions compare, add, subtract, multiply, and divide through visuals. Keep track of your child’s progress with the statistics feature. The design is sleek and simple, and will have fractions learned in no time!

 

May 14, 2013

Always cozy and comfortable

Welcome baby, to a world of color & cloud of comfort!
Our ‘Welcome Baby’ collection has everything you’ll need, from night time snuggles to stylish outings, we’ve got you covered. Always cozy – you’ll never have to worry about your little one being uncomfortable.
May 14-16 Take 20% off our hand-selected ‘Welcome Baby’ collection with code ‘LULLABY20′
Happy shopping!

May 10, 2013

Tea Hearts Moms

Earlier this week we asked you to share your family photos on instagram with the hashtag #teaheartsmoms. Keep tagging those photos – we love seeing all of these smiling faces. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

 

Things we found and want to share from this past week:

A beautiful DIY post for stenciled floor pillows by Handmade Charlotte for Paint Me Plaid

Coordinating outfits for Mother’s Day on Min_e Style Blog

Mother’s Day bath salts made three different ways on Design Sponge

A delicious recipe for Mexican horchata by Swati Bansal Rao

A gorgeous round up of fabrics on Fikou Mikou