I'm a huge fan of the bento box to pack kids' lunches because it the best way to have all the little things they like to eat divided up into a cute portable box. These Takenaka Bento Boxes ($29.50 at Harabu House) come in a rainbow of colors that will surely make your little one happy to chow down.
Inside each bento box there is a moveable divider to separate different food. These boxes are microwaveable for hot dishes and are dishwasher safe.
While at Harabu House, I also spotted these Coated Linen Lunch Boxes ($29.95). These insulated lunch boxes are coated so spills are easy to clean. I especially love the adjustable carrying handle that lets the lunch bag turn into a messenger bag or backpack. The handle also makes it easy to be hung from a stroller! There are four designs: pink giraffe, orange daisy, blue airplane, and brown horse.
Moms are all different and Gilt Groupe knows this. I love their wide selection of Indulgent Mother's Day Gifts that range from fashion items to gourmet luxuries. Check out the sales and believe me if you are the mama yourself, it's not hard to give your hubby a little nudge or point in the right direction as to what you want.
Visit Gilt and find Indulgent Mother's Day Gifts in the Women's section.
There's also a contest going on now for your chance to win a one of a kind Judith Leiber Bag featuring your child's drawing! Visit Gilt Baby & Kids' Facebook page to submit your drawing to enter.
From wall art to mobiles, I love the beautiful designs from Petit Collage. Chloe has one of their ABC posters framed on her wall in her room. It actually became a great way for her to entertain herself in her crib and say her ABC's. New to their site are the personalized wood panel art ($60) and the soft dolls ($44). All of their items make great gifts!
Petit Collage is also celebrating their newly launched website so spend $50 and up and receive a set of Petit Collage notecards along with free shipping! Use the code NEW2012. Add the notecards of your choice in your cart before you enter the coupon code.
Chloe and I spent a rainy afternoon busy with the Rosie Flo Coloring Fashion Show by Roz Streeten (published by Chronicle Books). You may know Streeten's line of popular Rosie Flo coloring books. Everything for the little fashion show comes in the box and I let Chloe punch out all the pieces we needed. She picked which dresses she wanted for the show and the audience while I put together the the little theater and runway.
We both got lost in coloring the dolls. I had to help Chloe draw some of the features but she was all game to color in the dresses herself.
We had to have a little pink poodle in the show since it looked like her favorite stuffed poodle, Dodo.
The show was a hit for us and our dog Lulu who watched with curiosity as we were laughing and playing. With 18 paper models as well a complete stage to color, there are lots of ways for kids to be creative with their own fashion show. It's the perfect craft to keep them busy for a few hours. I love that everything also can be taken apart and put back in the box for storage when you are done!
One lucky Coquette Maman reader will receive the Rosie Flo Coloring Fashion Show! Just leave a comment to this post by Monday, April 16th at Noon PST.