wooden magic star wands


Star love for babies and kids with these wooden magic star wands. So simple, so beautiful...creating a smile on children's faces.

Through Fashion Loves People

organic zoo


Organic Zoo is a conceptual British fashion brand for babies. 100% organic cotton and neutral and unisex tones provide simple, yet detailed organic luxury. They believe in incorporating simple and mimimalistic designs that can be related to culture, art, nature, simply everything around us.

Love this brand with the fun details and the pure and simple look. I have got my eye on some shirts and pants and they have some adorable babysuits too.

MOODKIDS: once upon a time...


I would like to introduce you to MOODKIDS. Moodkids is the result of a cooperation between Maike Keuben and Eefje Kleijweg. Moodkids offers you the nicest things for you and your kids. Trends, DIY tutorials, new products, downloads, recipes, design and more...all concerning kids.

Recently they have launched the 6th edition of their online Magazine. This time with the title Once Upon a Time...a fairytale world offering you inspiration, products, shops, recipes and DIY tutorials all inspired by fairytales.

Just take a look here and create your own fairytale and be inspired...

Photography by Monique Ferron | Styling by Myrthe Smit



The Dutch Sinterklaas is over and we had a great evening yesterday. One of the presents our boy got was this cool Cubebot.

Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries - but not this one! Inspired by Japanes puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot. The powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage.

This cool robot is available at Orphan Socks...and ofcourse also a nice Christmas present :)

Gray Label


Gray Label is an Amsterdam based label designed by Emily Gray. It offers a collection for babies and kids aged from zero to six. The collections consists of quality basics, that are contemporary yet timeless, with new designs added continuously. Gray Label only uses the softest organic fabrics to ensure everyday comfort.

Simplicity focusing on colours and designs that would even make grown-ups a bit envious. 

The Gray Label collection is too cute and really makes you smile. And Emily also has a great blog with lots of great kids finds.

Mielasiela toy set


Discovered this great new kids toy at Orphan Socks. This natural wooden toy set by Mielasiela is available in a boy or a girl set. The funky little figures fit gently in the hands of your little one.

Just love how these little figures look like and I think every boy or girl would be very happy to play with them. And of course they also would look great in a kids room as decoration.

Thank you Orphan Socks for again something great at your beautiful shop.

KNOT magazine


If you are all about crafting and great DIY inspiration for you kids then you should't miss out KNOT magazine. You can read the guest post I did for BloesemKids here.


Snail costume


This week Halloween has been celebrated by lots of kids. Although we don't celebrate it as much as in other countries around the world it is becoming more popular in our country also. I just love this snail custome ♥ It looks so great and beautiful and you can make it yourself in such an easy way. And I am sure your kid will love it too...

Take a look here for the full instructions how to make it.

Found through Oh Happy Day

creative walls


The walls in your kids room are perfect to be creative with. Masking tape offers so many great and creative possibilities. But re-using old things and playing with simple graphic symbols also gives it a great and personal look.

Let's play and be creative :)

1. Play via Indiemoon 2. Harlequin by Ferm Living 3. Naughty corner by AnoukB 4. Shelves via Mokkasin 5. Baskets via Norskeinteriorblogger

be inspired


Great and inspiring images by Susanna Vento with lots of decorating ideas for your nursery or kids room. The touch of yellow gives it something bright combined with the light wood and whites. The  black touches give it some strength and work so well in these rooms. Also love the measurement numbers on the white cabinet :)

There must be something in these images that inspires you.

Images by Kristiina Kurronen, Styling by Susanna Vento

tough boys


tough boys by aprilandmay mini

tough boys by aprilandmay 

It has been a while since my last post...but we have enjoyed some holiday with our little boy and after that we have launched our brand new shop byAprilandMay. So it has been a bit busy.

But I am back :) As a mother of a boy I really enjoy buying clothes for him. You always hear that it is more difficult to buy clothes for boys as it is for girls. Well I admit you have less choice in items but that doesn't mean boys cannot look as cute and good-looking as girls.

So from now on I will give you my finds for my little boy and hope to inspire all the boy moms that it is so great to buy clothes for boys.

Fall in love with your little boy like I do every day ♥ when I see him :)

leander cradle


Have been looking for the perfect picture of the Leander cradle...and yes I found it through Paul & Paula.

When I was pregnant of our boy Storm I spotted this great cradle already but decided to go for my old crib that my mother still had kept for years. The sentiment and thinking that when I was just little had slept in that same bed made me want to restyle it for our little baby. It is a rotan crib with a nice white fabric inside on a frame with wooden wheels.

But a couple of weeks ago I again saw this cradle in real and yes I fell in love with it again. And now I am in a bit of doubt...shall I go for my old crib again, which of course is very special because also Storm has been sleeping in it when he was a little baby? Or shall I go for this beautiful cradle which I adore so much too?

I have some time to think it over but am curious what you would do?


baby blankets


Last week I spotted these oh so cute and beautiful blankets for babies and kids. The Klippan blankets are made from only wool, cotton and linen. The collection is inspired by the connection to nature and wild life with straight and simple patterns or traditional with a modern touch.

Love the above animal prints or the simple stripes and stars. Would look really great in a nursery or kids room.

Klippan also offers blankets for the home and more. Take a look at their site for more.

Spaghettiii photography


When our little boy Storm was about 9 months old we did a photoshoot at home shot by the oh so nice Tineke. Tineke is photographer and loves to take pictures of children, families and happy people.

Time flies when looking back at these beautiful pictures. We had so much fun that day. It all was in a very relaxed setting with some great natural moments. I think a new shoot will also be planned when our the little baby has arrived. Would love to see Storm with his little brother or sister captured so beautifully.

If you want to see more great shoots by Tineke take a look at her site and blog.

XO - in My room


A truly great new kids furniture collection has been launched recently called XO-in My room. XO-in My room is venture of three brothers with a passion for furniture well designed, made with quality and creative finishings. Handmade with love and care. And that shows...

Beautiful furnitures pieces and I totally adore the crib in the first pic. Take a look at their site for more pieces and inspiration.

Found through Paul & Paula.



Hello...my new blog is born APRILANDMAY MINI. Being pregnant of my second child I thought this was the right time to bring you all my kids inspiration on this new blog.

So from now on I will post all my finds, inspiration and my personal pictures for our babyroom and our life at home with kids here at aprilandmay MINI.

Hope to see you here too.

xo Jantine

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