Once you have kids, life gets messy. Just ask Huggies' Harry, who invites you to make a virtual mess on their new site, messmaker.com.
It's pretty fun, and takes you away from the real mess that's unfolding around you while you hit the keys and see grilled cheeses, french fries, ice cream and purple grape juice splash onto the screen. Below is mine. Try yours here.
You know you've reached the apex of Awesomeness when Mattel casts a doll in your likeness. Karl Lagerfeld was re-created in plastic, donning his signature black suit and sunglasses. This after designing some awesome duds for their most famous doll, Barbie, in celebration of her 50th birthday (at colette!). The elite icon of style seems quite enamored with the children's industry these days, but somehow we can't see him in the trenches with tots, no matter how well dressed. [via highsnobiety.com]
The kids take a bow at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology Graduates Show 2009, which took place during China's fashion week.(Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images). As seen on Jezebel.com. I totally dig the duel color shoelaces on "mom", and the leg warmers and heart hats and drape-y, pom-pommed scarves. And who can't resist a giant love lorn handbag?
I'm always looking for great things to do in the city with the fam - and heard about the play Dear Edwina. It's about a girl named Edwina Spoonapple (love the name!) and her family and friends. She reportedly hosts an impromptu advice show out of her garage. Sort of a Dear Abby in the kids world.
"Roller coasters and ferris wheels are all very well as entertainment for some groups of consumers, but for others, there's nothing quite like the experience of operating heavy machinery. That, at least, is the premise behind Männerspielplatz, an amusement park for men that lets them get in touch with their inner construction worker.
For EUR 219, visitors to Männerspielplatz can shed their office trappings and get seriously dirty while playing with excavators, wheel loaders, Caterpillars, quads, Jeeps and more. The park, which is situated in an old factory site just outside Kassel, Germany, offers 18 stations for visitors to enjoy to their heart's content. Challenges include using a Komatsu Hanomag excavator to move huge stones; leveling the ground with a bulldozer; off-road riding on a Quad Unimog; and participating in an archery course. Participants must be at least 18 years old. A Class B license is required, and admission is limited to minimize waiting times." [viaspringwise]
If your tot is a fan Big Bird and all of his pals then he is sure to enjoy Sesame Street Playground! The CD/DVD combo is filled with
Songs from Sesame Street Characters all around the world from France to
Brazil (Vila Sesamo)!
Suitable for all ages, it’s a great way to introduce different languages with
the comfort of the familiar characters.
I'm not entirely sure what's so funny about a mustache. For some reason, it gets me to smile every time. Babble found this sneaky disguise on Etsy, and the awesome lucite heart necklace is a la Frank Kozik for Tarina Tarantino. Lastly, the classic rabbit (Labbit) with a detachable 'stache by Kozik.