Awesome Picks for Kids: Zebras... The Next Favorite Animal Trend?

...Am I suffering of a bad case of the stripes? ...Noooo, I'm not getting colorful stripes all over my face, like little Camilla Cream in the popular children's book by David Shannon... I'm just seeing stripes,  lots of black and white stripes in the shape of zebras, included in many children's collections for the upcoming spring and summer... With cute designs, modern illustrations, and of course, the ever trendy combination of black and white, zebras seem to be ready to take over, as the favorite animal of the season. 

A beautiful pattern, zebras make a great theme to decorate a child's room or a playroom. They could also make a tasteful shower gift with this cool combo of zebra booties and matching onesie; or simply have your little fashionista show his love for zebras with a cute  graphic tee or cardigan... They are just adorable!!

Ready to start clicking?? Here are the links to our fabulous picks:

1:: Monochrome Zebra Head by Anne-Claire Petit, available here
2:: Cardigan Zebre - Dore by Simple Kids, available here.
3:: Zebra Tee by Tea Collection, available here.
4:: Camerun Shorts by Baby Box London, available here.
5:: Stripes and Dots Snapsuit by Winter Water Factory available here.
6:: Zebra Booties by Petit Nord available here.


St. Patrick's Day: A Shamrock and Little Leprechauns' Celebration

Growing up in Venezuela, I was never familiar with Irish traditions. Even though I come from a country that opened doors to so many European inmigrants, the luck of the Irish didn't go south. It is being here, in New York, that I've got to learn and enjoy the celebrations in honor of the patron Saint of Ireland. The memories go from my early days in NYC, joining the parade and touring endlessly the Irish pubs around, to more calmed and quiet festivities with the family at home. It has always been fun, so much that we have adopted Saint Patrick's Day as another one of our holidays. We like the green motif as an anticipation to spring and so, I dedicate the day to cook and bake Irish specialties while the girls work on some crafts, and also ..why not, I enjoy a cold bottle of stout or two with my other half.

Nothing too complicated!! More than anything, the idea is to keep it simple and share family time... I'm excited with my picks for this Sunday. It looks like we will be doing a shamrock tribute since everything in the list is related to it... I'll also work on some delicious Irish soda bread, but I'll be sharing the recipe and pictures in a following post... Now, get into some clicking activity and join our Saint Patrick's Day fun!!

:: Decorate with a Shamrock Garland in green and white by GFetti.
:: Drink many glasses of Shamrock Shake Shooters by The Family Kitchen.
:: Make toilet paper rolls Wee Little Shamrock Men with Sweet and Lovely Crafts' tutorial. 
:: Bake chocolate Cupcakes with Cut Out Clovers by Kitchen Fun w/ my Three Sons
:: Wear a cool St. Patrick's Day Tie Shirt by Once Upon a Story.

Pot of Gold!! Looking for more ideas to make your St. Patrick's Day really fun?? Our Pinterest board "Emerald and Mint" is packed with great projects and recipes from all over the internet to get your creativity going... Follow us there and happy pinning!!