9 days, friends, 9 days.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 15th because that’s the day that Diane Von Furstenberg’s children’s line will be launched at GAP. I’ve had a glimpse of some of the items, and it has me wishing that my neice’s birthday party was next Sunday instead of this Sunday.

I guess I’ll have to wait for another day… or abduct a little girl.

Daily Covet: Kid Rock Shirts

It’s not what you think.  And it’s by complete accident that my Daily Covets are both for kids today.

Shirts4Squirts started following me on Twitter this a.m. and in checking out their profile and their website, I’m sure glad they did.

They have those super cute organic onesies that say things like “produced locally” and “peas out.”  And they have t-shirts with vintage logos from some great bands… and some that don’t usually show up on kids’ shirts, like Circle Jerks, Misfits and more.

My oldest has been requesting music from his dad’s iPod for years.  And now that he’s older he’s choosing his own.  His very first favorite song?  Nope, not Twinkle, Twinkle.  None of the cute tunes by Elizabeth Mitchell either (although we listened to those A LOT!)  It was “Come Together” and everytime I hear it, it makes me smile at the thought of my baby boy bobbing his head to one of the world’s  biggest bands.

So, the shirt I love the most is The Beatles Abbey Road shirt.  And for $23.50, it’s got to be one  of my more affordable covets.  Check out the rest of their cute kid collection, and see if you can’t find something to make you smile.

The Beatles Abbey Road 1967 Vintage Style Toddler T-Shirt, shirts4squirts.com $23.50

Daily Covet: Hats Gone Wild

I’m sure you’ve noticed that animal hats for kids (and some adults… although I have some thoughts on that matter) were all the rage this past winter. My kids received some from their Aunt for Christmas this past season, and they wear them everywhere.  When I say everywhere, I mean like to bed, to the basement to watch cartoons, to school even when it’s supposed to be 50+ degress out, and more.

So, when I saw this fab sale on Zulily, I thought it might be a good idea to stock up on some great new options for next winter.  An at $6.99, how can I afford to pass up these super cute animals and colors from 2 Crystal Chicks?

Boys and their pet hats… (mine are the 2 on the right)

Hot Pink Lim Owl, zulily.com $6.99

Lime Bright Blue Owl, zulily.com $6.99

Mint Chick, zulily.com $6.99

Blue Stripe Cat, zulily.com $6.99

Lime Pink Cat, zulily.com $6.99

Daily Covet: 10 Items I wish Crewcuts made for J. Crew women

I just received a couple of catalogs from one of my favorite stores, J. Crew.  I’m sure you’ve guessed this by now, as I feature them frequently.

But one thing bums me out.  There are some really cute things in the Crewcuts catalog (children’s line for those of you not from this planet) that I would love to have in regular women’s sizes.

In fact, there are 10 things off-hand that I would kill to own (well, maybe mame) in my own size.  And they are as follows:

Girls' jaspé zip cardigan, jcrew.com $55

Girls' pep squad skirt in stripe $40

Girls' patch-pocket skort, jcrew.com $45

Girls' side-zip café capri in apple bobbing, jcrew.com $68

Girls' pretty kitty cardigan, jcrew.com $70

Girls' heathered tumble skirt, jcrew.com $44

Girls' wafer terry colorblock dress, jcrew.com $50

Girls' chino ruffle jacket, jcrew.com $70

Girls' Mila engineer-stripe ballet flats, jcrew.com $55

Girls' mini-ruffle dress in ikat, jcrew.com $72

Kids Coats

This jacket is from the super kid-chic brand, Morgan and Milo, and I’m in love with it!  I love navy and green both.  Together, it’s the perfect cold-weather combo!

And it’s a 2-in-1, twill parka and comfy puffer coat, which also makes it a 3-in-1… seasons that is!

A definite must have for my middle America kiddos.

Morgan and Milo Hendrix 2-in-1 Jacket, GILT.com $75

Diane Von Furstenberg for GAPkids

I have fallen in love all over again with DVF this past year.  I’m not sure if I’ve just been more aware, or if she has really kicked it up a notch.  But the woman known originally for her knit wrap dresses, is now doing an extra special line for girls.

Catch a video preview here:

DVF for Gapkids, coming March 15, 2012

Daily Covet: A Playroom with Room to Play

We need a playroom with some room to play.  Is that asking so much?

Last night, we decided that since my youngest has been wanting to sleep in the “guest bed,” which also is located in his room, it might be time for him to actually stop sleeping in his crib full time.

While my oldest begged us for almost a year for bunk beds, he declined the opportunity to finally sleep in the top bunk, as we had originally intended.  So we had the surprisingly easy task of taking the beds apart so that each boy has his own little twin bed.  In the same room!

The task we didn’t foresee was that of what do we do with everything that had it’s place before the room had two twins bed in it – unstacked.

I've been dreaming of this look since we've found out we were having our 2nd boy!

However, we are now missing an entire wall of formerly well-used real estate in the room.  Enter the need for a separate playroom, and that comes with a hitch.  That room also has to suffice as our family room in our basement.

Playrooms… playrooms…I perused google images for some ideas… and while it’s not this bad (from www.realsimple.com):

It's not this bad… YET.

It’s also not this good (from kencangbanget.com):

Great playroom, but my kids are not getting a nicer TV than me!

And let’s not talk crazy talk here (from http://www.roemahku.com):

Right… that'll happen.

But maybe something a little more this speed (from apartmenttherapy.com):

So this would be a nice room...

Why does a mixed-use space have to be so hard to create?