sweet dreams

Go ahead, count your ZZZs….

Bitsy thinks anyone would have sweet dreams in this ensemble.

Greer so fittingly modeled a new pima cotton baby collection by Baby Noomie. Baby Noomie is a recent brand (as of 2014) that was created by 3 mamas in order to dress (cutely and modernly!) and provide comfort (and ease for moms!) to your baby. We were lucky enough to sample the adorable Happy Kitty 2-piece jammie set on Greer. We love, love them! They are made of THE BEST cotton and you cannot beat the sweetness.

Head over to Baby Noomie to see what other adorable layette pieces you can snuggle up to!

Greer is also snuggling up with her new buddy – “Rocky” the Raccoon (Lucy + Greer affectionately chose this name for their new snuggle buddy). This adorable, shy Raccoon lovie was hand-made by Tiny Little Dream in New York City. They have so many sweet lovies to choose from – you have to scope out the full collection on Tiny Little Dream’s site. We’re sure there will be at least one stuffy to suit your little person’s personality.

And, she’s off to greener pastures…

Noomie + Tiny LIttle Dream 14-1

Noomie + Tiny LIttle Dream 15-1

back to school, back to school

Ho Hum. We get it – back to a schedule, back to the grind.

Can we try help make it better?! After all, there is always a silver lining, right?!! We’ve hand-picked a few bits of sunshine for your mini’s transition into a new school year.

100 - back to school, back to school

Pencils:

DesignGem on Etsy You Got This Pencils, $8-

ACDShop on Etsy Gentle Reminders Pencils (Mint + Gold), $12-

DesignGem on Etsy set of 12 Custom Name Hexagon Pencils, $20-

Labels:

Name Bubbles Iron-On Labels, $34.18- (for 96 labels – was $37.98-)

MINEstamp Personalized Label Stamp, $17- (Thegrommet.com)

Sweatshirt:

childHOODS Trademark Raglan Hoodie (Soft Gray Stripe), $40-

Lunchbox:

Yumbox Ananas Yellow Lunchbox, $28-

Socks:

Raspberry Plum Coco Knee High Sock, $5.09- (was $10.18-)

Pencil Case:

SeaPinks on Etsy Blue + Green Bugs Pencil Case, $15-

Tape:

PrettyTape on Etsy School Washi Tape, $2.50-

Headband:

Anchor + Adorn Hey Boi Headwrap, $7-

Okay, now, hit the books!

bitsy favorite for the itsy…ZIMMERMAN SHOES!

This one really makes us happy.

We’re bursting with excitement, ready to share Zimmerman Shoes!

Zimmerman Shoes, an American children’s shoe manufacturer, stole Bitsy’s heart not too long ago. Always in search of the perfect shoe for the minis (that won’t break the bank) we came across Zimmerman and fell deeply, madly in love. We’re addicted and asked them to show us their ways. As if their product wasn’t enough to capture our hearts, the story behind the company really won us over.

Zimmerman Shoes is owned and operated by two “goofball” (their word, not ours!) sisters, Audrey + Amelia. They created the company to honor their shoe-making heritage (their great-grandfather Milo bought Kepner Scott, a children’s shoe manufacturing facility in 1962 as a retirement project. He then turned the failing company around in just two years by discovering a lighter, more flexible sole for children’s shoes. Hallelujah, thank you Milo!! Kepner Scott is presently the oldest children’s shoe manufacturing company in the country and is still run by Audrey + Amelia’s third-generation shoe-maker Dad and Aunt.). Audrey + Amelia pour their passion into Zimmerman Shoes daily and boy does it show. They have been lucky to “grow up in the business” and to this day their Dad and Aunt act as mentors and consultants to Zimmerman. Zimmerman Shoes’ story is just too good not to share. After having the privilege of getting to know Audrey + Amelia and everything Zimmerman Shoes, Bitsy wants to be a part of their family and think you will as well!

As for the shoes – we feel they speak for themselves. Classic with a subtle modern twist (or as they put it, “Heritage footwear for modern kids”), Zimmermans are an absolute must have addition to your peanut’s closet. Audrey + Amelia have updated styles from the 1960s and 1970s with fresh colors and new leathers. Fit, form and flexibility are a main focus so your little one will be able to conquer their adventures. Lucy will be sporting the ever-so-delicate 1987 Scalloped Mary Jane (pictured below) this fall and winter. Stay tuned because you will be seeing a lot them in the upcoming seasons on Bitsy! After all, Zimmerman Shoes have walked the catwalks of Kids Fashion Week – we had to get ourselves a piece :).

Audrey, Amelia + Co. embody modern cool while sticking to their timeless roots. To us, this is what it means to have it all. A family-operated, American company with heart + “sole” (tee hee) and an incredible product. Right on, right on!

As we said earlier, we’re addicted. Take a peek below at Bitsy’s picks from their fall 2015 collection. For more product and information visit their site – ZIMMERMAN SHOES. There is lots more to learn about this fabulous company + collection!

Here is their nephew Milo (oh so delicious!) in their Stevie sandal:

Milo in Stevie Sandal

TICKLE MONSTERRRR

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit

Please take a minute to make yourself and your teenies laugh. The Tickle Monster has landed and there is NOTHING you can do about it. (Thank goodness!)

Curious?! See for yourself…

YES PLEASE, I WANT TO LAUGH!

We received this as a gift from good friends. How could we not share it with you?! It is amazing in every sense. A great gift. Something you want to have around in your house (IF you enjoy laughing).

Enough said.

fun in the sun

Lucy Silhouette Pale Pink

We have missed you quite a bit, but Bitsy has been enjoying our summer vacation very much. We’ve had a lot of fun activities going on – knocking some things off of our bucket list (head here to see the list), a 4th birthday for our #1 inspiration chick (see above + info below) and some great family time.

Get excited because we’re starting to think fall collections and are ready spaghetti to share our finds with you in the upcoming weeks + months! Don’t worry, we will have you geared up for back-to-school, cooler temps + holiday planning. In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine + sandals, the warm temps + sundresses and the shades + culottes!

In other news, this weekend we are headed to Playtime NY and ENK Children’s Club to grab a look at Spring/Summer 2016 collections! Super pumped. As usual, stay tuned!

This year in Lucy’s silhouette she is eating cotton candy. Doesn’t it look delicious?! THANK YOU (once again) to Gina Pasini at aabcdefginaa on Etsy. You knocked it out of the park (or should we say candy store?!)! See for yourself Gina’s beautiful silhouette creations – aabcdefginaa on Etsy.

xx