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Some lovely finds for the family home - LOVE that bedding!

Giveaway: $150 to Calisea!

You know what one of my favorite parts of my job is? Getting to work with new-to-me shops and finding cool new stuff I love.

As simple as that may sound, it’s actually kind of a big thing for me. You see, I’m one of those people that loves unique stuff that will make people come over to my house and squeal, “Where did you get that?!”

Unfortunately, I’m not one of those hip souls that seems to just innately know where to unearth these treasures (basically if you can’t find it at a big box store, then it’s not usually going to end up in my house).



CaliseaBut every once in a while a sponsor comes along and a whole new world is opened up to me (and my home). That’s exactly what happened with Calisea.

I kid you not, I think I lost nearly an entire work day scrolling through their lovely site after they emailed me. There’s just so much cool stuff!

MPMK Special: Use Code “Bloglove” for 10% off all Luca & Company products at checkout until 7/18/14.

The FunPod - so great for getting kids safely involved in the kitchen

Take this FunPod, for example. It’s just the thing to get my kiddos safely up to the counter and engaging with me while I cook their meals. (Or better yet, we cook them together!)

The FunPod - so great for getting kids aged 1 - 6 safely involved in the kitchenI’ve wanted one of theses systems since I was first introduced to them by some of my Montessori blogging friends when C was a baby. The features of this one are great.

The FunPod comes in four pretty colors – I’m kinda partial to the black – and despite being the only one on the market that fully encloses the child, it still has a smaller footprint and can be tucked under my counters using it’s gliders.

Establishing healthy cooking and eating skills are super important to me both here on the blog and at home with my 3 kiddos.

So I love that the FunPod has 5 height settings that accommodate the average height of a 12 month baby up to a toddler of 6 – that means it will work for C, S and even baby M in 9 months.


As you can see, Calisea carries a lot of amazing brands that you’re not going to find at your local big box store (all in one place – hooray!) and they ship via Amazon so you can take advantage of free 2 day shipping if you’re a Prime member.

The FunPod is offered on Calisea by Luca and Company, a brand I’m now kinda smitten with.

It was founded in Toronto, Canada by Kim DiMarco in honor of her first born son Luca. Luca & Company searches the globe to source original and innovative products that stimulate young minds in learning and in play. From the award winning Funpod to the IVI 3D Play Carpets, these items will nurture imagination, foster creativity and encourage family interaction.

Does that sound like my jam or what? (If you’re a new visitor here – yes, yes it does.)

3D Play Rugs - great open ended play AND decor

Just look at these shots of the aforementioned 3D play carpets. I mean, seriously, are they not just the epitome of open-ended play cool?

Designed by a Turkish architect and mother of two, they were developed to promote independent thinking and a traditional process of play through discovery. Plus, they serve great double duty as decor and a toy when space is tight.

MPMK Special: Use Code “Bloglove” for 10% off all Luca & Company products at checkout until 7/18/14.

Ok, so now that I’ve got you all jazzed up, I bet you’re ready to enter to win your $150 gift card right?

First, I just want to point out a few other cool things you can use it on – here are 8 of my favorites

Favorite finds for family homes

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