03 Sep

Brown Butter Cherry Pumpkin Seed Granola Bars

With school back in session we have the perfect afternoon snack for you and your little ones!  These Brown Butter Cherry Pumpkin Seed Granola Bars are so incredibly yummy and a healthy treat you can feel good about feeding your littles and yourself.  With the toffee flavor from the brown butter, the nutty flavor from the seeds, and the sweetness from the cherries, this is sure to become a family favorite!  As an added bonus they are extremely easy to make, if you can make rice krispies than you can make these.

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Brown Butter Cherry Pumpkin Seed Granola Bars

–  2 cups rolled oats
–  3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
–  1/2 cup millet
–  1 cup dried cherries
–  1 tablespoon chia seeds
–  1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
–  3/4 cup butter
–  1/2 cup honey
–  1/4 cup molasses
–  1/3 cup brown sugar
–  1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1.  Line and grease a 13×18″ jelly roll pan, set aside.
2.  In a large bowl, stir together oats, pumpkin, millet, cherries, chia seeds and salt, set aside.
3.  In a medium pot, melt butter over medium-low heat.  Continually stir until butter starts to turn a dark golden brown color.  Watch closely as the butter can go from brown to burnt very quickly!  Add in honey, molasses and brown sugar. Stir and cook until it comes to a bubble.  Reduce heat and cook for 2 more minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.
4.  Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and mix until combined.
5.  Pour onto prepared baking sheet and press down evenly throughout pan.
6.  Let cook in refrigerator for 2 hours then cut into bars.
*  These bars are very soft and keep best in the fridge.

  
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02 Sep

Sweet + Simple Nursery

If you are loving the simple + modern room design trend as much as are then you will love this sweet nursery designed by Anissa with House Seven Design! This momma of 3 is an interior stylist and also has a blog sharing so many beautiful images of her 7th home! We agree that moving seven times doesn’t sound that fun, but think of all the designing + decorating experience this lady has! Today we are sharing a glimpse into Anissa’s youngest daughters room and we can’t help but swoon over the delicate details! There is something so peaceful about this room that we just love + we hope it inspires you as well!

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01 Sep

DIY Dino Plant Holders

It’s back-to-school time + also the perfect excuse to spruce up your little peanuts play + learning area with this simple DIY dino plant holder craft. We can’t get enough of air plants and succulents right now + they make for the perfect plants for kids. Not much water or care needed! We give them an A++ on maintenance and looks! Using plastic dino figures or any favorite animal figure (hallow figures work best) cut out a hole on the top of the figure big enough to house a small succulent or air plant. Spray paint the figure with your color of choice and let dry. Add your favorite mini plant + a little water. Easy as that! Now you’ve got a cute little guy to help encourage play time + learning time! Not to mention a cool decor piece!

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31 Aug

A Regular Day with Momma Sam

Having family portraits taken is a perfect way to document your family in that moment in time.  A picture to cherish and remember always.  But if you’re anything like us they is a lot of planning that goes into them, the perfect coordinating outfits, location, props, and sometimes hair and make up.  Well the lovely Tracy Layne came up with a concept to go into her clients homes and document a regular day.  Instead of having everything prepped and pristine she has them leave it just how it is on a normal day.  Toys on the floor, dishes in the sink, unmade beds and the mess of life, to see how beautiful that mess really is.  Let the kids pick what they want to wear, let the messes be, and just photograph life as it is.  These sessions are making women feel.  It’s helping them see past the mess and the mundane and capturing the little details of their life that mean so much to them.  We completely adore this idea because when we look back on our lives once our little are grown and I’m sure there is a part of us that will miss all the messes from them.

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28 Aug

A Little Lady Shop | Fall Line

It’s finally Friday and we are so excited to do a hole bunch of nothing this weekend. It’s time to slow things down a bit and enjoy some yummy food + spend time with our little peanuts! But before we leave you for the weekend we wanted to show off A Little lady Shop’s Fall Line that just launched this week! Little girls + bows… yes please! We have been long time fans of A Little Lady Shop because of their quality products + classic designs. Check out their new goods below and make sure to head over to their shop and snag you a few pieces from their fall collection!

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27 Aug

Personalized Name Labels | Minted

A couple weeks ago we talked about our love for Minted’s Personalized Stationery for Kids and today we are back to share some more favorite products from minted for our little peanuts!

We are getting into the swing of things around here with school starting just a few days ago and we’ve loved using our new name labels to help us keep track of which school supplies are each kiddos and also some of their toys! Minted has just released their new line of Kids Name Labels that are uniquely designed by independent artists.  Their cool personalized name labels are a durable way customize your kids bottles, toys, food containers, sports gear, school supplies and so much more! These colorful stick-on labels are waterproof, dishwasher-safe, made from non-toxic materials and perfect for practically any item leaving the house. Customize important personal items with your choice of name, photo and contact information. Pair the best in design with your child’s own unique flair!

We mentioned in our previous post how much we love ordering stationery goods from Minted for ourselves and for our little peanuts.  They really are a fabulous resource and they bring the best in indie design from a global community of independent designers. You can easily choose from hundreds of stylish designs with customizable options + personalize each design to make it your own! We can’t say enough good things about the quality of their products and of course the ease of being able to quickly order them at home! Check out how we’ve used some of our favorite name labels below + enjoy 10% off your kids back to school needs like labels, stationery + notebooks by using code: PEANUT10 at checkout for the next week!

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25 Aug

Parisian-Style Loft Maternity Session

Maternity photos are such treasures and this gorgeous Parisian-style session, captured by Roberta Smi, is nothing short of that!  This stunning momma is beyond breathtaking and a true natural in front of the camera.  She makes pregnancy look flawless.  The lighting is fresh and bright and the neutrals in the background are the perfect accent to her whimsical, periwinkle dress.  I don’t believe we could love this more than we do.

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24 Aug

Little Peanut Mag | Fall 2015 Issue

Happy Monday friends! It’s a good day here at Little Peanut + we couldn’t me more excited to finally share our Fall Magazine Issue with you all! We’ve been working hard on this one + it’s filled with some really good stuff for welcoming fall into our hearts! We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do! You can view the Little Peanut Mag Fall 2015 HERE!

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Letter From the Editor:

“Fall is in the air, and I have to admit that I’m pretty excited for it! I always say that summer is my favorite season of the year, but secretly I think it might just be the fall! Even though we have thoroughly been enjoying our carefree summer days, I’m craving more structure, crisp air, homemade chili, and of course picking out pumpkins at the local farmer’s market.

Our fall issue will bring you all that warmth we love about this time of year + more! From back-to-school fall fashion for the little peanuts to our favorite seasonal recipes, I am certain you’ll find something in this issue that you + your family will love! We’ve even got the cutest kids craft to give your peanuts’ room or study-area the perfect touch to help get them excited for learning new things this semester.

A few months ago we had the opportunity to spend a few days in Los Angeles, CA where we spent an amazing evening shooting with the owners + designers of the ever-popular diaper bag company, Petunia Pickle Bottom. I couldn’t be more excited to share those images with you all + our favorite stylish bags for moms this season.

We also took a recent escape from the city to enjoy the beauty of Zion National Park where we had a chance to take a deeper look into a few of the top designer strollers. I’m excited for you to take a look + find out which one fits your lifestyle the best!

I am so ready for this new season here at Little Peanut + am ready to see where our fall adventures will lead. I’m excited for you to join us!”

– Megan Bailey, Founder + Editor

  
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21 Aug

ED for Gap Kids

Happy Fashion Friday! We are so excited to help spread the news about GapKids collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres for the new ED Line that is empowering girls everywhere! This collaboration is dedicated to supporting girls just as they are, whether they skateboard or dance, wear dresses or jeans, build forts or paint rainbows, or everything in between. We fully support + love that they are encourage girls everywhere to take pride in what makes them unique! Check out some of our favorite pieces from this line below!

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19 Aug

Baby Shower Tea Party

Babies are such a wonderful thing to celebrate and add an old fashioned tea party, well we couldn’t think of anything better!  The talented team behind Swoon California did a beautiful job of incorporating all things girl to celebrate this little one.  The gorgeous blooms, the vibrant linens, the beautiful antique glassware and last but not least all the yummy treats!  I have always wanted to throw a tea party theme and this one is absolutely perfect.

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