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Father’s Day post: Micheline and Family from Flyrish Foibles
June 15, 2011, 2:59 pm
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This week we will be bringing you Father’s Day posts from a few of our favorite bloggers. Some are veteran Daddy Bloggers and others a bit new to the blogging world. We asked them to share their advice for their children and the Mama’s were kind enough to tell us why they are thankful for the man in their baby’s life. We hope you enjoy!

Hi there! I’m Micheline from Flyrish Foibles and I’d like to introduce you all to my amazing husband T. From early on in our courtship, I could tell that he would make an excellent father. He worked at a day camp during the summer breaks between college and the kids obviously adored him. He was goofy, sweet, and easygoing. He always offered a shoulder to cry on and a feeling of safety. Probably some of the very same reasons I fell for him. And (of course) I was right. T has been such an affectionate, loving dad to Q and they have an incredible bond. My heart jumps around in my chest when I watch these two together. When Q gets hurt and cries for his “Dad-Tob”, I swear I don’t even feel a twinge of jealousy. I just love that he seeks comfort in his daddy’s arms. And I can’t wait to see how T fares with our baby girl due this fall. He says he never imagined himself having a daughter, but I think they will have a special connection. I can so picture him doting on our daughter and creating a daddy’s girl. Happy Father’s Day to my partner in parenting and partner in life! Thank you for being such a hard-working dad. We all lub you to pieces. So, without further ado, here is T, sharing his fatherly words of wisdom.

When we started thinking about having a family, we were not sure we were ready financially or mentally. Ultimately, we thought there was never going to be a time when we were in the perfect position, so we just went for it, and boy am I glad we did. Nothing in my life has been so challenging or fulfilling. Being a Dad has made me a mature and responsible person, much more so than being an employee or husband. Our adventure in parenting has been quite fruitful and fortunate. We have a little boy who is classic, full of excitement, love and joy. Now we have another on the way, this time it’s a girl. I look forward to sharing all that I have and know with them. They will undoubtedly be our biggest achievements. I’ve thought a lot about what I’d like to impart in them and more than anything I want them to be happy. To that end, I have written the following tips…

Seven tips for the path of least resistance through life:

1. Make the best of any situation, especially bad ones. Perception is 90% of any reality, so be quick to point out the positive aspects instead of getting hung up on the negatives.
2. Don’t be afraid to participate and try new things. All that you touch and see becomes you, so live it up while you are in this world.
3. Never miss the first day of class. Show up early and strive for perfect attendance. Attendance is much more important than homework. Listening to teachers is more effective than reading the books.
4. Always put out your best effort to make something you are proud to call yours. Quality is better than quantity. You will not regret putting in the time.
5. Give yourself time to rest and sleep well. You can get very far with a smile and quick wit, but you’ll need the sleep to get your head in the right place first.
6. Treat people with kindness and respect. Even if they don’t return the love, it will still come back to you. If someone does you wrong, forgive, forget and move on.
7. Don’t hesitate to share praise and show gratitude, there are only so many opportunities you will get. Remember those who helped you when you achieve great things. It is what they saw in you that allowed you to attain your dreams.

With Father’s day approaching, take the time to appreciate having a Dad. Give the old man a big hug and let him know his hard work is appreciated.

Be sure to Check out Micheline and her beautiful family of 3 (soon to be 4) HERE.



Sneak peek and some shop news…
June 13, 2011, 9:33 pm
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I am super excited to announce that arriving to the shop very shortly is the Atsuyo et Akiko X Disney collabo. Atsuyo et Akiko have a knack for taking the everyday and turning it into something magical. Who would have though a story as traditional as Winnie The Pooh could take on neon and somehow look so sweet? I will certainly keep you updated when the order hits the store.

Don’t forget we have a great sale going on (check it out HERE) and M&TB is currently in the running for Best Children’s Boutique in Boston. Would you be so kind as to vote for Monkey & The Bug? (vote HERE) Thanks!



Instagram
June 9, 2011, 4:17 pm
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I am in LOVE with Instagram.Its really kind of addictive. My username is Monkeyandthebug so follow me and i’ll follow back!

Finger painting! The prettiest pleats.

Ice cream! Lookin cute in some Bobo Choses

Floral dresses. Gemma in Atsuyo et Akiko.

Crazy Girls!



style show off!
June 7, 2011, 1:44 pm
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The adorable Hendrix, son of Adriana from the Mama blog Just By Living (check it out HERE) is showing off his style! Here, he is  playing at the park with his good friend Sierra (more about her HERE and HERE) in a Nico.Nico jumper purchased from our shop. You can get the same stripped romper for your little one HERE.

This is what Adriana had to say about Henry wearing his Nico.Nico one piece…

“I love this romper! I used to be skeptical about buying everyday pieces from boutiques and would usually reserve the nicer purchases for fancy events but Nico.Nico changed my mind. Every item available in their line is buttery soft. I love the thought of putting Hendrix is something so comfy just for kicking around in. This stripped romper washes so well and is such an easy outfit to just throw on…plus it’s unisex so if I ever have a girl I can pass it along. Love that! Also, I fully plan on putting a long sleeve tee underneath it for the winter. Anything that can translate from summer to winter (especially, since we reside in New England) makes this Mama very happy.”

*sigh* Another happy customer. You can purchase this romper and a whole bunch of other cute separates from Nico.Nico HERE and the best part? They are currently on SALE and we offer free ground shipping!

Now, get ready for some cute….

(yes, that most certainly IS a bunny…can you stand it!?)

For more from Adriana go HERE and if you have recently purchased a piece from our shop we would LOVE to see your little gal or guy all dressed up. Email us at info@monkeyandthebug.com



SALE!
June 4, 2011, 4:19 pm
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Sale Pic found HERE

That’s right, Monkey & The Bug is having a giant sale. Head over to our shop HERE quickly before it’s all gone! Up to 30% off of Surface To Air, Bobo Choses,  Coral and Tusk, Opus, Nico Nico, and MORE!!!!



playtime roundup: Bobo Choses

Bobo Choses is one of our absolute favorites in the shop. It seems to be really popular with our customers, too. It’s hard to resist. Bobo Choses is everything you want out of a kid’s line. The fabrics are soft and light, the designs are playful, and the prints are the absolute definition of whimsical.  We had the opportunity to check out Bobo Choses at Playtime NYC. We snapped a few pics of the brands booth which was brimming with fun housewares, racks of sweet clothing, and even some fanciful toys.

We have had a huge response to Bobo Choses in our shop. James of Bleubird Vintage received a few beautiful pieces from us (you can check out her little girls in them HERE), Adriana from Just By Living was in the shop picking up a couple thing, and of course my girls wear BC all the time (check my ladies in some Bobo Choses on my instagram, follow me @monkeyandthebug)

Bobo Choses has been expanding their line to include some really unique and fun gift ideas. I LOVE this book titled “Bonjour Camille” the line created. The illustrations are completely beautiful and the story is just the sweetest! Some line and pictures from the book…

On Sunday mornings, as soon as the sun comes out,
Camille opens her eyes and puts on her battledress:
a tutu and a top hat. She has so many things to do!

The book the continues to list all the fun things little Camille has to do…

The cutest, right!? Bonjour Camille makes a great gift and it’s only 25 bucks! It’s available in our shop, you can find it HERE.