Local mama, entrepreneur and swaddle maven, Coco Moon, has done it again. The Honolulu-based company initially started with a collection of swaddle blankets, which we were so honored to have designed. Now, the company has expanded into crib sheets, towel sets, and clothing which feature designs by Nico Made. We worked with Coco Moon to re-size and scale our designs so the prints would work better on those itsy baby clothes and teeny towels, and using their creative superpowers Coco Moon created the cutest little baby outfits that you ever did see (some OMG items - those leggings and this hat).
Photos courtesy of Coco Moon
Valentine's Day is coming up, and this will be the first time my boys will celebrate it at school. I’m really excited for them, because though it’s been a very long time since I’ve been a little kid, I vividly remember loving all the mini cards, origami hearts and trinkets that were exchanged.
Our preschool has a couple of guidelines. First - candy and sweets are out. I can totally get behind that because, I mean really, who wants a bunch of toddlers amped on sugar?? Not me. Second, they encourage keeping it homemade. Again, I'm down with that because I love getting a little crafty. But, if you are anything like 99.9% of the mamas out there, you have very little free time, plus if you have multiple kids, that means cards for multiple classrooms, teachers, assistants, etc., etc. Yeah, it’s a lot.
Whether you have to make a lot, or just a few, here is a super easy, super quick way to pump out a bunch of homemade Valentine's Day cards for your little ones.
Here’s what you need:
• Our printable mini Valentine’s Day card
• Colored cardstock
• Scissors or paper cutter (I use this one which really saves on time. You can find it at most office supply stores)
• Double-sided tape
Here's what you'll do:
1) Print our mini cards using your desktop printer or local copy shop.
2) Trim the mini cards using scissors or paper trimmer.
3) Cut cardstock into 3" squares. I used Kraft paper, but use anything that fits your vibe.
4) Using double-sided tape, stick the mini card to your cardstock. (I got my toddlers to help with this part.)
5) Have your kiddo sign their name at the bottom. Boom, you are done.
We hope you and your littles enjoy spreading love and joy this Valentine’s Day. We would love to see your creations - Tag your images with #nicomade and share, share, share.
Happy Valentine's Day!
As the rest of the northern hemisphere gets deeper into the fall season, we islanders are still soaking up the warm sun, enjoying our cool treats, and pretty much unaware of any other season BUT summer. While our friends in the cooler climates are going crazy for Pumpkin Spice eeeeeverything, we are still in “cooling off mode” with some shave ice from our favorite neighborhood shop. What’s our other favorite place to get shave ice you ask? Well, it just so happens to be the Rainbow shave ice (t-shirt) from online retailer Izzy and Luke, designed by, you guessed it …. nico made. I think it keeps these littles looking pretty cool, dontcha think?