{4 favorite toys from The Land of Nod // by Maxwell}

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A couple weeks ago Maxwell + I went to our very first VIP party hosted by The Land of Nod, a seriously charming store for kiddos. Their party was in celebration of their brand new South Coast Plaza store and featured all things whimsical, vibrant, dream-filled. The store was everything I dreamed it would be, yet somehow it was even more than that. I even convinced my dear friend Joanna joined us, I think I had her at “Land of Nod” ;)

Remember when I made this inspirational collage of 7 favorites from The Land of Nod? I knew I was heading to the VIP party shortly after I hit “publish” and I was excited to know which of their toys I’d be bringing home for baby Maxwell.


1. down to the wire wall bin // 2. rainboat wood stacking boat // 3. landscape floor bins // 4. good read book caddy [gray] // 5. wildlife of the party puzzle // 6. big picture book [fruits and veggies] // 7. double decker bus in transportation

Can you guess which toys I brought home?

First, I’d like to point out going to a VIP party to shop with your girlfriends is SO MUCH FUN! Even though Maxwell hung around with Auntie Alissa most of the evening I know he is looking at me in this photo [below] with a, “MOMMY, let’s pick out some toys already!” look on his face. So precious ;)


^ My dear friend Joanna, me + Max, Alissa, JeannettAndrea, Shelley

One of my favorite memories from the evening is walking through The Land of Nod with Maxwell knowing the toys I picked up were toys we’d play with together.


^ Adorable knit baby rattles | wooden toys from their Grimm’s collection

I have a huge crush on wooden toys. My grandfather handcrafted each of his grandchildren a wooden piggy bank, he even built an heirloom cradle that his grandchildren + great-grandchildren have slept in. Growing our wooden toy collection — things we’d cherish forever — that will help Zack + I to build a home of creativity for our children brings me much joy.


^ Here’s a sneak peek at one of the wooden toys Maxwell picked out ;)


^ Snoozin’ in The Land of Nod with Auntie Alissa


^ I was admiring their lamp collection when Kyle photobombed my pic, ha!

Oh for goodness sakes, are you seeing how much COLOR is inside?! So much whimsical, vibrant, dream-filled color… If you’re nearby one of their stores you must pay them a visit.


^ Some of their fun wall decor ideas [I especially love this + this]


^ Such a sweet pull along pony toy. When I first met Zack he was wearing a pair of Pony brand shoes, so now whenever I see something “Pony” I think of my man. Awwwwww ♥

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So here’s the fun part… the big reveal of which Land of Nod toys we brought home. You already know I, I mean Maxwell, had my eye on the double-decker red bus


…but we also had our eyes on this giraffe wooden puzzle, this shiny red car [does this mean he’ll want a real red car when he grows up?!] and this rainbow tower stacker.

How cute are Maxwell’s new toys?



I’ll tell you: they’re so cute he insists on hanging out with them* at all times! ;)


Want to stay up-to-date on all things whimsical a la Land of Nod? Connect with them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Feeling super brave? Check out their furniture or bedding collections! ;D

* This photo is for this post only. We only put toys in Maxwell’s crib if he’s being supervised by an adult. Sorry, Bauer, you don’t count.

Have you ever shopped with The Land of Nod? They have such a fun website. You can even click over + enter to win a room designed by The Land of Nod! What items would you pick out if you won their sweepstakes?


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    I LOVE these toys – they’re so bright & colorful! My 9-month old has a green car just like that red one and he LOVES it. I may need to “steal” some of these ideas for his first birthday – I am in love with that puzzle. I think I said “love” too many times in this comment ;)

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    Your little guy was one of my favorite things at the party. He is just adorable! :) The store’s baby toy selection is awesome. Sometimes it is really hard to find great toys for that age!

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