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The possibilities are endless for what you can frame on your walls with this wallpaper aptly named “Frames”.

Go right ahead, put a photo, drawing, hang your blue ribbons,  paste on a little bling or use your creative skills and attempt to paint something in one of the frames. It’s simply up to you! You’ll love how interactive it is.

“Frames”  by Taylor & Wood for Graham & Brown  is only $50 per roll, so you’ll still have some cash left over for markers and paints.

What do you think? You’re Framed?

Reindeer Pause……

Chocolate lovers at your house will not pause long before going for these Reindeer created by Betty Crocker Wannabe. She has very clear cut how to instructions for you.

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Reindeer need food and you can make this magic surprise.

It was a busy day for us making Magic Reindeer Food. We have it ready for all the good little girls and boys visiting Totally Kids before Christmas.

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam.
This will guide them to your home.

Eco-friendly Reindeer Food requires no cooking and only 2 ingredients.

Ingredients per bag:

1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal

2 T red or green sugar crystals (cookie decorating sprinkles)

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Parents love stairway bunk beds so much you’d think the stairs went straight past the top bunk and all the  way to heaven. Not only do they save space like standard bunks, but the stairs provide additional safety and for top bunk sleepers plus…additional storage is tucked under the stairs.

Tucked into this stairway bed, listen closely for the Reindeer, then in the morning, go out side and see how the Reindeer enjoyed the Magic Reindeer Food.

Day One: High Point Fall Furniture Market.

White House Bunk Beds

Where to begin? There were so many great new finds on our first day at market. Here is a bunk bed we call the White House Bunk.

Scribbles Bunk BedsWith this bunk bed, budding artists are able to create works of art right on the ends of their bed.  Notice the conveniently placed pen holders along the top rail of the bottom bunk. You can also post messages, homework or other masterpieces on the magnetic whiteboard.

Purple Bling

Here is a soothing lavender suite in a velvety fabric with a touch of bling.

Corner Bed

Stuck in a corner with faux leather might be alright for the night.

Zippa-bed

Winner of the day was the Zip-a-Bed combo cover.

Every day parents ask us “how do you make a bunk bed?” Finally we have found an excellent answer.  Now there is an all in one system (sort of like sheets and bed cover built together) with an easy-zip side closure that not only makes it easy to get your bunk bed looking neat and tidy, but does so in a snap. This versatile design zips open at both the head and foot of bed. They will be available in a wide selection of soft and cuddly fabrics. The 100% brushed polyester microfiber makes the Zip-a-Bed easy care; machine washable and will tumble dry with minimal wrinkling. Innovative construction, sewn corners and under-bed straps secure the Zip-a-Bed to the mattress without smashing your hands in the side rails. Soon available in either twin or full size.

Moonshine for sore feet

The Phillips Collection offered an end of day elixir for sore feet – Moonshine for tired dogs! Luckily my dogs walked the day away in ugly clogs. So, no sore feet, and being not brave of heart, I passed on this opportunity. But tell me please, is there Moonshine sold in Minnesota, or just not a Yankee thing?

jet plane

Our buyers are flying south. Leaving on a jet plane for the Spring High Point Furniture Market where there is over 10 million square feet of home furnishings. They always find new and exciting kids furniture for Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

Minnesota will be enjoying another 12 inches of snow while they are away in sunny and warm North Carolina.

We will be posting pictures of many of the great finds.  Stay tuned.

Sugar PlumsWho’s ready for a long winter’s nap? Tonight’s the night folks. Well, that’s if you are here with us in the Northland. The winter solstice begins today, December 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM, a day with only 8 hours and 46 minutes of daylight; therefore offering a very long winter’s night for napping.

Totally Kids fun furniture and toys has the largest selection of kids beds, ideal for the occasion. Stay warm and cozy up in one of these beds:

Blythe Stairway Bed at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

The Blythe Stairway bed with its optional knobs that rather resemble Sugarplums yet to dance in your head.  Many other stairway beds are available for dreaming.

Guthrie Twin Size Big Bookcase Captains Bed at Totally Kids

A big bookcase captains bed offers storage space as well as slumber.  The Guthrie Big Bookcase Bed is a favorite.

Boone Sleeps 3 or 4 Higher L Shape Loft Bed at Totally Kids

Somehow families visiting the Totally Kids showroom always end up chilling under the Boone Sleeps 3 or More bed.  The futon folds down into a double bed.  Many other styles are available for sleeping more than 2 children in a room.  Take a look below at the custom bed made for the Spencer family.

Tangerine Beds for Four at Totally Kids

Frankie's Fun Fort at Totally Kids

When Frankie finishes a fun day of play in his fort bed, he has a cozy fort for sweet dreaming.  Check out all of the other theme beds at Totally Kids.

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Totally Kids

You know she’s your princess, so tuck her snug into her own Princess Castle bed.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

Rothwell Chase Twin Captain's Bed
Take 15% OFF* the Rothwell Chase Twin Big Bookcase Bed
Maximize your storage space.
Crafted of the finest pine solids and veneers then stained a classic brown cherry. The twin size platform
bed, bookcase, and mattress supports are all included. The underbed storage drawers are priced
separately, see below. 51″W x 81″L x 48″H

Elena Secret new


ELENA
‘S TWIN SIZE SECRET STAIRWAY LOFT
Only Elena knows where her secret hiding room is. Ask your personal shopper to learn where it is
and we will not tell Elena that you, too, know. It’s no secret that this loft offers all that you need to
complete your bedroom; a desk, a built-in dresser, and a stairway unit that features shelving on the
side, drawers built into the stairs and slip-resistant treads. You even get to choose if you’d like to
place the stairway on the left or the right side of the loft bed.
Built of engineered wood and reinforced
with a melamine finish, this super sturdy and child-friendly bed is scratch resistant, stain resistant
and easy to clean — sure to provide you and your child with years of enjoyment.

51″W x 97″L x 71″H

Customize your bed. Shown in a white finish with customized knobs. Also available in natural, nutmeg,
chestnut or brandy. See below for our wide selection of available case pieces, accent colors and knobs.

*Shauna’s Bed of the Week* take 15% OFF


Made in the USA.

And it’s Greek for you!

This week we’ve been searching Athens for the latest and greatest beds for kids.  Tell us what you think of these.  Should we bring them to America?

Greek Goddess Bed

For the littlest Greek Goddess, a modular system and in the world’s most popular colors for girls.

Greek Green Student Loft

Stylish with bold greens and yellows for the student.

Greek Car Bed

This sweet little race car bed with a canopy would be great for boys and girls.

Greek Day Bed

It’s a jungle out there!  Take refuge in this canopied day bed for a good nights slumber.

Greek Treehouse

Live the high life in your very own treehouse.

Enter this black race car in the bedtime race . Bring it home to the finish line – as sure fire winner for getting them to race off to sleep! Black not your color? Other models are available take a look here.

If you are like most parents of a young children, you’ve most likely read piles of advice about how to get your child to sleep. What you may not realize is that the amount of sleep you get is just as important as the amount your child gets.

Are you getting enough sleep? Is it “quality” — you know, the deep, restful kind? A consistently good sleep experience is an important component of your health, mood and resultant family life.

The average adult needs about eight hours of sleep per night. Less than that can affect your state of alertness: A study by the Walter Reed Army Institute discovered that an adult who went without sleep for 24 hours — and who was otherwise healthy — had decidedly weakened activity in the area of the brain that controls cognition and alertness, making the subjects more forgetful and “fuzzy-brained.” Granted, you will likely not lose a whole day’s worth of sleep, but being sleep-deprived at any level will make you that much less alert.

What are some ways for sleep-deprived parents to improve their quality of sleep?

• Cut out the caffeine, alcohol and other foods and drinks that are stimulants — especially within the few hours before bedtime. If you must drink something before bed, try a caffeine-free or decaffeinated herbal tea such as chamomile or have some warmed milk.

• Try some relaxation techniques when you get into bed. One that I find works well: Lie down in a darkened bedroom with quiet music in the background (classical or new age fits the bill). Slow your breathing down. Make a triangle with your hands by touching the fingertips on one hand to the matching fingertips of the other hand then place the triangle over your stomach. Remain still, breathing deeply.

• Tired during the day? It’s OK to take a quick nap in between the four million other things you are juggling. If you think you can’t, remember, you can’t be an effective parent if you are too tired to take care of your family. One solution: Take a nap at the same time your child does. Even a 10-minute lie-down will refresh you.

• Get consistency into your nighttime. Experts advise to put a nighttime schedule into practice in order to get your child to sleep. Not too surprisingly, this philosophy works for adults as well.

A nighttime schedule will get your body into the routine of starting to ready itself for sleep at about the same time each day. If you add a consistent awakening time to your routine, your body will be able to click in on a 24-hour cycle of sleep.

• Do you take calcium? Try taking your supplement about 45 minutes before bedtime. It should help relax you enough to aid your sleep.

Tip from the parenting trenches: Make one night a week early-to-bed night. After you get the kids down, instead of doing the dishes, mopping the floor, sorting the laundry, downloading music or catching up on the day’s text messages, take a warm bath and hop into bed an hour earlier than usual. This is what true luxury is!

Find more great tips like these at the Poughkeepsie Journal