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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

'Lina Bean Lovers

This weeks 'lina bean lover is Killian from Chester Springs, PA. Everyone loves to lay around on a 'lina bean blanket!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Going Green


We are already winding down the production of our '08 line and '09 is waiting in the wings. I just couldn't wait to tell you that 'lina bean is going GREEN! We are adding a beautiful 5'x5' blanket to the line made of fleece and bamboo trim. The fleece is made from recycled plastic bottles and the trim as it says above is made of bamboo! This will have two straps on the end for tying up. This blanket will be the perfect THROW and GO blanket. A must have to keep in the car and just throw out on any lawn for an instant picnic or play area.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Here's Ella Kate from Orlando in the almost sold out Mini Purple Flowers Bib!
Thanks for sending the photos in we love seeing your little ones showing off their favorite 'lina bean.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Step away from the business...

Of course 'lina bean isn't my most important job, here are the THIRTEEN WORDS I hear most from my (almost) 2 year old...

I thought you might like to hear about the other side of life

1. MAMA- I cannot even start to tell you how many ways this is said, most of you can completely understand this
2. DADA- Said almost as often as Mama but this one has a questioning sound after it during the work day and then my response is "where is he", he says "idono?" then quickly...
3. WORK- pronounced [woo-k] and it is said in a very sure tone
4. ELLA-BELLA- pronounced [EL-Bel], our dog's name is Ella and her official name is Ella Bella Valentine (she was born on Valentine's Day, yes I know it is corny) so I had unconsciously shortened it to El Bel and apparently it has stuck, amazing how your habits come out when you have someone copying your every word...
5. SNACK- pronounced - [sthna-k]
6. MILK - pronounced- [Mi-k]
7. TOY- pronounced [Toyyyy] (sorry I don't know how to put the accent above the letter so you will have to bear with me on the long letter sound) but he only uses it for Ella's toys not his
9. PLAY- pronounced [Paaa] this gets very confusing because his p's sound like his b's and sometimes I wonder if get play, back, ball, or any number of other words
10. DIRTY- pronounced [dI-te] it must be my fault and I am sure the next child won't be so obsessed with dirty, but I apparently have said "Don't touch, it's dirty" too many times already and it has stuck
11. CLEAN NOW- pronounced [kee-nou] this one took me a long time to figure out, but when he would say dirty I would clean it off and say "It's clean now" and he thought this was all one word- once again, amazing the influence you have as a mom
12. ME- well this one is another obvious one, he does use it a bit more than I would like in this stage, he substitutes it for "Please pick me up" and it gets louder and more frequent until I pick him up, ahhhh so pleasant
13. GOOD BOY/BIG BOY- pronounced [b-boui] yes I know there are 2 sets of words there, but both are pronounce the same and mean different things and refer to himself, or anyone else- he can be a big/good boy and so can anyone else...


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Gearing up for the new line

I just got back from NYC where I went to a few different Children's accessories shows and am completely inspired. The new line for '09 is in the works and will be available in November. The show helped me have some clarity on our line. There were so many things out there that were too cute or too trendy. I have always strived to have 'lina bean be modern and classic- that is even more clear now. This line is about quality, clean lines, and beautiful design. You won't find anything with bling, characters, or a grungy feeling here.
Keep checking back as I will reveal one print for '09 weekly!