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Throwback Thursday: Holiday Highlights

Monica Noone

Tags christmas, family fun, new years, pennymeade, throwback thursday

Ah, the January blues. When finally the dust, or more appropriately, the glitter, has settled from the holidays, I find myself looking back at the whirlwind that was with both longing and contentment. The festiveness of December goes so fast each year, only to be replaced with cold, dark, sometimes snowy days. But keeping us warm are lots of memories from a magical holiday season.  On this Throwback Thursday, I’m turning the calendar back just one page to last month – a month filled with much joy, laughter, and love. Here are my top ten memories from our Happy Holidays…...


Top Ten Tuesday: Sweet Summer Simplicity!

Pennymeade prides itself on simplicity, not just in our classic styling, but in our approach to bringing our beautiful little treasures to you. It’s evident in our designs, in our silhouette logo, in our flat rate shipping, and our site to door delivery. I’ve found that, over the course of raising children and growing our family, when I strive for simplicity, children and adults are equally delighted. Simple joy are often the greatest joys. Just ask any one year old who is enjoying a box while the actual gift sits idle in a corner. Recently, our family and friends participated...


New Traditions

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Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Family Fun with Kids Car Games

Part of my inspiration and influence in crafting Pennymeade was more than that English style to which I was exposed during the few years my family spent in England; it was equally a desire to recreate the simplicity that epitomized our life in England.  Of course, it was nothing out of the ordinary for the time—it was just the reality of the smart phone, email, internet-free world we were all lucky enough to have once lived in.  As our lives change, we tend to lose some of the “mother tongue” we passed down from generation to generation – hand-slapping playground...