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Coquette
San Francisco, CA
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The Erin Condren Friends & Family Sale starts today! Get 25% off everything on the site so if you've been eyeing that planner or sticker book, now's your chance. They have a whole new set of stylish office supplies that... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Coquette
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It's already Back to School time! I have to admit I'm a little bit excited. We are having a great summer in Napa but I'm looking forward to cooler weather and writing. Speaking of writing, every November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. To get young writers ready for NaNoWriMo comes this new book, Brave the Page by Rebecca Stern and Grant Faulkner. This book will help movitate and inspire young writers while also helping them with story, plot, characters and more. Brave the Page By Rebecca Stern and Grant Faulkner Ages: 10-17 years old Genre: Middle Grade, Non-Fiction... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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I'm a huge believer in summer reading for kids. When the days are long there's nothing like curling up under a tree or by the pool with a good book to read. Today I'm happy to announce that I am the stop for the Penguin Random House Picture Book Blog Tour featuring five of their newly released picture books! These books all have a wonderful sense of humor in them and are perfect summer reads. There's a book here for everyone to enjoy! I'm Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton Age Range: 4-8 years Hardcover, 40 pgs $12.77 on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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Now that the Erin Condren Sticker Club is underway, I thought I would share with you all of the stickers I received in the first pack. I love me some functional stickers and there are plenty here in this pack... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Coquette
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So much good stuff has been pouring out of Erin Condren these past few weeks. Today I am so excited to announce that you can subscribe to Erin Condren's Sticker Subscription Club! Who doesn't love stickers?! You know I sure... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Coquette
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I'm super excited to give you #planneraddicts out there a special preview of the upcoming new 2019-2020 Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner! The new Deluxe Monthly Planner will be available to purchase on erincondren.com on Tuesday, June 4th. As you... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Coquette
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My daughter is 10 now and I'm thankful that her picky eater days are far behind us. Her picky eating tendances gave me so much stress in her toddler/preschool days. She refused to eat fruit and some vegetables, meat she was fine with. I started to get her a couple "food" related apps so she could see that food was fun. Sago Mini came to the rescue with its cute cast of characters: the cat Jinja, the dog Harvey and the bird, Robin were all happy eating what they were fed. These games, along with fun food experiments in the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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After a recent vet visit for Lulu yesterday, I took a detour to Michael's in Colma before heading home. I was excited to see that all planners were 40% off. I had just ordered my new Erin Condren planner for... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Coquette
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You're Missing It! By Brady Smith and Tiffani Thiessen Published by: Nancy Paulsen Books 32 pages, Hardcover Age: 3-5 years old $10.79 on Amazon This week is Screen Free Week and the new book You're Missing It by Brady Smith and Tiffani Thiessen is a book for our modern tech times. Tiffani, is yes the Tiffani Thiessen from Saved by the Bell fame. Along with her artist husband, Brady Smith they decided to remind us parents how precious time is with your kids. Sometimes we are all so busy with what's happening on our phones, that we don't even realize... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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Over the Moon By Natalie Lloyd Published by Scholastic Press ISBN-10: 1338118498 304 pages, Hardcover Age: 8-12 years old $11.72 on Amazon Last summer, my daughter Chloe and I decided to read together out loud, A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. We loved it so much we went on to her next book, The Key to Extraordinary. It was the best thing we did together all summer, I loved the bonding time we had – getting cozy before bed to each read out loud a chapter to each other each night. For Christmas I gave Chloe Natalie Lloyd's third... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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Dear Ballerina By Monica Wellington ISBN-10: 0823439321 40 pages, Hardcover Ages: 3-6 years old $12.75 on Amazon Monica Wellington has done it again with her new book, Dear Ballerina, published by Holiday House. The book was inspired by her daughter Lydia who is a ballerina with the New York City Ballet. When Lydia was a young girl she wrote letters to ballerinas she admired and now as a dancer herself is receiving letters from young fans. At the New York City Ballet it's a tradition for dancers to give used pointe shoes to the young dancers who write them letters.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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Anyone else love notebooks like me? Well I have some exciting news here. Chronicle Books has just launched a new notebook line called The Go-To Notebook ($22.95 each on Amazon) featuring Mohawk Superfine Paper that's milled right in the USA.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Coquette
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Along Came Coco: A Story About Coco Chanel by Eva Byrne ISBN-10: 1419734253 32 pages, Hardcover Ages: 4-8 years old $12.14 on Amazon Most of you know from my blog Coquette, fashion has been a huge love of my life since I was a little girl and the pinnacle of fashion and good o' DIY is Coco Chanel. In this new book written and illustrated by Eva Byrne, Along Came Coco: A Story About Coco Chanel gives young kids a peek into the childhood of this iconic fashion designer. Byrne who also illustrated the bestselling children's book, Princesses Wear Pants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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I'm going to be honest with you. I'm not a box subscriber kind of gal. I don't do Fab Fit Fun, Rachel Zoe or any of those highly popular Japanese stationery boxes. The only box I will do is the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Coquette
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I have been a #plannerlover for a few years now and I have gone through many different brands and versions. I finally streamlined myself down to a main planner that really works for me where I have everything for my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Coquette
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Crepes by Suzette by Monica Wellington ISBN-10: 0525469346 32 pages, Paperback Ages 3-7 years $8 on Amazon Monica Wellington's book, Crepes by Suzette has a sweet place in my heart. It was one of the early books I reviewed on this blog when my daughter was really young. (You can find my review from 2011 here.) I love Monica's adorable illustration style mixed with photo collage. Plus who can resist Paris or crepes for that matter?! I really wanted to buy the book back then for my daughter's collection and ended up contacting Monica to find out if there was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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Hi friends! I have taken a couple months off from the blog for two reasons. I actually wasn't even sure until recently that I was coming back. The most important reason I wasn't around was that my 78 year old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Coquette
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Bikes for Sale By Carter Higgins, Illustrated by Zachariah OHora ISBN-10: 1452159327 40 pages, Hardcover Ages: 4-8 years old Preorder $16.99 on Amazon (release date April 2, 2019) I don't usually post about a new children's book until it's launched but with this wonderful picture book, Bikes for Sale by Carter Higgins and illustrated by Zachariah OHora (published by Chronicle Books), I just couldn't help myself! It's the story of Maurice, a chipmunk-like cutie who runs a lemonade stand on his bike and Lotta a stick-collecting hedgehog. The illustrations by Zachariah OHora is filled with vibrant color. The look and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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When you don't have time to visit the real zoo, take your kids on a virtual cute fest with Sago Mini Zoo ($3.99 App Store | Google Play | Amazon). This game lets kids explore the zoo, complete with 24 new animal characters. (My favorite is the little monkey!) The game is completely free play and you don't need WiFi, making it a great app for when you are traveling or on a road trip. What's great about all Sago Mini games is that there are absolutely no in app purchases. Davin Risk was the Play Designer for this game.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Coquette Maman
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I am such a lover of books but as the book stack piles up on my nightstand, I just don't have time everyday to take the time to sit and read. I just started trying out a new app for audiobooks called Libro.fm that will change the way you read! For one thing, Libro.fm lets you purchase audiobooks directly through your local bookstore, helping you support your local business community. As a mom, I'm always driving around the city doing school drop offs, school activities, errands, after school events -- you know the drill. Even though I have Sirius XM... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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The Golden Girls: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas By Francesco Sedita and Douglas Yacka, Illustrated by Alex Fine ISBN-10: 1524789925 ISBN-10: 1524789925 32 pages, Hardcover $11.69 on Amazon I'm super excited to be a part of Penguin Book's Winter Wonderland Blog Tour. I usually blog about children's book here but this one is actually one for us. Yay! (I posted a story on Instagram of my unboxing last week when I received the book.) Today's featured book is based on the classic holiday tale with a 80's TV sitcom twist -- The Golden Girls!!! The Golden Girls: 'Twas the Night... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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Project Glimmer is an organization near and dear to my heart. The organization helps at-risk teenage girls and women with gifts of gently used jewelry, bags and new beauty products. As we move into the holiday season with food drives... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Coquette
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I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World Series) By Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christoper Eliopoulos Published by: Dial Books ISBN-10: 0803740859 40 pages, Hardcover Ages: 5-8 years old $10.43 on Amazon Today I am a part of the I am Justice Blog Tour and so happy to be presenting this week's book I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christoper Eliopoulos. As you know, this is one of my favorite book series because it covers famous people in history from when they were a child, giving kids inspiration on how they too can easily change the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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What Can a Citizen Do? By Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Shawn Harris Published by: Chronicle Books ISBN-10: 1452173133 40 pages, Hardcover Age: 4-8 years old $13.57 on Amazon Today is Election Day around the United States and I thought it was poignant to review one of my favorite books to debut this fall, What Can a Citizen Do? By Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris. Eggers and Harris are the same creative team that brought us Her Right Foot , about how the Statue of Liberty came to be and what her deeper meaning is for freedom. Eggers brings civic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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Tomorrow I'll Be Brave By Jessica Hische Publisher: Penguin Worshop ISBN-10: 9781524787011 40 pages, Hardcover $12.75 on Amazon Just out this week is the book Tomorrow I'll Be Brave by Jessica Hische. Hische is an San Francisco based designer and typographer who has created a beautiful picture book filled with her gorgeous lettering and imagery. It touches upon positive words for kids that helps kids grow into strong little people. From Adventurous, Strong, Smart, Curious, Creative, Confident and Brave – I love the beautiful message it gives to empower young kids. On today's blog tour stop, it's all about Confidence.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Coquette Maman