All posts tagged: Kids

A Bit Of ZebraBook Magic For My Mini’s

An Instagram post of mine earlier this week already gave it away, but my kids really are turning into certified bookworms, and I could not be happier. I was that little girl that could always be found in that quiet corner, a book in hand and completely enthralled by the story in front of me, and seeing my children now being equally captivated by that magic makes my heart burst. Christmas is the perfect moment to add even more of that literary magic to their collection, and  ZebraBook‘s personalised children’s book add the perfect fit! Allowing kids to be the hero of their own story, the letters of their first and last name weave together a stunning and personalised story, taking them on grand tours of Europe or empowering them with cool talents. These are the kind of stories that power their imagination, enhances their love for reading and builds their self confidence. This is a gift that will last a lifetime. Available via the ZebraBook website From € 29,50  

Instagram Life

Aaaand we’re easing back into a new work week. Our little family holiday is over, and now it’s time to jump back into the daily grind. Time for a little recap? That’s what I was thinking as well 🙂 View this post on Instagram Longing for summer days, hot nights, clear blue skies and faraways places….. A post shared by Leen | Beauty & Food Lover (@leenstruyf) on Mar 8, 2017 at 11:01pm PST View this post on Instagram Throwback to many a glorious Spring day in Paris. Never not wanting to go back… A post shared by Leen | Beauty & Food Lover (@leenstruyf) on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:22pm PDT View this post on Instagram Happy birthday darling mini me's. Mum and Dad love you to the moon and back! A post shared by Leen | Beauty & Food Lover (@leenstruyf) on Apr 1, 2017 at 6:29am PDT View this post on Instagram That golden moment before the rest of the house awakes. Just me, my coffee and glorious silence! A post shared …

Cool Kid’s Band Alert: No Colours

Be still, my monochrome loving heart! The quest for the holy grail, aka the coolest additions possible to my mini me’s wardrobes, is everlasting, but sometimes you jut hit the jackpot by accident. Surfing and procrastinating a lunch break away, I came across a few amazing pieces. Playful with the right amount of cool and not a hint of colour in sight, it was love at first sight. Imagine my surprise when they all seemed to belong to the same brand, aptly named ‘No Colours‘. Check the Emoticons Collection! This Dutch brand is the brainchild of Laura Van Bakel, a fashion student, who at the tender age of 20 was inspired by the playfulness and love of kids. Items are hand screen-printed and produced in small batches, to make the customer become aware of tthe issues in the modern-day fashion industry: child labour, environmental pollution by the cotton production and the poor working conditions in the clothing factories. Soft cotton, sourced responsably and treated with love, high quality finishing touches, amazing prints, gorgeous tailoring and reasonably …

IKKS x K-Way

Oh how I remember the fashion from my childhood!  More nightmare-ish than stylish, the 80’s and 90’s were not exactly the height of sophistication, and, as my mum likes to remind me every.single.time we go shopping together for kids’ clothes, “There were just no cute clothes back then”. Case in point, that dreadful K-Way every kid wore to school on rainy days. A plastic fantastic example of colourblocking till your eyes hurt, and when not needed, it became a fanny pack-esque belt that flipped up and down each time you took a walk. Never in a million years did I think about getting my kids one. Till earlier this week… In the corner of my eye I saw a kids’ coat flashing by on my screen, all exuberant in it’s monochromatic beauty and urban cool. Cue my surprise when I discovered it was the latest K-Way offering! Digging a bit deeper led me to discover that IKKS had married their French Rock Chic vibe to K-Way’s iconic Claude 2.0 for a limited edition unisex model. …

Little Miss C Loves Duplo – GIVEAWAY

What better way to keep a 2.5 year (and an enthousiastic 5.5 year) old entertained throughout an entire weekend? Magically make a new Lego Duplo set appear for them to discover! And what better way to start a weekend that with a giveaway? Especially with a week-long school holiday coming up, this Lego Duplo Polar Set will be the perfect play partner for your kids in a multitude of ways. Have them recreate an artic playground in your living room, let them travel around the world, hopping from the Artic to the African plains with a little playdate between two Lego Duplo sets, whale and lion side by side. And then off to the zoo or the National Historic Museum for another day of discoveries, and to see their beloved Duplo buddies in real life. Fancy winning this amazing Lego Duplo Polar Set to start that upcoming school break with a bang? You’re in the right place! LeenLovesStyle gets to offer one Lego Duplo Polar Set as pictured below to a lovely reader, and participating is extremely …

H&M X WWF for kids

Fashion with a heart, that’s how we like it! Swedish fashion giant H&M is teaming with the World Wildlife Fund and has launched a new kids’ collection aimed at helping conserve endangered species and make us aware of their plight. Made with organic cotton, the collection of sweaters, T-shirts, dresses, tights, pants and pajamas is available for babies and kids up to age 14. Roaring with prints of tigers, snow leopards, panda’s and other animals, the pieces are bound to strike a chord and get us to tbe donated to the WWF. Available now in your local H&M and online, so make a run for it! 12

Colouring their way around the world

Ooooooh summer. Hot days spent in pools; long endless night spent al fresco with friends…. But what to do when the weather isn’t all that great? How do we keep our kids happy and busy when all the Lego has been constructed, every puzzle has been made, each book has been read and it’s still raining outside? Time to travel the world without ever stepping outside. Makii, a Dutch brand created by two illustrators, sees every day as a blank canvas, a new possibility for kids to explore the world, go on an adventure and colou this blank canvas as they like! This colouring can be taken literally, as they just launched their new ‘Discover the world’ colouring books. A turbo sized blank canvas, a witty passport filled with  discoveries, fun facts and recipes, and hous of fun guaranteed. A is now colouring his way through America, next up is that milkshake recipe we need to try, and after that, we’ll travel on to a new country!    

Thank you Nivea for making beach days easier with my kids!

Life’s a beach! Or how I would love it to be so! I love the beach, Mr B loves the beach, and to say that the kids love the beach, well that’s a bit of an understatement! However, the protective side of a day at the beach, yeah, they’re not so keen on that. You know that mum that is always running across the sand, trying to catch her kids, shouting “Get back here, you need more sunscreen!” That’s me! And those kids making a run for it, not wanting to be covered in sticky, white goo? You guessed it, my two rugrats. Turns out, Nivea has me covered. Anything that glides on like one, two, three makes my kids happy. and when the kids are happy, the parents have it a lot easier as well. The iconic blue bottles of Nivea sunscreenhave been a constant presence on almost each and every holiday I’ve ever been on in my life, and this summer, they have tweaked and improved their offerings a bit. First up, the …

Insta Life

I came , I saw, I wish I conquered (but fell flat on my face due to exhaustion). Julius Caesar may have beaten me on the “conquered” part, but I saw a lot these last few weeks, and wanted to round up the highlights up for you. As you read this, I’m off enjoying some time off in La Douce France with Mr B and our mini me’s, so if you want to know how that’s going, make sure to follow my Instagram account (@leenstruyf) to see all of the hits and misses, and more importantly, my much desired visits to a French Pharmacy for their beauty and skincare sections! View this post on Instagram Loving everyone's reactions to this @byterryofficial new lipstick after my little sneek peak on Snapchat yesterday! Check out my musings via 'leenlovesstyle'. #love #lipstick #byterry #favourite #séductrice #seductress #newin #beauty #red A post shared by Leen | Beauty & Food Lover (@leenstruyf) on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:15am PDT View this post on Instagram One of my favourite scents, ever …

Summer Wishlist – The Kids Edition

My husband recently asked me if there ever was a reason not to shop for my little ones (when I tried to convince him that Little Miss C really needed that ultra-cute dress we just saw, and when I tried to make him forget about the other 10 dresses already hanging in her closet….). Sorry darling husband of mine, but let’s be honest, there is never not a reason to shop for our little ones! With summer finally approaching (let’s hope so!), I’ve been on the hunt for a few last minute additions to round out Little Miss C’s and Mister A’s wardrobes, let’s jump straight in, shall we? Coolness aplenty for A, this Six Hugs and Rock ’n Roll “Legends” number injects a serious dose of rock and roll; and the Petit Bateau x Keith Haring t-shirt gives his wardrobe an arty vibe. Add in a few pairs of streetsyle shorts, such as this antsy H&M one and this Stella McCartney Bix Surfer Tattoo army green pair. A pair of summer-y flip flops and this beach boy is ready! Little Miss C …