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Noch Mini: Sophisticated, Eco-Conscious Style for Kids

04/18/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Thinking pink is not something clothing designer Jina Jang does very often. Especially when it comes to the wardrobe of her 3-year-old daughter, Ollie.

“I’m not a big pink person in general,” says Jang, who has designed for Bill Blass, Tommy Hilfiger and Ann Taylor. “When our daughter was born, I was looking for organic clothing options and the choices were very limited. And when I looked at the conventional options, it was always too blue or too pink.”

So what’s a clothing designer to do? Create your own label, of course! In 2010, Jang launched Noch Mini (pronounced Noke Mini), a children’s clothing line using only soft sustainable fabrics and certified organic materials with low-impact dyes.

Noch Mini Children's Clothing CollectionCourtesy Noch Mini

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Go Inside Simone Masterson-Horn’s Hotel-Inspired Room

04/17/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Talk about room service!

Now that Simone Masterson-Horn is officially a big girl, it was time to transform her owl-themed nursery into an oasis fit for a princess. The catch? Dads Bill Horn and Scout Masterson wanted to fulfill her request of a light pink room — but in a fun, creative way.

“Ever since Simone graduated into a big girl bed, we’ve discussed wanting to re-do her room. It was important to us that she had a say in the design process,” they told PEOPLE.

While still in the process of planning Simone’s sleep space, the family sat down for lunch one weekend at their favorite spot in Los Angeles: the Beverly Hills Hotel. And then it hit them: why not turn their little girl’s room into a carbon copy of the iconic lodge?

Bill Horn Scout Masterson Simone Bedroom Beverly Hills Hotel Riley Jamison Photos

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Get Egg-Cited! 12 Easter Treats Your Kids Will Love

04/17/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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It’s time to spoil some-bunny special!

Easter is right around the corner and we’ve found all the goodies you’ll need to pull off the perfect egg-stravaganza.

From eco-friendly toys and a cool egg coloring kit to adorable bunny-inspired gear, they’ll be happy (and hoppy!) on Easter and beyond.

Ready to start filling their baskets? Check out our round-up below!
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WATCH: Make Project Kid’s Matilda-Approved Easter Egg Crafts

04/16/2014 at 03:51 PM ET

Project KidCourtesy Project Kid

Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda proves the power of imagination — so it’s no surprise such a sharp little girl would inspire an especially creative Easter craft.

Of course, there are eggs involved, but crafting expert Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun, also draws upon the character’s love of reading for her spring holiday project.

In an exclusive video for PEOPLE, Kingloff and her little helpers — the four stars of the Broadway hit, Matilda the Musical — show you how to make pretty decoupage Easter eggs using recycled books!
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3 New Baby Apps We’re Loving Right Now

04/16/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

A round of app-lause is in order! Three new apps have hit the scene that are innovating the parenting process, from conception through year two.

So whether you want to watch your little one on a video monitor, research possible baby ailments or find tips on increasing your fertility, help is now at your fingertips.

Want to know more? Lucky for you, we’ve got the lowdown on all three of these cool new apps below.

Baby Bundle AppCourtesy Baby Bundle

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Jaxon Mini’s Chic Furniture Line Will Change Your Mind About Kids Decor

04/15/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

When it came time to transition her daughter’s nursery into a toddler room, Jaxon Home designer Victoria Richter didn’t have to look far for inspiration.

Channeling her popular line of home furnishings, Richter set out to adapt her creations into kid-friendly versions. And before long, Jaxon Mini was born.

“As a mom, I want to make my kids happy and comfortable — and as a designer, I want them to have furniture that is sophisticated as well as playful,” Richter says.

The result? A really cute mix of pint-size couches, arm chairs and tufted beds that will transform any tot’s room into a chic space.

Jaxon Mini Kids Furniture CollectionCourtesy Jaxon

Too adult for you? We get it — the Brooklyn hipster meets breezy L.A. look may not be for every kid. But there are plenty of child-friendly touches throughout the line including the round Remi table ($995), which features a fun chalkboard top.

And if you’re worried about how well the furniture will hold up to everyday play, you can rest assured. Just like the adult collection, Jaxon Mini is made from the same high quality materials, including kiln-dried hardwoods and easy-to-clean fabrics.

All we know is we’re happy to see more modern options for kids room decor. We love bean bags and bunk beds just as much as the next parent, but this is a breath of fresh air.

http://jaxonhome.com/Courtesy Jaxon

– Anya Leon

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25 Easter Egg Designs to Dye For

04/14/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

25 Cool Easter Egg Designs People Great IdeasCOURTESY PINTEREST VIA POLKADOTPONIE.BLOGSPOT.COM

Good thing there’s no chicken shortage!

With so many creative Easter egg designs packed into this one story, you’ll be inspired to make more than your usual dozen.

DIYers used everything from rubber bands to melted crayons to Kool-Aid.

Be sure to hard-boil eggs or blow out contents before decorating, and then go nuts. The results are eggs-ceptional!

See more here at greatideas.people.com.

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