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On the Next Episode: Made By London

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If you walk the streets of New York City, especially Brooklyn, you've probably seen the work of this cool crochet expert.  Some call her craft "yarn bombing" or "yarn graffitti," but whatever you want to call it, we love the fact that creatives are making the city a little more colorful with street art made with yarn.

In the latest episode of Tristin + Tyler's webseries What's Up, City Kid?! (yes, a bunch of new episodes coming your way this Spring!!), we meet London Kaye, a dancer turned street artist who has made creations all over New York City just for fun, and even for brands like Gap + Starbucks!  Here's a peek at the episode, but make sure to watch when it on YouTube when it launches later this week! :)

Stay tuned!

xo, Tiffany

#TTHOLIDAZE DIGITAL KID Gift Guide

  TRISTIN :   Mini Rodini  Jacket/ Agatha Club  Pants       MADISON :  Dillonger  Jacket/ Molo  Jeans/ Nununu  shirt

TRISTINMini Rodini Jacket/Agatha Club Pants      MADISON: Dillonger Jacket/Molo Jeans/Nununu shirt

For that kid that keeps a gadget, game or digital device in hand at all times, we present.....DRUM ROLL... the Gift Guide for the DIGITAL KID! We're talking some serious gaming headphones, drones, a mobile game streaming app and more, all for your digital kid's holiday pleasure!

How cool is his image of Madison and Tristin? Tristin is totally in brands found at Babesta and Maddie rocks a Dillonger jacket (boys brand, but you know how I adore girls in "boys" clothing) and jeans + top from Babesta. See details on each the brand below the picture and you can click through directly to the product! I love mixing patterns and textures and these brands made it super easy.

If you haven't already, make sure to check out our other gift ideas for the Lil' Girl and the Sporty Kiddo!

Oh and tomorrow, you can enter for a chance to win one of TWO PAIRS of Dr. Martens boots for your cool kid! YEP!  So make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you are ahead of the game! Happy Holidays!

xo, Tiffany

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PHOTOS/CREATIVE DIRECTION/STYLING: Tiffany CasanovaGet in touch! Hello@tristinandtyler.com

TOP 5 #Green Kids Video Countdown: #4

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We are counting down the TOP 5 GREEN KIDS VIDEOS shot by me and featuring little T&T just in time for Earth Day on April 22!  If you missed it, this was our #5 pick.  For our #4 pick, we meet a woman who is super creative in more ways than one. Did you ever think you or your kids could craft in an art studio that can travel anywhere?  Well, then you haven't met Laurie of You Gotta Have Art! Meet her and take a peek inside her super crafty school bus in this fun episode -- don't forget to watch with the kiddos! 

HAPPY EARTH MONTH! 

 

 

Earth Month: Top 5 Green Videos

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Did you know? It's Earth Month! All month long people are finding ways to share their love for the Earth, and we over here at Tristin + Tyler headquarters are BIG on loving the planet so we thought it would be fun to go down memory lane and share Tristin + Tyler's TOP 5 Eco-Friendly Kids Videos

As you may know, Tristin + Tyler spent a ton of time interviewing New Yorkers finding innovative ways to go green since they were 5! I in turn spent a ton of time finding these cool peeps to feature, shooting and editing the videos. From a remodeled craft studio school bus, to products made solely from trash, T+T discovered a ton of cool ways to recycle and upcycle. Will you share these videos with your child this month? You should! They are fun, and most of them ask your kids to play a memory game!

So let's begin! Our #5 video comes from a gal in Brooklyn! Meet Tiffany Threadgould, one of our FAVE upcyclers who can transform trash into just about anything. See if you can catch her soda bottle bracelet and plastic bag headband!  Oh, and check out how small T&T were! Enjoy the video! xx

On the Next Episode: I Heart This.

I know, I know. It's been a long time since we had a Tristin & Tyler's Tales from the City! episode. Things have gotten busy and we've spent a ton of time covering green events and fun kid happenings instead of featuring our favorite people helping to save the Earth! But we're back, and just in time for Earth Month (YAY!), we're hanging with a woman who wants to spread love for food and the planet at the same time! Meet Fatima Fazal. Fatima started I Heart This, our Eco Brand of the Month!!! I Heart This is a company all about sharing the things we love. Fatima's first product is one that has many purposes, but most importantly, keeps plastic forks and knives out of landfills-halleluah! Stay tuned this week to meet her, and watch us take the city by storm spreading love to a few strangers.

xx

#Eco Brand We Luv: Little Swappies

Swap don't shop is what I always say.  From jeans to coats, I've always given away my kids' outgrown clothing. Not only is it better for the environment because the items don't end up in a landfill, I like that swapping benefits the new owner by saving them money.

Remember when I worked with Green Halloween to create this fun video about swapping Halloween costumes? Tristin and Tyler have no teeth in that video, so cute! Yup, I've always been a swapper kind of shopper, but now I can do it with a community of other parents thanks to Lauren Patterson who started Little Swappies, a swapping event for children's toys, clothes and books.

Lauren started Little Swappies because she thought NYC could benefit from a community-based way to swap items. You know how kids outgrow things soo fast and you have brand new items that your kids never got to wear? Well, Lauren had the same problem - and Little Swappies is an awesome solution. I like the idea of bringing people together for common goals, like new stuff and helping the planet. AND, as if those aren't enough reasons to head to a Little Swappies swap - here's another - all items remaining after the event will be given to Covenant House's Mother/Child Crisis Center. It's a win-win-win!

Below is info for the next swap, can you make it? If you're not in New York, would you support this type of event in your town or city? Why?

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT LITTLE SWAPPIES KIDS CLOTHING SWAP

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 FROM 10:00AM TO 12:30PM

AVENUES SCHOOL
259 Tenth Avenue (@25th Street), 3rd Fl.
             

Purchase tickets at WWW.LITTLESWAPPIES.COM [4] or RSVP to:
INFO@LITTLESWAPPIES.COM and bring along at least (5) clean, like-new
or new items.

Have unused holiday presents, outgrown clothes, stored up toys and
books that your kids will not play with or read anymore?  It’s a new
year so swap them all for things you actually need!

Swappable items include maternity clothes, children's clothing (sizes
0 to 8), books, and toys.  You can take home as many items as needed
within reason.  All remaining items will be donated to Covenant
House’s Mother/Child Crisis Center.

Need more reasons to come?

·      Tons of amazing raffle prizes, 

·      Gift bags for all participants,

·      Free babysitting – thank you Urban Sitter,

·      Free arts and crafts and music – thank you Kids at Work,

·      Free chair massages by Equinox Fitness,

·      Free food and drinks, and

·      Meet and mingle with over 20 of your favorite kids companies.

Making Trash Terrific with MAKEDO

Tristin and Tyler are super HUGE recylers and reusers. They love to reuse things and sometimes, when I forget to recycle something (yes, I do forget sometimes), the boys have no trouble quickly reminding me which item goes in what bin!

I was so excited to find MAKEDO a company based in Australia that makes a connecter system that allows kids to connect all types of materials like cardboard, fabric, plastic and more in order to make toys, structures and art! Check out our fun video to see what Tristin and Tyler and friends made with MAKEDO. They had so much fun!