Gear Up for a Sporty Year

By PBK Editors

Now that your little ones are back to school, make sure they’re all geared up for a year of fun team activities with these sporty essentials. Whether you’ve got a tiny rookie or a seasoned champ, your little athlete will be game ready with these picks!

Goal! Your little soccer star will be ready for a win at school and at practice with these gear favorites.


Hungry for a touchdown? Nourish that tiny first-string player with lunches and snacks fit for an athlete’s appetite.


Batter up! Hit it out of the park with a room inspired by the classic American game.


Shoot those hoops! Spend time with your little one practicing that winning shot with their very own hoop.


For more great sports-inspired ideas, visit to shop now.

Happy Trails! A Fun Activity to Keep Kids Hiking

By PBK Editors

Written by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel for Building Blocks.


It’s always great to get kids outside for walks or hikes. To make it even more exciting, I like to have them pick out a few small toys for their backpacks. Then, every once and awhile during the hike, we stop for a few minutes, make a little scene with the toys, and take a photo.

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These days, you can just use your camera phone – so it’s really easy. Plus, the activity is a nice incentive to keep them going. When the hike is finished, kids really love seeing how the photos turned out. As a bonus, you’ll also have some fun documentation of the outing.

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Happy hiking!

The Perfect Friend for Every Nursery

By PBK Editors

There’s something so special and sweet about those first cuddles with your baby and a favorite plush animal. Today, to honor National Teddy Bear Day, we’re celebrating with a few of our favorite fluffy friends that are perfect for your tiny one.

Soft and cozy pieces are perfect for naptime. From a comforting plush bear to a hanging mobile, fill your little one’s nursery with teddy bear love.


Invite their teddy bear friends to playtime with a fun plush seat or play mat.


Surround them with all things soft, from a sweet bath wrap to a pair of fuzzy slippers.


For a tiny teddy bear fan, try a holiday keepsake they can love for years.


Happy National Teddy Bear Day! For more great nursery picks, visit

A Welcome to Fall: an Apple Celebration

By PBK Editors

Fall is the perfect time to celebrate one of our favorite fruits: the apple. From a playful recipe to a graphic party favor, here are a few great ideas to have a bushel of fun!


This Apple Picking Party from Catch My Party is the perfect inspiration for a rustic county celebration.


String up a few of these Hanging Honeycomb Apples from One Charming Party to add a fun pop of red to the festivities.


A party isn’t a party without a memorable bite to eat, and we think this Caramel Apple Dip Bar from Craftberry Bush is the perfect treat for little ones.


This Apple Pinata from Studio DIY can be filled with candy, of course – but for an exciting surprise, try school supplies or tiny toys instead.


The apple of any party’s eye: these bright Printable Apple Boxes from Oh Happy Day make delightful party favors.

For more great party ideas, visit Design Studio.

3 Grand Ideas for Grandparents Day

By PBK Editors

How will you celebrate Grandparents Day this weekend? Create new memories for grandma, grandpa and your little one with these three activities that everyone will enjoy.


1. Make a family recipe. If your little one has a favorite recipe from grandma or grandpa, this is the perfect time to create it together. For something new, try this classic Apple Pie from The Stir to make.


2. Do something creative. From a one-on-one portrait session to baking your own DIY Alphabet Magnets from Handmade Charlotte, crafting and creating keepsakes for each other is a pastime to be cherished.


3. Enjoy story time. Whether it’s reading grandma’s favorite childhood story or listening to grandpa tell exciting tall tales, build a new tradition of sharing stories as a way to bond with each other.

For more great activity ideas, check out our Grandparents Day Ideas on Design Studio.

A Pizza Pocket That’s Out of This World!

By PBK Editors


Tomorrow is National Cheese Pizza Day, and in celebration of all things pizza, we’re sharing one of our favorite new recipes from our Star Wars PartyDeath Star™ Pizza Pockets! With such a show-stopping shape, these little snacks can easily be transformed into a fruit-filled hand pie or packed full of veggies (don’t worry – we won’t tell!)

For more great recipe ideas, visit Design Studio, and check out our entire Star Wars Party.

Chomp, chomp! A Creative DIY

By PBK Editors

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It’s not quite Halloween yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a little monster mash for your little ones! We love this inventive DIY Monster Jaws craft from It’s Always Autumn – it transforms simple cereal boxes and craft supplies into a chompin’ good time.

Find other great craft ideas in Design Studio, or explore some of our other posts.

Trend Spotting: Elements of Industrial

By PBK Editors

From a new school desk to bedroom storage pieces, we love the look of industrial accents in a room. Here are a few of our favorite pieces to get started on an industrial-themed space.


Every study space could use some extra storage, and our Metal Storage Desk & Hutch does the trick with plenty of style.


Geometric and bright, our Jordan Metal Side Tables are the perfect companion for a bed, reading nook or playroom.


Your little one can stay organized (and practice their counting!) with this playful Metal and Wood Numbers Cabinet.


From sports gear to school essentials, your little one will love the space and convenient height of our Two Bin Metal Storage.

To see all of our great industrial-inspired products, shop

Hello, Sydney! A Sweet Store Opening

By PBK Editors


Did you hear the exciting news? We got together with our friends in Australia this weekend to celebrate the opening of our brand new Pottery Barn Kids store in Chatswood Chase, Sydney! On Saturday, guests were invited to try one of the four bespoke gelato creations from Gelato Messina, a local Sydney favorite. Each delectable dessert was inspired by our family of stores:


The Williams-Sonoma Choc-Chuck Cone. Reminiscent of Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams’ favorite flavor, this treat featured a handmade waffle cone filled with creamy vanilla gelato dipped in Barry Callebaut and 70% cacao chocolate.

The Pottery Barn Kids Fairy Bread Popsicles. Velvety bread-and-butter-flavored gelato was coated in white chocolate ganache then dipped in sprinkles (or “hundreds and thousands” as they’re called in Australia!).

The West Elm NY Ice Cream Sandwich. Inspired by West Elm’s hometown of Brooklyn, this creative sweet featured Fair Trade espresso-coffee gelato sandwiched between chewy white chocolate and macadamia cookies.

The Pottery Barn Welcome Home Gelato. Lightly spiced apple gelato was fused with an almond crunch and a butterscotch swirl for a delicious and comforting dessert.

We’re so thrilled to be opening our second store in Australia, and we hope to see all of our friends there soon! Which special treat would you have tried? Share with us in the comments below!