From One Mama to Another

From One Mama to Another

by Kathleen Smith

Hey Smiling Tree Mamas, here's to you on Mother's Day! Motherhood may not be all rainbows and lollipops, but it is pretty incredible.  So keep on keepin' on! Keep on TEACHING, keep on GIVING, keep on BELIEVING in your babes, and most importantly, keep on LOVING.  None of us are perfect, but in the eyes of our children, we're pretty darn close.

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Start a Mother's Day Tradition with this Free Printable!

Start a Mother's Day Tradition with this Free Printable!

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

We know what moms *really* want for Mother's Day. An extra hour (or two!) of sleep, fresh coffee, and a little something special from the hearts of your little ones. That's why we created this "All About Mom" printable PDF just in time to celebrate all things mom! 

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

by Kathleen Smith

Earth Day is like Christmas to those as passionate about the environment as we are. But it's only one day, and we believe in treating EVERY day like Earth Day. This holds true in both our personal and professional lives. When it comes to Smiling Tree Toys, we make every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.

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Family Business Love | A Small Brand Collab

Family Business Love | A Small Brand Collab

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

Being a small family-owned business ourselves, we actively seek out other similarly based businesses whenever we're shopping for something new. I have found the most adorable things for my kids crafted by parents just like us.

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Tips for Capturing Baby's First Year in Photos

Tips for Capturing Baby's First Year in Photos

by Guest Collaborator

Baby's First Year is a blur of rapid growth, new milestones, and for parents, sleep deprivation! It's a magical time full of memorable moments you'll treasure forever.  One of our favorite family photographers, Chelsea Frandsen, shares her tips on capturing these special first photos.

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Happy 7th birthday to us!

Happy 7th birthday to us!

by Kathleen Smith

We can hardly believe it's been 7 years since we opened our Etsy shop with a small collection of originally designed, handmade wooden toys.  We're so incredibly honored and grateful that our family has been able to play a small part in your  family's childhood learning and memories.  To show our appreciation, this week we're celebrating 7 years of business with 7 days of fantastic sales on our keepsake wooden toys!

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Creating a Creative Space for Your Kids

Creating a Creative Space for Your Kids

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

Our daughter has shown a huge interest in art this past year. For Christmas, we decided to gift her a creative space of her own to paint, draw, craft...whatever her little heart desires! Complete with some Smiling Tree goodness!

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GIVEAWAY | My Wonderful Walls

GIVEAWAY | My Wonderful Walls

by Kathleen Smith

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LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS | still time to get them under the tree!

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS | still time to get them under the tree!

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

We are just days away (3, to be exact!) from the deadline to order in time for Christmas delivery with standard shipping! It's officially getting down to the wire, but don't fret - Smiling Tree has you covered! There's still time to gift some personalized keepsakes for everyone on your list. Scroll down for ideas!

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The Heart of Smiling Tree

The Heart of Smiling Tree

by Kathleen Smith

This is where we bring your keepsake toys to life! Our wood shop. It's the heartbeat of Smiling Tree. The place where Justin spends endless hours planning and making and dreaming.

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Adventure Awaits Decorative Wall Wooden Bunting from Smiling Tree Toys

NEW | Decorative Wall Buntings

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

New from Smiling Tree: decorative wall BUNTINGS! Much thought was given to this collection to include options for every season, occasion, and room in your home. Beautifully designed engraved accents accompany inspiring phrases to add a special touch to your home or holiday decor. 

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PRESS | We're the Etsy Featured Shop!

PRESS | We're the Etsy Featured Shop!

by Kathleen Smith

Several weeks ago, we received notice that Smiling Tree Toys had been chosen as an Etsy featured shop! We've shared a short video and 

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