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We heart you

Posted by Viola Sutanto on

Happy Valentine's day! This is one of our favorite holidays here at Maika. Not necessarily for the romance, but for the theme surrounding the day... the pinks and reds, the sweet treats, cute stationery, the hearts (especially the hearts!!!). So with that in mind, we'd like to share with you some of the things we're hearting right now.  

from top left: heart umbrella / heart washi tape / DIY heart memory game / heart soap / heart planter / heart string lights



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Valentine's Day gift guide

Posted by Viola Sutanto on

We think Valentine's day isn't just for lovers, it's for loves of all kinds. And because we cherish our friendships so much, we wanted to do a little non-traditional gift guide that would be appropriate for anyone in your life. Here goes...


from top left: xo pillows / big hearts wool scarf / pink sunglasses / mustard fingerless gloves


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We are hiring!

Posted by Viola Sutanto on

Hello folks,

We are growing and looking to hire a fabulous wholesale coordinator to join our team!

The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task and adjust to the changing priorities of our business. Must be able to work with direction as well as take ownership of projects and follow through independently. Good communication skills and an appreciation for creative excellence a must!

Please take a few minutes to check out our facebook page (and like us if you want) and website to get a sense of what we're all about.

This position is 30-40 hrs/wk (contract), eventually leading up to a full-time position. More information here.

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Happy Halloween

Posted by Viola Sutanto on

Hope there's more treating than tricking for you tonight! Good thing pumpkins are still fashionable after halloween's over because they make such great decoration. Also, these buckets are great for stashing all that candy you'll have collected.
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Starry Pumpkin Tutorial

Posted by Viola Sutanto on

Now that M is a little older, she's really into crafts like making crowns, doodling and painting any object you can find in the house. Painting loosely defined, as many terms are, in the world of a 3-year old. It's been a lot of fun (and messy) watching her explore her creative side.

I've been posting some of our crafting adventures on our facebook and instagram feed (hashtag: #lifewitha3yearold). But many of you have asked for tutorial instructions, so here goes... M's starry pumpkin.

Acrylic Paint (we used Craft Smart, found in many craft stores)
Paint Brush
Star Stickers (dots would be fun too)

1. Select a smooth pumpkin, free of bruises and soft spots, for easy painting and stickering.

2. Prep pumpkin by wiping with a damp cloth. Be careful not to wet the stem or bottom, as it can cause the pumpkin to rot.

3. Start painting. M loves this step. We painted 2 coats, drying after each coat for the opaque look.

4. Let your kid (or you) go wild with the stickers!

Note: Feel free to get creative with your choice of colors, stickers and embellishment techniques. Stickering was great because M found it fun, and not too discouraging for her skill level, but you could carve, draw the stars, add glitter...  you get the idea...




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