The Land of Nod

It is every parents desire to make the home a special space. A space where their children can grow up, be inspired, play, and yet have it still be functional (kid’s do tend to collect a lot of stuff over the years). Here at Milk+Bookies, our favorite go-to for amazing decor designed especially for the little ones in your life, as well as your inner child, is The Land of Nod. The Land of Nod specializes in children’s furniture, bedding, and accessories that are handmade and crafted by amazing artisans from all over the world. They are constantly working with artists and craftspeople of all backgrounds in order to make their products innovative, creative, and fun for the whole family.


“At Nod, we believe that children live in the whole home, not just their bedrooms. That’s why we design many of our products to look good in your family spaces, as well as your kid’s room.”


They have been loyal supporters and donors to Milk+Bookies for many years and we love everything that they do for us! If you have ever been to one of our Story Time Celebrations in the past (our next one is right around the corner, email to find out how to get tickets!), you have undoubtedly seen many products from The Land of Nod that we use to make it magical and fun! They are essential in helping us put on this amazing event!


That being said…Don’t you think everyone deserves a teepee in their room no matter their age??…

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…or an awesome bedroom!

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…or a playroom!

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…or a family-friendly living space!

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We certainly think so!


Follow The Land of Nod blog “Honest to Nod” to get up-to-date info on their promotions, as well as, great info on family life, crafts, decorating, and much more!

Thanks for the support!


by Alesha Dailey

Bucatinsky Documents Journey into Fatherhood

Dan BucatinskyNo matter your situation, whether you are gay, straight, single, married, young or old, it is no secret that being a parent is hard work. The ability to build and maintain a happy and healthy family situation is a tall order that you may never get completely right. In Honorary Committee Member Dan Bucatinsky‘s book, Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad, he hilariously and sensitively documents the journey into fatherhood for him and his husband, Don Roos, and explores what it means to truly be a good parent (mistakes and all).


“In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl—launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother—a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew—delivered a son into the couple’s arms. In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he’s becoming one. Bucatinsky’s soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent—and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.”


If you haven’t already read Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad, we highly suggest picking up a copy soon! 

Dylan's Candy Bar And Milk + Bookies Partner For The LA Launch Of The 50th Anniversary Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Capsule Collection


Thank you for the support Dan, we love you!

by Alesha Dailey

Tiny Prints


Here is a sneak peek at our beautiful invitations that Tiny Prints so generously donated for our Sixth Annual Story Time Celebration this April!

Tiny Prints is a branch of Shutterfly that specializes in personalized invitations, stationary, and other printing needs. Here at Milk+Bookies we know that adding a personalized touch is just one of the many thoughtful ways in which to share announcements with your family and friends throughout the year. The wide selection of exclusive designs at Tiny Prints makes planning for all of your special celebrations fun and easy. They also use some of the best paper sourced from all over the world to help showcase your creation. Not to mention they have the BEST customer service you can find. With their Designer Review Service, your order will be proofed by a team of experts to ensure its perfection!

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Why not send out Thank You Cards following your next successful Milk+Bookies Book-Raiser? Check out some of their great designs:

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We always turn to Tiny Prints to make our invitations look great and so should you!

We will be spending the better part of this week folding and preparing all of your invites for the event and they will be sent out to you very soon…

Keep an eye out for them in the mail!!


And don’t forget to go to Tiny Prints for all of your stationary and printing needs!

by Alesha Dailey