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baby + Life + Style / Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

Lars Baby Essentials

When I was prepping for Baby’s arrival, I scoured the internet to find products that were both beautiful and well priced but I’ve been reluctant to share any type of “I’m a pro at being a mom and I know what to do and therefore you should too” posts because I’m only five months in and I only know what’s worked for me…so far. BUT! I consider it a new hobby, or rather obsession, to find the most delightful products for baby so today I’m sharing some of my favorite Lars Baby Essentials so that if you’re in the market for it, you’ll have a tried and true reference guide, all with Lars approved products.Rattan bassinet

As a disclaimer, I’m also a big believer in that you don’t need too much. I’m actually quite frugal when it comes to making purchases so I tend to either buy cheap or do without unless I find it totally beautiful and worth being in my life and if not the most beautiful, then just super helpful. That said, I’ve noticed that that there are some specific times when you should invest as it will totally make life easier and for the better and if not, more beautiful at least, because that is also important. As a note, I’m not including clothing or furniture for now (thought you can find his nursery reveal here!), just product. I’ll be following up with some clothing recommendations.

Ok! Don’t let all these disclaimers deter you, let’s get going! I’ll be updating this list as Baby continues to grow into different stages that require new products so do check back for more recommendations. Also, I’d love to hear your own recommendations. I’m always open to hearing about beautifully designed items.  Read on →

Design + Life / Friday, 26 Jan 2018

Baby’s full nursery reveal

Last week I revealed Baby Boy’s nursery mural! This week I wanted to share the full nursery reveal with you as I received a lot of questions about the design details. No need to fret! They’re all in this post! There’s a lot to talk about as it was a full on room transformation. We started with a very blank beige canvas if you recall last week’s before photos. Remember?! Once again, much like our office space, I’ve partnered with Blinds.com to transform the space with some wonderful window treatments and it made a world of difference. It set the tone for the full room and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. Come take a peek at all the details!

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christmas + Design + holiday + Party / Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017

Best Holiday wrapping papers

Christmas Wrapping Round Up

There is a time and a place for brown paper packages tied up with strings, but this year we wanted pink, patterned, and pretty! We’ve done a thorough investigation of wrapping papers this Christmas season and collected some of our favorites. From geometric patterns to Swedish Dala horses to fun florals, these papers are sure to delight their recipients. They’ll look fabulous under your tree too! Read on →

Life + Style / Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

Where to find cute baby boy clothes and giveaway

Lars Baby Shower

As you might recall, I was a skeptical of finding adorable baby boy clothes (you know, stuff that doesn’t have “Little Slugger” plastered on it)  but as we’ve been preparing for the arrival of Baby Boy (due in January!), I’ve been overwhelmed at the number of options. There are way more than I thought! I’ve been lucky to work with some of my favorite brands to create this post and I’m featuring them here so all of you in a similar predicament can have a go-to resource as well. Of course, they’re good for both boy AND girl. If you have more to add, I’m all ears! I’m keeping a very active spreadsheet 😉  Just email or dm me on Instagram.

And…AND! As we previously mentioned, for the rest of the year we are doing a series of giveaways where we recognize the many women around us who teach, lead, serve, work, struggle, love, and support. I’m sure there are a lot of mamas, soon-to-be-mamas, or people who love mamas, who are in need of a treat and and this is your chance. We’ve teamed up with 8 of our favorite brands on a massive giveaway.

Read how to enter below! 
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Design + Life + travel / Friday, 10 Nov 2017

Baby shops of Paris

Baby shop tour of Paris As you might be well aware by now because I have tendency to deluge you with travel photos and Instastories, I was in France for two weeks last month for my brother-in-law’s wedding. We planned our trip so we’d have a bit of exploration time, because you can’t just go to France and not soak in all the magic, right? At the time of our booking I wasn’t pregnant, but once we found out that the little guy is on his way, I thought it would be great fun to dedicate a couple of days to baby shopping in Paris. In fact, when I was there last year for a conference, my friend Anne of Pret a Voyager, took me to a number of beautiful baby shops, which at the time were so inspiring, but not relevant to my life.
This time around, I put in hours of online research to identify the best ones and a number of Parisian friends stepped in to offer their advice. Thank goodness for an insider’s view! Paul and I ended up spending 2 1/2 days walking around the city exploring beautiful shops and feeling so lucky we got to be there during such a beautiful time of the year. I was 7 months pregnant and all of a sudden the aches and pains that everyone talked about of pregnancy became my reality, though I’m sure walking for 10-12 hours a day had something to do with it. We decided that we need to come back annually to repeat the process…and perhaps stay for a number of months 😉 Baby shop tour of Paris

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