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 →
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.
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 😉
I walked in the store the other day and Halloween stuff was all on clearance and Christmas decorations were stocked in their place. Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner and in all honesty, I couldn’t be more thrilled! With the holidays approaching, chances are we’ll all be on a constant hunt for the perfect gift. We’ve rounded up Lars’ Favorite Fall Books for you to get your wheels turning! Whether it’s for your mom, best friend, husband, co-worker, or child, a book is always a great way to go. Recently there have been a handful of wonderful new releases that we wanted to share with you!
One of our top posts of all-time is our Guide to Where to Buy Wallpapers and I’m so glad because it’s a post I spent a long time creating. It’s meant to be helpful for when you’re selecting your own–personally, I cannot wait for that day! It can be rather hard to come across the good stuff. Wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements for a home and something I dream about nearly every day so when I was making preparations for our book, I focused a lot on selecting the right ones for the feeling we were going for. I thought it would be helpful once again to see where we sourced the wallpapers we chose for the book, so consider this both a #sneakpeek and a #helpfulguide.
Continue to see the full list of our top wallpaper resources! Read on →