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going green: chapter one organics 03.04.2011


We got a sweet sleep sack, burp cloth and little cap from Chapter One Organics as a gift for our little baby to be. I couldn’t get over the cuteness and I fell in love with the story of the company enclosed in the box so I just had to share!

one comment

  1. jonalynn

    >I love all of the cute prints. And what an amazing story! Thanks for sharing!

    March 4, 2011 8:29 pm

print & pattern: rainbows 03.02.2011


Now, we didn’t set out here to do a shameless self-plug, but we saw this AMAZING rainbow bag from anthropologie and just couldn’t help but be reminded of one of our very own!

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  1. Drew {Coral Cafe}

    >tres fab!! I love your print and pattern posts! so unique every time!

    March 2, 2011 7:26 pm
  2. jonalynn

    >They're both really cool!

    Self-plug = Completely appropriate! :)

    March 2, 2011 9:47 pm
  3. Ampersand Design Studio

    >hehe–thanks guys, and thanks for not making fun of our self-plug :)

    March 8, 2011 2:51 am
  4. jessie

    >um, chello?! it's almost identical! i'd say you both should treat yourself to the adorable bag! :)

    March 16, 2011 9:29 pm

thanks to dwell studio 03.02.2011


Ok, so, today was a pretty good day!! Wanna know why?
Dwell Studio, who just happens to be one of our all time favorite companies, blogged about our feature in M magazine and complimented our nursery and our blog!!!!! We have such high respect  for Dwell Studio and  their founder and creative director, Christiane Lemieux, so, needless to say, we were beyond flattered. If, by any chance, you are not familiar with Dwell, you must check out their awesome lines for baby, kids and beautiful home accessories (way beyond the kiddo’s rooms). 
We seriously love our Dwell Tree Rug in the nursery! My husband and I even use it as the backdrop for our monthly pics of our little guy:
Thank you again to Dwell for the sweet words on your blog!
bonus: you might remember seeing a couple of Dwell things in our holiday gift guide for kids!

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  1. Kari

    >This is awesome- congrats! It's fun to watch your blog grow.

    March 3, 2011 12:50 am

on the lookout: kitchen nooks 03.01.2011


Every time we go to a restaurant, we always secretly hope we get seated in a booth, don’t you?  Ok, maybe it’s just us. But either way, we’re loving these homes that have brought the best seat in the house (in our opinion) to their very own kitchens!

 Links: 1. creategirl, 2. little bits of lovely, 3. flickr , 4. here, 5. the decorista6. & 7. desire to inspire

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  1. VL

    >Is it bad when I think of my dream house I start with the kitchen and a nook? Okay. Thanks.

    March 1, 2011 1:34 pm
  2. laura

    >5 and 7 are my fave. good finds!! gotta love a good kitchen nook!

    March 1, 2011 4:32 pm