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to & from magazine // spring 2013 gift picks 04.19.2013

Did you see the latest issue of To & From? It’s all things for Spring 2013 including gift ideas for graduation, mother’s day, father’s day, wedding, baby shower and birthday! We are so honored to share our picks for a baby shower for “The Color Lover”! So, ya know, basically we were shopping for ourselves! ha! But if you are anything like us, and can’t get enough color lately, this is YOUR list. And if you have a soon-to-be-mama girlfriend who embraces all things rainbow, we have your one stop gift-shop! Find our colorful baby shower must-haves on pg. 96 & 97!

Thanks to Megan & Katie, the genius duo behind To & From for featuring us!

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  1. megbiram (@megbiram)

    Your spread was so cute & colorful! Thanks for curating!!!

    April 19, 2013 8:15 pm

The Honest Co pinning party: strawberries! 04.17.2013

Happy Wednesdays, friends! We had so much fun with The Honest Company‘s hippos pinning party last week, that we’re at it again tonight at 8pm CST for another round of pinning. They have another new diaper pattern and this time it’s STRAWBERRIES! We’ll be teaming up with Making it Lovely, Cupcake Magazine, Move Lifestyle, Modern MomThe Land of Nod, Serena & Lily, Gardenista, MomTrends, The Party Dress, Weelicious and Wiley Valentine to pin all all kinds of strawberry goodness! We are loving the idea of a strawberries nursery theme. Too sweet! So hop over to pinterest and check out the fun at 8pm CST! Come pin with us!



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The Honest Co pinning party: hippos! 04.10.2013

Hi friends! Just wanted to let you know that tonight, 8pm CST, we’ll be participating in The Honest Company‘s pinning party on pinterest! They just released their latest diaper pattern design and it’s HIPPOS! How stinkin’ cute is that? So we, along with Making it Lovely, Cupcake Magazine, Move Lifestyle, Modern Mom, A Blissful Nest and Serena & Lily will be pinning all things hippo-related to get your minds full of cute hippo pinspiration! Wouldn’t hippos make an adorable nursery theme? So hop over to pinterest and check out the fun at 8pm CST! See you there!

Want to know the best part, your purchase of any of the new wildlife diapers series help supports the World Wildlife Fund! In total, Honest is donating $10,000 to World Wildlife Fund in order to support WWF’s conservation efforts towards protecting hippos and other vulnerable animals and their habitats around the world.

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The Honest Co. 04.10.2013

We had the pleasure of meeting some of the great people at The Honest Co. at Alt Summit this January, including the darling founder, Jessica Alba! We had already heard of the great mission behind Honest’s products, but had yet to sample them ourselves. We came home from Alt excited to try out everything Honest had to offer since it is perfectly in line with what we look for but can’t find in cleaning products and baby gear: eco-friendly, stylish, safe, scary-chemical-free and reasonably priced. It’s a dream brand for us. And the best part of all: for every product purchased, The Honest Company donates product, money, time, and effort to addressing critical health & social issues affecting children and families. Love it! The gals at Honest were sweet enough to give us some gift cards to go to town on the Honest website, and that we did…

Morgan was immediately drawn to the Honest diapers because other brands were causing a rash on her little guy’s legs. Knowing that these were non-toxic, plant-based and included no “scary stuff” made them an easy pick. The only hard part was choosing from the adorable patterns. She went with dinos, and now naming the dinosaurs by their colors is a favorite changing time ritual…bonus.

We both went straight for the fruit and veggie wash also. It’s not always an option to buy organic, but we aren’t fans of feeding anything that could have pesticides or other chemicals on it to our little ones. Voila! This spray is exactly what we needed. It removes toxic pesticide & chemical residues, waxes, dirt, and other garbage no one wants to consume. It feels great to know we are getting that stuff off of our produce with a quick spray and rinse.

Really, we couldn’t be happier about discovering a company that stands for the same things we do and that doesn’t sacrifice style in the process. How cute is their packaging? We’re in love!

The products we sampled: Disposable Diapers in Dinosaurs Pattern,  4-Pack of Travel Wipes,  Fruit & Veggie Wash,  Essentials Sample Collection, Stain Remover

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Holiday Gift Guide: Baby & Kids 11.15.2012

We are continuing to share our all time favorites and brand new finds…hoping to make your holiday season a little easier by providing the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Today…Baby & Kiddos–we have a lot of experience with the two and under range, so most of these ideas came from our own experiences for the baby to toddler stage, but we think many of these, like the coloring book, swing and art for your kids walls, will last years beyond that!

1. handmade wooden swing 2. MoMA Coloring Book 3. Handmade Fox Pillow 4. Dwell Studio Zoo Shape sorter 5. Paper-cut ABC customizable wall art (designs by us!!) 6. striped bodysuit & stars bodysuit 7. modern wooden blocks 8. Bit Bike (comes in other fun colors, too) 9. Crochet Chimp Ring Rattle

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