March 30, 2015

I have been wanting to share the rooms of our home for some time now and am finally getting around to it.  We have lived in our house for a little over four years and the rooms have changed and evolved so much over that time. I finally feel like we have our home the way we want it - the way it feels most us. I wanted to have the chance to document it before we decide it might be time for the next chapter, and so today i'm starting with the family room. The room we spend most of our time in, where we quite literally, gather as a family. Having our home look and feel lived in and like a child lives here is important to me, but so is not having toys all over the place. I think people often feel like once they have children their homes have to be this cluttered space filled with toys and i've found that to not be true. In our family room, Ru has a corner where we keep a small collection of toys and books. We store them in baskets which makes cleaning up super easy. (Ya just throw everything in!) I've also come to learn that simple, unique, natural decor speaks to my soul. Bringing the outdoors in (so many plants) and finding unique decor and furniture pieces from flea markets or estate sales is totally our jam. I like that each piece of furniture or decorative item tells a story. Literally, every piece of furniture and knick knack we have in this room (except the TV stand - IKEA) is from several different estate sales or flea markets (Sorry, can't source them!)  The plant stand though, which lots of people have asked about, is from 

Hoping to post another room later in the week! 


March 23, 2015

Even though we are in the city, we live right in the midst of Eden Park which is filled with wildlife, so by default our little yard is a squirrel, bird, snake (ewww) raccoon, and sometimes deer haven. Really, you'd think we live in the middle of the forest. Ru and I have been talking about all of our fun outdoor projects this spring and this year she is actually old enough to understand and participate in helping make them happen. I've been wanting to hang a bird feeder from our big tree for some time now and thought today was the perfect day. I was totally winging it when it came to the bird food and hope they'll like it. I'm sure the squirrels will at least! Here's what we used (because it was all we had in the pantry:) 

1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 steel cut oats
1/4 cup dried cranberries
spoon full of peanut butter

mixed it all up in a mixing bowl and poured into feeder. Viola! I'll report back as to whether or not they eat it :)


March 18, 2015

Victor is the new brand from Noble Denim and I cannot tell you how freaking excited I am about it. If you were to see me at any moment of any day, I'm in jeans and a plain tee with a basic cardigan or sweatshirt overtop. I live in basics and so when there is a new line of basics being produced by friends in my own city, I'm excited. The super cool thing about Victor is that it's about more than producing cool basics. They are about producing an American made product that puts work back into the local factory. It's a meaningful and worthwhile mission. Please check out their kickstarter and support if you can. These are the types of companies we need more of. 


March 5, 2015

Hey all! I just wanted to pop in to pass on the news that our vendor application for our fifth season of The City Flea is live on our website! I opened the application on Sunday and they are pouring in. Having this business of ours is the sweetest and in times like these, where I scroll through hundreds of applications from talented, creative folks, my mind is blown and I am beyond thankful. This is the start of our fifth year and I honestly cannot believe we've been running this market for 5 years. It's so crazy awesome. So, anyways! If you or someone you know is interested in slinging goods at our super awesome market, APPLY! 

And also, this photo....ahhhh summer!

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