Happy Birthday Nonchalant Mom!

Congratulations Carina and team on your 10th birthday! I can't believe it was just eight years ago that my daughter wore her first Makie hat that was purchased from your shop. Fast forward and she's now collecting favorites from Nico Nico, Atsuyo et Akiko, and Jess Brown. We thank you for always sharing fresh, modern, and fun…

Kid Gift Ideas: Cool Notebooks

With the start of school comes the barrage of birthday parties. This year, I'm stocking up early on what, I believe, 2nd and 3rd graders should always have... a good notebook and pencil. For the boys, I'm going rogue (giggle) with a camo-theme set. Hearts seem to be a constant source of happiness among girls.…

We Love Fish in a Jar!

What better way to welcome the first day of summer than enjoying fish in a jar? This sweet treat of white chocolate, blue buttercream, and chocolate cake (from my favorite recipe by Emily Luchetti) accompanied my son and his friends on a 7th birthday fishing trip. Thankfully, the glass jars all came back in one…

Ninjago Birthday

Along with celebrating the 35th anniversary of Star Wars (May 25) and the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge (May 27), we sang Happy 6th Birthday to our son this weekend. I suspect many 5 and 6 year old boys have Lego Ninjago pieces strewn throughout their bedroom floors. At our home, I usually…

Garden Party

We celebrated my daughter's birthday this weekend with a terrarium garden party. The idea came about after reading Terrariums Make a Comeback in the New York Times and admiring all the beautiful green designs. As much as I would have loved to recreate something from the story, this was my first time so simple was key.…