Short Reads: Pokemon, Jony Ive, Teens

Now that Game of Thrones finished for the season, I’m starting my summer reading with “A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One”. Let’s be honest, if you have read George R.R. Martin’s prose, you know it might be winter before I’m done. And how appropriate because winter is here! But I digress. I love reading…

Shop Small Business Saturday

Sharing my post on tada! shop. Support your favorite local store! This year, tada! shop is doing something a little different for Black Friday. We’re not having one. Call it Anti-Black Friday, opting out or simply being a conscious consumer, but we won’t be featuring special ad promotions and sales during the busiest shopping day…

The New Playroom

In honor of Earth Day, I'm sharing an article on sustainable design that was written for tada! shop (my second home). Megan's work is pretty amazing, and I think you'll love her passion and creativity. Read on, take notes and enjoy! We're living in the digital age. And as much as we are dazzled by painting and drawing…

The Most Fashionable Rag Dolls

Jess Brown Dolls My daughter and I love Jess Brown dolls. Each one-of-a-kind design is handmade with love from sustainable material, usually vintage textiles. And it's all made locally in nearby Petaluma! We love the new holiday collection in gorgeous fur, lace, and tweed textures. This season also includes dresses printed with Theatre du Palais Royal and paired with silk capes from…

Have an Eggy Easter

As many of you know, I HEART EGGS, so it should come to no surprise these egg cups are on my Easter list (if there is such a thing). Aren't these darling? Just add toasted soldiers! See more British-made gift ideas by Hop & Peck.

Just Add Imagination

If you're looking for fun summer projects, add one of these 100% recycled cardboard creations to your list. All your child needs is a bit of imagination and a big smile to enjoy these pint-size shelters by Kidsonroof. You can get them here.

Stylish Sachets by k studio

I like keeping a running list of good gift ideas. Here, these sachets combine design elements that I love, fine art and sustainable cloth. The pouches are $36 for a pack of three, which would make a nice gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. Another idea is to break up the group, add some…