artful life

I’ve been partnered with Ergo since I had Raleigh and we’ve come to rely so much on our Ergo carrier. He is SO heavy (close to 30 pounds) and this is the only way I can still wear him! He is a crib man too so he doesn’t really sleep in his stroller and with three naps a day in Summertime the only way I can stay out adventuring with the big boys is to use the Ergo 360 so he can get some rest and stay his usual happy guy self. And another added plus is their new pattern with artist Keith Haring!! You all know how much I love the arts-  books, music, fashion, plays, poetry, all of it. This is so exciting! MORE ART, PLEASE!      8N0A5015    How come no one ever talks about art anymore? Or maybe they do and I just run in the wrong crowd. 😉 Well today I am changing that, let’s talk about art, baby!

I am sure you’ll recognize Keith Haring’s work right off the bat. He has such a personal stamp that can’t be duplicated. His work got huge in the 80’s and his signature pop-street-neo-expressionist art has been popular ever since!

Keith HaringKeith HaringAnd now it’s on my favorite Ergo Carrier! Woot woot! I love being able to have this wearable art piece that is bright and loud and fun! You’re never going to blend in while wearing your darling bouncing baby, so why try? I am so glad I have a few more pounds to wear Raleigh because when that window closes I will be so sad!Keith Haring x Ergo

Since I need more art talk in my life I am asking and can’t wait to hear! Who are your favorite artists, from now or before? Do you have a favorite piece?

I’ll share mine two favorites after the jump otherwise this post is gonna get long! Read more

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Fryday Finds

First things first, I have a few of you on the hunt for a good Intellibed deal since I reviewed mine last year. I heard they are doing a mattress closeout sale in stores!! Call first to check availability but 30% off is amazing!! Our 10% off deal is still live too, “smallfry10” if you can’t find the mattress you need at 30%!

Second, Modern Map Art sent this print of Sundance Ski Resort (where I have been skiing since I was 8) and I LOVE it!! They do every city and country under the sun, too!

Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 9.04.12 AM Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 9.05.13 AMThird and most desperately — I have super narrow feet and working out especially in classes with lots of movement my feet kill after. They strain so hard to stay put in my shoes and it’s a waste of energy! I bought these Adidas NMD XR1s and I LOVE them, the knit keeps my foot in place perfectly. It also has the best traction of any shoe I own and is freaking gorgeous. Comes in this pretty green too!BB2376_01_standard

Any other narrow foot girls out there? I need to find another pair to wear – maybe a more subtle plain black? I am stoked about the print of these but they’re for not exactly versatile since most of my pants are a wild pattern. Any brand, any style, but I just need them to be narrow and maybe that tight knitting?

Lastly, Madewell is really owning me right now with their accessories. Shoes + earrings forever.madewell

Striped Espadrilles // Ankle Tie Black Sandals // Ankle Tie Camel Sandals // Earrings: ONE TWO THREE

Have an awesome HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!



Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods asked if they could sponsor a round-up of my favorite home goods from their site! That site makes me so happy. So much good, unique design and I love reading about the different inventors and artisans. Here’s my picks!:Uncommon Goods

  1. This fruit bowl is so pretty. I love that it has height for the counter too or shelf too. It can be hard to find things with different scales and heights for the kitchen, LOVE this!
  2. More than the function I love how industrial and cool this Toothpaste Wringer is. Makes leaving the toothpaste out feel a little more purposeful and stylized.
  3. This magnetic phone mount is so great for either the car or wherever you set your phone down most often.
  4. When I had corporate desk job before Hayes was born I had the world’s ugliest Dell computer on this hideous plastic riser. It was depressing. Where was this riser when I needed it? I love that if provides shelf space below, too!
  5. I need two of these pillows for each of my boys’ beds. Maybe my most uttered phrase after 8:30 pm. Losing out only to “GO TO BED!”
  6. Another great design to leave out on the counter or at your desk. I don’t think it would be as cute with pens though, the colorful pencils make it! Here: Percy the Pencil Porcupine.
  7. Dead over this bulletin board. Such a good design!!
  8. Baskets aren’t hard to find anymore luckily but this color and price are for sure unique.
  9. I bought this Notepaper Roller the second I saw it. I am the biggest list-maker. Ill write something I already did pre-list just so I can cross it off. I have lists everywhere and I love that this is a perpetual roll that you can tear off no matter how short or long the list is.
  10. I don’t have a cat nor intend to get one but this cat teepee is $35 and amazing. Cat lovers take note!
  11. Another beautiful piece to display flowers, herbs, or even pens and pencils. The possibilities are limitless! Here: Caterpillar Vase.
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holland + mckie

Holland + McKie sent these amazing suits for my boys (all of them!) and it was in these suits where I heard my highest (outward appearance) compliment.”Oh they look like they’re from another era!” Holland +McKieAs much as I love a good trend, the fashion I admire most is timeless. Where you could be put in any era and fit, nothing screaming any certain place or time. Holland + McKie nails this for men’s and boy’s swim wear.Holland + McKie They make suits for men and matching suits for boys which I cannot help myself, they look so crazy cute!hollandandmckie2It’s not everyday you see a natural smile out of Callum, he’s the king of the Chandler Bing smile when the camera comes out.Holland + McKie Holland +McKie Holland + McKie

See all their timeless prints for kids here, and men here!

And to complete the timeless look here’s some perfect Summer accessories!summer

Daddy + Son matching straw hats! MEN / BOY // BIRKS for MEN / BOY // Jack Purcell Sneakers

Aviators // Clubmasters // Havanas



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