a gift guide peek

Tomorrow morning we’ll be sharing our must-have items for girls and boys and one lucky winner will get to pick which gift guide they’d like to take the whole bundle home with them! We’ve been scouring the internet, testing out products and thoughtfully picking each item. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the several items on the gift guide: a Deuz playmat from Ella Lou. 100% organic cotton, ethically handmade in India and absolutely gorgeous. We love Ella Lou and their expertly curated shop full of French-inpsired goods.

Check out this helicopter and whale wood push toys, pictured below. Darling!

Shop Ella Lou here / Like Ella Lou on Facebook / Follow Ella Lou on Pinterest / Read their blog here.

and enter to win one of your own tomorrow!

Also, congrats to London of A London Review for winning the iPhone or Canon DSLR giveaway! Email us your address and your pick and we’ll send it right out!

small fry christmas cards

Now that all our Christmas greeting cards are signed, sealed and delivered, we can finally share them with you! Bri of Collected Blog designed each of them and she nails it every time. We kept our cards a surprise from one another and even thought it was risky, luckily they all ended up unique to each of us.

Nicole went simple in design and brought big punches of color with their family photo.

Christmas Greeting Card by Collected Blog

Jenna shared her family’s year of traveling and installed a little baker’s twine map!

Travel-log Christmas Card by Collected Blog

 Emily put together an infographic marking the year in numbers, milestones, travels, and funny tidbits.

Infographic Christmas Card by Collected Blog

No matter what you need for your Christmas card greeting this year, Bri is your girl. She can do it all, check her blog and portfolio out here. She’s also running a 12 Days of Free Downloads for Christmas, and they’re flawless. Check it all out here.

Happy holidays from us to you, if you’d like to swap cards digitally, link to your own Christmas card posts in the comments, we’d love to see what you cooked up!

Styling Credits: Washi Tape provided by The Sewing Post, lumberjack by Roxy Marj.

home cozy home

We’re in that funky time of year where there isn’t any snow (and hence no fun snow activities to be had) but it’s still bitter cold. We’ve been cataloging ideas for great indoor activities to do with our kids that don’t involve a screen, and Roxy Marj is topping the list!

The Roxy Marj Etsy shop is incredible and has such a vast collection of cool pieces, and we especially love the coloring posters! While it takes some restraint from the more controlling sides of us, letting the boys fill it with color provided us all a morning of fun and an awesome piece of art for our walls.

Head to Roxy Marj on Etsy to see the series of coloring posters, we all have the “Home Cozy Home” piece in our own houses and love it! And if you’re needing a jolt of creativity this morning, may we suggest Roxy Marj’s blog. Just try to go one page without pinning something.

family christmas tree

We shared this project over at Say Yes to Hoboken today, and it’s a super easy and modern addition to any holiday decor! You can read all the instructions at Say Yes, and even download a free printable for this awesome antler tree topper! Head over and say “Hi!” for us!

Check out the post over at Say Yes to Hoboken here.

Thanks to Pebeo for the craft supplies and Nico Nico Clothing for the darling t-shirts!

Sponsor Info:

Pebeo is a leading art supply company based in Canada, they make paints that work on any type of surface or material and they have generously donated craft supplies for all of our holiday projects this month. Check them out and spark your creativity!

You’ll be seeing lots more of Nico Nico Clothing, they are based in LA and manufactured in the US as well. We’re smitten with their line and can’t wait to show you more!